Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 june 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 june 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding air pollution :

1) While poor air quality days which was 246 in the year 2014 have now come down below 200, the number of moderate to good air quality days have increased from just 108 in 2016 to 159 in 2018.
2) To combat air pollution, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has launched the National Clean Air programme (NCAP) which is a mid-term 5 Year Action Plan with targets of 20-30% reduction of PM 2.5 and PM 10 concentration in 102 cities.
3) It has been decided that each Panchayat will tie up with a leading academic institution in the State that would act as the technical partner at the State level for the programme.

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 Indian cities lies in the tropic of cancer ?

1) Jaipur
2) Ahmedabad
3) Kolkatta
4) Shillong
5) Agartala

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

Q3. With respect to the newly signed tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) between India and Marshall islands, which of the following statements are true ?

1) The Agreement enables exchange of information, including banking and ownership information, between the two countries for tax purposes.
2) It is based on international standards of tax transparency and exchange of information and enables sharing of information on request.
3) The Agreement also provides for representatives of one country to undertake tax examinations in the other country.

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 newly introduced SwachhSurvekshan 2020(SS 2020) league initiative by ministry of housing & urban affairs are true ?

1) SS League 2020 has been introduced with the objective of sustaining the onground performance of cities along with continuous monitoring of service level performance when it comes to cleanliness.
2) The performance of cities in SS League 2020 will be crucial to their ranking in SwachhSurvekshan 2020 due to the 25% weightage of the quarterly assessments to be included in the annual survey in January 2020.
3) While SS 2016 had seen Indore emerge as the cleanest city in India, Bengaluru has retained the title of the Cleanest City in the last three years.

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

Q5. Sudan has been suspended from the African Union (AU) amid growing fears that splits among the ruling military regime could lead to civil war and anarchy.

Which of the following places forms the headquarters of the African union ?

a) Johannesburg,South Africa
b) Nairobi,Kenya
c) AdisAbaba,Ethiopia
d) Mogadishu,Somalia

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