Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 October 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 17 October 2020


Q1 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) has recently approved the first Ebola Virus treatment drug named Inmazeb recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Inmazeb targets the glycoprotein on the surface of Ebola virus. Glycoprotein which is attached to the cell receptor fuses the viral and host cell membranes and thus allow the virus to enter the cell.
2) This virus is transmitted through direct contact with blood, body fluids and tissues of infected people or wild animals.
3) It can also spread through the surfaces and materials including the bedding and clothing that have been contaminated with these fluids.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q2 Which of the following pairs of rock types & their examples are correctly matched ?

1) Igneous rocks : Gabbro ,diorite
2) Sedimentary rock : Silt stone,shale
3) Metamorphic rocks :Marble,anthracite

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?
a) 1 & 2only

b) 2 & 3only

c) 1 & 3only

d) all the above

Q3 With respect to the AtalBeemitVyaktiKalyanYojana (ABVKY),which of the following statements stands true ?

1) AtalBimitVyaktiKalyanYojana is a welfare measure being implemented by the Employee's pension Fund Organisation (EPFO) which offers cash compensation to insured persons when they are rendered unemployed.
2) Under AtalBeemitVyaktiKalyanYojana, those who lost their jobs during a pandemic can claim of 50% of their wages for up to three months as unemployment relief even if they have resumed work.
3) For availing the benefits,Aadhaar and bank account of the insured person should be linked with the Insured Person data base. Aadhaar shall be used for identification of the Insured Person.

Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q4 Global climatic events like the Roman Warm Period, Medieval Climate Anomaly, and the Little Ice Age may have had significant impacts on India's landscape, vegetation, and socio-economic growth, with abrupt shifts in the Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM) coinciding with these climatic events. Which of the following statements regarding the recent study stands true ?

1) In a recent study published in the journal 'Quaternary International', researchers obtained grain size data, stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen, total organic carbon (TOC), and total nitrogen data from the sediments of Rewalsarlake, Madhya Pradesh.

2) Calculation of total organic carbon TOC, Total Nitrogen TN, and depleted Carbon isotope ratio values during the interval 1200 to 550 BCE indicated drier monsoon conditions in the North-Western Himalaya.
3) The findings pointed out a revival of wet climatic conditions with a strong Indian Summer Monsoon around 1600 AD following the Little Ice Age, which prevails in present times.


Options :
a) 1 & 2 only

b) 2 & 3 only

c) 1 & 3 only

d) all the above

Q5 Which of the following organisations became the first UN body to receive a public credit rating ?

a) Food and Agricultural Organisation
b) International fund for Agricultural development (IFAD )
c) World Bank
d) UNESCO

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