Poverty & Unemployment - General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions with Answers | Page-3

21 The classification of persons below the poverty line in India are based on whether:
A Their daily wages fall below the prescribed minimum wages
B They are entitled to a minimum prescribed food basket
C They get work for a prescribed minimum number of days in a year
D They belong to agricultural labourer household and the scheduled caste/tribe social group

Answer: Option [B]
22 Poverty Gap reflects:
A Gap between the rich and the poor
B Gap between developed nations and developing nations
C Gap in infrastructural facilities between developed nations
D The difference between poverty line and actual income levels of all those living below that line

Answer: Option [D]
23 Consider the following statements with reference to Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme:
I. All persons of 60 years or above belonging to the households below poverty line in rural areas are eligible
II. The central Assistance under this Scheme is at the rate of Rs 300 per month per beneficiary. Under the Scheme, States have been urged to give matching amounts

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

A I only
B II only
C Both I and II
D Neither I nor II

Answer: Option [D]
24 Find the incorrect statement with respect to Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana ?
I. The case component of the programme is borne exclusively by the Central Government
II. Food grains are provided free of cost to the States/Union Territories

Select the answer using the codes given below

A I only
B II only
C Both I and II
D Neither I nor II

Answer: Option [B]
25 The type of unemployment mostly found in India can be characterized as:
A Disguised
B Cyclical
C Frictional
D Structural

Answer: Option [A]
26 When the productive capacity of the economic system of a State is inadequate to create sufficient number of jobs, it is called
A Cyclical unemployment
B Disguised unemployment
C Structural unemployment
D Seasonal unemployment

Answer: Option [C]
27 Among the reasons for disguised unemployment in the rural areas is:
A high illiteracy rate
B low levels of technological development in the country
C choice of a heavy industry model for economic development
D heavy pressure of population along with slow implementation of land reforms

Answer: Option [B]
28 In India, present trend of rapid urbanization is due to:
A abolition of zamindari system
B break up of joint family system
C influence of cinema and electronic media
D lack of employment opportunities in rural areas

Answer: Option [D]
29 Which one of the following is a revamp of the Integrated Rural Development Programme ?
A Community-based Pro-poor Initiative
B Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana
C National Social Assistance Programme
D Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana

Answer: Option [B]
30 Which of the following is not a Poverty Eradication Programme launched by the Govt. of India ?
B National Social Assistance Programme
C Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana
D Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana

Answer: Option [A]


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