Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 October 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 October 2019


Q1. Centre has decided that the people over 80 years of age and person with disability can now cast their votes through postal ballot. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) On the recommendations of the Election Commission, the Ministry of Law and Justice has amended the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 to implement the above said provision.
2) The people over 80 years of age and Persons with Disability can now cast their votes through postal ballot. Such voters can have only one of the choices of either voting through postal ballot or by going to the polling station on polling day for voting.
3) As per the amended Rule, the person will make an application in a new Form 12 D, which will reach the Returning Officer within 5 days following the date of notification of election.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Ramsar wetlands in India and their corresponding location states :

1) Chandertal wetland : Assam
2) Rudrasagar lake : Tripura
3) Deepor bheel : Himachal Pradesh
4) Kanjli : Punjab
5) Hokera : Kashmir

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. The World Trade Organization agreed on Monday to establish a panel (The Dispute Settlement Body ) to settle a disagreement over India’s decision to impose retaliatory import tariffs on 28 US products. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) makes decisions on trade disputes between governments that are adjudicated by the Organization. Its decisions generally match those of the Dispute Panel.
2) Once it has decided on the case, i.e., whether the complaint had been shown to be right or wrong, the DSB may direct the 'losing' Member to take action to bring its laws, regulations or policies into conformity with the WTO Agreements.
3) All WTO members are requires to mandatorily implement DSB decisions within the stipulated time.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) India banned the export of onions after excessive droughts damaged the crop in September this year.
2) Bangladesh is heavily dependent on India for onion and is now importing from Turkey, Myanmar and Egypt to meet the requirement of onion in the country.
3) India is the second top onion producing country in the world after China.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Recently in a unique gesture to mark 550th birth anniversary of which of the famous personalities , Air India had depicted Sikh religious symbol 'Ik Onkar' on the tail of one of its aircraft ?

a) Guru Baba Ram Dev
b) Guru Nanak Dev ji
c) Guru Gobind singh
d) Guru Ranjit Singh ji

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Answer :

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


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