Quiz 521: GK Questions for Civil Services Examinations

1. Consider the following statements:

  1. In context with the Human intervention in the protected areas, Biosphere Reserves are called ‘living laboratories’
  2. In Biosphere Reserve, no activities except research are permitted

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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2. In India, the responsibility for recognition and vesting of forest rights and distribution of land rights rests with which among the following ?
[A] Ministry of Environment & Forests
[B] Ministry of Tribal affairs
[C] State and UT Governments
[D] Local Governments

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3. The most popular Zero Calorie sugar substitutes in the market are made up of Sucralose, as an artificial sweetner. Why sucralose does not have calories?
[A] Because the Sucralose is 600 times more sweet than Sucrose (Natural Sugar) and thus its low quantity gives same taste but zero calories when it is digested in the body.
[B] Because the chemical composition of Sucralose is such that its oxidation gives less calories in body compared to the Sucrose.
[C] Because Sucralose is not a Carbohydrate
[D] Because Sucralose is not digested in the body

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4. Consider the following statement about the Ug99, the stem rust of wheat epidemic:

  1. Ug99 is caused by the races of a fungus known as Puccinia graminis
  2. Ug99 affects cereal crops most predominantly Wheat
  3. It is named so because it was discovered in Uganda in 1999

Which among the above statements is / are correct?
 

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] Only 2 & 3 are correct
[D] All are correct

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5. In which of the following , the realization from sale of minority shareholding of the Government in profitable Central Public Sector Enterprises are chanellized in India?
[A] Consolidated Fund of India
[B] Public Account
[C] National Investment Fund
[D] Contingency Fund of India

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6. A farmer has taken a loan for a paddy crop in the beginning of the Rabi Season and has not made a repayment. In which of the following situations, if Installment or interest is not paid for this loan, it would become a NPA (Non Performing Asset)?
[A] 90 Days from the due date
[B] 90 Days from the end of the Rabi Season
[C] 1 crop season from the due date
[D] 2 crop seasons from the due date

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7.  In context with the Capital Adequacy Ratio of 9%, if a bank has lent Rs. 100, the Bank must have a capital base of at least which among the following amounts?
[A] Rs. 90
[B] Rs. 109
[C] Rs. 91
[D] Rs. 9

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8. Which among the following was the first Government Company to be privatized in India?
[A] Hotel Corporation of India
[B] Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd
[C] Maruti Udyog Limited
[D] Modern Foods Industries Limited

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9.  Consider the following statements:

  1. During Farrukhsiyar reign, in 1717, that the British East India Company purchased duty-free trading rights in all of Bengal for a mere three thousand rupees a year
  2. The son-in-law of Mir Jafar, who was made Nawab of Bengal after the Battle of Chinsura opposed the Imperial Dastak because it was discriminatory
  3.  Mir Kasim abolished all the taxes of the Local traders

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] All are correct
[D] Only 2 & 3 are correc

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10. Consider the following:

  1. Consolidated Fund of India
  2. Contingency Fund of India
  3. Public Account of India

Which among the above make the part of the parts of “Annual Financial statement” as per Article 112 of the constitution?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] All 1, 2 & 3

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