Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 September 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 September 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently published report on human trafficking in the country stands true ?

1) The last published report of the National Crime Record Bureau for 2016 recorded 8,132 cases of human trafficking in the country, of which 3,579 cases (around 44%) were from West Bengal alone.
2) In many cases of trafficking, survivors were not told that they were entitled to victim compensation from public prosecutors representing their case in courts.
3) The findings reaffirm the belief that traffickers enjoy a high degree of impunity because of the lackluster investigation, and lack of retribution encourages them to carry on with their crimes that leads to surge in incidents of human trafficking.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of books/journals written by Indian freedom fighters and their works :

1) Neel Darpan :Keshab Chandra Sen
2) Abhyuday :Madan Mohan Malaviya
3) VaamBodhini :ArvindGhosh
4) Unhappy India :LalaLajpatRai
5) War of Indian Independence : Veer Savarkar

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) Biosensors are devices that combine the sensing element (the antibody) with a transducer that converts the interaction of antibody into electrical or optical signal that can be measured.
2) Biomarkers are biological molecules that represent health and disease states. They are specific chemicals that are released in the body in response to certain physiological conditions.
3) Glucose oxidase enzyme which is immobilized on an electrode surface which acts as an electrocatalyst for oxidation of glucose is a common example of biomarker.

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. Fake news has a far reaching effect in India. It can grossly disturb the communal peace in the country if fake news is not regulated. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) There is no specific law to deal with fake news. Free publication or broadcast of news in India flows from the fundamental right to freedom of expression as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution.
2) According to the Press Council Act, 1978, it can warn, admonish or censure the newspaper, the news agency, the editor or the journalist or disapprove the conduct of the editor or the journalist if it finds that a newspaper or a news agency has offended against the standards of journalistic ethics or public taste.
3) Defamation suit is another legal tool available in the case of fake news. If a person finds a fake news defamatory s/he can file a civil or criminal case for defamation.

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

Q5. Recently the Indian army had successfully summited the Mt.LeoPargyil which is the third highest peak of Himachal Pradesh. The mountain lies in which one of the following ranges of the Himalayan region?

a) Kailash range
b) Ladakh range
c) Zaskar range
d) PirPanjal range

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Answer :

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