Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 June 2020


Q1 With respect to financial education perspectives in India and acros the globe, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) OECD defines Financial Literacy as a combination of financial awareness,knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour necessary to make sound financial decisions and ultimately achieve individual financial well being. People achieve financial literacy through a process of financial education.
2) According to OECD, framework of National Strategy for Financial Education promotes a smoother and more sustainable co-operation between regulators and stakeholders, avoids duplication of resources and allows development of articulated and tailored roadmaps with measurable and realistic objectives based on dedicated national assessments.
3) In India where majority of its population is financially excluded and coexisting with various other financially included sections of population which invest in capital markets and use other advanced financial products, we need a tiered approach under National strategy for spreading awareness about basic financial products to link them to the formal financial sector.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 
d) all the above

Q2 The Brahmaputra called YarlungTsangpo in Tibet, Siang/Dihang River in Arunachal Pradesh and Luit,Dilao in Assam, is a trans-boundary river which flows through China, India and Bangladesh. It is the ninth largest river in the world by discharge.Which of the following are the right hand tributaries of Brahmaputra ?

1) Kolong
2) Dhansiri
3) Teesta
4) Manas
5) Beki
Options :
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only 
d) 2,4 & 5 only 

Q3 India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term recently, winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly. Which of the following statements regarding the feat stands true ?

1) As a founding member of United Nations, India is fully committed to the principles and purposes of the UN Charter. 
2) As the world's largest democracy, a major contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, India will bring its own unique strengths and perspective to the Security Council.
3) India's two year term will begin on the 1st of January 2022 and this will be the first time that India will be serving on the security council bringing with it rich experience and legacy.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 
d) all the above

Q4 The recent Kodumanalexcavation(Tamilnadu ) of 10 pots and bowls, instead of the usual three or four pots, placed outside three-chambered burial cists and inside the cairn-circle, has thrown light on burial rituals and the concept of afterlife in megalithic culture. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Earlier excavations revealed that the site served as a trade-cum-industrial centre from 5th century BCE to 1st century BCE.
2) Believing that the deceased person will get a new life after death, pots and bowls filled with grains were placed outside the chambers.
3) The excavations revealed that multi-ethnic groups lived isolated from each other in different villages.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3
d) all the above

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