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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 10 April 2017

Apr 10, 2017 12:25 IST

Current Affairs Quiz

Current affairs can play a substantial role for the IAS aspirants to get selected in IAS Exam. Specifically, the current affairs dominate in the every stage of IAS Exam. In IAS Prelims a large number of questions can be found associated with the recent happening in India and around the world. Based on the same pattern of IAS Exam, here, we created current affairs quizzes which are very important for IAS preparation.

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 7 April 2017

1. The Government is going to organise an exhibition entitled ‘‘Swachhagraha “Bapu Ko Karyanjali”- on the occasion of:
a. 100th Birth Anniversary of B. R. Ambedkar
b. 100th Anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha
c. 100th Anniversary of Swadeshi Movement
d. 100th anniversary of Dandi Yatra

Answer: b

Explanation:

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the exhibition entitled ‘‘Swachhagraha “Bapu Ko Karyanjali”-A Mission, An Exhibition’ on the occasion of 100th Anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha on 10th April 2017 in National Archives of India (NAI) Janpath, New Delhi. The exhibition is a humble tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on hundred years of his first experiment of Satyagraha in India, in Champaran and it is an attempt to sensitize future generations to fulfil Gandhi’s dream of ‘Swachh Bharat’, where society’s reflection would be as clean as the thoughts within, of every citizen of India.

This digital and experiential exhibition strives to connect the essential principles of Satyagrah ‘Jeevan-Chakra’ evolved by Mahatma Gandhi, with the elements of Swachhagraha, the movement. The exhibition will be open for public in NAI campus for one month and later on, it will be taken to other cities of the country as Mobile exhibition.

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- March 2017

2. The Government has launched the 352 housing projects in 53 cities in 17 States across the country with an investment of over Rs.38, 000 cr to build over 2 lakh houses. Consider the following statements regarding this project:
I. These housing projects to be taken up by the members of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) across the country are the first major private investments initiative into affordable housing.
II. As per the details furnished by CREDAI, the cost of construction of these affordable houses will be in the range of Rs.15 lakh to Rs.30 lakh with the average cost of construction coming to Rs.18 lakh per house.

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:

The Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu today launched 352 housing projects in 53 cities in 17 States across the country with an investment of over Rs.38, 000 cr to build over two lakh houses.

These housing projects to be taken up by the members of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) across the country are the first major private investments initiative into affordable housing.  These projects were launched at a function in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today. As per the details furnished by CREDAI today, the cost of construction of these affordable houses will be in the range of Rs.15 lakh to Rs.30 lakh with the average cost of construction coming to Rs.18 lakh per house.

Current Affairs Quizzes of February 2017

3. Recently, the 11th Standing Committee meeting of Inter-State Council has been held. The meeting will discuss the recommendations of which following committee was set-up to take a fresh look at relative roles and responsibilities of various levels of government and their inter-relations?
a. Punchhi Committee
b. Abid Hussain Committee
c. Abhijit Sen Committee
d. Chakravarty Committee

Answer: a

Explanation:

The 11th Standing Committee meeting of the Inter-State Council chaired by the Union Home Minister is to be held recently in Delhi. The meeting will discuss the recommendations of the Punchhi Commission on Centre-State Relations.

The Punchhi Commission, notified in 2005, submitted its report in 2010. The recommendations of the Punchhi Commission, which are contained in seven Volumes, pertain to History of Centre-State Relations in India, Constitutional Governance and Management of Centre-State Relations, Centre-State Financial Relations and Planning, Local Self-Governments and Decentralized Governance, Internal Security, Criminal Justice and Centre-State Cooperation, Environment, Natural Resources & Infrastructure and Socio-Economic Development, Public Policy and Good Governance.

The forthcoming meeting of the Standing Committee of Inter State Council will be examining the first three volumes of the Punchhi Commission's report. The subjects expected to be discussed at the meeting include significant issues concerning Centre-State relations, such as:

• Role of Governors

• Centrally sponsored schemes and financial transfers from the Centre to the States

• Creation of a unified agricultural market for the nation

• Measures to involve the States more closely in planning and delivery of services

• Steps to be adopted to make Inter State Council more vibrant and

• Measures directed towards better fiscal management by the Centre and the States.

The meeting acquires special significance in that the Standing Committee of the Inter-State Council is being convened after a gap of 12 years. The recommendations of the Standing Committee will be placed before the Inter-State Council at its next meeting.

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

4. The National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 26 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 2154.28 Crore Sewage Treatment Projects. Consider the following statements regarding the Sewage Treatment Projects:
I. Under the project, the amount will be spent in the states of UP, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Delhi for the creation of new sewage treatment capacity of 188 Million Litres per Day (MLD) (approx.)
II. Under the project, the rehabilitation of 596 MLD of existing STP capacity, upgradation of 30 MLD of existing STP capacity, Interception and Diversion works and sewerage network of 145.05 km to be done.
III. Under Namami Gange Programme, 100% central funding is being made for new projects.

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:

In a major push to Namami Gange programme, National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved 26 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 2154.28 Crore. This amount will be spent in the states of UP, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Delhi for creation of new sewage treatment capacity of 188 Million Litters per Day (MLD) (approx.), rehabilitation of 596 MLD of existing STP capacity, upgradation of 30 MLD of existing STP capacity, Interception and Diversion works and sewerage network of 145.05 km.

Under Namami Gange Programme, 100% central funding is being made for new projects. The completion of these projects will help in reducing the pollution load on the river Ganga as the discharge of untreated effluent is one of the major source of pollution in river Ganga.

Union Budget 2017 Questions for IAS Exam

5. As per the recent data released by CSO, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation stood at 5.2 per cent in January 2017 while the Consumer Price Index (combined) declined to 3.2 per cent in January 2017 from 3.4 per cent in December 2016. Which of the following measures taken by the Government to control inflation:
I. Increased budgetary allocation for Price Stabilization Fund in the budget 2017-18 to check volatility of prices of essential commodities, in particular, of pulses.
II. Created buffer stock of pulses through domestic procurement and imports.
III. Announced higher Minimum Support Prices so as to incentivize production.

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:

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) inflation stood at 5.2 per cent in January 2017, which was the highest in the last 29 months. Consumer Price Index (combined) declined to 3.2 per cent in January 2017 from 3.4 per cent in December 2016. The rise in WPI inflation during January 2017 was mainly due to rise in inflation of Fuel and Power.

The Government has been successful in bringing down the prices of essential commodities through astute food supply management. The Government has taken a number of measures to control inflation. The steps are taken, inter alia, include:

• increased budgetary allocation for Price Stabilization Fund in the budget 2017-18 to check volatility of prices of essential commodities, in particular, of pulses;

• created buffer stock of pulses through domestic procurement and imports;

• announced higher Minimum Support Prices so as to incentivize production;

• issued advisory to States/UTs to take strict action against hoarding and black marketing under the Essential Commodities Act 1955 and the Prevention of Black-marketing and Maintenance of Supplies of Essential Commodities Act, 1980;

• imposed 20 per cent duty on export of sugar; and (vi) reduced import duty on potatoes, wheat and palm oil.

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