UPSC PRELIMS DAILY QUIZ – 05.12.2019 | IASBYHEART

 

  1. Infant mortality rate refers to the death of infants of which age?

a) Under 1 year of age

b) Under 2 years of age

c) Under 5 years of age

d) Between 1 to 2 years

 

  1. Which of the assertions given below defines unemployment properly?

a) When people work on lower wages than the prevailing wage rate.

b) When a person who wants to work at the going wages cannot find jobs.

c) When a person does not get the work according to his/her interests.

d) When the person holding the degree does not get work and salary according to his qualifications.

 

  1. What is the desired calorie requirement in rural and urban areas for determining the poverty line in India?

a) 2400 calories and 2100 calories

b) 2100 calories and 2400 calories

c) 2000 calories and 1500 calories

d) 1500 calories and 2000 calories

 

4. In the context of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) 2005, consider the following statements:

  1. The Act provides 100 days assured employment every rural to every rural households.
  2. One third of the proposed jobs would be reserved for women.
  3. Under the programme, if an applicant is not provided employment within 30 days, s/he will be entitled to a daily unemployment allowance.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 3 only

c) 1 and 2

d) All of the above

 

5. What do you mean by Issue Price?

a) Distribution of food grains to the poor sections of the society at a lower price than the market price.

b) Distribution of grain on the market price to the poor sections of the society.

c) Distribution of grain to all the people of the society at a price lower than the market price.

d) Distribute grain to rich people of the society at a lower price than market price.

 

  1. What are the correct combinations in terms of the different schemes and their targeted groups introduced in the context of food security by the Government of India?
Schemes Targeted Group
1. Public Distribution System (PDS) For everyone
2. Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) Poor in all areas
3. Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) Poorest of the poor
4. Annapurna scheme (APS) Backward block

 

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) All of the above

 

  1. In Representative Democracies

1. People do not participate directly

2. People directly make decisions

3. Universal Adult franchise is followed in voting.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 only

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Gram Sabha

1. Anyone who is 21 years and above are members of Gram Sabha

2. It prevents Panchayat from doing wrong things like misuse of money

3. It makes elected representatives more responsible

Choose the correct statements using the codes given below

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 3 only

 

  1. What are the sources of funds for the Panchayat:

1. Taxes on houses, market places

2. Government scheme funds

3. Donations for community works.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2 and 3 only

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Children’s Bill of Rights

1. It includes Right to make mistakes

2. These Rights are enshrined in the United Nations convention on the rights of the child 1989.

3. Government of India is yet to ratify it.

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 3 only

 

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