Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 August 2019

Q1. With respect to the recently released report titled ‘Skin and Bones Unresolved: An Analysis of Tiger Seizures from 2000-2018’ by TRAFFIC (the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network), which of the following statements stands true ?

1) The study reveals that a significant number of tigers from captive sources were seized during this period and that it underpinned the recurrent threat regarding the leakage of captive tigers into the illegal market.
2) India, with the world’s largest wild tiger population, topped in the trafficking of tigers and tiger body parts over 19 years since 2000 ,the TRAFFIC analysis revealed.
3) Thailand reported the largest number of tigers seized throughout the 19-year period.

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

Q2. Which of the following are the possible countries one would pass through while travelling from Columbia to Mexico via land ?

1) Costa Rica
2) Jamaica
3) Honduras
4) Nicaragua
5) Equador

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

Q3. NITI Aayog will release the second Round of Composite Water Management Index (CWMI 2.0) soon, which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The CWMI is an important tool to assess and improve the performance of States and Union Territories in efficient management of water resources.
2) NITI Aayog first launched and conceptualized the Composite Water Management Index in 2018 as a tool to instill the sense of cooperative and competitive federalism among the states.
3) CWMI 2.0 ranks various states for the reference year 2017-18 as against the base year 2012-13.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) According to Section 80-IAC of the Income Tax Act, eligible start-ups would be granted a tax deduction equal to 100% of the profits for three consecutive assessment years, out of the first seven years from the date of incorporation of the company.
2) All the start-ups recognised by the DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) which fulfil the conditions specified in the DPIIT notification automatically becomes eligible for the deduction under Section 80-IAC of the I-T Act.
3) As per CBDT, only start-ups with an annual turnover of up to Rs. 25 crore will continue to get a tax holiday as specified in the Income Tax Act.

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. A seminar on the cultural traditions of DardAryans was organised during Dard Aryan Festival (Aryan Utsav) held in Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) from 16-21 January, 2019 .Artists from Dard Aryan Community raised the issues that due to modernization, migration, and religious conversion, etc., their traditions and culture are at threat to the Ministry of tribal affairs.

The above said community belongs to which of the following places in India ?

a) Kuttch
b) Laddakh
c) Khasi hills
d) Loktak

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