Quiz 571: GK for UPSC Civil Services Examination

1. Russell Tribunal is related to which among the following?
[A]International Intellectual property issues
[B]War Crimes
[C]Crimes against women
[D]Organized International Crime


Explanation
2. Consider the following:
1. Financial market reforms
2. State fiscal reforms
3. Health, environment and energy disaster management
4. Modernization of Indian armed Forces
Which among the above include the main thrust of US assistance to India via USAID?
[A]1
[B]1, 2
[C]1, 2, 3
[D]1, 2,3,4


Explanation
3. Consider the following:
1. Preamble
2. Fundamental Rights
3. Fundamental Duties
4. Directive Principles of State Policy
The principle of gender equality is enshrined in which among the above parts of Indian Constitution?
[A]Only 1
[B]1& 2
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4


Explanation
4. Consider the following:
1. National Insurance Company Ltd.
2. New India Assurance Company Ltd.
3. Oriental Insurance Company Ltd.
4. United India Insurance Company Ltd.
Which among the above are in GIPSA?
[A]1 & 2
[B]1, 2 & 3
[C]2, 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4


Explanation
5. Consider the following statements:
1. India is exposed to nearly 10 per cent of the world’s tropical cyclones
2. Majority of Tropical Cyclones in India have their initial genesis over the Arabian Sea and strike the west coast of India
3. Tropical cyclones occur in the months of May-June and October-November
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]1 & 2
[B]2 & 3
[C]1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3


Explanation
6. Consider the following:
1. Minimum one protected mammal species of indigenous variety
2. Suitability for Research
3. Traditional tribal living
Which among the above is/ are the primary criteria to select a site for Biosphere Reserve in India?
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]Only 2
[D]1, 2 & 3


Explanation
7. Consider the following:
1. Meter
2. Second
3. Kilogram
Which among the above are expressed currently in terms of fundamental constants of nature, rather than a man-made object?
[A]1 & 2
[B]2 & 3
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1 & 3


Explanation
8. Consider the following:
1. Insurance
2. Mutual fund products
3. Pension products
The Business Correspondents have been allowed to do which among the above sales?
[A]1 & 2 only
[B]2 & 3 only
[C]1 & 3 only
[D]1, 2 & 3


Explanation
9. Consider the following statements in context with Endosulfan:
1. A ban on this pesticide has been negotiated under the Stockholm Convention in April 2011
2. Supreme Court has passed interim order and banned the production, distribution and use of endosulfan in India
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]1 Only
[B]2 Only
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2


Explanation
10. Consider the following:
1. Financial Transaction Plan
2. Technical Assistance Special Fund
3. Financial Stability Board
Which among the above is/ are parts of International Monetary Fund?
[A]1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2, 3
[D]1, 3


Explanation
11. Consider the following:
1. Shale Gas
2. Coal bed methane
3. Tight Sand stones
4. Methane Hydrates
Choose the “Unconventional” sources of Natural Gas from the above:
[A]1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2 , 3 & 4


Explanation
12. Consider the following statements:
1. The Central Government fixes the wage rates in MGNREGA on the basis of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948
2. As per the provisions of the NREGA Act, the revision of the Wage rates are to be done on periodical basis
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


Explanation
13. Consider the following:
1. A common parliament
2. Central bank
3. Court of justice
Which among the above is/ are features of the African Union?
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]None of them


Explanation
14. Consider the following:
1. Constitution of India
2. An act by the parliament
The problem of “Bonded Labour” has been addressed by which among the above?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2


Explanation
15. Consider the following:
1. Completely foolproof delivery of subsidy
2. Easy to deliver to the beneficiary
3. Maximization of the welfare of households
Which among the above is/ are true about the “Direct Cash Subsidy” being planned in India in recent times?
[A]1 Only
[B]1 & 2 Only
[C]2 & 3 Only
[D]3 Only


Explanation

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  • kg
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    sir,
    I am a regular viewer of your site. Sir we have to click show answer to show the anser. But for this reason we have to loose our valuable time. Ans should be given.

    may be you want to say that that is for them who are tring the question/ans themself…but they can anser it withouy seeing the ans….

  • vivek
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    the principle of gender equality is enshrined in which clause of fundamental duties?

  • Santhosh rathod
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    Thank q u sir for 2day gk.

  • sahil
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    @vivek.. its pretty difficult to stay our eyes from the answer if given straight away. so its good to have 1 sec more and the see the answer :)

  • varun
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    nice stuff…pls separate the history for upsc