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Prelims-IAS – ECONOMICS MCQ-28

1..FDI is prohibited under the Government Route as well as the Automatic Route in which of the following sectors?

1. Horticulture
2. Development of townships
3. Gambling and Betting
4. Business of Chit Fund
Select the correct answer using the code below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 3 and 4 only


2..Which among the following agencies formulates FDI Policy in India?

(a) Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)
(b) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)
(c) Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
(d) Department of Commerce


3..Which of the following statements best describes “Head Count Ratio”?

(a)  It is the proportion of a population that lives below the “poverty line”.
(b)  It is the proportion of children enrolled in schools or any form of formal education.
(c)  It is the proportion of youth engaged in labour force.
(d)  It is the proportion of female workforce engaged in the organized sector.


4..Consider the following statements regarding Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI):

  1. It is one of the indices released by the Human Development Report.
  2. It uses the same three dimensions as the Human Development Index.
  3. In India, more than 50% of the population are multidimensionally poor.

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


5..The term “Usual Principal Subsidiary Status” is used in labour and employment statistics. What does it signify?

(a)  It is the status of activity on which a person has spent relatively longer time of the preceding 365 days prior.
(b)  It seeks to identify “workers” who are classified as “outside labour force”.
(c)  It is used to determine the labour force and employment status of workers in NSSO data.
(d)  None of the above.


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