UPSC  Economics

141. Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. The Small Farmers Development Agency was merged with IRDP in the later stage.
ii. It was implemented in 1974-75

i only ii only both none

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142. Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. Antyodaya scheme was initially introduced in Rajasthan
ii. The scheme gives assistance for promoting small and cottage industries in rural areas.

i only ii only both none

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143. Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. The Food for Work scheme is a wage employment scheme
ii. Based on this scheme, the NREP scheme was launched later.

i only ii only both none

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144. Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. TRYSEM was introduced in 1979
ii. It aimed at training urban youth from economically and socially backward classes and provides self employment.

i only ii only both none

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145. Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. The TRYSEM was merged with JRY
ii. TRYSEM provides for 10%reservation for women

I only ii only both none

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146. Consider the following statements and identify the right ones.
i. The DWCRA provides self employment to women of BPL families
ii. The sharing of expenses between the centre and state is 80:20

I only ii only both none

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147. Which one of the following groups of items is included in India�s foreign-exchange reserves?

Foreign-currency assets, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and loans from foreign countries Foreign-currency assets, gold holdings of the RBI and SDRs Foreign-currency assets, loans from the World Bank and SDRs Foreign-currency assets, gold holdings of the RBI and loans from the World Bank

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148. The basic aim of Lead Bank Scheme is that

big banks should try to open offices in each district there should be stiff competition among the various nationalized banks individual banks should adopt particular districts for intensive development all the banks should make intensive efforts to mobilize deposits

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149. Which of the following would include Foreign Direct Investment in India?

  1. Subsidiaries of companies in India
  2. Majority foreign equity holding in Indian companies
  3. Companies exclusively financed by foreign companies
  4. Portfolio investment
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

1, 2, 3 and 4 2 and 4 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3 only

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150. Despite having large reserves of coal, why does India import millions of tonnes of coal?

  1. It is the policy of India to save its own coal reserves for future, and import it from other countries for the present use.
  2. Most of the power plants in India are coal-based and they are not able to get sufficient supplies of coal from within the country.
  3. Steel companies need large quantity of coking coal which has to be imported.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2, and 3

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