Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Index of Industrial Production (IIP) :

1) The all India IIP is a composite indicator that measures the short-term changes in the volume of production of a basket of industrial products during a given period with respect to that in a chosen base period.
2) The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).
3) It is compiled and published monthly by the central statistical organisation (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

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

Q2. Which of the following animal/bird species in India are critically endangered according to the Red data list of IUCN ?

1) Ganges shark
2) Gharial
3) Munnar bush frog
4) Kashmir stag
5) Chinese pangolin

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) All the above
d) None of the above

Q3. With respect to the recently test fired ‘pinaka’guidedmissile ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) A Pinaka battery has six launchers, six loader vehicles, six replenishment vehicles, two vehicles for ferrying the command post and a vehicle for carrying the meteorological radar, which will provide data on winds.
2) The earlier Pinaka system, which was an unguided one, has now been transformed into a guided version, with a navigation, guidance and control kit developed by the Research Centre, Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad .
3) It has a firing range of more than 150km after its upgradation.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the findings of the UN environment assembly session currently ongoing in Nairobi :

1) Even if Paris Agreement goals met, Arctic winter temperatures will increase 3-5°C by 2050 compared to 1986-2005 levels.
2) By 2050, four million people, and around 70% of today’s Arctic infrastructure, will be threatened by thawing permafrost.
3) Ocean acidification is disproportionately impacting Arctic marine species. This is because cold water can hold more dissolved CO2, while melting ice spreads the acidity further.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. “AtmanoMoksharthamJagathitaya Cha “ was the motto of which of the following socio religious movements in British India ?

a) BrahmoSamaj
b) Ramakrishna Mission
c) PrarthanaSamaj
d) AryaSamaj

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