DESIREIAS QUIZ

28th September 2018 Daily MCQ for UPSC

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28th September 2018 Daily MCQ for UPSC

Q-1 Consider the following statements
1- Black box, being introduced for the first time by Indian Railways,.

2-The black box will act as a coach control unit with communication interfaces for passenger announcements,
GPS based announcement triggers, etc with remote monitoring.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

Ans-C
Explanation:

• black box, being introduced for the first time by Indian Railways, has a powerful multi dimensional communication interface to provide information on passengers and coach condition on realtime basis.

• The black box will act as a coach control unit with communication interfaces for passenger announcements,GPS based announcement triggers, emergency intercom for commuters, digital destination boards, train reservation display modules, and CCTVs with remote monitoring.

MCQ Source -28th September The Hindu Newspaper- Page-7 Topic-Railways to roll out smart coaches

Q-2 Consider the following statements
1-Article 23 permits state to impose compulsory service for public purposes.
2-Article 23 allows gender based discrimination.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above
Ans-D
Explanation:
• Although traffic is prohibited, but it permits the state to impose compulsory service for public purposes like military or social service.
• In imposing such service, the state shall not make discrimination on grounds only of religion, race, caste or class. This means gender based discrimination is allowed.

MCQ Source – chapter- 7 Fundamental Rights, Topic -RIGHT AGAINST EXPLOITATION,M. Laxmikant Book

Q-3 Consider the following statements
1-Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organization
2-It is Founded in 2005 in Shanghai
3-India and Pakistan as full members of SCO

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2
B-1,3
C-2,3
D- only 1

Ans- B

MCQ Source -28th September The Hindu Newspaper- Page-11 Uzbek President to invite India to join Afghan rail project

• Explanation:
• It is a Eurasian political, economic, and military organisation
• Founded in 2001 in Shanghai
• 8 members:
• China,
• Kazakhstan,
• Kyrgyzstan,
• Russia,
• Tajikistan,
• Uzbekistan,
• India and
• Pakistan
• SCO evolved from Shanghai Five (All above minus Uzbekistan)
• On July 10, 2015, the SCO decided to admit India and Pakistan as full members, and they joined as full members in 2017.
• Main activities: cooperation on security, military activities, and economic and cultural cooperation
• Member countries are rich in energy resources (both fossil fuels and uranium)
• HQ : Beijing, China

Q-4 Consider the following statements

1-The ratio of liquid assets to demand and time liabilities is known as Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR).
2-An increase in SLR restricts the bank’s leverage position to pump more money into the economy.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above
MCQ Source -28th September The Hindu Newspaper- Page-13 Short term rates fall as RBI eases SLR norms

Ans-C

Consider the following statements
1- The web portal will enable in principle approval for MSME loans up to Rs. 10 crore within 59 minutes from Only 5 Public Sector Banks (PSBs).
2- It also simplifies decision making process for loan officer as final output provides summary of credit, valuation and verification on a user-friendly dashboard in real time
Which of the above statements is/are true about portal www.psbloansin59minutes.com?
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above
Ans:b
Explanation
• The web portal will enable in principle approval for MSME loans up to Rs. 1 crore within 59 minutes from Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and 5 Public Sector Banks (PSBs).
• It also simplifies decision making process for loan officer as final output provides summary of credit, valuation and verification on a user-friendly dashboard in real time

MCQ Source – Analysis MSME Ministry Website

Q-Recently first flood forecast system Launched by which City ?
A-New Delhi
B-Mumbai
C-Kolkata
D-Chennai

Ans-C
Explanation
• The Kolkata Municipal Corporation, with the support of the Asian Development Bank, has launched the country’s first flood forecasting and early-warning system, which will provide real-time data on inundation, rainfall intensity, temperature, air quality and other climate-related data.
• This is expected to help policy-makers make informed decisions during disasters

MCQ Source -28th September The Hindu Newspaper-