Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 March 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 04 March 2020

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) According to Epidemiological Transition Level concept (ETL), number of patients with cancer tend to increase as the life expectancy of population starts to increases.
2) The States with high ETL have a better development index and higher cancer rates.
3) ETL is highest in Uttar pradesh and is lowest in Kerala.

Which of the above statements are true ?
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q2. Around 59 crore ( 36%) women in reproductive age live in 67 countries that allows abortion upon request. The most common gestational limit of countries in this category is 12 weeks. Which of the following countries comes under this category ?

1) India
2) China
3) United states
4) Pakistan
5) Australia

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) 1,2 & 5 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. Scientists have found that Black carbon concentrations near the Gangotri glacier rose 400 times in summer due to forest fires and stubble burning from agricultural waste, and triggered glacial melts. Which of the following statements regarding black carbon stands true ?

1) Black carbon results from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass. The fine particles absorb light and about a million times more energy than carbon dioxide.
2) It is said to be the largest contributor to climate change and is far more dangerous than CO2.
3) India is the second largest emitter of black carbon in the world, with emissions expected to increase dramatically in the coming decades.

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

Q4. India restricted the export of common medicines such as paracetamol and 25 other pharmaceutical ingredients and drugs made from them recently. Which of the following statements regarding India’s drug import/exports stands true ?

1) Although India is source of about 40% of the world’s generic drug supply, pharmaceutical companies in the country are dependent on United States for two-thirds of the chemical components needed to make them.
2) India’s API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) imports, the raw material used for pharmaceuticals, stand at around $3.5 billion per year, and around 70%, or $2.5 billion, come from China.
3) Although India is heavily import-dependent for APIs from China, it exports a limited quantity of pharma ingredients.

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

Q5. The Government of India submitted two nomination dossiers for their inclusion in World Heritage List for the year 2020 which includes “Dholavira” : a Harappan city. The ancient city is now part of which of the following states of India ?

a) Uttar Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Haryana
d) Odisha

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