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Current Affairs Quiz for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: September 2016 Questions X

Sep 30, 2016 14:08 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.    Which of the following long range air-to-air missile that was successfully test fired by Indian Air Force recently from Mirage-2000 Upgrade combat aircraft?
    a.    Barack-8
    b.    Novator K-100
    c.    Astra
    d.    MICA

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    Recently, the first squadron of Indian Air Force, 'Tigers' has successfully test fired the acquired long range 'Beyond Visual Range' air-to-air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from Mirage-2000 Upgrade aircraft. The missile achieved a Direct Hit on a target which was much smaller than an actual aircraft and flying at low altitude.

    The target was destroyed on missile impact validating the launch envelope of the missile. With the success of this mission, the IAF has become one of the few Air Forces in the world with the capability of such long range Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air missile. The operational success of this mission confirms a critical capability of Indian Air Force.

    2.    Consider the following statements regarding the "Mission Parivar Vikas" which is to be launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare:
    I.    The main objective of ‘Mission Parivas Vikas’ will be to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies within a rights-based framework.
    II.    The mission will be launched in 145 high focus districts having the highest total fertility rates in the country.
    III.    These 145 districts are in the seven high focus, high TFR states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam that constitute 44% of the country’s population.

    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:


    The "Mission Parivar Vikas" will be launched in 145 high focus districts having the highest total fertility rates in the country. The main objective of ‘Mission Parivas Vikas’ will be to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies within a rights-based framework.

    These 145 districts have been identified based on total fertility rate and service delivery for immediate, special and accelerated efforts to reach the replacement level fertility goals of 2.1 by 2025. The key strategic focus of this initiative will be on improving access to contraceptives through delivering assured services, dovetailing with new promotional schemes, ensuring commodity security, building capacity (service providers), creating an enabling environment along with close monitoring and implementation.

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    3.    In which of the following places of India the world’s largest solar power plant has been set up recently?
    a.    Kamuthi
    b.    Tarapore
    c.    Hosur
    d.    Kumaon

    Answer: a

    Explanation:


    Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd has dedicated the world’s largest solar power plant of 648 megawatts to the nation recently. The plant has been set up with an investment of around 4550 crore rupees at Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.

    Kamuthi Solar Power Project is a solar photovoltaic power generating station at Kamuthi. This project has been commissioned by Adani Power. It has a generating capacity of 648 MW at a single location. It is considered the world's largest single location solar project.

    4.    Consider the following statements regarding the recently approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’ by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs:
    I.    The Project will help in implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT)
    II.    The implementation strategy for the project will be to ensure readiness of CBEC's IT systems by April, 1, 2017, when GST is to be introduced.

    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 Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’, a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).

    The total project cost involved is Rs.2256 crore which will be incurred over a period of seven years. It will help in:
    •    implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST),
    •    extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and
    •    other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and Ease of Doing Business of Central Board of Excise and Customs.

    The implementation strategy for the project will be to ensure readiness of CBEC's IT systems by April, 1, 2017, when GST is to be introduced. The upgrade of the IT systems will be carried out while keeping the existing Tax-payer services running.

    5.    The Steering Committee on Greenfield airports has considered 4 new airport projects recently. Which of the following places of Andhra Pradesh included into the air project?
    a.    Bhogapuram
    b.    Dagadarthi
    c.    Orvakallu
    d.    All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:


    The Steering Committee on Greenfield airports headed by Secretary, Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India met today and considered 4 new airport projects. The Committee recommended ‘in principle’ approval to 3 projects in Andhra Pradesh viz., Bhogapuram, Dagadarthi (Nellore) and Orvakallu (Kurnool). The Committee also recommended for ‘site clearance’ to the project of Kothagudem in Telengana.

    These clearances are expected to enhance the aviation infrastructure facilities in newly created states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and will also boost the Regional Connectivity Scheme announced recently by Government of India.

    6.    The SASEC Operation Plan was recently in news, consider the following statements regarding the SASEC programme:
    I.    The SASEC program was established 2001, is a project-based partnership to promote regional prosperity by improving cross-border connectivity, boosting trade among member countries, and strengthening regional economic cooperation.
    II.    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the secretariat and lead financier of the SASEC program.
    III.    The immediate priority SASEC OP is to improve energy infrastructure that will allow countries to access commercial sources of energy and diversify their fuel mix.

    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:


    The six member countries of the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program—Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka— released this week, the SASEC Operational Plan (OP) 2016-2025. The SASEC OP is the program’s first comprehensive long-term plan to promote greater economic cooperation among the member countries.

    Established in 2001, the SASEC program is a project-based partnership to promote regional prosperity by improving cross-border connectivity, boosting trade among member countries, and strengthening regional economic cooperation. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is the secretariat and lead financier of the SASEC program. To date, ADB has approved 40 SASEC projects worth almost $7.7 billion in transport, energy, trade facilitation, and information and communications technology.

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