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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017:January 2017 Questions XI

Jan 25, 2017 18:02 IST

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    Current affairs have become an important section of IAS Prelims Exam and it has to be covered on daily basis. Practice of current affairs quizzes is very important for IAS Prelims Exam preparation and it help to immense confidence among IAS aspirants. Here, in this article we have provided list of current affair quizzes quite important for IAS Prelims Exam preparation.

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    1. Recently, DRDO has successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA. Consider the following statements regarding the Guided PINAKA:
    I. DRDO successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur on January 24, 2017 for further enhanced range.
    II. PINAKA Rocket Mark-II, equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, is transformed to a Guided PINAKA.
    III. The Radars, Electro Optical and Telemetry Systems at ITR Chandipur tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path. The guided PINAKA is developed combinedly by ARDE Pune, RCI and DRDL, Hyderabad.

    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:

    DRDO successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur on January 24, 2017 for further enhanced range. PINAKA Rocket Mark-II, equipped with navigation, guidance and control kit, is transformed to a Guided PINAKA. The conversion has facilitated to enhance the range and improve the accuracy of PINAKA. The Mission met all the objectives. The Radars, Electro Optical and Telemetry Systems at ITR Chandipur tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path. The guided PINAKA is developed combinedly by ARDE Pune, RCI and DRDL, Hyderabad. ITR, Chandipur provided the range and launch support.  Its first successful test flight was conducted from the same venue on January 12, 2017.

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    2. Recently, the Union Cabinet of India has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). Consider the following statements regarding the Kyoto Protocol:
    I. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997 and the 1st commitment period was from 2008-2012.
    II. At France in 2012, the amendments to Kyoto Protocol for the 2nd commitment period (the Doha Amendment) were successfully adopted for the period 2013- 2020.
    III. Developed countries have already started implementing their commitments under the 'opt-in' provisions of the Doha Amendment.

    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: c

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 2012. So far, 75 countries have ratified the Second Commitment Period.

    Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol by India will encourage other developing countries also to undertake this exercise. Implementation of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects under this commitment period in accordance with Sustainable Development priorities will attract some investments in India as well. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997 and the 1st commitment period was from 2008-2012. At Doha in 2012, the amendments to Kyoto Protocol for the 2nd commitment period (the Doha Amendment) were successfully adopted for the period 2013- 2020. Developed countries have already started implementing their commitments under the 'opt-in' provisions of the Doha Amendment.

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    3. The Union Cabinet has recently approved which of the following institutions as the ‘Institutions of National Importance’?
    a. Indian Statistical Institute
    b. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
    c. National Science Centre
    d. Indian Institution of Managements

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017, under which the IIMs would be declared as Institutions of National Importance which will enable them to grant degrees to their students.

    Following are the salient features of the Bill:
    a. IIMs can grant degrees to their students
    b. The Bill provides for complete autonomy to the Institutions, combined with adequate accountability.
    c. Management of these Institutions would be Board driven, with the Chairperson and Director of an Institution which will be selected by the Board.
    d. A greater participation of experts and alumni in the Board is amongst other important features of the Bill.
    e. Provision has also been made for inclusion of women and members from Scheduled Castes/Tribes in the Board.
    f. The Bill also provides for periodic review of the performance of Institutions by independent agencies, and placing the results of the same on public domain.
    g. The Annual Report of the Institutions will be placed in the Parliament and CAG will be auditing their accounts.
    h. There is also a provision of Coordination Forum of IIMs as an advisory body.

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    4. Consider the following statements regarding the recently launched Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS) for Rubber Growers:
    I. It is an online system for recommending application of appropriate mix of fertilizers to the specific plantations of rubber growers.
    II. It will lead to reduction in the cost of production of rubber and reduction in environmental pollution.
    III. It has been launched under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

    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: b

    Explanation:

    Ministry of Commerce & Industry launched Rubber Soil Information System (RubSIS), an online system for recommending application of appropriate mix of fertilizers to the specific plantations of rubber growers depending upon their soil nature. RubSIS, developed by Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) under the Rubber Board in collaboration with three agencies brings soil data to the fingerprints of rubber growers and recommends the optimum mix and quantities of chemical fertilizers that his holding requires.

    It is a cost effective tool for sustainable &scientific management of rubber growing soils. Apart from preventing indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and soil degradation, adoption of RubSIS will lead to reduction in the cost of production of rubber, increase in productivity and reduction in environmental pollution. The scientific and user friendly online fertiliser recommendation system was launched for Kottayam (Kerela), the largest rubber growing district of India which will be extended to the entire traditional rubber growing region i.e. the states of Kerela and Tamilnadu.

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    5. The Indian state of Bihar has formed the world’s largest human chain to reaffirm commitment towards:
    a. Tobacco ban
    b. Liquor ban
    c. Both a and b
    d. Drugs ban

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The Indian state of Bihar has claimed to have formed the world’s largest human chain to reaffirm commitment towards liquor ban. The chain was billed as a social message against addiction, and specifically in favour of prohibition. Over three crore people participated in the chain, stretching 11,400 km in all the 38 districts of the State.

    Bihar prohibition and excise act is a new and more stringent liquor-ban law with provisions such as arrest of all adults in the family if anyone consumes or stores alcohol. It also aims to ensure that the ban on sale and consumption of alcohol.

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