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Insights Secure Prelims – 2014: MCQs On Current Events


9 May 2014

Today’s Questions

1. With reference to Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), consider the following statements

  1. The RKSK programme defines an adolescent as a person within 10-19 years of age, in urban and rural areas, includes both girls and boys
  2. This program addresses all health needs of adolescents except conditions such as mental health and substance abuse problems

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a. 1  Only

b. 2 Only

c. None

d. Both


2. With reference to Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), consider the following statements

  1. It is is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. 
  2. January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa
  3. PBD conventions are being held once in every two years since 2003

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. None


3. With reference to The National Youth Policy 2014, consider the following statements

  1. It replaces the National Youth Policy 2003
  2. It seeks to encourage the participation of youth in politics and governance

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2  Only


d. None


4. With reference to Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY), consider  the following statements 

  1. The scheme attempts to partly compensate for wage loss to Pregnant & lactating women both prior to and after delivery of the child
  2. It is  a Conditional Cash Transfer scheme for pregnant and lactating women 
  3. As a special provision, this scheme includes all Government/PSUs (Central & State) employees  too
  4. Pregnant women of 19 years of age and above for first two live births are entitled for benefits under the scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 2, 3 and 4  Only

b. 1, 2 and 3  Only

c.  3 and 4 Only

d. 1,2 and 4 Only


5. With reference to Know India Programme, consider the following statements 

  1. It is program aimed at foreign tourists, especially youth, who are interested in Indian culture and heritage
  2. It is conducted by the Ministry of Overseas Affairs as  a three-week orientation programme
  3. Youth in the age group of 18-26 years, are selected for each programme  and selected participants are provided with full hospitality in India during the duration of the programme.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

a.   1   Only

b.  2  Only

c.  3 Only

d. None

Sources: PIB Releases (January 2014)

SOLUTIONS – 8 May 2014


Solution: d)


Solution: d)


Solution: b) (see at the end of this article)


Solution: c)


Solution: d)