Quiz 555: General Studies for UPSC Examinations

1. Consider the following statements in context with India’s National Calendar:

  1. India’s National Calendar is based upon the Saka era, whose dates have a permanent correspondence with dates of the Gregorian calendar
  2. Chaitra Shukla 1 on which new year begins, falls always on 21 or 22 March every year
  3. In a leap year, all the initial 6 months of the National Calender of India are of 31 days

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

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2. The vaccine of which of the following diseases was not included in the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) initiated by the Government of India in 1978?
[A] Polio
[B] Diphtheria
[C] Measles
[D] Tuberculosis

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3. The members of the Constituent Assembly were elected by the Legislatures of various provinces and nominated by the rulers of the princely states. Why the members of the Constituent Assembly were NOT directly elected?
[A] Congress as well as Muslim League had demanded the election of the members of Constituent assembly members via this method only
[B] There was an array of disagreements with the Cabinet Mission amongst the different sections in India and formation was Constituent Assembly by directly elected members was not possible.
[C] The People of India had already given a mandate to create a Constituent Assembly from the elected members of Legislatures of various provinces
[D] The Princely states had objected for direct elections for the members of the Constituent assembly

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4. Consider the following :

  1. Pyrite
  2. Gypsusm
  3. Organic Manure

Which among the above can be used in reclaimation of the Alkali soil?

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 2 & 3
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None of the above

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5. Consider the following duties of the state:

  1. To make legislations for workers participation in management of undertakings
  2. Protection of Minorities
  3. Protection of the Environment
  4. Uniform Civil Code

Which among the above have been enshrined in Directive Principles of State Policy?

[A] 1, 2 & 3
[B] 2, 3 & 4
[C] 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1 & 2

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6. Legislative Powers of the State of Jammu & Kashmir don’t extend to the matters with respect to which the Parliament has power to make laws for the states under Constitution of India. The above provision finds its place in which among the following?
[A] Constitution of India part VI
[B] Constitution of India, article 370
[C] Constitution of India, article 238
[D] Constitution of Jammu & Kashmir

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7. The name of Billy Arjan Singh is most closely associated with which among the following National Parks of India?
[A] Jim Corbett National Park
[B] Dudhwa National Park
[C] Panna National Park
[D] Rajaji National Park

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8. Consider the following countries:

  1. England
  2. France
  3. Israel

Which among the above had invaded Egypt during the Suez Crisis of 1956?

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

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9. Consider the following:

  1. Right to Life & Liberty
  2. Right to Freedom of Religion
  3. Equality before law
  4. Freedom of speech and expression

Which among the above can NOT be claimed by foreigners in India?

[A] 2 & 4
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

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10. Which among the following was the smallest state among the Part A, B, C & D states after India’s independence?
[A] Travancore Cochin
[B] Delhi
[C] Bilaspur
[D] Coorg

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