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IAS Questions for Prelims: 22 September 2017

Sep 22, 2017 15:31 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 22 September 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 22 September 2017

    In this write-up, we have presented the most important IAS questions based on the Government schemes and recent issues for IAS Exam. Such schemes and important issues are very important in terms of IAS Exam and it can be asked in IAS Prelims Exam 2018 also. So, the IAS aspirants must study such IAS questions before IAS Exam.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently, NITI Aayog and the International Road Federation, Geneva (IRF Geneva) have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The objective of the SoI is to create a national platform, involving all relevant Government of India stakeholders, Indian and foreign companies active in the sector, and relevant technical experts for the purpose of developing a National ITS Policy.
    2. The objectives of this national ITS Policy will be to contribute to reducing urban traffic congestion, improving the situation around parking of vehicles in cities, improving road safety, and improving the security of passenger and goods traffic.

    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:

    The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) and the International Road Federation, Geneva (IRF Geneva) have, today, signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) to cooperate in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

    The objective of the SoI is to create a national platform, involving all relevant Government of India stakeholders, Indian and foreign companies active in the sector, and relevant technical experts for the purpose of developing a National ITS Policy covering:

    • Traffic Management,

    • Parking Management,

    • Electronic Enforcement of Traffic Rules and Regulations,

    • Fleet Management and Monitoring,

    • Innovation in the field of ITS, and

    • Education in the field of ITS.

    The objectives of this national ITS Policy will be to contribute to reducing urban traffic congestion, improving the situation around parking of vehicles in cities, improving road safety, and improving the security of passenger and goods traffic. The work of this National Platform will provide a coherent and consistent National ITS Policy covering domains such as traffic and parking management, enforcement, and security.

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    2. Recently, the TRIFED, a PSU under Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India has plans to scale up marketing functions. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. TRIFED has been working with the main objective of promoting tribal art and craft for the benefit of tribal artisans of the country, under the scheme “Institutional Support for Development & Marketing of tribal products/produce” of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.
    2. In line with the objective TRIFED has planned to scale up Marketing of Tribal Products through the increase of its Retail Outlets ‘Tribes India’ throughout India and other retail marketing activities.
    3. TRIFED also organises exhibitions by the name of Aadichitra since 2010, in which tribal paintings only like Gond from Madhya Pradesh, Saora from Orissa, Warli from Maharashtra and Pithora paintings from Gujarat, are exclusively displayed and sold.

    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:

    TRIFED, a PSU under Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India has been working with the main objective of promoting tribal art and craft for the benefit of tribal artisans of the country, under the scheme “Institutional Support for Development & Marketing of tribal products/produce” of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

    In line with the objective TRIFED has planned to scale up Marketing of Tribal Products through the increase of its Retail Outlets ‘Tribes India’ throughout India and other retail marketing activities. The brief of the Retail Marketing Activities of TRIFED is given below:

    Tribes India Retail Chain of Outlets: TRIFED’s efforts for market development of tribal products envisage enhancing the income of tribals by way of providing marketing support for the various hand-crafted products they produce. TRIFED opened its first showroom by the name of ‘Tribes India’ during April 1999 at 9, Mahadev Road, New Delhi. Progressively, TRIFED established a chain of 42 Retail outlets out of which 29 are its own outlets and 13 outlets have been functioning in association with State-level organizations on a consignment basis.

    Product categories Available for sale: Metal Craft, Tribal Textiles, Tribal Jewellery,  Tribal Paintings, Cane & Bamboo, Terracotta and Stone Pottery, Gifts and Novelties and  Organic and Natural Food products.

    Exhibitions: Aadishilp, Aadichitra, Participations in Domestic Exhibitions, OCTAVE and International Exhibitions.

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    3. Recently, the Central government has announced the new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Central Government today announced a new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands.
    2. Under the second option, central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh per each house to be built on private lands would be provided, in case the beneficiaries do not intend to take bank loans.

    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:

    Central Government today announced a new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands besides opening up immense potential for private investments in affordable housing projects on government lands in urban areas.

    The two PPP models for private investments in affordable housing on private lands include extending central assistance of about Rs.2.50 lakh per each house as interest subsidy on bank loans as upfront payment under the Credit Linked Subsidy Component (CLSS) component of Pradhan Mantri Awas yojana (Urban). Under the second option, central assistance of Rs.1.50 lakh per each house to be built on private lands would be provided, in case the beneficiaries do not intend to take bank loans.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    4. Recently, the Union Cabinet has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Cabinet noted the progress under NHM including accelerated decline in MMR, IMR, U5MR and TFR.
    2. Increase in ceiling of Programme Management Budget under NHM, including monitoring and evaluation, from existing 6.5% to 9 % of the total Annual Work Plan for that year for bigger States.
    3. NHM is implemented for universal benefit – i.e. entire population; services are offered to everyone visiting the public healthcare facilities.

    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 chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the progress under National Health Mission (NHM). The Cabinet was also apprised of the decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) and Mission Steering Group (MSG) of NHM.  National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in April 2005 and it morphed into National Health Mission (NHM) with launch of National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) during 2013. Thereafter, NRHM and NUHM became two sub-missions under the overarching NHM.

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    5. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will hold a quiz on environment - ‘Prakriti Khoj’ throughout the country.  The quiz programme will be held for paying tribute to which of the following personalities?
    a. Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
    b. Mansukhlal Raghavjibhai Prajapati
    c. Chewang Norphel
    d. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    Answer: a

    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.

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