Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 November 2019

Q1. Centre inaugurated Mission Innovation (MI) Face-to-Face Meeting of Innovation Challenges recently. Which of the following statements regarding the mission stands true ?

1) Mission Innovation is the name coined by India and it was launched by 20 countries during COP 21 in November, 2015.
2) Mission Innovation currently comprises of 24-member countries and the European Commission.
3) These countries have committed to double Government funding on clean energy research and development over 5 years and enhance international engagement in programmes on clean energy R&D.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of globalreports and the corresponding organisations which publishesthem :

1) Global financial stability report : IMF
2) Global Competitive Index : World economic forum
3) Global Economic Prospects : World Bank
4) Global Hunger Index : WHO
5) Global Wage Report : IMF

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 5 only
c) 2,4 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) Section 126A of the Representation of People. Act 1951, prohibits conduct of Exit poll and dissemination of its results during the period like the hour fixed for commencement of poll in first phase and half an hour after close of poll in last phase in a State.
2) No person shall display to the public any election matter in the polling area except via cinematographic or television medium.
3) During elections all Internet websites and Social Media platforms must comply with the provisions of the Information Technology Act 2000 and ECI guidelines for all political content on their platform mandatorily.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the recently launched IT initiatives“ICEDASH” and “ATITHI” stands true ?

1) ICEDASH is an Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) monitoring dashboard of the Indian customs helping public see the daily Customs clearance times of import cargo at various ports and airports.
2) With ATITHI, CBIC has introduced an easy to use mobile app for international travellers to file the Customs declaration in advance. Passengers can use this app to file declaration of dutiable items and currency with the Indian Customs even before boarding the flight to India.
3) Ministry of science & technology is the nodal agency for the implementation of both the schemes.

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

Q5. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO ) joint exercise on “Urban Earthquake Search and Rescue 2019” was inaugurated by India’s Home minister in which of the following places recently ?

a) Jakarta
b) New Delhi
c) Bangkok
d) Kathmandu

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Answer :

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