Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 June 2019



Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 June 2019


Q1. India has called upon the G-20 countries to urgently fix the issue of taxing profits made by digital economy companies in countries where they do not have significant physical presence. Which of the following statements with respect to the above context are true ?

1) The aim is to bring offshore companies with significant economic presence in India into the tax net to address the shortcomings in taxing the digital economy.
2) Offshore digital companies such as Facebook, Google and Netflix have little presence in India, taxing their profits is not possible.
3) This prompted the government to roll out equalization levy as a tax deducted at source on payments made to them by Indian firms with effect from April 2018.

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

Q2. Which of the following countries constitutes the Nordic countries ?

1) Iceland
2) Russia
3) Norway
4) Georgia
5) Denmark

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the National cyclone risk mitigation project (NCRMP) are true ?

1) The Government of India has initiated the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) with a view to address cyclone risks in the country.
2) The overall objective of the Project is to undertake suitable structural and non-structural measures to mitigate the effects of cyclones in the coastal states and UTs of India.
3) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) will implement the Project in coordination with participating State Governments and the National Institute for Disaster Management (NIDM).

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the ethical concepts of adoption of Artificial Intelligence :

1) AI has several positive applications, but the capability of AI systems to learn from experience and to perform autonomously for humans makes AI the most disruptive and self-transformative technology of the 21st century.
2) Given the importance of intention in India’s criminal law jurisprudence, it is essential to establish the legal personality of AI (which means AI will have a bundle of rights and obligations), and whether any sort of intention can be attributed to it.
3) Germany has come up with ethical rules for autonomous vehicles stipulating that human life should always have priority over property or animal life.

Which of the above statements stands true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. India is set to adopt the “Osaka summit declaration” in near future. The declaration pertains to which of the following ?

a) To adopt the climate change resolutions put forwarded in Paris summit.
b) Deliberations on trade, investment and digital economy.
c) For the conservation of archaeological sites in the routes of swadesh darshan scheme.
d) To promote artificial intelligence in the banking as well as insurance sectors.
 

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Answer:

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

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