Quiz 539: General Studies for Public Service Examinations

Consider the following matches of the places and products for which they are famous:
  1. Firozabad (UP) – Glass Bangles
  2. Bhagalpur (Bihar) – Silk
  3. Jalandhar (Punjab ) – Sports Material
  4. Sanganer (Rajasthan) – Hand Block Printing
  5. Kachh (Gujarat ) – Salt
How many of the above is / are correct pairs?
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?
An instrument called “Theodolite” is used in which among the following ?
During the tenure of which of the following prime ministers Lok Sabha never meet?
Which among the following is the main problem faced by the farmers of Phoenix dactylifera commonly known as Date Palm?
There is only one Rock Edict in which Asoka talks about taxation. Which among the following is that edict?
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?
Who among the following is the ex-officio chairman of Indian Council of World Affairs ?
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?
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?


  1. PS

    June 22, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Then who audits the PM Relief Fund?

    • GKToday

      June 22, 2011 at 5:28 am

      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.

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