Quiz 408: General Awareness for Public Services Examinations

1.Bhutan, which we may call an ideal partner of India has the highest per capita income in South Asia. In 2007, Bhutan was the second fastest growing economy in the world, with an annual economic growth rate of 22.4 percent. Which among the following is a main reason behind this fact?
(A)Bhutan enjoys a wise monarchy and a stable economic condition due to the effective economic decision taken on top level
(B)Bhutan has well developed agriculture, forestry and tourism sectors of its economy
(C)Bhutan’s people live abroad and the remittances have been always high
(D)India buys Bhutan’s all the hydroelectric power at handsome prices
(E)All of Above

2.One of our Prime Ministers , Mr. IK Gujral had propounded a doctrine in early nineties which has come to be known as “Gujral Doctrine”. Which among the following statements gives an economic essence of Gujral Doctrine?
(A)India viewed the South Asian Region as one economic entity and emphasizes on the multilateral trade concessions
(B)India offered to create a South Asia Free Trade Region with this doctrine
(C)India offered to sign Free Trade Agreements with its smaller neighbors and was successful in signing such an agreement with Sri Lanka
(D)India offered unilateral concessions and benefits to all its neighbors, without expecting them to make reciprocal gestures to India
(E)None of the above is a correct statement

3.Which among the following was the venue of NAM First Ladies Summit in 2009?
(A)Cairo, Egypt
(B)Havana, Cuba
(C)Jakarta, Indonesia
(D)Durban, South Africa
(E)Sharm El Sheikh,Egypt

4.Which of the following countries of the G4 bloc, recently announced a joint satellite programme?
(A)India, Russia & China
(B)South Africa, Brazil and India
(C)China, India & Brazil
(D)India and South Africa
(E)None of them

5.Bandung Conference which was an important step toward the crystallization of the Non-Aligned Movement was organized by Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent. Which among the following participant of the Bandung Conference in 1955, in Bandung Indonesia was not an independent state at that time?

6.The government of India has recently formulated a new National Litigation Policy which aims to reduce the cases pending in various Courts in India under the National Legal Mission. This policy which is going to be implemented from July 1, 2010 aims to reduce average pendency time from
15 year to_________?
(A)10 years
(B)8 years
(C)5 years
(D)3 years
(E)1 year

7.Which of the following dates was observed recently as International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) by the Indian Railways in collaboration with the U.I.C. (International Union Of Railways)?
(A)June 16, 2010
(B)June 17,2010
(C)June 20, 2010
(D)June 22, 2010
(E)June 6, 2010

8. “Normal” rainfall is slightly acidic (and a pH of 5.6 has been assigned which might be somewhere near 5 ) because of the presence of _______?
(A)Nitric Oxide
(B)Sulphuric Acid
(C)Nitric Acid
(D)Carbonic Acid
(E)None of them

9.In context with the Environment, the price charged to deliver municipal solid waste to a landfill, waste-to-energy facility, or recycling facility is known as ______?
(A)Recycling Fee
(B)Dumping Duty
(C)Tipping Fee
(D)Material Fee
(E)None of them

10.Which among the following is not a member country of the Mekong Ganga Cooperation?

11.Consider the following:
1. First man to reach at South Pole
2. First Man Cosmonaut
3. First Person to Sail around the World
4. First Woman Cosmonaut
5. First Woman to climb Mount Everest
Which among the above have the
2. First Man Cosmonaut -Yuri Gagarin (Russian)
3. First Person to Sail around the World -Ferdinand Magellan, Portugal
4. First Woman Cosmonaut -Valentina Tereshkova (Russian)
5. First Woman to climb Mount Everest – Junko Tabei (Japan)
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(A)1 & 3
(B)2 & 4
(C)4 & 5
(D)1 & 4
(E)all have different nationality

12.In Kho-Kho , the players occupying the squares are known as ________?

13.Recently Sachin Tendulkar was conferred the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Among the following personalities, who was the first to be honored as a Group Captain of the Indian Air Force?
(A)J.R.D. Tata
(B)Vijaipat Singhania
(C)Yashwant Rao Patangshah Vikramshah Mukane
(D)Sunil Gawaskar
(E)None of the above

14.In which year Kendriya Vidyalayas came into being?

15.Consider the following:
1. Mahavir Jayanti
2. Buddha Purnima
3. Guru Nank Jayanti
Which among the following may fall in the
1. Mahavir Jayanti -April or March
2. Buddha Purnima – April or May
3. Guru Nank Jayanti -Usually in November
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of the Gregorian calendar?
(A)1 & 2
(B)2 & 3
(C)1 & 3
(D)all 1, 2, 3
(E)None of them

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