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MCQs - 4th March 2019
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Q1. Which of the following steps have been taken by the Centre for the abolition of the bonded labour system in India? 1. It enacted the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, which empowers executive magistrates to exercise powers of judicial magistrate of first or second class for trial of offences. 2. Vigilance committees at the district and sub-divisional levels have been prescribed to identify and rehabilitate bonded labourers. 3. A centrally-sponsored plan Scheme for Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour-is under implementation since 1978 under which the Centre and states contribute Rs 10,000 each for cases of rehabilitation 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
D) All of the above The Centre has adopted a three-pronged strategy for the abolition of the bonded labour system: First, the Constitution prohibits forced labour. It enacted the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976, which empowers executive magistrates to exercise powers of judicial magistrate of first or second class for trial of offences Vigilance committees at the district and sub-divisional levels have been prescribed to identify and rehabilitate bonded labourers. A centrally-sponsored plan -- Scheme for Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour is under implementation since 1978 under which the Centre and states contribute Rs 10,000 each for cases of rehabilitation.
Q2. Which of the following place was in news for being hit by thousands of small earthquakes within a span of 3- 4 months? A) Palghar B) Tehri C) Latur D) Gangtok
A) Palghar Palghar district in Maharashtra, which has seen thousands of small earthquakes since November 2018, experienced a quake measuring 4.3 on the moment magnitude (Mw) scale recently. This is the first time the magnitude has crossed 4 here. Scientists, however, are divided on the primary cause of this phenomenon. Some believe it is related to groundwater levels, and others attribute it to tectonic activity.
Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the earthquakes caused by 'hydroseismicity': 1. Such earthquakes typically measure less than 4 moment magnitude (Mw). 2. Such earthquakes subside in the non-rainy season 3. Such earthquakes are very shallow, typically emerging from within 4-5 km underground. 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
D) All of the above Hydroseismicity - In this phenomenon, rainwater enters the existing faults in the earth's crust. This increases pressure, which is released through small earthquakes
Q5. Consider the following statements: 1. South-South and triangular cooperation are bold, innovative, and growing means to strengthen cooperation for the achievement of poverty free world by 2050. 2. As the leading development agency in the UN system, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) plays a key role as a catalyst of South-South cooperation Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1 only B) 2 only C) Both 1 and 2 D) Neither 1 nor 2
A) 1 and 2 only CriSidEx is India's first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) CriSidEx is developed jointly by credit rating body CRISIL and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) CriSidEx measures MSE business sentiment on a scale of zero (extremely negative) to 200 (extremely positive).
Q8. Which of the following Intangible Cultural Heritage elements from India have been inscribed on UNESCO's List? 1. Tradition of Vedic chanting 2. Kutiyattam, Sanskrit theatre 3. Ramlila, the traditional performance of the Ramayana 4. Gayatri Mantra Select the correct answer using the code given below: A) 1, 2 and 3 only B) 2, 3 and 4 only C) 1, 3 and 4 only D) All of the above
A) 1, 2 and 3 only Gayatri Mantra has not been included into the Intangible Cultural Heritage elements from India inscribed on UNESCO's List.
C) 1 and 3 only The Act provides for the establishment of exclusive special courts and special public prosecutors to try offences under the Act. It requires that these courts to complete the trial of the case within two months from the date of filing of the charge-sheet. The Act does not allow an accused person, who is alleged to have caused injury to and insulted a Dalit, to apply for anticipatory bail.