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UNION BUDGET 2019-20

MOST EXPECED MCQs

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Q.1) In the Union Budget 2019-20, the Government has given a layout of their vision for ten most important
dimensions for India of 2030. Which of the following is not one of those dimensions?
[1] Building of physical as well as social infrastructure
[2] Expanding rural industrialization
[3] Aiming at the outer skies
[4] Healthy India
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 5
The Union Government proposes to create an India where poverty, malnutrition, littering and illiteracy
would be a matter of the past through its comprehensive Ten-Dimensional Vision for India of 2030.
The ten dimensions of the Union Government’s Vision are:
First Dimension:
 Building of physical as well as social infrastructure for a ten Trillion Dollar economy and to provide
ease of living.
 It will comprise next generation infrastructure of roads, railways, seaports, airports, urban
transport, gas and electric transmission and inland waterways. On the social infrastructure side,
every family will have a roof on its head and will live in a healthy, clean and wholesome
environment.
Second Dimension:
Create a Digital India reaching every sector of the economy, every corner of the country and impacting the
life of all Indians.
Third Dimension:
 Making India a pollution free nation with green Mother Earth and blue skies.
 This India will drive on Electric Vehicles with Renewables becoming a major source of energy supply.
 India will lead the world in the transport revolution through electric vehicles and energy storage
devices, bringing down import dependence and ensuring energy security for our people.
Fourth Dimension:
 Expanding rural industrialisation using modern digital technologies to generate massive employment.
 This will be built upon the Make in India approach to develop grass-roots level clusters, structures
and mechanisms encompassing the MSMEs, village industries and start-ups spread in every nook and
corner of the country.
Fifth Dimension:
Clean Rivers, with safe drinking water to all Indians, sustaining and nourishing life and efficient use of
water in irrigation using micro-irrigation techniques.
Sixth Dimension:
 India’s coastline and ocean waters powering India’s development and growth.

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 India’s long coastline has the potential of becoming the strength of the economy, particularly
through exploitation of the Blue Economy, to ensure better standards and quality of life for a large
number of people living in the coastal areas.
Seventh Dimension:
It aims at the Outer Skies.
Eighth Dimension:
 Making India self-sufficient in food, exporting to the world to meet their food needs and producing
food in the most organic way.
 High farm production and productivity will be achieved through modern agricultural practices and
value addition.
 An integrated approach towards agro and food processing, preservation, packaging and maintenance
of the cold chain will be the focus of attention.
Ninth Dimension:
A Healthy India which would be aiming at healthy society with an environment of health assurance and the
support of necessary health infrastructure.
Tenth Dimension:
 A proactive and responsible bureaucracy which will be viewed as friendly to people.
 Team India – employees of the Government would work together with the elected government,
transforming India into a Minimum Government, Maximum Governance nation.

Q.2) What has been the total allocation made towards the Health sector in the Interim Union Budget 2019-
20?
[1] Rs.52,800 crores
[2] Rs.45,567 crores
[3] Rs.61,398 crores
[4] Rs.57,765 crores
[5] Rs.49,987 crores

[SOLUTION] 3
 The allocation towards the health sector has seen a 16 percent increase over the 2018-19 allocation
which was Rs.52,800 Crore.
 Thus, the allocation for 2019-20 is Rs.61,398 crores

Q.3) What has been the outlay in the Interim Union Budget 2019-20 for AB-PMJAY health insurance scheme?
[1] Rs.5400 crores
[2] Rs.4500 crores
[3] Rs.6400 crores

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[4] Rs.7500 crores


[5] Rs.6950 crores

[SOLUTION] 3
The Interim Union Budget for 2019-20 has seen an allocation of Rs.6400 crores for the Ayushman Bharat-
Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).
Let us have a look at the Ayushman Bharat programme:
 Ayushman Bharat is a progression towards promotive, preventive, curative, palliative and
rehabilitative aspects of Universal Healthcare through access of Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs)
at the primary level and provision of financial protection for accessing curative care at the
secondary and tertiary levels through engagement with both public and private sector.
 It adopts a continuum of care approach, comprising of two inter-related components.
Component 1:
 Creation of 1,50,000 Health and Wellness Centres which will bring health care closer to the homes of
the people.
 These centres will provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC), covering both maternal and
child health services and non-communicable diseases, including free essential drugs and diagnostic
services.
Component 2:
The second component is the Pradhan Mantri Jan ArogyaYojana (PMJAY) which provides health protection
cover to poor and vulnerable families for secondary and tertiary care.

Q.4) When was the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) launched?
[1] 23rd September 2018
[2] 1st February 2019
[3] 31st December 2018
[4] 1st January 2019
[5] 26th January 2019

[SOLUTION] 1
Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana was launched on 23rd September 2018 at Ranchi,
Jharkhand.

Q.5) Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect with regard to the AB-PMJAY?
[1] A cover of Rs.5 lakhs per family per year would be provided for secondary and tertiary care
hospitalization

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[2] Over 10.74 crore vulnerable entitled families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) will be eligible for
these benefits
[3] There is a restriction on the family size allowing only families consisting of 7 members to be covered
under the scheme
[4] The beneficiaries would be identified using the Socio-Economic Caste Census data for both rural and
urban areas and it would also cover the active families under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 3
The features of the AB-PMJAY are as follows:
 Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) will provide a cover of up to Rs. 5
lakhs per family per year, for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.
 Over 10.74 crore vulnerable entitled families (approximately 50 crore beneficiaries) will be eligible
for these benefits.
 There is no cap on family size and age as well as restriction on pre-existing conditions.
 PMJAY will provide cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiary at the point of
service.
 PMJAY primarily targets the poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of
urban workers’ families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data for both rural and
urban areas as well as the active families under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY).

Objective and advantages of the scheme:

 The objectives of the Yojana are to reduce out of pocket hospitalisation expenses, fulfil unmet needs
and improve access of identified families to quality inpatient care and day care surgeries.
 The Yojana beneficiaries will be able to move across borders and access services across the country
through the provider network seamlessly.
 When fully implemented, PMJAY will become the world’s largest fully government-financed health
protection scheme. It is a visionary step towards advancing the agenda of Universal Health Coverage
(UHC).

Other important points:

PMJAY in alliance with the states:

 The Scheme is principle based rather than rule based, allowing States enough flexibility in terms of
packages, procedures, scheme design, entitlements as well as other guidelines while ensuring that
key benefits of portability and fraud detection are ensured at a national level.

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 States have the option to use an existing Trust/Society or set up a new Trust/Society to implement
the Scheme as State Health Agency and will be free to choose the modalities for implementation.
 States can implement the Scheme through an insurance company or directly through the
Trust/Society/Implementation Support Agency or a mixed approach.

Q.6) In which of the following states in India was the first Health and Wellness centre inaugurated by the
Union Government under the Ayushman Bharat programme?
[1] Madhya Pradesh
[2] Maharashtra
[3] Uttar Pradesh
[4] Chattisgarh
[5] West Bengal

[SOLUTION] 4
 The first Health and Wellness Centre was launched by the Prime Minister at Jangla, Bijapur,
Chhatisgarh on 14th April 2018.
 These centres will provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC), covering both maternal and
child health services and non-communicable diseases, including free essential drugs and diagnostic
services.
 The Health and Wellness Centres will play a critical role in creating awareness about PMJAY, screening
for non-communicable diseases, follow-up of hospitalization cases among others.

Q.7) How many Health and Wellness centres are to be inaugurated by the year 2022 under the Ayushman
Bharat programme?
[1] 2 lakhs
[2] 1.5 lakhs
[3] 3 lakhs
[4] 2.5 lakhs
[5] 2.2 lakhs

[SOLUTION] 2
 Under the Ayushman Bharat programme, the Health ministry has set a target to transform nearly 1.5 lakh
primary health centres and sub-centres as health and wellness centres by 2022 to provide comprehensive
and quality primary care close to the community.
 As on 4th February 2019, there are around 8000 (8030) Health and Wellness Centres that have become
operational in 35 States and Union Territories.

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Q.8) What has been the allocation made for setting up of Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres
under the National Urban Health Mission?
[1] Rs.270 Crore
[2] Rs.210 Crore
[3] Rs.250 Crore
[4] Rs.320 Crore
[5] Rs.390 Crore

[SOLUTION] 3
Self-explanatory

Q.9) What has been the allocation made for setting up of Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres
under the National Rural Health Mission?
[1] Rs.2500 Crore
[2] Rs.2100 Crore
[3] Rs.750 Crore
[4] Rs.980 Crore
[5] Rs.1350 Crore

[SOLUTION] 5
Self-explanatory

Q.10) As per the ‘Strategy for New India @75’ document released by the NITI Aayog, what has been the
public funding of health in terms of an approximate percentage of GDP?
[1] 1.1
[2] 2.1
[3] 1.3
[4] 1.7
[5] 2.5

[SOLUTION] 3
The ‘Strategy for New India @75’ document released by NITI Aayog mentions the following:
 Public funding of health has been consistently low in India (approximately 1.3 per cent of GDP).
 As a result, out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) is 62 per cent of the total expenditure on health.
 As per the NSSO 71st Round, out of the total OOPE, 63.5 per cent is on outpatient care.
 Of this, the largest expenditure (71 per cent) is on medicines.

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Q.11) In the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, the government has announced the setting up of new AIIMS in
which of the following states of India?
[1] Telangana
[2] Maharashtra
[3] Uttar Pradesh
[4] Haryana
[5] Jharkhand

[SOLUTION] 4
The setting up of new AIIMS in Haryana has been announced in the Interim Union Budget 2019-20.
Some important facts:
21 AIIMS are operating/have been established so far.
22nd AIIMS is to be setup in Haryana (Announcement made in the Budget).

Q.12) The setting up of AIIMS is being done by the Union Government under which of the following
schemes?
[1] Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)
[2] Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)
[3] Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)
[4] Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)
[5] Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)

[SOLUTION] 3
The Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) was announced with objectives of correcting
regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/ reliable tertiary healthcare services and also to
augment facilities for quality medical education in the country.

PMSSY has two components:


(i) Setting up of AIIMS like Institutions
(ii) Upgradation of Government Medical College Institutions

When was the scheme launched?


In his Independence Day speech on 15th August 2003 the then Hon’ble Prime Minister had announced the
setting up of six AIIMS type hospitals under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The scheme
was approved in March 2006.

What is the total number of AIIMS?

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Phase and Year of announcement in Budget AIIMS like institutions Total


number of
AIIMS

Phase I (2006) Bihar (Patna), Chhattisgarh (Raipur), 6


Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Orissa
(Bhubaneswar), Rajasthan (Jodhpur) and
Uttaranchal (Rishikesh)

Phase II (2009) West Bengal (Shifted to Phase IV), Uttar 1


Pradesh (Rae Bareli)

Phase III (2013) No new AIIMS 0

Phase IV (2014-15) Andhra Pradesh (Mangalagiri), Maharashtra 4


(Nagpur), Uttar Pradesh (Gorakhpur), West
Bengal (Kalyani)

Phase V (2015-16) Jammu, Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, 7


Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Bihar

Phase V A (2016-17) No new AIIMS 0

Phase VI (2017-18) Gujarat and Jharkhand 2

Phase VI A Telangana 1

Phase VII (2019-20) Haryana 1

Q.13) What has been the allocation for the National Health Mission in the Interim Union Budget 2019-20?
[1] Rs.30,129 Crores
[2] Rs.31,745 Crores
[3] Rs.29,100 Crores
[4] Rs.43,120 Crores
[5] Rs.49,125 Crores

[SOLUTION] 2
The allocation for the National Health Mission (NHM) for 2019-20 has been raised to Rs 31,745 crore from
the last budget's allocation of Rs 30,129.61 crore.

About National Health Mission (NHM):


The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in April 2005.

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The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) was launched during 2013.
From the year 2014-15, a new National Health Mission was created. The NRHM and NUHM were integrated
under this programme as two components.

Tax Benefits:
Q.14) As per the announcement made in the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, Individual taxpayers having
taxable annual income of how many lakhs will get full rebate and will thus be not required to pay any income
tax?
[1] Rs.3.5 lakhs
[2] Rs.7 lakhs
[3] Rs.2 lakhs
[4] Rs.5 lakhs
[5] Rs.6 lakhs

[SOLUTION] 4
 Individual taxpayers having taxable annual income up to Rs.5 lakhs will get full tax rebate and
therefore will not be required to pay any income tax.
 As a result, even the persons having gross income up to Rs. 6.50 lakhs may not be required to pay any
income tax if they make investments in provident funds, specified savings, insurance etc.
 In fact, with additional deductions such as interest on home loan up to Rs.2 lakh, interest on
education loans, National Pension Scheme contributions, medical insurance, medical expenditure on
senior citizens etc, persons having even higher income will not have to pay any tax.

Q.15) As per the announcement made in the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, for salaried persons, the
Standard Deduction is being raised from the current Rs.40,000 to how much?
[1] Rs.60,000
[2] Rs.50,000
[3] Rs.45,000
[4] Rs.65,000
[5] Rs.48,000

[SOLUTION] 2
 For salaried persons, Standard Deduction is being raised from the current Rs.40,000 to Rs.50,000.
 This move would provide additional tax benefit of Rs.4,700 crore to more than 3 crore salary earners
and pensioners.

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Q.16) What has been the proposed increase on the Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) threshold on interest
earned on bank/post office deposits as per the announcements of the Interim Union Budget 2019-20?
[1] Rs.40,000
[2] Rs.30,000
[3] Rs.10,000
[4] Rs.25,000
[5] Rs.29,000

[SOLUTION] 2
 Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) threshold on interest earned on bank/post office deposits has been
proposed to be raised from Rs.10,000 to Rs.40,000. Thus, the increase proposed is Rs.30,000.
 This will benefit small depositors and non-working spouses.

Q.17) In the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), the TDS threshold for deduction of tax on rent has been
proposed to be increased from Rs.1.8 lakhs to which of the following?
[1] Rs.2.6 lakhs
[2] Rs.2.3 lakhs
[3] Rs.2.4 lakhs
[4] Rs.2.5 lakhs
[5] Rs.3.2 lakhs

[SOLUTION] 3
In the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), the TDS threshold for deduction of tax on rent has been proposed to
be increased from Rs 1.8 lakh to Rs 2.4 lakh for providing relief to small taxpayers.

Q.18) As per the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, the fiscal deficit for 2019-20 has been pegged at?
[1] 3.2% of GDP
[2] 3.3% of GDP
[3] 3.4% of GDP
[4] 3.1% of GDP
[5] 3.5% of GDP

[SOLUTION]
Indicators Revised Estimates Budget Estimates Projections Projections

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2020-21

Fiscal Deficit 3.4% 3.4% 3.0% 3.0%

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Q.19) What is the Revenue Deficit (as a percentage of GDP) as per the Revised Estimates 2018-19?
[1] 1.9
[2] 2.0
[3] 2.1
[4] 2.2
[5] 1.8

[SOLUTION] 4

Q.20) How much was spent by the Union Government as a percentage of GDP on the subsidies as per the
Revised Estimates of 2018-19?
[1] 1.6%
[2] 1.3%
[3] 1.4%
[4] 1.2%
[5] 1.1%

[SOLUTION] 3
 In BE 2019- 20, expenditure on account of subsidies is expected to be 2,96,684 crore. This reflects an
increase of 11.4 percent from RE 2018-19. As a percentage of GDP, these remain unchanged at 1.4%.
 In the medium term, it is expected that the measure of subsidy rationalisation will bear fruits and
subsidy outgo as a percentage of GDP will come down to 1.3 per cent of GDP in 2020-21 and 2021-
22.

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Q.21) As per the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, it is expected that the nominal Gross Domestic Product will
grow at the rate of how much percentage in 2018-19 in comparison to a growth rate of 10 percent in 2017-
18?
[1] 11.2%
[2] 12.1%
[3] 12.3%
[4] 11.7%
[5] 11.5%

[SOLUTION] 3
 It is expected that the nominal Gross Domestic Product will grow at the rate of 12.3 per cent in 2018-
19 in comparison to a growth rate of 10 per cent in 2017-18.
 In 2019-20, the nominal GDP is expected to grow at a rate of 11.5 per cent and attain the level of
`2,10,07,439 crore.
 The nominal gross domestic product is projected to growth at 12.1 percent and 12.3 percent
respectively in 2020- 21 and 2021-22.

Q.22) Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect with regard to the ratio of revenue deficit to fiscal
deficit?
[1] It measures the extent of borrowings used for financing current expenditure of the Government
[2] It is expected to be 64.8 per cent in RE 2018-19
[3] It is expected to deteriorate to 66.8 per cent in BE 2019-20
[4] It is expected to come down to 58.2 per cent in 2020-21 and 52.3 per cent in 2021-22 on account of fall in
revenue expenditure growth in comparison to capital expenditure
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 5
All the above given statements are correct.
The point no.4 is based on the assumption of low levels of interest rates, which is based on the assumption
of benign inflation and aided by lower pressures on the external front.

Q.23) Which of the following is a single window system for the implementation of the Citizen’s charter of the
Income Tax Department set up across all buildings of the department?
[1] ASK
[2] AVK
[3] ANK
[4] AUK

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[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 1
A total of 400 Aaykar Sewa Kendras (ASKs), a single window system for implementation of Citizen’s Charter
of the Income Tax Department and a mechanism for achieving excellence in public service delivery, have
been set up across all buildings of the Income Tax Department upto 31-03-2018, with 50 more being set up
in FY 2018-19.

Q.24) The National Scholarship Portal (NSP), a key initiative under the Digital India programme found a
mention in the achievements of the Government in the Interim Union Budget 2019-20. When was it
launched?
[1] 1st July 2018
[2] 1st June 2016
[3] 1st July 2015
[4] 1st August 2014
[5] 1st August 2013

[SOLUTION] 3
 The National Scholarship Portal (NSP), launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 1st July 2015, is a key
initiative under Digital India programme aimed at providing one-stop solution for scholarships.
 It facilitates a gamut of activities ranging from student registration to application submission,
verification, national level de-duplication, merit list generation, sanction and electronic transfer of
funds; thereby providing an end-to-end comprehensive solution towards enabling effective disbursal
of scholarships.
 Having overcome the initial hiccups and challenges, NSP has now attained enough maturity and
robustness to cater not only to Central Sector Scholarship schemes but also Centrally Sponsored and
State/UT Scholarship Schemes.
 More than 14 lakhs Institutes/Colleges are presently registered on the portal.

Q.25) Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect with respect to the reformed FRBM framework?
[1] It has been decided to achieve a target of 60 per cent of GDP for General Government Debt by 31st
March, 2025
[2] It has been decided to achieve a target of 40 percent of GDP for Central Government Debt by 31st March,
2025
[3] Fiscal Deficit and Revenue Deficit have been adopted as the operational targets for fiscal consolidation.
Effective Revenue Deficit has been removed as a parameter for targeting fiscal outcomes
[4] FD has been targeted at 3 percent of GDP by March 31st, 2021

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[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 3
Statement no.3 is incorrect.

Fiscal Deficit (FD) has been adopted as the only operational target for fiscal consolidation. FD has been
targeted at 3 percent of GDP by March 31st, 2021. Revenue Deficit and Effective Revenue Deficit have been
removed as parameters for targeting fiscal outcomes.

Elaborating on point no.1:

General Government Debt has been defined as the sum total of the debt of Central Government and the
State Government.

Elaborating on point no.2:

The Central Government debt is defined to include the total outstanding liabilities of the Central
Government on the security of the Consolidated Fund of India, including external debt valued at current
exchange rates, the total outstanding liabilities in the public account of India and such financial liabilities of
any body corporate or other entity owned or controlled by the Central Government, which the Government
is to repay or service from the annual financial statement, reduced by the cash balance available at the end
of that date.

Q.26) As per the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, GST registered SME units will get an interest rebate of how
much percentage on an incremental loan of Rs.1 Crore?
[1] 3.5%
[2] 2%
[3] 2.5%
[4] 4%
[5] 4.5%

[SOLUTION] 2
The GST registered SME units will get 2% interest rebate on an incremental loan of Rs. 1 Crore.

Q.27) As per the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, the requirements of the Government enterprises for
sourcing from SMEs has been increased to what percentage?
[1] 30%
[2] 22%
[3] 25%
[4] 35%
[5] 38%
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[SOLUTION] 3
 The requirement of sourcing from SMEs by Government enterprises has been increased to 25%.
 Of this, the material to the extent of at least 3% will be sourced from women-owned SMEs.

Q.28) As announced in the Interim Union Budget 2019-20, the Department of Industrial Policy and
Promotion (DIPP) will be renamed to which of the following?
[1] Department for Industrial Development and Trade
[2] Department for Promotion of Internal and International Trade
[3] Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade
[4] Department for Promoting Industries and Trade
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 3
With a focus on supporting domestic trade and services, the Union Government has recently assigned the
subject of “promotion of internal trade including retail trading and welfare of traders, and their
employees” to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, which will now be renamed as the
Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade.

Q.29) As per the Budget estimates of 2019-20 (Interim), what has been the allocation for the North-eastern
states?
[1] Rs.50,122 crores
[2] Rs.58,166 crores
[3] Rs.48, 129 crores
[4] Rs.45,000 crores
[5] Rs.42,000 crores

[SOLUTION] 2
The allocation for the north-eastern states has been increased by 21% to Rs. 58,166 crore in 2019-20 BE over
2018-19 BE.

Q.30) The Government plans to make how many villages into Digital villages over the next five years?
[1] 1.5 lakh
[2] 1 lakh
[3] 2.2 lakh
[4] 2.5 lakh
[5] 3 lakh

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[SOLUTION] 2

The Government plans to make 1 lakh villages into Digital Villages over next five years.

I.31) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.
He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.31) Which of the following scheme is talked about in the passage?
[1] PMSBY
[2] PMSYM
[3] PMJJBY
[4] NSAP
[5] NPS

[SOLUTION] 2
The Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana (PM-SYM) has been announced in the Interim Budget
2019-20. It has also been notified by the Union Government in the month of February 2019.

I.32) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.
He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.32) The above-mentioned scheme comes under which of the following ministries?
[1] Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
[2] Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
[3] Ministry of Labour and Employment
[4] Ministry of Human Resource Development
[5] Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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[SOLUTION] 3
Self-explanatory

I.33) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.
He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.33) The scheme talked about in the passage, would benefit nearly 42 crore workers, targeting people in
the unorganized sector whose monthly income is?
[1] Rs.1500 per month or less
[2] Rs.15,000 per month or less
[3] Rs.20,000 per month or less
[4] Rs.10,000 per month or less
[5] Rs.7500 per month or less

[SOLUTION] 2
Self-explanatory

I.34) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.
He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.34) The newly launched scheme would cover the unorganized workers belonging to which of the following
age bracket?
[1] 18-35 years
[2] 18-40 years
[3] 18-50 years
[4] 18-32 years

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[5] 18-36 years

[SOLUTION] 2
Self-explanatory

I.35) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.
He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.35) Under the scheme, the labourers in the unorganized sector would receive pension after attaining the
age of?
[1] 55 years
[2] 60 years
[3] 65 years
[4] 59 years
[5] 62 years

[SOLUTION] 2
Self-explanatory

I.36) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.
He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.36) What would be the amount per month that would be given as pension to the subscribers of the
scheme?
[1] Rs.3500
[2] Rs.3000
[3] Rs.4000

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[4] Rs.4500
[5] Rs.5000

[SOLUTION] 2
Self-explanatory

I.37) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.
He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.37) Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the above-mentioned scheme?
1. It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme on a 40:60 basis wherein 40% contribution is done
by the subscriber and 60% by the Central Government.
2. If the subscriber dies during the period of receipt of the pension, the spouse of the beneficiary shall
be entitled to receive 50% of the pension received by the beneficiary as a family pension.
3. If the beneficiary dies before the age of 60 years, his/her spouse will be entitled to join and continue
the scheme subsequently by payment of regular contribution or exit the scheme as per provisions of
exit and withdrawal.
4. The subscriber must not be a taxpayer
[1] 1, 3 and 4
[2] Only 2
[3] 1 and 2
[4] 2, 3 and 4
[5] 1 and 3

[SOLUTION] 4
PM-SYM is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme on a 50:50 basis where prescribed age-specific
contribution shall be made by the beneficiary and the matching contribution by the Central Government.

I.38) In the Budget speech (Interim) 2019-20, the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said half of India’s GDP
comes from the work done by 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector, such as street vendors, rickshaw
pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, those engaged in the
handloom and leather industries, and domestic workers.

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He said the government must provide these workers with a “comprehensive social security coverage” in their
old age.
Keeping this in mind, the Government has come out with a scheme which is aimed at achieving the purpose
stated above.
Q.38) What has been the allocation made towards the scheme talked about in the passage for 2019-20 as
per the announcement made in the Union Budget 2019-20?
[1] Rs.300 crore
[2] Rs.350 crore
[3] Rs.550 crore
[4] Rs.450 crore
[5] Rs.500 crore

[SOLUTION] 5
A sum of Rs.500 crore has been allocated for the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan in the Union
Budget 2019-10 (Interim).

Q.39) In the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), the Union Government has decided to create a separate
Department for which of the following sectors to promote livelihood of about 1.45 crore people dependent
on the sector?
[1] Poultry
[2] Sericulture
[3] Apiculture
[4] Fisheries
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 4
Self-explanatory.

Q.40) How much interest subvention has been given to farmers pursuing the activities of animal husbandry
and fisheries who have availed loan through the Kisan Credit Card scheme as per the announcement made in
the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim)?
[1] 2%
[2] 1%
[3] 3%
[4] 2.5%
[5] 3.5%

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[SOLUTION] 1
 2% interest subvention has been announced for the farmers pursuing the activities of animal
husbandry and fisheries, who avail loan through Kisan Credit Card.
 Further, in case of timely repayment of loan, they will also get an additional 3% interest subvention.

Let us get into the background:

In the Union Budget 2018-19, the following announcement was made:

 In order to help the small and marginal farmers in fisheries and animal husbandry sector meet their
working capital needs, the government had extended the facility of Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) to the
sector.
 This was done to extend the benefit of interest subvention and loans, so far available to agriculture
sector only under KCC to other allied sectors. Thus, loans and subventions can be availed for rearing
of cattle, buffalo, goat, sheep poultry and fisheries.

What is Kisan Credit Card Scheme?


 Kisan Credit Card scheme was introduced by NDA Government in August 1998 with the aim to
provide adequate and timely short-term credit needs of farmers during the cropping season.
 It was first proposed in the Budget 1998-99 by then Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.
 Consequent to this, NABARD had prepared a Model Kisan Credit Card Scheme in consultation with
the Major Banks on the basis of R V Gupta Committee.

What is the objective of this scheme?


The scheme aims at providing adequate and timely cred it for the comprehensive credit requirements of
farmers under single window for their cultivation and other needs.

Salient Features of the Scheme


 The Kisan Credit Card scheme is implemented by public sector commercial banks, RRBs and
cooperative banks.
 It was launched to provides short term loans in the form of production credit. However, later its scope
was extended to term loans for agriculture and allied activities and reasonable component for
consumption loan.

Eligibility

 All farmers-individuals/Joint borrowers who are owner cultivators.


 Tenant farmers, Oral lessees and Share Croppers etc.
 SHGs or Joint Liability Groups of farmers including tenant farmers, share croppers etc.

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Q.41) In the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), setting up of ‘Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog’ has been announced
to upscale sustainable genetic upgradation of which of the following?
[1] Cows
[2] Goat
[3] Sheep
[4] Buffalo
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 1
 Setting up of "Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog" to upscale sustainable genetic upgradation of cow
resources and to enhance production and productivity of cows has been announced in the Union
Budget 2019-20 (Interim).
 The Aayog will also look after effective implementation of laws and welfare schemes for cow.

Q.42) What has been the allocation for Rashtriya Gokul Mission for the current year in the Union Budget
2019-20 (Interim)?
[1] Rs.650 crore
[2] Rs.560 crore
[3] Rs.750 crore
[4] Rs.800 crore
[5] Rs.950 crore

[SOLUTION] 3
Allocation of Rs.750 crore for Rashtriya Gokul Mission has been announced for the current year itself in the
Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim).

About Rashtriya Gokul Mission:

It was launched in December 2014 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. It is a focussed
project under the National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development.

Aim of the scheme:

It has been launched by the Government for conservation and development of indigenous breeds in a
focused and scientific manner.

The following are the objectives that have been listed:

 Development and conservation of indigenous breeds;

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 Breed improvement programme for indigenous cattle breeds to improve their genetic makeup and
increase the stock;
 Enhancement of milk production and productivity;
 Upgradation of nondescript cattle using elite indigenous breeds like Gir, Sahiwal, Rathi, Deoni,
Tharparkar, Red Sindhi;
 Distribution of disease free high genetic merit bulls for natural service;

Implementing Agency:

Rashtriya Gokul Mission is being implemented through “State Implementing Agencies (SIA)’ viz Livestock
Development Boards.

Funding pattern: Scheme is implemented on 100% grant-in-aid basis

Area of operation: Throughout the country.

Target/Beneficiaries: Rural cattle and buffalo keepers irrespective of caste, class and gender.

Components of the scheme:

 Establishment of Integrated Indigenous Cattle Centres viz “Gokul Gram”.


 Awards for encouraging farmers and breeder societies to rear Indigenous breeds of Bovines. Gopal
Ratna award for farmers maintaining the best herd of Indigenous Breed and practising best
management practices. Kamdhenu award for best managed Indigenous Herd by Institutions/Trusts/
NGOs/ Gaushalas or best-managed Breeder’s Societies.
 National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres are being established as Centres of Excellence to develop and
conserve Indigenous Breeds in a holistic and scientific manner.
 An e-market portal “E-Pashu Haat”- Nakul Prajnan Bazaar for connecting breeders and farmers, an
authentic market for quality- disease-free bovine germplasm in the form of i) semen; ii) embryos; iii)
calves; iv) heifers and v) adult bovines with different agencies/stakeholders.
 Pashu Sanjivni Programme encompassing the provision of Animal Health cards (‘Nakul Swasthya
Patra’) along with UID identification and uploading data on National Data Base.
 Advanced Reproductive Technology: Including Assisted Reproductive Technique- In-vitro Fertilization
(IVF)/ Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer (MOET) and sex-sorted semen technique to improve the
availability of disease-free female bovines.
 National Bovine Genomic Center for Indigenous Breeds (NBGC-IB) for selection of breeding bulls of
high genetic merit at a young age using highly precise gene-based technology.

Q.43) Under the newly announced (in the Interim Budget 2019-20) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
scheme (PM-KISAN), what is the amount that would be given per annum to the small and marginal farmers
directly into their bank accounts?
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[1] Rs.5000
[2] Rs.4700
[3] Rs.6000
[4] Rs.7000
[5] Rs.8500

[SOLUTION] 3
 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme (PM-KISAN) is a scheme announced in the Union
Budget 2019-20 (Interim).
 It is a scheme to extend direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year to farmer families,
having cultivable land upto 2 hectares.
 Under this scheme, Rs.2,000 each will be transferred to the bank accounts of around 12 crore Small
and Marginal farmer families, in three equal instalments. This programme would be made effective
from 1st December 2018 and the first instalment for the period upto 31st March 2019 would be paid
during this year itself.

Q.44) Under the PM-KISAN scheme, all small and marginal farmers having cultivable land upto how many
hectares will be provided income support?
[1] 4 hectares
[2] 2 hectares
[3] 3 hectares
[4] 6 hectares
[5] 8 hectares

[SOLUTION] 2
 Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme (PM-KISAN) is a scheme announced in the Union Budget
2019-20 (Interim).
 It is a scheme to extend direct income support at the rate of Rs. 6,000 per year to farmer families,
having cultivable land upto 2 hectares.
 Under this scheme, Rs.2,000 each will be transferred to the bank accounts of around 12 crore Small
and Marginal farmer families, in three equal instalments. This programme would be made effective
from 1st December 2018 and the first instalment for the period upto31st March 2019 would be paid
during this year itself.

Q.45) What has been the allocation made towards PM-KISAN scheme in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim)
for the year 2019-20?
[1] Rs.35,000 Crore

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[2] Rs.50,000 Crore


[3] Rs.75,000 Crore
[4] Rs.65,000 Crore
[5] Rs.72,000 Crore

[SOLUTION] 3
The outlay for the PM-KISAN programme is Rs.75,000 crore for the FY 2019-20 and Rs.20,000 crore in the
Revised Estimates of FY 2018-19.

Tax collections:
Q.46) As per the Budget speech (Union Budget 2019-20, Interim), the tax collections has increased
significantly from 6.38 lakh crore in 2013-14 to almost which of the following in 2018-19?
[1] 7 lakh crore
[2] 9 lakh crore
[3] 10 lakh crore
[4] 12 lakh crore
[5] 14 lakh crore

[SOLUTION] 4
 There is also a significant mention of the returns filed.
 The number of returns filed have also increased from 3.79 crore (2013-14) to 6.85 crore (2018-19)
showing 80% growth in tax base.

Q.47) In the Budget speech (2019-20, Interim), the Finance Minister made a mention that India was the 11 th
largest economy in the world in 2013-14 and today it has become the _______largest economy?
[1] 7th
[2] 6th
[3] 3rd
[4] 2nd
[5] 9th

[SOLUTION] 2
“From being the 11th largest economy in the world in 2013-14, we are today the 6th largest in the world”,
the Finance Minister asserted in his Opening Remarks of his Budget speech.

Q.48) What has been the allocation for MGNREGA for Budget Estimates 2019-20?
[1] Rs.65,000 crores

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[2] Rs.55,000 crores


[3] Rs.45,000 crores
[4] Rs.62,000 crores
[5] Rs.60,000 crores

[SOLUTION] 5
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), also known as Mahatma
Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) is Indian legislation enacted on August 25,
2005, notified on September 7, 2005.

Objective: The MGNREGA provides a legal guarantee for atleast one hundred days of employment in every
financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual
work at the statutory minimum wage, thus enhancing livelihood security.

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD), Govt of India is monitoring the entire implementation of this
scheme in association with state governments

Salient Features of the Act:

 Coverage: MGNREGA covers the entire country with the exception of districts that have a hundred
percent urban population.
 Wages are to be paid according to the Minimum Wages Act 1948 for agricultural labourers in the
State, unless the Centre notifies a wage rate which will not be less than Rs. 60/ per day. Equal wages
will be provided to both men and women.
 At least one-third beneficiaries shall be women who have registered and requested work under the
scheme.
 The Central Government bears the 100 percent wage cost of unskilled manual labour and 75 percent
of the material cost including the wages of skilled and semi-skilled workers.
 Social Audit has to be done by the Gram Sabha.

Q.49) What has been the allocation for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the Budget Estimates 2019-20?
[1] Rs.10,000 Crore
[2] Rs.11,000 Crore
[3] Rs.15000 Crore
[4] Rs.19,000 Crore
[5] Rs.18,000 Crore

[SOLUTION] 4

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Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is being allocated Rs.19,000 crore in BE 2019-20 as against
Rs.15,500 crore in RE 2018-19.

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY):


 The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), was launched by the Govt. of India to provide
connectivity to unconnected Habitations as part of a poverty reduction strategy.
 It was launched on 25th December 2000.
 It comes under the Ministry of Rural Development.
 It is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

Q.50) How many houses have been built during the period 2014-18 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
as announced in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim)?
[1] 2.1 Crore households
[2] 1.73 Crore households
[3] 1.53 Crore households
[4] 1.78 Crore households
[5] 2.1 Crore households

[SOLUTION] 3
During the period 2014-18, a total number of 1.53 crore houses have been built under the Pradhan Mantri
Awas Yojana as per the announcement in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim).

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY):


We shall have a look at the background:

First we need to understand that there is PMAY (For Urban) and there is PMAY (Gramin).

Public housing programme in the country started with the rehabilitation of refugees immediately after
independence and since then, it has been a major focus area of the Government as an instrument of poverty
alleviation.

Rural housing programme, as an independent programme, started with Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) in
January 1996.

Before 1996: What was the background of IAY?

 Indira Awaas Yojana was launched in 1985 by Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, as one
of the major flagship programs of the Ministry of Rural Development to construct houses
for BPL population in the villages.

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 Started in 1985 as part of the Rural Landless Employment Guarantee Programme (RLEGP), Indira
Awaas Yojana (IAY) was subsumed in Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY) in 1989 and has been operating as
an independent scheme since 1996.

So when did IAY become PMAY-Gramin?

To address the gaps in the rural housing program, the scheme of IAY has been re-structured into Pradhan
Mantri Awaas Yojana –Gramin (PMAY-G) w.e.f. 1st April 2016.

A similar scheme for urban poor was launched in 2015 as Housing for All by 2022.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban):
 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a programme by Government of India to ensure “Housing for all by
2022’’.
 Under this, there is a Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme on home loans for properties in urban market
belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Low Income Group (LIG) and Middle-Income
Group 1 & 2 (MIG).

The following is the Income group:

The interest subsidy for the various groups are as follows:

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Q.51) As per the announcement made by the Finance Minister in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), a
committee under which of the following bodies/ministries would be setup to complete the task of
identifying, De-notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic communities not yet formally classified?
[1] Ministry of Social Justice
[2] Ministry of Human Resources and Development
[3] CSO
[4] NITI Aayog
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 4
There are two points to be noted here:
It has been announced that:
 A Welfare Development Board to frame special strategies for the benefit of the hard-to-reach De-
notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic communities would be set up under the Ministry of Social
Justice and Empowerment.
 A Committee under NITI Aayog would also be set up to complete the task of identifying Denotified,
Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic communities not yet formally classified.
Q.52) As per the announcements made in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), how many free LPG
connections has so far been provided under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana?
[1] more than 6 crores
[2] more than 6.5 crores
[3] more than 7 crores
[4] more than 7.5 crores
[5] more than 8 crores

[SOLUTION] 1
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY):
 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to safeguard the health of women & children by
providing them with a clean cooking fuel – LPG (it provides free LPG connections to women from
BPL households), so that they don’t have to compromise their health in smoky kitchens or
wander in unsafe areas collecting firewood.
 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on
May 1st, 2016 in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
 This is a scheme of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
 Ujjwala scheme provides financial support of Rs.1,600 for each cooking gas connection to
eligible households.

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 The connections are given in the name of the women heads of households. The government
also provides an equated monthly instalment facility for meeting the cost of stove and refills.

Identification of beneficiaries:
The changes in the identification of beneficiaries was made in the Union Budget 2018-19.
 While expanding the target, the Government had also addressed the practical difficulty faced in PMUY
implementation, namely, genuinely poor households left out of Socio-Economic Caste Survey (SECC)
list.
 The government had approved to expand the Scheme to cover all SC/ST households, beneficiaries of
PMAY (Gramin), Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), Forest dwellers, Most Backward Classes (MBC), Tea
and Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, people residing in Islands and rivers etc. in addition to SECC identified
households.

Number of beneficiaries:
 The number of beneficiaries was increased from 5 crore to 8 crore in the previous Union Budget
(2018-19).
 In the year 2019, the Centre has expanded the ambit of the scheme to include any family that wishes
to get a cooking gas connection.
 The recipient will have to furnish a self-declaration stating that the family does not have an LPG
connection.

Q.53) Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect with regard to the announcements made in the
Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim)?
[1] The state of Arunachal Pradesh has come on the air map recently
[2] The total number of operational airports in India has crossed 100 with the commissioning of the Pakyong
airport in Sikkim
[3] The states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram have come on India’s rail map for the first time
[4] India has become the fastest highway developer in the world (average of 27 km of highway constructed
each day)
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 5
All the above given statements are part of the announcements made in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim).

Q.54) As per the announcement made in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), how many villages in India
have been declared ‘Open Defecation Free’?
[1] 6.25 lakh

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[2] 5.30 lakh


[3] 5.45 lakh
[4] 5.25 lakh
[5] 5.15 lakh

[SOLUTION] 3
This achievement is carried out under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Swachh Bharat Mission:
 Swachh Bharat Mission is a massive mass movement that seeks to create a Clean India by 2019. The
focus was to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation.
 It aims to achieve Swachh Bharat or make India clean by 2019, as a fitting tribute to the 150th Birth
Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
 It was launched by the Union government on October 2, 2014.

The mission will cover all rural and urban areas. The urban component of the mission which is the SBM
(Urban) will be implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and the rural component (SBM –
Gramin) by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Q.55) What is the percentage of rural sanitation coverage in India as announced in the Union Budget 2019-20
(Interim)?
[1] 95%
[2] 98%
[3] 93%
[4] 91%
[5] 99%

[SOLUTION] 2
In the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), it has been mentioned that India has achieved 98% rural sanitation
coverage.

Q.56) What has been the allocation for the National Education Mission in BE 2019-20?
[1] Rs.30,567 crore
[2] Rs.29,786 crore
[3] Rs.38,572 crore
[4] Rs.32,678 crore
[5] Rs.40,213 crore

[SOLUTION] 3
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The following are the components/schemes covered under the National Education Mission:
1. National Education Mission- Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
2. National Education Mission- Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan
3. National Education Mission- Teacher Training and Adult Education
3a. Strengthening of Teacher Training Institutions
The above components together are referred as Samagra Shiksha.
Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan:
Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched an Integrated Scheme for School Education -
Samagra Shiksha from 2018-19.
It is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class XII (pre-
school, primary, upper primary, secondary to senior secondary levels)
It subsumes the three erstwhile centrally sponsored schemes:
• Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
• Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA)
• Teacher Education (TE)
3b. Padhna Likhna Abhiyan/ Saakshar Bharat
3c. Appointment of Language Teachers
3d. School Assessment Programme
4.National Education Mission - Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan

Q.57) As per the announcements made in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), in the last 5 years, nearly how
many Jan Dhan Bank accounts have been opened?
[1] 30 crore
[2] 34 crore
[3] 39 crore
[4] 42 crore
[5] 48 crore

[SOLUTION] 2
Self-explanatory.

Q.58) As per the announcement made in the Union Budget 2019-20 (Interim), the benefit of rollover of
capital gains has increased from investment in one residential house to two residential houses for capital
gains up to how many crores?
[1] Rs.4 crore
[2] Rs.3 crore
[3] Rs.1 crore

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[4] Rs.2.5 crore


[5] Rs.2 crore

[SOLUTION] 5
Self-explanatory

Q.59) As per the interim Union Budget 2019-20, what amount has been allocated for the National Education
Mission?
[1] Rs 32543 crore
[2] Rs 34343 crore
[3] Rs 35672 crore
[4] Rs 37888 crore
[5] Rs 38572 crore

[SOLUTION] 5
Self-explanatory

Q.60) As announced in the interim Union Budget 2019-20, a National Programme for which of the following
will be launched to help empowering youth of the nation?
[1] Space exploration
[2] Artificial intelligence
[3] Sustainable development
[4] Both A and B
[5] None of the above

[SOLUTION] 2

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