Quiz 539: General Studies for Public Service Examinations

1. Consider the following:

  1. Firozabad (UP)
  2. Bhagalpur (Bihar)
  3. Jalandhar (Punjab )
  4. Sanganer (Rajasthan)
  5. Kachh (Gujarat )

Which among the following is the correct set of products for which the above places are famous?

[A] Glass Bangles, Silk, Sports material, Hand Block Printing, Salt
[B] Brassware, Cotton, Hosiery Items, Hand Block Printing, Salt
[C] Spices, Sweets, Sports material, Hand Block Printing, Salt
[D] Glass Bangles, Wood items, Sports material, Handicrafts, Salt

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2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Oil India Ltd was incorporated in collaboration with Burmah Oil Company
  2. Till Independence, Assam was the only oil producing state in India
  3. Assam Oil Fields are richest oil fields in India

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] 1 & 2 are correct
[D] 1, 2, 3 are correct

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3. An instrument called “Theodolite” is used in which among the following ?

[A] Measuring distances, elevations, bearings etc.
[B] Measuring rotational speed of a shaft
[C] Measuring horizontal and vertical angles in triangular networks
[D] Measuring acidity or alkalinity of solutions

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4. During the tenure of which of the following prime ministers Lok Sabha never meet?

[A] Morar Ji Desai
[B] Chaudhary Charan Singh
[C] Inder Kumar Gujral
[D] H. D. Deve Gowda

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5. Which among the following is the main problem faced by the farmers of Phoenix dactylifera commonly known as Date Palm?

[A] Unavailability of seeds
[B] The saplings are very much susceptible to the pests
[C] The sex of the saplings is not so easy to identify
[D] All of the above

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6. There is only one Rock Edict in which Asoka talks about taxation. Which among the following is that edict?

[A] Bhabru Inscription
[B] Nigalisagar Pillar Inscription
[C] Rummindei Pillar Inscription
[D] Barabar Cave Inscription

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7. Consider the following:

  1. Community Reserves
  2. Eco Sensitive Zones
  3. Biosphere Reserves

Which among the above are fixed in India as procedures fixed in various acts related to Wildlife / Environment protection?

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 1 & 3
[C] Only 1
[D] all of them

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8. Who among the following is the ex-officio chairman of Indian Council of World Affairs ?

[A] Foreign Minister
[B] President
[C] Vice President
[D] Prime Minister

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9. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Government of India has agreed to provide assistance to Bhutan in developing the hydropower sector and to purchase at least 10,000 MW of power from Bhutan by 2020.
  2. India continues to be the largest trade and development partner of Bhutan mainly because of Hydropower

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2

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10. Consider the following statements:

  1. Government of India is focusing on commercial cultivation of sea buckthorn plants, which has oval shaped and flame-colored fruits
  2. Sea-buckthorn is a deciduous shrub found in some Coastal Areas of India
  3. The Sea-buckthorn is a non-leguminous nitrogen fixation plant

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] All are correct

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  • PS

    Then who audits the PM Relief Fund?

    • GKToday

      The PMNRF is audited by an independent auditor outside the Government. M/S Thakur Vaidyanath Aiyar & Company, Chartered Accountants are the auditors as of now. CAG has not been given rights to audit private cos.