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Prelims Marathon: Current Affairs Practice Quiz, June 2nd



Solve these Questions and Share your Scores in the comment section below


Q.1) What is the Niryat Bandhu scheme?

a) Skill development classes for the farmers on using technology so that they can export their crops.

b) Aid for the woman entrepreneurs from tribal areas to export handicrafts by the government.

c) Mentoring of first generation entrepreneurs in the field of international trade.

d) Promoting Foreign Trade by providing tax rebates to exporters in distress.


Q.2) Global Microscope Report 2016 is developed by:-

a) World Bank(WB)

b) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

c) Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU)

d) International Monetary Fund(IMF)


Q.3) Recently, the Government has launched ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’ to

a) Impart digital literacy.

b) Promote easy filing of tax returns for those who have not been within the tax net yet.

c) Spread awareness about the Right to Education among both children and parents.

d) Achieve universal accessibility of persons with disabilities and create an enabling and barrier free environment.


Q.4) Which of the following agencies implements the ‘Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana’?

a) Reserve Bank of India

b) Public sector Banks

c) National Payment Corporation of India

d) SEBI


Q.5)‘SWAYAM’ Programme, recently in news is related to:

a) Improving entrepreneurial skills for educated rural youth.

b) Providing Vocational training to school dropouts

c) Increasing Access to low-cost finance to widows

d) Providing Open Online Courses offered by Professors of centrally funded institutions, being run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.


Answers and Explanations:


 1) c

Exp)

  • The NiryatBandhu Scheme was announced as part of Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14 in 2011 to focus on mentoring the first generation entrepreneurs in the field of international trade.
  • Under the scheme, officers of DGFT (NiryatBandhu) will be investing time and knowledge to mentor the interested individuals who want to conduct the business in a legal way.
  • The scheme was given a major thrust in the new Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20.
  • A programme called NiryatBandhu@Your Desktop was started last year to facilitate online mentoring.
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has been identified as the nodal agency for implementation of the programme.

2) c

Exp)

It is developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit with support from the Multilateral Investment Fund (a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group), the Center for Financial Inclusion at
Accion and the Metlife Foundation.

The Global Microscope 2016 report assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12
indicators and 55 countries. Peru and Colombia jointly top the rankings.


3) d

Exp)

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has formulated the Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan), as a nation-wide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for PwDs.

The campaign targets three separate verticals for achieving universal accessibility namely the built up environment, transportation eco-system and information & communication eco-system.

Thus, option d is the correct answer.

The campaign has ambitious targets with defined timelines and will use IT and social media for spreading awareness about the campaign and seeking commitment / engagement of various stakeholders.


4) c

Exp)

‘Digi-DhanVyaparYojana’  is an initiative for small businesses – in a bid to boost digital payments in India. This scheme provides prizes for Merchants for all digital transactions conducted at Merchant establishments.

The schemes have been launched to incentivise merchants for using cashless payment methods. 7,000 merchants per week stand to win rewards of Rs. 50,000, Rs, 5,000, and Rs. 2,500 each week.

National Payment Corporation of India is the implementing agency for this scheme.

Additional Information:

National Payment Corporation of India:

  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is an umbrella organization for all retail payments system in India.
  • During the last five years, the organization has grown multi-fold from 2 million transactions a day to 20 million transactions now.

From a single service of switching of inter-bank ATM transactions, the range of services has grown to Cheque Clearing, Immediate Payments Service (24x7x365), Automated Clearing House, Electronic Benefit Transfer and a domestic card payment network named RuPay to provide an alternative to international card schemes.


5) d

Exp)

SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy. This is done through an indigenous developed IT platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms from 9th class till post-graduation to be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time.

All the courses are interactive, prepared by the best teachers in the country and are available, free of cost to the residents in India. The courses hosted on SWAYAM will be in 4 quadrants – (1) video lecture, (2) specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded/printed (3) self-assessment tests through tests and quizzes and (4) an online discussion forum for clearing the doubts.

Thus, option d is the correct answer.

SWAYAM platform is indigenously developed by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)  and would be ultimately capable of hosting 2000 courses and 80000 hours of learning: covering school, under-graduate, post-graduate, engineering, law and other professional courses.


 

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