Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 05 MAY 2019

Q1. With respect to India’s nitrogen assessment report, which of the following statements are true ?

1) India is globally the biggest source of ammonia emission, nearly double that of NOx emissions.
2) Though agriculture remains the largest contributor to nitrogen emissions, the non-agricultural emissions of nitrogen oxides and nitrous oxide are growing rapidly, with sewage and fossil-fuel burning.
3) Researchers suggests that nutrient recovery/recycling from waste water for agriculture could cut down N2O emissions from sewage and waste water by up to 40%.

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

Q2. In medicine, a biomarker is a measurable indicator of the severity or presence of some disease state. Consider the following pairs of biomarkers and the corresponding diseases which can be diagnosed by them ?

1) C-reactive protein : inflammation
2) LDL : Cholesterol
3) MMP’s : Cancerous tumuor
4) Anibodies : infection

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 3 & 4 only
c) all of the above
d) None of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the functioning of Asian Development Bank ( ADB) are true ?

1) It was formed to foster economic growth and co-operation specifically in the region of Asia and to contribute to the acceleration of economic development of the developing countries of this region.
2) The Bank operates as a viable banking institution, charging a flow of capital to the region from outside sources like non-member countries as well.
3) In its operations, the Bank is also required to give special attention to the needs of the smaller or less developed countries and give priority to regional, sub-regional and national projects and programmes which will contribute to the harmonious economic growth of the region as a whole.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements :

1) Northeast India, one of the wettest places on the Earth has been experiencing rapid drying, especially in the last 30 years.
2) The changes in the Pacific decadal oscillation (PDO) ,a pattern of fluctuations in the ocean, particularly over the north Pacific basin are mainly associated with this declined rainfall.
3) Unlike like El Nino/La Nina in the tropical Pacific, PDO does not have a signature for a longer time in the sea surface temperatures and its interaction with the atmosphere, which in turn affects the northeast Indian summer monsoon.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. India’s last captive white tiger had died in the Sanjay Gandhi national park recently. The National Park is near to which of the following cities in India ?

a) Lucknow
b) Mumbai
c) Kanpur
d) Guwahati

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

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