UPSC question paper – 2001 – 2005-Structure of the Indian Economy & Demographics

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#1. Consider the following statements: [2005] 1. Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) has been established by the International Development Association (IDA) to provide further assistance to low income countries facing high level of indebtedness. 2. Singapore regional Training Institute (STI) is one of the institutes that provides training in macroeconomic analysis and policy and related subject as a part of programme of the IMF institute. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#2. Consider the following statements: As per 2001 Census [2004] 1. the two States with the lowest sex ratio are Haryana and Punjab 2. the two States with the lowest population per sq. km. of area are Meghalaya and Mizoram 3. Kerala has both the highest literacy rate and sex ratio Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#3. As per 1991 Census, which one of the following groups of Union Territories had the highest literacy rate? [2004]

#4. Which of the following is not a recommendation of the task force on direct taxes under the chairmanship of Dr. Vijay L. Kelkar in the year 2002? (2004)

#5. Which one among the following States has the highest female literacy rate as per the Census 2001? (2003)

#6. Consider the following statements: [2003] In India, stamp duties on financial transactions are: 1. levied and collected by the State Government 2. appropriated by the Union Government Which of these statements is/are correct?

#7. Consider the following statements: [2002] Full convertibility of the rupee may mean: 1. Its free float with the international currencies 2. Its direct exchange with any other international currency at any prescribed place inside and outside the country 3. It acts just like any other international currency Which of these statements are correct?

#8. 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 an 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?

#9. With reference to Power Sector in India, consider the following statements: [2002] 1. Rural electrification has been treated as a Basic Minimum Service under the Prime Minister’s Gramodaya Yojana 2. 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment in power is allowed without upper limit 3. The Union Ministry of Power has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with 14 States Which of these statements is/are correct?

#10. The prices at which the government purchases food grains for maintaining the public distribution system and for building up buffer-stock is known as: (2001)

#11. Assertion (A) : Ceiling on foreign exchange for a host of current account transaction heads was lowered in the year 2000. Reason (R) : There was a fall in foreign currency assets also. (2001)

#12. The term National Income represents: (2001)

#13. The most appropriate measure of economic growth is its: (2001)

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