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IAS Questions for Prelims: 28 November 2017

Nov 28, 2017 18:32 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 28 November 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 28 November 2017

    The importance of current affairs in IAS Exam has been greater than before and the IAS aspirants should focus more on the current events. Either in IAS Prelims Exam or in IAS Mains Exam, you can find a large number of questions associated with the recent events. So, it is very important to keep a close watch on every important event happening around in the country or of international importance.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) has been organised in Jaipur on 27 November 2017. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The INSPIRE 2017 brings together various stakeholders such as innovators, policymakers, financiers, influencers to showcase best practices in the power sector.
    2. The International Symposium provides a platform for energy efficiency community to discuss energy efficiency policies, market transformation strategies, emerging technologies, delivery and business-model-driven transformations.

    Which of the above statement is true?
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The first edition of the International Symposium to Promote Innovation & Research in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE 2017) has been organised in Jaipur on 27 November 2017. The five-day symposium is being organized by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) in partnership with The World Bank, and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE).

    INSPIRE 2017 is an International Conference that brings together various stakeholders such as policymakers, innovators, financiers, influencers to showcase best practices in the sector. It provides a platform for energy efficiency community to discuss energy efficiency policies, market transformation strategies, emerging technologies, delivery and business-model-driven transformations. The event is further designed to provide global and national thought-leaders and implementers to expand perspectives on energy efficiency and spur ideas and solutions that will help leverage the full potential of energy efficiency and bring its multiple co-benefits to the fore.

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    2. The Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) is about to improve the well-being of selected Gram Panchayats (GPs) through the convergence of programmes under the scheme. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11th October 2014.
    2. As many as 21 central schemes have already amended their guidelines or enabled priority for the SAGY Gram Panchayats.
    3. It is envisaged that all these selected SAGY Gram Panchayats will have much better indicators on parameters ranging from physical infrastructure to human development and economic activities by March 2019.

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

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    A Village Development Plan has been drawn for every SAGY Gram Panchayat which is to be implemented through convergence and additional prioritization by Central and State Governments. Till date, there are around 21 central schemes of which their guidelines have already been amended in order to set the priority for the SAGY Gram Panchayats. Most SAGY villages now have been taken up by State Governments as a part of Mission Antyodaya for significant improvement in sustainable livelihoods of poor households in these Gram Panchayats. All these Panchayats have been ranked for intervention to remove development gaps through a partnership of Central, State and Local Governments. It is envisaged that all these selected SAGY Gram Panchayats will have much better indicators on parameters ranging from physical infrastructure to human development and economic activities by March 2019.

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    3. Which of the following statement is not true regarding the particulate matter?
    a. Particulate matter or particle pollution is the general term for a mixture of only solid particles found in the air.
    b. The minute particles like sulphates, nitrates, black carbon, particle-bound water, metals (cadmium, copper, nickel, zinc) and hydrocarbons constitute the particulate matter.
    c. PM2.5 is fine inhalable particles of size 2.5 micrometres and smaller.
    d. Continuous exposure to PM can cause asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and any type of bronchitis.

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Particulate matter or particle pollution is the general term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. There is a wide range of minute particles in the air that can be seen only using an electron microscope. It includes sulphates, nitrates, black carbon, particle-bound water, metals (cadmium, copper, nickel, zinc) and hydrocarbons. In addition, biological components such as allergens (pollen, dust mites) and microbial compounds (fungi) are also PM.

    When inhaled, PM can cause a wide range of respiratory disorders. “Continuous exposure to PM can cause asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and any type of bronchitis. PM can penetrate deep into the lungs and damage it. Any bacteria or virus can now attack the lungs and this could even lead to serious life-threatening infections.

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    4. In which of the following country world’s first artificial intelligence politician has been developed?
    a. USA
    b. New Zealand
    c. China
    d. Singapore

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    New Zealand scientists have developed the world’s first artificial intelligence politician that can answer a person’s queries regarding local issues such as policies around housing, education and immigration. The virtual politician, called SAM, was created by Nick Gerritsen, a 49-year-old entrepreneur in New Zealand. The AI politician is constantly learning to respond to people through Facebook Messenger as well as a survey on its homepage.

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    5. Garganey, Ferruginous Pochard, Common Teal, Common Merganser, and Ruddy Shelduck etc. are the name of which of the following species?
    a. Birds
    b. Frogs
    c. Fish
    d. Animals

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Recently, around three lakh winged birds have made the gloomy winter landscape of the Kashmir Valley more alive. The visitors came from Central Asia and Europe. Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Brahminy Duck, Garganey, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Red-Crested Pochard, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, and Eurasian Wigeon are some of the most sighted birds in the wetlands of Kashmir.

    The winged visitors start arriving in the valley towards the first week of November as Kashmir presents them a comparatively hospitable alternate habitat compared to the extreme freezing conditions in their natural habitats in Siberia, China, Japan and other countries in the northern hemisphere, an official of the Wildlife Department said.

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