Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 December 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 19 December 2019


Q1. The first ever Global Refugee Forum was held in Geneva, Switzerland recently.

Which of the above statements regarding the Global Refugee forum(GRF) stands true?

1) The main objective of the forum is to give impetus to efforts to achieve compact’s objectives and translate international solidarity into concrete action.
2) GRF also hopes to enlist the ‘missing middle’- that is, those states that could either contribute more or host more refugees.
3) The areas on which GRF will focus on are : arrangements for burden and responsibility-sharing, Solutions, Energy and Infrastructure, Protection Capacity, Jobs and Livelihoods and Education.

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

Q2. Which of the following includes the objectives of the POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overreaching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment )Abhiyan launched to reduce the malnutrition in the country ?

1) Reducing Maternal Mortality Rate.
2) Reducing level of stunting in children.
3) Reducing low birth weight babies.
4) Preventing AIDS transmission from Mother to Child.
5) Preventing Anaemic deaths in mothers.

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

Q3. Article 371 of the Constitution includes “special provisions” for 11 states, including six states of the Northeast.Which of the following statements regarding article 371 of the constitution stands true ?

1) The provisions of article 371 takes into account the special circumstances of individual states, and lay down a wide range of specific safeguards that are deemed important for these states.
2) Central government has decided to expand these provisions to the newly formed union territories of Jammu &Ladakh.
3) As per article 371F of the constitution in order to protect the rights and interests of various sections of the population of Sikkim, Parliament may provide for the number of seats in the Assembly, which may be filled only by candidates from those sections.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released report by WHO(World Health Organisation) on India’s air pollutions stands true ?

1) Around 12.4 lakh deaths in India in 2017 can be attributed to air pollution, it said, terming toxic air a leading risk factor for deaths in the country.
2) WHO air quality guidelines estimate that reducing annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations from levels of 35 µg/m3 to 10 µg/m3, could reduce air pollution-related deaths by around 15 per cent.
3) The study also noted that the average life expectancy would have been 5 years higher if the pollution levels were less than the minimal level responsible for causing health loss.

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

Q5. Which of the following is the only South Asian country to feature in the top 50 of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF)recently ?

a) India
b) Srilanka
c) Bangladesh
d) Nepal

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


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