Daily UPSC MCQs

7TH JANUARY ,2021 : DAILY 10.30 A.M UPSC PRELIMS(10 QUESTIONS) MCQs

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1.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Real-time RT-PCR is a nuclear-derived method for detecting the presence of specific genetic material from any pathogen, including a virus.
  2. In order for a virus-like a coronavirus to be detected early in the body using real-time RT-PCR, scientists need to convert the RNA to DNA.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

2. Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) sometimes seen in news was created by:

 
 
 
 

3. Three Seas Initiative’ sometimes seen in news is associated with which of the following?

 
 
 
 

4.  With reference to the Gender Social Norms Index, consider the following statements:

  1. It was released by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
  2. This index measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the world’s population.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

5. The Military Cooperation Group (MCG) dialogue was recently canceled in view of the coronavirus outbreak between:

 
 
 
 

6. Which among the following countries is not a member of the Indian Ocean Commission?

 
 
 
 

7.  Consider the following statements:

  1. Convalescent Plasma therapy is a process in which blood plasma from a patient who has recovered from a disease is infused into a critically ill patient so that the specific antibodies present in the blood of the recovered person can help fight the infection.
  2. Antibodies are proteins in blood that fight viruses but not bacteria.
  3. Plasma recipients must be of the same blood type group as the donor.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

 
 
 
 

8.  ‘Exercise Red Flag’ sometimes seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

9.  Which among the following has recently passed the “Period Products (Free Provision)” Bill to ensure that period products are available free of charge “for anyone who needs them”?

 
 
 
 

10.  “Rosalind Franklin” sometimes seen in news is a/an:

 
 
 
 

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