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IAS Preparation: Questions for Prelims 5 January 2018

Jan 5, 2018 17:35 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 5 January 2018
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 5 January 2018

    IAS preparation needs immense hard work that should be based on the smart work of IAS aspirants. While doing preparation for IAS Prelims Exam, an IAS aspirant should prepare the current affairs topics on daily basis and simultaneously, they should practice current affairs questions based on those topics. Such smart exercise of doing IAS preparation will lead to scoring better at all phases of IAS Exam.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    Here, we have current affairs for IAS based on the topics published on the most authentic sources of IAS preparation.

    1. The government has launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’ to provide social security during old age and to protect elderly persons aged 60. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. 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 Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
    2. The scheme provides an assured return of 8% per annum for 10 years.
    3. The pension is payable at the end of each period during the policy tenure of 10 years as per the frequency of monthly/quarterly/ half-yearly/yearly as chosen by the subscriber at the time of purchase.

    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 government has launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)’ 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 Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

    The scheme provides an assured return of 8% per annum for 10 years. The differential return, i.e. the difference between return generated by LIC and the assured return of 8% per annum would be borne by Government of India as subsidy on an annual basis. The pension is payable at the end of each period during the policy tenure of 10 years as per the frequency of monthly/quarterly/ half-yearly/yearly as chosen by the subscriber at the time of purchase. The minimum purchase price under the scheme is Rs.1,50,000/- for a minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month and the maximum purchase price is Rs.7,50,000/- for a maximum pension of Rs.5,000/- per month. The scheme is exempted from Goods and Services Tax (GST). The scheme is open for subscription till 3rd May 2018.

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    2. ISRO has achieved several milestones in the last few years. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. In June 2017, GSLV Mk-III was launched successfully carrying GSAT 19 communication satellite.
    2. In April 2016, seven satellite constellations for Navigation system NavIC were established.

    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:

    In the recent years ISRO has achieved major milestones as below:

    • In April 2016, seven satellite constellations for Navigation system NavIC were established.

    • In August 2016, the first experimental mission of Scramjet engine towards the realisation of Air Breathing system was successfully tested.

    • In February 2017, 104 satellites were placed in a single launch.

    • In May 2017, South Asia satellite was launched, which was a gift to neighbouring countries.

    • In June 2017, GSLV Mk-III was launched successfully carrying GSAT 19 communication satellite.

    • In June 2017, Cartosat satellite was launched successfully by PSLV C-38

    Indian Space Programme has placed Astrosat, a multi-wavelength observatory in August 2015. It observes the universe in optical, ultraviolet, low and high energy X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum, whereas most other scientific satellites are capable of observing a narrow range of wavelength band.

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    3. Recently, India's first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series has been launched. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The oncology tutorial series aims to train the doctors across the country to educate them in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.
    2. This initiative can save many precious lives and improve quality of life of many more.
    3. This course is intended for physicians, gynaecologists, dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not oncologists but can play a very crucial role in early detection and diagnosis of cancers.

    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:

    Country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series has been launched which is designed by the Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with the Health Ministry. The oncology tutorial series aims to train the doctors across the country to educate them in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers. This is part of a national program that will be rolled out across the country by Tata Memorial Centre in collaboration with state governments.

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    4. Which of the following State Government has announced to implement the integrated solar based micro irrigation scheme (ISBMI) in all districts of the State?
    a. Gujarat
    b. Haryana
    c. Punjab
    d. Uttar Pradesh

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Haryana government has announced to implement the integrated solar based micro irrigation scheme (ISBMI) in all districts of the State and formed a Committee under the Chairman of Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) to chalk out a plan in this regard.

    Presently, this scheme is being implemented on pilot basis in commands of 14 different canal outlets spread over 13 districts of the State.

    The Committee will be comprised of

    1. Chief Engineer, Command Area Development Authority (CADA) as a Member Secretary of the Committee,

    2. Director General, Horticulture, Superintending Engineering (Commercial), Power Department, Superintending Engineering, HAREDA and representative from Agriculture Department would be the other members of the Committee.

    The Committee would chalk out a complete strategy for the implementation of the solar-based micro irrigation system in all districts of the Haryana state and submit a report in this regard.

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    5. Recently, the scientists from the University of California have warned that increase in warmer global temperatures and dryer weather conditions could lead to disappear of which of the following food by as early as 2050?
    a. Cacao tree
    b. Tea Plant
    c. Marijuana
    d. Soyabean

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Scientists from the University of California are teaming up with food and candy company Mars to explore CRISPR technique to help tiny cocao seedlings to survive and thrive in the dryer, warmer climate, Businessinsider.com reported.

    Experts have warned that increase in warmer global temperatures and dryer weather conditions could see chocolate disappear by as early as 2050. The cacao tree -- which produces cocoa beans -- can only grow within a narrow strip of rain forested land roughly 20 degrees north and south of the Equator, where temperature, rain, and humidity all stay relatively constant throughout the year.

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