Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 13 DECEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 12 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding recently concluded Partner’s forum 2018 are true?

1) Partners’ Forum is a global health partnership launched in September 2005 to accelerate efforts to reduce child and maternal mortality, improve adolescent, child, newborn and maternal health.
2) This partnership is an alliance of more than 1,000 plus members: academic, research and teaching institutions; donors and foundations; health care professionals; multilateral agencies; non-governmental organizations; partner countries; global financing mechanisms and the private sector.
3) This is the first time India is hosting the Partner’s forum.

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

Q2. Which of the following monuments/sites in India do not have a UNESCO world heritage status :

1) Fatehpursikhri
2) Hampi
3) Periyar tiger reserve
4) Jantarmantar
5) Char minar

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to swasth north east initiative :

1) It was formed by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) inorder to improve public health efforts in the north eastern region.
2) It will promote policy and programmes relevant research by conducting impact assessment and policy dialogues, conducting North East relevant summits and workshops as applicable to public health.
3) The initiative will help catalyse trained workforce by imparting appropriate training in delivering healthcare.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following stateents regarding NCF( national commission on farmers ) are true ?

1) The National Commission on Farmers (NCF) is an Indian commission constituted on 2004 under the chairmanship of Professor M.S. Swaminathan to address the nationwide calamity of farmers suicides in India.
2) The reports contain suggestions to achieve the goal of "faster and more inclusive growth" as envisaged in the Approach to 11th Five Year Plan.
3) It also recommends measures for the credit, knowledge, skill, technological and marketing empowerment of women as well.

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

Q5. Which of the following showers prevent the mangoes from dropping prematurely from trees and are crucial for the mango cultivators of South India :

a) Western disturbances
b) Tropical cyclones
c) Summer showers
d) Winter showers.

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