Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 june 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 02 june 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding article 370 of Indian constitution are correct ?

1) Article 370 in the part XXI of the constitution of India provides a special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and other tribal states of India.
2) Laws on Union and concurrent list will be made by centre only with the consent of state of J&K.
3) Dr BR Ambedkar who was the chairman of the drafting committee of the constitution assembly was against the incorporation of article 370 in the constitution.

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

Q2. Which of the following are used as gene editing tools in biotechnology ?

1) CRISPR-Cas9
2) TALENs
3) transposons
4) rAAV

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the newly approved Agriculture Export Policy are true ?

1) It is aimed at increasing India’s exports to $100 billion by 2032 from the current $37 billion.
2) The policy also aims to promote the export of novel, indigenous, organic, ethnic, traditional and non-traditional products.
3) The Mission target the establishment of 15 Technology Innovation Hubs (TIH), six Application Innovation Hubs (AIH) and four Technology Translation Research Parks (TTRP) also.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Rice blast, caused by a fungus Magnaportheoryzae, is one of the major diseases of the rice crop.
2) Fungicides are very expensive, harmful for the environment and inappropriate application can cause health issues.
3) The rapid changes in pathogen virulence pose a constant challenge to the success of existing blast-resistant rice varieties.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following African countries recently banned the importation, production, sale and use of plastic bags in its territory ?

a) Zimbabwe
b) Tanzania
c) Nigeria
d) Zambia

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Answer:

1. (d) 2. (c) 3. (b) 4. (d) 5. (b)

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