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Daily Current Affairs Questions: 31 Aug 2019

Daily Current Affairs Questions:

UPSC (IAS) – Pre 2019

 

Question 1.

Consider the following statements about Small Grants Programme (SGP) related to environmental funding.

  1. Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the Small Grants Programme embodies the essence of sustainable development.
  2. It is implemented by UNDP on behalf of the GEF partnership.
  3. SGP grants are made directly to the state governments for environment and development concerns.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 &3

(c ) 1 & 2

(d)  1, 2 & 3

Answer-  c

 

Question 2.

Which of the following has been recognised as the ‘World Capital of Architecture’ by UNESCO.

(a) Rio de Janeiro

(b) Rome

(c ) France

(d)  New Delhi

Answer-  a

 

Question 3.

Golden Langur Conservation Breeding Programme is implemented by which state?

(a) West Bengal

(b) Assam

(c ) Maharashtra

(d)  Gujarat

Answer-  b

 

 

Question 4.

Consider the following statements about Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

1. PCT gives patent protection for an invention simultaneously in large number of countries.

2. The application for patent protection by a country must be filed by the department responsible for intellectual property rights relating to patents.

3. PCT is administered by WIPO.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 &3

(c ) 1 & 2

(d)  1 , 2 & 3

Answer-  b

 

Question 5.

Consider the following statements about the Missile Helina.

  1. Helina is the helicopter-launched version of the Nag anti-tank guided missile.
  2. Helina is the indigenously designed and built missile system.
  3. Helina’s range is estimated at between 50 to 60 kilometres.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 &3

(c ) 1 & 2

(d)  1 , 2 & 3

Answer-  c

 

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