Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 November 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 09 November 2019

Q1. Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India has declined by 8 points in one year as per the latest Special Bulletin on MMR released by the Registrar General of India. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) With this persistent decline, India is on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target for reducing MMR by 2025, five years ahead of timeline of 2030.
2) However the four states namely Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan will have to intensify their efforts to accelerate the MMR decline to achieve the SDG target.
3) New initiatives in the form of LaQshya, POSHAN Abhiyan and SUMAN (SurakshitMatritvaAashwasan Initiative) will help to ensure that all pregnant women receive quality maternal care with dignity and that no mother or newborn dies due to a preventable cause.

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

Q2. The longest river in the world, River Nile passes through which of the following African countries in its course ?

1) Congo
2) Zimbabwe
3) Ethiopia
4) Rwanda
5) Nigeria

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding India’s agricultural export markets :

1) Achieving an agriculture export target of $60 billion by 2022 does not look ambitious, given the current global market conditions. More so, because India’s export basket largely comprises meat, marine products, and basmati rice whose demand in the world market is on constant increase
2) APEDA has been promoting the export of various agricultural commodities and provides a platform to showcase India’s quality produce to the global market
3) Under the organic product category, there is a reduced demand from Canada, Taiwan and South Korea in recent years.However, Germany is one of the biggest importers of Indian organic 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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the term ‘Industry 4.0” is valid ?

1) Industry 4.0 commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, is a name given to the current trend of automation, inter-connectivity and data exchange in manufacturing technologies to increase productivity.
2) Industry 4.0 fosters what has been called a "smart factory". Within modular structured smart factories, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions,
3) The determining factor is the pace of change. The correlation of the speed of technological development and, as a result, socio-economic and infrastructural transformations with human life allows us to state a qualitative leap in the speed of development, which marks a transition to a new time era.

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

Q5. “Tiger TRIUMP”, the first ever tri-services amphibious exercise is to take place in south India between India and which one of the following countries ?

a) Russia
b) United states
c) Israel
d) Japan

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Answer :

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