Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 MAY 2019

Q1. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is celebrating its 59th Raising Day here today. Which of the following statements with respect to border road organisation are true?

1) BRO is a leading road construction agency under the Ministry of Defence with a primary role of providing road connectivity in border areas
2) It executes road construction and maintenance works along the Northern and Western frontiers primarily to meet the strategic requirements of the Army and is responsible for over 53,000 Km roads.
3) The BRO has also constructed roads in friendly foreign countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, Afghanistan etc. thus contributing towards our strategic objectives in the region.

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

Q2. Amrapali,Neelam,Rumani,Banganapalli,Imampasandetc are varieties of which of the following famous fruits of South India ?

a) Grapes
b) Mango
c) Jackfruit
d) Passion fruit

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding growth of B2B start ups in India :

1) Business-to-business (B2B) technology start-ups have more than trebled in the last five years driven by the spurt in the need for digital transformation of enterprises, financial institutions, hospitals, government and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), among others.
2) However, the growth in the number of B2C (business to consumer )technology start-ups has been comparatively higher than B2B since 2014.
3) Mumbai is the top city for B2B technology start-ups followed by Delhi NCR and Pune, with the three cities accounting for about 60% of all B2B technology start-ups.

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 India-Africa bilateral relations are true ?

1) Indian exports to African region as well as import from African region has been declining since recessionat mere 15%.
2) Africa has a huge demand for new business models for market entry, stable market access, entrepreneurship and investments in transport, telecom, tourism, financial services, real estate and construction.
3) The Indian community in Africa is playing a vital role in all fields like politics, business and education.As per the latest available estimatesthe current strength of the Indian Diaspora in the African countries is 2.8 million.

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

Q5. Which of the following wildlife sanctuaries have been severely destroyed by cyclone “Fani” in India reducing the place to a wasteland .The cyclone has also caused threat to wildlife species like spotting deer,wildboars,jackals ,wolves &mangooses in the sanctuary.

a) Buxa wildlife sanctuary
b) Mahatma Gandhi wildlife sanctuary
c) Balukhand wildlife sanctuary
d) Hazaribagh wildlife sanctuary

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