Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to geological survey of India (GSI) :

1) The Geological Survey of India (GSI), is one of the oldest of such organisations in the world for conducting geological surveys and studies of India, and also as the prime provider of basic earth science information to government, industry and general public.
2) It also actively participate in international collaborative projects to improve our understanding of the earth and its ecosystems and its geology, including studies related to tectonics, global warming and climate change, and Polar studies.
3) The institute has its headquarter at New Delhi with six regional offices across India .

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. Which of the following are the hybrid varieties of Cotton in India ?

1) MCU 13
2) Sruthi
3) Adithya
4) Anjali
5) PusaTripti

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

Q3. With respect to the recently released report on the survey by(Association for Democratic Reforms) ADR on voting pattern in India, which of the following statements holds true ?

1) Distribution of liquor, cash and freebies was an important factor behind voting for a particular candidate in an election.
2) Though 97.86% interviewees felt that candidates with criminal background should not be in Parliament or State Assembly, 35.89% were willing to vote for a candidate with criminal records if the candidate had done good work in the past.
3) As per the survey, better employment opportunities (46.80%), better healthcare (34.60%) and drinking water (30.50%) were the top three priorities, followed by better roads (28.34%) and better public transport (27.35%).

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the “Young Scientist Programme” by ISRO are true ?

1) The Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities.
2) The selection is purely based on academic performance only.
3) Students belonging to the rural area have been given special weightage in the selection criteria.

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

Q5. The Global Energy Transition Index is released by which of the following global institutions ?

a) World Bank
b) Organisation for Economic Cooperation &Development( OECD)
c) World Economic Forum
d) International Energy Agency (IEA)

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