Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the importance of oceans and its economic potential :

1) Oceans cover 72 per cent of the surface of our blue planet and provide humankind with food, minerals, energy, fresh water and oxygen. They regulate climate, emission absorption and shoreline protection and support livelihoods as well as job creation.
2) Considering the importance of oceans on the life and sustenance of humanity, the United Nations has taken steps to declare the period 2021–2030 as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
3) The objective of the Blue Economy is to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and employment opportunities through maritime economic activities.

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. With respect to Virtual Simcard,which of the following statements are true ?

1) Unlike a SIM card, virtual SIMs are not attached to a mobile and created online to help you communicate.
2) It is a cloud-based number that can be used from any device via an app.
3) One can Travel and communicate at the rates of the home operator, with anonymity and security, because Virtual SIM works as a VPN.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding India’s FinTech prospects are true ?

1) India is one of the fastest growing FinTech markets globally and industry research has projected that USD 1 Trillion or 60% of retail and SME credit, will be digitally disbursed by 2029.
2) The Indian FinTech ecosystem is the second largest in the globe after China, attracting nearly USD 6 billion in investments since 2014.
3) The Indian FinTech industry is creating cutting edge intellectual property assets in advanced risk management and artificial intelligence that will propel India forward in the global digital economy while simultaneously enabling paperless access to finance for every Indian.

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

Q4. With respect to recent UN report on Tb released on World Tb day,which of the following statements are correct ?

1) India has achieved an 84 per cent reduction in tuberculosis deaths among people living with HIV by 2017.
2)According to the Joint United Nations Programme on the UNAIDS, it is the highest recorded decline among over 20 nations and it is also three years ahead of the 2020 deadline.
3) UNAIDS has urged countries to step up action to meet the 2020 target of reducing TB deaths among people living with HIV by 75 per cent, as outlined in the 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS.

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

Q5. The “Moluccas island” recently struck by a massive earthquake is a part of which of the following island groups ?

a) Lakshadweep islands
b) Andaman & Nicobar islands
c) Indonesia
d) Greater Antilles

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

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