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RRB NTPC 2020 Static GK – 50 Important Questions 1. is the principle government agency in matters related to seismology & allied subjects (1) Indian Weather Forecast Agency (2) India Meteorological Department (3) Geological Survey of India (4) None of the above Answer Key: 2 India Meteorological Department is the principle government agency in matters related to seismology & allied subjects It was established in 1875 and currently works under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences. 2. Which of the following city in India is listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List? (1) Bhubaneswar (2) Haridwar (3) Ahmedabad (4) Mumbai Answer Key: 3 City of Ahmadabad was inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2017. The city was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 AD on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati River. The old city is considered as an archaeological entity with its plotting which has largely survived over centuries. The architecture of the Sultanate period monuments exhibits a unique fusion of the multicultural character of the historic city. 3. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is an important research institute situated in , India (1) Sriharikota 1

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RRB NTPC 2020 Static GK – 50 Important Questions

1. is the principle government agency in matters related to seismology & allied subjects

(1) Indian Weather Forecast Agency

(2) India Meteorological Department

(3) Geological Survey of India

(4) None of the above

Answer Key: 2

India Meteorological Department is the principle government agency in matters related to seismology & allied subjects It was established in 1875 and currently works under the aegis of Ministry of Earth Sciences.

2. Which of the following city in India is listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List?

(1) Bhubaneswar

(2) Haridwar

(3) Ahmedabad

(4) Mumbai

Answer Key: 3

City of Ahmadabad was inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2017.

The city was founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in 1411 AD on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati River. The old city is considered as an archaeological entity with its plotting which has largely survived over centuries. The architecture of the Sultanate period monuments exhibits a unique fusion of the multicultural character of the historic city.

3. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is an important research institute situated in , India

(1) Sriharikota

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(2) Thiruvananthapuram

(3) Bengaluru

(4) Chennai

Answer Key: 2

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), situated in Thirvananthapuram, Kerala is the leading Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

It functions under the Department of Space (DOS), Government of India. The institute is named in fond memory of Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, who was a pioneer in rocket research and launch vehicle projects of ISRO.

4. What does ‘A’ stands for in TRAI, a statutory body set up by the Government of India?

(1) Association

(2) Authority

(3) Asian

(4) Area

Answer Key: 2

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was established in 1997 under an Act of Parliament.

Its mandate is to regulate telecom services, including fixation/revision of tariffs for telecom services which were earlier vested in the Central Government.

It provides for a fair and transparent policy environment leading to promotion of a level playing field facilitating fair competition.

5. was the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India in 1952

(1) Sangeet Natak Akademi

(2) Lalit kala Akademi

(3) Sahitya Akademi

(4) National School of Drama

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Answer Key: 1

Sangeet Natak Akademi - India's national academy for music, dance and drama - is the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India.

It was created by a resolution of the (then) Ministry of Education, Government of India, dated 31 May 1952 notified in the Gazette of India of June 1952.

6. Headquarters of the Indian Space Research Organisation is in

(1) Pune

(2) New Delhi

(3) Bengaluru

(4) Chennai

Answer Key: 3

The Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru.

It was founded in 1969 by Dr Vikram Sarabhai. Its current Chairman is K Sivan.

7. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was set up in by government of India.

(1) 1987

(2) 1951

(3) 1958

(4) 1965

Answer Key: 3

DRDO was formed in 1958 after combining the functioning of the Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO).

It was started as a small organisation with about 10 defence laboratories but now it is an organisation which is multi-directional in terms of the variety of subject disciplines, number of laboratories, achievements and stature.

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8. What does ‘G’ in GAIL- A Public sector enterprise stands for?

(1) Government

(2) Goa

(3) Gas

(4) Ganga

Answer Key: 3

Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) is one of India's leading Public Sector Enterprises and the largest gas transmission and marketing company in the Country.

The Company, possessing a well-developed and efficient infrastructure, was established as a wholly owned Company of the Government of India in August 1984 with 100% equity held by the Government of India.

9. National Thermal Power Corporation is a company

(1) Navratna

(2) Maharatna

(3) Mini-Ratna

(4) Diamond Ratna

Answer Key: 2

In May 2010, National Thermal Power Corporation was designated as a Maharatna company. In ‘2018, Forbes Global 2000’ ranking of the World’s biggest companies, NTPC was ranked at 512th position.

NTPC was established in 1975 and since then it has become India’s largest power utility with an installed capacity of 53,166 MW.

Famous Personalities of India & World

10. Match the following personalities with their respective ‘Companies’ which they head

A. Satya Nadella a. Microsoft

B. Sundar Pichai b. Facebook

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C. Jeff Bezos c. Google

D. Mark Zuckerberg d. Amazon

(1) A-a, B- c, C-b, D-d

(2) A-a, B- d, C-c, D-b

(3) A-c, B- a, C-d, D-b

(4) A-a, B- c, C-d, D-b

Answer Key: 4

A. Satya Nadella a. Microsoft

B. Sundar Pichai c. Google

C. Jeff Bezos d. Amazon

D. Mark Zuckerberg b. Facebook

11. The only Indian to be awarded with both ‘Bharat Ratna’ and ‘Nishan-e-Pakistan’ is

(1) Jawaharlal Nehru

(2) Morarji Desai

(3) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

(4) Dr Manmohan Singh

Answer Key: 2

Morarji Desai is the only Indian citizen to have been awarded the respective highest Civilian honour by both India and Pakistan.

He was the 4th Prime Minister of India and 1st from a Non-congress Party. He was awarded Bharat

Ratna in 1991 and Nishan-e-Pakistan in the year 1990.

12. Match the following Head of states with their respective countries

A. Angela Merkel a. United Kingdom

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B. Boris Johnson b. Israel

C. Emmanuel Macron c. Germany

D. Benjamin Netanyahu d. France

(1) A-c, B-a, C-d, D-b

(2) A-b, B-a, C-d, D-c

(3) A-a, B-c, C-d, D-b

(4) A-c, B-a, C-b, D-c

Answer Key: 1

A. Angela Merkel c. Germany

B. Boris Johnson a. United Kingdom

C. Emmanuel Macron d. France

D. Benjamin Netanyahu b. Israel

13. was a famous painter of Hindu mythological subject matter with European realist historicist painting style.

(1) M.F. Hussain

(2) Marthanda Verma

(3) Nandalal Ghosh

(4) Raja Ravi Verma

Answer Key: 4

Raja Ravi Varma of 19th century Travancore is one of the few painters who managed to accomplish a beautiful union of Indian tradition with the techniques of European academic art.

He was awarded Kaiser-e-Hind prize under British India in 1904. He was one of the first Indian artists to use oil paints and to master the art of lithographic reproduction of his work. In addition to incidents in Hindu mythology, Varma painted many portraits of both Indians and British in India.

14. Birju Maharaj is a famous Indian personality associated with dance form

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(1) Odissi

(2) Bharat Natyam

(3) Kuchipudi

(4) Kathak

Answer Key: 4

Birju Maharaj is a famous world-renowned master of the kathak dance form and a leading exponent of the Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Lucknow.

He is a direct descendant of Ishwari Prasadji, the first known Kathak teacher. Birju Maharaj innovatively uses the dance form to express himself on various non-mythological and social issues as well.

He is especially known his brilliant choreography, and he has helped popularize dance-dramas in the world platform.

15. Ustad Bismillah Khan was a famous player

(1) Sitar

(2) Shehnai

(3) Veena

(4) Sarod

Answer Key: 2

Ustad Bismillah Khan was a famous Shehnai player.

He was born in a traditional Muslim family of musicians and got trained by his uncle, the late Ali Baksh 'Vilayatu'.

16. Which famous world politician was nicknamed as “The Iron Lady”?

(1) Meryl Streep

(2) Theresa May

(3) Margaret Thatcher

(4) Angela Merkel

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Answer Key: 3

Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain earned the sobriquet “Iron Lady” in her successful Political life. She belonged to Britain's Conservative Party leader and in 1979 was elected as first female prime minister of UK.

17. Who among the following is a popular world-renowned player of Indian classical instrument Sitar?

(1) Bhimsen Joshi

(2) Baiju Dharmajan

(3) Ustad Daulat Khan

(4) Pandit Ravi Shankar

Answer Key: 4

Pandit Ravi Shankar was India’s most-distinguished player of Sitar instrument and the world’s best- known exponent of Hindustani classical music.

He has won many accolades and awards for his genuine talent in his lifetime, some of which are-

- Grammy Awards (1966 & 2013)

- the Bharat Ratna (1999)

- shared Oscar for original score (1983)

Indian Literature

18. ‘Godan’ is a famous novel of modern Indian literature written by

(1) Kanshi Ram

(2) Munshi Premchand

(3) Rabindranath Tagore

(4) Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

Answer Key: 2

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Godan published in 1936 by author Munshi Premchand is considered one of the greatest Hindi novels of modern Indian literature.

Premchand used this opportunity to critique social issues such as moral bankruptcy, the plight of women, caste injustices, blind faith, patriarchy and many more. He is regarded as one of the most important writers of Hindi-Urdu canon.

19. Abhijnanashakuntala is a drama prose written by

(1) Surdas

(2) Bana Bhatt

(3) Nukunj Prakash Sharma

(4) Kalidasa

Answer Key: 4

Kalidasa composed the drama of Abhijnanashakuntala in the 5th century CE, which is considered to be the greatest Indian literary work of any period.

Surdas: Sur Sagar, Sur Saravali, Sahitya Lahari

Bana Bhatt: Harshacharita, Kadambari

20. Author of ancient Indian literature, ‘Arthashastra’ is

(1) Ibn Batuta

(2) Vikramaditya

(3) Kautilya

(4) Rishi Vatsyana

Answer Key: 3

Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, wrote Arthashastra, a political treatise.

Kautilya was the chief advisor to the emperor Chandragupta (c. 300 BCE), who is deemed to be the founder of the Mauryan dynasty.

Arthashastra is about the way the state’s economy is to be organized, how ministers should be chosen, how war should be conducted and how taxation should be arranged and distributed with emphasis on central control of the ruler.

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21. Meghaduta is a literary poetic work of

(1) Vyasa

(2) Kalidasa

(3) Panini

(4) Vikramaditya

Answer Key: 2

Kalidasa composed lyric love poem Meghaduta in some 115 verses around 5th century. Meghaduta in Sanskrit means “Cloud Messenger”

Panini: Ashtadhyayi; Vyasa: Narasimha Purana; Tulsidas: Vairagya Sandipini

22. Tirukkural is an ancient Tamil literary work by

(1) Annamaiya

(2) Subramanium Nair

(3) Tiruvalluvar

(4) Periya Ramdas

Answer Key: 3

Tiruvalluvar was a Tamil poet-saint known for his famous work, Tirukkural- a classic Tamil text consisting of 1,330 couplets or Kurals, dealing with the everyday virtues of an individual.

Tiruvalluvar’s couplets in the Tirukkural are highly aphoristic and revolutionary in tone.

23. Who is the author of ancient linguistic treatise ‘Ashtadhyayi’?

(1) Panini

(2) Patanjali

(3) Vishwamitra

(4) Guru Vyasa

Answer Key: 1

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Ashtadhyayi is an important Sanskrit treatise on grammar written by Panini in the period between 6th to 5th century BCE. This piece of work sets the linguistic standards for Classical Sanskrit language.

Ashtadhyayi is divided into 8 chapters which distinguishes between the usage in the spoken language and the language of the sacred texts.

24. “Bijak” is a literary work of 15thcentury saint-poet _______________

(1) Kabirdas

(2) Surdas

(3) Ramananda Sagar

(4) Birbal

Answer Key: 1

Bījak is the sacred literary book by 15th century poet-saint Kabirdas.

Kabir Das was the first saint of India who coordinated both the communities from Hinduism and Islam by giving a universal path which could be followed by both His other famous works are- Ramayani, Sabar, Songs of Kabir

Flora & Fauna of India

25. Which of the following is/are NOT a Tiger Reserve in India?

(1) Betla National park

(2) Periyar National Park

(3) Ranthambore National Park

(4) All are Tiger reserves

Answer Key: 4

Periyar National Park- Also known as Periyar Tiger Reserve, it is in the mountainous Western Ghats of Kerala and home to tigers and a significant elephant population.

Ranthambore National Park- This sanctuary in Rajasthan is a former royal hunting ground and home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles.

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Betla National park- Situated in Jharkhand’s Latehar district, Betla was one of the first national parks in India to become a tiger reserve under Project Tiger.

26. Only species of apes found on Indian soil are

(1) Orangutans

(2) Gorilla

(3) White Gorilla

(4) Hoolock Gibbons

Answer Key: 4

Hoolock Gibbons are the only primates found in India, concentrated in the North-eastern forests of India.

Two sub-species- the western hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) and the eastern hoolock gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys) inhabit the Indian forests.

Outside India, they are found in eastern side of Bangladesh and north-western Myanmar.

27. Indian Rosewood is a deciduous tree found in which of the following state(s)?

(1) Kerala

(2) Karnataka

(3) Haryana

(4) All of the above

Answer Key: 4

Indian Rosewood is widely found in the Indian State of Haryana, Periyar National park of Kerala, Bandipur National Park of Karnataka and few other places Indian Rosewood is an erect deciduous tree which grows to a height of around 25 meters.

Uses- Rosewood oil is used for various medicinal purposes, it is also used fuel wood, used for the making furniture, doors, windows, ship floors, plywood.

28. The largest Asian antelope is , found in Indian sub-continen

(1) Wild Ass

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(2) Nilgai

(3) One-horned Rhinoceros

(4) Asiatic Lion

Answer Key: 2

Nilgai antelope are among the largest of the Asian antelopes found in Indian sub-continent standing about 120-150cm at the shoulder and have a body length of 180-200cm.

In India, they are found in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains and their habitat range from grassy, steppe woodlands, to hillsides.

Nilgai antelopes graze and browse with grass and woody plants as the main source of their diet.

29. In India, Royal Bengal Tigers are found in

(1) Silent Valley National Park

(2) Sundarbans

(3) Gir Forests

(4) Parvati Valley

Answer Key: 2

Sundarbans are the only Mangrove forests, shared between India and Bangladesh where we find the Royal Bengal Tigers in the wild.

Royal Bengal Tiger is the National animal of both India as well as Bangladesh. Less than 3000 of its population survives today.

In 1970s India launched Project Tiger for conservation and protection of the tiger species establishing various Tiger reserves.

30. Jammu & Kashmir is famous for trees

(1) Palm

(2) Chinar

(3) Rubber

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(4) Banyan

Answer Key: 2

Chinar trees in the Kashmir Valley. They grow as tall as 25 meters, with girth exceeding 50 feet in some cases.

During a short period of October-December, its leaves acquire varied colourful hues — of blood-red, mauve, amber and yellow gives the state of J&K a majestic and spectacular look.

31. ‘Jasmine’ flower is a designated state flower of

(1) Odisha

(2) Andhra Pradesh

(3) Madhya Pradesh

(4) Maharashtra

Answer Key: 2

The newly divides state of Andhra Pradesh recently opted for jasmine as their state flower.

The aim behind the move is to promote jasmine, grown commercially in Guntur, Prakasam, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The undivided state of Andhra Pradesh had water lilly or Kaluva as its state flower earlier.

32. One-horned Rhinoceros is commonly found in the Indian state of

(1) Assam

(2) Uttarakhand

(3) Rajasthan

(4) Jharkhand

Answer Key: 1

The Great one horned rhino is commonly found in Assam, India and Nepal, confined to the tall grasslands and forests in the foothills of the Himalayas.

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The Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park, Pobitora reserve forest in Assam and Orang National park of Assam are home for this endangered animal.

33. Which type of vegetation is found in the Western Ghats region of India?

(1) Tropical Evergreen

(2) Temperate Deciduous

(3) Mangrove Forests

(4) Temperate Coniferous

Answer Key: 1

Tropical evergreen forests are found in the western slopes of the Western Ghats in States such as Kerala and Karnataka.

Games & Sports

34. First Modern Olympics was held in 1896 at .

(1) Athens

(2) Rome

(3) London

(4) Washington D.C.

Answer Key: 1

In 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating.

At the first modern Olympics, 241 male athletes (and no women) representing 14 nations competed in 43 events. The marathon is a modern event that was first introduced in the Modern Olympic Games of 1896 in Athens, a race from Marathon northeast of Athens to the Olympic Stadium, a distance of 40 kilometres.

35. Which of the following sports event takes place once every 4 years?

(1) Cricket T20 World Cup

(2) FIFA World Cup

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(3) Wimbledon

(4) None of the above

Answer Key: 2

Only FIFA world cup for football is held once in 4 years among the given options. Recently, 2018 FIFA World Cup was held in Russia with France winning the championship.

T20 Cricket world cup has been organised in the years- 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world since 1877 held annually.

36. Indian cricket team has won which of the following international tournament(s)?

(1) 1973 World Cup

(2) 2007 T20 World Cup

(3) 2003 World Cup

(4) Both 1 & 2

Answer Key: 2

In the 2007 T20 Cricket World Cup tournament, Indian Cricket team won against 12 teams that participated, beating Pakistan in the finals.

India won two cricket world cups apart from the 2007 T20 edition. In 1983, at England against West Indies in the finals, India registered its first Cricket World Cup win.

In 2011, against Sri Lankan side in the finals, India won its 2nd Cricket One Day International World cup win, where India played as host as well.

37. Ace, Advantage, Deuce and Half volley are some of the terms associated with which sport?

(1) Golf

(2) Polo

(3) Lawn Tennis

(4) Wrestling

Answer Key: 3

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Lawn Tennis is the sport with which terminologies such as Ace, Advantage, Deuce and Half volley are associated.

Polo- Bunker, Chuker, Mallet Wrestling- Heave, Nelson, Rebuts Golf- Bogie, Stymie, Put hole, Caddy

38. In the game of Kho-Kho, the number of players participating in the field is

(1) 5

(2) 9

(3) 6

(4) 11

Answer Key: 2

Each kho-kho team consists of 12 players, but only 9 players from each team take the field positions while 3 are put in reserve.

Kho-kho is one of the oldest forms of outdoor sport, dating back to prehistoric India

39. Largest sports stadium in India by seating capacity is

(1) Salt Lake Stadium

(2) DY Patil Stadium

(3) Eden Gardens

(4) None of the above

Answer Key: 1

Salt Lake Stadium, popularly known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan at Kolkata is the largest sports stadium of India with an official capacity of 1,20,000.

It was the main venue for the final match for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017. Largest sports stadium of the world: Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, North Korea

40. ‘Target’, ‘Bulls Eye’, ‘Muzzle Flub’ are terminologies associated with which of the following sports?

(1) Kho-Kho

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(2) Boxing

(3) Marathon

(4) Rifle Shooting

Answer Key: 4

The given terms are associated with the game of Rifle Shooting. 10-meter air rifle and pistol shooting are an International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) recognized Olympic level shooting event.

Kho-Kho: Chasers, Active Chasers, to recede, Tapping, Trapping etc. Boxing: Punch, Upper-cut, Jab, Hook, Knock-out, Knock-down etc.

41. “Golden Ball” is an award presented to an outstanding player from which sport?

(1) Volleyball

(2) Baseball

(3) Football

(4) Basketball

Answer Key: 3

Golden Ball Award is presented to the outstanding player at the end of each FIFA Football World Cup final(s).

The FIFA technical committee draws a shortlist of players which are then voted by representatives of the media to be declared as the winner of the trophy.

2018 winner: Luka Modric (Croatia)

42. ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Breast stroke’ are terminologies related to

(1) Volleyball

(2) Swimming

(3) Baseball

(4) Ice-Hockey

Answer Key: 2

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‘Crawl’, ‘Twist’, ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Breast stroke’ are terms related to Swimming

Volleyball- Back zone, Libero, Attack hit, Antennae etc. Baseball- Battery, Bunt, Balk etc.

Ice-Hockey- Bar Down, Bender, Biscuit etc.

43. M Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium is situated in the city of

(1) Chennai

(2) Mumbai

(3) Bengaluru

(4) Hyderabad

Answer Key: 3

M Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium Bengaluru

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Chennai

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Hyderabad

Wankhede Stadium Mumbai

Flagship Government schemes

44. was passed in 2005 with an aim to give a secure livelihood for 100 days to a certain populati

(1) National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

(2) National Liberal Family Policy

(3) Right to Information Act

(4) None of the above

Answer Key: 1

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was passed in 2005 by the Indian Parliament in an attempt to provide employment and livelihood to rural labourers in the country.

The scheme guarantees a rural employment of a minimum job guarantee of 100 days each financial year including non-skilled work, making it one-of-its-kind across the world.

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45. Smart City Mission was launched in the year by Government of India.

(1) 2014

(2) 2016

(3) 2015

(4) 2013

Answer Key: 3

Smart Cities Mission was launched in the year 2015 by Indian Government.

Objective: To promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of 'Smart' Solutions.

Th scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

46. Swachh Bharat Mission is being implemented by the

(1) Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation

(2) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

(3) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

(4) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Answer Key: 1

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is the implementing government agency for the Swachh

Bharat Mission launched on 2nd October 2014.

Objective: To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation.

The Mission aims to achieve a Swachh Bharat by 2019, as a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.

47. Mid-day Meal scheme was launched as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme by

(1) Ministry of Human Resources & Development

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(2) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

(3) Ministry of Women & Child Development

(4) Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Answer Key: 1

Ministry of Human Resources & Development launched National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) or famously known as the Mid-day Meal program as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme on 15th August 1995.

It was initially launched in 2408 blocks in the country with a view to enhancing enrolment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children.

48. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is a Governmental plan for road development implemented by

(1) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

(2) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

(3) Ministry of Rural Development

(4) Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare

Answer Key: 3

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) being implemented by Ministry of Rural Development is a one-time special intervention of the Union Government to provide rural connectivity, by way of single all-weather road, to the eligible unconnected habitations in the core network.

Under PMGSY, roads are being constructed, maintained and repaired as per the specification laid down in Ministry of Rural Development Specifications for Rural Roads.

As per the programme guidelines, Maintenance of rural roads constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is the responsibility of the State Government.

49. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a flagship government scheme under the _______________________.

(1) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(2) Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

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(3) Ministry of Human Resources & Development

(4) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Answer Key: 2

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill

Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.

Individuals with prior learning experience or skills will also be assessed and certified under Recognition of Prior Learning.

50. “ADOPT A HERITAGE” scheme is an initiative of the .

(1) Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

(2) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

(3) Ministry of Tourism

(4) Ministry of Home Affairs

Answer Key: 3

The ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India. It was launched in September 2017 on World Tourism Day by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Under it, the government invites entities, including public sector companies, private sector firms as well as individuals, to develop selected monuments and heritage and tourist sites across India.

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