set–7

set 7 2017 final answers

PAPER: I

 

  1. Consider the following statements with reference to the vacation of seat by Member of Parliament:
  2. If a person if chosen to be a member of both the houses of parliament he must vacate his seat in one of the two houses, as may be prescribed by Parliament by law but constitution has not prescribed any time limit.
  3. The House may declare a seat vacant if the member in question absents himself from all meetings of the House for a period of 60 days without permission of the House.
  4. A member may resign his seat by writing addressed to the president.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • 1,2 and 3
  • 1 and 2
  • 1 and 3
  • 1 only

If you are elected to both Houses of Parliament but have not taken your seat in either House, you should give, notice in writing signed by you and delivered to the Secretary to the Election Commission, within ten days from the date or the later of the dates of such election, intimating in which of the Houses you wish to serve. Your seat in the other House will then become vacant.

 

If elections were not simultaneous then later joined house remains

  1. Glacier calving a recent phenomenon, it refers to?
  2. Reduced Albedo value
  3. Breaking off
  4. Endangering sea life in arctic
  5. Glaciers slowing down global warming

 

  1. Which of the following is/are true?
  2. Quasi-biennial oscillation(QBO) is a feature of stratosphere in tropical latitudes.
  3. Troposphere is the most dense.
  4. Commercialairliners  cruise at altitudes of 9–12 km (30,000–39,000 ft) in temperate latitudes (in the lower reaches of the stratosphere)to  optimize fuel burn
  5. The border of the troposphere and stratosphere, thetropopause, is marked by where this inversion begins,
  6. only 1 ,2 and 3
  7. only 2 and 3
  8. only 1 and 2
  9. all of the above

 

  1. Which of the following is/are true regarding INS VIKRANT?
  2. INS VIKRANT is India’s first aircraft carrier.
  3. It is being manufactured at Cochin.

Code:

  • only 2
  • All of these
  • Neither 1 nor 2
  • only 1

 

  1. Match the List-I and the List-Il and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

 List-I                                          List-II

(Harappan Settlement)        (River)

  1. Mohenjo-daro 1. Indus
  2. Rupar 2. Ghaggar
  3. Kalibangan 3. Sutlej
  4. Harappa 4. Ravi

Codes:

ABC D

  • 1 3 2 4
  • 2 4 1 3
  • 1 4 2 3
  • 2 3 1 4

 

  1. Which of the following statements are true with regard to tropical monsoon climate?
  2. Temperature range from C in the hot season to about C in the cool season.
  3. Annual rainfall varies greatly.
  4. It consists of three main season i.e. cool dry season and hot wet season.

Select the correct answer from the given codes:

  • 1 and 2
  • 2 and 3
  • 2 and 3
  • 1,2 and 3

 

  1. Consider the following statements:
  2. The inhabitants of Harappa grew and used cotton
  3. The inhabitants of Harappa had no knowledge of copper and bronze
  4. The standard Harappan seals were made of clay.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 3

 

  1. Consider the following statements-
  2. The committee on Public Accounts examines the report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India before it is presented before each House of Parliament.
  3. The President of India causes the reports of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India to be laid before each House of Parliament.
  4. After the annual Financial Statement is presented before the Lok Sabha, the Committee on Public Accounts examines the estimates.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

  • 1,2 and 3
  • 1 and 2 only
  • 1 only
  • 2 only

 

  1. Consider the following with regards to FRBM related debate in India.

Which of the following IS NOT correct ? “.

  1. Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM)Committee is headed by Shri N.K. Singh
  2. FRBMCommittee has set Fiscal deficit target at 2.5% to be achieved by 2023.
  3. Rising indebtedness of states and centre is at the heart of debate.
  • only 1
  • only 2
  • All of these
  • only 1 & 2

 

  1. Which of the following is/are true?
  2. Karman line, lies at analtitudeof 100 kilometers (62 mi) above the Earth‘s sea level.
  3. It commonly represents the boundary line between theEarth’s atmosphereand outer space .
  4. only 1
  5. only 2
  6. Both 1 and 2
  7. neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Consider the following statements with reference to the Isotherms.
  2. The line drawn on maps joining the places of equal temperature reduces to sea level.
  3. Isohyets is a line on a map connecting points having the same amount of rainfall in a given period..
  4. The isotherm is more regular in the northern hemisphere.

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 1 and 2
  • 1, 2 and 3
  • 2 only
  1. Which one of the following is produced during the formation of Photochemical smog?
  2. Hydrocarbons
  3. Nitrogen Oxides
  4. Ozone
  5. Methane

 

  1. The power of 10 was among others the focus of state of world population report, 2016 focus was……………….
  • girls
  1. children
  2. women
  3. refugees

 

  1. National Green Tribunals are?
  2. Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure
  3. To reduce burden on courts
  4. They are in line with requirements of ART- 21 of constitution
  5. It has four places for sittings and are autonomous

Correct Codes are:

  • 1, 3,
  • 1,2,3,4
  • 1, 3,4,
  • 1,2, 4

 

  1. Dispute at Scarborough shoal is between which of the following ……..
  • Japan & Russia
  • India and Srilanka
  • China & Philippines
  • China and Taiwan

 

  1. Which of the following is wrong?
  2. India’s sugar production is expected to fall up to 20% this year.
  3. Indian government has allowed duty free import of raw sugar.
  4. Raw sugar is different from refined sugar, later being consumption grade.
  5. duty free import of raw sugar has great economic value for sugar mills in uttarPradesh

located far from ports they stand to gain nothing

  1. What are Brahmanas?
    • Detailed treatises on agricultural practices and methods
    • Texts on sacrificial rituals
    • Guidelines for the rulers for organizing administration
    • Commentaries appended to the Aranyakas dealing with philosophical questions

 

  1. Which of the following is/are rue?
  2. GLONASS system belongs to Russia & ISRO has a data sharing collaboration with it.
  3. BeiDouNavigation Satellite System is a Chinese satellite navigation system.

Code:

  • 1only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Which of the following statements is/are false?
  2. India’s major ports are equally distributed between east and west coast.
  3. Kandla port handles the largest volume of cargo.
  4. Murmagao port on west coast is famous for iron-ore exports.
  5. Tuticorin Port is an artificial deep-sea harbor on western coast.

Codes:

  • 1 & 3 only
  • 2 & 3 only
  • 3 only
  • 4 only

E – all are correct

  1. Which of the following statements is wrong is wrong,
  • Silappadikaram was written by Jain poet- Ilango Adigal during the pandya period
  • Manimekalai is one of the greatest epics of tamil literature
  • Rathas of mamallapuram were made by pallavas who were contemporaries of harsha.
  • Pallavaarchitecture are modeled on the Buddhist viharas and chaitya halls  similar to rock-cut caves of Ajanta  and Ellora .

Silappadikaram was written by  Jain poet- Ilango Adigal during the chera period during the 3rd century

 

  1. Which of the following statements is/are true?
  2. Bureau of pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) the nodal implementation agency for janaushadi stores.
  3. Drugs and Cosmetics Act will make it mandatory for doctors to prescribe generic drugs.
  4. Generic drugs’ share of the market, 80 per cent at present (20 per cent is accounted for by branded and patented drugs), is expected to go up to 90 per cent in the next three years.

Code:

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • All of these

 

  1. Consider the following statements:

The ‘State’ under Article 12 of the Indian Constitution includes-

  1. The Government and Parliament of India.
  2. The Government and legislature of the states
  3. Local authorities or other authorities within the territories of India or under the control of Government of India.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  • 1, 2 and 3
  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 1 and 3 only

 

  1. Match List-I with List-Il and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists-

List-I                                                                          List-II

(Schedule of Constitution of India)              (Contents)

(a) Ninth Schedule                  1. Provisions regarding Panchayat Raj Institutions.

(b) Tenth Schedule                  2. Provisions regarding land reforms legislations.

(c) Eleventh Schedule             3. Provisions regarding administration of tribal areas in the states of Assam,

Meghalaya and Mizoram.

(d) Sixth Schedule                    4. Provisions regarding the distribution of powers between the Centre and States.

  1. Provisions regarding the disqualification on ground of defection

Codes:

A B C D

  • 3 1 4 2
  • 2 5 1 3
  • 3 5 1 2
  • 2 1 4 3

 

  1. Who deciphered the Brahmi script?
  • John F. Fleet
  • James Princep
  • Alexander Cunningham
  • John Marshall

 

 

 

  1. 25. Match List-I with List-ll and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List-I                                                 List-II

(A) Home Rule Movement   1. Lord Cornwallis

(B) Vernacular Press Act      2. M. G. Ranade

(C) Policy of Subsidiary         3. B.G. Tilak Alliance

(D) Poona Sarvajanik Sabha 4. Lord Wellesley

  1. Lord Lytton

Codes:

A B C D

  • 2 4 1 3
  • 3 5 4 2
  • 2 5 4 3
  • 3 4 1 2

 

  1. Consider the following–
  2. The Andhra Pradesh high court rejectedGovernment of Indias establishment of a sub-quota of 4.5% for minorities within the existing 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes.
  3. The Supreme Court, in its 16 November 1992 judgment in theIndra Sawhney case, ruled that reservations in promotions areunconstitutional, but allowed its continuation for 5 years as a special case.
  4. Four amendments i.e. 77th, 81st, 82nd and 85th tried to overrule the judgement in Indira Sawhney case .
  5. The Supreme Court upheld these four amendments but stipulated that compelling necessity data needs to be the basis of reservations in promotions in M Nagaraj & Others vs. Union of India & Others.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • 1,2,3
  • 2and 3 only
  • 1,3 and 4
  • All the above

 

  1. Which one of the following can be considered valid ?
  2. If laws are made to give effect to the Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights, they shall not be invalid on the grounds that they take away the Fundamental Rights
  3. 2. In case of a conflict between Fundamental Rights and DPSP’s, if the DPSP aims at promoting larger interest of the society, the courts shall have to uphold the case in favor of the DPSP.The Directive Principles, though not justifiable, are fundamental in the governance of the country. It shall be the duty of the Stateto apply these principles in making law

3 The Directive Principles, though not justifiable, are fundamental in the governance of the country. It shall be the duty of the State to apply these principles in making law

  1. Keshavananda bharti judgment, 1973 held that Right to Property did not pertain to the basic structure of the Constitution and gave sanctity to 9th schedule, 44th amendment reduced to merely a legal right.

Select the correct answer using the code give below-

  • 1,2,3,4,
  • 1,2 and 3
  • 1, 2, and 4
  • 1 and 4

 

  1. Who among the following was both a social reformer and freedom fighter?
  2. Dayanand Saraswati
  3. Gopal hari deshmukh
  4. Justice ranade
  5. Jyotiba phule
  6. Which of the following is the focus behind proposed changes in India’s coastal zone law?
  7. Increasing tourism
  8. Better safety
  9. More fishing
  10. Increase earnings from fishing

 

 

  1. Which is/are the provisions in the Indian constitution which is/are not true?
  2. Nikkei- tokyo.
  3. Hang seng – Hong Kong.
  4. FTSE- 100—London
  5. Dow jones – new york

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  • 1 only
  • 3 only
  • 2 only
  • All of these

 

  1. Which are financial powers enjoyed by governor?
  2. All the demands for grants are presented before the state legislature on the recommendation of the Governor.
  3. He is in charge of Contingency Fund of the State and can make advances out of it to meet unforeseen expenditure.
  4. The Supplementary grants, if any, are presented before the state legislature on the recommendation of the Governor.
  5. He can order the reduction of salaries and allowances of the state civil servants during the President’s rule in the state.

Codes-

  • 1 and 4
  • 2, 3 and 4
  • 1,2, and 3
  • 1,2,3,4

 

  1. Assertion (A): The prime minister office assists the prime minister in the discharge of the responsibilities as the head of Union Government.

Reason(R): It is generally not concerned with the cabinet cases.

  • Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A.
  • Both A and R is and R is not the correct explanation of A.
  • (c)A is true but R is false
  • A is false but R is true

 

  1. RBI is supposed to___
  • Be autonomous in function
  • Work in harmony with govt
  • A and b both correct
  • None of these

 

  1. Which of the following statements is correct about Satyagraha Movement?-
  • It was started by Mahatma Gandhi
  • It objects was to offer peaceful resistance to cruel & unjust laws.
  • Sunday, the April 6, 1919 was observed as Satyagraha
  • All of the above

Satyagraha Movement also known as rowlatt satyagraha

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade –
  2. The member of theBombay legislative council
  3. Founder of thePrarthana Samaj
  4. The founders of theWidow Marriage Association in 1861.

Codes –

  • 1 and 2
  • 2 only
  • 1 only
  • All of these

Prarthana Samaj was founded by Dr Atmaram Pandurang in 1867 when Keshab Chandra Sen visited Maharashtra

  1. Who among the following could not become president at the surat session of the Indian National Congress, because surat was his hometown?
  • Lala Lajpat Roy
  • Aurobindo ghose
  • Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  • Bal gangadhar Tilak

 

  1. Citizenship act 1955 says Indian citizenship can be acquired by_
  2. Children born of Indian citizen abroad (citizenship by descent)
  3. Person born in India on or after 15 august 1947. (Citizenship by birth)
  4. Women who is, or has been married to a citizen of India. (Citizenship by registration)

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1,2,3
  2. 1 & 3 only
  3. 1 & 2 only
  4. 3 only

 

  1. Assertion (A) — an accused cannot be compelled to undergo deception detection tests (DDT) such as polygraph, narco-analysis and brain-mapping.

Reason (R) – the extracted information cannot be used as evidence during the trial stage.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • Both A and R is true and R is the correct explanation of A.
  • Both A and R is true and R is not the correct explanation of A.
  • A is true but R is false
  • A is false but R is true

 

  1. Who amongst the following was referred to as the prince of workers and jewel of India” by tilak on his death?
  • Vivekananda
  • Gokhale
  • Ferozshah mehta
  • N. Banerjee

 

  1. “Which of the following is wrong “__?
  2. Base or benchmark Rate” is a banking term
  3. Bell weather is a term used to refer to most prominent movers and shakers in stock market or trendsetter
  4. Earning guidance is a practice in adherence to GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)
  5. Adjustment facility is related to liquidity.

Code:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 & 3 only
  3. 1 , 2 & 4only
  4. None of these

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding CVC –
  2. This anti corruption body was established in 1964 on the recommendation of Santhanam committee
  3. It consists of the Central vigilance commissioners as chairperson and not more than three vigilance commissioners.
  4. The central vigilance commissioner & other vigilance commissioners are appointed by president on the recommendation of a three member committee comprising the PM (as chairperson) , the minister of law & justice and the leader of opposition of Lok Sabha.

Select the correct code-

  • 1, 2, 3
  • 1 & 2
  • 1 only
  • 2 only

 

  1. Who amongst the following was the first sultan of Tughalaq dynasty?
    1. Firuz Tughalaq
    2. Muhamad – Bin -Tughalaq
    3. Ghiasu-ud-din Tughalaq
    4. Nasir-ud-din Muhammad shah

 

  1. Consider the following statements-
  2. Central information commission is constitutional body.
  3. CIC includes a chairman (Called Chief Information commissioner) and 12 other members (called information commissioners)
  4. The chief information commissioner and information commissioners are appointed by president of India on the recommendation of a three member selection committee having PM as chairperson, leader of opposition of Lok Sabha and a union cabinet minister nominated by the president.

Select the correct code-

  • 1,2,3
  • None
  • 1 only
  • 2 only

 

  1. Which of the following is wrong?
  • Nagpur is known as orange city.
  • Orange in India is grown at 1500 metres from sea level
  • Jahawar in Maharashtra is known as small Nagpur.
  • India does not have exportable surplus oranges.

 

  1. Which among the following produces the two-thirds of the total bamboo produce in India?
  • North east
  • South India
  • Terai
  • Himachal and Kashmir

 

  1. Consider the following statements-
  2. Water stored in earthenware cools because water oozing out of the pores evaporates.
  3. During summer, we feel comfortable under a fan because it sets the air in motion, thereby increasing the evaporation of sweat.
  4. Scalding with steam is more severe than scalding by boiling water because steam contains more energy than boiling water.

Which of the above statements is incorrectly stated?

  • Only 1
  • Only 2
  • Only 3
  • None of the above

 

  1. Which of the following is not a Constitutional body:
  2. National commission for scheduled tribes
  3. National Commission for Minority
  4. National Commission for women
  5. Planning Commission

 

  1. What is not true about Simon Commission?
  • there was no Indian member in the Commission
  • Muslim League opposed it
  • It arrived in India in 1928
  • Its recommendations were published in 1931

Only one part ofleague opposed it , majority supported it

 

  1. Which of the following is false about SDR _
  • it is An international type of monetary reserve currency, created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1969
  • SDRs are an artificial currency used by the IMF and are defined as a “basket of national currencies
  • IMF uses SDRs for internal accounting purposes and to augment liquidity
  • It is real currency

 

  1. Which one of the following is not found on Mars—–
    • Sand dunes
    • Polar ice caps
    • Extinct volcanoes
    • H2O rich atmosphere

 

  1. Consider the following statements-
  2. Congress session a 3 day tamasha was spoken in 19th century.
  3. W. C Banerjee was twice the president of congress
  4. During Simon commission visit j l Nehru was president
  5. Tolstoy farm is located in Johannesburg.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. None of these
  2. Only 2 ,3
  3. 1 ,2 , 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 2

 

  1. Consider the following events-
  2. Lucknow Pact.
  3. Promulgation of Vernacular Press Act.
  4. Establishment of Arya Samaj.
  5. Partition of Bengal.

Which one of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the events given above?

  • 3, 4, 2 and 1
  • 1,2,4 and 3
  • 3,2,4 and 1
  • 1,4,2 and 3

 

  1. The King Kanishka held a great Buddhist Council under whose president ship?
    • Asvaghosha
    • Sangharaksha
    • Nagasena
    • Vasu Mitra

 

  1. What is temperature inversion?
  1. A phenomenon in which the atmospheric temperature decreases with height.
  2. A phenomenon in which the atmospheric temperature increases with height.
  3. A phenomenon in which the normal increases in atmosphere temperature with height switches to temperature decreasing with height in a thin atmospheric layer.
  4. A phenomenon in which the normal decrease in atmospheric temperature with height switches to temperature increasing with height in a thin atmospheric layer.

 

  1. What are environment ethics?
  2. The ethics employed while discussing environmental issues.
  3. Individuals, corporation and governments should handle environmental matters from ethics point of view.
  4. Environmental aspects are taken into account while tackling any ethical question.
  5. Individuals, corporations and governments assume responsibility to look into the likely consequences of their actions and activities and prevent any adverse from deliberate or ill-considered actions.

 

  1. Consider the following statements regarding leaded petrol?
  2. Leaded petrol contains a substance known astetraethyl leador TEL.
  3. TEL, a compound of lead in liquid form originally added to petrol to increase itsoctane rating .
  4. A side effect of adding TEL is that a layer of lead compounds forms on the valve faces of the engine, retarding wear.

Select the correct answer:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1,2 and 3
  4. only 1

 

  1. Before Abhijnanasakuntalam, which of the following two plays were composed by Kalidasa?
  2. Vikramorvasiyam
  3. Malavikagnimitra
  4. Swapnavasavadatta
  5. Kadambari

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • 1 and 2
  • 1 and 3
  • 1 and 4
  • 3 and 4

 

  1. At which one of the following places was Akbar formally seated on the Mughal throne after the accidental death of his father Humayun?
  • Kabul
  • Lahore
  • Kalanaur
  • Sarhind

 

  1. Consider the following statements about Civil Liability for Nuclear damage Act.
  2. In case of any accident, the burden of compensation will rest on the operator of the nuclear plant.
  3. The operator’s claim from the nuclear plant supplier shall in no case exceed the actual amount of compensation paid by him up to the date of filing such claim.
  4. Ordinary citizens will be free to file tort claims for damages thus exposing suppliers to unlimited liability in the event of an accident.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1,2 and 3

 

  1. The Chemical that contributes to the destruction of ozone layer of the earth’s surface is:
  2. Sulphur dioxide
  3. Mercury
  4. Chlorofluoro carbons
  5. Carbon mo

Ground-level or “bad” ozone is not emitted directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the presence of sunlight. Emissions from industrial facilities and electric utilities, motor vehicle exhaust, gasoline vapors, and chemical solvents are some of the major sources of NOx and VOC

 

 

  1. What are the possible limitations to India in mitigating global warming at present and in the immediate future?
  2. Appropriate alternate technologies are not sufficiently available
  3. India cannot invest heavily in research and development.
  4. Creating jobs and making growth faster.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 & 2 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1,2 and 3

 

  1. Consider the following:
  2. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) is a Mini Ratna under the administrative control of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
  3. GARV is related to rural electrification.
  4. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) functions under the power ministry.

Choose the correct statements:

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2
  4. All of these

GARV is a website and a mobile application developed by the Rural ElectrificationCorporation (REC) of India to provide real time data of the electrification work of 600 000 villages in the country.

 

 

  1. Which of the following has contributed most to Global Warming?
  2. Energy production
  3. Industrial Processes
  4. Deforestation
  5. overconsumption

 

  1. Match List-I with List-It and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

list I                                             list II

  1. Tidal energy 1. Thar Desert
  2. Wave energy 2. Gulf of Khambat
  3. Solar energy 3. Muplandal-Perungudi, near Kanva Kumari
  4. Wind energy 4. Vzhinjam, thiruvananthapuram

Codes:

A B  C  D

  1. 2 4  1  3
  2. 4  2  1  3
  3. 2  4  3  1
  4. 4 2  3  1

 

  1. Identify the correct decreasing order of constituents in the atmosphere (in terms of percentage by volume of dry air)
    1. Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon, Ozone
    2. Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon dioxide, Ozone
    3. Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide, Ozone, Argon
    4. Nitrogen, Carbon dioxide, Argon, Ozone

 

  1. Consider the following statements:
  2. Calcutta, Bombay and Madras Universities were established after the 1857 war of independence.
  3. Spending 1 lakh rupees every year on education was the outcome of charter act of 1833.
  4. Debate on whether money should be spent on oriental or European education was finally settled by lord Auckland.

Which of the above statement is correct?

  1. 1 & 2 only
  2. 2 & 3 only
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of these

Lord Auckland, who succeeded Bentnick as the Governor General also continued encouragement for the promotion of English learning by opening English colleges in Dacca, Patna, Benaras, Allahabad, Agra, Delhi and Barielly.

 

 

  1. Consider the following statement?
  2. India’s shale gas, potential is far from established.
  3. Globally shale gas exploration is technologically unreliable.

Which of the above statements is/are right?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Which of the statement is incorrect?
  1. India has about 14,500 km of navigable waterways
  2. Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has raised Rs 340 crore through its maiden bond issue from the market
  3. The National Waterways Act, 2016 was recently enacted to amend the Inland Waterways Authority of India Act, 1985.
  4. Initially 8 waterways will be developed out of a total 105 on different rivers under the said act.

 

total 111 on different rivers

 

  1. Consider the following Statements:
  2. Dunes are necessarily a desert feature.
  3. Erg is a desert feature.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Deserts occupy one-third area of earth

  1. Before taking employment under Aurangzeb, Mir jumla was in whose service?
    • Abdullah Qutb Shah of Golconda
    • Adil Shah of Bijapur
    • Nizam-ul-mulk of Ahmednagar
    • Raja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur

 

  1. Progress of Nations is an annual scorecard of, :
  2. The UNICEF.
  3. The social health of nations.

III. Measuring fulfillment of minimum human needs

Which is/are correct?

  1. Only I and III
  2. Only II and III
  3. Both I and II
  4. All of these

 

  1. Consider the following statement regarding Right to information:
  2. It ensures, transparency with executive legislature with judiciary an exception, being answerable to the citizen.
  3. Information includes opinion, advice, email, memos etc.
  4. Right to information first time debated by Supreme court in State of U.P. vs Raj Narain (1975) case.

Which one of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. 1,2
  2. 2,3
  3. 1,3
  4. all of these

 

  1. Consider the following statement:
  2. Kalinga award is given by Orissa govt.
  3. Kalidas samman is awarded for contribution in the fields of Classical Music,Classical Dance, Theatre andPlastic Arts .
  4. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize is given by ministry of culture.

Which one of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. 1,2
  2. 2,3
  3. 1,3
  4. all of these

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize—CSIR// only statement 2 is right//  E option

  1. Consider the following statement:
  2. Under Article 161 President have the power to grant pardon, suspend, remit or commute sentences in all cases where the sentence is death?
  3. Legislative Assembly of state has the power to request the president to consider a mercy petition.

Which one of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Consider the following statement regarding Citizen Grievance Redressal Bill-
  2. It will go beyond the delivery mechanism laws.
  3. It will ensure an appropriate decentralized and citizen friendly approach.
  4. It will look into complaints of violation of the citizen charter.

Which one of the following statement is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2
  2. 2, 3
  3. 1, 3
  4. All the above

 

  1. Consider the following countries:
  2. Brazil 2. Indonesia
  3. Japan 4. Russia

What is the descending order the size of the following countries population wise?

  • 1,2,4,3
  • 2,3,1,4
  • 2,1,4,3
  • 1,2,3,4

 

  1. Consider the following statements:
  2. Femur is the longest bone in the Human Body.
  3. Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria.
  4. Athlete’s foot’ is a disease caused by Virus.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1,3 and 4
  4. 1 ,2 and 3

Athlete’s foot is caused by a number of different fungi.

 

  1. With respect to article 356, consider the following –
  2. Emergency so declared must be approved by the Parliament within a period of two months and during this period state assembly remains under suspended animation.
  3. It is imposed for an initial period of six months and can last for a maximum period of three years with repeated parliamentary approval every six months.
  4. If the emergency has to be extended for more than three years, it can be done by aconstitutional amendment, as has happened inPunjab and Jammu and Kashmir.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • all

 

  1. Match List I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

             List-I                                          List-II

  1. al-beruni 1. Gita govinda
  2. Chand Bardai 2. upanishads
  3. Jayadeva 3. Prithviraj raso
  4. dara shukoh  4. Tarikh Al-Hind

Codes-

                             A B C D

  • 3 2 4 1
  • 4 3 1 2
  • 2 3 4 1
  • 2 3 1 4

 

  1. Jotiba Phule was given the title of Mahatma for his work for…..
  • The cause of the oppressed
  • Promotion of widow remarriage
  • Promotion of girl’s education
  • Condemning the superstitions and rituals of orthodox Hinduism

 

  1. Which of the following is wrong regarding drug delivery mechanism?
  • Neural drug delivery systems do not allow the rate of growth factor release to be regulated over time
  • Thin-film drug deliveryuses a dissolving film or oral drug strip to administer drugs via absorption in the mouth
  • Ultrasonic drug deliveryor acoustic drug delivery is the use of ultrasound to enhance the transport of molecules into or through biological tissue
  • Drug carrieris any substrate used in the process of drug delivery

 

 

Neural drug delivery   systems do not allow the rate of growth factor release to be regulated over time

 

  1. Which one of the following is the correct chronological sequence?
    • Battle of Chanderi—Battle of Ghagra—Battle of Chausa—Battle of Dourah
    • Battle of Chanderi- Battle of Dourah–Battle of Ghagra—Battle of Chausa
    • Battle of Ghagra-Battle of Chanderi-Battle of Dourah-Battle of Chausa
    • Battle of Ghagra-Battle of Chanderi-Battle of Chausa-Battle of Dourah

Battle of Dourah 1532 took place between Humayun-Afghans  // Battle of chausha 1539 took place between Humayun-Afghans

 Choice E /// Battle of Chanderi –1528 // Battle of Ghagra –1529

 

  1. Which of the following is/are provisions related to special care of the weaker section of people particularly SC and ST?
  2. Article 16
  3. Article 339 (2)
  4. Article 330

Select the correct code-

  • 1, 2, 3
  • 2 and 3
  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  1. Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the House // e executive power of the Union shall extend to the giving of directions to a State as to the drawing up and execution of schemes specified in the direction to be essential for the welfare of the Scheduled Tribes in the State
  2. Consider the following statements:
  3. The Jaina texts refer repeatedly to trade and commerce.
  4. The earliest “Buddhist” texts were written in the “Prakrit” and “Jaina” texts were written in “PaW’.

Which among of the following statements are correct?

  • 1 and 2
  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • None

 

  1. Consider the following statement:
  2. Akbar prohibited sati-the immolation of widow on husband’s pyre
  3. Akbar discouraged child marriage and encouraged widow remarriage among the Hindus

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. The salim chisti dargah was constructed by.
    • Akbar
    • Alauddin Khilji
    • Malik kafur
    • Balban
  1. The constitution guarantees freedom of speech and expression but this freedom is subject to reasonable restriction, which is/are-
  2. Action must be in conformity with the current-standards of behavior or propriety.
  3. Must not violate another man’s right of speech and expression.
  4. Must not seek votes at an election on the ground of the timidities is religion in a secular state.

Select the correct code-

  • 1, 2, 3
  • 1 and 2
  • 1 only
  • 2 only

 

  1. Match List-I with List-Il and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List-I (Disease)                        List-II ( Types of Disease )

  1. Hemophilia 1. Deficiency disease
  2. Diabetes 2. Genetic disease
  3. Rickets 3. Hormonal disease
  4. Ringworm 4. Fungal Infection

Codes:

A B C D

  1. 2 3 4 1
  2. 2 3 1 4
  3. 3 2 1 4
  4. 3 2 4 1

 

  1. Consider the following statements about the post-Aurangzeb Mughal period:
  2. Farrukhsiyar owed his elevation to the throne to Zulfiqar Khan and Imad-ul Mulk
  3. Aurangzeb had left a will to partition Mughal Empire among his’ three surviving sons after his death
  4. Muhammad Shah was supported by Nizam-ul-Mulk of the Deccan.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • 1 and 2 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 3 only
  • 1, 2 and 3

 

  1. In the context of India’s relations with China relations with China, consider the following:
  2. China’s war with India
  3. Dalai lama’s departure from Tibet
  4. Bandung Conference
  5. Panchsheel Agreement

Which one of the following is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

  • 2-3-4-1
  • 4-1-2-3
  • 2-1-4-3
  • 4-3-2-1

 

  1. At present we are at which stage of Basel application ?
  • Basel i
  • Basel ii
  • Basel iii
  • Basel iv

 

  1. The Preamble of the Constitution of India was based on the ‘Objectives Resolution’ introduced in the Constituent Assembly in its first Session in December, 1946 and was adopted in January, 1947.

Who among the following moved the ‘Objective Resolution’?

  • N. Rau
  • R. Ambedkar
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Rajendra Prasad

 

  1. Which of the following statements is/ are true?
  2. Snooker and billiards are similar games with difference in number of balls.
  3. Caddie term is connected to polo

Code:

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Which of the following statements is/are true?
  2. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 Permits trying of juveniles between the ages of 16 and 18 years as adults for heinous offences
  3. It provides for Establishment of Child Welfare Committees (CWC) along with Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) in each district
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2
  • 1 only

 

  1. As per the 2015 figure the public debt as percentage as a GDP, which is the correct descending order
  2. US, India, Pakistan, China
  3. India, US, Pak, China
  4. s, India, China , Pak
  5. Pak, china, Us, India

 

  1. Precision agriculture is doing the right thing at the right time of using common tool such as planters, fertilizers applicators, harvesters & whatever else might be needed. In this context, which technology comes handy?
    1. GPS
    2. GPRS
    3. Bluetooth
    4. CDMA

 

  1. Which of the following statements is/are true?
  2. Air defence system SPYDER is being deployed on western front
  3. Spyder deployment was delayed because special trucks for the purpose were not available.

Code:

  • 1 only
  • 2 only
  • Both 1 and 2
  • Neither 1 nor 2

 

  1. Wanderings beyond 3 seas was a famous book written by?
  2. Althanasius nikitin
  3. Abdul razzaq
  4. Malik jayashi
  5. Vinod Chopra

 

  1. Which of the following is/are true?
  2. Economic history of India was written by Rudar palme dutt.
  3. India’s GDP was first estimated in 1876
  4. Economic planning for India was written by m visvesvaraya.

Code:

  • All of these
  • only 2 & 3
  • only 1 and 2
  • only 1

 

  1. Who of the following does not fit the removal process , which is otherwise similar for all others–
  • CAG (Comptroller and auditor general of India.
  • Attorney General of India
  • CEC ( chief election commissioner )
  • judges

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