March-2018, Current affairs mcqs for UPSC, IAS, State PSC, SSC and other Exams

This page contains March 2018 Current Affairs Multiple choice Questions MCQs from different newspapers and magazines including The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB and Yojna.

These monthly (March 2018) current affairs MCQs are based on different exams syllabus and pattern including UPSC CSE/IAS, State PSC, SSC, CDS, CLAT and other competitive exams. These MCQs of daily news are evenly helpful in both prelims exams and to test one's preparation.

11. 

Which of the following statement is true about "GSAT-19" satellite, recently launched by ISRO ?

1. GSAT-19 is the heaviest satellite launched from the Indian soil. 2. The satellite was placed into the orbit with the help of PSLV.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



12. 

Which of the following is true about "Payment banks" recently in news ?

1. To start a payment bank the minimum capital requirement is ?500 crore, for the first five years. 2. 25% of its branches must be in the unbanked rural area.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



13. 

Which of the following is true about "International Solar Alliance", recently in news ?

1. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of more than 121 countries, most of them being sunshine countries. 2. The initiative was first proposed by Indian Prime Minister in a speech in November 2015.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



14. 

Which of the following countries have co-chaired the first founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA-2018)?

1. India-USA 2. India-France
3. China-Russia 4. China-Pakistan



15. 

Which of the following is true about "SWIFT", somewhere related to banking, recently in news ?

1. SWIFT provides a network that enables financial institutions in India to send and receive information about financial transactions. 2. SWIFT is a cooperative society.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



16. 

Which of the following is true about "Adjournment Motion", in context of indian parliament ?

1. Adjournment motion is allowed only in Lok Sabha. 2. Such a motion needs support of at least 50% members of the house.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



17. 

With respect to India's arms imports, which of the following statement is true ?

1. India was the world’s largest importer of major arms in 2013-17. 2. USA is India’s largest arms supplier between 2013 and 2017.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



18. 

Which of the following statement is true about "Appropriation Bill", in context of indian parliament.

1. This is to authorise the government to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund of India. 2. The bill should be passed from both houses of parliament.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



19. 

What is the meaning of "guillotine" in budget terms ?

1. It is a type of motion introduced by a member to call the attention of a minister to a matter of urgent public importance. 2. The guillotine process allows for a vote on outstanding demands for grants, whether discussed or not.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



20. 

The headquarter of "Indian Science Congress Association" recently in news is located in which of the following city ?

1. New Delhi 2. Kolkata
3. Hyderabad 4. Mumbai