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IAS Preparation: Questions for Prelims 21 December 2017

Dec 21, 2017 14:39 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 21 December 2017
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 21 December 2017

    IAS preparation should be done in a manner so that an IAS aspirant can score better in every phase of IAS Exam. It is necessary to cover the important topics of recent time, as well as the practice of questions based on such topics, can be also beneficial for scoring better in IAS Exam.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    We have analysed the on-going issues and created questions based on such issues that are important in terms of IAS Prelims Exam. The IAS aspirants should do the practice of such questions before IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

    1. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of India's first National Rail and Transportation University at which of the following place of India?
    a. Vadodara
    b. Allahabad
    c. Kapurthala
    d. Perambur

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of Railways' transformative initiative to set up the first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Vadodara to skill its human resources and build capability. This innovative idea, inspired by the Prime Minister, will be a catalyst for transformation of rail and transport sector towards New India.
    The University will be set up as a Deemed to Be University under de novo category as per the UGC [Institutions Deemed to be Universities] Regulations, 2016. Government is working towards completing all approvals by April 2018 and to launch the first academic program in July 2018.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: September 2017

    2. Recently, which of the following Ministry has decided to laund the “Project Swarn”?
    a. Ministry of Finance
    b. Ministry Minority Affairs
    c. Ministry of Railways
    d. Ministry of Culture

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Railways has decided to launch “Project Swarn” with the objective of significantly improving the passenger experience across 9 dimensions which include coach interiors, toilets, onboard cleanliness, staff behaviour, catering, linen, punctuality, security, onboard entertainment. Real-time feedback will also be taken as part of Project Swarn. In total, 14 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi trains will be covered. Railways have been allowed to spend up to 50 lakh per rake for upgradation of trains to Swarn Standard.

    IAS Preparation Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: August 2017

    3. Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Italy on cooperation in the field of Health and Medical Sciences. Consider the following statements regarding this MoU:
    1. The MoU covers the exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts.
    2. Under the MoU, also there is collaboration in the field of climate change impact on communicable diseases and vector-borne diseases.
    3. The MoU also covers the procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies.

    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 ex-post-facto approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Italy on cooperation in the field of Health and Medical Sciences.  The MoU was signed on 29th November 2017 in New Delhi.

    Some of the areas of cooperation covered under the MoU are as follows:

    • Exchange & training of medical doctors, officials, other health professionals and experts;

    • Assistance in development of human resources and setting up of health care facilities;

    • Short-term training of human resources in health;

    • Regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cosmetics   and exchange of information thereon;

    • Promotion of business development opportunities in pharmaceuticals;

    • Procurement of generic and essential drugs and assistance in sourcing of drug supplies;

    • Procurement of health equipment and pharmaceutical products;

    • Collaboration in the prevention of NCDs of .mutual interest, such as neurocardiovascular diseases, cancer, COPDs, mental health and dementia, with an emphasis on SDG3 and related factors

    IAS Preparation Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    4. Recently, the Ministry of Culture has been launched the “Project Swarn”. Consider the following statement regarding this:
    1. “Project Swarn’ has been launched with the objective of improving the condition of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains only.
    2. Railways have been allowed to spend up to 50 lakh per rake for upgradation of trains to Swarn Standard.

    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 Railways has been launched the “Project Swarn” with the objective of significantly improving the passenger experience across 9 dimensions which include coach interiors, toilets, onboard cleanliness, staff behaviour, catering, linen, punctuality, security, onboard entertainment. Real-time feedback will also be taken as part of Project Swarn. In total, 14 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi trains will be covered. Railways have been allowed to spend up to 50 lakh per rake for upgradation of trains to Swarn Standard.

    • “Project Swarn’ has been launched with the objective of improving the condition of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.

    • Some of the coaches undergoing mid-life rehabilitation at Bhopal workshop are being upgraded to make model rakes for Mahamana Trains. Presently, three such trains viz. from New Delhi to Varanasi, from Bhopal to Khajuraho and from Vadodara to Varanasi are plying.

    IAS Preparation Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    5. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of the textile sector. Consider the following statements regarding the "Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)" from 2017-18 to 2019-20:
    1. The objectives of the scheme are to provide demand-driven, placement oriented skilling programme to incentivize the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors.
    2. The scheme will be implemented for the benefit of all sections of the society across the country including rural, remote, LWE affected, North East, J&K by imparting skills in the identified job roles.
    3. The scheme will have National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses with funding norms as per the Common Norms notified by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

    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 Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of the textile sector excluding Spinning & Weaving in organized Sector, titled "Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)" from 2017-18 to 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs. 1300 crore. The scheme will have National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) compliant training courses with funding norms as per the Common Norms notified by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

    The objectives of the scheme are to provide demand-driven, placement oriented skilling programme to incentivize the efforts of the industry in creating jobs in the organized textile and related sectors; to promote skilling and skill up-gradation in the traditional sectors through respective Sectoral Divisions/organizations of Ministry of Textiles; and to provide livelihood to all sections of the society across the country.

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