Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 August 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements stands true regarding the draft model tenancy act 2019 released by the central government ?

1) The policy states that if a rent agreement is made for a specific period, the landlord cannot increase the rent amount within this period, unless a provision to that effect has been expressly stated in the agreement.
2) Tenants cannot sublet part of whole of the rented building without the prior permission from the landlord. If they have permission to do so, tenants cannot charge an amount more than the rent they pay themselves.
3) Currently, rent related disputes are resolved by RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority ) which will be now handed over to an independent tribunal.

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

Q2. Which of the following seas of the world lies in the southern hemisphere of the earth ?

1) Kara sea
2) Banda sea
3) Arafura sea
4) Adriatic sea
5) Tasman sea

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

Q3. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp (MMR) to the Indian Army recently.

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The ramp will provide the strategic mobility for Armoured and Mechanized units and formations of the Army.
2) It is portable, modular in design, which can be easily assembled or disassembled.
3) It was built jointly by DRDO with Russian collaboration providing a maximum load bearing capacity of 500tons.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Coral reef restoration is one of the important management strategies to restore reef ecosystem from degraded, damaged or destroyed state to healthy reef condition.
2) The National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) haslaunched a coral restoration project in Gulf of Mannarand has successfully extended the live coral cover in dead coral reef areas.
3) The major reefformations in India are restricted to the Gulf of Mannar, Palk bay, Gulf of Kutch, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep islands.

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. The “San Nicolas Island” the place which is mainly used for conducting missile tests is located off the coast of which of the following places ?

a) Perth
b) California
c) Gabon
d) Cape town

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