Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 June 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 22 June 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) As per the ASSOCHAM and E&Y report published in 2018, the domestic organic market was valued at Rs. 2500 crores including Rs. 1500 crores in organised retail and Rs. 1000 crores by farmers’ direct market.
2) Government of India has been promoting organic farming under two dedicated schemes namely Mission Organic Value Chain Development North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015.
3) Third party certification of organic farming is promoted by Agriculture Processed Food and Export Development Authority (APEDA) under Ministry of Agriculture.

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. Consider the following pairs of vitamins and their corresponding deficiency diseases :

1) Riboflavin : Pellagra
2) Thiamine : Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
3) Pantothenic acid : Beri-Beri
4) Biotin : Dermatitis

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the Nutrient Based Subsidy policy are not true ?

1) Under the NBS Policy, the Government announces a fixed rate of subsidy (in Rs. per Kg basis), on each nutrient of subsidized P&K fertilizers, namely Nitrogen (N), Phosphate (P) & Potash (K) only.
2) The difference between the delivered cost of fertilizers at farm gate and net market realization by the urea units is given as subsidy to the urea manufacturer / importer by the Government.
3) The amount of gross fertilizer subsidy paid in 2018-2019 has been lesser than that paid in 2017-2018,due to promotion of organic fertilizers.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding prevalence of anemia in pregnant women & the remedial measures taken by government to prevent the condition :

1) According to National Family Health Survey (NFHS)–IV (2015-16), the prevalence of anemia among women aged 15 to 49 years is 73%.
2) Pradhan Mantri SurakshitMatritvaAbhiyan (PMSMA) has been launched to focus on conducting special ANC check up on 9th of every month with the help of Medical officers to detect and treat cases of anemia.
3) Health management information system & Mother Child tracking system is being implemented for reporting and tracking the cases of anaemic and severely anaemic pregnant women.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following cities forms the headquarters of financial action task force ( FATF ) organisation ?

a) Moscow
b) Geneva
c) New york
d) Paris

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ANSWER:

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


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