Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 July 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 July 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding contract enforcement & legal pendency in India stands true ?

1) Contract enforcement remains the single biggest constraint to improve India’s Ease of Doing Business (EODB) ranking.
2) In spite of a number of actions to expedite and improve the contract enforcement regime, economic activity was affected by the long shadow of delays and pendency across the legal landscape.
3) India has a higher pendency of cases in its higher courts than its lower (district &subordinate ) courts.

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

Q2. LokSabha passes Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019.Which of the following laws were amended along with it inorder to give effect to the Aadhar amendment act ?

1) Income tax act 1961
2) Indian telegraph act 1885
3) Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002
4) Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act 2016.
5) The Reserve bank of India act 1935

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 2,3 & 4 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding minimum wage system in India :

1) Currently, the minimum wage system, under the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, in India is complex, with different minimum wages defined for different job categories across States
2) Domestic workers were covered under minimum wage laws in all the States and Union Territories.
3) A well-designed and streamlined minimum wage system is required to reduce wage inequality in the country, the Economic Survey says.

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. There have been recent reports of cyanide contained in Indian salts at high levels. Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) While ferrocyanide is a toxic substance and releases the cyanide anion when consumed by a person, potassium potassiumcyanide is not.
2) In potassium ferrocyanide, the cyanide anion is strongly bonded to ferrous ion and hence does not get hydrolysed.
3) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the authority that prescribes the levels of potassium ferrocyanide that can be used in salt.

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

Q5. The “Yeoman butterfly” endemic to the western ghats is a tawny butterfly with dark-brown highlights on its wings has been declared as the state butterfly of which of the following states recently ?

a) Kerala
b) Karnataka
c) Tamilnadu
d) Maharashtra

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