Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 September 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 September 2018


Q1. Experts claim that India might overtake china in shrimp production in 2019-2020.Which of the following statements about shrimp farming are correct ?

1)Shrimp farming is an aquaculture business that exists in either a marine or freshwater environment, producing shrimp or prawns
2) About 75% of the shrimp production occurs in the western hemisphere with asian countries accounting for mere 25% only.

A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both are correct
D) None

Q2. Consider the following regarding NAMSTP ( National AYUSH morbidity & standardised terminologies portal)

1) The portal provides Standardized Terminologies & Morbidity Codes for Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani systems of medicine.
2) These are meant for unambiguous reporting, electronic data submission through individual institutions and gradually moving towards adopting Electronic Health Records (E.H.R.).
3) The portal was developed & is maintained by CSIR ,ministry of AYUSH &government of India.

A) 1 & 2only
B) 2 & 3only
C) 1 & 3 only
D) All of the above

Q3. Which of the following are the features of VAT (value added taxes ) in India:

1) Equality in the rates of VAT for similar types of goods and services. This necessarily means that similar kinds of laptops from different brands will have same rate of VAT.
2) It is levied on different stages of production which makes the process of taxation easier and transparent.
3) The chances of tax evasion are reduced and compliance is ensured.Transparency in sale of goods and services is enhanced at the ground level.

A) 1 & 2only
B) 2 & 3only
C) 1 & 3 only
D) All of the above

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the aravalliranges :

1) The Aravalli Range, an eroded stub of ancient mountains.The natural history of the Aravalli Range dates back to times when the Indian Plate was separated from the Eurasian Plate by an ocean.
2) Aravalli, being the old fold mountains, have stopped growing higher due to the cessation of upward thrust caused by the stopping of movement of the tectonic plates in the Earth's crust below them.

Which of the above statements are not true ?

A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 & 2 are true
D) None of the statements are true

Q5. Tuberculosis may affect which of the following parts of the human body :

1) Lungs
2) Brain
3) Kidneys
4) Heart

A) 1,2& 3 only
B) 2,3 & 4 only
C) 1,3 & 4 only
D) All of the above

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1 (A), 2 (A), 3 (D), 4 (C), 5 (A)

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