Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 August 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 07 August 2019


Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) The country’s dependency on coal based thermal power stations for meeting its energy needs has resulted the environmental concern and focus its efficient and reliable operation.
2) It would cost India’s coal-fired power plants at least ₹73,000 crore to comply with the government’s directive to implement clean technology in existing and new plants.
3) Current rules say that coal-fired power plants have to ensure that they curtail sulphur dioxide and carbondioxide emissions from their smoke stack by implementing appropriate technology by 2022.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Indian freedom movement organisations with their founders :

1) Oudh kisansabha : Mahatma Gandhi
2) Servants of people’s society :LalaLajpatRai
3) Indian Republic Army : Surya Sen
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. The Forest Department and Act for Moths (an initiative of Act for Butterflies) are gearing up for a unique documentation in the insect world in Tamil Nadu.

Which of the following statements regarding moths are true ?

1) Moths play a major role in food chain even though they are not good pollinators.
2) Moths and their caterpillars are feed for birds and small animals.
3) Several moths in the family Tineidae are commonly regarded as pests because their larvae eat fabric such as clothes and blankets made from natural proteinaceousfibers such as wool or silk.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the newly introduced National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019 stands true ?

1) India has a doctor-population ratio of 1:1456 as compared with the WHO standards of 1:1000. In addition, there is a huge skew in the distribution of doctors working in the Urban and Rural areas.
2) Under the NMC Bill, the central government will constitute a Medical Advisory Council. The Council will be the primary platform through which the states/union territories can put forth their views and concerns before the NMC.
3) Under the Bill, the NMC may grant a limited license to certain mid-level practitioners connected with the modern medical profession to practice medicine. These mid-level practitioners may prescribe specified medicines in primary and preventive healthcare.

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

Q5. Based on the 2017 elephant census recently released by the ministry of environment,forests and climate change,which of the following states have the highest population of elephants in the country ?

a) Tamilnadu
b) Assam
c) Kerala
d) Arunachal Pradesh

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Answer:

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

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