Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 4 NOVEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 4 NOVEMBER 2018


 

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Zika virus :

1) The virus was first discovered in a rhesus macaque in the Zika forest in Uganda. Researchers there found that it lived in mosquitoes, and they learned through experimentation that it could also infect mice.
2) Eighty percent of people who become infected with Zika virus never have any symptoms.
3) Symptoms of Zika virus disease are similar to other viral infections such as dengue, and include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain

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 Indian paintings & their origin states :

1) Pahari paintings : Bihar
2) Tanjore paintings : Tamilnadu
3) Rajput paintings : Rajasthan

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding GSAT 11 are true ?

1) GSAT 11 is the heaviest Indian geostationary communication satellite ever built.
2) GSAT-11 will be launched from the European spaceport in French Guiana by ISRO's own Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III.
3) It is built to provide superior communication and 12 GBPS connectivity with its multiple spot beams in Ka and Ku bands.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding heat waves are not true ?

1) A heat wave is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by very low humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries
2) A heat wave is considered extreme weather, and a danger because heat and sunlight may overheat the human body.
3) Global warming boosts the probability of extreme weather events like heat waves.

a) 1 & 2only
b) 1 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 & 3only

Q5. Consider the following statements regarding GST :

1) GST is a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, sale & consumption of goods and service throughout India.
2) GST on financial services will be 18%, an increase of 3% from the previous rates. However, the availability of input credit will partially neutralize this impact.
3) GST is a destination based tax. The states that supply will have to pay less tax.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

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