Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 NOVEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 NOVEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding (NCW) national commission for women are not true?

1) The National Commission for Women was set up as statutory body in January 1992 under the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 and later given constitutional status in 2005 to review the Constitutional and legal safeguards for women
2) The chairperson and members of the national commission for women (NCW) are appointed & removed by the central government.
3) The NCW has the power to issue directions to states regarding implementation of welfare schemes with respect to women.

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 & 2 only
d) 3 only

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to cyanobacteria :

1) Cyanobacteria are aquatic and photosynthetic, that is, they live in the water, and can manufacture their own food.
2) They have the ability to generate electricity.
3) They are also important providers of nitrogen fertilizer in the cultivation of rice and beans.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to Tipu Sultan are true ?

1) Tipu Sultan saved the South India from British power. He was a great soldier and learnt many military strategies from Dutch.
2) Tipu is credited as the pioneer of Rocket Technology in India.
3) Sultan was killed in the fourth Anglo-Mysore war while defending his fort of Srirangapatnam against the combined forces of the British East India Company and the Nizam of Hyderabad.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding “double jeopardy “ clause enshrined in the constitution:

1) Article 20 (2) of the Constitution mandates that a person cannot be prosecuted or punished twice for the same offence.
2) But if an accused has not been tried at all and convicted or acquitted for the offence, the principles of double jeopardy cannot be invoked at all.
3) The Double Jeopardy principle was existed in India prior to the enforcement of the Constitution of India.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. The park is part of a wildlife corridor for elephants which connects the BR Hills and the Sathyamangalam forest. The Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the national park.There are ancient temples in the park for worshipThe protective layer around this Park has become smaller after a new draft notification further trims down the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) to just 169 sq.km. around the park. The reduction in the ESZ may open up more areas for mining and commercial development.

The above description refers to which of the following national parks/sanctuaries of south India ?

a) Nagarhole national park
b) Bandipur national park
c) Bannerghatta national park
d) Kanyakumari wildlife sanctuaries

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