Planning & Economic Development (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. In the context of Indian economy, consider the following pairs: [2010]
Term Most Appropriate description
1. Melt down Fall in stock prices
2. Recession Fall in growth rate
3. Slowdown Fall in GDP
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

2. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): An important policy instrument of economic liberalization is reduction in import duties on capital goods.
Reason (R): Reduction in import duties would help the local entrepreneurs to improve technology to face the global markets.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? [1996]

3. Which of the following are among the non-plan expenditures of the Government of India? [1995]
1. Defence expenditure
2. Subsidies
3. All expenditures linked with the previous plan periods
4. Interest payment Codes:

4. In the context of governance, consider the following: [2010]
1. Encouraging Foreign Direct Investment inflows
2. Privatization of higher educational Institutions
3. Down-sizing o/bureaucracy
4. Selling/offloading the shares of Public Sector Undertakings
Which of the above can be used as measures to control the fiscal deficit in India?

5. The New Exim Policy announced in 1992, is for period of: [1995]

6. A great deal of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to India comes from Mauritius than from many major and mature economies like UK and France. Why? [2010]

7. The largest source of financing the public sector outlay of the Eighth Five Year Plan comes from: [1995]

8. Which one of the following is the correct statement? Service tax is a/an: [2006]

9. Which of the following come under Non-plan expenditure? [1997]
1. Subsidies
2. Interest payments
3. Defence expenditure
4. Maintenance expenditure for the infrastructure created in the previous plans
Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

10. Consider the following items imported by India: [1996]
1. Capital goods
2. Petroleum
3. Pearls and precious stones
4. Chemicals
5. Iron and Steel
The correct sequence of the decreasing order of these items (as per 94-95 figures), in terms of value is:

General Knowledge

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