24 may pib

Daily PIB Analysis For UPSC/IAS | 24th May 19 | Download PDF

MCQ 1

  • The government recently launched ‘e-Sahaj’ portal. It is related to

a) For MSME Sector to access market/ credit

b) For security clearances in certain sensitive sectors

c) To assist Startups in getting cheaper loans

d) To Offer Insurance Coverage To Dairy Farmers

  • The government launched an online ‘e-Sahaj’ portal for grant of Security Clearance. The objective of national security clearance is to evaluate potential security threats, including economic threats, and provide risk assessment before clearing investment and project proposals in key sectors.
  • MHA is the nodal Ministry for security clearances in certain sensitive sectors before issue of licence/permit, permission, contract etc, to companies/ bidders/individuals by the administrative Ministry. The objective of national security clearance is to evaluate potential security threats, including economic threats, and provide risk assessment before clearing investment and project proposals in key sectors. The aim is to strike a healthy balance between meeting the imperatives of national security and facilitating ease of doing business and promoting investment in the country.

MCQ 2

  • Which of the following are the global satellite navigation systems?
  1. GPS
  2. GLONASS
  3. Galileo
  4. BeiDou
  5. QZSS
  6. NavIC
  • Select the correct code:

(A) 1,2,3

(B) 1,2,3,4

(C) All

(D) 1,2,4,6

  • The four global GNSS systems are – GPS (US), GLONASS (Russia), Galileo (EU), BeiDou (China). Additionally, there are two regional systems – QZSS (Japan) and IRNSS or NavIC (India).

MCQ 3

  • Consider the following statements about UNFCCC
  1. The UNFCCC was adopted in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit.
  2. The UNFCCC established a framework for action to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere.
  3. The framework sets binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries.
  4. Nearly all member states of the United Nations have ratified the convention.
  • Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 & 3

(B) 1,2,3

(C) 1,2,4

(D) All

  • The UNFCCC was adopted in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit, which marked the beginning of the international community’s first concerted effort to confront the problem of climate change.
  • Known also as the Rio Convention, the UNFCCC established a framework for action to stabilize concentrations of greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere.
  • The UNFCCC entered into force in 1994, and nearly all of the world’s nations—a total of 197—have ratified.
  • The framework sets non-binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual countries and contains no enforcement mechanisms.

MCQ 4

  • Consider the following statements about Ecommerce sector in India
  1. Marketplace model is where goods sold on the portal is owned or controlled by the ecommerce company.
  2. inventory-based model is where the ecommerce firm simply acts as a platform that connects buyers and sellers.
  3. FDI is allowed in e-commerce companies in marketplace model.
  • Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 & 2

(B) 1 & 3

(C) 2 & 3

(D) 3 only

  • E-commerce companies can operate under two different models in India.
  • The first is the marketplace model where the e-commerce firm simply acts as a platform that connects buyers and sellers. FDI is allowed in e-commerce companies in this model.
  • The second model is inventory-based where the inventory of goods sold on the portal is owned or controlled by the e-commerce company. FDI is not allowed under this model.

MCQ 5

  • Dwijing Festival recently in news is celebrated in which state ?
  1. Assam
  2. Sikkim
  3. Manipur
  4. Mizoram
  • Dwijing Festival is an annual river festival celebrated in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) region of Assam.
  • The festival provides a platform of earning for the people in the region by putting in to focus the business activities for the better economy generation through rural tourism. The festival also aims to provide help to the flood victim families through charity generation and distribution.

MCQ 6

  • “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan”, is a collaborative effort between
  1. Ministry of Tourism
  2. Ministry of Culture
  3. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
  • Select the correct code:

(A)1 & 2

(B)2 & 3

(C) All

(D)3 only

  • “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan”, is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and State/UTs Governments.
  • The Project aims to develop synergy among all partners to effectively promote “responsible tourism”.
  • It aims to involve public sector companies, private sector companies and corporate citizens/individuals to take up the responsibility for making our heritage and tourism more sustainable through development, operation and maintenance of world-class tourist infrastructure and amenities at ASI/ State heritage sites and other important tourist sites in India.

MCQ 7

  • Consider the following statements with reference to Chang’e-4 mission:
  1. The mission has been launched by China
  2. It is China’s first manned mission to Moon
  • Which of the above statements are correct?

(A) Only 1

(B) Only 2

(C) Both

(D) None

  • China has launched Chang’e-4, a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon. The probe, the Chang’e-4, is expected to make the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon through rovers.
  •  The far side of the moon known as ‘South Pole-Aitken Basin’ still remains a mystery among space scientists.
  • Chang’e 4 is the fourth mission in the country’s lunar mission series which is being named after the Chinese moon goddess.
  •  The tasks of the Chang’e-4 probe include low-frequency radio astronomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral composition, and measuring the neutron radiation and neutral atoms to study the environment on the far side of the moon.

MCQ 8

  •  World Energy Outlook is released by
  1. IAEA
  2. IEA
  3. WEF
  4. TERI
  • The annual World Energy Outlook is the International Energy Agency’s flagship publication, widely recognized as the most authoritative source for global energy projections and analysis.

MCQ 9

  • Consider the following statements about Global Nutrition Report 2018
  1. The Global Nutrition Report is the world’s leading report on the state of global nutrition.
  2. It is released by International Food Policy Research Institute.
  3. India has the highest number of ‘stunted’ children in the world.
  • Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(A) 1 & 2

(B) 1 & 3

(C) 2 & 3

(D) All

  • Global Nutrition Report is released by World Health Organisation.
  • The Global Nutrition Report is the world’s leading report on the state of global nutrition.
  • According to 2018 report, India has the highest number of ‘stunted’ children in the world and nearly a third of all stunted children worldwide are to be found in India.

MCQ 10

  • Y H Malegam committee sometime seen in news was constituted to
  1. Look into issues relating to classification of bad loans, rising incidents of frauds and effectiveness of audits
  2. To tackle the menace of trafficking
  3. To monitor & review the functioning of shell companies
  4. To review Poverty census in India
  • Stung by the Rs 11,400 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted an expert committee under the chairmanship of Y H Malegam, a former member of the Central Board of Directors of RBI, to look into the entire gamut of issues relating to classification of bad loans, rising incidents of frauds and effectiveness of audits.

 

 

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