Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 June 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 June 2020


Q1 A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoaEntamoebahistolytica that causes amoebiasis. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Entamoebahistolytica is the third-leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans. It causes amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery, which is highly prevalent in developing countries.
2)  This protozoan is anaerobic or micro-aerophilic in nature such that it cannot survive high concentrations of oxygen. However, during infection, it faces a high surge of oxygen inside the human body.
3) This pathogen deploys cysteine as one of the essential molecules in its defence mechanism against high oxygen levels.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following are the possible by-products of ethanol fuel combustion ?

1) Particulate matter
2) Sulphur dioxide
3) Carbon monoxide
4) Aldehydes
5) Water
Options :

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

Q3 Deforestation in Earth’s largest rainforest increased for the fourteenth consecutive month according to data released today by the Brazilian government.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The rise in deforestation troubles scientists who fear that the combination of forest loss and the effects of climate change could trigger the Amazon rainforest to tip toward a drier ecosystem which is more prone to fire, generates less local and regional rainfall, sequesters less carbon from the atmosphere, and is less hospitable to species adapted to the dense and humid forests of lowland Amazonia.
2) The impacts on local and regional economies that depend on precipitation from the Amazon could be devastating, depriving agricultural areas, hydroelectric dams, and cities across South America of water.
3) In the Amazon tropical rainforest, the soil are mostly several metres deep and is rich in nutrients. 
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 Consider the following statements :

1) To deal with the growing population of the country which is expected to reach 160 crores by the year 2050, plant breeders and scientists in India are faced with the challenge of increasing production of quality foodgrains and providing enough nutritional food to all.
2) Bio-fortification strategy must also be used to develop high quality crop varieties having high protein, iron, zinc etc. nutritional content. For this, plant breeders have to use latest biotechnology methods in addition to traditional methods of farming.
3) In the Coronavirus crisis when the wheels of the world economy had slowed down, the Indian farmers produced a bumper crop with the resources available in the rural areas, crop harvesting continued at normal pace during the lockdown, crop production was more than last year and sowing of kharif crops has also been 45 percent more than last year.
Which of the above statements stands true ?
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

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