Quiz 61, Mission 2016, 15 May 2016 1

1. An outdoor iron railing rusts after several years.
The rust on the railing is composed of:-
(a) The elemental iron that has separated from the
railing as the result of temperature fluctuations.
(b) An oxide of iron produced during the chemical
reaction of the railing with the atmosphere.
(c) The product of broken chemical bonds between
the iron and oxygen
atoms that make up the railing.
(d) A reduced form of iron produced by the chemical
reaction of water in the atmosphere with the railing.

2. The sun appears to rise in the east and set in the
west because
(a) It is a natural phenomenon
(b) The earth rotates on its axis from east to west
(c) The earth rotates on its axis from west to east
(d) The revolution of the earth around the sun

3. The magnitude of the displacement of a body is
(a) Equal to that of the distance covered by the body
(b) Less than that of distance covered by the body
(c) Greater than the distance covered by the body
(d) None of these

4. Which of the following is correct regarding
Special Leave Petitions (SLP) filed in the Supreme
(a) A party aggrieved by the judgment of High Court
in criminal matters, has the right to file SLP in
Supreme Court.
(b) SLP is a discretionary power that lies with the
Supreme Court.
(c) SLP can be granted against any court or tribunal,
and not necessarily against a high court.
(d) This power of Supreme Court to grant special
leave to appeal falls under its original jurisdiction.

5.  According to the Constitution, which of the

following is/are true with regards to the appointment
as a Governor of a state?
1. He should be eligible to be elected as a
member of Lok Sabha.
2. He should have completed the age of 35
3. While appointing the governor, the president
should consult the chief minister of the state
4. He should not belong to the state in which he
is appointed as a governor.
Choose from the options given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

6. Consider the following statements with
respect to the provisions of the Citizenship
(Amendmend) Act, 2015:
1. It provides for Overseas Citizens of India(OCI)
cardholders to be considered as Persons of
Indian Origin(PIO) cardholders.
2. Both OCI and PIO cardholders shall be
provided a life-long visa.
3. Any person who is/has been a citizen of
Pakistan or Bangladesh will be ineligible to
apply for citizenship under this Act.
Which of the above statements is/are true?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

7. Consider the following statements:
1. Pyramid of Biomass and pyramid of Energy in
an ocean-ecosystem are always upright.
2. In process of leaching, water soluble
inorganic nutrients go down into the soil
3. Montreal Protocol is a protocol under Vienna
Convention to mitigate harmful effects of
Global Warming.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 2 and 3 only

8. Consider the following policy initiatives by
Government of India:
1. Indira Gandhi Matritya Sahyog Yojana
2. SABLA Scheme
3. National Mission for Empowerment of Women
4. ‘Nirbhaya’ Fund
5. Integrated Child Development Services
Which of the above steps is/are essentially useful for
economic empowerment and skill development of
Indian Women?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2,3 and 4 only
(d) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

9. Consider the following statements:
1. The World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO) is the specialized agency of the
United Nations to promote the protection of
intellectual property.
2. In India, Department of Industrial Policy and
Promotion is concerned with legislation
related to Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and
Geographical Indications.
3. Compulsory Licensing is a safeguard
provided in the TRIPS agreement which
allows companies to bypass licensing and
other legislative requirements.
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

10. Given below is a list of initiatives taken by
Government of India:

1. One Rank One Pension scheme.
2. Atal Pension Yojana and PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima
3. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
4. Mission Indradhanush
Which of the above schemes is/are the part of policy
initiative(s) to bring more citizens under the domain
of social security net?
(a) 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only




Q.1 :b
Rust is composed of iron oxides. In colloquial usage,
the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the
reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water
or air moisture.

Q.2 :c
This is the concept of relative motion that as the
earth rotates on its axis from west to east the sun
appears to rise from east and set in west

Q.3 :d
the displacement of a body is the shortest distance
between the final and initial positions of the body. If
the body is travelling along a straight line, the
distance = displacement. In all other cases it is less
than the distance.

Q.4 :b
The Supreme Court is authorized to grant in its
discretion special leave to appeal from any judgment
in any matter passed by any court or tribunal in the
country (except military tribunal and court martial).
Therefore, options (a) and (c) are incorrect. SLP
cannot be claimed as a matter of right. This power of
Supreme Court falls under Appellate jurisdiction.

Q.5 :b
Constitution lays down only two qualifications for the
appointment of a person as a governor. These are:
1. He should be a citizen of India.
2. He should have completed the age of 35 years.
Statements 3 and 4 are also correct but these are
conventions that have developed in this regard.
These are not provided for in the Constitution.

Q.6 :c
Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2015 was passed by
the Parliament in March, 2015.
The Act provides for Persons of Indian Origin
cardholders to be considered as Overseas
citizen of India cardholders.
Therefore, both will now get life-long visa.
Earlier, PIO cardholders were entitled to visa
free entry into India for 15 years.
The Act provides that where a person
renounces their overseas citizenship, their
minor child shall also cease to be an
Overseas Citizen of India.
The Act also provides that any person who
is/has been a citizen of Pakistan or
Bangladesh or any other country which is
notified by the central government will be
ineligible to apply for Overseas Citizenship of

Q.7 :b
Pyramid of Energy is always upright but for an
oceanic ecosystem Pyramid of Biomass is inverted
as biomass increase at higher trophic levels from
phytoplankton to zooplankton.
Leaching is the process of extracting minerals from a
solid by dissolving them in a liquid, either in nature
or through an industrial process. In agriculture,
leaching refers to the loss of water-soluble plant
nutrients from the soil, due to rain and irrigation
leaching/geochemistry of soil
The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty
designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out
the production of numerous substances responsible
for ozone layer depletion.

Q.8 :b
IGMSY –a conditional Maternity Benefit Scheme,
under this, a cash of 4000 will be provided directly to
woman 19 years and above for the first two live
births subject to woman fulfilling some predefined
criteria–this is to emphasize institutional delivery.
‘SABLA’ aims at empowering adolescent girls of
11-18 years by improvement in their nutritional and
health status and upgrading various skills like home
skills, life skills and vocational skills and mainstream
out of school girls into formal and non-formal

National Mission for Empowerment of woman has
following components:
–Economic empowerment for woman.
–Progressive elimination of violence against woman.
–Social empowerment of woman with particular
emphasis on health and education.
–Gender mainstreaming of programmes, policies
and institutional arrangements.
Nirbhaya fund is to support initiatives by the
government and the NGOs working towards
protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women
in India.(press release 26 April 2013).
ICDS is a welfare scheme of government of India
which provides food, preschool education, and
primary healthcare to children less than 6 years of
age and for their mothers.

Q.9 :b
Compulsory Licensing is provided in the TRIPS
agreement which allows a government to
temporarily override a patent to meet a public
health crisis.
Parallel Importation is another safeguard which
allows importation of drugs from another country
where they are sold at a lower price to meet a public
health crisis.
DIPP deals with following legislations:
The Patent Act, 1970(finally amended in 2005)
through the patent Offices at Kolkata Head Quarter
at Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
The Designs Act, 2000 through the patents Offices at
Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
The Trade Marks Act, 1999 through the Trade Marks
Registry at Mumbai (HQ) Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and
The Geographical Indications Of Goods (Registration
and protection) Act, 1999 through the Geographical
Indications Registry at Chennai.

Q.10 :a
In the Indian context, Social Security is a
comprehensive approach designed to prevent
deprivation, assure the individual of a basic

minimum income for himself and his dependents
and to protect the individual from any uncertainties.
One Rank One Pension scheme doesn’t increase
pension coverage but it is to address existing
anomalies in pension provisions for retired defence
Mission Indradhanush is to to fully immunize more
than 89 lakh children who are either unvaccinated or
partially vaccinated.
Atal Pension Yojana: Under the scheme, a pension of
Rs.1,000 to Rs.5000 will be provided to people over
60 years of age .The focus is on all those not
covererd under any other social security
program.Government will contribute 50% of the total
contribution for five years,up to a maximum of
Rs.1000 per annum.
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana: It provides
life insurance worth Rs.2 lakhs at 90 paise per day in
event of death due to any reason (amounts to
Rs.330 per annum.)for the people in the age group
of 18-50 years.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is a Flagship
outcome-based skill training scheme of the newly
created Ministry of Skill Development and

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