RBI Grade 'B' Officer Mains Exam Paper II - 2015
ENGLISH - Set A
Q. 1. Write an essay of about 400 words on any one of the following
topics: 50 marks
a. Government’s Gold related Schemes.
b. Will China’s Downturn help India?
c. Is Progress possible without Peace?
d. India needs bold Capital Investment.
e. Climatic Catastrophes are due to Man’s wild constructions.
Q. 2. Make a précis of the following passage in about 110 words and give
it a suitable title. 50 marks
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will
start working closely with banks to kick-start the government's Start-Up India
initiative in both rural and urban India. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala
Sitharaman said the government would ensure that startups don't run out of money
and that their equity requirements don't go unattended. The minister was talking
to the media on the sidelines of a FICCI event.
The department is spearheading the Start-Up India initiative
announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address.
Sitharaman said DIPP would work with banks across the country, espcially in
rural areas. "If each of these (bank) branches gives tribal or Dalit population
something to start up with, it would take the whole startup and innovate India
(initiative) thought to district level," she said.
DIPP is also working on ways to reach out to the urban
educated and the deprived section of the society to build entrepreneurship. "All
over the country, youngsters are coming up with ideas of entrepreneurship. They
don't have time to wait, we don't have time to lose," Sitharaman said. The
commerce minister said there is a need for greater participation of industry in
driving ahead the movement of Skill India.
"India needs an ecosystem where talent and skills can be
nurtured. Through our. `10,000 crore fund of fund for startups, we will provide
soft loans, capital to those who want to start fresh enterprises," she said.
The skill development and entrepreneurship ministry currently
offers certified training in 31 different sectors under the Pradhan Mantri
Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Sitharaman, in another event organised by the
Confederation of Indian Industry, said India, which ranked 142 in the World
Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' index, is likely to fare better this year as the
government has taken several steps to improve the standing.