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This exam. paper of H.A.S. General Studies held on 22 July, 2007.
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Ques:- Which planet has now removed from the list of planets ?
Ques:- What position does condoleeza rice now hold in the US administration ?
Ans:- Secretary of state
Ques:- Which former Prime Minister of India never held a ministerial position in any State or Central Government ?
Ans:- Chandra Shekhar
Ques:- Who has directed the movie ‘Water’ ?
Ans:- Deepa Mehta
Ques:- In which state of India is Kanyakumari located ?
Ans:- Tamil Nadu
Ques:- In which state is located the Mathura Oil Refinery ?
Ques:- Singapore is a –
Ans:- City State
Ques:- The currency of Bhutan is ?
Ques:- Which two countries are associated in the Award of the Nobel Prize ?
Ans:- Norway and Sweden
Ques:- Which is the largest fishing ground in the world ?
Ans:- Grand Banks
Ques:- Who was awarded the Jawahar Lal Nehru Prize for 2004 ?
Ans:- Kaboos Bin Said
Ques:- Which TV Channel has been banned in India recently ?
Ques:- ‘Earth Summit’ was held in 1992 A.D. at
Ans:- Rio-de-Janerio (Brazil)
Ques:- Who is now the Governor of Jharkhand ?
Ans:- Syed Sibte Razi
Ques:- What is the name of musican now known as ‘Apache Indian’ ?
Ans:- Steven Kapoor
Ques:- Which position does Mohmoud Abbas hold at present ?
Ans:- President of Palestine
Ques:- Who has been appointed Chief of Staff to the UN Secretary General recently ?
Ans:- Vijay Nambiar
Ques:- The capital of Syria is
Ques:- Who is the present Director-general of the World Trade Organigation ?
Ans:- Pascal Lamy
Ques:- In which country is Davos (venue of the Annual World Economic Forum Meeting) located ?
Ques:- With which game is Andre Agassi associated ?
Ques:- Who is the author of the best seller ‘The Alchemy of Desire’ ?
Ans;- Tarun Tejpal
Ques:- With which sport is Santosh Yadav related ?
Ques:- The ice in glaciers always start melting from
Ans;- The bottom layer
Ques;- What is ORKUT ?
Ans:- A website
Ques:- The central Drug Research Instituate (CDRI) is at
Ques:- Which padma Awardees of 2007 is not an Indian citizen ?
Ans:- Ela Gandhi
Ques:- Which woman of Indian origin has been appointed CEO of a multi-national company recently ?
Ans:- Indra Nooyi
Ques:- Which country is the largest producer of natural gas in the world ?
Ques:- Which state in India has exccded the 50% limit on reservation in government jobs ?
Ans:- Tamil Nadu
Ques:- What does the movement ‘Salva Judum’ (launched in Chattisgarh in 2005) aim at fighting against
Ans:- Maoist Violance
Ques:- Which office does Nancy Pelosi occupy in the USA ?
Ans:- Speaker of the House of Representatives
Ques:- How many woman form a team in a Basketball game ?
Ques:- With which sport is Jeev Milkha Singh associated ?
Ques:- What do the Tata’s plan tp produce at Singoor ?
Ans:- Small car
Ques:- Which Sikh Guru was imprisoned by Jahangir but later released ?
Ans:- Guru Hargovind
Ques:- Which two European countries owned the steel maker corus company, now acquired by the TATA,S ?
Ans:- Britain and Holland
Ques:- In which state of India is Sriharikota located ?
Ans:- Andhra Pradesh
Ques:- In which state of India is the armed forces special Powers act still in force ?
Ques:- Which country is the largest supplier of military equipment to India ?
Ques:- In which city is the famous Al Aquasa mosque located ?
Ans:- Jerusalem (Israel)
Ques:- Most abundant element in Earth crust is
Ans:- Oxygen (46.50%)
Ques:- Which temple in India was the first to open its doors to the Dalits ?
Ans:- Laxminarayan Temple at Wardha
Ques;- What is the main recommendation of the Sachchar-commission ?
Ans:- Minorities, particularly Muslims, should also benefit from the reservation policy
Ques:- Which country is not in the race for the parmanent membership of the UN security council ?
Ques:- Which historical personality has received praise in norman Mauler’s latest novel ‘The Castel in the forest’?
Ans:- Adolf Hitler
Ques:- Which batsman has scored quadruple triple and double centuries in International cricket ?
Ans:- Brian Lara
Ques:- The inhabitants of which country are called Kiwis ?
Ans:- New Zealand
Ques:- Which ruler appointed Megasthenes as his envoy ?
Ans:- Seleucus (The Governer of Alexander in 305 B.C.)
Ques:- What is the minimum age of a candidate for election as president of India ?
Ans:- 35 years
Ques:- In which year was the first train line opened in India ?
Ans:- 1853 A.D.
Ques:- Which state of North India does not have a separate High Court ?
Ques;- In which year did the G.B. Pant Agriculture University start functioning in India ?
Ans:- 1960 A.D.
Ques:- Who wrote the ‘Geet-Govindam’ (in Sanskrit) ?
Ans:- Kavi Jaydev
Ques:- In which city is the International Court of Justice located ?
Ans;- The Hague (Netherlandes)
Ques:- Who was the first woman to win the maximum number of medals in an Olympic ?
Ans:- Marian jones
Ques:- Who was the first Indian woman athlete to win a medal in a World Class tournament ?
Ans:- Anju Bobby George
Ques:- Which two countries were admitted to the European Union as members in 2007 ?
Ans:- Romania & Bulgaria
Ques:- Which planet is known as the ‘Red Planet’ ?
Ques:- In which country was the book fair with ‘Today’s as its theme and India as the guest country, organized in 2006’ ?
Ques:- Which Indo-Anglican writer has not so far received the booker prize ?
Ans:- Vikram Seth
Ques:- To which country does Muhammad Yunus, the winner of the Nobel Prize for peace in 2006, belong ?
Ques:- Which country won the Hockey World cup for 2006 ?
Ques:- Which of the following cricket players has the record scoring more than 8,000 runs and also taking more than 200 wickets ?
Ans:- Jacques Kallis
Ques:- In which country is Doha, a venue of WTO meetings, situated ?
Ques:- Who was the youngest cricket player to make a century ?
Ans:- Ricky Ponting
Ques:- Which planet is closest to the Sun ?
Ques:- Which comet reappears after the shortest period ?
Ans:- Briela’s Comet (6.7 years)
Ques:- Which mountain peak is situated outside the borders of India ?
Ques:- Which ocean has the smallest area in the world ?
Ans:- Arctic ocean
Ques:- Which ocean has the longest river in the world ?
Ques:- Who was the first scientist to demonstrate that certain hereditary factors, named genes, operate in all biological species ?
Ans:- Greger Mendel
Ques:- Who invented the Jet plane /
Ques:- Who is regarded as the father of Western Medicine ?
Ques:- In which year was Prophet Mohammad born ?
Ans:- 570 A.D.
Ques:- Which country attained independence in 1947 along with India ?
Ques:-Which country is known as the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ ?
Ques:- In which area is the Swahili language spoken ?
Ans:- East Africa
Ques:- Who was the author of the famous Greek epic ‘lliad’ ?
Ques:- What is meant by ESP ?
Ans:- Economic and Social Practices
Ques:- With which religion is the holy book Talmud related ?
Ques:- In which city is the headquarters of the World health organigation located ?
Ques:- Which country has Drachma as its currency ?
Ques:- Bharatnatyam is the folk dance of
Ans:- Tamil Nadu
Ques:-Who founded the theosophical society in 1875 ?
Ans:- Madam Blavatski
Ques:- Who was the first to be appointed as Governer general of India under the charter act of 1833 ?
Ans:-Lord William Bentinck
Ques:- Who was the founder of the All India Muslim League in 1906 ?
Ans:- Aga Khan
Ques:- Who was elected as the President of All India khilafat conference met at Delhi in November, 1919 A.D. ?
Ques:- Who presided over the 44th congress session on December31, 1929 which declared Poorna Swaraj as the goal of the Congress ?
Ans:- Jawahar Lal Nehru
Ques:- The most literate Union Teritory in India is
Ques:- Which British Prime Minister declared India Free ?
Ans:- Clement Attlee
Ques:- With which sport is ‘Grand Slam’ related ?
Ans:- Lawn Tennis
Ques:- In which continent is Rwanda situated ?
Ques:- Who is the first Indian to have a wax statue in Madame Tussad’s Museum in London ?
Ans:- Mahatma Gandhi
Ques:- What makes a football bounce when it strikes the ground ?
Ques:- From where is cellulose ectracted ?
Ans:- Wood and cotton
Ques:- Which metal was used by man first ?
Ques:- The deficiency of which substance causes anaemia in body ?
Ques:- Which crop is affected by the plant disease, rust ?
Ques:- Which fabric is least inflammable ?
Ques:- In which country is the Great Barrier Reef located ?
Ques:- The ancient name Maink Parvat now stands for ?
Ans:- Shivalik Hills
Ques:- Which famous pass is located between Pakistan & Afghanistan ?
Ans:- Khaibar Pass
Ques:- When was the Victoria cross, the highest British award for bravery created by the British Government ?
Ans:- 1856 A.D.
Ques:- Where, in Himachal Pradesh, is the 81 foot idol of lord Shiva installed ?
Ans:- Kotla Kalan (Una)
Ques:- What is the Height of Mount Everest peak (The highest Mountain peak in the world, located in Nepal) ?
Ans:- 8,848 meters
Ques;- Which major river has the Bangana as its tributary ?
Ques:- Where does the river Satluj originate ?
Ques:- Which district in Himachal Pradesh has the scantiest rainfall ?
Ans;- Lahaul – Spiti
Ques:- How many districts fall in the Mandi Division of H.P, ?
Ans:- Five (Mandi, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti
Ques:-Where is the Solen valley, once famous for the excavation of 40,000 years old tools, now located ?
Ques:- For how many years did the war between Diodas and Shambar, as described with Rigveda, last ?
Ans:- 40 years
Ques:- Which famous writer has described the contact between the Khas republics of the hills and the Aryan kingdom of the plains in his books ?
Ques;- What was the main reason for Alexander’s decision not to proceed beyond the Beas rivers in his conquest of India ?
Ans:- Advice of his soothsayers
Ques:- At which place does the Beas river flow from East to West ?
Ans;- Between Indaura and Mirthal
Ques;- Which Indian emperor compelled the kunindas, Yodheyas and Arjuneyas to accept his overlordship ?
Ans:- Samudra Gupta
Ques:- Who had established himself as a powerful rular after the Gupta empire disintegrated in 480 -90 A.D. ?
Ques:- Who ruled over Chamba in 680 A.D. ?
Ans:- Manu Varman
Ques;- In which century was the Mandi state founded /
Ques;- Which was the original capital of bilaspur state in about A.D. 900, when it was founded /
Ans:- Naina Devi
Ques:- Which princely state of Himachal Pradesh pushed the territory of Tibet to its present boundaries through a treaty in the 17th century ?
Ques:- What compelled Jaipal, the Hindu ruler of Shahiya dynasty, to conclude a humiliating treaty with Subuktgin, the ruler of Ghazni ?
Ans:- A snow storm
Ques:- Which Muslim ruler invaded Kangra and plundered its temples in 1009 A.D. ?
Ans:- Mehmood Ghaznavi
Ques:- In which temple were 300 Sanskrit books, translated into Persian on Firoz Shah Tughlaq’s orders, preserved ?
Ques:- In which year did Taimur attack Kangra ?
Ans:- 1398 A.D.
Ques;- Who has been appointed the first Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of C hild Right ?
Ans:- Shanta sinha
Ques:- In which town did Jehangir construct a mosque inside a fort ?
Ans:- Nagarkot in 1621 A.D.
Ques:- Who prevented Raja Ghamand Chand from expanding his empire further ?
Ans:- Jassa Singh
Ques:- Who mediated between Raja Sansar Chand and Jai Singh Ramgarhia to settle their dispute over the ownership of Kangra fort ?
Ans:- Maharaja Ranjit Singh
Ques:- Who was dismissed to Singapore for declaring his princely state independent during the rule of Governor general Lord Dalhousie ?
Ques:- The ruler of which princely state sides neither with the british Government nor with the rebles during the war of Independence of 1857 ?
Ans:- Rampur Bushahar
Ques;- In which state did the Praja Mandel demand bolition of Begar in 1939 ?
Ques:- Why did the Kisan Sabha form a rebel government in Sirmur state in 1942 ?
Ans:- Because of the ruler’s decision to support the British war effort
Ques:- Raja Durga Singh was the last ruler of
Ans:- Baghat State
Ques:- What was the ruler of Bilaspur state planning to do when the British quit India in 1947 ?
Ans:- Declaring Bilaspur as an independent country
Ques:- When did a popular Ministry headed by Y.S.Parmar assume office in the part ‘C’ state of Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- 24th March, 1952
Ques;- In which year did the Punjab hill states merge with Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- 1966 A.D.
Ques:- Who founded the princely state of Bushahr (H.P.) IN THE Upper Satluj Valley ?
Ques:- Who was the Chief Commissioner of Himachal Pradesh between March, 1951 and February, 1952 ?
Ans:- Bhagwan Sahai
Ques:- To which place in Delhi was a Stupa, constructed by Ashoka in the Paonta Vally in Himachal Pradesh, shifted by a Muslim ruler ?
Ans:- FIROJ Shah Kotla
Ques:- Which Himachali ruler renovated the famous Baijnath temple in Kangra in the 19th century ?
Ans:- Raja Sansar Chand
Ques:- What is Guru Ghantal ?
Ans:- A famous monastery in Lahaul- Spiti
Ques:- When was H.P. compulsory education Act passed /
Ans:- 1953 A.D.
Ques:- On which item was more than 50% of the first five year plan ecpenditure incurred in Himachal Pradesh after it became a part ‘c’ state ?
Ans:- Road construction
Ques:- In which year was the Abolition of Big Landed States Act passed in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- 1954 A.D.
Ques:- Which major hydel project in Himachal Pradesh is being run in collaboration with Russia ?
Ans:- Kol Dam (800Mw)
Ques:- Which country is assisting in the Pilot project on Trout farming in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ques:- At which place in Himachal Pradesh is the 100-ton-a-day capacity Vanaspati ghee plant in cooperative sector, located ?
Ques:- In which year was the broad gauge Delhi-Nangal rail line extended upto Una ?
Ans:- 1991 A.D.
Ques:- In which year did Shimla become the capital of Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- 1966 A.D.