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Their old ways (The Indian Express )

The ongoing visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, his seventh, has evoked strong reactions from Beijing. Arunachal Pradesh is a part of India, and New Delhi has never prevented the country’s “longest staying guest”, as the Dalai Lama describes himself, from visiting any part of its territory. Tawang, which he is visiting for the fifth time, is home to the world’s second largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery after the Potala Palace in Lhasa. As the spiritual leader of the community, the Dalai Lama has every right to visit and preach at Tawang. New Delhi could not have stopped the visit, as Beijing appears to suggest it should have done. Suggesting that New Delhi staged this visit in order to use the “Dalai Lama card” against China, gives little credit to his intelligence and wisdom, and the evolution of his own position on Tibet and China over the decades of his exile.
China has said that the visit has “severely damaged peace and stability in the region” and “hurt bilateral relat…

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 03 December 2016

Q. 1

1. The Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process was launched in 2011.
2. The recent conference of Heart of Asia, whose theme is security and prosperity, including Chabahar project.
Which of the following statements is/are true-?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Q. 2

1. In Iceland legislative elections, none of the seven parties or alliances obtained a clear majority.
2. The President then called on the Left-Green Movement, to form a government.
Which of the following statements is/are true-?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Q. 3

1. The Election Commission of India (ECI) is looking into the proposal for state funding of elections to combat the influence of cash and black money in them.
2. The ECI and other political parties are going to discuss on this issue.
Which of the following statements is/are true-?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2.
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Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 02 December 2016

Q. 1

1. NITI Aayog held the first meeting of the Committee of Chief Ministers to prepare a road map for rapid expansion and adoption of the digital payments methods.
2. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar suggested use of streetplays as well as social media to promote awareness about digital payment methods.
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. 2

1. Colombia’s Congress has given its approval to a peace accord with FARC guerrillas.
2. It aimed at ending a 52-year-old armed conflict
Which of the following statements is/are true-?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: Business and Economy ::

Q. 3

1.Opposition requested President to withhold his assent to the Taxation Bill.
2.The government introduced the legislation without giving previous notice to the Lok Sabha, and the Rajya Sabha will have role in its passage as it has been framed as a Money Bill.
Which of the following sta…

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams – 01 December 2016

Q. 1

1. Trade costs of India remained lower compared with the trade costs of best-performing economies in Asia and the Pacific.
2. Sluggish growth in trade is expected to continue through to the end of 2016.
Which of the following statements is/are true-?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Q. 2

1. The list of “intangible” cultural treasures was created 10 years ago, mainly to increase awareness about them.
2. Cuba’s sensual rumba dance and Belgium’s thriving beer culture brought to new UNESCO’s coveted list of “intangible” heritage.
Which of the following statements is/are true-?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Q. 3

1. Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG) has announced the unveiling of its health insurance under the brand Aditya Birla Health Insurance (ABHICL).
2. ABHICL is a joint venture between the Aditya Birla Group and MMI Holdings Ltd. (MMI).
Which of the following statements …