Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 August 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the newly introduced Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019 stands true ?

1) The bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to provide for road safety. Provisions related to increasing penalties of traffic violations, addressing issues on third-party insurance, regulation of cab aggregators and road safety are proposed in the amendment.
2) The Bill proposes a scheme to allow cashless treatment of victims in a road accident during the golden hour.
3) Even though the Bill proposes to increase the minimum compensation for hit and run cases, it reduces the compensation amount in case of grievous injury from 2 lakhs to 1 lakh.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following are the main features of Indian agriculture ?

1) Subsistence agriculture
2) Lesser role of animals in agriculture.
3) Monsoon dependence
4) Monocropping.
5) Predominance of horticulture.

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 5 only
d) 3,4 & 5 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) Investing in women’s capabilities and empowering them were important for propelling economic growth and overall development.
2) India could not neglect the importance of education and the empowerment of the women, especially when it is aspiring to be a 5 trillion-dollar economy and striving to acquire a position of leadership in the world.
3) As per IMF report , if 50% of skilled women could join the workforce, India can scale its growth by 1.5 percentage points to 9% a year.

Which of the above statements are true ?

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding India-Africa bilateral relations stands true ?

1) India has become the fifth largest investor in Africa with cumulative investment at over 54 billion US dollars.
2) The African Continent is the largest recipient of Indian overseas assistance.
3) The continental Free Trade Area Agreement launched this month will make Africa the largest free trade area in the world.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. “Agent Smith” recently seen in news refers to which of the following ?

a) The U.S secret mission to curb Iranian nuclear enrichment.
b) The cooperative mission between South Korea & North Korea to end differences amongst them.
c) The newly discovered malware that infected millions of smartphone users, extracting their datas.
d) The single window clearance mechanism to facilitate easy start ups for imparting motor skill training under the motor vehicle amendment bill 2019.

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