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Daily Current Affairs MCQs - 28th 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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Komal singh
7 months ago
just for curiosity...R u giving 2019 prelims???
Rahul Jaiswal
7 months ago
yes .. why?
Komal singh
7 months ago
Nothing special...All the best for exams..by seeing ur scores on a daily basis I was curious to know that whether u r giving attempt or not....
Rahul Jaiswal
7 months ago
😊..thanks you are also preparing from June 2018 ..right.
Komal singh
7 months ago
yupp
Rahul Jaiswal
7 months ago
best of luck u too✌️
  1. DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS MCQ'S: 28 MARCH'2019 Presented by Ajay Kumar Muchakurthi


  2. Courses: Daily Current Affairs MCQ's (May Till date) 3000+ MCQ's from Previous Papers with Analysis o Analysis of Daily Current Affairs o International Relations Summary - Yojana Summary -Science Reporter Indian Polity o Unacademy Plus : Code - ajaykumar0692 o https://www.unacademy.com/user/ajaykumar0692


  3. 1. Choose the correct statements about Mission Shakti which was recently in news 1. It has demonstrated the capability of India to shoot down satellites in the orbit 2. With this, India has become the 4th country in the world to have such ability after USA, Russia and China 3. It violates the Outer Space Treaty 1967 signed by India A and 2 B. 2 and 3 8 c 1 and 3 D. All the above


  4. Answer:A Mission Shakti Anti-Satellite Missile Test o India Capable to shoot down the satellites in the orbit became 4th country in the world after USA, Russia and China a Shot down a satellite in Low Earth orbit : Microsat-R Earlier launched by ISRO o DRDO developed Ballistic Missile Defence Interceptor Missile - Was engaged an Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in a 'Hit to Kil' mode o Interceptor missile was a three-stage missile with two solid rocket boosters a To defend India's Space assets and not to start arms race Debris- Fall back to Earth in few weeks


  5. o Anti-Satellite Weapons To shoot down enemy satellites in orbit by disrupting critical communications and surveillance capabilities a Outer Space Treaty 1967 : Basic framework for international space law o Bars states from placing Weapons of Mass Destruction in Earth Orbit o Des not prohibit lctional eapon in orbin ASAT-Not directed against any country


  6. 2. Choose the incorrect statements about Electoral bonds It was announced for the first time during the Union Budget 2018 2. These bonds can be purchased by any Citizen of India or a body incorporated in India 3. Can be purchased at all Scheduled Commercial Banks and they don't have any minimum validity conditions A 1 and 2 B. 3 only c 2 and 3 D. 1 and 3


  7. Answer: D o Electoral Bonds -Anounced in Union Budgpet 2017 o Objective To bring Transparency in the Electoral funding and accounts the donations made to political parties a Similar to a Promissory note that is payable to the bearer on demand and free of interest o can be purchased by any citizen of India or a body incorporated in India bonds will be issued in multiples of 1,000, 10,000, 1 lakh, 10 lakh and crore and will be available at specified branches of State Bank of India o They can be bought by the donor with a KYC-compliant account


  8. Donors can donate the bonds to their party of choice which can then be cashed in via the party's verified account within 15 days Electoral bonds will not bear the name of the donor o The donor and the party details will be available with the bank, but the political o Donor will get a deduction and the recipient, or the political party, will get tax a Recently, ECI has told the Supreme Court Electoral bonds affects transparency in party might not be aware of who the donor is exemption, provided returns are filed by the political party political funding if changes such as allowing electoral bonds and removal of cap on donations even from foreign sources to political parties Influence Elections


  9. 3. Choose the correct statements about Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018 which was recently released 1. It is released by UNDP and UN Habitat together It has highlighted that India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to 28% in 10 years 3. It has identified Bihar as the poorest state in 2015-16 with more than half of its population in poverty A 1 and 2 B. 2 and 3 c 1 and 3 D. All the above


  10. Answer: B o Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018 Report prepared by UNDP and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Covered 105 countries India : Reduced its poverty drastically from 55% (635 mn) to 28% (364 mn) in 10 years o Poverty reduction among children, poorest states, STs and Muslims Fastest Out of 364 mn people in 2015-16: 156 mn (34.6%) are children a Although Muslims and STs reduced poverty the most over the 10 years, these two groups still had the highest rates of poverty


  11. while 80% of ST members had been poor in 2005-06, 50% of them were still poor in 2015-16 while 60% of Muslims had been poor in 2005-06, 31% of them were still poor in 2015-16 o Bihar was the poorest state in 2015-16, with more than half its population in poverty o The four poorest states Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh were still home to 196 million MPI poor people a Jharkhand had the greatest improvement, followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Nagaland


  12. 4. Golan Heights which was recently in news is geographically related to which among the following countries: 1. Afghanistan 2. Israel 3. Syria 4. USA A 1 and 2 8. 2 and 3 3 and 4 2 and 4 C. D.


  13. o Recently, President of USA : To back sovereignty of Israel over the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967 o Earlier in 2017 : Recognised Jerusalem as Capital of Israel and to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem o Part of Syria until 1967 Israel captured most of the area in war, occupied and annexed it in 1981 Not recognised territory o As of now Syria has the control of Syrian side internationally- Syria demands return of the o Few European countries in the UN Security Council have rejected US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the Golan as Israeli territory


  14. Answer: B o India USA : Recently signed an agreement for automatic exchange of country by country reports a Reduces compliance burden for Indian subsidiary companies of US parent companies o Huge relief in taxation related matters Key step in making India compliant with Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project o Countries Automatically exchange the reports filed by the ultimate parent entities of the multinational enterprises in the respective jurisdictions pertaining to the year:s commencing on or after January 1, 2016 Indian subsidiary companies-obviate need to do local filing of CbC Reports


  15. 6. Researchers of which among the following has recently developed Al based disease detector: A. IIT Delhi B. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology c. AllMS, New Delhi D. IISc Bangalore


  16. Answer:A o Researchers of lIT Delhi : Developed an Al based disease detector It is a Al based low-power electronic hardware system-Helps in detecting Malar, a Research focuses on building neuromorphic system Can be used for healthcare o Several software Al models exist for healthcare and diagnostics : Need of the hour is Tuberculosis, Intestinal parasite and cervical cancer in few milliseconds access in resource constrained areas with limited access to human specialists low power, low cost hardware Need to efficiently map these models


  17. 7. Recently, Union Cabinet has approved signing MoU with which among the following countries in the areas of combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances A. South Korea B. Australia C. USA D. Indonesia


  18. Answer: D o Union Cabinet Approved the signing of MoU between India and Indonesia on combating llci trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and its o Helps in mutual cooperation in regulation of narcotic drugs and psychotropic a facilitate and enhance the cooperation between the two countries in combating illicit precursors substances and in combating drug trafficking trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances as defined by United Nations International Drug Control Conventions a Exchange of information on existing legal instruments of national legislation of both countries