Industrial Sector (Part 2) – Old Year Questions

101. In India, the Public Sector is most dominant in :

(a) steel production
(b) organized term-lending financial institutions
(c) transport
(d) commercial banking

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


102. Which of the following is not a public sector undertaking/enterprise?

(a) N.T.P.C.
(b) S.A.I.L.
(c) B.H.E.L.
(d) T.I.S.C.O.

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


103. Which is not a Public enterprise?

(a) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Bhopal
(b) Ordnance Factory, Jabalpur
(c) Alkaloid Factory, Neemuch
(d) Leather Factory, Gwalior

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


104. Which one of the following is not of the same category :

(a) SAIL
(b) BHEL
(c) ONGC

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


105. The Government holding in BPCL is :

(a) more than 70%
(b) between 60% and 70%
(c) between 50% and 60%
(d) less than 50%

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


106. Which of the following are the public sector undertakings of the Government of India?

1. Balmer Lawrie and Company Ltd.
2. Dredging Corporation of India
3. Educational Consultants of India Ltd.

Codes :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


107. Which among the following are in the Private Sector?

1. Bongaigaon Refinery
2. Mangalore Refinery

3. Haldia Refinery
4. ESSAR Oil Ltd.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1998]


108. Which of the following oil refinery is in the private sector?

(a) Digboi Oil Refinery
(b) Barauni Oil Refinery
(c) Noonmati Oil Refinery
(d) Mathura Oil Refinery

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


109. HAL is related to manufacturing of :

(a) Telecommunication equipments
(b) Aircrafts
(c) Space missiles
(d) War missiles

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


110. Which of the following is related with the field of electricity generation?

(a) M.M.T.C.
(b) M.T.N.L.
(c) N.C.L.
(d) N.H.P.C.

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]


111. The development of tourism and hotel industry in India is the function of :

(a) I.A.A.I.
(b) I.T.D.C.
(c) I.T.C.
(d) H.I.C.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


112. In which of the following years was the BSNL established?

(a) 2000
(b) 2001
(c) 2002
(d) 2003

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


113. In which one of the following Public Sector Enterprises the Government has 100% equity ?

(a) BSNL
(b) NTPC
(c) BHEL
(d) State Bank of India

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


114. Which among the following was not the profit making central public sector enterprise during 2013-14?

(a) ONGC
(b) NTPC
(c) IOC
(d) BSNL

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


115. Which Central Public Enterprise has borne loss in India in the year 2014-15?

(a) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
(b) National Mineral Development Corporation
(c) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
(d) Coal India Ltd.
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


116. The Gas Authority of India Ltd. has planned to invest Rs. 8,000 crores for laying pipelines from :

(a) Vijayawada to Mathura
(b) Vijayawada to Vijaipur
(c) Cochin to Hazira
(d) Hazira to Jagdishpur

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


117. Which amongst the following now decide the oil-prices in India?

(a) Ministry of Finance
(b) Respective State Governments
(c) Ministry of Petroleum
(d) Oil companies

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re.Exam) 2015]


118. The concept of ‘Navratna’ is associated with :

(a) selected categories of technical manpower
(b) selected export-oriented units
(c) selected food-processing industries
(d) Selected public Sector Enterprises

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


119. Which of the following does not enjoy ‘Maharatna’ status (as on February 2013)?

(a) Steel Authority of India Limited
(b) Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited
(c) Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
(d) Oil India Limited

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl.) (Mains) 2010]


120. Which of the following Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) does not fall under the category of ‘Maharatna’ listed (January 2020) by the Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India?

(a) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
(b) Coal India Limited
(c) Indian Oil Corporation Limited
(d) Oil India Limited

[M.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2020]


121. In the financial year 2010-11, the Government of India announced a ‘Maharatna’ scheme for giving more autonomy and power to expand to some of its ‘Navratnas’. Which among the following was not given Maharatna status ?

(a) Oil India
(b) NTPC
(c) SAIL
(d) Indian Oil Corporation

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


122. Which of the following Indian public sector undertaking has not received the ‘Maharatna’ status given to four ‘Navratna’ companies?

(a) SAIL
(b) BEL
(c) ONGC
(d) NTPC

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


123. As on October 2019, how many Maharatna Companies are in India?

(a) 08
(b) 09
(c) 10
(d) 12

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


124. Which of the following is included in ‘Navratna’?

(a) Coal India
(b) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
(c) Bharat Electronics Limited
(d) Gas Authority of India Limited

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


125. The Public Sector undertaking included in ‘Navratna’ is

(a) SAIL
(b) GAIL
(c) MTNL
(d) All of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


126. Which one of the following public sector undertakings has not been accorded status of ‘Navratna’?

(a) Indian Aluminium Company Limited
(b) Powergrid Corporation of India
(c) Rural Electrification Corporation
(d) Steel Authority of India Ltd.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


127. Which one of the following Aluminium Companies has been given ‘Navratna Status’ by the Government of India?


[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2013]


128. What was the maximum amount which has been provided as financial autonomy by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of Union Government to the ‘Mini Ratna’, Category-I?

(a) Rs. 250 crore
(b) Rs. 350 crore
(c) Rs. 400 crore
(d) Rs. 500 crore

[53rd to 55th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2011]


129. Six more Public Sector Undertakings have been accorded status of Miniratna by the Government of India (September 2006). Choose the one which is not included amongst them from the following :

(a) Bharat Sanchar Nigam
(b) Indian Telephone Industries
(c) Hindustan Latex
(d) Rashtriya Ispat

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


130. Match the following :

(Govt. Promotion Policy) (Policy Year)
A. Information Technology Policy (i) 2000
B. Mineral Policy (ii) 2006
C. Hotel Policy (iii) 2010
D. Industrial and Investment (iv) 2011

Code :

(a) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(b) (i) (iv) (ii) (iii)
(c) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)
(d) (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)

[R.A.S./ R.T.S. (Pre) 2013]


131. The Apex institution in the field of Industrial finance in India is :

(a) Reserve Bank of India
(b) Industrial Finance Corporation of India
(c) Industrial Development Bank of India
(d) State Bank of India

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


132. Helpline ‘Udyami’ is meant for :

(a) Micro, small and medium enterprises
(b) Large capital industries
(c) Female entrepreneurs
(d) Farmers using technology in farming

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re. Exam) 2015]


133. Headquarters of Madhya Pradesh Finance Corporation is :

(a) Indore
(b) Bhopal
(c) Jabalpur
(d) Ujjain

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


134. Long-term credit to small and medium enterprises is provided in Uttar Pradesh through :

(a) UP Small Industries Corporation
(b) UP Industrial Development Corporation
(c) UP Finance Corporation
(d) All of the above

[U.P.PC.S. (Pre) 2008]


135. The U.P. Financial Corporation does not finance :

(a) The acquisition of permanent assets
(b) All of the above
(c) Long-term working capital requirements
(d) Handloom industries

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


136. ‘Udyog Bandhu’ is a/an :

(a) labour supplying agency
(b) sick industry rehabilitation agency
(c) organization to assist industrial units in solving timebound establishment and investment related problems
(d) agency for financing industrial development

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003]


137. Which region of the Uttar Pradesh has developed most from the industrial point of view ?

(a) Western
(b) Eastern
(c) Bundelkhand
(d) Central

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


138. BIFR is related to :

(a) Reconstruction and financing of sick units
(b) Control of stock exchange operations
(c) Consumer protection
(d) Regulation of banking operations

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


139. Mega Food Parks scheme has been initiated by the Government of India with the objective :

(a) To improve infrastructure facilities for food processing industries
(b) To increase productivity of food crops
(c) To control food prices.
(d) None of the above

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


140. With what purpose is the Government of India promoting the concept of ‘Mega Food Parks’?

1. To provide good infrastructure facilities for the food processing industry.
2. To increase the processing of perishable items and reduce wastage.
3. To provide emerging and eco-friendly food processing technologies to entrepreneurs :

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


141. Which of the following is a social objective of business?

(a) Innovation
(b) Employment generation
(c) Business coordination
(d) Risk management

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Re-Exam) (Pre) 2016]


142. Why companies go for business process re-engineering with the help of technology?

(a) Customers’ demand and expectations are continuously increasing
(b) IT being leveraged to provide competitive edge in products and services at lower costs
(c) The pace of change has accelerated with the liberalization of economies world over
(d) All of these

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2018]


143. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists :

List-I List-II
(Type of Organization)  (Important Features)
A. Sole trader 1. Large number of risk bearers
B. Partnership 2. Betterment of weaker sections
C. Co-operatives 3. Contractual Relationship
D. Public Limited Company 4. Unlimited liability

Codes :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 1 3 2 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.)(Mains) 2008]


144. What does venture capital mean?

(a) A short-term capital provided to industries
(b) A long-term start-up capital provided to new entrepreneurs
(c) Funds provided to industries at times of incurring losses
(d) Funds provided for replacement and renovation of industries

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


145. Which one of the following statements appropriately describes the ‘fiscal stimulus’?

(a) It is a massive investment by the Government in manufacturing sector to ensure the supply of goods to meet the demand surge caused by rapid economic growth.
(b) It is an intense affirmative action of the Government to boost economic activity in the country.
(c) It is Government’s intensive action of financial institutions to ensure disbursement of loans to agriculture and allied sectors to promote greater food production and contain food inflation.
(d) It is an extreme affirmative action by the Government to pursue its policy of financial inclusion.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


146. The first Industrial Policy of the free India was announced in :

(a) 1947
(b) 1948
(c) 1950
(d) 1956

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010]


147. Concept of ‘Joint Sector’ for industrial development of India was envisaged in Industrial Policy Resolution of :

(a) 1948
(b) 1956
(c) 1980
(d) 1991

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]


148. The licensing policy for the industries drew strength from :

(a) Industrial Policy Resolution 1948
(b) Industrial Policy Resolution 1956
(c) Congress Party Resolution of establishing socialistic pattern of society
(d) Industries Act 1951

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2007*]


149. In India, liberal Industrial Policy was adopted in the year :

(a) 1948
(b) 1956
(c) 1985
(d) 1991

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


150. Assertion (A): Many industries in India have obtained ISO 9001 and ISO 9002 certifications in the recent past.
Reason (R): There has been considerable liberalization in the licensing policy of the Government of India.

Code :

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is true but R is false.
(d) A is false but R is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


151. According to 1991 Industrial Policy, the number of industries for which licensing was necessary, were :

(a) 6
(b) 10
(c) 14
(d) 18

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]


152. The number of industries for which industrial licensing is required has now been reduced to :

(a) 15
(b) 6
(c) 35
(d) 20

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1997]


153. The Policy of liberalization, privatization and globalization was announced as New Economic Policy by Prime Minister :

(a) Rajeev Gandhi
(b) Vishwanath Pratap Singh
(c) Narsimha Rao
(d) Atal Bihari Vajpayee

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2013]


154. The Industrial Policy, 1991 was criticized on a number of points. Which of the following was not one of them?

(a) Erratic industrial growth
(b) Threat from Foreign Competition
(c) Neglect of agriculture sector
(d) Misplaced faith in Foreign Investment

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


155. Some time back, the Government of India, decided to delicense ‘white goods’ industry. ‘White goods’ include :

(a) stainless steel and aluminium utensils
(b) milk and milk products
(c) items purchased for conspicuous consumption
(d) soaps, detergents and other mass consumption goods

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


156. In the context of India’s Five Year Plans, a shift in the pattern of industrialization, with lower emphasis on heavy industries and more on infrastructure begin in

(a) Fourth Plan
(b) Sixth Plan
(c) Eighth Plan
(d) Tenth Plan

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2010]


157. The largest centre of textile industry in India at present is :

(a) Ahmedabad
(b) Kanpur
(c) Mumbai
(d) Surat

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


158. With reference to India, which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) IPCL is India’s largest petrochemical company.
(b) RIL is the largest private sector company in India.
(c) MTNL is listed in NYSE.
(d) BSNL is the first telecom service organization in India to launch a nationwide cellular service at one time

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2003]


159. A company declares dividend on :

(a) Issued Capital
(b) Authorized Capital
(c) Subscribed Capital
(d) Total Employed Capital

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1996]


160. From the balance sheet of a company, it is possible to :

(a) judge the extent of profitability of the company
(b) assess the profitability and size of the company
(c) determine the size and composition of the assets and liabilities of the company
(d) determine the market share, debts and assets of the company

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


161. Which of the following groups of goods is not included in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)?

(a) Automobile (Car and Motorcycle)
(b) Toiletries (Shampoo and Soap)
(c) Dairy Products (Milk and Cheese)
(d) Bakery Products (Biscuits and Breads)

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


162. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below in the lists :

List I  List II
 (Industries) (Industrial Centres)
A. Pearl fishing 1. Pune
B. Automobiles 2. Tuticorin
C. Ship-building 3. Pinjore
D. Engineering goods 4. Mormugao

Codes :

(a) 2 1 4 3
(b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 1 2 3 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


163. Which one of the following modes of privatization is the most comprehensive and complete?

(a) Introduction of private capital in public sector.
(b) Contracting out management of public enterprises to the private sector.
(c) Transferring ownership and management to the workers.
(d) Transferring ownership and management to the private sector.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


164. Why is the Government of India disinvesting its equity in the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)?

1. The Government intends to use the revenue earned from the disinvestment mainly to pay back the external debt.
2. The Government no longer intends to retain the management control of the CPSEs.

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2011]


165. Assertion (A): Disinvestment is an integral part of liberalization of economy in India.
Reason (R): The proceeds are being used according to stated policy.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
Codes :

(a) Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not a correct explanation of A
(c) A is true, but R is false
(d) A is false, but R is true

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002, 2004]


166. Assertion (A): The Government is resorting to disinvestment of some of the public sector units (PSUs).
Reason (R): PSUs have not generated enough employment opportunities.

Codes :

(a) Both A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true, but R is false
(d) A is false, but R is true

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


167. Disinvestment in Public Enterprises started from which financial year?

(a) 1990-91
(b) 1991-92
(c) 1992-93
(d) 1993-94

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


168. Which of the following Iron and Steel Plant is not located on a riverside?

(a) Bhilai
(b) Bokaro
(c) Jamshedpur
(d) Bhadravati

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2021]


169. The Bhilai Steel Plant has been established with the assistance of :

(a) England
(b) Japan
(c) Germany
(d) Russia

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1990, 1991]


170. Bhilai Steel Plant is a———–enterprise.

(a) Public Sector
(b) Private Sector
(c) Co-operative Sector
(d) Public- Private joint sector

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


171. Rourkela Steel Plant was established in collaboration with :

(a) United Kingdom
(b) Russia
(c) U.S.A.
(d) Germany

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


172. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) Rourkela Steel Plant, the first integrated steel plant in the Public Sector of India was set up with the Soviet Union Collaboration.
(b) Salem Steel Plant is a premier producer of stainless steel in India.
(c) Maharashtra Elektrosmelt Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Steel Authority of India Ltd.
(d) Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is a unit of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


173. Bokaro Steel Plant was established with the help of :

(a) USA
(b) UK
(c) France
(d) Soviet Union

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1991]


174. Which one of the following pair is not correctly matched?

Steel plant            Collaborating country
(a) Rourkela             Germany
(b) Bhilai Old           USSR
(c) Durgapur            U.K.
(d) Bokaro                U.S.A.

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


175. Match List I with List II, and choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

List I  List II
A. Bhilai 1. Chhattisgarh
B. Bokaro 2. Jharkhand
C. Durgapur 3. Odisha
D. Rourkela 4. West Bengal

Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 1 2 4 3
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 2 3 1 4

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]


176. Which pairs is not correctly matched?

   Project                                                                              Company
(a) Integrated Steel Plant at Jajpur (Odisha)                    Steel Authority of India
(b) Power Plant at Jamnagar (Gujarat)                              Essar Power
(c) Nabinagar Power Plant (Bihar)                                      Indian Railways
(d) Kayamkulam Power Plant (Kerala)                               National Thermal Power Corporation

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2005]


177. Where has the Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) been established?

(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Surat
(d) Jaipur

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


178. Foreign equity holding allowed in small scale sector in 1995-96 is :

(a) 35%
(b) 24%
(c) 49%
(d) 51%

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1995]


179. The rough outline map given shows centres of cement industry labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4. Match these centres with the following sets of names :

(A) Katani
(B) Tirunelveli

(C) Sikka
(D) Churk

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

Code :

(a) 3 4 2 1
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 2 3 1 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


180. Match the List-I with List II. Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

List I  List II
(Place) (Industry)
A. Vishakhapatnam 1. Automobiles
B. Muri 2. Ship-building
C. Gurgaon 3. Fertilizers
D. Panki 4. Aluminium

Code :

(a) 2 3 4 1
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 2 4 3 1
(d) 2 4 1 3

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


181. Match list I with list II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :

List-I List-II
(Centres) (Industries)
A. Aonla 1. Polyfibre
B. Modinagar 2. Fertilizers
C. Barabanki 3. Rubber
D. Kanpur 4. Explosives

Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 3 2 4 1
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


182. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below:

List-I List-II
(City) (Industry)
A. Coimbatore 1. Petroleum Refining
B. Rourkela 2. Rail Coach
C. Kapurthala 3. Iron and Steel
D. Barauni 4. Cotton Textiles


(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 4 2 3 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


183. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

List I List II
A. Singrauli 1. Oil
B. Kajarhat 2. Milk
C. Koyali 3. Coal
D. Anand 4. Cement

Code :

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 3 2 1

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


184. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?

(a) Biotechnology Park  –  Lucknow
(b) Tronica City  –  Noida
(c) Plastic City  –  Kanpur
(d) Leather Technology Park  –  Unnao

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


185. With reference to the National Investment Fund to which the disinvestment proceeds are routed, consider the following statements :

1. The assets in the National Investment Fund are managed by the Union Ministry of Finance.
2. The National Investment Fund is to be maintained within the Consolidated Fund of India.
3. Certain Asset Management Companies are appointed as the fund managers.
4. A certain proportion of annual income is used for financing select social sectors.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 3 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2010]


186. Which of the following are the purposes to which the National Renewal Fund has been set up?

1. To restructure sick small industries
2. To help workers likely to be displaced due to retrenchment in the process of industrial restructuring
3. To modernize existing industrial units
4. To help refugees from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1994]


187. Which one of the following is the objective of National Renewal Fund?

(a) To safeguard the interests of workers who may be affected by technological upgradation of industry or closure of sick units
(b) To develop the core sector of the economy
(c) For the development of infrastructure such as energy, transport, communications and irrigation
(d) For human resource development such as full literacy, employment, population control, housing and drinking water

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


188. Consider the following statements: The objectives of the National Renewal Fund set up in February 1992 were :

1. to give training and counselling for workers affected by retrenchment or VRS
2. redeployment of workers

Which of these statements is/are correct?

(a) Neither 1 nor 2
(b) Both 1 and 2
(c) 1 only
(d) 2 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


189. National Renewal Fund has been established for :

(a) retraining of labour
(b) making better roads & bridges
(c) replacing old railway lines by new railway lines
(d) refinancing of loans by banks

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


190. National Renewal Fund (NRF) was constituted for the purpose of :

(a) Providing pension for retiring employees
(b) Social security
(c) Rural reconstruction
(d) Restructuring and modernization of industries

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2010]


191. Which one of the following is referred to as the ‘Golden Hand Shake’ :

(a) Honouring V.I.P.’s
(b) Voluntary Retirement Scheme
(c) Wishing Bon Voyage
(d) Receiving distinguished guests

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2002, U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002]


192. ‘Golden Handshake Scheme’ in India is related with :

(a) Voluntary Retirement
(b) Indian Gold Dealers
(c) Foreign Gold Dealers in India
(d) Promoting Trade in Gold

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


193. Korean multinational company POSCO wants to invest Rs. 52,000 crore in :

(a) Chhattisgarh
(b) Jharkhand
(c) West Bengal
(d) Odisha

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2010]


194. Kandla, situated in the Gulf of Kutch, is well known for which of the following industries?

(a) Ship-breaking industry
(b) Cutting and polishing of diamonds
(c) Export processing zone
(d) Traditional act and craft centre

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2015]


195. Consider the following statements : Industrial development in India, to an extent, is constrained by

1. lack of adequate entrepreneurship and leadership in business.
2. lack of savings to invest.
3. lack of technology, skills and infrastructure.
4. limited purchasing power among the larger masses.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


196. CRISIL :

(a) promotes exports
(b) provides finance to rural areas
(c) provides financial assistance to industries
(d) evaluates the credit worthiness of a company

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


197. The term ‘Base Erosion and Profit Shifting’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of :

(a) mining operation by multinational companies in resource-rich but backward areas
(b) curbing of the tax evasion by multinational companies
(c) exploitation of genetic resources of a country by multinational companies
(d) lack of consideration of environmental costs in the planning and implementation of developmental projects

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2016]


198. A labour-intensive industry is one that :

(a) requires hard manual labour
(b) pays adequate wages to the labour
(c) employs more hands
(d) provides facilities to labour

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


199. Which one of the following groups is not co-partner of Industrial Relation?

(a) Consumers and their organizations
(b) Workers and their organizations
(c) Managers and their organizations
(d) State Government and Central Government

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


200. The largest producer of sugar in India is :

(a) Bihar
(b) Karnataka
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Uttar Pradesh

[U.P.P.C.S (Pre) 2011]