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IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims: 18 December 2017

Dec 18, 2017 15:14 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 18 December 2017
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 18 December 2017

    IAS aspirants much practice multiple choice questions based on the recent events of national and international importance for IAS Prelims Exam as well as for IAS Mains Exam. Here, we have provided MCQs created from the recent events can be asked in IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

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    1. The Phasing out ceremony of MI 8 “PRATAP” helicopters recently held in Bengaluru. Consider the following statements regarding MI 8:
    1. The MI-8 helicopter arrived in India in the year 1971 at Bombay and was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force helicopter inventory in the year 1972.
    2. The MI-8, PRATAP was inducted into ten operational helicopter units and it operated in several major IAF operations including Operation Meghdoot in the Siachen Glacier and Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka.
    3. The helicopter also operated extensively in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief operations across the length and breadth of the country.

    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:

    In 1971, the MI-8 helicopter was brought in India in Bombay and it was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force helicopter inventory in the year 1972. From then until 1988, Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted 107 MI-8 helicopters into their inventory and rechristened as the “PRATAP”. MI-8’s served for 45 years after their induction and is currently being phased out.

    The MI-8, PRATAP was inducted into ten operational helicopter units and it operated in several major IAF operations including Operation Meghdoot in the Siachen Glacier and Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka. The helicopter also operated extensively in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief operations across the length and breadth of the country. The MI-8 has also been associated with VIP/VVIP flying for over decades. MI-8 through its glorious service career did not just establish itself as a mainstay of the helicopter operations but also left an indelible mark on the future by providing the Indian Air Force with a lineage of professional helicopter aircrew. 112 Helicopter Unit based here at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, is the last unit to operate this formidable platform.

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    2. The Union Cabinet has given its approval for setting up of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography, as a Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO in which of the following cities?
    a. Lucknow
    b. Hyderabad
    c. Ahmadabad
    d. Jaipur

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography, as a Category-2 Centre (C2C) of UNESCO, in Hyderabad.

    The International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) is aimed at promoting the development and optimization of a scientific base, technology and information system for operational oceanography at national, regional and global scales.

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    3. Cabinet approves Agreement with UNESCO on the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography in Hyderabad. Consider the following statements regarding this agreement:
    1. The main motive of the Agreement is to establish a training centre towards the development of capacity for the countries on the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR), African countries bordering the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, small island countries under the framework of UNESCO.
    2. The establishment of UNESCO Category-2 Centre will provide an opportunity for India to emerge as a leading country in the Indian Ocean.
    3. This will also help India to forge cooperation and improve engagement among the counties of the Indian Ocean, including South Asian and African states bordering the Indian Ocean.

    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 Agreement will serve the purpose to establish a C2C training centre towards the development of capacity for the countries on the Indian Ocean Rim (IOR), African countries bordering the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, small island countries under the framework of UNESCO. The establishment of UNESCO Category-2 Centre will provide an opportunity for India to emerge as a leading country in the Indian Ocean. This will also help India to forge cooperation and improve engagement among the counties of the Indian Ocean, including South Asian and African states bordering the Indian Ocean. The establishment of the centre would respond to the worldwide increasing need to build technical and management capacity to address marine and coastal sustainability issues and prepare the region for and react efficiently to marine natural hazards. The Centre could contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal-14 (SDG 14) related to building marine scientific research capacity in the geographical area of the Centre responsibility which will also fulfil the commitments to support Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries.

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    4. Recently, India and Colombia have signed a MoU in the field of agriculture and fisheries. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Under the MoU, both the countries will develop projects in association with agricultural companies for the production of seed.
    2. The MoU also covers the Marine Industrial Fishing, Aqua-culture and Research & Training in the field of Fisheries.

    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:

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Colombia in the field of agriculture and fisheries. Under the MoU, a Joint-Working Group (JWG) will be constituted to prepare/finalize Work Plan for the next two years while specifying task/ activities to be undertaken during that period. The MoU will be initially valid for a period of five years and shall be automatically extended for a subsequent period of five years unless either party expresses its desire/intention to terminate it.

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    5. The Union Cabinet has approved the special package for employment generation in leather and footwear sector. Consider the following statements regarding the Central Sector Scheme "Indian Footwear, Leather & Accessories Development Programme":
    1. Under the Scheme, development of infrastructure for the leather sector, address environmental concerns specific to the leather sector, facilitate additional investments, employment generation and increase in production will be done on priority basis.
    2. Under the scheme, the Special Package of 2600 Crore will generate 3.24 lakhs new jobs in 3 years and assist in the formalisation of 2 lakh jobs as cumulative impact in Footwear, Leather & Accessories Sector.
    3. After implementation of this scheme, enhanced Tax incentive would attract large-scale investments in the sector and reform in labour law in view of seasonal nature of the sector will support economies of scale.

    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 Union Cabinet has given its approval of special package for employment generation in leather and footwear sector. The announced package involves the implementation of Central Sector Scheme "Indian Footwear, Leather & Accessories Development Programme" with an approved expenditure of Rs. 2600 Crore over the three financial years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

    Major Impact

    The above scheme would lead to the development of infrastructure for the leather sector, address environmental concerns specific to the leather sector, facilitate additional investments, employment generation and increase in production. After implementation of the above scheme, enhanced Tax incentive would attract large-scale investments in the sector and reform in labour law in view of seasonal nature of the sector will support economies of scale. The approved special package has the potential to generate 3.24 lakhs new jobs in 3 years and assist in the formalisation of 2 lakh jobs as cumulative impact in Footwear, Leather & Accessories Sector.

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