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|. Even though the Railways are the most pervasive mode of
transport of India, it is the road transport which received
the maximum impetus in most of the post-independence period.
Which of the following are the reasons for this?
1. Railways are cheap to operate but the associated capital
costs are very high.
2. Given the geographic spread of the human settlements, it
is unrealistic that the railways alone can serve the needs
3. The per unit (tonne/km) cost of transport is cheaper in
road compared to rail transport.
4. Given the indivisible nature of the Railways, it is not
always convenient for the population to avail of it with the
same ease as private cars, buses or two-wheelers.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 4
|Which of the following awards was recently given to
Dr.R.Chidambaram, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission
1 Veer Savarkar Award
2 Man of the Year
3 Padma Vibhushan
4 None of these
|Which one of the following is a federal feature of our
(a) Single Citizenship
(b) Single Constitution
(c) Double sets of government at National and State level
(d) Single Election Commission
|Who among the following is the new President of Sri Lanka?
1 Ranil Wickremesinghe
3 Chandrika Kumaratunga
4 None of these
|Aurangzeb failed to defeat Shivaji because the:
(a) Moghul army grew unmanageable
(b) Marathas were expert in guerrilla warfare
(c) Moghuls had no navy
(d) Moghul generals were treacherous
|The place in Andhra Pradesh containing fine Badami Chalukyan
|Who among the following famous danseuses is not an exponent
of the Odissi Style of dance?
(a) Sanjukta Panigrahi
(b) Padma Subrahmanyam
(c) Sonal Mansingh
(d) Madhavi Mudgal
|Chilka Lake is located in
(b) West Bengal
|The District with 100% Literacy in India is
|The name of India born British author who was issued a death
threat (Fatwa) by ayatollah Khomeini is:
(a) Salman Rushdie
(b) Pamella Bordes
(c) R K Narayan
(d) Mira Nayar
(1) The tribal of South Africa
(2) The white settlers in South Africa
(3) The Militant black groups in South Africa
(4) None of the above
|The blue coloured blood of this marine creature is used to test
safety of drugs. It is found abundantly along Orissa coast?.
3 Cattle fish
4 Horse shoe crab
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