IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2007 (Part 8 of 10)

  1. With reference to steel industry in India in the recent times, considering the following statements:

    1. Vizag Steel Plant (RINL) has been declared Mini Ratna.

    2. Merger of IISCO with SAIL has been completed.

    Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  2. Which one of the following is not a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

    1. Russia

    2. Kazakhistan

    3. Ukrain

    4. Uzbekistan

  3. Which of the following countries signed the Tshwane Declaration in October, 2006?

    1. China and South Africa

    2. India and South Africa

    3. South Africa & Botswana

    4. Saudi Arabia and South Africa

  4. Recently, the European Union and Other Six Countries including India Signed the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Project. Which one of the Following was not a signatory to it?

    1. Canada

    2. China

    3. Japan

    4. USA

  5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Person) List-II (Known as)
    1. Bhajan Sopori

    2. Birju maharaj

    3. Priyadarshini Govind

    4. T V Gopalkrishanan

    1. Bharatnatyam Dancer

    2. Exponent of Santoor

    3. Mridangam Maestro

    4. Kathak Dancer

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  6. Which one of the following Himalayan Passes was reopened around in the middle of the year 2006 to facilitate trade between India and China?

    1. Chang La

    2. Jara La

    3. Nathu La

    4. Shipki La

  7. How is Steve Fossett known as?

    1. As a crocodile Hunter

    2. For Completing the longest non stop flight around the globe

    3. For Swimming across Atlantic Ocean

    4. For climbing to Mt. Everest without any co climber

  8. Basel II relates to which one of the following?

    1. International standard for safety in civil aviation

    2. Measure against cyber crimes

    3. Measure against drug abuse by sport person

    4. International Standards for measuring the adequacy of Banks capital.

  9. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Person) List-II (Position/Organization)
    1. Nancy Pelosi

    2. Margret Chan

    3. Paskal Lamy

    4. Steve Ballmer

    1. WTO

    2. Speaker, US House of representatives

    3. WHO

    4. Microsoft

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  10. In which of the following cities is the Global Automotive research center being set up?

    1. Chennai

    2. Hyderabad

    3. Pune

    4. Gurgaon

  11. Consider the following statements:

    1. Republic won majority in the US House of representative Election hold in the year 2006.

    2. Republican Bobby Jindal, won a seat in US House of representatives for the second time.

    Which of the following given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  12. What is the broad area in which the noble Prize winners for the year 2006 in Physiology or Medicine, worked to get prize?

    1. Prevention of weakening due to aging

    2. Flow of genetic information

    3. Immunology and disease resistance

    4. Adult stem cell research

  13. In which one of the following districts, have been reserves of diamond-bearing kimberlite been discovered in the recent past.

    1. Hoshangabad

    2. Raipur

    3. Sambalpur

    4. Warangal

  14. Which one of the following countries is planning to construct a rival to the Panama Canal to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans?

    1. Colombia

    2. Costa Rica

    3. Guatemala

    4. Nicaragua

  15. Consider the following statements:

    1. In the Year 2006, India Successfully tested a full fledged cryogenic stage in rocketry.

    2. After USA, Russia and China, India is the only country to have acquired the capability for use of cryogenic stage in rocketry.

    Which of the following given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2