UPSC question paper – 2006 – 2010 –Poverty, Planning, Finance and Economic/Social Development




#1. Consider the following statements: In India, taxes on transactions in Stock Exchanges and Futures Markets are [2010] 1. levied by the Union 2. collected by the States Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#2. Which one of the following authorities makes recommendation to the Governor of a State as to the principles for determining the taxes and duties which may be appropriated by the Panchayats in that particular State? (2010)

#3. In India, the tax proceeds of which one of the following as a percentage of gross tax revenue has significantly declined in the last five years? (2010)

#4. With reference to the Nationa1 Investment Fund to which the disinvestment proceeds are routed, consider the following statements: [2010] 1. The assets in the National Investment Fund are managed by the Union Ministry of Finance. 2. The National Investment Fund is to be maintained within the Consolidated Fund of India. 3. Certain Asset Management companies are appointed as the fund managers. 4. A certain proportion of annual income is used for financing select social sectors. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

#5. In the context of India’s Five Year Plans, a shift in the pattern of industrialization, with lower emphasis on heavy industries and more on infrastructure begins in (2010)

#6. Consider the following actions by the Government: [2010] 1. Cutting the tax rates 2. Increasing the government spending 3. Abolishing the subsidies in the context of economic recession Which of the above actions can be considered a part of the “fiscal stimulus” package?

#7. Which one of the following is responsible for the preparation and presentation of Union Budget to the Parliament? (2010)

#8. Who of the following shall cause every recommendation made by the finance Commission to be laid before each House of Parliament? (2010)

#9. Inclusive growth as enunciated in the Eleventh Five Year Plan does not include one of the following: (2010)

#10. 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?

#11. 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)

#12. The SEZ Act, 2005 which came, into effect in February 2006 has certain objectives. In this context, consider the following: [2010] 1. Development of infrastructure facilities. 2. Promotion of investment from foreign sources. 3. Promotion of exports of services only. Which of the above are the objectives of this Act?

#13. In the context of independent India’s economy, which one of the following was the earliest event to take place? (2009)

#14. Which one of the following brings out the publication called “Energy Statistics” from time to time? (2009)

#15. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Planning: [2009] 1. The Second Five-Year Plan emphasized on the establishment of heavy industries. 2. The Third Five-Year Plan introduced the concept of import substitution as a strategy for industrialization. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#16. During which Five Year Plan was the Emergency clamped, new elections took place and the Janata Party was elected? (2009)

#17. Which one of the following is the correct statement? Service tax is a/an: (2006)


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