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IAS Questions for Prelims: 1 December 2017

Dec 1, 2017 11:29 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 1 December 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 1 December 2017

    It is very important to practice IAS questions for IAS Prelims Exam because it will enhance the efficiency of an IAS aspirant during IAS preparation. Here, we have provided important IAS questions for IAS Prelims Exam and such questions can be asked in the upcoming IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

    For the convenience of IAS aspirants, we are providing IAS questions on a daily basis which are completely based on the UPSC IAS Prelims Exam syllabus. Go through the IAS questions and practice well before IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. The 15th Finance Commission has been constituted recently. Consider the following statements regarding the 15th Finance Commission:

    1. The 15th Finance Commission will analyse the progress made in the promotions of ease of doing business in the country by promoting labour intensive growth and effecting related policy and regulatory changes.
    2. The commission is given the task to study the impact of the GST, including abolition of a number of cesses, payment of compensation for possible loss of revenues for five years
    3. The recommendations of the commission will come into effect for the five years start from 1 April, 2020 and it been asked to submit its report by 30 October 2019.

    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 the Article 280 of Indian Constitution, the appointed commission is supposed to make recommendations on the distribution of the net proceeds of taxes between the centre and the states. It will also recommend a fiscal consolidation road map for sound fiscal management. The commission will also recommend the principles which should govern the grants in aid of the revenues of the states out of the consolidated fund of India.

    The commission is given the task to study the impact of the GST, including abolition of a number of cesses, payment of compensation for possible loss of revenues for five years, and earmarking funds for the compensation and other structural reforms programme, on the finances of centre and states.

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    2. Recently, NITI Aayog has released the Strategy on Resource Efficiency in collaboration with which of the following international organisations?

    1. European Union
    2. World Bank
    3. Asian Development
    4. OPEC

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Recently, NITI Aayog has released the Strategy on Resource Efficiency in collaboration with the European Union delegation to India. The report is also included in action plan for promoting resource efficiency in India.

    The document is created with the recommendations from the Indian Resource Efficiency Programme (IREP), launched by the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Indian Resource Panel (InRP) in April 2017. The work on Resource Efficiency Strategy and proposed plan of action (core and medium term) will be supported for its implementation by the European Union (EU) funded Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) led by GIZ in the consortium with TERI, CII and Adelphi. NITI Aayog has provided key support in positioning this document for public consultation, and charting the way forward.

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    3. Recently, Union Cabinet has approved MoU between India and Italy for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues. Consider the following statements regarding this:

    1. The MoU will provide a road map for cooperation in the fields of Phytosanitary issues, agricultural production and a wide range of other sectors including animal husbandry, agricultural research, food processing and other additional fields as may be mutually decided by both the sides.
    2. The MoU will encourage and facilitate contacts between governmental agencies, scientific and academic institutions and business communities of both countries and promote further cooperation between the respective research institutes of the two countries.

    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 Union Cabinet has given approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Italy for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues. It replaces the earlier MoU signed in January, 2008 which is going to expire in January, 2018.

    The signed MoU will provide a road map for cooperation in the fields of Phytosanitary issues, agricultural production and a wide range of other sectors including animal husbandry, agricultural research, food processing and other additional fields as may be mutually decided by both the sides.

    The MoU has envisage with the provision for exchange of information on the situation of agriculture and rural development, strengthening of technical exchange and production cooperation in respect of agricultural mechanization/farm machinery and agro-industrial infrastructures, removal of technical barriers and exchange experiences in animal husbandry sector including modern scientific researches and technologies etc.

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    4. Recently, a cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ has affected the coastal area of which of the following country?

    1. Malaysia
    2. India
    3. Japan
    4. China

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    It has been indicated by the latest observations and satellite imageries that the cyclonic storm ‘OCKHI’ over Comorin area moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 20 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 30th November, 2017 over south Kerala coast and neighbourhood near Latitude 7.9º N and Longitude 76.4º E, about 120 km west-southwest of Kanyakumari, 180 km south-southwest of Thiruvananthapuram and 360 km east-southeast of Minicoy. The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards Lakshadweep Islands and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours.

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    5. Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of the Investment Cooperation and Facilitation Treaty (ICFT) between India and Brazil. Consider the following statements regarding this:

    1. The Treaty will result in increase of investment flows between India and Brazil.
    2. The ICFT between India and Brazil will provide appropriate facilitation to Brazilian investors in India and Indian investors in the Brazil.

    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 Union Cabinet of India chaired has given its approval for signing and ratification of the Investment Cooperation and Facilitation Treaty (ICFT) between India and Brazil.

    The Treaty will result in increase of investment flows between the two countries. The ICFT between India and Brazil will provide appropriate facilitation to Brazilian investors in India and Indian investors in the Brazil. It is likely to increase the comfort level and boost the confidence of investors by assuring a level playing field and non-discrimination in all investment facilitation matters, thus providing conducive investment climate to investors. It would help project India as a preferred Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination to all Brazilian investors.

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