Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 September 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 14 September 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to the Uniform Civil Code :

1) The founders of the Constitution in Article 44 in Part IV dealing with the Directive Principles of State Policy had hoped and expected that the State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territories of India.
2) However in 2018, a Law Commission of India consultation paper had however said the Uniform Civil Code is “neither necessary nor desirable at this stage” in the country.
3) Manipur is the only states in India which has successfully implemented the uniform civil code.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. While travelling via searoute from India to NewZealand (Indian ocean route) which of the following seas would one pass through during the journey ?

1) Scotia sea
2) Timor sea
3) Java sea
4) Phillipines sea
5) Andaman sea

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

Q3. The ministry of tribal affairs will present the Indian perspective on “Bamboonomics” at the COP14 deliberations in New Delhi.

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Focussing on the use of Bamboo,the ministry is hoping to create a model that will not only help create livelihood for around five lakh tribals but also help India earn carbon credits by creating a market for bamboo charcoal.
2) Bamboo has a higher carbon sequestration potential compared to other trees and can help restore fertility of degraded land.
3) At present, China uses only 20% of a bamboo plant to make various products while India uses 90%.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding malaria and the development of vaccination preventing its transmission stands true?

1) Malaria is a top killer in many African countries. According to the World Health Organization, the region accounted for 92% of the cases and 93% of malaria deaths in 2017.
2) Although the malaria vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunised, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe cases of malaria.
3) Kenya has become the third African country to introduce vaccine for Malaria, after Malawi and Ghana.

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

Q5. Scientists have used the “Hubble space telescope” to discover water vapour in the atmosphere of a super earth “K2-18b” recently. The telescope was developed which of the following global space agencies ?

a) European Space Agency (ESA)

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Answer :

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