Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 August 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 28 August 2019

Q1. Consider the following statements :

1) Under the existing foreign investment policy, 100% FDI is permitted in the manufacturing sector under the automatic route.
2) A manufacturer is also allowed to sell products manufactured in India through wholesale and retail channels, including through e-commerce, without the government’s approval.
3) The government also allows 100% FDI in contract manufacturing sector.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q2. The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The river basin covers which of the following countries of South America ?

1) Brazil
2) Peru
3) Paraguay
4) Guyana
5) Argentina

a) 1,2& 3 only
b) 2,4 & 5 only
c) 1,2 & 4 only
d) all of the above

Q3. India had become a party to Bonn convention recently, which of the following statements regarding the country’s effort to combat desertification stands true ?

1) India faces a severe problem of land degradation, or soil becoming unfit for cultivation. About 29% or about 96.4 million hectares are considered degraded.
2) At the UNFCC Conference of the Parties (COP) 2015 in Paris, India also joined the voluntary Bonn Challenge and pledged to bring into restoration 23 million hectares of degraded and deforested land by 2030.
3) India for the first time will be hosting the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) next month.

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released report on child well-being index by World Vision India and research institute IFMR LEAD stands true ?

1) The dimensions of the index include healthy individual development, positive relationships and protective contexts.
2) The report, calls for States to look at their respective scores on the dimensions of child well-being, and to prepare for priority areas of intervention with specific plans of action.
3) Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index, while Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh featured at the bottom of the list.

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

Q5. The recently launched mobile application “JanaushadhiSugam” serves which of the following purposes ?

a) It helps to get discounts/offers while ordering Jan Aushadi medicines online.
b) It will enable people to search Janaushadhi generic medicines and the stores at the tip of their fingers.
c) It will help entrepreneurs to establish Jan aushadi stores without any bottlenecks.
d) It facilitates comparing generic medicines with medicines in overseas markets and promotes import.

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Answer :

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