UPPSC | Year 2017 | General Studies - I

1. Swadesh Darshan Scheme launched by Government of India does not include the development of which of the following tourist circuit?

A. Heritage circuit

B. Sufi circuit

C. Ramayana circuit

D. Coastal circuit


Swadesh Darshan’ Scheme Comes Under the Initiative of the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations.

Swadesh Darshan scheme Includes thirteen thematic circuits have been identified, for development namely: North-East India Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Wildlife Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit, and Heritage Circuit.

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2. With effect from 1 April, 2017 the minimum wage for unskilled labour in Uttar Pradesh has been fixed at:

A. Rs.7000 per month

B. Rs.7400 per month

C. Rs.7800 per month

D. Rs.8200 per month


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3. Which one of the following states is ranked economically at the top but lowest on the basis of sex ratio?

A. Madhya Pradesh

B. Maharashtra

C. West Bengal

D. Haryana


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4. According to the National Family Health Survey- 3, private medical sector is the primary source of health care in India for:

A. 50% of households in urban areas

B. 60% of households in urban areas

C. 70% of households in urban areas

D. 80% of households in urban areas


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5.Which Among the Following Statements Are True About ‘Urja Ganga’ Project?

a) It is a Gas Pipe Line Project. 

b) It Was Launched in October 2016 

c) It Runs from Iran to India. 

Choose the Correct Answer from The Code Given Below

A. Only b and c are Correct

B. Only a and b are Correct

C. Only a and c are Correct

D. All a, b and c are Correct


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6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the code given below the lists:

List I [Industry] 

A) Sports goods 

B) Match box 

C) Brass ware 

D) Wood carving 

List II [Centre] 

1) Moradabad 

2) Saharanpur 

3) Meerut 

4) Bareilly

A. A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3

B. A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2

C. A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4

D. A-3, B-4, C-2, D-1


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7.In which year UNO adopted a definition of absolute poverty?

A. 1994

B. 1995

C. 1996

D. 1997

  • In the Year 1995 UN Adopted the Definition of Absolute Poverty
  • UN Adopted Two Definitions of Poverty i.e., Absolute Poverty and Overall Poverty. 
  • Absolute Poverty is defined as a Condition of Severe Deprivation of Human Needs, Including Food and safe drinking water, Health, Shelter, and Education.

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8. Which among the following is not a parameter for estimating Global Gender Gap Index of World Economic Forum?

A. Health

B. Education

C. Economy

D. Leisure

  • The Global Gender Gap Index Report Issued by World Economic Forum Focus on Relative Gap Between Men and Women Across Four Key Areas.
  • These Key Areas Include Health, Education, Economy, and Politics.
  • The 2016 Report Includes More Than 144 Countries.

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9. Where was the first world summit on social development under the aegis of UNESCO held?

A. London

B. New York

C. Paris

D. Copenhagen

  • The first world summit on social development under the aegis of UNESCO was held in Copenhagen from 6-12 March 1995 and includes the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action.
  • The Heads of state of 117 Government Reached New Consensus On the need to put people at the center of development.

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10. Which among the following services is not provided under Integrated Child Development Services [ICDS] scheme?

A. Supplementary feeding

B. Immunization

C. Distribution of free books and school dress to the children

D. Health and Nutrition Education to 3-6-year-old children

  • Launched On 2 Oct 1975, and in tenth Five Year plan Linked ICDS with the Anganwadi Centre established in Rural Areas.
  • Government programme Includes food, Pre-School education, and Primary Health Care to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.

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