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.

51. 

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

1. Parker Solar Probe will help exploring the Sun closer than ever before. 2. Delta IV Heavy rocket is used to put the Parker spacecraft closer to the Sun.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



52. 

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

1. PARIVESH is launched by the "Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change". 2. National Informatics Centre, (NIC), New Delhi has provided the technical support for it.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



53. 

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

1. Under the platform Automatic alerts via SMS and emails are received by concerned parties. 2. PARIVESH platform will make it possible to submit, monitor and manage proposals submitted by Project Proponents to MOEFCC.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



54. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013", recently in news ?

1. The act superseded "Vishakha Guidelines" by the Supreme Court of India. 2. The victim has to first go through the Internal Complaints Committee before approaching a court.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



55. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013", recently in news ?

1. The act protects only those victims, working at the workplace where harassed took place. 2. Both Men and Women are covered under the act.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



56. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)", recently in news ?

1. The act grants special powers to the Indian Armed Forces in "disturbed areas". 2. A state of emergency declared by the "State governments" comes under the preview of AFSPA.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



57. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)", recently in news ?

1. There can be no prosecution, suit or any other legal proceeding against anyone acting under that law. 2. Under the act Armed Forces can arrest anyone without a warrant.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



58. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act-2016", recently in news ?

1. An Annual Plan of Operation (APO), will be prepared in consultation with gram sabhas for the expenditure from the funds . 2. State governments will receive 40 per cent of their share in funds.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



59. 

Which of the following statement(s) is/are true about "Ease of Living Index", recently in news ?

1. "Ease of Living Index" is released by "Ministry of Finance", GoI. 2. "New Delhi" grabs the first position followed by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



60. 

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

1. The "aerogel" is a transparent heat-resistant gel made from beer waste. 2. A thin flexible film of "aerogel" is roughly 100 times lighter than glass.
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2