Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 7 June 2017

Jun 7, 2017 19:06 IST

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Through this article, we have provided current affairs quizzes for the preparation of IAS Prelims Exam 2017. The given current affairs questions are very important for IAS Prelims Exam and also the questions have the same pattern of UPSC IAS Prelims Exam.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2017: May 2017

1. Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini entered Port Louis harbour, Mauritius recently. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini:
I. Tarini is the sister Vessel of Indian Navy's first sailing Vessel INSV Mhadei that has numerous accomplishments to her name.
II. INSV Tarini is 55 feet in length and built in India in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Indian Navy, fructified by M/s Aquarius Shipyard, Goa.
III. Tarini has begun a new chapter in the history of ocean sailing by Indian women, wherein the first Indian all-women crew of IN would endeavour to circumnavigate the globe in Aug 2017.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a. Only I
b. I and II
c. II and III
d. All of the above

Answer: d

Explanation:

Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini entered Port Louis harbour, Mauritius at 1300 hrs today on her maiden visit to the island nation since induction in the Indian Navy on Feb 17. Tarini is the sister Vessel of Indian Navy's first sailing Vessel INSV Mhadei, that has numerous accomplishments to her name. INSV Tarini is 55 feet in length and built in India in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Indian Navy, fructified by M/s Aquarius Shipyard, Goa.

The Vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi (a Naval Architect) and the all-women Naval officer's crew comprising Lieutenant Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lieutenants P Swathi, Vijaya Devi, Payal Gupta and B Aishwarya. Tarini has begun a new chapter in the history of ocean sailing by Indian women, wherein the first Indian all-women crew of IN would endeavour to circumnavigate the globe in Aug 2017. Tarini aims to promote a spirit of adventure and camaraderie amongst the young Naval personnel in the years ahead.

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- April 2017

2. On the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated on 5 June, the Zoological Survey of India and the Botanical Survey of India have highlighted the richness of India’s biodiversity. Consider the following statements regarding this:
I. On World Environment Day, India has 499 reasons to cheer: 313 species of animal and 186 of plants have been discovered from various areas of the country last year.
II. According to Animal Discoveries 2016 that for the time, the number of animal species in the country, including protozoa, has crossed one lakh — 1,00,693 is the exact count.
III. The geographical distribution of the new plant species reveals that most discoveries were made in the Eastern Ghats.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a. Only I
b. I and II
c. II and III
d. All of the above

Answer: b

Explanation:

On World Environment Day, India has 499 reasons to cheer: 313 species of animal and 186 of plants have been discovered from various areas of the country last year.
Animal Discoveries 2016, New Species and Records, brought out by the Zoological Survey of India on Monday, and Plant Discoveries 2016, by the Botanical Survey of India, bring the glad tidings.

Of the new animal species, 258 are invertebrates and 55 vertebrates. As many as 97 species of insects, 27 of fish, 12 species of amphibians, 10 of Platyhelminthes, nine of Crustacea and six of reptiles have been discovered and described by the scientists. There are 61 species of moths and butterflies (order Lepidoptera) and 38 of beetles (Coleoptera).

The geographical distribution of the new plant species reveals that most discoveries were made in the Western Ghats (17%), followed by the Eastern Himalayas (15%), the Western Himalayas (13%), the Eastern Ghats (12%) and the west coast (8%).

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- March 2017

3. Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have launched the ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative. Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Skill for Life, Save a Life’ initiative:
I. ‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ Initiative’ aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system.
II. Under this initiative, various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for the general public.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a. Only I
b. Only II
c. Both I and II
d. Neither I nor II

Answer: c

Explanation:

‘Skills for Life, Save a Life’ Initiative’ aims to upscale the quantity and quality of trained professionals in the healthcare system. Under this initiative, various courses are planned to be initiated targeting specific competencies for healthcare professionals as well as for the general public.

The initiative will help to reduce the gap between expectations of employment of the youth and the actual job they get. This is part of a larger plan and program for ensuring Universal Health Coverage. This program will provide trained and skilled people by broadening the base to include the community. Through such programs, we create a mass of ‘first responder’ who complements the specialists/experts to fill the vacuum of adequate trained professionals.

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

4.   As per the data released by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, more than 1.17 crore aspirants have been trained in various skills through MSDE schemes and programmes since the inception of Skill India. Consider the following statements regarding this:
I. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) was launched on July 15, 2015, alone it has witnessed more than 26.5 lakh people getting trained in skills of their choice till date, of which 50 per cent are women candidates.
II. MSDE has aligned short term trainings with the State Skill Development Missions; and World Bank schemes like SANKALP are also being implemented at the State level.
III. More than 480 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras have been announced which would be model centres for skilling and would be in each district of the country for ease of skilling.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a. Only I
b. I and II
c. II and III
d. All of the above

Answer: d

Explanation:

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, flagship scheme was launched on July 15, 2015 for skill training of youth to be implemented by the new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Skill training would be done based on the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) and industry led standards. Under the scheme, a monetary reward is given to trainees on assessment and certification by third party assessment bodies. The average monetary reward would be around Rs.8000 per trainee.

Union Budget 2017 Questions for IAS Exam

5. National Trust under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched ‘Inclusive India Initiative’. Consider the following statements regarding the Inclusive India Initiative:
I. The ‘Inclusive India Initiative’ of National Trust is specifically catering to persons with exceptional capabilities in the field of judiciary and law.
II. It has an objective to include these people in the mainstream and in all important aspects of social life, namely education, employment and community ‘Inclusive India’ in about changing the attitudes.
III. The Inclusive India initiative is an attempt to facilitate the realisation of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the fabric of society.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
a. Only I
b. I and II
c. II and III
d. All of the above

Answer: c

Explanation:

The ‘Inclusive India Initiative’ of National Trust is specifically catering to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; with an objective to include these people in the mainstream and in all important aspects of social life, namely education, employment and community ‘Inclusive India’ in about changing the attitudes.

The Inclusive India initiative is an attempt to facilitate the realisation of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the fabric of society. The three core focus areas of Inclusive India Initiative are Inclusive Education, Inclusive Employment and Inclusive Community Life.

In the domain of Inclusive Education, large-scale awareness campaigns would be executed on the pan-India basis, making the schools and colleges inclusive for the children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Association with government and private organisations will be explored for making the infrastructure of educational institutes accessible and inclusive, by providing necessary mobility aids, assistive devices, accessible information and social support.

Current Affairs Quizzes 2016 for IAS Prelims 2017

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