Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 October 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 October 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) The latest data on tax collection released by the Central Board of Direct Taxes show that Kerala, Bihar and Tamilnadu alone contribute 61 per cent to the country’s total revenue from direct taxes.
2) Since 2008-09, direct taxes have consistently contributed more than 50% to the govt’s total tax revenues with the exception of 2016-17 when share of direct taxes was 49.65%.
3) Greater revenue collection reflects greater income, both of individuals and corporate entities, which in turn means better employment opportunities and greater ease-of-doing-business in a state.

Which of the above statements regarding tax contributions in India stands true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 &3 only
c) 1 & 3only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following includes the principal air pollutants emitted from different sources causing air pollution in India ?

1) CO2
2) Ozone
3) Fluorocarbons
4) Fly ash
5) Benzene

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina calls for early operationalisation of BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement recently .Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Motor Vehicle Agreement is a landmark framework agreement to facilitate the seamless flow of passenger, personal and cargo vehicular traffic among the BBIN( Bangladesh,Bhutan,India,Nepal ) countries.
2) The Motor Vehicle Agreement between BBIN member states was signed in 2015 but it has not yet been operationalised as the upper house of Bangladesh did not ratify it. It has some reservations about its environmental impact owing to increased traffic of heavy-duty vehicles.
3) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been providing technical, advisory, and financial support to the BBIN MVA initiative as part of its assistance to the south Asia sub-regional economic cooperation (SASEC) programme.

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

Q4. The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), participated in the 29th ministerial meeting of the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries on Climate Change at Beijing. Which of the following were the possible outcomes of the meeting ?

1) Ministers noted the work of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Civil Aviation (ICAO) on reduction of GHG emissions, and underlined that the work being undertaken must comply with the key principles of the UNFCCC process, in particular the principle of Equity and CBDR-RC.
2) They urged developed countries to fulfill their climate finance commitments of providing USD 100 billion annually by 2020 for developing countries in a transparent and grant-based manner.
3) They also agreed to make a joint fund of developing countries of $100billion to combat plastic pollution in their marine resources.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries do not form a part of the BASIC group of countries ?

a) Bangladesh
b) South Africa
c) India
d) China

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Answer :

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