Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 june 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 15 june 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment ) :

1) GRIHA is a rating tool that helps people assesses the performance of their building against certain nationally acceptable benchmarks. It evaluates the environmental performance of a building holistically over its entire life cycle, thereby providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a ‘green building’.
2) GRIHA Council is a registered society for the interaction on scientific and administrative issues related to sustainable habitats in the Indian context.
3) GRIHA was founded in lines with National action plan for combating climate change (NAPCCC).

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. Butachlor,Malathion&carbendazim are examples of which of the following ?

a) Hormones regulating metabolic activities in humans
b) Commonly used pesticides in India
c) Recently discovered gas hydrates in Krishna Godavari delta
d) Chemicals used in the adulteration of food products.

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) India’s imports have increased rapidly more than the exports in this quarter leading to widening of trade deficit.
2) If imports are more in demand than exports, domestic jobs may be lost to those abroad.
3) A trade deficit must be offset by a surplus in the country's capital account and financial account.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Although is it still being tested, chemotherapy by aerosol has shown promising results against certain cancers. Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1) Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) is a novel technique delivering drugs into the abdominal cavity as a aerosol under pressure.
2) Unlike traditional chemotherapy, the drugs are injected into the bloodstream in aerosol chemotherapy.

a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5. An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale rattled near the coastal city of Coquimbo recently. Coquimbo is a port city in which of the following south American countries ?

a) Argentina
b) Chile
c) Brazil
d) Peru

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