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Daily MCQ UPSC Current Affairs

Daily MCQs for UPSC Current Affairs | 16TH NOVEMBER 2022

Question 19: Consider the following statements:

  1. Any change in design of a currency note has to be approved by the RBI’s Central Board and the Central government.
  2. Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, gives RBI the “sole right” to issue banknotes in India.
  3. The Coinage Act, 2011 gives the central government the power to design and mint coins in various denominations.
  4. Notes of Rs 2 and Rs 5 are no longer issued, and the older notes of these denominations are not legal tender.

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1,2 and 3
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 4
  4. 1,2,3 and 4

Correct Answer: A

Explanation

  • Any change in design of a currency note has to be approved by the RBI’s Central Board and the Central government.
  • Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, gives RBI the “sole right” to issue banknotes in India. 
  • The Coinage Act, 2011 gives the central government the power to design and mint coins in various denominations. 
  • Two of India’s currency note printing presses (in Nasik and Dewas) are owned by the Government of India; two others (in Mysore and Salboni) are owned by the RBI through its wholly owned subsidiary, Bhartiya Reserve Bank Note Mudra Ltd (BRBNML). 
  • Banknotes in denominations of Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100, Rs 200, Rs 500, and Rs 2,000 are currently being issued. Notes of Rs 2 and Rs 5 are no longer issued; however, older notes of these denominations, if still in circulation, continue to be legal tender. Re 1 note, if in circulation, are also legal tender.

Question 20: Consider the following statements:

  1. The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin is released by world meteorological organizations.
  2. The Coldest Year of the Rest of Their Lives Report is released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C

Explanation

  • The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin represents the latest analysis of observations from the WMO GAW Program. It shows globally averaged surface mole fractions for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) and compares them with the mole fractions during the previous year and with the preindustrial levels.
  • The Coldest Year of the Rest of Their Lives Report: Released by: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Question 21: Mangarh Dham is a memorial for around 1,500 tribals massacred by the British army in 1913, is located at:

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Bihar
  4. Rajasthan

Correct Answer: D

Explanation

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister has sought the National Monument Status for the Mangarh Dham in Banswara district in Rajasthan.
  • It is a memorial for around 1,500 tribals massacred by the British army in Rajasthan.
  • It is also known as Rajasthan’s ‘Jallianwala Bagh.
  • Social reformer Govind Guru led the gathering of tribals. He launched the Bhagat movement among the Bhils asking them to adhere to vegetarianism, and abstain from intoxicants.

Question 22: Consider the following statements:

  1. Global Atmosphere Watch Program is led by UNEP.
  2. The Global Atmosphere Watch provides reliable scientific information for national and international policymakers, supports international conventions on stratospheric ozone depletions.

Which of the following statements is/are true?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: B

Explanation

Global Atmosphere Watch Program

  • It is a WMO led program.
  • One major aspect of the Global Atmosphere Watch mission is to organize, participate in and coordinate assessments of the chemical composition of the atmosphere on a global scale.
  • In this way, the Global Atmosphere Watch provides reliable scientific information for national and international policymakers, supports international conventions on stratospheric ozone depletions and monitors climate change and long-range transboundary air pollution.

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