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IAS Questions for Prelims: 21 September 2017

Sep 21, 2017 12:38 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 21 September 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 21 September 2017

    In this article, we have provided IAS questions based on the recent events for IAS Exam. Such IAS questions are very important in terms of IAS Prelims as well as for IAS Mains Exam and it can be asked in IAS Prelims Exam 2018 also. So, the IAS aspirants must such questions before IAS Exam 2018.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The revamped Khelo India Programme would impact the entire sports ecosystem, including infrastructure, community sports, talent identification, coaching for excellence, competition structure and sports economy.
    2. An unprecedented Pan Indian Sports Scholarship scheme, which would cover 1,000 most talented young athletes each year across select sports disciplines.
    3. The Programme aims to promote 20 universities across the country as hubs of sporting excellence, which would enable talented sports-persons to pursue the dual pathway of education and competitive sports.

    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 Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. This marks a watershed moment in the history of Indian sports, as the Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development.

    The revamped Khelo India Programme would impact the entire sports ecosystem, including infrastructure, community sports, talent identification, coaching for excellence, competition structure and sports economy.

    Salient features:

    Some of the salient features of the Programme include:

    • An unprecedented Pan Indian Sports Scholarship scheme, which would cover 1,000 most talented young athletes each year across select sports disciplines.

    • Each athlete selected under the scheme shall receive an annual scholarship worth Rs. 5.00 lakh for 8 consecutive years.

    • This is the first time ever that a long-term athlete development pathway would be made available to gifted and talented youngsters to excel in competitive sports and will create a pool of highly competitive athletes who can compete to win at the world stage.

    • The Programme aims to promote 20 universities across the country as hubs of sporting excellence, which would enable talented sports-persons to pursue the dual pathway of education and competitive sports.

    • The Programme also aims at creating an active population with a healthy life-style.

    • The Programme would cover about 200 million children in the age group of 10-18 under a massive national physical fitness drive, which will not only measure the physical fitness of all children in the age group but also support their fitness-related activities.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: August 2017

    2. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of the time period of the Scheme "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" (Sll J&K)- Udaan till 31st December 2018. Consider the following statements regarding this:'
    1. The scheme not only provides skill enhancement and job opportunity but also connects these bright youths from the J&K with the vibrant corporate sector of India.
    2. Udaan provides exposure to the youth of J&K to the best of corporate India and corporate India to the rich talent pool available in the State.
    3. In spite of four months of unrest, the scheme has gained a good momentum and pace of implementation has been the best during FY 2016-17 since its inception.

    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:

    Udaan is a national integration scheme with the goal to mainstream J&K youth with rest of the country. The scheme not only provides skill enhancement and job opportunity but also connects these bright youths from the J&K with the vibrant corporate sector of India.

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of the time period of the Scheme "Special Industry Initiative for J&K" (Sll J&K)- Udaan till 31st December 2018 without any modification and cost escalation. Initially, the time period of Udaan was up to 2016-17.

    Udaan provides exposure to the youth of J&K to the best of corporate India and corporate India to the rich talent pool available in the State. So far, 109 leading Corporate have partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under UDAAN with a commitment to training youth from the State covering Organized Retail, Banking, Financial Services, IT, ITES, Infrastructure, Hospitality etc. So far, 34,587 candidates have been selected of whom 31,903 candidates have joined, 22,237 candidates have completed the training, 7,649 are undergoing training and 14,694 have been offered jobs.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    3. Recently, Two Indian Naval Ships, a submarine and two Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Western Naval Command are presently on deployment to the Western Arabian Sea and southern Indian Ocean. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The Naval units are on a month-long deployment with the aim of enhancing surveillance and cooperation with the Arabian Sea rim nations.
    2. Indian Naval Ship Mumbai and submarine Shishumar entered Duqm, Oman as part of this deployment to the Western Arabian Sea, after conducting a series of exercises en route.

    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:

    Two Indian Naval Ships, a submarine and two Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft of the Western Naval Command are presently on deployment to the Western Arabian Sea and the southern Indian Ocean.

    Indian Naval Ship Mumbai and submarine Shishumar entered Duqm, Oman today as part of this deployment to the Western Arabian Sea, after conducting a series of exercises en route. An Indian naval submarine is visiting a foreign port after a long gap.The Naval units are on a month-long deployment with the aim of enhancing surveillance and cooperation with the Arabian Sea rim nations. Another ship, INS Kochi which is also a part of this deployment, is proceeding to the Southern Indian Ocean with a similar aim.

    The Western Naval Command, which exercises operational control of the naval units in this theatre, has been actively involved in enhancing three-dimensional surveillance efforts by Indian Naval units for strengthening regional Maritime security cooperation with littoral states.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    4. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will hold a quiz on the environment - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ throughout the country. Consider the following statements regarding the initiative 'Prakriti Khoj':
    1. This environment awareness initiative - “Prakriti Khoj had been launched on September 5, 2017.
    2. It has been launched with an aim to reach out to young, aspiring minds of school students through a fun-filled interactive learning mode for triggering a sense of awareness towards environment protection and conservation.
    3. There will be cash prizes for the winners. All participants will receive an E-certificate of participation duly signed by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

    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:

    This environment awareness initiative - “Prakriti Khoj had been launched on September 5, 2017.  It has been launched with an aim to reach out to young, aspiring minds of school students through a fun-filled interactive learning mode for triggering a sense of awareness towards environment protection and conservation. This quiz, in a way, will provide a unique platform for students to measure their awareness levels regarding environmental issues and motivate them to participate in major programmes of the Ministry related to conservation and protection.

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will hold a quiz on the environment - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ throughout the country.  The quiz is planned in five rounds and the qualifying round will begin on September 25, 2017, by paying tribute to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary.  The qualifying round will continue till September 29, 2017.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

    5. The Department of Biotechnology is going to commission a two-tiered barge that will roughly be the size of two large conference rooms and host scientists and a full-fledged lab perform tests on water quality and biodiversity of the wider ecosystem of which of the following rivers?
    a. Ganga
    b. Brahmaputra
    c. Yamuna
    d. Krishna

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The Department of Biotechnology will commission a two-tiered barge that will roughly be the size of two large conference rooms and host scientists and a full-fledged lab that will allow those on board to collect samples from various stretches of the river, perform tests on water quality and biodiversity of the wider ecosystem. The proposed vessel, now only known as the Brahmaputra Biodiversity Biology Boat (B4), would also be linked to smaller boats and research labs.

    The first experiments will likely begin this December and will have the boat — a re-purposed one — trawl Pasighat, Dibrigarh, Neemati, Tejpur and Guwahati in Assam and managed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. The “B4” will also have a teaching laboratory for school and college children.

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