IAS Questions for Prelims: 13 September 2017

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 IST

IAS Questions for Prelims 13 September 2017
IAS Questions for Prelims 13 September 2017

In a view to the weightage of current affairs in IAS Exam, the IAS aspirants should emphasise more on the IAS questions based on the current events and happenings of national and international importance. Here in this article, we have provided IAS questions based on the recent events and happening which is very important in terms of IAS Prelims Exam.

IAS Prelims Exam Guide

1. Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of health. Consider the following statements regarding the areas of cooperation covered under the signed MoU:
1. Non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer
2. Drug Regulation and Pharmaceutical quality control
3. Training in administration and management of health services and Hospitals

Which of the following above statements is true?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: d

Explanation:

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of health.

The MoU covers the following areas of cooperation:

• Non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer

• Drug Regulation and Pharmaceutical quality control

• Communicable Diseases

• Maternal, child and neonatal health

• Hospital twinning for exchange of good practices

• Training in administration and management of health services and Hospitals

• Any other area of cooperation as may be mutually decided upon

A Working Group will be set up to further elaborate the details of cooperation and to oversee the implementation of this MoU.

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2. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved a MoU between India and Armenia on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Management. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1. The MoU would enhance cooperation in the field of Disaster Management and contribute to the well-being and safety of the people of both the countries in the event of a disaster.
2. It will also result in the exchange of information in the relevant fields of disaster management which is of mutual interest.

Which of the above statements is true?
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: c

Explanation:

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Armenia on Cooperation in the field of Disaster Management
The MoU would enhance cooperation in the field of Disaster Management and contribute to the well-being and safety of the people of both the countries in the event of a disaster. It will also result in the exchange of information in the relevant fields of disaster management which is of mutual interest.

Further, the MoU seeks to put in place a system, whereby both India and Armenia will be benefited from the disaster management mechanisms of the other country and will help in strengthening the areas of preparedness, response and capacity building.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

3. Recently, the Union Cabinet has been apprised of a MoU for collaborative research in the field of silkworm and silk industries with which of the following countries?
a. Japan
b. Morocco
c. Belarus
d. Armenia

Answer: a

Explanation:

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Central Silk Board (CSB), India and National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Japan for collaborative research in the field of silkworm and silk industries.

The MoU was signed on 11 November between CSB and NIAS for initiating a Collaborative Research for developing prolific bivoltine hybrids of silkworm suitable for the Indian tropical conditions. The MoU is of scientific and technological nature. It would help in developing prolific hybrid silkworms, which would improve the manufacturing capacity and the quality standards of the Indian sericulture industry and thereby enhance exports of silk and silk products.

It is expected that subsequent to the MoU, the Indian Textiles & Apparel Industry would be able to produce world class silk and silk products. The improvement of quality and productivity would ultimately increase export of silk products.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

4. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund” (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10,881 crore during the period from 2017-18 to 2028-29. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1. Initiation and setting up of Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) at a total scheme outlay of Rs 10881 crore.
2. Allocation of Rs 864 Crore for meeting interest subvention will be released to NABARD over a period of 12 years covering the entire loan repayment period from 2017-18 to 2028-29.
3. The project will focus on building an efficient milk procurement system by setting up of chilling infrastructure & installation of electronic milk adulteration testing equipment.

Which of the following above statements is true?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: d

Explanation:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund” (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10,881 crore during the period from 2017-18 to 2028-29.

Consequent to the Union Budget 2017-18 announcement, Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund will be set up as a corpus of Rs 8004 crore with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

Initiation and setting up of Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) at a total scheme outlay of Rs 10881 crore. Out of Rs 10881 crore of financial outlay for project components of DIDF, Rs 8004 crore shall be loan from NABARD to National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and National Dairy Development Cooperation (NCDC), Rs 2001 crore shall end borrowers contribution, Rs 12 crore would be NDDB/NCDC‘s share and Rs 864 crore shall be contributed by DADF towards interest subvention. NABARD shall disburse Rs 2004 Cr, Rs 3006 Cr and Rs 2994 Cr during the year 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively.

Allocation of Rs 864 Crore for meeting interest subvention will be released to NABARD over a period of 12 years covering the entire loan repayment period from 2017-18 to 2028-29.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

5. Recently, India’s first State of art virology laboratory has been inaugurated in which of the following cities of India?
a. Delhi
b. Kolkata
c. Lucknow
d. Ahmadabad

Answer: b

Explanation:

The Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated India’s first State of art virology laboratory at Dr. Anjali Chatterjee Regional Research Institute for Homoeopathy in Kolkata today. In his inaugural address, the Minister appreciated the popularity of Homoeopathy in West Bengal. This laboratory has been established to develop new drugs and technologies in Homoeopathy to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases.

The laboratory, established at a cost of Rs. 8 crore is the only one in India for conducting basic and fundamental research in Homoeopathy for viral diseases like influenza, Japanese encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya and swine flu. New drugs and technologies would also be developed here to combat emerging challenges of viral diseases.

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