Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to the newly released Digital Bharat, Saksham Bharat document are true ?

1) The document emphasizes Digital India initiatives that aim to transform India into a knowledge-based economy and digitally empowered society by ensuring digital access, digital inclusion, digital empowerment and bridging the digital divide.
2) Digital profile of India component of the document comprises an in-depth analysis, comparative study of implementation of Digital India Programme and transformation it has brought out in the lives of citizens.
3) While the Digital profile of States/ UTs describes various initiatives taken by the respective state governments apart from implementation of Digital India program .

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

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to India-ASEAN relationship :

1) India's relationship with ASEAN is a key pillar of our foreign policy and the foundation of our Act-East Policy.
2) India-ASEAN trade and investment relations have been growing steadily for the last 5 years, with ASEAN being the largest trading partner of India.
3) The India-ASEAN expo summit being held in New Delhi will showcase the best initiatives of the business and industry from India and ASEAN countries across various sectors of mutual cooperation such as Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Manufacturing& Engineering, ICT, healthcare etc.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q3 . Consider the following statements with respect to global clean energy prospects:

1) In today’s era of rapid technological advance, energy and environment are major concerns not only for developing countries but also for developed countries.
2) Global trends show that coal will remain the predominant energy source for most countries, including India, while renewable sources will also grow.
3) At the Paris climate conference India has committedto increase the share of non-fossil based power generation capacity to 40 per cent of installed electric power capacity by 2030.

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. Which of the following statements with respect to the HAL Tejas aircraft which recently received the final operating clearance are true ?

1) The HAL Tejas is a multi-engine, multirole light fighter designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) exclusively for the Indian Army.
2) It is the smallest and lightest in its class of contemporary supersonic combat aircraft.
3) Tejas is also to be equippable with an infra-red search and track (IRST) sensor, which can detect and track thermal energy emissions.

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

Q5. Curacao is a Lesser Antilles island in the southern Caribbean Sea and the Dutch Caribbean region.It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.The country was formerly part of the Curaçao and Dependencies colony (1815–1954) and is now formally called the Country of Curaçao.

Which of the following countries is the nearest coast to Curacao?
a) Netherlands
b) Ecuador
c) Venezuela
d) Mexico
 

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