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Quiz 576: General Studies for UPSC Examinations

1. 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
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

Explanation
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

Explanation
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

Explanation
5. The Bhagwati/Sutherland Report is related to which among the following?
[A]Doha Round Talks
[B]G-20 Cannes summit
[C]United Nations Climate Change Conference
[D]World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2009

6. For financial assistance under Rastriya Arogya Nidhi, the patient must be:
1. Living Below Poverty Line
2. Suffering from specified life-threatening diseases
3. Taking treatment in government hospitals only
Choose the correct options:
[A]1 & 2
[B]2 & 3
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1 Only

Explanation
7. “Not a single drop of honey leaks from the bee hive”. Why?
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
Which among the above explain the given statement:
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2, & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4

Explanation
8. Consider the following statements in context with recent trends in Inflation:
1. In Recent times, India has been the only country in the world, which is facing inflation amidst robust economic growth
2. Government’s rural initiatives and social sector spending have boosted the aggregate demand
3. The demand of the Protein Products (Milk, Egg, Meat) has been sluggish in comparison to cereal prices (wheat, rice and pulses)
Identify the correct statements from the above given statements:
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]Only 2
[D]1, 2 & 3

9. 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

Explanation
10. 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

Explanation
11. Delhi Government has decided to split the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) into how many smaller bodies?
[A]two
[B]three
[C]four
[D]five

12. 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

Explanation
13. 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

Explanation
14. 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

Explanation
15. Consider the following statements:
1. At present RDX is the standard explosive in use with the Indian Armed Forces
2. The scientists at DRDO have developed CL-20, the most powerful non-nuclear explosive
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

Explanation