Quiz 536 : General Studies for Civil Services Examination

1. The enactment of COFEPOSA was done in 1974 for which among the following purposes?
(A)To enable the state authorities for preventive detention
(B)To curb the smuggling and conserve foreign currency
(C)To stop the financing of terrorist activities
(D)Maintenance of Internal Security


2. Consider the following statements:
1. Oil-for-Food Programme was introduced by United Nations for allowing Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine, and other humanitarian needs.
2. Oil-for-Food Programme worked on an escrow system
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


3. Consider the following statements:
1. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network
2. IUCN headquarters are located in Gland, near Geneva, Switzerland
3. The Ramsar Convention secretariat operates from the headquarters of IUCN
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


4. To review and restructure the schemes of which among the following ministries, the Government of India had constituted a Bhaskar Ghose Committee ?
(A)Ministry of Tourism
(B)Ministry of Panchayati Raj
(C)Ministry of Culture
(D)Ministry of Rural Development


5. Till which of the following years, the appointments of the Civil Services were exclusively done by the Directors of the East India Company?
(A)1853
(B)1858
(C)1861
(D)1857


6. Consider the following recommendations of a committee in pre-independence era:
1. Short term measure: 1 Primary health center per 40,000 population, 30 beds,3 Sub centers and 2 medical officers
2. Long term programme:Primary health units with a 75 bedded hospital per 10,000 -20,000 population;secondary health units with 650 bedded hospital, Regional Health units with 2,500 beds
This committee had triggered the public health reforms in India. Identify the name of this committee from the given options:
(A)Jackson Committee
(B)Bering Committee
(C)Bhore Committee
(D)None of them


7. Till which of the following years, the Supreme Court of India commenced its sittings from the Parliament building prior to moving to the present premises?
(A)1950
(B)1952
(C)1956
(D)1958


8. In US, lame duck session is whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected, but before the successor’s term begins. In India it may refer to the last session of a parliament before dissolution of Lok Sabha.
(A)First session of a new Lok Sabha
(B)Last session of a year
(C)Last session of a Lok Sabha before its dissolution
(D)Last session before prorogue of Lok Sabha


9. Who among the following was the president of the Indian National Congress when India attained independence?
(A)Jivatram Kripalani
(B)Abul Kalam Azad
(C)Sarojini Naidu
(D)N S Reddy


10. There were three people in the Indian National Congress whose influence and persuasion led to a sort of agreement between the INC and British , which led to talks between Gandhi and Lord Irwin, commonly known as Gandhi Irwin Pact. Who among the following 4 given options was not among these three?
(A)Tej Bahadur Sapru
(B)M R Jayakar
(C)V S Srinivasa Shastri
(D)Purshottam Das Tandon


11. The Arun River, Barun River, and Tamur River make the part of which among the following river systems?
(A)Ganga River System
(B)Brahamaputra River System
(C)Yamuna River System
(D)Kosi River System


12. Consider the following statements:
1. All IIMs in India are autonomous corporate bodies
2. Currently, the Government of India does not interfere in the administration of the IIMs
3. The RC Bhargava Committee (2008) recommended that the Government should nominate the members of Boards of Indian Institutes of Management.
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only 3 is correct
(D)None of them is correct


13. Consider the following statements:
1. Bratachari Movement was initiated by Gurudaday Datta in early 1930s
2. The Bratachari Movement contributed a lot to revive the folk dances of Bengal
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


14. Consider the following statements:
1. Bahamani Kingdom was founded by Hasan Gangu
2. Hasan Gangu was a general of Muhammad bin Tughluq, before establishing the Bahamni Dynasty
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


15. Consider the following statements:
1. Farakka Barrage was constructed to divert the water of the Hughly River to Ganga River in rainy season
2. The Farakka Barrage dispute had been solved between India and Bangladesh in 1996
3. The building of Farkka Barrage has contributed in the preservation of the Kolkata Port
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 1 & 3 are correct
(C)Only 3 is correct
(D)Only 2 & 3 are correct

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  • bighnaraj sarangi
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    Its Realy a UPSC standard question.I got lots of information.Thanks for the cooperation.

  • revathi
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