Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 June 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 June 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding RBI’s half yearly financial stability report are true ?

1) Gross non-performing assets in the banking system have declined for the second consecutive half year, while credit growth is picking up.
2) State-run lenders showed a noticeable improvement with recapitalisation, with both improved provision coverage as well as capital adequacy.
3) A dip in consumption and private investment exerted pressure on the fiscal situation, but with current inflation outlook remaining moderate, growth could help alleviate fiscal constraints to some extent.
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2. Consider the following pairs of caves in India and their locations:

1) Ajanta caves : Aurangabad,Maharashtra
2) Borra caves : Kurnool,Andhra Pradesh
3) Edakkal caves : Wayanad,Kerala
4) Kutumsar caves : Vidisha,Madhya Pradesh
5) Badami caves : Bagalkot,Karnataka

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all the above

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the newly proposed national mission on natural language translation :

1) The national mission on natural language translation aims to make science and technology accessible to all by facilitating access to teaching and researching material bilingually.
2) Translation activities can also help generate employment for educated unemployed plus would help not just students who find it difficult to access knowledge because of language barrier, but also teachers, authors, publishers and translation software developers.
3) The HRD ministry is the lead agency for implementation of the mission along with Department of Science and Technology.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) The GATT aims to promote trade by reducing or eliminating trade barriers like customs duties.
2) In September 2016, India had dragged the US to WTO's dispute settlement mechanism over America's domestic content requirements and subsidies provided by eight states in the renewable energy sector.
3) WTO agreements set out non legally binding rules part of public international law (PIL).
Which of the above statements are true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q5. With respect to the recently released NITI Aayog report on Healthy states, progressive India, which of the following states occupies the last place in the rankings?

a) Madhya Pradesh
b) Bihar
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Chhattisgarh

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