Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the UN report on under five mortality rate stands true ?

1) India is among the few countries in the world where, in 2018, the mortality for girls under 5 years of age exceeded that of boys.
2) The burden of child mortality is determined both by the mortality rate (the proportion of children who die) and by the estimated population of any given State (annual births).
3) Jharkhand is the state with the highest number of estimated newborn deaths in India as per the report.

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

Q2. Kaziranga recorded 96 species of wetland birds — one of the highest for wildlife reserves in India recently.

Which of the following bird species can be regarded as wetland birds in India ?

1) Northern lapwing
2) Spot billed duck
3) Spoon billed sandpiper
4) Common coot
5) Pink headed duck

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) Peatlands are wetlands that contain mixture of decomposed organic material, partially submerged in layer of water, lacking oxygen.
2) They are globally important carbon store. The unregulated exploitation of peatlands can potentially be detrimental to environment and to climate, as it could release carbon emissions that have been locked in for millennia.
3) Bishkek declaration is associated with conservation of Peatlands.

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

Q4. Which of eh following statements regarding carbon capture amongst forests stands true ?

1) Protecting and regenerating natural forests comprising a diverse mix of native tree species is more reliable in the long term than raising monoculture or species poor plantations as a strategy for mitigating climate change.
2) Currently, according to government data, over half of compensatory afforestation goes for regenerating natural forests than plantations with less than 5 species.
3) The rate of carbon capture is more stable across years in forests than in plantations.

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

Q5. World Future Energy Summit will be hosted recently by which of the following global cities ?

a) Beiijing
b) Abu dhabi
c) Buenos aires
d) Geneva

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Answer :

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