Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 August 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to social evils and their remedial legislations :

1) The correction of many social evils required the application of criminal laws - from Sati Pratha and child marriages to polygamy and dowry.
2) The practice of Triple Talaq violates Article 14 of the Constitution - Equality before the law and equal protection of the law.
3) Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill ,amuslimman pronouncing instant triple talaq attracts life imprisonment and is not entitled to bail.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements best describes the ideal requirements/conditions for the development of mangroves ?

1) They need average temperatures of the coldest month higher than 20°C. The seasonal temperature range should not exceed 5°C.
2) They are resistant to freezing.
3) They need a large tidal range. This causes limited erosion and deposition of sediments.
4) The shores must have strong wave action and tidal current.

a) 1, 2 & 3 only
b) 2, 3 & 4 only
c) 1 &3only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following includes the terms of reference of the committee formed to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009 ?

1) To revise the procedures as given in DPP 2016 and DPM 2009, so as to remove procedural bottlenecks and hasten defence acquisition.
2) Simplify policy and procedures to facilitate greater participation of Indian Industry and develop robust Defence Industrial base.
3) Wherever applicable, examine and incorporate new concepts, such as life cycle costing, life cycle support, performance based logistics, ICT, lease contracting, codification & standardisation.
4) Include provisions to promote Indian start-ups and research & development.

a) 1, 2& 3 only
b) 2, 3& 4 only
c) 1,3& 4 only
d) all of the above

Q4. With respect to the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), which of the following statements stands true ?

1) NCTE was established in 1995 and was tasked with achieving planned and coordinated development of teacher education system throughout the country and maintenance of norms and standards therein.
2) NCTE also serves as an advisory body to central government but not state government to ensure maintenance of standards and quality in Teacher Education.
3) NCTE is a statutory body formed under the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993.

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

Q5. The “Okjokull” ice sheet which recently lost its status as a glacier due to global warming is located in which of the following countries ?

a) Australia
b) Iceland
c) Denmark
d) Slovakia

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