Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 MARCH 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the newly launched “Data Smart City”strategy are true ?

1) The strategy aims to lay down the basic premise, three foundational pillars vis. People, Process, Platform, and a suggested roadmap for cities to improve their readiness for intelligent use of data.
2) The DataSmart Cities Strategy also presents a Data Maturity Assessment Framework (DMAF),that measures the readiness and evolution of cities in their efforts to implementing the Data strategy.
3) The assessment of cities as per the DMAF will foster a culture of data and drive innovation in India’s Smart Cities through a spirit of collaboration and healthy competition.

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

Q2. Which of the following statements with respect to graphene are true?

1) Graphene is an allotrope of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice.
2) It is the strongest material ever tested, conducts heat efficiently but not electricity and is transparent.
3) Graphene sheet is thermodynamically unstable if its size is less than about 20 nm.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to the DeendayalUpadhyaya Institute of Archaeology :

1) The Institute of Archaeology (IA) is an academic wing of ASI under the Ministry of Culture.
2) In the Institute , the students are provided with a supportive, enthusiastic and challenging academic atmosphere which enables them to achieve their full potential in the field of Archaeology.
3) The building which completely follows the green building codes by working 24*7 on solar energy will provide modern amenities for research scholars and students from India and all over the world.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully completed the test flight of its Rustom 2 drone at the Aeronautical Test Range.

Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?
1) The drone was developed specifically for the use of Indian armed forces, primarily for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations.
2) The drone’s data link developed by Defence Electronics Application Laboratory transmits the ISR data to the armed forces’ ground control station in realtime allowing prompt action.
3) Rustom 2 can fly missions on manual as well as autonomous modes. The onboard way-point navigation system allows the drone to conduct missions autonomously.

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

Q5. The “Aves island” frequently seen in news is part of which of the following island groups in the Indian subcontinent ?

a) Lakshadweep islands
b) The Andaman islands
c) TheNew Moore islands
d) Nicobar islands
 

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