Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 August 2019

Q1. With respect to the newly passes surrogacy regulation bill 2019, which of the following statements are true ?

1) The Bill is aimed at ending the exploitation of women who are lending their womb for surrogacy, and protecting the rights of children born through this.
2) The bill provides for constituting a National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Boards, and the appointment of appropriate authorities for the regulation of the practice and process of surrogacy.
3) Along with commercial surrogacy the bill also prohibits altruistic surrogacy, which involves a surrogacy arrangement where the monetary reward only involves medical expenses and insurance coverage for the surrogate mother.

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

Q2. Scientists have developed a new variety of mango named ‘Arkasuprabath’recently,Which of the following are the other important varieties of Mangoes in India ?

1) Thotapuris
2) Honey crisp
3) Neelam
4) Sumthira
5) Badami

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

Q3. The department of consumer affairs has recently released the draft ‘e-commerce guidelines for consumer protection 2019 report. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The draft adds that e-commerce firms need to ensure that personally identifiable information of customers is protected.
2) As per the draft, an e-commerce firm cannot falsely represent themselves as consumers or post reviews about goods and services in their name.
3) It proposed to make it mandatory for firms to display terms of contract with the seller relating to return, refund, exchange, warranty/guarantee, delivery/shipment, mode of payments and grievance redressal mechanism to enable consumers to make informed decisions.

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

Q4. Government of India is about to repeal article 370 of the constitution which gives special status to Jammu & Kashmir, which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Once passed the presidential order will do away with sections under Article 35A, which provides special privileges to “permanent residents" of the state while defining the term “permanent residents".
2) Under article 370(3), there is a provision that President, on recommendation of the Parliament, has the power to amend or cease the implementation of article 370,through a public notification.
3) The amendment to the constitution which requires repealing the article 370 requires a majority of 2/3rd members present and voting supported by more than 50% of the state legislatures by a simple majority.

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

Q5. Recently A UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission has urged foreign businesses and governments to sever ties with more than 140 companies owned or controlled by the military of which of the following countries ?

a) Thailand
b) Mynamar
c) North Korea
d) Iran

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