. A major shift in the 8th Five Year Plan from its preceding ones is (a) The significant reduction in public sector outlays (b) The concentration of public investment in infrastructural sectors (c) Major investment in agriculture with a view of promote exports (d) Major investment in sectors in which industrial sickness has been a chronic problem1 2745
. In recent years there has been some concern over the threat posed by the Mathura Oil Refinery and the thermal power plants to the Taj Mahal in Agra. The Scientific basis of any possible damage to the Taj is mainly (a) Stratospheric ozone and the chlorofluorocarbons which destroy it (b) Acid precipitation and tropospheric ozone (c) Increasing levels of atomospheric CO2 which produce the greenhouse effect (d) Ultraviolet radiation (240-260 nanometers wavelength) and the fumes from the heavily polluted Yamuna river1 2396
. The average elevation of Tibetan Plateau above sea level is (a) 2 km (b) 3 km (c) 4 km (d) 5 km3 5810
. Which one of the following soil types of India is rendered infertile by the presence of excess iron? (a) Desert sand (b) Alluvial (c) Podzolic (d) Lateritic3 7444
. Which of the following fish are bred exclusively in the cold regions in India? 1. Catla 2. Tinca 3. Bheku 4. Trout Choose the correct answer from the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 4 (c) 2 and 4 (d) 3 and 41 3567
. Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion (A) and the other labeled as Reason (R) Assertion (A): In India, the political parties which formed the governments represented the majority of seats secured in the elections to the House of the People at the Centre and the Legislative Assemblies in the States but not the majority of votes. Reason (R): The elections based on the majority-vote-system decide the result on the basis of relative majority of votes secured In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? (a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A (b) Both A and R are true, but R is not a correct explanation of A (c) A is true, but R is false (d) A is false, but R is true1 1924
. Which radioactive pollutant has recently drawn the attention of the public, due to its occurrence in the building material? (a) Plutonium (b) Thorium (c) Radon (d) Radium13 12676
. Who among the following ladies wrote a historical account during the Mughal period? (a) Gulbadan Begam (b) Nurjahan Begam (c) Jahanara Begam (d) Zebun-nissa Begam
. The speed of light will be minimum while passing through (a) Glass (b) Vaccum (c) Water (d) Air11 44949
. Which of the following is/are among the functions of the Election Commission of India? 1. Conduct of election for the posts of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha and the Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha 2. Conduct of election to the Corporations and Municipalities 3. Deciding on all doubts and disputes arising out of elections Select the correct answer from the codes given below: Codes: (a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 (d) None3 3119
. The principal reason why national economic planning is still being pursued inspite of embracing a market economy since 1991 is that (a) It is a constitutional requirement (b) The vast quantity of capital already deployed in the public sector needs to be nurtured (c) Five Year Plans can continue to provide a long-term perspective to the economy in market-friendly fashions. (d) The market economy is mainly confined to industry and commerce, and central planning in agriculture is necessary1 2036
. The Ideal climatic conditions for the cultivation of rice are (a) Rainfall above 100 cm, temperature above 250 C (b) Cool and moist climate for the entire crop period (c) Rainfall below 100 cm, temperature below 250 C (d) Warm and dry climate during the entire crop period3 4702
. The oldest monarchy in the world is that of (a) U.K (b) Nepal (c) Saudi Arabia (d) Japan9 15000
. The time taken by the sun to revolve around the centre of our galaxy is (a) 25 million years (b) 100 million years (c) 250 million years (d) 500 million years2 6065
. Water is a good solvent of ionic salts because (a) It has a high boiling point (b) It has a high dipole moment (c) It has a high specific heat (d) It has no colour
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