Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 July 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 July 2019


Q1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board, finalised a three- year roadmap to improve regulation and supervision, among other functions of the central bank and submitted its recommendations.

Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) This medium term strategy named Utkarsh2022 is a three-year road map for medium term objective to be achieved for improving regulation, supervision of the central bank.
2) The IL&FS debt default issue and the crisis of confidence the non-banking financial sector faced in the aftermath were the main causes for creating such a roadmap.
3) To implement Utkarsh 2022, RBI has formed an internal committee which was headed by form RBI governor Mr.RaghuramRajan.

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

Q2. Consider the following religious place in India and their location states :

1) Dharamshala : Sikkim
2) Badrinath :Uttarakhand
3) Ujjain : Madhya pradesh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA):

1) EPCA was constituted with the objective of ‘protecting and improving’ the quality of the environment and ‘controlling environmental pollution’ in the National Capital Region.
2) The EPCA also assists the apex court in various environment-related matters all over India.
3) EPCA is Supreme Court mandated body tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region. It was notified in 1998 by Environment Ministry under Environment Protection Act, 1986.

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 the Global Study on Homicide 2019 report published by UN are true ?

1) The study seeks to shed light on gender-related killings, lethal gang violence and other challenges, to support prevention and interventions to bring down homicide rates.
2) The global homicide rate, measured as the victims of homicide per 1,00,000 people, declined from 7.2 in 1992, to 6.1 in 2017, it said.
3) The highest regional rate of homicide in 2017 was reported in Asia, with 104,000 victims representing a rate of 2.3 per 100,000 population. Asia accounted for 23% of total homicide victims worldwide.

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

Q5. Recently an Ancient Philistine town named ‘Ziklag’ which was considered was discovered from which of the following countries of west asia ?

a) Iran
b) Israel
c) Iraq
d) Egypt

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