Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 November 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding recently published report named ‘Truth Behind the Climate Pledges’, published by the Universal Ecological Fund :

1) Carbon emissions from the top four emitters account for 56 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with leading in third position.
2) Besides the forest cover goal, for the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, India had also pledged to unconditionally reduce the emission intensity of its Gross Domestic Product by 30-35 percent from 2005 level by 2030 and achieve 40 percent of its installed power capacity from renewables.
3) India’s GHG emissions have increased by about 76 percent between 2005 and 2017, and are expected to continue to increase due to economic growth.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following are the possible by-products of ethanol fuel combustion ?

1) Carbon monoxide
2) Sulphur dioxide
3) Particulate matter
4) Aldehydes
5) Water

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

Q3. The 15th meeting of the Governing Council of South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) will be held in Bangladesh. Which of the following statements regarding the organisation stands true ?

1) The South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme, also known as SACEP, is an inter-governmental organisation established in 1982 by the South Asian governments to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region.
2) The Governing Council is the principal review and deliberative body of SACEP and is responsible for determining its policy and programmes. It consists of one representative from each member state.
3) Pakistan is the only country from the region which is out of the purview of the SACEP organisation.

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 air (prevention and control of pollution) act 1981 is not true ?

1) The Central Pollution Control Board shall exercise the powers and perform the functions for the prevention and control of air pollution under this Act.
2) The act specifically prioritises/mentions on reducing the health impact of rising pollutions in the country.
3) The Act specifically empowers State Government to designate air pollution areas and to prescribe the type of fuel to be used in these designated areas.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 & 3 only

Q5. “Bru “tribes also known as “Reangs” ,recently seen in news is the major tribal community found in which one of the following states of India ?

a) Arunachal Pradesh
b) Manipur
c) Tripura
d) Jharkhand

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Answer :

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