Quiz 576: General Studies for UPSC Examinations

1. New Horizons’ spacecraft was launched by NASA to study which of the following planet?
[A] Mars
[B] Pluto
[C] Jupiter
[D] Mercury

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2. Consider the following:

  1. Access
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Teachers
  4. Outcome

Which among the above are used by the National University for Educational Planning & Administration for development of Educational Development Index?

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

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3. Consider the following:

  1. Gangetic Plain
  2. Gujarat
  3. Assam

The Shale Gas in India has been found to be in abundance in which among the above?

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2, & 3
[D] None of them

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4. Dr. N.C. Saxena Committee was set up by the Ministry of Rural Development to advise it on

  1. Suitable methodology for BPL Census
  2. Estimation of poverty

Choose the correct option:

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

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5. Which of the following statements explain the fact that not a single drop of honey leaks from the beehive?

  1. The Honey is highly viscous
  2. The surface tension of honey is high
  3. The cells of Bee hive are very small
  4. The cells of Bee hive are closed from both ends

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

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6. Consider the following:

  1. Repo Rate (RR)
  2. Reverse Repo Rate (RRR)
  3. Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)

Arrange the above in a decreasing order of their value?

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

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7. Consider the following statements:

  1. Billiards and Snooker have similar number of balls
  2. Billiards and Snooker differ in the colors of the balls

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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8. Consider the following:

  1. The Territorial Waters
  2. Continental Shelf
  3. Exclusive Economic Zone

Which among the above are included in the “definition” of “India” for the purpose of Budget and Finance?

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

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9. Consider the following statements in context with the “Green Bridge Technology” used now a days in Bioremediation:

  1. “Green Bridge Technology” is used for ONLY in-situ bioremediation
  2.  “Green Bridge Technology” is an efficient way to bring up the levels of Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

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. About 40 per cent of the Indian soils are deficient in sulphur
  2. The single super phosphate (SSP) fertilizer has sulphur in it
  3. Nutrient Based Subsidy scheme benefits the manufacturers of fertilizers like single super phosphate (SSP)

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

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

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