Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 August 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 August 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released RBI report on bank frauds and their detection stands true ?

1) The number of cases of frauds reported by banks increased by 15% in 2018-19 on a year-on-year basis, with the amount involved rising by 73.8%.
2) Among bank groups, private sector banks, which constitute the largest market share in bank lending, have accounted for the bulk of frauds reported in 2018-19.
3) The overall average lag between the date of occurrence and its detection by banks was 22 months, the RBI report said.

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

Q2. Which of the following countries shares boundary with the controversial South China sea ?

1) Bali
2) Brunei
3) Phillipines
4) Malaysia
5) Thailand

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the recently released report by IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) :

1) A third to 99% of the world's permafrost could also melt by 2100 if emissions continue unabated, potentially releasing a carbon bomb of greenhouse gases, according to the findings.
2) The planet's ice- or snow-covered regions, known as the cryosphere, have also been hammered by man-made warming, with ice sheets shedding more than 400 billion tonnes in mass each year.
3) Even under optimistic scenarios in which warming is capped at two degrees Celsius, Earth will likely see more than a 10-fold increase in the damages caused by superstorms and 80 million people displaced by rising seas.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding elections to Rajya Sabha are true ?

1) The number of Rajya Sabha members a state can send depends on its population. Hence, the number of elected seat changes as states are merged, bifurcated or new ones are created.
2) Nominated members of the Rajya Sabha are nominated by the Governors of various states in the field of art, literature, science and social service.
3) According to Section 154 of the Representation of the People Act 1951, a member has chosen to fill a casual vacancy will serve for the remainder of his predecessor's term of office.

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

Q5. Jackson Crater, Mitra Crater, Sommerfeld Crater etc recently seen in news are craters of which of the following celestial bodies ?

a) Mars
b) Jupiter
c) Earth’s Moon
d) Saturn

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