Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 October 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 October 2018


Q1. Consider the following statements regarding PM Bhartiya jan aushadi paryojana ?

1) It aims to create awareness among the public regarding generic medicines.
2) All applicants must employ mandatorily a Bpharm/Dpharm degree holder as pharmacist in their store.
3) The programme will gradually bring down the healthcare budget of every citizen of India.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding(Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ) OPEC are true ?

1) The stated mission of the organization is to "coordinate and unify the petroleum policies of its member countries and ensure the stabilization of oil markets.
2) It releases the World Technical Cooperation Report biennially which offers a summary of major issues, activities and achievements related to Oil trading.
3) Even though the organisation was established in Baghdad ,its headquarters is in Vienna, Austria.

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

Q3. The term “Data Diktat” frequently seen in news refers to which of the following :

a) Central govt. directive to social media giants to remove hate speeches from their platforms.
b) RBI’s deadline for payment players to store data locally in India.
c) IT department initiative to restore datas based on fugitive offenders bill provisions.
d) Election Commission directive to candidates to furnish the datas of election expenses online.

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding central vigilance commission are not correct ?

1) The CVC is not controlled by any Ministry/Department. It is an independent body which is only responsible for the Parliament.
2) The CVC exercises superintendence over the vigilance administration of the various Ministries of the Central Government or corporations established by or under any Central Act.
3) When the Central Vigilance Commissioner is unable to discharge his functions owing to absence on leave or otherwise,he may discharge his duties to any of the other vigilance commissioners.

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

Q5. Which of the following is the minimum number of states one need to pass through while travelling from kerala to Kashmir by road(including both the states ) :

a) 8
b) 9
c) 7
d) 10

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