Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 March 2020


Q1. The central government is set to review the list of monuments under Archaeological Survey India (ASI). Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) There is a ban on construction within 100 metres of a centrally protected monument and regulated construction within 100-200 metres under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
2) At present, 3,691 monuments nationwide are protected by the ASI, with the highest number, 745, in Madhya Pradesh.
3) The list of centrally protected monuments can go up to 10,000. In Tamil Nadu alone, there are about 7,000 temples, many of which are hundreds of years old.The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 protects monuments and sites that are over 100 years old.:

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following pairs of crops and their respective hybrid varieties are correctly matched ?

1) Maize : African tall
2) Sorghum : CSH-15R
3) Bajra : NH-44
4) Cotton : Savitri
5) Paddy : Varlaxmi

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only
c) 1,2 & 4 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the recently held study of Himalayan water crisis stands true ?

1) Although only 3% of the total Hindu Kush Himalayan population lives in larger cities and 8% in smaller towns, projections show that over 50% of the population will be living in cities by 2050, placing “tremendous stress” on water availability.
2) Eight towns in the Himalayan region of Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Pakistan were nearly 20%-70% deficient in their water supply.
3) Unplanned urbanisation and climate change are the key factors responsible for the state of affairs, the study underlines.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the state of economy and its comparison with the previous decade stands true ?

1) India has become the world’s 5th largest economy and in the next five years, the target is to make India among the top three economies of the world.
2) FDI inflows during the last five years (2015-2020) into the country far exceeds the FDI during the 10 years starting from 2004.
3) However the fiscal deficit which used to be 3.3% in 2004-2014 period has increased to around 5.2% during the last 5 years.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. Which of the following countries had recently withdrawn from a United Nations resolution investigating alleged war crimes ?

a) Pakistan
b) Srilanka
c) United States
d) Myanmar

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