Quiz 515 : General Knoweldge for UPSC Examinations

This Quiz is part of Our Mock Test Series for Civil Services Examination 2011
1. The Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is commonly known as _______?
(A)Foot & Mouth Disease
(B)Mad Cow Disease
(C)Fog fever
(D)Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

2. The 40+9 recommendations are related to which among the following organizations/ bodies?
(A)Global Task Force on Implications and Policy
(B)Financial Action Task Force
(D)Global Task Force on Cholera Control

3. Consider the following reasons of why India became a regular member of the Financial Action Task Force:
1. It will help India to build the capacity to fight terrorism and trace terrorist money
2. It will help India to successfully investigate and prosecute money laundering and terrorist financing offences
3. It will help India to have a greater access to the international grants and aids
Which among the above is / are correct?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 1 & 2
(C)Only 1 & 3
(D)Only 2 & 3

4. The term SILK scheme is related to which among the following markets in India?
(A)Textile Markets
(B)Share Markets
(C)Micro, small and medium Industries
(D)Commodity Markets

5. In North East India, which among the following states has the largest percentage in growth of forest cover from 1987 onwards as per the recent data released?
(A)Arunachal Pradesh

6. Which among the following is the objective of amending Sections 43(3)(a) and 44 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 in a proposed amendment bill?
(A)To make a room for protection of marine biodiversity
(B)To abandon the trade of peacock feathers
(C)To make the central government authorized to transfer lions from any reserve to any other reserve in same or other state of India
(D)To devise a legislative measures to protect the invertebrate species

7. There are National Research Centers (NRC) established in India under an ongoing scheme of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. In this context consider the following:
1. NRC-Citrus : Nagpur
2. NRC-Grapes : Kolhapur
3. NRC-Banana : Trichy
4. NRC- Litchi : Muzaffarpur
which among the above matches are correct?
(A)1, 2, 4
(B)1, 3, 4,
(C)1, 2
(D)2, 3, 4

8. Which among the following international bodies have taken active interest in launching the “Global Tiger Initiative” to save tigers and conserve tiger habitats?
(A)United Nations Environment Programme
(B)World Bank
(C)World Wildlife Institute
(D)World Economic Forum

9. Who among the following had established a branch of Muslim League in London ?
(A)Aga Khan
(B)Amir Ali
(C)Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(D)Chaudhary Liaqat Ali

10. Which of the following Viceroys of India used to write poems with the Pen name of “Owen Meredith”?
(A)Lord Northbrook
(B)Lord Lytton
(C)Lord Ripon
(D)Lord Dufferin

11. Consider the following statements:
1. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana was launched by the Ministry of Health, Government of India to provide health insurance coverage for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families
2. Only 5 members of a family are covered by Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 are correct

12. Which among the following options represents a correct sequence of India’s largest trade partners in the ASEAN bloc for the period of 2010-11?
(A)Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam
(B)Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam
(C)Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam
(D)Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand

13. Consider the following statements:
1. In the Ryotwari System , the Government retained the right to resume the land at will
2. In the Ryotwari System, the Government retained the right to enhance the land revenue at will
Which among the above is/ are correct statements?
(A)Only statement 1 is correct
(B)Only Statement 2 is correct
(C)Both statements are correct
(D)Both statements are incorrect

14. The Defense ministry of India takes part in the Shared Awareness and De-Confliction (SHADE) Meetings with other countries for which among the following purposes?
(A)Costal Security
(B)Maritime Security
(C)Cross Border Terrorism
(D)International Organized Crimes

15. Chenab River also known as Chandrabhaga forms with the merging of Chandra and Bhaga Rivers near which among the following places?
(B)Lahaul & Spiti
(C)Sri Nagar
(D)Mithankot (Pakistan)

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  • Anonymous

    gud questions

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Just to add to Q2 40 recommendations on Money Laundering and 9 on Terrorist Financing!

  • Tejashwi Aaryan Mishra

    Kindly make a list of all center started scheme and programme along with ministry who took care it and ratio of expenditure as center:state, concise 1-2 pages listed all d scheme….


  • Anonymous

    why world bank taken active interest in launching the "Global Tiger Initiative" to save tigers and conserve tiger habitats? plzzzzz explain

  • sanjay

    It is very helpful to working people pls add more on banking Economics and Finance.

  • sanjay

    Make a separate link for socio- economics topics.

  • rahul

    thanx sir jee

  • Anonymous

    why world bank taken active interest in launching the "Global Tiger Initiative" to save tigers and conserve tiger habitats? plzzzzz explain

  • Admin

    World Bank is among the few organizations that can respond at the scale needed to help address the illegal trade in tiger parts. Its presence in most tiger-range countries can allow
    it to facilitate partnerships among international NGOs, governments, and the scientific community to assist countries in developing sustainable conservation solutions — regardless of whether these lead to specific projects. Actions by the World Bank or any country in isolation will not be adequate to save tigers and a genuine commitment and partnership is needed to achieve this objective. To implement this vision of tiger conservation, the Bank has proposed to facilitate a global alliance to develop more effective conservation strategies in consultation with country experts and governments, and tackle problems that transcend
    national boundaries.

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  • Anonymous

    thankxxxx alot sir

  • ravikumar

    hi dear sir its amazing work sir thank you so much