Quiz 555: General Studies for UPSC Examinations

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?
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?
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?
Consider the following :
  1. Pyrite
  2. Gypsusm
  3. Organic Manure
Which among the above can be used in reclaimation of the Alkali soil?
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?
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?
The name of Billy Arjan Singh is most closely associated with which among the following National Parks of India?
Consider the following countries:
  1. England
  2. France
  3. Israel
Which among the above had invaded Egypt during the Suez Crisis of 1956?
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?
Which among the following was the smallest state among the Part A, B, C & D states after India’s independence?


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