Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2. |  
  3. Civil Services|  

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 25 May 2017

May 25, 2017 13:11 IST

    Current Affairs Quiz 17 May

    Here, we have provided current affairs quizzes with an appropriate explanation which has been created from the events happening every day. Studying and practicing such current affairs quizzes on daily basis, will help IAS aspirants to score better in IAS Exam.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam: 13 to 19 May 2017

    1. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the policy for providing preference to 'Make in India' in Government procurements. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    I. The new policy will give a substantial boost to domestic manufacturing and service provision, thereby creating employment.
    II. It will also stimulate the flow of capital and technology into domestic manufacturing and services.
    III. The new policy is the reflection of the Government of India to encourage ‘Make in India’ and promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India with a view to enhancing income and employment.

    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:

    Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved a policy for providing preference to 'Make in India' in government procurements. The new policy will give a substantial boost to domestic manufacturing and service provision, thereby creating employment. It will also stimulate the flow of capital and technology into domestic manufacturing and services. It will also provide a further thrust towards the manufacture of parts, components, sub-components etc. of these items, in line with the vision of 'Make in India'.

    The new policy is the reflection of the Government of India to encourage ‘Make in India’ and promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India with a view to enhancing income and employment. Procurement by the Government is substantial in amount and can contribute towards this policy objective. Local content can be increased through partnerships, cooperation with local companies, establishing production units in India or Joint Ventures (JV) with Indian suppliers, increasing the participation of local employees in services and by training them.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- April 2017

    2. Recently, the Union Cabinet has been apprised of MoU between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. Consider the following statements regarding this MoU:

    I. This MoU shall enable the areas of cooperation such as space science, technology and applications including remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication and satellite-based navigation.

    II. The MoU would lead to develop a joint activity in the field of application of space technologies for the benefit of humanity.
    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 been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.  The MoU was signed in New Delhi in April 2017. This MoU shall enable the areas of cooperation such as space science, technology and applications including remote sensing of the earth; satellite communication and satellite-based navigation; Space science and planetary exploration; use of spacecraft and space systems and ground system; and application of space technology.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- March 2017

    3. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved a Joint Declaration of Intent regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine with which of the following countries?
    a. Spain
    b. Germany
    c. Bangladesh
    d. Australia

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine.

    The signing of the JDl will enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the areas of traditional/alternative medicine. Initiation of collaborative research, training and scientific capacity building in the field of alternative medicine under the JDI between the two countries would contribute to the enhanced employment opportunities in the AYUSH sector.

    The Ministry has taken many initiatives for promotion of Ayurveda in Germany with the recommendation and the cooperation of the Indian Embassy in Berlin. One of the major initiatives is the collaborative research Project between the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) and Charite University, Berlin on Osteoarthritis of the knee. The results of the trial are encouraging and the clinical trial demonstrates significant improvement in patients. The study has been completed successfully and is under publication.

    ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

    4. 'Adopt a Slum', a new campaign to mark the completion of three years of the Government has started by which of the following ministries of the Government?
    a. Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs
    b. Ministry of Rural Development
    c. Ministry of Urban Development
    d. Ministry of Minority Affairs

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs has announced “Adopt a Slum” - a new campaign to mark the completion of three years of the Government. The idea is to initiate developmental work in the slums and help the slum-dwellers in resolving various issues. A slum Yuva Daud/Marathon will mark the beginning of this campaign on May 26, 20174 in Delhi.

    The concerned Ministry along with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, under the aegis of the Ministry, will initiate “Adopt a Slum” campaign and groups like NSS, public schools, rotary clubs, will pool in with efforts and manpower.

    Union Budget 2017 Questions for IAS Exam

    5. Recently, the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has launched the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    I. In the first phase of the scheme of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme 10,000 people from 10 States/UTs to be trained.
    II. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are included in the first phase.
    III. The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award will also be given the person who will perform at par excellence.

    Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    a. Only I
    b. I and III
    c. II and III
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    Recently, the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has launched the BSNL’s satellite phone service that will be offered to government agencies in phase 1 and later opened for others in phased manner. On this occasion, the concerned minister has also launched the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme.

    In first phase agencies handling a disaster, state police, railways, Border security forces and other government agencies will be given in the first phase. Later people while travelling on flight and on ships will be able to use it. The services will be provided by INMARSAT which has a constellation of 14 satellites.

    In the first phase of the scheme of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme 10,000 people from 10 States/UTs to be trained. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Punjab and Haryana are included in the first phase.The Department of Telecom to be established more than 1,000 Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan in future under the newly launched scheme and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award will also be given the person who will perform at par excellence.

    Current Affairs Quizzes 2016 for IAS Prelims 2017

    DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

    Latest Videos

    Register to get FREE updates

      All Fields Mandatory
    • (Ex:9123456789)
    • Please Select Your Interest
    • Please specify

    • ajax-loader
    • A verifcation code has been sent to
      your mobile number

      Please enter the verification code below

    Newsletter Signup
    Follow us on
    This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK
    X

    Register to view Complete PDF