Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 January 2015

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC Exams - 18 January 2015

:: National ::

Q. 1

1. The Election Commission issued a show cause notice to Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct by accusing the BJP of inciting communal violence, and has asked him to respond .
2. The EC in its noticequoted from the Model Code of Conduct to point out that “Criticism of other political parties…shall be confined to their policies and programmes, past record and work…” and that “unverified allegations or distortion shall be avoided”.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: Science & Technology ::

Q. 2

1. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first series-production version of the Light Combat Aircraft to the Indian Air Force.
2. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, received its technical documents from the Minister in the presence of R.K.Tyagi, Chairman of its manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: Business & Economy ::

Q. 3

1. The decision of multinational pharmaceutical major, Gilead Sciences, to appeal against the decision of the Indian Patent Office (IPO) to reject a patent application for its blockbuster drug sofosbuvir, is likely to witness a long-drawn legal battle.
2. Sofosbuvir is used to treat Hepatitis C, a viral infection affecting the liver.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 & 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

:: International ::

Q. 4

1. Pope Francis was forced to flee a fierce storm in the Philippines that killed a papal volunteer, cutting short a mercy mission to weeping survivors of a catastrophic super typhoon.
2. Wearing a yellow plastic poncho to protect him from intense rain, Pope Francis delivered an emotional mass to about 200,000 people in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippine city of Tacloban.

Which of the following statements is/are true-?

a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both 1 & 2


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