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Daily Current Affairs MCQs - 15th March 2019
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Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi
Appeared UPSC CSE Mains,M.A.(Public Administration), B.Tech(CSE)

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  1. DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ'S: 15 MARCH'2019 Presented by Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi


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  3. 1. Choose the correct statements about Financial Action Task Force: 1. t is an inter-governmental body established to examine and develop measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing 2. It monitors the progress of members and non members in implementing FATF recommendations 3. Pakistan is a member of FATF A 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 C. 1 and 3 D. All the above


  4. Answer:A O FATF: Established in 1989 by a G-7 summit in Paris a To examine and develop measures to combat money laundering o In October 2001 its mandate has been expanded to incorporate efforts to combat terrorist financing as well o Its objectives To set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system FATF Monitors progress of members and non-members in implementing FATF recommendations : Countries must implement


  5. o FATF Plenary - decision making body meets thrice every year India Member while Pakistan is not a member o FATF Regional bodies: One such is APJG (Asia Pacific Joint Working Group) APJG - Reviewing Progress of Pakistan on action against terrorist financing a Currently, APJG o Pakistan Finance Minister - Written to President of FATF asking India to be removed d by India Is Co-chaire as co-chair Currently: Pakistan is in grey list of FATF


  6. 2. Which among the following has proposed to commission a study to assess climate risks faced by States in India: A. Ministry of Earth Sciences 8. Department of Space C. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change D. Department of Science and Technology


  7. Answer: D o Department of Science and Technology : Proposed to commission a study to assess the climate risks faced by States in India o Finally: To have a climate portal Users can zoom in on any district in the country and get a sense of risks present o Prior to this : Assessment of global warming risks faced by 12 Himalayan states by IIT Mandi, IIT Guwahati and lISc Bangalore o To evolve a common methodology - The way districts are equipped to deal with vagaries of climate change a Researchers prepared Vulnerability index based on data from districts


  8. Index - based on socio-economic factors, demographic and health status, sensitivity of agricultural production, forest-dependent livelihoods and access to information, services and infrastructure States such as Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand-Vulnerable to climate change


  9. 3. Which among the following countries participating in AFINDEX-19 1. India 2. USA Australic 4. African Nations and 4 B 1,2 and 4 c 1,3 and 4 o. All the above


  10. Answer:A O AFINDEX-19 Joint Filed Training Exercise between Indian Army and 16 African Nations a Will be held from 18th to 27th March 2019 in Pune 10 personnel from each participating nations of African continent and personnel of Maratha Light Infantry of Indian Army - Participate in the exercise o Aim To train participating contingents in Humanitarian Mine Assistance and Peace Keeping Operations o Under Humanitarian Mine Assistance Includes establishment and functioning of Mine Action Teams, identification and survey mechanical/manual demining techniques of contaminated areas and


  11. 4. Which among the following has developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile which was recently in news: A. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited 8. DRDC C. Bharat Electronics Limited D. Bharat Dynamics Limited


  12. 5. Choose the correct statements about West Nile Fever which was recently in news It is a mosquito borne viral infection found rarely in India 2. It does not have any specific treatment or a vaccine as of now 3. Mosquitoes becomes infected with West Nile Virus when they feed on infected birds A1 and 2 8. 2 and 3 c 1 and 3 D. All the above


  13. Answer: C Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme-Initiated by Indian Embassy in 2002 to mark 50 years of India-Nepal Economic Cooperation a Meritorious Nepali students will be given scholarships for continuing their education in various UG courses at colleges and Universities o Started with just 50 students as of now provides to 200 students o MBBS/BDS : Rs.4000/month for 5 years BE : Rs.4000/month for 4 years o Other UG courses : Rs.3000/month for 3 years included 45% girls and 8% Differently abled students


  14. 7. Forum for Young Leaders or Young Global Leaders is associated with which among the following A. UNDP 8. World Bank WEF D. UNICEF


  15. Answer: C o Forum for Young Leaders World Economic Forum's Foundation for remarkable leaders under 40 Recently released list of individuals with a foresight and potential to improve the state of the world for the year 2019 o Most of the Young Global Leaders are from emerging economies o They reflect global diversity, innovate to promote the public interest and value authentic exchanges between private-public cooperation BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh, Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, Chief Innovation Officer of Telangana Phanindra Sama, SaveLife Foundation's Piyush Tewari etc., Indians in the list


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