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18th October Daily MCQ for UPSC with Answers

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18th October Daily MCQ for UPSC with Answers

Consider the following statements

1-Anna Charles has won the prestigious Man Booker
Prize for fiction for Milkman, a vibrant, violent story
about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic Protestant Violence

2-The Man Booker Prize known as a world’s most prestigious English-language literary award.

3-It aims at promoting the finest literary work in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 1,3
C- Only 2,3
D- All of the Above
MCQ Source – 18th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-18 topic- Anna wins Booker Prize

Ans-C

Exp-

Why this questions here ? becz anna got booker prize .its ok everyone getting but here the topic is very important she won for (violent story
about men, women, conflict and power) whc is Hot area for upsc prelims

In first statement we had changed the name only

Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction for Milkman, a vibrant, violent story
about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic Protestant Violence

The Man Booker Prize world’s most prestigious English-language literary award.
It was launched in 1969 and presented by the Man Group.
It aims at promoting the finest literary work in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.

It carries cash prize of 50,000 pounds. The authors are shortlisted by judges from a wide range of disciplines and all with a passion for quality fiction.

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:35]
Recently which country legalised marijuana ?
A-USA
B- China
C- Pakistan
D-Canada
MCQ Source – 18th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-12 ,Topic-legalises marijuana

Ans-D
Exp-

Canada became the first industrialised
nation to legalise recreational cannabis on
Wednesday.
However, its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver currently don’t have any store selling marijuana.

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:37]
Consider the following statements
1-Kuligod in Karnataka’s Belagavi district is the country’s best developed village
2-Karnataka won the Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award 2018

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above

MCQ Source – 18th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-11 topic- A.P. hamlets shine in rural survey
http://www.panchayat.gov.in/documents/10198/4336276/Panchayat%20Award%202018-List%20of%20Awardees.pdf

Ans-A
In 2nd statement it is west Bengal kindly click this link http://www.panchayat.gov.in/documents/10198/4336276/Panchayat%20Award%202018-List%20of%20Awardees.pdf

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:37]
Consider the following statements
1-Polluter pays principle (PPP) is a philosophy that not only deters pollution but also incentivises alternatives.
2-Globally, India had a worse record than even poorer regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, Ghana, etc. in terms of open defecation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 2
C- Both are Correct
D- None of the Above
MCQ Source – 18th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,page -9 Editorials -topic -Cleanliness and godliness
https://www.livemint.com/Politics/pB6aRA9swAv62GqHYyzD7O/Will-Modis-Swachh-Bharat-Mission-meet-its-target.html

Ans-C

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:50]
Consider the following statements
1-Olive Ridleys turles are found in warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans
2-It is classified as Vulnerable in IUCN Red List and is listed in Appendix I of CITES
3-The destination for majority of the turtles for laying egg is Gahirmatha in Odisha.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 1,3
C- Only 2,3
D- All of the above
MCQ Source – 18th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper , page -9 topic-Unclogging our oceans
Ans-D
Exp-
Olive Ridley Turtles
• Olive Ridley turtle is the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtle found in the world.
• It gets its name from its olive coloured carapace, which is heart-shaped and rounded.
• It is found in warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans.
• It spends entire lives in the ocean and migrates thousands of kilometres between feeding and mating grounds in the course of a year.
• It is classified as Vulnerable in IUCN Red List and is listed in Appendix I of CITES
Breeding Season:
• It commences its journey from Indian Ocean towards Bay of Bengal during their mating season in October and November every year.
• A single female can lay up to 100 to 150 eggs in a pit dug on the beaches.
• Six weeks later these eggs hatches and the newly hatched turtles start the journey to their Indian Ocean habitat.
• The destination for majority of the turtles for laying egg is Gahirmatha in Odisha.
• The sandy stretches of Hope Island of the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary also have turned into a breeding area

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:54]
Consider the following statements regarding Refugee Convention 1951

1-The UN Refugee Convention (1951) grants certain rights to people fleeing persecution because of race, religion, nationality, affiliation to a particular social group, or political opinion.
2-India is a member
3-The Convention also sets out which people do not qualify as refugees, such as war criminals. The Convention also provides for some visa-free travel for holders of travel documents issued under the convention
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A- Only 1
B- Only 1,3
C- Only 2,3
D- All of the above
MCQ Source – 18th October 2018, The Hindu Newspaper ,Page-8 topic Myanmar and the limits of panIslamism

•Ans-B

Exp-
• It is a United Nations multilateral treaty that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum.
• The UN Refugee Convention (1951) grants certain rights to people fleeing persecution because of race, religion, nationality, affiliation to a particular social group, or political opinion.
• India not a member
• The Convention also sets out which people do not qualify as refugees, such as war criminals. The Convention also provides for some visa-free travel for holders of travel documents issued under the convention.
• The Convention builds on Article 14 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the right of persons to seek asylum from persecution in other countries. A refugee may enjoy rights and benefits in a state in addition to those provided for in the Convention
• The 1967 Protocol included refugees from all countries as opposed to the 1951 Convention that only included refugees from Europe.
• Today, the 1951 United Nations Convention and the 1967 Protocol together remain the foundation of refugee protection, and their provisions are as relevant now as when they were drafted.

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:55]
Recently OneerTM word seen in the Newspaper its belong to ?
A-It’s a affordable Water Disinfection System
B-It’s a affordable cancer Medicine
C-It’s a latest app launched under Metoo campaign
D-None of the Above

Ans-A
MCQ Source 17th October PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1549925
CSIR develops affordable Water Disinfection System “OneerTM”

The device will go a long way in meeting the requirements of potable water in rural and urban areas :

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:56]
Consider the following statements
1-Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) is an apex trade and investment promotion organization notified in the Foreign Trade Policy.
2-TPCI is also recognized and supported by the Department of Commerce, Govt. of India.

3-Recently Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) is leading a contingent of some exhibitors, representing various sectors of the construction industry like building materials, construction equipment, interior furnishing, manufacturing and marketing of ceramic vitrified tiles to Expo Cihac in New York City.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2
B-1,3
C-2,3
D-all of the above

MCQ Source 17th October PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1549925

About TPCI


Ans-A
Its in Mexico not new York

DESIRE IAS, [18.10.18 21:57]
Consider the following statements regarding Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
1- 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Brussels.
2- The theme of the ASEM Summit is ‘Global Partners for Global Challenges’.
3- it’s a bi-annual event is considered the highest platform for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe in the areas of trade, investment, security and tourism
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A-1,2
B-1,3
C-2,3
D-all of the above

MCQ Source 17th October PIB News Analysis http://pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1549925
Ans-D
Exp
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today left for Belgium to attend the two-day 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Brussels.

The theme of the ASEM Summit is ‘Global Partners for Global Challenges’.

The bi-annual event is considered the highest platform for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe in the areas of trade, investment, security and tourism. As many as 51 Heads of States/ Heads of Government are expected to participate in the Summit where a wide range of issues from climate change to terrorism are expected to be discussed.

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