Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 August 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 August 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding India’s newly test firedQuick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM) :

1) It is a truck-mounted missile with a 360 degree rotatable, electro-mechanically operated, turret-based launch unit.
2) QR-SAM system can also engage multiple targets within a range of around 250 to 300 km with two vehicle configuration for area air defence. 
3) Jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Electronics Ltd, the QR-SAM weapon system is a quick reaction, network-centric missile system capable of search-on-the-move.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of hydro power stations with their location states :

1) Obra : Bihar
2) Dehar : Himachal pradesh
3) Iduki :Tamilnadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the nutrition status of Indian population stands true ?

1) India is a young nation with 65 per cent of the people under the age of 35 years. No other country is blessed with such a huge demographic advantage.
2)  For India to fast-track progress and achieve its rightful place in the comity of nations, we must ensure that our people, particularly the youngsters are well nourished.  
3) Indian food and diet system, with their diversity, promote good nutrition. People, at large, believe that the Indian way is self-sustained, and it can very well support the present and future generations.

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

Q4. With respect to the code on wages bill 2019 recently introduced in the Parliament, which of the following statements are true ?

1) The Code replaces the following four laws: (i) the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, (ii) the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, (iii) the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, and (iv) the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976.
2) According to the Code, the respective state governments will fix a floor wage, taking into account living standards of workers.
3) The Code prohibits gender discrimination in matters related to wages and recruitment of employees for the same work or work of similar nature.  Work of similar nature is defined as work for which the skill, effort, experience, and responsibility required are the same.  

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

Q5. The recently introduced ‘’save green stay clean” initiative by a state aims to distribute around 1 lakh saplings throughout the state for spreading of greenery.
Which of the following Indian states have launched the initiative ?

a) Bihar
b) West Bengal
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Sikkim

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Answer:

1. (c) 2. (a) 3. (d) 4. (c) 5. (b)

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