100 Most Expected Government Scheme MCQs


Q.1) Which programme was launched to prevent child trafficking and rescue children from persons who try to engage them in begging, sexual trade and antisocial activities? 

  1. Kilkaari
  2. Muskaan 
  3. Rahat 
  4. Khusz
  5. Savitri



Q.2) Which of the following mentioned portals & sub- programmes were created under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) ?
  1. Shagun Portal 
  2. Padhe Bharat Badhu Bharat 
  3. Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) 
  4. Vidyanjali 
  5. All of the above

Q.3) Consider the following statements about Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayats:
1. Each such panchayat brings together about a hundred women LPG customers on an interactive platform to discuss about safe and sustainable usage of LPG.
2. One lakh such panchayats will be conducted across India before 31st March 2019.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only 
  2. 2 only 
  3. Both 1 and 2 
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) The ‘Startup India Yatra’ is an initiative that is related to
  1. Development of startup ecosystems in villages. 
  2. The search for entrepreneurial talent in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. 
  3. Awareness workshops on the Startup India Initiative being held at technical universities across the country. 
  4. Startup India Hub’s international bilateral cooperation with countries having strong startup ecosystems. 
  5. None of the above 

Q.5) Consider the following statements about Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana:
1. It targets reducing the aggregate losses from power theft to 15% by 2019.
2. An envisaged impact of the scheme is increased demand for power.
3.The Central Government will not include the discom debt taken over by States as per the above scheme in the calculation of fiscal deficit of respective States for the financial years 2015-16 to 2019-20.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 and 2 only 
  2. 2 and 3 only 
  3. 1 and 3 only 
  4. 1, 2 and 3 
  5. None of the above 
Q.6) What does ‘S’ stand for in SATH, an initiative by government of India to initiate transformation in Health and Education Sectors by associating with states?
  1. Sustainable 
  2. Social 
  3. Societal 
  4. Supervisory 
  5. None of the above 
Q.7) What does “G” stand for in GOBAR Dhan Yojana which is an ambitious scheme of the government of India to manage and convert cattle dung and solid waste from farms and fields to useful compost and biogas?
  1. Gross 
  2. Global 
  3. Galvanising 
  4. Government 
  5. Goal 

Q.8) Which of the following Cities is not one of the list of HRIDAY Scheme which is aimed at preserving and developing Cities of Heritage Importance in the country?
  1. Dwarka 
  2. Mysore 
  3. Badami 
  4. Mathura 
  5. Amritsar 

Q.9) What is the name of the web portal developed by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) to enable schools to evaluate their performance in 7 key domains under the prescribed framework?
  1. Shaala Siddhi 
  2. Shaala Darpan 
  3. e-PATHSHALA 
  4. Kala utsav
  5. None of the above 

Q.10) GIAN is an initiative aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientist and entrepreneurs internationally by collaborating Indian institutes of Higher Education in India with Foreign academics. What is “I” stands for GIAN?
  1. Initiative 
  2. Interconnection 
  3. Intelligency
  4. Intercommunication 
  5. Intelligence 

Q.11) What is the full form of the SWAYAM – an indigenous IT platform for hosting the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)?
  1. School Website of Active Lesson for Youth Aspiring Minds 
  2. Study Webs of Active Learning For Young Aspiring Minds 
  3. Student Website of Active interaction for Young Aspiring Minds 
  4. Swayam Website of Approachable learning for Youth aspiring minds 
  5. None 

Q.12) Which programme was launched, on the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, with the objective of promoting greater mutual understanding amongst States & UTS?
  1. Rashtriya Ekta Shivir 
  2. Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat 
  3. Unnat Bharat 
  4. All of the above 
  5. None of the above 

Q.13) Which campaign is launched to make nationwide efforts to strengthen Panchayati Raj and through it, boost social harmony in the villages, promote rural development and foster farmers‘ welfare & livelihoods of the poor?
  1. Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan 
  2. Gram Vikas Se Bharat Vikas Abhiyan 
  3. Gram Se Hi Bharat Vikas Abhiyan 
  4. Gram Uday Se Bharat Vikas Abhiyan 
  5. None of the above 

Q.14) Swachh yug campaign involves intensifying support to how many States to make all villages along the banks of the Ganga, Open Defecation Free (ODF)?
  1. Five 
  2. Four 
  3. Six 
  4. Three 
  5. Two

Q.15) Jal Marg Vikas project of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), plans to reach LNG (liquefied natural gas) to Nepal via _________ in UP?
  1. Varanasi 
  2. Haipur
  3. Gazipur 
  4. Mirzapur 
  5. Dwarka 

Q.16) Under Swachh Swasth Sarvatra , financial assistance of __________rupees will be given to the community health centres so that they can be strengthened to meet the standards of sanitation, hygiene and infection control?
  1. 20 lakh 
  2. 10 lakh 
  3. 25 lakh 
  4. 15 Lakh 
  5. 30 lakh 

Q.17) Which campaign was launched by NITI Aayog under which students from Class 6th to Class 12th will learn innovation skills and develop ideas that will go on to transform India at Atal Tinkering Labs?
  1. Mentor India Campaign 
  2. Atal India Campaign 
  3. Vision India Campaign 
  4. Badhe Bharat Campaign 
  5. Atal Bharat Campaign 

Q.18) NITI Aayog has launched which program to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors with the State Governments.?
  1. SATH Program 
  2. Shiksha aur Swasthya Program 
  3. SETU Program 
  4. Shiksha Shivir 
  5. None of the above 

Q.19) Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) have developed a website to exchange information on missing and found children. What is the name of the website?
  1. Khoya Paya Web Portal 
  2. Khokar Pakar Web Portal 
  3. Khusiya Pakar Web Portal 
  4. Khoj Khusiya Web Portal 
  5. None of the above 

Q.20) What is the name of an electronic platform for no child labour developed by the Labour Ministry?
  1. Hausala 
  2. PENCIL 
  3. Lakshya 
  4. Bal Shram 
  5. Save India’s Future 

Q.21) What is the name of the platform that is launched to enable women employees to file complaints related to sexual harassment at the workplace?
  1. e-Harassment Portal 
  2. SHe-box Portal 
  3. E-shikayat Portal 
  4. Women Safety Portal 
  5. None of the above 

Q.22) Which of the following organisation/ministry has launched Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan (VISAKA) scheme?
  1. RBI 
  2. Finance Ministry 
  3. Human Resource Development Ministry 
  4. Ministry of Home Affairs 
  5. Ministry of Women and Child Department 

Q.23) Khelo India is –
i) A National Programme for Development of Sports,which aims to enable a pathway from schools to Olympics.
ii) Each athlete selected under the new scheme will get a scholarship of Rs.80 lakh per annum for two years
iii) Government also aims to set up 20 universities across the country as hubs of sporting excellence.
Choose the correct answer :-
  1. i and ii only 
  2. ii and iii only 
  3. i and iii 
  4. i, ii and iii 
  5. None of the above 

Q.24) National Rural Water Drinking Programme :-
i) By Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
ii) 2% earmarking of funds for Japanese Encephalitis(JE)/ Acute Encephalitis Syndrome(AES) affected areas.
iii) A central sector scheme
Choose the correct answer :-
  1. i only
  2. i and ii only
  3. ii only
  4. ii and iii only
  5. None of the above

Q.25) Mission Bhagiratha -
  1. To improve status of adolescent girls from disadvantaged families through small cash transfers.
  2. Implemented in the State of Karnataka to curb corruption in public service delivery in key departments.
  3. Implemented in the State of Telangana to ensure safe and sustainable piped drinking water supply from surface water sources.
  4. It is Village Self Governance campaign launched on the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar.
  5. None of the above

Q.26) India’s first healthcare and wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat Yojana was inaugurated in :-
  1. Bijapur (Chattisgarh)
  2. Godhara (Gujarat)
  3. Udaipur (Rajasthan)
  4. Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

Q.27) The Ministry of communication has recently launched a Pan India Scholarship programme for school-children called ‘Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana’. The objective of the scheme is to increase the reach of :-
  1. Philately
  2. Sports
  3. Music
  4. Fashion Designing
  5. Web Designing

Q.28) Which one of the following is not an objective of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) ?
  1. To achieve convergence of investment in irrigation at the field level.
  2. To expand cultivable area under irrigation
  3. To improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water.
  4. To protect farmers against crop failure due to natural calamities.
  5. All are the objectives.

Q.29) Which one of the following statements about ‘Niryat Bandhu Scheme’ is correct?
  1. It is a scheme for mentoring first generation entrepreneurs
  2. It is a scheme for crop protection.
  3. It is a scheme for the vulnerable section of the society.
  4. It is a scheme for monitoring rural poor.
  5. None of the above

Q.30) Which one of the following statements about the Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalaya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is not correct?
  1. It is a placement-linked skill training programme exclusively rural girls.
  2. It aims to convert India’s demographic surplus into a demographic dividend.
  3. The scheme aims to benefit more than 55 million poor rural folk.
  4. It is a generational poverty alleviation programme.
  5. All are correct

Q.31) The projects under Coastal Berth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme are distributed over how many states?
  1. 8
  2. 10
  3. 12
  4. 14
  5. 9

Q.32) Which one the following is the maximum age of joining National Pension System(NPS) under the NPS- Private Sector?
  1. 55 years
  2. 60 years
  3. 75 years
  4. 65 years
  5. 62 years

Q.33) Choose correct regarding Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan :
1. The scheme aims to strengthen the country’s Panchayati Raj Day(14th April).
2. It has relation with SDGs
3. It is for part IX(in the constitutuion) panchayat areas only.
  1. 1 & 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 & 3 only
  4. All are correct
  5. All are wrong

Q.34) Which mission was launched for conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner?
  1. National Breed mission
  2. Rashtriya Gokul Mission
  3. Rashtriya Nasl Sanrakshan Mission
  4. Cruelty free Breed Mission
  5. None of the above

Q.35) Which scheme was launched, to creat an ecosystem by promoting innovations, to foster Start Ups growth in India?
  1. Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)
  2. Self- Employment and Talent Utilization(SETU)
  3. Start Up India Scheme
  4. Both A & B
  5. None of the above

Q.36) The Union Government has reduced the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana from Rs 1000 to _______________.
  1. Rs 750
  2. Rs 500
  3. Rs 250
  4. Rs 150
  5. Rs 100

Q.37) With an aim to integrate information technology for better roll out of its major social sector schemes, Ministry of Woman and Child Development organized a day-long Seminar on Technology Partnerships for Steering POSHAN Abhiyaan called ______________.
  1. POSHA-THON
  2. POSHA-TECH
  3. TECH-THON
  4. None of the given options is true
  5. SEMI-TECH

Q.38) The Odisha government decided to raise the health cover from Rs 5 lakh to ___________ under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) for women.
  1. Rs 5.5 lakh
  2. Rs 6.0 lakh
  3. Rs 6.5 lakh
  4. Rs 7.0 lakh
  5. Rs 7.5 lakh
Q.39) According to Mr Raghvendra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, MoU/MoUs has/have been signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme. The MoU/MoUs signed under this scheme is/are ?
  1. Mougnt Stok Kangri Trek Route, Ladakh
  2. Gangotri Temple Area & Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand
  3. Only (a), (b) and (d)
  4. Red Fort, Delhi and Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh
  5. Only (a) and (b)

Q.40) Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal launched the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and Mobile Application named ___________ developed by CMPDI, Ranchi in New Delhi.
  1. Kala Khan
  2. Khan Prahari
  3. Khadan Vigil
  4. Khan Vigil
  5. Koyla Khan

Q.41) The Madhya Pradesh State Government launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme called _____________ for labourers and poor families.
  1. Sabal
  2. Jagriti
  3. Sabal Urja
  4. Sambal
  5. Saksham Urja

Q.42) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched 'Poshan Abhiyan', a statewide mission to eradicate malnutrition among children and also launched 'PURNA' project to eliminate malnutrition among girls in the age group of 14 to 18. 'PURNA' stands for _________________.
  1. Prevention of Under Nutrition and Remedy of Nutritional Accidents
  2. Prevention of Under Nutrition and Rehabitation of Nutritional Actions
  3. Prevention of Under Nutrition and Remedy of Nutritional Activities
  4. Prevention of Under Nutrition and Reduction of Nutritional Anaemia
  5. None of the given options is true


Q.43) Which of the following is not a pillar of recently launched ‘Women Entrepreneurship Platform’(WEP) by NITI Aayog?
  1. Ichha Shakti
  2. Gyan Shakti
  3. Karma Shakti
  4. Vichar Shakti
  5. Sudhar Shakti

Q.44) Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana is a scheme of agricultural marketing. It has been launched by which State government?
  1. Uttar Pradesh 
  2. Jharkhand 
  3. Madhya Pradesh 
  4. Rajasthan 
  5. Punjab

Q.45) Choose the correct sequence of following Central Government Programmes based on the year of their launch in the chronological order— 
  1. Atal Pension Yojana 
  2. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana 
  3. Integrated Child Development Services 
  4. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment guarantee Scheme 
  5. Integrated Rural Development Programme 
Code :-
  1. 5, 3,2,1,4 
  2. 3,5,4,2,1 
  3. 2,3,5,4,1 
  4. 2,1,3,5,4 
  5. 1,2,3,4,5

Q.46) On July 24, 2018, to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, The Ministry of Women and Child Development launched a contest. What is the name of the contest?
  1. #Childline1098 
  2. #Childline1021 
  3. #SaveChildren101 
  4. #FightChildAbuse108 
  5. None of these

Q.47) On July 24, 2018, 3 states namely, UP, Jharkhand and Maharashtra launched the Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 (SSG 2018). SSG 2018 was announced by which Ministry on July 13th 2018?
  1. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation 
  2. Ministry of Women and Child Development 
  3. Ministry of Home Affairs 
  4. Ministry of Culture and Tourism 
  5. None of these

Q.48) On July 19, 2018, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised “Ganga Vriksharopan Abhiyan” in how many main stem Ganga basin states?
  1. None of these

Q.49) On July 22, 2018, The Environment Ministry re-introduced the ‘Medini Puraskar Yojna’- a scheme that awards Indian authors for their original work in which language on environment, pollution and climate change subjects?
  1. Marathi 
  2. Sanskrit 
  3. Bengali 
  4. Hindi 
  5. None of these

Q.50) The ‘Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Diverse Cultural Traditions of India’ scheme is implemented by which Ministry?
  1. Ministry of Culture 
  2. Ministry of Science and Technology 
  3. Ministry of Urban Development 
  4. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 
  5. None of these

Q.51) Under the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, the government has cut the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts to ____ from Rs 1,000 earlier?
  1. Rs. 500 
  2. Rs. 350 
  3. Rs. 250 
  4. Rs. 750 
  5. None of these

Q.52) Which state has been named first among states for its performance under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritav Abhiyan (PMSMA) in India?
  1. Madhya Pradesh 
  2. Himachal Pradesh 
  3. Tamil Nadu 
  4. Uttar Pradesh 
  5. None of these

Q.53) On July 4, 2018, which state government announced Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana 2018 (a scheme to provide subsidized power)?
  1. Maharashtra 
  2. Madhya Pradesh 
  3. Tamil Nadu 
  4. Rajasthan 
  5. None of these

Q.54) On July 12, 2018, Niti Aayog has proposed 15-point action plan named “_____” for combating air pollution in ten most polluted cities in India?
  1. Healthy Breathing 
  2. Breathe India 
  3. Pure Breathing 
  4. Healthy Breathing 
  5. None of these

Q.55) On July 10, 2018, the Energy Minister of which state government announced that the state government will launch “one farmer one transformer” scheme for the farmers from August 2018?
  1. Madhya Pradesh 
  2. Maharashtra 
  3. Kerala 
  4. Gujarat 
  5. None of these

Q.56) Which of the following state government has announced a new scheme called 'Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana', wherein farmer’s families where girl children are born will be given saplings for plantation?
  1. Kerala 
  2. Madhya Pradesh 
  3. Rajasthan 
  4. Gujarat 
  5. Maharashtra

Q.57) he Union Ministry of Culture introduced a new scheme called _____________ to reimburse the central share of CGST and IGST on items for food/prasad/langar/bhandara offered free of cost by charitable religious institutions.
  1. Jan Bhoj Yojana 
  2. Jan Aahar Yojana 
  3. Seva Bhoj Yojna 
  4. Seva Aahar Yojana 
  5. Lok Anaz Ahar Yojana

Q.58) On June 26, 2018, the Government proposed to set up how many Van Dhan Kendras involving 30,000 SHGs across India under the Van Dhan Scheme of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs?
  1. 2000 
  2. 5000 
  3. 10,000 
  4. 3000 
  5. None of these

Q.59) On 25th June 2018, a campaign to encourage farmers to voluntarily adopt a new scheme ‘Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao’, for checking depletion of underground water, was launched in _____?
  1. Patiala, Punjab 
  2. Jalandhar, Punjab 
  3. Patna, Bihar 
  4. Hyderabad, Telangana 
  5. None of these

Q.60) ‘Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme’ targets which of the following sectors?
  1. Heavy industries 
  2. Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) 
  3. Automobile manufacturing and assembly 
  4. Pharmaceuticals 
  5. Textiles

Q.61) The scheme ‘Niryat Bandhu’ aims at which of the following?
  1. To train new entrepreneurs to start new business 
  2. To provide vocational training to youth 
  3. To provide facilitating officers for hassle free international trade 
  4. To mentor new and potential exporters on the intricacies of foreign trade 
  5. None of the above

Q.62) Consider the following statements about Atal Bhujal Yojana
1. It is conceived to arrest the rampant overuse of groundwater in India
2. It is supported by the Word Bank
3. It is a sub-scheme under National Groundwater Management Improvement Scheme (NGMIS)
Select the correct statements

  1. 1 and 2 
  2. 2 and 3 
  3. 1 and 3 
  4. All of the above
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Answers:

Answer 1 : 2 After successful implementation of ‘Operation Smile’, the railway police started implementing ‘Operation Muskaan’ to trace missing and destitute children and reunite them with their parents. The main aim of the programme was to prevent child trafficking and rescue children from persons who tried to engage them in begging, sexual trade and other antisocial activities.
Under this programme, specially trained police teams would screen all children residing in shelter homes, railway platforms, bus stands, roads and religious places.

Answer 2 : 
5

Answer 3 : PM LPG Panchayats consist of meetings of Ujjwala beneficiaries. These meetings will serve as platforms for the government to interface with the beneficiaries, harness their experiences and integrate them to create a knowledge base for triggering a sustainable and viable movement around Ujjwala. These meetings will also reaffirm the need for safe and regular LPG usage.
Such panchayats bring together about 100 (women) LPG customers together near their living areas on an interactive platform to discuss about safe and sustainable usage of LPG, it’s benefits and the linkage between use of clean fuel for cooking and women empowerment.
One Lakh LPG Panchayats will be conducted across India before 31st March 2019.

Answer 4 : The Startup India Yatra is an initiative that travels to Tier 2 and Tier-3 cities of India to search for entrepreneurial talent and help develop Startup ecosystem. The Startup Yatras have covered the States of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha where more than 18000 young entrepreneurs were supported through mentorship. Startup Yatra in Uttarakhand has recently been started on 2 April.

Answer 5 : 
Some salient features of UDAY: States shall take over 75% of DISCOM debt as on 30 September 2015 over two years – 50% of DISCOM debt shall be taken over in 2015-16 and 25% in 2016-17.Government of India will not include the debt taken over by the States as per the above scheme in the calculation of fiscal deficit of respective States in the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Answer 6 : 1

Answer 7 : 3

Answer 8 : 2

Answer 9 : 2

Answer 10 : 1 A programme titled Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education aimed at tapping the talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs internationally to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India.

Answer 11 : 2 SWAYAM or Study Webs of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, professors and faculties of centrally funded institutions like IITs, IIMs, central universities will offer online courses to citizens of India.

Answer 12 : 2

Answer 13 : 1 The Central Government, in collaboration with State Governments and Panchayats, launched the ‘Gramoday se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’. The campaign began with Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary on 14th April 2016, and culminates with the Panchayati Raj Day on 24th April 2016.

Answer 14 : 1 The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, is intensifying support to the five States of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, to make all villages along the banks of the Ganga Open Defecation Free (ODF). There are 5,169 villages along the river Ganga that fall under 1,651 Gram Panchayats (GPs), 52 districts, and 5 States.

Answer 15 : 1

Answer 16 : 2 Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative is aimed at strengthening health centres in open defecation-free blocks, by the Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Human Resource Development.
The objective is to strengthen community health centres in 708 open defecation-free blocks across the country to enable them to achieve higher levels of cleanliness and hygiene.
Under it, 10 lakh rupees of financial assistance will be given to the community health centres so that they can be strengthened to meet the standards of sanitation, hygiene and infection control.
The initiative is a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, under the National Health Mission.

Answer 17 : 1 NITI Aayog launched the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs, established across the country as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission.

Answer 18 : 1 NITI Aayog has launched SATH, a program providing ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ with the State Governments. The vision of the program is to initiate transformation in the education and health sectors.

Answer 19 : 1 The Khoya Paya portal is a citizen based website to exchange information on missing and found children. It has been developed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY).

Answer 20 : 2 The PENCIL is an electronic platform that aims at involving Centre, State, District, Governments, civil society and the general public in achieving the target of child labour free society.

Answer 21 : 2 An online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box) for registering complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace is launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The complaint management system has been developed to ensure the effective implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (the SH Act), 2013.
This portal is an initiative to provide a platform to women working or visiting any office of Central Government (Central Ministries, Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies and Institutions etc.) to file complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace under the SH Act. Those who had already filed a written complaint with the concerned Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) constituted under the SH Act are also eligible to file their complaint through this portal.

Answer 22 : 3 VISAKA scheme is to make people aware about cashless economic system.

Answer 23 : 3

Answer 24 : 3 Started in 2009 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with 50-50 fund sharing between the Centre and the States. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is the Nodal Ministry.
Will cover all the rural population across the country to reach the goal of increasing coverage of sustainable piped water supply.

Answer 25 : 3 Implemented in the State of Telangana to ensure safe and sustainable piped drinking water supply from surface water sources.

Answer 26 : 1

Answer 27 : 1 Under the scheme of SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby), it is proposed to award annual scholarships to children of Standard VI to IX having good academic record and also pursuing Philately as a hobby through a competitive selection process in all postal circles. Every Postal Circle will select a maximum of 40 scholarships representing 10 students each from Standard VI, VII, VIII & IX. The amount of Scholarship will be Rs. 6000/- per annum @ Rs. 500/- per month.

Answer 28 : 4 To protect farmers against crop failure due to natural calamities is not an objective of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana(PMKSY) – launched by P.M Shri Narendra Modi on 2th July,2015 (sanctioned for 5 years w.e.f 2015-16 to 2019-20 through sanctioned amount of Rs.50 thousand crore ) , while other options a,b and c come under the objectives of PMKSY scheme, so as to achieve more crop through each water drop.

Answer 29 : 1 Niryat Bandhu Scheme was first introduced in Oct.2011 by the Director General of foreign trade for international business mentoring first generation entrepreneurs in International Business enterprises.

Answer 30 : 1

Answer 31 : 1 Coastal Birth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme is distributed in eight following states. 1)Maharashtra, 2) Andhra Pradesh , 3) Goa , 4) Karnataka, 5) Kerala ,6) Tamil Nadu ,7) Gujarat, 8) West Bengal.

Answer 32 : 4 Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has increased the maximum age of joining under NPS- Private sector(i.e All Citizen and Corporate Model) from
existing 60 years to 65 years of age.

Answer 33 : 2

Answer 34 : 2 The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” aims to conserve and develop indigenous breeds in a focused and scientific manner. The Rashtriya Gokul Mission is a focussed project under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development, with an outlay of Rs 500 crore during the 12th Five Year Plan.
The Mission will be implemented with the objectives to: a) development and conservation of indigenous breeds b) undertake breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds so as to improve the genetic makeup and increase the stock; c) enhance milk production and productivity; d) upgrade nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni, Tharparkar, Red Sindhi and e) distribute disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service.

Answer 35 : 3

Answer 36 : 3 The Union Government has reduced the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana from Rs 1000 to Rs 250. The minimum initial deposit to open the account has also been reduced to Rs 250.

Answer 37 : 3 With an aim to integrate information technology for better roll out of its major social sector schemes, Ministry of Woman and Child Development organized a day-long Seminar on Technology Partnerships for Steering POSHAN Abhiyaan called 'TECH-THON'. Poshan is an overarching Scheme for Holistic Nourishment launched by PM Modi.

Answer 38 : 4 The Odisha government decided to raise the health cover from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) for women. This was announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while interacting with the people of four districts during a video conferencing on Ama Gaon Ama Bikash Yojana.

Answer 39 : 3 Four MoUs have been signed under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme and six more are at an advanced stage, according to Mr Raghvendra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
The four MoUs include:
  1. Mount Stok Kangri Trek Route, Ladakh: The MoU for adoption was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) and the state government of Jammu & Kashmir.
  2. Gangotri Temple Area & Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand: The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, ATOAI and Uttarakhand Government.
  3. Red Fort, Delhi: The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, ASI and Dalmia Bharat Limited.
  4. Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh: The MoU was signed between Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, ASI and Dalmia Bharat Limited.

Answer 40 : 2 Union Minister of Coal, Railways, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal launched the Coal Mine Surveillance & Management System (CMSMS) and Mobile Application ‘Khan Prahari’ developed by CMPDI, Ranchi in New Delhi. Khan Prahari is a tool for reporting any activity taking place related to illegal coal mining like rat-hole mining, pilferage etc.

Answer 41 : 4 The Madhya Pradesh State Government launched an outstanding power bill waiver scheme and subsidised power scheme called ‘Sambal’ for labourers and poor families. Under Sambal Yojana, the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided electricity at a cost of Rs 200 per month

Answer 42 : 4 Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched 'Poshan Abhiyan'--a statewide mission to eradicate malnutrition among children by providing them nutritious food through Anganwadi centres. The CM also launched 'Purna' project to eliminate malnutrition among girls in the age group of 14 to 18. 'Purna' stands for Prevention of Under Nutrition and Reduction of Nutritional Anaemia among Adolescent Girls.

Answer 43 : 4 There are three pillars on which WEP is built: Ichha Shakti (motivating aspiring entrepreneurs to start their enterprise), Gyaan Shakti (providing knowledge and ecosystem support to women entrepreneurs to help them foster entrepreneurship) &Karma Shakti (providing hands-on support to entrepreneurs in setting-up and scaling up businesses).

Answer 44 : 3 The scheme was launched by the Madhya Pradesh government in October 2017 after sustained protests by the farmers over falling farm prices. The aim of the scheme is to primarily support farmers in case of distressed sales in the Mandis which fetches them prices below the Minimum support prices (MSP).

Answer 45 : 2 
  • Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) – 1975
  • The Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) – 1978
  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – 2015
  • Atal Pension Yojana- 2015
  • MGNREGA scheme -2006

Answer 46 : 1 Ministry signed an MoU with the Ministry of Railways to rescue and rehabilitate runaway, abandoned, kidnapped and trafficked children via Railways. Popularised it through the National Council Of Education Research and Training (NCERT) publications and screening of educational films. Drafting and approval of Draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection & Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, in February 2018.

Answer 47 : 1 In UP, it was launched by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. In Jharkhand, it was launched by Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shri Raghubar Das. In Maharashtra, it was launched by Cabinet Minister, Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Government of Maharashtra Shri Babanrao Lonikar. In Maharashtra, one million Varkaris gathered at Pandharpur on the occasion of Aashadhi Ekadashi to participate in this launch.

Answer 48 : 2 State Forest Departments of the 5 basin states were made the nodal agencies. Divisional Forest Officers (DFOs) were made the district level Nodal Officers and Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) at the State level for organizing the events. Other Participants in the programme were:
  • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)
  • Ganga Vichar Manch (GVM),
  • NGOs and educational institutions,
  • District Ganga Committees

Answer 49 : 4 The subjects include:
  • environment protection, 
  • pollution control, 
  • environmental impact assessment, 
  • ecological restoration and development, 
  • forest conservation, forest resources and development, 
  • protection of wildlife, bio-diversity and climate change, 
  • conservation of nature and biosphere reserve, 
  • environment education and nature.

Answer 50 : 1 Objective of the scheme: reinvigorating and revitalizing several institutions, groups, individuals, identified non-MoC institutions, non-government organisations, researchers and scholars in order to help them involve in activities or projects for strengthening, protecting, preserving and promoting the rich intangible cultural heritage of India. The Scheme is implemented through: Sangeet Natak Akademi. It is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture. Various proposals related to safeguarding of intangible cultural heritages received from Madhya Pradesh have been approved under the scheme.

Answer 51 : 3 Sukanya Samriddhi scheme was launched in 2015. Till November 2017, more than 1.26 crore accounts were opened across the country securing an amount of Rs 19,183 crore. Under the scheme, a parent or legal guardian can open an account in the name of the girl child until she attains the age of 10 years. As per the scheme, the account will be valid for 21 years from the date of opening, after which it will mature and the money will be paid to the girl child in whose name the account has been opened. The minimum deposit that needs to be made every year is now Rs 250, while the maximum is Rs 1.50 lakh.

Answer 52 : 2 Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda prsesented the award and it was received by Additional Chief Secretary, Health, BK Agarwal on behalf of Himachal Pradesh, at an event in New Delhi. Himachal Pradesh has been given this award for bringing maximum number of women for ante-natal check-up to the PMSMA clinics. Himachal Pradesh government had launched PMSMA in August 2016. Nearly 495 clinics were established in which ante-natal check-ups were conducted by doctors. Out of 1,28,058 women registered between August 2016 to May 2018, 87,414 (68.26%) were successfully brought to the special PMSMA clinics for antenatal check up.

Answer 53 : 2 Power connection under the Mukhyamantri Jan Kalyan (Sambal) Yojana would be provided free of cost to the beneficiaries. Over 1 crore 83 lakh workers registered under Sambal Yojana in the state till now. Registered labourers of the unorganised sector and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided electricity at a cost of Rs 200 per month. In case the bill is lower than Rs 200, the beneficiary will have to pay the actual bill amount and in instance of the bill amount crossing Rs 200, the difference amount would be subsidised by the state government.

Answer 54 : 2

Answer 55 : 2 The scheme is called “one farmer one transformer”.It will be launched on 15th August,2018. The objective of the scheme is to reduce electricity losses. Two lakh farmers will be given electricity connection for high voltage distribution line which will ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Answer 56 : 2 The Maharashtra government announced a new scheme called 'Kanya Van Samruddhi Yojana', wherein farmers families where girl children are born will be given saplings for plantation. The scheme is aimed at empowering women and promoting tree plantation. The scheme was approved in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Answer 57 : 3 The Union Ministry of Culture introduced a new scheme called ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ to reimburse the central share of CGST and IGST on items for food/prasad/langar/bhandara offered free of cost by charitable religious institutions.

Answer 58 : 4 The Prime Minister launched the Van Dhan Scheme of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED on 14th April, 2018 during the celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti at Bijapur Chattisgarh. This initiative has an estimated value: Rs.2 Lakh Cr. per year. Under Van Dhan Scheme, 10 Self Help Groups of 30 Tribal gatherers each have been constituted at Bijapur, Chhattisgarh. The workers are trained by TRIFED and are provided with working capital to add value to the products, which they collect from the Jungle.

Answer 59 : 2

Answer 60 : 2 The Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) was launched to promote large scale manufacturing, to offset disability and to attract domestic and global investments into the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) sector in India. The scheme is available for both new projects and expansion projects. The scheme provides subsidy for investments in capital expenditure – 20% for investments in SEZs and 25% in non-SEZs.

Answer 61 : 4 Niryat Bandhu - Hand Holding Scheme for new export import entrepreneurs .DGFT is implementing the Niryat Bandhu Scheme for mentoring new and potential exporter on the intricacies of foreign trade through counselling, training and outreach programs.

Answer 62 : 1 Atal Bhoojal Yojana is an ambitious plan aimed at efficient management of available water resources. Atal Bhujal Yojana will focus on demand side management (how to meet requirements by minimum use of water). The emphasis of the scheme will be on recharge of ground water sources and efficient use of water by involving people at the local level. The half of the fund of 6000 crore will be supported by a world bank loan of 3000 crore and the rest will be funded by central government. It would initially be implemented with community participation in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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