Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 DECEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Joint Parliamentary Committee JPC :

1) Joint Parliamentary Committee is formed only when motion is adopted by one house and it is supported or agreed by the other house.
2) A JPC can obtain evidence of experts, public bodies, associations, individuals or interested parties suomotu or on requests made by them.
3) The LokSabha members are double compared to RajyaSabha.

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. Which of the following statements with respect to NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority ) are true ?

1) The National Tiger Conservation Authority was launched in 2005, following recommendations of the Tiger Task Force. It was given statutory status by 2006.
2) As per wildlife protection act,every State Government has the authority to notify an area as a tiger reserve. However such plans need to be approved by NTCA first.
3) Every year, the Central Government puts the annual report of the National Tiger Conservation Authority in each House of Parliament.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements constitutes the main objectives of the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018 :

1) To provide universal broadband connectivity at 50Mbps to every citizen.
2) Creating 4 Million additional jobs in the Digital Communications sector.
3) Enhancing India’s contribution to Global Value Chains; and ensuring Digital Sovereignty.
4) Establish a comprehensive data protection regime for digital communications that safeguards the privacy, autonomy and choice of individual.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding GSAT-7A satellite :

1) GSAT-7A is an advanced military communications satellite meant exclusively for the Indian Army.
2) GSAT-7A will enable the military to interlink different ground radar stations, ground airbase and Airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft such as Beriev A-50 Phalcon and DRDO AEW&CS.
3) Satellite will be put into a geostationary orbit by GSLV Mak 2 rocket .

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. It is located in the Angul district of Odisha, India covering an area of 988.30 km².It is located where the Mahanadi River passes through a 22 km long gorge in the Eastern Ghats mountains.The tiger reserve is located in the Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests ecoregion. The major plant communities are mixed deciduous forests including Sal (Shorearobusta), and riverine forest.

The above description refers to which of the following tiger reserves/sanctuaries in India :
a) Simlipal tiger reserve
b) Periyar tiger reserve
c) Satkosia tiger reserve
d) Sunabeda tiger reserve

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