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Q271. > For a business, still in a burgeoning state of development the > performance of the gem and jewelry sector in exports is gratifying. On > top of an over 50 percent growth during 2004-05, these exports are > poised to grow at a similar rate during the current year, if the trend > in the first half of the year is an indication. Data released by the > Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council show that Gems exports at > Rs. 2,363 crores during April-September 2005 were 51 percent higher > than during the corresponding period of 2004. Since there is a greater > acceleration in the tempo of exports in the second half of the year, > it appears that the target of gems and jewelry exports, pegged at Rs. > 5,000 crores are well within reach. Even more heartening is the fact > that the export flow has been broad based, though the pace has been > set by better showing in both jewelry and gem exports. This successful > incursion is the outcome of a conscious strategy to build export > infrastructure which includes the setting up of Gems and Jewelry > Export Zones, technology missions and a liberal policy under which > virtually the entire industry is thrown open to foreign direct > investment. Some incentives like access to domestic market for these > export-oriented units, based on the net value addition, also have > helped the export drive. Besides, the industry had made helped the > export drive. Besides, the industry had made efforts to capture new > markets, laid stress on quality of the product and became alive to > customer needs. However, in the case of jewelry exports, the actual > performance is behind the potential. With its endowment in terms of > jewelry designers, low costs and high productivity, India can emerge > as a major force in global jewelry exports by emphasizing on > customizing jewelry rather than relying on standard products. At the > same time, gems exports should not suffer by default. The recent data > given lie to the claim that we have a leeway in jewelry designing. > Over a period, this success on global marketing of our gems should > facilitate system integration, and to exports of value-added gems with > jewelry. As of now, what is significant is that we have carved a small > niche in the global market in an industry that is the cutting edge of > designing. Setting up of gems and jewelry exports zones has resulted into which of the following?

  1.  Production of gems has increased
  2.  Increase in gems exports
  3.  Increase in jewelry exports
  4.  Abundance of gems and jewelry in the domestic market
  5.  None of these

Solution : Increase in gems exports
Q272. > Even more heartening is the fact > that the export flow has been broad based, though the pace has been > set by better showing in both jewelry and gem exports. Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word as used above: **heartening**

  1.  Saddening
  2.  Encouraging
  3.  Illuminating
  4.  Satisfying
  5.  Worsening

Solution : Encouraging

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Q273. > For a business, still in a burgeoning state of development the > performance of the gem and jewelry sector in exports is gratifying. On > top of an over 50 percent growth during 2004-05, these exports are > poised to grow at a similar rate during the current year, if the trend > in the first half of the year is an indication. Data released by the > Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council show that Gems exports at > Rs. 2,363 crores during April-September 2005 were 51 percent higher > than during the corresponding period of 2004. Since there is a greater > acceleration in the tempo of exports in the second half of the year, > it appears that the target of gems and jewelry exports, pegged at Rs. > 5,000 crores are well within reach. Even more heartening is the fact > that the export flow has been broad based, though the pace has been > set by better showing in both jewelry and gem exports. This successful > incursion is the outcome of a conscious strategy to build export > infrastructure which includes the setting up of Gems and Jewelry > Export Zones, technology missions and a liberal policy under which > virtually the entire industry is thrown open to foreign direct > investment. Some incentives like access to domestic market for these > export-oriented units, based on the net value addition, also have > helped the export drive. Besides, the industry had made helped the > export drive. Besides, the industry had made efforts to capture new > markets, laid stress on quality of the product and became alive to > customer needs. However, in the case of jewelry exports, the actual > performance is behind the potential. With its endowment in terms of > jewelry designers, low costs and high productivity, India can emerge > as a major force in global jewelry exports by emphasizing on > customizing jewelry rather than relying on standard products. At the > same time, gems exports should not suffer by default. The recent data > given lie to the claim that we have a leeway in jewelry designing. > Over a period, this success on global marketing of our gems should > facilitate system integration, and to exports of value-added gems with > jewelry. As of now, what is significant is that we have carved a small > niche in the global market in an industry that is the cutting edge of > designing. Which of the following have helped in the growth of exports in gem and jewelry sector? (A) Value addition (B) Quality control (C) Customer friendly (D) Access to domestic market

  1.  All (A), (B), (C) and (D)
  2.  Only (A), (B) and (C)
  3.  Only (B), (C) and (D)
  4.  Only (A), (C) and (D)
  5.  None of these

Solution : All (A), (B), (C) and (D)
Q274. > For a business, still in a burgeoning state of development the > performance of the gem and jewelry sector in exports is gratifying. On > top of an over 50 percent growth during 2004-05, these exports are > poised to grow at a similar rate during the current year, if the trend > in the first half of the year is an indication. Data released by the > Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council show that Gems exports at > Rs. 2,363 crores during April-September 2005 were 51 percent higher > than during the corresponding period of 2004. Since there is a greater > acceleration in the tempo of exports in the second half of the year, > it appears that the target of gems and jewelry exports, pegged at Rs. > 5,000 crores are well within reach. Even more heartening is the fact > that the export flow has been broad based, though the pace has been > set by better showing in both jewelry and gem exports. This successful > incursion is the outcome of a conscious strategy to build export > infrastructure which includes the setting up of Gems and Jewelry > Export Zones, technology missions and a liberal policy under which > virtually the entire industry is thrown open to foreign direct > investment. Some incentives like access to domestic market for these > export-oriented units, based on the net value addition, also have > helped the export drive. Besides, the industry had made helped the > export drive. Besides, the industry had made efforts to capture new > markets, laid stress on quality of the product and became alive to > customer needs. However, in the case of jewelry exports, the actual > performance is behind the potential. With its endowment in terms of > jewelry designers, low costs and high productivity, India can emerge > as a major force in global jewelry exports by emphasizing on > customizing jewelry rather than relying on standard products. At the > same time, gems exports should not suffer by default. The recent data > given lie to the claim that we have a leeway in jewelry designing. > Over a period, this success on global marketing of our gems should > facilitate system integration, and to exports of value-added gems with > jewelry. As of now, what is significant is that we have carved a small > niche in the global market in an industry that is the cutting edge of > designing. Which of the following statements is true in the context of the passage?

  1.  The growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector is expected to be 100 percent during 2005-2006 to that of 2004-05.
  2.  The growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector in 2005-2006 is expected to be more than that in 2004-05.
  3.  The growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector is expected to be 50 percent in 2005-2006.
  4.  The growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector is expected to be 25 percent in 2005-2006.
  5.  None of these

Solution : The growth in exports in gems and jewelry sector in 2005-2006 is expected to be more than that in 2004-05.

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Q275. > For a business, still in a burgeoning state of development the > performance of the gem and jewelry sector in exports is gratifying. On > top of an over 50 percent growth during 2004-05, these exports are > poised to grow at a similar rate during the current year, if the trend > in the first half of the year is an indication. Data released by the > Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council show that Gems exports at > Rs. 2,363 crores during April-September 2005 were 51 percent higher > than during the corresponding period of 2004. Since there is a greater > acceleration in the tempo of exports in the second half of the year, > it appears that the target of gems and jewelry exports, pegged at Rs. > 5,000 crores are well within reach. Even more heartening is the fact > that the export flow has been broad based, though the pace has been > set by better showing in both jewelry and gem exports. This successful > incursion is the outcome of a conscious strategy to build export > infrastructure which includes the setting up of Gems and Jewelry > Export Zones, technology missions and a liberal policy under which > virtually the entire industry is thrown open to foreign direct > investment. Some incentives like access to domestic market for these > export-oriented units, based on the net value addition, also have > helped the export drive. Besides, the industry had made helped the > export drive. Besides, the industry had made efforts to capture new > markets, laid stress on quality of the product and became alive to > customer needs. However, in the case of jewelry exports, the actual > performance is behind the potential. With its endowment in terms of > jewelry designers, low costs and high productivity, India can emerge > as a major force in global jewelry exports by emphasizing on > customizing jewelry rather than relying on standard products. At the > same time, gems exports should not suffer by default. The recent data > given lie to the claim that we have a leeway in jewelry designing. > Over a period, this success on global marketing of our gems should > facilitate system integration, and to exports of value-added gems with > jewelry. As of now, what is significant is that we have carved a small > niche in the global market in an industry that is the cutting edge of > designing. Which of the following factors have not helped in the export promotion? (A) Building an infrastructure for export (B) Encouraging foreign direct investment

  1.  Only (A)
  2.  Only (B)
  3.  Either (A) or (B)
  4.  Both (A) and (B)
  5.  None of these

Solution : None of these
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