Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 May 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 31 May 2019

Q1. Which of the following statements regarding the recently released global childhood report by save the children ( NGO) are true ?

1) Children born today have a better chance than at any time in history to grow up healthy, educated and protected, with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
2) Tremendous progress is taking place in some of the poorest countries, providing ever increasing evidence that development work is paying huge dividends in countries where needs are greatest.
3) However, it warns that the world has made less progress in reducing adolescent births and child homicide, and there has been no progress at all in reducing the number of children living in areas of violence and conflict.

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

Q2. Which of the following are the amendments were included in the 42nd amendment of constitution in 1976 ?

1) A new Parliamentary law to prevent or prohibit anti national activity and anti-national associations.
2) Constitutional protection to publication in newspaper of the proceedings of the Parliament and State Legislatures were given.
3) Article 74(1) was amended to make the President to act in accordance with the advice of the Council of Ministers.
4) New article 32A was added to provide that the Supreme Court will have no jurisdiction to decide the constitutional validity of a State law in any writ.
5) Fundamental Rights Guaranteed by Articles 20 and 21 cannot be suspended during a national emergency.

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

Q3. Consider the following statements regarding population research centres (PRC) established across the country :

1) The PRCs were established to undertake research projects relating to family planning, demographic research and biological studies & qualitative aspect of population control, with a view to gainfully utilize the feedback from these research studies for plan formulation, strategies and policy interventions of ongoing schemes.
2) They are established with the mandate to provide, inter alia, critical research based inputs related to the Health and Family Welfare programs and policies at the national and state levels under the HRD ministry.
3) The PRCs are autonomous in nature and administratively under the control of their host University/Institutions.

Which of the above statements 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 “Microbiomes” are true ?

1) A microbiome describes either the collective genomes of the microorganisms that reside in an environmental niche or the microorganisms themselves.
2) Microbiomes start forming at birthand they change with age and different exposures, such as a course of antibiotics that can wipe out friendly bacteria along with infection-causing ones.
3) Microbiomes inside human body can help in prediction of future health condition.

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

Q5. Which of the following countries are not amongst the G-4 countries which has been seeking expansion of the permanent and non-permanent seats of the UN security council to make it more representative and reflective of the changing global order ?

a) Brazil
b) India
c) China
d) Japan

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