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Q76. > Role of education in our life is vital as it reflects good > civilisation which spreads awareness in society about how we can be a > good social being and help others in our daily life. Education is also > a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a > group of people are transferred from one generation to the next > through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes > place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Any > experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, > or acts may be considered educational. Right to Education Act (RTE) is > an Indian legislation enacted by the Parliament of India on 4 August > 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and > compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under > Article 21(a) of the Constitution. India became one of 135 countries > to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came > into force on 1 April 2010. To provide better education an amount is > released by Indian government every year. The Ministry of Finance > proposed an allocation of Rs. 65,869 crore for the sector in the > Union budget for 2013-14, an increase of a little over 7% from that > for the current fiscal year. > > Of the total education outlay, the flagship scheme Sarva Shiksha > Abhiyan (SSA) was allocated Rs. 27,258 crore for implementing the > Right to Education Act that promises education to all children in the > 6-14 age group. The previous Union Budget for 2012-13 had pegged an > outlay of Rs. 61,427 crore for education, including Rs. 25,555 crore > for SSA.But the quality of education provided by the government system > remains in question. As it’s suffering from shortages of teachers, > infrastructural gaps and several habitations continue to lack schools > altogether. There are also frequent allegations of government schools > being riddled with absenteeism and mismanagement and appointments are > based on political convenience. Despite the allure of free lunchfood > in the government schools, many parents send their children to private > schools. > > The condition of education is also pathetic in most of the countries > i.e. on 9 October 2012; Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an > assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a > school bus. But they could not succeed. The assassination attempt > sparked a national and international outpouring of support for > Yousafzai. Now Yousafzai may have become “the most famous teenager in > the world”. If the Right to Education Act is implemented properly in > all schools, students from the marginalised sections will be greatly > benefited. Another important fact is financial support for education. > The student could achieve this feat only because of the scholarship > scheme. The government should make sure that grants are disbursed on > time and deserving students should not have to wait. What age limit has been decided for compulsory and free education in India?

  1.  Children between 6 and 14
  2.  All children born on 1 January 1999 or before.
  3.  All children who are above 3 1/2 years.
  4.  All students below 14 years studying in government schools.
  5.  None of these

Solution : Children between 6 and 14
Q77. > Role of education in our life is vital as it reflects good > civilisation which spreads awareness in society about how we can be a > good social being and help others in our daily life. Education is also > a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a > group of people are transferred from one generation to the next > through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes > place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Any > experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, > or acts may be considered educational. Right to Education Act (RTE) is > an Indian legislation enacted by the Parliament of India on 4 August > 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and > compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under > Article 21(a) of the Constitution. India became one of 135 countries > to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came > into force on 1 April 2010. To provide better education an amount is > released by Indian government every year. The Ministry of Finance > proposed an allocation of Rs. 65,869 crore for the sector in the > Union budget for 2013-14, an increase of a little over 7% from that > for the current fiscal year. > > Of the total education outlay, the flagship scheme Sarva Shiksha > Abhiyan (SSA) was allocated Rs. 27,258 crore for implementing the > Right to Education Act that promises education to all children in the > 6-14 age group. The previous Union Budget for 2012-13 had pegged an > outlay of Rs. 61,427 crore for education, including Rs. 25,555 crore > for SSA.But the quality of education provided by the government system > remains in question. As it’s suffering from shortages of teachers, > infrastructural gaps and several habitations continue to lack schools > altogether. There are also frequent allegations of government schools > being riddled with absenteeism and mismanagement and appointments are > based on political convenience. Despite the allure of free lunchfood > in the government schools, many parents send their children to private > schools. > > The condition of education is also pathetic in most of the countries > i.e. on 9 October 2012; Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an > assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a > school bus. But they could not succeed. The assassination attempt > sparked a national and international outpouring of support for > Yousafzai. Now Yousafzai may have become “the most famous teenager in > the world”. If the Right to Education Act is implemented properly in > all schools, students from the marginalised sections will be greatly > benefited. Another important fact is financial support for education. > The student could achieve this feat only because of the scholarship > scheme. The government should make sure that grants are disbursed on > time and deserving students should not have to wait. What major problems are encountered in government schools?

  1.  Lack of well educated teachers
  2.  Mismanagement
  3.  Political interference
  4.  Lack of facilities
  5.  All of the above

Solution : All of the above

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Q78. > Just as there are basic laws and principles that control your physical > world, there are basic laws and principles that control your mental > world as well. Before you can hope to operate your human success > system properly, you need to know the basic laws that determine your > behavior and affect your very being. In this regard, you have no > choice. You cannot decide to bypass these laws in an attempt to negate > their application. They are present in all mental working and will > always operate successfully to bring about the results you keep > telling your mind you want. > > The human mind is very much like a sophisticated electronic computer. > When you acquire any new piece of advanced equipment, you normally > take some time to carefully read the manual and basic operating > instructions before turning it on to make it work. Operating > instructions are important. They tell you how to get maximum > performance out of the device, taking into account the specific tasks > it was designed to perform. It should be the same with operating your > own miraculous built-in machine. You were born as the most advanced > living organism in the world, yet you lack the precise knowledge to > get the most out of your internal success system. Of course, your > automatic goal-stirring mechanism is always successful. But it is > probably more successful at getting you what you don’t want in life > rather than what you do want. Understanding the mental laws will help > you get what you do want, more often.

  1.  be efficient in all we undertake
  2.  manage our human success system properly
  3.  know right from wrong
  4.  emerge triumphant in all situations
  5.  they familiarize us with it

Solution : manage our human success system properly
Q79. > Role of education in our life is vital as it reflects good > civilisation which spreads awareness in society about how we can be a > good social being and help others in our daily life. Education is also > a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a > group of people are transferred from one generation to the next > through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes > place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Any > experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, > or acts may be considered educational. Right to Education Act (RTE) is > an Indian legislation enacted by the Parliament of India on 4 August > 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and > compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under > Article 21(a) of the Constitution. India became one of 135 countries > to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came > into force on 1 April 2010. To provide better education an amount is > released by Indian government every year. The Ministry of Finance > proposed an allocation of Rs. 65,869 crore for the sector in the > Union budget for 2013-14, an increase of a little over 7% from that > for the current fiscal year. > > Of the total education outlay, the flagship scheme Sarva Shiksha > Abhiyan (SSA) was allocated Rs. 27,258 crore for implementing the > Right to Education Act that promises education to all children in the > 6-14 age group. The previous Union Budget for 2012-13 had pegged an > outlay of Rs. 61,427 crore for education, including Rs. 25,555 crore > for SSA.But the quality of education provided by the government system > remains in question. As it’s suffering from shortages of teachers, > infrastructural gaps and several habitations continue to lack schools > altogether. There are also frequent allegations of government schools > being riddled with absenteeism and mismanagement and appointments are > based on political convenience. Despite the allure of free lunchfood > in the government schools, many parents send their children to private > schools. > > The condition of education is also pathetic in most of the countries > i.e. on 9 October 2012; Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an > assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a > school bus. But they could not succeed. The assassination attempt > sparked a national and international outpouring of support for > Yousafzai. Now Yousafzai may have become “the most famous teenager in > the world”. If the Right to Education Act is implemented properly in > all schools, students from the marginalised sections will be greatly > benefited. Another important fact is financial support for education. > The student could achieve this feat only because of the scholarship > scheme. The government should make sure that grants are disbursed on > time and deserving students should not have to wait. Who among the following attempted to kill Yousafzai?

  1.  LTTE
  2.  Naxalites
  3.  Taliban gunman
  4.  LeT
  5.  None of these

Solution : Taliban gunman

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Q80. > Just as there are basic laws and principles that control your physical > world, there are basic laws and principles that control your mental > world as well. Before you can hope to operate your human success > system properly, you need to know the basic laws that determine your > behavior and affect your very being. In this regard, you have no > choice. You cannot decide to bypass these laws in an attempt to negate > their application. They are present in all mental working and will > always operate successfully to bring about the results you keep > telling your mind you want. > > The human mind is very much like a sophisticated electronic computer. > When you acquire any new piece of advanced equipment, you normally > take some time to carefully read the manual and basic operating > instructions before turning it on to make it work. Operating > instructions are important. They tell you how to get maximum > performance out of the device, taking into account the specific tasks > it was designed to perform. It should be the same with operating your > own miraculous built-in machine. You were born as the most advanced > living organism in the world, yet you lack the precise knowledge to > get the most out of your internal success system. Of course, your > automatic goal-stirring mechanism is always successful. But it is > probably more successful at getting you what you don’t want in life > rather than what you do want. Understanding the mental laws will help > you get what you do want, more often. These basic laws influence all mental workings and always operate successfully to achieve

  1.  what we cherish most
  2.  what we attempt to do
  3.  what we tell our minds we want
  4.  what we want in our subconscious
  5.  none of the above

Solution : what we tell our minds we want
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