Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 JANUARY 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 JANUARY 2019

Q1. The 3rd Stock Taking Conference on Tiger Conservation was inaugurated in New Delhi. Which of the following statements with respect to tiger population in India are true?

1) India’s tiger population has almost doubled since 2014, while dwindling core forest as well as the shrinking of tiger corridors are becoming a challenge to the country’s conservation efforts.
2) 25-35% of India’s tigers now lived outside protected reserves.
3) During the St. Petersburg declaration in 2010, tiger range countries had resolved to double tiger numbers across their range by 2022.

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

Q2. Which of the following countries of South America shares boundary with Venezuela ?

1) Columbia
2) Panama
3) Guyana
4) Ecuador
5) Brazil

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to the voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine used in elections :

1) EVMs produced after 2006 and upto 2012 incorporated dynamic coding of key codes thereby enabling transfer of the key – press message from Ballot Unit (BUs) to Control Unit (CUs), in an encrypted form as an additional security feature.
2) The ECI-EVMs do not have any frequency receiver or decoder for data for wireless or any external hardware port for connection to any other non-EVM accessory or device. Hence no tampering is possible either through hardware port or through Wireless, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth device.
3) EVMs with VVPAT system ensure the accuracy of the voting system. With an intent to have fullest transparency in the system and to restore the confidence of the voters.

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 global economic prospects analysed by various global institutions are true ?

1) WTO has asserted the multilateral trading across the globe has been unviable and countries have to respond unilaterally to this global threat.
2) While the prospects for world economic growth does not look very promising, particularly in the advanced economics, there is sufficient amount of growth momentum in emerging market economies.
3) While the IMF has said that the ongoing trade war between the US and China is hurting global growth. Besides China's economy grew at its slowest place since 1990 in the last quarter of 2018.

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

Q5. India has improved its ranking on a global corruption index in 2018 by three points and moved to 78th position with a score of 41.

The index is released by which of the following global institutions ?
a) World Bank
b) International Monetary Fund
c) Transparency International
d) World Economic Forum

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1(d), 2(c), 3(d), 4(b), 5(c)