Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 NOVEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 NOVEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding procedure of renaming the cities of India are true ?

1) The first step involves raising of a request in form of a resolution by any Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) which proposes the renaming of any particular city or street.
2) Such a resolution should be passed in the legislative by special majority i.e 2/3rd of members present and voting.
3) A state assembly is not entitled to change the name of those streets or cities which do not fall within their jurisdiction.

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

Q2. Which of the following countries are not one of the members of “ QUAD “-the grouping of like minded democracies ?

a) India
b) China
c) Japan
d) Australia

Q3. Which of the following are the possible ways India could adopt to prevent the spreading of fake news through social media?

1) Penalising platforms that do not stop spread of fake news.
2) Allow citizens to collaborate with local news groups to identify fake news.
3) Increasing media literacy
4) Stopping end-end encryption of messages via social media .

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding recently launched ARPIT(Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching) scheme & LEAP (Leadership for Academicians Program )scheme by ministry of HRD:

1) ARPIT is a three weeks flagship leadership development training programme for second level academic functionaries in public-funded higher education institutions.
2) LEAP is a unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty.
3) LEAP will fulfill this critical need which will make higher education institutions perform their roles of developing better students who will be future torch bearers.

Which of the above statements are not true ?

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 & 2 only
d) 3 only

Q5. Which of the following statements regarding communication satellite GSAT-29 to be launched soon by ISRO are true?

1) The ISRO's heaviest ever launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III is set to inject the satellite into the geostationary transfer orbit.
2) The satellite GSAT-29 that is to be injected into the preparatory orbit today would help increase the speed and quantum of data transfer, paving way for hi-speed communication even in remotest parts of the country.
3) It weighs 3,423 kg during lift off and has an operational life of over ten years.

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

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