Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 April 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Lokpal jurisdiction under Lokpal and LokayuktaAct :

1) The Lokpal has jurisdiction over Group A and B public servants, depriving the CBI of its own jurisdiction over these two groups.
2) Although the Lokpal has its own Inquiry Wing, it can nevertheless forward a complaint to the CBI for a preliminary inquiry, and thereafter for registering a regular case under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
3) The Lokpal and Lokayuktaact gives the impression that superintendency over the CBI is shared by the Lokpal and the government, and neither is in exclusive command of the former.

Which of the above statements are true?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3only
d) all of the above

Q2. Consider the following pairs of endangered species in India and their corresponding habitat locations:

1) Great Indian bustard :Pench NP
2) Dangul :Dachigam NP
3) Dugong : New Moore islands
4) Sangai :KeibulLamjao NP

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,3 & 4 only
c) 2 & 4 only
d) 1 & 3 only

Q3. With respect India’s committment to contain GHG’s and shift towards renewable energy, which of the following statements are true?

1) In view of the increasing demand in the power sector with each passing day, India needs to fully tap the potential for sustainable and environmental-friendly energy in order to fulfil its commitments.
2) With the focus increasingly shifting to clean energy in recent years, India has become an attractive destination for investments in renewable energy sector.
3) Under the “Solar City” concept, it is aimed to reduce the projected demand for conventional energy by 10 per cent at the end of five years by enhancing supply from renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding election expenses of candidates are true ?

1) According to ECI dictat, a candidate can spend between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 70 lakh,on the state he/she is contesting the LokSabha election which is uniform for all states.
2) The expense above includes the money spent by a political party or a supporter with respect to the contender's campaign; however, they do not include the costs incurred by the party to promote its schemes or plans.
3) As per Section 10A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, a person can be disqualified failing to file an account of election expenses and if he submits a wrongful information.

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

Q5. The “Lord Howe” island recently seen in news with respect to immense coral bleaching in the area is in which of the following seas?

a) Tasman Sea
b) Coral sea
c) Solomon sea
d) Banda sea

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