Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 October 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 October 2019

Q1. International Workshop on Environmental Flows Assessment and Implementation for India was recently held in India. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true?

1) It is increasingly recognized that the goal of attaining healthy river ecosystems can best and most sustainably be reached by integrated environmental management.
2) The Ganga provides a unique ecosystem, which is home to India’s National Aquatic animal the Gangetic Dolphin, as well as Gharials, turtles and several birds and other wild animals.
3) Other rivers like Godavari, Krishna, Mahanadi etc. are also crucial ecosystems and sources for ecosystem services for us and we need to protect these towards sustainability and equitable water use.

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

Q2. Which of the following pairs of tribes in India and their corresponding states are correctly matched ?

1) Mikir : Nagaland
2)Barda :Telangana
3) Lakher : Manipur
4) Parhaiya : West Bengal
5) Murias : Madhya Pradesh

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,4 & 5 only
d) 2,3 & 5 only

Q3. India’s banking and securities sector is expected to continue to invest in digital business, with spends estimated to grow 9.1% to $11 billion in 2020.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Digital Banking Transformation 2019, biometric technology will impact up to 20% of banking organisations in the next two to five years.
2) However biometrics increases the hassle of remembering passwords and makes the banking experience more secure and seamless.
3) In India, biometric technology adoption saw a boost after the introduction of Aadhaar, a unique 12-digit identification number that links citizens’ bank accounts to their biometric data and mobile numbers.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Internet has emerged as a potent tool to cause unimaginable disruption to the democratic polity.
2) The issue around traceability on social media and instant messaging apps need to be dealt with keeping in mind the sovereignty of India, the privacy of an individual, and prevention of illegal activities.
3) In the last few years, there was an enormous increase in the use of social media and with lower internet tariffs, availability of smart devices and last-mile connectivity, more and more people in India were becoming part of the internet or social media platforms.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q5. In Burkina Faso, at least nine people were killed in northern in an attack in northern part of the country recently. Which of the following countries do not share a boundary with Burkina Faso ?

a) Niger
b) Nigeria
c) Mali
d) Ghana

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Answer :

1. (d) 2. (c) 3. (c) 4. (d) 5. (b)