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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 28 March 2017

Mar 28, 2017 11:36 IST

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While preparing for the current affair, IAS aspirants should always try to solve as many MCQS as possible because questions based on current affairs are usually difficult to answer without practice.

Moreover, a good understanding of current affairs will help IAS aspirants in IAS mains as well. Here, we cover important issues from the most authentic sources like the Hindu and Press Trust of India.

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 27 March 2017

We will continue to provide the current affairs questions for IAS Prelims 2017 to help you gain a better perception of how questions can be asked in the examination.

1. The Government of India has decided to ratify the Second Commitment Period (2013- 2020) of the Kyoto Protocol. Consider the following statements regarding the Kyoto Protocol:

1) The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol enables developed countries to invest in “Clean” projects in developing countries to gain emissions credits (Certified Emission Reduction-CER).

2) Indian Industry has benefited from trading in CERs in the international market.

3) Developing countries like India also have some mandatory mitigation obligations or targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

Which of the above statements is correct?

a. 1 and 3
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 2
d. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: c

Explanation:

The Government of India has decided to ratify the Second Commitment Period (2013- 2020) of the Kyoto Protocol. Developing countries like India have no mandatory mitigation obligations or targets under the Kyoto Protocol.

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol enables developed countries to invest in “Clean” projects in developing countries to gain emissions credits (Certified Emission Reduction-CER).

Indian Industry has benefited from trading in CERs in the international market. Of late, due to lack of demand internationally, prices of CERs have been very low leading to low activities under this mechanism.

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2. There are various types of pollution abatement schemes taken up to clean Ganga may be categorised into the core and non-core schemes. Consider the following statements regarding these schemes:

1) Core schemes include providing Low-Cost Sanitation (LCS) at community and individual levels at identified locations, installation of Crematoria, River Front Development (RFD) including bathing ghats, River Surface Cleaning, Afforestation, protecting biodiversity and creating public awareness and participation.

2) Non- Core schemes include Interception and Diversion (I&D) of sewage discharging into the Ganga and creating treatment infrastructure to treat the intercepted sewage.

Which of the above statements is correct?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: d

Explanation:

Under Namami Gange Programme a holistic approach has been adopted to clean the River Ganga. The various types of pollution abatement schemes taken up to clean Ganga may be categorised into the core and non-core schemes.

Core schemes include Interception and Diversion (I&D) of sewage discharging into the Ganga and creating treatment infrastructure to treat the intercepted sewage.

Non-Core schemes include providing Low-Cost Sanitation (LCS) at community and individual levels at identified locations, installation of Crematoria (electric as well as wood-based improved crematoria), River Front Development (RFD) including bathing ghats, River Surface Cleaning (Surface Skimmers), Afforestation, protecting biodiversity and creating public awareness and participation.

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3. The National Conference on Down syndrome was recently inaugurated in New Delhi. Which of the followings statements is correct regarding the Down syndrome?

a. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder.
b. Down syndrome is associated with intellectual and learning disabilities.
c. Both (a) and (b)
d. None of the above

Answer: c

Explanation:

Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosome abnormalities in humans. It occurs in about one per 1000 babies born each year. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British doctor who fully described the syndrome in 1866. In 1957, the genetic cause of Down syndrome, an extra copy of chromosome 21, was discovered.

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of the third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability. The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental ability of an 8 or 9-year-old child.

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4. Recently, tropical cyclone Debbie made landfall across the coast of northeast Australia, packing strong winds with gusts. Consider the following statements regarding tropical cyclones:

1) A tropical cyclone is characterised by high atmospheric pressure, high winds, and heavy rain.

2) In the North Atlantic Ocean and the eastern North Pacific tropical cyclones are called hurricanes, and in the western North Pacific around the Philippines, Japan, and China the storms are referred to as typhoons.

Which of the above statements is correct?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. 1 and 2
d. None of the above

Answer: b

Explanation:

Tropical cyclones are an intense circular storm that originates over warm tropical oceans and is characterised by low atmospheric pressure, high winds, and heavy rain. Drawing energy from the sea surface and maintaining its strength as long as it remains over warm water, a tropical cyclone generates winds that exceed 119 km per hour.

In the North Atlantic Ocean and the eastern North Pacific they are called hurricanes, and in the western North Pacific around the Philippines, Japan, and China the storms are referred to as typhoons.

In the western South Pacific and the Indian Ocean, they are variously referred to as severe tropical cyclones, tropical cyclones, or simply cyclones. All these different names refer to the same type of storm.

5.    Recently, Earth hour was observed across the globe on March 25th. Earth hour is a worldwide movement organised by which organisation?

a.    United Nations
b.    World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
c.    Green Peace
d.    The International Union for Conservation of Nature

Answer: b

Explanation:

Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across 172 countries worldwide.

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. towards the end of March, as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.

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