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Ques:- With reference to Congress Socialist Party, consider the following statements :
Ans:- It advocated the boycott of British goods and evasion of taxes., It wanted to establish the dictatorship of proletariat.
Ques:- The government of India Act of 1919 clearly defined
Ans:- The jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments
Ques:- Which of the following brings out the ‘Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers ‘?
Ans:- The Labour Bureau
Ques:- In the context of modern scientific research, consider the following statements about ‘Ice Cube’, a particle detector located at South Pole, which was recently in the news ;
Ans:- It is the world’s largest neutrino detector, encompassing a cubic kilometre of ice., It is a powerful telescope to search for dark matter., It is buried deep in the ice.
Ques:- The term ‘Agreement on Agriculture’, ‘Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures’ and ‘Peace Clause’ appear in the news frequently in the context of the affairs of the
Ans:- World Trade Organization.
Ques:- With reference to ‘Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?
Ans:- It is a contactless communication technology that uses electromagnetic radio fields., NFC can use encryption when sending sensitive information.
Ques:- The area known as ‘Golan Heights’ sometimes appears in news in the context of the events related to
Ans:- Middle East
Ques:- Convertibility of rupee implies
Ans:- Freely permitting the conversion of rupee to other currencies and vice versa
Ques:- When a bill is referred to a joint sitting of both the houses of the Parliament, it of both the Houses of the Parliament, it has to be passed by
Ans:- A simple majority of members present and voting.
Ques:- Which one of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest, evergreen forest and deciduous forest ?
Ans:- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Ques:- Which of the following kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha ?
Ans:- Kosala, Magadha
Ques:- Which one of the following is associated with the issue of control and phasing out of the use of ozone –depleting substances ?
Ans:- Montreal Protocol
Ques:- The Government of India has established NITI Aayog to replace the
Ans:- Planning Commission
Ques:- What is Rio+20 Conference, often mentioned in the news ?
Ans:- It is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Ques:- The term ‘Goldilocks Zone’ is often seen in the news in the context of
Ans:- The limits of habitable zone above the surface of the Earth.
Ques:- Who of the following organized a march on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930 ?
Ques:- Who of the following founded a new city on the south bank of the tributary to river Kristina and undertook to rule his new kingdom as the agent of a deity to whom all the land south of the river Krishna was supposed to belong ?
Ans:- Harihara 1
Ques;- Which of the following statements regarding ‘Green Climate Fund’ is/are correct ?
Ans:- It is intended to assist the developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices to counter climate change.
Ques:- Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for – 2014 was given to which one of the following ?
Ans:- Indian Space Research Organization.
Ques:- With reference to, the Cabinet Mission, which of the following statements is/are correct ?
Ans:- It recommended a federal government.
Ques;- Which one of the following National Parks has a climate that varies from tropical to subtropical, temperate and arctic ?
Ans:- Namdapha National Park
Ques:- Amnesty International is
Ans:- A global Human Rights Movement
Ques:- With reference to the art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest ?
Ans:- Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli
Ques:- With reference to Indian history which of the following is/are the essential element/elements of the feudal system ?
Ans:- Emergence of administrative structure based on control and possession of land., Creation of lord-vassal relationship between the feudal lord and his overlord.
Ques:- ‘Bio Carbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes’ is managed by the
Ans:- World Bank
Ques:- In India , the steel production industry requires the import of
Ans:- coking coal
Ques:- The provisions in Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule in the Constitution of India are made in order to
Ans:- Protect the interests of Scheduled Tribes
Ques:- With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements ;
Ans:- No amount can be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India without the authorization from the Parliament of India.
Ques:- Who/Which of the following is the custodian of the Constitution of India ?
Ans:- The Supreme court of India
Ques:- The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is constituted under the
Ans:- Environment (Protection) Act, 1972
Ques:- In the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, an initiative of six countries, which of the following is/are not a participant/participants ?
Ans:- Bangladesh, China
Ques:- Basel III Accord’ or simply ‘Basel III’, often seen in the news, seeks to
Ans:- Improve banking sector’s ability to deal with financial and economic stress and improve risk management
Ques:- Which one of the following movements has contributed to a split in the Indian National Congress resulting in the emergence of moderates and extremists /
Ans:- Swadeshi Movement
Ques:- In a particular region in India, the local people train the roots of living trees into robust bridges across the streams. As the time passes, these bridges become stronger.These unique ‘Living root bridges’ are found in
Ques:- Tides occur in the oceans and sea due to which among the following ?
Ans:-Gravitational force of the Sun., Gravitational force of the Moon., Centrifugal force of the Earth
Ques:- In which of the following activities are Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites used ?
Ans:- Assessment of crop productivity., Locating groundwater resources, Mineral exploration.
Ques:- The term ‘IndARC’, sometimes seen in the news, is the name of
Ans:- India,s underwater observatory to scientifically study the Arctic region
Ques:- Which one of the following was given classical language status recently ?
Ques:- With reference to an organization known as ‘Birdlife International’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?
Ans:- It is a Global Partnership of Conservation Organizations., It identifies the sites known/referred to as ‘Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas.
Ques:- Which one of the following countries of South-West Asia does not open out to the Mediterranean Sea ?
Ques:- In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species ?
Ans:- Tropical moist deciduous forest
Ques:- ‘Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action’, often seen in the news, is
Ans;- An agenda for women’s empowerment, an outcome of a World Conference convened by the United Nations.
Ques:- “Each day is more or less the same, the morning is clear and bright with a sea breeze; as the Sun climbs high in the sky, heat mounts up, dark clouds form, then rain comes with thunder and lightning. But rain is soon over.”
Ques:- With reference to Indian economy, consider the following statements :
Ans:- The rate of growth of Real Gross Domestic Product has steadily increased in the last decade., The Gross Domestic Product at market prices (in rupees) has steadily increased in the last decade.
Ques:- To uphold and protect the Sovereignty, Unity and Integrity of India is a provision made in the
Ans:- Fundamental Duties
Ques:- Which one of the following is the best description of the term ‘ecosystem’?
Ans:- A community of organisms interacting interacting with one another.
Ques:- The fundamental object of Panchayati Raj system is to ensure which among the following ?
Ans:- People’s participation in development, Political accountability, Democratic decentralization, Financial mobilization
Ques:- With reference to Indian economy consider the following :
Ans:- Bank rate, Open market operations.
Ques:- With reference to inflation in India, which of the following statements is correct ?
Ans:- Decreased money circulation helps in controlling the inflation.
Ques:- The ideal of ‘Welfare State’ in the Indian Constitution is enshrined in its
Ans:- Directive Principles of State Policy
Ques:- The substitution of steel for wooden ploughs in agricultural production is an example of
Ans:- Capital-augmenting technological progress
Ques:- There is a Parliamentary System of Government in India because the
Ans:- Council of Ministers is responsible to the Lok Sabha
Ques:- HINI virus is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to which one of the following diseases ?
Ans:- Swine flu
Ques:- The problem of international liquidity is related to the non-availability of
Ans:- Dollars and other hard currencies.
Ques:- With reference to ‘Fuel cells’ in which hydrogen-rich fuel and oxygen are used to generate electricity, consider the following statements :
Ans:- If pure hydrogen is used as a fuel, the fuel cell emits heat and water as by-products.
Ques:- Kalamkari painting refers to
Ans:- A hand-painted cotton textile in South India.
Ques:- Which one of the following best describes the main objective of ‘Seed Village Concept ?
Ans:- Involving the farmers for training in quality seed production and thereby to make available quality seeds to others at appropriate time and affordable cost.
Ques:- There has been a persistent deficit budget year after year. Which of the following actions can be taken by the government to reduce the deficit ?
Ans:- Reducing revenue expenditure, Rationalizing subsidies.
Ques:- Which of the following has/have been accorded ‘Geographical Indication’ status ?
Ans:- Banaras Brocades and Sarees, Tirupathi Laddu
Ques:- With reference to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), which of the following statements is/are correct ?
Ans:- It is a Public Limited Government Company, It is a Non-Banking Financial Company.
Ques:- Pradhan Mantri Jan –Dhan Yojana’ has been launched for
Ans:- Promoting financial inclusion in the country
Ques;- With reference to the Fourteenth Finance Commission, which of the following statementsis/are correct ?
Ans:- It has increased the share of States in the central divisible pool from 32 percent to 42 percent., It has made recommendations concerning sector-specific grants.
Ques:- The ‘Fortaleza Declaration’, recently in the news, is related to the affairs of
Ques:- A decrease in tax to GDP ratio of a country indicates which of the following ?
Ans:- Slowing economic growth rate, Less equitable distribution of national income
Ques:- In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical Latitudes, cyclone does not originate. What is the reason ?
Ans:- Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone’ seldom occurs.
Ques:- Which one of the following pairs of States of India indicates the easternmost and westermost State ?
Ans:- Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat
Ques:- In the ‘Index of Eight Core Industries’, which one of the following is given the highest weight ?
Ans:- Electricity generation
Ques:- Which of the following National Parks is unique in being a swamp with floating vegetation that supports a rich biodiversity ?
Ans:- Keibul Lamjao National Park
Ques:- What can be the impact of excessive/inappropriate use of nitrogenous fertilizers in agriculture ?
Ans:- Increase in the acidity of soil can take place., Leaching of nitrate to the ground water can occur.
Ques:- The fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane is approved by the
Ans:- Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.
Ques;- What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter-current ?
Ans:- The Earth’s rotation on its axis
Ques:- With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/are correct ?
Ans:- The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the ‘Sedition Committee’.
Ans:- The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the ‘Sedition Committee’, In Rowlatt Satyagraha, Gandhiji tried to utilize the Home Rule League.
Ques;- Among the following, which were frequently mentioned in the news for the outbreak of Ebola virus recently ?
Ans:- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia
Ques:- Who of the following was/were economic critic/critics of colonialism in India ?
Ans:- Dadabhai Naoroji, G.Subramania lyer, R.C. Dutt
Ques:- Which one of the following issues the ‘Global Economic Prospects’ report periodically ?
Ans:- The World Bank
Ques:- When the Reserve Bank of India reduces the Statutory Liquidity Ratio by 50 basis points, which of the following is likely to happen ?
Ans:- Scheduled Commercial Banks may cut their lending rates.
Ques:- With reference to the use of nanotechnology in health sector, which of the following statements is/are correct ?
Ans:- Targeted drug delivery is made possible by nanotechnology, Nanotechnology can largely contribute to gene therapy.
Ques;- In India, markets in agricultural products are regulated under the
Ans:- Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act enacted by States.
Ques:- Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India ?
Ans:- Gangetic dolphin