Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 March 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 March 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recent amendments brought in by the central government in the companies act stands true ?

1) The amendments would decriminalise a number of offences and ease corporate social responsibility (CSR) requirements, especially for smaller companies.
2) Companies that spend more than the mandatory 2% on CSR in a particular year can carry it forward as credit for fulfilment of CSR obligations for the next few years as per the amendments.
3) The amendment will enable listing of foreign companies in Indian stock exchanges to raise adequate capital from domestic market.

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

Q2. Which of the following diseases can be classified as those spread by viruses ?

1) Small pox
2) Corona
3) Plague
4) Hanta fever
5) Anthrax

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

Q3. The Supreme Court has set aside a circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that prohibited banks and entities regulated by it from providing services in relation to virtual currencies (VCs).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Virtual Currencies are digital currencies in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of the currency units and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.
2) Unlike regular money, virtual currency relies on a system of trust and may not be issued by a central bank or other banking regulatory authority.
3) A cryptocurrency uses cryptography technology that keeps the transactions secure and authentic, but does not help to manage and control the creation of new currency units.

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

Q4. With respect to the newly launched ‘Global Coalition for Biodiversity’ by the European union, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The Global Coalition is constituted of national parks, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens and science museums that are spread all over the world.
2) The Coalition cites Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) findings that more than 1 million species are under risk of extinction.
3) IPBES is Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. It was established in Panama City in 2012 by 94 countries and does not form part of the United Nations.

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

Q5. The ‘Pashtun tribes’ recently in news, comprising the world’s largest tribal society are inhabitants of which of the following countries ?

a) Bangladesh
b) Afghanistan
c) Iraq
d) Turkey

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