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Daily Current Affairs Questions: 5 Oct 2019

UPSC (IAS) – Pre 2019

Question 1.  Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched NISHTHA programme.

  1. The initiative is first of its kind wherein standardized training modules are developed at national level for all States and UTs.
  2. NISHTHA is under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a)  Only 1

(b)  Only 2

(c) Both 1 & 2

(d) None

Answer- c


Question 2. Mount Leo Pargyil is located in

(a)  Himachal Pradesh

(b) Arunachal Pradesh

(c) Manipur

(d) Nagaland

Answer- a


Question 3. Name the world’s largest Integrated Online Junction launched for school education to improve the school education system .

(a)  “Education”

(b)   “Shagun”

(c)  “Shala”

(d) “Gunvatta”

Answer- b


Question 4. Consider the following statements about the Regional Councils that was recently recommended by the NITI Aayog-

  1. It will be formed to address specific issues and contingencies impacting more than one state or a region.
  2. These councils will be chaired by the Chairperson of the NITI Aayog or his nominee.
  3. The councils will comprise of the Chief Ministers of States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories in the region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  (a) 1 & 2

  (b) 2 & 3

  (c) Only 3

  (d) 1, 2 & 3

Answer- d


Question 5. Which one of the following countries is not a part of ‘The BASIC countries’?

(a) Russia

(b) India

(c) South Africa

(d) Brazil

Answer- a


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