Himachal Pradesh H.A.S. Exam. 2013

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This exam paper of H.A.S. 2013 held on 16-06-2013.This paper shall be of 200 marks and there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choice) questions from the syllabus of History, geography, political, art & culture and socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh. Current events of national and international importance.History of India and Indian national movement. Indian and world Geography physical, social, economic geography of India and the world. Indian polity and governance-Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues etc. Economic and social development – sustainable development poverty inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives,etc. General issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate Change-that do not require subject specialization and General science.

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Ques:- Which commissions/committee have recommended legal protection to Whistle Blowers ?

Ans:- Law Commission & Second Administrative Reforms Commission.

Ques:- Which commissions has recommended that under the RTI Act, MPs and MLAs should be declared as Public Authorities except when they are discharging legislative functions ?

Ans:- Second Administrative Reforms Commission

Ques:- Among students Federation of India, All India democratic Women’s Association, All India Agricultural Workers Union, All India Trade Union congress which one is not affiliated to CPI (M) ?

Ans:- All India Trade Union Congress

Ques:- The India Constitutional refers to minorities based on

Ans:- Religion or language

Ques:- Among National Human Rights Commission, UNION Public Service Commission, National Commission for Women National Commission for Minorities which are statutory bodies /

Ans:- National Human Rights Commission ,National Commission for Women, National Commission for Minorities

Ques:- The 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments were made during the Primeministership of :

Ans:- Narasimha Rao

Ques:- CENVAT is associated with :

Ans:- Indirect Tax

Ques:- Which occupied the highest place in growth rate during the 11th plan period 2007-2012 ?

Ans:- Service Sector

Ques:- First share market in India was established in

Ans:- Mumbai

Ques:- Who was the chairman of the committee on pricing and taxation of petroleum products ?

Ans:- C.Rangarajan

Ques:- For National Manufacturing and Investment Zones(NMIZ), Special Economic Zone (SEZ) AND EOUs (Exports-oriented Units), which statements is true ?

Ans:- SEZs  and EOUs will be located within NIMZS

Ques:- To which community/organization maximum goods are exported from India ?

Ans:- OPEC

Ques:- UNDP has introduced a new poverty index known as :

Ans:- Multi-dimensional Poverty Index

Ques:- Project ‘Sankalp’ is associated with the elimination of :


Ques:- Which Indian company has been included for the first time is U.S.A.’S INDEX nasdaq-100 ?

Ans:- Infosys

Ques:- The terms ‘NEER’ AND ‘REER’ ae related with :

Ans:- Foreign exchange rate

Ques:- When was world Trade Organisation set up by the member countries of the United Nations to promote trade among countries ?

Ans:- 1995

Ques:- In what capacity was P.C. Mahalanobis associated with the formulation of the economic policy of independent India ?

Ans:- As an applied statistician

Ques:- Which type of pollution is caused by two-wheelers ?

Ans:- Air Pollution

Ques:- Most hazardous metal pollution of automobile exhaust is :

Ans:- Lead

Ques:- The excess discharge of fertilizers into water bodies results in :

Ans:- Eutrophication

Ques:- If BOD of a river water is found very high, this means water :

Ans:- is highly polluted

Ques:- Minamata disease affects the

Ans:- Nervous System

Ques:- Chernobyl disaster was caused by a

Ans:- Nuclear reactor accident

Ques:- Chemical which causes bone cancer and degeneration of tissue is

Ans:- Str-90

Ques:- The antiknock agent added to unleaded petrol is ;

Ans:- Tetraethyl lead

Ques:- The range of normal human hearing lies between :

Ans:- 50 Hz to 15,000 Hz

Ques:- 3-4 benzopyrene causes :

Ans:- Lung cancer

Ques:- Climate of world is threatened by ;

Ans:- Increasing amount of atmospheric co2

Ques:- In coming years, skin related disorders will become more common due to :

Ans:- Depletion of ozone layer

Ques:- Natural silk is a

Ans:- Polypeptide

Ques:- Which one can be remolded time and again without producing any change ?

Ans:- PVC

Ques:- The drugs used to get relief from pain are called

Ans:- Analgesics

Ques:- Most commonly used tranquillizers are derivatives of ;

Ans:- Barbiturc acid

Ques:- SLV-3 and ASLV rockets used ;

Ans:- Composite solid propellants

Ques:- A transformer is used for ;

Ans:- Increasing or decreasing AC voltage

Ques:- Convex lens are used for correction of :

Ans:- Long-sightedness

Ques:- One litre of water is equivalent to ;

Ans:- 0.9 kg

Ques:- Metals are good conductors of electricity because ;

Ans:- They have free electrons

Ques:- In the process of galvanization an iron sheet is coated with

Ans:- Zinc

Ques:- Who is author of Abode of God ?

Ans:- Andrew Wilson

Ques:- Among Suketi, Banganga, Ali, Uhal which one is not a tributary of the beas /

Ans:- Ali

Ques:- With which lossar festival associated ?

Ans:- Tibetan New Year

Ques:- Where is KEE monastery ?

Ans:- Spiti

Ques:- At which interval is Bhunda festival of Nirmand held ?

Ans:- Twelve years

Ques:- With which region of Himachal Pradesh is Sih ballet associated ?

Ans:- Rohru-Jubbal

Ques:- Which Sultan of Delhi helped Raja Megh Chand of Bilaspur to regain his lost kingdom ?

Ans:- Shamsu-ud-din Altumash

Ques:- Which Raja of Mandi built the Darbar Hall in 1906 ?

Ans:- Bhawabi Sen

Ques:- In which year did Shimla become summer capital of the British Raj /

Ans:- 1864

Ques:- Who was Amrita Shergil ?

Ans:- Painter

Ques:- Who won the 2012 Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha elections by the highest margin /

Ans;- Mohan lal Brakta

Ques:- Youths of which age group are eligible to avail the skill development allowance announced by the Himachal Pradesh Government in 2013-14 budget /

Ans:- 25 – 35 years

Ques:- According to  2008-2009 data which district of Himachal Pradesh has recorded the highest percentage in the production of pulses /

Ans:- Shimla

Ques:- What are the preconditions for implementing National Programme for Education of Girls at the elementary level ?

Ans:- The SC/ST population is more than 50 percent

Ques:- At which place in Shimla District is Herbal garden ?

Ans:- Dumreda

Ques:- Which scheme has been introduced in place of Kishori Shakti Yojana in some district of Himachal Pradesh ?

Ans:- Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent girls

Ques:- Which sector had highest outlay 9in percentage terms) in the Annual plan of 2011-2012 ?

Ans:- Social Services

Ques:- Besides Kinnaur and Lahaul Spiti which district of Himachal Pradesh has recorded the lowest percentage of urban population in the 2011 census ?

Ans:- Kangra

Ques:- What was the percentage of female literacy in Himachal Pradesh in 1951 ?

Ans:- Two percent

Ques;- According to legend what is the vehicle of Kamdev ?

Ans:- Parrot

Ques;- Whom did emperor Ashok send to Lanka to promote Buddhism ?

Ans:- Mahinder and Sanghamitra

Ques:- There are four upvedas. There of them are Ayurveda, Dhanaurveda and Sthapatya Veda. Which is the fourth /

Ans;- Gandharva Veda

Ques;- Among Gargi, Lopmudra, Shraddha, Yami which one scholars belong to the later Vedic period ?

Ans:- Gargi

Ques:- Whom did the Huns defeat to establish their rule in India /

Ans:- Skandagupta

Ques:- The first Rani of Mewar who committed johar was padmini who was the second /

Ans:- Karnavati

Ques:- At which place did the battle between Babur and Rana Sanga take place in 1527 ?


Ques:-Against whom did Aurangzeb fight the battle at Samugarh ?

Ans:- Dara

Ques:- Who organized the red shirts Movement ?

Ans:-Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

Ques:- Who founded the revolutionary organization named ‘Abhinava Bharat ‘ ?

Ans:- Savarkar Brothers

Ques:- Who is associated with the moderate strand of the Khilafat movement of 1919-20 ?

Ans:- Chotani

Ques:- The marked feature of Moshad, the spy agency of Israel is that it has as its member a lage number of…………………..

Ans:- Women

Ques:- What is the major religion of Myanmar ?

Ans:- Buddhism

Ques:- Wirh which field is Malala Yousafzai associated ?

Ans:- Girl education

Ques:- Nation whose seat of legislature executive and judiciary is at three different cities ?

Ans:- South Africa

Ques:- Among Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt which one the noble Prize awarded to him ?

Ans:- Henry Kissinger

Ques:- With which is Good Friday associated ?

Ans:- Crucification of Christ

Ques:- With which game is Ravi Rampaul associated ?

Ans:- Cricket

Ques:- When was the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) set up ?

Ans:- 1999

Ques:- What is INS Chakra ?

Ans:- Submarine

Ques:- Who was the first Caliph of Islam ?

Ans:- Abu Bakr

Ques:- What is Curiosity Rover ?

Ans:- Nasa’s research vehicle sent to Mars

Ques:- Which State records the highest proportion of scheduled castes population ?

Ans:- Punjab

Ques:- Which country is called the “Sugar Bowl” of the world ?

Ans:- Cuba

Ques:- Which Landforms is not associated with glaciations ?

Ans:- Insenberg

Ques:- Koderma, aplace in Jharkhand, is famous for :

Ans:- Mica mining

Ques:- The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is based in :

Ans:- Geneva

Ques:- In which state is Nathpa Jhakri Hydel Project under execution ?

Ans:- Himachal Pradesh

Ques:- The most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is :

Ans:- The Deccan plateau

Ques:- The continental drift theory was propounded by :

Ans:- Alfred Wegner

Ques:- What are stalagmites ?

Ans:- Depositional Landforms

Ques:- Which factors are responsible for thr repid growth of sugar production in South India as compared to North India ?

Ans:- Higher per acre field of sugarcane, Higher sucross content of sugarcane, Longer crushing period

Ques:- Which state groups is the largest producer of iron-ore in India ?

Ans:- Orissa, M.P. and Jharkhand

Ques:- Whose government was defeated for the first time on a vote of confidence ?

Ans:- V.P.Singh Government

Ques:- The Question Hour in the House of the People is followed by :

Ans:- Short notice question

Ques:- The members of which of the Parliament Committees are elected by the Houses ?

Ans:- Public Accounts Committee and the Committee on public Undertakings.

Ques:- Which States have recently (2013) got separate High Courts ?

Ans:- Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura.

Ques:- For which has the Supreme Court directed the Central Government that not only civil servants but other persons with impeccable integrity should also be considered ?

Ans:- Central Vigilance commissioner.

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