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IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 28 December 2017

Jan 3, 2018 14:58 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 28 December 2017
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 28 December 2017

    It is very important to understand and practice of questions based on the current affairs for IAS Exam. A large number of important issues are happening on daily basis and the IAS aspirants have to cover all the topics for IAS Exam. For the convenient of IAS aspirants, we are providing questions based on the recent issues on a daily basis so that they can find it more effective and less time consuming for IAS Exam.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. The government has adopted a Tribal Sub-Plan Strategy for the overall development of tribal people across the country. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Now the Tribal Sub-Plan Strategy called the Schedule Tribe Component which will support education, health, power, roads, sanitation, water supply, livelihood etc.
    2. The major part of infrastructural development activities and provision of basic amenities is carried out through various schemes/programmes of concerned Central Ministries and the State Governments.

    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 Central Government has adopted a Tribal Sub-Plan Strategy (now called as Schedule Tribe Component) for the overall development of tribal people across the country, which includes support for education, health, power, roads, sanitation, water supply, livelihood etc. The major part of infrastructural development activities and provision of basic amenities is carried out through various schemes / programmes of concerned Central Ministries and the State Governments, while Ministry of Tribal Affairs through its programmes Special Central Assistance (SCA) to Tribal Sub Scheme (TSS) and Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution provides block grants to State Governments to address need of critical gaps as an additive to main vehicle i.e. Tribal Sub Plan.

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    2. Consider the following statements regarding the maternity benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY):
    1. The objective of the scheme is to provide partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first living child.
    2. Under the scheme cash incentives provided would lead to improved health seeking behaviour amongst the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM).
    3. The Anganwadi Services Scheme has the objective of addressing the problem of malnutrition and morbidity among children which is universal is available to all PW&LM including the second pregnancy.

    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 Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) provides maternity benefits to all Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers (PW&LM) except those in regular employment with the Central Government or State Government or Public Sector Undertaking or those who are in receipt of similar benefits under any law for the time being in force, for first living child of the family as normally, the first pregnancy of a woman exposes her to new kind of challenges and stress factors. The objectives of the scheme are: (i) providing partial compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the woman can take adequate rest before and after delivery of the first living child; and (ii) the cash incentives provided would lead to improved health seeking behaviour amongst the Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM).

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    3. Recently, Government has approved expansion and universalisation of the scheme for Adolescent girls. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The scheme was sanctioned in the year 2010 and is implemented in 205 districts across the country.
    2. At present, all the districts in the country are covered under Scheme for Adolescent Girls.

    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:

    Scheme for Adolescent Girls was sanctioned in the year 2010 and is implemented in 205 districts across the country. The government has approved expansion and universalisation of the Scheme for Adolescent Girls in a phased manner i.e. in additional 303 districts in 2017-18 and the remaining districts in 2018-19 with the simultaneous phasing out of Kishori Shakti Yojana. Thus at present, 508 districts in the country are covered under Scheme for Adolescent Girls. In the identified areas of remaining districts, KSY is implemented.

    All the districts in the States including North-Eastern region are covered under the scheme in its phased expansion.

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    4. India has successfully test-fired supersonic interceptor missile today. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The newly test fired indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile is capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile at low altitude.
    2. This was the third supersonic interceptor test carried out this year in which an incoming ballistic missile target was successfully intercepted, within 30 km altitude of the earth’s atmosphere by an interceptor.
    3. The earlier two tests were conducted on March 1 and February 11, 2017, as part of efforts to have a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.

    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:

    India has successfully test-fired its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile at low altitude, from a test range in Odisha today.

    This was the third supersonic interceptor test carried out this year in which an incoming ballistic missile target was successfully intercepted, within 30 km altitude of the earth’s atmosphere by an interceptor.

    "It was a direct hit and grand success," Defence sources said after the test launch. The earlier two tests were conducted on March 1 and February 11, 2017, as part of efforts to have a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.

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    5. Recently, Government is batting for methanol economy in India. Consider the following statements regarding the importance of methanol energy security in India:
    1. Methanol is a clean burning drop in fuel which can replace both petrol & diesel in transportation & LPG, Wood, Kerosene in cooking fuel.
    2. It can also replace diesel in Railways, Marine Sector, Gensets, Power Generation and Methanol based reformers could be the ideal complement to Hybrid and Electric Mobility.
    3. Methanol burns efficiently in all internal combustion engines, produces no particulate matter, no soot, almost nil SOX and NOX emissions.

    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:

    Methanol is a clean burning drop in fuel which can replace both petrol & diesel in transportation & LPG, Wood, Kerosene in cooking fuel. It can also replace diesel in Railways, Marine Sector, Gensets, Power Generation and Methanol based reformers could be the ideal complement to Hybrid and Electric Mobility. Methanol Economy is the “Bridge” to the dream of a complete “Hydrogen-based fuel systems”.

    Methanol burns efficiently in all internal combustion engines, produces no particulate matter, no soot, almost nil SOX and NOX emissions (near zero solution). The gaseous version of Methanol – DME can blend with LPG and can be an excellent substitute for diesel in large buses and trucks.

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