Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to compressed Biogas :

1) Bio-CNG is the purified form of biogas, without other gaseous impurities. It is very similar to natural gas in its composition and energy potential.
2) India has had several biogas based power generation projects since many years, and most biogas generating industries use this exclusively for power generation. Bio-CNG has been found to be 5-times more profitable than natural gas.
3) Using bio gas in Industry increases self-sufficiency of farms and utilizes waste material produced by livestock,it also creates work opportunities for rural and semi-rural areas. Decentralisation makes access to biogas easy, especially with frequent power outages.

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. Consider the following pairs of traditional dance forms and their corresponding states of origin :

1) Rasleela : Gujarat
2) Ghoomar : Rajasthan
3) Lavani : Maharashtra
4) Garba : Punjab
5) Rouff : Jammu & Kashmir

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 2,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the KUSUM scheme by the government are true ?

1) The programme aims at furthering the production of solar power in India and also give the benefits of solar farming to farmers.
2) The scheme will give farmers the chance to sell to the grid the extra power that is generated by the solar plants that are stationed on their barren lands.
3) Other benefits that will accrue to the farmers due to the implementation of this program include conservation of water, water security as well as energy efficiency.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding National Anti profiteering Authority are true ?

1) The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) was formed as an institutional mechanism under the GST law to check the unfair profit-making activities by the trading community.
2) The Authority’s core function is to ensure that the benefits of the reduction in GST rates on goods or services made by the GST Council is passed on to the ultimate consumers by way of a reduction in prices by traders.
3) NAA does not have the authority to impose penalty on defaulting business entities not cancelling a registration under GST,which can only be done by the Director General (CBEC).

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

Q5. Which of the following regions is the coldest capital in the world with temperatures going below -40 degrees in during the winter season ?

a) Ottawa,Canada
b) Ulan Bator,Mongolia
c) Nuuk,Greenland
d) Wellington,New Zealand

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