Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 April 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to Central Administartive Tribunal (CAT) are true ?

1) CAT was established under Article 323A of the Constitution in 1985 under Section 29 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985.
2) The tribunal adjudicates disputes and complaints with respect to Recruitment and Conditions of Service of the persons appointed to the Public Services and Posts in connection with the affairs of the Union only.
3) However, the members of the defence forces, officers, staff of the Supreme Court and the secretarial staff of the Parliament are not covered under the jurisdiction of CAT.

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

Q2. The effectiveness of a green house gases (GHG’s) in atmosphere will depend upon which of the following factors :

1) Magnitude of increase of its concentration
2) Its life time in the atmosphere
3) The wavelength of radiation that it absorbs
4) Its natural dissolution with precipitation.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to low pressure areas and depressions :

1) A low pressure system develops when warm and moist air rises from the Earth's surface and the air in the surrounding area rushes in to fill the empty space created by this rising air, thus forming a heavy inflow of wind.
2) Low pressure systems which will further intensity into a cyclone, form only in the pre monsoon or post monsoon period.
3) A tropical depression forms when a low pressure area is accompanied by thunderstorms that produce a circular wind flow with maximum sustained winds below 39 mph.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding Indian populations health prospects & remedial measures are true ?

1)Poor dietary habits, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, among others, were leading rise in non-communicable diseases like obesity, hypertension, heart-diseases, diabetes and stroke amongst Indian citizens.
2) While the governments are creating facilities right up to primary health centres, the private sector too should chip in to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities in rural areas.
3) Academic institutions must ensure that youngsters develop adequate skills and competencies along with preventive health-care aspects particularly yoga, diet and exercises as a part of the curriculum in order.

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

Q5. The Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit currently underway in Kathmandu is related to which of the following :

a) Protecting media/ journalism rights across the globe.
b) Spreading awareness on voting and election across South Asia.
c) accelerating climate action and disaster preparedness.
d) for the spread of mountaineering amongst youth in an ecologically sustainable manner.

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ANSWER:

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

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