Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 MAY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to India’s energy consumption pattern :

1) India is home to 18% of the world’s population but uses only 6% of the world’s primary energy.
2) India’s energy consumption has almost doubled since 2000 and the potential for further rapid growth is enormous.
3) Per capita final energy consumption in India is very high and there is wide disparity between urban and rural areas.

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. India’s dependence of gold imports has been increasing readily for the last decade, which of the following are the only gold mines in India?

1) Hutti,Karnataka
2) Hirabuddini,Jharkhand
3) Uti,Karnataka

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding disqualification of member of parliament in India are not true ?

1) In India, a member of parliament can be disqualified under representation of People act 1951 if he has been under preventive detention for more than 2 years.
2) The question whether a member is subject to disqualification in all other matters except under 10th schedule (disqualification) is decided by President even without consulting the election commission.
3) He can also get disqualified if he is a director or managing personnel in a company / organization in which government has at least 25% share.

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

Q4. With respect to the Chandrayaan -2 mission of the ISRO, which of the following statements are true ?

1) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) via Chandrayaan -2, attempts to land a rover on the lunar South Pole, a region on the moon to which no one has gone till now.
2) Chandrayaan-2 has three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) & Rover (Pragyan).The Orbiter and Lander modules will be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV MK-3.
3) All the ISRO missions to the moon have all landed near the moon’s equator only.

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

Q5. On the occasion of 750th anniversary of Vedanta Desika, Indian postal department unveiled a stamp to commemorate the great philosopher's life and highly valued works.
He was a famous proponent of which of the following philosophies ?

a) Buddhism
b) Jainism
c) Vaishnavism
d) Shaivism

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

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