Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding MFN (most favoured nation status) :

1) The term MFN means the country which is the recipient of this treatment must nominally receive equal trade advantages as the "most favoured nation" by the country granting such treatment.
2) The members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) do not agree to accord MFN status to each other.
3) Once given the status of MFN it cannot be revoked for 10 years as per WTO by law.

Which of the above statements are not true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of Indigenous breeds & the corresponding animals:

1) Bhadawari : Goat
2) Gir : cow
3) Landrace : horse
4) Duroc : Pig
5) Brahma : buffalo

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements refer to the recommendations by the expertcommittee which recently submitted its report on fixing of national minimum wage in the country :

1) Using the nutritional requirement norms as recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for Indian population, the report has recommended a balanced diet approach which is culturally palatable for fixation of national minimum wage.
2) Apart from proposing the level of a single national minimum wage at an all-India level, the report has also estimated and recommended different national minimum wages for different geographical regions of the country to suit the local realities and as per socio-economic and labour market contexts.
3) The committee has also recommended reviewing the consumption basket every five years, subject to the availability of NSSO-CES data.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements with respect to evolution of India’s higher education sector are true ?

1) Till 1947, higher education was accessible to a privileged few--mostly urban and elite class. The first three universities in India during the British rule were founded in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in 1856.
2) It is a fact that now at global level, on the basis of its size, expanse and enrolment numbers, India is ranked second after U.S.
3) Although our GER has improved to 25.8 per cent, it lags behind the global average of 33% and those of the emerging economies like Brazil (46 %), Russia (78 %) and China (36%).

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

Q5. The Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary (PCWBS) is a 21.47-square-kilometre (8.29 sq mi) protected area in Tamil Nadu, South India along the Palk Strait where it meets the Bay of Bengal.The sanctuary was created in 1967 for conservation of the near threatened blackbuck antelope, an endemic mammal species of India. It is famous for large congregations of waterbirds, especially greater flamingos.

The above description refers to which of the following wild life sanctuaries of India ?
a) Gulf of Mannar
b) Point Calimere
c) Munfanthurai wildlife sanctuary
d) Anamalai wildlife sanctuary

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