Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 November 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 November 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Indian steel industry :

1) Metals, including steel continue to play a vital role in building of a modern economy. There is a strong positive correlation between steel usage and a nation’s economic growth.
2) The next trajectory of growth, fuelled by Government’s key focus on building infrastructure for future, creating smart cities, industrial corridors and so forth will further boost steel consumption.
3) India has replaced Japan as the world's largest steel producing country since 2018.

Which of the above statements are true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2. Which of the following countries are part of the “ring of fire" region of the world which is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur ?

1) Indonesia
2) Peru
3) Australia
4) South Africa
5) Chile

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released NSO data on IIP (index of industrial production) stands true ?

1) The latest index of industrial production(IIP) estimates from the NSO show that output shrank by 4.3% in September, with all three component sectors in the index — manufacturing, mining and electricity posting contractions.
2) This was the sharpest contraction in output since at least April 2012, before which the data was referenced to a different base year.
3) From an industry perspective, 17 of the 23 industry groups that comprise the manufacturing sector contracted. And leading the slump, predictably, was the motor vehicles industry, which posted a 25% contraction.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the recent verdict by Supreme court with respect to resignation of MLA’s :

1) Legislators who wish to defect need not dread the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution, dealing with the disqualification of elected representatives on the grounds of defection.
2) The speakers ought to satisfy themselves by ensuring that the resignation letters were not forged by others, and that the members who resigned did not do so out of coercion.
3) Both Articles 164(1B) and 361B show that disqualification bars a person from contesting elections. The outer period of disqualification is either till the end of the term or till the disqualified member is re-elected, whichever is earlier.

Which of the above statements are true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5. Which of the following countries has the highest business bribery risk among South Asian countries, according to the Trace Bribery Matrix which releases annual ranking for 200 countries ?

a) India
b) Nepal
c) Bangladesh
d) Srilanka

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