Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 September 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 September 2019

Q1. Saudi Arabia has reiterated its commitment to remain a reliable and sustainable partner in hydrocarbon supplies and also on Saudi investments in India.Which of the following statements include provisions of India’s hydrocarbon vision 2025 document ?

1) To assure energy security by achieving self-reliance through increased indigenous production and investment in equity oil abroad.
2) To enhance quality of life by progressively improving product standards to ensure a cleaner and greener India. .
3) To develop hydrocarbon sector as a globally competitive industry which could be benchmarked against the best in the world through technology upgradation and capacity building in all facets of the industry.

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

Q2. Which of the following pairs of cyclones/typhoons and their corresponding affected areas/locations are correctly matched ?

1) Fani :Tamilnadu
2) Lekima : Malawi
3) Idai : Mozambique
4) Dorian : Bahamas
5) Irma : Western Australia

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) Most of the States that have been accorded special provisions under Article 371 are in the northeast and the special status aims to preserve their tribal culture.
2) Article 371 gives the power to the President of India to establish separate development boards for Vidarbha, Marathwada regions of Maharashtra and the rest of the State and Saurashtra, Kutch and rest of Gujarat.
3) The main objective of inserting Article 371B was to facilitate the creation of the sub-State “Manipur”.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q4. According to a recent study,the loss of fund-raising capability through corporate debt bonds by NBFCs resulted in the gain for public sector financial institutions which increased their share in debt issues.

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The debt market in India has seen notable growth over the years. However, the development has been skewed towards government securities, or G-secs, compared with corporate bonds.
2) Corporates prefer raising funds through private placements but private placements lack transparency and access is not available to a large pool of investors.
3) Lack of retail participation despite a huge supply of government paper in the country is also one of the major impediments to the penetration of the bond market.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries was declared free from Avian influenza ( H5N1) recently by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) ?

a) Pakistan
b) India
c) Bangladesh
d) Srilanka

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Answer :

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