IAS prelims 2016 Solutions – Govt Policies and Programmes

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  • Six questions (8) from policies and programmes
  • Five questions (7) very simple/ doable
  • All five can be solved after reading CD newscards/ explains

 1. With reference to ‘Stand Up India Scheme’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.
  2. It provides for refinance through SIDBI.

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

  • Simple/ newscards/ explains
  • Start up/ stand up
  • SC sT Wome entrepreneur stand up
  • Small Industry so refinance by SIDBI
  1. Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a national campaign to

(a) rehabilitate the homeless and destitute persons and provide then with suitable sources of livelihood

(b) release the sex workers from the practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood

(c) eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavenger

(d) release the bonded labourers free their bondage and rehabilitate them

  • Difficult
  • Wasn’t in news/ sometime in 2011
  • Eradicating manual scavenging

3. What is/are the purpose of ‘District Mineral Foundations” in India?

  1. Promoting mineral explorative activities in mineral-rich districts
  2. Protecting the interests of the persons affected by mining operations
  3. Authorizing State Governments to issue licenses for mineral exploration

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Simple/ CD explains/ Newscard

  • How will creation of foundation help state govt to issue licences? They can anyway issue license
  • Also foundation is non profit body for welfare of affected districts
  • Nothing to do with exploration but will be run by royalty from mined minerals
  • https://www.civilsdaily.com/know-district-mineral-foundation/
  • https://www.civilsdaily.com/pradhan-mantri-khanij-kshetra-kalyan-yojana-pmkkky/
  1. ‘SWAYAM’, an imitative 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 the education and health of adolescent girls

(d) Providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free

  • Study Web of active learning for young aspiring mind – simple education related
  • https://www.civilsdaily.com/what-is-swayam/#post-94

5. Regarding ‘DigiLocker’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1.    It is a digital locker system offered by the Government under Digital India Programme.
  2.    It allows you to access your e-documents irrespective of your physical location.

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

  • Simple/ common sense/ news card
  • Digi locker – Digital Locker/ digital India
  • Access e-documents online

6.  Regarding ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1.    It is a  minimum guaranteed pension scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers
  2.    Only one member of a family can join the scheme
  3.    Some amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse for life after 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

2 is clearly wrong.

You can add MUDRA and Gold Monetization scheme also in this section.

 

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