General Study Exam. Paper H.A.S. 2007

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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 ?

Ans:- Pluto

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 ?

Ans:- U.P.

Ques:- Singapore is a –

Ans:- City State

Ques:- The currency of Bhutan is ?

Ans:- Ngultrum

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 ?

Ans:- AXN

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

Ans:- Damascus

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 ?

Ans:- Switzerland

Ques:- With which game is Andre Agassi associated ?

Ans;- Tennis

Ques:- Who is the author of the best seller ‘The Alchemy of Desire’ ?

Ans;- Tarun Tejpal

Ques:- With which sport is Santosh Yadav related ?

Ans:- Mountaineering

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

Ans:- Lucknow

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 ?

Ans:- Russia

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 ?

Ans:- 6

Ques:- With which sport is Jeev Milkha Singh associated ?

Ans:- Golf

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 ?

Ans:- Manipur

Ques:- Which country is the largest supplier of military equipment to India ?

Ans;- Russia

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 ?

Ans:- Australia

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 ?

Ans:- Haryana

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’ ?

Ans:- Mars

Ques:- In which country was the book fair with ‘Today’s as its theme and India as the guest country, organized in 2006’ ?

Ans:- Germany

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 ?

Ans:- Bangladesh

Ques:- Which country won the Hockey World cup for 2006 ?

Ans:- Germany

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 ?

Ans:- Qatar

Ques:- Who was the youngest cricket player to make a century ?

Ans:- Ricky Ponting

Ques:- Which planet is closest to the Sun ?

Ans:- Mercury

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 ?

Ans:- Dhaulagiri

Ques:- Which ocean has the smallest area in the world ?

Ans:- Arctic ocean

Ques:- Which ocean has the longest river in the world ?

Ans:- Nile

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 /

Ans:- Whittle

Ques:- Who is regarded as the father of Western Medicine ?

Ans:- Hippocrates

Ques:- In which year was Prophet Mohammad born ?

Ans:- 570 A.D.

Ques:- Which country attained independence in 1947 along with India ?

Ans:- Indonesia

Ques:-Which country  is known as the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ ?

Ans:- Norway

Ques:- In which area is the Swahili language spoken ?

Ans:- East Africa

Ques:- Who was the author of the famous Greek epic ‘lliad’ ?

Ans:- Homer

Ques:- What is meant by ESP ?

Ans:- Economic and Social Practices

Ques:- With which religion is the holy book Talmud related ?

Ans:- Judaism

Ques:- In which city is the headquarters of the World health organigation located ?

Ans:-Geneva (Switzerland)

Ques:- Which country has Drachma as its currency ?

Ans:- Greece

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. ?

Ans:-Mahatma Gandhi

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

Ans:- Puducherry

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  ?

Ans:- Africa

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 ?

Ans:- Elasticity

Ques:- From where is cellulose ectracted ?

Ans:- Wood and cotton

Ques:- Which metal was used by man first ?

Ans:- Copper

Ques:- The deficiency of which substance causes anaemia in body ?

Ans:- Iron

Ques:- Which crop is affected by the plant disease, rust ?

Ans:- Wheat

Ques:- Which fabric is least inflammable ?

Ans:- Silk

Ques:- In which country is the Great Barrier Reef located ?

Ans:- Australia

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 ?

Ans:- Beas

Ques:- Where does the river Satluj originate ?

Ans:- Tibet

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 ?

Ans:- Pakistan

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 ?

Ans:- Panini

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. ?

Ans:- Torman

Ques:- Who ruled over Chamba in 680 A.D. ?

Ans:- Manu Varman

Ques;- In which century was the Mandi state founded /

Ans:- 14th

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 ?

Ans:- Bushahar

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 ?

Ans:- Jwalamukhi

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 ?

Ans;- Pathania

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 ?

Ans:- Dhami

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 ?

Ans:- Pradyumna

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 ?

Ans:- Norway

Ques:- At which place in Himachal Pradesh is the 100-ton-a-day capacity Vanaspati ghee plant in cooperative sector, located ?

Ans;- Mandi

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.

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