Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 November 2019


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 24 November 2019


Q1.The National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has conducted the survey on Household Social Consumption related to Health during the period July 2017 to June 2018 as a part of 75th round of National Sample Survey (NSS). 

Which of the following statements regarding the findings stands true ?

1) In rural areas about 90% childbirths were institutional (in Government/private hospitals) and in urban areas it was about 96%.
2) Among institutional childbirths in rural areas, majority were in private hospitals than government hospitals.
3) About 97% of both boys and girls aged below 5 years had received vaccination in rural India.

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

Q2. The United Nations Security Council reaffirmed its opposition to chemical weapons yesterday, in the face of high-profile instances of their use worldwide. Which of the following countries have ratified the convention ?

1) Pakistan
2) South  Sudan
3) Egypt
4) India
5) China

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

Q3.Which of the following includes the Various Initiatives undertaken by Government for mitigation of Air Pollution ?

1) Centre is promoting peoples participation and awareness building among citizens for environmental conservation that focus on promotion of cycling, saving water and electricity, growing trees, proper maintenance of vehicles, following of lane discipline and reducing congestion on roads by car pooling etc.
2) Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) was notified on January 12, 2017, for prevention,    control and abatement of air pollution in Delhi and NCR. It identifies graded measures and implementing agencies for response to four AQI categories, namely, Moderate to Poor, Very Poor, Severe and Severe + or Emergency.
3) Umangapp has been launched wherein air quality information is available to public along with provision for registering complaints against air polluting activities.

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

Q4.With respect to the PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojana,which of the following statements stands true ?

1) Under PradhanMantriKaushalVikasYojana (PMKVY) skilling is being imparted through Short Term Training (STT) courses and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
2) Under PMKVY, there are certain incentives to encourage participation of Persons with Disabilities, (PwD) in the skill training namely; post placement support, monthly conveyance allowance, boarding and lodging etc.
3) Under RPL, individuals with prior learning experience or skills are being assessed and certified. It aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).
Options :
a) 1 & 2 only 
b) 2 & 3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the above

Q5.The recently launched Green Channel policy is the policy that provides eligibility criteria for firms to obtain Green Channel Status.Under the policy, when a firm gains the “Green Channel status” it can self-certify its products for their quality. 

It was launched by which of the following ministry’s ?
a) Ministry of Commerce
b) Ministry of MSME’s
c) Ministry of Defence
d) Ministry of Agriculture and farmer’s welfare

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