Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 March 2020


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the process of beach nourishment undertaken by various port trusts in India stands true ?

1) Beach nourishment describes a process by which sediment, usually sand, lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced from other sources.
2) A wider beach can reduce storm damage to coastal structures by dissipating energy across the surf zone, protecting upland structures and infrastructure from storm surges, tsunamis and unusually high tides.
3) The proportion of total sand in a beach that lies below the waterline (submersion fraction) critically impacts beach nourishment.

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

Q2. Which of the following pairs of institutions and their location states set up to promote Buddhist studies, art and culture in India are correctly matched ?

1) Nava Nalanda Mahavihara : Bihar
2) Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) : Sikkim
3) Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS) : UT of Ladakh

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

Q3. Government of India has been promoting balanced and judicious use of fertiliser in conjunction with organic fertiliser, bio fertiliser on soil test based recommendations. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) In order to encourage the use of organic/ bio fertilisers, Government of India has been promoting organic farming under two dedicated schemes namely Mission Organic Value Chain Development North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015 through State Governments.
2) Area under organic farming in the country in comparison to the gross cropped area is very high in India.
3) The consumption of fertilizer depends on many factors namely, fertility of soil, availability of moisture in soil.

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

Q4. The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Brunei Darussalam for the exchange of information and assistance in collection with respect of taxes (hereinafter referred to as the Agreement), was signed in New Delhi recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Agreement will enhance mutual co-operation between India and Brunei Darussalam by providing an effective framework for exchange of information in tax matters which will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance.
2) It is based on international standards of tax transparency and exchange of information and enables sharing of information on request as well as automatic exchange of information.
3) The Agreement also provides for representatives of one country to undertake tax examinations in the other country.

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

Q5. Which one of the following countries has proposed .......................................

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