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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 31 May 2017

May 31, 2017 13:16 IST

    Current Affairs Quiz 17 May

    Current affairs quiz with the explanation plays an important role in both the IAS Prelims exam and IAS Mains exam. The IAS aspirants have to be very eagle-eyed while doing preparation for IAS Exam. The IAS aspirants must go for the reliable 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. Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. Consider the following statements regarding India's efforts in the field of ocean research:
    I. India was the first country in the world to have been given the Pioneer Area for exploration of deep-sea mineral viz. Polymetallic nodules in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in 1987.
    II. Based on the resource evaluation, India has now retained an area of 75,000 sq km with an estimated resource of about 100 million tonnes of strategic metals such Copper, Nickel, Cobalt besides Manganese and Iron.
    III. Deep Ocean Mission will improve India’s position in ocean research field.

    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:

    Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. This will improve India’s position in ocean research field.

    The program on Polymetallic nodules was initiated at CSIR-NIO with the collection of the first nodule sample from the Arabian Sea on board the first Research Vessel Gaveshani on 26 January 1981. India was the first country in the world to have been given the Pioneer Area for exploration of deep-sea mineral viz. Polymetallic nodules in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in 1987. This was based on the extensive surveys carried out by the scientists of CSIR-NIO, on several research ships leading to the allocation of an area of 150,000 sq km to the country with exclusive rights under the UN Law of the Sea.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- April 2017

    2. Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture has highlighted India’s achievements over the years, regarding this which of the following statements is incorrect?
    a. In the case of goats, India is at the second position in the world and it is approximately 25 % of the livestock.
    b. India is fifth largest poultry market in the world and it includes the production of 63 billion eggs and 649 million poultry meat.
    c. India's marine and fish industry are growing at around 7 percent compound annual growth rate.
    d. India is number one in milk production in the world which has been growing at a rate of 6.28 per cent during the year 2015-16.

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Recently the Agriculture Minister has said that India is world’s highest livestock owner at about 512.05 million out of which 199.1 million are bovines, 105.3 million buffaloes, 71.6 million sheep and 140.5 million goats. In the case of goats, India is at the second position in the world and it is approximately 25 % of the livestock. India is second largest poultry market in the world and it includes the production of 63 billion eggs and 649 million poultry meat. India's marine and fish industry are growing at around 7 percent compound annual growth rate. Overall, India’s livestock sector is growing fast and emerging as a major contributor in the global market.

    The Government is committed to double farmers' income by 2022 and veterinaries play a significant role in fulfilling the Government’s resolution to double the farmers’ income. A healthy animal will result in greater production which will automatically enhance the farmer’s income and the country will proceed on the path of economic prosperity.

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    3. Recently, India's 9.15 km longest, Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over which of the following rivers has been inaugurated?
    a. Brahmaputra
    b. Teesta
    c. Barak
    d. Rihand

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Recently, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has inaugurated India's longest bridge - the 9.15 km long Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over the River Brahmaputra, in Assam today. The bridge will ensure 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and Eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, marking a major transformation from the ferry-based, day-only connectivity that collapsed during floods. It will also reduce the distance and travel time between the two states. The distance between Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh will be cut down by 165 KM. The travel time between the two places will come down from the current six hours to just one hour – a total five-hour reduction.

    ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

    4. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), the heaviest rocket ever made by India and capable of carrying large payloads, is set for launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on June 5, 2017. Consider the following statements regarding the GSLV-Mk III:
    I. GSKV-Mk III is capable of launching four-tonne satellites in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
    II. GSLV-Mk III’s first developmental flight, D1, will carry on June 5 the GSAT-19 satellite- developed to help improve telecommunication and broadcasting areas.
    III. This is India’s first fully functional rocket to be tested with a cryogenic engine that uses liquid propellants — liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.

    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 Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), the heaviest rocket ever made by India and capable of carrying large payloads, is set for launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on June 5, 2017.

    Here are a few facts you need to know about the rocket.
    1. GSKV-Mk III is capable of launching four-tonne satellites in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
    2. The rocket is also capable of placing up to eight tonnes in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO), enough to carry a manned module.
    3. GSLV-Mk III’s first developmental flight, D1, will carry on June 5  the GSAT-19 satellite — developed to help improve telecommunication and broadcasting areas.
    4. This is India’s first fully functional rocket to be tested with a cryogenic engine that uses liquid propellants — liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.
    5. It took about 25 years, 11 flights and over 200 tests on different components of the rocket for it to be fully realised.
    6. The 640-tonne rocket, equal to the weight of 200 fully-grown Asian elephants, is the country’s heaviest but shortest rocket with a height of 43 meters.
    7. GSLV-Mk III is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons (S200), a liquid propellant core stage (L110) and a cryogenic stage (C-25).
    8. ISRO successfully conducted the static test of its largest solid booster S200 at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota on January 24, 2010. The successful test of S200, which forms the strap-on stage for the GSLV, makes it the third largest solid booster in the world. The static test of liquid core stage (L110) of GSLV-Mk III launch vehicle was done at ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre test facility as early as March 2010.
    9. C-25, the large cryogenic upper stage of the GSLV, is the most difficult component of the launch vehicle to be developed. ISRO has successfully ground-tested the indigenously developed C-25 on February 18, 2017.
    10. If successful, the GSLV-Mk III — earlier named as Launch Vehicle Mark-3 or LVM-3 — could be India’s vehicle of choice to launch people into space.

    Union Budget 2017 Questions for IAS Exam

    5. Recently, the Dr Ambedkar National Awards has been given to S K Thorat for which of the following purposes?
    a. for outstanding contribution to the promotion of social understanding and for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society
    b. for outstanding contribution towards digital literacy.
    c. for outstanding contribution to the promotion of green fields in urban areas and protecting animal rights.
    d. for outstanding contribution to the promotion of government's social welfare schemes in rural areas.

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Recently, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Dr Ambedkar National Awards for outstanding contribution to the promotion of social understanding and for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society for the years 2011, 2012 and 2014 on May 26, 2017. The award is given to Professor S K Thorat, a well-known scholar, ‘Samta Sainik Dal’ a non-political organisation founded by Dr Ambedkar, ‘Amar Sewa Sangam’ an institution working in the field of empowering differently-abled persons and Babu Lal Nirmal, a social activist from Rajasthan. All of them have done tremendous work in furthering the vision of Bharat Ratna, Dr B. R. Ambedkar, which was to create a society in which everybody is treated equally irrespective of his or her caste, community, status or belief.

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