Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 August 2019

Q1. With respect to the recently held study conducted by UNICEF and TATA trusts regarding children leaving shelter homes after 18 years, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The survey highlights the poor implementation of after-care provisions prescribed under the Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act), 2015, for those who leave child care institutions on turning 18.
2) The study found that 27% of children did not receive any form of after care support such as housing, medical facilities, legal awareness, or emotional support after they left their shelter home.
3) While majority of those leaving child care facilities had insurance facilities they also had completed schooling even though they could not find a job.

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

Q2. President of Zambia EdgarChagwaLungu today arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit to India.The bilateral talks are expected to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations and expected to cover issues of bilateral, regional and international interest.

Zambia shares land boundary with which of the following countries of Africa ?

1) Angola
2) Namibia
3) South Sudan
4) Ethiopia
5) Malawi

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding SEBI :

1) The SEBI board has decided to do away with the requirement that every FPI should have at least 20 investors known as broad-based in regulatory parlance while simplifying the KYC document requirement for overseas investors.
2) SEBI has mandated that central banks of countries that are not members of Bank for International Settlement (BIS) to register as FPIs in India.
3) The regulator has amended the Prohibition of Insider Trading Regulations to include a clause to reward whistle-blowers up to Rs. 1 crore.

Which of the above statements are the decisions taken by the regulator to reduce the flow of FPI’s from the market ?

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

Q4. The Government is set to form a high level committee to examine the aspects of corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).Which of the following statements regarding OFB stands true?

1) The Indian Ordnance Factories have played an important role in building India with not only supporting India through the wars, but with the advancement of technology and have ushered the Industrial Revolution in India starting with the first modern steel plant of India.
2) OFB is the world's largest government-operated production organisation, and the oldest organisation run by the Government of India.
3) Ordnance factory board is headquartered in Kolkatta.

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

Q5. In the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) radiation sterilised male mosquitoes are released in areas with dengue causing female Aedesaegypti mosquitoes turning them infertile. Which of the following countries have recently introduced this technique to control dengue outbreak ?

a) India
b) Srilanka
c) Bangladesh
d) Phillipines

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