Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to GDP deflator :

1) The GDP deflator, also called implicit price deflator, is the ratio of the value of goods and services an economy produces in a particular year at current prices to that of prices that prevailed during the base year.
2) GDP deflator absorbs the changes to an economy’s consumption or investment patterns. Often, the trends of the GDP deflator will be similar to that of the WPI.
3)New expenditure patterns are allowed to show up in the GDP deflator as people respond to changing prices.

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. National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) was constituted under the Companies Act, 2013 to hear appeals from which of the following institutions/bodies ?

1) National company law tribunal (NCLT)
2) Competition Commission of India (CCI)
3) Insolvency and bankruptcy board of India (IBBI)
4) Security exchange board of India (SEBI)

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding India’s TB elimination strategy :

1) India has set an ambitious goal of eliminating TB by 2025, but integration of TB services with the primary health system to reduce diagnostic delays is not happening.
2) Patients are not diagnosed and treated at the primary level, which is the first point of contact. Only this will lead to early diagnosis and help cut the transmission cycle.
3) Instead of waiting for people with TB to reach diagnostic centres for testing, India has now undertaken case-finding campaigns to cut the transmission cycle.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to anti-torture legislations across the Asia :

1) South Asia is among the last regions where the political executive must grant permission before public servants can be prosecuted for acts done in the course of their work.
2) India has signed the UN Convention against Torture in 1997 and thereby has created a specific and comprehensive torture prevention law.
3) About 40% of complaints received every year by the NHRC are against the police,mainly for custodial violence.

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. Which of the following African nations do not share boundary with Mozambique ?

a) Botswana
b) South Africa
c) Zimbabwe
d) Tanzania

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