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IAS Questions for Prelims: 30 August 2017

Aug 30, 2017 15:12 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 30 August 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 30 August 2017

    IAS questions based on the current affairs are much significant for the IAS Prelims Exam. Usually, a large number of current affairs questions asked in IAS Prelims Exam every year. So, by keeping the pattern of IAS Prelims Exam in mind, here we have provided current affairs quizzes based on the recent important issues of national and international importance.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently, the Union Home Minister inaugurated the YUVA – a skill development programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Consider the following statements regarding the YUVA programme:
    1. The ‘YUVA’ initiative by Delhi Police aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies.
    2. It will help them to get a gainful employment under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna under the Ministry of Skill Development. Delhi Police has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for providing mass job linked skill training for the selected youth.
    3. National Skill Development Corporation shall be providing skill training to the youth under ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna’ (PMKVY) and CII will provide job linked training through its Sector Skill Councils who are connected to industry and thereby provide job guarantee.

    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 ‘YUVA’ initiative by Delhi Police aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies. It will help them to get a gainful employment under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna under the Ministry of Skill Development. Delhi Police has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for providing mass job linked skill training for the selected youth. National Skill Development Corporation shall be providing skill training to the youth under ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna’ (PMKVY) and CII will provide job linked training through its Sector Skill Councils who are connected to industry and thereby provide job guarantee.

    A detailed exercise was conducted in all 13 districts of Delhi Police to select the youth in the age of 17-25 years for this training belonging to categories such as School dropouts, Juvenile offenders, Victims of crimes and families in dire state due to incarceration of the bread earner of the family, mostly from the underprivileged colonies.

    So far, 2,269 candidates have been selected to be trained by 36 training partners in 45 skills in the next three months. A total of 32 police station buildings have been identified where Skill Development Centres would be opened at the earliest.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    2. The document released on Ease of Doing Business report on August 28, 2017, in New Delhi is based on an Enterprise Survey, conducted jointly with the IDFC Institute. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The survey was conducted between April 2015 and April 2016 and does not reflect any changes in the ease of doing business since then.
    2. The survey only takes inputs from firms in the formal manufacturing sector while it does not cover unorganized manufacturing and the services sectors that constitute the vast majority in India.
    3. The survey finds that firms in many states take considerably less time in obtaining approvals than reported by the Asian Development Bank data.

    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: a

    Explanation:

    The document released on Ease of Doing Business report on August 28, 2017 in New Delhi is based on an Enterprise Survey, conducted jointly with the IDFC Institute. The report itself states that it is meant to be a research document and its contents do not represent the views of the Government of India or NITI Aayog.

    The survey was conducted between April 2015 and April 2016 and does not reflect any changes in the ease of doing business since then. In recent years, there has been tremendous progress in easing various processes related to doing business. This has been verified by the World Bank. It is important to note that the enterprise responses are based on their past experiences and perceptions of doing business, dating as far back as 10 years or more. Reforms such as single window clearance systems would not be applicable to many firms covered in the survey.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    3. Recently, the International Atomic Energy Agency has opened the Low Enriched Uranium Bank in which of the following countries?
    a. Tanzania
    b. USA
    c. Kazakhstan
    d. Brazil

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    Recently, the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev has inaugurated the International Atomic Energy Agency's Low Enriched Uranium Bank in the Kazakh city of Oskemen on 29 August 2017.

    Owned and controlled by the IAEA, the LEU Bank will host a reserve of LEU, and act as a supplier of last resort for Member States in case the supply of LEU to a nuclear power plant is disrupted due to exceptional circumstances and the Member State is unable to secure LEU from the commercial market or by any other means.

    The IAEA LEU Bank will be a physical reserve of up to 90 metric tons of low enriched uranium suitable to make fuel for a typical light water reactor, the most widely used type of nuclear power reactor worldwide. The LEU can be used to make enough nuclear fuel to power a large city for three years.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: May 2017

    4. Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Centre’s petition seeking transfer of various pleas, which are challenging the validity of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) and are pending in different high courts, to the Delhi High Court. Consider the following statements regarding the RERA:
    1. The central Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) came into effect on May 1, 2017, a year after it was passed by Parliament.
    2. Under RERA each state and UT will have its own Regulatory Authority (RA) which will frame regulations and rules as per the Act.
    3. RERA makes it obligatory on the part of the builders not to book, sell or offer for sale, or invite persons to purchase any plot, apartment of the building, as the case may be, in any real estate project without registering the real estate project with the authority.

    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 Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the Centre’s petition seeking transfer of various pleas, which are challenging the validity of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) and are pending in different high courts, to the Delhi High Court.

    The central Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) came into effect on May 1, 2017, a year after it was passed by Parliament.

    As per the Act, developers, projects and agents had until July 31 to mandatorily register their projects with the Real Estate Regulatory Authority. Any unregistered project would be deemed to be unauthorised by the regulator.

    Under RERA each state and UT will have its own Regulatory Authority (RA) which will frame regulations and rules as per the Act. RERA covers both new project launches and on-going projects where the completion/occupation certificate has not been received. RERA makes it obligatory on the part of the builders not to book, sell or offer for sale, or invite persons to purchase any plot, apartment of the building, as the case may be, in any real estate project without registering the real estate project with the authority.

    ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

    5. Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation has opened the door to domestic entities that can give it up to 18 spacecraft a year starting mid to late 2018. Consider the following statements regarding ISAC:
    1. The Bengaluru-based ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), which has so far produced about 90 Indian spacecraft, recently invited single or combined industries to apply for this opportunity.
    2. ISAC would sign a three-year contract with the finalists, train, handhold and supervise their teams in making its range of satellites at its facility.

    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:

    ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) is the lead centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) responsible for design, development, assembly & integration of communication, navigation, remote sensing, scientific and small satellite missions.

    The specialised teams of scientists, engineers and technicians of ISAC have built more than 90 complex & advanced satellites for various applications in areas of telecommunications, television broadcasting, VSAT services, tele-medicine, tele-education, navigation, weather forecasting, disaster warning, search and rescue operations, earth observations, natural resource management, scientific and space science etc.

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