inclusive growth, sustainable development & employment section 1 Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions & More Shortcuts

Question : 1

Which among the following has become the first rail system in the world to be awarded for energy efficiency?

a) Mumbai Metro

b) Delhi Metro

c) Bangalore Metro

d) Kolkata Metro

Answer: (b)

Delhi Metro has become the first rail system in the world to be awarded the Gold Standard Foundation — a globally accepted certification standard for carbon mitigation projects.

Question : 2 [UPSC (Pre) 2010]

Two of the schemes launched by the Government of India for women’s development are Swadhar and Swayam Siddha. As regards the difference between them, consider the following statements.

  1. Swayam Siddha’s is meant for those in difficult circumstances such as women survivors of natural disasters or terrorism, women prisoners released from jails, mentally challenged women etc., whereas, Swadhar is meant for holistic empowerment of women through self-help groups (SHGs).
  2. Swayam Siddha is implemented through local seld government bodies or reputed voluntary organisations whereas Swadhar is implemented through the ICDS units set up in the states.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Both 1 and 2

c) Neither 1 nor 2

d) Only 2

Answer: (c)

Question : 3

The National Census is conducted by which of the following offices/ agencies:

a) Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs

b) Central Statistical Office (CSO)

c) National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)

d) Census Bureau of India

Answer: (a)

Question : 4

Consider the following statements:

  1. National Vocational Qualitative Framework (NVQF) scheme is implemented by AICTE and the National Skill Development Council (NSDC).
  2. The scheme is being funded by both the centre and the state governments in the ratio of 50:50.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 only

b) 1 and 2

c) 1 only

d) None

Answer: (c)

National Vocational Qualitative Framework (NVQF) scheme is implemented by AICTE and the National Skill Development Council (NSDC).

The scheme is being funded by both the centre and the state governments in the ratio of 75:25.

Question : 5

Consider the following statements regarding “Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana”:

  1. It is targeted for workers earning wages up to Rs. 15000
  2. Government provides employees contribution to the EPF
  3. Government reimburses the employer contribution of EPS
  4. The scheme is applicable for the MSME sector only
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) (i) & (iii) only

b) (i) & (ii) only

c) (i), (ii) & (iv) only

d) (iii) & (iv) only

Answer: (a)

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) consist of 12% employee salary and 12% is contributed by the employer.

Out of the 12% employer contribution, 8.33% goes to Employee Pension Scheme (EPS). Under Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana, the 8.33% employer contribution will be reimbursed by the government to the employer which will motivate the employer to hire more workers.

This scheme is applicable for any sector worker, whose wage is up to Rs. 15000.

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