Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1 Which of the following are the features of the Central Sector Scheme for Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers :

1) The Scheme provides for creation of a Bonded Labour Rehabilitation Fund at District level by each State with a permanent corpus of at least Rs. 10 lakh at the disposal of the District Magistrate.
2) The Scheme also provides for financial assistance of Rs. 4.50 lakh per district to the States for conducting survey of bonded labourers, Rs. 1.00 Lakh for evaluatory studies and Rs. 10 Lakhs per State per annum for awareness generation.
3) The amount required for conducting Survey, Awareness Generation and Evaluatory Studies will be borne by the respective state governments.

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

Q2. The government has approved the introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, for creating more accountability and offering more protection against exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly women by their NRI spouses.

The bill once passed will amend which of the following current legislations in India :
1) The Citizenship act,1955
2) Passports Act, 1967.
3) Code of Criminal Procedure 1973.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to unorganised Workers’ soial security act 2008 :

1) The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 has been enacted for providing social security to all unorganized workers including domestic workers.
2) The Act provides formulation of social security schemes viz life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits & old age protection.
3) Under the act, State Governments are to formulate suitable welfare schemes for the unorganized sector workers including domestic workers relating to provident fund, employment injury benefits housing, education schemes for children, skill up gradation of workers, financial assistance & old age homes.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following have been the government major for enhancing the production of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and Shale Gas in the country :

1) Formulationof CBM Policy in 1997 for exploration and exploitation of CBM being natural gas.
2) Introduction of Unified Licensing Policy under Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) wherein all types of hydrocarbon resources, both conventional and unconventional can be explored and exploited.
3) Granting permission to Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries to explore and exploit CBM from its areas under coal mining lease and dispensing the requirement of having additional License from Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

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

Q5. The newly introduced e-AUSHADHI portal serves which one of the following purposes ?

a) It will serve as a single window clearance mechanism for new startups in the field of medical education in India .
b) It provides for online licensing of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy drugs and related matters.
c) It will serve as a grievance redressal portal specifically dealing with patent issues related to generic medicines.
d) It is a pan India online platform for sale of drugs by Jan Aushadhi stores via the Postal department.

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