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IAS Preparation: Questions for Prelims 26 December 2017

Dec 26, 2017 15:00 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 26 December 2017
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 26 December 2017

    Study current affairs topics and IAS questions based on such topics should be a daily routine for an IAS aspirant preparing for IAS Exam. The practice of IAS questions based on the important issues of national and international importance will help them in scoring better marks in IAS Prelims Exam as well as in IAS Mains Exam.

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    1. Recently, the Government has started “Blue Flag” Certification for beaches in India. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. “Blue Flag” Certification has been launched a pilot project for beach cleanup and development.
    2. Under the pilot programme, each of the coastal State/UT was requested to identify/nominate a beach, to be funded through the ongoing Integrated Coastal Management Programme.
    3. All the coastal States have nominated the pilot beaches in their receptive territories including Goa.

    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 Ministry of Environment and Forest has launched a pilot project for beach cleanup and development With the prime objective of enhancing standards of cleanliness, upkeep and basic amenities at beaches and also striving for the “Blue Flag” Certification for such identified beaches. Under the pilot programme, each of the coastal State/UT was requested to identify/nominate a beach, to be funded through the ongoing Integrated Coastal Management Programme.   All the coastal States have nominated the pilot beaches in their receptive territories including Goa. Formal nominations are, however, awaited from the coastal UTs viz., Daman & Diu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar.

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    2. Recently, the Ganga Gram Project has been launched by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation. Consider the following statements regarding this project:
    1. Ganga Gram vision is an integrated approach for the holistic development of villages situated on the banks of River Ganga with the active participation of the villagers.
    2. The objectives of Ganga Gram Project include solid and liquid waste management, renovation of ponds and water resources, water conservation projects, organic farming, horticulture, and promotion of medicinal plants.

    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 Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the Ganga Gram Project under the Namami Gange Programme, for holistic sanitation development in villages on the banks of River Ganga on 23 December 2017. Ganga Gram vision is an integrated approach for the holistic development of villages the situated on the banks of River Ganga with the active participation of the villagers. The objectives of Ganga Gram Project include solid and liquid waste management, renovation of ponds and water resources, water conservation projects, organic farming, horticulture, and promotion of medicinal plants.

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    3. The Government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY). Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. PMVVY has been launched to provide social security during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60 and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions.
    2. Under the scheme, old age income security for senior citizens through provision of assured pension/return linked to the subscription amount based on government guarantee to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) have been covered.
    3. The scheme is open for subscription till 3rd May 2018 and it is also exempted from Goods and Services Tax (GST).

    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 ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’ has been launched by the Government to provide social security during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60 and above against a future fall in their interest income due to uncertain market conditions. The scheme enables old age income security for senior citizens through the provision of assured pension/return linked to the subscription amount based on a government guarantee to a Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The scheme is exempted from Goods and Services Tax. The scheme is open for subscription until 3rd May 2018.

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    4. In a significant show of strength, the army's Southern Command is conducting a major exercise called 'Hamesha Vijayee' in which of the following states of the country?
    a. Jammu and Kashmir
    b. Rajasthan
    c. Arunachal Pradesh
    d. Gujarat

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    In a significant show of strength, the army's Southern Command is conducting a major exercise called 'Hamesha Vijayee' in the deserts of Rajasthan to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory. The exercise is conducted in battle like conditions aims at fine-tuning surveillance and destruction mechanisms to support precision strikes and manoeuvres by network-enabled forces.

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    5. Recently, India has signed a credit agreement with which of the following international organisations to Support Vocational Training?
    a. World Bank
    b. New Development Bank
    c. Asian Development Bank
    d. International Monetary Fund

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Recently, the Government of India and the World Bank have signed a $125 million credit agreement on 22 December 2017 for the Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation (STRIVE), which is aimed at improving the quality of long-term vocational training provided in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and apprenticeships.
    STRIVE is a five-year government program which will help improve the performance of ITIs; increase the capacities of state governments to support them; improve teaching and learning, and broaden Apprenticeship Training.  This Program will support vocational training in 300 ITIs and 100 industrial clusters and improve state systems in all ITIs across India.

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