Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the newly introduced BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) by the Home ministry for border management:

1) BOLD-QIT is the project to install technical systems under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), which enables BSF with different kind of sensors in unfenced riverine area of Brahmaputra and its tributaries.
2) These modern gadgets provide feeds to BSF Control Rooms on the Border and enable BSF Quick Reaction Teams to thwart any possibility of Illegal Cross Border Crossing/ Crimes.
3) After the Pulwama terrorists attack central government is set to install the BOLD-QIT technology in Indo-Pak border as well.

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. Which of the following countries of Asia are known as “Rhino Range”countries ?

1) India
2) Indonesia
3) Thailand
4) Malaysia
5) Srilanka

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the newly launched Automatic Fare Collection System based on One Nation One Card Model is true ?

1) These are bank issued cards on Debit/Credit/Prepaid card product platform. The customer may use this single card for payments across all segments including metro, bus, suburban railways, toll, parking, smart city and retail.
2) In order to ensure a seamless travel across metros and other transport systems in addition to retail shopping and purchases, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) came out with the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) Program.
3) This will also help in higher digital payments penetration, savings on closed loop card lifecycle management cost and reduced operating cost. The rich data insights may be used by operators for business intelligence leading to efficient operation.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding Indian rivers are true ?

1) The Himalayan rivers are formed by melting snow and glaciers and therefore, continuously flow throughout the year. During the monsoon months, Himalayas receive very heavy rainfall and rivers swell, causing frequent floods.
2) The Deccan rivers on the other hand are rain-fed and therefore fluctuate in volume. Many of these are non-perennial.
3) The Coastal streams, especially on the east coast are short in length and have limited catchment areas. Most of them are non-perennial.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries are the only landlocked countries of South America?

1) Brazil
2) Paraguay
3) Chile
4) Uruguay
5) Bolivia

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

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

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