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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events

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12 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to NABARD  and its various development initiatives , consider the following statements

  1. NABARD is the National Implementation Entity for the overall management of the projects and programmes financed by the Adaptation Fund  under UNFCC
  2. Rural Innovation Fund (RIF), an initiative of NABARD is a fund designed to support innovative, risk friendly, unconventional experiments in Farm, Non-Farm and micro-Finance sectors
  3. NABARD has helped every cooperative bank in India to adopt Core Banking Solution
  4. Core Banking Solution is when a customer can avail bank facilities from any branch from any bank from anywhere in the country

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1  and 2 Only

b. 1, 2 and 3 Only

c. 2, 3  and 4 Only

d. All

 

2. With reference to Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for Welfare of Minorities , which of the following statements are not part of this programme?

  1. Rehabilitation of victims of communal riots.
  2. Self-Employment and Wage Employment for the poor
  3. Reservation in government jobs
  4. Prevention of communal incidents
  5. Modernizing Madarsa Education

Choose the correct answer using the codes below

a. 1,2,3 and 4 Only

b. 1, 2, 4 and 5 Only

c. 2,3,4 and  Only

d. All

 

3. The Department of Disability Affairs is part of which of the following ministries?

a.Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

b. Ministry of Human Resource Development

c. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

d. Ministry of Women and Child Development

 

4. With reference to persons with disabilities in India, consider  the following statements 

  1. As per census 2011, they constitute 4 % of India’s population
  2. People with visual and hearing impairments are the largest in number among persons with disabilities in India
  3.  India is yet to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention for protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.
  4. ‘Samarth’ is a national festival for showcasing the abilities of Persons with Disabilities

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 2 and 4  Only

b. 1, 2 and 3  Only

c.  3 and 4 Only

d. All

 

5.  Milad-un-Nabi festival is celebrated to

a.   Celebrate the birthday of First Caliph

b.  Celebrate the ascension of the Islamic prophet Muhammad

c.  Celebrate the Birth of  Abu Bakr

d. None of the Above

Sources: PIB Releases (January 2014)

SOLUTIONS – 10 May 2014

1.

Solution: a)

http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/FCRA_NOTE-301213.pdf

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=71995

2.

Solution: a)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102401

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/i-b-ministry-issues-new-guidelines-for-tv-rating-agencies-114011701072_1.html

3.

Solution: b)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102405

http://www.nhdcltd.co.in/english/mgps.htm

4.

Solution: a)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102428

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Particle_therapy

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/BxvTFcbze0OasY8jB1lZOK/India-to-get-its-National-Hadron-Beam-Facility-for-cancer-tr.html

5.

Solution: c)

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=102420

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HYLAS-1