Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 November 2019

Q1. Lok Sabha recently passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Bill provides for the merger of Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. It provides for better delivery of services to citizens of both the UTs by improving efficiency and reduction in paperwork and administrative expenditure.
2) It will also bring uniformity in policy and schemes. Both the UTs are located in the western region of the country. Dadra and Nagar Haveli has just one district while Daman and Diu has two.
3) The country currently has 7 UTs after the creation of the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. However, with the merger of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the number of UTs will come to six.

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

Q2. Which of the following factors are considered to be affecting the Indian monsoons ?

1) Eastern disturbances
2) Upper air circulation
3) Indian ocean dipole
4) Electromagnetism in oceanic crust
5) Madden-Julian Oscillation

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

Q3. Recently, the Ministry of Human Resources Development brought out school ‘nutrition garden’ guidelines for children. Which of the following statement regarding the same stand true ?

1) These guidelines encourage eco­club students to identify fruits and vegetables best suited to topography, soil and climate.
2) These gardens can give students lifelong social, numerical and presentation skills, care for living organisms and team work, besides being used in the noon­meal scheme.
3) Students also learn to cultivate fruits and vegetables in their homes and this could address micronutrient deficiencies.

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

Q4. With respect to the char dham project undertaken by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,which of the following statements stands true?

1) The projects includes mitigation measures/ stabilisation of chronic landslide & sinking spots/zones as standalone project or part of road widening projects to avoid land slide and safety of road users.
2) Bio engineering methods like hydro seeding are being used for vegetative growth on fragile slopes for their stability. All these measures shall safeguard the highway and habitation against natural calamity.
3) The works under Char Dham Pariyojna are being implemented on Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) of contract, whereby the contractor is directly responsible for ensuring quality of the work as well as rectification of defects and maintenance of the project.

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

Q5. Which of the following cities hosted the 1st International Conference on ‘Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience’ – 2019 recently ?

a) Osaka
b) Paris
c) New Delhi
d) Geneva

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Answer :

1. (a) 2. (b) 3. (d) 4. (a) 5.(c)