Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 MARCH 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the salient features of the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management&Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2019 are true ?

1) Industries which do not require consent under Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act 1981, are now exempted from requiring authorization also under the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management &Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 in all cases.
2) Electrical and electronic assemblies and components manufactured in and exported from India, if found defective can now be imported back into the country, within a year of export, without obtaining permission from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
3) Solid plastic waste has been prohibited from import into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU).

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

Q2. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) was established as the specialised agency in 1945 which leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Which of the following are its objectives ?
1) Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
2) Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable.
3) Reduce urban poverty.
4) Promotion of village cooperatives.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to the national centre for good governance :

1) National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) has been set up by the Government of India (GoI) under the aegis of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances which interacts with national and international organisations, in and outside government, engaged in research and training in subject areas of mutual interest.
2) It acts as a think tank for governance & policy reforms, working across administrative, social, financial and political arenas.
3) It also promotes exchange of innovative ideas and best practices in Governance by organising, sponsoring and aiding seminars, workshops, study circles, working groups and conferences.

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. With respect to the newly introduced model guidelines for development & regulation of retirement homes by the central government ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) The guidelines address the special needs and protect the rights of senior citizens and retirees living in Retirement Homes, who aspire to spend their retired life independently in a safe, secure and dignified environment.
2) It provides for Compliance with Green Building Principles as provided in Model Building Bye Laws and use of non-polluting and renewable energy.
3) The guidelines makes provisions of common basic services, such as 24X7 water and electricity supply, maintenance of proper hygiene, security and housekeeping, provision of basic medical, safety and security services, medical emergency room and CCTV cameras in common areas.

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

Q5. The Novaya Zemlya archipelago an environmentally important landscape , recently seen in news lies between which of the following seas of the Northern hemisphere :

a) Karo& Barents sea
b) Barents & Norwegian sea
c) Norwegian sea& North sea
d) Greenland sea & Baltic sea

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