STARS Scheme: Keypoints and Expected Questions

STARS Scheme: Keypoints and Expected Questions

STARS Scheme

  • STARS stands for Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science to fund Science projects.
  • Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the STARS scheme on National Science Day observed on 28th February 2019
  • The Ministry has allocated Rs.250 crores for the implementation of the scheme.
  • Under the scheme 500 science projects will be funded whose selection will be made based on competition.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Banglore will be the coordinator of the scheme.
  • Those who are interested to get their projects funded by STAR need to send in their applications for a competition. 
  • The applications released in the first week of April 2019. 
  • The selection of the benefiting projects will be done on the basis of competitions.

Expected Questions

Question no. 1

Read the following paragraph and answer the question that follows.

“On National Science Day observed on 28th 2019, a scheme to fund science projects selected on the basis of competition. Under this scheme ________________________ science projects will be funded”
Identify the scheme discussed in the above paragraph?
1. Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science (STARS)
2. Scheme for Transitional and Advanced Research in Science (STARS)
3. Scheme for Translational and Automated Research in Science (STARS)
4. None of the above

Question no. 2

Read the following paragraph and answer the question that follows.
“On National Science Day observed on 28th 2019, a scheme to fund science projects selected on the basis of competition. Under this scheme ________________________ science projects will be funded”
What is the total monetary allocation for the STARS Scheme?
1. Rs. 500 crore
2. Rs. 300 crore
3. Rs. 250 crore
4. Rs. 200 crore

Question no. 3

Read the following paragraph and answer the question that follows.
“On National Science Day observed on 28th 2019, a scheme to fund science projects selected on the basis of competition. Under this scheme ________________________ science projects will be funded”
Which of the following ministry has launched STARS scheme?
1. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
2. Ministry of Human Resource Development
3. Ministry of Science and Technology
4. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship‎

Question no. 4

Read the following paragraph and answer the question that follows.
“On National Science Day observed on 28th 2019, a scheme to fund science projects selected on the basis of competition. Under this scheme ________________________ science projects will be funded”
Which of the following institute will work as the coordinator of the scheme?
1. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
2. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
3. Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Pune
4. National Institutes of Technology, Nagpur 

Question no. 5

Read the following paragraph and answer the question that follows.
“On National Science Day observed on 28th 2019, a scheme to fund science projects selected on the basis of competition. Under this scheme ________________________ science projects will be funded”
Under this scheme, how many science projects will be funded?
1. 300
2. 100
3. 500
4. 250

Explanation: 

Answer no 1:  1)
STARS is an acronym for Scheme for Translational and Advanced Research in Science to fund Science projects. 

Answer no 2:  3)
The scheme will be implemented at the cost of Rs 250 crores.

Answer no 3:  2)
The Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the STARS scheme on National Science Day (28th February). 

Answer no 4:  1)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore will be the coordinator of the scheme.

Answer no 5:  3)
Under the scheme 500 science projects will be funded whose selection will be made based on competition. 
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