Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 MARCH 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 27 MARCH 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the newly released Drugs and clinical Trial rules by the central government are true ?

1) It creates a new state level authority with the power to waive off clinical trial for a new drug if it is approved and marketed in any of the countries (EU, U.K., Australia, Japan and U.S.) specified by the Drugs Controller General of India.
2) The rules will apply to all new drugs, investigational new drugs for human use, clinical trials, bio-equivalence studies and ethics committees.
3) The new rules will ensure patient safety and an ethics committee will monitor the trials and decide on the amount of compensation in cases of adverse events.

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

Q2. Consider the following pairs of volcano types and their corresponding examples :

1) Shield Volcano :Mt.Fuji ( Japan)
2) Composite Volcano :Mt.St Helens ( USA )
3) Lava Domes : Katmai ,Alaska
4) Cinder cone :Paricutin,Mexico

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched ?

a) 1,2& 3 only
 b) 2,3 & 4 only
c) 1 & 4 only
s) all of the above

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the recently released Global Transition Index by WEF( World Economic forum) :

1) The report said India is amongst the countries with high pollution levels and has a relatively high CO2 intensity in its energy system.
2) While the US has made progress in reducing the use of coal in power generation, it slipped in the rankings by four places reflecting concerns about the affordability of energy to households, and regulatory uncertainty on environmental sustainability.
3) India is also the second best in the BRICS block of emerging economies, with China being the best at 46th place globally.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. With respect to the formal employment perspective of employees in India which of the following statements are true ?

1) The Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is a mandatory savings scheme under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952,managed under the aegis of EPFO.The number of members subscribing to this scheme gives an idea of the level of employment in the formal sector
2) ESI Scheme for India is an integrated social security scheme tailored to provide socio-economic protection to the workers in the unorganized sector and their dependents, in contingencies, such as Sickness, Maternity and Death or Disablement due to an employment injury or occupational hazard.
3)The NPS is designed on defined contribution basis wherein the subscriber contributes to his account, there is no defined benefit that would be available at the time of exit from the system and the accumulated wealth depends onthe contributions made and the income generated from investment of such wealth.

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

Q5. An island country in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique, the French region of Mayotte, and northwesternMadagascar.The religion of the majority of the population is Sunni Islam.The sovereign state is an archipelago consisting of three major islands and numerous smaller islands.

The above description refers to which of the following countries/island groups ?
a) Maldives
b) Comoros
c) Seychelles
d) Glorioso islands


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