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Daily Current Affairs MCQs for UPSC IAS Prelims - 3 Mar 2023


 

Welcome to the RAYACADEMY Daily Current Affairs MCQs! Our focus is to provide you with engaging and informative questions that primarily revolve around current affairs, derived from reliable sources such as 'The Hindu', 'Indian Express', and 'PIB'. Our MCQs test your understanding of factual and conceptual knowledge, which is essential for cracking the UPSC IAS and State PCS prelim exams.


Below are some of Today's Current Affairs MCQs. We hope you make the most of this initiative and wish you all the best in your preparation.


 

Q1.Which of the following statements about the Heat Dome is incorrect?

1) A Heat Dome is caused by an area of the low-pressure system.

2) Heat Dome occurs when an area of high-pressure traps warm air over a region for an extended period.

3) Heat Domes only last for a few hours.

4) Heat Domes do not lead to deadly heat waves.


A.Options 1 & 2 only

B. Options 2 only

C. Options 1 & 4 only

D. Options 1,3 & 4 only

Answer: D

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: A heat dome occurs when an area of high-pressure traps warm air over a region for an extended period.

Statements 3 & 4 are incorrect: Heat Domes generally stay for a few days, but they can sometimes extend to weeks, which might cause deadly heat waves.

( Details are in January 2023 Monthly Current Affairs magazine)


Q2.Which of the following statements about Blackbuck is/are incorrect?

1) Blackbuck is native to India only

2) They cannot survive in a cold climate.

3) The Bishnoi community of Rajasthan is known for their conservation efforts for blackbuck and Chinkara.

4) The Blackbuck is listed under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.


A. Options 1 & 2 only

B. Options 1 only

C. Options 1 & 4 only

D. Options 2 & 3 only

Answer: C

Explanation:

Statement 1 is incorrect: the Blackbuck, also known as the Indian antelope, is native to India and Nepal.


Statement 2 is correct: It is mentioned that Blackbuck cannot sustain a cold climate and is mainly found in Central-Western India and Southern India.


Statement 3 is correct: The Bishnoi community of Rajasthan is known for their conservation efforts for blackbuck and Chinkara.


Statement 4 is incorrect: It is listed under Schedule I of the WPA, 1972

( Details are in January 2023 monthly current affairs magazine)


Q3.Which of the following is a correct statement about Mohiniyattam?

A) Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form of Karnataka.

B) Mohiniyattam is based on the theme of Lord Shiva.

C) Mohiniyattam is suitable for both men and women.

D) Mohiniyattam was also known as Tevitichi or Deva-Adi-Achi.

Answer: D) Mohiniyattam was also known as Tevitichi or Deva-Adi-Achi.

Explanation:

Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form from Kerala

It is based on the theme of Mohini, the celestial enchantress of Hindu mythology.

It also mentions that the delicate body movements and subtle facial expressions are more feminine and therefore are ideally suited for performance by women.

The passage further mentions that the dancers were called by different names during different periods, which include TaiNangai or Nangachi (one with a beautiful hand), Dasi (servant), Tevitichi or Deva-Adi-Achi (the one who served at the feet of the Lord), and Koothachi (who performed koothu or dance).

Q4.Which of the following statements is/are correct about Aubrites, a type of meteorite?

1)Scientists have determined that Aubrites originate from the asteroid 3103 Eger.

2)Aubrites are "igneous rocks" that form in oxygen-rich conditions and contain various exotic minerals not found on Earth.

3)Aubrites form in conditions that are prevalent on Mercury.


A. Only 1

B. Only 3

C. 1 and 3

D. 2 and 3

Answer: B) Only 3

Explanation: Aubrites are a type of meteorite, and scientists are still determining their origin. While some signs indicate they could be from the asteroid 3103 Eger or the planet Mercury, the origin has yet to be conclusively determined.

According to a 2003 definition, aubrites are “igneous rocks” that form in oxygen-poor conditions and thus “contain a variety of exotic minerals that are not found on Earth”. The conditions in which aubrites form are prevalent on Mercury, which is why some scientists believe they could be from Mercury.


Q5.Which of the following countries has become the first to launch cross-border Person to Person (P2P) payment facilities with India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI)?

A. United States

B. Singapore

C. China

D. Japan

Answer: B) Singapore

Explanation: India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Singapore's PayNow were officially connected, allowing for a "real-time payment linkage".

Singapore has become the first country to launch cross-border Person to Person (P2P) payment facilities with India's UPI.

This linkage will ease financial transactions for the Indian diaspora, especially migrant workers/students, and bring the benefits of digitalisation and FINTECH to the common man through an instantaneous and low-cost transfer of money from Singapore to India and vice-versa.





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