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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 5 May 2017

May 5, 2017 12:44 IST

    Current Affairs Quiz

    In IAS preparation, current affairs should be given priority as it is the most dynamic and crucial part of the IAS Prelims Exam question paper. Current affairs play a major role in deciphering the IAS Prelims Exam questions as most of the questions are asked from current happenings.

    Current Affairs Weekly Quiz for IAS Prelims Exam- 15 to 21 April 2017

    1. Recently, the eVIN project of Health Ministry becomes global best practise in immunisation. Consider the following statements regarding the eVIN project:
    I. eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) is an indigenously developed technology system in India that digitizes vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smartphone application.
    II. The innovative eVIN is presently being implemented called across twelve states in India.
    III. eVIN aims to support the Government of India’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in these states.

    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:

    eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) is an indigenously developed technology system in India that digitizes vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smartphone application. The innovative eVIN is presently being implemented called across twelve states in India. eVIN aims to support the Government of India’s Universal Immunization Programme by providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures across all cold chain points in these states. The technological innovation is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

    eVIN aims to strengthen the evidence base for improved policy-making in vaccine delivery, procurement and planning for new antigens in India. eVIN provides an integrated solution to address widespread inequities in vaccine coverage by supporting state governments in overcoming constraints of infrastructure, monitoring and management information systems and human resources, often resulting in overstocking and stock-outs of vaccines in storage centres.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- March 2017

    2. Recently, the Swachh Survekshan -2017 has been released. Which of the following cities of India has been emerged as the ‘Fastest Mover Big City’?
    a. Rewa
    b. Faridabad
    c. Varanasi
    d. Khargone

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Faridabad in Haryana has emerged as the ‘Fastest Mover Big City’ at the national level in the Swachh Survekshan -2017 results of which were announced recently by the Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu.

    At the national level, Tirupati was ranked the ‘Cleanest Medium City’ while Ambikapur, Chattisgarh bagged this honour in Small Cities category. Rewa, Madhya Pradesh emerged as the ‘Faster Mover’ in medium cities category, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh moved the fastest by significantly improving it’s rank this year over that of 2014 Survey in small cities category.

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    3. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has constituted a Technical Committee in accordance with Regulation 14 of the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017 under the chairmanship of which of the following person?
    a. R. B. Barman
    b. Nand Lal Sarda
    c. Pulak Ghosh
    d. G. Kannan

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has constituted a Technical Committee in accordance with Regulation 14 of the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017. The Technical Committee (Committee) shall consist of the following:

    The Committee shall give its recommendation for laying down Technical Standards for the performance of core services and other services under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017 and specifically on the following matters, namely:

    • the Application Programming Interface;

    • standard terms of service;

    • registration of users;

    • unique identifier for each record and each user;

    • submission of information;

    • identification and verification of persons;

    • authentication of information;

    • verification of information;

    • data integrity;

    • consent framework for providing access to information to third parties;

    • security of the system;

    • security of information;

    • risk management framework;

    • porting of information;

    • exchange or transfer of information between information utilities;

    • inter-operability among information utilities;

    • preservation of information; and

    • purging of information.

    ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

    4. Recently, the Union Cabinet chaired has given its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding on development of a Urea and Ammonia manufacturing plant in which of the following countries?
    a. Japan
    b. Malaysia
    c. Australia
    d. Bangladesh

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Malaysia on development of a Urea and Ammonia manufacturing plant in Malaysia with off take to India and/or off take of existing surplus Urea from Malaysia to India.

    The project is expected to cost US$ 2.1 billion with capacity to produce 2.4 million tonnes of Urea and 1.35 million tonnes of Ammonia per annum and dedicated supplying to Indian market.

    The signing of MoU will ensure consistent supply of Urea and Ammonia to cater the need of the country at a lower price, if agreed to by both the participants.

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    5. The “South Asia satellite” being built by which of the following countries for use by countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region which is to be launched on May 5, 2017?
    a. India
    b. China
    c. Japan
    d. Malaysia

    Answer: a
    Explanation:

    The “South Asia satellite” being built by India for use by countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region will be launched on May 5. South Asia satellite

    This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann ki Batt radio address on Sunday in which he said the capacities of the satellite and the facilities it provides “will go a long way in addressing South Asia’s economic and developmental priorities.”

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