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Question 61 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements: 1. 'Bijak' is a composition of the teachings of Saint Dadu Dayal. 2. The Philosophy of Pushti Marg was propounded by Madhvacharya. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 62 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In India, cluster bean (Guar) is traditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed, but recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance. Which one of the following statements is correct in this context?
A
The oil extracted from seeds is used in the manufacture of biodegradable plastics
B
The gum made from its seeds is used in the extraction of shale gas
C
The leaf extract of this plant has the properties of antihistamines
D
It is a source of high quality biodiesel
Question 63 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
To which one of the following processes is term CMYK related ?
A
Railway Signalling
B
Navigation
C
Offset printing
D
Electronic voting machine
Question 64 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A person purchases 100 pens at a discount of 10%. The net amount of money spent by the person to purchase the pens is Rs. 600. The selling expenses incurred by the person are 15% on the net cost price. What should be the selling price for 100 pens in order to earn a profit of 25%?
A
Rs. 802.50
B
Rs. 811.25
C
Rs. 862.50
D
Rs 875.00
Question 65 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How many different triangles are there in the figure shown below? UPSCPRELIMINARY IAS IPS questions "
A
28
B
24
C
20
D
16
Question 66 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skills to women in traditional and non-traditional trades?
A
Kishori Shakti Yojna
B
Rashtriya Mahila Kosh
C
Swayamsiddha
D
Swawlamban
Question 67 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements: 1. Assam shares a border with Bhutan and Bangladesh. 2. West Bengal shares a border with Bhutan and Nepal. 3. Mizoram shares a border with Bangladesh and Myanmar. Which of the statements given above are correct?
A
1, 2 and 3
B
1 and 2, only
C
2 and 3, only
D
1 and 3, only
Question 68 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following countries is the leading producer of uranium?
A
United States of America
B
Canada
C
Germany
D
Zambia
Question 69 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A great deal of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to India comes from Mauritius than from many major and mature economics like UK and France. Why?
A
India has preference for certain countries as regards receiving FDI.
B
India has doubled taxation avoidance agreement with Mauritius.
C
Most citizens of Mauritius have ethnic identity with India and so they feel secure to invest India.
D
Impending dangers of global climate change prompt Mauritius to make huge investment in India.
Question 70 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Quit India Movement was launched in response to
A
Cabinet Mission Plan
B
Cripps Proposals
C
Simon Commission Report
D
Wavell Plan
Question 71 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Regarding "carbon credits'', which one of the following statements is not correct? "
A
The carbon credit system was ratified in conjunction with the Kyoto protocol.
B
Carbon credits are awarded to countries or groups that have reduced greenhouse gases below their emission quota.
C
The goal of the carbon credit system is to limit the increase of carbon dioxide emission.
D
Carbon credits are traded at a price fixed from time to time by the United Nations environment programs.
Question 72 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Improper handling and storage of cereal grains and oilseeds result in the production of toxins known as aflatoxins which are not generally destroyed by normal cooking process. Aflatoxins are produced by
A
bacteria
B
protozoa
C
moulds
D
viruses
Question 73 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Whom did Croatia defeat in the Davis Cup- 2005 Finals to win the Davis Cup-2005?
A
United States of America
B
Slovak Republic
C
Argentina
D
Spain
Question 74 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following minerals 1. Calcium 2. Iron 3. Sodium Which of the minerals given above is/are required by human body for the contraction of muscles?
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 75 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Many transplanted seedlings do not grow because
A
the new soil does not contain favourable minerals
B
most of the root hairs grip the new soil too hard
C
most of the root hairs are lost during transplantation
D
leaves get damaged during transplantation
Question 76 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State? 1. Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President's rule 2. Appointing the Ministers 3. Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India 4. Making the rules to conduct the business of the State Government Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
2, 3 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
Question 77 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following pairs : Place of Pilgrimage Location 1. Srisailam Nallamala Hills 2. Omkareshwar Satmala Hills 3. Pushkar Mahadco Hills Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 78 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following best describes the main objective of 'Seed Village Concept'?
A
Encouraging the farmers to use their own farm seeds and discouraging them to buy the seeds from others
B
Involving the farmers for training in quality seed production and thereby to make available quality seeds to others at appropriate time and affordable cost
C
Earmarking some villages exclusively for the production of certified seeds
D
Identifying the entrepreneurs in villages and providing them technology and finance to set up seed companies
Question 79 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas. What is / are the reason / reasons? 1. Thermal difference between land and water 2. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans 3. Presence of strong winds in the interior 4. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
Question 80 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are the example/examples of chemical change? 1. Crystallization of sodium chloride 2. Melting of ice 3. Souring of milk Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
D
None
There are 80 questions to complete.

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