Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 May 2019



Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 May 2019


Q1. With respect to the newly launched awareness campaign ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ by UN Environment India and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of India, Which of the following statements are true ?

1) The campaign ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’ aims at creating awareness and garnering public support for the protection and conservation of wildlife, prevention of smuggling and reduction in demand for wildlife products.
2) The campaign also complements worldwide action on illegal trade in wildlife through UN Environment’s global campaign, Wild for Life.
3) In the first phase of the campaign, Tiger, Pangolin, Star Tortoise and Tokay Gecko have been chosen as they are highly endangered due to illegal trading in International markets.

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

Q2. Which of the following Indian dance forms/festivals are included in the UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list ?

1) Chhau dance
2) Kalbelia dance
3) Ramman festival

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ):

1) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai.
2) In the 2017 meeting at Astana, the status of a full member of the Organization was granted to the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
3) The SCO’s head of government council is the supreme decision-making body in the SCO which meets once a year and adopts decisions and guidelines on all important matters of the organisation.

Which of the above statements are true?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. World’s scientific and technical committee has redefined seven basic units including kilogram. Which of the following statements with respect to this are true ?

1) The kilogram now hinges on the definition of the Planck Constant, a constant of nature that relates to how matter releases energy.
2) Kilogram had earlier gained its origin from the weight of a block of platinum-iridium alloy housed at International bureau of weights and measures (France )
3) The CSIR-NPL (National Physical Laboratory ) is the official reference keeper of units of measurements in India.

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

Q5. The Global Inequality Index (GII) is prepared by which of the following international institutions/Programmes ?

a) World Economic Forum
b) UN development Programme
c) International labour Organisation
d) World Bank
 

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Answer:

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

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