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IAS Preparation: Questions for Prelims 9 January 2018

Jan 11, 2018 18:03 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 9 January 2018
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 9 January 2018

    Current affairs as an essential section of IAS Exam can play a pivotal role in the selection of an IAS aspirant in the IAS Exam. Either it IAS Prelims Exam or IAS Mains Exam the significance of current affairs is more than static sections of any subject. So, by studying current affairs on daily basis, IAS aspirants can achieve a momentum of scoring various papers of IAS Exam.

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    Here, we have provided current affairs for IAS which specifically will help IAS aspirants preparing for the upcoming IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

    1. Recently, Government is going to implement the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) in the States/Union Territories (UTs). Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. As per the provisions of the Act, foodgrains are being allocated for 80.72 crore persons identified by State Governments/ UT Administrations for coverage under the Act.
    2. There is no provision for any Commission at the national level or District level under the NFSA.
    3. Coverage under the Act is under two categories- households covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and remaining households as priority households.

    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 National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA), provides for coverage of 75% of the rural and 50% of the urban population for receiving foodgrains at highly subsidized prices of Rs.1/2/3 per kg for coarse grains/wheat/rice respectively. Coverage under the Act is under two categories- households covered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and remaining households as priority households. AAY is, therefore, a part of NFSA.

    The Act is being implemented in all the States/Union Territories (UTs) and foodgrains as per provisions of the Act, are being allocated for 80.72 crore persons identified by State Governments/ UT Administrations for coverage under the Act. This includes 2.36 crore families belonging to AAY category.

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    2. Considered the following statements regarding the Paris Agreement on Climate Change:
    1. It has been ratified by 172 Parties and only USA has submitted a written communication to UN Secretary-General stating its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
    2. The Paris Agreement was adopted under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015.
    3. The foreign aid India is expected to receive under the Paris Agreement is subject to the quantum of available international climate finance in the post-2020 period, which is a matter of negotiations currently.

    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:

    “United States of America (USA) is the second largest Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emitter presently. However, if cumulative historical emission is considered, USA would be a largest GHG emitter. So, its withdrawal will affect control of cumulative global GHG emissions. It will also affect the availability of international funds for climate change, as the USA was a contributor to climate finance.

    There is no proposal to rework the modalities of Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement was adopted under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015. It has been ratified by 172 Parties and only USA has submitted a written communication to UN Secretary-General stating its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. All other countries have indicated their continued support for it through the decision, ‘Fiji Momentum for Implementation’ adopted during 23rd Conference of Parties (COP-23) held in November 2017, which underscored the importance of keeping the momentum and continuing to uphold the spirit and vision of the Paris Agreement.

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    3. Recently, Government has formulated National Clean Air Programme. Consider the following statements regarding this programme:
    1. The programme has formulated as a medium-term national-level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner.
    2. The overall objective is to augment and evolve effective ambient air quality monitoring network across the country.

    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 government has formulated National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as a medium-term national-level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner. The overall objective is to augment and evolve effective ambient air quality monitoring network across the country besides ensuring comprehensive management plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution. The NCAP focuses on collaborative and participatory approach covering all sources of pollution and coordination between relevant Central Ministries, State Governments, local bodies and other stakeholders.

    In order to ensure use of new technologies to combat the rising challenge of air pollution in India, a separate component on ‘Technology Assessment Cell’ has been envisaged under NCAP to evaluate the technologies for  prevention, control and abatement of air pollution.”

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    4. As per the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it has been observed that there is a net loss of ice from the cryosphere. Consider the following statements regarding the initiatives of Government to achieve its goals and to deal with the issues related to climate change:
    1. The Government has launched the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in June 2008 to achieve its goals and to deal with the issues related to climate change.
    2. The National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) under NAPCC encompasses conservation measures for sustaining and safeguarding the Himalayan ecosystems.
    3. NAPCC comprises eight missions in specific areas of solar energy, enhanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, water, sustaining Himalayan ecosystems, Green India, sustainable agriculture and strategic knowledge for climate change.

    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:

    “According to the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the cryosphere, comprising snow, river and lake ice, sea ice, glaciers, ice shelves and ice sheets, and frozen ground, plays a major role in the Earth’s climate system through its impact on the surface energy budget, the water cycle, primary productivity, surface gas exchange and sea level and is a fundamental control on the physical, biological and social environment over a large part of the Earth’s surface. The cryosphere is a natural integrator of climate variability and provides one of the most visible signatures of climate change. Observations show that there has been a continued net loss of ice from the cryosphere, although there are significant differences in the rate of loss between cryospheric components and regions.

    The Government has launched the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in June 2008 to achieve its goals and to deal with the issues related to climate change. NAPCC comprises eight missions in specific areas of solar energy, enhanced energy efficiency, sustainable habitat, water, sustaining Himalayan ecosystems, Green India, sustainable agriculture and strategic knowledge for climate change.

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    5. The National Green Tribunal has directed all the states not to establish a Development Zone along the side of which of the following rivers?
    a. Yamuna
    b. Ganga
    c. Brahmaputra
    d. Kosi

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    A Model Draft Bill for Flood Plain Zoning Legislation was circulated by the Union Government in 1975 to all States to help States enact legislation. The model bill provided for prohibition and restriction of the activities in the notified area of the flood plain.

    The River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016 provides that the bank of River Ganga and its flood plain shall be construction-free zone. It also prohibits construction of any structure for residential or commercial or industrial or any other purposes in the River Ganga, Bank of River Ganga or its tributaries or active flood area of River Ganga or its tributaries. The National Green Tribunal vide its judgment dated on 13 July 2017 has directed to identify and demarcate the flood plains of river Ganga from Haridwar to Unnao and has ordered that till the said identification and demarcation of flood plain is completed, 100 metres from the edge of the river would be designated as no development/construction zone.

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