Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 JANUARY 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 JANUARY 2019

Q1. With respect to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018recently passed in Loksabhawhich of the following statements are true ?

1) No student can be detained up to class 8th under current provisions of the Act.
2) As per the amendment, it would be left to the States to decide whether to continue the no-detention policy.
3) No child will be excluded from school in case he or she fails, such children will be provided two-month remedial teaching to perform better in another examination to be conducted by their schools.

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

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to India’s tax revenue prospects :

1) Government’s dependence of tax revenue has steadily increased in the last five years.
2) The share of revenue from non-tax sources and capital receipts has also been increasing steadily.
3) Increased economic activity and higher GDP growth will boost consumption and automatically lead to increase in indirect tax collection.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to the draft National Policy on Domestic Workers are true ?

1) Under the policy,Domestic workers will have the right to register as unorganized workers. Such registration will facilitate their access to rights & benefits.
2) It provides forProtection of Domestic Workers from abuse and exploitation.
3) Domestic Workers will have access to courts, tribunals for grievance redressal and a mechanism for regulation of private placement agencies will also be established under the policy.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding dark matter :

1) Dark matter is a hypothetical form of matter that is thought to account for approximately 85% of the matter in the universe, and about a quarter of its total energy density.
2) Galaxies that stopped forming stars long ago had higher dark matter densities at their centres than those that are still forming stars today.
3) Dark matter is visible only to the X-ray portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, hence is invisible to normal astronomical equipments.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. The “Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas” is prepared by which of the following global organisations/programmes ?

a) United Nations Environment Programme
b) World Wildlife Fund for Nature
c) UNESCO
d) Convention on Biodiversity

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