Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 April 2019

Q1. With respect to the maternal mortality statistics as well as the reproductive rights of women in India, which of the following statements are true ?

1) India has among the highest number of maternal deaths worldwide which UNICEF India and World Bank data put at an average of one maternal death every 12 minutes.
2) Lack of access to safe abortion clinics, particularly public hospitals, and stigma and attitudes toward women, especially young, unmarried women seeking abortion, contribute to this.
3) The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 provides for termination only up to 20 weeks. If an unwanted pregnancy has proceeded beyond 20 weeks, women have to approach a medical board and courts to seek permission for termination.

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

Q2. Which of the following industries in India are categorised as green category industries ?

1) Coir industry
2) Garment industry
3) Leather industry
4) Food processing industry
5) Shipping industry

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding agro-climatic zones are true ?

1) An “Agro-climatic zone” is a land unit in terms of major climates, suitable for a certain range of crops and cultivars which aims at scientific management of regional resources to meet the food, fiber, fodder and fuel wood without adversely affecting the status of natural resources and environment.
2) National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) was launched by ICAR for initiating agricultural research in the agro-climatic zones of the country.
3) All the 15 agro climatic zones of the country are in the Indian mainland.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the impact of technological upgradations in the economy of the country :

1) The Aadhaar, serving as an electronic know-your-customer (KYC) tool, has triggered massive customer additions in the country’s financial and telecom sectors.
2) With digital signature becoming a reality, identity verification and other credential checks are now being done real-time and as a result, banks are able to sanction loans in hours.
3) While the Goods and Services Tax has decreased the number of taxpayers post its implementation under the indirect taxes regime.

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. “VerkhovnaRada” is the name of the unicameral parliament of which of the following countries ?

a) Russia
b) Belarus
c) Ukraine
d) Srilanka

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