Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 DECEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Prime Minister to release the commemorative coin and postage stamp in memory of PaikaRebellion.TheRebellion, also called the PaikaBidroha, was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817.Which of the following national leaders were the most prominent ones in the rebellion ?

a) SardarValabhbhaipatel
b) Radhkant deb
c) BakshiJagabandhu
d) C R Das

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to FIFP (foreign investment facilitation portal ) :

1) The Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal (FIFP) is the new online single point interface of the Government of India for investors to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment.
2) This portal will continue to facilitate the single window clearance of applications which are through approval route.
3) It will be working under the supervision of the FIPB(Foreign investment promotion board ).

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the consumer protection bill recently passed by loksabha aretrue ?

1) The Bill enforces consumer rights and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding deficiencies in goods and services.
2) It seeks to establish Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions at District, State and National levels.
3) The Bill empowers the state government to appoint, remove and prescribe conditions of service for members of the District, State and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions.

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

Q4. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India has launched the “Asiatic Lion Conservation Project” with an aim to protect and conserve the world’s last ranging free population of Asiatic Lion and its associated ecosystem.

Which of the following statements regarding Asiatic lions are true ?
1) Asiatic lions that once ranged from Persia (Iran) to Palamau in Eastern India were almost driven to extinction by indiscriminate hunting and habitat loss.
2) With timely and stringent protection offered by the State Government and the Centre Government, Asiatic lions have increased to the current population of over 500 numbers.
3) Gir Sanctuary, Pania Sanctuary and Mitiyala Sanctuary are the main areas inhabiting the Asiatic lions in India.

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

Q5. Which of the following statements with respect to food wastages & food processing industry are true :

1) Food processing industry can help build the food value chain by being a bridge between the farmer and diverse and distant markets and can enter into long-term contracts with farmers for specific commodities and items.
2) The differential between what the farmers get for their crops and prices that food consumers pay, both within the country and internationally, is substantial.
3) Wastage of food in India poses not just economic questions but also moral ones.

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

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