IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2006 (Part 2 of 10)

    • Assertion (A): Balance of Payments represents a better picture of a countrys economic transactions with the rest of the world than the Balance of Trade.
    • Reason (R): Balance of Payments takes into account the exchange of both visible and invisible items whereas Balance of

    Trade does not.

    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): In India, every state has a High Court in its territory.
    • Reason (R): The Constitution of India provides for a High Court in each state.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): To orbit around the Sun, the planet Mars takes lesser time than the time taken by the Earth.
    • Reason (R): The diameter of the Planet Mars is less than that of the Earth.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Cellulose is used in making shatter proof glass.
    • Reason (R): Polysaccharides are not soluble in water.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Muhammad bin Tughlaq issued a new gold coin which was called Dinar by Ibn Batutah.
    • Reason (R): Muhammad bin Tughlaq wanted to issue token currency in gold coins to Promote trade with West Asian and North African countries.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The percentage of net sown area in the total area of Andhra Pradesh is less as compared to that of West Bengal.
    • Reason (R): The soil of most of Andhra

    Pradesh is laterite.

    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  1. Consider the following statements in respect of welfare schemes launched by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

    1. Drinking water for rural areas in one of the components of the Bharat Nirman Plan.

    2. In the National Rural Employment

    Guarantee Act, 2005 there is a provision that the statutory minimum wage applicable to agriculture workers in the State has to be paid to the workers under the Act.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  2. What does the 104th Constitution Amendment Bill relate to?

    1. Abolition of Legislative Councils in certain States

    2. Introduction of dual citizenship for persons of Indian origin living outside India

    3. Providing quota to socially and educationally backward classes in private educational institutions.

    4. Providing quota for religious minorities in the services under the

    Central Government.

  3. Which one of the following statements is correct? Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBMA) concerns

    1. fiscal deficit only

    2. revenue deficit only

    3. both fiscal and revenue deficit

    4. neither fiscal deficit nor revenue deficit.

  4. Consider the following statements:

    1. Petronet LNG Ltd. Is setting up another LNG terminal at Mangalore.

    2. The Head Office of the Dredging Corporation of India is at Visakhapatnam.

    3. The Narwapahar Mine is operated by the Uranium Corporation of Indian

    Limited.

    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1 and 3, only

  5. In which one of the following oceans is Diamantina Trench situated?

    1. Pacific Ocean

    2. Atlantic Ocean

    3. Indian Ocean

    4. Arctic Ocean

  6. What is Indo Next which was launched in January, 2005?

    1. A new scheme to promote Indian tourism

    2. A new scheme to promote export of Indian handicrafts

    3. An association of the Non-Resident Indians to organize Pravasi Bhartiya Divas every year in India

    4. An alternative trading platform being promoted by the Bombay Stock

    Exchange and Regional Stock

    Exchanges.

  7. In which one of the following areas did the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research make significant progress in the year 2005?

    1. Reprocessing the uranium-plutonium mixed carbide fuel of the Fast Breeder test Reactor.

    2. New applications of radioisotopes in metallurgy

    3. A new technology for production of heavy water

    4. A new technology for high level nuclear waste management.

  8. Zayed bin Sultan-al-Nahyan was a long serving President of which of the following?

    1. Oman

    2. Kuwait

    3. United Arab Emirates

    4. Saudi Arabia

  9. Which one of the following Indian banks is not a nationalized bank?

    1. Corporation Bank

    2. Dena Bank

    3. Federal bank

    4. Vijaya Bank