Current Affairs MCQ | 15 April, 2020 | UPSC, PSC, SSC

Current Affairs MCQ – History MCQ – Polity MCQ


1) Which of the following region the concept of ‘Durbar Move’ is associated

a) Jammu & Kashmir
b) Punjab
c) Rajasthan
d) Delhi

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Correct Answer is : A

    • Recently, for the first time in 144 years, the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) administration has decided to halt the bi-annual shifting of the capital, called ‘Durbar move’ due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
    • From May to October, governmental offices are housed in the summer capital of J&K, Srinagar, and the other six months in its winter capital, Jammu.

    Durbar Move acts as a bridge between two diverse cultures of the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region.

2) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Prefful Chandra Ray

1) He is known as Father of Indian Chemistry
2) He discovered the stable compound mercurous nitrite in 1896.
3) In Spite of his achievements, he never received Knighthood status from British government.

a) Only 1 and 2
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 1, 2 and 3
d) Only 2 and 3

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Correct Answer is : A

  • The British Government first honoured him with the imperial title of CIE (Companion of the Indian Empire); and then with the Knighthood in 1919.

Bengal Chemical & Pharmaceutical Works Ltd., precursor of the Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd, was formed by Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray on April 12, 1901.

3) Which of the following is/are correct developed by BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited)

1) EVMs
2) Remote patient health monitoring system
3) VVPAT

a) Only 1, 2 and 3
b) Only 1 and 3
c) Only 2 and 3
d) Only 1 and 2

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Correct Answer is : A

  • Recently, Bharat Electronics Ltd. and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, have jointly developed a remote patient health monitoring system.

The device has non-invasive sensors and it measures temperature, pulse rate, saturated oxygen level, and respiration rate.

4) Which country is the largest contributor to WHO funds

a) China
b) United States
c) Japan
d) None of the above

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Correct Answer is : B

  • The President of the United States has raised allegations that the WHO has praised China for its transparency on the virus even though there has been reason to believe that more people died of Covid19 than the country’s official tally.
  • The threat was also given to stop the funding of WHO.
  • The United States is currently the WHO’s biggest contributor, making up 14.67% of total funding by providing $553.1 million.

The WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It was founded in 1948 and is headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland.

5) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about PCPNDT Act

1) The act was amended in 2003 to improve the regulation of the technology used in sex selection.
2) No laboratory or centre or clinic will conduct any sex selection test however ultrasonography is allowed
3) The Act mandates compulsory registration of all diagnostic laboratories

a) Only 1 and 3
b) Only 1 and 2
c) Only 2 and 3
d) Only 3

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Correct Answer is : A

  • MoHFW has clarified that it has not suspended the PC&PNDT Act, which prohibits sex selection before or after conception.
  • The Act provides for the prohibition of sex selection, before or after conception.

No laboratory or centre or clinic will conduct any test including ultrasonography.


 



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