Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 August 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently organised Tech ex exhibition by the central government stands true ?

1) TechEx was organized to demonstrate products and prototypes developed under the two flagship schemes of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) namely IMPacting Research, INnovation and Technology (IMPRINT) and UchhatarAvishkarYojana (UAY).
2) The TechEx is a unique effort, which offers an excellent platform to the researchers to showcase their work and inspire them to do their best in their respective domains.
3) Behind the development of developed countries, there is a special contribution of the research done in the universities there and our educational institutions have to play the similar role in building a new India.

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

Q2. Arrange the following lakes of India from North to South :

1) Rakas lake
2) Mansarovar lake
3) Loktak lake
4) Sambhar lake

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

Q3. India’s ambitious ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ is all set to be launched this year. Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) China was the first country to receive the status of a ‘Pioneer Investor ‘ in 1987 and was given an area of about 1.5 lakh sq km in the Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) for nodule exploration.
2) These polymetallic nodules can be extracted and used in electronic devices, smartphones, batteries and even for solar panels.
3) According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), these deep remote locations can be home to unique species that have adapted themselves to conditions such as poor oxygen and sunlight, high pressure and extremely low temperatures.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding India’s latest economic trends published in the report by Economic Watch:

1) The country will need to grow by 9% every year for five years continuously and raise aggregate investment rate to 38% of GDP to achieve the target of turning India into a $5 trillion economy.
2) India’s average ICOR during the three-year period from FY17 to FY19 has averaged 4.23. The highest achieved investment rate in India was 39.6% in FY12.
3) While the Central government plays a fourfold role in determining the overall investment rate through its budgetary capital expenditure, spending through PSUs, policy initiatives inducing private investments and coordination with State governments, the Centre’s share in country’s aggregate investment was quite small at 1.6% of GDP in FY19.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following global institutions releases the World Population Prospects 2019report ?

a) World Bank
b) UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
c) International Monetary Fund

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