Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 May 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 May 2020


Q1 Which of the following statements regarding the gas Styrene which leaked from Visakhapattanam chemical polymer plant recently stands true ?

1) Styrene is an organic compound used in the manufacture of polymers/plastic/resins. It is manufactured in petrochemical refineries. It is a likely carcinogenic substance.
2)  It can react with nitrogen in the air to mutate into styrene dioxide which is more lethal and could be fatal if inhaled in large quantities.
3) According to India's Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules 1989, styrene is classified as a 'hazardous and toxic chemical'.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following nesting sites of olive ridleyturtles and their respective location states are correctly matched ?

1) Gahirmatha :Odisha
2) Rushikulya : Madhya pradesh
3) Marina beach : Chennai
4) Velasbeach : Kerala
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) 2 & 4 only 

Q3 A group of international astrophysicists have identified cloud bands on the surface of Luhman 16A, one of a pair of binary brown dwarfs in the Vela constellation. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Luhman 16 is a binary star system, the third closest system to the Sun after Alpha Centauri and Barnard’s star.
2) Brown dwarfs are also called failed stars, because their masses are intermediate to the largest planets and the smallest main sequence stars.
3) It is believed that some of the more massive brown dwarfs fuse Uranium and Polonium and fuse and glow faintly.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB today signed a 500 million dollar “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project” recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The project will also enhance the resilience of India’s health system to provide core public health prevention and patient care to better manage COVID-19 and future disease outbreaks.
2)  It will help strengthen country's Integrated Disease Surveillance Program, revamp infectious disease hospitals and medical college hospitals.
3) This new support will cover States and Union Territories across the country which have less HDI compared to national average only and address the needs of infected people, at-risk populations, medical and emergency personnel and service providers.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

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