General knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Which sector of Indian Economy has shown remarkable expansion during the last decade? – Tertiary Sector
2. Hindu Rate of growth refers to the rate of growth of which sector? – GDP
3. In India, Hindu Rate of Growth is associated with which income? – National Income
4. What is the base year for computation of National Income in India? – 1993-94
5. As the economy develops, what happens in the share of the tertiary sector in the GDP? – Increases
6. Who coined the term ‘Hindu rate of growth’ for Indian Economy? – Raj Krishna
7. Who wrote a book describing the theory of economic drain of India during British rule? – Dadabhai Naoroji
8. Which is definitely a major indication of the State of the economy of a country? – Rate of GDP growth
9. Where is the Indian Sugarcane Research Institute situated? – Lucknow
10. The impact of Green Revolution was felt most in the production of which crop? – Wheat

11. Which is the apex organisation of Marketing Co-operatives at the national level? – NAFED
12. Under which Five Year Plan agriculture register a negative growth? – Third
13. Where is the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) situated? – Mysore
14. Where first Agriculture University of India was established? – Pantnagar
15. In which year was the Food Corporation of India (FCI) set up? – 1965
16. Which bank provides the largest credit to agriculture and allied sectors? – Commercial Banks
17. Which is the apex institution in the sphere of Agriculture credit? – NABARD
18. The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act was legislated in which year? – 1976
19. The Green Revolution in India was the outcome of the efforts of which person? – M. S. Swaminathan
20. Who is known as Father of White Revolution in India? – V. Kurien
21. Where is the Central Rice Research Institute located? – Cuttack
22. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan has distinguished himself in which fields? – Agriculture
23. Agriculture sector directly employs what percentages of labour force in India? – 65 %
24. Which method of soil conservation is most effective in arid areas? – Shelter belt
25. Which state is the most industrially advanced State in India? – Maharashtra
26. Industrial licensing was finally abolished (with a few exception) in which policy? – Industrial Policy, 1991
27. First Industrial Policy of free India was announced in which year? – 1948
28. Who was the Chairman of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector? – Arjun Sengupta
29. Commercial paper is a source of credit for which industry? – Corporate Industry
30. Which car companies has launched a small cheaper car ‘Nano’? – Tate Motors Ltd.
31. What is the classification of industries on the basis of raw-materials? – Primary and Secondary
32. Which is the biggest enterprise of the Government of India? – Railway
33. Raurkela Steel Plant was set up with the assistance from which country? – West Germany
34. In India, liberal Industrial Policy was adopted in which year? – 1991
35. Bhilai Steel Plant is the collaborative project of Indian Government and which other country? – Soviet Union
36. Since when disinvestment started in public enterprises? – 1991-92
37. Which entity holds the Number 1 position among Indian international trading company? – MMTC
38. Which one of the following Indian States does not keep its own High Court? – Manipur
39. Which one of the following is not the main jurisdiction of the High Court of a State? – Advisory Jurisdiction
40. Omkar Goswami Committee was set up by the Government for examining the issue of which matter? – Industrial sickness
41. The licensing policy for the industries drew strength from which act? – Industrial Act, 1951
42. Where is the Forest Reserve Institute of India located? – Dehradun
43. Which State in’ India is estimated to have the largest coal reserves in India? – Jharkhand
44. Which is a ‘Hot Spot’ for biological diversity in India? – Sundarban
45. Major coalfields of India are located in the river valley of – Damodar
46. Which one of the following is the highest gravity dam which river? – Bhakra Dam
47. What is the minimum forest cover to maintain ecological balance in the plains? – 33%
48. Which is the longest irrigation canal in India called? – Indira Gandhi Canal
49. When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of India? – 1952
50. The national forest policy aims at maintaining how much of the total geographical area under forests? – One-fifth
51. The Government of India has decided to declare which river a ‘National River’? – Ganga
52. Which ‘geographical indicators’ has not been recognised for patent protection? – Darjeeling Basmati
53. National Horticulture Mission was launched in which Five Year Plans? – Tenth Five Year Plan
54. ‘Twenty Point Programme’ (Beessutri Karyakrama) was first launched in which Year? – 1975
55. Who presides over the National Development Council of India? – Prime Minister of India
56. Which is an extra- constitutional and non-statutory body? – Planning Commission
57. Which experienced the fastest expansion during the plan in India? – Services
58. Primary emphasis during Second Plan was laid on the development of which industry? – Basic and Key industries
59. Who was the First Chairman of Planning commission of India? – Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
60. Whose name is associated with formulation of Planning Strategy in Second Five Year Plan? – Prasanta Chandra (P.C.) Mahalanobis
61. Which is the highest body that approves Five Years Plans in the country? – National Development Council
62. By whom was the Rolling Plan for backward country suggested? – Gunnar Myrdal
63. In which Five Year Plan, the main objective was the eradication of poverty? – Fifth Five Year Plan
64. Durgapur, Bhibei and Rourkela iron steel-plants were setup during which plan? – First
65. The iron and Steel plants of Rourkela and Durgapur were conceived under which plan? – Second Five Year Plan
66. The real introduction of Decentralized Planning in India was made for the first time during the which plan? – 9th Plan
67. Planning Commission was established in 1950 through which order? – An executive order
68. The slogen ‘Garibi Hatao’ (Poverty abolition) was given in which Five Year Plan? – Fifth plan
69. In which one of year ‘Rolling Plan’ was on operation in India? – 1978-79
70. The major emphasis in the First Five Year Plan was on which field? – Agriculture
71. In which Five Year Plan, Economic Development Rate was maximum? – Tenth Five Year Plan
72. Only one can be the ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Commission. Who is that? – Prime Minister
73. Mahalanobis Model has been associated with which Five Year Plan? – Second Five Year Plan
74. The Planning Commission of India was constituted in which year? – 1950
75. Which Plan gave emphasis on removal of poverty for the first time? – Fifth
76. Which is not an objective of India’s economic planning? – Population Growth
77. The rolling plan concept in national planning was introduced by which government? – Janta Government
76. The Government has renamed NREGA scheme and the name associated with which person? – Mahatma Gandhi
77. District Primary Education Programme was initiated in which year? – 1994
78. To whose help STEP is the abbreviated name of the welfare programme? – Woman
79. On which basis has the planning, commission defined ‘Poverty line’ in rural areas in India? – 2400 k cal
80. The National Rural Employment Scheme was launched throught out the country from which date? – 1-4-2008

81. which is the developed the concept of Human Development Index? – Mehboob-ul-Haq
82. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in which year? – 2005
83. Swamjayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana came into being in which year? – April, 1999
84. In terms of Human Development Index which is the most developed State of India? – Kerala
85. Which programme announced by the Prime Minister for the minorities in India? – 15 Point Programme
86. ‘Food for Work Programme’ was introduced during which Five Year Plans? – V
87. In which Five Year Plan, the main objective was the eradication of poverty? – Fifth Five Year Plan
88. While calculating HDI, what are the maximum value for Life Expectancy at birth (years) taken? – 85 and 25
89. In terms of Human Development Index, India falls under which category? – Very Low
90. Which is the standard of living in a country represented? – Per Capita Income
91. Which is a project to develop watersheds in India? – NWDPRA
92. Which plan gave emphasis on removal of poverty of the first time? – Fifth
93. In India, the Community Development Programme was started on which date? – October 2, 1952
94. Which represents ‘I’ in the abbreviation IRDP? – Integrated
95. National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) does not promote? – Promote inclusive growth
96. Poverty level in India is established on the basis of which expenditure? – House-hold consumer expenditure
97. Mid-Day Meal is a scheme to provide nutrious food to which childran? – school going children
98. What is NOT the source of revenue of Central Government? – Agriculture Income Tax
99. Which is the largest single source of the Government’s earning from tax revenue? – Central excise
100. Which taexs/duties is NOT under the jurisdiction of the Central Government? – Land Revenue