Employment & Welfare Schemes (Part 2) – Old Year Questions

101. Bharat Nirman includes (select the correct answer from the codes given below ) :

1. To bring an additional one crore hectares under assured irrigation
2. To provide road connectivity to all villages that have a population of 2000
3. To give telephone connectivity to the remaining villages

Codes :

(a) 1 and 2 are correct
(b) 1 and 3 are correct
(c) 2 and 3 are correct
(d) None of the above

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


102. Bharat Nirman Programme envisages the creation of :

(a) 10 million additional jobs during 2008-09
(b) 10 million hectares of additional irrigation during 2005-2009
(c) 1 lakh kilometres of rural roads during 11th plan
(d) I.T. Park in all districts of the country during 11th plan

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


103. The targets set for achievements under the Bharat Nirman Yojna are to be realized by the end of :

(a) 2007
(b) 2008
(c) 2009
(d) 2010

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


104. The National Rural Drinking Water Programme is one of the components of:

(a) Social Protection Programme
(b) Bharat Nirman
(c) Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna
(d) Poverty Alleviation Programmes

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


105. Consider the following statements with reference to Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Scheme :

1. 400 cities have been covered under this mission.
2. The AMRUT Scheme covers 60% of the country’s urban population.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

Code :

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

[U.P. R.O. / A.R.O. (Mains) 2016]


106. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is associated with revamping of :

(a) urban infrastructure
(b) urban sanitation
(c) urban health
(d) urban education

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


107. The Thrust Areas of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) include :

1. Water supply
2. Sewerage facilities
3. Public Transport facilities
4. Creation of parks and recreation centres especially for children
5. Storm water drain to reduce flooding

Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
(b) 1, 2 and 5
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2, 3, 4 and 5

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


108. The State that launched ‘Atal Khadyanna Yojana’ is :

(a) Gujarat
(b) Bihar
(c) Uttarakhand
(d) Jharkhand

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


109. Which of the following States introduced the ‘One kg rice for rupee one’ scheme?

(a) West Bengal
(b) Odisha
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu

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


110. India is home to lakhs of persons with disabilities. What are the benefits available to them under the law?

1. Free schooling till the age of 18 years in governmentrun schools.
2. Preferential allotment of land for setting up business.
3. Ramps in public buildings.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


111. Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan is associated with :

(a) Disable Persons
(b) Child Health Care
(c) Women Empowerment
(d) Under Privileged People

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


112. The objective of ‘Sangam Yojana’ is :

(a) To make Ganga water pollution free
(b) To ensure welfare of handicapped
(c) To unite various groups of Hindus
(d) To make Sangam region of Allahabad more attractive for tourists

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


113. The main objective of ‘Sangam Yojana’ is :

(a) To increase welfare of handicapped person
(b) To link rivers mutually
(c) To make rivers pollution free
(d) To enhance national integrity

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


114. ‘Sankalp’ project is associated with the eradication of :

(a) Illiteracy
(b) Polio
(c) Unemployment

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


115. A village in the plain area of India comes under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, if its population is more than :

(a) 500
(b) 1000
(c) 1500
(d) 2000

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


116. The objective/objectives of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna is/are :

(a) connecting villages to main roads
(b) constructing concrete road
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) None of the above

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


117. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is :

(a) to augment road connectivity and provide foodgrains to the poorest of the poor at cheaper rates
(b) to facilitate patrolling of the area to prevent misuse of electricity by unauthorized persons
(c) to help the police to reach the place of crime more swiftly to control spurt in it
(d) to develop community life in villages which are not well connected with roads

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2004]


118. The Budget 2001-02 has allocated to the PMGSY a sum of :

(a) Rs. 1,800 crore
(b) Rs. 2,000 crore
(c) Rs. 2,500 crore
(d) Rs. 3000 crore

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


119. ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana’ aims at :

(a) meeting rural needs like primary education, health care, drinking water, housing, rural roads.
(b) alleviating proverty through micro enterprises.
(c) generating employment in rural areas.
(d) strengthening Panchayati Raj system in rural areas.

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2013, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]


120. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Cooperative Movement – M.K. Gandhi
(b) Etawah Pilot Project – Albert Mayer
(c) Grow more Food Campaign – J.L. Nehru
(d) Sewagram Project – Vinoba Bhave

U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Re-Exam) (Pre) 2016


121. The pilot project for rural development was started in the year :

(a) 1971
(b) 1978
(c) 1952
(d) 1948

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


122. Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojna inaugurated for :

(a) Rural education
(b) Rural sanitation
(c) Rural health
(d) Rural empowerment

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2015]


123. The Employment Guarantee Scheme, a rural work programme, was first started in :

(a) West Bengal
(b) Punjab
(c) Kerala
(d) Maharashtra

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


124. The Employment Assurance Scheme envisages financial assistance to rural areas to guarantee employment to at least :

(a) 50 percent of the men and women seeking jobs in rural areas
(b) 50 percent of the men seeking jobs in rural areas
(c) one man and one woman in a rural family living below the poverty line
(d) one person in a rural landless household living below the poverty line

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


125. Which of the following schemes is not for rural development?

(b) CRY
(c) JRY
(d) IRDP

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


126. Consider the following Schemes :


The correct chronological sequence of the launching of these schemes is :


[56th to 59th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2015]


127. TRYSEM is a programme of :

(a) Rural Development
(b) Industrial Development
(c) Urban Development
(d) Defence Preparedness

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


128. Which one of the following is not an anti-poverty programme?

(a) R.L.E.G.P.
(b) I.R.D.P.
(c) N.R.E.P.
(d) M.R.T.P.
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


129. The Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) has been created under ;

(a) Reserve Bank of India
(c) Ministry of Agriculture
(d) Ministry of Rural Development

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


130. Which one among the following is not a programme under RIDF?

(a) Rural Water Supply
(b) Rural Roads
(c) Rural Electrification
(d) Rural Industries

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2013, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl.) (Pre) 2010]


131. Which one of the following organizations administers finances of Rural Infrastructure Development Fund ?

(a) RBI
(c) Ministry of Finance
(d) Ministry of Rural Development

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


132. Jawahar Rozgar Yojana was introduced in :

(a) Sixth Five Year Plan
(b) Seventh Five Year Plan
(c) Eighth Five Year Plan
(d) None of the above

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


133. Which one of the following is true regarding the Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY)?

(a) It was launched during the Prime Ministership of Indira Gandhi
(b) It aims at creating one million jobs annually
(c) The target group of JRY are the urban poor living below the proverty line
(d) Under the scheme 30% of the employment generated is reserved for women

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


134. The objective of Jawahar Rojgar Yojna is to :

(a) Provide employment to youth in rural areas
(b) Create employment opportunities for unemployed persons
(c) Strengthen the rural economic and social structure
(d) All of the above

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


135. The main emphasis of Jawahar Rojgar Yojana is on :

(a) Alleviation of Poverty
(b) Creation of labour-oriented additional employment opportunities in rural areas
(c) Creation of employment opportunities in urban areas
(d) Training rural youths for self-employment

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


136. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Scheme Commencement
(a) TRYSEM        –      August, 1979
(b) NREP             –      October, 1980
(c) JRY                 –      April, 1995
(d) SGSY             –       April, 1999

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


137. The main aim of the IRDP (Integrated Rural Development Programme) is :

(a) To provide training to rural youth
(b) To mobilize employment for the landless labourers
(c) To check the desertification
(d) To provide employment to households living below the poverty line in rural areas

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1993, 1998, 1999]


138. When was Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) started ?

(a) 1952
(b) 1980
(c) 1964
(d) 2001

[Uttarakhand Lower Sub. (Pre) 2010]


139. Which one of the following programmes is not included in the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)?

(a) IRDP
(d) JRY

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001, 2003, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002]


140. Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) –
1. The then existing six programmes have been merged under it.
2. Emphasizes on adopting group method.
3. Makes effort to improve the skills of the selected self-employed.
4. Focusses on uplifting rural youth above poverty line.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

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

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


141. Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana was started in the year :

(a) 1991
(b) 1996
(c) 1999
(d) 2001

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2002, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2004, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2002]


142. Which one of the following schemes has been restructured as National Rural Livelihood Mission, launched in June, 2011 by the Government of India ?

(a) Grameen Rozgar Yojana
(b) Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana
(c) Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
(d) Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment (TRYSEM)

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


143. How does the National Rural Livelihood Mission seek to improve livelihood options of rural poor?
1. By setting up a large number of new manufacturing industries and agribusiness centres in rural areas
2. By strengthening ‘self-help groups’ and providing skill development
3. By supplying seeds, fertilizers, diesel pump-sets and micro-irrigation equipment free of cost to farmers
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

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


144. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Industrial Finance – SIDBI
(b) Social Security Measures – Bharat Nirman
(c) Rural Credit – NABARD
(d) Rural Employment – SJSRY

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


145. Schemes of (i) Urban Micro Enterprises, (ii) Urban Wage Employment, and (iii) Housing and Shelter Upgradation are parts of :

(a) Integrated Rural Development Programme
(b) Nehru Rojgar Yojana
(c) Jawahar Rojgar Yojana
(d) Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana

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


146. The Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana which came into operation from 1-12-1997 aims to provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor but does not include :

(a) Nehru Rozgar Yojana
(b) Urban Basic Services Programme
(c) Prime Minister’s Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme
(d) Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


147. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
List-I (Programmes)                                                    List-II (Starting Year)
A. Krishi Shramik Samajik Suraksha Yojana             1. 2000
B. Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana                 2. 1993
C. Employment Assurance Scheme                                3. 1999
D. Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana                        4. 2001
Codes :

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

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


148. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
List-I                                                                                          List-II
(Programmes)                                                             (Year of Starting)
A. Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana                 1. 1997
B. Swarnjayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana                   2. 1989
C. Jawahar Rozgar Yojana                                              3. 1999
D. National Rural Health Mission                                4. 2005
Codes :

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

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2016]


149. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Janshree Bima Yojna — 2000
(b) National Rural Health Mission — 2005
(c) MGNREGA — 2003
(d) Aam Admi Bima Yojna — 2007

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


150. Which one of the following programmes is no t employment-related?

(b) NRLM
(c) RMSA
(d) STEP

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


151. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was passed in :

(a) 2004
(b) 2005
(c) 2007
(d) 2010

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


152. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) was launched initially in 200 districts. In the Budget for 2007-08, it was proposed to extend it to :

(a) 280 districts
(b) 300 districts
(c) 310 districts
(d) 330 districts

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


153. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme was launched initially in :

(a) 100 Districts
(b) 200 Districts
(c) 330 Districts
(d) All the Districts

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


154. The National Rural Employment Scheme was launched throughout the country from :

(a) 01-04-2007
(b) 01-04-2008
(c) 02-10-2007
(d) 14-11-2007

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


155. NREGA was renamed ‘MNREGA’ on :

(a) 2nd October, 2007
(b) 2nd February, 2008
(c) 2nd October, 2009
(d) 2nd October, 2010

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


156. Which one of the following is the objective of MGNREGA?

(a) To build assets
(b) To encourage microirrigation
(c) Water management
(d) To enhance rural income
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

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


157. National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme is different from other employment programmes, because :

(a) It is also implemented in urban areas
(b) It provides a guarantee of 200 days of employment in a financial year
(c) It provides employment within one month of applications
(d) It is not only an employment scheme but also a legal law

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2007]


158. Under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, a number of days for which an employment guarantee during one year has been given is :

(a) 90 days
(b) 100 days
(c) 120 days
(d) 180 days

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


159. Tick mark which is incorrect about NREGA :

(a) This Act spells out the type of works which are permitted.
(b) Like in other government programs transparency and accountability is also not possible in this program.
(c) This Act specifies the individual works but only for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes below the poverty line.
(d) The guarantee of 0.274 years of employment during a year is possibly the most important feature of this Act.

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2008]


160. Budget allocation for MGNREGA in the financial year 2009-10 is :

(a) Rs. 3,900 crore
(b) Rs. 39,000 crore
(c) Rs. 59,200 crore
(d) Rs. 89,300 crore

[Uttrakhand U.D.A./LDA (mains) 2006]


161. In the recently announced Central Budget 2020-21, in which the following budget allocation has been decreased in comparison to Budget 2019-20.

(b) Ayushman
(c) Mid-day Meal Scheme
(d) National Ganga Cleaning Scheme

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Re-Exam) (Pre) 2016]


162. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) does not :

(a) Promote inclusive growth
(b) Guarantee 100 days of employment in a year to every adult member of a rural household
(c) Enhances livelihood security for rural households
(d) Guarantee wage employment

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


163. Consider the following statements about the positive results of MGNREGA :
1. Substantial increase in purchasing power of rural poor
2. Reduction in the bargaining power of laborers
3. Reduction in migration to cities
Choose the correct answer by using the codes given below:

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

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


164. ….. Instil into the vast millions of workers, men and women, who actually do the job, a sense of partnership and of cooperative performance…”
The above passage is related to:

(a) Planned Development
(b) Community Development
(c) Panchayati Raj System
(d) Integrated Development Programme

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2000]


165. Consider the following events and arrange these in chronological order :
I. Launching of Community Development Programme (CDP)
II. Recommendation of Democratic Decentralization
III. Initiation of Key Village Scheme (KVS)
IV. Setting up of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) at the district level.
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
Code :

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

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


166. What is the objective of Community Development Programmes?

(a) Providing educational facilities
(b) Improving standards of living
(c) Political training
(d) Helping villages in planning
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


167. When was the Community Development Program started in India?

(a) 2nd October, 1950 A.D.
(b) 2nd October, 1951 A.D.
(c) 2nd October, 1952 A.D.
(d) 2nd October, 1953 A.D.

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


168. When did the Community Development Programme start in India?

(a) In 1958
(b) In 1955
(c) In 1952
(d) In 1951

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015, Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2006]


169. The launching of the Community Development Programme (on 2nd October 1952) set the

stage for :

(a) Organization of economic planning
(b) Organization of Panchayati Raj
(c) Development of SC and ST
(d) Protection of girl child

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


170. Who among the following was the architect of community development in India?

(a) S.K. Dey
(b) J.L. Nehru
(c) B.R. Mehta
(d) Jay Prakash Narayan

[U.P.P.S.C. (R.I.) 2014]


171. Antyodaya Programme was started first of all in the State of :

(a) Bihar
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Rajasthan
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


172. With reference to the government’s welfare schemes, consider the following statements:
1. Under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana, food grains are available to the poorest of the poor families at Rs. 2 per kg for wheat and Rs. 3 per kg for rice.
2. Under the National Old Age Pension Scheme, the old and destitute are provided Rs. 75 per month as Central
pension, in addition to the amount provided by most State Governments.
3. The government of India has allocated 25 kg of foodgrains per Below Poverty Line family per month at less than half the economic cost.
Which of these statements are correct?

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


173. Regarding ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a minimum guaranteed scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers.
2. Only one member of a family can join the scheme.
3. The same amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse
for life after the subscriber’s death.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

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


174. Who among the following can join the National Pension System (NPS)?

(a) Resident Indian citizen only
(b) Persons of age from 21 to 55 only
(c) All State Government employees joining the services after the date of notification by the respective State Governments
(d) All Central Government employees including those of Armed Forces joining the services on or after 1st April, 2004

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


175. Which of the following statements is NOT correct for National Pension Scheme for Retail Traders/ Shopkeepers and Self-employed persons?

(a) Those who are in age groups of 18 to 40 years are eligible
(b) Their annual turnover should not exceed 1.5 crore rupees
(c) National Pension Scheme’s members are also eligible
(d) It has a monthly minimum assured pension of Rs. 3000.00.

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


176. When was the ‘PM Kisan Maandhan Yojana’ launched for the purpose of pensions to small and marginal farmers?

(a) 15 August, 2020
(b) 12 September, 2019
(c) 26 January, 2020
(d) 25 August, 2019

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


177. In Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme, each subscriber shall receive the minimum assured pension of ……… per month after attaining the age of 60 years.

(a) Rs. 3,500
(b) Rs. 2,000
(c) Rs. 3,000
(d) Rs. 1,500
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[65th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2019]


178. Ashraya Bima Yojana aims to provide :

(a) allotment of house
(b) housing loan
(c) employment to the unemployed
(d) social security to such workers who are unemployed

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]


179. Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna provides social security to :

(a) all laborers in rural areas.
(b) all landless laborers living below the poverty line in rural areas.
(c) all laborers in urban areas.
(d) all laborers in rural as well as urban areas.

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


180. With reference to ‘Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana’, consider the following statements :
1. The member insured under the scheme must be the head of the family or an earning member of the family in a rural landless household.
2. The member insured must be in the age group of 30 to 65 years.
3. There is a provision for a free scholarship for up to two children of the insured who are studying between classes 9 and 12.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


181. Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) was launched on :

(a) 15 March 2009
(b) 15 January, 2008
(c) 15 August, 2007
(d) 2 October, 2007

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


182. Consider the following :
1. Hotels and restaurants
2. Motor transport undertakings
3. Newspaper establishments
4. Private medical institutions
The employees of which of the above can have ‘Social Security coverage under the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme?

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

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


183. In which one of the following years the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act was passed?

(a) 2004
(b) 2006
(c) 2008
(d) 2010

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


184. Which one of the following is not a social security program?

(a) Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY)
(b) National Health Insurance Scheme
(c) Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY)
(d) Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act

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


185. Which one of the following is not a recent measure for social protection?

(a) Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
(b) Skill Development Programme
(c) Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna
(d) Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008

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


186. Which one of the following statements is not true about Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana?

(a) It is a personal accident cover
(b) It is open to anyone between the age of 18 and 50 years
(c) It is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 years
(d) Premium payable is Rs. 12 per annum

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


187. Which of the following is not an Employment Generation and Poverty Alleviation Programme of the Government of India?

(b) NRLM (National Rural Livelihoods Mission)
(c) SJSRY (Swarn Jayanti Shaheri Rozgar Yojna)
(d) NSSF (National Social Security Fund)

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


188. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
    Scheme                                                Aim
(a) UDAY            Improving finances of power distribution companies
(b) HRIDAY      Preserving and revitalizing heritage cities
(c) AMRUT        Improving basic urban infrastructure in cities
(d) Swachh       Bharat Mission  Safe Drinking Water

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


189. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan aims to achieve the target of ‘Clean India’ by the year :

(a) 2024
(b) 2020
(c) 2019
(d) 2017

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


190. Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has been launched in India in :

(a) September, 2014
(b) October, 2014
(c) November, 2014
(d) December, 2014

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


191. The Rural Sanitation Strategy launched by the Ministry of Jal Shakti in September 2019 relates to which of the following periods?

(a) 2019-2035
(b) 2019-2029
(c) 2019-2022
(d) 2019-2024

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


192. With reference to the Swachh Bharat Mission, which of the following statements/ts is/are correct?
1. Swachh Bharat Mission focuses on the collective behavioral change of the entire community.
2. Open defecation for many is a part of regular early morning walks, checking the crops, and socializing.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes :

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

[U.P.B.E.O. (Pre) 2019]


193. Which Abhiyan has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th September 2018?

(a) Jhum Cultivation
(b) Ayushman Bharat
(c) Blue Economy
(d) Swachhata Hi Seva

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


194. Following are two statements, one is labeled as an Assertion
(A) and other as Reason (R) :
Assertion (A): The rural population does not consider open defecation as a threat to their well-being.
Reason (R): Socio-cultural norms about purity and pollution prevented people from having toilets at home.
Consider the above statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Codes :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false but (R) is true

[U.P.B.E.O. (Pre) 2019]


195. Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Yojana is associated with :

(a) Development of villages
(b) Community toilets in slum areas
(c) Construction of houses for low-income groups
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


196. The objective of Nirmal Gram Puraskar Yojna is :

(a) Defecation sanitation
(b) Sanitation of ponds and other water bodies
(c) Provision of clean drinking water
(d) Environmental cleanliness

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


197. ‘Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a national campaign to :

(a) rehabilitate the homeless and destitute persons and provide them with suitable sources of livelihood
(b) release the sex workers from their practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood
(c) eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavengers
(d) release the bonded laborers from their bondage and rehabilitate them

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


198. The toilet revolution is :

(a) Construction of free public latrines in Village Panchayats
(b) Ending night soil collection by introducing flush toilets in China
(c) A scheme of the Central Government to make flush toilets in each Nagar Nigam for the poorest of the poor
(d) To provide subsidies and loans by the Government to the persons constructing flush toilets in villages and cities

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2001]


199. Consider the following statements related to the Integrated Low-Cost Sanitation (ILCS)
scheme :

I. The system is funded on a sharing basis.
II. Central subsidy is 75 percent.
III. State subsidy is 25 percent.
Of these, the correct statements are :

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

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


200. The National Social Assistance Programme does not include the following scheme for ‘Below Poverty Line’ households

(a) National Family Benefit Scheme
(b) Annapurna
(c) Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojna
(d) All of the above

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