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IAS Questions for Prelims: 29 November 2017

Nov 29, 2017 13:28 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 29 November 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 29 November 2017

    Current Affairs based questions can help IAS aspirants to gain experience in handling such questions in the IAS prelims exam. In the IAS prelims exam, practising MCQ questions based on current affairs should be given priority.

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    We will continue to provide the current affairs questions for IAS Prelims 2018 to help you gain a better insight of how questions can be asked in the examination.

    1. Consider the following statements regarding the Aditya-L1 Mission of ISRO?

    1) Aditya-L1 is India's maiden mission to study the sun.
    2) It is first Indian mission to be placed at Lagrangian point L1 which far away from the Earth from where continuous solar observations are possible.
    3) This mission is being carried out by ISRO in collaboration with NASA.

    Choose the correct code:

    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    Aditya-L1 is a spacecraft whose mission is to study the Sun. The project is approved and the satellite will be launched during 2019 – 2020 timeframe by PSLV-XL from Sriharikota. It has been designed and will be built in collaboration between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and various Indian research organizations.

    This will be the first Indian space mission to study the Sun, and also the first Indian mission to be placed at Lagrangian point L1 which is far away from the Earth from where continuous solar observations are possible. Only NASA and ESA have successfully placed satellites at the L1 point as of date.

    Aditya-1 was meant to observe only the solar corona. The outer layers of the Sun, extending to thousands of km above the disc (photosphere) is termed as the corona. It has a temperature of more than a million degree Kelvin which is much higher than the solar disc temperature of around 6000K. How the corona gets heated to such high temperatures is still an unanswered question in solar physics.

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    2. Consider the following statements regarding the recently held Navika Sagar Parikrama:

    1) Navika Sagar Parikrama is an expedition for the circumnavigation of the globe on INSV Tarini by Indian Navy.
    2) This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.

    Which of the above statements are true?

    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    Navika Sagar Parikrama is the name of the expedition for circumnavigation the globe on INSV Tarini by Indian Navy's Women Naval Officers. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi.

    The significance of Navika Sagar Parikrama voyage is in consonance with the National policy to women empowerment to attain their full potential. The voyage also aims to showcase the Make in India initiative of the government by sailing on board an indigenously built INSV Tarini. It also encourages the use of environment-friendly non-conventional renewable energy; as the ship harnesses the wind. The crew will also monitor and report marine pollution levels.

    3. The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) scheme was recently launched in Manipur. Consider the following statements regarding SAUBHAGYA scheme:

    1) SAUBHAGYA scheme is to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in urban areas only.
    2) Households would also be provided electricity connections under the scheme of payment of Rs.500 only which shall be recovered by the DISCOMs/Power Departments in instalments.
    3) There is no provision in the scheme to provide free power to any category of consumers.

    Which of the above statements is true?

    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya” scheme was launched to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country in rural as well as urban areas.

    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.

    Poor households would be provided electricity connections free of cost. Other households would also be provided electricity connections under the scheme of payment of Rs.500 only which shall be recovered by the DISCOMs/Power Departments in ten (10) instalments along with electricity bills.

    There is no provision in the scheme to provide free power to any category of consumers. The cost of electricity consumption shall have to be paid by the respective consumers as per prevailing tariff of the DISCOM.

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    4. Which of the following statements are true regarding the much in news "Right to Freedom of Religion"?

    a. Right to propagate means transmission and dissemination of one’s religious beliefs to others or exposition of the tenets of one’s religion.
    b. Right to propagate does not include a right to convert another person to one’s own religion.
    c. Article 25 says wearing and carrying of kirpans is to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion.
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    According to the Indian constitution, Article 25 says that all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion. Article 25 also contains two explanations:

    • Wearing and carrying of kirpans is to be included in the profession of the Sikh religion;
    • The Hindus, in this context, include Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists.

    Right to propagate means transmission and dissemination of one’s religious beliefs to others or exposition of the tenets of one’s religion. But, it does not include a right to convert another person to one’s own religion. Forcible conversions impinge on the ‘freedom of conscience’ guaranteed to all the persons alike.

    5. National Milk Day is celebrated in India on the birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, the Father of White Revolution. consider the following statements regarding the milk production in India:

    1) India ranks first in milk production accounting for 18.5 percent of world production.
    2) The per capita availability of milk in India is more than the world average.

    Which of the above statements are true?

    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The Indian agricultural system is predominantly a mixed crop-livestock farming system, with the livestock segment supplementing farm incomes by providing employment, draught animals and manure. India ranks first in milk production, accounting for 18.5 percent of world production, achieving an annual output of 146.3 million tonnes during 2014-15 recording a growth of 6.26 percent.

    The per capita availability of milk in India has increased from 176 grams per day in 1990-91 to 322 grams per day by 2014-15. It is more than the world average of 294 grams per day during 2013. This represents a sustained growth in availability of milk and milk products for the growing population. Dairying has become an important secondary source of income for millions of rural households engaged in agriculture.

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