Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 October 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 October 2018

Q1The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today attended, and delivered an address at the event to mark the launch of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Which of the following can be regarded as components of the so called “4th Industrial revolution “

1) Artificial Intelligence
2 Machine Learning
3) Internet of Things
4) Blockchain and Big Data
5) Biometric authentication

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

Q2. A“special category status” to a state means which of the following :

1) Centre pays 90 per cent of the funds required in a centrally-sponsored scheme as against 60 per cent in case of normal category states.
2) Constitution do have some provisions for categorisation of any state as a Special Category Status (SCS) State.
3) Non-viable nature of state finances along with Low per capita income can also be a criterion for being awarded a special category status.

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

Q3The human capital index was released by the world bank as part of the World Development Report 2019.It claims to seek to measure the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18.

Which of the following are the components of the HCI :

1) Survival, as measured by under-5 mortality rates
2) Expected years of Quality-Adjusted School.
3) Health environment including adult survival rates & rate of under -5 stunting.

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

Q4Which of the following are the advantages of “bio electric medicines” :

1) It Provides therapy and treatment over clinically relevant period of time and directly at site where it is needed, thereby reducing side effects.
2) These engineered systems provide active, therapeutic function in programmable, dosed format and then naturally disappear into body, without trace.

a) 1 only
b) 2only
 c) 1 & 2 only
 d) None

Q5Consider the following statements regarding Central Information Commission :

1) CIC and members are appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a committee consisting of—Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha; a Union Cabinet Minister to be nominated by the Prime Minister.
2) The jurisdiction of the Commission extends over all Central and State Public Authorities.
3) One of the its primary functions include suo motu disclosures receiving and enquiring into a complaint on inability to file RTI etc.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

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