Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 September 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 08 September 2019


Q1. India announces contribution of 22 mn USD to GFTAM (Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria ) for 6th replenishment cycle. Which of the following statements regarding GFTAM stands true ?

1) GFTAM is an international financing and partnership organization that aims to “attract, leverage and invest additional resources to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to support attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations.
2) The Global Fund is a financing mechanism rather than an implementing agency. Programs are implemented by in-country partners such as ministries of health, while the Global Fund secretariat, whose staff only have an office in Geneva, monitor the programs
3) India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the Global Fund and now has become first among G20, BRICS and implementer countries to announce the pledge for the 6th Replenishment Conference.

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

Q2. Which of the following includes the Genetically modified varieties of potatoes approved by U.S food and drug administration department for human consumption ?

1) Russet Burbank
2) Ranger Russet
3) Amflora
4) Atlantic

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the Association of World Election Bodies( A-web) :

1) The Association of World Election Bodies, commonly referred to as ‘A-WEB,’ was established in 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A-WEB is the first Asian organization of election management bodies.
2) To identify latest trends, challenges and developments in democratic electoral management and electoral processes is an important mission of the organisation.
3) A-web is composed of members from 106 countries. All members are entitled to take part in making decisions for the association.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. A resolution to eliminate the diseases was adopted at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Delhi. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Measles is particularly dangerous for the poor, as it attacks malnourished children and those with reduced immunity causing serious complications, including blindness, encephalitis, severe diarrhoea, ear infection and pneumonia, while rubella/ congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) causes irreversible birth defects.
2) The resolution calls for ensuring a highly sensitive laboratory supported case-based surveillance system better evidence for appropriate planning and response. It also emphasises on preparedness for outbreak response activities.
3) All countries pledged to mobilise political, societal and financial support to ensure the interruption of transmission of indigenous measles and rubella virus by 2030.

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

Q5. Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves arrived in New Delhi today on a five-day official visit to India.It comprises of a main island, St. Vincent, and a chain of smaller islands. With yacht-filled harbors, chic private isles and volcanic landscapes, it’s known for its major sailing destinations such as reef-lined Bequia Island off Admiralty Bay.

The country lies in which of the following seas ?

a) Labrador sea
b) Caribbean sea
c) Norwegian sea
d) Arabian sea

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