Quiz 603: General Studies (GK Questions) for IAS Examination

1. Ozone layer lies in:
[A] Troposphere
[B] Tropopause
[C] Stratosphere
[D] Photosphere

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2. Consider the following statements about United Nations Convention against Corruption:

  1. United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is the first legally binding international anti-corruption instrument.
  2. India has ratified this convention
  3. Only large economies outside this convention are Japan, Germany and United States

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

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3. Who among the following are the beneficiaries of the Mill Gate Price Scheme (MGPS)?
[A] Cultivators of Cotton,
[B] Handloom organizations
[C] Cultivators of Jute and Wool
[D] None of them

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4. The word “Agricultural shot” is known to be used sometimes in which among the following sports?
[A] Cricket
[B] Hockey
[C] Golf
[D] Polo

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5. Why is the Tunisian revolution, the source of inspiration for the Arab World Revolution and a symbol for the entire world, called the Jasmine Revolution?

  1. Jasmine is National Flower of Tunisia
  2. The revolution started in Sidi Bouzid city which is famous for Jasmine Flowers
  3. The revolution started with self immolation of a woman called Jasmine.

Choose the correct reasons:

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

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6. What is this vertical farming?
[A] Its a new method of agriculture in which crops are cultivated inside multi-storey buildings
[B] Its a new method of agriculture in which various unrelated crops are grown together in same tract of land
[C] Its a new method of agriculture in which various closely related crops are grown together in same tract of land
[D] In Vertical farming , many systems such as aquaculture, sericulture, pisciculture and bee culture are altogether used for better use of land and resources

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7. Consider the following statements about Financial Stability Board:

  1. It is based in London
  2. It has succeeded Financial Stability Forum
  3. Its members are only G-20 Countries

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

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

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8. What are the differences between different resolutions passed by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC)?

  1. The UNGA resolutions are legally non-binding upon member nations , while the UNSC Resolutions are legally binding upon all members.
  2. The UNGA resolutions are sponsored by any member, UNSC Resolutions are sponsored by only permanent members.

Choose the correct option:

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Both 1 & 2 are incorrect

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9. What is this “tight oil” ?
[A] It is a crude oil that is found in petroleum-bearing shale formations that have relatively low porosity and permeability
[B] It is an unconventional oil produced from oil shale by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution
[C] It is an unconventional oil obtained from organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rocks
[D] It is a colloquial term for high cost petroleum crude due to fluctuations in international crude oil prices.

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10. Consider the following statements about the general features of Sudan and Southern Sudan:

  1. Southern Sudan is full of jungles and swamps, while the north is mostly desert
  2. Most northerners are Arabic-speaking Muslims, while the south is made up of numerous different ethnic groups who are mostly Christian or follow traditional religions.

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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