Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 15 June 2017

Jun 16, 2017 11:58 IST

Current affairs should be prepared with a great emphasis and high spirit during IAS preparation. A sincere study of current affairs would be beneficial for both the stages of IAS Exam i.e., IAS Prelims and Mains Exam. So, the IAS aspirants should keep practising the current affairs quiz on basis during IAS Preparation. Here, we have provided current affairs quizzes based on the important events happened  in the second week of June 2017.

Question 1 : What is  “Anuyatra Campaign” ?
a) It is a campaign with a purpose of addressing the issues of the farmers.
b) It is a campaign started with a motto of serving old aged people.
c) It is a campaign denoting the causes of differently able children.
d) None of the above
Answer: C

Explanation:

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the differently abled children can be the best ambassadors for this innovative and ambitious campaign 'Anuyatra' or walking together campaign - for the persons with special needs. He was addressing an event to launch MPower programme under 'Anuyatra' campaign of Government of Kerala. Kerala’s progressive and innovative approach to public education is well known. One aspect of it is education of children with disabilities. Disability is an important public health problem, especially in developing societies like ours. It is likely to remain a major policy consideration because of increase in non-communicable diseases and change in age structure with an increase in life expectancy.

Question 2:

 What is APEDA ?
a) It’s a board related to Aviation Sector which gives permission to various aviation companies.
b) It’s a board which promotes and processes the export of agricultural commodities and  food products.
(c) It’s a board which gives licenses to agri-business companies.
d) None of these

Answer : b

Explanation:

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority popularly known as APEDA is an apex body of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, to promote the export of agricultural commodities and processed food products. APEDA links Indian exporters to global markets besides providing comprehensive export oriented services. APEDA provides referral services and suggest suitable partners for joint ventures. APEDA’s export basket ranges from typically Indian ethnic products like pickles, chutneys, sauces, curries etc. to rice, honey, fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, beverages, guar gum, poultry, livestock products, confectionery, cut flowers, food grains, aromatic plants and other Indian delicacies.

Question 3.

What is the mission of INS Sahyadri ?

a) Its on a mission to keep a vigilance check on Indo-Pak sea border.
b) Its on a mission to help tribes  of Andman- Nikobar Island.
c) It seeks to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen existing bonds in the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean.
d) None of the above

Answer: C

Explanation:
In pursuance of India’s Act East policy, Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri  is on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean. The ship would be on a port visit to Moresby from 12 June  to 15 June 2017. The visit of the Indian Naval Ships seeks to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen existing bonds between Papua New Guinea and India.  During the state visit of the Hon’ble Indian President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in April 2016, a number of constructive discussions were held on the shared desire to enhance the ties of friendship and cooperation that defined the relationship between the two countries.
  Indian Naval assets have been increasingly deployed in recent times to address the main maritime concerns of the region. In addition, as part of the Indian Government’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has also been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean Region with EEZ Surveillance, Search and Rescue, and other capacity-building and capability- enhancement activities. The current deployment will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to Consolidate inter-operability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas.

Question 4 : \

How many countries  are members with SCO ?
a) 5
b) 4
c)  7
d) 8

Answer: 8

Explanation:

SCO was founded in 1996 with five countries- China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Tajikistan. The primary purpose behind the formation of SCO was to ensure stability along the borders.
 Uzbekistan joined in the group in 2001. India and Pakistan, who have been observers, have now become permanent members of the body.
It will also help the country’s aim to regional integration, promote connectivity and stability across borders.

Question 5:

Atal Pension Yojna has made a document mandatory for the purpose of transparency. Which is that document?
a) PAN Card
b) Voting ID Card
c) Adhar Card
d) Ration Card

Answer: C

Explanation:

With an objective of bringing in transparency, efficiency and to enable beneficiaries to get their entitlement directly in a convenient and seamless manner, Aadhaar card has been constituted as the primary document in identification of the beneficiary under the Aadhaar Act which came into effect from 12th September 2016.
Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has now been included under the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act. As per the provisions of the Act, any individual who is eligible to receive benefits under the APY will have to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo enrolment under Aadhaar authentication. A copy of the notification is attached.

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