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1. The Sixth and the Eighth Five Year Plans covered the period 1930-1985 and 1992-1997 respectively. The Seventh Five Year Plan covered the period: [1997]


2. 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?


3. With reference to the Indian Public Finance, consider the following statements: [2002]
1. External liabilities reported in the Union Budget are based on historical exchange rates
2. The continued high borrowing has kept the real interest rates high in the economy
3. The upward trend in the ratio of Fiscal Deficit of GDP a recent years has a adverse effect on private investment
4. Interest payments is the single largest component of the non-plan revenue expenditure of the Union Government
Which of these statements are correct?


4. Which one of the following vive years plans recognized human development as the cove of all development efforts? [1995]


5. 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]



6. Global capital flows to developing countries increased significantly during the nineties. In view of the East Asian financial crisis and Latin American experience, which type of inflow is good for the host country? [2002]


7. 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:


8. Consider the following statements;
Most international agencies which find Development Programme in India on intergovernmental bilateral agreements, mainly provide: [1996]
1. Technical assistance
2. Soft loans which are required to be paid back with interest
3. Grants, not required to be paid back
4. Food assistance to be paid back


9. India-based Neutrino Observatory is included by the Planning Commission as a mega science project under the 11th Five-Year Plan. In this context, consider the following statements: [2010]
1. Neutrinos are chargeless elementary particles that travel close to the speed of light.
2. Neutrinos are created, in nuclear reactions of beta decay.
3. Neutrinos have a negligible, but non-zero mass
4. Trillions of Neutrinos pass through human body every second.
Which of the statements given above are correct?


10. Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with which one of the following? [2007]


General Knowledge

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3. World Geography -Test-03
4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
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