Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 January 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 January 2020


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding motions & resolutions in a parliamentary house/assembly stands true ?

1) By a motion, the House discusses a matter, by a resolution the House declares its own opinion. Motions and resolutions can be moved by private members as well as Ministers.
2) A resolution can be moved by a member or Minister on a matter of general public interest. While there is no fixed day allotted for moving a resolution by a Minister, a private member can move a resolution only on an allotted day.
3) The privileges committee is empowered to allot time for the consideration of a resolution. The maximum time limit for discussion on a private member’s resolution is 3 hours.

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

Q2. Which of the following pairs of Indian peninsular rivers and their tributaries are correctly matched ?

1) Narmada :Tawa
2) Godavari :Sabari
3)Krishna : Kali
4) Kaveri :Bhavani
5) Tapi :Koyna

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

Q3. Ministry of Tourism has launched ‘Incredible India Tourist Facilitators Certification’ (IITFC) programme recently. Which of the followings statements regarding the same stands true?

1) The certification programme is an Online Learning Management System which aims at creating skilled manpower to work as tourist facilitators.
2) The programme helps local citizens in harnessing the local experience and traditional knowledge for assisting tourists and to be a potential bread earner for their households.
3) The programme is open to both Indian as well as foreign citizens.

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

Q4. For the first time in the past three years, the number of tiger deaths in India have been less than 100, according to recently released data from MoEFCC. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Use of technologies like M-STriPES to maintain surveillance has led to this decline in tiger deaths.
2) Maharashtra recorded the highest number of tiger deaths in 2019 due to increased man-animal conflicts.
3) According to experts, tigers are most vulnerable when they are outside reserves as they are not under surveillance and it reported that almost 70% of poaching occurred outside reserves.

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

Q5. “Nankana sahib gurudwara” recently seen in news is located in which of the following countries of the Indian subcontinent ?

a) India
b) Pakistan
c) Nepal
d) Bhutan

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