Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 DECEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following are the objectives of the National /Mission on Gem (NMG) ?

1) To highlight and communicate ‘value add’ by way of transparency and efficiency in public procurement, including corruption free governance.
2) To achieve cashless, contactless and paperless transaction, in line with Digital India objectives.
3) To increase overall efficiency leading to significant cost saving on government expenditure in Procurement.

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

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding public investment board of India (PIB) :

1) PIB has been established to examine the investment plans put forwarded by the individual ministries of the Indian Government in lieu of the respective public sector undertakings.
2) The recommendation by PIB is not final and are subjected to approval by the central cabinet.
3) All the investment plans with an estimated costing of Rs.500crores and more fall under the purview of PIB.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q3. Which of the following minerals can be obtained by deep sea mining underneath the ocean floor :

1) Zinc
2) Carbon
3) Aluminium
4) Gold
5) Iron

a) 1 ,2& 3only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,4 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q4. To give a fillip to the medical device sector, which is a sunrise sector,the central govt. announced setting up of a ‘ National Medical Devices Promotion Council ‘under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

Which of the following statements with respect to the medical devices industry are true ?

1) The medical devices industry in Indiahas been growing in double digits but is predominantly export-driven with exports accounting for over 65% of the domestic market.
2) As Indian manufacturing companies and startups move towards creating innovative products, the setting-up of the National Medical Devices PromotionCouncil will spur domestic manufacturing in this sector.
3) The council will Identify redundant processes and render technical assistance to the agencies and departments concerned to simplify the approval processes involved in medical device industry promotion & development.’

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

Q5. The ‘climate change performance index‘ is compiled by which of the following global/regional institutions ?

b) African centre for climate & earth study
c) Germanwatch
d) Asian climate research organization

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