Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 May 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 May 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding trans fat :

1) Trans fat, also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, is a type of unsaturated fat that occurs in small amounts in nature, but became widely produced industrially from vegetable fats starting in the 1950s.
2) Although trans fats are edible, consuming trans fats has been shown to increase the risk of coronary artery disease in part by raising levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
3) WHO has partnered with international food and beverage alliance to eliminate industrially produced trans fat by 2023.

Which of the above statements are 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 sources of black carbon/soot in the atmosphere ?

1) Biomass burning
2) Diesel emissions
3) Volcanic eruptions
4) Mining
5) Agricultural waste heating

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,2 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to conduct of election rules 1961 are true ?

1) if an elector after having recorded his/her vote alleges that the paper slip generated by the printer has shown the name or symbol of a candidate other than the one he/she voted for, the Presiding Officer shall obtain a written declaration from the elector on the veracity of the allegation, after warning him/her of the consequence of making a false statement.
2) If the voter’s allegation is true, the Presiding Officer would immediately report to the Returning Officer and stop further recording of votes in the defective machine.
3) As per another section 56D introduced in the rule, an election agent cannot request the Returning Officer to count the printed paper slips in the drop box of the printer (VVPAT) in a polling station.

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

Q4. With respect to recent estimates of fiscal deficit submitted by the RBI to the finance commission, which of the following statements are true ?

1) India’s balance of payment eased mainly on account of falling oil prices, while lower-than-expected tax collections and continuing government spending were responsible for the widening fiscal deficit.
2) Fiscal deficit of States is budgeted to be lower in 2019-20 BE (budgeted estimates), but RE (revised estimates) and actuals deviate significantly reflecting poor fiscal marksmanship.
3) The central bank noted that outstanding debt as percentage of GDP had been rising despite moderation in interest payment as percentage of revenue receipts.

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

Q5. The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations across the globe.
Which of the following places is the headquarters of the organisation?

a) London
b) Geneva
c) Brussels
d) Paris

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

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