Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 May 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 May 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the arctic council :

1) The Arctic Council promotes cooperation, coordination and interaction among Arctic states, the region's indigenous communities and other inhabitants on common issues, particularly on sustainable development and environmental protection.
2) Indian researchers have been studying whether there is a co-relation between Indian monsoon and the Arctic region.
3) India has been one of the permanent members of the arctic council with its well equipped research station ‘Himadri’ in Norway.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

answer : a

Q2. Which of the following are the measures taken by RBI to curb rupee depreciation in the economy ?

1) Removal of withholding tax on Masala bonds.
2) Relaxation for FPIs.
3) Curbs on non-essential imports.
4) Permitting manufacturing entities to avail ECB facility with minimum maturity of one year.

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

answer : d

Q3. Which of the following are the features enjoyed by overseas citizens of India ?

1) An overseas citizen of India will be exempted from reporting to police authorities for any length of stay in India.
2) A person registered as an OCI can apply for Indian citizenship if they have been residing in India for 1 year before making the application even without renouncing the foreign citizenship.
3) The registered Overseas Citizens of India shall not be entitled to the rights conferred on a citizen of India under article 16 of the Constitution with regard to equality of opportunity in matters of public employment.

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

answer : c

Q4. With respect to Bharath stage -6 norms, which of the following statements are true ?

1) With appropriate fuel and technology, they limit the release of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particulate matter (PM) and sulphur oxides from vehicles using internal combustion engines.
2) As the stage goes up, the control on emissions become lighter. Thus Bharat Stage VI norms are two stages later than the present Bharat Stage IV norms in regulating emissions.
3) Compliance with BS-VI norms will require higher investment in technology to upgrade vehicles in stock and making new vehicles.

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

answer : c

Q5. The books “ the home and the world,”Sadhana,’Post office”,”The religion of man”,etc were written by which of the following eminent personalities ?

a) APJ Abdul Kalam
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) Satguru Ramdev Singh
d) RC Dutt
answer : b

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