Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 June 2019



Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 June 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding India’s forest cover are true ?

1) India’s forest cover was up by 5% in the last one year and for one tree chopped for development work, three to four were planted either in the same area or elsewhere.
2) According to a latest report, over 24.39% of the country’s geographical area now constitutes of green cover and further 125 crore trees would be planted along highways to increase green cover.
3) The main reasons for the decrease are shifting cultivation, other biotic pressures, rotational felling, diversion of forest lands for developmental activities, submergence of forest cover, agriculture expansion and natural disasters.

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

Q2. Which of the following countries comprise of the so called “Horn of Africa “ region lying south of the strait of Hormuz ?

1) Niger
2) Ethiopia
3) Somalia
4) Chad
5) Djibouti

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the NAFTA (North American free Trade Agreement ) deal :

1) North American free Trade Agreement is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
2) In September 2018, the United States, Mexico, and Canada reached an agreement to replace NAFTA with the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). NAFTA will remain in force, pending the ratification of the USMCA.
3) India is an active supporter of USMCA and opposed NAFTA during its formation in the late eighties.

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. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) signs MoU with Commom Service Centres– eGovernance Services India for enhancing new offerings for the MSME sector.
Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) The MoU will have special focus on providing services to village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) and would to lead to exponential growth of Village Entrepreneurs in the country.
2) CSC will facilitate VLEs and MSMEs through digital empowerment in accessing NSIC integrated support services encompassing Marketing, Finance, Technology and other offerings.
3) The MoU will aim at enhancing new offerings for the MSME sector by synergizing each other’s competence.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries is the largest producer of sugar in the world ?

a) India
b) Brazil
c) China
d) Thailand

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Answer:

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


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