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IAS Questions for Prelims: 4 December 2017

Dec 4, 2017 17:56 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 4 December 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 4 December 2017

    IAS Exam considered as the most difficult exam in the country and the aspiring candidates need a comprehensive preparation to clear IAS exam, Here, we have multiple choice IAS questions created from the current events which are important in terms of IAS Exam 2018.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The National Nutrition Mission will work as an apex body which will monitor, supervise, fix the target and guide the nutrition-related interventions across the Ministries.
    2. The National Nutrition Mission through its targets will strive to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies.
    3. Under the NNM, all the States and districts will be covered in a phased manner i.e. 315 districts in 2017-18, 235 districts in 2018-19 and remaining districts in 2019-20.

    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:

    Recently, the Union Cabinet has approved setting up of National Nutrition Mission, an apex body which will work as an apex body which will monitor, supervise, fix the target and guide the nutrition-related interventions across the Ministries.

    The National Nutrition Mission will strive to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies. It will create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue alerts for timely action, and encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise the line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals.

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    2. Recently, BIMSTEC Member States discussed draft text of Coastal Shipping Agreement. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. BIMSTEC Member states to discuss modalities for promoting coastal shipping in the region in a meeting organised in Delhi recently.
    2. The objective of Coastal Shipping Agreement is to facilitate coastal shipping in the region, thereby giving a boost to trade between the member countries.

    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 Member States of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) to discuss modalities for promoting coastal shipping in the region in a meeting organised in Delhi recently. In this first meeting of the Working Group on 27th and 28th of November, member countries discussed the draft text of BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement drafted by the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.

    The objective of the above agreement is to facilitate coastal shipping in the region, thereby giving a boost to trade between the member countries. The agreement would apply to coastal shipping that is shipping within 20 nautical miles of the coastline. The requirements for movement of vessels in this part of the sea are different from standard requirements of deep sea shipping. Coastal ship movements require smaller vessels and the lesser draft, and the, therefore, involve lower costs. Once the agreement is ratified by the member countries and becomes operational, a lot of cargo movement between the member countries can be done through the cost-effective, environment-friendly and faster coastal shipping route.

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    3. Recently, India has been re-elected to the Council of the IMO under Category “B” at the 30th session of the Assembly of the IMO held in London on 01 December 2017. Here, IMO stands for:
    a. International Meteorological Organisation
    b. International Maritime Organisation
    c. International Marine Organisation
    d. Independent Monitoring Organization

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    India has been re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization [IMO] under Category “B” at the 30th session of the Assembly of the IMO held in London on 01 December 2017. The IMO Council consists of 40 member countries. In Categories “A” and “B” there are 10 members each and in Cateogary “C” 20 members, who are elected by the IMO Assembly. IMO Council plays a crucial role to play in deciding various important matters within the mandate of the IMO, in relation to the global shipping industry, including its work programme strategy and budget.

    Unlike in the past where India was re-elected to the IMO Council un-opposed, this time, for the 10 seats under Category “B” two new entrants, i.e. UAE, a non-member of the IMO Council so far and Australia, presently a member of the IMO Council under Category “C” had filed their nomination and this had necessitated holding of the election. India, however, emerged a winner in the keenly contested election.

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    4. Recently, India and Italy have signed a MoU for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health.
    2. Under this MoU, Nutritional aspects of food intake, including malnutrition (over-nutrition and under-nutrition) in the light of the SDG2 and organization of nutritional services have been covered.

    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:

    Recently, India and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector. The objective of this MoU is to establish comprehensive inter-ministerial and inter-institutional cooperation between the two countries in the field of health by pooling technical, scientific, financial and human resources with the ultimate goal of upgrading the quality and reach of human, material and infrastructural resources involved in health care, medical education & training, and research in both countries.

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    5. Which country has recently launched its own cryptocurrency, called the “Petro,” which will be backed by the country’s vast natural resource reserves?
    a. Brazil
    b. Venezuela
    c. Argentina
    d. Peru

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies. A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.

    Venezuelan has recently announced to launch the “petro” backed by oil reserves to shore up a collapsed economy. Venezuela will create a cryptocurrency backed by oil, gas, gold and diamond reserves. The petro would help Venezuela advance in issues of monetary sovereignty, to make financial transactions and overcome the financial blockade.

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