Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 May 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 May 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding Jute Corporation of India (JCI) ltd and jute production are true ?

1) The Jute Corporation of India Ltd. (JCI) is an agency of the government of India that assists jute cultivators in all the states providing minimum price support.
2) The company purchases jute at the defined minimum price when market prices drop to this level, and later sells the jute to jute mills.
3) The jute industry suffers from wide fluctuations in price and supply due to rapid changes in the area cultivated and to the effects of the weather.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Ramsar wetland sites and their corresponding state locations :

1) Bhoj wetland : Gujarat
2) Hokera wetland : Jammu & Kashmir
3) Rudrasagar lake : Assam
4) Ropar : Punjab
5) Point calimere sanctuary : Tamilnadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only
c) all the above
d) 1 & 5 only

Q3. With respect to MCA 21 database, which of the following statements are true ?

1) MCA 21 is a pioneering program being the first mission mode e-governance project being undertaken in the country.
2) This program builds on the Govt of India vision to introduce a Service Oriented Approach in the design and delivery of Government services, establish a healthy business ecosystem and make the country globally competitive.
3) It is implemented by ministry of statistics & programme implementation.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding arsenic contamination in soil :

1) Several studies have pointed out that using arsenic-contaminated water for agricultural purposes can lead to increased concentration of arsenic in fruits and grains, proving toxic to humans.
2) The physical and chemical remediation methods are often inefficient and/or very expensive, mainly limited to application in aqueous systems, and produce toxic sludge, which again becomes a matter of concern.
3) Bacillus flexus and Acinetobacter junii strains of bacteria can effectively remove arsenic from contaminated soil.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. It is a traditional theatre form, developed in Udupi,in the state of Karnataka (India), that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theater during the period of the Bhakti movement.
Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other epics from both Hindu and Jain and other ancient Indic traditions. The above description refers to which of the following theatre forms ?

a) Swang
b) Bhand pather
c) Yakshagana
d) Kathak

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