Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 November 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 11 November 2019


Q1. Which of the following statements regarding land use regression (LUR)model with respect to analysing pollution levels stands true ?

1) A land use regression model (LUR model) is an algorithm often used for analyzing pollution, particularly in densely populated areas.
2) This requires some linkage to the environmental characteristics of the area, especially characteristics that influence pollutant emission intensity and dispersion efficiency.
3) LUR modeling is a useful approach for screening studies and can substitute for dispersion models given insufficient input data or dispersion models.

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

Q2. Which of the following fishes are categorised as “endangered species” under IUCN red list ?

1) Spiny dogfish
2) Zebra loach
3) Striped goodeid
4) Goby killi
5)Basking shark

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 2,3 & 5 only
c) all of the above
d) None of the above

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding seed treaty or the Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) stands true ?

1) It is a comprehensive international agreement for ensuring food security through the conservation, exchange and sustainable use of the world's plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA), as well as the fair and equitable benefit sharing arising from its use.
2) However, it does not recognise farmer’s rights based on national laws of respective countries
3) In Indian legislation a farmer is entitled to save, use, sow, resow, exchange, share or sell his farm produce including seed of a variety protected under the PPV&FR Act, 2001 except brand name.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements the newly launched “Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan” initiative by the central government :

1) Under the programme, cleaning drives in selected beaches are being undertaken, involving school/college students of Eco-clubs, district administration, institutions, volunteers, local communities and other stakeholders.
2) State Nodal Agencies for the Eco-clubs will be facilitating the week long intensive cleanliness drive in all 10 States/UTs. Nodal teachers from the Eco-clubs will be present at the sites during the entire cleanliness drive.
3) Environment Education Division of the Ministry and Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) under the aegis of this Ministry will be responsible for the overall coordination for the drive in 50 beaches.

Which of the above statements are true ?
a) 1& 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. It is Africa's smallest non island country and is almost entirely surrounded by Senegal with the exception of its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.Its economy is dominated by farming, fishing and, especially, tourism. In 2015, 48.6% of the population lived in poverty. In rural areas, poverty is even more widespread, at almost 70%. Banjul is the capital and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama. The above description refers to which of the following countries of Africa ?

a) Burundi
b) Gambia
c) Nigeria
d) Sudan

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Answer :

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


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