Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 December 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Large Igneous Provinces and their relations with climate change:

1) A large igneous province is an extremely large accumulation of igneous rocks, including intrusive and extrusive, arising when magma travels through the crust towards the surface.
2) Large Igneous Provinces(LIP)’s are linked to spikes of change in global climate, ecosystems and the carbon cycle throughout Mesozoic time - coinciding with the Earth's most devastating mass extinctions and oceans becoming strongly depleted of oxygen.
3) North Atlantic Igneous Province (NAIP) is considered one of Earth's largest LIPs that spans Britain, Ireland, Norway and Greenland.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. The citizenship amendment bill recently passed by the Parliament aims to amend which of the following legislation in India ?

1) Census act 1948
2) Passport act 1967
3) Foreign contribution regulation act 2010
4) Citizenship act 1955
5) Foreigner’s act 1946

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 4 only
d) all of the above

Q3. In a radical change, the government is considering moving to the chain base method of calculating gross domestic product, from the current practice of a fixed base year to better reflect changes in the economy. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) In chain base index,national account statistics or GDP estimates are compared with those of the previous period, instead of a fixed base revised every five years.
2) The chain base method will capture structural changes in the economy faster by allowing new activity and items to be added every year.
3) Most developed countries, including the US and those in Europe, follow fixed base system for GDP calculation.

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

Q4. A three day “International Seminar on Climate Smart Farming Systems” for BIMSTEC countries was recently organised in New delhi.Which of the following statements regarding the dame stands true ?

1) India is committed to define the targets for reducing the emissions, to develop technologies and implement those at the ground level in order to mitigate and adapt to challenging agricultural situations.
2) The small holding farming is a challenge while applying the farm mechanization technology as a component of climate resilient agriculture.
3) This would help to maintain the nutritional quality of crops and food products.

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

Q5. The “White island volcano” which erupted recently is part of which of the following countries in the southern hemisphere ?

a) Australia
b) Indonesia
c) New Zealand
d) South Korea

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Answer :

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