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IAS Preparation: Questions for Prelims 4 January 2018

Jan 4, 2018 18:32 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 4 January 2018
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 4 January 2018

    Current affair as an essential section of UPSC IAS Exam plays an important role in the selection of an aspirant in the UPSC IAS Exam. So, it is necessary to do study current affairs topics as well as current affairs quiz based on the topics for IAS Exam. It will help IAS aspirants to score better in the civil services IAS Exam.

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    1. Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved five projects worth Rs. 295.01 crore. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. In Uttarakhand, approval was given to one project for laying of sewer lines in some of the uncovered areas in Haridwar at an estimated cost of Rs 4.68 crore.
    2. The government has also allocated fund for the ghat improvement works in Varanasi.
    3. All the projects related to sewage management in high pollution load towns along river Ganga have been sanctioned.

    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:

    Recently, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved five projects worth Rs. 295.01 crore. Three projects pertain to sewage management in West Bengal at an estimated cost of Rs 278.6 crore, one relates to sewage management in Uttarakhand at an estimated cost of Rs 4.68 crore and one project worth Rs 11.73 crore is related to ghat improvement works in Varanasi.

    With these approvals, all projects related to sewage management in high pollution load towns along river Ganga have been sanctioned. In West Bengal, sewage management works in Kamarhati and Baranagar Municipalities (60 MLD STP, de-silting of sewer lines etc.) at an estimated cost of Rs 172.10 crore under PPP-based Hybrid Annuity mode, pollution abatement works for river Ganga in Berhampore Municipality (3.5 MLD STP and sewer network) at an estimated cost of Rs 52.2 crore and sewage management works in Nabadwip Municipality (9.5 MLD STP and renovation of 10.5 MLD STP) at an estimated cost of Rs 54.3 crore have been approved.

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    2. Consider the following statements regarding the financial assistance received for Solar Power Projects in the Country from the International Multilateral Financial Institutions:
    1. World Bank is providing assistance of USD 100 Million for development of internal infrastructure of solar parks a programme being implemented by the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA).
    2. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with the State government of Madhya Pradesh to help them in setting up of various solar PV power projects.
    3. A concessional loan of USD 620 Million has been provided by the World Bank to the State Bank of India and of USD 500 million by the Asian Development to the Punjab National Bank for the financing of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Industrial and Commercial sectors.

    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:

    Recently, the Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy has stated that the World Bank is providing assistance of USD 100 Million for development of internal infrastructure of solar parks a programme being implemented by the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) under the aegis of this Ministry. Also, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with the State government of Madhya Pradesh to help them in setting up of various solar PV power projects.

    He also said that a concessional loan of USD 620 Million has been provided by the World Bank to the State Bank of India and of USD 500 million by the Asian Development to the Punjab National Bank for the financing of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Industrial and Commercial sectors.

    Technical Assistance is also available for promotion of rooftop systems under World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID and GIZ assistance. The assistance under such schemes is available to all States/UTs depending on requirement and demand. The solar and wind power projects are very competitive as compared to conventional power projects. The lowest tariffs in solar and wind discontinued recently have come down to Rs. 2.44/kWh and Rs. 2.43/kWh respectively.

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    3. Recently, the Central Government has sought views of all States / UT Governments on the proposal for the creation of which of the following services?
    a. Indian Revenue Services
    b. Indian Medical Services
    c. Indian Financial Services
    d. All of the above

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    There are three existing All India Civil Services, - Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service. Based on the recommendations of the Cadre Review Committee, the Central Government has sought views of all States / UT Governments on the proposal for the creation of All India Medical Services.

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    4. Recently, in a unique effort and as per vision of the Prime Minister for “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”, three Ministries of the Union Government have joined hands to propel the Technology Mission for Indian Railways (TMIR). Consider the following statements regarding the Technology Mission for Indian Railways (TMIR):
    1. The Technology Mission will take up R&D projects in the areas of heavy haul, safety, energy, environment and urban railways.
    2. The projects will be implemented through a Mission Implementation and Coordination Committee has members from the three Ministries, academia and industry.
    3. As per the recently signed MoU, Ministry of HRD and Ministry of Science & Technology have agreed to fund the TMIR projects to the tune of Rs.75 crore each while Railways and Industries will also contribute to their respective shares.

    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:

    As per this MoU, Ministry of HRD and Ministry of Science & Technology have agreed to fund the TMIR projects to the tune of Rs.75 crore each while Railways and Industries will also contribute to their respective shares.

    The Technology Mission will take up R&D projects in the areas of heavy haul, safety, energy, environment and urban railways. The projects will be implemented through a Mission Implementation and Coordination Committee has members from the three Ministries, academia and industry. The projects will be implemented in the national R&D labs and academic institutions. Collaborations, wherever essential, will be entered into with similar foreign institutions.

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    5. Recently, the Government of India has laid down the modalities for determining the claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the Orders specifying lists for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Presently, which of the following criteria followed for specification of a community as a Scheduled Tribe?
    1. Indications of primitive traits
    2. Distinctive culture
    3. Geographical isolation
    4. Shyness of contact with the community at large
    5. Backwardness

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    a. Only 1, 2 and 3
    b. Only 3, 2 and 5
    c. Only 1, 2, 3 and 4
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Government of India on 15-6-1999 (further amended on 25-6-2002), has laid down the modalities for determining the claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the Orders specifying lists for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. According to these modalities, only those proposals which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government / Union Territory Administration and concurred with by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are to be considered for amendment of legislation.

    The criteria presently followed for specification of a community as a Scheduled Tribe are (i) indications of primitive traits, (ii) distinctive culture, (iii) geographical isolation, (iv) shyness of contact with the community at large, and (v) backwardness.

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