Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 August 2019

Q1. The Ministry of Finance as part of its strategic commitment to improve global trade, is conducting India’s first national Time Release Study (TRS).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) TRS is an internationally recognized tool advocated by World Customs Organization to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of international trade flows.
2) Expected beneficiaries of this initiative will be export oriented industries and MSMEs, who will enjoy greater standardization of Indian processes with comparable international standards.
3) This initiative will help India maintain the upward trajectory on Ease of Doing Business, particularly on the Trading Across Borders indicator which measures the efficiency of the cross border trade ecosystem.

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

Q2. Which of the following tiger reserves of India and their corresponding location states are correctly matched ?

1) Melghat : Maharashtra
2) Palamau : Jharkhand
3) Bor : Assam
4) Amrabad :Telangana
5) Buxa : Bihar

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the newly introduced Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 stands true ?

1) The bill empowers the Central government to designate individuals as terrorists if the person commits or participates in acts of terrorism, prepares for terrorism, promotes terrorism or is otherwise involved in terrorism.
2) Earlier, the government could designate organisations and individuals as terrorists only under Prevention of Money Laundering Act .
3) It also empowers the Director-General, National Investigation Agency (NIA) to grant approval of seizure or attachment of property when the case is investigated by the agency.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) The Indus inscriptions are one of the most enigmatic legacies of the Indus Valley civilisation which have not been deciphered due to the absence of bilingual texts, extreme brevity of the inscriptions, and ignorance about the languages.
2) Inscribed seals and tablets were used in some administrative operation that controlled the commercial transactions prevalent in the trade-savvy settlements of the ancient Indus Valley civilisation.
3) A common perception among some scholars is that the Indus script is logo-syllabic, where one symbol can be used as a word sign at one time and as a syllable sign at another.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. A joint venture company namely “KhanijBidesh India Ltd. (KABIL)” is to be set up with the participation of three Central Public Sector Enterprises namely HCL,NALCO and MECL for which of the following purposes ?

a) To facilitate easy clearance for import of precious metals into the country.
b) Single window clearance for facilitating easy exploration of off shore oil reserves using domestic resources.
c) To ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to Indian domestic market.
d) To develop battery charging stations for electric vehicles.

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