Current AffairsUPSC Prelims 2019 Detailed Analysis

Prelims 2019 Answer Key | Current Affairs | Part 2

Q.1) Consider the following statements:

The Reserve Bank of India’s recent directives relating to ‘Storage of Payment System Data’, popularly known as data diktat, command the payment system providers that

  1. they shall ensure that entire data relating to payment systems operated by them are stored in a system only in India
  2. they shall ensure that the systems are owned and operated by public sector enterprises
  3. they shall submit the consolidated system audit report to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India by the end of the calendar year

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2 only

c. 3 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

Q.2) With reference to Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB), consider the following statements:

  1. AIIB has more than 80 member nations.
  2. India is the largest shareholder in AIIB.
  3. AAIIB does not have any members from outside Asia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1,2 and 3

Q.3) Atal Innovation Mission is set up under the

a. Department of Science and Technology

b. Ministry of Labour and Employment

c. NITI Aayog

d. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Q.4) Which of the following adopted a law on data protection and privacy for its citizens known as ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ in April 2016 and started implementation of it from 25th May, 2018?

a. Australia

b. Canada

c. The European Union

d. The United States of America

Q.5) Consider the following statements:

  1. The United Nations Convention against Corruption(UNCAC) has a ‘Protocol against smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air’.
  2. The UNCAC is the ever-first legally binding global anti-corruption instrument.
  3. A highlight of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime(UNTOC) is the inclusion of a specific chapter aimed at returning assets to their rightful owners from whom they had been taken illicitly.
  4. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is mandated by its members States to assist in implementation of both UNCAC and UNTOC.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2, 3 and 4 only

c. 2 and 4 only

d. 1,2 ,3 and 4

Q.6) The word ‘Denisovan’ is sometimes mentioned in media in reference to

a. fossils of a kind of dinosaurs

b. an early human species

c. a cave system found in North-East India

d. a geological period in the history of Indian subcontinent

Q.7) Recently, there was a growing awareness in our country about the importance of Himalayan nettle (Girardinia diversifolia) because it is found to be a sustainable source of

a. anti-malaria drug

b. biodiesel

c. pulp for paper industry

d. textile fibre

Q.8) Consider the following statements:

As per the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2018

  1. if rules for fixed-term employment are implemented, it becomes easier for the firms/companies to lay off workers
  2. no notice of termination of employment shall be necessary in the case of temporary workman

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.9) Recently India signed a deal known as ‘Action Plan for Prioritization and Implementation of Cooperation Areas in the Nuclear Field’ with which of the following countries?

a. Japan

b. Russia

c. The United Kingdom

d. The United States of America



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