Download Solved Exam. Paper General Studies H.P. Naib Tehsildar’s Examination 2008
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Himachal Pradesh Naib Tehsildar’s Examination 2008
Ques:- Which gas is used to ripen the fruits ?
Ques:- Which is the biggest part of earth’s atmosphare ?
Ques:- While climbing a mountain a person bends forward to
Ans:- Increase stability
Ques:- The acid commonly present in Lemon and Grapes is
Ans:- Citric acid
Ques:-Which part of human body is affected first of all by nuclear radiation ?
Ques:- Optical fibres are mainly used for
Ques:- Which metal is mixed with iron to prepare steel ?
Ans:- Chromium (18%) & Nickel (8%)
Ques:- Which industry requires heavy water ?
Ans:- Atomic energy
Ques:- Which factor is considered responsible for the phenomenon of global warming ?
Ans:- Greenhouse gas effect
Ques:- Name the vitamin which is conducive for the clotting of blood ?
Ans:- Vitamin ‘K’
Ques:- What is the purpose of mixing baking soda in kneaded flour ?
Ans:- Generation of carbondioxide
Ques:- What was the basic aim of Akali movement ?
Ans:- Redemption of gurudwaras from the clutches of Mahantas
Ques:- Who was termed ‘Father of Indian Unreast’ by British journalist Valentine Chirol ?
Ans:- Lokmanya Tilak
Ques:- Who ensured Swami Vivekananda’s participation in the World parliament of Religions held in September 1893 A.D. at Chicago (USA) by unstinted support and all-round help ?
Ans:- Raja Ajit Singh Khetari
Ques:- Hurling of a bomb on viceroy Lord Hardinge on the eve of Delhi Durbar in 1911 A.D. was a challenge to British imperlialism.The revolutionary who performed this act of outstanding boldness was
Ans:- Ras Bihari Bose
Ques:-Where did Swami Dayananda Saraswati complete his magnun opus ‘Satyartha Prakash’ ?
Ques:-Who was known as ‘Frontier Gandhi’ during freedom movement ?
Ans:- Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
Ques:-Who was eulogized as ‘Prophet of Nationalism’ by Deshbandhu Chitranjan Das ?
Ans:- Sri Aurobindo
Ques:- The title of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s autobiography is
Ans:- An Indian Pilgrim
Ques:-Our national song ‘Vande Mataram’ was composed by
Ans:- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya
Ques:-Who carried out the feat of extra-ordinary philanthropy of donating at a time rupee 32 lacs way back in 1916 to Madan Mohan Malviyaji to enable him to establish Banaras Hindu University ?
Ans:- Raja Baldev Das Birla
Ques:- M.A. Jinnah as Governor-General of Pakistan, issued a stern warning to rioters of Karachi not to touch the statue of a great Indian leader, installed at a prominent place in the city. Name that towering Indian leader whom even Jinnah respected so profoundly ?
Ans:- Lokmanya Tilak
Ques:- Who has underline the melancholy of Taj (Mahal) in the following soul stirring words : “Taj is a teardrop on the cheeks of time”.
Ans:- Rabindra Nath Thakur
Ques:- Who was W.C.Rand, who was assassinated by Chapekar brothers (Damodar & Balkrishna) in 1897 A.D. ?
Ans:- Chairman of Pune Plague Commission
Ques:- Who cast sarcastic aspersion on the member of Swarajya Dal for their practice of entering the Council chamber and then walking out of it on one pretext or by the other, by terming it as ‘Patriotism in Locomotion’ ?
Ans:- Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru
Ques:- What was the basic factor that prompted reorganization of atates on linguistic basis after independence ?
Ans:- Death of P.Shri Ramulu
Ques:-Who propounded the concept of “Total Revolution” in 1974 A.D. ?
Ans:- Jaiprakash Naryan
Ques:- Why did Prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri call upom the people to observe ‘Vijay Vrata’ on every Monday ?
Ans:- To accept the challenge of Canada in the matter of foodgrains
Ques:- Kam Raj Plan aimed at
Ans:- Removal of thorns in flesh in Congress organization and goernment that troubled Pandit Nehru
Ques:- Who dubbed Emergency (declared on 26th June, 1975) as ‘Anushasan Parva’ ?
Ans:- Vinoba Bhave
Ques:- Who was the moving force behind the reconstruction of vandalised Somanth Temple after independence ?
Ans:- Sardar Bhave
Ques:- Why did Dr. Ambedkar turn down the offer of rupees nine crores made by Nizam Hyderabad in case he embraced Islam along with his followers ?
Ans:- Dissociation from his moorings was totally unacceptable to him
Ques:- To whom Mahatma Gandhi called his ‘Conscience Keeper’ ?
Ans:- Chakraverti Raj Gopalchari
Ques:- “Posterity shall scarerly believe that such a mortal of flesh and bone ever trod this earth. “Who has made this observation about Mahatma Gandhi ?
Ans:- Albert Einstein
Ques:- Where did Lord Buddha deliver his first sermon ?
Ans:- Sarnath (Mrig dav)
Ques:- The first ‘Tirthankar’ of Jainism was
Ans:- Rishabha Dev
Ques:- Which Ramayan contains the following couplet highlighting the glory of mother land ?
Ans:- Anand Ramayan
Ques:- For which temple ‘Rathyatra’ happens to be principal celebration ?
Ans:- Puri (Jagannath Temple in Orissa)
Ques:- In which scripture do we find the division of human life in four Ashramas ?
Ans:- Shatpath Brahman
Ques:- The marrige of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala falls in whicch category of marriage ?
Ans:- Gandharva Vivah
Ques:- Which work of antiquity is known as Pancham Veda (Fifth Veda) ?
Ans:- Srimad Bhagwat Gita
Ques:- Gindar, Gidda, Terah Talee and Bihoo happen to be
Ans:- Folk dances
Ques:- The Ajanta mural paintings (belong to Mahayan sect of Buddhism) depict episodes from
Ans:- Jataka Stories
Ques:- Which fundamental right has been termed as ‘the soul and heart of Indian Constitution’ by Dr. Ambedkar ?
Ans:- Right to Constitutional remedies (Article 32)
Ques:- Which Chief Justice of India acted as President of India ?
Ques:-When does the general debate on any bill take place in the Lok Sabha ?
Ans:-At the time of introduction of the Bill
Ques:-Which schedule of Indian constituent Assembly were elected ?
Ans:- Indirect Election by Provincial Assemblies
Ques:- What is the offical language of Sikkim ?
Ans:- Lepcha & Bhutiya
Ques:- How much amount does an M.P. get annually including pay and various allowances ?
Ans:- Rs. 25 Lakh
Ques:- Which ministry has got jurisdiction in the matters of National Flag, National Emblem and National Bird ?
Ans:- Home Ministry
Ques:- Who has termed Indian federal system as Quasi Federal ?
Ans:- Professor K.C. Wheare
Ques:- Which directive principal is in consonance with Gandhian philosophy ?
Ans:- Empowerment of Gram Panchayats
Ques:- Who administers oath of office to the speaker of Lok Sabha ?
Ans:- Oath not required
Ques:- Tata group has taken over GCIL, a large company in the field of chemicals. After this takeover in which field Tata group shall became second largest company ?
Ans:- Production of soda ash
Ques:- Who endores finally the five year plan of India ?
Ans:- National Development Council
Ques;- The major factor conducive for rapid growth of Indian exports is
Ans:- Diversification of exports
Ques:- Planning commission of India is
Ans:- A advisory body
Ques:- Which is the largest trade union, so far as membership is concerned ?
Ans:- Bhartiya Majdoor Sangh
Ques:- For which purpose World Bank provided a loan of 600 million (dollars) to Indian in the year 2007 ?
Ans:- To strengthen rural co-operative structure
Ques:- With which industrial company Venu Gopal Dhoot is associated ?
Ques:- What are Nav Ratna companies (since 1997 A.D.) ?
Ans:- The public sector Enterprises with enhanced financial & operational autonomy & empowered to invest upto Rs. 1000 crore or 15% of their net worth on a single project without seeking Govt. approval.
Ques:- Who determines the share of states in the central taxes ?
Ans:- Finance Commision
Ques:- The principal aim of ‘Vision statement’ adopted recently for North Eastern states is
Ans:- To enable the North-Eastern states to attain National Economic eminence
Ques:- The oldest mountain range of India is
Ans:- Adawala (Aravalli)
Ques;- Where is the famous Sinhgarh fort ?
Ques:- Where is the forest area known as Silent valley ?
Ques:- ‘Kiang’a variety of Asiatic wild ass is found in
Ques:- Plateau refers to
Ans:- A broad stretch of high land
Ques:- Which city of India is known as ‘Sun city’ ?
Ques:- At which place river Ganga is formed as a result of confluence of A laknanda and Bhagirathi ?
Ans:- Dev Prayag
Ques:- Which Indian state is introduced as ‘God’s Own country’ by its tourism department /
Ques:- The river that flows between Vindhya mountain range and Satpura is
Ques;- Which state government has given Cabinet Minister’s rank to its eminent singer in order to honour him ?
Ques:- Who was the first ever woman chief minister of any state of Indian Union ?
Ans;- Sucheta Kriplani
Ques:- Which award founded by K.K. Birla foundation is given to a man of letters belonging to a particular state ?
Ans:- Bihari award (Awarded annually to a Rajasthani Author)
Ques:- According to the report of forest ministry the forest area of Himachal Pradesh has increased during the years 2003-2005 A.D. How much increase has been reported ?
Ans:- Ten sq km.
Ques:- “Kkanjan Nayan” a novel written by renowned Hindi novelist Amritlal Nagar depicts the life and creation of a Krishna devotee poet.Who is that eminent poet ?
Ques:- Birth anniversary (Jan12, 1863 A.D.) of which prominent figure of Indian renaissance was declared to be celebrated as ‘Youth Day’ every year by Government of India in the year 1985 ?
Ans:- Swami Vivekananda
Ques:- Which phase of Mahatma Gandhi’s life is the subject-matter of widely acclaimed novel ‘ pahila girmitya’ ?
Ans:- Champaran Satyagraha
Ques:- From which book Mahatma Gandhi adopted the concept of ‘Sarvodya’ ?
Ans:- Unto This Last
Ques:- Who refuted the existence of Gandhism during the life-time of Mahatma Gandhi ?
Ans:- Mahatma Gandhi himself
Ques:- Which plan of British Government was rejected by Mahatma Gandhi by terming it as a post dated cheque drawn on an insolvent bank ?
Ans:- Cripps Mission Plan (1942)
Ques:- To whom Mahatma Gandhi acknowledged as his political mentor ?
Ans:- Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Ques:- What was sent as wedding gift by Mahatma Gandhi to British Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her marriage ?
Ans:- Khadi handkerchief
Ques:- In which city of Indian Asian development Bank has opened its residential office ?
Ans:- New Delhi
Ques:- Where was Mahatma Gandhi’s Headquater prior to establishment of Sabarmati Ashram ?
Ques:- Who is renowned figure in Indian leather industry and Hindi literature as well ?
Ans:- Prabha Khetan
Ques:- By which name Himachal is introduced on the tourism map ?
Ques:- The shrine of Renuka is associated with
Ans:- Bhargva Parshu Ram
Ques:- Among Mandi, Naina Devi Hills, Dharamshala and Ponta Sahib which place was never visited by Guru Govind Singh ?
Ques:- Who was the chairman of the conference held at Solan in Febuary 1948 to consider the merger of princely hill states now forming Himachal Pradesh /
Ans:- Raja Durga Singh
Ques:- Which Ruler of Bilaspur was forced by people to leave the state because of his tyrannical rule ?
Ques:- ‘Tarikh-I-Riyasat Sirmur’ was authored by
Ans:- Kanwar Ranjor Singh
Ques:- Since which year Bilaspur state began to keep its records in Devanagari script ?
Ans:- 1885 A.D.
Ques:- The Headquarter of Chamba state in ancient times was at
Ques:- The love affair of which Raja of Chamba culminated in the elevation of a Barber to the post of Wazir ?
Ans:- Udai Singh
Ques:- Who remained aloof from the confederation formed against Mirza Riaz Begh, Viceroy of Punjab, for his undue interference into the affairs of hill states ?
Ans:- Jagat Singh-Kangra
Ques:- Which temple of Kangra was destroyed by the forces of Mahmood Ghaznavee ?
Ans:- Vajreshwari temple
Ques:- The first Sikh Commander to invade Kangra in the later half of 18th century A.D. was
Ans:- Jai Singh Kanhaiya
Ques;- Name the ruler of Nurpur who was taken as a prisoner to Lahore in 1558 A.D. by Bairam Khan and was put to death there ?
Ans:- Bakhta Pal
Ques:- Who was the first President of Himalaya Riyasate Prajamandal ?
Ans:- Pt. Padma Dev
Ques:- Where did the martyrdom of Pratap Singh took place who inspired the masses to rise against Britishers in 1857 ?
Ques:- Wazir Ram Singh of Nurpur, who gave sleepness nights to British commanders during the second Anglo-Sikh War, was exiled to
Ques:- Which zone of Himachal Pradesh is also known as Alpine Zone ?
Ans:- The Hreater Himalaya
Ques:- Which lake is dotted with floating islands ?
Ques:- The biggest river of Himachal Pradesh in terms of volume of water is
Ques:- Tatapani, famous for hot water springs is in the district of
Ques:- After the confluence of river Chandra and Bhaga river Chenab is formed Where does this confluence take place ?
Ans:- Tandi near Lahaul
Ques:- How many tehsils in Kangra district ?
Ques:- Pangi valley is situated at an altitude of
Ans:- 14528 feet
Ques:- Which is the highest peak of Dhaula Dhar mountain range in Mandi district ?
Ans:- Nagru (4400m)
Ques:- Gaddis of Himachal Pradesh can be categorized as
Ans:- Semi-nomadic, Semi-pastoral, Semi-agricultural
Ques:- The first hydro-electric station in Chamba town was commissioned in the year
Ans:- 1910 A.D.
Ques:- Under the Indo-German programme a diary development plant has been set up in Mandi district at
Ques:- ‘Solan Gola’ is a famous variety of
Ques:- Which district of Himachal Pradesh is famous for salt mines ?
Ques:- The biggest apple growing district of Himachal Pradesh happens to be
Ques:- Masheer and Mirror carp found in Himachal Pradesh are a famous variety of
Ques:- In which year ‘Himachal Pradesh’ Abolition of big Landed Estates and Land Reform Act was passed ?
Ans:- 1954 A.D.
Ques:- Where does Himachal Pradesh stand in the terms of ginger production on the national level ?
Ans:- Second (1st position – Kerala)
Ques:- The estimated potential of hydro-electric power of Himachal Pradesh is nearly
Ans:- 21,500 MW
Ques:- The longest tunnel on Kalka-Shimla railway track is
Ans:- Barog (1143 Mtrs.)
Ques:- Which district of Himachal Pradesh has earned fme for its ‘Rumals’ ?
Ques:- The central theme of Kangra School of Painting was
Ans:- Lord Krishna and Radha
Ques:- Smt. Maheshi Devi in 1965 awarded with National Award for Master Craftsman has excelled in
Ques:- Manak a great master of Pahari miniatyre adorned the court of
Ans:- Sansar Chand-II of Kangra
Ques:- Sobha Singh Art Gallery is located at
Ques:- What is the average rainfall in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- 1600 mm
Ques:- Which district of Himachal Pradesh recorded minus population growth according to 1991 census ?
Ques:- Spiti literally means
Ans:- Land of Jewels
Ques:- The epithet ‘Lady Keylong’ is related to a
Ans;- Mountain peak
Ques:- Which place is considered cremation ground of Pandava Queen ‘Draupdee’ ?
Ques:- Kunjoo and Chanchloo whose love story still stimulates young hearts, belonged to
Ques:- In which valley Kunzum pass is situated ?
Ans:- Spiti valley
Ques:- Which seat of Indian Instituate of Advanced Studies ?
Ques:- The new year festival in ‘Chandra’ and ‘Bhaga’ valley is called
Ans:- Haldo or Losar
Ques:- When did the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh become a full fledged state ?
Ans:- 25th January, 1971
Ques:- Which heritage building of India has recently been included in the list of world heritage sites recognized by UNESCO ?
Ans:- Red Fort
Ques:- Which countries have adopted Europe’s unified currency Euro since January, 2008 ?
Ans:- Malta and Cyprus
Ques:- A violent incident that occurred at Chauri-Chaura was responsible for the withdrawal of non-co-operation movement. In which state Chauri- Chaura is situated ?
Ans:- Uttar Pradesh
Ques:- In the recently held (1st January, 2008) elections to elect five non-permanent members to UN Security Council which continent was able to get two members elected from its ranks ?
Ans:- Africa (Libya& Burkino-Faso)
Ques:- In the year 2008, the British government has appointed an Indian economist as its chief economist. He happens to be
Ans:- Parthsarthee Shon
Ques:- Who has been declared ‘Person’ of the year for the year 2007 by the prestigious magazine ‘Time’ ?
Ans:- Vladimir Putin
Ques:- The year long one hundered fiftieth anniversary celebrations of which historically important event in the annals of modern India have concluded recently ?
Ans:- First War of Independence
Ques:- Which company has launched the most economical Laptop ‘Mileap’ in Janauary, 2008 ?
Ques:- The important issue decided by Lisbon Treaty in December 2007, is
Ans:- Reforming of decision making procedure of European union.