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IAS Questions for Prelims: 25 October 2017

Oct 25, 2017 14:16 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 25 October 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 25 October 2017

    IAS questions provided in this article are of great help for IAS Prelims Exam preparation and such questions have a similar pattern of UPSC IAS Prelims Exam. The IAS aspirants should go through the questions prepared by us on daily basis. It will help IAS aspirants to analyse their preparation for IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. In pursuance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’, Indian Naval Ship Sukanya arrived at Belawan Indonesia on 24 October 2017to participate in the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The exercise is aimed to foster closer maritime ties with countries located on the rim of the Indian Ocean.
    2. The upcoming bi-lateral exercise CORPAT scheduled from 24 Oct – 05 Nov 17 is a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Indonesia and to the maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.
    3. The aim of the CORPAT is to enhance mutual understanding and inter-operability between the navies, prosecute vessels involved in unlawful activities, conduct SAR and take measures against Sea Pollution.

    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:

    In pursuance with India’s ‘Act East Policy’, Indian Naval Ship Sukanya under the command of Commander SA Deodhar, NM arrived at Belawan Indonesia this morning to participate in the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and 3rd Bilateral exercise between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy. The exercise is aimed to foster closer maritime ties with countries located on the rim of the Indian Ocean.

    The upcoming bi-lateral exercise CORPAT scheduled from 24 Oct – 05 Nov 17 is a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Indonesia and to the maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region. The two navies have been carrying out Coordinated Patrols (CORPAT) on respective sides of the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) twice a year since 2002. The aim of the CORPAT is to enhance mutual understanding and inter-operability between the navies, prosecute vessels involved in unlawful activities, conduct SAR and take measures against Sea Pollution.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: September 2017

    2. Which of the following Indian Government body to develop Integrity Index of 25 Organizations in India?
    a. Election Commission
    b. NITI Aayog
    c. Central Vigilance Commission
    d. Comptroller and Auditor General

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    In line with the broader strategy and emphasis on preventive vigilance, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) believes that the next level of systemic change can be through the tool of Integrity Index. The CVC has therefore decided to go in for development of the Integrity Index-based on bench-marking of internal processes and controls within an organisation as well as management of relationships and expectations of outside stakeholders.

    The Integrity Index will bring out annual scores/rankings of Public Sector Undertakings/Public Sector Banks and Financial Institutions/Departments/Ministries of Government of India by linking the essential drivers of vigilance with long-term efficiency, profitability and sustainability of public organizations and create an internal and external ecosystem that promotes working with Integrity in public organizations.

    CVC has adopted a research-based approach for creating an integrity index that various organizations can use to measure themselves and which will evolve with changing needs and with this view IIM-Ahmadabad has been engaged to develop the Integrity Index. Being a new initiative, initially, 25 organizations have been selected for development of the Integrity Index (as per list attached). Subsequently, it is proposed to extend the Integrity Index concept to all other CPSUs and organizations of Government of India. The management of all 25 organizations has been involved in the development of Integrity Index.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: August 2017

    3.  Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved Rs. 3.5-lakh crore Bharatmala Phase-1 project to develop 40,000 km roads. Consider the following statements regarding the Bharatmala Project:
    1. The Bharatmala Pariyojana to be implemented with an outlay of Rs.5,35,000 crores will generate 14.2 crores man-days of jobs.
    2. Bharatmala works have been proposed for completion in 5 years by 2021-22 through NHAI, NHIDCL, MoRTH and State PWDs.
    3. The categories of roads like Economic Corridors, Inter Corridor and Feeder Route, Border Roads and International Connectivity, Green field Expressways have been proposed under this project.

    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:

    Taking forward its commitment to providing more efficient transportation; Government has debottlenecked the Roads sector and significantly stepped up the Highway development and road building program. In order to further optimise the efficiency of movement of goods and people across the country, Government is launching a new Umbrella program. This Road Building Program, for 83,677 km of roads involving capex of Rs.6.92 lakhs crores over next 5 years.

    Out of this, Bharatmala Pariyojana to be implemented with an outlay of Rs.5,35,000 crores will generate 14.2 crores man-days of jobs.

    The following categories of roads (34,800 km) have been proposed under BMP

    • Economic Corridors (9000 km)
    • Inter Corridor and Feeder Route (6000 km)
    • National Corridors Efficiency Improvement (5000 km)
    • Border Roads and International Connectivity (2000 km)
    • Coastal Roads and Port Connectivity (2000 km)
    • Green field Expressways (800 km)
    • Balance NHDP works (10,000 km)

    Bharatmala works have been proposed for completion in 5 years by 2021-22 through NHAI, NHIDCL, MoRTH and State PWDs. A substantial delegation of powers has been provided to NHAI, NHIDCL and Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to enable speedy implementation.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    4. Recently, the Government of India has signed a $300 million loan to continue a series of fiscal reforms in the State of West Bengal to improve the quality of public service delivery with which of the following international organisations?
    a. Asian Development Bank
    b. World Bank
    c. New Development Bank
    d. IMF

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India signed a $300 million loan today to continue a series of fiscal reforms in the State of West Bengal to improve the quality of public service delivery.

    The Second West Bengal Development Finance Program targets a further increase in public investment through the reduction of unproductive expenditure and savings from efficiencies in revenue collections. The Program will build on earlier intervention under Phase I of the project through the $400 million Program that targeted a comprehensive fiscal consolidation program in the state.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    5. Recently, an initiative SAATHI has been started by the Government of India related with which of the following?
    a. Commerce industry
    b. Textile industry
    c. Leather industry
    d. Agriculture

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Ministries of Power and Textiles have joined hands under a new initiative SAATHI (Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Textile technologies to Help small Industries). Under this initiative, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector entity under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, would procure energy efficient Powerlooms, motors and Rapier kits in bulk and provide them to the small and medium Powerloom units at no upfront cost.

    The SAATHI initiative of the Government will be jointly implemented by EESL and the office of the Textile Commissioner on a pan-India basis. To kick-start the implementation, cluster-wise demonstration projects and workshops will be organized in key clusters such as Erode, Surat, Ichalkaranji, etc.

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