Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 JANUARY 2019

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 JANUARY 2019

Q1. India signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for India’s Participation in Programme for International Student Assessment- PISA 2021.

Which of the following regarding the PISA initiative are true ?

1) The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students' reading, mathematics, and science literacy every three years.
2) PISA has developed a framework to explain, foster and assess adolescents’ global competence which is designed as a tool for policy makers, leaders, and teachers interested in nurturing global competence among young people worldwide.
3) The OECD which is the parent organisation conducting the PISA test is head quartered in New York,USA.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of mughal paintings with the respective rulers (period) during they were painted :

1) Tutinama : Akbar
2) Khamsa of Nizami :Jehangir
3) Padshanam : Shah jahan

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding national agricultural higher education project (NAHEP) :

1) The objective of the National Agricultural Higher Education Project for India is to support participating agricultural universities and ICAR in providing more relevant and higher quality education to Agricultural University students.
2) The project has been launched for a period of four years with 50:50 cost sharing basis with the World Bank.
3) It would also help in Promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all, seeks higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgradation and innovation.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. India has signed a protocol to revive the export of tobacco leaves to Beijing, the first such agreement was signed in 2008.Which of the following statements regarding Indian exports to china are true ?

1) China has already allowed imports of non-Basmati rice and sugar from India. It is also keen to import pomegranate, grapes, soymeal, fish oil and fish meal from India.
2) The revival of the phytosanitary protocol with China will pave the way for revival of Indian tobacco exports to China and prove economically beneficial to Indian farmers .
3) China is the world’s largest consumer and producer of tobacco.

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

Q5. The Bharat Parv celebrations organized by the Ministry of Tourism as part of the ‘Republic day 2019’ has reached its third day with a series of cultural events, Defence Bands, Yoga demonstrations and live Kitchen demonstrations.

The Bharat Parv takes place at which of the following national monuments in India ?
a) TajMahal
b) Red Fort
c) India Gate
d) Quitbminar
e) Agra Fort

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