Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 10 MARCH 2019

Q1. With respect to the Polio immunisation programme by the government of India,which of the following statements are true ?

1) Strengthening of immunization programme has contributed significantly to the decline of Infant Mortality Rate from 39 in 2014 to 32 per 1000 live births in 2017.
2) Universal Immunization Programme is focusing to protect children from more diseases and has introduced several new vaccines like Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Rotavirus vaccine, and Measles-Rubella vaccine in the recent past.
3) To provide additional protection to our children, Government has stopped the injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine in its routine immunization program,which causes side effects to the children.

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

Q2. Which of the following products in India are GI( Geographical indication ) tagged ?

1) Kangra Paintings
2) Marayoor jiggery
3) Kadaknath chicken
4) Kancheepuram silk
5) Handloom sarees

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 1,4 & 5 only
c) all of the above
d) 2,3 & 4 only

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to the recently launched India Urban Observatory project by central government :

1) The Observatory will help in getting reliable, up-to-date information on a meaningful set of indicators over various domains such as transport, health, environment, water, finance and so on.
2) It will provide scientific response to the complex challenges to urbanization and also empower the citizens with access to information.
3) The India Urban Observatory is an important component of the recently launched DataSmart Cities strategy that envisions to create a ‘Culture of Data’ in cities, for intelligent use of data in addressing complex urban challenges.

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. With respect to the functioning and role of NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau) ,which of the following statements are true ?

1) Formed in 1986, NCRB is mandated to empower the Indian Police with Information Technology and is responsible for collecting, maintaining and analysing the crime data of the country.
2) NCRB is the implementing & monitoring agency for implementation of Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS), a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan of Government of India.
3) Bureau is also apex nodal agency for all Finger Print related matters including accreditation of Finger Print Experts in the country.

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

Q5. Which of the following is the only river in the world which crosses the equator twice during its course?

a) Nile river
b) Amazon river
c) Congo river
d) Yangtse river

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1(a), 2(c), 3(d), 4(d), 5(c)