Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 DECEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding President’s rule (state emergency) :

1) Article 355 of the constitution states that President’s rule can be applied in a state only in order to protect the state against internal disturbance or external aggression.
2) The Governor is authorized to give nod to pending sanction of expenditure from Consolidated Fund of State by Parliament when LokSabha is not in session.
3) Any law made by Parliament or President or any other authority shall continue in force after President Rule has ceased to operate until repealed or amended by Legislature of state or any competent authority as case may be.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. The Government has initiated formulation of laws to secure prudential banking and help effect a culture of credit discipline. Which of the following are the laws awhich serve the above purposes :

1) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
2) The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.
3) Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act).
4) The Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding E-pharmacy/online sale of drugs is true ?

1) As of now there is no mechanism to control the sale of medicines on the Internet and this puts health and lives of people at a high risk and affects their right to a safe and healthy life under Article 21 of the Constitution.
2) Online illegal sale of medicines might lead to a drug epidemic, drug abuse and mis-utilisation of habit forming and addictive drugs .
3) The online sale of medicines is in contravention of the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and the other allied laws.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding Transgender (protection of rights )bill 2016 recently passed by Loksabha :

1) A transgender person need not obtain a certificate of identity as proof of recognition of identity as a transgender person and to invoke rights under the Bill.
2) The Bill prohibits discrimination against a transgender person in areas such as education, employment, and healthcare. It directs the central and state governments to provide welfare schemes in these areas.
3) A National Council for Transgender (NCT) persons will be set up to advise the central government on policies, and legislation related to transgender persons. It will also monitor and evaluate such policies.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level” (MPRNL) scheme, under which food commodities are collected and analyzed for the presence of pesticide residues, comes under which of the following ministries ?

a) Ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare.
b) Ministry of commerce and industry
c) Ministry of home affairs
d) Ministry of statistics & Implementation

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