Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 MAY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 20 MAY 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding ICOMOS (The International Council on Monuments and Sites ) are true ?

1) The International Council on Monuments and Sites is a professional association that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world.
2) ICOMOS was founded in 1965 in Warsaw as a result of the Venice Charter of 1964, and offers advice to UNESCO on World Heritage Sites.
3) It is headquartered in Geneva,Switzerland.

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

Q2. Which of the following ancient temples of India are correctly matched with their location states ?

1) Khajurahotemples : Madhya Pradesh
2) Mundeshwaridevitemple : Karnataka
3) Kailashnathtemple : Maharashtra
4) Kedarnathtemple : Himachal pradesh
5) Konark sun temple :Odisha

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

Q3. Consider the following statements :

1) DNA methylation is a process by which chemical changes occur to the DNA molecule. It also affects the functioning of what is called the hypothalamus-pituitary axis.
2) All the four bases of DNA’s can be methylated in mammals.
3) In mammals DNA methylation is essential for normal development and is associated with a number of key processes including genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, repression of transposable elements, aging, and carcinogenesis.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has slashed the prices of 9 non-scheduled cancer drugs by up to 87 per cent. Which of the following statements regarding the same are true ?

1)The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India which also implements the provisions of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order.
2) The new list of drugs is in continuation of the government’s efforts to curb profiteering on these vital drugs and to make cancer cure affordable for patients and their families.
3) NPPA is also entrusted with the task of recovering amounts overcharged by manufacturers for the controlled drugs from the consumers.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries of central Asia does not share boundary with Tajikistan ?

a) China
b) Afghanistan
c) Turkmenistan
d) Uzbekistan

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