Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 MAY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding recently launched RISAT 2B satellite by ISRO :

1) It was launched by launch vehicle PSLV C-46.
2) The new satellite will enhance India’s all-weather space-based capabilities in agriculture, forestry and disaster management.
3) This is the third Indian RISAT in 10 years and its X-band synthetic aperture radar can give added details such as the size of objects on earth, structures and movement.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Social reform organisation and their founders :

1) Theosophical society : Annie Besant
2) Self respectmovement : EV RamaswamyNaicker
3) Indian social conference :Surendranathbanerjee
4) Faraizimovement : Haji Shariat Allah
5) Dharma sabha :Debendranathtagore

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to the National Anti Doping Agency( NADA) are true ?

1) National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) was set up as registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1890.
2) National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) is responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the doping control programme in sports in all its forms in the country.
3) The primary objectives are to implement anti-doping rules as per WHO code, regulate dope control programme, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) is nottrue ?

1) The liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) refers to the proportion of highly liquid assets held by financial institutions, to ensure their ongoing ability to meet long term obligations.
2) The LCR is a chief takeaway from the Basel Accord, which is a series of regulations developed by The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).
3) India is not a signatory to the Basel accord.

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

Q5. The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides a platform for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications and energy.

Which of the following global institutions/organisations celebrates the International Day of Light ?

d) World Bank

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