Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 December 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA stands true ?

1) WADA is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee based in Canada to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.
2) The highest decision-making authority in WADA is the 38-member foundation board, which is comprised equally of IOC representatives and representatives of national governments.
3) There exists no appeal against the verdicts of WADA in any international courts.

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

Q2. Which of the following compounds can be regarded as natural/organic fertilizers in agriculture ?

1) Superphospate
2) Sea weed
3) Bat Guano
4) Potassium sulphate
5) Blood meal

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 4 only
d) 1,4 & 5 only

Q3. Government readies plan to push India into top 50 ease of business rankings. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true?

1) India is currently ranked 63 and the government is putting special emphasis on areas such as enforcement of contracts, registering property, starting a business and paying taxes, while maintaining its focus on improving on other aspects to move up the rankings.
2) On paying taxes, the government’s efforts to merge multiple levies through goods and services tax (GST) have had limited gains although the proposed steps on refunds may come to the government’s aid.
3) While the government has set up special courts to improve the environment on enforcement of contracts, sources said, this aspect may need attention to behavioural change apart from greater sensitisation.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Inner Line Permit (ILP) is an official travel document issued by the Government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period.
2) Manipur is the fourth state after Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram where the ILP regime is applicable.
3) To visit the ILP-regime states, outsiders, excluding people from other states of the country, needs to take permission.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q5. Popularly known as "MahakaviBharathi", he was a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry and is considered one of the greatest Tamil literary figures of all time. His numerous works included fiery songs kindling patriotism during the Indian Independence movement.

The above description refers to which of the following personalities ?

a) Bharathiammal
b) Bharat Gopi
c) SubramaniaBharati
d) SubramaniaAiyyer

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Answer :

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