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IAS Questions for Prelims: 27 September 2017

Sep 27, 2017 12:55 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 27 September 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 27 September 2017

    As per the recent pattern of asking questions in IAS Exam, IAS questions based on the current affairs can be a deciding factor for the selection of an IAS aspirant in the final list of UPSC IAS Exam. Here, we have provided important IAS questions based on the recent happenings of India and around the world.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently released report of global competitiveness rankings 2017-18, India has improved in ranking. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. India remains the most competitive country in South Asia, appearing at No. 40 in the global competitiveness ranking of 137 countries by the World Bank.
    2. India ranks 90th position in World Economic Forum's (WEF) ease of doing a business survey this year.
    3. India’s score is its highest ever according to the current methodology, which ranked Switzerland as the world’s most competitive economy.

    Which of the following above statements is true?
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    India remains the most competitive country in South Asia, appearing at No. 40 in the global competitiveness ranking of 137 countries by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The ranking is one lower than last year’s, but the two rankings are not comparable because of a change in the methodology, WEF said.

    WEF said India’s score is its highest ever according to the current methodology, which ranked Switzerland as the world’s most competitive economy. India’s competitiveness has improved, the report said. “Among the emerging markets seen as having great potential in the early 2000s, Brazil and Turkey have now lost much of the ground they gained before 2013, but China, India and Indonesia continue to improve.”

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    2. Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” a new scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25th September 2017. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The objective of the ‘Saubhagya’ is to provide energy access to all by last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in rural as well as urban areas to achieve universal household electrification in the country.
    2. The electricity connection to households includes the release of electricity connections by drawing a service cable from the nearest electricity pole to the household premises, installation of energy meter, wiring for a single light point with LED bulb and a mobile charging point.
    3. There is no provision in the scheme to provide free power to any category of consumers.

    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:

    Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” a new scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas on 25th September 2017. The objective of the ‘Saubhagya’ is to provide energy access to all by last mile connectivity and electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in rural as well as urban areas to achieve universal household electrification in the country.

    The electricity connection to households includes the release of electricity connections by drawing a service cable from the nearest electricity pole to the household premises, installation of energy meter, wiring for a single light point with LED bulb and a mobile charging point. In case the electricity pole is not available nearby from the household for drawing service the cable, the erection of additional pole along with conductor and associated accessories shall also be covered under the scheme.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    3. Which of the following INS, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft has been commissioned into the Indian Navy recently?
    a. INS Trasa
    b. INS Sahyadri
    c. INS Shakti
    d. INS Tarkash

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 26 September 2017. At an impressive commissioning ceremony, Vice Admiral Luthra expressed confidence that the new INS Tarasa will discharge her duties with élan and resolve, and bring laurels to the Western Naval Command and the Nation.

    INS Tarasa is the fourth and last of the follow-on Water Jet FAC's built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The first two ships of the class i.e. IN ships Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Visakhapatnam; while the third ship, INS Tillanchang was commissioned earlier this year at Karwar on 09 March 2017.  These ships are an upgrade of the Car Nicobar class Fast Attack Crafts with the Indian Navy, which was also indigenously designed and built by GRSE, Kolkata.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    4. Ministry of Labour & Employment has launched the platform the Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) Portal at a National Conference held in Delhi. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The PENCIL is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil society and the general public in achieving the target of child labour free society.
    2. Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) was also launched which aimed at creating a ready reckoner for trainers, practitioners and monitoring agencies to ensure complete prohibition of child labour and protection of adolescents from hazardous labour ultimately leading to Child Labour Free India.

    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 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour (PENCIL) Portal at the National Conference on Child Labour organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India here today. The PENCIL is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil society and the general public in achieving the target of child labour free society. Rajnath Singh also launched the Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the enforcement of legal framework against child labour. The SOP is aimed at creating a ready reckoner for trainers, practitioners and monitoring agencies to ensure complete prohibition of child labour and protection of adolescents from hazardous labour ultimately leading to Child Labour Free India.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

    5. Which of the following countries have deposited an instrument of ratification of the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in the 5th meeting of International Steering Committee (ISC) of the ISA held in New Delhi on 25 September 2017?
    a. Fiji
    b. Niger
    c. Tuvalu
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    Fiji, Niger and Tuvalu deposited an instrument of ratification of the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in the 5th meeting of International Steering Committee (ISC) of the ISA that was held in New Delhi on 25 September 2017. In this meeting representatives from 121 prospective member countries, who either completely or partially lie between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn participated. The meeting was Chaired by Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Co-chaired by Mrs Ségoléné  Royale, Ambassador for Arctic and Antarctic Poles and Special Envoy for the Implementation of the  International Solar Alliance, Government of France. Till date, 40 countries have signed and 11 countries have ratified the Framework Agreement of the ISA. With ratification by 15 countries, the ISA will become a treaty-based inter-governmental international organization.

    The ISA is an Indian initiative jointly launched by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30 November 2015 at Paris, on the sidelines of COP-21. It aims at addressing obstacles to deployment at the scale of solar energy through better harmonization and aggregation of demand from solar rich countries lying fully or partially between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn.

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