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IBPS - BANKING/INSURANCE EXAMINATIONS – RAPID READING EXERCISE BULLET POINTS - PART: 002



IBPS - BANKING/INSURANCE  EXAMINATIONS – RAPID READING EXERCISE

BULLET POINTS - PART: 002


DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

01. The various employment, poverty, rural and urban development programmes launched in the country were:
·         Employment guarantee scheme of Maharashtra – EGSM - 1972
·         Training rural youth for self employment – TRYSEM – 1979
·         Integrated rural development programme – IRDP – 1980
·         National rural employment programme – NREP – 1980
·         Rural landless employment guarantee programme – RLEGP – 1983
·         Jawahar Rozgar Yojana – JRY – 1989
·         Nehru Rozgar Yojana – 1989
·         Scheme of Urban Wage Employment – SUWE – 1990
·         Employment Assurance Scheme – EAS – 1993
·         Swarna Jayanthi Shahari Rozgar Yojana – SJSRY – 1997
·         Swarna Jayanthi Gram Swarazgor Yojana – SJGSY – 1.4.1999
·         Jai Prakash Narayan Rozgar Guarantee Yojana – JPNRGY
·         Pradhan Mantri Gramadoya Yojana – PMGY – 2000
·         Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana – SGRY – 25.09.2001
·         Food for work programme – 2001
·         Prime Minister’s employment generation programme – PMEGP – 2008
02. The various rural development programmes launched in the country were:
·         Community development programme – CDP – 1952
·         National fund for rural development – NFRD – 1984
·         Council for advancement of people’s actions and rural technology – CAPART – 1986
·         District rural development agency – DRDA – 1993
·         Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana – PMGSY – 2000
·         Twenty point programme – 1975
·         Drought prone areas programme – DPAP - 1973
·         Annapoorna scheme – 2000
·         Total sanitation campaign – TSC – 1.4.1999
·         Nirmal Gram Puraskar – NGP – October, 2003
·         Desert Development Programme – DDP- 1977-1978
·         Integrated Wasteland Development Programme – IWDP – 1989-1990
·         Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana – VAAY – December, 2001
·         Member of Parliament Local Area Development Programme – MPLADP
·         Affordable Housing in Partnership – AHIP
·         Rajiv Awas Yojana – RAY – 2010
03. Women Empowerment programmes launched in the country were:
·         Support to training and emplolyment programme for women – STEPW – 2003/2004
·         Rajiv Gandhi scheme for employment of Adolscene Girls – RGSEAG – 19.11.2010
·         Rashtriya Mahila Gosh – National credit fund for women – 1993
·         Indira Gandhi Matriva Sahyog Yojana – IGMSY
·         Swayam Siddha – 2001
·         Swadhar – 1995
·         Support to training and employment programme for women – STEP
·         Development of women and children in rural areas – DWCRA – 1982
·         Dhan Laxmi – March 2008
·         Ujjwala – 4.12.2007
·         Gender Budgeting Scheme – GBS – 2004
·         National Mission for empowerment of Women – NMEW – 2010
04. The various education oriented programmes launched in the country were:
·         National Programme for education of girls at elementary level – NPEGEL – 2003
·         Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya – KGBV – 2004
·         Inclusive education for the disabled at secondary stage – IEDSS – 2009/2010
·         Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan – RMSA – March 2009
·         Saakshar Bharat – 8.9.2009
05. The various health oriented programmes launched in the country were:
·         National rural health mission – NRHM – 12.4.2005
·         Janani Suraksha Yojana – JSY– April 2005
·         Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana – PMSSY – 2010
06. The major agricultural revolutions which took place in the country were:
·         Black revolution – petroleum production
·         Blue revolution – fish production
·         Brown revolution – Leather/cocoa production
·         Golden fibre revolution – jute revolution
·         Golden revolution – overall horticulture development/honey production
·         Green revolution – foodgrain (cereals, wheat and leguminous plant)production
·         Grey revolution – fertilizer production
·         Pink revolution – onion production/pharmaceutical/prawn production
·         Rainbow revolution – holistic development of agricultural sector
·         Red revolution – meat and tomato production
·         Round revolution – potato revolution
·         Silver fiber revolution – cotton revolution
·         Silver revolution – egg/poultry production
·         White revolution – milk/dairy production (In-India operation food)
·         Yellow revolution – oil seeds production
·         Evergreen revolution – increase in productivity and prosperity without sociological harm
07. Public distribution system –
·         PDS was launched during 1967
·         To act as price support programme
·         The basic aim was to provide essential commodities such as rice, wheat, sugar, edible oil, soft coke and kerosene at subsidized prices
·         It is the largest distribution network in the world
08. Agricultural credit:
·         There are two sources of credit available to farmers – Institutional credit and non institutional/private credit
09. Institutional credit – covers cooperative societies and banks, commercial banks, Regional Rural banks and NABARD
10. Non Institutional/Private sources of credit are money lenders, traders and commission agents, relatives and landlords
11. The five Mahatratnas in the country are:
·         Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
·         Steel authority of India Limited
·         Indian oil corporation Limited
·         National thermal power corporation Limited
·         Coal India limited
12. The Navratnas in the country are:
·         Bharat Electronics Limited
·         Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited
·         Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
·         Gail (India) Limited
·         Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
·         Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
·         Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
·         National Aluminum Company Limited
·         National Mineral Development Corporation Limited
·         Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
·         Oil India Limited
·         Power Finance Corporation Limited
·         Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
·         Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
·         Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
·         Shipping Corporation of India Limited
13. The different types of large scale industries available in the country are:
·         Iron and steel industry
·         Cotton and synthetic textile industry
·         Jute industry
·         Gems and jewellery
·         Paper Industry
·         Silk industry
·         Sugar industry
·         Cement industry
·         Petrochemical industry
·         Fertilizer industry
·         Automotive industry
14. The different forms of foreign investments are:
·         Direct foreign investment
·         Foreign collaboration
·         Inter-governmental loans
·         Loans from international institutions
·         External commercial borrowings
15. Foreign direct investments are not permitted in the case of:
·         Retail trading
·         Lottery business
·         Gambling and betting
·         Chit fund business, nidhi company
·         Real estate business
·         Manufacturing of cigars and tobacco products
·         Activities/sectors not opened to private sector viz railways and atomic energy
16. Balance of trade means – exports exceeding imports in value
17. The invisible transactions are classified into three categories namely:
·         Services travel
·         Income
·         Transfers
18. The main foreign exchange reserves in the country are:
·      Foreign currency assets – FCA
·      Gold stock of RBI
·      Special drawing rights SDRs
·      Reserve Tranche Position – RTP in the International Monetary Fund
19. FERA was enacted during the year 1973
20. FEMA was enacted during the year 1999
21. Money market instruments in the country are:
·         91day treasury bills
·         182 days treasury bills
·         364 days treasury bills
·         14 days treasury bills
·         Dated government securities
·         Certificate of deposits
·         Commercial papers
22. The various stock exchanges in the country are:
·         Ahmedabad stock exchange limited – Ahmedabad
·         Bangalore stock exchange limited - Bangalore
·         Bhubaneswarar stock exchange limited – Bhubaneswar
·         Bombay stock exchange limited – Bombay
·         Calcutta stock exchange limited – Kolkatta
·         Cochin stock exchange limited – Cochin
·         Coimbatore stock exchange limited – Coimbatore
·         Delhi stock exchange limited – Delhi
·         Gauhati stock exchange limited – Gauhati
·         Hyderabad Stock exchange limited – Hyderabad
·         Jaipur stock exchange limited – Jaipur
·         Ludhiana stock exchange limited – Ludhiana
·         Madhya Pradesh stock exchange limited – Indore
·         Madras stock exchange limited – Chennai
·         Magadh stock exchange limited – Patna
·         Mangalore stock exchange limited – Mangalore
·         National stock exchange limited – Mumbai
·         OTC stock exchange limited – Mumbai
·         Pune stock exchange limited – Pune
·         Saurashtra Kutch stock exchange limited – Rajkot
·         UP stock exchange limited – Kanpur
·         The Vodadara stock exchange limited – Vadodara
23. All India financial institutions of the country are:
·         Industrial Finance Corporation of India – IFCI – 1948 – New Delhi
·         State Finance Corporation of India – SFCs – 1951
·         Industrial credit and Investment Corporation of India – ICICI – 1955 – Mumbai
·         Industrial Development Bank of India – IFCI – 1964 – Mumbai
·         Industrial Investment Bank of India – IIBI – 1965
·         Small Industrial Development Bank of India – SIDBI – LUCKNOW
·         Unit Trust of India – 1964 – UTI
·         National Housing Bank – NHB – 1988 – New Delhi
·         EXIM Bank – 1982 – Mumbai
·         Tourism Finance Corporation of India Limited – TFCI – 1989 – New Delhi




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