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INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 7


 

 

 

 

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INSIGHTS REVISION TEST for Preliminary Exam 2018: Test – 7


 

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1). How does the government use fiscal and monetary policy to smooth the business cycle?

a) Contractionary monetary policy to dampen excessive demand during depression, expansionary fiscal policy to increase prices in boom

b) Contractionary monetary policy to stimulate demand during depression, expansionary fiscal policy to reduce inflationary pressures in boom

c) Expansionary fiscal policy to stimulate demand during depression, contractionary monetary policy to reduce inflationary pressures in boom

d) Expansionary monetary policy to decrease prices during depression, contractionary fiscal policy to increase demand in boom


 

2). Hyperinflation is typically caused by:

a) High tax rates that discourage work effort

b) Continuous expansion of the money supply to finance government budget deficits

c) Trade deficits that are caused by strong protectionist policies

d) Bad harvest because of failure of monsoons


 

 

3). The value of a country’s exchange rate will tend to rise if:

a) Demand for the country’s exports increases

b) The country’s money supply increases

c) The country’s citizens travel abroad

d) Domestic interest rate decreases


 

 

4). According to the Phillips curve, lower inflation rates are associated with:

a) Higher unemployment rates

b) Higher government spending

c) Larger budget deficits

d) Greater labour force participation rates


 

 

5). Which of the following will lead to a decrease in a nation’s money supply?

a) A decrease in income tax rates

b) A decrease in discount rate

c) An open market purchase of government securities by RBI

d) An increase in reserve requirements


 

6). Stagflation is a situation where

a) High inflation which is structural in nature

b) High inflation combined with high unemployment

c) High unemployment in agriculture

d) Unemployment adjusted for seasonal fluctuations


 

7).  Assertion (A): Women earn very low wages, mostly piece rates in highly insecure jobs.

Reason (R): Women workers are the most disadvantaged in the labour market as they constitute a very high proportion among the low skilled informal worker category, and are engaged in low-productivity and low paying work

Consider the following statements:

a) A is correct and B is the correct explanation of A

b) A is correct and B is not the correct explanation of A

c) A is correct and B is incorrect

d) A is incorrect and B is correct


 

8). Consider the following statements with respect to labour reforms and The National Career Service portal:

  1. The Universal Account Number have been effected in order to reduce the complexity in compliance and to bring transparency and accountability for better enforcement of the labour laws.
  2. The National Career Service portal links all employment portals and websites of the country
  3. The National Career Service portal provides platform for unemployed to seek government jobs

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

a) 1 and 2 Only

b) 2 and 3 Only

c) 1 Only

d) 2 Only


 

 

9). Consider the following statements about maternity benefits act:

  1. As per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, the women are entitled to enhanced maternity leave for a period of 26 weeks (6 months) working in registered establishment under any Central or State law.
  2. Maternity leave is not given to woman who adopts a child

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above


 

10). Which of the following statements is correct:

a) Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme has been launched at the village level.

b) Nai roshini scheme if for the benefit of Tribals in India

c) Nai manzil scheme is for residents of Left Wing Extremism districts

d) All of the above is correct


 

11). Consider the following with reference to disability adjusted life years lost (DALYs):

  1. Disability adjusted life years lost (DALYs) is the sum of years of potential life lost due to premature mortality and the years of productive life lost due to disability
  2. One DALY represents the loss of the equivalent of one year of full health.

Which of the above statements is /are correct:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above


 

 

12).consider the following statements about anti-microbial resistance:

  1. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective
  2. The recent Moscow declaration by WHO aims to end all antimicrobial resistant diseases gradually through coordinated efforts of member nations

 

Which of the above statements is/ are correct:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) 1 and 2

d) None of the above


 

 

13). Which of the following has the highest weightage in Index of Eight core Industries:

a) Refining

b) Cement

c) Electricity

d) Coal


 

14). Which scheme is related to the slogan “Creative India, Innovative India?”

  1. Scheme for IPR Awareness
  2. ATAL tinkering Labs
  3. Self-help groups
  4. Stand Up India

Which of the above is/are correct

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 1,2 and 4

d) All of the above


15). Consider the following statements:

  1. Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro-enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and unemployed youth.
  2. Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) is an initiative of the Ministry of Labour

Which of the above is/are correct:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above


 

16). Consider the following statements about Khelo India Programme:

  1. The Programme aims at mainstreaming sport as a tool for individual development, community development, economic development and national development
  2. Each athlete selected under the scheme shall receive an annual scholarship worth Rs. 5.00 lakh for 8 consecutive years.
  3. This is the first time ever that a long-term athlete development pathway would be made available to talented youngsters to excel in competitive sports.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2

c) 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3


 

17). Consider the following statements about diarrhea control in India:

  1. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) in order to intensify efforts to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea
  2. Anganawadi worker would undertake distribution of ORS packets to households with under-five children in her village.

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) None of the above


 

18). Internet saathi programme has been launched by Google and Tata Trusts which is mainly for the benefit of:

a) Tribal India

b) Rural youth

c) Urban Wi-Fi hotspots

d) Rural women


19). With reference to the Zero Hunger Programme , consider the following statements:

  1. India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector was launched with a focus on agriculture, nutrition and health.
  2. This is a dedicated farm-based programme in sync with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030.
  3. This program is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture

Which of the above statements is/are correct:

a) 1 Only

b) 2 and 3 Only

c) 1 and 2 Only

d) 1,2 and 3


 

20) With reference to election of the President of India, consider the following statements:

 

  1. The voting for the Presidential election takes place by means of secret ballot through single transferable vote
  2. The Indian Constitution allows application of party whip during the election of the President
  3. The electoral college to elect the President comprises all Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs and all the members of the 31 legislative assemblies

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 Only

b) 1 Only

c) 2 and 3 Only

d) 1,2 and 3

 


21) With reference to the India-Japan Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, consider the following statements:

 

  1. India is the first non-member of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) to have signed such a deal with Japan
  2. The deal includes a non-negotiable clause where Japan can terminate the deal without any notice if in case India breaks the nuclear testing moratorium

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

 


22) The Government Spending Watch programme which analyses the budgets of  low and middle income countries, is an initiative of the

a) IMF

b) World Bank

c) UNDP

d) None of the above

 

 


23) With reference to the Monetary Policy Committee, consider the following statements:

  1. Each member of the MPC has one vote and in case the numbers are equal, the finance minister has the casting vote
  2. MPC has to hold meetings at least once in all months of the financial year
  3. The MPC will have three government nominated members

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 2 Only

b) 2 and 3 Only

c) 1 and 3 Only

d) 3 Only

 


24) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released Operational Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Family Participatory Care (FPC) for improving

a) Health of cancer patients

b) Health of people facing mental illness

c) Health of elderly people in family

d) None of the above

 


25) Mannitol can be used as/in

  1. Medication
  2. Removing oil spills in oceans
  3. Sweetener for people with diabetes

Select the correct answer using codes below:

a) 1 and 3 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 Only

d) 1,2 and 3