Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the Sunderbansdelta :

1) The Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.
2) Despite a total ban on all killing or capture of wildlife other than fish and some invertebrates, it appears that there is a consistent pattern of depleted biodiversity or loss of species in the 20th century, and that the ecological quality of the forest is declining.
3) Being a Ramsar wetland site the whole administration of Sunderbans national park lies with the Ministry of environment & Forests.

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

Q2. The tribes Tai ahom,Chutia, Koch Rajbongshi,Moran recently accorded Scheduled tribe status belongs to which of the following states of India ?

a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Assam
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Arunachal Pradesh

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding India’s FDI policy are true ?

1) India has become the most attractive emerging market for global partners (GP) investment for the coming 12 months, as per a recent market attractiveness survey conducted by Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA).
2) The Government of India is aiming to achieve US$ 200 billion worth of FDI inflows in the next two years.
3) The World Bank has stated that private investments in India is expected to overtake private consumption growth and thereby drive the growth in India's gross domestic product (GDP) in FY 2018-19.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding SevaBhojyojana scheme of central government are true ?

1) The scheme aims reimburse Central Government share of CGST and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) of Charitable Religious Institutions (CRIs) who provide food, prasad, langar (Community Kitchen), Bhandara free of cost without any discrimination to public and devotees.
2) Only those institutions registered under Societies registration act are eligible under the scheme.
3)Those CRI’s having existence for at least five years and serve free food to at least 5000 people in month can apply for the reimbursement as per ministry of culture guidelines.

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

Q5. India was ranked at 140 on the United Nation’s latest World Happiness Report that gauged 156 countries, a decline of seven spots from the last edition of the survey.

Which of the following global institutions releases the report ?
a) International LabourOrganisation (ILO)
b) World Bank
d) UN sustainable development Solutions network

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