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Daily Current Affairs Questions: 27 Aug 2019

Daily Current Affairs Questions:

UPSC (IAS) – Pre 2019

Question 1.

Consider the following statements regarding SAGAR MAITRI Mission.

  1. SAGAR MAITRI is an initiative of Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).
  2. The prime objectives of the SAGAR MAITRI Mission are data collection from the entire North Indian Ocean, and establishing long-term collaboration with Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) countries in the field of ocean research and development.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d)   None

Answer-  b

Question 2.

Consider the following statements regarding Oussudu lake, recently seen in news

  1. Oussudu lake spreads in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu territories.
  2. Oussudu is a mix of reed beds, wetlands and huge stretches of water.
  3. The Oussudu lake is identified as a wetland of national importance under the National Wetland Conservation Programme.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2 & 3

(c)  Only 1 & 3

(d)  All

 

 

Answer-  d

 

Question 3.

Consider the following statements about Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO) programme.

  1. It is an initiative that will enable collection and conversion of used cooking oil to bio-diesel.
  2. It was launched by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d)   None

 

 

Answer-  a

 

Question 4.

What is the name of famous folk singer who was also known as ‘Birha Samrat’ recently passed away?

(a)  Hiralal Yadav

(b)  Ajay Kumar

(c ) Shakuntal Sinha

(d)  Arpan Das Mitra

 

Answer- a

 

Question 5.

What is the name of Kerala’s largest temple festival, which began on May 12, 2019?

(a)  Vishu

(b) Onam

(c ) Aranmula Boat Race

(d)  Thrissur Pooram

 

 

Answer-  d

 

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