Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 9 NOVEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 9 NOVEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Conservation and Management) Bill, 2018 are true ?

1) As per the new bill, the government has banned the construction of jetties, ports or “permanent hydraulic structures” in the Ganga, unless permitted by the National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority.
2) The bill declares that all adjoining states of the ganga basin will have to take control of the management, regulation and development of Ganga as the river is of unique importance.
3) Armed Ganga Protection Corps (GPC) personnel will be provided by the ministry of home affairs and will have power to arrest those who pollute the river covering offences like obstructing the flow of the river to commercial fishing.

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

Q2. Cabinet has recently apprised India joining of Advanced Motor Fuels (AMF)Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) .

Which of the following related to AMF TCP are true ?

1) The primary goal of joining AMF TCP is to facilitate the market introduction of Advanced motor fuels/ Alternate fuels with an aim to bring down emissions and achieve higher fuel efficiency in transport sector.
2) Though some of these advanced biofuels have successfully been deployed in few countries, India is still awaiting its deployment in transport sector.
3) After becoming member, India will initiate R&D in other areas of its interest in advanced biofuels and other motor fuels in view of their crucial role in substituting fossil fuel imports.

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

Q3. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the mechanism and procedure for sale of the enemy share.The procedure is to be carried out in accordance with the defence of India act 1968.

Which of the following provisions with respect to this are true ?

1) In the Act of 1968, the definition of "enemy" means a person/firm of a country which was an enemy, an enemy subject or an enemy firm, as the case may be, under the Defence of India Act and Rules, but does not include a citizen of India.
2) Department of Investment and Public Asset Management has been authorized under the provisions of the Enemy Property Act, 1968, to sell the same.
3) Sale proceeds are to be deposited as disinvestment proceeds in the government Account maintained by Ministry of Public Sector Enterprises, which may be used for development and social welfare programmes.

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

Q4. After 2 years of implementation of demonetisation, which of the following is not one of the impacts of demonetisation in the economy of the country :

1) In the next 2 years after demonetisation, the collection of direct taxes & corporate taxes were higher than previous year.
2) As per RBI data the cash in circulation & the ATM withdrawals in the country has come down drastically after demonetisation.
3) Today Visa and Mastercard are losing market share in India to indigenously developed payment system of UPI and RUPAY Card whose share have reached 65% of the payments done through debit and credit cards.

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

Q5. The Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) to be implemented by the Inland Waterways Authority of India with the technical assistance and investment support of the World Bank is to be carried out in which of the following national water ways of India :

a) NW1 (Haldia –Varanasi stretch)
b) NW2 (Sadiya-Dhubri stretch )
c) NW 3( Kollam-Kottapuram stretch )
d) NW 4 (Kakinada-Puducherry stretch )

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