Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 June 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 June 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the newly introduced e-governance initiatives launched for the welfare of ST’s :

1) Ministry of Tribal Affairs has developed online portals namely DBT Tribal and NGO Grants Online Application & Tracking System for bringing in greater e-Governance in implementation of welfare schemes for STs.
2) In NGO portal, there are 2 main modules for Pre-Matric & Post-Matric Scholarship. Data Sharing module is mainly meant for sharing beneficiary-data by States & in Communication module, the States have facility to upload documents, raise query for faster release of funds.
3) The DBT tribal portal, developed for implementing scheme of Aid to Voluntary Organizations working for the welfare of STs, has been fully revamped & redesigned with simplified Application form, Inspection Report and Fund Processing module.

Which of the above statements are not true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following are classified as non communicable diseases ?

1) Cancer
2) Osteoporosis
3) Chronic Lung disease
4) Diabetes
5) Alzheimer’s

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) all of the above
d) None of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding child labour legislation in India & abroad are true ?

1) The government has enacted the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 which came into force with effect from September 01, 2016. Now the employment of a Child below 14 years is completely prohibited in any occupation or processes.
2) The census 2011 shows an increase in Child Labour to 1.26 crore as compared to 1.01 crore in 2001.
3) The Theme of World Day against Child Labour for the year 2019 is ‘Children shouldn’t Work in Fields, but on Dreams’ which focuses on the importance of ending child labour and calls for evolving strategies to end child labour.

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

Q4. The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister has cleared the setting up of the Defence Space Research Agency.Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) The agency has been entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies.
2) The agency would be provided with a team of scientists which would be working in close coordination with the ISRO.
3) It would be providing the research and development support to the Defence Space Agency (DSA) which comprises members of the three services.

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

Q5. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will flag off the first batch of yatris of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from New Delhi. The route is possible only through which of the following passes in India ?

a) Nathu la pass
b) Diphu pass
c) Khardung la pass
d) Shipki la pass

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