Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 July 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 July 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the economic survey 2018-2019 stands true ?

1) The Economic Survey of 2018-19 contends that reducing policy uncertainty can somehow overwhelm the drag caused by the twin balance sheet problem.
2) The survey makes clear that private investment is the key driver of growth and jobs. It follows that the government must make fewer demands on public savings so that more of it is available for private investment.
3) The Chief Economic Adviser has also indicated that the government pins its hopes on capital receipts from disinvestment and the sale of land belonging to the government including public sector enterprises (PSEs).

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

Q2. Arrange the following rivers of India from west to east of the Indian sub continent:

a) Gomati
b) Satluj
c) Luni
d) Painganga
e) Sabari

a) a,b,c,d,e
b) c,b,d,a,e
c) d,c,e,b,a,
d) b,c,d,a,e

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the Stand up India scheme :

1) The country is witnessing emergence of thousands of entrepreneurs from women and also from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, most of them assisted to set up their businesses and industry with capital provided under the Stand-Up India Scheme.
2) The current budget has a proposal to extend the stand-up India scheme till 2035.
3) Banks will provide financial assistance for demand based businesses under this scheme, including for acquisition of scavenging machines and robots.

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. Which of the following statements regarding the proposed Environment impact notification 2019 are true ?

1) The proposed Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2019, makes the District Magistrate (DM) the chairperson of an expert authority, or the District Environment Impact Assessment Authority (DEIAA), that will accord environment clearance for “minor” mining projects
2) Minor mining broadly refers to sand and stone mining in plots smaller than 250 hectares.
3) While expert committees constituted by the MoEF appraise projects, those below a certain size are appraised by State-level authorities called the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).

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

Q5. The “NGTS-4b” nicknamed the forbidden planet was discovered recently from the atmosphere of which of the following planets ?

a) Uranus
b) Neptune
c) Mars
d) Jupiter

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Answer:

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

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