Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 November 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the Green Climate Fund ( GCF) stands true ?

1) The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a fund established within the framework of the UNFCCC as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.
2) The GCF is based in Geneva, Switzerland and is governed by a Board of 24 members and supported by a Secretariat.
3) The fund was formally established during the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun as a fund within the UNFCCC framework.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of ancient temples in India with their location states :

1) Mundeshwari devi temple : Odisha
2) Lad Khan temple : Karnataka
3) Tungnath temple : Uttarakhand
4) Dilwara temples : Maharashtra
5) Jagatpita Brahma mandir : Rajasthan

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 5 only
c) 2,3 & 5 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the recent supreme court verdict (Arcelor Mitta - Essar take over ) on financial and operational creditors in a resolution process stands true ?

1) The financial creditors are basically entities that have provided funds to the corporate. Their relationship with the entity is a pure financial contract, such as a loan or debt security.
2) An operational creditor is the entity who has a claim (corporate has the debt) for providing any of the four categories to the defaulted corporate- goods, services, employment and Government dues.
3) As per the recent supreme court verdict, in a corporate resolution process, both financial creditors as well as operational creditors should be treated equally.

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

Q4. Union HRD ministry recently launched the UNESCO MGIEP Digital Learning draft Guidelines in Paris. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Draft Guidelines were developed to help build digital learning solutions that promote active learning and build 21st century skills, including social and emotional skills.
2) The massive influx of digital learning resources has made the task of selecting appropriate digital learning games, applications or tools difficult for teachers, parents and school leaders.
3) These challenges highlight the importance of creating a set of guidelines for educational technology developers to integrate principles of good learning with digital pedagogies that are aligned with the values of peace, non-discrimination and sustainable development as enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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

Q5. “We are 200 years behind Europe”, he had remarked adding, “It is through science, modern thoughts and industrialization that we can ensure that every man woman in India will have a job to do, food to eat, clothes to wear and a happy life to lead.”
The famous quote mentioned above was given by which of the following freedom fighters of India ?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Veer Savarkar
c) Subhash Chandra Bose
d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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Answer :

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