Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 june 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 june 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding food safety :

1) An estimated 600 million cases of foodborne diseases occur annually worldwide.
2) Unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionately affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict and migrants.
3) World Food Safety Day adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is aimed at imposing non tariff barriers to protect local foods/agri products.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of space missions and their respective countries/space agencies :

1) Sputnik -1 : Russia
2) Long March -1 : China
3) Giotto : European space agency
4) Explorer 1 : Japan

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements air quality and BS emission standards are true ?

1) India is among those nine countries where the forest cover has increased by one percent.
2) Vehicular pollution which is 28 to 30 per cent of air pollution is expected to be reduced drastically after implementation of Bharat Stage(BS)-6 emission norms from next year.
3) However in 2014 in the National Capital the number of poor air quality days was 300 and it increased to 326 days in 2018.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding RBI’s regulation of leverage ratio in the banking sector stands true ?

1) The leverage ratio was introduced for banks post the financial crisis of 2008, as one of the underlying features of the crisis was the build-up of excessive on- and off-balance sheet leverage in the banking system.
2) The central bank has mandated leverage ratio of 3.5% for all the banks except for the domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs), which will have a 4% ratio.
3) The Reserve Bank of India’s decision to bring leverage ratio for banks is in line with Basel-III standards.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries recently organised the “Gandhi cycle rally for peace” to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi ?

a) India
b) China
c) Saudi Arabia
d) Australia

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