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IAS Exam 2016 Currrent Affairs Budget Questions

The Budget questions forms the base for socio- economic development in the country. IAS Questions are asked from the nook and corners of the related concepts and the History of the Union Budget. IAS Aspirants should practise Budget Questions for the IAS Exam 2017. Hence, we provide here some questions on the facts and information about the History of the Union Budget.

May 9, 2016 15:55 IST
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Budget for IAS ExamCivil Services Exam asks about each and every aspect of the History and Economy of the Current Events and also requires the candidate to know the analysis of the current news.

Union Budget 2017 Questions for IAS Exam

Here we give some questions on the Budget for IAS Exam Preparation.

1. Which Department of the Ministry is responsible for the Budget Preparation?

a. Department of Budget Affairs
b. Department of Development Affairs
c. Department of Economic Affairs
d. Department of Estimates

Answer 1. c

Explanation:

The Finance Minister presents an annual statement to Parliament of how much money the union government expects to raise in the next financial year and how it will spend that money. This statement is called the union budget. In India, the budget is prepared by the Department of Economic Affairs of Ministry of Finance.

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2. In which year the Railway Budget was separated from the General Budget?

a. 1924
b.1929
c. 1931
d. 1933

Answer 2. c

Explanation:

Acworth Committee in 1921 recommended a separate management for the then Railways which was approximate. A Railway Board established in 1922 for the said purpose. The railway finances of India were separated from the general government finances in 1924.
The Railway Budget was separated from the General Budget in 1921 on the recommendations of the
Acworth Committee. The reasons or objectives for this separation are as follows:

1. To introduce flexibility in railway financing.
2. To facilitate a business approach to the Railway policy.
3. To secure the stability of the general revenues by providing an assured annual contribution from
railway revenues.
4. To enable the railways to keep their profits for their own development (after paying a fixed
annual contribution to the general revenues).

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3. The word ‘Budget’ came from, which language?

a. French
b. Spanish
c. Russian
d. Latin

Answer 3 .d

Explanation: 

The origin of our word budget is the Latin bulga, a little pouch or knapsack, which may have come from a Gaulish source that’s related to the Irish bolg, “bag”. The word turned up in English in the fifteenth century, having travelled via the French bougette, a diminutive form of bouge, “leather bag”. Its first meaning in English indeed was “pouch, wallet, bag”, and followed its French original in usually implying something made of leather.

4. When did the first budget was presented in India

a. 1879
b. 1862
c. 1869
d. None of the above

Answer 4. c

Explanation:

The first Indian Budget was presented by James Wilson on February 18, 1869. Wilson, whose designation was a Finance Member of the India Council that advised the Indian Viceroy, was also the founder of The Economist and described by Karl Marx as an "economical mandarin of high standing.

5. Who presented the first Budget of Independent India

a. John Mathai
b. Jawahar Lal Nehru
c. Mahaveer Prasad
d. R. K. Shanmukham Chetty

Answer 5. d 

Explanation: 

Sir Ramasamy Chetty Kandasamy Shanmukham Chetty presented the first Budget of Independent India. He also served as President of India's Central Legislative Assembly from 1933 to 1935. Shanmukham Chetty joined the Justice Party and became a Councillor in the Coimbatore municipality in 1917.

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