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Objective General Knowledge

451) If the usual rule of calculation of time were applied for the extremes of Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh, then approximately time:
A) at Gujarat would be ahead of that at Arunachal Pradesh by about 3 hours
B) at Gujarat would be ahead of that at Arunachal Pradesh by about 2 hours
C) at Arunachal Pradesh would be ahead of that at Gujarat by about 3 hours
D) at Arunachal Pradesh would be ahead of that at Gujarat by about 2 hours

452) If two liquids have widely different boiling points, they may be separated by:
A) Steam distillation
B) Decantation
C) Sublimation
D) Fractional distillation

453) Import substitution implies:
A) importing new items in place of old items of import
B) gradual reduction of imported goods to save foreign exchange
C) increasing domestic supply of goods by imposing import restrictions
D) replacing import items by domestic production of such items

454) In 1829, which Governor-General prohibited the practice of 'Sati' ?
A) Lord Amherst
B) Lord Cornwallis
C) Lord William Bentinck
D) Lord Curzon

455) In 1892, who became the first Indian to be elected to the House of Commons (lower house of British Parliament) ?
A) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
B) Motilal Nehru
C) Mahatma Gandhi
D) Dadabhai Naoroji

456) In 1925, who founded the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur ?
A) Lala Har Dayal
B) Vir Savarkar
C) Keshava Baliram Hedgewar
D) M.S.Golwalkar

457) In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi started the Civil Disobedience Movement from:
A) Wardha
B) Sevagram
C) Sabarmati
D) Dandi

458) In 1990, which district of Kerala became the first fully literate district of India ?
A) Thrissur
B) Palakkad
C) Kozhikode
D) Ernakulam

459) In a Federal State:
A) States are more powerful than the Centre
B) Centre is more powerful than States
C) a Presidential form of government functions
D) Constitution effects division of powers between the Centre and States with safeguards against transg

460) In a free economy, inequalities of income are mainly due to ?
A) Free competition
B) Private property and inheritance
C) Differences in the marginal productivity of labour
D) Private property only

461) In a human body, the longest bone is in the
A) Vertebral column
B) Thigh
C) Rib cage
D) Arm

462) In a nuclear reactor, one of the following is used as a fuel
A) Coal
B) Uranium
C) Radium
D) Diesel

463) In a parliamentary democracy the:
A) Executive controls the Legislature
B) Executive and Legislature are strictly separate
C) Judiciary controls both Legislature and Executive
D) Legislature controls the Executive

464) In a parliamentary form of government, real powers of the State are vested in the:
A) Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister
B) President
C) Government
D) Parliament

465) In a railway track, two rails are joined end to end with a gap in between them because
A) steel can be saved
B) accidents due to contraction in winter can be avoided
C) air gaps are necessary for bearing the weight of running train
D) accidents due to expansion in summer can be avoided

466) In an atomic explosion enormous energy is released which is due to the:
A) Conversions of neutrons into protons
B) Conversion of chemical energy into nuclear energy
C) Conversion of mechanical energy into nuclear energy
D) Conversion of mass into energy

467) In an atomic nucleus, neutrons and protons are held together by:
A) Gravitational forces
B) Magnetic forces
C) Exchange forces
D) Coulombic forces

468) In Article 394A which language is the authoritative text of the constitution of India?
A) English
B) Hindi
C) Bengali
D) Urdu

469) In case President Rule in the state is not approved by the Parliament, for how many months the same promulgation shall last?
A) 3 months
B) 4 months
C) 5 months
D) 6 months

470) In collaboration with Dravid hare and Alexander Duff, who established the Hindu College at Calcutta?
A) Henry Louis Derozio
B) Keshab Chandra Sen
C) Raja Rammohan Roy
D) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

471) In equilibrium, a perfectly competitive firm will equate
A) Marginal social cost with marginal social benefit
B) Market supply with market demand
C) Marginal profit with marginal cost
D) Marginal revenue with marginal cost

472) In estimating the budgetary deficit, the official approach in India is to exclude
A) Long term borrowings from the market
B) Borrowings from the Reserve Bank of India
C) Drawing down of the cash balance
D) Borrowings from Reserve Bank in the form of ways and means advance

473) In eye donation, which one of the following parts of donor's eye is utilised?
A) Iris
B) Lens
C) Cornea
D) Retina

474) In February 2009, which Indian music maestro won the Grammy Award for his collaborative music album 'Golden Drum Project' ?
A) Amjad Ali Khan
B) Zakir Hussain
C) Pt. Ravi Shankar
D) Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharm

475) In ferns the xylem is
A) Exarch
B) Endarch
C) Mesarch
D) Polyarch

476) In Gandhara sculptures the preaching mudra associated with the Buddha's first sermon at Sarnath is?
A) Bhumisparsa
B) Dhyan
C) Abhaya
D) Dharmachakra

477) In general our five year plans aim at making our country to attain the status of a/an?
A) Rich country
B) Developed country
C) Self sufficient country
D) Industrially advanced country

478) In his autobiography, Babur has given less details about which of the following?
A) Social life and the pattern of the life of people
B) Political condition of India
C) Description of Nature
D) Wars

479) In his first voyage to India, at which place did Vasco da Gama land on 20 May 1498 ?
A) Kochi (Cochin)
B) Mumbai (Bombay
C) Kozhikode (Calicut)
D) Goa

480) In humans, how many chromosomes does a cell have?
A) 46 (23 pairs)
B) 44 (22 pairs)
C) 42 (21 pairs)
D) 48 (24 pairs)

481) In humans, which portion of brain controls hunger, thirst and body temprature ?
A) Hypothalamus
B) Medulla
C) Thalamus
D) None of these

482) In humans, which protein transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of body ?
A) Collagen
B) Keratin
C) Lectin
D) Hemoglobin

483) In India largest share of revenue comes from?
A) Direct Taxes
B) Excise Duties
C) Sales Tax
D) None of these

484) In India which of the following measures of Money denotes the Broad Money ?
A) M1
B) M2
C) M3
D) M4

485) In India, Dugong (sea cow) is found in the bioreserve site of
A) Gulf of Mannar
B) Nokrek
C) Manas
D) Sundarban

486) In India, how many States share the coastline?
A) 7
B) 8
C) 9
D) 10

487) In India, Inflation is measured by the?
A) National Income Deflation
B) Consumers Price Index for agriculture workers
C) Consumers Price Index for urban non-manual workers
D) Wholesale Price Index number

488) In India, Paper Currency first started in the year?
A) 1774
B) 1810
C) 1852
D) 1861

489) In India, present trend of rapid urbanisation is due to:
A) lack of employment opportunities in rural areas
B) influence of cinema and electronic media
C) break up of joint family system
D) abolition of zamindari system

490) In India, present trend of rapid urbanisation is due to?
A) Break up of joint family system
B) Abolition of zamindari system
C) Lack of employment opportunities in rural areas.
D) Influence of cinema and electronic media

491) In India, the bank NABARD does not provide refinance to :
A) Scheduled Commercial Banks
B) Regional Rural Banks
C) Export-Import Banks
D) State Land Development Banks

492) In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from:
A) England
B) U.S.A.
C) Canada
D) France

493) In India, the concepts of Minimum Heeds and Directed Anti-poverty Programmes were the innovations of:
A) Fourth Five-year Plan
B) Fifth Five-year Plan
C) Sixth Five-year Plan
D) Seventh Five-year Plan

494) In India, the first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 was:
A) Hindustan Commercial Bank
B) Oudh Commercial Bank
C) Punjab National Bank
D) Punjab and Sind Bank

495) In India, the first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in the year 1881 was?
A) Punjab National Bank
B) Punjab and Sind Bank
C) Oudh Commercial Bank
D) Hindustan Commerical Bank

496) In India, the interest rate on savings accounts in all the nationalised commercial banks is fixed by
A) Finance Minister of India
B) Union Finance Commission
C) Indian Bank Association
D) Reserve Bank of India

497) In India, the Public Sector is most dominant in?
A) Steel production
B) Organised term lending financial institutions.
C) Transport
D) Commercial banking

498) In India, which of the following affects poverty line the most?
A) Quantum of gold reserve
B) Per capita income
C) Production quantum
D) Level of prices

499) In India, which of the following have the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities?
A) Commercial Banks
B) Cooperative Banks
C) Regional Rural Banks
D) Microfinance Institutions

500) In India, which of the following is regulated by the Forward Markets Commission?
A) Currency Futures Trading
B) Commodities Futures Trading
C) Equity Futures Trading
D) Both Commodities Futures and Financial Futures Trading