01 Dec, 2017
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  • Question 1: Which of the following rulers is famous for his effective market control policy?
  • Explanation: He exercised supervisions over the market. He fixed the prices of all the commodities from top to bottom.
  • Question 2: Which of the following is NOT true about Indian Constitution?
  • Explanation: Originally there were 395 articles in the Constitution
  • Question 3: When was the National Advisory Council set up in India?
  • Explanation: The NAC was set up on 4 June 2004 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to implement the National Common Minimum Programme.
  • Question 4: Which of the following states does not border Chhatisgarh?
  • Explanation: Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Question 5: Operation Flood is related to increase in the production of _________
  • Explanation: The Operation flood was the largest integrated dairy development programme of the world started by National dairy development board in 1970.
  • Question 6: Which of the following is NOT matched correctly?
  • Explanation: Yellow Revolution - Oil Seeds production
  • Question 7: The famous Indus Valley site Lothal is presently situated in which state?
  • Explanation: Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilisation and known for the discovery of a dockyard.
  • Question 8: The emblem - Styamev Jayate has been taken from which of the following texts?
  • Explanation: Satyameva Jayate is a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture Mundaka Upanishad.
  • Question 9: What is the correct sequence of the places in the life of the Buddha?
  • Explanation: Lumbini- Birth Gaya- Attainment of Knowledge Sarnath - First Sermon Kushinagar- Nirvana
  • Question 10: Which amendment granted full statehood to Goa?
  • Explanation: In 56th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1987 Goa was made full fledged State with a State Assembly but Daman and Diu stayed as UT.
  • Question 11: What is the expansion of CNG?
  • Explanation:Compressed natural gas (CNG) is actually methane stored at high pressure. It can be used in place of petrol, Diesel fuel and propane/LPG.
  • Question 12: Article 24 of Indian Constitution is related to which of the following?
  • Explanation: Prohibition of employment of children in factories, etc No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment.
  • Question 13: Which article deals with the Protection in respect of conviction for offences?
  • Explanation: Rights of a person arrested under ordinary circumstances is laid down in the right to life and personal liberty under Article 20.
  • Question 14: Which of the following was designed to transfer of power to the Indians and partition of the country?
  • Explanation: The Indian Independence Act 1947 also known as the 3 June Plan or Mountbatten Plan, partitioned British India into the two new independent dominions of India and Pakistan.
  • Question 15: Which of the following is NOT one of the uses of Potassium Nitrate?
  • Explanation: Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers, tree stump removal, rocket propellants and fireworks. It is one of the major constituents of gunpowder (blackpowder) and has been used since the Middle Ages as a food preservative.
  • Question 16: What makes Diamond harder than graphite?
  • Explanation:Diamonds have a three dimensional network of strong covalent bonds, which makes it hard, but Graphite on the other hand has flat layers of carbon atoms held by weak forces which makes Graphite a weak object and easily breakable.
  • Question 17: The human eye can distinguish about how many colours?
  • Explanation: Color is often mistaken as a property of light when it really is a property of the brain. Our experience of color depends not only on the wavelength of the light rays that hit the retina, but also the context in which we perceive it.
  • Question 18: X-radiation is also referred to as __________
  • Explanation: In many languages, X-radiation is referred to with terms meaning Röntgen radiation, after Wilhelm Röntgen, who is usually credited as its discoverer.
  • Question 19: Which Instrument is used to measure very high temperature?
  • Explanation: Barograph - Recordings of atmospheric pressure Bolometer - Used to measure heat radiation Callipers - Used to measure inner and outer diameters of bodies.
  • Question 20: Right to Equality extends from which to which articles?
  • Explanation: Right to equality is an important right provided for in Articles 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of the constitution. It is the principal foundation of all other rights and liberties.
  • Question 21: At Rampur village in an agricultural field 6 men are required for weeding, but 10 people are doing the work. This kind of employment is known as :
  • Explanation:When more people than required are engaged in some activity it is known as the disguised unemployment or hidden unemployment.
  • Question 22: Approval of how many members of the Lok Sabha is needed to admit a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha?
  • Explanation:In India, a Motion of No Confidence can be introduced only in the Lok Sabha. The motion is admitted for discussion when a minimum of fifty members of the house support the motion.
  • Question 23: What is the power of the Supreme Court to judge the constitutional validity of a law passed by the Parliament or an action of the Executive called?
  • Explanation:Only Supreme Court in India has the power to review or interpret any existing law.
  • Question 24: When was the Second Backward Class Commission appointed?
  • Explanation: Also known as the Mandal Commission, it was established in India in 1979 by the Janata Party government under Prime Minister Morarji Desai.
  • Question 25: Buffer stock is the stock of food grains procured by the government through:
  • Explanation: FCI - Food Corporation of India buys the foodgrains from the farmers and directs it to the Ration shops.
  • Question 26: Main purpose of buffer stock scheme is _______ ?
  • Explanation:The idea of Buffer Stock is to have sufficient stocks in order to meet any emergencies like drought/failures of crop, as well as to enable open market intervention in case of price rise.
  • Question 27: Antoydaya Anna Yojna (AAY) and Annapurna Scheme (APS) are linked with which of the following?
  • Explanation:Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme is for ten million of the poorest families. Annapurna scheme is for the poor old citizens who are not covered in state or central social security pension scheme.
  • Question 28: What is the literacy rate of India?
  • Explanation: The current literacy rate of India is 74.04% as per the latest census of 2011.
  • Question 29: The work force population of India includes people from the age group of :
  • Explanation:There are three age groups- Children - below 15 years, Working people - 15-59 years and old people - 60 years and above.
  • Question 30: Which Constitutional Amendment act has provided for compulsory education for children from 6 years to 14 years of age?
  • Explanation:Article 21A was added in 2002 which states that - The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years.
  • Question 31: What is the main use of Electrostatic Precipitator?
  • Explanation: An electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) is a filtration device that removes fine particles, like dust and smoke, from a flowing gas using the force of an induced electrostatic charge.
  • Question 32: Which of the following was started by Dr. Ambedkar?
  • Explanation: Temple Entry movement started in 1927 against the practice of untouchability by higher caste Hindus.
  • Question 33: Gulamgiri the book written by Jyotirao Phule was devoted to _________
  • Explanation: Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was an Indian activist, thinker, social reformer, writer and theologist from Maharashtra.
  • Question 34: Where was Prarthana Samaj founded?
  • Explanation: Prarthana Samaj was a movement for religious and social reform in Bombay, founded by Aatma Ram Pandurang in 1867.
  • Question 35: Legislation to ban the practice of Sati was brought in which year?
  • Explanation: Sati was banned by law in Bengal Presidency in 1829 by William Bentinck, the Governor of Bengal after the persuasion of Raja Ram Mohun Roy.
  • Question 36: Who of the following was not the contemporary of others?
  • Explanation: Mahatma Gandhi came to India from South Africa in 1915.
  • Question 37: Which of the following is not correct regarding Raja Ram Mohan Roy?
  • Explanation:Rammohun Roy was the founder of the Brahmo Sabha movement in 1828, which engendered the Brahmo Samaj, an influential Bengali socio-religious reform movement. He is best known for his efforts to establish the abolishment of the practice of sati, the Hindu funeral practice in which the widow was compelled to sacrifice herself in her husband’s funeral pyre in some parts of Bengal.
  • Question 38: Where in India the first computer was installed?
  • Explanation:India bought its first computer in 1956. It was called HEC-2M and was installed at Calcutta's Indian Statistical Institute.
  • Question 39: Which of the following is biodegradable?
  • Explanation:Biodegradation is the chemical dissolution of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means. Although often conflated, biodegradable is distinct in meaning from compostable.
  • Question 40: E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker was also known as _____
  • Explanation: Erode Venkata Ramasamy, affectionately called Periyar or E. V. R. by his followers, was an Indian social activist, politician and businessman who started the Self-Respect Movement.
  • Question 41: Which of the following is not a good source of fat?
  • Explanation: Foods from animal sources that are rich in saturated fats include beef, beef fat, veal, lamb, pork, lard, poultry fat, butter, cream, milk, cheeses and other dairy products.
  • Question 42: If our Fundamental Rights are violated, where can we seek the remedy?
  • Explanation: Article 32 of the constitution gives The right to move the Supreme Court by appropriate proceedings for the enforcement of the rights.
  • Question 43: Which of these is not seen as a standard of human rights by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights?
  • Explanation:The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.
  • Question 44: Under which Fundamental Right has the Parliament enacted a law giving the Right to Information to the citizens?
  • Explanation: The Right to Information Act (RTI) is an Act of the Parliament of India - to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens - and replaces the erstwhile Freedom of information Act, 2002.
  • Question 45: The change in revenue that is generated by an additional unit of sales is called?
  • Explanation: Marginal Revenue is the additional revenue that will be generated by increasing product sales by one unit.
  • Question 46: Which situation occurs as per the Say's Law of Markets?
  • Explanation:Say's Law Of Markets is an economic rule that says that production is the source of demand.
  • Question 47: Where is the centre for DNA Fingerprinting located in India?
  • Explanation: The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) is an Indian Biotechnology research center, located in .
  • Question 48: What was the reason behind genetically modified brinjal known as Bt-Brinjal?
  • Explanation: The Bt brinjal has been developed to give resistance against lepidopteron insects, in particular the Brinjal Fruit, an Indian seed company based in Jalna, Maharashtra, has developed the Bt brinjal.
  • Question 49: What is the process of production of red blood cells known as?
  • Explanation: In humans, red blood cells are produced by cores of bone marrow in the heads of long bones in a process known as hematopoiesis.
  • Question 50: The National Human Right Commission is an independent commission set up by the law in the year ______
  • Explanation: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is an autonomous public body constituted on 12 October 1993
  • Question 51: Which of the following metals is used in Space Crafts to withstand high temperatures ?
  • Explanation:Titanium, Ti, is a chemical element with symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density, and high strength. It is resistant to corrosion in sea water, aqua regia, and chlorine. Symbol: Ti Melting point: 1,668 °C Density: 4.506 g/cm³ Electron configuration: [Ar] 3d24s2 Atomic mass: 47.867 u ± 0.001 u Atomic number: 22 Discoverer: William Gregor
  • Question 52: Overuse of resource is called - Tragedy of Commons - It was propounded by
  • Explanation:The tragedy of the commons is an economic theory of a situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource through their collective action. The concept became widely known over a century later due to an article written by the ecologist Garrett Hardin in 1968.
  • Question 53: National Youth Day is observed on...
  • Explanation: National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.
  • Question 54: The highest altitude (4411 metres above sea level) is of
  • Explanation: Daocheng Yading airport, 4400 metres above sea level in China aims to boost tourism and clamp down on dissent.
  • Question 55: Which of the following is protected under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972?
  • Explanation: An endangered species, porcupines are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.
  • Question 56: Brass gets discoloured in air due to constant exposure in presence of
  • Explanation: Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical compound with the formula H 2S. It is a colorless gas with the characteristic foul odor of rotten eggs. It is very poisonous, corrosive, and flammable
  • Question 57: A NOT gate can be implemented by
  • Explanation: A single-atom transistor is a device that can open and close an electrical circuit by the controlled and reversible repositioning of one single atom.
  • Question 58: Plantation of trees on a large scale to check soil erosion are called
  • Explanation: Afforestation is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where there was no previous tree cover. Reforestation is the reestablishment of forest cover, either naturally (by natural seeding, coppice, or root suckers) or artificially (by direct seeding or planting).
  • Question 59: Persistence of vision is the Principle behind
  • Explanation: Persistence of vision refers to the optical illusion whereby multiple discrete images blend into a single image in the human mind and believed to be the explanation for motion perception in cinema and animated films
  • Question 60: Pollination by birds is called
  • Explanation: Ornithophily or bird pollination is the pollination of flowering plants by birds. This coevolutionary association is derived from insect pollination (entomophily) and is particularly well developed in some parts of the world, especially in the tropics and on some island chains.
  • Question 61: The study of phenomena at very low temperatures is called
  • Explanation:In physics, cryogenics is the study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures. It is not well-defined at what point on the temperature scale refrigeration ends and cryogenics begins, but scientists assume a gas to be cryogenic if it can be liquefied at or below −150 °C (123 K; −238 °F).
  • Question 62: The branch of medical science which is concerned with the study of disease as it affects a community of people is called
  • Explanation:Epidemiology is the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.
  • Question 63: Superconductivity is a material property associated with
  • Explanation: Superconductivity is a phenomenon of exactly zero electrical resistance and expulsion of magnetic flux fields occurring in certain materials when cooled below a characteristic critical temperature.
  • Question 64: If a metal can be drawn into wires relatively easily it is called
  • Explanation: Some metals like gold can be drawn out into wires or beaten into sheets only a few atoms thick and still retain their strength. Copper, gold, iron, silver and aluminium are used extensively in flat sheets, foil, and wire because they are highly malleable and ductile.
  • Question 65: Cystitis is the infection of ... ?
  • Explanation: Cystitis means inflammation of the bladder. It is usually caused by a urine infection. Typical symptoms are pain when you pass urine, and passing urine frequently. You may also have pain in your lower tummy (abdomen), blood in your urine and a high temperature (fever)
  • Question 66: Which of the following is primarily composed of calcium carbonate?
  • Explanation: yster Shells called the primarily composed of calcium carbonate. And dietary supplements may contain calcium carbonate from oyster shells
  • Question 67: Water flows through a horizontal pipe at a constant volumetric rate. At a location where the cross sectional area decreases, the velocity of the fluid
  • Explanation:
  • Question 68: A cyclone is an engineering device that is used to
  • Explanation: In particle segregation, particulate solids and also quasi solids, such as foams tend to segregate by virtue of differences in the size,and also physical properties such as volume, density, shape and other properties of particles of which they are composed.
  • Question 69: CI is the formula of... ?
  • Explanation:Chlorine is a chemical element with symbol Cl and atomic number 17. The second-lightest of the halogens, it appears between fluorine and bromine in the periodic table and its properties are mostly intermediate between them.
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