Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 June 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 June 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding IPTA (International Pulsar Timing Array) :

1) The IPTA is a collaboration of radio astronomers from a dozen countries across the globe.
2) It uses more than 12 radio telescopes all over the world with an aim to detect ultra-low frequency gravitational waves.
3) India has been an associate member of the IPTA since the last four years. But this is the first time that we will be hosting the annual meeting.

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. Consider the following pairs of UNESCO world heritage sites in India and their location states :

1) Khajuraho : UttarPradesh
2) Nalanda Mahavihara : Bihar
3) Fatehpur Sikhri : Haryana
4) Pattadakal minuments : Karnataka
5) Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park : Gujarat

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Group of 20(G20) environment ministers agreed to adopt a new implementation framework for actions to tackle the issue of marine plastic waste on a global scale. Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) The new framework is aimed at facilitating further concrete action on marine waste, though on a voluntary basis, after the G20 Hamburg Summit in Germany adopted the “G20 action plan on marine litter” in 2017.
2) Under the new framework, G20 members will promote a comprehensive life-cycle approach to prevent and reduce plastic litter discharge to the oceans through various measures and international cooperation.
3) India plans to host the first meeting under the new framework this autumn when officials of environment ministers in the G20 countries are due to meet for the G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Modern energy technology, for example fuel cells which are used commercially in hydrogen fuel–based cars, require good catalysts that are efficient as well as cost-effective.
2) The oxygen reduction reaction is a key step in the functioning of the fuel cell.
3) Graphene and platinum are commonly used catalysts in hydrogen fuel cell reactions.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following personalities/offices administers oath to the newly elected members of parliament in the lok Sabha ?

a) Speaker
b) Pro term speaker
c) President of India
d) Chief justice of supreme court

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Answer:

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

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