Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 December 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 December 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding space debris and India’s ambitious ‘NETRA’(Network for Space Objects, Tracking, and Analysis)project stands true ?

1) Every year, there are many incidents of objects colliding in space. As a result, small pieces of debris rotate at extremely fast speeds. Dead satellites and other debris present in space exist in the Earth's orbit for many years and these debris can damage any active satellite.
2) The NETRA project would provide India with the same capability as the US and Russia to assess threats from space debris and other hazards.
3) The NETRA project would provide India with the same capability as the US and Russia to assess threats from space debris and other hazards.

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

Q2. Which of the following includes the steps taken by the government to prevent crimes against women ?

1) National Database on Sexual Offenders’ (NDSO)
2) Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018
3) RashtriyaVayoshriYojana
4) One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme
5) Maternity benefit scheme 2015

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

Q3. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for global efforts to fight corruption. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Every year trillions of dollars, the equivalent of more than 5 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product, are paid in bribes or stolen through corrupt practices.
2) Tax evasion, money laundering and other illicit flows divert much-needed resources from schools, hospitals and essential infrastructure and funds that are essential to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
3) The corruption perception index is released by IMF on the advice of various UN agencies.

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 recently passed Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 stands true ?

1) To effectively curb crimes related to or committed by using illegal firearms and to provide effective deterrence against violation of law, there is an urgent need to strengthen the existing legislative framework by making appropriate amendments in the Arms Act, 1959.
2) With the advancement in technology, the fire power and sophistication of illegal firearms have decreased significance over the years.
3) The Amendment assumes significance in recent times as Law enforcement agencies have indicated growing nexus between possession of illegal firearms and commission of criminal offences.

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

Q5. The “Global money laundering report” is released by which of the following global organisations ?

a) WTO
b) Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
c) World economic forum
d) World Bank

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