Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 July 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 July 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to payment council of India (PCI) are true ?

1) Payment council of India(PCI) is an inter-governmental body formed under the aegis of TRAI(telecom regulatory authority of India ) in the year 2015.
2) The council works with all its members to promote payments industry growth and to support our national goal of ‘Cashto Less Cash Society’ and ‘Growth of Financial Inclusion’ which is also the Vision Shared by the RBI and Government ofIndia.
3) PCI works closely with the regulators i.e. Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Finance Ministry and any similar government, departments, bodies or Institution to make ‘India a less cash society’.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of reservoirs and their corresponding locations forming boundaries of different states :

1) Jalaputdam : Andhra Pradesh &Odisha
2) Peechidam : Kerala and Tamilnadu
3) RajghatDam : UP and Punjab
4) BhakraNangal : Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 2 & 4 only
d) 1 & 4 only

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the “Miyawaki “method of afforestation :

1) The Miyawaki method of reconstitution of "indigenous forests by indigenous trees" produces a rich, dense and efficient protective pioneer forest in 20 to 30 years, where natural succession would need 200 years in temperate Japan and 300 to 500 years in the tropics.
2) Miyawakimethod seeks to accelerate the process of ecological healing by imitating as much as possible the normal composition of the primary forest in each context.
3) The method is applicable only in temperate forest lands like Japan,Eastern north America,Australia,New Zealand etc.

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’s health infrastructure and budgetary allocations stands true ?

1) Around 75 lakh families fall below the poverty line annually due to the rising cost of health care in India.
2) 60% of primary health centres (PHCs) in India have only one doctor while about five per cent have none, and, only 20 per cent of existing PHCs fulfill Indian Public Health Standards norms, according to the Economic Survey.
3) The budgetary allocation for the Department of Health and Family Welfare has been increased 15 per cent from the revised estimate for 2018-2019.

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

Q5. The place ‘Kataragma’ recently in news is a multi religious city as it contains a mosque within the temple complex and a Buddhist temple nearby, considered to be one of the 16 main places of Buddhist pilgrimage.The place finds mention in Skandapurana and is popular for centuries-old Hindu temple of Lord Kartika, known locally as KatargamaDeviyo.

The above mentioned place is located in which of the following countries ?

a) India
b) Srilanka
c) Indonesia
d) Myanmar

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Answer:

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

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