Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 April 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to RTI ( Right to Information)and RBI’s disclosure policy :

1) The RBI is empowered under section 35 of Banking regulation act 1949 to conduct annual inspection of all commercial banks-public, private and foreign in India.
2) The Reserve Bank of India is not considered as public authority as defined in the Right to Information Act, 2005. As such, the Reserve Bank of India is not obliged to provide information to members of public.
3)However the supreme court has held that RBI has the statutory duty to uphold the interests of the public at large, the depositors, the economy and the banking sector and hence must disclose sufficient information.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding GM crop Btbrinjal is true ?

1) The BtBrinjal crop was created by inserting a crystal protein gene (Cry1Ac) from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis.
2) It was developed in order to give resistance to insects and pests.
3) It is the third GM crop to be given approval for field trials after Mustard and Potato

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to the physiography of Himalayas are true ?

1) The Kashmir Himalayas hosts many passes along with glacial deposits known as Karewas.
2) The Darjeeling Himalayas is known for its fast flowing rivers such as Tista and also is a region of high mountain peaks like Kanchenjunga.
3) The Arunachal Himalayas have an abundance of ‘Shiwaliks’ and ‘Duars’ which are absent in Kashmir Himalayas.

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

Q4. With respect to UN draft report on climate change and environment, which of the following statements are true ?

1) Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence which includes the accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangrovesetc
2) Climate change and loss of Nature are equally important, not just for the environment, but as development and economic issues as well.
3) The direct causes of species loss, in order of importance, are shrinking habitat and land-use change, hunting for food or illicit trade in wildlife body parts, climate change and pollution, the report finds.

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

Q5. Which of the following cities is the most nearest to the equator ?

a) Malaysia
b) Singapore
c) Bali
d) Gabon

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