April 14, 2020 – Daily Quiz

Q1. With reference to the ‘Developing country’ status in World Trade Organization (WTO), consider the following statements:

  1. The WTO does not allow countries to self-declare as developing nations (or developed/ least-developed countries).
  2. The developing country status gives members certain benefit such as the Generalized System of Preferences followed by the US.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2        

Q2. With reference to the Convalescent Plasma Therapy, consider the following statements:

  1. The reason for the efficacy of convalescent plasma therapy is that the antibodies from convalescent plasma might suppress viraemia.
  2. Convalescent Plasma refers to immunoglobulins.

Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2          

Q3. The devastating Haiti earthquake was among some of the big global stories that unfolded in the last decade, according to the UN’s ‘Decade in Review’ report. The island of Haiti is located in

(a) North Pacific Ocean

(b) Between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean

(c) Bering Sea

(d) Between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean

Q4. With reference to the ‘Consumer Price Index (CPI)’, consider the following statements:

1. It measures retail-level price changes.

2. The inflation range (4% within a band of +/- 2%) for CPI was recommended by the committee headed by Urjit Patel.

Which of the Statements given above is/are not correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5. With reference to the Herd Immunity, consider the following statements:

1. It is achieved when most of the people in a community become immune to an infectious disease that it stops spreading.

2. It is achievable by vaccination only.

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

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answers

1-(b)

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/fact-check-is-classification-as-developed-nation-by-us-good-news-for-india-806670.html

2-(c)

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/13/21216513/plasma-blood-coronavirus-treament-drug-development-antibodies

https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2020-04-14-covid-19-explainer-convalescent-plasma-therapy-effective-novel

3-(b)

https://www.financialexpress.com/world-news/un-decade-in-review-report-haiti-earthquake-malala-yousafzais-work-paris-climate-deal-among-big-global-stories/1804524/

https://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/haiti-earthquake-fast-facts/index.html

4-(d)

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/never-the-twain-shall-meet-why-gap-between-wpi-and-cpi-based-inflation-widening-11573707634682.html

5-(a)

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/coronavirus-what-is-herd-immunity-6320902/

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