Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 DECEMBER 2018



Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 December 2018


Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to bioplastics :

1) Bioplasticsare in principle climate-neutral since they are based on renewable raw materials such as maize, wheat or sugar cane.
2) The production of bioplastics in large amounts could change land use globally.
3) An increased consumption of bioplastics in the following years is likely to generate increased greenhouse gas emissions from cropland expansion on a global scale.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding recently launched AGNI-5 missile are true ?

1) It is an Indigenously built Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile with a range of about 5000km.
2) It can carry only nuclear weapons due to its heavy payload.
3) The indigenously-designed and developed heat shield maintains the inside temperature at less than 50 degree Celsius.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding adjournment motion in the Parliament :

1) The primary object of an adjournment motion is to draw the attention of the House to a recent matter of urgent public importance having serious consequence.
2) The subject matter of the motion must have a direct or indirect relation to the conduct or default on the part of the Union Government.
3) A matter which falls within the jurisdiction of a State Government is also admissible in an adjournment motion, along with atrocities on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of the society.

Which of the above statements are true?

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

Q4. Which of the following are the possible advantages of drip irrigation :

1) It helps in reducing greenhouse emissions.
2) Drip irrigation easily adapts to odd-shaped planting areas which are difficult to address with sprinklers or gravity irrigation.
3) Drip irrigation does not water non-targeted areas such as furrows and roads in agriculture, between beds, or buildings or roads in landscape.

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

Q5. ‘Arafura sea’ lies between which of the following two countries in the Indian Ocean:

a) Indonesia & Thailand
b) Australia & Indonesia
c) Papua new guinea & Australia
d) Vietnam & Thailand

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Answer:

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

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