IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 7 of 10)

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  1. Which one of the following monuments has a dome which is said to be one of the largest in the world?

    1. Tomb of Sher Shah, Sasaram

    2. Jama Masjid, Delhi

    3. Tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, Delhi

    4. Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

  2. Which one of the following is true regarding the Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (TRY)?

    1. It was launched during the Prime Minister ship of Indira Gandhi

    2. It aims at creating one million jobs annually

    3. The target group of JRY are the urban poor living below the poverty line

    4. Under the scheme 30% of the employment generated is reserved for women

  3. Bank Rate implies the rate of interest

    1. paid by the Reserve Bank of India onthe Deposits of Commercial Banks

    2. Charged by Banks on loans and advances.

    3. Payable on Bonds

    4. at which the Reserve Bank of India discounts the Bills of Exchange

  4. Which one of the following is not explicitly stated in the Constitution of India but followed as a convention?

    1. The Finance Minister is to be a Member of the Lower House

    2. The Prime Minister has to resign he loses majority in the Lower House

    3. All the parts of India are to be represented in the Council of Ministers

    4. In the event of both the President and the Vice-President demitting office simultaneously before the end of their tenure the Speaker of the lower House of the Parliament will officiate as the


  5. Consider the diagram given below: T: Transport Ec: Education of children H: Housing C: Clothing F: Food S: Savings O: Others From the diagram shown it would be right to conclude that

    1. the family spent more than half the income on food and clothing

    2. the amount saved by the family was too little

    3. the family had no health problems

    4. the family managed to meet all the essential expenses out of the income earned.

  6. Which one of the following was an emigree Communist journal of M N Roy?

    1. Kisan Sahba

    2. The Worker

    3. Vanguard

    4. Anushilan

  7. In which one of the following crops international trade is low in the context of total produce?

    1. Rice

    2. Coffee

    3. Rubber

    4. Wheat

  8. By waving threads of physics, chemistry and biology into a rich tapestry, this remarkable scientist provided a unifying molecular view of the world. He touted the wonderful properties of Vitamin C first as a cure of common cold and later as a preventive agent against cancer. One of sciences major figures of all time referred to above is

    1. G. N. Lewis

    2. Linus Carl Pauling

    3. Fritz London

    4. Walter Heitle

  9. The Narasimham Committee for Financial Sector Reforms has suggested reduction in

    1. SLR and CRR-

    2. SLR, CRR and Priority Sector Financing

    3. SLR and Financing to capital goods sector

    4. CRR, Priority Sector Financing

    Financing to capital goods sector

  10. Which of the following are the States in which the Lok Ayukla Act includes the Chief Minister in its ambit?

    1. West Bengal and Kerala

    2. Gujarat and Maharashtra

    3. Madhya Pradesh and Orrisa

    4. Rajasthan and Karnataka

  11. Ashtapradhan was a Council. Of ministers

    1. in the Gupta administration

    2. in the Chola administration

    3. in the Vijayanagar administration

    4. in the Maratha administration

  12. Which one of the following pairs of materials serves as electrodes in chargeable batteries commonly used in devices such as torchlights, electric shavers etc.

    1. Nickel and cadmium

    2. Zinc and carbon

    3. Lead peroxide and lead

    4. Iron and cadmium

  13. The Indian subcontinent was originally part of a huge mass called

    1. Jurassic land mass

    2. Aryavarta

    3. Indiana

    4. Gondwana continent

  14. Which of the following are correctly matched?

      • Hamas
      • Palestinian extremist group
      • Sinn Fein
      • IR As political wing
      • True Path Party
      • A major constituent of the ruling coalition in Turkey

    Which is correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 3

  15. The final Agent Orange raid in Vietnam took place in 1970 areas have begun to bloom again. But 19 years after the wars end, it seems plain that Agent Orange is killing and maiming human beings, something it never intended to do. The apparent toxic fallout from those clouds is a crop of human miseries including cancers, miscarriages and birth defects-that may persist for decades. The offensive substance referred to in this quotation is

    1. DDT used as insecticide

    2. a complex mixture of herbicides and weedicides used to increase agricultural output in the South Vietnam under the US aid programme

    3. a complex mixture of DDT and other insecticides used as aerial sprays for protection against malaria and other tropical diseases

    4. dioxin used as defoliants.