Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the National Infrastructure Pipeline( NIP ) programme stands true ?

1) NIP will enable a forward outlook on infrastructure projects which will create jobs, improve ease of living, and provide equitable access to infrastructure for all, thereby making growth more inclusive.
2) It will exclude social and economic infrastructure projects though.
3) It has outlined plans to invest more than ₹102 lakh crore on infrastructure projects by 2024-25, with the Centre, States and the private sector to share the capital expenditure in a 39:39:22 formula.

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

Q2. Which of the following are the classical languages of India were added to the eighth schedule after the enactment of the constitution ?

1) Manipuri
2) Santhali
3) Punjabi
4) Bodo
5) Oriya

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) Use of advanced technological tools such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, natural language processing etc., that enable collection, filtering and analysis of such unstructured data will greatly augment surveillance capabilities.
2) SEBI has planned a ‘data lake’ project using tools like machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analysis among other things to fix market manipulation especially via social medias.
3) Data lake refers to a repository of data that is stored in a very raw or unstructured manner.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q4. India has been ranked at the 80th position among 180 countries and territories in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) According to the report, even in democracies, such as Australia and India, unfair and opaque political financing and undue influence in decision-making and lobbying by powerful corporate interest groups, result in stagnation or decline in control of corruption.
2) Denmark and China have cornered the top spot, followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland in the top ten.
3) This year's analysis shows corruption is more pervasive in countries where big money can flow freely into electoral campaigns and where governments listen only to the voices of wealthy or well-connected individuals.

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

Q5. “Ophichthuskailashchandrai” recently in news refers to a newly discovered snake eel species residing at the Bay of Bengal. It was found near the Gopalpur sea belonging to which of the following Indian states ?

a) West Bengal
b) Odisha
c) Andhra Pradesh
d) Chattisgarh

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Answer :

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