Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 August 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Methylmercuryis the major source of organic mercury for all humans. It is a bioaccumulative environmental toxicant.
2) Ocean warming along with overfishing has led to an increase in methylmercury toxin in fishes.
3) Researchers warn that human exposure to the toxin through fish consumption is bound to increase as a result of climate change. Hence, there is a need for stronger regulations to protect ecosystem and human health.

Which of the above statement are true ?

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

Q2. Apart from India,the Himalayas passes through which of the following countries in the Indian subcontinent?

1) Nepal
2) Myanmar
3) Bangladesh
4) Mongolia
5) Afghanistan

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

Q3. The Centre has issued a notification on certain changes in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) An important amendment to the PMLA includes giving power to the Centre to set up an Inter-Ministerial Coordination Committee for inter-departmental and inter-agency coordination for operational and policy level cooperation, besides consultation with all stakeholders.
2) The scope of “proceeds of crime”, has been expanded to empower the agency to act against even those properties which “may directly or indirectly be derived or obtained as a result of any criminal activity relatable to the scheduled offence.
3) Another vital amendment makes concealment of proceeds of crime, possession, acquisition, use, projecting as untainted money, or claiming as untainted property as independent and complete offences under the Act only with the permission of higher authorities for a public official.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the Shimla agreement signed by India and Pakistan in 1972 stands true ?

1) The Shimla Agreement contains a set of guiding principles, mutually agreed to by India and Pakistan, which both sides would adhere to while managing relations with each other.
2) The agreement states that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means” in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
3) Under the agreement the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan have agreed that the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations shall govern the relations between the two countries.

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

Q5. Which of the following states/UT’s of India has launched a programme named “Oral history Programme” that seeks to record oral histories of its territory as told by its senior citizens ?

a) Andaman and Nicobar
b) Rajasthan
c) New Delhi
d) Goa

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