Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 December 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 December 2019


Q1. With respect to the Hyperloop technology recently seen in news, which of the folowing statements stands true ?

1) Hyperloop is a new technology wherein vacuum is used to transport people and cargo at a very high speed.
2) Once passengers or cargo is loaded into the hyperloop vehicle, it accelerates through electric propulsion and floats above the track using magnetic levitation to reach the destination.
3) It glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra­low aerodynamic drag and is thus called revolutionary technology.

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

Q2. Which of the following cultural heritage sites in India and their corresponding location states/UT’s are correctly matched?

1) JantarMantar:New Delhi
2) Khajurahomonuments : Madhya Pradesh
3) Monuments at Pattadakal : Karnataka
4) Rani Ki Vav : Maharashtra
5) NalandaMahavihara : Bihar

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 4 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. Samples taken from two-thirds of the water qualitystations spanning India’s major rivers showed contamination by one or more heavy metals, exceeding safe limits set by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Which of the following statements regarding the findings stands true ?

1) The main sources of heavymetal pollution are mining,milling, plating and surfacefinishing industries that discharge a variety of toxic metals into the environment.
2) The presence of metals in drinking water is to some extent unavoidable and certain metals, in trace amounts, required for good health.
3) Lead, cadmium, nickel, chromium and copper contamination were more common in monsoon periods while e iron, chromium and copper exceeded ‘tolerance limits’ in non- monsoon periods most of the time.

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

Q4. The government of India has deployed Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) to provide consultancy services for Post-Earthquake reconstruction of 11 Cultural Heritage sites in Nepal. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) INTACH is one of the largest heritage organizations of the world with over 190 chapters across India. It was awarded a special consultative status for United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2007.
2) INTACH will provide Design and Project Management Consultancy services for the reconstruction of 11 Cultural Heritage sites in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Solukhumbhu districts of Nepal.
3) INTACH is a non-profit charitable organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

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

Q5. The “Papikonda national park” where 50 experts from southern and north eastern parts of the country will take part in the first butterfly survey,is located in which of the following states ?

a) Kerala
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Telangana
d) Tamilnadu

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