Economics Quiz for SSC CGL 2016

1. The prices at which the government purchases foodgrains for maintaining the Public Distribution System (PDS) and for building up buffer-stock is known as :
(a) minimum support prices 
(b) procurement prices
(c) issue prices
(d) ceiling prices 

2. National Agricultural Insurance Scheme replacing Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme was introduced in the year :
(a) 1997
(b) 1998
(c) 1999
(d) 2000

3. What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skills to women in traditional and non-traditional traders ?
(a) Kishori Shakti Yojana
(b) Rashtriya Mahila Kosh 
(c) Swayamsiddha
(d) Swawlamban

4. Among the following, who are eligible to benefit from Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)?
(a) Adult members of only the Scheduled Cast Scheduled Tribe households
(b) Adult members of Below Poverty Line (BPL) households
(c) Adult members of households of all Backward Communities
(d) Adult members of any households

5. 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 the 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 

6. 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 microirrigation 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 

7. The 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 only 

8. 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 confirement  
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 

9. 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 

10. How do District Rural Development Agencies (DRDAs) help in the reduction of rural poverty in India? 
1. DRDAs act as Panchyati Raj Institutions in certain specified backward regions of the country
2. DRDAs undertake area-specific scientific study of the causes of poverty and malnutrition and prepare detailed remedial measrures 
3. DRDAs secure inter-sectoral and inter-departmental coordination and cooperation for effective implementation of anti-poverty programmes 
4. DRDAs watch over and ensure effective utilization of the funds intended for anti-poverty programmes 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 3 and 4 only 
(c) 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 

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