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### GENERAL AWARENESS

1. The serious environmental degradation of Maldives is considered to be essentially due to the serious environmental degradation of Maldives is considered to be essentially due to
(1) None of the options
(2) Industrial pollution of water and air
(3) High population density
(4) Constant soil erosion

Solution :    3
2. Who is the founder of the concept “Sarvodaya”?
(1) Vinobha Bhave
(2) Mahatma Gandhi
(3) Jai Prakash Narayan
(4)K G Mushroowala

Solution :    2
3. The directive principles incorporated in the Indian Constitution have been inspired by the constitution of
(1) Australia
(2) Ireland
(3) USA

Solution :     2
4. Which one of the following wood is used in making cricket bats?
(1) Linun usitatissimum
(2) Morus alba
(3) Salix purpurea
(4) Cedrus deodara

Solution :    3
5. When was the last telegram sent in India?
(1)July 14, 2013
(2)August 1, 2013
(3)July 30, 2013
(4) June 14, 2013

Solution :    1
6. Who wrote the famous novel ‘The Guide’?
(1) R.K. Narayan
(2) Chetan Bhagat
(3) Arundhati Roy
(4) Satyajit Ray

Solution :    1
7. How many states are there in the Indian Union?
(1) 27
(2) 28
(3) 30
(4) 29

Solution :    4
8. The battle of Plassey was fought between
(1) Sirajudduala and Robert Clive.
(2) None of the options
(3)Mir Kasim and Robert Clive.
(4) Mir Jafar and Robert Clive.

Solution :    1
9. In which year was the first world environment day observed?
(1) 1972
(2) 1980
(3) 1973
(4) 1974

Solution :    3
10. Which of the following property of sound is affected by change in air temperature
(1) Frequency
(2) Intensity
(3) Amplitude
(4) Wavelength

Solution :    4
11. A bullet of mass ‘m’ and velocity ‘a’ is fired in to a large block of wood of mass ‘M’. The final velocity of the system is
(1) ${M \over {m + M}}a$
(2) ${m \over {m + M}}a$
(3) ${{m + M} \over m}a$
(4) ${{m + M} \over M}a$

Solution :    2
12. Soilless agriculture refers to
(1) Hydroponics
(2) Hydroponics
(3) Sericulture
(4) Inter—cropping

Solution :    1
13. The idea of parliamentary form of government is adapted from
(1) US
(2) UK
(3) Ireland
(4) USSR

Solution :    2
14. How many are Nobel Prize awards awarded each year?
(1) 10
(2) 6
(3) 5
(4) 8

Solution :    2
15. The total utility from 9 units of commodity x is 20 and from 10 units is 15. Calculate the marginal utility from 10th unit.
(1) 0.5
(2) -0.5
(3)  5
(4) -5

Solution :    4
16. Phycology is the study of
(1) Bacteria
(2) Algae
(3) Fungi
(4) Lichens

Solution :    2
17. Who invented the Safety razor?
(1) Gillette
(2) Steve Cher
(3) Steve Job
(4)Lar Strauss

Solution :    1
18. Which was the first talkie film made in India?
(1) Kisan Kanya
(2) Raja Harishchandra
(3) Mother India
(4) Alam Ara

Solution :    4
19. Barter transactions means
(1) Goods are exchanged with gold.
(2) Coins are exchanged for goods.
(3) Money acts as a medium of exchange.
(4) Goods are exchanged with goods.

Solution :    4
20. Eddie Redmayne, won the Oscar (2015) for Best Actor for which film?
(1) None of the options
(2) Birdman
(3) The Theory of Everything
(4) Still Alice

Solution :    3
21. The Indian, who won the Grammy Award 2015 in the new age album category is
(1) Singer Kavita Krishnamurthy
(2) Author Neela Vaswani
(3) Musician Ricky Kej
(4) Musician A.R. Rehman

Solution :    3
22. ‘Cloud burst’ means
(1) Sowing of seeds of a crop in cloudy weather.
(2) Abnormally heavy downpour of rain, associated with a thunderstorm.
(3) Formation of artificial rain.
(4) Presence of scattered flakes of cloud in the sky

Solution :    2
23. Which day is observed as World AIDS day?
(1)March 20th
(2) December 20th
(3)March 1st
(4) December 1st

Solution :    4
24. The Industrial Development Bank of India was set up in
(1) July, 1968
(2) July, 1966
(3) July, 1964
(4) July, 1962

Solution :    3
25. The intensity ratio of waves is 25 : 9. What is the ratio of their amplitudes?
(1) 50 : 18
(2) 25 : 9
(3) 3 : 5
(4) 5 : 3

Solution :    4
26. Which of the following memories must be refreshed many times per second?
(1) ROM
(2) Dyanamic RAM
(3) EPROM
(4) Static RAM

Solution :    2
27. Who was Akbar’s famous revenue minister?
(1) Tansen
(2) Todarmal
(3) Rana Pratap Singh
(4) Humayun

Solution :    2
28. Name the first Asian country to Orbit Mars.
(1) Japan
(2) Pakistan
(3) China
(4) India

Solution :    4
29.  Which U.S. President announced the “New Deal” for economic recovery in the aftermath of the Great Depression?
(1) Abraham Lincoln
(2) Benjamin Franklin
(3) Roosevelt
(4) J.F. Kennedy

Solution :    3
30. Which one of the following is odd?
(1) IMAP
(2) POP
(3) SNMP
(4) SMTP

Solution :    3
31. Who was the first Indian to become member of British Parliament?
(1) D.N. Wacha
(2) Surendranath Banerjee
(4) Firozshah Mehta

Solution :    3
32. More than 50% of the world’s coal deposits are held by
(1)USA, Russia and China
(2) China, India and Russia
(3) India, Russia and USA
(4) China, India and USA

Solution :    1
33. National Renewal Fund (‘NRF) was instituted for the purpose of
(1) Rural reconstruction
(2) Social security
(3) Providing pension for retiring employees.
(4) Restructuring and modernisation of industries

Solution :    2
34. Which one of the following is not coal variety?
(1) Lignite
(2) Bituminous
(3) Dolomite
(4) Peat

Solution :    3
35. ‘Red Data Book’ provides an account of
(1) Endangered plants only
(2) Fossil plants
(3)Endangered plants and animals
(4) Extinct animals only

Solution :    3
36. When number of turns in a coil is trippled, without any change in the length of coil, its self inductance becomes?
(1) Nine times
(2) Three times
(3) Six times
(4) One-third

Solution :    1
37. When and where did the concept of Earth hour begun?
(1) In April, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan
(2) In June, 2007 in Christchurch, New Zealand
(3) In May, 2009 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
(4) In March, 2007 in Sydney, Australia

Solution :    4
38. Pick out the person associated with the coining of the term ‘gene’.
(1) Waldeyer
(2) Mendel
(3) Johannsen
(4) Morgan

Solution :    3
39.  RBI’s deadline to exchange pre 2005 currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 is
(1) January 1, 2015
(2) December 31, 2015
(3) April 1, 2015
(4)March 31, 2015

Solution :    2
40.  Who among the following rulers abolished Jaziya?
(1) Aurangzeb
(2) Balban
(3) Akbar
(4) Jahangir

Solution :    3
41. What is `Talcher’ important for?
(1) Heavy water plant
(2) Hydro-electricity generation
(3) Cable industry
(4) Atomic reactor

Solution :    1
42. First human heart transplant was performed in
(1) 1972
(2) 1955
(3) 1967
(4) 1959

Solution :    3
43. Dry ice is the solid form of :
(1) Air
(2) Carbon di-oxide
(3) Nitrogen
(4) Water

Solution :    2
44. The common name of sodium bicarbonate is
(1) Soda ash
(2) Baking soda
(3) Soda lime
(4) Baking powder

Solution :    2
45. World’s largest producer of coffee is
(1) Peru
(2) Argentina
(3) India
(4) BrazilIf

Solution :    4
46. If there is one million Mg2+ ions in MgCl2, how many chlo-.tio.e ions are there?
(1) Two million
(2) One million
(3) Half a million
(4) Ten million

Solution :    1
47. The non-cooperation movement was called off due to
(1) Jallianwalla Bagh Tragedy
(2) Chauri Chaura Incident
(3) Poona pact
(4) Gandhi-Irwin pact

Solution :    2
48. The instrument used to measure pressure
(1)Anemometer
(2) Aneroid Barometer
(3) Hygrometer
(4) Thermometer

Solution :    2
49. The gas that causes suffocation and death when coal or coke is burnt in a closed room is
(1) Methane
(2) Ethane
(3) Carbon monoxide
(4) Carbon di-oxide