Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 February 2019

Q1. Which of the following advantages does a political party possess if it gets a state or a national party recognition in India ?

1) A party recognized as a state party gets a reserved symbol within the state. All the candidates contesting from that party will get the same symbol throughout the state. For National Parties, the reserved symbol can be used across the country by its contesting candidates.
2) The other advantages to the recognized parties are like subsidized land for party offices, free air time on Doordarshan & All India Radio, supply of electoral roll copies free of cost during elections etc.
3) The President and vice president of national parties can travel free of cost in AC coaches of trains all over India.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of hydro power plants in India and the respective rivers upon which they are built :

1) Nathpa Jhakri : Indus
2) Nagarjun Sagar : Krishna
3) Pandoh Dam : Beas
4) Bansagar : Sone
5) Kalinadi : Mahanadi

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the provisions of the newly introduced PM-KISAN yojana are true?

1) PM-KISAN would not only provide assured supplemental income to the most vulnerable farmer families, but would also meet their emergent needs especially before the harvest season.
2) The existing land-ownership system in the concerned States/UTs will be used for identification of beneficiaries.
3) If a Landholder Farmer Family (LFF) has land parcels spread across different village/revenue records, then the land with more area will only be considered for determining the benefit.

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

Q4. Recently the Supreme Court ordered state governments to evict over 10 lakh forest-dwelling families whose claims over forestland have been rejected. Which of the following statements with respect to Forest rights in India are true ?

1) The Indian Forest Act, 1927, India’s main forest law, had nothing to do with conservation. It sought to override customary rights and forest management systems by declaring forests state property and exploiting their timber.
2) While under Forests rights act 2006, Besides rights over Minor Forest Produce, community rights include rights to pasture, water bodies and diversion of up to one hectare (ha) forestland for community infrastructure like schools.
3) As per the provisions of Forest rights act, the central government can reject the claim for land rights by tribals even without informing the latter.

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

Q5. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been invited to deliver an address at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Abu Dhabi next month. This is the first time that a leader of the non-Muslim country has been invited to the OIC conference. Which of the following cities is the headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ?

(a) Kuala lampur,Malaysia
(b) Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
(c) Dhaka,Bangladesh
(d) Doha ,Qatar

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