Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 June 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 june 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) NARL is a statutory research laboratory fully funded by the Department of Space, Government of India and involved in carrying out fundamental and applied research in Atmospheric and Space Sciences.
2) A Scientific Advisory Committee consisting of eminent scientists in the field of atmospheric science, monitors the research activities and progress of NARL and provides future directions.
3) NARL is administered by a Governing Council with Secretary, DOS as the Chairman and Director, NARL as member secretary.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following species of Birds/Animals are considered as vulnerable as per under IUCN red list ?

1) Barasingha
2) Yak
4) Honey bee

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding semiconductors are true ?

1) As is well known, electrons in semiconductors occupy bands of energy known as valence bands. As long as they live in these bands, they do not move and contribute to conduction.
2) If excited by a small energy input, they get kicked into what is called the conduction band where they can actually be delocalised and contribute to the conduction by moving around.
3) The electron in the conduction band and the hole in the valence band can bind together and form a composite object (or pseudoparticle) known as an exciton.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the status of reservoirs in the country are true ?

1) Water storage in reservoirs of most States of west and south India has dipped to less than the average of last 10 years.
2) The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country was 31.65 billion cubic meters, which is 20% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs.
3) In the western region, which includes Gujarat and Maharashtra, there are 27 major reservoirs with total live storage capacity of 31.26 billion cubic metres (BCM).

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

Q5. Which of the following countries have asked Visa applicants to provide information on their use of social media under the new rules.

a) Russia
b) European Union
c) USA
d) Denmark

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