Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 May 2019



Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 May 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to seed dispensing in forests :

1) Seeds that fall under the parent tree face heavy competition, predation by rodents and insects and fungal infections. So their chances of survival are very low.
2) Plants depend on frugivore birds to disperse the seeds at favourable sites, which have low competition and predation pressures, to expand their geographic range.
3) Hornbills and bulbuls are considered the best fruit seed handling birds in the forest ecosystem.

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 amongst the following states in India are the top producers of jute ?

1) Chhattisgarh
2) West Bengal
3) Bihar
4) Jharkhand
5) Assam

a) 1,2 & 4 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 2,3 & 5 only
d) 1,3 & 5 only

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding exit polls are true ?

1) An exit poll is conducted immediately after people have voted, and assesses the support for political parties and their candidates.
2) Election Commission of India has been empowered under RPA, 1951 sec-126A- to put restriction on conduct and dissemination of results of exit polls.
3) EC has the power to punish violators of the above said act with its prosecution wing with immediate effect.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding RBI’s mandate on reporting of divergence by banks :

1) Divergence takes place when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) finds that a lender has under-reported (or not reported at all) bad loans in a particular year.
2) With strict monitoring from RBI, the provision coverage ratio by public sector banks have been increasing since 2014.
3) Banks’ disclosure of divergence practice mandated by RBI aims at improving transparency in asset classification and preventing under-reporting of bad loans.

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. Which of the following national parks was established as a wildlife sanctuary for swamp deer in India and later became a tiger reserve as part of Project Tiger ?

a) Bandipur national park
b) Dudhwa national park
c) Kaziranga national park
d) Keibul Lamjao national park

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Answer:

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

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