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IAS Questions for Prelims: 6 October 2017

Oct 6, 2017 13:24 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 6 October 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 6 October 2017

    IAS questions provided in this article have been created with a view to the current pattern of IAS Prelims Exam and there is the higher possibility of asking such questions in IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently, India has unveiled the third action plan 2017-2031 for the conservation of wildlife. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The third action plan comes after the first plan in 1983 and second from 2002 till 2016.
    2. The third National Wildlife Action Plan is unique as this is the first time India has recognised the concerns relating to climate change impact on wildlife and stressed on integrating actions that need to be taken for its mitigation and adaptation into wildlife management planning processes.
    3. The plan lays down that the Centre would ensure that adequate and sustained funding including Corporate Social Responsibility funds are made available for the National Wildlife Action Plan implementation.

    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:

    India unveiled the third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017-2031 on Monday spelling out the future roadmap for wildlife conservation.
    The third action plan comes after the first plan in 1983 and second from 2002 till 2016. The third National Wildlife Action Plan is unique as this is the first time India has recognised the concerns relating to climate change impact on wildlife and stressed on integrating actions that need to be taken for its mitigation and adaptation into wildlife management planning processes.

    The plan was unveiled by environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on the inaugural day of the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) conference on Monday. The GWP, initiated in 2015, is a World-Bank led a partnership of 19 countries to promote the conservation and sustainable development by combating trafficking in wildlife. The four-day conference will give India an opportunity to get acquainted with best practices on the management of wildlife habitats and minimising human-wildlife conflict situations.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: September 2017

    2. The current Indian Military Advisory and Training Team has been deployed at the Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC) in Jinja, one of the cities of which of the following countries?
    a. Zimbabwe
    b. Uganda
    c. Brazil
    d. Lithuania

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The current Indian Military Advisory and Training Team have been deployed at the Senior Command and Staff College (SCSC) in Jinja, Uganda since April 2016. Their contributions to the curriculum revision, student assimilation enhancement and capability building of the local directing staff have been appreciated by no less than the President of Uganda. The team, through its rapport and positive interaction, has been successful in mobilising the local Indian community in provisioning a state of art gymnasium to the SCSC. With equipment that’s been imported from Dubai, the gymnasium’s net worth is more than $30,000 US.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: August 2017

    3. Recently, the Government of India has signed a Finance Contract with which of the organisation for financing Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II- Line R6?
    a. European Investment Bank (EIB)
    b. World Bank
    c. New Development Bank
    d. Asian Development Bank

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed the Finance Contract for lending of € 300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6. The agreement was signed by S. Selvakumar, Joint Secretary (BC), Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Andrew McDowell, Vice President, EIB, on behalf of the EIB.

    Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II is to be jointly financed by the European Investment Bank (€500 million) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (€300 million). The first tranche of Euro 300mn was signed today. The project envisages the extension of East-West & North-South lines for Bangalore Metro Rail which includes a total length of 72.095 km (13.79 km underground) and 61 stations with 12 underground stations. The project implementation period is 5 years from the date of commencement of the Project.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    4. India and Nepal for the first time will be conducting a joint tiger census in November 2017 in their national parks. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), tigers have lost 93% of their historical range.
    2. Tiger range countries are those where the big cat roams freely and there are 13 tiger range countries in the world.
    3. At the International Tiger Conference in Russia in 2010, participating countries, including Nepal, made a commitment to double tiger population by 2022.

    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:

    For the first time, Nepal and India will undertake a joint tiger census next month in their national parks, forests and protected areas adjoining the two countries using a globally-recognised method.

    Tiger is an endangered animal listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The last tiger count conducted by Nepal in 2013 puts the number of adult tigers around 200 in the Himalayan country. Recent figures showed that since 2010, the estimated number of tigers across 13 tiger range countries, including India and Nepal, was 3,900.

    Tiger range countries are those where the big cat roams freely. At the International Tiger Conference in Russia in 2010, participating countries, including Nepal, made a commitment to double tiger population by 2022. This means Nepal would have at least 250 tigers, a 100% increase from its 2010 tiger count, which had put the number of the big cat at 125.

    The 13 tiger range countries are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), tigers have lost 93% of their historical range. Human and wildlife conflict, climate change and poaching and illegal wildlife trade are among the major reasons that have pushed the feline into the endangered category—facing the risk of extinction in the wild—over the years, the WWF said.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    5. The membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has pitched India right into the middle of the Eurasian region. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. It opens up opportunities in mineral resources and power for India’s energy needs to push economic growth besides enabling India to gain experience from the group’s anti-terror mechanism.
    2. India gets active in SCO after much-anticipated membership in June 2017 in which Uzbekistan played a key role in India’s entry into SCO along with neighbouring Kazakhstan.
    3. India is entering into the Eurasia integration path by seeking an early conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union in order to enable smooth flow of goods, raw materials, capital and technology.

    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 membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has pitched India right into the middle of the Eurasian region, opening up opportunities in mineral resources and power for India’s energy needs to push economic growth besides enabling Delhi to gain experience from the group’s anti-terror mechanism.

    As India gets active in SCO after much-anticipated membership this June -- Uzbekistan played a key role in India’s entry into SCO along with neighbouring Kazakhstan – and the two countries could be Delhi’s key pillars in harnessing the untapped potential of the region. India also has a cushion of its old ally Russia in SCO assisting its forays in into Central Asia. Moscow had taken lead in pushing India's entry into SCO.

    India's immediate benefit from joining SCO will be through improved diplomatic access to Central Asia, part of India's near abroad. India's intent to improve ties with the region was evident from the fact Prime Minister Modi was the first Indian PM to visit all Central Asian states in 2015.

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