Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 06 MAY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Neutrophils :

1) Neutrophil is a type of immune cell that is one of the first cell types to travel to the site of an infection.
2) Neutrophils help fight infection by ingesting microorganisms and releasing enzymes that kill the microorganisms.
3) These are actually a type of Red blood cells that circulates throughout the body through the arteries and veins.

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 are the major sources of nitrous oxide emissions in India ?

1) Agriculture
2) Fossil fuel burning
3) Volcanic eruptions
4) Human sewage
5) Internal fermentation in cattles

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding Land Degradation Neutrality(LDN) are true ?

1) LDN is the condition when the amount and quality of land resources necessary to support the ecosystem functions and enhancing food security remains stable.
2) LDN can prevent soil erosion,desertification,waterscarcity,migration insecurity and income inequalities caused by land degradation.
3) UNCCD(UN convention on combating desertification ) aims to achieve land degradation neutrality across the globe by 2050.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding corporate exchange market in India are true ?

1) Unlike countries like the United States where nearly 70% of the GDP is derived from larger companies and the corporate sector, the corporate sector in India accounts for only 12-14% of the national GDP.
2) NSE was the first exchange in the country to provide a modern, fully automated screen-based electronic trading system which offered easy trading facility to the investors spread across the length and breadth of the country.
3) NSE is the country’s largest bourse in terms of market share in both equity and equity derivatives, where it has a virtual monopoly. Itaslo features among the top exchanges globally as well in terms of volume in the derivatives segment.

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

Q5. The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), located in the northern automotive hub of India, is a leading world class automotive testing, certification and R&D service provider under the aegis of NATRiP (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project), Government of India.

It is located in which of the following states inIndia ?
a) Himachal Pradesh
b) Gujarat
c) Haryana
d) Uttar Pradesh

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

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