Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 2 September 2018

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 2 September 2018

Q1 Which of the following statements regarding IPPB (India post payment bank)launched recently are true ?

1) Banking through IPPBs would give boost to Government’s initiatives like promoting digital transactions and Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) and will help in better penetration of Government schemes like SukanyaSamridhiYojna.
2)  The post payments bank operates on a small scale; it carries out most banking operations but cannot give loans or issue credit cards directly.
3) It would also boost India’s GDP and increase the flow of cash in the economy.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3only 
c) 1 & 3only 
d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following pairs of national waterways & their corresponding states through which they pass :

1) NW 1-UP, West Bengal
2) NW2-Assam
3) NW3-Kerala
4) NW4-Odisha
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 1,2& 3 only 
c) 2,3& 4 only 
d) all are true

Q3 E-krishaksahayogi platform aims to serve which of the following purposes:

a) Farmers can learn cropping techniques with modern technologies using high definition 3-D animation videos or multimedia slideshow videos.
b) It is a 3D imaging platform through which farmers can see the growth of weed & other pests in the field.
c) It is an application to enable easy transfer of money between the government & the beneficiaries of the farming communities.
d) It helps farmers to get better yield by using solar pumps & other machines operated by a robotic application

Q4 Which of the following facts about uniform civil code (UCC) are true ?

1) The Lex Loci Report of October 1840 emphasised the importance and necessity of uniformity in codification of Indian law, relating to crimes, evidences and contract but it recommended that personal laws of Hindus and Muslims should be kept outside such codification
2) Article 44 of the Directive Principles of the constitution expects the state to apply uniform civil code while formulating policies for the country.
3) Manipur  has a common family law, thus being the only Indian state to have a uniform civil code.
Options :
a)1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3only 
c) 1 & 3only 
d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following mountain passes are not in himachalPradesh :

a) Chanderkhani Pass
b) Shipki la pass
c) Jelep la
d) Takling la pass


1 (D), 2 (B), 3 (A), 4 (A), 5 (C)

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