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Quiz 585: Current General Awareness for All Examinations

1. The “Registan Desert” is a part of which among the following countries?
[A]Pakistan
[B]Afghanistan
[C]Tajikistan
[D]Turkmenistan

2. What is the difference between Union Legislature and Parliament of India ?
[A]Union Legislature consists of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Parliament consists of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and President
[B]Union Legislature consists of Lok Sabha only, Parliament Consists of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
[C]Union Legislature consists of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and President, Parliament consists of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
[D]There is no difference between the two

3. Which among the following countries have recently obtained approval to explore a 10,000-square-km polymetallic sulphide ore deposit in an international seabed region in the southwest Indian Ocean for the first time?
[A]United States
[B]China
[C]France
[D]Japan

4. The famous “Chatham Saw Mill” is located in which among the following states / union territories of India?
[A]Daman & Diu
[B]Goa
[C]Andaman & Nicobar Islands
[D]Laskhadweep

5. In which among the following states, Government had identified maximum number of Ecologically Sensitive Zones under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986?
[A]Maharastra
[B]Gujarat
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D]Uttarakhand

Explanation
6. Consider the following:
1. Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
2. Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
India is a party to which among the above?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2

7. Which among the following country was recently in news for its Stapled Visas to Indians ?
[A]Pakistan
[B]Bangladesh
[C]China
[D]Myanmar

8. Under the priority sector advances, which among the following targets have been given to Foreign Banks Operating in India for agricultural
advances?
[A]18%
[B]14%
[C]12%
[D]No target

Explanation
9. Commercial Paper (CP) is an unsecured money market instrument issued in the form of a _____?
[A]Demand Draft
[B]Cheque
[C]Bill of Exchange
[D]Promissory Note

10. After independence, from which year, India brought its distinctive coins?
[A]1949
[B]1950
[C]1952
[D]1955

Explanation
11. As per the recent agreement reached at Climate Talks at Durban, the successor of the Kyoto Protocol will be launched by which among the following years?
[A]2015
[B]2017
[C]2018
[D]2020

12. The 8th schedule of Constitution of India , originally had how many languages?
[A]14
[B]16
[C]18
[D]8

Explanation
13. In which among the following states, Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) was imposed for the first time?
[A]Manipur
[B]Punjab
[C]Jammu & Kashmir
[D]7 North East States

Explanation
14. Which among the following was first human-made plastic?
[A]Bakelite
[B]Polyethene
[C]Celluloid
[D]Nylon

Explanation
15. The provision for having a Finance Commission to sort out the revenue-sharing arrangement between states and the Centre is part of the Constitution under which among the following articles?
[A]Article 280
[B]Article 284
[C]Article 324
[D]Article 326