Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Which of the following is/are true regarding Pravasi Bhartiya Divas?

1) Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year
2) Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was launched in 2014.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Neither 1 nor 2

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every two years.

Till 2015 it was celebrated every year. Then it became biennial (every two years).

Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was launched in 2015. It was in Gandhinagar. For 2017 it will be held in Bengaluru.

Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a platform to connect with the youth, the new generation of Pravasis growing up all over the world.

The government is keen to enable young Diaspora to know more about their roots and the place from where their fathers or forefathers originated.

To familiarize the Diaspora youth with the limitless opportunity and potential that is India, and to harness their imagination and creativity, government has several programmes in place.

The Know India Programme, is a scheme aimed to give a flavour of India and provide a platform for interaction with policy makers; industry and civil society.

The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children enables Diaspora youth to pursue Undergraduate courses in Indian Universities and Institutes.

Bharat Ko Janiye (Know India) Quiz programme which Prime Minister launched for young overseas Indians in the last PBD in 2015 in Gandhinagar was another initiative which received tremendous response.