Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 03 November 2019

Q1. With respect to the creation and administration of union territories, which of the following statements are true ?

1) During the discussion on reorganisation of states in 1956, the States Reorganisation Commission recommended creation of a different category for these territories since they neither fit the model of a state, nor do they follow a uniform pattern when it comes to governance.
2) According to Article 240, the Governors of parent states has the power to make regulations for certain UTs. The regulations could be for peace, progress and good government of the UT.
3) In case a UT has a Legislature in place, the President shall not have the authority to make any regulation with effect from the first day of the meeting of the Legislature.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of languages and their corresponding states were they are declared as official languages :

1) Khasi : Meghalaya
2) Konkani : Goa
3) Urdu : Gujarat
4) English : Nagaland
5) Dogri : Bihar

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 4 only
c) 2,4 & 5 only
d) 2,3 & 5 only

Q3. The Nirbhaya Fund was announced by the Centre in 2013 to support the initiatives of the government and the NGOs working towards the safety of women. Which of the following statements regarding the dame stands true ?

1) The Nirbhaya Fund Framework provides for a non-lapsable corpus fund for safety and security of women to be administered by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the Government of India.
2) As per procedures established in the CrPC central governments/ UTs are responsible for registration and investigation of crimes as well as grant of financial assistance/ compensation to victims.
3) The top five States ranked in terms of utilisation of money across various schemes under the Nirbhaya Fund were Chandigarh , Mizoram, Uttarakhand , Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland.

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

Q4.  Consider the following statements :

1) A genome is a person’s complete set of deoxyribonucleic acids or DNA, including all genes with more than 3 billion DNA base pairs.
2) By sequencing the genome, researchers can discover the functions of genes and identify mutations responsible for cancer and rare genetic diseases.
3) Genome sequencing will also lead to precision medication, instead of clinicians giving drugs based on collective knowledge.
Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q5. “Lingdum monastery” recently seen in news is located in which of the following Indian states ?

a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Sikkim
d) Assam

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Answer :

1. (b) 2. (b) 3. (c) 4. (d) 5.(c)