Quiz 522 : GK for UPSC Exams

This Quiz is part of Our Mock Test Series for Civil Services Examination 2011
1. With which of the following dance forms the name of Lata Pada is associated with ?
(A)Kuchipudi
(B)Bharatnatyam
(C)Odissi
(D)Kathak


2. The name of which of the following persons of Indian Origin is associated with the Indian Hospice at Jerusalem ?
(A)Sheikh Mohammed Munir Hasan Ansari
(B)Saleh Wahid
(C)Dr Mohiaddin Syed Karimuddin
(D)Mohan Jashanmali


3. Consider the following statements in context with the Kepler 10b:
1. Kepler-10b was discovered based on eight months of data collected with the Kepler telescope from May 2009 to January 2010.
2. Kepler-10 b is an Earth-size planet located near a habitable zone in the Draco Constellation
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 is correct


4. Consider the following:
1. Preference to indigenous design, development and manufacture of defense equipments
2. Rationalize the foreign supply and making the foreign vendors procure components from the domestic vendors
Which among the above are the parts of the India’s first Defense Production Policy unveiled recently?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 2
(C)Both 1 & 2
(D)Neither 1 nor 2

5. Consider the following statements about the privilege motion:
1. Privilege motion is brought against the breach of the parliamentary privileges against a minister
2. If the privilege motion is passed, the government collapses
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 is correct

6. Which among the following coal producer of India is outside the Coal India Ltd?
(A)Southern Eastern Coalfields (Bilaspur)
(B)Bharat Coking Coal (Dhanbad)
(C)Mahanandi Coalfields (Sambalpur)
(D)Singerani Collieries Company (Andhra Pradesh)

7. The Bapu Gaidhani Awards are a part of which among the following awards in India?
(A)National Film Awards
(B)ICAR Awards
(C)National Bravery Awards
(D)None of them


8. Consider the following statements in context with the Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF)
1. Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is spread by an insect
2. Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) does not produce disease in animals
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


9. In which among the following current states of India, the Doot and Buddhiprakash magazines have been published since over a centenary?
(A)West Bengal
(B)Gujarat
(C)Andhra Pradesh
(D)Bihar


10. Consider the following statements:
1. At present Coal blocks in India are allocated by Auction
2. The areas which are considered for allocation to a company that has got a power project on the basis of competitive bids for tariff are exempted from auction
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 is correct


11. Consider the following statements:
1. The share of the Hydro-energy in India’s total installed capacity has gone down during the 11th Five year plan
2. The Global warming has been alleged for this reduction in the share
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 2
(C)Both of them
(D)None of them


12. Consider the following statements in context with India’s Maritime Agenda 2010-20:
1. The share of India seafarers is currently between 6-7% in the Global Shipping Industry and current share in the Global Shipping Building is 1%.
2. The Government decided to launch 2 major ports in this period.
3. A port capacity of 3200 MT for handling about 2500 M.T. of cargo has been targeted in this agenda
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


13. A combination of several medicines called SHREZ is used in the treatment of which among the following diseases?
(A)HIV/ AIDS
(B)Diphtheria
(C)Tuberculosis
(D)Malaria


14 . Consider the following statements:
1. In India, the Subsidy for the power sector is the largest component of State Government subsidies
2. In most states, the State Power Utilities have negative Financial Flows
3. The 13th Finance Commission recommended that states should stop giving subsidy to the power sector
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)All are correct statements
(D)None of them is a correct statement


15. Management Guru Late CK Prahalad was the member of which among the following councils of Prime Minister of India?
(A)PM’s National Council on Skill Development
(B)PM’s Council on Trade and Industry:
(C)Trade and Economic Relations Committee
(D)National Advisory Council:


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