Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 November 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 November 2019


Q1. With respect to the newly launched ‘Red Atlas Action Plan Map’ atlas by the union ministry of earth sciences, which of the following statements are true ?

1) It is a first of its kind ready reckoner map, prepared by Union Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid state government of Odisha in effective flood mitigation in Puri which witnessed the worst deluge in 2015.
2) The atlas is aimed at flood mitigation, preparedness, operations and management aspects.
3) The manual besides showcasing the probable scenarios for different rainfall periods also provides information on corporation wards that are likely to be affected due to flooding, and the areas that may need evacuation in the state by taking into account all historical datasets.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Hybrid varieties withtheir respective parent plant varieties ?

1) Adithya : Wheat
2) Shresth : Rice
3)Nayana : Cotton
4) AliyarNagar : Coconut
5) Surya : Sunflower

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the recently released IMF report of sustainable and inclusive growth agenda in South Asia :

1) A latest research by the International Monetary Fund has said that South Asia, led by India, is moving towards becoming centre of global growth and could contribute about one-third of the world's growth by 2040.
2) IMF, noted that based on demographic trends, more than 150 million people in the region are expected to enter the labour market by 2030.
3) The growth will be due to the substantial liberalisation scenario, supported by stepped-up efforts to improve infrastructure and successfully harnessing South Asia's young and large workforce including Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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 revamped Agricultural scientists recruitment board ( ASRB ) stands true ?

1) The Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) was initially set up in 1973 as an independent recruiting agency for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
2) For purposes of autonomy, secrecy, accountability and efficient functioning, the Cabinet has inter-alia approved that the Board shall have its own cadre of administrative staff in the secretariat and have independent administrative control.
3) The major functions of the ASRB is to conduct the ARS / NET Examination, lateral entry selections for all Senior Scientific positions and consider cases of Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for the Scientific cadre.

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

Q5. Which of the following capitals of the world is set to host world’s annual climate conference, called COP-25 (Conference of the Parties) from 2 to 13 December 2019 after the stepping down of Chile due to protests in the country?

a) Geneva
b) Madrid
c) Amsterdam
d) Paris

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


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