Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 FEBRUARY 2019

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Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the procedure of imposition of anti dumping duty in the country :

1) Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) initiates anti-dumping investigations on the basis of a duly substantiated application filed by the domestic producer with a prima-facie evidence of dumping of goods into the country causing injury to the domestic industry.
2) The proceedings of DGTR are of quasi-judicial nature and adequate opportunity is given to all the interested parties participating in the investigation for making their submissions.
3) GTR critically analyses the submissions and thereafter recommends the appropriate measures to the Department of Commerce & Industry for imposition of anti-dumping duty.

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 .Which of the following are the schemes launched to improve Research Ecosystem in India’s higher educational institutions :

1) Prime Minister's research fellowship.
2) Right to Education (RTE).
3) Impacting research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT).
4) Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
5) Establishment of Institution’s Innovation Councils.

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements with respect to the "Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes” are true ?

1) The objective of the Scheme is to improve financial and socio-economic status of the old aged artistes and scholars who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc.
2) Such assistance given to the artistes recommended by the respective state governments will be bone fully by the central government.
3) The Scheme has also provision to provide medical aid facility to such Artistes and his/her spouse by covering them under a convenient and affordable Health Insurance Scheme of the Government.

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

Q4. The Reserve Bank of India announced on Monday that it would transfer Rs. 28,000 crore to the Centre as interim surplus for the half-year ended December 2018.

Consider the following statements with respect to this policy :
1) Under section 47 of the Act RBI act, titled “Allocation of Surplus funds” mandates for any profits made by the RBI from its operations to be sent to the Centre.
2) The RBI earns its profits primarily from the interest it gets from the purchase and sale of government securities, the interest earned from lending to banks and an interest earned on bond holdings earned on open market principles.
3) Till 2014, a certain amount used to be allocated for the Contingency Reserve (CR) and the Asset Development Reserve (ADR). However, a committee chaired by YH Malegam recommended the RBI to discontinue the transfer of funds to the CR and the ADR.

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. Whih of the following Bhakti saints discussed Nirguna-Saguna themes, as well as ideas that are foundations of Nath Yoga philosophy of Hinduism :

a) Guru Nanak
b) Guru Ravidas
c) Guru Ramananda
d) Guru Chaithanya

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