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1. Consider the following statements about the ‘Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)’:

  1. It has been launched by the Department of Science & Technology to improve the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions.
  2. It aims at facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian educational institutions and Indian Private Sector.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

2. Recently, six cities were selected for technical assistance from US Treasury Department to raise municipal bonds. These include:

  1. Mysuru
  2. Rajkot
  3. Lucknow
  4. Mangaluru
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

3.

Which of the following schemes has been launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

  1. National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)
  2. Smart Cities Mission (SCM)
  3. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

4. Which of the following are among the features of the ‘Smart Cities Mission (SCM)’ of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs?

  1. Preserving and developing open spaces.
  2. Promoting mixed land use in area-based developments.
  3. Giving an identity to the city based on its main economic activity.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

5. Which of the following strategies are proposed to be used to make cities smarter in India under ‘Smart Cities Mission (SCM)’?

  1. City improvement (retrofitting)
  2. City renewal (redevelopment)
  3. City extension (greenfield development)
  4. Pan-city initiatives
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. While Smart Cities Mission covers 100 cities, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is aimed at transforming 200 cities and towns.
  2. A project-oriented development approach is adopted under (AMRUT) in contrast to the area-based approach of Smart Cities Mission.
  • Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

7. Consider the following statements about the ‘Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)’:

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme with 80% budgetary support from the Centre.
  2. Under this mission, 10% of the budget allocation will be given to States/UTs as incentives based on the achievement of reforms during the previous year.
  3. The universal coverage of water supply and sewerage services have been given more priority than creating green space and parks.
  • Which of the statements given above are correct?
 
 
 
 

8.  The ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban)’ aims to provide central assistance to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and other implementing agencies through States/UTs during 2015-2022 for:

  1. In-situ slum rehabilitation of Slum Dwellers with participation of private developers using land as a resource.
  2. Promotion of affordable housing for weaker section through credit linked subsidy.
  3. Affordable housing in partnership with Public & Private Sectors.
  4. Subsidy for beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement.
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following components of the ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban)’ is being implemented as a Central Sector Scheme?

 
 
 
 

10. As a part of Global Housing Technology Challenge- India, six Light House Projects (LHP) consisting of about 1,000 houses each with physical & social infrastructure facilities is being constructed at which of the following places?

  1. Surat
  2. Chennai
  3. Ranchi
  4. Agartala
  • Select the correct answer using the code given below:
 
 
 
 

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