Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 December 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 December 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently launched good governance index ( GGI ) stands true ?

1) The Good Governance Index is a uniform tool across States to assess the Status of Governance and impact of various interventions taken up by the State Government and UTs.
2) The objectives of GGI are to provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and UTs, enable states and UTs to formulate and implement suitable strategies for improving governance and shift to result oriented approaches and administration.
3) It was launched under the ministry of human resources and development.

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

Q2. Which of the following factors affect the Indian climate :

1) Longitude
2) Ocean currents
3) Latitude
4) Monsoon winds
5) Western disturbances

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

Q3. Recently, the government launched AtalBhujalYojana (ATAL JAL) which will be implemented through JalJeevan Mission (JJM) in 8350 villages. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) ATAL JAL has been designed with the principal objective of strengthening the institutional framework for participatory groundwater management and bringing about behavioral changes at the community level for sustainable groundwater resource management in seven States.
2) However there is no provision in the AtalJalYojana in order to incentivise gram panchayats to perform better in water management.
3) The entire World Bank's loan component which is 50% of the total project cost and the central Assistance shall be passed on to the States as Grants.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Maintaining higher economic growth with fiscal prudence and monetary discipline requires resolute policy and legislative intervention.
2) 66 lakh new tax payers have been registered under new GST regime ever since its launch in July, 2017. This indicates the rising trend of formalisation of economy.
3) The entire process of GST introduction and the decision-making mechanism in GST reflects the spirit of cooperative with every State and UT being represented on GST council.

Which of the above statement stands true ?

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

Q5. Recently which of the following countries have claimed to become the first country in the world to possess hypersonic missile technology ?

a) United States
b) China
c) Russia
d) India

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