Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 MARCH 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the UN environment assembly meeting prospects :

1) The global nitrogen use efficiency is low, resulting in pollution by reactive nitrogen which threatens human health, eco system services, contributes to climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion.
2) Only a small proportion of the plastics produced globally are recycled with most of it damaging the environment and aquatic bio-diversity.
3) India has been initiating domestic climate actions, both related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, primarily through external financial resources like World bank and UNEP.

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. Consider the following pairs of endemic species in India & their corresponding habitat locations :

1) Malabar civet : Western Ghats
2) NilgiriTahr : Eastern Ghats
3) Pygmy Hog : Assam
4) SangaiDeer : Arunachal Pradesh
5) Kashmir Stag : Kashmir

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding India’s pharmaceutical sector are true ?

1) India has become the largest provider of generic drugs globally and in supplying anti-retroviral drugs used worldwide to combat AIDS .
2) The number of people suffering from rare diseases was estimated to be more than 70 million in India it is important for the Indian Pharma industry to look into the need for developing low-cost drugs for treating rare diseases.
3) Revamping thepharmacy education in India and to bring it on par with global standards for providing a better tomorrow to our youngsters is also important in the current scenario.

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

Q4. Scientists have developed a gel for the skin to protect agricultural workers from harmful pesticide sprays using inexpensive natural polymers.

Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?
1) The base of the gel is chitosan, a natural substance extracted from the waste shells of crabs and shrimps.
2) The gel does not just act as a simple physical barrier; it chemically deactivates pesticides.
3) Organophosphate pesticides bring about the inhibition of important enzymes (AChE) of the body, which can, in turn, affect the functioning of nervous system, heart, immunity, and even the reproductive system.

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

Q5. Which of the following is the first marine national park of India established in the year 1980 :

a) Gulf Of Mannar
b) Gulf of Kachchh
c) Rani Lakshmi Bhai national park
d) Jim Corbett national park

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