Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 September 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 September 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Carbon dioxide is absorbed in the surface oceans and stored in the deep seas, gradually, over a timescale of 100s to 1,000s years.
2) The Southern Ocean plays a critical role in how the carbon dioxide is taken out of the atmosphere, and knowing how it functions helps scientists understand this mechanism’s role during dramatic climate transitions in the past, such as the ice ages, and better predict the current and future climate change.
3) Whether carbon is released into the atmosphere or trapped in the deep ocean, is crucially determined by the transformation of the water from light to dense which is inturn caused by cooling at the ocean’s surface.

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 pairs of Indian classical dance forms and their corresponding states :

1) Kuchipudi : Andhra Pradesh
2) Bharatnatyam :Tamilnadu
3) Sattriya : Mizoram
4) Kathakali : Karnataka
5) Kathak : Uttar Pradesh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. The Government of India has decided to develop a master plan for Tigers at High altitude. Which of the followings statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Tiger habitats in high altitude require protection through sustainable land use, as they are a high value ecosystem with several hydrological and ecological processes providing ecosystem services and adaptation to mitigate the ill effects of climate change.
2) Several high-altitude habitats in South Asia have the spatial presence of tiger, active in-situ efforts are called for ensuring their conservation.
3) Assam is known as the tiger states of India.

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

Q4. Recently India has held a workshop on Enhancing New Development Bank (NDB) Engagement with the Indian Private and Public Sectors.Which of the following statements with respect to NDB stands true ?

1) The NDB is the first Multilateral Development Bank established by developing countries and emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
2) India is one of the founding members, holding 40% stake in the Bank.
3) The mandate of the Bank is to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, complementing the existing efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development.

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

Q5. Which of the following wildlife sanctuaries in India is known as “Mini Kaziranga“ because of its similar landscape and a sizeable population of the one-horned rhino.

a) Nilgiris wildlife sanctuary
b) Pobitora wildlife sanctuary
c) Nandadevi wildlife sanctuary
d) Orang wildlife sanctuary

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Answer :

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