Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 JANUARY 2019

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 JANUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to PM Urja Ganga Yojana :

1) The project was launched in October 2016 with an aim to provide piped cooking (PNG) gas to residents of eastern region of the country and CNG gas for the vehicles.
2) The project is being implemented by GAIL India ltd,which is is India’s No. 1 Integrated Natural Gas company with a market share of over 75% in Natural Gas transmission.
3) It will usher Industrial development in East India by supplying environmentally clean natural gas to fertiliser and power plant, refineries, steel plants and other industries.

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 countries shares international boundary with turkey?

1) Iran
2) Syria
3) Egypt
4) Georgia
5) Afghanistan

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to cold waves which causes extreme weather variations in northern India :

1) The core requirement of a cold wave at the surface is a strong high pressure center that forms during winter in high latitudes.
2) The major reason for this severe weather is absence of western disturbances in the north western part of the country.A western disturbance disrupts the wind patterns in the region and in its absence there will be no significant change in these patterns.
3) Cold waves affect much lesser areas than blizzards, ice storms, and other winter hazards.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the ASER report on RTE status & use of basic facilities in schools are true ?

1) Nationally, substantial improvements are visible over this eight-year period in the availability of many school facilities mandated by RTE.
2) According to the report, 2018 completed eight years of compulsory schooling for the first cohort of students to benefit from Right to Education Act 2010.
3) The percentage of schools with books, other than textbooks, available rose from 62.6% to 74.2% between 2016-18 .
4) An average of 34.96% schools in the eight northeastern States had usable toilets for girls in 2018 compared to 36.66% in 2016.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 3 & 4 only
c) all the above
d) None of the above

Q5. A Pakistani delegation arrived in New Delhi to visit the Chenab river basin in Jammu and Kashmir for inspection, as mandated under the Indus Water Treaty

Which of the following is the source of river Chenab ?
a) Nathu la pass
b) Jelep la pass
c) Baralachapass
d) Diphupass

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