Major Program and Policies With Reference To India – Part 6

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Q. Consider the following statements regarding Backward Regions Grant Fund:

1. It aims to redress regional imbalances by providing funds for infrastructure projects

2. It is implemented in only special category states.

3. It is a fully centrally sponsored scheme which of the statements given above is/are correct

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Q. Which of the following best describes Gender Parity Index?

(a) Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education.

(b) Ratio of girls to total enrolment in primary, secondary and tertiary education

(c) Ratio of women labour force to total work force.

(d) Ratio of women labour force to male labour force.

Answer: A

Q. With reference to the National Scholarships Portal, consider the following statements:

1. It is taken as Mission Mode Project under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP)

2. The disbursal of scholarship will occur through direct benefit transfer

3. It has been launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Q. The term Usual Principal Subsidiary Status’ is used in labour and employment statistics what does it signify?

(a) It is the status of activity on which a person has spent relatively longer time of the preceding 365 days prior

(b) It seeks to identify ‘workers’ who are classified as’ outside labour force’

(c) It is used to determine the labour force and employment status of workers in NSSO data

(d) None of the above.

Answer: B

Q. Consider the following statements regarding Startup Village Entrepreneurship programme (SVEP)

1. It is a sub-mission under the Start Up India Mission

2. Loans will be made available through Self Help Groups for starting the enterprise

3. It would be implemented in the Blocks selected by the respective State Rural Livelihood Missions.

4. Block Resource Centers would be created acting as nodal centre to implement SVER.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 2, 3 and 4 only

Answer: D

Q. Which of the following is/are consider as a part of social services expenditure by Government of India?

1. Sports

2. Art and Culture

3. Relief on account of natural calamities

4. Family welfare

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 4 only

© 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: D

Q. With reference to Janani Shishu Suraksha Karakorum (JSSK) consider the following statements:

1. It aims to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure for pregnant women

2. The entitlements include free druge, diet, transport and exemption from all user charges.

3. The scheme is an available for sick infants (up to) 1 year) accessing public health institutions.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D