Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 DECEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Disaster management in India :

1) The Disaster Management Act has statutory provisions for constitution of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for the purpose of specialized response to natural disasters only.
2) When 'calamities of severe nature' occur, the Central Government is responsible for providing aid and assistance to the affected state, including deploying, at the State’s request, of Armed Forces, Central Paramilitary Forces and the National Disaster Response Force.
3) While the NDRF is being trained, re-trained and equipped as a specialist force for level three disasters, it is equally important to ensure capacity building of state police personnel who are invariably the first responders in any natural or man-made disasters.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to sea snakes :

1) Sea snakes spend a lot of time underwater, they have to get back to land to digest their prey, lay eggs and even slough their skin
2) Sea snakes (kraits) uses the gradual slopes of sandy beaches to move from the sea to uprooted trees dispersed along the intertidal zone.
3) They are diurnal in nature i.e exists both during the day as well as night time.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the concept of “Good Governance” are true ?

1) The concept of good governance centers on the responsibility of governments and governing bodies to meet the needs of the masses as opposed to select groups in society
2) Good governance cannot be possible without strengthening the institutions of democracy through the active involvement of the civil society.
3) Dissemination of best practices of good governance helps to encourage different levels of government to work towards the common goal of welfare and to foster excellence in every action.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation )are not true ?

1) SAARC maintains permanent diplomatic relations at the United Nations as an observer and has developed links with multilateral entities, including the European Union.
2) SAARC Agri co-operative business forum was co-organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations and Asian Farmers’ Association with the support from International Fund for Agricultural Development.
3) The SAARC headquarters is located at Dhaka .

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

Q5. The RBI governor is appointed by which of the following offices/persons ?

a) The president of India
b) Union government
c) The prime minister of india
d) The Vice president

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ANSWER:

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

 

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