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IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims: 20 December 2017

Dec 20, 2017 15:06 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 20 December 2017
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 20 December 2017

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    1. NDMA to conduct Training of Trainers for Sendai Framework recently. Consider the following statements regarding the Sendai Framework Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR):
    1. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), 2015-2030, is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda and identifies targets and priority actions towards reducing disaster risks and implementing development.
    2. In June 2016, India became one of the first countries to align its National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) with the SFDRR, which clearly identifies regional, national and local targets along with short, medium and long-term timelines.
    3. India, being a signatory to the SFDRR, is committed to working towards achieving the targets enshrined in the Framework.

    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 National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is going to organised the three-day training programmes in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction-Global Education and Training Institute (UNISDR-GETI) from December 18-20, 2017.

    The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), 2015-2030, is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda and identifies targets and priority actions towards reducing disaster risks and implementing development that is both resilient and sustainable. India, being a signatory to the SFDRR, is committed to working towards achieving the targets enshrined in the Framework.

    In June 2016, India became one of the first countries to align its National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) with the SFDRR, which clearly identifies regional, national and local targets along with short, medium and long-term timelines. Various activities are being undertaken across the country to achieve the targets identified in the SFDRR. It is important to monitor and assess the progress towards implementation of these activities.

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    2. In order to improve access and quality of education in the country including rural areas, Government of India is implementing the centrally sponsored scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in partnership with the State/UT Governments. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Under the "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in schools" component of SSA, financial assistance is provided to the State/UT Governments for providing computer-aided learning to the secondary stage students in Government and Government aided secondary and higher secondary schools.
    2. The RMSA has provision for development and provision of educational e-content for the schools.
    3. Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), there is a provision of Innovation Fund for Computer Aided Learning (CAL) in Upper Primary Schools with special emphasis on Science and Mathematics.

    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: b

    Explanation:

    The Government is implementing the centrally sponsored scheme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in collaboration with the State/UT Governments to improve access and quality of education in the country including rural areas.

    e-Class is a multiple solution platform enabling development and dissemination of e-contents and has been piloted in Zila Parishad schools of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.

    A request was received regarding the allocation of funds for extending the BSNL e-Class service for providing online education in 1000 schools of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts. Under the "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in schools" component of RMSA, financial assistance is provided to the State/UT Governments for providing computer-aided learning to the secondary stage students in Government and Government aided secondary and higher secondary schools. The scheme has provision for development and provision of educational e-content for the schools.

    Further, under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) also, there is a provision of Innovation Fund for Computer Aided Learning (CAL) in Upper Primary Schools with special emphasis on Science and Mathematics.

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    3. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is handholding the States and UTs in all aspects of implementing Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The SWM Rules, 2016 mandate the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to co-ordinate with State Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees and review the implementation of the Rules.
    2. Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) was launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on October 2, 2014, on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October 2014 on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi which provides financial assistance to the extent of 35% (revised) of the project cost. MoHUA is handholding the States and UTs in all aspects of implementing SBM and Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016.MoHUA is mandated to take a periodic review of the measures taken by the states and local bodies for improving their solid waste management practices. Thereby, MoHUA is supporting the States and UTs in formulating policy and strategy by deputing officials to the State Committees and assisting them in drawing their State Policies and strategies in consonance with the SWM Rules 2016. Further, MoHUA has also published the revised Municipal Solid Waste Management Manual, 2016 which is in compliance with the SWM Rules, 2016.

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    4. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has started the special scholarship scheme named "Ishan Uday" for:
    a. the students of Social Backward Community of Tribal regions of the country
    b. the children of martyred army personnel
    c. the student of North-eastern states
    d. the divyang students

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been implementing the scheme of “ISHAN UDAY” special scholarship scheme for students of North-Eastern States since 2014 for providing financial assistance every year to 10,000 selected candidates for pursuing General Degree Course/Technical and Professional Courses including Medical and Para Medical Courses in Universities/Colleges/Institutions recognised by UGC under section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956.

    An amount of Rs.3500/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 5000/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student.

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    5. Recently, ISRO has jointly working with which of the following space research organisation on the development of Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite?
    a. NASA
    b. JAXA
    c. CNSA
    d. ESA

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L&S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR). The L-band SAR is being developed by JPL/NASA, while ISRO is developing S-band SAR. The L & S-band microwave data obtained from this satellite will be useful for variety of application, which includes natural resources mapping & monitoring; estimating agricultural biomass over full duration of crop cycle; assessing soil moisture; monitoring of floods and oil slicks; coastal erosion, coastline changes & variation of winds in coastal waters; assessment of mangroves; surface deformation studies, ice sheet collapses & dynamics etc.

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