Daily Current Affairs 28 March 2019

UPSC IAS, State PSC and Other Exams- Important MCQ

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the newly released Drugs and clinical Trial rules by the central government are true?

1) It creates a new state level authority with the power to waive off clinical trial for a new drug if it is approved and marketed in any of the countries (EU, U.K., Australia, Japan and U.S.) specified by the Drugs Controller General of India.

2) The rules will apply to all new drugs, investigational new drugs for human use, clinical trials, bio-equivalence studies and ethics committees.

3) The new rules will ensure patient safety and an ethics committee will monitor the trials and decide on the amount of compensation in cases of adverse events.

(A) 1 & 2 only

(B) 2 & 3 only

(C) 1 & 3 only

(D) all of the above

Answer- C

Q2. Consider the following pairs of volcano types and their corresponding examples:

1) Shield Volcano: Mt.Fuji (Japan)

2) Composite Volcano: Mt. St Helens (USA)

3) Lava Domes: Katmai, Alaska

4) Cinder cone: Paricutin, Mexico

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(A) 1, 2& 3 only

 (B) 2, 3 & 4 only

(C) 1 & 4 only

s) All of the above

Answer- B

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the recently released Global Transition Index by WEF (World Economic forum):

1) The report said India is amongst the countries with high pollution levels and has a relatively high CO2 intensity in its energy system.

2) While the US has made progress in reducing the use of coal in power generation, it slipped in the rankings by four places reflecting concerns about the affordability of energy to households, and regulatory uncertainty on environmental sustainability.

3) India is also the second best in the BRICS block of emerging economies, with China being the best at 46th place globally.

Which of the above statements are true?

(A) 1 & 2 only

(B) 2 & 3 only

(C) 1 & 3 only

(D) all of the above

Answer- A

Q4. With respect to the formal employment perspective of employees in India which of the following statements are true?

1) The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is a mandatory savings scheme under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952,managed under the aegis of EPFO.The number of members subscribing to this scheme gives an idea of the level of employment in the formal sector

2) ESI Scheme for India is an integrated social security scheme tailored to provide socio-economic protection to the workers in the unorganized sector and their dependents, in contingencies, such as Sickness, Maternity and Death or Disablement due to an employment injury or occupational hazard.

3)The NPS is designed on defined contribution basis wherein the subscriber contributes to his account, there is no defined benefit that would be available at the time of exit from the system and the accumulated wealth depends onthe contributions made and the income generated from investment of such wealth.

(A)1 & 2 only

(B) 2 & 3 only

(C) 1 & 3 only

(D) all of the above

Answer- C

Q5. An island country in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique, the French region of Mayotte, and northwesternMadagascar.The religion of the majority of the population is Sunni Islam.The sovereign state is an archipelago consisting of three major islands and numerous smaller islands.

The above description refers to which of the following countries/island groups ?

(A)Maldives

(B)Comoros

(C)Seychelles

(D)Glorioso islands

Answer- B

India started joint military exercise “MITRA SHAKTI” with which country?

A) Nepal

B) China

C) Australia

D) Sri Lanka

Option -D

Explanation: In a bid to further cement the relationship between armies of both the nations, a contingent of Indian Army left for Sri Lanka to participate in 6th edition of joint military exercise “Mitra Shakti” involving practicing tactical level operations in an international Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist environment under UN mandate.

According to Joint United Nations Programme on the UNAIDS, India recorded how much percent reduction in TB deaths among people living with HIV by 2017?

A) 76%

B) 87%

C) 84%

D) 78%

Option -C

Explanation: India has achieved an 84 percent reduction in TB deaths among people living with HIV by 2017. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on the UNAIDS , it is the highest recorded decline among over 20 nations and it is also three years ahead of the 2020 deadline.

Which Indian INS to participate in LIMA 19 in Malaysia?

A) Tarini

B) Makar

C) Kadmatt

D) Madei

Option -C

Explanation: Indian Navy’s frontline anti submarine warfare (ASW) corvette INS Kadmatt reached at Langkawi in Malaysia, on a seven-day official visit, to participate in Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition.

Which country becomes the first country in the world to install wireless charging systems for electric taxis?

A) Norway

B) Australia

C) USA

D) Canada

Option -A

Explanation: Norway’s capital Oslo will become the first city in the world to install wireless charging systems for electric taxis , hoping to make recharging quick and efficient enough to speed the take up of non-polluting cabs.

Recently, RBI slapped which bank with a penalty of Rs 2 crore for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations?

A) IOB

B) PNB

C) IDBI

D) BOB

Option- B

Explanation: The RBI has slapped a penalty of Rs 2 crore on PNB for non-compliance of regulatory directions with regard to SWIFT operations. SWIFT is global messaging software used for transactions by financial entities.

Who will head the committee that has been formed Nilekani to further deepen digital payments and enhance financial inclusion through Fintech?

A) Nandan Nilekani

B) Viral Acharya

C) Pranav Sehgal

D) Ravened Singh Gill

Option- A

Explanation: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said that the central bank of the country has appointed 5-member committee under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani to further deepen digital payments and enhance financial inclusion through Fintech.

Recently,Conor Mcgregor announced his retirement.He was related to which sports?

A)MMA

B) Cricket

C) Basketball

D) Tennis

Option -A

Explanation: Connor Mcgregor, the Irish UFC Star, announced his retirement from MMA.McGregor, the former two-division UFC champion, last fought at UFC 229 in October, falling in a lightweight title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov by fourth-round submission.

Recently, Nikki Bella announced her retirement.She was related to which sports?

A)Volleyball

B)Wrestling

C)Tennis

D)Cricket

Recently, Rafi Eitan passed away. He belongs to which profession?

A)Tennis

B)Spy

C)Journalism

D)Wrestling

Option -B

Explanation: Rafi Eitan, the legendary Israeli Spy who led the operation to capture the architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, has passed away aged 92. Eitan was among the founders of Israel’s revered intelligence agencies.

When is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the transatlantic slave trade is observed?

A) March 25

B) March 26

C) March 27

D) March 28

Option -A

Explanation: Every year on March 25, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the transatlantic slave trade is observed.

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