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Question 1

‘KUSUM’, a scheme launched for promoting solar power production and solar farming, requires subsidies from central government and banks. Which of the following is the correct division of subsidies to be provided by the central government and banks?

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• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, on February 19, 2019 approved the launch of ‘KUSUM’ Yojana. • It aims to boost the production of Solar Power in India and provide it to farmers. • It is run by the ‘Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’. • It will decrease the consumption of diesel in the agricultural sector. • Central Government provides 60% of total cost as a subsidy for all the eligible farmers. • Banks are giving 30% extra of the total expenses through Bank loans for the farmers. • The farmers should spend the 10% to set up these Solar Projects.

Question 2

Which is the financing agency of ‘RICE’ scheme launched by Ministry of HRD?

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• ‘Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) Scheme by 2022’ was Launched in 2018. • This scheme was implemented under the ‘Ministry of Human Resource Development’. • Under the scheme, government will provide low cost funds (loans) to all government higher educational institutions. • Institutions can take the loan to expand and build new infrastructure. • It will be financed via a restructured “Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). • HEFA is a Non-Banking Financial Corporation that is tasked to raise money from the market to fund education infrastructure and research requirements of state-funded educational institutions.

Question 3

‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ is a centrally sponsored scheme, which aims at making interventions in primary, secondary and tertiary health care systems. Some states of India are not implementing the scheme, EXCEPT:

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• “Ayushman Bharat Yojana” or “Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana” (PMJAY) was launched on 23rd September 2018 at Ranchi, Jharkhand. • This scheme comes under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. • It will cover over 50 Crore ‘poor and vulnerable’ people. • This scheme has two inter-related components: (i) Health and wellness centers (ii) National Health Protection Scheme. • States and UTs which are not implementing the scheme are- West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, Delhi, Kerala and Punjab

Question 4

Under the ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship Scheme’, how much minimum CGPA is required to get direct admission in Ph.D.?

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• “Prime Ministers Research Fellowship Scheme” was announced in budget speech 2018-19. • It aims to realize the importance of innovation and technology for progress and development of the nation. • This scheme comes under the ministry of Human Resources Development. • Eligibility criteria to avail the benefit is made clear through the table- • The scheme was limited to the IISc, IITs, NITs, IIEST and IISERs when launched but from 2019 the scheme is open for all potential researchers.

Question 5

‘Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’ subsumes the three previous Centrally Sponsored Schemes. Which scheme among the below is not included in the abhiyan?

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• ‘Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’ is launched to give support from pre-school to senior secondary levels which was launched in May 2018.   • “The Department of School Education and Literacy” under Ministry of “Human Resource Development” has formulated the scheme.  • It aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education from pre – school to Class XII.  • It starts with the objective of improving education quality, enhancing learning outcomes and improving teaching as well as learning with using the technology. • This programme subsumes the three previous Centrally Sponsored Schemes of   o Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA),   o Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and   o Teacher Education (TE). 

Daily Quiz Day 6 Government Schemes

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