Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 December 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released economic data by the central government stands true?

1) Retail inflation is now in the upper band of the inflation range targeted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) but might drop as fresh food supplies hit the market.
2) The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) contracted 3.8% in October, as against a healthy growth rate of 8.4% witnessed during the same month last year.
3) At the same time, retail inflation jumped to a 40­month high of 5.5% in November fuelled mainly by a sharp jump in food prices.

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

Q2. Which of the following states are considered as the top sugarcane producing states of India ?

1) Gujarat
2) Uttar Pradesh
3) Jharkhand
4) West Bengal
5) Punjab

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the newly launched National Afforestation Programme (NAP) stands true ?

1) The overall objective of the scheme is ecological restoration of degraded forests and to develop the forest resources with peoples’ participation, with focus on improvement in livelihoods of the forest-fringe communities, especially the poor.
2) The Scheme is demand driven and afforestation area is sanctioned on the basis of past performance, potential degraded forest land available for eco-restoration and availability of budget.
3) The scheme is implemented by a single point of authority throughout the state via State Forest Development Agency (SFDA).

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

Q4. The deadline for the government’s Accessible India campaign that aims at making public spaces friendly for persons with disabilities has been extended by the central government. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1)The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995Act cast responsibility on the central government to take measures to make public transport accessible for PwDs and also make provision for auditory signals at red lights in public roads, curb cuts and slops in pavements, engraving on the surface at zebra crossings etc.
2) Under the campaign atleast 50% of all the government buildings of National Capital and all the State capitals will be made fully accessible for persons with disabilities by July 2018.
3) India is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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

Q5. Recently the people of Bougainville, an island group have voted overwhelmingly for independence to form the 194th country of the world. It was part of which of the following countries ?

a) United Kingdom
b) Philippines
c) Papua New Guinea
d) Fiji

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Answer :

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