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IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims: 15 December 2017

Dec 15, 2017 15:19 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 15 December 2017
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 15 December 2017

    IAS preparation questions have been essential to practice before IAS Prelims Exam because it gives impetus to the IAS preparation. For the convenience of IAS aspirants, we are continuously proving questions based on the current events happened in India and around the world.

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    1. For enhanced cooperation in the health sector, India has signed a MoU with Morocco. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1.The main area of cooperation includes non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
    2.Under this MoU, both the countries will work together in identified areas of cooperation as both countries have much to offer to each other in the field of health.

    Which of the above statement is true?
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    India and Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector on 14 December 2017. The main areas of cooperation include the following:

    •Non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer;

    •Drug Regulation and Pharmaceutical quality control;

    •Communicable Diseases;

    •Maternal, child and neonatal health;

    •Hospital twinning for exchange of good practices and

    •Training in administration and management of health services and Hospitals

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    2. Recently, NITI Aayog has launched the Atal Tinkering Lab’s (ATL) Community Day 15 December 2017. Consider the following statements regarding the Atal Tinkering Lab Community Drive Initiative:
    1.The Atal Tinkering Lab Community Drive Initiative is aimed at maximizing the impact of Atal Tinkering Labs by extending innovation to children in the community who do not have access to formal educational institutions.
    2.The NGOs participating in these interactions include organizations working with disabled children, street and working children, and girls from the weaker sections of society.
    3.The purpose of this initiative is to provide these children with the same educational tools as the students in Atal Tinkering Labs to enable them to become problem solvers.

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

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    Atal Innovation Mission under NITI Aayog has launched the Atal Tinkering Lab’s Community Day in the national capital Delhi on 15th December 2017. The day will mark the Community Drive Initiative in which 25 young Mentors will engage with more than 200 students who are not enrolled in the formal education system.
    Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog has launched the initiative in which the mentors will visit four locations in New Delhi to conduct brief sessions with children from various NGOs, on how innovations can help resolve the problems in the communities.

    The aim of the Atal Tinkering Lab Community Drive Initiative is maximizing the impact of Atal Tinkering Labs by extending innovation to children in the community who do not have access to formal educational institutions. The purpose of this initiative is to provide these children with the same educational tools as the students in Atal Tinkering Labs to enable them to become problem solvers. The NGOs participating in these interactions include organizations working with disabled children, street and working children, and girls from the weaker sections of society.

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    3. Recently, India has signed a loan agreement of US$ 250 Million for “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion” (SANKALP) Project with which of the following international organisations?
    a.World Bank
    b.Asian Development Bank
    c.European Union
    d.OPEC

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    A Financing Agreement for IBRD loan of US$ 250 million (equivalent) for the “Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) Project” was signed with the World Bank on 13 December 2017. The main Objective of the project is to enhance institutional mechanisms for skills development and increase access to quality and market-relevant training for the workforce.

    The Key result areas for the project include Institutional Strengthening at the National and State Levels for Planning, Delivering, and Monitoring High-Quality Market-Relevant Training; Improved Quality and Market Relevance of Skills Development Programs; Improved access to and completion of skills training for female trainees and other disadvantaged groups; and Expanding skills training through private-public partnerships (PPPs). The closing date for the project is 31st March 2023.

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    4. Recently, the scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have developed plants that can glow. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1.To create the glowing plants, the team of scientists turned to luciferase, the enzyme that gives fireflies their glow.
    2.Luciferase acts on a molecule called luciferin, causing it to emit light.
    3.Another molecule called 'co-enzyme A' helps the process along by removing a reaction byproduct that can inhibit luciferase activity.

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

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Scientists at MIT have found a way to induce plants to give off dim light by embedding specialised nano-particles into their leaves, a major step towards using plants to illuminate the workspace. This technology could also be used to provide low-intensity indoor lighting, or to transform trees into self- powered streetlights, the researchers said.
    To create the glowing plants, the team turned to luciferase, the enzyme that gives fireflies their glow. Luciferase acts on a molecule called luciferin, causing it to emit light. Another molecule called 'co-enzyme A' helps the process along by removing a reaction byproduct that can inhibit luciferase activity. The team packaged each of these three components into a different type of nanoparticle carrier. The nanoparticles, which are all made of materials that the US Food and Drug Administration classifies as “generally regarded as safe,” help each component get to the right part of the plant.

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    5. The 60 MW Tuitial Hydroelectric Power Project to be launched on 16 December 2017 by Prime Minister of India in which of the following states of India?
    a.Odisha
    b.Mizoram
    c.Arunachal Pradesh
    d.Sikkim

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The 60 MW Tuitial Hydroelectric Power Project will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mizoram. The Tuirial HEPP has been constructed as a Central Sector Project and implemented by North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power, Government of India.

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared the Project for implementation in July 1998 with commissioning scheduled in July 2006. After completion of about 30% of the project activities, the works were totally suspended w.e.f. June 2004 due to local agitation. With sustained efforts by NEEPCO and with the active support of Ministry of Power and Ministry of DoNER, Government of India and Government of Mizoram, the stalled works of the project were resumed in January 2011.

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