Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 April 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding Neglected tropical diseases are true ?

1) Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of tropical infections which are common in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
2) Neglected diseases are mostly tropical infectious diseases, and the market size for drugs for such diseases is small due to their limited geographical incidence.
3) India was reported to be the fourth largest funder of research and development (R&D) in neglected diseases as per the G Finder Survey which tracks global investments in R&D for the neglected diseases.

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

Q2. Which of the following are the most suitable conditions of growth for the cultivation of potato ?

1) Well drained soil with PH level 5-6.
2) Excess of Nitrogen along with Phosphorous
3) Cool climatic conditions with a temperature range of 15-20degree celsius.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to the export trend of Indian Pharmaceutical industry :

1) India’s pharmaceutical exports declined to a robust 10.72% in 2018-19, and raced past the $19-billion mark for the first time, a decline marked by a rebound in the U.S. market.
2) Herbal products was the only segment with positive growth, while exports of vaccines, surgicals and Ayush decreased.
3) Positives for the exporters were increase in the price of APIs/bulk drugs, the health regulators classifying lesser number of cases, post inspection, under the official action indicated class that sometimes led to import alerts.

Which of the above statements are nottrue ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding “Ayushman Bharat” scheme are true ?

1) The Government of India is committed to ensuring highest possible level of health and well-being for all, through a preventive and promotive health care orientation in developmental policies and universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship.
2) To fulfil this vision, the Government of India conceptualized ‘Ayushman Bharat’ (Healthy India), a flagship initiative that attempts to move away from sectoral and segmented approach of service delivery to a comprehensive need-based health care service.
3) The National Health Authority will provide overall vision and stewardship for design, roll-out, implementation and management of PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojana (PM-JAY) in alliance with state governments.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries of Africa shares a boundary with Sudan ?

1) Libya
2) Egypt
3) Ethiopia
4) Eritrea
5) Tanzania

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

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1(d), 2(c), 3(a), 4(d), 5(c)

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