Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. Central Government appointed S. Jaishankar as the new Cabinet Secretary of India.
2. It is unclear if the sudden move will upset other officers in the way the surprise appointment of Shiv Shankar Menon did in 2006, with several officers resigning in protest.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Science and Technology ::

Q. 2

1. Drones are being used by scientists in site-specific research.
2. It is related to irrigation, plant growth, nutrient management, herbicide application and with more potential applications.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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

:: Sports ::

Q. 3

1. In order to work in line with International Boxing Association (AIBA)’s ambitious leagues Boxing India (BI) has decided to launch the Indian Series of Boxing (ISB) and a national ranking system in the second half of the year.
2. The apex body has been making an effort for the synergy of amateur and professional boxing by allowing pugilists from professional leagues to qualify for the Olympics.

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. Sri Lanka’s new President restored the country’s former Chief Justice after she was controversially impeached by the previous administration led by Mahinda Rajapaksa.
2. Lawyers welcomed Shirani Bandaranayake with bouquets of flowers at the Supreme Court in Colombo, although the decision to reinstate her will likely be largely ceremonial as she is expected to step down in few days.

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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