Employment and Welfare Schemes (Part 1) – Old Year Questions

1. Which one is not the true statement about the PM Cares Fund?

(a) Any person appointed a trustee shall act in a pro bono capacity
(b) The fund consists entirely of voluntary contributions from indigestion. visuals/organizations
(c) The primary objective of this is dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation and to provide relief to the affected
(d) It does not get any budgetary support
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2020]


2. What is the name of World’s largest Health Care Scheme launched by Government of India in 2018?

(a) Deendayal Chalit Hospital Yojna
(b) Aam Admi Bima Yojna
(c) Arunima Yojna
(d) Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


3. With reference to ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. This Yojana provides free health insurance of Rs. five lakh per person.
2. The expenses incurred in this Scheme (Yojana) is shared between the Centre and State in 60 : 40 ratio.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


4. Which scheme was recognized as world’s largest insurance scheme launched in India in September, 2018?

(a) Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana
(b) Pradhan Mantri Jan Swasthya Yojana
(c) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
(d) Pradhan Mantri Jana Dhan Yojana
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


5. Which of the following is responsible for the implementation of ‘Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana’?

(a) National Health Authority
(b) World Health Organization
(c) Niti Aayog
(d) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India

[R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


6. With reference to the schemes launched by the Union Government, consider the following statements :
1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana.
2. Ministry of Textiles launched the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2009]


7. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana launched under Social Security Act, 2008 covers :

(a) only organized sector workers
(b) only rural workers
(c) only unorganized sector workers
(d) all category of workers

U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017


8. Which feature of Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme is incorrect?

(a) Under the Scheme for different ailments 1576 types of packages and procedures will be available.
(b) The disease for which a patient is admitted to a hospital, 5 days prior to that and 10 days after the discharge from the hospital all expenditure on investigation, medicines and consultation fee in the hospital will be included in the package.
(c) It was started on May 1, 2021.
(d) Under this scheme an insurance cover of Rs. 4.50 Lakhs is payable per year per family for serious ailments.

[R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


9. In case of critical illness, health insurance cover per family per year under the scheme Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthaya Bima Yojana is :

(a) Rs. 3.50 lakhs
(b) Rs. 4.00 lakhs
(c) Rs. 4.50 lakhs
(d) Rs. 3 lakhs

[R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


10. Which one is not true about AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR Scheme?

(a) The Finance Ministry of India launched this scheme
(b) It is a scheme to assist cooperative in the creation of health infrastructure
(c) It specifically covers establishment, modernization, expansion, repairs, renovation of hospital and healthcare and education infrastructure
(d) It is formulated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)
(e) None of the above / More than one of the above

[66th B.P.S.C. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2020]


11. ‘Mission Indradhanush’ launched by the Government of India pertains to :

(a) immunization of children and pregnant women
(b) construction of smart cities across the country
(c) India’s own search for the Earth-like planets in outer space
(d) New Educational Policy

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


12. The National Rural Health Mission was launched on :

(a) August 15, 2002
(b) March 31, 2003
(c) June 18, 2004
(d) April 12, 2005

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


13. Which one of the following is not correct about the ‘National Rural Health Mission’?

(a) The programme was launched during the Eleventh Plan.
(b) Focus of the programme is a functional health system at all levels from village to district.
(c) Drinking water and sanitation are main components of the programme.
(d) Departments of Health and Family Welfare in the States have been merged with the programme.

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2010]


14. During which Five Year Plan the National Rural Health Mission was launched?

(a) Sixth
(b) Ninth
(c) Tenth
(d) Eleventh

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


15. The National Rural Health Mission aims to reduce Infant Mortality Rate to :

(a) 30 per 1000 live births by 2012
(b) 30 per 1000 live births by 2014
(c) 35 per 1000 live births by 2012
(d) 35 per 1000 live births by 2014

[U.P.P.C.S (Mains) 2011]


16. Under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Scheme, a village level health worker is known as :

(a) USHA
(b) ASHA
(c) AMW
(d) PUJA

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


17. With reference to the National Rural Health Mission, which of the following are the jobs of ‘ASHA’, a trained community health worker?
1. Accompanying women to the health facility for antenatal care check-ups
2. Using pregnancy test kits for early detection of pregnancy
3. Providing information on nutrition and immunization
4. Conducting the delivery of the baby
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 4
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2012]


18. National Health Policy was announced in :

(a) 1983
(b) 1987
(c) 1976
(d) 1980

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


19. Which one of the following is the public expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP in 2009-10 in India?

(a) 0.59%
(b) 1.09%
(c) 1.59%
(d) 2.09%

[U.P.U.D.A. / L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


20. According to the National Family Health Survey 3, private medical sector is the primary source of healthcare in India for :

(a) 50% households in urban areas
(b) 60% households in urban areas
(c) 70% households in urban areas
(d) 80% households in urban areas

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


21. As per Family Welfare Statistics for 2009 released recently by the Union Health Ministry, life expectancy at birth in India for 2006-2010 is :

(a) Males 75.2 and Females 78.6
(b) Males 72.4 and Females 76.3
(c) Males 69.8 and Females 72.3
(d) Males 65.8 and Females 68.1

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


22. Which of the following are the objectives of ‘National Nutrition Mission’?
1. To create awareness relating to malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers.
2. To reduce the incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.
3. To promote the consumption of millets, coarse cereals and unpolished rice.
4. To promote the consumption of poultry eggs.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
(d) 3 and 4 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


23. ‘Shabri Sankalp Abhiyan’ is associated with :

(a) To help those poor people who are below the poverty line
(b) Empowerment of Women
(c) A scheme for self help groups
(d) National Nutrition Mission

U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2021


24. Which one of the following is NOT covered under the Integrated Child Development Programme?

(a) Supplementary Nutrition
(b) Immunization
(c) Nutrition and Health Education
(d) Family Planning

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


25. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), launched in 1975 in India, is a scheme implemented by :

(a) The Ministry of Education
(b) The Ministry of HRD
(c) The Ministry of Finance
(d) The Ministry of Women and Child Welfare

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


26. ‘Integrated Child Development Services’ scheme was started in the year :

(a) 1969
(b) 1984
(c) 1975
(d) 1999

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


27. Which among the following services is not provided under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme?

(a) Supplementary feeding
(b) Immunization
(c) Distribution of freebooks and school dress to the children
(d) Health and Nutrition Education to 3-6 year old children

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


28. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List – I                                                                                                  List – II
(Programme)                                                                               (Launch Year)
A. National Programme for Control of Blindness               1. 1975
B. Integrated Child Development Scheme                             2. 1976
C. National Leprosy Eradication Programme                      3. 2005
D. National Rural Health Mission                                            4. 1983
Codes :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


29. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
List – I                                                           List – II
(Scheme)                                           (Launching Year)
A. PM Jan Arogya Abhiyan                     1. 2015
B. PM Vaya Vandan Yojana                   2. 2018
C. PM Rojgar Protsahan Yojana          3. 2017
D. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan                   4. 2014
Codes :

(a) 2 3 1 4
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 2 4 3 1

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


30. Which of the following schemes are related to skill development?


Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2021]


31. ‘Skill Development Initiative’ has been operationalized in ?

(a) February 2005
(b) February 2005
(c) May 2007
(d) April 2010

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


32. With reference to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, consider the following statements :
1. It is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
2. It, among other things, will also impart training in soft skills, entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy.
3. It aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the National Skill Qualification Framework.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2018]


33. ‘Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme’ is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to :

(a) Certifying the skills acquired by construction workers through traditional channels.
(b) Enrolling the persons in Universities for distance learning programmes.
(c) Reserving some skilled jobs to rural and urban poor in some public sector undertakings.
(d) Certifying the skills acquired by trainees under the National Skills Development Programme.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


34. With reference to ‘National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)’, which of the statements given below is/are correct?
1. Under NSQF, a learner can acquire the certification for competency only through formal learning.
2. An outcome expected from the implementation of NSQF is the mobility between vocational and general education.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


35. Consider the following in respect of ‘National Career Service’ :
1. National Career Service is an initiative of the
Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.
2. National Career Service has been launched in a Mission Mode to improve the employment opportunities to uneducated youth of the country.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


36. With reference to the Skill India Campaign, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. Prime Minister had launched the Skill India Campaign in July 2015.
2. The main objective of this Campaign was to train India’s Youths in information technology.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
Codes :

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


37. As per ‘Skill India Mission’, 76 lakh youth have acquired skill training upto March, 2016. Out of these how many have entered the job market?

(a) 26 lakh
(b) 22 lakh
(c) 28 lakh
(d) 30 lakh

[U.P. P.C.S (Mains) 2016]


38. The foundation of what is being claimed as India’s biggest Global skill park was laid in July 2017 in :

(a) Lucknow
(b) Bengaluru
(c) Bhopal
(d) Jaipur

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


39. What is the theme of World Youth Skills Day, 2021?

(a) Young People and Skills
(b) Skills Development and Employment
(c) Young People and Entrepreneurship
(d) Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


40. The National Programme launched on October 10, 2019 by the Indian Government to encourage talented children to enrich their skills is :


[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


41. The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is a flagship initiative set up by :

(a) Ministry of Human Resource Development
(b) NITI Aayog
(c) Ministry of Social Justice and Impowerment
(d) Ministry of Science and Technology

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


42. Atal Innovation Mission is set up under the :

(a) Department of Science and Technology
(b) Ministry of Labour and Employment
(c) NITI Aayog
(d) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


43. With reference to the programme ‘NIDHI’ which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
1. The programme of ‘NIDHI’ was started for students to begin startups.
2. Its aim is to financially support 20 students for startup in each year.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

(a) 1 Only
(b) 2 Only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


44. ‘SWAYAM’, an initiative of the Government of India, aims at :

(a) promoting the Self Help Groups in rural areas
(b) providing financial and technical assistance to young start-up entrepreneurs
(c) promoting education and health of adolescent girls
(d) providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


45. What is the aim of the programme ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’?

(a) Achieving 100% literacy by promoting collaboration between voluntary organizations and the government’s education system and local communities.
(b) Connecting institutions of higher education with local communities to address development challenges through appropriate technologies.
(c) Strengthening India’s scientific research institutions in order to make India a scientific and technological power.
(d) Developing human capital by allocating special funds for health care and education of rural and urban poor, and organizing skill development programmes and vocational training for them.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


46. What is the purpose of ‘Vidyanjali Yojana’?
1. To enable famous foreign educational institutions to open their campuses in India.
2. To increase the quality of education provided in government schools by taking help from the private sector and the community.
3. To encourage voluntary monetary contributions from private individuals and organizations so as to improve the infrastructure facilities for primary and secondary schools.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 2 and 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


47. Who heads the panel on National Education Policy constituted in June 2017 by the Human Resource Development Ministry?

(a) K.J. Alphonse
(b) Ram Shankar Kureel
(c) K. Kasturirangan
(d) M.K. Shridhar

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


48. The ‘Apna Gaon, Apna Kam’ scheme was launched on :

(a) 1 December, 1990
(b) 1 January, 1991
(c) 15 August, 1990
(d) 2 October, 1991

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1993]


49. The aim of the ‘Apna Gaon, Apna Kam’ scheme is :

(a) To provide clean water and its management in the village
(b) To remove poverty by creating employment for everyone in the village
(c) To create awareness about health and family planning in the village
(d) To make everyone literate in the village

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2003]


50. Saubhagya Yojana is concerned with :

(a) Financial assistance for marriage of girls
(b) Scholarship for girl’s education
(c) Provision of free electricity to BPL families
(d) Provision of financial assistance to a new born baby girl

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


 51. ‘Pradhan Mantri’ Jan-Dhan Yojana’ has been launched for :

(a) providing housing loan to poor people at cheaper interest rates
(b) promoting women’s self-help groups in backward areas
(c) promoting financial inclusion in the country
(d) providing financial help to the marginalized communities

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2015]


52. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana was launched in India on :

(a) 26th January, 2015
(b) 28th August, 2014
(c) 5th September, 2014
(d) 8th December, 2014

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015, Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


53. Which one of the following is true for ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana’?

Accidental Insurance (Rs.) Life Insurance (Rs.)
a. 1,00,000                                               i. 30,000
b. 30,000                                                 ii. 1,00,000
c. 30,000                                                iii. 10,000
d. 1,30,000                                             iv. 1,00,000

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014]


54. List – I                                                                                List – II
(Scheme)                                                                       (Year of Launch)
A. Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana                                             1. 2021
B. P.M. Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana          2. 2016
C. Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana                     3. 2007
D. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana               4. 2018
Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 1 4 2
(d) 2 4 1 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]


55. Arrange the following schemes launched by the Government of India in chronological order and choose the correct answer from the codes given below :
I. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
II. Atal Pension Yojana
III. Make in India
IV. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
Codes :

(a) IV, III, I and II
(b) I, II, III and IV
(c) III, II, I and IV
(d) IV, I, II and III

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


56. Consider the following schemes and arrange these in chronological order of their launching :
1. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
2. Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girls Education in India
3. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
4. Mudra Bank Yojana
Select correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2, 4 and 3
(b) 3, 2, 1 and 4
(c) 2, 1, 3 and 4
(d) 3, 1, 2, and 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


57. In which city ‘Rastriya Vyosree Yojana’ for senior citizens is started in 2017?

(a) Mumbai
(b) Nashik
(c) Raipur
(d) Nagpur

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


58. How many minimum hours of power supply is assured for rural agriculture purpose in ‘Atal Jyoti Yojana, 2013’?

(a) 10
(b) 12
(c) 14
(d) 16

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


59. Which of the following Direct Benefit Scheme (DBS) has been recognized by the ‘Guinness Book of World Record’ as the world’s largest Direct Benefit Scheme?

(c) NSAP
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


60. Choose the correct answer in the context of PAHAL scheme :

(a) It is first variety of JAM.
(b) It transfers LPG subsidy via DBT.
(c) It directly transfer LPG subsidy into customer’s bank accounts.
(d) All these are true

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


61. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists.
                                            List – I                                                                       List – II
(Welfare Schemes of Government of India)                                   (It’s content)
A. Nai Roshani Programme                                                             i. Women empowerment
B. DISHA                                                                                                ii. Financial Inclusion
C. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana                                         iii. New Pension System
D. Swavalamban Scheme                                                                 iv. IT Training
Codes :

(a) iii i ii iv
(b) iv ii iii i
(c) i iv ii iii
(d) ii iii iv i

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) (Re- Exam) 2013]


62. Consider the following statements about the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana :
A. The scheme provides free LPG connection to the women belonging to below poverty line (BPL) households.
B. Rs. 8000 crore has been earmarked under the scheme.
C. The scheme provides a financial support of Rs. 2,800 for each LPG connection to the BPL households.
D. The scheme will benefit 5 crore families across the nation.
Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) Only A and B
(b) Only B and C
(c) Only A, C and D
(d) Only A, B and D

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


63. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched on May 1, 2016. In which district of Uttar Pradesh it was launched by the Prime Minister?

(a) Varanasi
(b) Lucknow
(c) Ballia
(d) Ghaziabad

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


64. Which organization is giving financial support for the ‘Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme’?

(a) IMF
(b) IFC
(c) IFAD
(d) IIMA

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


65. Panch Dhara Yojana is related to :

(a) River Water Management
(b) Women Welfare and Development
(c) LPG Distribution
(d) Underground Water Management

[J.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


66. The ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme has been launched in India in :

(a) April, 2015
(b) March, 2015
(c) February, 2015
(d) January, 2015

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


67. Name the scheme launched by Central Government for the Girl-child.

(a) Raj-Lakshmi
(b) Rani-Bitia
(c) Dhan-Lakshmi
(d) Raj-Rani

[Uttrakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2007]


68. Which State has launched ‘Bhagyashree’ scheme for girl child?

(a) Delhi
(b) Punjab
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Haryana

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014]


69. Which State Government has rolled out ‘Rupashree Scheme’ for marriage of poor girls?

(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Odisha
(c) West Bengal
(d) Assam
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[63rd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2017]


70. Consider the following statements about Amma Scooter Scheme :
1. It is a 75% subsidized scheme for working women.
2. It is a scheme of AIADMK Government of Tamil Nadu.
3. It was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 69th birth anniversary of Late Jayalalithaa.
4. This scheme will benefit working women living in Chennai only.
Of the above, the correct statements are :

(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
(c) Only 2 and 4
(d) Only 1, 3 and 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


71. The scheme ‘DWCRA’ is associated with :

(a) Upliftment of women living below poverty line
(b) Upliftment of children living below poverty line
(c) Providing food to children in primary schools
(d) Distribution of free wheat to retain children in schools

R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1999


72. The Swawlamban Scheme fulfils which of the following objectives?

(a) Employment to rural women
(b) Employment to urban women
(c) Employment to handicapped people
(d) Providing skill and training to the women

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


73. What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skills to women in traditional and non-traditional trades?

(a) Kishori Shakti Yojana
(b) Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
(c) Swayamsiddha
(d) Swawlamban

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


74. In which one of the following years ‘Swavalamban Scheme’ was launched?

(a) 2010 A.D.
(b) 2011 A.D.
(c) 2012 A.D.
(d) 2014 A.D.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


75. 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 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.
2. Swayam Siddha is implemented through Local Self Government bodies or reputed Voluntary Organizations whereas Swadhar is implemented through the ICDS units set up in the States.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2010]


76. ‘Swadhar’ is the scheme for :

(a) Unique identification of citizens
(b) Self-employment for males
(c) Women in difficult circumstances
(d) Common home of senior citizens

U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2013, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2010, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013


77. For the empowerment of women Indira Mahila Shakti Nidhi was launched on :

(a) 18 December, 2019
(b) 18 December, 2018
(c) 18 December, 2016
(d) 18 December, 2017

R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2021


78. Recently (in 2013) Government of India has approved the proposal of providing loans to Women Self Help Groups at a lower interest rate to eradicate poverty through women empowerment. The interest rate is :

(a) 7%
(b) 6.5%
(c) 7.5%
(d) 8%

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


79. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Mahila Samridhi Yojana – 1993
(b) Women Self-Empowerment Plan – 1998
(c) Women Empire Plan – 1989
(d) National Posahar Mission Plan – 2003

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2021]


80. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists :
                              List-I                                         List-II
A. Rashtriya Mahila Kosh                    1. Empowerment of women
B. Mahila Samriddhi Yojana              2. Education for women’s equality
C. Indira Mahila Yojana                       3. Promotion of savings among rural women
D. Mahila Samakhya                             4. Meeting credit needs Programme of the poor women
Code :

(a) 3 2 1 4
(b) 1 3 4 2
(c) 4 3 1 2
(d) 4 1 2 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


81. Mahila Samriddhi Yojana was started in India in :

(a) 1992
(b) 1993
(c) 1994
(d) 1995

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


82. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017?
1. Pregnant women are entitled for three months pre-delivery and three months post-delivery paid leave.
2. Enterprises with creches must allow the mother minimum six creche visits daily.
3. Women with two children get reduced entitlements.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2019]


83. The proposed ‘Janani Suraksha Scheme’ will replace :

(a) Maternity and Child Health Scheme
(b) National Maternity Benefit Scheme
(c) Mahila Samakhya
(d) Reproductive and Child Health Scheme

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


84. The endeavour of ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana’ Programme is :
1. to promote institutional deliveries.
2. to provide monetary assistance to the mother to meet the cost of delivery.
3. To provide for wage loss due to pregnancy and confinement.
Which of the statements given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2012]


85. The ambitious scheme launched in June 2011 by the Government of India to provide free healthcare facilities to pregnant women and infants has been named as :

(a) Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna
(b) Janani Suraksha Yojna
(c) Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram
(d) Integrated Child Development Scheme

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010, 2011]


86. The nation-wise breast-feeding programme ‘MAA’ has been launched by which Union Ministry?

(a) Ministry of Tribal Affairs
(b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(c) Ministry of Women and Child Development
(d) Ministry of AYUSH
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th to 62th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


87. Which of the following is not an income generating program for women ?

(a) Integrated Rural Development Programme
(b) Integrated Rural Energy Programme
(c) Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas
(d) None of the above

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Mains) 2013]


88. ABC index announced by the Government of India is associated with which of the following?

(a) Agriculture
(b) Communication
(c) Health
(d) Education

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2018, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


89. In June 2018, how much amount the World Bank has approved for ‘Atal Bhujal Yojna’, an ambitious scheme of India?

(a) Rs. 5,000 crore
(b) Rs. 6,000 crore
(c) Rs. 7,000 crore
(d) Rs. 8,000 crore
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018]


90. Atal Bhu-Jal Scheme was launched on 1 April, 2020 by Government of India, with assistance of :

(a) World Bank
(b) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(c) Inter-American Development Bank
(d) Asian Development Bank

[R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


91. Name the scheme run by the Central Government under which the pump sets are given to the farmers of the desert at nominal rent or lease :

(a) Jaldhara Yojana
(b) Kisan Vikas Yojana
(c) Desert Development Programme
(d) Bhagyashree Yojana

R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 1999


92. ‘Hariyali’ is the programme associated with :

(a) protection of rural environment
(b) provision of green fodder for animals
(c) a programme of support for watershed management
(d) a private initiation to create rural supply chain

U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010


93. ‘Hariyali Yojana’ is related to :

(a) Crop Management
(b) Soil Management
(c) Water Management
(d) Forest Management

U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2016


94. ‘Gokul Gram Scheme’ is associated with which of the following States?

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Rajasthan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


95. Which of the following items of work are included in Bharat Nirman?
Find your answer with the help of given codes.
1. Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme
2. Inter-linking of river projects
3. Scheme of repair, renovation and restoration of water bodies
4. Rehabilitation of displaced persons due to irrigation projects.
Code :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) All the four

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009]


96. Which one of the following is not a component of ‘Bharat Nirman’ scheme launched in 2005-06?

(a) Rural housing
(b) Rural sanitation
(c) Drinking water
(d) Rural roads

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2016, 2011, U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


97. Bharat Nirman Scheme of the UPA Government does not include :

(a) Rural Water Supply Project
(b) Irrigation Benefits Programme
(c) Rural Electrification
(d) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


98. Which of the following is not a component of ‘Bharat Nirman’?

(a) Agro-based industries
(b) Rural electrification
(c) Rural housing
(d) Rural telephony

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2008, 56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


99. Which of the following is not covered under ‘Bharat Nirman’?

(a) Rural housing
(b) Rural hospitals
(c) Rural water supply
(d) Rural electrification

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P. P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


100. ‘Bharat Nirman Yojana’ is related to :

(a) Infrastructure development
(b) Foodgrain production self-sufficiency
(c) Family welfare programme
(d) None of the above

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2006, U.P. P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]