Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 MARCH 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to Gandhiji’sNaiTalim principle recently proposed by the Vice president are true ?

1) It is a principle which states that knowledge and work are not separate. Mahatma Gandhi promoted an educational curriculum with the same name based on this pedagogical principle
2) Gandhi ji proposed the NaiTalim to promote dignity of labour and social equality both in Tolstoy Farm in South Africa and Sevagram in Wardha.
3) NaiTalim is designed to produce responsible, empathetic citizens who will look upon all kinds of useful work including manual labour as honorable and dignified.

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

Q2. The rivers JiaBhareli, Dhansiri, Puthimari andPagladiya are the tributaries of which of the following Northern Rivers of India ?

a) Narmada
b) Jhelum
c) Brahmaputra
d) Yamuna

Q3. The Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD)2019 is likely to witness active participation of globally-renowned domain experts and policy-makers from thirteen countries of the Indo-Pacific.

Which of the following includes the important themes of the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) – 2019 to be held in New Delhi :
1) To develop practical solutions for achieving cohesion in the region through maritime connectivity.
2) To find out measures to attain and maintain a free-and-open Indo-Pacific.
3) To develop a regional approach to the region’s transition from a ‘Blue’ to a ‘Brown’ economy.
4 )To inquest on how the twin conceptualisations of ‘SAGAR’ and ‘SAGARMALA’ might best be made mutually-reinforcing on a regional level.

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,3 & 4 only
c) 1,2 & 4 only
d) all of the above

Q4.1) India is the second-largest consumer of gold and the largest importer of the yellow metal, importing about 700-800 tonnes annually.

2) The quantum of recycled gold in the system is on the rise in India on account of an increase in gold prices and some players ensuring transparency in evaluation and pricing.
3) Due to this huge amount of recycling of Gold, there has been a declining trend in the import of gold for the last two years, positively affecting the current account deficit of the country.

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

Q5. The Anthropological Survey of India (An.S.I.) is an institution one of its unique kind anywhere the world. It has been mandated to study the bio-cultural attributes of the Indian populations since its establishment, about 65 years before.

Which of the following Indian cities holds the head office of the An.SI ?
a) New delhi
b) Kolkatta
c) Kolkatta
d) Jaipur

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