Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 MARCH 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding price stabilisation fund are true ?

1) The Price Stabilization Fund (PSF) was set up in 2014-15 under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Famers Welfare (DAC&FW) to help regulate the price volatility of important agri-horticultural commodities like onion, potatoes and pulses.
2) The scheme provides for maintaining a strategic buffer of aforementioned commodities for subsequent calibrated release to moderate price volatility and discourage hoarding and unscrupulous speculation.
3) Apart from domestic procurement from farmers/wholesale mandis, import may also be undertaken with support from the Fund.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of national parks in India and their corresponding location states :

1) Gorumara : West bengal
2) Marine national park : Gulf Of Khambat
3) Balphakram : Meghalaya
4) Palamu :Chattisgarh
5) Madhav national park : Madhya Pradesh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) 2 & 4 only

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding community radios :

1) Community Radio can play an important role in strengthening democracy by developing content in their local dialects and deepening the process of voter awareness.
2) In India the campaign to legitimise community radio began in the mid-1990s, soon after the Supreme Court of India ruled that "airwaves are public property".
3) In 2006, the government of India implemented new Community Radio Guidelines, which permit NGOs, educational institutions and agricultural institutions to own and operate community radio stations.

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 India’s wind power generation are true ?

1) The Indian government has set a target of 160 GW of cumulative wind power capacity by 2022.
2) 63% of the annual production of electricity from wind is contributed by winds in spring (March-May) and summer (June-August).
3) Increased warming in the Indian Ocean and the resultant weakening of the Indian summer monsoon may come in the way of India’s goal of leading the world's wind power generation.

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

Q5. Which of the following African countries do not share boundary with Burkina Faso?

a) Mali
b) Nigeria
c) Ghana
d) Niger

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