Quiz 417 – Daily Current Affairs

1. Which of the following will be the face of “city compost” campaign of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’?

(a) Amir Khan

(b) Amitabh Bachchan

(c) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

(d) Sachin Tendulkar


 

2. Which of the following statement(s) about Alastair Cook is/are correct?

  1. He is the youngest player in the history of cricket to score 10,000 Test runs.
  2. He broke Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 9,607 for the most runs as a Test opener.
  3. He is the Captain of England Test team.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


 

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. India is the first country to be officially acknowledged as being Yaws-free.
  2. The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a $100 million loan agreement.

Select your correct answer:

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2 are correct

(d) Neither 1 nor 2.


 

4. Which of the following company has bought the Lafarge Cement?

(a) Hindustan Unilever.

(b) RRSPL Limited.

(c) Fena Private Limited.

(d) Nirma Ltd.


 

5. Which of the following statement(s) about National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is/are correct?

  1. The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a welfare programme being administered by the Ministry of Rural Development.
  2. It represents a significant step towards the fulfillment of the Directive Principles in Article 41 of the Constitution.
  3. It is launched on 15th August 1995.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


 

6. Presently, National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) comprises of following scheme(s), namely

(a) Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS).

(b) Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS).

(c) Annapurna Scheme.

(d) All of them.


 

7. Which of the following statement(s) about Annapurna Scheme is/are correct?

  1. It aims at providing food security to meet the requirement of those senior citizens who though are eligible and have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS).
  2. The target group receives 10 kgs of food grains per month free of cost.
  3. On 1st April, 2000, this scheme was launched.

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


 

8. Which of the following statement(s) about Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) is/are correct?

  1. The eligible age for IGNOAPS is 60 years.
  2. The pension is Rs.200 p.m. for persons between 60 years and 79 years.
  3. The NOAPS is renamed as Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS).

(a) Only 1

(b) Both 1 and 3

(c) Both 2 and 3

(d) All of these.


 

9. The campaign ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ was launched in

(a) 2013

(b) 2014

(c) 2015

(d) None of these.


 

10. How many people are selected by PM Modi to propagate this campaign of Scachh Bharat Abhiyan?

(a) 6

(b) 7

(c) 9

(d) 13


 

11. Consider the following statements:

  1. Swavalamban Yojana was a government-backed pension scheme targeted at the unorganised sector in India.
  2. It was launched in 2010.

Select your correct answer:

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1and 2 are correct

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


 

12. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana was launched in

(a) 2005

(b) 2008

(c) 2011

(d) 2013


 

Answers:

  1. (b)
  2. (d)
  3. (c) YAWS is a kind of bacterial infection that affects skin, bones and joints, while tetanus, another bacterial infection, leads to muscle spasms that can be fatal.
  4. (d) Nirma Ltd announced agreement with cement giant LarfargeHolcim to buy cement assets in India for Rs 9,400 crore ($1.4 billion).
  5. (d)
  6. (d) NSAP comprises of five schemes. There are two another scheme, namely- Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS), National Family Benefit Scheme NFBS).
  7. (d)
  8. (d)
  9. (b) The campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
  10. (c) Prime Minister Narendra Modi selected 9 public figures to propagate this campaign.
  11. (c)
  12. (b)

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