Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 August 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements amongst the recently held BRICS ministerial meeting on environment management are true ?

1) With respect to biodiversity, BRICs countries stand committed to support the development of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and expect the prospective framework to acknowledge the sustainable use of biodiversity and Access and Benefit Sharing components.
2) The key themes of urban environmental management, contaminated areas and soil remediation, water quality, circular economy in context of sustainable consumption and production, marine litter and biodiversity were agreed to be integrated into BRICS cooperation initiatives.
3) India has the largest per capita greenhouse gas emissions amongst the BRICS nations.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of crops of India with their top producer states :

1) Onion : Maharashtra
2)Tomato : Madhya Pradesh
3) Potato : Uttar Pradesh
4) Rice : Punjab
5) Wheat : Uttar Pradesh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1,2 & 3 only
b) 3,4 & 5 only
c) 1,3 & 5 only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which aims to bridge the current regulatory system’s gap that do not cover all the medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic device (IVD).

Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) With this, India has become the first country to compile such a list that would provide guidance to the government for deciding the kind of diagnostic tests that different healthcare facilities in villages and remote areas require.
2) Even though WHO’s EDL acts as a reference point for development of national EDL, India’s diagnostics list has been customised and prepared as per landscape of India’s health care priorities.
3) While affordability of diagnostics is a prime concern in countrieslike India, low cost, inaccurate diagnostics have made their way into the Indian market which has no place in the quality health care system.

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

Q4. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has amended the provisions relating to the issue of shares with Differential Voting Rights (DVRs) provisions under the Companies Act.

Which of the following statements regarding the amendments are nottrue ?

1) Its objective is to enable promoters of Indian companies to retain control of their companies in their pursuit for growth and creation of long-term value for shareholders.
2) The key change brings in an enhancement in the previously existing cap of 26 per cent of the total post-issue paid-up equity share capital to a revised cap of 50 per cent of the total voting power.
3) Another key change brought about is the removal of the earlier requirement of distributable profits for 5 years for a company to be eligible to issue shares with Differential Voting Rights.

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

Q5. The Vice President of India will embark on a three-nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia today. All these countries share a boundary with which of the following seas?

a) Dead sea
b) Black sea
c) Baltic sea
d) Norwegian sea

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