Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 April 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Jan Dhanaccounts :

1) Amongst the last three years there has been a growth of around 60% in the number of beneficiaries in the Jan Dhan account held in the Indian banking sector.
2) Under the microfinance program, public sector banks have opened accounts of marginal sections of society, predominantly women. These provide banking services to similar sections of society that are targeted by Jan Dhan.
3) Opening of Jan Dhan accounts are compulsory for both public sector as well as private banks in India .

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. The Archaean rocks also known as pre cambrian rocks were formed 500 million years ago and are amongst the oldest rock systems in the world.

Which of the following mineral deposits are found in these rocks ?
1) Iron
2) Coal
3) Copper
4) Petroleum
5) Manganese

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding human metabolic activity and dietary intake are true ?

1) A high-calorie diet when combined with stress resulted in more weight gain than the same diet caused in a stress-free environment.
2) While food intake is mainly controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, another part of the brain the amygdala processes emotional responses, including anxiety.
3) Under normal conditions, the body produces insulin just after a meal, which helps cells absorb glucose from the blood and sends a ‘stop eating’ signal to the hypothalamus feeding centre of the brain.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the amendments to the prevention of corruption act (PoC) 2015 are true ?

1) Under the amendment to prevention of corruption act 2015 , investigating agencies have been barred from even initiating an inquiry or investigation into allegations of corruption without prior approval from the government.
2) The amendments have done away with the offence of abuse of position by a public servant, unless the element of bribery is established.
3) The act also specifies time frame for trial of cases by special judges which is 6 months from the start of trial.

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

Q5. The world intellectual property rights day was observed recently across the globe. Which of the following is the headquarters of world intellectual property organisation (WIPO) ?

a) London
b) Singapore
c) Geneva
d) Brussels

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