Quiz 373: General Studies (Current Affairs) For Civil Services Examinations

1.Exercising the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution of India, the President of India appoints _______?
(A)Attorney General of India
(B)A Judge of Supreme Court of India
(C)Chief Justice of A High Court
(D)Comptroller & Auditor General of India
(E)Governor of a State

2.With how many ASEAN countries India is coordinating for Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) which was launched in 2000?
(A)3
(B)4
(C)5
(D)6
(E)7

3.Which among the following country’s Prime Minister promoted the idea of an East Asia Grouping which led to formation of East Asia Summit?
(A)India
(B)Indonesia
(C)Malaysia
(D)Thailand
(E)Sri Lanka

4.ASEAN Plus Three is a forum that functions as a coordinator of cooperation between Association of Southeast Asian Nations & three more countries. Which among the following option represents these 3 countries?
(A)India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka
(B)India, Australia & New Zealand
(C)China, Japan,& South Korea.
(D)China, US and Japan
(E)China, North Korea and Japan

5.What was the India ASEAN trade volume by the end of 2008-09 (approximate figures) ?
(A)US$ 25 Billion
(B)US$ 35 Billion
(C)US$ 45 Billion
(D)US$ 65 Billion
(E)US$ 75 Billion

6.Which among the following is the correct location of Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC)?
(A)Shillong
(B)Aizawl
(C)Guwahati
(D)Kohima
(E)None of them

7.How many of the following pairs are not correctly matched?
1. Defense Food Research Laboratory – Mysore
2. National Institute of Nutrition – Hyderabad
3. Central Food Toxicological Research Institute – Lucknow
4. National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources- New Delhi
5. Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology – Mumbai
(A)1
(B)2
(C)3
(D)4
(E)5

8.Which among the following scheme is exclusively for Micro, small & medium enterprises?
(A)Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme
(B)Duty Entitlement Pass Book
(C)Duty Free Replenishment Card
(D)National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme
(E)Focus Product Scheme

9.Consider the following statements:
1.Introduction of leguminous crops in the cropping system leads to sustain good soil health & higher crop productivity
2. Introduction of leguminous crops in the crop cycle can reduce the use of costly chemical fertilizers because of their property of Nitrogen Fixation
3. Availability of ample Nitrogen will enhance the nitrogen fixation capability of legume crops
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 only is correct
(B)1 & 2 are correct
(C)1 & 3 are correct
(D)all are correct
(E)none is correct

10.Consider the following data regarding mobile banking in India noted from a news item in a newspaper in April 2010:
1. 32 banks have been given approval to provide mobile banking facility in the country by the Reserve Bank of India
2. Banks are permitted to offer mobile banking subject to a daily cap of Rs.50,000/- per customer for both funds transfer and transactions involving purchase of goods/ services.
3. Transactions up to Rs.5,000/- can be facilitated by banks without end-to-end encryption.
In which of the above notes, there is a typing error?
(A)in first statement
(B)in second statement
(C)in third statement
(D)in first and third statements
(E)in second and third statements

11.Who among the following is the chairman of Commission on Centre State Relations, constituted in April, 2007 to take a fresh look at the relative roles and responsibilities of the various levels of government and their inter-relations?
(A)Justice B. N. Srikrishna
(B)Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi
(C)Dr. N. R. Madhava Menon
(D)Vijay Shankar
(E)None of them

12.Which among the following scheme is a sub-component?
(A)National Rural Livelihood Mission
(B)Indira Awas Yojna
(C)Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana
(D)Dr. Ambedkar Medical Aid scheme
(E)None of the above

13.For which of the following PM10 and PM2.5 Samplers are used?
(A)Food adulteration
(B)Adulterated Petrol
(C)Environment Pollution
(D)Noise Pollution
(E)None of them

14.For which of the following the Kiriburu Meghahatuburu mines are famous?
(A)Magnesite
(B)Lime Stone
(C)Iron Ore
(D)Silica Sand
(E)Diamond

15.Consider the following statements:
1. Indian Telegraph (Amendment) Act 2006 was an amendment to the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 to enable provision of all types of telegraph services in rural areas.
2. Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) was established by this act to provide subsidy support for rural wire-line broadband connections
3. The fundamental objective of Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) was to provide access to ‘basic’ telegraph services
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 is correct
(B)1 & 2 are correct
(C)1 & 3 are correct
(D)2 & 3 are correct
(E)only 2 is correct
hint

16.Which of the following ministry of India proposed a National Mission on Monsoon in first half of 2010?
(A)Ministry of Environment & Forests
(B)Ministry of Agriculture
(C)Ministry of Earth Sciences
(D)Ministry of Science & Technology
(E)Ministry of Water Resources

17.Arrange Bangladesh, Bhutan, China , Myanmar, Nepal in decreasing order of current exports from India?
(A)China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan
(B)China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan
(C)China, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan
(D)China, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan
(E)China, Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh

18.Which of the following organizations had released the Report titled ‘The Next Revolution’ in first half of 2010 which presented data on child mortality and the causes responsible for it for various countries including India?
(A)Child Relief & You
(B)Save The Children
(C)UNESCO
(D)Global Action for Children
(E)Children of Peace International

19.In how many states, the Automated Finger Print Identification Systems (AFIS) for the purpose of identification of criminals has been introduced in India in 2010?
(A)18
(B)16
(C)22
(D)25
(E)14

20.Match the following correctly:
(A)Zoravar Singh Sandhu (1) Alpine Skiing
(B)Parimarjan Negi (2) Badminton
(C)Virdhawal Khade (3) Chess
(D)Anup Sridhar (4) Shooting
(E)Jamyang Namgial(5) Swimming

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