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Quiz 523 : GK For UPSC Civil Services Examination (Mock Test Series)

This Quiz is part of Our Mock Test Series for Civil Services Examination 2011
1. Consider the following parts of the Constitution of India:
1. Fundamental Rights
2. Fundamental Duties
3. Directive principles of State Policy
Which among the above parts of the constitution were amended to pave the way for Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 2 & 3
(C)Only 1 & 3
(D)All 1 , 2 & 3

2. Consider the following:
1. Fundamental Rights
2. Fundamental duties
3. Directive principles of State Policy
Which among the above parts of the Constitution enshrine distinct provisions for the education of children from 0 to 6 years?
(A)Only 1 & 3
(B)Only 2 & 3
(C)All 1, 2 & 3
(D)Only 3

3. What are the Current Sharing of Funds among the center and States in 2010-11 in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan?
(A)60:40
(B)65:35
(C)55:45
(D)50:50

4. Various sections of Income Tax Act such as Section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD give tax deduction up to Rs. 1 Lakh in lieu of investments in various saving instruments. In this context, Investment in which among the following will allow a person additional tax deduction apart from this limit of Rs 1 lakh?
(A)Provident Fund (PF) & Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF)
(B)Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS)
(C)National Savings Certificate (NSC
(D)Long Term Infrastructure Bonds

5. Consider the following statements in context with the Blood Diamonds:
1. The Flower Report raised the issue of the trade of Blood Diamonds by prestigious diamond companies of the world.
2. The Kimberley process, which can prevent intermix of Blood Diamonds works on the principle of ‘Certificate of Origin’
3. Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is a legally binding process accepted by most countries of the world.
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)All are correct

6. Consider the following:
1. Kaziranga National Park
2. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary & Tiger Reserve
3. Sundarbans National Park
Which among the above are World Heritage Sites?
(A)Only 2
(B)Only 1 & 2
(C)Only 2 & 3
(D)All of them

7. In context with the Wholesale Prices Index (WPI) series from consider the following:
1. Primary Articles
2. Fuel and Power
3. Manufactured Products
The weightage of which among the above has increased from 1981-82 to 1993-94 and 1993-94 to 2004-05 series?
(A)1 & 2
(B)2 & 3
(C)1 & 3
(D)only 1

8. Consider the following statements:
1. Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) is a programme of Ministry of External Affairs
2. The SCAAP programme is a offshoot of the ITEC programme
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. Consider the following statements:
1. The Prime Minister’s Shram Awards are given to ONLY the workers of the Public Sector
2. The Highest category in the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards is Shram Ratna
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

10. Consider the following statements in context with the Haj Committee of India:
1. Three Muslim Members of Parliament are nominated as members of Haj Committee of India
2. A minister can not be the chairman of Haj Committee of India
3. The Central Government has right to appoint a Chairman of the Haj Committee of India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 2 & 3 are correct
(B)Only 1 is correct
(C)All 1, 2 & 3 are correct
(D)Only 1 & 2 are correct

11. Consider the following statements in context with the Biodiversity Act 2002:
1. Biodiversity Heritage Sites can be declared by the Union Government under the Bio Diversity Act 2002
2. The Vaids and Hakims who have been practicing indigenous medicine, are now required to give prior intimation to the State Biodiversity Board to use the bio-resources of the country.
3. The patents related to Biological Resources can not be applied for without due permission from the National Biodiversity Authority.
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only 1 & 3 are correct
(D)Only 3 is correct

12. Consider the following statements:
1. Nagaland was the first state of India which launched its own Bamboo Policy
2. Ministry of Agriculture has launched the National Bamboo Mission (NBM) and the National Mission on Bamboo Application (NMBA) for its holistic development, cultivation and for developing the technologies and applications for bamboo based products.
3. Bansloachan or Tabasheer is obtained from certain species of Bamboo
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)1 & 3
(B)1 & 2
(C)2 & 3
(D)All of them

13. Consider the following statements:
1. The Ilbert Bill (1884) Controversy caused the greatest racial cleavage in India prior to establishment of the Indian National Congress
2. Viceroy Ripon actually desired to abolish the racial prejudice from the Indian Penal Code while introducing this bill
Which among the above statement 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

14. Which among the following was the first European nation which broke through the Portuguese monopoly in the east?
(A)France
(B)Netherlands
(C)Britain
(D)Sweden

15. Who among the following founded a National Press, National Paper, National Society, National School, National Theatre, National Store, National Gymnasium and National Circus making the term “National” popular in British India?
(A)Devendra Nath Tagore
(B)Jyotindra Nath Tagore
(C)Nabagopal Mitra
(D)Rajnarayan Basu

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