National Service Scheme Quiz: Test!

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National Service Scheme Quiz: Test!

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  • 1. 
    The campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi by Prime Minister Modi, who nominated nine famous personalities for the campaign, and they took up the challenge and nominated nine more people and so on (like the branching of a tree). It has been carried forward since then with people from all walks of life joining it. India's biggest ever drive in its field with the participation of 3 million government employees and school and college students of India, what is this event that I am talking of?
  • 2. 
    International Labour Organization adopted Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labor, which is now a principal guideline for governments around the world. It largely happened because of a children's rights advocate and an activist against child labor work and activism.  Who is this activist who was in news in 2014?
  • 3. 
    Created on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II, this program headquartered in New York City provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. Name this organization. 
  • 4. 
    This term was first coined in 1945 when the United Nations (UN) was created. The UN, itself an inter-governmental organization, made it possible for certain approved specialized international non-state agencies to be awarded observer status at its assemblies and some of its meetings. Later the term became used more widely. One characteristic of the term is that it is not hindered by short-term financial objectives. Accordingly, it is able to devote itself to issues that occur across longer time horizons, such as climate change, malaria prevention, or a global ban on landmines.
  • 5. 
    Since its foundation in the late 60s, seagoing ships have played a vital role in its campaigns. Now that a new addition has been completed, the organization can boast of three ocean-going ships, the Esperanza, Arctic Sunrise, and Rainbow Warrior III. Which organization am I talking about whose goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity”?
  • 6. 
    Started in 2008 by a group of activists led by Shaheen Mistri who wanted to bring about a systemic change in the Indian education sector by infusing committed teachers into the system, the group met Wendy Kopp, CEO, and Founder of counterpart in US, and following a McKinsey study, started adapting its Theory of Change in India.  The organization’s fellows work to bridge the educational gaps that the students face, in the hopes of putting the students on a fundamentally different life path. Name this organization. 
  • 7. 
    Founded by Bindeshwar Pathak from Bihar State in 1970, this organization is known for its various innovations and boasts of its own museum located in Delhi that showcases its very own pathbreaking ideas. Name this largest nonprofit organization in India.
  • 8. 
    He is a well-known water conservationist from the Alwar district, Rajasthan in India. He recently won the Stockholm Water Prize, an award known as "the Nobel Prize for water". In 2008, The Guardian named him amongst its list of "50 people who could save the planet". Name this “waterman of India.”  
  • 9. 
    Médecins Sans Frontières is a French-founded (now international and federal) humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. It was created in 1971, in the aftermath of the Biafra secession, by a small group of French doctors and journalists who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race, religion, creed, or political affiliation and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for ‘national borders.’ By what more common name is it known in the western world?
  • 10. 
    Started with just Rs 50 in 1979, this organization, in partnership with grass-roots Non-governmental organizations, has helped in the upliftment of thousands of Indian children who lacked basic children's rights, to begin with.   Name this organization that focuses mainly on the 4 basic rights of survival, development, protection, and participation which were defined by the United Nations Convention
  • 11. 
    The origin of this tri-services organization can be traced back to the ‘University Corps’, which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917, with the objective to make up for the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). The organization played a pivotal role during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965 & Bangladesh-Pakistani war of 1971. Name this organization whose motto is 'Unity & Discipline’.
  • 12. 
    Founded in 1978, this secular, apolitical, non-profit, and non-governmental organization’s mission is to work for the cause and care of disadvantaged older persons, in order to improve the quality of their lives.   Name this registered national level voluntary organization. 
  • 13. 
    Miley Cyrus' sister Noah, a 15-year-old, recently posed in a gruesomely vivid ad for an organization to protest animal dissection. Noah, an animal lover, hopes that this ad will encourage students to speak up and refuse the scalpel. Which organization did she star for? 
  • 14. 
    An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. Which 2000 biographical film am I talking about that is the dramatization of the true story of an environmental activist portrayed by actress  Julia Roberts? 
  • 15. 
    It was first observed in San Francisco and other cities on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring. It was created to give awareness to environmental issues. On March 21, 1971, United Nations Secretary-General U Thant spoke of a spaceship ____ on the same day, hereby referring to the ecosystem services supplied to us, and hence our obligation to protect it (and with it, ourselves). Now coordinated globally and celebrated in more than 175 countries every year, which global phenomenon am I talking about? 
  • 16. 
    This movement was a classic instance that showcases the Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance. The people behind the movement were mentioned as amongst "100 people who shaped India“.  According to historians, the term originally used by one of the pioneers of the movement was the word "angalwaltha" which in the Garhwali language means "embrace“. Name this path-breaking movement that I am talking about. 
  • 17. 
    The 11th Hour is a 2007 documentary film, created, produced, and narrated by an enthusiastic environmental activist, on the state of the natural environment. With contributions from over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists, the film documents the grave problems facing the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are all addressed. The film's premise is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy. Who’s the famous narrator of this movie? 
  • 18. 
    She was a Kenyan environmental and political activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. Who’s this first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize who was awarded the same for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace".
  • 19. 
    This social group found in the Western Thar Desert of India derives its name from the 29 principles given by Guru Jambheshwar. Guru Jambheshwar gave the message to protect trees and wildlife around 540 years ago, prophesying that harming the environment means harming yourself. He formulated twenty-nine tenets. The tenets were not only tailored to conserve bio-diversity of the area but also ensured a healthy eco-friendly social life for the community. Name this group of eco-warriors. 
  • 20. 
    The motto of NSS is:
    • A. 

      Unity & Discipline

    • B. 

      Empower you and youth

    • C. 

      Not me , but you

    • D. 

      The best job is often the toughest