Present Affairs MCQ for UPSC E xams – 30 April 2019

Current Affairs MCQ for UPSC E xams – 30 April 2019

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

1) The National Crisis Management Committee is a irreversible committee set up
by the Federal government of India for reliable coordination and execution of
relief measures and operations during natural disasters.
2) When a situation is to be handled also by the NCMC, it will provide such
directions to the Crisis Management Group of the Ministry as deemed required.
3) It is headed by the central cabinet secretary.

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

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

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

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

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

1) Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest hazards we face as a
global community.Currently, at least 7,00,000 people die each year due to
drug-resistant illness, including 2,30,000 people who die from multidrug-resistant
2) Without investment from countries in all income brackets, future generations
will face the dreadful effects of unrestrained antimicrobial resistance.
3) It has now suggested that nations prioritise nationwide action plans to
scale-up funding and capacity-building efforts, put in location more powerful
regulatory systems and assistance awareness programs for accountable and prudent
use of antimicrobials by specialists.

Which of the above declarations are real ?

a) 1 & 2 just
b) 2 & 3 just
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 essential genes for heat tolerance and three
important genes for dry spell tolerance.

Which of the streaming statements with respect to the exact same are true ?
1) With rising temperature levels and increasing climatic fluctuations due to environment
change, the identification of these climate-resistant genes will aid in
developing more recent chickpea ranges which can endure temperatures up to 38 °
2) More than 90% of chickpea growing 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 just
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) all of the above

Q5. The World Health Data Report is launched by which of the following
global organisations ?

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


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


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