Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 September 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 September 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) In order to achieve international targets on climate change by minimizing anthropogenic emissions and also to address the ever-growing energy demand of India, development of clean coal technologies to reduce carbon emissions from coal-based power plants has become a prime necessity for India.
2) The pathways identified for lowering the carbon footprint of coal-based thermal power plants is by shifting towards high efficiency advanced ultra-supercritical (AUSC) steam power plants as well as supercritical carbon dioxide (s-CO2) based Brayton cycle power plants, along with exploration of new combustion and gasification technologies.
3) India is the largest importer of coal in the world as per 2018 estimates.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Indian Railways will undertake one more drive of “MASSIVE SHRAMDAN“ with main focus on “COLLECTION OF PLASTIC WASTE”. Which of the following is the possible objectives of the mission ?

1) Enhanced cleanliness, through collection of plastic waste from all railway premises.
2) Creating awareness for a greater impact against single use plastic.
3) Educating all in Railways, including vendors to be prepared for ban of single use plastic.
4) Allowing concession fares to those passengers regularly following railway instructions with respect to plastic use.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to legislations regarding national security/public safety stands true ?

1) The National Security Act of 1980 whose purpose is "to provide for preventive detention in certain cases and for matters connected therewith", extends to the whole of India except Jammu & Kashmir.
2) The Jammu & Kashmir public safety act allows for administrative detention for up to two years “in the case of persons acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the State”.
3) It also allows the government to detain any person above the age of 16 without trial for a period of two years.

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

Q4. The Ministry of WCD has requested the 15th Finance Commission to include gender Budgetting in its fiscal devolution formula.Which of the following statements with respect to gender budgetting stands true ?

1) Gender Budgetting is concerned with gender sensitive formulation of legislation, programmes and schemes; allocation of resources; implementation and execution; audit and impact assessment of programmes and schemes; and follow-up corrective action to address gender disparities.
2) It seeks to create a separate budget along with seeking affirmative action to address specific needs of women.
3) India’s gender budgeting efforts stand out globally because they have not only influenced expenditure but also revenue policies.

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

Q5. As part of a bilateral MoU on Training and Capacity Building Programme with the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) India has agreed to train the civil servants of which of the following countries recently ?

a) Israel
b) Srilanka
c) Bhutan
d) Maldives

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Answer :

1. (a) 2. (a) 3. (b) 4. (c) 5.(d)