Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 August 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding air pollution and its effect on human health :

1) Air pollution is one of the greatest threats in the world right now, and in a country like India with a population of almost a 130 million(17% of world’s population), it is already getting difficult to breathe in most of the metropolitan cities.
2) Long-term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of age-related macular degeneration or AMD.
3) Researchers have found that high levels of exhaust could nearly double the risk of the condition, which damages the macula, the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision.

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. The Tropic of Capricorn passes through which of the following countries of the world ?

1) Paraguay
2) Uruguay
3) Argentina
4) Java
5) Namibia

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 1,3 & 5 only
c) 3,4 & 5only
d) 2,4 & 5 only

Q3. Which of the following are the recent initiatives under consideration of the central government to boost private sector investment in the market ?

1) The centre has decided to increase the surcharge on foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI’s).
2) In a bid to ease the loan disbursal process for the non-banking financial companies, the government has also allowed them to use the Aadhaar-linked Know Your Customer (KYC) details with banks.
3) The government plans to relax the violation provisions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) norms making it a civil liability rather than criminal offence.

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

Q4. Consider the following statements with respect to the Amazon rain forests :

1) The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world and provides 20% of Earth’s oxygen.
2) Around 137 species of plants, animals and insects become extinct every single day in the Amazon because of deforestation and cattle ranching that have killed vast sections of the forest.
3) The Amazon River which runs through the Amazon rainforest is the world’s longest river and is also the world’s largest by water volume.

Which of the above statement are true ?

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

Q5. Which of the following rivers separates Hong Kong from mainland China ?

a) Tung chung river
b) Fo tan nullah river
c) Shenzhen river
d) Shan pui river

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Answer :

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