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IAS Questions for Prelims: 29 August 2017

Aug 29, 2017 15:01 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 29 August 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 29 August 2017

    IAS questions based on the current affairs are very important for IAS Exam and the IAS aspirants must practice such questions during IAS preparation. The given questions have been developed from the important issues of the recent time. Such questions completely based on the pattern of UPSC IAS Prelims Exam syllabus.
    1. Three years ago, the Prime Minister had announced the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), a flagship program aimed at providing financial services to the poor. Consider the following statements regarding the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY):

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    1. Total PMJDY accounts opened increased from 12.55 crore in January 2015 to 29.52 crore as of 16th Aug 2017.
    2. The entire network created by the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has also enabled implementation of the Mudra Yojana.
    3. 14.49 crore accounts opened by women under PMJDY, out of a total of 43.65 crore women’s accounts which represent a sizeable and rapid growth in financial inclusion of women.

    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:

    Three years ago today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a flagship program: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) aimed at providing financial services to the poor. These included opening bank accounts for the poor, giving them electronic means of payment (via RUPAY cards), and placing them in a position to avail themselves of credit and insurance.

    The vision underlying it was, of course, much broader: nothing short of ending the financial, and hence economic, digital and social exclusion faced by India’s poor. India’s poor would not only be able to overcome their economic deprivation but they would also become an integral part of the social mainstream.

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    2. The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) owes much of its success to the data provided by the Socio Economic Caste Census 2011 or SECC that helped the Petroleum Ministry, along with the State governments, accurately identify the households in need of an LPG connection. Consider the following statements regarding SECC 2011.
    1. The SECC data identifies nearly 9 crore households as “deprived’’ as per the different deprivation indicators used for the Census.
    2. The SECC data proven to be helpful to give direct financial assistance to build low-cost houses for the poor under the PM Awas Yojana, electricity connection under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Power Scheme, build toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission and prepare Labour Budgets under the Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

    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 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) — the scheme to give free LPG connections to the poorest households — was termed a game changer for the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh because of its popularity as a pro-poor move. Now, the Modi government wants to replicate its success for all the other welfare schemes, especially the ones implemented by the Rural Development Ministry.

    The PMUY owes much of its success to the data provided by the Socio Economic Caste Census 2011 or SECC that helped the Petroleum Ministry, along with the State governments, accurately identify the households in need of an LPG connection. The SECC data identifies nearly 9 crore households as “deprived’’ as per the different deprivation indicators used for the Census.

    The Ministry has already started using the SECC data to give direct financial assistance to build low-cost houses for the poor under the PM Awas Yojana, electricity connection under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Power Scheme, build toilets under the Swachh Bharat Mission and prepare Labour Budgets under the Rural Employment Guarantee Act.

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    3. The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences here inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique at the third Ministerial Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES). Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The system would offer oil spill advisory services, high wave alerts, port warnings, forecast along the ship routes in addition to tsunami and storm surge warnings and help in search and rescue operations.
    2. INCOIS is already providing these operational services to Maldives, Sri Lanka and Seychelles.
    3. The Ocean Forecast System developed for the Indian Ocean countries and the real-time data from their territories also help to improve the ocean forecast and early warning system for Indian coast too.

    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 Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences here inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Comoros, Madagascar, and Mozambique at the third Ministerial Meeting of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Asia and Africa (RIMES), held at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Friday.

    The ocean forecast and early warning information on the high wave, currents, winds, tides, sub-surface ocean conditions cater to users like fishermen, coastal population, tourism sector, coastal defence officials, marine police, port authorities, research institutions and offshore industries of these countries.

    The ocean forecast and early warning services are essential for safe navigation and operations at sea and the blue economic growth of many of these Indian Ocean rim countries and Island Nations.

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    4. The Article 35A of Indian Constitution recently been in news. The article is associated with:
    a. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules (PCAR)
    b. It is a provision incorporated in the Constitution giving the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature a carte blanche to decide who all are ‘permanent residents’ of the State.
    c. The Article grants special autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
    d. Both b and c

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Article 35A is a provision incorporated in the Constitution giving the Jammu and Kashmir Legislature a carte blanche to decide who all are ‘permanent residents’ of the State and confer on them special rights and privileges in public sector jobs, acquisition of property in the State, scholarships and other public aid and welfare. The provision mandates that no act of the legislature coming under it can be challenged for violating the Constitution or any other law of the land.

    Article 35A was incorporated into the Constitution in 1954 by an order of the then President Rajendra Prasad on the advice of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cabinet. The controversial Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order of 1954 followed the 1952 Delhi Agreement entered into between Nehru and the then Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdullah, which extended Indian citizenship to the ‘State subjects’ of Jammu and Kashmir.

    The Presidential Order was issued under Article 370 (1) (d) of the Constitution. This provision allows the President to make certain “exceptions and modifications” to the Constitution for the benefit of ‘State subjects’ of Jammu and Kashmir. So Article 35A was added to the Constitution as a testimony of the special consideration the Indian government accorded to the ‘permanent residents’ of Jammu and Kashmir.

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    5. Recently, the NITI Aayog has released its Three Year Action Agenda 2017-18 to 2019-20. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The Aayog has suggested a series of measures to improve learning outcomes and improve skills for jobs.
    2. The Aayog noted that despite a numerous skill development initiatives by the government that have been undertaken till date, the country still faces a challenge of training a large workforce.
    3. The Agenda also recommended a national-level Overseas Employment Promotion Agency that should be set up under the Ministry of External Affairs to consolidate all the promotional initiatives of the government.

    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 a series of proposals that might lead to improvement in the higher education infrastructure and skill development of individuals in urban regions, the Niti Aayog in its Three Year Action Agenda 2017-18 to 2019-20, released on Thursday, said that the government needs to create 20 world-class universities, provide autonomy for top colleges and universities, reform the regulatory system, establish system of project-/researcher-specific grants and increase focus on vocational and profession-led education.

    Stating that the skill development initiatives by the government have not yielded the desired result and the country still faces a challenge of training a large workforce, it recommended that for those who undergo skill training, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) should target a placement rate of 80 per cent or more by 2020.

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