Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 DECEMBER 2018

                     

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 29 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following statements with respect to the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018 are true :

1) It seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) with a new body to ensure transparency.
2) The draft bill is aimed at bringing reforms in the medical education of Indian medicine sector in lines with the National Medical Commission proposed for setting up for Allopathy system of medicine.
3) The NCIM will promote availability of affordable healthcare services in all parts of the country.

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

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to the newly introduced amendments in the coastal regulation zone notification 2018 :

1) Procedure of clearances apart from CRZ-1 zones have been conferred upon the state level authorities by the new amendment.
2) A No Development Zone (NDZ) of 20 meters has been stipulated for all Islands.
3) Densely populated rural areas to be afforded greater opportunity for development.

Which of the above provisions are true?

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

Q3. Consider the following statements with respect to stem cells :

1) Stem cells are very young cells than can develop into specialised cells, like blood cells, bone cells and brain cells.
2) Stem cells can be harvested from adults, but another source is umbilical cord blood.
3) Stem cells from cord blood can be source of bacterial infections as well.

Which of the above statements are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the newly introduced amendments in the POSCO act 2012 are true ?

1) The Act defines a child as any person below eighteen years of age and is gender neutral.
2) The act provides for the option of stringent punishment, including death penalty, for committing aggravated penetrative sexual assault crime on a child to protect the children from sexual abuse.
3) The act proposes to levy fine for not destroying/or deleting/ or reporting the pornographic material involving a child.

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

Q5. Which of the following rivers are transboundary rivers of India :

1) Teesta
2) Mechi
3) Ganga
4) Yamuna
5) Mahanadi

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

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ANSWER:

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

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