Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 October 2020


Q1  The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory to all States regarding “mandatory action by the police in crimes against women”. Which of the following statements with respect to Indian laws for crimes against women stands true ?


1) Section 32 (1) of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, provides that the statement, written or verbal, by a person who is dead shall be treated as relevant fact in the investigation when the statement is made by a person as to the cause of his death,or as to any of the circumstances of the transaction which resulted in his death.
2) Section 166 A(c) of the Indian Penal Code provides for punishment to a public servant for failure to record FIR in relation to cognisable offences, including cases of sexual assault.
3) In order to facilitate the State police to monitor compliance, in this regard MHA has provided an online portal called Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences for monitoring the same which is available to both public as well as law enforcement officers.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2  Consider the following lakes in India :


1) Pulicat lake
2) Chilika lake
3) Wular lake
4) Dal lake
5) Vembanad lake

Which of the above are freshwater lakes ?


Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only

b) 3,4 & 5 only

c) 1,4 & 5 only

d) all the above

Q3  Which of the following statements regarding the ‘Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2020’ published recently stands true ?


1) According to the World Bank database, India was the 13th lowest (among 206 for which data was available) in terms of the percentage of total government expenditure that went to health in 2017.
2) Globally, the report found, only 26 of the 158 countries surveyed were spending the recommended 15% of their budgets on health.
3) Afghanistan and India set aside the same share for health in their budgets, 4%, just above a quarter of the recommended spending and one-third of what the second poorest country in the world, Burundi, did.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4  A new-generation anti-radiation missile, RudraM-I, was successfully flight-tested on Friday by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?


1) An anti-radiation missile can locate and target radiation-emitting sources such as enemy radars, communication sites and other radio frequency-emitting targets. 
2) They can play a key role in neutralising any jamming platforms of the enemy or take out radar stations, thereby clearing a path for fighter jets to carry out an offensive and prevent own systems from being jammed.
3) Having the Inertial Navigation System (INS)-Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation with Passive Homing Head (PHH) for the final attack, it is a potent weapon for the Indian Air Force for suppression of enemy air defence effectively from large stand-off ranges.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5  K V Kamath committee, recently in news is associated with which of the following ?


a) Police administration reforms
b) Debt restructuring
c) MSME reforms 
d) Agricultural mechanisation

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