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Quiz 579: General Studies for State Civil Services Examinations


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1. Consider the following products: 1. Nakshi Kantha 2. E. I. Leather 3. Sujini Embroidery Work 4. Ilkal Sarees 5. Aranmula Kannadi Which among the following is the correct set of the states producing the above products respectively? [A]West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala [B]Bihar, Tamil nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala [C]West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala [D]Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Kerala Show Answer Explanation 2. Consider the following statements in context with Baulk Line and Bonus Line, the terms used in Kabaddi: 1. The distance between the Baulk Line and Bonus Line is 1 meter 2. The crossing of Bonus line by a raider means the raider is out of game Which among the above statements is/ are correct? [A]Only 1 is correct [B]Only 2 is correct [C]Both 1 & 2 are correct [D]Neither 1 nor 2 is correct Show Answer Explanation 3. The implied right to privacy is a part of the right to life and personal liberty enshrined under which among the following articles of Constitution of India? [A]Article 18 [B]Article 19 [C]Article 20 [D]Article 21 Show Answer 4. In which year, LiaquatNehru Pact was signed? [A]1950 [B]1952 [C]1955 [D]1958 Show Answer 5. Consider the following statements: 1. Sports is a State subject under Entry No.33 of List-II (State List) of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. 2. Currently, there is a Constitution Amendment Bill which proposes transfer of the subject Sports from the State List to the Concurrent List of the Constitution of India 3. Union Government can not legislate on the matters of Sports Development Which among the above statements is / are correct? [A]Only 1 is correct [B]1 & 2 are correct [C]1 & 3 are correct [D]All are correct Show Answer Explanation 6. India, as a member of which among the following groups has primarily focused on issues such as special safeguard mechanisms and special products that are available to the developing countries to defend sensitivities of millions of resource-poor farmers? [A]G-20 [B]G-77 [C]G-8+5 [D]G-33 Show Answer Explanation 7. Consider the following: 1. Burnpur in West Bengal 2. Chandrapur in Maharastra 3. Salem in Tamil Nadu 4. Vijaynagar in Karnataka For which of the following, the above are famous ? [A]Textile Industry [B]Coal Fields [C]Steel Plants [D]Iron Ore Mines Show Answer 8. In which of the following countries, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducted overseas operation since their operationalization in 2006? [A]Haiti [B]Sri Lanka [C]Japan [D]Syria Show Answer Explanation 9. If a moving body turns its speed to 1.5 times, what will be the impact on its kinetic energy? [A]will become 1.5 times [B]will become 3 times [C]will become 2.25 times [D]will become 6 times Show Answer Explanation 10. Via which of the following, the Ministry of Finance is required to review every quarter the trends in Receipts and Expenditure in relation to the Budget and place it before both Houses of Parliament? [A]Constitution of India [B]Responsibility and Budget Management Act 2003 [C]Finance Acts of every year [D]Order of President of India Show Answer Explanation 11. The 1,020 MW Tala hydroelectric project is the biggest joint project between India and Bhutan so far. On which of the following rivers, this project is constructed? [A]Wong Chhu [B]Mo Chhuu [C]Amo Chhu [D]Di Chhu Show Answer 12. Consider the following matches: 1. Kena Upanishad : Sam Veda 2. Katha Upanishad: Krishna yajurveda 3. Prasna Upanishad : Samveda 4. Mandukya Upanishad: atharvaveda Which among the above is / are correct? [A] 1, 2, 3, [B] 1, 2, 4, [C] 2, 3, 4, [D] all are correct Show Answer 13. Consider the following situations: 1. The President is of the belief that the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha must vacate their offices 2. The Ruling party has lost the confidence in the

House and now a new party has claimed to form Government in center 3. Lok Sabha is just dissolved In which among the above situations, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha have to vacate their offices? [A]1 Only [B]2 Only [C]1 or 3 only [D]none of them Show Answer Explanation 14. Who among the following headed the Arbital Tribunal set up for the settlements of unresolved questions between India and Pakistan at the time of partition? [A]Sir Maurice Gwyer [B]Sir Henery Torrens [C]Sir Patrick Spens [D]Roderick Parkes Show Answer Explanation 15. In which year, India Office of the Secretary of State for India and Burma came to an end ? [A]1935 [B]1942 [C]1946 [D]1947 Show Answer Explanation