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UPSC Quiz – 2019 : IAS Daily Current Affairs Quiz [Day 132]

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  • December 18, 2018
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Q.1) ‘Beresheet Spacecraft’ is being developed by

  1. China
  2. Israel
  3. India
  4. USA

Q.2) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Eklavya Model Residential Schools’

  1. As per the budget 2018-19, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons, will have an Eklavya Model Residential School by the year 2022
  2. It will be affiliated to the Central Boards of Secondary Education only

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘IMPRESS Scheme’

  1. It aims to encourage social science research in policy relevant areas so as to provide vital inputs in policy-formulation, implementation and evaluation and is implemented by the Indian Council of Social Science Research
  2. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development

Select the correct code:

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Consider the following statements with respect to ‘RISE Scheme’

  1. Under the scheme, selected school children from North Eastern States  are brought in close contact with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) during the vacation period to motivate them to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to facilitate internship opportunities for the engineering college students in various institutes of national importance.
  2. Under the scheme, scholarship is provided to the students having parental income upto Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum, from the North East Region for pursuing general degree, technical and professional degree courses including medical and para-medical courses.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Which of the following statements with respect to ‘TARE Scheme’ is/are correct?

  1. It offers opportunities for up to 100 PhD students admitted in the Indian institutions for gaining exposure and training in overseas universities / institutions of repute and areas of importance to country for period up to 12 months during their doctoral research.
  2. It is aimed to provide fixed grant support to active researchers with good credentials in Mathematical Sciences.
  3. It aims at supporting proposals that are conceptually new and risky, and if successful, expected to have a paradigm shifting influence on the S&T.
  4. It aims to tap the latent potential of faculty working in state universities, colleges and private academic institutions who are well trained but have difficulty in pursuing their research due to varied reasons including lack of facilities, funding and guidance.

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