Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 November 2019

Q1. Recently the National Agrochemicals Congress concluded with recommendations for safe and judicious pesticide use in the country.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Agrochemicals will continue to play a major input in agriculture to meet the crop production targets and we must strive to ensure its safe and judicious use.
2) The Congress is conducted in view of the role chemical pesticides still continue to play in pest management as more and more target specific and environment friendly products are being introduced.
3) The benefits of pesticide use are high relative to their risks. New concepts in crops, human health, resource management, nanotechnology, smart formulations and related sciences are likely to boost agricultural productivity.

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

Q2. Which of the following pairs of deltas of India are correctly arranged from North to South ?

a) Sunderbans,Mahanadi,Krishna,Godavari
b) Mahanadi,Sunderbans,Godavari,Krishna
c) Sunderbans,Mahanadi,Godavari,Krishna
d) Mahanadi,Sunderbans,Krishna,Godavari

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the procurement and distribution of foodgrains in India are not true ?

1) While the Centre allocates and transports the foodgrain from Food Corporation of India godowns to the ration shops, the onus of ensuring that right beneficiaries get the subsidised foodgrain falls on the states and Union territories.
2) Since the ration cards are not linked to the places where a person used to live, the migrants need not apply for new ration cards at their new locations if they want to buy subsidised foodgrain.
3) Under the one nation one ration card initiative, any migrant ration card holder will be able to buy subsidised foodgrain from any fair price shop in India after getting No objection certificate from their respective district authorities.

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

Q4. India has successfully conducted the first night trial of Agni-II, its versatile surface-to-surface missile from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast yesterday.
Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Agni-II, a long range ballistic missile (IRBM), has already been inducted into the armed forces.
2) The entire trajectory of the trial was tracked by a battery of sophisticated radars, telemetry observation stations, electro-optic instruments and two naval ships located near the impact point in the down-range area of Bay of Bengal.
3) The two-stage ballistic missile can carry a payload of 1000 kg over a distance of 2000 km.

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

Q5. It was he who gave the first call of a revolution against the British rule in the 'Ulgulan Andolan'. He was the person who showed new horizons to the tribal society with his revolutionary thoughts. In such a short life, he fought for the rights of the tribals and forest dwellers, which is why he came to be known as 'Bhagwan' among them.
The above description refers to which of the following freedom fighters of India ?

a) Birsa Munda
b) Tantia Tope
c) Sundarlal Bahuguna
d) Surya Sen

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Answer :

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