Quiz 521 : GK for Civil Services Examinations (Mock Test Series 2011)

This Quiz is part of Our Mock Test Series for Civil Services Examination 2011
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

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

3. Via which of the following channels, the Government of India has contributed in the “Development of Agriculture and Livestock in Guinea-Bissau” programme?
(A)South Asian Development Fund
(B)IBSA Fund
(C)Government of India’s Africa Fund
(D)MicroBuild India Fund

4. 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

5. Consider the following statement about the Ug99, the stem rust of wheat epidemic, which was making news recently:
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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Consider the following statements regarding the legislations in Financial Sector of India:
1. There is a need to simplify & rewrite the Financial Sector legislations including the subordinate legislations to achieve harmony and synergy
2. The Government has recently established a Commission to examine the architecture of the legislative and regulatory system governing the Financial sector in India.
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both are Correct
(D)None of them is correct

9. 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

10. 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

11. Which among the following banks was chosen to manage the banking of the Pension Funds by the NPS Trust established by PFRDA for the NPS Lite?
(A)Union Bank of India
(B)State Bank of India
(C)Bank of India
(D)Central Bank of India

12. 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 correct

13. 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

14. Consider the following:
1. High Courts
2. Supreme Court
The power of Judicial Review is enjoyed by which among the above?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 2
(C)Both 1 & 2
(D)Neither 1 nor 2

15. In which of the following African Countries, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) supports a programme called “Berhane Hewan” which advocates putting an end to child marriages and keeping girls in Schools?

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