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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Uttar Pradesh P.C.S (Mains) Exam., 2015 General Studies (Paper-I) Solved Paper (Exam Held on 29-06-2015)

1. Which one of the following countries ranked first in the environmental democracy index developed by WRA in 2015 ? 
(A) Colombia (B) Latvia (C) Lithuania (D) Hungary (Ans : C)

2. Which one of the following is the first state to issue Soil Health Card to farmers ? 
(A) Rajasthan (B) Punjab (C) Haryana (D) Maharashtra (Ans : B)

3. In which of the following cities did ICICI open its first branch of China? 
(A) Shenzen (B) Beijing (C) Shanghai (D) Guangzhou (Ans : C)

4. Who won the Rome Master's (2015) women's singles title? 
(A) Carla Suarez Navarro (B) Maria Sharapova 
(C) Serena Williams (D) D. Gavrilova (Ans : B)

5. The world's first referendum on same sex marriage was held in– 
(A) Scotland (B) Ireland (C) England (D) U.S.A. (Ans : B)

6. The book 'The Lives of Others' has been written by– 
(A) Arvind Adiga (B) Shayantani Ghose 
(C) Amitav Ghose (D) Neel Mukherjee (Ans : D)

7. Who amongst the following is the first woman, of Asian origin to be elected as a Mayor in U. K. ? 
(A) Vanita Agrawal (B) Shakila Kasu 
(C) Violet Robinson (D) Harbhajan Kaur Dheer (Ans : D)

8. Who amongst the following has been given the Yash Bharti Award 2014-15 by U.P. Government for women's wrestling? 
(A) Shital Tomar (B) Gargi Yadav (C) Alka Tomar (D) Poonam Yadav (Ans : C)

9. Who among the following has been appointed as the Director General of DRDO in May 2015 ? 
(A) G. S. Reddy (B) Arvind Subramaniam 
(C) Selvin Christopher (D) K. N. Shankara (Ans : C)

10. Which of the following states has launched' Aahar Yojana' in April 2015 for provide food at cheap rates to city poor? 
(A) Bihar (B) Uttar Pradesh (C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Odisha (Ans : D)

11. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary will be observed in– 
(A) 2016 (B) 2015 (C) 2020 (D) 2018 (Ans : B)

12. Dadri, Chunar, Churk and Dalla, all have factories producing– 
(A) Cement (B) Sugar (C) Paper (D) Fertilizer (Ans : A)

13. Which 0 f the following has recently been declared as a 'Tiger Reserve' ? 
(A) Balphakram National Park (B) Rajaji National Park 
(C) Betla National Park (D) Kaziranga National Park (Ans : B)

14. Who has written the book 'Gods of Corruption' published recently? 
(A) Promila Shankar (B) Chitra Mudgal (C) Manjulika Gautam (D) Sudha Pai (Ans : A)

15. From which of the following cities has the programme 'Visit India Year in China' started ? 
(A) Shanghai (B) Guangzhon (C) Beijing (D) Xi'an (Ans : C)

16. Indian Grass and Fodder Research Institute is located at– 
(A) Bikaner (B) Jabalpur (C) Bhopal (D) Jhansi (Ans : D)

17. Rainfed Area Development Programme (RADP) was launched by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation of Government of India in the year– 
(A) 2008-09 (B) 2009-10 (C) 2010-11 (D) 2011-12 (Ans : D)

18. Which of the following has the highest export from India ? 
(A) Agriculture and allied products (B) Engineering goods 
(C) Textiles (D) Chemical and related product (Ans : B)

19. Where is Central Research Institute for Dry-land Agriculture (CRIDA) is located? 
(A) Hyderabad (B) Hissar (C) New Delhi (D) Rajkot (Ans : A)

20. 'Mahi Sugandha' is a variety of– 
(A) Rice (B) Wheat (C) Sunflower (D) Mustard (Ans : A)

21. Which one of the following is a hybrid variety of Basmati rice? 
(A) Pus a RH-10 (B) Pusa Sugandh-3 (C) Pusa Basmati-1 (D) Pusa Sugandh-5 (Ans : A)

22. 'Gunga Varanasi' is a variety of– 
(A) Guava (B) Aonla (C) Mango (D) Muskmelon (Ans : B)

23. The present Director General of ICAR, New Delhi is– 
(A) Dr. R. S. Paroda (B) Dr. S. Ayyappan 
(C) Dr. V. L. Chopra (D) Dr. Mangla Rai (Ans : B)

24. Raj 3077 is a variety of– 
(A) Maize (B) Jowar (C) Rice (D) Wheat (Ans : D)

25. Indian Institute of Pulses Research is located at– 
(A) Kanpur (B) Jabalpur (C) Jaipur (D) Hissar (Ans : A)

26. In which of the following states, the productivity of rice is the highest? 
(A) Punjab (B) Uttar Pradesh (C) Haryana (D) None of the above (Ans : A)

27. Rice originated in– 
(A) Europe (B) South-East Asia (C) South America (D) None of the above (Ans : B)

28. The most popular fertilizer for foliar application is– 
(A) Sodium Nitrate (B) Ammonium Chloride (C) Urea (D) DAP (Ans : C)

29. The most suitable crop for green manuring is– 
(A) Potato (B) Sugarcane (C) Sunhemp (D) Gram (Ans : C)

30. During 2011-12 the value of India's external trade was more than– 
(A) 10,200 crore (B) 10,300 crore 
(C) 91,000 crore (D) 1,01,000 crore (Ans : D)

31. Who has written 'The History of Indian Agriculture' ? 
(A) M. S. Swarninathan (B) S. Ayyapan (C) K. B. Thomas (D) M. S. Randhawa (Ans : D)

32. Who has been appointed as the first President of The New Development Bank (BRICS Bank) ? 
(A) Jiji Menon (B) Deepak Parikh (C) K. V. Kamath (D) Chanda Kochar (Ans : C)

33. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is located at– 
(A) New York (B) Geneva (C) Washington (D) London (Ans : B)

34. Which of the following countries has the highest productivity of rice? 
(A) China (B) India (C) Japan (D) Germany (Ans : A)

35. The plan period of Eleventh Five Year Plan was– 
(A) 2004-09 (B) 2005-10 (C) 2006-11 (D) 2007-12 (Ans : D)

36. The first state which adopted the training and visit system of agricultural expansion was– 
(A) Rajasthan (B) Uttar Pradesh (C) Punjab (D) Andhra Pradesh (Ans : D)

37. The policy regarding Special Economic Zones (SEZ) was announced in– 
(A) April 2000 (B) April 2001 (C) April 2002 (D) April 2002 (Ans : A)

38. Which of the following wheat varieties has been developed through induced mutation? 
(A) Kalyan Sona (B) Sonara-64 (C) Sharbati Sonara (D) Sonalika (Ans : C)

39. Uttar Pradesh Council of Sugar-cane Research is located at– 
(A) Meerut (B) Kanpur (C) Lucknow (D) Shahjahanpur (Ans : D)

40. National Botanical Research Institute is located at– 
(A) Kanpur (B) Dhampur(C) Rampur (D) Lucknow (Ans : D)

41. As on date, how many women have been the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh? 
(A) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 (D) 3 (Ans : C)

42. With which one of the following states, Uttar Pradesh does not share its border? 
(A) Rajasthan (B) Punjab (C) Haryana (D) None of the above (Ans : B)

43. The biggest source of irrigation in U.P. is– 
(A) Canal (B) Pond (C) Tubewell (D) Well (Ans : C)

44. The headquarters of Gautam Buddha Nagar district is at– 
(A) Greater Noida (B) Ghaziabad (C) Ramabai Nagar (D) Noida (Ans : A)

45. The first Speaker of U. P. Legislative Assembly was– 
(A) Madan Mohan Verma (B) Purshottam Das Tandon 
(C) Atmaram Govind Kheir (D) Nafisul Hasan (Ans : C)

46. North-Central Zonal Cultural Centre is located at– 
(A) Allahabad (B) Varanasi (C) Agra (D) Lucknow (Ans : A)

47. In which of the following places, Shakambhari Devi Mela is organized? 
(A) Varanasi (B) Vindhyachal (C) Meerut (D) Saharanpur (Ans : D)

48. Alfred Park at Allahabad has been renamed after– 
(A) Bhagat Singh (B) Chandra Shekhar Azad (C) Subhash Chandra Bose (D) Motilal Nehru (Ans : B)

49. The famous Bharatmata Mandir is located at– 
(A) Lucknow (B) Varanasi (C) Allahabad (D) Meerut (Ans : B)

50. Which one of the following classical dance forms is associated with Uttar Pradesh? 
(A) Kathak (B) Bharatnatyam (C) Odisi (D) Kuchipudi (Ans : A)

51. Uttar Pradesh Urdu Akademi was established in the year– 
(A) 1947 (B) 1950 (C) 1962 (D) 1972 (Ans : D)

52. How many Universities in Uttar Pradesh have been named after Dr. B. R. Ambedkar? 
(A) One (B) Two (C) Three (D) Four (Ans : B)

53. 'Kalyan' magazine is published from– 
(A) Varanasi (B) Gorakhpur (C) Allahabad (D) Mathura (Ans : B)

54. In which year 'Uttar Pradesh Khadi Gramodyog Board' was estabished ? 
(A) 1950 (B) 1960 (C) 1965 (D) 1970 (Ans : B)

55. The Planetarium, named after Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, is located at– 
(A) Rampur (B) Lucknow (C) Allahabad (D) Gorakhpur (Ans : A)

56. 'The Kisan Bahi Yojana' was introduced in U. P. in the year– 
(A) 2002 (B) 1992 (C) 1982 (D) 1972 (Ans : B)

57. The Institute of Paper Technology is located at– 
(A) Saharanpur (B) Meerut (C) Kanpur (D) Gorakhpur 
(Ans : A)

58. Which of the following has a Science City ? 
(A) Kanpur (B) Allahabad (C) Lucknow (D) Noida (Ans : C)

59. King Kharvela of Kalinga belonged to which dynasty ? 
(A) Chedi (B) Kadamba (C) Haryanka (D) Kalinga (Ans : A)

60. Where did Buddha reside during the last rainy season of his life? 
(A) Shravasti (B) Vaishali (C) Kushinagar (D) Sarnath (Ans : C)

61. The town of Kalpi is situated on the bank of river? 
(A) Ganga (B) Yamuna (C) Narmada (D) Krishna (Ans : B)

62. Ashokaram monastery was situated at– 
(A) Vaishali (B) Patliputra (C) Kausambi (D) Shravasti (Ans : B)

63. How many Tarangas are in Rajtarangini of Kalhana ? 
(A) Eight (B) Nine (C) Ten (D) Eleven (Ans : A)

64. Who was the founder of Pala dynasty ? 
(A) Dharmpala (B) Deopala (C) Gopala (D) Rampala (Ans : C)

65. The Seven Ratha Temple of Mahabalipuram was built by– 
(A) Mahendra Varman (B) Narsimhan Varman 
(C) Parmeshwar Verman (D) Nandi Varman (Ans : B)

66. Sher Shah was buried at– 
(A) Kalinjar (B) Sasaram (C) Jaunpur (D) Patna (Ans : B)

67. Babar assumed the title of 'Pad shah' first at– 
(A) Farghana (B) Kabul (C) Delhi (D) Samarkand (Ans : B)

68. The famous diamond 'Kohinoor' was presented to Shahjahan by– 
(A) Aurangzeb (B) Murad (C) Mir Jumla (D) Abul Hasan Qutbshah (Ans : C)

69. Who among the following translated Ramayana into Persian language? 
(A) Mulla Sheri (B) Abul Fazl (C) Faizi (D) Abdul Qadir Badayuni (Ans : D)

70. Who among the following composed poems with the pen-name 'Gulrukhi' ? 
(A) Firoz Shah Tughlaq (B) Bahlol Lodi (C) Sikandar Lodi (D) Ibrahim Lodi (Ans : C)

71. Who of the following was not a member of Noorjahan's junta? 
(A) Jahangir (B) Ghiyas Beg (C) Asaf Khan (D) Khurram (Ans : A)

72. Who was the 'Poet-laureate' of Shahjahan's reign? 
(A) Kalim (B) Kashi (C) Qudsi (D) Munir (Ans : A)

73. In the battle of Wandhiwash (1760)– 
(A) French defeated British (B) British defeated Dutch 
(C) British defeated French (D) Dutch defeated British• (Ans : C)

74. When was Shivaji born and when did he assume the title of Chhatrapati ? 
(A) 1626, 1675 (B) 1625, 1671 (C) 1627, 1661 (D) 1627, 1674 (Ans : D)

75. When was Peshwaship abolished? 
(A) In 1858 (B) In 1818 (C) In 1861 (D) In 1802 (Ans : B)

76. By which Act the Board of Control came into existence? 
(A) Regulating Act, 1773 (B) Act of Settlement, 1781 
(C) Charter Act, 1813 (D) Pitt's India Act, 1784 (Ans : D)

77. Who was the author of the play 'Nil Darpan' ? 
(A) Tara Nath Bandopadhyay (B) Tara Nath Ghosh 
(C) Dinabandhu Mitra (D) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (Ans : C)

78. Who termed the uprising of 1857 as the first was of independence? 
(A) V. A. Smith (B) P. E. Roberts (C) V. D. Savarkar (D) All of the above (Ans : C)

79. Who emerged victorious in the first Anglo-Mysore War (1766- 69)? 
(A) English (B) Haider Ali (C) Maratha (D) Nizam of Hyderabad (Ans : B)

80. The monopoly of the East India Company in India's trade was abolished in– 
(A) 1793 (B) 1803 (C) 1813 (D) 1833 (Ans : C)

81. Sindh was annexed by the British in– 
(A) 1843 (B) 1845 (C) 1849 (D) 1854 (Ans : A)

82. The Indian Famine Code, 1883 was prepared by– 
(A) Hunter Commission (B) Hartog Commission (C) Strachey Commission (D) Indigo Commission (Ans : C)

83. Which one of the following centres of the uprising of 1857 was recaptured by the English? 
(A) Jhansi (B) Meerut (C) Delhi (D) Kanpur (Ans : C)

84. Who among the following was government advocate in Kakori Conspiracy Case? 
(A) Mohan Lal Saxena (B) Jagat Narain Mulla 
(C) Krishna Bahadur (D) Prabhat Chandra (Ans : B)

85. Mahatma Gandhi delivered his first public speech in India at– 
(A) Bombay (B) Lucknow (C) Champaran (D) Varanasi (Ans : D)

86. Which of the following is not correctly matched? 
(A) Moplah revolt – Kerala (B) Kuka revolt – Punjab 
(C) Koli revolt – Gujarat (D) Chuar revolt – Madhya Pradesh (Ans : D)

87. In which of the following prisons Pt. Ram Prasad Bismal was hanged? 
(A) Gonda (B) Faizabad (C) Gorakhpur (D) Varanasi (Ans : C)

88. Who among the following said 'Swaraj is our birth right' ? 
(A) M. K. Gandhi (B) G. K. Gokhale (C) B. G. Tilak (D) Dada Bhai Naoroji (Ans : C)

89. Who amongst the following coined the word 'Satyagraha' ? 
(A) Harilal Gandhi (B) Mahatma Gandhi (C) Ramdas Gandhi (D) Manilal Gandhi (Ans : B)

90. On which of the following rail-way stations of South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of the train ? 
(A) Johannesburg (B) Pietermaritzburg (C) Durban (D) Pretoria (Ans : B)

91. Who amongst the following headed the 1946 Cabinet Mission? 
(A) Hugh Gaitskell (B) Sir John Simon 
(C) Sir Pethic Lawrence (D) None of the above (Ans : C)

92. Who amongst the following was the first Chairman of the Gadar Party ? 
(A) Lala Herdayal (B) Sohan Singh Bhakna (C) Keshar Singh (D) Pandit Kashi Ram (Ans : B)

93. Who among the following was the President of the Indian National Congress on 15th August, 1947 ? 
(A) Rajendra Prasad (B) Jwaharlal Nehru (C) J. B. Kripalani (D) Sardar Patel (Ans : C)

94. Who amongst the following American was with Mahatma Gandhi during his 'Dandi March' ? 
(A) H. N. Brailsford (B) Webb Miller (C) G. Slocomba (D) James Patterson (Ans : B)

95. Who amongst the following as the leader of the 1857 uprising at Allahabad? 
(A) Nana Saheb (B) Azimullah (C) Tantia Tope (D) Maulvi Liyaqat All (Ans : D)

96. In which of the following sessions of Muslim League, M. A. Jinnah putforth his 14 point proposal? 
(A) 1927 (B) 1928 (C) 1929 (D) 1930 (Ans : C)

97. Who amongst the following presided over the All parties Muslim Conference held at Delhi on 31st December, 1928 ? 
(A) Aga Khan (B) M. A. Jinnah (C) Faizli Hussain (D) Karim Jalal (Ans : A)

98. In which of the following sessions of Indian National Congress, Jawaharlal Nehru spoke of socialism as the key to the solution of India's problems? 
(A) Lahore (B) Lucknow (C) Allahabad (D) Ramgarh (Ans : A)

99. Who headed the Boundary Commission appointed in 1947 in the context of India's partition? 
(A) Mountbatten (B) Radcliffe (C) James Bolt (D) Richardson (Ans : B)

100. Who was the editor of the revolutionary paper 'Bande Mataram' ? 
(A) Shyamji Krishna Verma (B) Bhikaji Cama (C) V. D. Savarkar (D) C. D. Savarkar (Ans : B)

101. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
(A) Chang La – Jammu and Kashmir (B) Rohtang – Himachal Pradesh 
(C) Bomdi La – Arunachal Pradesh (D) Se La – Uttarakhand (Ans : D)

102. Which one of the following is not correctly matched? 
(A) Kolkota-Hugli region – Titagarh (B) Chhota Nagpur region – Shivkashi 
(C) Mumbai-Pune region – Ambernath (D) Ahmedabad-Vadodara region – Bharuch (Ans : B)

103. Which one of the following is the correct height of Kunchikal Waterfall ? 
(A) 335 metre (B) 337 metre (C) 399 metre (D) 455 metre (Ans : D)

104. Which one of the following is called the 'mystery lake' ? 
(A) Jor Pokhri Lake (B) Dodital Lake (C) Roopkund Lake (D) Red Hills Lake (Ans : C)

105. In which of the following census decades India registered the lowest percentage change in population? 
(A) 1971-81 (B) 1981-91 (C) 1991-2001 (D) 2001-11(Ans : D)

106. The South India temple of Lord Ranganatha (also known as Lord Venkatesha) is located on– 
(A) Biligiri Ranga hill (B) Thirumala hills (C) Nandi hills (D) Chamundi hills (Ans : B)

107. Kuttanad (or Kuttanadu) of Kerala is famous for– 
(A) A fresh water lake (B) The region with the lowest altitude in India 
(C) A coral island (D) The western most point of India (Ans : B)

108. In which of the following decades the population growth rate in India was the highest? 
(A) 1901-11 (B) 1961-71 (C) 2001-11 (D) 1981-91 (Ans : B)

109. Select the correct answer from the code given below in terms of the population (2011) of the following urban centres in descending order– 
1. Meerut 2. Ghaziabad 3. Agra 4. Varanasi 
(A) 1, 3, 4, 2 (B) 2, 3, 4, 1 (C) 4, 2, 1, 3 (D) 3, 2, 1, 4 (Ans : B)

110. Which one of the following lies at the junction of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states? 
(A) Anaimalai hills (B) Palrii hills (C) Nandi hills (D) Nilgiri hills (Ans : D)

111. In which of the following states, the percentage of total cropped area under irrigation (2011) is the highest? 
(A) Madhya Pradesh (B) Maharashtra (C) Uttar Pradesh (D) Haryana (Ans : D)

112. Which one of the following groups of states borders the state of Telangana ? 
(A) Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh 
(B) Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh 
(C) Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Jharkhand 
(D) Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh (Ans : A)

113. Which one of the following states does not lie along Patkori hills? 
(A) Nagaland (B) Tripura (C) Manipur (D) Mizoram (Ans : B)

114. Which one of the following is not correctly matched? 
(A) Mormugao – Goa (B) Paradeep – Odisha 
(C) Mangalure – Karnataka (D) Mundra – Andhra Pradesh (Ans : D)

115. Which of the following hills marks the confluence of the Eastern ghats and the Western ghats? 
(A) Anaimalai hills (B) Ashoubu hills (C) Biligiri ranga hills (D) Cardamom hills (Ans : C)

116. Select from the code given below the correct locational sequence of the following hills proceeding from South to North– 
1. Satmala hills 2. Kaimur hills 3. Pir Panjal range 4. Naga hills 
(A) 2, 3, 1, 4 (B) 1, 2, 4, 3 (C) 1, 2, 3, 4 (D) 4, 3, 2, 1 (Ans : B)

117. Which of the following is a Ramsar site under Ramsar Convention? 
(A) Godawari delta (B) Krishna delta (C) Sunderbans (D) Bhoj wetland (Ans : D)

118. The correct sequence of the following districts in terms of their Geographical area in acending order– 
(A) Barabanki, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Mirzapur, Sondhadra 
(B) Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Barabanki, Gautam Buddh Nagar 
(C) Gautam Buddha Nagar, Barabanki, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra 
(D) Sonbhadra, Mirzapur, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Barabanki (Ans : C)

119. What is the correct sequence of the following rail tunnels by length in descending order? 
(A) Pir Panjal, Karbude, Nathu-wadi, Berdewadi 
(B) Karbude, Pir Panjal, Nathu-wadi, Berdewadi 
(C) Berdewadi, Nathuwadi, Pir Panjal, Karbude 
(D) Nathuwadi, Berdewadi, Karbude, Pir Panjal (Ans : A)

120. Which one of the following is not correctly matched? 
(A) Kaiga – Karnataka (B) Rawat Bhata – Rajasthan 
(C) Muppandal – Tamil Nadu (D) Ennore – Meghalaya (Ans : D)

121. Sonbhadra district is touched by– 
(A) Boundaries of two states (B) Boundaries of three states 
(C) Boundaries of four states (D) Boundaries of five states (Ans : C)

122. From the code given below select the correct sequence of -the following continents in terms of their area in descending order– 
1. Europe 2. Australia 3. Africa 4. South America 
(A) 1, 2, 3, 4 (B) 4, 1, 3, 2 (C) 2, 1, 4, 3 (D) 3, 4, 1, 2 (Ans : D)

123. Which one of the following is not correctly matched? 
(A) Radcliffe line – India and Pakistan (B) Maginot line – France and Germany 
(C) Durand line – Bangladesh and India (D) Hindenburg line – Belgium and Germany (Ans : C)

124. Which one of the following scheduled tribes observe Deepawali as a sad day? 
(A) Sahariya (B) Baga (C) Paharia (D) Tharu (Ans : D)

125. Who had suggested that shifting Earth on its axis is one of the factors, responsible for climatic change? 
(A) Robert Hooke (B) Milutin Milan Kolich 
(C) George Simpson (D) T. C. Chamberlain (Ans : B)

126. Match List-I and List-II and select correct answer from the code given below– 
(a) Mount Kinabalu (b) Elburz (c) Aconcagua (d) Kilimanjaro 
1. Argentina 2. Malaysia 3. Tanzania 4. Iran 
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 4 2 3 
(B) 3 2 1 4 
(C) 2 4 3 1 
(D) 2 4 1 3 (Ans : D)

127. Which one of the following is the largest in area ? 
(A) New Zealand North Island (B) New Found land 
(C) New Zealand South Island (D) Java (Ans : C)

128. Which one of the following seas is the deepest? 
(A) South China Sea (B) Bering Sea (C) Mediterranean Sea (D) Japan Sea (Ans : A)

129. According to United Nations Statistics 2012, which one of the following has the largest population? 
(A) Marshall Island (B) Dominica (C) St. Kitts (D) Monaco (Ans : C)

130. Which one of the following is called the 'Sugar bowl' of the world? 
(A) India (B) Hawaii Island (C) Cuba (D) Philippines (Ans : C)

131. Which one of the following continents has the largest number of countries? 
(A) Africa (B) Europe (C) Asia (D) South America (Ans : A)

132. The glacial lake Itasca is the source of river– 
(A) Missouri (B) Mississippi (C) Rio Grande (D) Red river (Ans : B)

133. Which of the following states of U.S.A. grows Coffee? 
(A) Florida (B) California (C) Hawaii (D) Arizona (Ans : C)

134. Which of the following lakes lies entirely in the U.S.A. ? 
(A) Lake Michigan (B) Lake Huton (C) Lake Superior (D) Lake Erie (Ans : A)

135. Dasht-e-Lut is located in– 
(A) Iran (B) Libya (C) Kenya (D) Nigeria (Ans : A)

136. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? 
(A) Prairies – North America (B) Pampas – South America 
(C) Steppes – Europe (D) Veld – Australia (Ans : D)

137. El-Nino develops in the– 
(A) Pacific ocean (B) Indian ocean (C) Mediterranean ocean (D) Atlantic ocean (Ans : A)

138. Which one of the following is not correctly matched? 
(A) Khartoum – Nile (B) New York – Hudson 
(C) Berlin – Spree (D) Sidney – Seine (Ans : D)

139. Which one of the following is the deepest oceanic trench ? 
(A) Tonga (B) Mariana (C) Puerto Rico (D) Izu-Bonin (Ans : B)

140. Which of the following is called the 'land of one thousand lakes' ? 
(A) Finland (B) Sweden (C) Greenland (D) U.S.A. (Ans : A)

141. Which one of the following is known as the 'Sea of mountains'? 
(A) Japan (B) British Columbia (C) West Coast of South America (D) South-East Asia (Ans : B)

142. How many times have Mumbai Indians been crowned as IPL champions? 
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 4 (D) 3 (Ans : B)

143. Where was the epicentre of the Earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April, 2015 ? 
(A) Lamjung (B) Pokhara (C) Kathmandu (D) Rohtasgarh (Ans : A)

144. Which one of the following countries has arrived at an agreement in April 2015 to supply 110 fighter jets to Pakistan ? 
(A) Russia (B) America (C) China (D) France (Ans : C)

145. According to United Nations 'World Happiness Report 2015' which is the country with the highest level of happiness? 
(A) Denmark (B) New Zealand (C) Iceland (D) Switzerland (Ans : D)

146. According to United Nations 'World Happiness Report 2015' what is the rank of India? 
(A) 117 (B) 108(C) 111 (D) 98 (Ans : A)

147. Which one of the following is the first woman Judge of Sikkim High Court? 
(A) Meenakshi Madan Rai (B) Shivani Rai (C) Rohani Rai (D) Mitali Rai (Ans : A)

148. Whom did Carolina Marin defeat in the women's singles final of Malaysian Open Badminton Tournament 2015? 
(A) Saina Nehwal (B) Wang Shixia (C) Li Xuerui (D) Luo Ying (Ans : C)

149. Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who has been in the news since January 2015 was the President of– 
(A) Palestine (B) Qatar (C) Yemen (D) Libya (Ans : C)

150. 'Maglev' is– 
(A) a super computer (B) the fastest commercial train presently running in the world 
(C) a Japanese spy satellite (D) a high speed car (Ans : B)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Review Officer/ Assistant Review Officer Exam General Studies Solved Paper(Exam Held on April 26, 2015)

1. ‘Stockholm Water Prize, 2015’ winner Rajendra Singh is associated with which NGO? 
(a) Bandhan (b) Tarun Bharat Sangh (c) Save Water (d) Boond (Ans : b)

2. The Seventh Asian Ministerial Conference, on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in 2016 will be hosted by– 
(a) Pakistan (b) Thailand (c) Myanmar (d) India (Ans : d)

3. The First Counter-Terrorism Conference, 2015, organised by India Foundation in association with Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, was held in– 
(a) Jaipur (b) Jodhpur (c) Udaipur (d) Rawatbhata (Ans : a)

4. 40% of 50% of 2/5 of 2000 will be– 
(a) 400 (b) 360 (c) 200 (d) 160 (Ans : d)

5. The greatest fraction among 9/13, 17/26, 28/39 and 33/52 is– 
(a) 9/13 (b) 17/26 (c) 28/39 (d) 33/52 (Ans : c)

6. Which one of the following sets is different from others? 
(a) 3, 11, 13, 17 (b) 7, 14, 18, 37 (c) 3, 5, 41, 47 (d) 3, 7, 17, 71 (Ans : b)

7. A prime number between 10 and 50 remains unchanged if its digits are reversed. Then the square of such a number is– 
(a) 121 (b) 484 (c) 1089 (d) 1936 (Ans : a)

8. The missing letter in the letter arrangement ARENIJM? is– 
(a) V (b) H (c) G (d) F (Ans : d)

9. In the word ‘MATHEMATICS’, if M is replaced by P, A by D, T by W and soon, then in the new arrangement of the letters, the letter of the 9th place is– 
(a) K (b) L (c) F (d) W (Ans : b)

10. The number at the question mark (?) in the box
(a) 40 (b) 32 (c) 36 (d) 42 (Ans : b)

11. The sum of the natural numbers which are divisors of –100, is– 
(a) 116 (b) 117 (c) 216 (d) 217 (Ans : d)

12. Interchanging + and » and also the numbers 2 and 5, find the value of 8 + 4 × 5 » 2 – 3 
(a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6 (d) 8 (Ans : c)

13. Ram walks 4 km North-West and then 3 km South-West. How far is he from his starting point? 
(a) 12 km (b) 7 km (c) 6 km (d) 5 km (Ans : d)

14. The next term in the sequence XBZ, VDY, TFX, RHW, ? is– 
(a) PLT (b) PJV (c) PJT (d) PLV (Ans : b)

15. By changing one letter at a time, in how many minimum steps, the work ‘LOCK’ can be changed to ‘BANK’? Each change should result in a meaningful word. 
(a) 6 (b) 5 (c) 4 (d) 3 (Ans : d)

16. If in a rectangular field, the length is increased by 50% and breadth by 20%, its area will become– 
(a) 5/9 times (b) 5/3 times (c) 9/5 times (d) 3 times (Ans : c)

17. If looking at a mirror the time in a clock appears to be 30 minutes past 9, then the actual time is– 
(a) 2 : 30 (b) 4 : 30 (c) 6 : 30 (d) 6 : 10 (Ans : a)

18. What is the missing number in the following box?
(a) 10 (b) 12 (c) 15 (d) 16 (Ans : c)

19. If the average of 5, 10, 15 and X is 20, what is the value of X? 
(a) 20 (b) 25 (c) 45 (d) 50 (Ans : d)

20. Which one amongst the following States has declared ‘house sparrow’ as its State bird? 
(a) Haryana (b) Punjab (c) Delhi (d) Rajasthan (Ans : c)

21. Famous personality Yusuf Ali Kechery, who passed away, was a famous– 
(a) Telugu poet (b) Urdu poet (c) Malayalam poet (d) Marathi poet (Ans : c)

22. The book Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy-Speaker’s Perspective has been written by– 
(a) Meira Kumar (b) Sumitra Mahajan (c) BS Shekhawat (d) Somnath Chatterjee (Ans : a)

23. Famous personality ‘Lia van Leer’ has passed away recently. She was– 
(a) the pioneer of Italian cinema (b) the pioneer of Israeli cinema 
(c) the pioneer of American cinema (d) a photographer (Ans : b)

24. Who has written the book Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam? 
(a) PK Verma (b) Vinod Mehta (c) Shashi Tharoor (d) M. Veerappa Moily (Ans : d)

25. What is a ‘Solar Impulse 2’? 
(a) Solar-powered mobile phone (b) Solar-powered missile 
(c) Solar-powered submarine (d) Solar-powered plane (Ans : d)

26. Which State has launched ‘Bhagyashree’ scheme for. girl child? 
(a) Delhi (b) Punjab (c) Maharashtra (d) Haryana (Ans : c)

27. ‘Jan Rath’ is a name given– 
(a) for expanding rural communication in Uttar Pradesh 
(b) for boosting transportation facilities in the country 
(c) by Indian government to initiate bus service between India and Bangladesh 
(d) to low-cost AC bus service started by Uttar Pradesh government (Ans : d)

28. Which of the following statements is incorrect for 2013? 
(a) The birthrate (per 1000 population) in Uttar Pradesh was less than the birthrate in India. 
(b) The birthrate (per 1000 population) Uttar Pradesh was more than the ‘birthrate in India. 
(c) The birthrate in Uttar Pradesh was more than 25. 
(d) The birthrate in Uttar Pradesh was less than 30. (Ans : a)

29. Uttar Pradesh government has recently decided to celebrate 2015-16 as– 
(a) Yuva Year (b) Mahila Suraksha Year (c) Kisan Year (d) Environmental Conservation Year (Ans : c)

30. In the Census of 2011, the highest literacy rate was in which district of Uttar Pradesh? 
(a) Ghaziabad (b) Mahoba (c) Kanpur (d) Varanasi (Ans : c)

31. The largest share of revenue of Uttar Pradesh government comes from– 
(a) registration fees (b) trade tax (c) land revenue (d) share of Union excise duty (Ans : b)

32. In Uttar Pradesh, the ‘Knowledge Park’ is being set-up at– 
(a) Varanasi (b) Noida (c) Lucknow (d) Greater Noida (Ans : d)

33. The logo of ‘Make in India’ programme is– 
(a) Lion (b) Elephant (c) Panther (d) Kangaroo (Ans : a)

34. Which one of the following groups of compounds is called ‘accessory dietary factor’? 
(a) Fats (b) Hormones (c) Proteins (d) Vitamins (Ans : d)

35. Which’ one of the following is biodegradable? 
(a) Plastic (b) Polythene (c) Mercury (d) Rubber (Ans : d)

36. Which one of the following gases is responsible for decrement in ozone layer? 
(a) Nitrous oxide (b) Chlorofluorocarbon (c) Carbon dioxide (d) Carbon monoxide (Ans : b)

37. The gas used for inflating the tyres of aeroplanes, is– 
(a) hydrogen (b) helium (c) nitrogen (d) neon (Ans : c)

38. An essential constituent of diet, is– 
(a) starch (b) glucose (c) carbohydrate (d) cellulose (Ans : c)

39. ‘Red ink’ is prepared from– 
(a) phenol (b) aniline (c) Congo red (d) eosin (Ans : d)

40. The compound associated with Bhopal Gas Tragedy was– 
(a) methyl alcohol (b) phosphazene (c) methyl isocyanate (d) methylamine (Ans : c)

41. The chemical used as fixer in the photography is– 
(a) sodium thiosulphate (b) borax (c) sodium tetrathionate (d) ammonium molybdate (Ans : a)

42. Percentagewise which gas is the most abundant in the atmosphere? 
(a) Nitrogen (b) Oxygen (c) Hydrogen (d) Carbon dioxide (Ans : a)

43. Which one of the following proteins is present in human hair and nails? 
(a) Oxytocin (b) Keratin (c) Vasopressin (d) Trypsin (Ans : b)

44. Which one of the following salts should not be used as dining table salt? 
(a) Iodised salt (b) Sea salt (c) Rock salt (d) Processed common salt (Ans : c)

45. Natural camphor is obtained from– 
(a) high altitude rocks of Himalayan mountains (b) foams of Angle Falls in Venezuela 
(c) a tree native to China and Japan (d) sediments of tides of sea near Andaman (Ans : c)

46. Cow milk is yellowish white-in colour due to the presence of– 
(a) casein (b) lactose (c) carotene together with casein (d) butyric acid together with lactose (Ans : a)

47. Consider the following statements– 
Assertion (A) During sleep, bright light is undesirable. 
Reason (R) In bright light, production of melatonin in the body is considerably increased. 
Select your answer using the codes given below: 
(a) Both (A) and (R) are correct, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A). 
(b) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A). 
(c) (A) is true but (R) is false. 
(d) (A) is false but (R) is true. (Ans : b)

48. Who among the following was given the title of ‘Shah Buland Iqbal’ by Shahjahan? 
(a) Dara Shikoh (b) Shuja (c) Aurangzeb (d) Murad (Ans : a)

49. Who were the ‘Nayanars’? 
(a) Vaishnavites (b) Shaivites (c) Shaktas (d) Sun worshippers (Ans : b)

50. ‘Saptaparni Cave’ is situated in– 
(a) Sanchi (b) Nalanda (c) Rajgriha (d) Pavapuri (Ans : c)

51. ‘Dwarasamudra’ was the capital of which dynastic power? 
(a) Ganga (b) Kakatiya (c) Hoysala (d) Kadamba (Ans : c)

52. ‘Gopatha Brahmana’ is associated with– 
(a) Yajurveda (b) Samveda (c) Atharvaveda (d) Rigveda (Ans : c)

53. Originally, the Mahabharata was known as– 
(a) Brihatkatha (b) Brahmanas (c) Brihatsamhita (d) Jayasamhita (Ans : d)

54. From which inscription it is known that Skandagupta defeated Hunas? 
(a) Bhitari pillar inscription (b) Allahabad pillar inscription 
(c) Mandsaur inscription (d) Udayagiri inscription (Ans : a)

55. Vallabhi University was situated in– 
(a) Bihar (b) Uttar Pradesh (c) Bengal (d) Gujarat (Ans : d)

56. Which of the following works were authored by Harsha? 
1. Priyadarshika 2. Nagananda 3. Harshacharita 4. Ratanavali 
Select your answer using the codes given below: 
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 1, 2 and 4 (c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 2 and 3 (Ans : b)

57. The largest and the most evolved rock-cut Chaitya hall of the Hinayana phase is situated at– 
(a) Pitalkhora (b) Junnar (c) Karle (d) Bedsa (Ans : c)

58. In whose Viceroyalty, the ‘Rowlatt Act’ was passed? 
(a) Lord Hardinge II (b) Lord Reading (c) Lord Chelmsford (d) Lord Minto II (Ans : c)

59. The Indian Independence Act, 1947 came into force on– 
(a) July 4, 1947 (b) July 10, 1947 (c) July 18, 1947 (d) August 17, 1947 (Ans : c)

60. Boycott of British goods was adopted as a national policy in– 
(a) 1899 (b) 1901 (c) 1903 (d) 1905 (Ans : d)

61. The strategy of ‘Divide and Rule’ was adopted by– 
(a) Lord Curzon (b) Lord Minto (c) Lord Dalhousie (d) Lord Wellesley (Ans : a)

62. The headquarters of the Ghadar Party was in– 
(a) San Francisco (b) New York (c) Madras (d) Calcutta (Ans : a)

63. Who among the following was not an outstanding leader of Militant Nationalism? 
(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (b) Bipin Chandra Pal (c) Lokmanya Tilak (d) Lala Lajpat Rai (Ans : a)

64. Who among the following is known by the title of ‘The Grand Old Man’? 
(a) Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (b) WC Bannerjee (c) Dadabhai Naoroji (d) Motilal Nehru (Ans : c)

65. Who among the following was the President of tile Indian Constituent Assembly? 
(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (b) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (c) Sardar Patel (d) Dr. BR Ambedkar (Ans : a)

66. When was newly adopted tricolour flag of freedom first hoisted? 
(a) December 31, 1928 (b) December 31, 1929 (c) December 31, 1930 (d) December 31, 1931 (Ans : b)

67. In which State, the ‘Bhoodan Movement’ was first started? 
(a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Karnataka (c) Tamil Nadu (d) Uttar Pradesh (Ans : a)

68. The Right of Equality is granted by five Articles in the Indian Constitution. These are– 
(a) Articles 13-17 (b) Articles 14-18 (c) Articles 15-19 (d) Articles 16-20 (Ans : b)

69. The framers of the Constitution of India borrowed the concept of Fundamental Right from the– 
(a) Constitution of USA (b) Constitution of Ireland (c) Constitution of Canada (d) Constitution of USSR (Ans : a)

70. The Sarkaria Commission was set-up for reviewing the relations between the– 
(a) Prime Minister and President (b) Legislature and Executive 
(c) Executive and Judiciary (d) Centre and States (Ans : d)

71. In which Part of the Constitution of India, relations between the Union and States have been mentioned?
(a) Part X (b) Part XI (c) Part XIV (d) Part XV (Ans : b)

72. If the President and the Vice-President of India both have resigned, who will act as the President? 
(a) Speaker of the Lok Sabha (b) Prime Minister 
(c) Home Minister (d) Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Ans : d)

73. Which of the following Directive Principles of State Policy was added to the Constitution at a later date? 
(a) organisation of village panchayats (b) prohibition of cow slaughter 
(c) free legal aid (d) uniform civil code (Ans : c)

74. ‘Judicial Activism’ in India is related to– 
(a) committed judiciary (b) public interest petition 
(c) judicial review (d) judicial independence (Ans : b)

75. In the Union Budget of 2015-16, which one of the following pension schemes has been reintroduced? 
(a) Ram Manohar Lohia Pension Yojana (b) Pradhan Mantri Pension Yojana 
(c) Atal Pension Yojana (d) Nirantar Pension Yojana (Ans : c)

76. In the Union Budget of 2015-16, the FDI limit of equity in case of insurance companies has been raised to– 
(a) 49% (b) 76% (c) 81 % (d) 99% (Ans : a)

77. What is ‘Shadow Banking’? 
(a) Outsourcing of banking work by a bank 
(b) Financial transactions and other activities of non-banking financial intermediary 
(c) Domestic banks’ foreign operations 
(d) Foreign bank operating in another country for banking and other activities (Ans : b)

78. Which among the following are multinational corporations working in India? 
1. Hindustan Lever Limited 2. Samsung Corporation 
3. Guest Keen and Williams Pharam 4. LG 
Select your answer using the codes given below: 
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 2 and 4 (c) 2, 3 and 4 (d) 1 and 3 (Ans : a)

79. The density of population in India– 
(a) has continuously increased (b) is approximately constant 
(c) has mildly declined (d) has first increased and then declined since 1991 (Ans : a)

80. Which one of the following decades in Indian Planning deserves to be called ‘The Decade of Jobless Growth’? 
(a) 1971-1980 (b) 1991-2000 (c) 2001-2010 (d) 2005-2015 (Ans : b)

81. The folk dance of Meghalaya is– 
(a) Nati (b) Loho (c) Bamboo dance (d) Khantum (Ans : b)

82. Who was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2014? 
(a) Guizar (b) Shashi Kapoor (c) Pran (d) Lata Mangeshkar (Ans : b)

83. ‘Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research’ is located at– 
(a) Meerut (b) Bulandshahar (c) Lucknow (d) Gorakhpur (Ans : c)

84. ‘Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants’ is located at– 
(a) Chitrakut (b) Saharanpur (c) Kanpur (d) Lucknow (Ans : d)

85. Potato Research Institute’ in Uttar Pradesh is located in the district– 
(a) Farrukhabad (b) Meerut (c) Kanpur (d) Allahabad (Ans : b)

86. Which one of the following is the most productive soil in India? 
(a) Red soil (b) Black soil (c) Alluvial soil (d) Calcareous soil (Ans : c)

87. Generally Orobanche weed is found in– 
(a) tobacco field (b) gram field (c) rice field (d) wheat field (Ans : a)

88. The highest protein content is found in the grain of– 
(a) black gram (b) pigeon pea (c) field pea (d) soyabean (Ans : d)

89. Which one of the following is not included in the working capital of a farm? 
(a) Seed (b) Fertilizer (c) Irrigation water (d) Land revenue (Ans : c)

90. The proper seed rate for transplanting of Basmati rice is– 
(a) 45-50 kg/ha (b) 20-30 kg/ha (c) 15-20 kg/ha (d) 5-10 kg/ha (Ans : b)

91. Devaluation of ‘Mudra’– 
(a) increases the imports and exports of a country 
(b) decreases the imports and exports of a country 
(c) increases the exports and decreases the imports of a country 
(d) increases the imports and decreases the exports of a country (Ans : c)

92. Which one of the following NBFCs has been granted license by the RBI to open commercial bank by March 31, 2015? 
(a) Reliance Capital (b) Bajaj Capital (c) IDFC (d) IFCI (Ans : c)

93. Long-term fiscal policy was announced by which Finance Minister of India? 
(a) VP Singh (b) P. Chidambaram (c) Dr. Manmohan Singh (d) Yashwant Sinha (Ans : a)

94. Which one of the following is a Direct tax? 
(B) Sales tax (b) Excise duty (c) Customs duty (d) Wealth tax (Ans : d)

95. The RBI does not transact the business of which State government? 
(a) Nagaland (b) Jammu and Kashmir (c) Punjab (d) Assam (Ans : b)

96. Income tax in India was introduced by– 
(a) Sir Charles Wood (b) Lord MacHale (c) James Wilson (d) William Jones (Ans : c)

97. What is the maximum limit of gratuity payable under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972? 
(a) Rs. 3 lakh (b) Rs. 7.50 lakh (c) Rs. 10 lakh (d) Rs. 10.50 lakh (Ans : c)

98. A ‘PAN’ has initially a five-alphabet series like AFZPK 7190 K. Here P stands for– 
(a) individual (b) firm (c) Hindu undivided family (d) association of persons (Ans : a)

99. In 2011, micro-finance institutions were installed on the recommendation of– 
(a) Malegam Committee (b) Goiporia Committee (c) Rangarajan Committee (d) Banking Reforms Committee (Ans : a)

100. Which one of the following is true for ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana’? 
Accident Insurance – Life Insurance (a) Rs.100000 – Rs. 30000
(b) Rs.30000 – Rs. 100000
(c) Rs.30000 – Rs. 10000 
(d) Rs.130000 – Rs. 100000 (Ans : a)

101. In India, the effective literacy rates are calculated from– 
(a) total population (b) child population (c) adult population (d) population above 7 years of age (Ans : d)

102. Which of the following is an act that disturbs the ecological balance? 
(a) Lumbering (b) Social forestry (c) Vanamahotsav (d) Afforestation (Ans : a)

103. ‘Humus’ is an example of– 
(a) soil structure (b) crystalloids (c) organic colloids (d) None of the above (Ans : c)

104. Xeric condition refers to– 
(a) low temperature (b) low humidity (c) high evaporation (d) extreme temperature (Ans : b)

105. ‘Ecology’ is the study of relationship between– 
(a) organism and environment (b) man and forest (c) soil and water (d) husband and wife (Ans : a)

106. Soil erosion can be prevented’ by– 
(a) heavy rains (b) deforestation (c) afforestation (d) overgrazing (Ans : c)

107. The boundary of Lucknow district does not touch the boundary of which of the following districts? 
(a) Ballia (b) Unnao (c) Hardoi (d) Barabankl (Ans : a)

108. Which of the following factors is most effective in the increase of agricultural production in Uttar Pradesh? 
(a) Increasing use of the high quality seeds (b) Development of agro-service centres 
(c) Agro-credit facility (d) Kisan Credit Card Scheme (Ans : a)

109. As per the Census of 2011, what is the percentage of urban population’ in the total population of India? 
(a) 31.8 % (b) 30.8 % (c) 32.2% (d) 31.2% (Ans : d)

110. Uttar Pradesh government has decided to have Metro Rail in various cities. Which of the following cities does not find place in the list? 
(a) Kanpur (b) Allahabad (c) Agra (d) Varanasi (Ans : b)

111. Which State is the largest producer of coal in India? 
(a) West Bengal (b) Odisha (c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Madhya Pradesh (Ans : b)

112. The second largest continent in the world (in terms of area) is– 
(a) Asia (b) South America (c) North America (d) Africa (Ans : d)

113. In which State, the Aravalli ranges are located? 
(a) Rajasthan (b) Himachal Pradesh (c) Odisha (d) Andhra Pradesh (Ans : a)

114. Which river forms its delta in Odisha? 
(a) Godavari (b) Mahanadi (c) Narmada (d) Tapti (Ans : b)

115. Betwa river joins the– 
(a) Ganga (b) Yamuna (c) Brahamaputra (d) Sane (Ans : b)

116. In which of the following continents, the tropical deciduous forests are most extensive? 
(a) Africa (b) Asia (c) Australia (d) South America (Ans : b)

117. Mexico is the largest producer of– 
(a) gold (b) copper (c) zinc (d) silver (Ans : d)

118. Which of the following cities is located on Lake Superior? 
(a) Chicago (b) Buffalo (c) Detroit (d) Duluth (Ans : d)

119. Hajira-Bijapur-jagdishpur (HBJ) Gas Pipeline been constructed by which of the following authorities? 
(a) Gas Authority of India Limited (b) Oil India Limited 
(c) Indian Oil Company (d) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (Ans : a)

120. Which of the following States is not known for the production of cardamom? 
(a) Kerala (b) Karnataka (c) Tamil Nadu (d) Odisha (Ans : d)

121. How many States in India are coastal? 
(a) 7 (b) 8 (c) 9 (d)10 (Ans : c)

122. ‘Sargasso Sea’ is characterised by– 
(a) very cold water (b) very warm water (c) highly saline water (d) typical marine vegetation (Ans : d)

123. Which of the following lakes is a world heritage site? 
(a) Red Lagoon of Bolivia (b) Boiling Lake of Dominica 
(c) Five Flower Lake of China (d) Plitvice Lake of Croatia (Ans : d)

124. Which one of the following States of India is the largest producer of coconut? 
(a) Kerala (b) Karnataka (c) Tamil Nadu (d) Andhra Pradesh (Ans : b)

125. Mithi river of Mumbai originates from which of the following lakes? 
(a) Tulsi Lake (b) Vihar Lake (c) Powai Lake (d) None of these (Ans : b)

126. The historic statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled at which country’s Parliament Square? 
(a) Japan (b) The USA (c) Britain (d) France (Ans : c)

127. Which university has topped in Times World Reputation Rankings 2015’? 
(a) Cambridge University (b) Oxford University 
(c) Harward University (d) Stanford University (Ans : c)

128. ‘NAINA’ is a new city to be set-up around which of the following airports? 
(a) Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi) (b) Rajeev Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad) 
(c) Navi Mumbai International Airport (Mumbai) (d) None of the above (Ans : c)

129. According to the latest Supreme Court judgement on Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), which of the following is true? 
(a) High Courts cannot entertain writ petitions against verdict of AFT. 
(b) High Courts can entertain writ. petitions against verdict of AFT. 
(c) High Courts can entertain writ petitions against verdict of AFT concerning officials below the rank of Major only. 
(d) None of the above (Ans : a)

130. North Central Zone Cultural Centre (NCZCC) would organise Chaite and Kajri centres in which city? 
(a) Mirzapur (b) Bhojpur (c) Mathura (d) Varanasi (Ans : d)

131. The book ‘Lucknow Boy’ was written by– 
(a) Kuldeep Nayar (b) Muzaffar Ali (c) Vinod Mehta (d) Noorul Hasan (Ans : c)

132. Which of the following National Parks has started to use drone or unmanned aerial vehicle for wildlife management? 
(a) Bandipur Tiger Reserve (b) Corbett Tiger Reserve 
(c) Ranthambore Tigre Reserve (d) Periyar Tiger Reserve (Ans : b)

133. Who amongst the following has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian newspaper? 
(a) Cheryl Cole (b) Katharine Viner (c) Joya Vincent (d) Samantha Rice (Ans : b)

134. ‘Mithivirdi’ nuclear power plant will be set-up in collaboration with which of the following countries? 
(a) The USA (b) Canada (c) Russia (d) France (Ans : a)

135. According-to the latest report, what is the rank of India in steel production in the world? 
(a) 4th (b) 3rd (c) 2nd (d) 1st (Ans : b)

136. ‘Agenda-21’ is related to which field? 
(a) Sustainable development (b) Nuclear disarmament 
(c) Patent protection (d) Agricultural subsidies (Ans : a)

137. ‘Mission Indradhanush’ of the Union government is related to– 
(a) pulse production (b) immunisation of children against seven vaccine-preventable diseases 
(c) skill development (d) tourism promotion (Ans : b)

138. Prestigious ‘Tyler Prize’ is given in the field-of– 
(a) drama (b) women rights (c) child rights (d) environmental protection (Ans : d)

139. According to recent judgement of the Supreme Court, Section-66A of IT Act is a violation of– 
(a) Article-20 (b) Article-19 (1) (c) Article-14 (d) Article-25 (Ans : b)

140. How many of the recently approved 17 mega food parks for food processing have been allotted to State agencies? 
(a) 7 (b) 10 (c) 11 (d) 13 (Ans : a)