Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 23 DECEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to Indian generic medicine exports :

1) India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally with the Indian generics accounting for 20 % of global exports in terms of volume.
2) But India’s export of generic drugs have been decreasing over the last 4 years.
3) Due to the ability of the Indian pharma companies to produce drugs at economical rates, the cost of HIV/AIDS treatment has gone down to $400 per year from $12,000.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following are the steps taken by government to alleviate the problem of anemia amongst women in India :

1) To tackle the problem of anemia due to malaria particularly in women and children, Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) and Insecticide Treated Bed Nets (ITBNs) are being distributed in endemic areas.
2) Reduction of Anemia is prioritized by the Govt. under the recently launched POSHAN Abhiyaan as it aims to reduce anaemia prevalence by 3 percent per year.
3) Health and nutrition education through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material in the form of posters, hoardings, wall-writings and audio-visuals is undertaken.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding rules committee of the parliament :

1) Every house of Parliament has a rules committee which considers the issues related to procedure and conduct of the business in that house and suggestnecessary amendments in the rules.
2) The rules committee has the power to suspend an MP who troop into the Well of the House or disrupt the proceedings despite being repeatedly warned.
3) The LokSabha committee has 15 members and Leader of main opposition party is its ex-officio chairman.

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. Consider the following types of soil types of India & the corresponding crops grown in those areas :

1) Black sea : Cotton & sugarcane
2) Mountain soil :Apple,plum
3) Arid soil : Millet & Barley
4) Laterite soil :Jowar, Bajra

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q5. Which of the following countries is the world’s largest producer of solar energy :

a) United States
b) China
c) Japan
d) Germany

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