Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. 105th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa was observed on 9 January 2015.
2. In 2002 Indian Govt. decided to celebrate 9 January as “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas” (PBD) to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q. 2

1. Bihar Government and the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) organised the first of its kind walk through a 13-km forest trail which Lord Gautama Buddha had taken to reach Rajgir from Bodh Gaya around 2,543 years ago.
2. “Buddha Heritage Walk” was the name given to this highly successful initiative in which people from 11 countries took part.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: Science & Technology ::

Q. 3

1. Teixobactin is the first new antibiotic discovered in 30 years that has been hailed as a major discovery in medicine world as it could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics.
2. The discovery of Teixobactin was announced in science journal ‘Nature’ during January 2015.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: International ::

Q. 4

1. Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the country with the largest refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate as stated by the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in its new Mid-Year Trends 2014 report released on 8 January 2015.
2. Despite dropping to second place, the 2.7-million Afghan refugees remain the largest protracted refugee population under UNHCR care.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: Persons in News ::

Q. 5

1. M.Y.S. Prasad was selected for the prestigious Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award for 2015 presented by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
2. Prasad was selected for his outstanding contribution to R&D in the field of space science in his long and chequered career at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2


Click Here for MCQs Archive

 


NEW! UPSC Exam may be Postponed due to Corona Virus

GET DAILY NEWSLETTER for UPSC Exams

DONT FORGET TO CHECK AND CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL LINK.