Daily Current Affairs MCQs for UPSC IAS Prelims- 7 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 is true about Dokra, a metal craft?
A. It is a type of ferrous metal casting technique.
B. Its documented history is about 1000 years old.
C. It is practised only by the Ojha metal smiths living in West Bengal and Odisha.
D. Two places in West Bengal famous for Dokra are Bikna in Bankura and Dariyapur in Bardhaman.
Explanation: Dokra is a non-ferrous metal casting technique using the lost-wax casting technique. It has a documented history of about 5000 years and is practised by the Ojha metal smiths living in states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, and Telangana. Dokra comes from the Dhokra Damar Tribes, the main traditional metal smiths of West Bengal and Odisha.
Q2.Which of the following is true about the Social Progress Index (SPI)?
A. It only assesses the performance of states in terms of nutrition and basic medical care.
B. It assesses states and districts based on 12 components across three critical dimensions of social progress.
C. It only focuses on personal rights and freedom.
D. The top 3 performing states are Assam, Bihar, and Jharkhand.
Explanation: The Social Progress Index (SPI) is a comprehensive tool that can serve as a holistic measure of a country's social progress at the national and sub-national levels. It is prepared by the Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress Imperative and released by the Economic Advisory Council - Prime Minister. The index assesses states and districts based on 12 components across three critical dimensions of social progress - Basic Human Needs, Foundation of Well-being, and Opportunity.
The Opportunity dimension focuses on personal rights, freedom and choice, inclusiveness, and access to advanced education.
The last 3 states are Assam, Bihar, and Jharkhand.
Q3.Which of the following is true about ChatGPT?
A. It is an AI-based image generator.
B. It is based on the GPT 3.5 series of image learning models.
C. It cannot answer follow-up questions or admit its mistakes.
D. It is a chatbot based on the GPT 3.5 series of language learning models.
Explanation: ChatGPT is a text-to-image generator.
ChatGPT is based on the company’s GPT 3.5 series of language learning models (LLM).
It can answer follow-up questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests.
Q4.Which of the following is true about Asian Giant Tortoises?
A. They are the largest tortoises in the world.
B. They are found only in India and Malaysia.
C. They are listed as endangered by the IUCN.
D. They are found in Intanki National Park, located in the Peren district of Nagaland.
Explanation: Intanki National Park, located in the Peren district of Nagaland, was declared a National Park in 1993. Therefore, option D is the correct answer.
Option A is incorrect because while they are the largest tortoises in mainland Asia, they are not the largest in the world.
Option B is incorrect because they are found in other countries as well.
Option C is incorrect, as they are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.
Q5.Which of the following statements about the Sun Temple at Modhera is incorrect?
A. It was built during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty.
B. The Solankis who built the temple were believed to be Suryavanshis.
C. The temple was constructed using sandstone and features the Maru-Gurjara style of architecture.
D. The temple has two main components - the central shrine and a stepped water tank.
Explanation: It consists of three main components - the central shrine or main temple, which consists of a Garbagriha and a Mandapa called as Gudamandapa, a Sabha mandapa, and a kunda or stepped water tank.
The December 2022 CA Monthly magazine discusses the above topics in more detail.