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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2018: 7 July 2017

Jul 7, 2017 14:56 IST
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Current affairs and issues on the economic and political structure of the nation form the central part of the IAS exam. In IAS prelims exam preparation, MCQs and questions based on current affairs should be given priority. Hence, to clear IAS Prelims Exam, a good analysis of the latest current affairs is needed.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

1. Consider the following statements regarding the “Delhi Dialogue 9” which is often seen in the news:
1. India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) supported the inaugural Delhi Dialogue recognising the need for greater engagement with the ASEAN region.
2. This was organised as an international conference to chart the issues and dynamics facing the Asia Pacific Region for leaders and business investors.
3. The theme for Delhi Dialogue 9 is "ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years".

Which of the above statements is true?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: d

Explanation:

The 9th edition of Delhi Dialogue recently took place in New Delhi from 4-5 July 2017. The theme of Delhi Dialogue 9 was, "ASEAN-India Relations: Charting the Course for the Next 25 Years". Recognising the need for greater engagement with the ASEAN region, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) supported the inaugural Delhi Dialogue I, on 21-22 January 2009.

It is organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the SAEA Group Research (SAEA) with the institutional support of the esteemed Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), as an international conference to chart the issues and dynamics facing the Asia Pacific Region for leaders and business investors.

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2. Recently, a student- scientist connect programme named Jigyasa has been launched. Consider the following statements regarding the JIGYASA scheme:
1. The “JIGYASA” would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers.
2. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.
3. The program will also enable the students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in mini-science projects.

Which of the statements is true?
a. 1 and 3
b. 1 and 2
c. 2 and 3
d. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: d

Explanation:

Jigyasa, a student- scientist connect programme was officially launched in the national capital today. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has joined hands with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to implement this programme. The focus is on connecting school students and scientists so as to extend student’s classroom learning with that of a very well planned research laboratory based learning.

The “JIGYASA” would inculcate the culture of inquisitiveness on one hand and scientific temper on the other, amongst the school students and their teachers. The Programme is expected to connect 1151 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 38 National Laboratories of CSIR targeting 100,000 students and nearly 1000 teachers annually.
The program will also enable the students and teachers to practically live the theoretical concepts taught in science by visiting CSIR laboratories and by participating in mini-science projects.

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3. Recently, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India invites comments from the public on the Regulations notified under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. Consider the following statements regarding the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India:
1. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India was established on October 1, 2016, in accordance with the provisions of The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
2. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) is a modern economic legislation and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to make regulations subject to the conditions that the regulation carry out the provisions of the Code, are consistent with the Code and the rules made thereunder, are made by a notification published in the official gazette and are laid, as soon as possible, before each House of Parliament for 30 days.

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 Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) is a modern economic legislation. Section 240 of the Code empowers the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) to make regulations subject to the conditions that the regulations: (a) carry out the provisions of the Code, (b) are consistent with the Code and the rules made thereunder; (c) are made by a notification published in the official gazette; and (d) are laid, as soon as possible, before each House of Parliament for 30 days.

The IBBI has evolved a transparent and consultative process to make regulations. It has been the endeavour of the IBBI to effectively engage stakeholders in the regulation making process. The process generally starts with a working group making draft regulations. The IBBI puts these draft regulations out in public domain seeking comments thereon. It holds a few round tables to discuss the draft regulations with the stakeholders. It takes the advice of its Advisory Committee. The process culminates with the Governing Board of the IBBI finalising regulations and the IBBI notifies them. This process endeavours to factor in ground reality secures ownership of regulations and makes regulations robust and precise, relevant to the time and for the purpose.

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4. Recently, India declared itself free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8). Consider the following statements regarding Avian influenza:
1. Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects species of food producing birds like chickens, turkeys, quails, guinea fowl as well as pet birds and wild birds.
2. Over the years, Avian Influenza has captured the attention of the international community as outbreaks in poultry have serious consequences on both livelihoods and international trade in many countries.
3. The most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans, but some, such as avian influenza H5N1, H5N2, H5N8, H7N8 continues to be a global public health concern.

Which of the above statements is true?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 and 3
d. 1, 2 and 3

Answer: d

Explanation:

India on 6 July 2017 declared itself free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) and notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), an intergovernmental body that coordinates, supports and promotes animal disease control.

India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Alappuzha and Kottayam (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Daman (Daman) and Khordha and Angul (Odisha).

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects species of food producing birds like chickens, turkeys, quails, guinea fowl as well as pet birds and wild birds. Mammals, including humans, may contract avian influenza.

Over the years, Avian Influenza has captured the attention of the international community as outbreaks in poultry have serious consequences on both livelihoods and international trade in many countries.

Although most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans, some, such as avian influenza H5N1, H5N2, H5N8, H7N8 continues to be a global public health concern.

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5. Recently, it has emerged that Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is higher among children than expected. Which of the following statement regarding the MDR is correct?
a. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is TB that does not respond to isoniazid and rifampicin which is the 2 most powerful anti-TB drugs.
b. MDR-TB can become resistant to the major second-line TB drug groups.
c. Both (a) and (b)
d. None of the above

Answer: c

Explanation:

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can develop resistance to the antimicrobial drugs used to cure the disease. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is TB that does not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the 2 most powerful anti-TB drugs.

The 2 reasons why multidrug resistance continues to emerge and spread are:

• Mismanagement of TB treatment

• Person-to-person transmission

Most people with TB are cured by a strictly followed, 6-month drug regimen that is provided to patients with support and supervision. Inappropriate or incorrect use of antimicrobial drugs or use of ineffective formulations of drugs and premature treatment interruption can cause drug resistance, which can then be transmitted.

Treatment options are limited and expensive, recommended medicines are not always available, and patients experience many adverse effects from the drugs.
Extensively drug-resistant TB, XDR-TB, is a form of multidrug-resistant TB with additional resistance to more anti-TB drugs that therefore responds to even fewer available medicines. It has been reported in 117 countries worldwide.

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