August-2018, Current affairs mcqs for UPSC, IAS, State PSC, SSC and other Exams

This page contains August 2018 Current Affairs Multiple choice Questions MCQs from different newspapers and magazines including The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB and Yojna.

These monthly (August 2018) current affairs MCQs are based on different exams syllabus and pattern including UPSC CSE/IAS, State PSC, SSC, CDS, CLAT and other competitive exams. These MCQs of daily news are evenly helpful in both prelims exams and to test one's preparation.

31. 

Consider following statements:
1) A steady decline has been observed in the number of HIV cases in India as a whole.
2) National AIDS Research Institute [NARI] is located in "New Delhi".
3) Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have emerged as the new hotspots for HIV.
4) Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) kill or cure the HIV.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are "not true" ?

1. 1 & 2 2. 2 & 3
3. 2 & 4 4. 1 & 4



32. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "NASA's Curiosity rover", recently in news ?

1. Curiosity rover was landed on the Mars's Gale Crater on August 7 2017. 2. Curiosity rover also revealed the presence of atmospheric methane on planet.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



33. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "India's 2030 targets of reducing child mortality", recently in news ?

1. Poorer states of north-central and eastern India are worst performing. 2. India have cut the number of deaths of under-fives by around half in in the past 25 years.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



34. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018", recently in news ?

1. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 stipulates a minimum jail term of 20 years for the rape of a girl under 12. 2. As per the bill only a woman judge will hear the rape case and a woman police officer will record the statement of rape victims.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



35. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018", recently in news ?

1. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 stipulates a minimum jail term of "10 years" which may go up to life in prison or death sentence 2. The minimum punishment for convicts of rape of women is also increased from rigorous imprisonment of 7 years to 10 years.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



36. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP)", recently in news ?

1. National Rural Drinking Water Programme was launched by "Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation" in 2013. 2. NRDWP, restructured in 2017 mandated 2 per cent earmarking of funds for Japanese Encephalitis (JE)/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) affected areas.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



37. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Discovered Small Fields Policy (DSF)", recently in news ?

1. Discovered Small Fields Policy (DSF) is aimed at discovering Small Fields of Agricultural lands and integrate them into a big farm. 2. Government is now came up with Round-II of Discovered Small Fields Policy.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



38. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Thermal battery", recently in news ?

1. World's first-ever thermal battery plant is recently inaugurated in in Andhra Pradesh state of India. 2. A thermal energy battery is used for storing and releasing thermal energy.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



39. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Niryat Mitra Mobile App", recently in news ?

1. The app is developed by ministry of telecommunication GoI. 2. The app will help in increasing the employment in the country using its Human Resource tool.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



40. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "UMANG platform", recently in news ?

1. National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and TRAI have integrated DND 2.0 and MyCall App on the UMANG Android platform (app). 2. DND 2.0 is helpful in reporting spam messages or calls to avoid unsolicited commercial communication.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2