Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 October 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 25 October 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) The NCRB, under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, is responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code and special and local laws in the country.
2) According to the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Uttar Pradesh was the state that recorded the most FIRs (over three lakh) in 2017.
3) The report also showed that cases of crime against women registered across the country continued the downward trend for the three consecutive years, following the Delhi rape case conviction of 2012.

Which of the above statements stands true ?

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of trees in India and their corresponding forest types :

1) Orchids : Moist evergreen
2) Cedar : Dry deciduos forests
3) Lantana :Montane forest
4) Sundari : Mangrove forests
5) Cassia : Swamp/Littoral forest

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

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

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding WHO’s global polio eradication strategy and progress stands true ?

1) Polio invades the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis within hours. It cannot be cured, but infection can be prevented by vaccination - and a dramatic reduction in cases worldwide in recent decades has been due to intense national and regional immunization campaigns in babies and children.
2) Cases of vaccine-derived polio can also occur in places where immunity is low and sanitation is poor, as vaccinated people can excrete the virus, putting the unvaccinated at risk.
3) Global polio cases have been cut by more than 99 per cent since 1988,which includes all the three types of the virus.

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

Q4. India’s ranking improved by 14 places in the recently released world bank Ease of doing business report (EODB) .Which of the following statements regarding the same stands true ?

1) While the improvements are impressive and the rise in overall rankings in the last few years is noteworthy, the fact is that India is still below its competitors for global capital, particularly China.
2) India also figures in the top ten most improved countries in the world for the third consecutive year.
3) However, The country lags in key metricssuch as “Starting a business’, “Enforcing contracts” and “Registering property”.

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

Q5. President of India will inaugurate day long golden jubilee celebrations of Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) today.Situated on Ratnagiri hillock, this iconic structure was constructed by Japanese Buddhist monk popularly known as FujiiGuruji in 1969.It is located in which of the following places in India ?

a) Lucknow
b) Buxa
c) Rajgir
d) Guwahati

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Answer :

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