POVERTY AND EMPLOYMENT : PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS :: ECONOMICS

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2011

Among the following who are eligible to benefit from the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act”?

(a) Adult members of only the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe households.

(b) Adult members of below poverty line (BPL) households.

(c) Adult members of households of all backward communities.

(d) Adult member of any household.

d

 

With reference to “Aam Admi Bima Yojana”, consider the following statements:

1. The member insured under the scheme must be the head of the family or an earning member of the family in a rural landless household.

2. The member insured must be in the age group of 30 to 65 years.

3. There is a provision for free scholarship for up to two children of the insured who are studying between classes 9 and 12.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

c

 

2012

Consider the following:

1. Hotels and restaurants

2. Motor transport undertakings

3. Newspaper establishments

4. Private medical institutions

The employees of which of the above can have the ‘Social Security’ coverage under Employees’ State  Insurance Scheme?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

d

 

The endeavour of ‘Janani Suraksha Yojana’ Programme is

1. To promote institutional deliveries.

2. To provide monetary assistance to the mother to meet the cost of delivery.

3. To provide for wage loss due to pregnancy and confinement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

a

 

he Multi-dimensional Poverty Index developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development initiative with UNDP support covers which of the following?

  1. Deprivation of education, health, assets and services at household level.
  2. Purchasing power parity at national level.
  3. Extent of budget deficit and GDP growth rate at national level.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

a

 

How does the National Rural Livelihood Mission seek to improve livelihood options of rural poor?

1. By setting up a large number of new manufacturing industries and agribusiness centres in rural areas.

2. By strengthening ‘self-help groups’ and providing skill development.

3. By supplying seeds, fertilizers, diesel pump-sets and micro-irrigation equipment free of cost to farmers.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

b

 

With reference to National Rural Health Mission, which of the following are the jobs of ‘ASHA’, a trained community health worker?

1. Accompanying women to the health facility for antenatal care checkup.

2. Using pregnancy test kits for early detection of pregnancy.

3. Providing information on nutrition and immunization.

4. Conducting the delivery of baby.

Select eh correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

a

 

2013

Disguised unemployment generally means

(a) Large number of people remain unemployed

(b) Alternative employment is not available

(c) Marginal productivity of labour is zero

(d) Productivity of workers is low

c

 

2016

Regarding ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is a minimum guaranteed pension scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers.
  2. Only one member of a family can join the scheme.
  3. Same amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse for life after subscriber’s death.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution: C

 

2017

Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme’ is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to

(a)Certifying the skills acquire by construction workers through traditional channels.

(b)Enrolling the persons in Universities for distance learning programmes.

(c)Reserving some skilled jobs to rural and urban poor in some public sector undertakings.

(d)Certifying the skills acquired by trainees under the National Skill Development Programme.

ANS:A

 

Who among the following can join the National Pension System (NPS)?

(a)Resident Indian citizens only

(b)Persons of age from 21 to 55 only

(c)All State Government employees joining the services after the state of notification by the respective State Governments

(d)All Central Government employees including those of Armed Forces joining the services on or after 1st April, 2004

ANS:C

 

Consider the following in respect of ‘National Career Services’:

1. National Career Service is an initiative of the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.

2. National Career Service has been launched in a Mission Mode to improve the employment opportunities to uneducated youth of the country.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d)Neither 1 nor 2

ANS: B

 

With reference to ‘National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)’, which of the statements given below is/are correct?

1. Under NSQF, a learner can acquire the certification for competency only through formal learning.
2. An outcome expected from the implementation of NSQF is the mobility between vocational and general education.
Select the correct answer using the code give below:

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d)Neither 1 nor 2

ANS:B

 

2018

With reference to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, consider the following statements:

  1. It is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Labor and Employment.
  2. It, among other things, will also impart training in soft skills, entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy.
  3. It aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the National Skill Qualification Framework.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 and 3 only

(b)2 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

ANS:C

 

Human capital formation as a concept is best explained in terms of a process that enables

(a)the accumulation of unlimited amount of tangible wealth.

(b)the acquisition of skills, education and experience in the people which is critical for the economic development of a nation.

(c)an increase in the population growth rate in a developed country.

(d)the emotional and cultural growth of the people to promote brotherhood and harmony

ANS:B

 

Increase is absolute and per capital real GNP do not connote a higher level of economic development, if

(a)industrial output fails to keep pace with agricultural output.

(b)agricultural output fails to keep pace with industrial output.

(c)poverty and unemployment increase.

(d)imports grow faster than exports.

ANS:C

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