Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 16 October 2020


Q1 India has been designated the Vice-Chair of Good Laboratory Practice, GLP Working Group, recognising the contribution of the Indian GLP programme. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Good Laboratory Practice is a quality system, which has been evolved by OECD to ensure that safety data generated on various chemicals like industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetic products and medical devices can be relied upon by regulatory authorities.
2) The Department of Science and Technology had established the National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA) with the approval of the Union Cabinet on April, 2020.
3) NGCMA is the National body which grants GLP certification to test facilities conducting safety studies on new chemicals of the mentioned categories in accordance with OECD Council norms.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2 Consider the following pairs of road/rail tunnels in India and their corresponding location states :

1) Atal road tunnel : Jammu & Kashmir
2) Rapuru Railway Tunnel : Andhra Pradesh
3) Natuwadi Railway Tunnel :Maharahstra

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q3 Government has requested all citizens to connect with the cause of war-widows, Ex-Servicemen, wards of the martyred soldiers and contribute generously to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund in solidarity with the soldiers and their next of Kin or dependents. Which of the following statements regarding the fund stands true ?

1) Since 1949, December 7 is observed as Armed Forces Flag Day throughout India to honour the martyrs as well as men and women in uniform, who valiantly fight on our borders to safeguard the country's honour.
2) The 'Armed Forces Flag Day Fund' (AFFDF) has been constituted by the Centre for the welfare and rehabilitation of the ex-servicemen (ESM) community.
3) Apart from voluntary contributions all expenses/budgetary supports towards the fund are charged upon the consolidated fund of India.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4 World Food Day (October 16),calls for global solidarity to help all populations, especially the most vulnerable, to recover from the crisis, and to make food systems more resilient and robust. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) A food system is a framework that includes every aspect of feeding and nourishing people: from growing, harvesting and processing to packaging, transporting, marketing and consuming food. 
2) To be sustainable, a food system must provide enough nutritious food for all without compromising feeding future generations.
3) Everybody — governments, the private sector, civil society and local communities has a role to play in transforming our food systems so they can withstand increasing volatility and climate shocks, deliver affordable and sustainable healthy diets for all, and provide decent livelihoods for food chain workers.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 In accordance with India's vision of SAGAR and in line with build capacities and self-reliance in all the neighbouring countries, India has recently delivered Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvirto which of the following countries?


a) Bangladesh
b) Myanmar
c) Thailand
d) Srilanka

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