Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 November 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 November 2019


Q1.Consider the following statements :

1) An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt). Groundwater can be extracted using a water well.
2) Groundwater can be found at nearly every point in the Earth's shallow subsurface to some degree, although aquifers do not necessarily contain fresh water.
3) An aquitard is a zone within the Earth that restricts the flow of groundwater from one aquifer to another. A completely impermeable aquitard is called an aquiclude or aquifuge.

Which of the above statements are true ?
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3only 
c) 1 & 3only
d) all the above

Q2.Which of the following places in India receives rainfall of more than 250cm/year ?

1) Leh
2) Agumbe
3) Bikaner
4) Wayanad
5) Mawsynram
Options :
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only 
c) 1,4 & 5 only
d) 2,3 & 5 only 

Q3.The Prime Minister’s Office has set up a group of 12 ministers to resolve differences over the proposed Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016.

Which of the following statements regarding the provisions of the act stands true ?
1) The act will prevent land leasing to promote agricultural efficiency, equity and power reduction. This will also help in much needed productivity improvement in agriculture as well as occupational mobility of the people and rapid rural change.
2) The act incentivise tenants to make investment in land improvement and also entitle them to get back the unused value of investment at the time of termination of tenancy.
3) In order to resolve the dispute between the landlord and lease holder, the provision of “Special Land Tribunal” has been made in the Civil Court.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3only 
c) 1 & 3only
d) all the above

Q4.Supreme had ordered to conduct floor test in Maharashtra assembly recently. Which of the following statements regarding the process of floor test stands true ?

1) A floor test can be explained as a motion initiated by the government in position seeking to know if it enjoys the confidence of the legislature.
2) As part of this procedure, the chief minister appointed by the governor will be asked to prove majority on the Legislative Assembly’s floor.
3) If the floor test fails, the chief minister may or may not resign.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3only 
c) 1 & 3only 
d) all the above

Q5.‘The Arcadia Education Project’is an innovative concept. It is an amphibious school built with local material and expertise.The floating school is unique in its design and novel in its concept. The school also serves as a shelter, a day care centre and a vocational training centre for the local people.

The project which gained international acceptance recently was built in which of the following countries?

a) India
b) Bangladesh
c) Nepal
d) Myanmar
 

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