Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 January 2020

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 January 2020

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released Nature Risk Rising Report by World Economic Report stands true ?

1) World Economic Forum said about 25 per cent of earth's assessed plant and animal species are threatened by human actions, with a million species facing extinction.
2) The report said, over half the world's total GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature and its services and, as a result, exposed to risks from nature loss.
3) The report said that China, the European Union and the US have the highest absolute economic value in nature-dependent industries.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of national parks in India and their corresponding location states :

1) Gorumara : West bengal
2) Marine national park : Gulf Of Khambat
3) Balphakram : Meghalaya
4) Palamu :Chattisgarh

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. President Ram NathKovind launched the Pulse Polio Programme for this year by administering Polio drops to children below five years at RashtrapatiBhavan. Which of the following statements regarding polio virus stands true ?

1) The Pulse Polio was started with the global initiative of eradication of polio in 1988 following World Health Assembly resolution in 1988.
2) Polio is a very infectious disease, also known as poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis caused by the poliovirus which leads to muscle weakness and inability to move among people.
3) However, it does not spread from person to person and does not lead to permanent disabilities or death.

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

Q4. The Centre is preparing an advisory to states and Union Territories to guard against "suspected illegal cultivation of Genetically Modified Crops. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) The advisory will detail steps taken to sanitise the site of cultivation to ensure that there are no biosafety implications of the illegal cultivation. It will also clearly specify on how to dispose such GM seeds and produce.
2) The advisory/protocol will be in line with the provisions under the “Rules for the Manufacture/Use/Import/Export and Storage of Hazardous Microorganisms, Genetically Engineered Organisms or Cells, 1989” under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
3) Currently, the only GM crop the government permits for cultivation is BtBrinjal.

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

Q5. “World Gold Outlook 2020” was recently released by which of the following global organisations ?

a) World Trade Organisation
b) World Gold Council
c) World Bank
d) International Monetary Fund

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


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