Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 MAY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding UN’s global assessment report on species extinction and effect of anthropogenic factors :

1) The report found that up to one million of Earth’s estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species is at risk of extinction, many within decades.
2) Climate change caused by burning the coal, oil and gas produced by the fossil fuel industry is exacerbating the losses, the report found.
3) A per the report food cultivation uses almost 3/4th of all the fresh water in the earth.

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. The Indian forests act 1927 led to the formation of which of the following classification of forests in India ?

1) Reserved forests
2) Protected forests
3) Village forests
4) Community forests

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the office of election commission are nottrue ?

1) As per recommendation of the law commission a collegium system comprising of PM, CJI and leader of opposition appoints the chief election commissioner.
2) As per the constitution, courts are barred from interfering in electoral matters after the election process has been set in motion.
3) The chief election commissioner and other commissioners can be only removed from office via impeachment.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding progress of UDAY (UjwalDiscom Assurance Yojana) scheme are true ?

1) The UjwalDiscom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), was formed to improve the financial health and operational efficiency of India’s debt-ridden power distribution companies (discoms).
2) Under UDAY, discoms can convert their debt into state government bonds, but are required to fulfil certain conditions.
3) Aggregate external debt of State-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) is set to decrease to pre-UjwalDiscom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) levels of Rs. 2.6 lakh crore by the end of this fiscal, according to Crisil’s analysis.

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

Q5. The sea carries tremendous strategic importance; one-third of the world's shipping passes through it, carrying over $3 trillion in trade each year, it contains lucrative fisheries, which are crucial for the food security of millions in Southeast Asia. Huge oil and gas reserves are believed to lie beneath its seabed.

The above description refers to which of the following seas?
a) Andaman sea
b) Javan sea
c) South China sea
d) Natuna sea

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