Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 june 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 june 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the microfinance sector in India ?

1) The Indian microfinance sector is expected to register a more than 30% year-on-year growth to Rs. 90,000 crore in 2018-19.
2) Commercial Banks, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), cooperative societies and other large lenders have played an important role in providing refinance facility to MFIs.
3) The RBI formed Malegamcommittee aimed to address the primary customer complaints that led to the crisis, including coercive collection practices, usurious interest rates, and selling practices that resulted in over-indebtedness.

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 mineral resources in India and their corresponding locations :

1) Uranium,Mica : Karnataka
2) Limestone,Mica : Rajasthan
3) Bauxite,Manganese : Andhra Pradesh
4) Chromite,coal : Tamilnadu
5) Iron ore and clay : Goa

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. With respect to the recently released gender equality index report,which of the following statements are true ?

1) The index, covering 14 of the 17 SDGs, measures countries on 51 issues ranging from health, gender-based violence, climate change, decent work and others.
2) The overall index score and individual goal scores are based on a scale of 0-100. A score of zero reflects the achievement of gender equality in relation to the targets set for each indicator.
3) India ranks 95 out of 129 countries, below countries such as Ghana, Rwanda and Bhutan in the new gender equality index.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) :

1) GDM is defined as glucose intolerance with onset or first recognition during pregnancy,GDM simply represents relatively high glucose levels at one point in the life of a young woman.
2) Higher glucose transfer to the foetus, when the mother has high blood sugar, stimulates the foetal pancreatic cells to start secreting insulin earlier and in higher quantities.
3) It has become imperative that every pregnant woman be screened for high blood glucose even if no symptoms are exhibited in order to avoid GDM.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following countries have launched the first arctic train named Zarengoldwhich will travel from Saint Petersburg through Petrozavodsk, the historic town of Kem and Murmansk ?

a) Germany
b) Russia
c) Norway
d) Denmark

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