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QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 March 2019

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March 27, 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 26 March 2019

QUIZ – 2017: Insights Current Affairs Quiz

The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu
and PIB news articles.

This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to
UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2018. It is not a test of your knowledge. If you
score less, please do not mind. Read again sources provided and try to remember better.

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Question 1 of 5
1. Question
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Consider the following statements about United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism
Coordination Compact.

1. The framework is an agreement between the UN chief, 36 organisational


entities, the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) and the
World Customs Organisation.
2. The agreement is non-binding in nature.
3. The Coordination Committee of the United Nations will oversee the
implementation of the framework.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Correct
Solution: d)

The United Nations has launched a new framework titled ‘UN Global Counter-
Terrorism Coordination Compact’ to combat international terrorism and coordinate
efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable
development sectors.

The framework is an agreement between the UN chief, 36 organisational entities,


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the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) and the World Customs
Organisation to better serve the needs of member states when it comes to tackling
the scourge of international terrorism.

The agreement is non-binding in nature. The UN Global counter terrorism


coordination compact is also termed as Global compact.

The Coordination Committee of the United Nations will oversee the


implementation of the framework and monitor its implementation. The committee
will be chaired by UN Under-Secretary-General for counter-terrorism.

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Solution: d)

The United Nations has launched a new framework titled ‘UN Global Counter-
Terrorism Coordination Compact’ to combat international terrorism and coordinate
efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable
development sectors.

The framework is an agreement between the UN chief, 36 organisational entities,


the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) and the World Customs
Organisation to better serve the needs of member states when it comes to tackling
the scourge of international terrorism.

The agreement is non-binding in nature. The UN Global counter terrorism


coordination compact is also termed as Global compact.

The Coordination Committee of the United Nations will oversee the


implementation of the framework and monitor its implementation. The committee
will be chaired by UN Under-Secretary-General for counter-terrorism.

Source

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Question 2 of 5
2. Question
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Consider the following statements about Tuberculosis (TB).

1. Tuberculosis (TB) is a viral disease.


2. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.
3. People living with HIV are more likely to develop active TB disease than
people without HIV.
4. In India, ministry of health and family welfare announced a new National
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Strategic Plan (NSP) to eliminate TB by 2030 in line with Sustainable
Development Goals.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Correct
Solution: b)

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most


often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.

TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB
cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to
inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.

Tuberculosis mostly affects adults in their most productive years. However, all age
groups are at risk. Over 95% of cases and deaths are in developing countries.

People who are infected with HIV are 20 to 30 times more likely to develop active
TB.

The WHO End TB Strategy, adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2014, is a
blueprint for countries to end the TB epidemic by driving down TB deaths,
incidence and eliminating catastrophic costs.

Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the


Sustainable Development Goals.
The ministry of health and family welfare recently announced a new National
Strategic Plan (NSP) to eliminate TB by 2025.

Source Source

Incorrect
Solution: b)

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most


often affect the lungs. Tuberculosis is curable and preventable.

TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB
cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to
inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.

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Tuberculosis mostly affects adults in their most productive years. However, all age
groups are at risk. Over 95% of cases and deaths are in developing countries.

People who are infected with HIV are 20 to 30 times more likely to develop active
TB.

The WHO End TB Strategy, adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2014, is a
blueprint for countries to end the TB epidemic by driving down TB deaths,
incidence and eliminating catastrophic costs.

Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the


Sustainable Development Goals.
The ministry of health and family welfare recently announced a new National
Strategic Plan (NSP) to eliminate TB by 2025.

Source Source

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Question 3 of 5
3. Question
1 points
India is a member country of which of the following organizations?

1. East Asia Summit


2. ASEAN + 3
3. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Select the correct answer using the codes below.

Correct
Solution: a)

Statement 1: 16 countries in the East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian regions

(Including India), USA and RUSSIA are its members. Trade is an important focus for
the summit.

Statement 2: ASEAN+3 includes the 10 members of the Association of Southeast


Asian Nations (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic
Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and VietNam)
plus China, Japan, and South Korea. It excludes India.

Statement 3: China has consistently blocked India’s bid to APEC membership.


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Incorrect
Solution: a)

Statement 1: 16 countries in the East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian regions

(Including India), USA and RUSSIA are its members. Trade is an important focus for
the summit.

Statement 2: ASEAN+3 includes the 10 members of the Association of Southeast


Asian Nations (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic
Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and VietNam)
plus China, Japan, and South Korea. It excludes India.

Statement 3: China has consistently blocked India’s bid to APEC membership.

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Question 4 of 5
4. Question
1 points
Recently Caspian Sea Breakthrough Treaty was signed. Which of the following
countries are parties to the treaty?

1. Kazakhstan
2. Russia
3. Iran
4. Iraq
5. Turkmenistan
6. Azerbaijan
Select the correct code:

Correct
Solution: b)

Five Caspian Sea states (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and


Turkmenistan) reached a breakthrough agreement on sovereign rights to the sea,
paving the way for new oil and gas extraction — and pipelines.

The treaty ends a spat over whether the Caspian is a sea or a lake, granting it
special legal status and clarifying the maritime boundaries of each surrounding
country.
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Source

Incorrect
Solution: b)

Five Caspian Sea states (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and


Turkmenistan) reached a breakthrough agreement on sovereign rights to the sea,
paving the way for new oil and gas extraction — and pipelines.

The treaty ends a spat over whether the Caspian is a sea or a lake, granting it
special legal status and clarifying the maritime boundaries of each surrounding
country.

Source

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Question 5 of 5
5. Question
1 points
Consider the following statements about Network for Certification and
Conservation of Forests (NCCF).

1. It is an attached office of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate


Change(MoEFCC).
2. It aims to set standards for certifying India’s forests, their products and their
sustainable management.
3. The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has
decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest
Management (SFM) developed by Network for Certification and Conservation
of Forests (NCCF).
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Correct
Solution: b)

The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a


Geneva-based non-profit, has decided to endorse the Certification Standard for
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) developed by Network for Certification and
Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-profit.

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PEFC provides independent third-party certification for sustainable forest
management.

Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) came into existence
in January 2015 as a non-profit organisation, registered as a Society, to have a
globally aligned certification program developed within India and addressing the
concerns for sustainable management of forests and the plantations, while at the
same time making the Indian wood and forest fiber based industry competent
globally.

The NCCF has got support from the key forest-based stakeholders such as the
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

Source

Incorrect
Solution: b)

The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a


Geneva-based non-profit, has decided to endorse the Certification Standard for
Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) developed by Network for Certification and
Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-profit.

PEFC provides independent third-party certification for sustainable forest


management.

Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) came into existence
in January 2015 as a non-profit organisation, registered as a Society, to have a
globally aligned certification program developed within India and addressing the
concerns for sustainable management of forests and the plantations, while at the
same time making the Indian wood and forest fiber based industry competent
globally.

The NCCF has got support from the key forest-based stakeholders such as the
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC).

Source

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