Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 May 2019



Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 May 2019


Q1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday constituted a task force to suggest policy and regulatory interventions required for development of secondary market in corporate loans.

Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) The task force has also been asked by the central bank to make recommendations for the creation of a loan contract registry to remove information asymmetries between buyers and sellers, its ownership structure and related protocols.
2) A well-developed secondary market for debt will also aid in the transparent price discovery of the inherent riskiness of the debt being traded.
3) The task force is headed by former RBI governor Bimal Jalan.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Indian lakes and their corresponding states :

1) Tso Moriri : Uttarakhand
2) Ramgar : Rajasthan
3) Dhankar : Punjab
4) Kanjia : Odisha
5) Ashtamudi : Tamilnadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the NCAP (National Clean Air Programme ) are true ?

1) One hundred and two cities, considered India’s most polluted, have been tasked with reducing PM (particulate matter) 10 and PM 2.5 levels by 2024, as part of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
2) For achieving the NCAP targets, cities would be expected to calculate the reduction in pollution, keeping 2015’s average annual PM levels as the base year.
3) The States in which the cities are located are expected to produce plans that include increasing the number of monitoring stations, providing technology support, conducting source apportionment studies, and strengthening enforcement.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the recently released WHO sample survey on health statistics :

1) India has 20.6 health workers per 10,000 people which is less than the World Health Organisation’s minimum threshold of 22.8,however the numbers have increased from 19 health workers per 10,000 people in 2012.
2) As per the report that approximately 25% of currently working health professionals do not have the required qualifications as laid down by professional councils.
3) The paper notes that policy should focus on enhancing the quality of health workers and bringing professionally qualified persons into the health workforce.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Austrian Parliament has removed Chancellor Sebastian Kurz from office as he lost the no confidence in a special Parliamentary session. His previous coalition ally, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and the opposition Social Democrats (SPÖ) backed the no-confidence motions.

Which of the following European countries do not share boundary with Austria ?

a) Italy
b) Greece
c) Germany
d) Slovenia

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Answer:

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

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