Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Swachh Bharat Pakhwada is

a. Month long cleanliness drive
b. Weekly cleanliness drive
c. Fortnight cleanliness drive
d. Twelve week cleanliness drive
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Fortnight cleanliness drive


  • Seeking to give impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', all central government ministries and departments have been directed to carry out a drive to weed out old files and discarded furniture and vehicles.
  • This also includes other cleanliness activities.
  • The fortnight-long cleanliness drive 'Swachh Bharat Pakhwada' is being observed in many ministries.
  • Union Urban Development Ministry has asked ministries to organise a series of activities like 'mass pledge on swacchta' by the employees, cleanliness drive, carrying out inspection and repair work of all sanitary facilities in office premises, weeding out of old files, disposal of old items including furniture, machines and vehicles, and conducting pest control, etc.

2)   Which of the following statements is/are correct about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan?

1. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation is responsible for the implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in rural India.
2. The campaign aims to accomplish the vision of a 'Clean India' by 2 October 2019, the 175th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Only 1

- The campaign aims to accomplish the vision of a 'Clean India' by 2 October 2019, the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
- It will Eliminate open defecation by constructing toilets for households, communities.
- For funding the mission, a Swachh Bharat Cess has been imposed on Service Tax at the rate of 0.5%.