Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to Official Secrets Act (OSA)1923 :

1) It is a colonial law that has carried on since the British rule and states that actions which involve helping an enemy state against India is actionable.
2) Section 2 of the Act states that if any person for purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the state, obtains, collects, records, publishes or communicates to any person any secret official code, he or she shall be punishable with imprisonment up to fourteen years.
3) Section 8(2) of the Act it is stated, ' notwithstanding anything in the OSA, a public authority may allow access to information, if public interest in disclosure outweighs the harm to the protected interests.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Indian tribes and their inhabiting states :

1) Chenchu : Assam
2) Toto : west Bengal
3) Nyishi : Arunachal Pradesh
4) Siddis :kerala
5) Barda : Gujarat

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a)1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 2,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding India’s effort to promote GI in the country are true ?

1) India is not only a signatory to TRIPS Agreement but has also enacted fresh legislations, amended existing laws and strengthened domestic legal framework to fulfil the harmonisation with the WTOs TRIPS Agreement.
2) India’s huge geography and ancient history has given rise to a diverse and distinct identity and CIPAM has the mandate to protect and promote this diversity through GI.
3) ‘IP Nani’, India’s first Intellectual Property (IP) Mascot,features in a series of short animated videos, to spread awareness about the importance of IPRs amongst children.

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 newly launched Indian cooling action plan (ICAP) are true ?

1) The overarching goal of ICAP is to provide sustainable cooling and thermal comfort for all while securing environmental and socio-economic benefits for the society.
2) It seeks to increase the cooling demand across sectors by 20% to 25% by 2037-38.
3) Doubling Farmers Income by providing better cold chain infrastructure thereby giving better value of produce to farmer and less wastage of produce.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries have recently issued a new currency named “RTGS Dollar” to merge bond notes and electronic money in its economy ?

a) Mexico
b) Zimbabwe
c) South Africa
d) Nigeria

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1(d), 2(c), 3(d), 4(c), 5(b)