SSC General Awareness Topic Wise Solved Papers – Practice Sets 1 to 5
PRACTICE SET – 1
1. Which of the following symbiotic associations forms a lichen?
(a) An algae and a fungus
(b) An algae and a bryophyte
(c) A bacterium and a fungus
(d) A bacterium and a gymnosperm
2. The headquaters of which one of the following organizations is not in Geneva?
(a) Food and Agricultural Organisation
(b) World Meteorological Organisation
(c) World Health Organisation
(d) World Trade Organisation
3. The opportunity cost of a factor of production is
(a) what it earns in its present use.
(b) what it can earn in the long period.
(c) what it can earn in some other use.
(d) the cost of production.
4. Which Amendment Act is referred as mini constitution?
(a) 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956
(b) 24th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1971
(c) 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976
(d) 44 Consitutional Amendment Act, 1978
5. Inflation is caused by
(a) decrease in production
(b) increase in money supply and decrease in production
(c) increase in money supply
(d) increase in production
6. The equilibrium of a firm under perfect competition will be determined when
(a) Marginal Cost > Average Cost
(b) Marginal Revenue > Average Cost
(c) Marginal Revenue > Average Revenue
(d) Marginal Revenue = Marginal Cost
7. Which one of the following cities and the personalities associated with their establishment is wrongly matched?
(a) Calcutta – Robert Clive
(b) Pondicherry – Francis Martin
(c) Ahmedabad – Ahmad Shah I
(d) Madras – Francis Day
(a) Multi barrel rocket launcher
(b) Airborne Early Warning and Control System
(c) Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
(d) Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine
9. Which of the following is not a laid down principle of the Panchsheel ?
(a) Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity
(b) Mutual non-aggression
(c) Mutual support for each other in world forum
(d) Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs
10. Denatured alcohol
(a) is a form of alcohol
(b) is unfit for drinking as it contains poisonous substances
(c) contains coloured impurities
(d) is sweet to taste
11. The city of Prayag was named Allahabad – the city of Allah by
(d) Bahadur Shah Zafar
12. Arrange the following historical events chronologically choosing the correct response:
I. French Revolution
II. Glorious Revolution in. American War of Independence IV Russian Revolution
(a) I II III IV
(b) II III I IV
(c) II I IV III
(d) III II I IV
13. Chromosomes are made up of
(c) DNA and Protein
14. While the computer executes a program, the program is held in
(c) Hard Disk
(d) Floppy Disk
15. Presidential form of government consists of the following?
(a) Popular election of the President
(b) No overlap in membership between the executive and the legislature ’
(c) Fixed term of office
(d) All of the above
16. Which of the following places of Sikh religious heritage is not in India?
(a) Nankana Sahib
(c) Paonta Sahib
(d) Keshgarh Sahib
17. The total population divided by available arable land area is referred to as
(a) Population density
(b) Nutritional density
(c) Agricultural density
(d) Industrial density
18. The danger signals are red while the eye is more sensitive to yellow because
(a) absorption in red is less than yellow and hence red is visible from a distance
(b) scattering in yellow light is less than red
(c) the wavelength of red light is more than yellow light
(d) none of the above reasons
19. Who was the author of “India of My Dreams” ?
(a) J.B. Kripalani
(b) M.K. Gandhi
(c) GK. Gokhale
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru
20. How many players are there in a Polo team ?
21. Hemophilia is –
(a) caused by bacteria
(b) caused by virus
(c) caused by pollutants
(d) a hereditary defect
22. In human body, vitamin A is stored in the –
23. Ondometer is a –
(a) Measuring instrument for distance covered by motor wheels
(b) Measuring instrument for frequency of electromagnetic waves
(c) Device for measuring sound intensity
(d) Measuring instrument for electric power
24. Which acid is used in rubber, textile, leather and electroplating industries ?
(a) Ethanoic acid
(b) Methanoic acid
(c) Malanic acid
(d) Butairic acid
25. What is the theme of 2016 National Statistics Day?
(a) Social Development
(b) Trees and their calcualtive lives
(c) Human empowerment
(d) Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare
HINTS & EXPLANATIONS
Option (c) is not in the list of principles of panchsheel. This agreement stated the five principles as:
1. Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
2 Mutual non-aggression.
3. Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.
4. Equality and cooperation for mutual benefit.
5. Peaceful co-existence.
Emperor Akbar named Prayag as Allahabad – City of God- also called Allahabad in 1575 AD. The city of Allahabad is situated at the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati. Every 12th year when the waters are felt to be especially purifying, Allahabad holds a much greater festival called Kumbh Mela. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1583 AD, the Allahbad fort stands on the banks of the river Yamuna near the confluence site i.e SANGAM.
This is because the scattering in red light is less than that of yellow colour. The longest visible wavelength is red and the shortest is violet. The wavelength of red light is more than yellow light.
There are 4 players in a polo team.
Hemophilia is a hereditary defect.
In human body, vitamin A is stored in the liver.
Ondometer is a measuring instrument for frequency of electromagnetic waves.
Methanoic acid is a colorless, pungent smelling liquid with a boiling point 373.5 K. Due to the presence of aldehyde-like hydrogen, it is powerful reducing agent.lt reduces Tollen’s reagent and Fehling’s solution. It is used in rubber, textile, dyeing, leather and electroplating industries.
PRACTICE SET – 2
1. Which Article of the Indian Constitution guarantees rights to arrested persons ?
(a) Article 22
(b) Article 35
(c) Article 20
(d) Article 42
2. For a person having hypermetropia, the near point is
(a) Greater than 20 cm
(b) Lesser than 25cm
(c) Greater than 25cm
(d) Lesser than 30cm
3. Cryogenic is a science deals with
(a) High Temperatures
(b) Low Pressure
(c) High Pressure
(d) Low Temperature
4 is an active factor of production
5. When total utility becomes maximum, then marginal utility will be
(c) Either maximum or minimum
6. Revealed Preference Theory was propounded by
7. One Carat of diamond is equal to
8. Wood Spirit is which of the following ?
(a) Ethyl Alcohol
(c) Methyl Alcohol
9. Which of the following is chief source of Napthalene ?
(a) Moth balls
(c) Tar Camphor
(d) Coal tar
10. Study of crop production is
11. Who was the last guru of the Sikhs ?
(a) Guru Granth Sahib
(b) Guru Gobind Singh
(c) Guru An gad
(d) Guru Amar Das
12. Tattvabodhini Sabha was founded by In 1839
(b) Keshav Chandra Sen
(c) Dabendranath Tagore
(d) Swami Sahajanamd
13. After the revolt of 1857, British pursued the policy of
(a) Divide and Policies
(b) Rules and Regulation
(c) Divide and Rule
(d) Unity and Policy
14. Prithvi-I missile was inducted into the in 1994
(a) Indian Army
(b) Indian Air Force
(c) Indian Navy
(d) All of these
15. 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in
16 is issued by the court in case of illegal detention of a person
(a) Quo Warranto
(b) Habeas Corpus
17. At the time of Emergency, the Indian State become unitary ficm
(a) Semi Federal
18. The book titled ‘The Life and Death ofAdolf Hitler’ is penned by
(a) Z.A. Bhutto
(b) James Cross Giblin
(c) J.M. Barrie
(d) Gunnar Myrdal
19. Bos Taurus is a scientific name of
20 includes all prokaryotic organism likes bacteria, cynobacterioa and archiobacteria
21 is the Kuchipudi dancer
(a) Anupama Mohan
(b) Bimbavati Devi
(c) Arush Mudgal
22. Which of the following is not a chief organ of the United Nations Organisations?
(a) International Labour Organisation
(b) Security Council
(c) International Court of Justice
(d) General Assembly
23. The treaty of Mangalore was signed between
(a) the English East India Company and Haidar Ali
(b) the English East India Company and Tipu Sultan
(c) Haidar Ali and the Zamorin of Calicut
(d) the French East India Company and Tipu Sultan
24. World’s largest Charkha (spinning wheels) that was unveiled at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), New Delhi is made of the teak wood of which country?
(b) Sri Lanka
25. The Union Cabinet recently approved The High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016 to be introduced in the Parliament. The bill will facilitate the changing ofthe names of which two high courts?
(a) Bombay High Court and Calcutta High Court
(b) Bombay High Court and Madras High Court
(c) Calcutta High Court and Madras High Court
(d) Bombay High Court and Gauhati High Court
HINTS & EXPLANATIONS
Article 22 proceeds to guarantee certain fundamental rights to every arrested person.
Hypermetropia Myopia is corrected by spectacles having concave lens.Near point of aperson suffering from hypermetropia is more than 25cm.
Cryogenics is the study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures.
Some of the important factors of production are:
(iv) Enterpmuer. Land is a passive factor whereas labour is an active factor of productio
When total utility is maximum at the 5th unit, marginal utility is zero
Revealed preference theory, pioneered by American economist Paul Samuelson, is a method of analyzing ‘ choices made by individuals
One carat is equal to 0.2 grams
Wood spirit is a poisonous colorless liquid used as a solvent and fuel; ingestion may cause blindness or jg death. Called also methyl or wood alcohol.
Naphthalene is an organic compound with formula C 1 OH 8. It is the simplest polycyclic. Naphthalene is the most abundant single component of coal tar.
Agronomy is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation j g
Guru Gobind Singh was The Tenth Nanak or the last of the Sikhpreachers to live.
The Tattwabodhinl Sabha (“Truth Propagating/ 20. Searching Society”) was a group started in Calcutta on 6 October 1839 as a splinter group of the Brahmo Samaj, reformers of Hinduism and Indian Society. The founding ’ member was Debendranath Tagore
After the revolt, the British pursued the policy of divide and rule, towards the general populace.
Prithvi (Sanskrit: prthvi “Earth”) is a tactical surface- to-surface short-range ballistic missile .This class of Prithvi missile was inducted into the Indian Army in 1994
FIFA’s decision to award Russia the right to host the 2018 World Cup surprised many – including some of the country’s leaders
Habeas corpus (“You may have the body”) is a recourse in law whereby a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment before a court, usually through a prison official
Professor K.C. Wheare, who regards the American constitution as the model of a true federation has described the Indian constitution as ‘quasi federal’, that is ‘a unitary state with subsidiary federal features rather than a federal state with subsidiary unitary features
Many people believe Hider was the personification of evil. In this Sibert Medal-winning biography, James Cross Giblin penetrates this fa?ade and presents a picture of a complex person-at once a brilliant, influential politician and a deeply disturbed man. Giblin explores the forces that shaped the man as well as the social conditions that furthered his rapid rise to power.
Cows are raised in many different countries around the world, mainly for the cowsnatural resources such as milk, meat
Monera Kingdom- All the organisms of this kingdom are prokaryotes
Anupama Mohan is one of the best-known disciples ofKuchipudi.
PRACTICE SET – 3
1. Which one of the following is not a computer language?
(b) Visual Basic
2. Who among the following was the first Governor General of India?
(a) Lord Amherst
(b) Lord William Bentinck
(c) Sir Charles Metcalfe
(d) Robert Clive
3. Which one of the following is not a constituent of biogas?
(b) Carbon dioxide
(d) Nitrogen dioxide
4. In which one of the following sessions was the Indian National Congress split into moderates and extremists?
5. Bar is a unit of which one of the following?
6. Which of the following metals are present in haemoglobin and chlorophyll, respectively?
(a) Fe and Mg
(b) Fe and Zn
(c) Mg and Zn
(d) Zn and Mg
7. A mother of blood group O has a group O child. What could be the blood group of father of the child?
(a) Only O
(b) A or B or O
(c) A or B
(d) Only AB
8. Who among the following was the founder of the Muslim League?
(a) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(c) Nawab Salimullah
(d) Aga Khan
9. Which one among the following is not a source of tax revenue for the Central Government in India ?
(a) Income tax
(b) Customs duuties
(c) Service tax
(d) Motor Vehicle tax
10. Which of the following does not form part of current account of Balance of Payments?
(a) Export and import of goods
(b) Export and import of services
(c) Income receipts and payments
(d) Capital receipts and payments
11. Which one of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India includes the disqualification of a Legislator on grounds of defection?
(a) 8th Schedule
(b) 7th Schedule
(c) 9th Schedule
(d) 10th Schedule
12. Which one of the following causes the chikungunia disease?
(b) Helminthic worm
13. Who among the following recommends to the Parliament for the abolition of the Legislative Council in a State?
(a) The President of India
(b) The Governor of the concerned State
(c) The Legislative Council of the concerned State
(d) The Legislative Assembly of the concerned State
14. Which one of the following vitamins helps in clotting of blood?
15. The ‘Thomas Cup is associated with
(a) Table Tennis
(b) Lawn Tennis
16. Which one among the following pairs is correctly matched?
(a) The Second Battle : Defeat of Jaichand ofTarain ofKannauj by Muhammad of Ghori
(b) The First Battle of : Defeat of Sikander Panipat Lodhi by Babur
(c) The Battle of : Defeat of Humayun Chausa by Sher Shah
(d) The Battle of : Defeat of Rana Khanwa Pratap by Akbar
17. What is the purpose of adding baking soda to dough?
(a) To generate moisture
(b) To give a good flavour
(c) To give good colour
(d) To generate carbon dioxide
18. The ‘Arthasastra’ is a treatise on which one ofthe following?
(c) Political Philosophy
(d) Religion in Administration
19. Which one of the following glands in the human body stores iodine?
20. India’s first integrated Defense Communication Network (DCN) has been launched in which of the following cities?
(a) New Delhi
21. The book “The mind of the terrorist: the Psychology of terrorism from the IRA to al-Qaeda” has been authored by whom?
(a) Amitav Ghosh
(b) Ashwin Sanghi
(c) Kunal Basu
(d) Jerrold M. Post
22. The Government of India (Gol) has extended the ban on the import of milk and milk products of China till which year?
(a) June 2017
(b) March 2017
(c) December 2017
(d) January 2017
23. What is the recently extended deadline for states to join Union Government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme?
(a) March 2017
(b) January 2018
(c) March 2018
(d) January 2017
24. As of now, how many countries are members of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)?
25. India’s first AYUSH university will be set up in which state oflndia?
(d) West Bengal
HINTS & EXPLANATIONS
Netscape is an Internet browser that was popular during the early 1990’s.
Nitrogen dioxide (N02) is not a component of biogas.
The 23rd Session (1907) of the Congress was held at Surat. In the session, there was an open clash between the Moderates and the Extremists and ultimately it led to a split in the Congress.
1 Bar = 105 Pa. Both bar and Pa are the unit of pressure.
Fe and Mg metals are present in haemoglobin and chlorophyll respectively.
The blood group of father of the child could be A or B orO.
The All India Muslim League, a political organization was founded in 1906 byAga Khan under the Nawab of Dhaka Salimullah. Its main purpose was to safeguard the political rights of Muslims in India.
Motor Vehicle tax is not a source of tax revenue for the central government in India.
Capital receipts and payments do not form part of current account of Balance of Payment.
The 10th Schedule to the Indian Constitution is known as Anti-Defection Law. It was inserted by the 52nd Amendment Act 1985 to the Constitution. It sets the provisions for disqualification of elected members on the grounds of defection to another political party.
Chikungunia is caused by chikenguniya virus which is an insect borne virus of genus Alphavirus. Symptoms show high fever, maculopapular rash, headache, etc.
Vitamin-K adds in blood clotting. Vitamin-K acts as an essential cofactor for factor-II, VII, IX, X and also for proteins Z, C and S.
Thomas Cup is associated with Badminton.
First Battle ofPanipat (1526) was fough between two mega-powers- Babur, then ruler of Kabul and Ibrahim Lodhi, king of Delhi Sultanate. It was fought near Panipat (present day Haryana). Babur won the battle and established the Mughal Empire.Second Battle of Panipat (1556) was fought between Akbar (Ruler of Mughal Dynasty) and Muhammad Adil Shah (ruler of Pashtan Suri Dynasty), along with his Prime Minister Hemu. Third Battle ofPanipat (1761) was fought between the Afghans and the Marathas. The battle lasted for two months which ultimately resulted in the defeat of Marathas and end of their dominance in India.
Baking soda has sodium bicarbonate as the chief constituent. It decomposes on heating giving carbon dioxide. This causes dough, cakes, biscuits etc. to expand and become light.
The Arthasastra is a treatise on Political philosophy. The book, written in Sanskrit, discusses theories and principles of governing a state. The meaning ofArthashastrais ‘Science of Polity1. It is written by Kautilya.
Thyroid gland in human body contains iodine. Deficiency of iodine creates goitre disease. Which is observed by the enlargement of larynx.
PRACTICE SET – 4
1. Which one of the following is a programme that converts high level language to machine language?
2. Classification of an enterprise into public or private sector is based on
(a) number of employees in the enterprise
(b) ownership of assets of the enterprise
(c) employment conditions for workers in the enterprise
(d) nature of products manufactured by the enterprise
3. Which one of the following glands produces the growth hormone (somatotrophin)?
4. Who among the following was elected as the President of All India Khilafat Conference met at Delhi in 1919?
(a) Motilal Nehru
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
5. Which one of the following Indian states does not have a common international border with Bangladesh?
(b) Paschim Bangal
6. Who among the following is the author of the book. ‘The Namesake’?
(a) Arundhati Roy
(b) Amitava Ghosh
7. Who among the following was not a member of the Constituent Assembly?
(a) SardarVallabhbhai Patel
(b) Acharya JB Kriplani
(c) Lok Nayak Jayprakash
(d) K M Munshi
8. Carbon dioxide is called a greenhouse gas because
(a) its concentration remains always higher than other gases
(b) it is used in photosynthesis
(c) it absorbs infrared radiation .
(d) it emits visible radiation
9. Laser is a device to produce
(a) a beam of white light
(b) coherent light
10. In the human body, Cowper’s glands form a part of which one of the following system?
(a) Digestive system
(b) Endocrine system
(c) Reproductive system
(d) Nervous system
11. Mist is a result of which one of the following
12. ‘Dyarchy’ was first introduced in India under
(a) Morley-Minto reforms
(b) Montford reforms
(c) Simon Commision plan
(d) Government of India Act, 1935
13. When Lord Mountbatten became the first Governor-General of India, who among the following became the Governor- General for Pakistan?
(a) Lord Mountbatten
(b) Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(c) Liaquat Ali Khan
14. Fiscal Policy in India is formulated by
(a) the Reserve Bank of India
(b) the Planning Commission
(c) the Finance Ministry
(d) the Securities and Exchange Board of India
15. Fat can be separated from milk in a cream separation because of
(a) cohesive force
(b) gravitational force
(c) centrifugal force
(d) centripetal force
16. The average fixed cost curve will always be
(a) a rectangular hyperbola
(b) a downward sloping convex to the origin curve
(c) a downward sloping straight line
(d) a U-shaped curve
17. Malaria in the human body is caused by which one of the following organisms?
18. The focal length of convex lens is
(a) the same for all colours
(b) shorter for blue light than for red
(c) shorter for red light than for blue
(d) maximum for yellow light
19. The Name of Ram Prasad Bismil is associated with
(a) Kanpur Conspiracy Case
(b) Alipore Conspiracy Case
(c) Kakori Conspiracy Case
(d) Meerut Conspiracy Case
20. The Indian Research Station ‘Himadri’ is located at
(c) Arctic Region
21. What is the theme ofthe first-ever “National Yoga Olympiad”, which has been organized by the NCERT?
(a) Yoga for Peace and Dhyana
(b) Yoga for Health and Harmony
(c) Yogafo r Kriya and Harmony
(d) Yoga for Emotional and Mental development
22. Mohammad Shahid is associated with which sports?
23. KG Subramanyan, who passes away recently, was a famous personality of which field?
24. Who has won the 2016 wins Iceland’s presidential election?
(a) David Oddsson
(b) Olafiir Ragnar Grimsson
(c) Gudni Johannesson
(d) Andri Snaer Magnason
25. Which of the following countries has become the newest member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)?
HINTS & EXPLANATIONS
A compiler is a special programme that processes 13. statements written in a particular programming language and turns them into machine language or “code” that a computer’s processor uses.
A company organized for commercial purposes is called an enterprise. Classification of an enterprise into public or private sector is based on ownership of assets of the enterprise.
Somatotrophin is produced by the anterior pituitary. It is a peptide hormone that induces growth, cell reproduction and regeneration.
Gandhiji was elected President of the All-India Khilafat Conference which met at Delhi on November 23,1919. They decided to withdraw all cooperation from the government if their demands were not met.
Manipur does not have boundary with Bangladesh.
The Namesake (2003) is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri.
The Constitution of India was drafted by the constituent assembly and it was set up under the 17. cabinet Mission plan on 16 May 1946. The members of the constituent assembly were elected by the Provincial assemblies by method of single transferable vote system of proportional representations.Members of the committee: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, K. M. 18. Munshi,Acharya J.B kriplani. Lok Nayak Jai Prakash was not the member of the constituent assembly.
Greenhouse gases catch the sun’s radiation on its way back into space and reflect some of that warmth back to Earth, increasing temperatures. Carbon dioxide is known as greenhouse gas because of their ability to trap and reflect the sun’s radiation back to Earth.
A laser is a device that emits coherent light through a process called stimulated emission.
Cowper’s gland is related to reproductive system. Cowper’s gland is the bulbourethal gland found in human males. They are found in pair and secrete viscous secretion called pre ejaculate that helps in coitus.
Mist is a thin fog resulting from condensation in the air near to the earth’s surface.
Dyarchy was a system of double government introduced by British India.
Mohammed Ali Jinnah was Indian Muslim politician, founder and first governor-general (1947-48) of Pakistan. As the first Governor-General of Pakistan, Jinnah worked to establish the new nation’s government and policies, and to help settle the millions of Muslim migrants who had emigrated from the new nation of India to Pakistan after the partition. He is revered in Pakistan as Quaid-i-Azam.
The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) under Ministry of Finance is the nodal agency of the Union Government to formulate and monitor country’s economic policies and programmes having a bearing on domestic and international aspects of economic management.
Centrifugal force separates fat from milk.
Total fixed costs are constant, so the average fixed cost curve diminishes with the output. Thus, the average fixed cost curve is a rectangular hyperbola.
Malaria is a mosquito borne disease of humans and other animals caused by Plasmodium protozoan. Severe disease is largely caused by Plasmodium falciparum whereas mild forms are due to P vivax, P oval and P malariae.
The focal length of a convex lens is shorter for blue light than for red.
Ram Prasad Bismil was the famous freedom fighter who was involved in the historic Kakori train robbery. He was born in 1897 at Shahjahanpur,Uttar Pradesh. On 9th August, 1925, Ram Prasad Bismil along with his fellow followers looted the money of the British government from the train while it was passing through Kakori, Lucknow. Except Chandrashekhar Azad, all other members of the group were arrested. Ram Prasad Bismil along with others was given capital punishment. This great freedom fighter of India was executed on 19th December, 1927.
Himadri Station is India’s first Arctic research station located at Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway. It was inaugurated on the 1st of July, 2008 by the Minister of Earth Sciences.
PRACTICE SET – 5
1. When had Muslim league passed the resolution “Divide and Quit” movement ?
(d) None of these
2. What is the ratio of money held by the public in currency to that they held in deposit ?
(a) The currency deposit ratio
(b) The reserve deposit ratio
(c) Cash reserve ratio
(d) Cash deposit ratio
3. The chemical behavior of an atom depends upon –
(a) the number of Neutrons in the nucleus
(b) the number of Nucleons in the nucleus
(c) the number of Protons in its nucleus
(d) the number of Electrons orbiting around the nucleus
4. 8 8th amendement of the Indian Constitution is related to –
(a) The demarcation of new boundaries between states
(b) The Constitution of the National Judicial Commission
(c) Empowering the Centre to levy and appropriate Service tax
(d) Readjustment of electroal constituencies on the basis of the population census 2001
5. The joint sitting of both Houses of Indian Parliament is held in connection with –
(a) Constitutional amendment bill
(b) Ordinary bill
(c) Money bill
(d) Election of the Vice – President of India
6. Many Fungi belonging to the genera Microporum Trichophyton and Epidermophyton are responsible for –
7. A boat will submerge when it displaces water equal to its own –
(c) surface area
8. Which organ of Human body is affected by Alzheimer disease ?
(b) Bone Marrow
9. What is the chemical name of vitamin E ?
10. According to the Constitution of India, the Right to Property is a –
(a) Fundamental Right
(b) Directive Principle
(c) Legal Right
(d) Social Right
11. Babar declared himself as an emperor first at –
12. How many times has financial emergency been declared in India, so far?
(a) Five times
(b) Four times
13. Economy is in the “Liquidity Trap” when –
(a) Rate of interest on bonds is minimum
(b) Rate of interest on bonds is maximum
(c) Transaction demand for money is maximum
(d) None of the above
14. Who is the author of “The Unseen Indira Gandhi”?
(a) K.P. Mathur
(b) Bilal Siddique
(c) Anurag Mathur
(d) N.R. Narayana Murthy
15. What is ‘biomagnification’?
(a) blowing up of environmental issues by man
(b) growth of organisms due to food consumption
(c) reduction of dissolved 02 caused by microbial ‘ organisms *’
(d) increase in the concentration of nondegradable pollutants as they pass through food chain
16. Subhash Chandra Bose formed the government for independent India in Singapore, on –
(a) 22nd September, 1943
(b) 20th October, 1943
(c) 21st October, 1943
(d) 22nd October, 1943
17. ‘Laffer Curve” shows the relationship between –
(a) Government Revenue and Government Expenditure.
(b) Tax Rates and Tax Revenue.
(c) Direct Taxes and GDP.
(d) None of the above
18. ‘Cerebral palsy’ is a brain disorder found generally in –
(a) Old people
(b) Drug addicts
(c) Small children
(d) Only in ladies
19. India is not a member of which of the following constituent organizations of the World Bank Group?
(a) International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
(b) International Development Association (IDA)
(c) International Finance Corporation (IFC)
(d) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
20. The mirror used in search light is –
(a) Concave Mirror
(b) Convex Mirror
(c) Plane Mirror
(d) None of these
21. A.T.F. is related to –
(a) Civil Aviation
(c) Road transport
(d) None of these
22. A hybrid computer is the one having the combined properties of
(a) Super and micro computers
(b) Mini and micro computers
(c) Analog and digital computers
(d) Super and mini computers
23. Which of the following statements are NOT correct?
(a) Prithvi-II is a Surface-to-Surface Missile
(b) Prithvi-IIcan carry a 500 kg nuclear warhead
24. The 2016 Copa America Football tournament has been won by which of the following countries ?
25. Which historical site has been declared as the SARRC cultural capital for 2016-17?
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The communal question had become a baffling one as the Muslim League tightened its demand for Pakistan. Against the congress demand of “quit India”, the Muslim League’s new slogan was “Divide and quit”. On March 21, 1943, Muslim League observed as Pakistan Day.
The currency deposit ratio shows the amount of currency that people hold as a proportion of aggregate deposits. An increase in cash deposit ratio leads to a decrease in money multiplier. An increase in deposit rates will induce depositors to deposit more, thereby leading to a decrease in cash to Aggregate Deposit ratio.
This will in turn lead to a rise in Money Multiplier.
The chemical behaviour of an atom depends upon the number of Electrons orbiting around the nucleus.
A boat will float when the weight of the water displaces equals the weight of the boat and anything will float if it is shaped to displace its own weight of water before it reaches the point where it will submerge. Floating of the boat works on the principle of buoyancy force which is an upward force exerted by a liquid, gas or other fluid, that opposes the weight of an immersed object.
Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain. The disease causes degeneration of brain tissues and nerve cells.
Chemical namee ofVitamin E is Tocopherols.
The Indian Constitution does not recognize the property right as a fundamental right. In the year 1977, the 44th amendment eliminated the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property as a fundamental right. However, in another part of the Constitution, Article 300 (a) was inserted to affirm that no person shall be deprived of his property by the authority of law.
Babur declared himself as the emperor at Panipat.
Financial emergency in India has never been declared so far.
A liquidity trap is a situation, described in the Keynesian Economics, in which injections of cash into the private banking system by a central bank fail to dec rease interest rates and hence make monetary policy ineffective. A liquidity trap is caused when people hoard cash because they expect an adverse event s uch as defl ati on, insufficient aggregate demand, or war. Common characteristics of a liquidity trap are interest rates that are close to zero and fluctuations in the money supply that fail to translate into fluctuations in price levels.
The book “The Unseen Indira Gandhi” has been authored by Dr. KP Mathur, who was the personal physician of the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for nearly 20 years till her assassination in 1984. The foreword of the book was written by her granddaughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The book provides some interesting peeps into the responses of Mrs. Gandhi’s to challenges both personal and political.
Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, is the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain.
On 21st October, 1943, Subhas Chandra Bose proclaimed the formation of the Provisional Government of Free India at the Cathay Cinema Hall. Two days later, he declared war on Britain and the United States. With help from the Japanese, he reorganised and rejuvenated the AzadHindFauj (also called the Indian National Army). He lobbied aggressively for funds in Malaya and other parts of Southeast Asia and launched a recruitment drive for the Azad Hind Fauj.
The Laffer curve, invented by Arthur Laffer, shows the relationship between tax rates and tax revenue collected by governments. The chart below shows the Laffer Curve:
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary between people. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stif f muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. There may be problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing, and speaking. Often babies with cerebral palsy do not roll over, sit, crawl, or walk as early as other children their age. Difficulty with the a bi lity to think or reason and seizures each occurs in about one third of people with CP.
The World Bank Group consists of -International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), established in 1945, which provides debt financing on the basis of sovereign guarantees International Finance Corporation (IFC), established in 1956, provides various forms of financing without sovereign guarantees, primarily to the private sector International Development Association (IDA), 20. established in 1960, provides concessional financing (interest-free loans or grants), usually with sovereign guarantees International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (CSID), established in 1965, which works with governments to reduce investment risk Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), established in 1988, which provides insurance against certain types of risk, including political risk, primarily to the private sector. India is a member of four of the five constituents of the World Bank Group viz., International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). India is not a member of ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes).
A search light produces an intense parallel beam of light. This requires a reflector of large aperture. When a source is placed at the focus of a large concave mirror only the paraxial rays (not the marginal rays)are reflected as parallel beam, but when a source is placed at the focus of parabolic mirror all the rays are reflected ‘ as an intense parallel beam. t
ATF is Aviation Turbine Fuel related to Civil Aviation.
Dhanush is the naval variant of the Prithvi missile.