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Weekly Test | December 2018, Week 3

QUESTION 1

Consider the following statements about ‘Annavitran Portal’ 1.It has been implemented to display electronic transactions made through ePoS devices for distribution of subsidized foodgrains to beneficiaries. 2.It is under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 2

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Integrated Management of Public Distribution System (IM-PDS)’ 1.It is aimed at de-duplication of ration cards/beneficiary 2.It is a central sector scheme Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 3

Consider the following statements about ‘e-FRRO’ 1.It provides visa related services to foreigners 2.It is launched by Ministry of External Affairs Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 4

The term “Mehram” with respect to Haj Pilgrimage means


Nocturnal Travel
Male Companion
Obligatory Religious Prayer
Practice from abstaining from food and drink
QUESTION 5

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Pradhan mantri Jan Vikas Karykram’ 1.It is aimed at socio-economic-educational empowerment of Minorities and other weaker sections of the society 2.100 Minority Concentration Districts have been selected under the scheme Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 6

‘Beresheet Spacecraft’ is being developed by


China
Israel
India
USA
QUESTION 7

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Eklavya Model Residential Schools’ 1.As per the budget 2018-19, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons, will have an Eklavya Model Residential School by the year 2022 2.It will be affiliated to the Central Boards of Secondary Education only Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 8

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘RISE Scheme’ 1.Under the scheme, selected school children from North Eastern States are brought in close contact with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) during the vacation period to motivate them to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to facilitate internship opportunities for the engineering college students in various institutes of national importance. 2.Under the scheme, scholarship is provided to the students having parental income upto Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum, from the North East Region for pursuing general degree, technical and professional degree courses including medical and para-medical courses. Which of the following statements is/are correct?


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 9

Which of the following statements with respect to ‘TARE Scheme’ is/are correct?


It offers opportunities for up to 100 PhD students admitted in the Indian institutions for gaining exposure and training in overseas universities / institutions of repute and areas of importance to country for period up to 12 months during their doctoral research.
It is aimed to provide fixed grant support to active researchers with good credentials in Mathematical Sciences.
It aims at supporting proposals that are conceptually new and risky, and if successful, expected to have a paradigm shifting influence on the S&T.
It aims to tap the latent potential of faculty working in state universities, colleges and private academic institutions who are well trained but have difficulty in pursuing their research due to varied reasons including lack of facilities, funding and guidance.
QUESTION 10

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘IMPRESS Scheme’ 1.It aims to encourage social science research in policy relevant areas so as to provide vital inputs in policy-formulation, implementation and evaluation and is implemented by the Indian Council of Social Science Research 2.It is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 11

Where is ‘Viper Island’ located?


Off Goa’s Coast
Bay of Bengal
Between India and Sri Lanka
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
QUESTION 12

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘PRASAD Scheme’ 1.It is aimed at preserving and revitalizing the soul and unique character of the heritage cities in India 2.It is under the aegis of Ministry of Urban Development Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 13

Which of the following statements is/are correct? 1.India is currently the world’s largest producer of direct reduced iron (DRI)/sponge iron. 2.India is currently the world’s largest producers of crude steel 3.India is the largest consumers of finished steel in the world Select the correct code:


1 and 3
1, 2 and 3
1 Only
2 and 3
QUESTION 14

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Graphene oxide’ 1.It is used in energy storage devices 2.It is used in desalination of water 3.It is not toxic and hazardous for the environment Select the correct code:


1 and 3
1, 2 and 3
1 Only
2 and 3
QUESTION 15

‘NeVA Project’ is associated with


Indigenous Missile Development
Scorpène-class submarines
Make in India
None of the above
QUESTION 16

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)’ 1.It is set up under the Ministry of AYUSH 2.The primary mandate of NMPB is to develop an appropriate mechanism for coordination between various ministries/ departments/ organization and implementation of support policies for overall growth of medicinal plants sector at the Central, State and International level Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 17

Which of the following are correctly matched? 1.Ayush-64 – Malaria 2.Ayush-82 – Type –II Diabetes 3.Ayush SG – Rheumatoid arthritis Select the correct code:


1 and 3
1, 2 and 3
1 Only
2 and 3
QUESTION 18

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR)’ 1.It ensure speedy development of infrastructure in the North Eastern Region by increasing the flow of budgetary financing for new infrastructure projects 2.The annual allocation to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under NLCPR scheme is determined through the normal budgetary process of the Government of India Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 19

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘GOBARdhan scheme’ 1.It is aimed at keeping villages clean while increasing the income of farmers and cattle owners by promoting local entrepreneurs to convert cattle dung, and other organic resources, to biogas and organic manure. 2.It is launched by Ministry of Rural Development Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 20

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Swajal’ 1.It is launched by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation 2.It is a demand driven and community centred program to provide sustainable access to drinking water to people in rural areas. Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 21

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA)’ 1.It will review the quality of corporate financial reporting in certain classes and subclasses of companies and take disciplinary action against auditors/audit firms for not discharging their statutory duties with due diligence 2.It constituted under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 Select the correct code:


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 22

‘Asiatic Lion Conservation Project’ is launched by


Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
World Wildlife Fund
World Conservation Union
Red Data Book
QUESTION 23

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP)’ 1.It is a sub-scheme under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) 2.Any graduate from a rural area who is willing to be entrepreneurial and self-reliant is eligible to be part of this programme Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
QUESTION 24

‘Unnat PBW343’ is a variety of


Rice
Mustard
Wheat
Cotton
QUESTION 25

Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Global Green Growth Institute’ 1.It was launched at the 2010 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference held in Cancun, Mexico 2.It is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies Select the correct statements


a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
REPORT

Total Questions - 25