Current Affairs Quiz UPSC : March 2019

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1. Consider the following statements-

I. Lunar Day refers to time taken by the Earth’s moon to complete one rotation on its axis

II. It is also the time taken by the moon to complete one orbit around the Earth.

III. One Lunar Day equals to 27 Earth Days, 7 hours, 43 minutes and 12 seconds.

IV. It is usually the phase between two new moons.

Which of the above is/are true?

A. All of the above      B. I,II & III        C. II,III & IV       D. Only II

2.Consider the following statements

I.Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas is prepared by United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

II.India is among countries whose soil biodiversity faces the highest level of risk.

III.Soil biodiversity encompasses the presence of micro-organisms, micro-fauna and macro-fauna.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A.All of the above       B.I & II      C.II & III       D.only II

3.Consider the following statement

I.The Centre has announced the creation of a separate railway zone in Andhra Pradesh.

II.The headquarters of the new zone will be in Vishakhapatnam.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A.Both I & II       B.Neither I nor II      C.Only I      D.Only II

4.Consider the following statements about Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF).

I.Work related to the Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) is under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

II.Central Road Fund Act, 2000 was amended to use proceeds of the road cess under CRIF to finance infrastructure projects such as waterways, some portion of the railway infrastructure and even social infrastructure.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A.Both I & II      B.Neither I nor II      C.Only I       D.Only II

5.Consider the following statements regarding the provisions related to scheduled tribes and castes in the Indian Constitution.

I. The Constitution does not specify the castes or tribes which are to be called the SCs or the STs. II. It leaves with the Parliament the power to specify as to what castes or tribes in each state and union territory are to be treated as the SCs and STs.

III. In case of the states, the Parliament issues the notification after consulting the Chief Minister of the state concerned. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

A. All of the above       B. I,II & III       C. II,III & IV      D. Only I

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