Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 August 2019

Q1. With respect to the Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP)” programme by the central government ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) SANKALP is an outcome-oriented centrally sponsored programme of Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) with a special focus on decentralised planning and quality improvement.
2) Under SANKALP four key result areas have been identified viz: (i) Institutional Strengthening (ii) Quality Assurance Quality Assurance of skill development programs; (iii) Inclusion of marginalised population in skill development; and (iv) Expanding Skills through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
3) A robust IT system namely “Skill India Portal” has also been developed under SANKALP to capture and converge skill data.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of festivals in India and their corresponding states of origin :

1) Made Snana : Andhra Pradesh
2) Sarhul : Jharkhand
3) Moatsu : Bihar
4) SammakkaJatara :Telangana
5) Karama :Odisha

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the upcoming 2021 census exercise stands true ?

1) The census enumeration exercise will be done in 3 phases and there will be a third gender category as well from this time.
2) The Census data would be available by the year 2024-25 as the entire process would be conducted digitally and data crunching would be quicker.
3) The whole exercise is to be carried out by state government secretarial staffs and district panchayat members.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Galaxies of all types, including the Milky Way, began to form relatively soon after the Big Bang explosion that marked the beginning of the universe some 13.8 billion years ago.
2) The galaxies then formed were larger than what appears today and started shrinking at a rapid rate since then.
3) The union of the Milky Way and the so-called dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus increased our galaxy’s mass by about a quarter and triggered a period of accelerated star formation lasting about 2 to 4 billion years.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. The World day against trafficking in persons in observed every year on 31st of July by which of the following global institutions ?

a) World bank
b) United Nations
d) British Red cross

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