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IAS Questions for Prelims: 8 November 2017

Nov 8, 2017 14:50 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 8 November 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 8 November 2017

    The given IAS questions have been created from the most reliable sources considered for IAS preparation. It has been seen that the questions from the current affairs section have been asked from the sources like The Hindu, PIB and other important sources in IAS Prelims Exam. Here, such questions of current affairs are given which are very important for IAS Prelims Exam 2018.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Which statement best describes the objective of the Coal India’s New App “Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App”?
    a. This app is a step towards transparency in the system of loading programme and despatch.
    b. The app also helps in logistics planning for the lifting of coal in tune with the loading programmes.
    c. The app provides date-wise, truck-wise quantity of coal delivered against the Sale Orders.
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    Ministry of Railways & Coal has launched ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’ benefitting customers of Coal India Limited (CIL) lifting coal through road mode.
    This app helps achieve transparency in despatch operations, as a tool to monitor, whether the despatches are made on the fair principle of ‘First in First Out’ and keeps track of all the activities from the issuance of Sale Order to physical delivery of coal by road.

    The main benefits of the App for the customers, against the Sale Orders issued, include easy aaccessibility of the information at the click of the button, apart from transparency in the system of loading programme and despatch. The app also helps in logistics planning for the lifting of coal in tune with the loading programmes. It further helps in the improved planning of procurement, production and stock management by the customers.

    The main features of the app are that it provides date-wise, truck-wise quantity of coal delivered against the Sale Orders and information related to Scheme-wise, Colliery-wise, Grade-wise, customer-wise details of Sale Orders issued during a period.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: September 2017

    2. Recently, the general elections to Legislative Assemblies of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat were announced. Consider the following statements regarding the Media Coverage guidelines during the period referred to in Section 126 of RP Act, 1951:
    1. No person shall display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus in any polling area during the period of forty-eight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of the poll for any election in the polling area.
    2. Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

    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 schedule for calling general elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Himachal Pradesh & Gujarat has been announced recently. Section 126 of Representation of the People Act, 1951, prohibits displaying any election matter by means, inter alia, of television or similar medium/means, during the period of 48 hours before the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in a constituency. The relevant portions of the said Section 126 are reproduced below: -

    Prohibition of public meeting during period of forty-eight hours ending with hour fixed for conclusion of poll-

    (1)  No person shall display to the public any election matter by means of cinematograph, television or other similar apparatus in any polling area during the period of forty-eight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of the poll for any election in the polling area.

    (2)   Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.

    (3)   In this Section, the expression “election matter” means any matter intended or calculated to influence or affect the result of an election.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: August 2017

    3. Recently, the third Protocol to the Convention between Government of India and New Zealand notified. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. The protocol is for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was signed by both countries on 26th October 2016.
    2. The Protocol entered into force in India on 7th September 2017 and has been notified in the Official Gazette on 2nd November 2017.
    3. The Protocol updates the existing framework of the exchange of tax-related information to latest international a standard which will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance between the two countries and will also enable mutual assistance in collection of taxes.

    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 Third Protocol for amendment of the Convention between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of New Zealand for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was signed by both countries on 26th October 2016. The Protocol entered into force in India on 7th September 2017 and has been notified in the Official Gazette on 2nd November 2017.

    The Protocol updates the existing framework of the exchange of tax-related information to a latest international standard which will help curb tax evasion and tax avoidance between the two countries and will also enable mutual assistance in collection of taxes.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    4. Recently, India has signed a loan agreement of US$ 119 Million for “Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) Project with which of the following international organisations?
    a. World Bank
    b. OECD
    c. Asian Development
    d. New Development

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    A Financing Agreement for IBRD loan of US$ 119 million (equivalent) for the “Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence & Equity (OHEPEE) Project” was signed with the World Bank on 7 November 2017.

    The Objective of the project is to improve the quality of 'students’ equitable access to selected institutions and enhance governance of the higher education system in Odisha. Project Component : Result Areas are (I) Improved quality of and students’ equitable access to selected institutions of higher education : Institutional Development Plan (IDP) Grants (performance-based Financing (II) Enhanced governance of the higher education system: (i)Improvement of governance in colleges (ii)Improvement of financial and procurement management and accounting in all government and government-aided colleges. The closing date for the project is 30th November 2022.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: June 2017

    5. Recently, the Global Nutrition Report 2017 has been released which looked at 140 countries including India, found ‘significant burdens’ of three important forms of malnutrition used as an indicator of broader trends. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. As per the report, about 21 per cent of children under 5 are defined as ’wasted’ or ‘severely wasted’ — meaning they do not weigh enough for their height.
    2. The Global Nutrition Report highlights that the double burden of under nutrition and obesity needs to be tackled as part of India’s national nutrition strategy.
    3. In India, 16% of adult men and 22% of adult women are overweight.

    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 Global Nutrition Report 2017, which looked at 140 countries including India, found ‘significant burdens’ of three important forms of malnutrition used as an indicator of broader trends.

    These include childhood stunting, anaemia in women of reproductive age, and overweight adult women. Latest figures show that 38 per cent of children under five are affected by stunting — children too short for their age due to lack of nutrients, suffering irreversible damage to brain capacity. About 21 per cent of children under 5 are defined as ’wasted’ or ‘severely wasted’ — meaning they do not weigh enough for their height. Over half of women of reproductive age — 51% — suffer from anaemia — a serious condition that can have long-term health impacts for mother and child. More than 22% of adult women are overweight, a rising concern as women are disproportionately affected by the global obesity epidemic, according to the report.

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