Q.1) Who made the use of energy requirements (calorie) as a measure of poverty in India the first time?

  A. Dandekar and Rath  
   B. Amartya Sen
  C. T.N. Srinivasan
  D. None of these

Q.2) Who proposed the concept of 'P index' as a measure of income shortfall?

  A. P.S. Loganathan
  B. Amartya Sen 
  C. B.S. Minhas
  D. None of these

Q.3) What is the fastest increasing component of the Central Government expenditure?

  A. interest payment
  B. subsidies  
  C. defence
  D. None of these

Q.4) HPI (Human Poverty Index) measures the deprivation as a composite index of which of the following?

  A. Basic needs, knowledge and Standard of living
  B. Knowledge, Standard of living and Longevity  
  C. Standard of living, Sanitation and Longevity
  D. None of these

Q.5) What does 'Brown Agenda' refers to?

  A. The well-being of present generation, mainly in urban slums  
  B. The need to safeguard the earth for future generation
  C. Concern for environment
  D. None of these

Q.6) The UPA government decided to reinstate the strategic sale route for PSU disinvestment with which of the following?

  A. bundled offer
  B. public offer route
  C. e-tender
  D. None of these

Q.7) Which state has the largest percentage of persons below poverty line?

  A. Uttar Pradesh
  B. Madhya Pradesh
  C. Arunachal Pradesh
  D. Bihar

Q.8) Which state has the lowest percentage of persons below poverty line?


  A. Uttar Pradesh
  B. Madhya Pradesh
  C. Arunachal Pradesh
  D. Punjab

Q.9) Government of India’s Outcome Budget that was introduced from the year 2005 is a joint effort between ____________ and Finance Ministry.


  A. Expenditure Commission
  B. Finance Commission
  C. Planning Commission
  D. None of these

Q.10) What happened after the launch of New Economic Policy?

  A. rural poverty increased initially but declined in 1993-94  
  B. both urban and rural poverty increased
  C. both rural and urban poverty decreased
  D. None of these

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