Download 2010 Year Solved Exam. Paper H.A.S. General Study
This paper held on 4, July 2010.In this paper total 120 questions asked which are attempted in 2 hrs.
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Ques:- In India’s Balance of payments account, out of worker’s remittances from abroad.IT services receipts, inward Foreign Direct Investment & It enabled service receipts which item would not fall under the category “Invisibles” ?
Ans:- Inward Foreign Direct Investment
Ques:- An appreciation of the rupee against the currencies of India’s major trading partners.
Ans:- Hurts exporters but helps producers of goods that compete with imports.
Ques:- If Indian Government has a balanced budget in a given year in which it shows a current account deficit in the balance of payments, it indicates that in that year
Ans:- Private savings are less than private investment
Ques:- According to the constitution of India, which taxes are imposed by the union Government but are sharable with the states ?
Ans:- Income tax, union excise duties, customs duties.
Ques:- Which state had the highest poverty rate in 2004-05 ?
Ques:- In the UNDP calculation of the country’s human development index which variables are included ?
Ans:- Per capital GDP, Adult literacy rate, life expectancy, cross Enrolment Ratio
Ques;- Out of sugarcane, wheat, cotton and Bajra which one requires irrigation the most ?
Ques:- In India, consumer price indexes are calculated for which category/categories of workers ?
Ans:- Agricultural labour, Industrial workers and urban nonmanual employees
Ques:- The largest source of funding of the National Highways development project is
Ans:- The fuel cess
Ques:- The sources of India’s gross domestic savings, in order of largest to smallest source, are
Ans:- Household sector,private corporate sector, public sector
Ques:- Rohtang pass is located in …………..district.
Ques:- Which of the five major rivers, passing through Himachal pradesh originates in district Kullu ?
Ques:-‘Kufri’ is located near
Ques:-EI Nino originates from
Ans:- Shilla (7026 m)
Ques:-Hirakud Dam-longest in the world, located in Orissa is built on the river
Ques:- Which state of India was earlier called ‘NEFA’ ?
Ans:- Arunachal Pradesh
Ques:- Shifting cultivation’ is associated with
Ans:- North-Eastern India
Ques:- In India, which coast receives rainfall from North-East Monsoon ?
Ans:- Coromandal Coast
Ques:- Which soil is the most suitable for the cultivation of cotton in India ?
Ans:- Regur soil (Black soil)
Ques:- Cauvery water dispute involves which states /
Ans:- Tamil Nadu-Karnataka – Kerala
Ques:- Which is the highest tea producing state of India ?
Ques:- Gir forest is associated with
Ans:- Asiatic Lions
Ques:- In which state is Tungabhadra project of irrigation located ?
Ans:- Andhra Pradesh
Ques:- Which state of India has the largest concentration of jute Industry ?
Ans:- West Bangal
Ques:- Which is the dominant form of Intra-district migration in India ?
Ans:- Rural to Rural
Ques:- Rift valley is the landform formed by
Ans:- Faulted structure
Ques:- The ancient inscriptions from Himachal Pradesh are not inscribed in one of these soripts Sharda, Brahmi, Indo-Greek and Nagri
Ques:- Who among the princely chiefs from Himachal Pradesh sided with the British in 1857 ?
Ans:- Ram Singh
Ques:- The history of coins goes back to
Ans:- Early historical period
Ques:- Who invaded Nagarkot in AD 1008-09 ?
Ans:- Mahmud Ghazani
Ques:- Who is known as the ‘Pahari Gandhi’?
Ans:- Baba Kanshi Ram
Ques:- Which Indus valley civilization settlements has produced a three tier town planning ?
Ques:- Hiuen Tsang came to India during the reign of
Ans:- Harshvardhna (606-647 AD)
Ques:- Firoz Shah Tughlaq out canals from which river in India ?
Ques:- Which foreign traveller helped to open Indian trade with the West ?
Ans;- Vasco De Gama
Ques:- Which muslim dominated state rejected the Muslim League during elections of 1937 ?
Ans:- North-West Frontier Province
Ques:- Which geographical region produced the first Urbanization ?
Ans:- Semi-arid zones
Ques:- Who authored ‘Kathasaritsagar’ ?
Ques:- Which Mughal ruler followed the inclusive policy for consolidation of his empire ?
Ques:- Ryowari settlement, introduced un Bombay & Madras provinces was based on the scientific Rent theory of
Ques:- Who were tried in the Meerut conspiracy case ?
Ans:- Labour Leaders
Ques:- Which school of Indian Art repersents an admixture of foreign and Indian styles /
Ans:- Gandhar Art
Ques:- Who is called the Father of modern India ?
Ans:- Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Ques:- Who established ‘Arya Samaj’ in 1875 A.D. ?
Ans:- Swami Dayanand Sarswati
Ques:- The Nalwari Fair on the shore of Gobind Sagar in Bilaspur district was originally designed to arrange supply of
Ans:- Bullocks from plains
Ques:- All India woman’s conference was established by women them selves in which year ?
Ans;- 1927 A.D.
Ques:- Who founded ‘Satya Shodhak Samaj’ in 1876 AD. ?
Ans:- Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
Ques:- Which wood is used primarily for making sickles in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ques:- Drama during Gupta period was mainly confined to
Ans:- Romantic comedies
Ques:- The Akali movement began in 1920 to achieve the objective
Ans:- To eradicate corruption in Gurudwara Administration
Ques:- Who said “extremists of today are moderates of tommorow “ ?
Ans:- Lokmanya Tilak
Ques:- Gandhi used the term ‘Himalayan blunder’ after which movement ?
Ans:- Rowlatt Satyagraha, 1919
Ques:- In what context was the slogan ‘do or die’ raised ?
Ans:- Quit India Movement
Ques:- Who said “Sitaranmayya’s defeat is my defeat” ‘when Pattabhi sitaramayya was defeated by Subhash Chandra Bose in 1938 Haripura Congress session ?
Ans:- Mahatma Gandhi
Ques:- Who described the Indian civil service as the ‘Steel frame of India ‘ ?
Ans:- Lioyd George
Ques:- The Government of India Act, 1935 was based on
Ans:- The principle of federation and Parliamentary system
Ques:- India’s last war of independence has begun………………….father of our nation ; in this holy war of India’s liberation we ask for your blessing and good wishes.Who said this in 1944 ?
Ans:- Subhash Chandra Bose
Ques:- Who said “We want to destroy and get rid of a system which does no good and can do no good” ?
Ans:- Mahatma Gandhi
Ques;- What are the causes of the launch of the quit India movement on August 8, 1942 ?
Ans:- Failure of the cripps mission, British obduracy, the growing feeling of the imminent British collapse and rising prices due to war-time shortage.
Ques:- Who was sister Nivedita ?
Ans:- An Irish revolutionary who later became disciple of Swami Vivekananda
Ques:- When did seven membered Simon commission reach India ?
Ans:- In February 1928.
Ques:- 26th January before Independence was celebrated as
Ans:- Independence day
Ques:- BIMARU states concept includes
Ans:- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajsthan & Uttar Pradesh.
Ques:- ‘The Right to Information (RTI) Act was promulgated on
Ans:- October 12, 2005
Ques:- Which article of the Indian constitution deals with fundamental duties ?
Ans:- Article 51 A
Ques:- Which is the highest body to approve five year plans in the country ?
Ans:- National development council (NDC)
Ques:- When did the first linguistic state of Andhra Pradesh come into existence ?
Ans:- October 1, 1953
Ques:- Who adopted the constitution of India ?
Ans:- People of India
Ques:- Who is known as father of Genetics ?
Ans:- George Mendel
Ques:- Name an artificial food preservative ?
Ans:- Sodium Benzoate
Ques:- Who discovered ‘DNA’?
Ans:- J.Watson & F.Crick
Ques:- Cellulose is most abundant in
Ques:- Which district in H.P. is the highest producer of Mango ?
Ques:- H1 H1 flu (Swine flu) is caused by
Ques:- Who invented ‘electron’ ?
Ans:- Joseph John Thomson
Ques:- Which tissue helps in water transport in plants ?
Ques:- Water has a PH
Ques:- Sterilization in tissues is done by
Ans:- Heat & chemicals
Ques:- Of Uranium, Iron, Carbon & Calcium which is the source of fuel for a nuclear reactor ?
Ques:- Which district in Himachal Pradesh has largest area under patato production ?
Ques:- Animals cannot photosynthesize because
Ans:- Chloroplast is absent
Ques:- Which pulse is the richest protein source ?
Ques:- Which features are possessed by the desert plants ?
Ans:- Thich & Waxy leaves, and Spongy Stem
Ques:- Black soil is good for the growth of
Ques:- Chlorophyll is green because
Ans:- it reflects Green light
Ques:- Recently which Indian origin American has shared Noble Prize in chemistry ?
Ques:- ‘Green Revolution’ was possible because of
Ans:- Mexican dwarf wheat
Ques:- Enzymes are
Ques:- Of Alpha, Beta, Gamma & Delta radiations which one is the most penetrating ?
Ans:- Gamma radiations
Ques:- According to the National sample survey data, the poverty rate in Himachal Pradesh in 2004-05 (using the Uniform recall Period method) was
Ques:- Among Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal & Himachal Pradesh which state had the highest literacy rate in 2001 ?
Ans:- Himachal Pradesh
Ques:- The largest proposed outlay in Himachal Pradesh’s 2009 – 10 annual plan is for
Ans;- Social services
Ques:- Which sector contributed the largest amount to Himachal’s state Domestic product in 2008-09 ?
Ques:- The district with the lowest percentage of electrified village in Himachal is
Ques:- Among China, India, Singapore & Hong Kong which had the lowest estimated investment to GDP ratio in 2009 ?
Ques:- The WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual property rights (TRIPS) has required India to modify its laws dealing with
Ques:- At the united Nations climate change conference of December 2009, a leaked document known as “The Danish Text” in the press had the following points
Ans;- Limiting global temperature increase to 2 degree above pre industrial level, not allowing presently developing countries to emit as much carbon per capita as presently developed countries would be allowed to emit, in the emissions targets projected for the year 2050.
Ques:- Directive Principles of State policy are enshrined under the articles
Ques:- Under which constitution Amendment Act, four languages were added to the languages under the Eighth schedule of the constitution of India, thereby raising their number to 22 ?
Ans:- Constitution (Ninety-Second amendment) Act, 2003
Ques:- Which two countries follow China & India in the decreasing order of population ?
Ans:- USA and Indonesia
Ques:- Who used the Phrase ‘Un – British’ to criticize the English colonial control of India ?
Ans:- Dadabhai Naoroji
Ques:- Department of Border Management is a department of
Ans:- Ministry of home affairs
Ques:- Recently, which manuscripts have been included in the UNESCO’s memory of world register ?
Ques:- Which Union ministry is implementing the Biodiesel mission (as Nodal Ministry) ?
Ans:- Ministry of rural development
Ques:- What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skills to women in traditional and non-traditional trades ?
Ques:- With reference to stree shakti purskar, for which one is “Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award” given ?
Ans:- Administrative skills
Ques:- B.K. Chaturvedi committee dealt with
Ans:- Price reforms in the oil sector
Ques:- Which union ministry has launched the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana ?
Ans:- Ministry of Textiles
Ques:- Department of atomic energy is under the administration of
Ans:- Prime Minister’s Office
Ques:- How many member states are there in the European Union ?
Ques:- In India, who is the chairman of the national water resources council ?
Ans:- Prime Minister
Ques:- The economic and social council (ECOSOC) OF United Nations (UN) elected by a 2/3rd majority of the general assembly for a 3-year term, consists of
Ans:- 54 member states
Ques:- The second five- year plan emphasised on the establishment of
Ans:- Heavy industries
Ques:- The security council of UN consists of 5 permanent members and remaining 10 non- permanent members elected by the assembly for a term of
Ans:- 2 years
Ques:- At present group of nations known as G-8 started first as G-7. Which one was not the original member ?
Ques:- It is anticipated that between 2001 and 2025, the number of senior citizens in the developing countries will be roughly
Ques:- Which Bank is not handling the senior citizens saving scheme 2004 in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- HDFC Bank Ltd.
Ques:- The newest state to emerge in the European map is