Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 MAY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to urbanisation in India along with the need for a sustainable transport system :

1) Our cities offer tremendous opportunities for growth and act as engines of prosperity. Cities are the main creators of economic wealth, generating a lion’s share of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
2) The extent to which the Indian cities can maximize their economic performance and reduce poverty will be closely linked to how efficiently its transport system moves people and goods.
3) Our cities are finding it difficult to cope with the rapid rise in personalized motor vehicles and there is no other alternative but to deliver a safe and sustainable public transport.

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. Consider the following art forms in India and their corresponding origin states :

1) Madhubanipaintings : Bihar
2) Tanjorepainting : Kerala
3) Chittara : Karnataka
4) Gond : Maharashtra
5) kalamkarai : Andhra Pradesh

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the PCPNDT act 1994 are true ?

1) The main purpose of the Act is to ban the use of sex selection and misuse of pre-natal diagnostic technique for sex selective abortions and to regulate such techniques.
2) Under the law, non-maintenance of medical records by obstetricians and gynaecologists is a criminal offence and may lead to suspension of their medical licence indefinitely.
3) The act prevents all pre natal diagnostic techniques for detection of sex linked genetic diseases, chromosomal abnormalities, genetic metabolic diseases etc.

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

Q4. The Reserve Bank of India has slapped monetary penaltyon pre-paid payment instrument(PPI ) issuers for violating regulatory norms. Which of the following statements regarding PPI’s are true ?

1) Prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) come with a pre-loaded value and in some cases a pre-defined purpose of payment. They facilitate the purchase of goods and services as well as inter-personal remittance transactions.
2) These payment instruments are regulated by the Reserve Bank of India even though they are licensed by the Finance ministry.
3) Open system PPIs can be issued only by banks and can be used at any merchant outlet for any purchase or even cash withdrawal.

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

Q5. Which of the following ecosystems have the highest productivity in the environment ?

a) Continental shelfs
b) Swamps and marshes
c) Open Oceans
d) Savannahs

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