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Daily Current Affairs MCQS - 17th & 18th March 2019
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This lesson deals with the Daily Current Affairs MCQs of 17th & 18th March 2019

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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miss please make a lecture on the Non construction bodies like NITI Aayog National human rights commission etc
Ritika Saini
2 years ago
preparing those. Would upload soon. Thank you. :)
Er Rudhar Sharma
2 years ago
thanks miss for preparing non construction bodies
7/7 thank you. sir..🙏🙏🙏
  1. DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ'S: 17TH & 18TH MARCH'2019 Presented by Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi


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  3. 1. Choose the correct statements about Lokpal in India: 1 It is a statutory body with a chairperson and a maximum number of 8 members 2. The members and chairperson of Lokpal are appointed by the Prime Minister of India 3. The term of office of Chairperson and members is 5 years or tll they attain the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier A 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 C. 1 and 3 D. All the above


  4. Answer: C o Lokpal and Lokayukta Act 2013 Establishment of o Establishment of Lokpal n Centre and Lokayuktas for States to inquire into allegations of corruption against public officers Applicable to entire country Statutory body : Chairperson + 8 members o Term 5 yearsor l they attain age of 70 years (whichever is earlier) Half will be ludicial members-Minimum 50% of member to be from SC/ST/OBC/Minority and Women o Appointed by President of India on recommendations of a selection committee


  5. Selection committee-Headed by PM consisting of Speaker (LS), LoP (LS), CJI or Judge nominated by him and an eminent Jurist Salary-Consolidated Fund of India a Covers all categories of public servants including PM Not inquires into allegations against PM if related to international relations, external and internal security, public order, atomic energy and space o Against PM Ful bench of Lokpal considers its initiation and 2/3rd members approval a Armed Forces do not come under ambit of Lokpal


  6. o Has power of superintendence and direction over any investigation agency including CBI a Recently, Selection Panel has cleared the name of Former Judge of Supreme Court . .Ghose to be Lokpal


  7. 2. Which among the following states has topped the list of toilets with twin pit system: A. Jharkhand B. Uttarakhand c Andhra Pradesh D. Uttar Pradesh


  8. Answer: D o Twin pit System of Toilet Recommended by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and WHO Government-Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a India Remarkable Progress in the field of Rural sanitation Rural people-Favouring septic tank : Large sealed underground chamber-Costly to construct Twin Pit System : Two pits will be dugged-Earthen floors Liquid percolates into soil Once a pit is filled waste flow will be second pit


  9. waste in first pit-Converted to manure As per National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2019-Only 26.6% rural households use twin pit system 28% connected to septic tank and 6% to a tank Uttar Pradesh-Topped the states with 64% twin pit toilets : Made it mandatory to avail government's Rs.1 2,000 subsidy to build toilets Jharkhand-58% coverage with twin pits


  10. 3. Choose the correct statements about Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme: These are government securities denominated in terms of gold and are issued by Government of India It was announced in 2015 to attract people to buy gold bonds instead of physical 2. gold 3. The main objective of the scheme is to reduce imports of Gold A 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 C. 1 and 3 D. All the above


  11. Answer: B Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme : Announced in 2015 o To attract people to buy Gold bonds instead of Physical Golo Reduces imports on Gold every year o Issued by RBI on behalf of the Government of India Result: Gold imports were enhanced since then o 2015-16:968 tonnes later fell to 780 tonnes but in 2017-18 increased to 955 tonnes a As per Ministry of Commerce and Industry gold imports in April December 2018: Stood up at 750 tonnes


  12. As per few analysts People prefer physical gold Lack of awareness


  13. Answer:A o Researchers of IIT Guwahati Modified a natural biopolymer called chitosan o To selectively remove either an oil or water phase from an oil-water mixture To exhibit water repelling property in air (as in lotus leaf) or oil-repelling property under water (like a fish scale) Treated with certain chemicals a Allows researches to selectively remove the oil or water phase o If oil spill in water is less Material can be made water repelling remove or collect oil In case spill is huge-Can be used to remove or collect water Gel - Can separate kerosene, motor oil, olive oil and even crude oil from water


  14. D-SIBs Additional comfort to investors Banks wont fail a Will be placed in various buckets based on Systemic Importance Scores


  15. 7. R with which among the following counties ecently, India has exchanged agreement in Development and Health sector A. France B. Italy c. Maldives D. Australia


  16. Answer: C Union Minister of External Affairs-Visit to Maldives o Both countries Discussed measures to strengthen bilateral ties and collaborate in the ields of defence, development cooperation, capacity building and healt Reviewed progress on important bilateral issues Earlier: India announced $ 1.4 bn financial assistance to Maldives Both countries-Agreed to remain mindful of each others concerns and aspirations for the stability of Indian Ocean Region a Not to allow their territories to be used for any activity against the interest of others o Joint Ministerial meeting - Discussed ways to enhance cooperation, deal with consular issues, trade, investment, economic cooperation etc.,


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