Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 DECEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding surrogacy bill recently passed in loksabha :

1) The Bill permits surrogacy only for couples who cannot conceive a child. This procedure is not allowed in case of any other medical conditions which could prevent a woman from giving birth to a child.
2) Only state governments will have the authority to appoint appropriate authorities to grant eligibility certificates to the intending couple and the surrogate mother. These authorities will also regulate surrogacy clinics.
3) As per provisions of the bill, Undertaking surrogacy for a fee, advertising it or exploiting the surrogate mother will be punishable with imprisonment for 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh.

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 statements regarding Nationale-vidhan application are true ?

1) NeVA is member-centric, decentralised digital application that makes information available on digital platform about day to day functioning of legislative houses.
2) NeVA serves as ‘One Nation, One Application’ by bringing uniformity of database for easy and effective engagement of citizens with Government.
3) It is an initiative by the department of parliamentary affairs and it can be used by Legislatures as well as all Government Departments.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding Swachhbharat initiatives in India :

1) The SBM identifies behaviour change as the primary and fundamental tool for the achievement of ODF outcomes.
2) The goal of Swachh iconic places initiative is to improve the cleanliness conditions at these locationsto a distinctly higher level. This initiative is in partnership with Ministries of Housing and Urban Affairs, Tourism and Culture with Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitationas the nodal ministry.
3) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched Swajal, a community demand driven, decentralized, single village, preferably solar powered, mini PWS programme for the 117 aspirational districts identified by NITI Aayog.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements about the E-drishti software are true ?

1) It is an interface which provides information on current train running on the Indian Railway network.
2) In addition, there are interfaces providing details of freight earning, freight loading and passenger earnings for the previous day & month and cumulative for the year, in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year.
3) Zonal Railways have also been advised to have better coordination with Civil and Police authorities of states to deal with situations arising out of law and order problems.

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

Q5. NITI aayog organized the 3rd edition of Women transforming India awards 2018 in association with which of the following global institutions/organizations:

a) UNESCO
b) UNICEF
c) United Nations
d) ILO

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ANSWER:

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

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