UPSC  Current Affairs

1. Consider the following about South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network
1. India is a formal member of SAWEN
2. SAWEN, South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network is an initiative to control the transboundary Wildlife Crime
Select the correct statement/s

Only 1 Only 2 Both None

2. Consider the following regarding bharat Stage (BS) Emission Norms in India
1. Currently, India is following BS IV Norms
2. India has planned to implement BS V norms from 2019
3. BS VI, particulate matter emission for diesel cars and nitrogen oxide levels are expected to be substantially higher than in BS IV.
Select the incorrect code

1 and 2 Only 2 2 and 3 Only 3

3. Consider the following countries
1. Myanmar
2. Vietnam
3. China
4. Philippines
5. Malaysia
Mekong river flows through which of the above given countries?

1,2,3 &4 1,2,3 and 5 only 1,2 and 3 only 2 & 4 only

4. Consider the following
1. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) insures people working in organised sector only
2. As per this scheme organised sector worker and his family (unit of five) will be covered with total sum of Rs. 30,000/- per family per annum
Select the correct option

1 only 2 only Both None

5. Consider the following
1. Sikkim is the first organic state in India
2. India’s highest peak Kanchenjunga is located in the state of Sikkim
3. River Teesta flows through Sikkim
Select the correct option with respect to the state of Sikkim

1, 2 & 3 1 & 2 only 2 & 3 only 1 & 3 only

6. Consider the following statements regarding Zika Virus
1. It is named after the Zika forest in Ethiopia
2. The mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya viruses are the same affecting Zika virus
3. It can be spread through sexual contact
Select the correct code

1 and 2 2 and 3 Only 2 1, 2 and 3

7. Consider the following statements with respect to “Spaceward bound programme”
1. Spaceward bound programme is a project by NASA
2. The objective is to train the next generation of space explorers.
3. India has joined hands with NASA in this experiment to conduct microbiological expeditions in places like Ladakh that has extreme climatic conditions
Select the correct option

1 & 2 only 2 & 3 only 1 & 3 only All

8. Corruption perception index is a report released by which of the following international organisations

World bank Transparency international United Nations development programme Amnesty international

9. Nai Manzil is a government of India scheme related to development of which of the following

Skill development Recapitalisation of banks Health Tourism

10. Mobile academy, IT initiative of government of India is related to which of the following option

It’s a mobile-based application aimed at providing training services to 9 million ASHAs. It will be an IT-enabled tool to help tobacco users to quit tobacco. It is an audio-based mobile service that delivers weekly audio messages to families about pregnancy, child birth and child care. It is a Mobile based application for filing quick IT returns


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