Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2. |  
  3. Civil Services|  

IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims: 9 March 2018

Mar 9, 2018 12:08 IST
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 9 March 2018
    IAS Preparation Questions for Prelims 9 March 2018

    The important current affairs quizzes are given this write-up will help IAS aspirants to get an insight of current issues of national and international importance which are very important for UPSC IAS Exam.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Consider the following statements related to the National Nutrition Mission that was launched recently:
    1. The mission has been set up with a three year budget of Rs 9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.
    2. It seeks to involve masses through Jan Andolan for their participation through various activities.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    On 8 March 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Nutrition Mission (NNM). The NNM is a comprehensive approach towards raising nutrition level in the country on a war footing.

    It will comprise mapping of various schemes contributing towards addressing malnutrition, incentivizing states/UTs for meeting the targets, incentivizing Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for using IT based tools, eliminating registers used by AWWs and introducing measurement of height of children at the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs).

    It will also comprise social audits, setting-up Nutrition Resource Centres and involving masses through Jan Andolan for their participation through various activities, among others. The mission has been set up with a three year budget of Rs 9046.17 crore commencing from 2017-18.

      IAS Topper 2016 Suhail Mir Qasim Rank 125 - Prelims Strategy

    2. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The Agreement represents a major milestone in enhancing people-to-people contacts, fostering mobility of students, academics, researchers and skilled professionals and strengthening cooperation on issues related to irregular migration and human trafficking between the two sides.
    2. The Agreement is a testimony to India's rapidly expanding multi-faceted relationship with France and symbolizes the increasing trust and confidence between the two sides.
    3. The Agreement is initially valid for a period of seven years, incorporates provision for automatic renewal and a monitoring mechanism through a Joint Working Group.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 1 and 2
    c. 2 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France. The Agreement is expected to be signed during the forthcoming State visit of the French President to India.

    The Agreement represents a major milestone in enhancing people-to-people contacts, fostering mobility of students, academics, researchers and skilled professionals and strengthening cooperation on issues related to irregular migration and human trafficking between the two sides. The Agreement is a testimony to India's rapidly expanding multi-faceted relationship with France and symbolizes the increasing trust and confidence between the two sides.

    The Agreement is initially valid for a period of seven years, incorporates provision for automatic renewal and a monitoring mechanism through a Joint Working Group.

    The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018

    3. Recently, the Union Cabinet has been apprised of a MoU between India and Hellenic on Renewable Energy Cooperation. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Both the countries aim to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity.
    2. The MoU envisages establishing a Joint Working Group to review, monitor and discuss matters relating to areas of cooperation.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy between India and Hellenic.  The MoU was signed by the External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Government of India and H.E. Nikos Kotzias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic during the latter's visit to New Delhi in November 2017.

    Both sides aim to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity.

    The MoU envisages establishing a Joint Working Group to review, monitor and discuss matters relating to areas of cooperation. The MoU aims for the exchange of expertise and networking of information.

    Must watch Bollywood movies for IAS/IPS aspirants

    4. Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for in-situ Management of Crop Residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The Government will establish Farm Machinery Banks for Custom Hiring of in-situ crop residue management machinery.
    2. Financial Assistance will be provided to the farmers for Procurement of Agriculture Machinery and Equipment for in -situ crop residue management.
    3. A National Steering Committee headed by Secretary, DAC&FW will formulate the policy and give overall directions and guidance to the implementation of the scheme by the State Government and will monitor and review its progress and performance.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 1 and 2
    c. 2 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for in-situ Management of Crop Residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi.

    The total outgo from the Central funds would be Rs. 1151.80 crore (Rs. 591.65 crore in 2018-19 and Rs. 560.15 crore in 2019-20).

    Background:

    As per budget 2018-19 announcement, a special scheme to support the efforts of the Governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi to address air pollution and to subsidize machinery required for in-situ management of crop residue, a new Central Sector Scheme (100% Central share) in this regard in the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi for the period 2018-19 to 2019-20 has been proposed.

    IAS Exam 2018: All You Need Know

    5. Recently, the Union Government has expanded the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme to all the 640 districts of the country. Against this backdrop, consider the following statements:
    1. The primary objective of BBBP is the prevention of gender biased sex selective elimination.
    2. The Phase I of BBBP launched in January in 100 selected districts low in the child sex ratio.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on March 8 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the pan India expansion of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme to all the 640 districts of the country. The Phase I of BBBP launched in January in 100 selected districts low in the child sex ratio.

    The successful implementation of the programme in the states and districts has led the government to decide to go Pan-India and expand the programme to all districts. The Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) which was 918 in 2014-15 has improved to 926 in 2016-17 as per Health Management Information System (HMIS) data. The total outlay of BBBP is ₹1132.5 Crore from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

    Must do things after the UPSC IAS Notification and Form Filing

    A day in office with IPS Officer!

    Latest Videos

    Register to get FREE updates

      All Fields Mandatory
    • (Ex:9123456789)
    • Please Select Your Interest
    • Please specify

    • ajax-loader
    • A verifcation code has been sent to
      your mobile number

      Please enter the verification code below

    Newsletter Signup
    Follow us on
    This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK
    X

    Register to view Complete PDF