Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 8 NOVEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 8 NOVEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements related to stars :

1) Stars are born within giant clouds of gas.
2) These massive clouds, or stellar nurseries, grow unstable and begin to collapse under gravity, becoming the seeds that will grow into new stars.
3) By analysing the luminosity, size and formation rate of different stellar nurseries, scientists hope to learn more about the processes that can lead to the formation of a newborn star.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2 . It is a special collectivity of France in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 1,210 km east of Australia and 20,000 km from Metropolitan France.The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines, and a few remote islets. It consists of a mix of Kanak people , people of European descent , Polynesian people , and Southeast Asian people, as well as a few people of Pied-Noir and North African descent. The capital of the territory is Nouméa.

The above description refers to which of the following countries ?
 

a) Fiji
b) Tonga
c) New Caledonia
d) Tuvalu

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the RBI’s public credit registry are true ?

1) The Public Credit Registry (PCR) will the capture details of all borrowers, including wilful defaulters and also the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies.
2) The PCR will also include data from entities like market regulator SEBI, the Corporate Affairs Ministry, Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN) and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to enable the banks and financial institutions to get 360 degree profile of existing and prospective borrowers on a real-time basis.
3) The PCR would be the single point of mandatory reporting for all material events for each loan, with a threshold in the loan amount and type of borrower.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding NSSO report on labour force survey :

1) It states that the economic condition of Muslims does not show any signs of improvement despite India being the fastest-growing large economy.
2) The average per capita consumption expenditure is highest amongst Hindus.
3) The proportion of households with their major source of income from regular salaried jobs is the lowest among Sikhs.

Which of the above statements are not true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following personnel are included in the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet ?

a) The Prime minister
b) The Union Home minister
c) The Minister in-charge of the concerned Ministry to which appointment is to be done.

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

Q6. Consider the following pairs of marine sanctuaries and their corresponding endemic species of animals /birds

1) Gahirmatha Marine Wildlife Sanctuary : Olive ridley turtles
2) Gulf of Mannar : Sea Cow
3) Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park : Painted stork
4) Malvan wildlife sanctuary : Barking deer

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

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