Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 FEBRUARY 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 26 FEBRUARY 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding the steps taken by India to promote digital interventions in the health sector:

1) The Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) is an international collaboration of governments, government agencies and multinational organisations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of their citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.
2) India took the world stage at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland by successfully introducing and unanimous adoption of Resolution on Digital Health.
3) The AyushmannBharathscheme is completely digital wherein all the processes from beneficiary identification to hospital empanelment and settlement of claims are done electronically.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. Which of the following statements regarding application of DNA forensics in preventing wildlife crime in India are true ?

1) DNA forensics can help identify species origin even from confiscated meat ,with the help of Zoological Survey directories.
2) DNA forensics can help in understanding poaching/ hunting pressure on the species which might impact its species demography.
3) The recently passed DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 envisage s creation of a national level data bank for collection of samples from threatened species of animals as well.

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

Q3. The National Water Awards which have been resumed after a gap of 12 years has been awarded and this is a very big step towards spreading awareness about water conservation.

Which of the following statements with respect to this are true ?
1) The prime objective of these awards is to bring the best efforts being done in water conservation to the national from across the country and encourage all stakeholders including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Gram Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies, Water User Associations etc.
2) In India preference is being given to piped irrigation instead of canal irrigation to conserve water and existing canals are also being concretized to avoid wastage of water.
3) Even though the per capita availability of water higher compared to Independence, the management of water resources is not adequate.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding National Youth Parliament initiative are true ?

1) It is to provide a chance to the youth to brainstorm about new India and to find ways and chalk out plans to realize our resolves before 2022.
2) The National Youth Parliament Festival also encourages the youth to engage with public issues, understand the common man’s point of view, form their opinion and express these in an articulate manner.
3) It captures relevant and effective voices on the vision of New India and these are made available to policy makers and implementers to take them forward.

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

Q5 Which of the following forces is the first paramilitary force in India and is also known as the sentinels of the North –East ?

a) Indo Tibetan Border Police
b) SashastraSeemaBal
c) Assam rifles
d) Border security force

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