Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 August 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the initiatives by Govt. of India to promote alternate sources of energy :

1) The scheme of collecting the Used Cooking Oil and its conversion to biodiesel will have environmental, economic and health benefits, besides helping the country attain self-sufficiency.
2) The ethanol blending in Petrol has gone up from 10% to about 18% and is likely to touch 20% soon.
3) The Government is planning to allow production of ethanol from surplus foodgrains which now sometimes go waste and also entail expenditure on storage.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of GI( Geographical Indication ) tagged products and their respective locations ?

1) Khirsapati : Manipur
2) Sikki grass work : Bihar
3) Sarthebari Bell Metal Craft : Assam
4) Chanderifabric : Karnataka
5) Palanipanchamirtham :Tamilnadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated the globe to create awareness on breastfeeding to children at an early stage. Which of the following statements are true regarding its situation in India ?

1) Breastfeeding in public is still a challenge in India, with only 6% of mothers finding designated areas to comfortably nurse their children, according to a pan-India survey.
2) In India, breastfeeding is inadequate, as only 55% of babies are exclusively breastfed from the ages of 0-6 months, and 41% are able to begin breastfeeding within an hour of birth.
3) Due to availability of many public amenities on cities, breastfeeding in public space is higher amongst urban population than their rural counterparts.

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

Q4. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), which of the following statements regarding NADA stands true ?

1) National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) was set up as registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1890 in 2005 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India.
2) The primary objectives are to implement anti-doping rules as per WADA code, regulate dope control programme, to promote education and research and creating awareness about doping and its ill effects.
3) Secretary, Department of Sports, ministry of youth affairs is the Ex-officio chairman of the agency.

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

Q5. The “Global Information Technology Report” is published by which of the following global institutions?

a) World Bank
b) International monetary fund
c) World Trade Organisation
d) World Economic Forum

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