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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 7 April 2017

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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017- 6 April 2017

1. To address the challenges being faced by handloom and handicrafts industries, Govt. of India is implementing which of the following schemes for Handloom Sector?
a. Yarn Supply Scheme (YSS)
b. Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana
c. Research & Development Scheme
d. Mega Cluster Scheme

Answer: a

Explanation:

As per the recent available data, the production and export of handloom cloth and garments during year 2015-16 was 720 crore sq.mtrs and Rs.2353 crore respectively.  In year 2015-16, it is estimated that total production of handicrafts including handmade carpets was Rs.41418 crore and export of handicrafts was Rs.30939 crores.

Most of the handloom weavers and handicraft artisans live in rural areas. Overall there has been a growing demand for handicraft products both in domestic and international markets.  Several interventions have been implemented by the Government to help Indian crafts artisans to adopt to change global trends.
To address the challenges being faced by handloom and handicrafts industries, Govt. of India is implementing the following schemes:

Handloom Sector:

• National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP)

• Yarn Supply Scheme (YSS)

• Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme (HWCWS)

• Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) (for development of 8 Mega handloom clusters)

Handicrafts Sector:

• Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana

• Marketing Support & Services Scheme

• Research & Development Scheme

• Mega Cluster Scheme

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- March 2017

2. Recently, India and the UK announce joint UK-India Fund, namely a Green Growth Equity Fund. Consider the following statements regarding the Green Growth Equity Fund:
I. Green Growth Equity Fund which aims to leverage private sector investment from the City of London to invest in green infrastructure projects in India.
II. Both governments reaffirmed their commitment to anchor invest up to £120 million each (i.e. totally £ 240 million) in the joint fund which will be established under the NIIF framework.
III. To begin with, the fund aims to raise around £500 million, with the potential to unlock much more in future.

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:

India and the UK announced the launch of an Early Market Engagement for the joint UK-India Fund, namely a Green Growth Equity Fund which aims to leverage private sector investment from the City of London to invest in green infrastructure projects in India.

Both governments reaffirmed their commitment to anchor invest up to £120 million each (i.e. totally £ 240 million) in the joint fund which will be established under the NIIF framework. To begin with, the fund aims to raise around £500 million, with the potential to unlock much more in future.

The Finance Ministers of both nations announced that initial investments will focus on India’s rapidly growing green energy and renewable market and that a Fund Manager is expected to be selected in the next few months. Progress will be accelerated through early market engagement via the publication of a blueprint, with the aim to identify additional and complementary sectors for fund investments.

Current Affairs Quizzes of February 2017

3. In keeping with India’s national objective of ensuring a secure and stable regional environment to allow unhindered economic and social development, not just in India, but also in the Indian Ocean Region which of the following Indian Naval Ship has been deployed for two months in the South Indian Ocean with an aim to provide surveillance support in the region?
a. INS Rajput
b. INS Shardul
c. INS Mumbai
d. INS Arihant

Answer: b

Explanation:

In keeping with India’s national objective of ensuring a secure and stable regional environment to allow unhindered economic and social development, not just in India, but also in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ship Shardul is on a two month long deployment in the South Indian Ocean with an aim to provide surveillance support in the region.
The warship during the initial phase of deployment carried out joint EEZ surveillance of Mauritius from 08 – 26 Mar 17 in close coordination with National Coast Guard, Mauritius.

Post successful completion of joint EEZ Surveillance of Mauritius, the warship entered EEZ of Seychelles on 27 Mar 17 for Phase I of EEZ surveillance. The warship under the command of Commander Rohit Mishra entered Port Victoria on 28 Mar 17 for OTR. The coordination meeting with Officials from Seychelles Coast Guard and INS Shardul was conducted at Seychelles Coast Guard Headquarters to discuss the modus operandi, extent of surveillance area and communication plan was framed.

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

4. The Union Cabinet has approved a MoU between India and Bangladesh in the field of judicial sector cooperation. Consider the following statements regarding the this MoU between India and Bangladesh:
I. The MoU is aimed at developing, promoting and strengthening mutual cooperation between the judiciaries of the two countries.
II. The MoU provides for promoting mutual interaction among judges and officials at various levels of the judiciary through exchange visits, training and academic programmes.

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 Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved signing of MoU between India and Bangladesh in the field of judicial sector cooperation. It is aimed at developing, promoting and strengthening mutual cooperation between the judiciaries of the two countries.

The MoU provides for promoting mutual interaction among judges and officials at various levels of the judiciary through exchange visits, training and academic programmes. It will also encourage mutual exchange of information on latest developments in the field of law and justice. It will enable exchange of knowledge in infrastructure and information technology in this field.

Union Budget 2017 Questions for IAS Exam

5. Recently, the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises has notified the progress of Scheme on Enhancement of Global Competitiveness of Indian Capital Goods. Consider the following statements regarding the Enhancement of Global Competitiveness of Indian Capital Goods Scheme:
I. The objective of the Scheme is to make Indian Goods Sector globally completive by addressing the issues of Technological depth creation in the capital goods sector besides creating common industrial facility centre.
II. Objectives the Scheme have provision for technological depth creation by way of setting up of Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development and by extending financial support for acquisition/ transfer of technology under Technology Acquisition Fund Programme (TAFP) component of the Scheme.

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:

The objective of the Scheme on Enhancement of Global Competitiveness of Indian Capital Goods is to make Indian Goods Sector globally completive by addressing the issues of Technological depth creation in the capital goods sector besides creating common industrial facility centre.

With a view to achieve the above objectives, the Scheme have provision for technological depth creation by way of setting up of Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development and by extending financial support for acquisition/ transfer of technology under Technology Acquisition Fund Programme (TAFP) component of the Scheme.
As regards Common facilities for the industry, the Scheme has components for setting up Common Engineering Facility Centre, Integrated Industrial Facility and Test & Certification Centre.

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