Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 December 2019

Q1. A World Bank report has projected strong long-term potential for India’s Northeast, with a little handholding from the central government and viability-gap funding. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The region lagged the rest of the country in terms of average per-capita income, as it is home to youthful and literate workforce but has anunfavourable climatic zone which supports lower productivity.
2) The report has identified four “high-impact” value chains that can create job opportunities for women and generate higher returns. These are — food and beverages, spices, bamboo and medical tourism.
3) The report aims at creating more employment opportunities, particularly for women who comprise a higher percentage of the labour force in the region.

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

Q2. Which of the following states of India shares international boundary with Bangladesh ?

1) Mizoram
2) Assam
3) Arunachal Pradesh
4) Tripura
5) Nagaland

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) Countries carry out anti-dumping probe to determine whether their domestic industries have been hurt because of a surge in cheap imports.
2) As a counter measure, they impose duties under the multilateral regime of the World Trade Organization. The duty is aimed at ensuring fair trade practices and creating a level-playing field for domestic producers.
3) The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade is the authority which has the power to impose anti-dumping duty on various products.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q4. With respect to the recently launched climate ambition alliance (CAA),which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The CAA will focus on Nationally Determined Contributions in order to achieve Net Zero by 2050. It will focus in resilience in infrastructure, management of water and sustainability of cities.
2) The alliance is led by Chile and was launched at the Climate Action Summit, New York in 2019.
3) The alliance is important to enhance the Nationally Determined Contributions of countries all over the world. The UNEP in its Emissions Gap Report, 2019 warned that in order to achieve the goal of 1.5°C increase in temperatures over pre-industrial levels, it is essential to reduce the emissions by 7.6% between 2020 and 2030.

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

Q5. FASTags or prepaid rechargeable tags for Vehicle toll collection with automatic payment have come into force this morning. It became mandatory for all vehicles.

It uses which of the following frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum for its identification technology ?

a) Microwaves
b) Radio waves
c) Gamma rays
d) U-V rays

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Answer :

1. (b) 2. (b) 3. (a) 4. (d) 5.(b)