GK Questions and Answer, GK Quiz

1:  Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY) was started by which of the following Indian Prime Ministers?
Options:
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Rajiv Gandhi
  3. Indira Gandhi
  4. Lal Bahadur Shastri

Answer: Option2

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2:  The Narasimham Committee was appointed by the Government of India in August 1991 to examine all aspects relating to the
Options:
  1. Public sector enterprises
  2. Public distribution system
  3. Financial structure of the country
  4. Centre-State financial relations

Answer: Option3

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3:  Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) scheme was launched by the Government of India in 2000, mainly for providing food security to the
Options:
  1. poor industrial workers
  2. poor labourers
  3. poorest of the poor
  4. dalits living below poverty line

Answer: Option3

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4:  Bachawat Wage Board is concerned with
Options:
  1. wages for employees in Public Sector Undertakings
  2. wages for sportsmen
  3. wages for literary workers
  4. wages for working journalists

Answer: Option4

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5:  The High Powered Committee on Review of Agricultural Policies and Programmes of the Government of India, which submitted its report in 1990, was the
Options:
  1. Wanchoo Committee
  2. Bhoothalingam Committee
  3. Bhanu Pratap Singh Committee
  4. Aggarwal Committee

Answer: Option3

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6:  The first attempt to introduce an integrated system in India, covering health, maternity and accidental benefits for industrial workers, was made by the Government through which of the following Acts?
Options:
  1. The Trade Unions Act, 1926
  2. The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923
  3. The Employee's State Insurance Act, 1948
  4. The Factories Act, 1948

Answer: Option3

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7:  Integrated wages, income and price policy were the recommendations of which of the following committees?
Options:
  1. Wanchoo Committee
  2. Bhoothalingam Committee
  3. Taxation Enquiry Committee
  4. Raj Committee

Answer: Option2

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8:  Its report on Octroi abolition was submitted to the Government of India by the
Options:
  1. Verma Committee
  2. Malhotra Committee
  3. Jyoti Basu Committee
  4. Joshi Committee

Answer: Option3

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9:  The Central Government of India had set up the Special Component Plan (SCP) for which of the following purposes?
Options:
  1. To bring the rural masses above the poverty line.
  2. To bring the Scheduled Castes above the poverty line.
  3. To create enough funds for generating jobs for SC/ST communities.
  4. To provide jobs for persons belonging to other Backward Classes.

Answer: Option2

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10:  The Planning Commission of India appointed which of the following organisations on targeting 10 million employment opportunities per year on September 5, 2001?
Options:
  1. Task Force on Employment Opportunities
  2. Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
  3. Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana
  4. S. P. Gupta Special Group

Answer: Option4

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11:  Perspective plan is drawn up for a length of which of the following periods of time?
Options:
  1. 1 year
  2. 2 or 3 years
  3. 5 years
  4. 15 to 20 years

Answer: Option4

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12:  The major objectives of Planning in India are
Options:
  1. Increasing National Income
  2. Reducing inequalities in income and wealth
  3. Elimination of poverty
  4. All the above

Answer: Option4

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13:  The first Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India was
Options:
  1. Gulzarilal Nanda
  2. V. T. Krishnamachari
  3. C. M. Trivedi
  4. Ashok Mehta

Answer: Option1

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14:  The concept of mixed economy in planning was introduced in India during the
Options:
  1. Second Five Year Plan
  2. Fifth Five Year Plan
  3. Seventh Five Year Plan
  4. Rolling Plan concept

Answer: Option1

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15:  The Government of India introduced an agricultural strategy to increase agricultural production and productivity during which of the following periods that ultimately gave rise to the Green Revolution?
Options:
  1. Second Five Year Plan
  2. Third Five Year Plan
  3. Three Annual Plans
  4. Fourth Five Year Plan

Answer: Option3

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16:  During which of the following Five Year Plans of India were Community Development Programmes and National Extension Service Programmes initiated?
Options:
  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth

Answer: Option1

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17:  The 'Keynesian Revolution' was a fundamental reworking of economic theory specially dealing with
Options:
  1. maximum use of resources
  2. balance between agriculture and industry
  3. regional development
  4. achievement of full employment

Answer: Option4

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18:  Which of the following political leaders of British India was chosen as the Chairman of the 'National Planning Committee'?
Options:
  1. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
  4. Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer: Option2

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19:  In which year was the 'National Planning Committee' set up by the Indian National Congress to formulate a comprehensive scheme of national reconstruction and social planning for free India?
Options:
  1. 1936
  2. 1937
  3. 1938
  4. 1939

Answer: Option3

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20:  There was no Five Year Plan in India for a period of 3 years, which is sometimes called 'Plan Holiday'. It was during
Options:
  1. 1951-1954
  2. 1965-1968
  3. 1966-1969
  4. 1972-1975

Answer: Option3

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