Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 December 2019

Q1. The government today informed that 14,500 NGOs registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) were banned in the last five years from receiving funds from abroad.

Which of the following statements regarding the FCRA act stands true ?

1) The act regulates the receipt and usage of foreign contribution by non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) in India.
2) It has a very wide scope and is applicable to a natural person, body corporate, all other types of Indian entities (whether incorporated or not) as well as NRIs and overseas branches/subsidiaries of Indian companies and other entities formed or registered in India.
3) It comes under the purview of RBI.

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

Q2. The monetary policy is a policy formulated by the central bank, i.e., RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and relates to the monetary matters of the country. The policy involves measures taken to regulate the supply of money, availability, and cost of credit in the economy.

Which of the following includes the key instruments of the monetary policy ?

1) Purchasing Power Parity
2) Cash reserve Ratio
3) Repo rate
4) WPI
5) Bank rate

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the nuclear Magnetic Resonance technique developed by CSIR which got US FDA approval recently stands true ?

1) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is an analytical technique to determine the purity of a sample and its molecular structure. It is used to infer basic structure of unknown compounds.
2) It helps to determine phase changes, solubility, conformational exchange and diffusion.
3) The technique is used to observe the local magnetic fields around atomic nuclei. Biochemists use NMR technique to identify proteins and other complex molecules.

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

Q4. The Union Cabinet on recently approved a bill to amend a law which governs the welfare of senior citizens. Which of the following statements regarding the so called The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 stands true ?

1) The bill proposes registration and maintenance of minimum standards of senior citizens' care homes, besides registration of homecare service agencies.
2) The Bill proposes to fix the ceiling of ₹10,000 as maintenance towards welfare of parents and includes the preference to dispose of applications of senior citizens above eighty years of age.
3) Nodal police officers for senior citizens in every police station and district level special police unit for senior citizens, and helpline for senior citizens are the other highlights of the Bill.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries do not share a boundary with Bosnia,which recently got control of its air space from NATO ?

a) Croatia
b) Greece
c) Serbia
d) Montenegro

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Answer :

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