Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 September 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 September 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Defence sector has been identified as one of the most prominent sectors under Make in India initiative to realize 5 Trillion dollar Economy by 2024.
2) The government claims that India will achieve 26 Billion dollars Defence Industry by 2050.
3) A road map has been prepared to promote Artificial Intelligence in national security to make India a significant power in Defence Artificial Intelligence. It has been planned to develop 25 Defence Specific Artificial Intelligence products by 2024.

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. Genetically modified crops are plants used in agriculture, the DNA of which has been modified using genetic engineering techniques. Which of the following GM crops have been developed in India ?

1) Cotton
2) Maize
3) Brinjal
4) Mustard
5) Soyabean

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

Q3. Doordarshan completed sixty years of service to the nation on 15th September 2019. Starting from an experimental service on 15 September 1959.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) Doordarshan has become one of the largest broadcasting organizations in the world and has played a pivotal role in the nation building.
2) Doordarshan, which also broadcasts on digital terrestrial transmitters, provides television, radio, online and mobile service throughout metropolitan and regional India and overseas through the Indian Network and Radio India.
3) It is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Information and Technology.

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

Q4. According to the WHO, four out of every 10 patients are harmed during primary and ambulatory healthcare. The most detrimental errors are related to diagnosis, prescription and the use of medicines.

Which of the following statements regarding World Patient Safety day address by WHO (World Health Organisation ) stands true ?

1) Patient safety and quality of care are essential for delivering effective health services and for achieving universal health coverage.
2) Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe healthcare worldwide resulting in 2.6 million deaths annually in low- and middle-income countries alone.
3) On the very first World Patient Safety Day WHO is prioritizing patient safety as a global health priority and urging patients, healthcare workers, policy makers and the healthcare industry to speak up for patient safety.

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

Q5. India and Slovenia Sign and Exchange Seven MoUs and Programmes of Cooperation Including for River Rejuvenation (Clean Ganga Mission) recently ,which was India’s first ever presidential visit to the country.

Which of the following countries do not share a boundary with Slovenia ?

a) Croatia
b) Serbia
c) Austria
d) Hungary

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Answer :

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