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Prelims-IAS – ECONOMICS MCQ-39

1…In which of the following components of Land Reforms has India achieved the most success?

(a)  Abolition of Intermediaries and Zamindari system
(b)  Tenancy Reforms
(c)  Land Ceiling Acts
(d)  Land consolidation and prevention of further fragmentation.

2… With reference to Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT), consider the following statements:

  1. Under DBT, the monetary benefits from different schemes will be directly transferred to the beneficiary’s bank account.
  2. It will help to eliminate waste in subsidy transfer and reduce corruption.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3..Which of the following statements regarding strategic disinvestment is/are correct?

  1. It refers to dilution of shareholding of a loss making Central Public Sector unit only
  2. It involves transfer of management control from government to private sector
  3. It is overlooked by Department of Investment and Public Asset Management

Select the correct answer using the codes given above.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


4..The to: term Sunrise Industries refers

(a)  start ups in the solar energy sector.
(b)  food processing industries in North Eastern India.
(c)  industries that are still at infancy but growing at rapid pace.
(d)  industries located at any location irrespective of resources or transport.

5..With reference to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), consider the following statements:

  1. It is headed by the Union Finance Minister.
  2. It recommends Minimum Support Prices to the Union government.
  3. It takes decisions on all matters relating to disinvestment, including cases of strategic sale.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


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