Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 May 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 May 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Nuclear electricity could significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and has the potential to meet increasing energy demand in the country.
2) With several favourable geological domains spread across length and breadth of the country which can host potential Uranium, Rare Metals, it would be possible to achieve self-sufficiency in atomic mineral resources for sustainable growth of our Nuclear Power Programme.
3) Nuclear power is one of the most reliable and safe energy options and India has a record of operating a nuclear fleet for over 40 years without any serious incidents of catastrophe.

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. Which of the following personalities/offices has the right to take part and vote at first instance in the parliament of India ?

1) Attorney General
2) Union Home minister
3) Cabinet secretary
4) Speaker
5) Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding Indian economy and the penetration of digital transactions in the economy stands true ?

1) One of the things that has sustained growth in the economy over the last few years has been consumer spending. The public investment cycle has been the other enabler.
2) UPI, IMPS have scaled up dramatically in the last few years, which means more people are connecting to the digital economy making consumer spending faster and easier.
3) Pre-demonetisation had only about 5 million merchants accepting electronic payments which has reduced to 1.4 million card based terminals as of now.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released global study on incidence of cancer by ‘Lancet’ are true ?

1) Between 2018 and 2040, the number of patients requiring first-course chemotherapy annually will increase from 9.8 million to 15 million.
2) Strategic investments in chemotherapy service provision and cancer physicians are needed to meet the projected increased demand for chemotherapy in 2040.
3) While tobacco chewing and smoking remain the main cause of oral cancers, bad dental hygiene with sharp or broken teeth that irritate the internal area of the mouth are among the causes of mouth cancers in people who do not smoke or chew tobacco.

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

Q5. “Boko Haram”, the Islamic terrorist organisation frequently in news is concentrated in which of the following countries of Africa/West Asia ?

a) Somalia
b) Saudi Arabia
c) Nigeria
d) Egypt

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