Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 MARCH 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements with respect to Intellectual property rights are true ?

1) Accession to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements will help the Intellectual Property Office in India to harmonise the classification systems for examinational of trademark and design applications, in line with the classification systems followed globally.
2) The accession is expected to instill confidence in foreign investors in relation to protection of IPs in India.
3) The accession would also facilitate in exercising rights in decision making processes regarding review and revision of the classifications under the agreement.

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding voting in India are true ?

1) India does not support e-voting. The only way a voter can exercise his/her franchise is by personally visiting the polling booth.
2) Postal ballots, in which a voter exercises his/her franchise through post is available only for people on election duty, armed forces personnel, and electors subject to preventive detention.
3) From this year ona non-resident Indian (NRI), who holds an Indian passport, can vote via his embassy only after registering as an Overseas Voter.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding global defence trade during the last decade:

1) India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014–18 and accounted for 9.5% of the global total.
2) India and Pakistan’s arms imports increased during in 2014-18 compared with 2009-13 due to the long standing border conflict between the two countries .
3) Russian share in Indian imports is likely to go up sharply during the next five-year period as India signed several big-ticket deals with Russia.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. With respect to future wildlife conservation goals for India , which of the following statements are true ?

1)India’s biodiversity-rich Western Ghats, Himalaya and the north-east fall in the category of areas which are highly affected by human impacts, threatening wildlife species in these areas.
2) With India having the world’s second largest road network, we really need to plan for development that keeps wildlife conservation as a primary goal in biodiversity-rich areas.
3) In India wildlife-friendly cropping patterns might lead to conservation of wildlife like how agricultural crops such as pulses have supported the conservation of the critically endangered great Indian bustard.

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

Q5. Which of the following Africancountries shares boundary with Algeria ?

1) Mali
2) Tunisia
3) Libya
4) Nigeria
5) Egypt

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

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