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IAS Questions for Prelims: 25 July 2017

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IAS Questions for Prelims 25 July 2017
IAS Questions for Prelims 25 July 2017

In this write-up, we have provided current affairs IAS questions for Prelims Exam 2018. The given current affairs questions are very important for IAS Prelims Exam and the questions have the same pattern of UPSC IAS Prelims Exam.

IAS Prelims Exam Guide

1. Consider the following statements regarding the project 'Mausam':
1. Project ‘Mausam’ is the initiative of Ministry of Culture to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency with research support of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and National Museum as associate bodies.
2. This project aims to explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean ‘world’–collating archaeological and historical research in order to document the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions in the Indian Ocean.
3. The main objective of the project is to inscribe places and sites identified under Project Mausam as a trans-national nomination for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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:

Project ‘Mausam’ is the initiative of Ministry of Culture to be implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as the nodal agency with research support of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and National Museum as associate bodies. This project aims to explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean ‘world’–collating archaeological and historical research in order to document the diversity of cultural, commercial and religious interactions in the Indian Ocean. It also aims to promote research on themes related to the study of Maritime Routes. The main objective of the project is to inscribe places and sites identified under Project Mausam as a trans-national nomination for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

The project was launched in June 2014 during the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee. An SFC was approved in April 2015 for 2 years i.e. 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

2. Recently, the Union Home Ministry has identified 10 islands from Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep for development. Consider the following statements regarding this:
1. Ten islands from Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep have been identified by the government for improving the maritime economy, preserving the eco-system and addressing security concerns.
2. The islands include Smith, Ross, Aves, Long and Little Andaman in Andaman and Nicobar and Minicoy, Bangaram, Suheli, Cherium and Tinnakara in Lakshadweep.
3. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the newly- constituted Islands Development Agency (IDA) which was set up on June 1, 2017.

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:

Ten islands from Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep have been identified by the government for improving the maritime economy, preserving the eco-system and the addressing security concerns.

The islands include Smith, Ross, Aves, Long and Little Andaman in Andaman and Nicobar and Minicoy, Bangaram, Suheli, Cherium and Tinnakara in Lakshadweep.

The decision was taken at the first meeting of the newly- constituted Islands Development Agency (IDA). The IDA was set up on June 1 this year following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's review meeting for the development of islands.  During the meeting, the home minister presented the vision for developing India's maritime economy while preserving the natural eco-system and addressing the security concerns.

Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

3. Consider the following statements regarding the Swadesh Darshan Scheme:
1. The Ministry of Tourism has launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme in 2014-15 for integrated development of Theme-Based tourist Circuits in the country.
2. The Ministry of Tourism extends Central Financial Assistance under the Swadesh Darshan scheme for Beach Cleaning Equipment as one of the admissible components to promote cleanliness of beaches.

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

Answer: b

Explanation:

The Ministry of Tourism has launched Swadesh Darshan Scheme in 2014-15 for integrated development of Theme-Based tourist Circuits in the country. Coastal Circuit which includes inter-alia beach destinations has been identified as one of thirteen thematic circuits for development under this scheme. The Ministry of Tourism promotes India as a holistic destination as part of its on-going activities by releasing advertising campaigns in various media under the Incredible India brand-line, through its website, production of publicity and promotional material and through promotional activities undertaken by the overseas India.

Cleanliness and maintenance of beaches is the responsibility of the respective State Governments/ UT administrations. However, Ministry extends Central Financial Assistance under the Swadesh Darshan scheme for Beach Cleaning Equipment as one of the admissible components to promote cleanliness of beaches.

Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2018- April 2017

4. Consider the following statements regarding the welfare schemes meant for the benefit of ST women:
1. Under the scheme of Girls & Boys Hostels for STs, Central assistance is given to States / UTs / Universities for construction of new hostel buildings and / or extension of existing hostels.
2. The objective of the Ashram Schools in Tribal Areas is to provide residential schools for STs to increase the literacy rate among the tribal students and to bring them at par with other population of the country.
3. The scheme for Strengthening Education among ST Girls in Low Literacy Districts is being implemented in 54 identified low literacy Districts where the ST population is 25% or more, and ST female literacy rate is below 35%, or its fractions, as per 2001 census.

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 major policies of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs aim to ensure the overall development of both Scheduled Tribe men and women. However, within the Scheduled Tribes, women often suffer from a greater disadvantage. Ministry of Tribal Affairs, therefore, while trying to, ensure that women benefit equally from general schemes also has some special schemes meant for the benefit of ST women and girls as given below:

• Scheme of Girls & Boys Hostels for STs

• Scheme of Ashram Schools in Tribal Areas

• Scheme for Strengthening Education among ST Girls in Low Literacy Districts

• Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Scheme (SCA to TSS)

• Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution

• Adivasi Mahila Sashaktikaran Yojana

ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

5. The spices exports from the country have touched an all-time high during 2016-17. consider the following statements regarding the Spices Board:
1. Spices Board is implementing the “Export Oriented Production, Export Development & Promotion of Spices” Scheme wherein assistance is provided to cultivators of cardamom for the production of quality planting materials.
2. Spices Board implements several programmes for spices farmers which, inter alia, include the development of infrastructure for common processing facilities in Spice Parks.

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

Answer: b

Explanation:

The spices exports from the country have touched an all-time high during 2016-17. No targets are fixed by the government for export of spices as the production and export of spices are dependent upon various factors such as climatic conditions, market forces, domestic and international demand, etc.

Spices Board is implementing the “Export Oriented Production, Export Development & Promotion of Spices” Scheme wherein assistance is provided to cultivators of cardamom for production of quality planting materials, replanting of old and uneconomic gardens, new planting, irrigation development programme, improved curing facilities, farm mechanization, etc. for boosting production.

In addition, Spices Board implements several programmes for spices farmers which, inter alia, include development of infrastructure for common processing facilities in Spice Parks, adaptation of upgraded technology in spice processing, setting up of quality evaluation labs for sampling and testing of the export consignments for meeting quality specifications of consuming countries, assistance to farmers on post-harvest quality improvement, imparting training to farmers in Good Agricultural Practices etc.

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