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Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 18 February 2017

Q.1- Fundamental duties were included in the constitution by which of the following amendments?

A. 40th
B. 42nd
C. 44th
D. 43rd

Q.2- Which of the following is/are correct regarding Kamov KA-226T helicopters?

1. It is a heavy multi-role helicopter
2. Variants of the Ka-226 have the NATO reporting name of Hoodlum.
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None

Q.3- An increase in the Bank Rate generally indicates that the

A. market rate of interest is likely to fall
B. Central Bank is no longer making loans to commercial banks
C. Central Bank is following an easy money policy
D. Central Bank is following a tight money policy.
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Answer1-B,2-B,3-D

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 17 February 2017

Q.1- Which of the following provisions are correct regarding PC-PNDT act?

1. It authorises only government approved hospitals to conduct tests for the purpose of determining the sex of the foetus.
2. It regulates the use of pre-natal diagnostic techniques, like ultrasound and amniocentesis.
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None

Q.2- Which of the following is/are correct regarding Jal swavlamban abhiyan launched by Rajasthan?

1. launched with the vision to ensure effective implementation of water harvesting and water conservation related activities in the urban areas.
2. It is a four year program, each phase of one year
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None

Q.3- Dassault Aviation has been in news recently, it belongs to which of the following countries?

A. France
B. Japan
C. Russia
D. Israel.
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 Answer 1-B,2-B,3-A

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 16 February 2017

Q.1- Article 239 AA is related to which of the following?

A. Special power given to State of Jammu and Kashmir
B. Special power to State of Manipur
C. Special power to NCT Delhi and Puduchery
D. Special power to NCT Delhi only

Q.2- Which of the following is correct regarding PSLV C37?

1. It placed satellites in sun-synchronous orbit
2. PSLV-C37 broke the earlier record of launching 37 satellites by a Russian rocket
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None

Q.3- Which of the following is correct regarding India’s current account deficit (CAD)?

1. India’s yearly CAD in terms of GDP has continuously increased during last decade
2. India has highest trade deficit with the USA
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None.
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Answer 1-D,2-C,3-A

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 15 February 2017

Q.1- Which of the following leads to increase in SMOG formation?

1. More vehicles on the roads
2. Fast moving wind
3. High temperature
A. 1,2 only
B. 2,3 only
C. 1,3 only
D. None

Q.2- Aero India 2017 happened in which of the following cities?

A. New Delhi
B. Pune
C. Bengaluru
D. Chennai

Q.3- Which of the following country is not part of conference on Afghanistan’s future in Moscow?

A. India
B. China
C. Iran
D. Tajikistan.
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 Answer 1-C,2-C,3-D

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 14 February 2017

Q1 - Which of the following is correct regarding chemical weapons convention?

1. It is administered by United Nations Security council
2. Russia recently decided to remove its chemical weapon stockpiles
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None

Q2 - Which of the following state governments has recently launched e-Prison project?

A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Karnataka
C. Jammu and Kashmir
D. Tamil Nadu

Q3 - India recently signed Hague code of conduct. What is this code related to?

A. It prohibites the illegal trade of animal parts
B. It works to improve the banking regulations
C. It works to contain the spread of ballistic missiles
D. None of the above/
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 Answer 2-B,2-C,3-C

Donald Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China: Rex Tilerson90the indian express,)

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday that President Donald Trump looks forward to enhancing understanding with China and the opportunity for a visit in the future. Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Tillerson’s meetings in China so far and that he and Trump expect a new stage of constructive development in bilateral relations. Tillerson said Trump places a “very high value on the communications that have already occurred” between Xi and Trump. “He looks forward to enhancing that understanding in the opportunity for a visit in the future,” Tillerson said. “We know that through further dialogue we will achieve a greater understanding that will lead to a strengthening of the ties between China and the United States, and set the tone for our future relationship of cooperation.”
Xi said Tillerson had made a lot efforts to achieve a smooth transition in this new era of relations. “You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly.…

Chinese President Xi to meet US Diplomat Tillerson as North Korea lobs latest tauntr (the indian express,)

Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson prepared to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping today just hours after a North Korean rocket engine test added new pressure on the big powers to address the threat from Pyongyang. North Korean state media said today that the isolated regime had tested a powerful engine hailed by leader Kim Jong-Un as a “new birth” for its rocket industry.
The test seemed timed with the Beijing visit of the US Secretary of State, who has sought to ramp up pressure on defiant North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile threats.
After talks with his counterpart Wang Yi on Saturday, Tillerson warned that regional tensions had reached a “dangerous level.”
The two diplomats pledged to work together toward denuclearising Kim’s rogue regime, but did not offer clear details on how.
Tillerson was to meet with Xi around 11.00 am.
It was not immediately clear whether the two would discuss North Korea’s latest thumb in the eye.
The North’s state news agency KCNA said Kim had ove…