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24th August 2018: Daily MCQs on Current Affairs for government exams (UPSC CSE/IAS exam)
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  1. MCQs - 24th August 2018 Roman Saini


  2. Instructions As soon as the question Score Conclusion appears, pause the video, answer the question and 0-2 resume it. Very low chances of selection. There is no substitute for hard work. Can do better, need to grind more Going good, almost there. Very high chances of selection 3-4 -100% of the time, 5-6 without fail, calculate your score and write it in 7-8 the comments section (Compete) 9-10


  3. Q1. The insect identified as Geoldichironomus (Chironomus calligraphus) was recently in news because: A) Damaging rice crops in eastern India. B) Carrier of bacteria responsible for causing brain fever. C) Causing greenish-black patches on the White marble of Taj Mahal D) None of these.


  4. C) Causing greenish-black patches on the White marble of Taj Mahal. Some of the reasons for the discolouration of the Taj Mahal identified by the scientists are: a mix of weathering as well as industrial pollution; particulate matter; carbon from burning biomass and refuse; fossil fuels; and dust -possibly from agriculture and road traffic In the recent past, activists have complained that the white marble structure was developing greenish-black patches on several parts as a result of the release of faeces and dirt by an insect identified as Geoldichironomus (Chironomus calligraphus) e activists attributed it to the rising pollution in the Yamun


  5. 02. Consider the following statements: 1. Oxytocin is a hormone drug. 2. Oxytocin is used by dairy owners to boost milk production. 3. Oxytocin is used by farmers to make vegetables look bigger and fresher. Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 and 2 only B) 2 and 3 only C) 1 and 3 only D) All of the above


  6. D) All of the above Misuse of Oxytocin is leading to early sterility in milch animals. It is a Schedule H drug- these are drugs which cannot be purchased over the counter without the prescription of a qualified doctor.


  7. Q3. Consider the following statements: 1. There is no provision, executive or legal, to declare a natural calamity as a national calamity. 2. The existing guidelines of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)/National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), do not contemplate declaring a disaster as a 'National Calamity' 3. The government had treated the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and the 1999 super cyclone in Odisha as "a calamity of unprecedented severity" Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 and 2 only B) 2 and 3 only C) 1 and 3 only D) All of the above


  8. D) All of the above There is no provision, executive or legal, to declare a natural calamity as a national calamity The existing guidelines of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF)/National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), do not contemplate declaring a disaster as a National Calamity'. The government had treated the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and the 1999 super cyclone in Odisha as "a calamity of unprecedented severity".


  9. Q4. Who among the following heads the National Crisis Management Committee which deals with major crises that have serious or national ramifications? A) Cabinet Secretary B) Prime Ministry C) Home Minister D) Defence Minister


  10. A) Cabinet Secretary As per the National Policy on Disaster Management, 2009, the National Crisis Management Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary deals with major crises that have serious or national ramifications.


  11. Q5. Consider the following statements: 1. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a preferential tariff system extended by developed countries (donor countries) to developing countries (beneficiary countries). 2. It involves reduced Most Favoured Nation Tariffs or duty-free entry of eligible products exported by beneficiary countries to the markets of donor countries 3. The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) was instituted in 1971 under the aegis of World Trade Organisation. Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 and 2 only B) 2 and 3 only C) 1 and 3 only D) All of the above


  12. A) 1 and 2 only Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a preferential tariff system extended by developed countries (donor countries) to developing countries (beneficiary countries) It involves reduced Most Favoured Nation Tariffs or duty-free entry of eligible products exported by beneficiary countries to the markets of donor countries. The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) was instituted in 1971 under the aegis of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).


  13. D) All of the above Although a number of joint committees have been formed since Independence, four major JPCs have been formed to investigate significant issues that have caused controversy. These are: (1)Joint Committee on Bofors Contracts; (2)Joint Committee to enquire into irregularities in securities and banking transactions; (3)Joint Committee on stock-market scam; and (4)Joint Committee on pesticide residues in and safety standards for soft drinks.


  14. Q8. Consider the following statements: 1. When carbon dioxide dissolves in the ocean, carbonic acid is formed. 2. Higher acidity has been proven to inhibit shell growth in marine animals. 3. Over the past 300 million years, ocean pH has been neutral (pH-7) Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 and 2 only B) 1 and 3 only C) 2 and 3 only D) All of the above


  15. 09. Which of the following are among the features of 'Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana': 1. Mandatory assured placement to 90% of the trained candidates. 2. Focus on rural youth from poor families in the age group of 15 to 35 years. 3. Social inclusion of candidates through mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups. Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 and 2 only B) 1 and 3 only C) 2 and 3 only D) All of the above


  16. Answer- C) 2 and 3 onl The Scheme of Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushal Yojana (DDU-GKY) is being implemented by Ministry of Rural Development. Important features of DDU-GKY are as follows: Market-led, placement-linked training programme for rural youth. Mandatory assured placement to 75% of the trained candidates. Focus on rural youth from poor families in the age group of 15 to 35 years. Social inclusion of candidates through mandatory coverage of socially disadvantaged groups. . Minimum Salary of Rs.6000 per month or minimum wages specified by a State Government, whichever is higher (after a three month training course) .Career progression support, job-retention support and foreign placement support for quality outcomes in placements.


  17. Q10. Which kind of change is to made in (1) cash reserve ratio, and (2) bank rate, to control inflation? A) 1 should increase but 2 should decrease B) 2 should increase but 1 should decrease C) Both should increase D) Both should decrease


  18. Answer- C) Both should increase Cash Reserve Ratio is a specified minimum fraction of the total deposits of customers, which commercial banks have to hold as reserves either in cash or as deposits with the central bank. Bank Rate refers to the official interest rate at which RBl will provide loans to the banking system which includes commercial cooperative banks, development banks etc.