Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 DECEMBER 2018


Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 DECEMBER 2018

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the newly approved draft draft National Commission for Homoeopathy, Bill, 2018 are true ?

1) The bill provides for the constitution of a National Commission with three autonomous boards entrusted with conducting overall education of Homoeopathy by Homoeopathy Education Board.
2) It also proposes a common entrance exam and an exit exam which all graduates will have to clear to get practicing licenses.
3) It further aims at bringing reforms in the medical education of Homoeopathy in lines with the National Medical Commission proposed for setting up for Allopathy system of medicine.

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

Q2. The “Eat right India” campaign by the FSSAI serves which of the following objectives :

a) To check adulteration of food in hotels/restaurants in major metro cities.
b) To reduce the burden of non communicable diseases.
c) To expand the linkage between farmers and the food processing industry.
d) To expand the coverage of food grains to the BPL beneficiaries.

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding the recently passed Surrogacy(regulation) bill 2018 :

1) The intending couple must be Indian citizens and married for at least five years with at least one of them being infertile. The surrogate mother has to be a close relative who has been married and has had a child of her own.
2) State governments will appoint appropriate authorities to grant eligibility certificates to the intending couple and the surrogate mother.
3) The Bill permits surrogacy only for couples who cannot conceive a child. This procedure is not allowed in case of any other medical conditions which could prevent a woman from giving birth to a child.

Which of the above provisions of the bill are true ?

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

Q4. Which of the following statements with respect to north east venture fund ( NEVF) are true ?

1) It aims to encourage entrepreneurship in North-eastern region, primarily by offering support to first-generation entrepreneurs.
2) NEVF is first dedicated venture capital fund for North-Eastern region. It has been set up by North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi).
3) NEVF monitors the projects through a Management Information System (MIS) customized for each project on fortnightly or monthly basis depending on the requirement of the project.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries shares border with Syria ?

1) Kuwait
2) Iraq
3) Jordan
4) Turkey
5) Iran

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

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