Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1.  Consider the following statements regarding (National Cooperative Development Corporation ) NCDC’s YuvaSahakar scheme :

1) It aims to cater the needs and aspirations of the youth and attract them towards cooperative business ventures.
2) It would have more incentives for cooperatives of North Eastern region, Aspirational Districts and cooperatives with women or SC or ST or PwD members.
3) The NCDC has the unique distinction of being the sole statutory organisation functioning as an apex financial and developmental institution exclusively devoted to cooperative sector.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding heat waves are true ?

1) A Heat Wave is a period of abnormally high temperatures, more than the normal maximum temperature that occurs during the winter season in the North-Western parts of India.
2) Higher daily peak temperatures and longer, more intense heat waves are becomingly increasingly frequent globally due to climate change.
3) India too is feeling the impact of climate change in terms of increased instances of heat waves which are more intense in nature with each passing year, and have a devastating impact on human health thereby increasing the number of heat wave casualties.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding clouds in the atmosphere are true ?

1) Most clouds form in the troposphere (the lowest part of Earth’s atmosphere) but occasionally they are observed as high as the stratosphere or mesosphere.
2) Cumulus clouds are collections of ice crystals that form in the upper levels of the atmosphere when water vapour deposits onto tiny particles like dust or smoke.
3) Other planets in our Solar System have clouds. Venus has thick clouds of sulphur-dioxide.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements with respect to the newly launched SHREYAS scheme by the central government are true ?

1) SHREYAS will be a major effort in this direction to make our degree students more skilled, capable, employable and aligned to the needs of our economy so that they contribute to country’s progress and also obtain gainful employment.
2) The State Governments are expected to play a major role in securing apprenticeship opportunities, apart from the Sector Skill Councils, so that general degree students passing out,gain the option of industry & service sector apprenticeship.
3) SHREYAS portal will enable educational institutions and industry to log in and provide their respective demand and supply of apprenticeship.

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

Q5. The SAMPRITI -2019 is a joint military exercise currently going to take place in Tangail between India and which of the following countries ?

a) Maldives
b) Srilanka
c) Bangladesh
d) Mauritius

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