UPSC  Economics

151. Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with which one of the following?

Consolidated Fund of India Foreign Institutional Investors United Nations Development Programme Kyoto Protocol

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152. If the interest rate is decreased in an economy, it will

decrease the consumption expenditure in the economy increase the tax collection of the Government increase the investment expenditure in the economy increase the total savings in the economy

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153. In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing the ‘Seed Replacement Rates’ of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future. But what is/are the constraint/constraints in its wider / greater implementation?

  1. There is no National Seeds Policy in place.
  2. There is no participation of private sector seed companies in the supply of quality seeds of vegetables and planting materials of horticultural crops.
  3. There is a demand-supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high volume crops.
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1 and 2 3 only 2 and 3 None of these

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154. In the context of Indian economy; which of the following is/are the purpose/purposes of ‘Statutory Reserve Requirements’? [UPSC, Civil Services 2014, Paper 1]

  1. To enable the Central Bank to control the amount of advances the banks can create
  2. To make the people deposits with banks safe and liquid
  3. To prevent the commercial banks from making excessive profits
  4. To force the banks to have sufficient vault cash to meet their day-to-day requirements
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1 only 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2, 3 and 4

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155. A rise in general level of prices may be caused by

  1. An increase in the money supply
  2. A decrease in the aggregate level of output
  3. An increase in the effective demand
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1 only 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

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156. Which one of the following is likely to be the most inflationary in its effect?

Repayment of public debt Borrowing from the public to finance a budget deficit Borrowing from banks to finance a budget deficit Creating new money to finance a budget deficit

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157. Which of the following constitute Capital Account?

  1. Foreign Loans
  2. Foreign Direct Investment
  3. Private Remittances
  4. Portfolio investment
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1, 2, and 3 1, 2 and 4 2, 3 and 4 1, 3, and 4

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158. Which of the following grants/grant direct credit assistance to the households?

  1. Regional Rural Banks
  2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
  3. Land Development Banks
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1 and 2 only 2 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2, and 3

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159. Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India?

Engineering Paper and pulp Textiles Thermal power

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160. Which of the following is/are among the noticeable features of the recommendations of the Thirteenth Finance Commission?

  1. A design for the Goods and Services Tax, and a compensation package linked to adherence to the proposed design
  2. A design for the creation of lakhs of jobs in the next ten years in consonance with India�s demographic dividend
  3. Devolution of a specified share of central taxes to local bodies as grants
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1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2, and 3

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