Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. Making out a case against media trials, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said here that technology had made State censorship an exercise in futility.
2. Delivering the first Justice J.S. Verma Memorial Lecture on “Freedom and responsibility of media” organised by the News Broadcasters Association here, Mr. Jaitley urged the media to introspect as media trials undertaken in television studios of high-profile cases often brought “tremendous pressure” on courts.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: Science & Technology ::

Q. 2

1. India's strategic missile, Agni-IV, will test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast, on January 31.
2. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which has developed the missile, will launch it from a canister mounted on a road-mobile launcher, which is a TATRA truck.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: Business & Economy ::

Q. 3

1. India is holding excess foodgrain stocks worth nearly Rs. 40,000 crore, over and above the stipulated buffer limits, according to experts.
2. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi reduced the norm for January 1 to 21.41 million tonnes from 25 million tonnes with the aim of better management of food reserves in the country.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: International ::

Q. 4

1. Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is set to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the five-day Jaipur International Film Festival to be held in Jaipur .
2. Mr. Majidi is best known for films such as The Song of Sparrows , Children of Heaven , Baran and The Willow Tree.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both 1 & 2


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