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IAS Questions for Prelims: 9 October 2017

Oct 9, 2017 14:52 IST
    IAS Questions for Prelims 9 October 2017
    IAS Questions for Prelims 9 October 2017

    The significance of current affairs IAS questions in the IAS prelims is increasing exponentially every year and hence special attention should be given on preparing current affairs for the IAS Prelims 2018. Practising MCQ questions based on current affairs should be an indispensable activity while preparing for the IAS prelims 2018.

    IAS Prelims Exam Guide

    1. Recently, the Digital Saksharata Abhinandan Samaroh has been held at IIT Gandhinagar. Consider the following statements regarding Pradhanmantri Grameen Digital Saksharata Abhiyan (PMGDISHA):
    1. Pradhanmantri Grameen Digital Saksharata Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) is an integral component of Digital India Initiative of the Government.
    2. The scheme envisages to make 6 crore citizens digitally literate in rural India, was initiated in February 2017 by the Government to provide basic digital literacy training to six crore citizens across rural India within two years, targeting at least one person from every household.
    3. PMGDISHA envisage to provide equal opportunity to rural citizens enabling them to actively participate in nation building and access livelihood through Digital Technology, Devices and Services.

    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:

    Digital Saksharata Abhinanadan Samaroh will be addressed by Hon’ Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on October 7, 2017, at IIT Gandhinagar. Pradhanmantri Grameen Digital Saksharata Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) is an integral component of Digital India Initiative of the Government. The scheme envisages to make 6 crore citizens digitally literate in rural India. The function will highlight the significance of digital literacy in addressing the issue of digital divide/promote digital financial transactions and support in providing access to information, knowledge and skill there by leading to digitally empowered society.

    PMGDISHA envisage to provide equal opportunity to rural citizens enabling them to actively participate in nation building and access livelihood through Digital Technology, Devices and Services. PMGDISHA scheme was initiated in February 2017 by the Government to provide basic digital literacy training to six crore citizens across rural India within two years, targeting at least one person from every household. Citizens trained under PMGDISHA would be skilled in operating digital devices like computers, tablets, smart phones and use the Internet in daily life for enhancing their skills and knowledge, access Government to Citizens services, healthcare and financial services as well.

    IAS Questions for IAS Prelims 2018: September 2017

    2. Recently, a piracy attempt in the Gulf of Aden was foiled by which of the following Indian Naval warship?
    a. INS Tarini
    b. INS Trishul
    c. INS Arihant
    d. INS Kalvari

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    A piracy attempt on the high seas was foiled by an Indian Naval warship on 06 October 2017. INS Trishul a stealth frigate of the Indian Navy whilst on Anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden was escorting a merchant vessel, MV Jag Amar, when she detected a boat carrying out suspicious manoeuvers in the vicinity of the merchant ship.

    INS Trishul closed the boat for investigation and launched her integral helicopter to investigate. The skiff was carrying items identified as piracy triggers and some small arms with ammunition. Marine commandos boarded the pirate boat and neutralised all piracy triggers in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures. The merchant vessel Jag Amar with all 26 Indian crew is safe and is continuing her passage. The skiff and her crew were released.

    The Indian Navy has been deploying a warship in the waters in and around the Gulf Of Aden since 2008 and has safely escorted hundreds of merchant vessels through these treacherous waters. Indian ships are mandated to prevent piracy and are not mandated for regional law enforcement. The actions taken by the ship are the rationale for the continued deployment of Indian ships for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.

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    3. Which of the following country will conduct the first ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’?
    a. India
    b. Bangladesh
    c. Myanmar
    d. China

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency next week from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). At the 17th BIMSTEC Senior Officials Meeting held in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 7, 2017, it was decided that India would organize the first annual Disaster Management Exercise for the region.

    This Exercise will be a platform for sharing Best Practices on all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), strengthening regional response and coordination for Disaster Management among the BIMSTEC member countries. The main focus of the BIMSTEC DMEx-2017 will be on testing the region’s preparedness and resilience towards effective activation of inter-Governmental interaction/dialogue/agreements for immediate deployment of regional resources for disaster response. It will help create synergy and synchronize efforts to institutionalize regional cooperation among the member countries. The exercise will help strengthen the effective utilization of the Search & Rescue Teams for Disaster Relief & Emergency Response, including Emergency Rapid Assessment Teams and Management of mass casualties especially in situations involving the breakdown of infrastructure and communication.

    Current Affairs Quizzes for IAS Prelims 2018: July 2017

    4. Recently, the Government has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI). Consider the following statements regarding this:
    1. Through this programme, Government of India aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme.
    2. The achievement of full immunisation under Mission Indradhanush to at least 90% coverage was to be achieved by 2020 earlier.
    3. IMI is supported by 11 other ministries and departments, such as Ministry of Women and Child Development, Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs among others.

    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 Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 8 October 2017 at Vadnagar in Gujarat. Through this programme, Government of India aims to reach each and every child under two years of age and all those pregnant women who have been left uncovered under the routine immunisation programme. The special drive will focus on improving immunization coverage in select districts and cities to ensure full immunization to more than 90% by December 2018. The achievement of full immunisation under Mission Indradhanush to at least 90% coverage was to be achieved by 2020 earlier. With the launch of IMI, achievement of the target has now been advanced.

    Intensified Mission Indradhanush will have inter-ministerial and inter-departmental coordination, action-based review mechanism and intensified monitoring and accountability framework for effective implementation of targeted rapid interventions to improve the routine immunization coverage. IMI is supported by 11 other ministries and departments, such as Ministry of Women and Child Development, Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs among others. The convergence of ground-level workers of various departments like ASHA, ANMs, Anganwadi workers, Zila Preraks under National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM), self-help groups will be ensured for better coordination and effective implementation of the programme.

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    5. Recently, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation Stone of Bhadbhut Barrage over which of the following rivers?
    a. Sabarmati
    b. Ganga
    c. Narmada
    d. Godavari

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of Foundation Stone of Bhadbhut Barrage over the River Narmada. At a public meeting in Bharuch, the Prime Minister also flagged off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna (Surat, Gujarat) and Jaynagar (Bihar). He also unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of Foundation Stone and Inauguration of various plants of Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation Ltd.

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