Prelims Daily Current Affairs MCQ

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Q1. Consider the following statements and choose the correct options

  1. Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is defined as the number of maternal deaths per ten thousand live births.
  2. Sustainable Development Goal has set a target for the reduction of MMR to fewer than 70 by 2030.
  3. The Government of India launched the LaQshya Initiative with the objective of reducing Maternal Mortality.


  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3


Q2. Consider the following statements with respect to Afghanistan–Pakistan Transit

Trade Agreement and choose the correct option

  1. It allows for both countries to use each other’s airports, railways, roads, and ports for transit trade along designated transit corridors.
  2. This agreement permits Indian goods to be loaded onto trucks for transit back to Afghanistan.


  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


Q3: consider the following statements regarding Multidimensional Poverty Index and choose the correct option


  1. It was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) in 2010.
  2. MPI uses three dimensions and ten indicators which are: Education, Health, Standard of living
  3. A person is multidimensionally poor if she/he is deprived of 5 % or more of the weighted indicators (out of the ten indicators).


  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. all of the above


Q4: consider the following statements and choose the correct options


  1. Basic Grant: These grants are untied and can be used by RLBs for location-specific needs, for salary or other establishment expenditure .
  2. Untied funds are utilised for the works of emergent nature which are normally not covered under the schemes decentralized at the district level.
  3. Tied Grants: These are used for the need specific services
  4. Tied grants are also used for Sanitation and maintenance of Open-Defecation Free (ODF) status, Supply of drinking water, rain water harvesting and water recycling.


  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 2, 3 and 4 only
  4. 2 and 4 only


Q5: conider the following statements and choose the correct option


  1. Horizon 2020 is related to climate change and polar research.
  2. Copernicus programme is Earth observation programme.
  3. Horizon 2020 involves NASA and Ministry of Earth Sciences (india)
  4. Copernicus programme involves ISRO AND EU (European Union)


  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 4 only
  4. 1, 2 and 4 only


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