Passage based Questions on General Knowledge and Current affairs SMGKQ022

Passage based Questions on General Knowledge and Current affairs SMGKQ022

1. The Campaign name ‘Heal India’ aims to create awareness about which of the following diseases?

A. Mental Illness
B. Aids
C. Leprosy
D. Alzheimer

Correct Option: C

'HEAL India' is helping people affected by leprosy access employment opportunities. Helping them improve their skills through workshops and training courses. Leprosy is a contagious disease that affects the skin, mucous membranes, nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on the skin in severe cases
Hence, the option C is correct.

2. To improve access of the poor to banking, RBI has advised banks to open branches with minimum infrastructure supporting up to 8 to 10 Business Correspondents (BC) at a reasonable distance of 3-4 km. Such branches are known as

A. Nodal Branches
B. Micro Branches
C. Mini Branches
D. Ultra Small Branches

Correct Option: D

The Ministry of Finance, Department Of Financial Services, Government of India, and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) are introducing Ultra Small Branches (USBs) in remote areas. these will be set up between the base branch and Business Correspondent’s (BC) location to provide support to about 8-10 units within a three to four kilometer radius.
Hence, the option D is correct.

3. Which of the following states has launched ‘Panch Parmeshwar Yojana’ under which panchayats are allowed to use the fund for developing infrastructure and basic amenities in villages?

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. Maharashtra
C. Gujarat
D. Madhya Pradesh

Correct Option: A

Madhya Pradesh government launched its Panch Parmeshwar scheme on 9 January 2012. The objective of the scheme is to further empower village Panchayats.

Under the scheme, funds for different schemes will be provided to more than 23 thousand Panchayats in lump sum. So far, funds under various schemes are being made available to village Panchayats in piecemeal.
Hence, the option A is correct.

4. Which of the following schemes is launched to provide pension to people in unorganized sectors in India?

A. Swabhiman
B. Jeevan Dhara
C. Jeevan Kalyan
D. Swavalamban

» Explain it
Correct Option: D

Swavalamban Yojana seeks to provide pension scheme to the unorganised sector in India. It will be applicable to all citizens in the unorganised sector who join the National Pension System (NPS) administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act 2013. It was announced by the Finance Minister in Budget 2010-11. It will be funded by grants from the Government of India.

Under this scheme, Government will contribute Rs. 1000 per year to each NPS account opened in the year 2010-11 and for the next three years, that is, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. The benefit will be available only to persons who join the NPS with a minimum contribution of Rs. 1,000 and maximum contribution of Rs. 12,000 per annum.
Hence, the option D is correct.

5. The economist who believed that unemployement is imposible and that market mechanism has a built in regulatory system to meet any ups and downs

A. J M Keynes
B. Ohlin
C. J B Say
D. Galbraith

Correct Option: C

6. World Development Report’ is an annual publication of:

A. United Nations Development Programme
B. International Bank of Reconstruction and Development
C. World Trade Organisation
D. International Monetary Fund

Correct Option: B