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IAS Questions for Prelims: 21 August 2017

Aug 21, 2017 14:17 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 21 August 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 21 August 2017

    IAS questions based on the recent events have much significance in IAS Exam and it should be meticulously prepared before the IAS Prelims Exam. Preparation of current affairs based quizzes also gives an edge to the preparation of IAS Mains Exam.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. EESL becomes the world’s largest street light management company. Consider the following statements regarding the India’s Street Lighting National programme (SLNP):
    1. The Government of India’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has illuminated 50,000 KM of Indian roads with the installation of 30 lakh LED street lights across the country.
    2. With this milestone Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a government of India Company under the administration of Ministry of Power has become the world’s largest street light management company.
    3. The installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has resulted in 39 crore kWh of annual energy savings, avoided capacity of over 104.19 MW to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

    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 Government of India’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) has illuminated 50,000 KM of Indian roads with the installation of 30 lakh LED street lights across the country. With this milestone Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a government of India Company under the administration of Ministry of Power has become the world’s largest street light management company.

    The installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has resulted in 39 crore kWh of annual energy savings, avoided capacity of over 104.19 MW to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Further, it has also helped in the reduction of 3.29 lakh tonnes of CO2 annually.

    Under SLNP, Rajasthan is leading the country with an installation of 7.85 lakh LED street lights followed by Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat with 6.03 lakhs and 5.4 lakhs respectively. Presently, EESL is retrofitting 15,000 conventional lights with LED street lights every day. The project is near completion in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Gujarat. EESL is also implementing a special heritage lighting project in the Kashi region of Uttar Pradesh where 4,000 lights are being installed. The programme has also recently commenced in the cities of Chandigarh and Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    2. Recently, the North Koel Reservoir Project has got approval to complete the project from the Union Cabinet in which of the following states of India?
    a. Bihar
    b. Jharkhand
    c. Uttar Pradesh
    d. Both a and b

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and Bihar. The total estimated expenditure on balancing work will be Rs 1622.27 crore, which will be incurred during three financial years from the start of the project.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    3. Recently, a four-year biodiversity conservation project supported by the German environment ministry is in the process of implementing. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The four-year project will strive to “strengthen the integration of biodiversity management at all levels of governance and facilitate cooperation between national and sub-national authorities for ecosystem management in urban regions".
    2. Besides Kochi, the cities of Mangaluru and Panaji will also receive support for the project.
    3. The German-aided project, to be implemented in Kochi, primarily aims to achieve Aichi Target 2.

    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:

    Kochi is among the three Indian cities selected for the implementation of a biodiversity conservation project supported by Germany.

    Besides Kochi, the cities of Mangaluru and Panaji will receive support for the project, which aims to support the “implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans through the mainstreaming of biodiversity objectives across city regions”. A special meeting of the Kochi Corporation Council will discuss the project on Monday.

    The project is supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany. The four-year project will strive to “strengthen the integration of biodiversity management at all levels of governance and facilitate cooperation between national and sub-national authorities for ecosystem management in urban regions,” according to the concept note.

    The German-aided project, to be implemented in Kochi, primarily aims to achieve Aichi Target 2. Aichi Target 2 has proposed to integrate by 2020, the biodiversity values “into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and planning processes”. The values shall also be “incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate, and reporting systems,” according to the Convention on Biological Biodiversity documents.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

    4. In which of the following cities India's first Partition Museum opened recently?
    a. Lucknow
    b. Amritsar
    c. Jaipur
    d. Mumbai

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    In the past 70 years since India and Pakistan were created, there has never been a venue focused on the memorabilia of those who survived the partition until now. This is the first time that a venue is created to mark India's independence and to focus on the stories of survivors of the chaotic and bloody history of India.

    ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

    5. Two new primitive species of earthworm were discovered by a team of Indian researchers in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in which of the following states of India?
    a. Kerala
    b. Goa
    c. Tamil Nadu
    d. Karnataka

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Two new primitive species of earthworm were discovered by a team of Indian researchers in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala.

    The two new species, named Drawida polydiverticulata and Drawida thomasi, have been discovered in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala by scientists Dr S Prasanth Narayanan, Mr S Sathrumithra, Dr G Christopher, all affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi University and Dr JM Julka of the Shoolini University, India.

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