Download 2008 Solved Paper H.A.S. General Studies
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Ques:- What is ‘Xinhua’ ?
Ans:- A News agency in China
Ques:- Which serving Minister of the Union Cabinet was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for 2008 ?
Ans:- Pranab Mukherjee.
Ques:- Which of the food stuffs has the highest calorific content ?
Ques:- What happenes when an object is transferred from the earth to moon ?
Ans:- Its weight decreases but its mass remains constant
Ques;- Who discovered electrons ?
Ques:- Which scientist was the fist to demonstrate the circulation of blood ?
Ans:- William Harvey
Ques:- To which category does an ‘Asparagus’ belong ?
Ques:- Which country is the largest producer of rubber ?
Ans:- Thailand (accounting for about 33% of the Global supply )
Ques:- In which country is Greenwich located ?
Ques:- To which subject is ‘Light year’ related ?
Ques:- Which community live in an ‘igloo’ ?
Ques:- For what is word ‘Blitzkrieg’ used ?
Ans:- A sudden crippling attack
Ques:- Which position does Mr. Elbardei hold at present ?
Ans:- Chief of International Atomic Energy Agency
Ques:- Who is the present Director General of the world Trade Organization ?
Ans;- Pascal Lamy
Ques:- Who was the captain of the Indian-19 cricket team which won the World cup at Kualalumpur (Malaysia) in March 2008 ?
Ans:- Virat Kohli
Ques:- From which country has India purchased the Barak-l-anti-missile defence system ?
Ques;- What role has the UNO assigned to its envoy Ibrahim Gambari at present ?
Ans:- To bring about a rapprochement between Aung San Su ki and the military Junta in Myanmar
Ques:- At which place in Australia was the last cricket match of the triseries in March 2008, played when India defeated Australia ?
Ques:- Which position does Samdhong Rimpoche hold at present ?
Ans:- Tibetan Prime Minister in exil at Dharmashala
Ques:- Which American leader has been campaigning about the climate crisis caused by global warming ?
Ans:- Al Gore
Ques:- With which sport is Narain Kartikeyan associated ?
Ques:- What position does Fahmida Mirza hold in Pakistan now ?
Ans:- Speaker of Parliament
Ques:- Which country has honoured Mrs. Sonia Gandhi with the ‘Order of Leopold’ ?
Ques:- With which game is Joaquim Carravelho associated ?
Ques:- Who said, “The earth has enough for man’s need but not for man’s greed”?
Ans:- Mahatma Gandhi
Ques:- From which country has India purchased the warship INS Jalashwa ?
Ques:- Which country is known as the ‘Sugar bowl of the world’?
Ques:- What is ‘Esperanto’?
Ans:- An Artficial language
Ques:- In which State of India is the Dudhwa National Park located ?
Ans:- Uttar Pradesh
Ques:- Which erstwhile nations has now been divided into two separate states ?
Ques;- On which mountainrange is the Shilla Peak located ?
Ans:-Zanskar (in Distt. Kinnaur)
Ques:-Which river enters Jammu and Kashmir at Sansari Nala after passing through Himachal Pradesh ?
Ques:- At which place in Himachal Pradesh is the central Potato Research instituate (CPRI) located ?
Ques:-Which Muslim King besieged the fort of Nagarkot for six months in the later half of the 14th century compelling its ruler to surrender ?
Ans:-Firoz Shah Tughlaq
Ques:-Who forced Raja Ghamand Chand to pay tribute to him in 1770 AD ?
Ques:- How did the status of Himachal Pradesh change after the states were reorganized in 1956 ?
Ans:- It became a Union Territory
Ques:-Which Governor –General was the first to stay at Shimla ?
Ans:-Lord Amherst (1827 A.D.)
Ques:- In which year was the Himalayan hill states regional council formed ?
Ans:- 1946 A.D.
Ques:- What is ‘Kee’ ?
Ans:- A Budhist monastery in Distt. Lahaul –Spiti
Ques:- In which year was the ‘Big Landed Estates and Land Reforms Act’ passed in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- 1954 A.D.
Ques:- Which two sides were the signatories to the Treaty of Sagauli in 1815 AD ?
Ans:- Gurkhas and the British
Ques:- In which year did the first legislative assembly come into existence in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- 1952 A.D.
Ques:- Which Himachal Princely state refused to side with the British during the War of Independence of 1857 ?
Ques:- At which of the following places in Himachal Pradesh is the Mohan Meakins Breweries located ?
Ques:- At which places are resin and turpentine oil factories located in Himachal Pradesh ?
Ans:- Nahan and Bilaspur
Ques:- On which river is the Kol Dam hydro-power plant with Soviet Collabaration ?
Ques:- Which district of Himachal Pradesh has rock salt deposits ?
Ans:- Mandi (at Gumma)
Ques:- Which Princely state was founded by Raja Rasalu in 1139 AD ?
Ques:- In which Himachal princely state did the people demand abolition od ‘Beger’ , leading to police firing on agitators ?
Ans:- Dhami (16 July 1939)
Ques;- Which of the two great men were contemporaries ?
Ans:- Karl Marx and Charies Darwin
Ques:- Which American President ordered dropping of atomic bombs on Japan during World War II ?
Ans:- Henry Truman
Ques:- Which British Prime Minister was awarded Nobel Prize for literature ?
Ans:- Winston Churchill (in 1953)
Ques:- In which country is ‘Waterloo’ located ?
Ques:- With whom is the ideology of Fascism associated ?
Ans:- Benito Mussolini
Ques:- Who is known as ‘The Lady With The Lamp’ ?
Ans:- Florence Nightingale
Ques:- Which country adopted the ‘Monroe Doctrine’ as a part of its foreign policy ?
Ques:- Which Russian leader introduced ‘perestroika’ and glassnost’ in the Soviet Union, leading to its disintegration ?
Ans:- Mikhael Gorbachev
Ques:- Which independent country is the latest to be carved out of the erstwhile Yugoslavia ?
Ans:- Kosovo (on 17th Feb. 2008)
Ques:- Which leader is credited with introducing globalization and market economy in China ?
Ans:- Deng Shiao Ping
Ques:- Which office did Vitthal Bhai Patel hold after the formation of the Swaraj Party in 1925 ?
Ans:- Speaker of the Central Legislative Assembly
Ques:- Which book helped Mahatma Gandhi in shaping his views on social and economic reform /
Ans:- Unto This Last (by John Ruskin)
Ques:- Which is the last of the 50 states constituting the United States of America ?
Ques:- Which speaker of Lok Sabha has served as President of India ?
Ans:- Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
Ques:- Who was Torman ?
Ans:- A hun invader and ruler of the 5th century
Ques:- Who built Charminar at Hyderabad ?
Ans:- Adil Shah of Bijapur
Ques:- Who was the author of the famous Sanskrit drama ‘Mrichchkatik’ ?
Ques:- Who wrote ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’?
Ans:- John Bunyan
Ques:- In which year was the people’s republic of China admitted as a member of the United Nations Organisations (UNO) ?
Ans:- 1971 A.D.
Ques:- Of which country does ‘Xinijiang Uygur’ province form part ?
Ques:- In Which continent is Surinam located ?
Ans:- South America
Ques:- Which African country has the largest area ?
Ques:- Which country is skirted by the warm Kuroshio current ?
Ques:- Which Sikh Guru was sentenced to death by Emperor Jahangir for blessing rebellions prince Khosrau ?
Ans:- Guru Arjun Dev
Ques:- Which peshwa emerged as the real head of Maratha confederacy under the Sangola Agreement ?
Ans:- Balaji Baji Rao (1750 A.D.)
Ques:- What was the main proposal of the original llbert Bill presented in the central Legislative Council during the tenure of Viceroy Lord Ripon ?
Ans:- Empowering Indian judges to trial cases involving Europeans also
Ques:- Who presided over the first session of the Indian National Congress held at Bombay on Dec. 28, 1885 ?
Ques:- Who had set up the Indian Home Rule Society in London in 1905 ?
Ans:- Shyamji Krishna Verma
Ques:- Which viceroy had promulgated the Vernacular Press Act of 1878 to muzzle press freedom ?
Ans:- Lord Lytton
Ques:- Which Amendment to the IndianConstitution banned floorcrossing by Members of Parliament and state Legislatures elected on Party-ticket ?
Ans:- 52 nd
Ques;- Which schedule of the Indian constitution describes the division between centre and state functions on the basis of three lists ?
Ans:- Seventh Schedule
Ques:- Which type of disputes can be directly raised in the Supereme court ?
Ans:- Enforcement of fundamental rights
Ques:- Which of the refineries at the following places is not owned by the Indian oil Corporation ?
Ques:- Which fundamental right was repealed by an Act of Parliament in 1978 ?
Ans:- Right to Property
Ques:- Who was the first leader to call Mahatma Gandhi ‘Father of the Nation’ ?
Ans:- Subhash Chandra Bose
Ques:- Who was the author of the book ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ ?
Ans:- R.L. Stevenson
Ques:- Who has written the book ‘My country and My Life’ ?
Ans:- Lal Krishna Advani
Ques:- Which of Shakespeare’s plays was once banned in England in 1788 A.D. ?
Ans:- King Lear
Ques:- Why does water get cooled in an earthen pitcher ?
Ans:- Because of the pores in the clay walls of the pitcher
Ques:- Why does a burning candle get extinguished when it is covered with a tumbler ?
Ans:- Because the supply of oxygen is cut off
Ques:- Why is sea water saline ?
Ans:- Because of salty brought to the sea by rivers.
Ques:- Who propounded the doctrine of the end justifying the means ?
Ques:- At which place did Vasco-de-Gama land during his discovery of
Ans:- Calicut 9now called Kozikode)
Ques:- What does a Lactometer test ?
Ans:- Purity of milk
Ques:- What is hydroponics ?
Ans:- Growing plants throu8gh nutrients without the use of soil
Ques:- What is Pentagon ?
Ans:- U.S. Defence Headquarters
Ques:- In which state of India is the rocket launching station Thumba located ?
Ques:- Who founded the Belur Math near Kolkata in 1897 A.D. ?
Ans:- Swami Vivekanand
Ques:- What is Korba Known for ?
Ans:- Aluminium plant (BALCO)
Ques:- In which country is Bethlehem, the birth-place of Jesus Christ located ?
Ques;- What is ‘Hiotel Rwanda’ ?
Ans:- A film about genocide in Rwanda
Ques;- Whose consent has to be taken before a money-bill is introduced in a state legislature ?
Ques;- To which category does the planning commission in India belong ?
Ans:- Advisory body
Ques:- What does the Richter scale measure ?
Ans:- Force of an earthquake
Ques:- Which Indian industry needs the largest numbers of workers ?
Ques:- Where is the Potala Palace ?
Ques:- What does the Antyodata Scheme aim to achieve ?
Ans:- Helping the poorest of the poor
Ques:- Which is the largest source of power supply in India ?
Ans:- Thermal power
Ques:- Which tax is levied only by the central government in India ?
Ans:- Income Tax
Ques:- Which office does Montek Singh Ahluwalia hold at present ?
Ans:- Dupty Chairman of the Planning Commission
Ques:- Who is the author of the book ‘In The Line Of Fire’ ?
Ans:- Parvez Musharraf
Ques:- What was the view of the organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) at its meeting held at Daker in March 2008 on the question of Kishmir ?
Ans:-The Kashmir dispute be resolved in accordance with U.N. resolutions
Ques:- Which former Prime Minister of India was instrumental in introducing the term ‘Socialist ‘ and ‘Secular’ in the preamble to the Indian Constitution ?
Ans:- Indira Gandhi
Ques:- In which country is the Kalaharri desert located ?
Ans:- Botswana (in South America)
Ques:- Which is the largest island in the World ?
Ques:- Which scientist is associated with the explosion of the first atomic bomb ?
Ans;- Robert Openheimer
Ques:- Who laid the foundation of Yoga Therapy during 200-100 B.C. ?
Ques:- In which year was slave trade abolished in the British empire ?
Ans:- 1807 A.D.
Ques:- Who wrote the Famous book ‘Essay on Population’ ?
Ans:- Malthus Thomas Robert in 1798 A.D.
Ques:- Who wrote the script of the famous movie “2001 : A Space Odyssey”?
Ans:- Arthur C. Clarke
Ques;- For which historical event is the term ‘Holocaust’ used ?
Ans:- Genocide of Jews under the Nazis