Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 December 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 December 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding white coal recently seen in news, stands true ?

1) White coal is a form of fuel produced by drying chopped wood over a fire. It differs from charcoal which is carbonised wood.
2) India is fast becoming a major manufacturer and consumer of white coal. A large number of companies have switched their boiler fuels to use white coal instead of fossil fuels.
3) However, the sulphur content of white coal is larger than conventional coal.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of performing arts in India with their corresponding states :

1) Nongkrem : Meghalaya
2) Dumhal : Bihar
3) Bhavai : Gujarat
4) Padayani : Kerala
5) Hori : Madhya Pradesh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 4 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. Consider the following statements:

1) Indian agriculture is confronted with new challenges like rising population, unpredictable climate changes, changing food habits and growing urbanization.
2) Apart from supplying adequate food, it will now be a major task to provide nutritious food to achieve ‘zero hunger’.
3) Towards achieving food security, though radiation-based crop improvement and food preservation technologies would contribute significantly to enhance crop productivity and reduce food losses it would lead to lower nutrition levels.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the Nationwide Artificial Insemination Programme (N.A.I.P) stands true ?

1) The NAIP is a campaign mode genetic upgradation programcovering all breeds of bovines to enhance the milk production using low cost breeding technology for improving genetic merit of milch animals with high quality seed.
2) All the north eastern states except Sikkim have been the top performing states under the project.
3) Every cow and buffalo under AI will be tagged with Pashu –Aadharand can be tracked through the Information Network on Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH) Database.

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

Q5. Exercise SURYA –KIRAN aims to conduct a Battalion level combined training between armies to increase interoperability in jungle warfare and counter terrorist operations in mountainous terrain, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, medical and environmental conservation including aviation aspects. It was held recently between India and which of the following countries ?

a) Kazhakhstan
b) Nepal
c) Israel
d) Mongolia

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