Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 October 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 October 2018

Q1. “Exercise Dharma Guardian” recently seen in news refers to which of the following phenomenon :

a) The propogation of dharma by buddhist monks in srilanka.
b) creation of more hindu temples by activists to propagate dharma
c) first ever joint military cooperation between India & Japan.
d) mission by Archaeological department to protect ancient hindu scriptures & cultural artefacts.

Q2. Consider the following statements regarding steel production in India :

1) Indian steel production has achieved the highest growth amongst the major economies of the world.
2) The National Steel policy aims to create self sufficiency in steel production by providing policy support and guidance to private manufacturers, MSME steel producers & CPSE’s.
3) India has overtaken china to become the largest steel producer in the world.

Which of the above statements are true?

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

Q3. Which of the following similarities/differences between Carnatic music & Hindustani music are not true ?

1) Although there are stylistic differences, the basic elements of swara, raga and tala as foundation of both Carnatic and Hindustani are same.
2) Both the music evolved with Prakrit language scripts in itself and through Vedic traditions.
3) Main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music and most compositions are to be sung, involving gayaki style. In Hindustani music vocal- centric group is required.

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 & 3 only
d) all are true

Q4. The famous Sabarimala temple is located in which of the following tiger reserves in India :

a) Sholayar tiger reserve
b) Parambikulam tiger reserve
c) Periyar tiger reserve
d) Mudumalai tiger reserve

Q5. Which of the following statements regarding “World food day “ are true ?

1) The World Food Day is observed globally on 16 October to mark foundation of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.
2) It is observed as day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger and aims to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people around world to take action in fight against hunger.
3) It also shows commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.

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

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