Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 MARCH 2019

Q1. For sensitizing small laboratories to basic doable quality practices, (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration) NABL has launched another voluntary scheme called Quality Assurance Scheme (QAS) for Basic Composite (BC) Medical Laboratories (Entry Level).

Which of the following statements regarding the scheme are true ?
1) The scheme will help to bring quality at the grass root level of India’s health system where laboratories follow the imperatives of quality in all their processes.
2) This entry level scheme of NABL will, enhance the intent of Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana of universal access to quality healthcare for majority of citizens especially those residing in villages and small towns by providing them access to quality diagnostics.
3) State Governments are being encouraged to adopt this entry level scheme for registering labs as establishments under Clinical Establishment Act, which will help organize the sector of diagnostics in these states.

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

Q2. Which of the following are the diseases caused by viruses in human beings:

1) Influenza
2) Measles
3) Ebola
4) HIV
5) Hepatitis A

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched ‘Handloom Haat’ initiative by the ministry of textiles :

1) The project aims to provide marketing opportunities to authentic handloom products from various States, PSUs and cooperative societies.
2) Its main objective is to provide infrastructure support to handloom agencies to augment their sales of handloom products and to showcase the exquisite variety of handloom products produced all over the country.
3) A special repository created under the scheme will also house the virtual registers of the textiles and crafts resources, which are available in the Weaver Service Centres, the Crafts Museums, similar institutions and private collections.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the PradhanMantriBhartiyaJanaushadhiPariyojana (PMBJP) are true ?

1) PradhanMantriBhartiyaJanaushadhiPariyojana (PMBJP) is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses.
2) It also aims to create awareness among the public regarding generic medicines.
3) The Janaushadhi medicines have played a big role in bringing down the out of pocket expenditure of patients suffering from life threatening diseases in India.
4) Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) is the implementing agency of the scheme.

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

Q5. Which of the following Indian freedom struggle personalities is known as the mother of Indian revolutions ?

a) ArunaAsaf Ali
b) Madam BikajiRustomCama
c) JB Kripalani
d) PritilathaWadekar

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