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How well do you know India's Finance Ministers?

Last updated on: February 28, 2013 09:27 IST

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Finance Ministers play a key role in shaping the country's economy.

So, how well do you know the Finance Ministers of India, who have contributed towards India's story? Take this quiz to know more about India's Finance Ministers:

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Finance Minister P Chidambaramis a self-confessed...

1) Literatteur
2) Chocoholic
3) Finance expert

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Who was the Finance Minister during the Emergency?

1) Morarji Desai
2) C Subramaniam
3) Y B Chavan

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Which Finance Minister earlier served as an officer in the Indian Army?

1) Jaswant Singh
2) Yashwant Sinha
3) P Chidambaram

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Who was the first Finance Minister of independent India?

1) T T Krishnamachari
2) R K Shanmukhan Chetty
3) Jawaharlal Nehru

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Which two Indian Finance Ministers have presented five budgets in a row?

1) Yashwant Sinha / Manmohan Singh
2) Pranab Mukherjee/ P Chidambaram
3) VP Singh / Yashwant Sinha

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Which Finance Minister went on to become the President of India?

1) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
2) Giani Zail Singh
3) R Venkataraman

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Which Indian Finance Minister presented the Union Budget maximum number of times?

1) Pranab Mukherjee
2) Morarji Desai
3) Dr Manmohan Singh

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Which of these Finance Ministers later went on to become the Prime Ministers of India?

1) VP Singh
2) Sachindra Chaudhuri
3) Madhu Dandavate

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She was India's only woman Finance Minister...

1) Vasundhara Raje Scindia
2) Brinda Karat
3) Indira Gandhi

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Which Indian Finance Minister changed the budget timings for the first time in 1999-2000?

1) Yashwant Sinha
2) Jaswant Singh
3) Dr Manmohan Singh

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When was the first time Pranab Mukherjee took charge as India's Finance Minister?

1) 1975
2) 1991
3) 1982

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