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IAS Questions for Prelims: 28 September 2017

Sep 28, 2017 12:48 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 28 September 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 28 September 2017

    The given IAS questions have been created from the authentic sources for IAS Exam like The Hindu, PIB and Indian Express etc. The IAS aspirants must study such IAS questions on a daily basis so that no important issues left out of their IAS preparation.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of the Interbank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The initial Master Agreement on Extending Credit Facility in Local Currency under the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism had a validity of five years, which has expired in March 2017.
    2. The umbrella Agreement would serve as an enabler to enter into bilateral agreements with member banks subject to national laws, regulations and internal policies of the signatories.

    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 initial Master Agreement on Extending Credit Facility in Local Currency under the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism had a validity of five years, which has expired in March 2017. It is understood that some of the member banks (like CDB and VEB; CDB and BNDES) have entered into bilateral agreements for local currency financing under the Master Agreement signed in 2012. Although the current conditions are not conducive to usage, it was useful to keep the same alive as an enabling feature in case a suitable opportunity materializes in future. Exim Bank raises resources in the offshore market in diverse currencies and swaps to mitigate the risk. The umbrella Agreement would serve as an enabler to enter into bilateral agreements with member banks subject to national laws, regulations and internal policies of the signatories.

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    2. Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of the Cooperation Memorandum Relating to Credit Ratings which enable sharing of credit ratings amongst:
    a. ASIAN member banks
    b. BRICS member banks
    c. SCO Member banks
    d. SAARC member banks

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of the (i) Interbank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement and (ii) Cooperation Memorandum Relating to Credit Ratings by Exim Bank with participating member banks under BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism. As both the Agreement and the MoU are umbrella pacts and are non-binding in nature, the Board of Directors of Exim Bank has been authorized to negotiate and conclude any individual contracts and commitments within their framework.

    It would enable sharing of credit ratings amongst the BRICS member banks, based on the request received from another bank. This would be an ideal mechanism to mitigate the credit risks associated with cross-border financing. In future, such a mechanism could also serve as pre-cursor to the proposal of having an alternate rating agency by BRICS nations.

    The Agreement and the MoU have also been highlighted in the BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration made in Xiamen, China on 4th September 2017.

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    3. Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its approval to sign the Agreement between India and Ethiopia on ”Cooperation in the field of Information, Communication and Media”. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. It aims to harness the growing power of Information, Communication and Media for information dissemination and enhancing outreach between the two countries for inclusive development.
    2. The Agreement will encourage cooperation between mass media tools such as radio, print media, TV, social media etc. to provide more opportunities to the people of both the nations and create public accountability.

    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 Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to sign the Agreement between India and Ethiopia on “”Cooperation in the field of Information, Communication and Media”.

    It aims to harness the growing power of Information, Communication and Media for information dissemination and enhancing outreach between the two countries for inclusive development. It will also enhance people to people contact through exchange programmes. It would also provide an opportunity for both the nations to share best practices and new innovations in the field of Information, Communication & Media.

    The Agreement will encourage cooperation between mass media tools such as radio, print media, TV, social media etc. to provide more opportunities to the people of both the nations and create public accountability.

    The Agreement, through an institutional framework, will facilitate the exchange of delegations, personnel between the two nations, providing them opportunities to learn from each other’s best practices, bringing in equity and inclusiveness.

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    4. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved the umbrella scheme of 'Modernisation of Police Forces'. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Under the umbrella scheme,  a central budget outlay of Rs.10,132 crore has been earmarked for internal security related expenditure for Jammu & Kashmir, the North Eastern States and left-wing extremism affected States.
    2. The umbrella scheme also provides for setting up of a State-of-Art forensic science laboratory in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh and upgradation of  Sardar Patel Global Centre for Security, Counter-Terrorism and Anti-Insurgency in Jaipur and Gujarat Forensic Science University in Gandhi Nagar.
    3. Under the scheme provisions like internal security, law and order, women security, availability of modern weapons, the mobility of police forces, logistics support, the hiring of helicopters etc have been made.

    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 Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of "Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)" for years 2017-18 to 2019-20. The financial outlay for the scheme over the three year’s period is Rs.25,060 crore, out of which the Central Government share will be Rs.18,636 crore and the States’ share will be Rs.6,424 crore.

    Salient Features:

    • Special provision has been made under the Scheme for internal security, law and order, women security, availability of modern weapons, the mobility of police forces, logistics support, the hiring of helicopters, upgradation of police wireless, National Satellite Network, CCTNS project, E-prison project etc.
    • Under the umbrella scheme,  a central budget outlay of Rs.10,132 crore has been earmarked for internal security related expenditure for Jammu & Kashmir, the North Eastern States and left-wing extremism affected States.
    • Scheme of Special Central Assistance (SCA) for 35 worst LWE affected districts has been introduced with an outlay of Rs.3,000 crore to tackle the issue of underdevelopment in this district.
    • An outlay of Rs.100 crore has been earmarked in the North Eastern States for police infrastructure upgradation, training institutes, investigation facilities etc.
    • Implementation of this scheme would bolster the Government's ability to address challenges faced in different theatres such as areas affected by LWE, Jammu and Kashmir and North East effectively and undertake development interventions which will catalyze in improving the quality of life in these areas and help combat these challenges effectively at the same time.

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    5. Recently, CARA under the Ministry of Women & Child Development has started a monthly “Jan Sampark” program to enable the public to have interaction with its officials and staff for seeking information related to Adoption as well as flagging their concerns. Here, CARA stands for?
    a. Central Adoption Resource Agency
    b. Condemnation and Relocation Act
    c. Child Abuse Risk Assessment
    d. Community Assessment Rapid Access

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development has started a monthly “Jan Sampark” program to enable the public to have interaction with its officials and staff for seeking information related to Adoption as well as flagging their concerns.

    The first of its kind programme was held in New Delhi 26 September 2016. Nearly 150 Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs), Adoptive Parents and representatives of agencies participated in the session, which lasted for more than four hours.

    Details pertaining to Immediate Placement and Special Needs Adoption Module of Child Adoption Resource Information & Guidance System (CARINGS) as well as the newly launched Grievance/Query portal were shared with all the stakeholders. Also many of the PAPs were counselled and motivated to go for adopting older children.

    The event will now be a regular feature every month apart from the quarterly Facebook live chat by CEO CARA.

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