Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the issues in the sugar industry and the steps taken by central government to alleviate them :

1) Surplus production of sugar over the domestic consumption has adversely affected the liquidity position of sugar mills resulting in rising up of arrear dues to the farmers.
2) The government has fixed a minimum selling price for white sugar and allocated minimum indicative export quotas to mitigate the situation.
3) The fixing of remunerative price of ethanol derived from molasses will also reduce the sugar cane arrears but it is not under the purview of central government but is determined by market forces.

Which of the above statements are true?

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

Q2. Arrange the following national parks in India from northern to southern part :

1) Dudhwa
2) Namdapha
3) Indravati
4) Gir
5) Dandeli

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

Q3. Which of the following are the possible reasons for India shifting from conventional fuels to natural gas ?

1) Natural gas is a superior fuel as compared with coal and other liquid fuels being an environment friendly, safer and cheaper fuel.
2) Natural Gas (as CNG) is cheaper by 60% as compared with petrol and 45 % with respect to Diesel.
3) As per WHO database released in May 2018, India has 14 out of 15 world’s most polluted cities in terms of PM2.5 concentration.Large number of industries also consume polluting fuels like pet coke and furnace oil which emit polluting CO2.

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 newly introduced Nation Policy on Software products are true ?

1) To promote the creation of a sustainable Indian software product industry, driven by intellectual property (IP), leading to a ten-fold increase in India share of the Global Software product market by 2025.
2) The Policy aims to align with other Government initiatives such as Start-up India, Make in India and Digital India, Skill India etc so as to create Indian Software products Industry of USD 70-80 billion with direct & indirect employment of ~3.5 million by 2025.
3) A National Software Products Mission will be set up with participation from Government, Academia and Industry under the policy.

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

Q5. The Union Cabinet has approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to make amendments to the Aadhaar Act 2016. Subsequent to this amendment, no individual shall be compelled to provide proof of possession of Aadhaar number of undergo authentication for the purpose of establishing his identity unless it is so provided by a law made by Parliament.

Which of the following are the other acts amended by the government for its implementation ?
1) Prevention of terrorism act 2002
2) Indian Telegraphs act 1885
3) Prevention of money laundering act 2005

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

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ANSWER:

1(a), 2(b), 3(d), 4(d), 5(b)

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