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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: September 2016 Questions VII

Sep 21, 2016 16:27 IST

    To study Current Affairs Quiz has become an important part of IAS Preparation. The IAS aspirants should go for the most authentic sources for the Current Affairs section of IAS Prelims Exam. Here, we have created Current Affairs Quiz based on the information available on PIB and other authentic news papers.

    1.    Naropa is one of the Indian festivals was recently in news, belongs to which of the following state?
    a.    Gujarat
    b.    Odisha
    c.    Jammu and Kashmir
    d.    Maharashtra

    Answer:

    Explanation:


    Naropa is a festival of Buddhist culture and tradition, celebrated once in every 12 years. Celebration of the festival Naropa started on 16 September 2016 at the Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage in Ladakh region of India. The festival will be concluded on 22 September 2016.

    Thousands of monks, devotees and tourists have gathered in Ladakh, also known as the Kumbh Mela of the Himalayas to celebrate Naropa. The Drukpa sect of Buddhism, mostly practising in Bhutan and Ladakh region came across to celebrate the Naropa festival.

    2.    Indian has successfully test-fired missile Barak – 8 recently. The Barak – 8 is surface to air missile has been developed along with which of the following country?
    a.    Iran
    b.    Israel
    c.    USA
    d.    Russia

    Answer: b

    Explanation:


    India has on 20 September 2016, successfully test-fired one of the most advanced surface-to-air missiles 'Barak-8' off the Odisha coast. The long-range nuclear capable ballistic missile which has been jointly developed with Israel was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur of Balasore district.

    The missile is 4.5-meter long, weighs around 3 tonnes and can carry a payload of 70 kilograms at a time. The system also includes a Multi-Functional Surveillance and Threat Alert Radar (MF STAR) for detection, tracking and guidance of the missile.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: September 2016 Questions VI

    3.    Consider the following statements regarding the “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY)”:
    I.    Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY) was launched in 2008, envisages key initiative of opening of dedicated outlets of generic medicine.
    II.    One of the major objectives of Government of India is to ensure availability of quality medicines at affordable prices for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged.
    III.    Recently, 437 Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendras spread over 26 States/UTs are operational across the country.

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

    Answer: d

    Explanation:


    Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY) was launched in 2008, envisages key initiative of opening of dedicated outlets of generic medicine. In ‘Jan Aushadhi stores’, dedicated outlets the high quality of generic medicines would be sold at low prices. Such medicines would be equivalent in potency and efficacy to expensive branded drugs.

    Recently, 437 Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendras spread over 26 States/UTs are operational across the country. The Government is committed to open 3000 PMJAK by March 2017 across India.

    4.    Which of the following India’s first river interlinking project has been approved by National Board for Wildlife (NBWL), will irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region?
    a.    Ken-Betwa project
    b.    Bhakra-Nangal Project
    c.    The Rihand Project
    d.    The Chambal Project

    Answer: a

    Explanation:


    Ken-Betwa project is India’s first inter-state river interlinking project was given a go-ahead by the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) at a meeting chaired by Environment Minister Anil Madhav on August 23, according to a report that was made public on Tuesday. This would be the first time that a river project will be located within a tiger reserve.

    The Rs. 10,000-crore Ken-Betwa project will irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand region but in the process will also submerge about 10% of the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, feted as a model tiger-conservation reserve.

    5.    Recently BS VI was in news. consider the following statements regarding the  Bharat Stage norms:
    I.    BS norms are emission control standard put in place by the state to keep check on the level of air pollution done by the vehicles.
    II.    The Government has decided to implement BS VI emission norms from 1st April 2020 by skipping the BS V emission norms.

    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:


    BS emission standards have been instituted by the Government of India to keep check on the output of air pollutants from internal combustion engine equipments, including motor vehicles. The standards and the timeline for implementation are set by the Central Pollution Control Board under the Ministry of Environment & Forests and climate change.

    It was first introduced in 2000 while in India; it was introduced in 2010, in 13 cities including Delhi NCR.

    6.    From which of the following three states the Cauvery river flows:
    a.    Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra
    b.    Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
    c.    Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
    d.    Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh

    Answer: b

    Explanation:


    The river Cauvery originates from Kodagu district of Karnataka, flows into Tamil Nadu and finally reaches the Bay of Bengal at Poompuhar. The river flows through the parts of three states of the country i.e. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka while the Union Territory of Pondicherry is located in the Cauvery basin.

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