Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 june 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 june 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the newly released RBI report on “Benchmarking of India’s Payment Systems” :

1) While there has been robust growth in the volume of retail electronic transactions amid a strong regulatory framework, the country needs to enhance its payments acceptance infrastructure.
2) In 2018-19, the volume growth of retail electronic transactions was 95%, compared to 51% in the previous year, mainly due to to the steep growth in the use of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
3) The report also said that the level of credit card penetration in India was low when compared to advanced countries, where it was a preferred option for making payments.

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

Q2. Which of the following Indian states are the major sugarcane producing states of India ?

1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Assam
3) Tamilnadu
4) Gujarat
5) Maharashtra

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,4 & 5 only
d) all of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding global food safety are true ?

1) Food safety is an increasing threat to human health. Children under 5 years of age carry 40% of the food-borne disease burden with 1,25,000 deaths every year.
2) Access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health. Food-borne diseases impede socio-economic development by straining health care systems and harming national economies, tourism and trade.
3) The first-ever World Food Safety Day was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2019.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding Nipah virus are true ?

1) Nipah virus, which causes encephalitis and pneumonia, is lethal in about 70% of cases and can be caught from animals or transmitted between people.
2) The only current treatment for Nipah virus infection is a monoclonal antibody that is still experimental; it was tested during an outbreak in India last year.
3) However since Ebola and Nipah virus belongs to the same family the vaccine used for Ebola can be used successfully to counter Nipah.

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

Q5. The “Global Economic Prospects “ have been released by which of the following international institutions ?

a) World economic forum
b) World Bank
c) World trade Organisation
d) UN General Assembly

 

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

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