Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 June 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 June 2019



Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Agroecology is the study of ecological processes applied to agricultural production systems.
2) Agroecologists unanimously oppose technology or inputs in agriculture and instead assess how, when, and if technology can be used in conjunction with natural, social and human assets.
3) The field of agroecology is not associated with any one particular method of farming, whether it be organic, integrated, or conventional, intensive or extensive.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of tribes and their corresponding habitat states :

1) Sugalis : Andhra Pradesh
2) Dimasa : Nagaland
3) Angami : Sikkim
4) Rajuar :Odisha
5) Sahariya : Rajasthan

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the ‘Target Olympic Podium Scheme‘ (TOPS) are not true ?

1) In order to realize India’s Olympic medal dream, at the 2016 (Rio) and 2020 (Tokyo) Olympics, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) established the Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS or TOP Scheme) in September 2014.
2) The Scheme looks to add a premium to the preparations of these athletes so that they can focus exclusively on 2020 Olympics alone.
3) The Mission Olympic Cell is a dedicated body created to assist the athletes who are selected under the TOP Scheme. The MOC is under the Chairmanship of Minister of Youth & Sports.

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

Q4. In a first, scientists have determined the precise location of a powerful one-off burst of cosmic radio waves. Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) This is the second time such a trace has been possible, but the differences from the first one may require scientists to rethink the ideas of what causes these so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs).
2) The discovery suggests that fast radio bursts can be produced in a variety of environments.
3) The discovery was made with Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries have become the first country amongst the Arab nations to get FATF membership ?

a) UAE
b) Oman
c) Iran
d) Saudi Arabia

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

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