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IAS Preparation: Questions for Prelims 29 December 2017

Dec 29, 2017 17:59 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 29 December 2017
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 29 December 2017

    IAS preparation quizzes are coherently very important for IAS Prelims Exam if such questions are based on the pattern of IAS Prelims Exam. IAS aspirants can find it more useful during IAS preparation because the practice of such questions will provide an extra energy and give a boost to their IAS preparation.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Which of the following schemes have been implemented by the Central Government in order to complement and supplement the efforts made by the States to promote milk production?
    a. National Programme for Bovine Breeding
    b. Rashtriya  Gokul Mission (RGM)
    c. National Mission on Bovine Productivity
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    In order to complement and supplement the efforts made by the States to promote milk production Government of India is implementing following schemes in the last three years:

    • Rashtriya  Gokul Mission (RGM)

    • National Programme for Bovine Breeding

    • Indigenous Breeds

    • National Mission on Bovine Productivity

    • National Dairy Plan-I

    • Breed Improvement Institutes

    Rashtriya Gokul Mission has been initiated with the aim of development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds thereby enhancing milk production and productivity through: (i)   induction of high genetic merit bulls for semen production, (ii) field performance recording, (iii) strengthening of bulls mother farms, (iv) setting up of Gokul Grams, (v) generating awareness among farmers for rearing of indigenous breeds (vi) training of technical & non technical manpower; (vii) establishment of breeders societies; (viii) induction of high genetic merit bulls for natural service etc.

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    2. Recently, Government has implemented several schemes for the protection of Majuli Island from flood and erosion. The Majuli Island is located in which of the following states?
    a. Kerala
    b. Assam
    c. West Bengal
    d. Goa

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Majuli is a river island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam which became the first island to be made a district in India in 2016. The island is formed by the Brahmaputra river in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti, an anabranch of the Brahmaputra, joined by the Subansiri River in the north. Mājuli island is accessible by ferries from the city of Jorhat. The island is about 300–400 kilometres (186–249 mi) east of the state's largest city —Guwahati. It was formed due to course changes by the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries, mainly the Lohit. Majuli is the abode of the Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture.

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    3. Recently, India has signed a loan agreement with the World Bank for USD 40 Million for “U.P. Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project”. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The objective of the project is to increase tourism-related benefits for local communities in targeted destinations.
    2. The project is expected to have far-reaching social, economic and environmental benefits by targeting local communities and entrepreneurs near some of the main tourist and pilgrimage attractions in Uttar Pradesh.
    3. Under the project, the tourist and pilgrimage attractions of cities like Agra Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and Govardhan in the Braj region will get benefitted.

    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:

    An agreement for IBRD Credit of USD 40 Million from World Bank for “U.P. Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project” has been signed recently. The programme size is approximately USD 57.14 million, of which USD 40 million will be financed by the Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded out of State Budget. The programme duration is 5 years.

    The Project Objective is to increase tourism-related benefits for local communities in targeted destinations. The project is expected to have far-reaching social, economic and environmental benefits by targeting local communities and entrepreneurs near some of the main tourist and pilgrimage attractions in Uttar Pradesh, namely, Agra as well as Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and Govardhan in the Braj region.

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    4. Consider the following statements regarding the new coal linkage policy for Power Sector 2017- Shakti Policy:
    1. Under the policy, a provision has been made for allocating coal linkage through a bidding process to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) having Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) based on imported coal, with full pass-through of cost savings to consumers.
    2. Several State Sector projects which were envisaged on imported coal and now propose to use domestic coal have requested for accord of domestic coal linkage.

    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:

    Recently, the Ministry of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy has issued a notice on a number of power plants dependent on imported coal in the country. The Ministry of Coal, in May 2017, has issued new coal linkage policy for Power Sector – 2017 SHAKTI POLICY. Under Clause B(vii) of the policy, a provision has been made for allocating coal linkage through a bidding process to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) having Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) based on imported coal, with full pass-through of cost savings to consumers. Further, several State Sector projects which were envisaged on imported coal and now propose to use domestic coal have requested for accord of domestic coal linkage.

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    5. In a significant step to combat climate change, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved a regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management’ under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC). Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The first phase of the project has been approved at a cost of approximately Rs. 100 Crore for the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
    2. The project not only aims to mitigate climate change impacts and enhance adaptive capacity but will also counter the adverse environmental impacts that arise from burning.
    3. Initially, under the project, awareness generation and capacity building activities will be undertaken to encourage farmers to adopt alternate practices which would also help diversify livelihood options and enhance farmer’s income.

    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 another significant step to combat climate change, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved a regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management’ under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC).

    The project not only aims to mitigate climate change impacts and enhance adaptive capacity but will also counter the adverse environmental impacts that arise from burning. The project will be implemented following a phased approach. Initially, awareness generation and capacity building activities will be undertaken to encourage farmers to adopt alternate practices which would also help diversify livelihood options and enhance farmer’s income.

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