Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) As part of Voter Awareness campaign for LokSabha Election 2019, Election Commission of India and Indian Railways have come together to utilize four long distance Trains to carry voter awareness and motivational messages.
2) Indian Railways has one of the largest railway networks in the world, but this widespread network ensures that communication on this platform has a wide reach in urban segment only.

Which of the above statements are true ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 & 2
d) None

Q2. Which of the following varieties of coffee in India have been awarded GI( Geographical Indication ) tag recently ?

1) Coorg Arabica coffee
2) Wayanad Arabica coffee
3) Chikmagalur Arabica coffee
4) Araku valley robusta coffee
5) Bababudangiris Arabica coffee

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding India’s demography and its effect on nature are true ?

1) India is going to become the most populous country in the world within the next generation. More than half our population will live in cities by then. Delhi will become the most populous city in the world, overtaking Tokyo.
2) While this is a good sign and a manifestation of our shift from being a predominantly agricultural economy to a manufacturing and service sector economy,Italso means more urbanization, more energy consumption, more carbon emissions, more waste generation, more air pollution and a higher demand for land.
3) In view of India’s high population density, any disaster in India impacts many more people than it does in other parts of the world.

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

Q4. Which of the following advantages of a flexible exchange rate system are true ?

1) It creates a system for a smooth flow of foreign capital between the nations, as it gives assurance of fixed return on investment.
2) Flexible exchange rate is self-adjusting and therefore it does not devolve on the government to maintain an adequate foreign exchange reserves to stabilize the exchange rate.
3) The flexible exchange rate serves as a barometer of actual purchasing power of a currency in the foreign exchange market.

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

Q5. Golan heights, a place of contention between Israel and Syria have been in news frequently, which of the following is the seas is the most nearest to this place ?

a) Mediterranean sea
b) Sea of Galilee
c) Red sea
d) Aqaba sea

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