Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 October 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 October 2019

Q1. In a bid to resolve the crisis of air pollution, the Government today launched green firecrackers. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) For immediate improvement CSIR-NEERI developed improvements in conventional formulations based on Barium Nitrate to meet the stipulated norms of green crackers.
2) The centre has also evolved a clear definition of green crackers with a view to educate the regulators and the public on ways and means to demarcate green crackers from conventional crackers.
3) Apart from defining green crackers, baseline values for benchmarking green crackers and assessing Barium levels in conventional crackers and green crackers, have been laid down for legal and policy interventions.

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

Q2. Arrange the following cities in India in the decreasing order of their pollution levels :

A) New Delhi
B) Faridabad
C) Hyderabad
D) Gurugram


Q3. Which of the following includes the steps taken by central government in order to curb pollution in India recently ?

1) a special scheme was launched to address air pollution due to stubble burning and under this scheme around 1100 crore rupees have been provided to state governments for providing subsidy on machinery required for in-situ management of crop residue.
2) The country will shift to Bharat Stage Six (BS-VI) vehicular emission norms from BS-IV by April 2030.
3) Centre has declared minimum export price for onions which will in turn reduce the domestic production of onions, thereby reducing stubble burning and air pollution.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the current status of economy :

1) Employment elasticity, which indicates the percentage growth in employment for each 1 per cent change in growth, has come down from 0.4 per cent in the 1990s to 0.2 per cent for the five years preceding 2014.
2) With low and falling employment elasticity, the multiplier effect of GDP growth will not lead to healthy growth in private consumption demand.
3) The bargaining power of the working class in industries and services except in the top layer in the IT and finance sectors, has been falling over the past two decades due lax enforcement of labour laws, leading to the informalisation and contractualisation of almost 80 per cent of employment in the formal sector.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following states has got first position in the recently released “SARAL-state rooftop solar attractive index” which evaluates Indian states based on their attractiveness for rooftop development.

a) Maharashtra
b) Kerala
c) Karnataka
d) Bihar

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Answer :

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