Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 December 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 December 2019

Q1. Water pollution situation is grim in the country, the National Green Tribunal directed 100 per cent treatment of sewage entering the rivers across the country by March 31 next year.

With respect to the above statement,which of the following statements regarding water act 1974 stands true ?

1) The Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 states that Prior Consent of the State Board is necessary to set up any industry, plant or process which is likely to discharge sewage or trade effluent into a stream or well or sewer or on land or bring into use any new or altered outlets for the discharge of sewage or begin to make any new discharge of sewage.
2) The act describes the power to take emergency measures in case of pollution of stream or well. Whereby the central board may issue orders to re move the matter, which is, or may cause pollution; or remedy or mitigate the pollution, or issue prohibition orders to the concerned persons from discharging any poisonous or noxious or polluting matter.
3) Anyone failing to abide by the laws of under is liable for imprisonment under Section 24 & Section 43 ranging from not less than one year and six months to six years along with monetary fines.

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

Q2. Which of the following categories of society are the eligible beneficiaries of the PMAY (PradhanMantriAwasYojana) scheme?

1) Medium Income Group
2) Economically weaker sections
3) SC/ST/OBC’s
4) People with pucca houses without sanitary facilities
5) All Gram Sabha members

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

Q3. NASA's Parker Solar Probe has beamed back the first observations from its close encounters with the Sun, revealing a "spectacular trove" of data about the solar wind and space weather.

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) One of the main goals of the Parker Solar Probe is to discover the source of the "slow" solar wind and how it is accelerated in the hot atmosphere of the Sun -- the 1 million-degree Celsius solar corona.
2) The solar wind consists of charged particles, mostly neutrons and helium nuclei, travelling along the Sun's magnetic field lines.
3) The researchers were able to trace the wind and the magnetic fields back to a source, coronal holes which are cooler and less dense than the surrounding corona.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the Agricultural Export Policy 2018 :

1) To policy aims to double agricultural exports from present US$ 30 Billion to $ 60 Billion by 2022 and reach $ 100 Billion in the next few years thereafter, with a stable trade policy regime.
2) It also recommends attracting private investments in export oriented activities and infrastructure.
3) The policy the need to evolve and put in place institutional mechanism for effective involvement and engagement of small and medium farmers for entire value chain as group enterprises within cluster of villages at the block level for select produce.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q5. Recently the “Aberdeen” police station was adjudged as the best police station in India by the home ministry. The station is in which of the following states/UT’s ?

a) New Delhi
b) Andaman & Nicobar islands
c) Uttar Pradesh
d) Goa

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Answer :

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