Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 May 2020


Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to labour laws in India stands true ?

1) Section 5 of the Factories Act empowers the State governments to exempt only in case of a “public emergency”, whereby the security of India or any part of the territory thereof is threatened only by war or external aggression.
2) Section 36B of the Industrial Disputes Act enables exemption for a government industry only if provisions exist for investigations and settlements.
3) The Industrial disputes act 1947 lays down provision for payment of compensation to the workman on account of closure or lay off or retrenchment.

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

Q2. Antibodies can come in different varieties known as isotypes or classes. In placental mammals there are five antibody isotypes which are :

1) Ig A
2) Ig B
3) Ig D
4) Ig M
5) Ig C

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to marine pollution in the Asia-pacific region stands true ?

1) Marine plastic pollution coursing through the region’s rivers has contributed to most of the debris flooding the ocean.
2) Asia and the Pacific produces nearly half of global plastic by volume, of which it consumes only 10%.
3) Plastics represent a double burden for the ocean: their production generates CO2 absorbed by the ocean, and as a final product enters the ocean as pollution.

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

Q4. Gilgit-Baltistan is part of the greater Kashmir region, which is the subject of a long-running conflict between Pakistan and India. Which of the following statements regarding the region stands true ?

1) There are more than 50,000 pieces of rock art (petroglyphs) and inscriptions all along the Karakoram Highway in Gilgit-Baltistan, concentrated at ten major sites between Hunza and Shatial. The earliest date back to between 5000 and 1000 BCE, showing single animals, triangular men and hunting scenes in which the animals are larger than the hunters.
2) The region is home to some of the world's highest mountain ranges. The main ranges are the Karakoram and the western Himalayas.
3) Three of the world's longest glaciers outside the polar regions are found in Gilgit-Baltistan which are the Biafo Glacier, the Baltoro Glacier, and the Batura Glacier.

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

Q5. The recently launched “Changing Sails: Accelerating Regional Actions for Sustainable Oceans in Asia and the Pacific” study is being carried out by which of the following global/regional organisations ?

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