Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 September 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 September 2018


Q1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend Ashara Mubaraka, Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Husain (SA).Ashara is a 10-day period at the beginning of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, when the sacrifices of Imam Hussein and others at the battle of Karbala are remembered. It is organised by which of the following communities :

A) Sunni Vohra jamat
B) Sunni patnijamat
C) Dawoodi Bohara
D) Sunni Bohara

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding recently launched National Scholarship Portal mobile app are true ?

1) It will ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections only.
2) All the scholarships are being given directly into bank accounts of the needy students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode through the National Scholarship Portal.
3) Students can also upload necessary documents on this mobile app.

A) 1 & 2only
B) 2 & 3only
C) 1 & 3only
D) All of the above

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding ECB’s ( external commercial borrowings )

1) ECB’s are loans in India made by non-resident lenders in foreign currency to Indian borrowers.
2) ECBs cannot be used for investment in stock market or speculation in real estate.
3) All companies operating in software sector space are eligible for raising ECB’s.

A) 1 & 2 only
B) 2 & 3only
C) 1 & 3only
D) All of the above

Q4. Insects form a part of daily diets of which of the following tribal groups in India :

1) Gonds of chattisgarh
2) Bodos of north east
3) Kuruvas of kerala

A) 1 only
B) 2 & 3 only
C) 1 & 3 only
D) 1 & 2 only

Q5. Apsara was the first nuclear research reactor in Asia. It had become operational in BARC’s Trombay campus in August 1956. It was first nuclear research reactor indigenously developed by India.

Which of the following features of the reactor APSARA are not true :

1) The design of APSARA was conceptualised in 1955 by Dr Homi Bhabha, the father of Indian Nuclear programme.
2) Apsara was a heavy water moderated (swimming pool-type) reactor with maximum power output of 10 megawatt thermal (MWt).
3) The upgraded version, like its ancestor, is indigenously made. It uses plate type dispersion fuel elements made of High Enriched Uranium (LEU).

A) 1 only
B) 2 & 3 only
C) 1 & 3only
D) 1 & 2 only

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Answer:

1 (C), 2 (B), 3 (A), 4 (D), 5 (B)

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