Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 April 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the first-formed solids of the solar system,the calcium aluminium-rich inclusions (CAI) are true ?

1) The CAIs are nearly 4.567 billion years old,predominantly composed of oxides and silicates of calcium and aluminium.
2) They become the refractory components within meteorites with irregular shape.
3) The superflares that occured in primordial periods have moved these solids to distances measuring up to a few times the Earth-Sun distance.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of tribes with their location states :

1) Lambas : Himachal Pradesh
2) Chiru : Madhya Pradesh
3) Kuki : Manipur
4 Bhutias : Rajasthan
5) Jatapus : Andhra Pradesh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding Indian gorwth prospects by the ADB( Asian development Bank) :

1) According to the Asian Development Outlook 2019, India's growth slowed from 7.2 per cent in fiscal 2017 to 7 per cent in 2018.
2) The decline in growth was associated with weaker agricultural output and consumption growth curtailed by higher global oil prices and lower government expenditure.
3) The proposed policy rate cuts along with income support to be received by farmers will further deteriorate the growth rate in 2019.

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. RBI has infused more funds into the market by squeezing the LCR (liquidity coverage ratio )norms,which of the following regarding LCR are true ?

1) The LCR is a chief takeaway from the Basel Accord, which is a series of regulations developed by The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).
2) LCR indicates the proportion of highly liquid assets held by banks to ensure their ability to meet short-term obligations.
3) A limitation of the LCR is that it requires banks to hold more cash and might lead to fewer loans issued to consumers and businesses.

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

Q5. The Indian Army has set a record by building the longest bridge in Leh within 40 Days.The bridge named "Maitri" has been built over which of the following Himalayan rivers ?

a) Ravi
b) Beas
c) Indus
d) Satluj

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