Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 DECEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding groundwater extraction in India :

1) Around 90 % of the groundwater extraction is by domestic & industrial users.
2) 10% water is extracted for farming related activities.
3) As per latest directives from central groundwater authority, a water conservation fee will be levied from those extracting ground water while the largest consumer of groundwater will be excluded from the fee.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to welfare of elderly population in India :

1) There has been a steady rise in population of elderly citizens in India.
2) It is a statutory right of every aged person under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act of 2007 to be provided dignity, health and shelter.
3) The Act also establishes a Maintenance Tribunal to provide speedy and effective relief to elderly persons.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to ‘’Shamaprasad Mukherjee rurban mission” are true ?

1) The mission aims to develop an approximate of 300 rural growth clusters called ‘Rurban Clusters’ which would have the latent potential for growth, in practically all States and Union Territories.
2) These clusters would be developed by provisioning the economic activities, developing skills & local entrepreneurship and providing infrastructure amenities.
3) Provision of Economic Amenities in a cluster comprise various thematic areas in the sectors of Agri Services and Processing, Tourism, and Skill development to promote Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.

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

Q4. With respect to the Indian navy’s newly inducted Deep Sea Submarine Rescue (DRS) System, which of the following statements are true?

1)The Indian Navy currently operates submarines of the Sindhughosh, Shishumar, Kalvari Classes as well as nuclear powered submarines.
2) The Indian Navy with the new DSR system now joins a select league of Nations worldwide with the sovereign capability, in fly away configuration, to search, locate and rescue crew from a disabled Submarine.
3) The Indian Navy's Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System considered to be the most advanced system currently in operation globally, is capable of undertaking rescue from a disabled Submarine upto1650 m depth.

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

Q5. The ‘Awaas app’ serves which of the following purposes in India ?

a) to locate areas affected by natural calamities easily using GPS.
b) empower officials and citizens to capture and upload geo-tagged, time and date stamped photographs of the house at various stages of construction under PMAY.
c) enable public officals to relocate slums in urban cities & make arrangements for resettlement by finding locations using GPS
d) to allocate houses to priority sections of the population using app based interfaces.

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ANSWER:

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

 

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