4th September 2019 Daily MCQ for UPSC/IAS Exam- Based on current affairs 


Ques- Which of the following statements regarding the newly launched scheme “Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)” stands true?

1) The main objective of the scheme is to introduce nation-wide portability of ration card holders under National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), to lift their entitlement food grains from any FPS in the country without the need to obtain a new ration card.
2) Keeping in view the physical progress under ongoing scheme and readiness for implementation of National Portability in few States, it has been decided to implement inter-State/National Portability on a pilot basis in few States shortly via Public Distribution System Network (PDSN).
3) Presently NFSA provides the coverage for about 81.34 Crore persons across the country with Maharashtra having the highest coverage.

A-1 and 2 only

B-2 and 3 only

C-1 and 3 only

D-All of the above


Ques- Consider the following statements about Bio fuels in India-

  1. Under the Ethanol Blending Programme, The Government ensures that fuel is extracted from surplus production of sugarcane only at subsidized rates, to lessen the burden on the exhaustible fuels.
  2. The renewable ethanol content is expected to result in a net reduction in the emission of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide (CO) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)
  3. The objective of the Bio- fuel policy 2018 is to achieve 20% ethanol-blending and 5% biodiesel-blendingby the year 2030.
  4. Bio ethanol is denatured alcohol. It is also called as methylated spirit. It causes blindness on consumption.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A-1 and 4 only

B-3 and 2 only

C-3 and 4 only

D-1 and 3 only


Ques- Consider the Following statements about Rabies-

  1. World Rabies Day is an initiative of Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Observance of the day was initiated in 2007 to create a global opportunity for people to focus on rabies prevention.
  2. The day is annually on 28 September to mark death anniversary of Louis Pasteur, a French chemist and microbiologist who had developed the first rabies vaccine along with his colleagues.
  3. The 2019 theme is ‘Rabies: Zero by 30’
  4. Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of brain (acute encephalitis) in warm-blooded animals.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

A-All of the above

B-1, 2, 3

C-1, 2, 4

D-2, 3, 4

Ques- Consider the following statements on WHO initiatives to tackle the cardiovascular diseases on a global level-

  1. To support governments in strengthening the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), in 2019 WHO and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) launched the Global Hearts Initiative.
  2. The Global Hearts Initiative comprises the MPOWER package for tobacco control in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the ACTIVE package for increasing physical activity, the SHAKE package for salt reduction, and the REPLACE package to eliminate industrially-produced trans fat from the global food supply.
  1. The theme of World Hypertension Day 2019 was “Know your numbers.” The theme is meant to raise awareness about high blood pressure in people across the world and it fell on May 17th
  2. To achieve the global target to reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 25% by 2025, WHO and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Global Hearts Initiative

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

A-1, 4, 2

B-2, 3, 4

C-3, 4, 1

D-All of the Above


Ques- Match the following Wildlife Sanctuaries with their states and select the correct codes given below-

        Wildlife Sanctuaries                                                                         States

  1. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary                                                         A Meghalaya
  2. Gumti Wild Sanctuary                                                             B   Tripura
  3. Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary                                             C Arunachal Pradesh
  4. Ntangki National Park                                                             D Nagaland

Which of the above matched are/is correct?

a-1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D

b-1-D, 2- C, 3- A, 4- B

c-1-C, 2-B, 3- A, 4- D

d-1- B, 2-D, 3- C, 4- A


Ques- India was elected to United Nations’ Human Rights Council’, the main body of UN charged with promoting and monitoring human rights for period of three years beginning January 1, 2019.
 Which of the following statements is /are true about India’s membership and UNHRC?

A-from Asia-Pacific region category, Fiji with 187 and Sri Lanka with 178 votes were also elected along with India. This was fifth time India has been elected.

B-India secured 188 votes in Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among all candidates.

C-Both the statements given above is Correct

D-None of the above is/are correct




Ques- Consider the following statements-

  1. GVA – taxes on products + subsidies on products = GDP, defines the relationship between GDP and GVA.
  2. In the revision of National Accounts statistics done by Central Statistical Organization (CSO) in January 2015, it was decided that sector-wise wise estimates of Gross Value Added (GVA) will now be given at FACTOR cost instead of Basic prices.
  3. The concept of GVA at basic prices follows from the United Nation’s System of National Accounts (SNA) introduced in 1993 and carried forward in an identical fashion in SNA 2008 as a part of revision of compilation and classification systems. This has been adopted by CSO in its base revision carried out in January 2015.

Which of the following statements give above is/are incorrect?

A-3 only

B-2 only

C-1 only

D-None of the above



Ques- Which of the following statements given about APACHE AH64E is/are correct?


  1. It can transmit and receive battlefield picture through data up linking and networking.
  2. It also carries fire control radar, which has a 360° coverage and nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems.
  3. Apache will replace Russian origin MI-28 helicopters that are on the verge of retirement.
  4. It can also shoot fire and forget anti-tank guided missiles, land to air missiles, rockets while providing versatility to helicopter in network-centric aerial warfare.

Which of the statement is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3 Only
  2. 4 and 2 Only
  3. 1 and 2 Only
  4. 3 and 4 Only




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