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Quiz 534: GK for Civil Services Examination

1. Who among the following appoints/ nominates the chairperson of the National Commission for Women?
(A)President
(B)Central Government
(C)Vice President
(D)President on recommendation of a Parliament committee

2. In which of the following insects, a pigment called luciferin is found?
(A)Housefly
(B)Firefly
(C)Sandfly
(D)Fruitfly

3. Consider the following statements:
1. National Data Bank (NDB) has been established on the basis of Sachar Committee Recommendations
2. National Data Bank (NDB) will have all data pertaining to various aspects of socio-economic life of population falling in different social/religious categories
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 statements:
1. Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC) is the apex body under the MGNREGA
2. Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC) is headed by the Prime Minister of India
3. The tenure of the Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC) members is 2 years
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)1, 2 & 3 are correct
(D)1 & 3 are correct

5. Consider the following states:
1. Goa
2. Maharastra
3. Karnataka
The Mahadayi Water Disputes is among which among the above neighbors?
(A)1 & 2
(B)1 & 3
(C)2 & 3
(D)1, 2 & 3

Explanation
6. The Dispute Resolution Panel has been established under which among the following acts in India?
(A)Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
(B)Income Tax Act, 1961
(C)The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
(D)The Trade Unions Act, 1926

7. Consider the following statements:
1. The Constitution of India had made provisions of continuation of pre-Constitution Laws till they are amended or repealed
2. To facilitate the legal reforms, Constitution stipulated a Central Law Commission to be established by an Act of parliament
3. The First Law Commission of India was established in 1955, with then Attorney General of India has its chairman
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)1 & 2 are correct
(C)1 & 3 are correct
(D)All are correct

8. Which among the following event led the British government of Lord North to undertake a legislation to meet the situation and provide some form of legal government for the Indian possessions of the East India Company, which resulted in Regulating Act of 1773?
(A)The Officers of East India Company were indulged in all sorts of corruption
(B)East India Company was facing fierce resistance from the Native princes of India
(C)The competition with the French East India Company had almost finished the business of British East India Company
(D)East India Company had become almost insolvent

9. Consider the following statements:
1. The Market Stabilization Scheme provides for issue of Treasury Bills and/or dated securities by the Government in addition to their normal market borrowing programme up to an annual aggregate ceiling.
2. The money raised in Market Stabilization Fund is kept in the MSS Account as a part of Consolidated Fund of India
3. The auditing of the MSS Fund is done by Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)1, 2 & 3 are correct
(D)Only 1 & 3 are correct

Explanation
10. Consider the following countries:
1. Sudan
2. Chad
3. Ethiopia
Which among the above share the southern borders of Egypt?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 1 & 2
(C)Only 1 & 3
(D)All of them

11. Which among the following is the correct meaning of Phyllotaxy?
(A)Classification of plants as per the leaves structure
(B)The manner of arrangement of leaves in stem or branch
(C)The manner the leaves fall from the branches
(D)The anatomy of leaves in angiosperms

12. The monocarpic plants produce flowers only ________?
(A)Once in a year
(B)Once in a season
(C)Once in lifetime
(D)One flower per plant

13. The Indian Pipe Plant or Monotrapa can be best placed in which among the following groups?
(A)Parasite
(B)Saprophyte
(C)Insectivorous
(D)Lithophyte

14. Which among the following is involved in the Research on Desert Flora and Fauna?
(A)CAZRI
(B)SIPRI
(C)AFRI
(D)CRIJ

15. Consider the following:
1. Total Amount of Water Present in soil is X
2. The amount of X, which can be absorbed by Plants is Y
3. The amount of X, which is Not absorbed by plants is Z
Which among the following presents the terms for X, Y and Z respectively?
(A)Holard, Chresard, Echard
(B)Echard, Chresard, Holard
(C)Holard, Echard, Cresard
(D)Cresard, Holard, Echard