Economic and Social Development for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2 Edition

Economic and Social Development for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2 Edition (English, Paperback, S Maitra)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Access Publishing India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Academic and Professional
  • ISBN: 9789383454426, 9383454423
  • Edition: 2, 2015
  • Pages: 400
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The second, revised, edition of Economic and Social Development for the civil services preliminary examination is updated with the latest data on the Union Budget, Economic Survey and the Railway Budget. It also includes fifty new MCQs based on latest economic data. The book which is part of the popular Prelims Special series provides the essential theory and multiple choice questions necessary for a quick and efficient revision of the topic.

At a Glance
Topics covered
Success Strategy
Price and Inflation
Five Year Plans
Census and Demographics
Sustainable development
Social Justice
Education
Health and Family Welfare
Poverty alleviation
Health and Family Welfare
Public Finance and Public Enterprises
Insurance Sector
Money and Banking
International Institutions and Trading Blocks
Union Budget & Rail Budget 2015-2016
Economic Survey 2014-2015
Glossary
Multiple Choice questions


About the Author

S Maitra
is Associate Professor of Economics, H.C. College, University of Calcutta and Guest Professor, Civil Services Study Centre, Administrative Training Institute, Government of West Bengal, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Mr Maitra is an ex-bureaucrat and has been successfully guiding IAS aspirants for a number of years.
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Publication Year
  • 2015
Book Type
  • Entrance Exam Book
Table of Contents
  • Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition
    PART - I
    1. SUCCESS STRATEGY
    Strategy for Success
    Analysis of GS Prelims Questions Related to Indian Economy (2008-2014)
    Major topics of GS Prelims Questions (2008-2014)
    Reading List
    2. DEMOGRAPHICS AND CENSUS
    Some Important Demographic Concepts
    Administrative Units in India
    India in World Population
    Literacy
    Sex Ratio
    • Child Sex Ratio (0-6 years)
    • Child Population (0-6 years)
    • Ranking of States/UTs and Districts in terms of Schedule Caste Population
    • Ranking of States/UTs and Districts in terms of Schedule Tribe Population
    • Population growth and economic development
    • Demographic Dividend
    • Population Policy, 2000
    3. FIVE YEAR PLANS
    Economic Planning
    • History of Planning in India
    Planning Commission
    • Evolution of Planning in India
    • Features of Indian Planning
    • Objectives of Indian Planning
    • Sources of Finance
    • Critique of Indian Plans
    A Review of Five-Year Plans
    • First Plan (1951-56)
    • Second Plan (1956-61)
    • Third Plan (1961-66)
    • Annual Plan (1966-69): Plan Holiday
    • Fourth Plan (1969-74)
    • Fifth Plan (1974-79)
    • Sixth Plan (1980-85)
    • Seventh Plan (1985-90)
    • Annual Plan (1990-92)
    • Eighth Plan (1992-97)
    CONTENTS
    (ii) Contents
    • Ninth Plan (1997-2002)
    • Tenth Plan (2002-2007)
    • Eleventh Plan (2007-12)
    • Eleventh Plan Achievements on Inclusive Growth
    • Twelfth Plan (2012-17)
    4. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    • Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies
    • Sustainable Development and Indian Plans
    • Measuring India’s Environmental Performance
    • Two dimensions of Equity
    • World GHG Emissions and Historical Responsibilities
    India’s Voluntary Actions towards Sustainable Development
    (i) Energy Efficiency
    (ii) Power Plants
    (iii) Renewable Energy
    (iv) Nuclear Energy
    (v) Transport
    (vi) Agriculture and Forestry
    (vii) Marine and Coastal Environment
    (viii) Initiatives for Enhancing Knowledge and Scientific Findings
    (ix) Enhancing Adaptive Capacity
    • National Agricultural Policy
    • National Food Security Mission (NFSM)
    • Rashtriya Krishi Vikaas Yojna (RKVY)
    • Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP)
    • Social Programmes
    • Social Security Programmes in India
    • Social security for domestic workers
    • Urban housing and livelihoods
    5. POVERTY
    Aggregate Measures of Poverty
    Poverty Gap Index
    Poverty Estimates
    • Inequality
    6. INCLUSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
    • Scheduled Castes
    Educational Status of Scheduled Castes-Gains and Gaps
    • Economic Empowerment
    • Social Justice
    Educational Status of Scheduled Tribes—Gains and Gaps
    • Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY)
    • Scheduled Tribes (STs)
    • Social Empowerment
    • Economic Empowerment
    • Grant-In-Aid Under Article 275 (1)
    • Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs)
    Contents (iii)
    7. EDUCATION
    • Elementary Education
    • Twelfth Plan Strategy for Elementary Education
    • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)
    • Mid-Day Meal in Schools (MDMS)
    • Mahila Samakhya (MS)
    SECONDARY EDUCATION
    • Review of the Eleventh Plan: Central Sector Schemes
    • New Initiatives
    Adult Education
    Higher Education
    • Review of the Eleventh Plan: Higher Education
    • Targets for the Twelfth Plan
    • Enrolment Target for the Twelfth Plan
    Technical Education
    • Review of the Eleventh Plan: Technical Education
    8. HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
    Demographic Health Indicators
    National Health Policy, 2002
    National Rural Health Mission
    • Major achievement of the NRHM
    • Performance of NRHM
    • Disease control programme under NRHM
    • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)
    • National Health Mission (NHM)
    • Core Principles
    • Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH)
    • Sources of Financing Health Care
    • Weaknesses of Health System in India
    • Draft Twelfth Plan Strategy
    Outcome Indicators for Twelfth Plan
    9. UNEMPLOYMENT
    Types of Unemployment
    10. PRICE AND INFLATION
    Two Types of Inflation
    Social Costs of Inflation
    • Headline versus Core Inflation
    • Measures Taken and Proposed by the Government to Contain Price Rise
    • Inflation Targeting
    11. MONEY, BANKING AND INSURANCE SECTOR
    Monetary Policy
    • Transmission of Monetary Policy
    Traditional and New Tools of Monetary Policy
    (iv) Contents
    Reserve Bank of India
    • Major functions of RBI
    • Targets of Monetary Policy
    Changes in Monetary and Fiscal Policy in India during Reform Period
    • The Policy Stance of RBI during recent past
    • Monetary Measures
    • Financial Inclusion Initiatives in different countries
    • Financial Inclusion Initiatives in India
    • Financial Inclusion Initiatives of RBI
    From INDIA Year Book
    • Approach for complete financial inclusion
    • Base Rate System of Lending by Commercial Banks
    • Non-Performing Asset (NPA)
    • Categories of NPAs
    • SARFAESI Act, 2002
    • Narasimham Committee Report
    • Malhotra Committee Report on Insurance Sector Reform
    12. PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES
    Importance of PSEs in Indian Economy
    List of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs (as on February, 2013)
    • Maharatna CPSEs
    • Navratna CPSEs
    • Miniratna Category-I CPSEs
    • Miniratna Category-II CPSEs
    13. PUBLIC FINANCE
    Classification of Public Expenditure
    • Functional Classification
    • Revenue and Capital Expenditure
    • Productive and Unproductive Expenditure
    • Development and Non-Development Expenditure
    • Public Revenue
    • Tax Revenue
    • Non-Tax Revenue
    • Taxes and Subsidies
    • Direct and Indirect Taxes
    • Progressive, Proportional and Regressive Taxes
    Budget Concepts
    Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS)
    • MAT (Minimum Alternate Tax)
    • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act - 2003
    • Salient Features of FRBM Act
    • Value Added Tax (VAT)
    • Goods and Services Tax
    • Salient features of the GST model
    Contents (v)
    • Central and State Taxes to be subsumed under GST
    • Thirteenth Finance Commission (2010–2015)
    • Central Government Subsidies
    • Fertilizer Subsidies
    • Petroleum Subsidies
    • Major Centrally Sponsored Poverty Alleviation Schemes
    14. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND TRADING BLOCKS
    International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • IMF and the World Bank
    • India and the IMF
    • Financial Assistance
    • Technical Assistance
    • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    • International Development Association (IDA)
    • During the period 2000-2010
    • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    • Objectives
    • India and IFAD
    • Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
    • FAO in India
    • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    • ASEAN and India
    • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    • BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)
    • Group of Eight (G8)
    • Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
    • South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
    • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    • World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    • Principles of the trading system
    • WTO Negotiations and India
    15. BUDGET 2015-2016, RAILWAY BUDGET, 14TH FINANCE
    COMMISSION REPORT, ECONOMIC SURVEY 2014-15
    Union Budget 2015-2016
    Highlights of the Railway Budget 2015-16
    Highlights of 14th Finance Commission (FFC) Report
    Highlights of Economic Survey 2014-15
    16. GLOSSARY
    Macroeconomics
    Microeconomics
    (vi) Contents
    International Economics
    Demography and Census
    Poverty
    Banking and Insurance
    Price and Inflation
    Unemployment
    Development Economics
    Stock Market Concepts
    PART - II
    MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
    Answer Key

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