Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 June 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 June 2019

Q1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has started monitoring the liquidity position, asset-liability gap and repayment schedules of housing finance companies (HFCs) on a daily basis.

Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) The RBI does not regulate the housing finance companies, nonetheless, the banks have significant exposure to the housing finance companies.
2) The non-banking financial sector, particularly the mortgage lenders, are fighting a crisis of confidence with banks having stopped lending to these entities since the debt default by IL&FS.
3) Mortgage lenders are regulated by the NABARD.

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

Q2. In many northeastern and eastern States, at least three languages are spoken by a significant proportion of the tribal population, while in the rest of India the effective number of languages (ENL) is fewer.Arrange the following states in the decreasing order of the number of languages spoken in these states as per the census report of 2011 on effective number of languages (ENL) :

A) Manipur
B) Assam
C) Nagaland
D) Sikkim


Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the newly released National rubber policy are true ?

1) The National Rubber Policy includes several provisions to support the Synthetic Rubber (SR) production sector and the entire rubber industry value chain.
2) Developmental and research activities for supporting NR sector for the welfare of growers are carried out through Rubber Board by implementing the scheme Sustainable and Inclusive Development of Natural Rubber Sector in the Medium Term Framework.
3) The policy is expected to benefit natural rubber growers and promote the natural rubber production sector.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding International organisation for migration ( IOM) :

1) Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
2) The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.
3) The Headquarters of IOM is in Geneva,Switzerland.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. The historical town of Orchha is the latest addition to the UNESCO world heritage sites from India .Orchha was established by Bundela chief RudraPratap Singh in the 16th century.It is located in which of the following states of India ?

a) Rajasthan
b) Madhya Pradesh
c) Odisha
d) Karnataka

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