Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 JANUARY 2019

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 JANUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Lokpal :

1) The idea of creating an anti corruption ombudsman, in the form of a Lokpal, was first conceptualized in 1968 in the fourth LokSabha.
2) Apart from having jurisdiction over key government offices including that of the Prime minister, the Lokpal shall also have jurisdiction over institutions receiving foreign donations in excess of ten lakh rupees per year or such higher limit as specified.
3) The chairman and members of Lokpal shall be appointed by a selection committee consisting of the Prime Minister, the Speaker of LokSabha,the Leader of Opposition in RajyaSabha, the Chief Justice of India or a sitting supreme court judge as nominated by the CJI and an eminent jurist to be nominated by the President.

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 lakes and their corresponding states in India :

1) Kanwarlake : Karnataka
2) Deeporbeellake : Assam
3) Thollake : Maharashtra
4) Dhankarlake : Himachal Pradesh
5) Blue bird lake : Haryana

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding asteroids are true ?

1) Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the sun. Although asteroids orbit the sun like planets, they are much smaller than planets.
2) Asteroids and planets never follow the same path around the sun.
3) Since asteroids formed at the same time as other objects in our solar system, these space rocks can give scientists lots of information about the history of planets and the sun.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to the current status of MGNREGA implementation in the country :

1) During the year 2018-2019 the the employment generation under MGNREGA was 33% lower than the registered work demand.
2) The percentage of households completing 100days of work has been declining since 2014.
3) The budgetary allocation for MGNREGA has been increasing since 2014.

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 places have been selected as the world capital of architecture by UNESCO for the year 2020 :

a) New Delhi
b) Geneva
c) Ho Chi Minh
d) Rio de Janeiro
 

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

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