Prelims Quiz – August 10, 2018

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Which of the following African countries has recently witnessed an Ebola outbreak again:
   
Democratic Republic of Congo
(Answer – Democratic Republic of Congo). The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. Congo says it has recorded a fresh outbreak in North Kivu province — the tenth instance in the country since the virus was discovered in 1976. In 2014, Ebola had struck three West African countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Read more at The Hindu.
   
Guinea
(Answer – Democratic Republic of Congo). The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. Congo says it has recorded a fresh outbreak in North Kivu province — the tenth instance in the country since the virus was discovered in 1976. In 2014, Ebola had struck three West African countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Read more at The Hindu.
   
Liberia
(Answer – Democratic Republic of Congo). The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. Congo says it has recorded a fresh outbreak in North Kivu province — the tenth instance in the country since the virus was discovered in 1976. In 2014, Ebola had struck three West African countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Read more at The Hindu.
 
Sierra Leone
(Answer – Democratic Republic of Congo). The Ebola virus returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced, on July 24, that the Ebola outbreak had ended there. Congo says it has recorded a fresh outbreak in North Kivu province — the tenth instance in the country since the virus was discovered in 1976. In 2014, Ebola had struck three West African countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Read more at The Hindu.
   
 
Which of the following statements about the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is/are true: (1) BEE is under the purview of Ministry of Power, Government of India; (2) The BEE has been set up under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
   
Both 1 and 2
(Answer – Both 1 and 2). BEE functions under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. The Government of India set up the BEE on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. Read more at: BEE.
   
Only 1
(Answer – Both 1 and 2). BEE functions under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. The Government of India set up the BEE on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. Read more at: BEE.
   
Only 2
(Answer – Both 1 and 2). BEE functions under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. The Government of India set up the BEE on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. Read more at: BEE.
 
Neither 1 nor 2
(Answer – Both 1 and 2). BEE functions under the Ministry of Power, Government of India. The Government of India set up the BEE on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. Read more at: BEE.
   
 
Which of the following statements about the Chandrayaan – 2 Mission is/are true: (1) PSLV – F10 would carry the Chandrayaan – 2 on the Moon; (2) Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO’s first time attempt to land a rover on the moon.
   
Only 2
(Answer – Only 2). Chandrayaan-2/GSLV F-10, India’s second mission to the Moon is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter. After a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover. Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO’s first time attempt to land a rover, on the moon. Source: ISRO. Also read: The Hindu.
   
Only 1
(Answer – Only 2). Chandrayaan-2/GSLV F-10, India’s second mission to the Moon is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter. After a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover. Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO’s first time attempt to land a rover, on the moon. Source: ISRO. Also read: The Hindu.
   
Both 1 and 2
(Answer – Only 2). Chandrayaan-2/GSLV F-10, India’s second mission to the Moon is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter. After a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover. Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO’s first time attempt to land a rover, on the moon. Source: ISRO. Also read: The Hindu.
 
Neither 1 nor 2
(Answer – Only 2). Chandrayaan-2/GSLV F-10, India’s second mission to the Moon is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter. After a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover. Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO’s first time attempt to land a rover, on the moon. Source: ISRO. Also read: The Hindu.
   
 
Which of the following statements about the Quality Council of India (QCI) is/are correct: (1) The QCI was set up in 1990; (2) Quality Council of India has been entrusted with responsibility of accreditations & inspections of ITIs; (3) The Ministry of Labour and Employment is the nodal ministry for QCI.
   
Only 2
(Answer – Only 2). Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up in 1997 jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign. In 2012, the Quality Council of India (QCI) was assigned the task of scrutinising, verifying, and accrediting the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI. Source: QCI.
   
Only 1 and 2
(Answer – Only 2). Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up in 1997 jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign. In 2012, the Quality Council of India (QCI) was assigned the task of scrutinising, verifying, and accrediting the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI. Source: QCI.
   
Only 2 and 3
(Answer – Only 2). Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up in 1997 jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign. In 2012, the Quality Council of India (QCI) was assigned the task of scrutinising, verifying, and accrediting the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI. Source: QCI.
 
Only 1 and 3
(Answer – Only 2). Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up in 1997 jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry represented by the three premier industry associations i.e. Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign. In 2012, the Quality Council of India (QCI) was assigned the task of scrutinising, verifying, and accrediting the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI. Source: QCI.
   
 
Which of the following committees was constituted to ‘Review, Rationalize and Optimize the Functioning of Sector Skill Councils’:
   
Sharada Prasad Committee
(Answer – Sharada Prasad Committee). Sector Skill Council (SSCs) are industry led and industry governed bodies which have been mandated to-ensure that skill development efforts being made by all the stake holders are in accordance with the actual needs of the industry and develop National Occupational Standards/Competency Standards and Qualification Packs (QPs). In order to ensure convergence and optimal functioning of SSCs as per mandate given under the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was decided to constitute a Committee to review the functioning of the SSCs and provide a roadmap for their harmonious growth so as to ensure effective development of the skilling ecosystem. The Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vide its Order dated 18th May 2016 constituted a Review Committee for Rationalisation and Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils under Chairmanship of Sh. Sharada Prasad. Read more at Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
   
Mihir Shah Committee
(Answer – Sharada Prasad Committee). Sector Skill Council (SSCs) are industry led and industry governed bodies which have been mandated to-ensure that skill development efforts being made by all the stake holders are in accordance with the actual needs of the industry and develop National Occupational Standards/Competency Standards and Qualification Packs (QPs). In order to ensure convergence and optimal functioning of SSCs as per mandate given under the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was decided to constitute a Committee to review the functioning of the SSCs and provide a roadmap for their harmonious growth so as to ensure effective development of the skilling ecosystem. The Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vide its Order dated 18th May 2016 constituted a Review Committee for Rationalisation and Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils under Chairmanship of Sh. Sharada Prasad. Read more at Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
   
Sunil Mehta Committee
(Answer – Sharada Prasad Committee). Sector Skill Council (SSCs) are industry led and industry governed bodies which have been mandated to-ensure that skill development efforts being made by all the stake holders are in accordance with the actual needs of the industry and develop National Occupational Standards/Competency Standards and Qualification Packs (QPs). In order to ensure convergence and optimal functioning of SSCs as per mandate given under the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was decided to constitute a Committee to review the functioning of the SSCs and provide a roadmap for their harmonious growth so as to ensure effective development of the skilling ecosystem. The Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vide its Order dated 18th May 2016 constituted a Review Committee for Rationalisation and Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils under Chairmanship of Sh. Sharada Prasad. Read more at Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
 
Kirit Somaiya Committee
(Answer – Sharada Prasad Committee). Sector Skill Council (SSCs) are industry led and industry governed bodies which have been mandated to-ensure that skill development efforts being made by all the stake holders are in accordance with the actual needs of the industry and develop National Occupational Standards/Competency Standards and Qualification Packs (QPs). In order to ensure convergence and optimal functioning of SSCs as per mandate given under the National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was decided to constitute a Committee to review the functioning of the SSCs and provide a roadmap for their harmonious growth so as to ensure effective development of the skilling ecosystem. The Government of India, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vide its Order dated 18th May 2016 constituted a Review Committee for Rationalisation and Optimization of the Functioning of the Sector Skill Councils under Chairmanship of Sh. Sharada Prasad. Read more at Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
   

 

 

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