indian political, socio economic panorama & issues (national) MCQ section 1 Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions & More Shortcuts

Question : 1

Which of the following statements about Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh (PAHAL) scheme is/are not correct?

  1. The scheme has been acknowledged as the world’s largest cash transfer program (households) by the Guinness Book of World Records.
  2. The scheme was formally launched as Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG subsidy in 2013.
  3. The scheme was modified and named as Pahal in November 2014.
  4. LPG cylinders are sold at subsidized rates.

a) 1, 2 & 4

b) 1 only

c) 2 & 4 only

d) 4 only

Answer: (d)

Under the scheme, subsidized liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders are sold at market rates and consumers are entitled to receive LPG subsidy directly into their bank accounts.

Question : 2

Which of the following statements are correct regarding Lok Adalats?

  1. The first National Lok Adalat was held in 1982.
  2. The decision of the Lok Adalat is binding on the parties to the dispute.
  3. Its decision cannot be challenged in any other court.

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All of these

Answer: (b)

The first National Lok Adalat was held in 2013. The First Lok Adalat was held in Junagarh district of Gujarat in 1982.

Question : 3

Name the portal launched by the Government on 6th Apr’15 to improve vocational training delivery in the country?

a) National Council for vocational trainingManagement information system

b) Training Management information system

c) National Management information system

d) Vocational Management information system

Answer: (a)

National Council for vocational trainingManagement information system.

Question : 4

Which among the following are the recommendations of the High-Level Committee (HLC) for Restructuring of Food Corporation of India (FCI) chaired by Shanta Kumar?

  1. FCI procurement should focus on the eastern belt, where farmers do not get the minimum support price.
  2. It proposes to virtually dilute the scope of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by lowering its coverage to about 40 per cent population.
  3. It proposes to start Direct Benefit Transfer in lieu of distribution through Public Distribution System.

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) All of these

Answer: (c)

It proposes to defer implementation of NFSA in states that have not done end to end computerization.

Question : 5

KIRAN scheme is related to

a) Women Doctors

b) Women Scientists

c) Women Engineers

d) Women teachers

Answer: (b)

KIRAN (Knowledge and Involvement in Research Achievement through Nurturing)is a scheme that would allow Public Sector institutions to make alternate offers to women scientists who have/had a break in their career or change in their residence.

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