Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the Indus water treaty 1960 between India and Pakistan are true ?

1) Under the Indus Waters Treaty signed between India and Pakistan in 1960, all thewaters of three rivers, namely Ravi,Sutlej and Beas ( Eastern Rivers)were allocated to India for exclusive use.
2) Pakistan has been given the right to generate hydroelectricity through run of the river(RoR) projects on the Western Rivers which, subject to specific criteria for design and operation is unrestricted.
3) The waters of Western rivers - Indus, Jhelum, and Chenab were allocated to Pakistan except for specified domestic , non-consumptive and agricultural use permitted to India as provided in the Treaty.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of tribal festivals in India and their corresponding origin states :

1) Boori Boot- Arunacahal Pradesh
2) PitrPaksha : Bihar
3) BhogaliBihu : Assam
4) Lossar : Himachal Pradesh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. The government will soon roll out a public Domain Name Server( DNS ) for India aimed at providing a faster and more secure browsing experience for Internet users in the country.

Which of the following statements regarding this are true ?
1) The main aim of bringing own public DNS is to ensure availability, particularly for smaller Interest Service Providers (ISPs) who don’t have credible DNS.
2) A DNS is a like a directory for the Internet. It helps to convert domain names that are easy for people to remember into IP addresses, which are used by computers/machines to communicate.
3) The ministry, as part of its ongoing awareness campaign for safer Internet, also plans to reach out to end-users to educate them on DNS and how they could shift to an Indian public DNS if they desired.

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

Q4. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of four National Public Sector Enterprises under Ministry of Power, Government of India, today launched its Super-Efficient Air Conditioning Programme for residential and institutional consumers.

Which of the following statements with respect to the programme are correct:
1) The programme directly addresses the prospect of the nearly four-fold increase in energy consumption from buildings and cooling appliances in India by 2032.
2) The programmes also helps in addressing goals of India’s Cooling Action Plan and Hydrochlorofluro carbons Phase Out Management Plan, enabling achievement of India’s targets under the Kigali and Paris Agreements.
3) The programme is partially supported by a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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

Q5. The Indian Forest act 1927 was passed under which of the following viceroy’s of British India ?

a) Lord Wellington
b) Lord Rippon
c) Lord Irwin
d) Lord Northbrook

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

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