Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 March 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 01 March 2020


Q1. Evidence of colistin resistant bacteria in the gut was found in Indian patients in a study recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The main cause of colistin resistance in food is due to the rampant use of colistin in poultry.
2) The cause of colistin resistance in majority of bacteria of food origin in human gut is due to mgrB gene mutation.
3) Colistin-resistant bacteria can be of hospital origin or food origin. Colistin-resistant bacteria of food origin do not respond to any of the antibiotics.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Which of the following products in India are GI ( Geographical indication ) tagged ?

1) Kangra Paintings
2) Marayoor jaggery
3) Kadaknath chicken
4) Kancheepuram silk

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,3 & 4 only
c) All of the above
d) 2,3 & 4 only

Q3. India was one of the most dollarised countries in the world, following Brazil, Pakistan and Indonesia, in the share of imports and exports invoiced in dollars. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) While international reserves are held in Euro, dollar is a vehicle currency on the foreign exchange market.
2) One can also see the U.S. as an insurer, since the value of its external dollar liabilities such as Treasury bills and U.S. government bonds held by the rest of the world tend to appreciate in bad times.
3) The dollar is becoming more unstable over time as the relative size of the U.S. shrinks in the world economy while the stock of dollar liabilities in the rest of the world keep growing.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the utilisation and prospects of India’s demographic dividend stands true ?

1) India’s population is among the youngest in an ageing world. The strategy and vision for the education of the youth will decide how successful India will be in converting the country’s demographic advantage into a rich dividend.
2) A certain percentage of reservation for women may be helpful but political parties should give them the chances to contest the elections on their own.
3) India’s greatest asset is its tremendous diversity, and the time-tested bonds of unity are deeply rooted in it.

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. “Baba Baidyanathdham temple” recently in news is located in which of the following states/UT’s ?

a) Assam
b) Jharkhand
c) Karnataka
d) Odisha

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