Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to electoral bond scheme :

1) Electoral Bonds were introduced after changes in the Finance Act 2017; there was related amendments in the Income Tax Act, the RBI Act, and the Representation of People Act.
2) Foreign individuals and companies are not permitted to buy electoral bonds in India.
3) To ensure there scheme protects the identity of the purchaser, the details of the buyer would not be disclosed to any authority, except when demanded by a competent court or upon registration of criminal case by a law enforcement agency.

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

Q2. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will be commissioning a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India.

Which of the following are the criteria followed to prepare the so called vulnerability index of the states :
1) Percentage of area in districts under forests
2) Yield variability of food grain
3) Percentage of population below poverty line (BPL),
4) Average man-days under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act).
5) Female literacy rate.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the possible measures that could be brought in to improve agricultural output and reduce farmer’s distress :

1) As studies have revealed that there were no suicides in the families of farmers, who took up allied activities, farmers need to be educated upon the need to diversify crops and take up allied activities.
2) Improving rural road connectivity, setting up more godowns, cold storage facilities, ensuring assured water and electricity supply are some of the key measures which could enhance agricultural productivity.
3) Structural changes both at center and state are equally important along with access to timely credit to improve the condition of farmers.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements constitute the instructions given by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)in the wake of the announcement of Model Code of Conduct for the forthcoming General Elections 2019.

1) The Air Traffic Control (ATC) shall share records of not only Scheduled Commercial Flights but also private aircrafts or helicopters to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the State and the DEO of the district, in which the airport is located’.
2) DGPs of States shall deploy Police Units to check these flights during Code of Conduct as per direction of Election Commission.
3) No party officials or operators should travel in an aircraft with any of the party symbols of registered parties in their costumes/uniforms as per the latest rulings.

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

Q5. Which amongst the following rivers in India are known as “Malwa Ganga” ?

a) Godavari
b) Betwa
c) Krishna
d) Chambal

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