Quiz Details

1.  
National Supercomputing Mission is jointly implemented by Ministry of science and technology and

[A] Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
[B] C-DAC (Center for Development of Advanced Computing)
[C] Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
[D] None of these

Correct Answer: B [C-DAC (Center for Development of Advanced Computing)]

Notes:

The National Supercomputing Mission in its three phases plans to increase India's supercomputing capability to 45 petaflops,which will include three systems with 3 petaflops capability and one system with 20 petaflops capability.

2.  
NITI Aayog chairman is appointed by

[A] Finance Minster
[B] Chief Justice if India
[C] Prime Minister
[D] President

Correct Answer: C [Prime Minister]

Notes:

The NITI Aayog serves as the apex public policy think tank of the Government of India, and the nodal agency tasked with catalyzing economic development, and fostering cooperative federalism through the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach

3.  
Consider the following statements regarding PFMS 1. The primary objective of PFMS is to facilitate a sound Public Financial Management System for the Government of India. 2. It is a web based online software application developed and implemented by Ministry of Finance. Select the correct code

[A] 1 only
[B] 2 only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer: C [Both 1 and 2]

Notes:

A public financial management (PFM) system is a set of rules and institutions, policies, and processes that govern the use of public funds across all sectors, from revenue collection to monitoring of public expenditures.

4.  
It served as extra-constitutional body. States participated as spectators in annual plan meetings. It followed a ‘Top-Down’ approach.It had powers to allocate funds to ministries and state governments. Imposed policies on states and tied allocation of funds with projects it approved. The above mentioned statement refer to which of the organisation

[A] Central Plan Schemes Monitoring programmes
[B] Planning Commission
[C] None of these
[D] NITI Aayog

Correct Answer: B [Planning Commission]

Notes:

The Planning Commission was an institution in the Government of India, which formulated India's Five-Year Plans, among other functions. In his first Independence Day speech in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his intention to dissolve the Planning Commission.

5.  
Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav will be implemented by which of the following

[A] Ministry of Finance
[B] Ministry of External affairs
[C] Ministry of Education.
[D] Both a and c

Correct Answer: C [Ministry of Education.]

Notes:

Launched by the Women and Child Development Ministry in partnership with the Education Ministry.This scheme will fulfil the target of Right To Education act that says to bring out-of-school girls back to the education system.