IAS Questions for Prelims 9 September 2017

Sep 9, 2017 13:18 IST

IAS Questions for Prelims 9 September 2017
IAS Questions for Prelims 9 September 2017

IAS questions based on the recent events have much impact in UPSC IAS Exam and it should be meticulously prepared before the IAS Prelims Exam. Preparation of current affairs based quizzes also gives an edge to the preparation of IAS Mains Exam.

IAS Prelims Exam Guide

1. In pursuant of the India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Naval Ships proceeded on deployment to East and South-East Asia this year. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt departed Visakhapatnam today to visit 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia.
2. The visit of Indian Naval Ships to East and South-East Asia underscores India’s peaceful presence and harmonious relations with the countries in the region.
3. At Russia, the ships will participate in the annual India-Russia bilateral exercise INDRA.

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:

In pursuant of the India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Naval Ships proceeded on deployment to East and South-East Asia this year. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt departed Visakhapatnam today to visit 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia. The two ships will be deployed for more than 3 months away from home port.

During this deployment, the ships will participate in the International Fleet Review hosted by the Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) at Thailand. They will visit Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue. The ships will also participate in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise at Malaysia. At Russia, the ships will participate in the annual India-Russia bilateral exercise INDRA. This year, for the first time, Ex-INDRA will witness the joint participation of Army, Navy and Air Force of both countries, thus, a major milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: August 2017

2. Swachhathon 1.0, the first ever Swachh Bharat Hackathon, was organised to crowd source solutions to some of the Sanitation and Hygiene challenges faced in various parts of the country by which of the following ministries?
a. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
b. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
c. Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
d. Ministry of Rural Development

Answer: a

Explanation:

Swachhathon 1.0, the first ever Swachh Bharat Hackathon, was organized by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation to crowd source solutions to some of the Sanitation and Hygiene challenges faced in various parts of the country. The Ministry invited innovators from schools and colleges, institutions, start-ups and others to come up with exciting, innovative, novel and viable solutions to the following 6 challenges:

• Monitoring usage of toilets

• Triggering behaviour change

• Toilet Technologies in Difficult terrains

• Working solutions for maintenance and operations of school toilets.

• Technological solutions for safe disposal of menstrual waste

• Solution for early decomposition of faecal matter

The hackathon was open for all (including international entries) and was hosted on the innovating.mygov.in the portal.

The Hackathon received a massive response from across the country, with 3053 entries received overall with 633 entries in triggering behaviour change, 229 in early decomposition of faecal matter, 750 in monitoring usage of toilets, 552 in maintenance and operations of school toilets, 405 in Technological solutions for safe disposal of menstrual waste and 484 in Toilet Technologies in Difficult terrains categories.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

3. Recently, the countervailing duty on imports of stainless steel flat products has been imposed. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1. It will strengthen the ongoing efforts fo Indian steel industry for moving towards 100 % quality regime for better safety and health of users.
2. This will provide a level playing field to the industry to grow to its full potential after attaining 2nd largest rank in stainless steel production in the world in 2016.

Which the 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:

Welcoming the imposition of Countervailing Duty on imports of Stainless Steel flat products by the Ministry of Finance, Union Steel Minister Shri Birender Singh said in New Delhi today that, “CVD on Stainless Steel will strengthen the ongoing efforts of Indian industry for moving towards 100 % quality regime for better safety and health of users. This will provide a level playing field to the industry to grow to its full potential after attaining 2nd largest rank in stainless steel production in the world in 2016.”

The notification issued by the Ministry of Finance, dated 7th September 2017, prescribes a total of 18.95% CVD on imports of Stainless steel flat products from China for the next five years.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

4. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR has entered into an Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1. Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) is for ‘Development of ground water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for parts of Karnataka’.
2. A mathematical model being developed as a part of the aquifer mapping and management programme will render better understanding of existing groundwater scenarios, predicting response of groundwater system to various stress conditions expected to arise in the future.
3. The study has to be completed within a year and IISc will present an inception report and a final comprehensive report.

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:

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR has entered into an Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for ‘Development of ground water flow models and preparation of aquifer management plans for parts of Karnataka’.

This mathematical model being developed as a part of the aquifer mapping and management programme will render better understanding of existing groundwater scenarios, predicting response of groundwater system to various stress conditions expected to arise in the future and developing effective management plans incorporating different demand and supply side interventions. The study will cover an area of 48000 sqr. kms comprising Chikballapur and Kolar Districts and parts of Bagalkot, Bangalore Rural, Belgaum, Bellary, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gadag, Gulbarga and Yadgir districts.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

5. The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the Houses. The Bill seeks to provide for the resolution of categories of:
a. financial service providers in distress
b. the deposit insurance to consumers of certain categories of financial services.
c. establishment of a Resolution Corporation for protection of consumers of specified service providers.
d. All of the above

Answer: d

Explanation:

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee of both the Houses, under the Chairpersonship of Shri Bhupender Yadav, M.P for examination and presenting a Report to the Parliament. The Bill seeks to provide for the resolution of certain categories of financial service providers in distress; the deposit insurance to consumers of certain categories of financial services; designation of systemically important financial institutions; and establishment of a Resolution Corporation for protection of consumers of specified service providers and of public funds for ensuring the stability and resilience of the financial system and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The proposed legislation together with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is expected to provide a comprehensive resolution mechanism for the economy.

Current Affairs Quizzes 2016 for IAS Prelims 2018

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