Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 October 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 21 October 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the recently held G20 health minister’s meeting :

1) The “Okayama Declaration of the G 20 Health Ministers”, endorses the Commitment of G20 countries to address the major global health issues to pave the way towards an inclusive and sustainable world, as envisioned in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
2) In a short span of time India has made commendable progress by implementing a national action plan, establishing a national antimicrobial resistance surveillance system, and its decision to contribute to global AMR R&D efforts.
3) Health has been an important G20 agenda since 2017. Major pillars include “The Achievement of UHC,” “Response to Aging Societies,” and “Health Risk Management and Health Security (Including AMR).”

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q2. The IMF quota of a country depends on its economic importance. When a country joins the IMF, it is assigned an initial quota in the same range as the quotas of existing members that are broadly comparable in economic size and characteristics.

Which of the following includes the characteristics which are used to determine the quota share of a country ?

1) Political stability
2) Openness of economy
3) Annual interest paid towards debt
4) Exchange rates
5) Economic variability

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

Q3. With respect to the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to be implemented in Delhi’s neighbourhood in order to curb pollution levels, which of the following statements stands true ?

1) GRAP institutionalised the measures to be taken when air quality deteriorates. It aims to roll out progressively tougher actions as pollution levels rise, without waiting for an emergency to impose strict measures.
2) The biggest drawback of GRAP is that it neither fixes a deadline for implementation of these measures nor describes on the matter of accountability.
3) Rural areas are, however, being left out of this stringent measure because of unreliable power supply.

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

Q4. The first-ever World Cotton Day (WCD) was hosted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva recently. Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) World Cotton Day also aims to highlight the challenges faced by the world’s cotton economies, as cotton is significant for the least developed, developing and developed economies worldwide.
2) Cotton is produced all over the world and one single tonne of cotton provides almost one year-round employment for five people on average.
3) While cotton fibre is used in textiles and clothing apparel, food products like edible oil are obtained from cotton and its seed is used as animal feed.

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

Q5. India is set to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the formation of Azad Hind Government on 21st October, 2019, at the Red Fort, Delhi.The Azad Hind Government was found by which of the following personalities during the Indian freedom struggle ?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Mohan Singh
c) NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose
d) LalaHardayal

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Answer :

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