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IAS Questions for Prelims 14 September 2017

Sep 14, 2017 14:07 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 14 September 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 14 September 2017

    By keeping the higher weightage of current affairs in mind, the IAS aspirants should emphasise more on the IAS questions based on the current events and happenings of national and international importance. Here in this article, we have provided IAS questions based on the recent events and happening which is very important in terms of IAS Prelims Exam.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. The Ministry of Women & Child Development has invited nominations for the Nari Shakti Puraskars 2017. Consider the following statements regarding the objectives of Nari Shakti Puraskars:
    1. The objective of the award is to acknowledge and recognize the services of individuals and institutions who have made a lasting contribution to women’s empowerment.
    2. The awards are also an effort to recognize role models who act as torch bearers for the younger generation and catalysts of change in the lives of women and society at large.
    3. Through Nari Shakti Puraskar, Government of India reaffirms its commitment towards strengthening women's position in the society.

    Which of the following above statements is true?
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Ministry of Women & Child Development has invited nominations for the Nari Shakti Puraskars 2017. The government of India confers the "Highest Civilian Honor for Women" on International Women’s Day, 8th March, every year by presenting "Nari Shakti Puraskars". The objective of the award is to acknowledge and recognize the services of individuals and institutions who have made a lasting contribution to women’s empowerment. The awards are also an effort to recognize role models who act as torch bearers for the younger generation and catalysts of change in the lives of women and society at large. Through Nari Shakti Puraskar, Government of India reaffirms its commitment towards strengthening women's position in the society.

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development is seeking nominations from individuals and institutions who have displayed outstanding work preferably in exceptional circumstances towards economic and social empowerment of women, effective implementation of women related legislations, gender mainstreaming, etc. In this regard, an advertisement has been published on 02nd September 2017 in leading newspapers including vernacular languages.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: August 2017

    2. The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation will start work on interlinking rivers projects within the next three months. Which of the following interlinking projects to be done?
    a. Ken-Betwa LinkProject
    b. Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project
    c. Par-Tapi-Narmada Link projects
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said that his Ministry will start work on three river interlinking projects within the next three months. These include the Ken-Betwa Linking Project, Damanganga- Pinjal Link Project and the Par-Tapi-Narmada Link projects. Shri Gadkari said that the three projects are ready with all necessary approvals, and he will hold meetings with the concerned Chief Ministers soon to sort out inter-state issues so that the three projects can take off within the next three months.

    Expressing his concern about the plight of people in the thirteen droughts prone and seven flood-prone regions of the country, Gadkari stressed upon the need to develop effective means for conserving the available water and sharing what is surplus. In this context, he said there is a need to evolve ways to conserve the nearly 60-70 percent of the water that runs-off into the oceans.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    3. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The Amendment will increase the maximum limit of the gratuity of employees in both the Public Sector Undertakings and in Autonomous Organizations under Government.
    2. The main purpose for enacting the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is to provide social security to workmen after retirement, whether retirement is a result of the rules of superannuation or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body.
    3. The employees working in the private will not get benefit from the amendment of this Act.

    Which of the following above statements is true?
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament.
    The Amendment will increase the maximum limit of the gratuity of employees, in the private sector and in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules, at par with Central Government employees.

    The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The main purpose for enacting this Act is to provide social security to workmen after retirement, whether retirement is a result of the rules of superannuation or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body. Therefore, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in industries, factories and establishments.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    4. ‘Grand Nain’ is a variety of which of the following fruits grown in India?
    a. Mango
    b. Banana
    c. Litchi
    d. Apple

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Banana cultivation promises big returns for Prakasam farmers who are unsure of the returns in case of most commercial crops including chilli and cotton.

    Farmers in Cumbum and its surroundings grow the traditional banana variety throughout the year while their counterparts in Yerragondapalem, Dornala, Giddalur and Talluru go for the tissue-cultured ‘Grand Nain’ variety which promises greater returns as it is obtained by cloning and micro-propagation of tissues of the selected elite plants and daughter suckers and grown under micro-climatic conditions in green houses and shade houses, according to Horticulture Assistant Director M. Hariprasad.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

    5. Recently, the scientists have found a way to produce methanol. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Researchers from Cardiff University in the U.K. have discovered they can produce methanol from methane through simple catalysis that allows methanol production at low temperatures using oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.
    2. Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures into hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide before reassembling them — expensive and energy-intensive processes known as ‘steam reforming’ and ‘methanol synthesis.

    Which of the above statements is true?
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    Scientists have found a way to produce methanol — an important chemical often used as fuel in vehicles — using oxygen in the air, an advance that may lead to cleaner, greener industrial processes worldwide.

    Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures into hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide before reassembling them — expensive and energy-intensive processes known as ‘steam reforming’ and ‘methanol synthesis.’

    However, researchers from Cardiff University in the U.K. have discovered they can produce methanol from methane through simple catalysis that allows methanol production at low temperatures using oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.

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