Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 September 2014

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 September 2014

International

Q.1

1. Edward Snowden got the ‘alternative Nobel’ for his disclosures of top secret surveillance programs.
2. The Swedish human rights award is also known as the “alternative Nobel,”.

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. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee.
2. It provides leadership and guidance to federal agencies on all aspects of the federal government's equal employment opportunity program.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

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


Science and technology

Q.3

1. Mars, the red planet is the 2nd planet from the Sun.
2. Mars has two moons named Phobos and Deimos.
3. Mars is known as the Red Planet because iron minerals in the Martian soil oxidize, or rust, causing the soil and the dusty atmosphere to look red.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. 1 & 2
b. 1 & 3
c. 2 & 3
d. All of the above


Q. 4

1. Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary science, combining disciplines such as biotechnology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, systems biology and biophysics.
2. It is the application of engineering principles to biology.
3. Synthetic Biology in microbial systems can generate microbial factories to produce drugs, vaccines, fuel components and other chemicals with diverse applications.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. 1 & 2
b. 1 & 3
c. 2 & 3
d. All of the above


Q. 5

1. Ganga basin constitutes 26 per cent of India’s land mass.
2. Namami Ganga project was announced by the Indian Government in 2010 budget.
3. Bansagar Dam is on river Ganga.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a. Only 1
b. 1 & 3
c. 2 & 3
d. All of the above


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