Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 March 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 March 2020

Q1. The Centre has notified the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Rules, 2020 which enables implementation of recent amendments to the Act under which provisions of punishment for child abuse has been made more stringent. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Under the rules, the State Governments have been asked to formulate a child protection policy based on the principle of zero-tolerance to violence against children, which shall be adopted by all institutions, organizations, or any other agency working with, or coming in contact with children.
2) Under the new rules, any institution housing children or coming in regular contact with children, including schools, creches, sports academies or any other facility for children must ensure a police verification and background check on periodic basis of every staff.
3) For crackdown on child pornography, the rules state that any person who has received any pornographic material involving a child or any information regarding such pornographic material being stored, possessed, distributed, circulated, transmitted, facilitated, propagated or displayed, or is likely to be distributed, facilitated or transmitted in any manner shall report the contents to the Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU) or police, or the cybercrime portal.

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

Q2. Which of the following tribal festivals in India and there corresponding states are correctly matched?

1) Madai Festival : Chattisgarh
2) Puli Kali : Tamilnadu
3) Bhagoriya festival : Madhya Pradesh
4) Mim Kut festival : Mizoram
5) Sekrenyi festival : Manipur

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 4 only
c) 2,3 & 5 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. With respect to the census process in India, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) Indian census is the largest single source of a range of statistical data on different characteristics of the people of the country.
2) With a history of more than 130 years, this reliable and time-tested exercise results in the comprehensive collection of data relating to the people of India every 20 years.
3) It provides valuable information for planning and formulation policies for Central and the State Governments and is widely used by National and International Agencies, Scholars, business people, industrialists, and many more.

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

Q4. The government has declared face masks and hand sanitizers as essential commodities for the next 100 days. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The decision would empower the Government and States/UTs to regulate production, quality, distribution etc. of masks and hand sanitizers and to smoothen the sale and availability of these items and carry out operations against orders speculators etc. and those involved in over pricing, blackmarketing etc.
2) Under the E.C Act, after discussions with the manufacturers, States can ask them to enhance their production capacity of these items, to make the supply chain smooth, while under the Legal Metrology. Act the States can ensure sale of both the items above MRP.
3) An offender under the EC Act may be punished with an imprisonment upto 7 years or fine or both.

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

Q5. The famous “Ambedkar house “( recently in news) where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar lived in 1921-22 while pursuing economics is located in which of the following cities ?

a) New Delhi
b) Port Blair
c) London
d) Berlin

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