Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 NOVEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20NOVEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding India’s “GROWTH” telescope are true ?

1) The telescope located at the Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) at Hanle in Ladakh is the country’s first robotic telescope.
2) The fully robotic optical research telescope is designed to capture cosmic events occurring in timescales much shorter than light years-years,days and even hours.
3) Together with partner telescopes strategically located around the world, we can continuously monitor any interesting object in the sky uninterrupted by daylight.

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

Q2 .“Manu” and “Queen of glory” were novels written based on the life story of which of the following Indian freedom fighters :

a) Rani Avanti Bhai
b) Rani Laxmi Bhai
c) Razia Sultana
d) Begum Hazrat Mahal

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding (BIMSTEC ) Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation :

1) It is a regional organization comprising of seven member states in South Asia and Southeast Asia lying in littoral and adjacent areas of Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.
2) BIMSTEC Free Trade Area Framework Agreement (BFTAFA) has been signed by all member nations to stimulate trade and investment in the parties, and attract outsiders to trade with and invest in BIMSTEC at a higher level.
3) Leadership and voting is purely based on each member’s contribution on to the BIMSTEC fund.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4 .Which of the following provisions regarding Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas Act , (PESA) are true ?

1) The Gram Sabha will ensure that no land belonging to Scheduled Tribes is transferred to non ST persons. It shall be competent to enquire into any land transactions on the basis of complaints or suo- motu.
2) A person who is a member of a Scheduled Tribe will be selected as chairperson for the meeting of the Gram Sabha for one year by consensus.
3) If under any Act on any subject such as forest, irrigation management etc., a body or committee is constituted by any government department, the same will be treated as a Standing Committee of Gram Sabha on that subject and it will be answerable to that particular govt. department.

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

Q5. Which of the following states/UT’s in India has the maximum number of wild llife sanctuaries :

a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Maharashtra
c) Andaman & Nicobar islands
d) Assam

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