Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 June 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 June 2019

Q1. Union Cabinet has approved the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 to replace Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2019.
Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) This will enable UIDAI to have a more robust mechanism to serve the public interest and restrain the misuse of Aadhar.
2) After the amendment, all individuals will be compelled to provide proof of possession of Aadhaar number to undergo authentication for the purpose of establishing his identity.
3) For the convenience of the general public in the opening of bank accounts, the proposed amendments will allow the use of Aadhaar number for authentication on a voluntary basis as an acceptable KYC document.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of bilateral military exercises conducted by India with the corresponding nations :

1) Mitra Shakti : Srilanka
2) Al Nagah : Israel
3) Maitree : Bangladesh
4) Ajeya Warrior : United Kingdom
5) Surya Kiran : Nepal

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) The impact of Climate Change on farmers, especially small and marginal ones is high in any part of the country. If the affected areas are flood-prone and drought-prone, the impact is enormous.
2) National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) has launched a training programme of Sustainable Livelihoods and Adaptation to Climate Change (SLACC) to help Rural Poor Farm Holds adapt to Climate Change and sustain their livelihoods.
3) Total 638 drought and flood-prone villages all over India will be covered as pilot basis under this first of its kind initiative.

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. Which of the following statements regarding the The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)’s indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) are true ?

1) Through the HSTDV project the idea was to demonstrate the performance of a scram-jet engine at an altitude of 15 km to 20 km, is on.
2) It can be used for launching satellites at low cost. It will also be available for long-range cruise missiles of the future.
3) In scram-jet technology, combustion of fuel takes place in a chamber in the missile at hypersonic speeds whereas in a ramjet engine air is collected from the surrounding atmosphere during the flight at supersonic speeds.

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

Q5. 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) Summit is all set to begin in Bishkek from today. Bishkek is the capital city of which of the following countries ?

a) Kazhakstan
b) Kyrgyzstan
c) Uzbekistan
d) Turkmenistan


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