UPPCS Prelims 2018 General Studies Solved Paper Part-4 (Series A)
Q 41. Purvanchal Express Way’ in Uttar Pradesh will not pass through which of the following cities?
The Lucknow-Azamgarh-Ghazipur Expressway now renamed as Purvanchal Expressway is an under construction 6-lane, divided and access-controlled highway, in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. The expressway will connect the historic towns of Ghazipurand Azamgarh with the state capital, Lucknow. It is to be developed by the Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development and Authority.
It will be 343 km long expressway and will connect Lucknow to Ballia by passing through Barabanki, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur districts and will terminate at Haidaria in Ghazipur. The expressway is to be linked with Varanasi through a separate link road.
Q 42. According to United Nation’s E-Government Index, 2018 India ranks at which place?
The United Nations E-Government Survey 2018: Gearing E-Government to Support Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies was launched on July 19 2018.
The Central Government’s Digital India campaign has finally borne fruit as India has climbed 11 ranks in four years to gain a place among the top 100 nations as per the United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI). The latest 2018 version of the e-governance index released on July 19 shows India at the 96th position with a score of 0.5669, a massive leap from the 107th rank in 2016.
|E–Government Development Index – Top 10 Countries|
|Republic of Korea||0.9010|
Denmark has emerged at the top with a magnificent score of 0.9150, followed by Australia and South Korea.
Q 43. Which of the following States was in the news for the outbreak of Nipah virus disease in May-June,2018?
Nipah virus infection (NiV) is a viral infection caused by the Nipah virus. Symptoms from infection vary from none to fever, cough, headache, shortness of breath, and confusion. This may worsen into a coma over a day or two. Complications can include inflammation of the brain and seizures following recovery.
The Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus in the genus Henipavirus. It can both spread between people and from other animals to people. Spread typically requires direct contact with an infected source. The virus normally circulates among specific types of fruit bats.
Q 44. In which city the Indian National Digital Library was dedicated to the nation in June 2018 by Prakash Javadekar?
Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library to provide a platform for schools, universities, teachers, students and anyone who has a curiosity to learn.
Q 45. What is the rank of India in the world as per Global Peace Index (GPI), 2018?
Global Peace Index (GPI) measures the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness.
The GPI is a report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and developed in consultation with an international panel of peace experts from peace institutes and think tanks with data collected and collated by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Index was first launched in May 2007, with subsequent reports being released annually. It is claimed to be the first study to rank countries around the world according to their peacefulness.
- India has moved up four places to the 137th rank among 163 countries on the 2018 Global Peace Index
- While Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, Syria remains the least peaceful.
- Pakistan too has improved marginally, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI), released by Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)