Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 JANUARY 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 JANUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to tourism devlopment in the country :

1) Ministry of Tourism has launched the schemes of Swadesh Darshan - Integrated Development of Theme-Based Tourist Circuits and PRASHAD-Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive in the year 2014-15 for the development of tourism infrastructure in the country.
2) Under the Swadesh Darshan scheme the focus is on development and beautification of the identified pilgrimage destinations.
3) Whereas, in the ‘Spiritual Circuit’ identified under the PRASHAD scheme, the thrust is on development of particular thematic circuit consisting of various religious/spiritual destination in a State and Union Territory.

Which of the above statements are not true ?
a) 1 only
b) 3only
c) 2 & 3 only
d) 1 & 2 only

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding National Health Policy 2017 are true ?

1) It is an assurance based approach, the Policy advocates progressively incremental assurance-based approach with focus on preventive and promotive healthcare.
2) There is a focus on reducing micronutrient malnourishment and systematic approach to address heterogeneity in micronutrient adequacy across regions.
3) The Policy advocates the need to incentivize local manufacturing to provide customized indigenous products for Indian population in the long run.

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

Q3. With respect to the 126th amendment bill 2019 (providing reservation to economically weaker section) passed in the Parliament ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) The abovesaid bill is a part of fundamental rights of the constitution hence,its amendment does not require consent of more than half of the states before getting the presidential assent.
2) The bill affects the centre-state relations, therefore ratification by more than half of states is required.
3) It affects the basic structure of the constitution as constitution does not provide for reservation based on economic conditions.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements with respect to Gaganyaan mission are true ?

1) It is India’s first manned space mission. Under it, India is planning to send three humans (Gaganyatris) into space i.e. in low earth orbit (LEO) by 2021.
2) Under this mission, crew of three astronauts will conduct experiments on microgravity in space.
3) This mission will make India fourth nation in the world after USA, Russia and China to launch human spaceflight mission.
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. Renukaji multipurpose reservoir project is built as a storage project in the river giri to provide water to around 6 states in the northern plains of the country.River Giri is the tributary of which of the following rivers of India ?

a) Ganga
b) Yamuna
c) Godavari
d) Brahmaputra

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