Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 February 2020


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 February 2020


Q1 Which of the following statements with respect to Pandemic bonds stands true ?

1) In 2016 the World Bank developed the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), which created, in part, a pandemic catastrophe bond to help provide capital in the event of another disease outbreak in West Africa.
2) Catastrophe bonds are high-risk investments – hence the high yields they pay to investors to compensate for that risk.
3) Since pandemic bonds are not triggered by losses, but rather by the actual, real-time spread of the disease, capital can flow much faster than if it had to wait until insurance losses began rolling in.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q2 Which among the following rivers in India’s eastern coast do not form deltas :

1) Mahanadi
2) Godavari
3) Krishna
4) Pennar
Options :
a) 1,2& 3 only 
b) 4 only 
c) 3 & 4 only 
d) all the above

Q3 Which of the following statements regarding the recently released global report titled “A Future for the World’s Children?” on child health and survival stands true ?

1) The index shows that children in Norway, the Republic of Korea and the Netherlands have the best chance at survival and well-being, while children in the Central African Republic, Chad, Somalia, Niger and Mali face the worst odds.
2) In the report assessing the capacity of 180 countries, India stands 77th (sustainability index) and is at 131st position on a ranking that measures the best chance at survival and well-being for children.
3) The report claims that presently India’s spending on health and sanitation are adequate enough for improving the health and survival status of children.
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all the above

Q4 Asian Elephant, Indian Bustard and Bengal Florican were declared as “Endangered Migratory Species” at the CMS COP 13 recently.Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) India declared Indian Elephant as “National Heritage Animal”. This provides highest degree of legal protection to the animal under Schedule I of Wildlife protection act.
2) According to the Wildlife Institute of India, there are only 150 Great Indian Bustards left in the country.
3) Majority of the Bengal Floricans in the country breeds outside their protected areas.

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

Q5 The “Food Planet Prize”, which aims to address the climate change threats towards food supply all over the world was launched by which of the following countries recently ?

a) Norway
b) United states
c) Sweden
d) Brazil
 

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