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IAS Questions for Prelims: 26 October 2017

Oct 26, 2017 15:28 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 26 October 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 26 October 2017

    IAS questions for IAS Prelims Exam given in this article are the best way to practice during IAS preparation. Such IAS questions have the coverage of important issues of national and international importance and it should not be left out during IAS preparation for IAS Exam 2018.

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    1. Recently, seven shortlisted companies gave ‘Letters of Intent’ for 14 monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism was launched on World Tourism Day i.e. 27th September 2017 by the President of India.
    2. This scheme is a unique endeavour of Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which envisages developing monuments, heritage and tourist sites across India and making them tourist friendly to enhance their tourism potential and cultural importance, in a planned and phased manner.
    3. The project primarily focuses on development and maintenance of world-class tourist infrastructure and amenities which includes basic civic amenities and advanced amenities.

    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 ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism was launched on World Tourism Day i.e. 27th September 2017 by the President of India.  Thereafter, Ministry of Tourism invited Private Sector Companies, Public Sector Companies and Corporate individuals to adopt the sites and to take up the responsibility for making our heritage and tourism more sustainable through conservation and development. This scheme is a unique endeavour of Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which envisages developing monuments, heritage and tourist sites across India and making them tourist friendly to enhance their tourism potential and cultural importance, in a planned and phased manner.

    India is renowned across the World for its rich and diverse cultural and natural heritage. Adopt a Heritage /Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchan Project is a unique endeavour of Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) which envisages developing monuments, heritage and tourist sites across India and making them tourist friendly to enhance their tourism potential and cultural importance, in a planned and phased manner.

    The project primarily focuses on development and maintenance of world-class tourist infrastructure and amenities which includes basic civic amenities and advanced amenities like Cleanliness, Public Conveniences, Ease of access, secure environment, illumination and night viewing facilities for an overall inclusive tourist experience that will result in more footfall from both domestic and foreign tourists.

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    2. According to one of the studies, the Soil Health Card Scheme is progressing well despite challenges like the inadequate staff, lack of power supply and internet connectivity among others. Consider the following statements regarding the Soil Health Card Scheme:
    1. Under the scheme launched in February 2015, soil health cards have been distributed to nearly ten crore farmers so far, against the target of 12 crores, as per the official data.
    2. The card, which will be issued every three years, provides information to farmers on nutrient status of soil along with a recommendation on appropriate dosage of soil nutrients to be applied to improving soil health and its fertility.

    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:

    Soil Health Card Scheme is progressing well despite challenges like the inadequate staff, lack of power supply and internet connectivity among others, a government-commissioned study said.

    Under the scheme launched in February 2015, soil health cards have been distributed to nearly ten crore farmers so far, against the target of 12 crore, as per the official data. The card, which will be issued every three years, provides information to farmers on nutrient status of soil along with a recommendation on appropriate dosage of soil nutrients to be applied to improving soil health and its fertility.

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    3. The first-ever road map to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, was launched at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico this week. Consider the following statements regarding Zoonotic TB:
    1. Zoonotic TB spreads through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals.
    2. New data released by the WHO estimates that over 140,000 people fall ill and more than 12,000 people lose their lives each year to zoonotic TB — mostly in Africa and Southeast Asia.
    3. In India, consumption of raw milk and living in close proximity to cattle has been attributed to high incidence rates of bovine TB in the central Indian populations.

    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 first-ever road map to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, was launched at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico this week.

    Four partners in health, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) have joined forces to develop the road map and, address the major health and economic impact of this disease.

    Zoonotic TB spreads through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals. New data released by the WHO estimates that over 140,000 people fall ill and more than 12,000 people lose their lives each year to zoonotic TB — mostly in Africa and Southeast Asia. In India, consumption of raw milk and living in close proximity to cattle has been attributed to high incidence rates of bovine TB in the central Indian populations. According to a paper published in Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health last month, farmers, dairy workers, and zoo keepers were at greater risk.

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    4. India’s first Roll On-Roll Off (Ro-Ro) ferry service was launched in which of the following districts of Gujarat?
    a. Bhavnagar
    b. Kheda
    c. Kutch
    d. Valsad

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the “roll on, roll-off” (ro-ro) ferry service in Gujarat on Sunday during his third visit to the poll-bound state this month. Roll-on, roll-off ferry service allows vehicles like trucks, buses, cars etc to roll drive onto the ferry doing away with the need to crane-lift vehicles on the ferry. Along with this, the shorter travel distance cuts down travel time and also improves ease of travel.

    The Ghogha-Dahej link cut down the over 310 km distance between the two areas connected by land to just over 30 km connected by ports. The ro-ro ferry’s first phase was flagged off by PM Modi on 22 October 2017 at an event in Ghogha.

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    5. Which of the following primary mosquito that spreads the Zika virus?
    a. Anopheles stephensi
    b. Aedes aegypti
    c. Aedes albopictus
    d. All of the above

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The primary mosquito that the spreads Zika virus — Aedes aegypti — might also simultaneously transmit chikungunya and dengue viruses with a single bite, says a study that sheds new light on co-infection.

    “A mosquito, in theory, could give you multiple viruses at once,” said Claudia Ruckert, post-doctoral researcher at Colorado State University in the U.S. In the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, the team infected mosquitoes in the lab with multiple kinds of viruses to learn more about the transmission of more than one infection from a single mosquito bite.

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