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General Studies – 2003 (Prelims) (Paper – II)

61. Which one of the following High Courts has the Territorial Jurisdiction over Andaman andNicobar Islands? 
Andhra Pradesh
Calcutta
Madras
Orissa 
Correct Answer is (b) Calcutta

62. Under which Article of the Indian constitution did the President make a reference to the Supreme Court to seek the Court’s opinion on theConstitutional validity of the ElectionCommission’s decision on deferring the Gujarat Assembly election in the year 2002)?
Article 142
Article 143
Article 144
Article 145 
Correct Answer is (b) Article 143

63. Consider the following statements :
1. India launched its first full-fledged meteorological satellite METSAT) in September, 2002. 
2. For the first time, the space vehicle PSLV-C4 carried a payload of more than 1000 kg into a geosynchronous orbit.
Which of these statements is / are correct?
Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (c) Both 1 and 2

64. Nanda Devi peak forms a part of
Assam Himalayas
Kumaon Himalayas
Nepal Himalayas
Punjab Himalayas 
Correct Answer is (b) Kumaon Himalayas

65. Consider the following statements : 
1. India is the original home of the cotton plant.
2. India is the first country in the world to develop hybrid cotton variety leading to increased production.
Which of these statements is / are correct?
Only 1 
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (c) Both 1 and 2

66. Who is the author of the book ‘New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy’?
A. B. Vajpayee
JaswantSingh
P.C. Alexander
Yashwant Sinha 
Correct Answer is (a) A. B. Vajpayee

67. How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandarshah’s reign come to an early end?
He was deposed by his Wazir
He died due to a slip while climbing down steps 
He was defeated by his nephew in a battle
He died of sickness due to too much consumption of wine 
Correct Answer is (c) He was defeated by his nephew in a battle

68. In India, among the following locations, the Dutch.established their earlier factory at
Surat
Pulicat
Cochin
Cassimbazar 
Correct Answer is (b) Pulicat

69. Consider the following statements:
1. While members of the Rajya Sabha are associated with Committees on Public Accounts andPublic Undertakings, members of Committeeon Estimates are drawn entirely from LokSabha.
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs works under the overall direction of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs nomi-nates members of Parliament on Committees, Councils, Board and Commission etc. set up by the Government of India in the various ministries.
Which of these statements are correct?
l and 2
2 and 3
l and 3
1,2, and 3 
Correct Answer is (d) 1,2, and 3

70. The Genetic Engineering Approval committee,whose permission is required for cultivationof any genetically modified crop such as Bt-Cotton in India, is under the Union Ministry of
Agriculture
Environment and Forests
Commerce and Industry
Rural Development 
Correct Answer is (b) Environment and Forests

71. As per Indian Protocol, who among the following ranks highest in the order of precedence? 
Deputy Prime Minister
Former President
Governor of a State within his State
Speaker of Lok Sabha 
Correct Answer is (c) Governor of a State within his State

72. Among the following cities, which one is atthe highest altitude above mean sea level? 
Bangalore
Delhi
Jodhpur
Nagpur 
Correct Answer is (a) Bangalore

73. Consider the following statements:
1. Steam at 100° C and boiling water at 100° C contain same amount of heat.
1 and 2
2 and 3
Only 2
Only 3 
Correct Answer is (d) Only 3

74. Consider the following statements:
Molasses is a by-product of sugar production process.
2. Bagasse obtained in the sugar mills is used asa fuel in the boilers to generate steam for the sugar factories. 
3. Sugar can only be produced from sugarcaneas the raw material.
Which of these statements are correct?
1 and 2
2 and 3
l and 3
1,2 and 3 
Correct Answer is (a) 1 and 2

75. Consider the following statements: 
1. Longitude of Jabalpur’s location is betweenthose of Indore and Bhopal.
1 and 3
Only 2
2 and 3
1,2 and 3 
Correct Answer is (c) 2 and 3

76. Which one among the following States is smallest in area? 
Andhra Pradesh
Gujarat
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu 
Correct Answer is (d) Tamil Nadu

77. Consider the following statements:
A 4 – wheel vehicle moving in a sharp circularpath at high speed will
1 and 3 
2 and 4
2 and 3
1 and 4 
Correct Answer is (c) 2 and 3

78. The Basque people who are frequently in thenews for their separatist activity live in
France
Italy
Portugal
Spain 
Correct Answer is (d) Spain 

79. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:
List- I High Officials) List-II Organisation)
A. C.P. Jain 1. Indian Airlines
B. S. Ramadoria 2. NTPC
C. Sunil Arora 3. TCS
D. Vivek Paul 4. Wipro Technologies 

A-4 B-1 C-3 D-2
A-4 B-3 C-1 D-2
A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4
A-2 B-1 C-3 D-4 
Correct Answer is (c) A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4

80. Which one of the following statements is correct?
Liquid Sodium is employed as a coolant in nuclear reactors 
Calcium cabonate is an ingredient of toothpaste
Bordeaux mixture consists of Sodium Sulphate and lime
Zinc amalgams are used as a dental filling 
Correct Answer is (a) Liquid Sodium is employed as a coolant in nuclear reactors 

81. Consider the following statements :
Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (c) Both 1 and 2

82. Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes placedue to
Carbon dioxide 
Dust Particles
Helium
Water vapours 
Correct Answer is (b) Dust Particles

83. In India, the first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 was
Hindustan Commercial Bank
Oudh Commercial Bank
Punjab National Bank
Punjab and Sind Bank 
Correct Answer is (b) Oudh Commercial Bank

84. Which one of the following statements is NOTcorrect?
The Press Council of India is an autonomous quasijudicial body established under an Act of Parliament 
The press Information Bureau provides accreditation to media person so as to have easy access to information from government sources
Among all the states of India, Maharashtra publishes the largest number of newspapers
Press Trust of India is the largest newsagency in the county 
Correct Answer is (c) Among all the states of India, Maharashtra publishes the largest number of newspapers 

85. The Government holding in BPCL is
More than 70%
Between 60% and 70%
Between 50% and 60%
less than 50% 
Correct Answer is (a) More than 70

86. Consider the. following statements regardingthe relations between India and Pakistan 
1. During Shimla Agreement, Indira Gandhi andZulfikar Bhutto agreed to maintain the sanctity of LOC.
2. Lahore Summit took place in the year 1997.
3. Islamabad Summit was held’between RajivGandhi and Nazan Sharif. 
Which of these statements is / are correct?
1,2and3
l and 3
Only 2
Only 1 
Correct Answer is (d) Only 1

87. During the year 2000-01, which one of the following industries recorded highest growth ratein India? 
Cement
Coal
Electricity
Steel 
Correct Answer is (c) Electricity

88. An oil tanker is partially, filled with oil and moves forward on a level road with uniform acceleration. The free surface of oil then
Remains horizontal) is inclined to the horizontal with smaller depth at the rear end is inclined to the horizontal with larger depth at the rear end Assumes parabolic curve.
Correct Answer is (c) is inclined to the horizontal with larger depth at the rear end

89. In December 2002, the Prime, Minister of India signed ‘Delhi Declaration’ with the
President of Indonesia
President of Russia
Prime Minister of Cambodia
Prime Minister or Laos 
Correct Answer is (b) President of Russia

90. Among the following cities, which one is nearest to the tropic of Cancer? 
Delhi
Kolkata
Jodhpur
Nagpur 
Correct Answer is (b) Kolkata

91. ‘Mrichchhakatika’ an ancient Indian bookwritten by Shudraka deals with
the love affair of rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan 
the victory of Chandragupta II over the Shaka Kshtrapas of western India
the military expeditions and exploits of Samudragupta
the love affair between a Gupta King and a princess of Kamarupa 
Correct Answer is (a) the love affair of rich merchant with the daughter of a courtesan 

92. Consider the following statements:
1. Vardhaman Mahavira’s mother was the daughter of Lichchhavi chief Chetaka.
Gautama Buddha’s mother was a princess from the Koshalan dynasty.
3. Parshvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara, belonged to Banaras. 
Which of these statements is / are correct?
Only 1
Only 2
2 and 3
1,2, and 3 
Correct Answer is (d) 1,2, and 3

93. A car travels the first one-third of a certain dis-.tance with a speed of 10 km/hr, the next one-third distance with a speed of 20 km/hr and the last one-third distance with a speed of 60 km/ hr. The average speed of the car for the whole journey is
18 km/hr
24 km/hr
30 km/hr
36 km/hr 
Correct Answer is (a) 18 km/hr

94. Consider the following statements:
The purpose of adding sodium sulphate and sodium silicate to the detergent in a washing powder is 
1. to keep the washing powder dry.
2. to maintain the availability of the powder.
Which of these statements is/are correct?
Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (b) Only 2 

95. Debenture holders of a company are its
Shareholders
Creditors
Debtors
Directors 
Correct Answer is (c) Debtors

96. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
The National Song Vande Mataram was composed by Bankimchandra Chatterji originally in Bengali 
The National calendar of India based on Saka era has its 1 st Chaitra on 22nd March normally and 21st March in a leap year
The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July, 1947 
The song ‘Jana-gana-mana’, composed originally in Bengali by labindranath Tagore was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly on 24th January, 1950 as the National Anthem of India.
Correct Answer is (a) The National Song Vande Mataram was composed by Bankimchandra Chatterji originally in Bengali

97. Which one of the following Articles of the Indian Constitution provides that ‘It shall be the duty of the Union to protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance’?
Article 215
Article 275
Article 325
Article 355 
Correct Answer is (d) Article 355

98. ‘A’ walks around a circular field at the rate ofone round per hour while ‘B’ run ‘around it atthe rate of six rounds per hour. They start inthe same direction from the same point at 7.30a.m. They shall first cross each other at
8.30 a.m.
8.10a.m
7.48 a.m.
7.42 a.m 
Correct Answer is (d) 7.42 a.m

99. Consider the following statements:
In India, stamp duties on financial transaction are
1. Levied and collected by the State Government. 
2. Appropriated by the Union Government.
Which of these statements is/are correct ?
Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (c) Both 1 and 2

100. Which one of the following statements is correct ? 
East Timor was a British colony for four centuries
The European colonial rulers handed over East Timor to Indonesia in 1975
The United Nations took over East Timor in 1999 to prepare it for independence
East Timor finally declared its independence in December 2001 
Correct Answer is (b) The European colonial rulers handed over East Timor to Indonesia in 1975

101. Match List I with List II and select the correctanswer:

List-I Item in the Indian Constitution) List-IICountry from which it was derived) 
A. Directive Principles of State Policy 1. Australia
B. Fundamental Rights 2. Canada
C. Concurrent List in Union-State Relations 3. Ireland
D. India as a Union of States with greater powers to the Union 4. United Kingdom 
5. United States of America

A-5 B-4 C-1 D-2
A-3 B-5 C-2 D-1
A-5 B-4 C-2 D-1
A-3 B-5 C-1 D-2 
Correct Answer is (d) A-3 B-5 C-1 D-2

102. With reference to Indian defence, which one of the following statements is NOT correct ? 
With the induction of Prithvi-II, the IAF is the only air force in the world with surface-to-surface ballistic missiles under its command
Sukhoi-30 MKI jet fighters can launch air-to-air and air-to-surface precision missiles
Trishul is a supersonic surface-to-air missile with a range of 30 km 
The indigenously build INS Prabal can launch surface-to-surface missiles 
Correct Answer is (a) With the induction of Prithvi-II, the IAF is the only air force in the world with surface-to-surface ballistic missiles under its command

103. The Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, 2002 was awarded to
John Hume
Nelson Mandela
Norodom Sihanouk
SadakoOgata 
Correct Answer is (c) Norodom Sihanouk

104. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer: 
List-IName of the Person) List-II Associated with)
A. Brijmohan Lall Munjal 1. Biotechnology
B. Kiran Karniak 2. AutomobileIndustry
C. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw 3. Software industry
D. Sunil Mittal 
A-4 B-1 C-5 D-2 
A-4 B-3 C-1 D-2
A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4
A-2 B-1 C-5 D-4 

Correct Answer is (c) A-2 B-3 C-1 D-4

105. Whom did Mahesh Bhupati and Max Mirnyi beat in the US Open men’s doubles tennis Championship in the year 2003 to win the title?
Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyet
Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan
Jonas Bjorkman and Todd Woodbridge
Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek 
Correct Answer is (d) Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek 

106. Four different candles, which can last for 5 hours, 4 hours, 3 hours and 2 hours of burning, respectively, are lit in a room at the same instant and allowed to burn till such time that thethree candies in the room get extinguished. Thecost of burning each one of these candles is 75paise per hour. The cost involved is:
Rs. 2.75
Rs. 3.75
Rs.9.75
Rs. 12.50 
Correct Answer is (c) Rs.9.75

107. Which one of the following statements is correct with reference to FEMA in India?
The Foreign Exchange Regulating Act FERA) was replaced by Foreign Exchange Management Act FEMA) in the year 2001
FERA was given a sunset clause of one year till 31 st May, 2002 to enable Enforcement Directorate to complete the investigation of pending issues
Under FEMA, violation of foreign ex- change rules has ceased to be a criminal offence
As per the new dispensation, Enforcement Directorate can arrest and prosecute the people for the violation of foreign exchange rules
Correct Answer is (c) Under FEMA, violation of foreign ex- change rules has ceased to be a criminal offence

108. Consider the following Statements: 
1. India’s import of crude and petroleum products during the year 2001-02, accounted for about 25% of India’s total imports.
2. During the year 2001-02, India’s exports hadincreased by 10% as compared to the previous year. 
Which of these statements is/are correct ?
Only 1
Only 2
Both l and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (a) Only 1

109. Who among the following was selected for the 2001 Dada Saheb Phalke Award ? 
Dev Anand
Lata Mangeshkar
Ramanand Sagar
Yash Chopra 
Correct Answer is (d) Yash Chopra

110. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct ?
Milk contains non of the B-vitamins
Vitamin-A retinol) deficiency leads to dry and scaly skin 
One of the symptoms of scurvy is pain in the joints
Vitamin B, thiamine) deficiency can leadto heart failure 
Correct Answer is (a) Milk contains non of the B-vitamins

111. As per the Human Development Index given by UNDP, which one of the following sequences of South Asian Countries is correct, in the order of higher to lower development?
India -Sri Lanka -Pakistan- Maldives
Maldives – Sri Lanka – India – Pakistan
Sri Lanka- Maldives – India – Pakistan
Maldives – India – Pakistan – Sri Lanka 
Correct Answer is (c) Sri Lanka- Maldives – India – Pakistan 

112. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
The velocity of sound in air increases with the increase of temperature
The velocity of sound in air is independent of pressure
The velocity of sound in air decreases as the humidity increases 
The velocity of sound in air is not affected by the change in amplitude and frequency 
Correct Answer is (c) The velocity of sound in air decreases as the humidity increases

113. Consider the following statements: 
1. India ranks first in the world in fruit production.
2. India ranks second in the world in the export of tobacco.
Which of these statements is/are correct ?
Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (b) Only 2

114. Which one of the following statements is correct?
Alliance Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Airlines
The Airports Authority of India manages seven of the country’s international airports 
The Airports Authority of India is the regulatory organisation for enforcing civil air regulations in India
It is the function of Directorate General of Civil Aviation to plan and construct runways and terminal buildings and to provide air safety services
Correct Answer is (a) Alliance Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Airlines

115. Which one of the following Bills must be passed by each House of the Indian Parliament separately, by special majority? 
Ordinary Bill
Money Bill
Finance Bill
Constitution Amendent Bill 
Correct Answer is (d) Constitution Amendent Bill

116. Consider the following animals of India:
1. Crocodile 2. Elephant Which of these is/are endangered species? 
Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (c) Both 1 and 2

117. Which one among the following covers the, highest percentage of forest area in the world ?
Temperate Coniferous forests 
Temperate Deciduous forests
Tropical Monsoon forests
Tropical Rain forests 
Correct Answer is (a) Temperate Coniferous forests

118. A two member committee comprising of one male and one female members is to be constituted out of five males and three females.Amongst the females, Ms. A refused to be a member of the committee in which Mr. B is taken as the member. In how many different ways can the committee be constituted?
11
12
13
14 
Correct Answer is (d) 14

119. Consider the following statements:
1.The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was assassinated by his commander-in – chief,Pushyamitra Sunga. 
2. The last Sunga King, Devabhuti was assassinated by his Brahmana minister Vasudeva Kanva who usurped the throne.
3.The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed by the Andhras.
Which of these statements is/are correct? 
.
l and 2
Only 2
Only 3
1,2, and 3 
Correct Answer is (d) 1,2, and 3

120. The aim of education as stated by the Wood’s dispatch of 1854 was
The creation of employment opportunities for native Indians 
the spread of western culture in India
the promotion of literacy among the people 128. using English medium of language
the introduction of scientific research andrationalism in the traditional Indian education 
Correct Answer is (c) the promotion of literacy among the people 128. using English medium of language

121. Who won the title in the finals of French Open men’s singles tennis championship in the year 2002? 
Albert Costa
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Andra Agassi
Pete Sampras 
Correct Answer is (a) Albert Costa

122. Consider the following statements :
The function s) of the Finance Commission is/are
1. to allow the withdrawal of the money out of the Consolidated Fund of India 
2. to allocate between the States the shares of proceeds of taxes.
3. to consider applications for grants-in-aid from States
4. to supervise and report on whether the Unionand State governments are levying taxes inaccordance with the budgetary provisions.
Which of these statements is/are correct ?
Only 1
2 and 3
3 and 4
1,2 and 4 
Correct Answer is (b) 2 and 3

123. Which one among the following States has thehighest female literacy rate as per the Census2001? 
Chattisgarh
Madhya Pradesh
Orissa
Rajasthan 
Correct Answer is (a) Chattisgarh

124. In which one of the following countries is Rupee its currency ?
Bhutan
Malaysia
Maldives
Seychelles 
Correct Answer is (d) Seychelles

125. Which one of the following countries is landlocked?
Bolivia
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay 
Correct Answer is (a) Bolivia

126. Which one of the following countries doesNOT border the Caspian Sea? 
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan 
Correct Answer is (a) Armenia

127. The sportsperson Soma Biswas in associatedwith
Sailing
Hockey
Golf
Athletics 
Correct Answer is (d) Athletics 

128. Which one of the following is produced during the formation of photochemical smog?
Hydrocarbons
Nitrogen Oxides
Ozone
Methane 
Correct Answer is (c) Ozone

129. Consider the following statements: 
1. Kitab-i-Nauras, a collection of songs in praiseof Hindu deities and Muslim saints, was written by Ibrahim Adil Shah II
2. Amir Khusrau was the originator in India ofthe early form of the musical style known asQawali. 
Which of the statements is/are correct?
Only 1
Only 2
Both l and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (c) Both l and 2

130. Three bells toll at intervals of 9, 12 and 15 minutes respectively. All the three begin to toll at 8 a.m. At what time will they first toll together again?
8.45a.m.
10.30a.m.
11.00a.m
1.30p.m 

Correct Answer is (c) 11.00a.m

131. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:
Table border=1 border-style=solid cellpading=0 cellspacing=0 width=400px 

List-I Distinguished Lady) List-II Organisations / Industry )
A. Amrita Patel National Dairy Development Board
B. Anu Aga 2. Park Hotels
C. Mallika Srinivasan 3. Pfizer Limited
D. Priya Paul 4. Thermax Limited 
5. Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited

A-1 B-4 C-5 D-2
A-2 B-4 C-1 D-5
A-1 B-3 C-5 D-2
A-2 B-3 C-1 D-5 
Correct Answer is (c) A-1 B-3 C-5 D-2

132. Consider the following statements:
In the electoral college for Presidential Election in India, 
1. the value of the vote of an elected Member of Legislative Assembly equals
State Population
Number of Elected MLA’s of the State x 100
2. the value of the vote of an elected Member ofParliament equals
Total value of the votes of all elected MLA’s
Total number of elected MP’s
3. There were more than 5000 members in the latest elections.
Which of these^statements is/are correct?
1 and 2
Only 2
1 and 3
Only 3 
Correct Answer is (b) Only 2

133. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
Ali Mardan Khan introduced the system of revenue farming in Bengal
Maharaja Ranjit Singh set up modern foundries to manufacture cannons at Lahore 
Sawai Jai Singh of Amber had Euclid’s ‘Elements of Geometry’ translated into Sanskrit
Sultan Tipu of Mysore gave money for the construction of the idol of Goddess Sarda in the Shringeri temple 
Correct Answer is (a) Ali Mardan Khan introduced the system of revenue farming in Bengal 

134. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments are related to raising the number of Members of Lok Sabha to be elected from the States?
6-th and 22-nd
13-th and 38-th
7-th and 31-st
11-th and 42-nd 
Correct Answer is (c) 7-th and 31-st

135. How did Sultan Qutb-ud-din Aibak die? 
He was treacherously stabbed to death by one of his ambitious nobles
He was killed in a battle with Taj-u-dinYildiz, the ruler of Ghazni who enteredinto a contest with him over the capture ofPunjab
He sustained injuries while besieging the fortress of Kalinjar in Bundelkhand and succumbed to them later 
He died after a fall from his horse while . playing Chaugn 
Correct Answer is (d) He died after a fall from his horse while . playing Chaugn

136. Among the following which planet takes maximum time for one revolution around the Sun? 
Earth
Jupiter
Mars
Venus 
Correct Answer is (b) Jupiter

137. Which one among the following languages has largest number of speakers in the world?
Bengali
French
Japanese
Portuguese 
Correct Answer is (a) Bengali

138. Which one of the following provisions was NOT made in the Charter Act of 1833?
The trading activities of the East India Company were to be abolished
The designation of the supreme authority was to be changed as the Governor-General of India in Council 
All law-making powers to be conferred on Governor-General in Council
An Indian was to be appointed as a Law Member in the governor-General’s Council 
Correct Answer is (d) An Indian was to be appointed as a Law Member in the governor-General’s Council 

139. With reference to normal human beings, consider the following statements:
1. In response to the presence of HCI, secretin is produced from the duodenum.
2. Enterogastrone is produced in the small intestine in response to the presence of fatty acids. 
Which of these statements is/are correct?
Only 1
Only 2
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2 
Correct Answer is (b) Only 2

140. Survey of India is under the Ministry of
Defence
Environment arid Forests 
Home Affairs
Science and Technology 
Correct Answer is (d) Science and Technology

141. Which among the following countries was the earliest to give wornen the right to vote?
Iceland
India
New Zealand 
U.S.A. 
Correct Answer is (c) New Zealand

142. Total time taken by a person in going to a place by walking and returning on cycle is 5 hours 45 minutes. He would have gained 2 hours by cycling both ways.. The time taken by him to walk both ways is
6 hours 45 minutes
7 hours 45 minutes
8 hours 15 minutes
8 hours 30 minutes 
Correct Answer is (b) 7 hours 45 minutes

143. Sandeep Pandey, the winner of Raman Magsaysay Award, is mainly an activist in 
prevention of child marriages
promotion of communal harmony
environmental protection
education and livelihood projects for Dalits 
Correct Answer is (d) education and livelihood projects for Dalits

144. What was the main reason for a great civil strife in Argentina recently?
Ethnic conflict between the native red Indian tribes and others
Economic crisis due to huge public debt
The issue of using native languages as medium of instruction in schools 
clashes between government troops and secessionist groups 
Correct Answer is (b) Economic crisis due to huge public debt

145. With reference to colonial rule in India what was sought by the Ilbert Bill in 1883? 
To bring Indians and Europeans on par as far as the criminal jurisdiction of courts was concerned
to impose severe restrictions on the freedom of the native press as it was perceived to be hostile to colonial rulers 
to encourage the native Indians to appear for civil service examinations by conducting mem in India
To allow native Indians to possess arms by amending the Arms Act 
Correct Answer is (a) To bring Indians and Europeans on par as far as the criminal jurisdiction of courts was concerned 

146. An important aspect of the Cripps Mission of1942 was
That all Indian States should join the Indian Union as a condition to consider any , degree of autonomy for India
the creation of an Indian Union with Do minion status very soon after the Second World War 
the active participation and cooperation ot the Indian people, communities and political parties in the British,war effort as a condition for granting independence with full sovereign status to India after war
the framing of a constitution for the entire. Indian Union, with no separate constitution for any province, and a Union .Constitution to be accepted by all provinces
Correct Answer is (b) the creation of an Indian Union with Do minion status very soon after the Second World War

147. When Congress leaders ondemned the Montagu Chelmsford Report, many moderates left the party to form the 
Swarajaya Party
Indian Freedom Patty
Independence Federation of India
Indian Liberal Federation 
Correct Answer is (d) Indian Liberal Federation

148. In the FIFA World Cup Football event in theyear 2002, the number of goals scored by Ronaldo of Brazil was 
6
7
8

Correct Answer is (c) 8

149. Which one of the following schedules of theIndian Constitution list the names of states and specifies their territories?
First
Second
Third
Fourth 
Correct Answer is (a) First

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