Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 30 April 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) are true ?

1) The National Crisis Management Committee is a permanent committee set up by the Government of India for effective coordination and implementation of relief measures and operations during natural calamities.
2) When a situation is to be handled also by the NCMC, it will give such directions to the Crisis Management Group of the Ministry as deemed necessary.
3) It is headed by the central cabinet secretary.

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

Q2. Which of the following constitute the core raw materials in a nuclear reactor ?

1) Thorium
2) Uranium
3) Helium
4) Hydrogen
5) Zirconium

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding recently released UN global report on Antimicrobial resistance :

1) Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats we face as a global community.Currently, at least 7,00,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant diseases, including 2,30,000 people who die from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
2) Without investment from countries in all income brackets, future generations will face the disastrous impacts of uncontrolled antimicrobial resistance.
3) It has now recommended that countries prioritise national action plans to scale-up financing and capacity-building efforts, put in place stronger regulatory systems and support awareness programs for responsible and prudent use of antimicrobials by professionals.

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.International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has identified in chickpea four important genes for heat tolerance and three important genes for drought tolerance.

Which of the flowing statements with respect to the same are true ?
1) With rising temperatures and increasing climatic fluctuations due to climate change, the identification of these climate-resistant genes will help in developing newer chickpea varieties which can tolerate temperatures up to 38 ° C.
2) More than 90% of chickpea cultivation area is in South Asia, including India.
3) In India more than 70% yield is lost due to drought and increasing temperatures as it is a cool season crop.

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

Q5. The World Health Statistics Report is released by which of the following global organisations ?

a) World bank
b) World Health Organisation
c) UN Development Program ( UNDP)
d) UN environmental Program (UNEP)

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