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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 29 May 2017

May 29, 2017 13:28 IST

    Current Affairs Quiz 17 May

    Current affairs quiz with the explanation plays an important role in both the stage of IAS Exam. The IAS aspirants have to be very selective while doing IAS preparation. The IAS aspirants must go for the reliable and authentic sources of current affairs study materials. Here, we have provided current affairs quizzes with explanations based on the recent events in India and around the world.

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

    1. 813 crore person days of job generated in last 3 years in Rural Schemes. Consider the following statements regarding the MNREGA:
    I. Under MGNREGA during FY 2016-17, more than 1.23 crore assets have been geo-tagged and placed in public domain.
    II. During the last three years while 636.78 crore person days were generated under MGNEREGA, about 78 crore person days under PMGSY and 99 crore person days under PMAY.
    III. Under MGNREGA about 96% of wage payments were electronically credited into the accounts of the workers through DBT system.

    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:

    During last three years while 636.78 crore person days were generated under MGNEREGA, about 78 crore person days under PMGSY and 99 crore person days under PMAY. Apart from this, under Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Grameen Kaushal Yojana (DDY-GKY), 86,120 candidates were trained in the year 2014-15 and 54,196 got jobs. Similarly, in 2015-16, about one lakh thirty-five thousand candidates were placed after the skill training, while in 2016-17, the number of candidates getting placement is 84,900.

    Under MGNREGA during FY 2016-17, more than 1.23 crore assets have been geo-tagged and placed in public domain and about 96% of wage payments were electronically credited into the accounts of the workers through DBT system. So far, 8.73 crore Aadhar number of workers have been seeded in NREGASoft (MIS) and 4.73 have been enabled for Aadhar Based Payment with their consent. He added that Job Card verification/update was taken on a priority basis during FY 2016-17 and more than 1 crore Job Cards have been deleted after verification.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- April 2017

    2. Recently, Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Table Top Exercise 2017 is in progress at Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22 May to 26 May 17. Consider the following statements regarding the HADR Table Top Exercise 2017:
    I. The aim of the bilateral exercise is to evolve SOPs for planning and executing relief missions during unforeseen natural calamities like Tsunami, earthquakes, cyclones, floods etc.
    II. The objective is to enhance interoperability between both the Air Forces while conducting combined air operations triggered by a crisis.
    III. This is the first such exercise to be conducted between the two Air Forces of both the countries.

    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: b

    Explanation:

    Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Table Top Exercise 2017 is in progress at Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22 May to 26 May 17 between the Indian Air Force and Royal Thailand Air Force (RTAF). The eleven member IAF contingent is led by Group Captain Sucharu Rai VM. This is second such exercise to be conducted between the two Air Forces.

    The aim of the bilateral exercise is to evolve SOPs for planning and executing relief missions during unforeseen natural calamities like Tsunami, earthquakes, cyclones, floods etc. The objective is to enhance interoperability between both the Air Forces while conducting combined air operations triggered by a crisis. The exercise would assist in laying down procedures and establish decision support system at various stages of relief operations.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- March 2017

    3. Recently, India’s First Fleet of 200 Electric Vehicles Launched in which of the following cities?
    a. Bhopal
    b. Lucknow
    c. Nagpur
    d. Ahmadabad

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project has been launched at the Nagpur airport complex today. This unique project brings together e-buses, e-cabs, e-rickshaws and e-autos on a single platform, the Ola App, which will enable commuters in Nagpur to book them. The fleet of 200 vehicles consists of 100 of Mahindra’s new e20 Plus vehicles, besides those from other manufacturers like Tata Motors, Kinetic and TVS.

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    4. In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East Policy’, Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shivalik, Jyoti and Kamorta are on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and Southern Indian Ocean. Consider the following statements regarding the overseas deployment of Indian Naval Ships:
    I. The visit of the Indian Naval Ships seeks to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen existing bonds between India and Indonesia.
    II. Indian Naval assets have been increasingly deployed in recent times to address the main maritime concerns of the region.
    III. In addition, as part of the Indian Government’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has also been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean Region with EEZ Surveillance, Search and Rescue, and other capacity-building and capability enhancement activities.

    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 visit of the Indian Naval Ships seeks to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly and harmonious countries towards ensuring good order in the maritime domain and to strengthen existing bonds between India and Indonesia. The two countries share a rich history with deep civilisational links between the two countries. A number of bilateral agreements exist between the two countries in various spheres. The Indonesian President Joko Widodo had visited Indian in December 2016 and called on his counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Indian President and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India. During the visit, the leaders had directed their respective ministers to convene the Defence Ministers’ Dialogue and the Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) Meetings to review and upgrade the ‘Agreement on Cooperative Activities in the Fields of Defence’ to a substantive bilateral Defence Cooperation Agreement. The ‘Statement on Maritime Cooperation’ issued during the visit was one of the highlights.

    Indian Naval assets have been increasingly deployed in recent times to address the main maritime concerns of the region. In addition, as part of the Indian Government’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has also been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean Region with EEZ Surveillance, Search and Rescue, and other capacity-building and capability-enhancement activities. The current deployment will contribute towards the Indian Navy’s efforts to consolidate interoperability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas.

    Union Budget 2017 Questions for IAS Exam

    5. India is a home to how many UNESCO's world heritage sites?
    a. 35
    b. 45
    c. 55
    d. 65

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Recently, a session on Cultural Heritage at Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) has been held in Cancun, Mexico on 26 May 2017. During the session, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that India is home to 35 UNESCO world heritage and 900 museums and has taken significant steps to protect these sites from disaster. This includes the development of National Disaster Management Guidelines for Museums.

    The Sendai Framework makes a strong call on States to protect cultural sites and heritage. It also highlights the role played by the indigenous peoples and local communities, who through their experience and traditional knowledge, can contribute to the development and implementation of disaster risk reduction plans and mechanisms.

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