PAR General Knowledge Paper 1 for 2013

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1. Government of India has recently granted "Maharatna Status to two more Navratna Public Sector enterprises. Which are these new companies joining the club of Maharatna public sector undertakings.

(A) Steel authority of India Limited and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited

(B) Bharat heavy Electrical Ltd and Gas authority of India Limited

(C) Indian Oil Corporation and Coal India Limited

(D) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

2. India's newly built and tested missile 'Astra' is meant for

(A) Surface to surface strike

(B) Air to Air Strike

(C) Surface to Air Strike

(D) Air to surface Strike

3. The Governor General who adopted a policy of Europeanization of Bureaucracy and an exclusion of Indian from higher posts

(A) Warren Hastings

(B) Wellesley

(C) Cornwallis

(D) Dalhousie

4. During which movement Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet Lokmanya and Gandhiji give the slogan 'swaraj in a year' respectively:

(A) Home rule Movement and Non Cooperation Movement

(B) Swadeshi Movement and Dandi March

(C) Quit India Movement and Civil Disobedience Movement

(D) Khilafat Movement and Civil Disobedience Movement

5. Recently Dargah Muinuddin Chisti at Ajmer was in news due to visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Dargah Muinudding Chisti at Ajmer was built by:

(A) Qutubuddin Aibak

(B) Alauddin Khilji

(C) IItutmish

(D) Khijra Khan

6. Bauxite is an ore of:

(A) Zinc

(B) Aluminium

(C) Lead

(D) Copper

7. Which one of the following is the land area in the extreme south of India?

(A) Indira Point

(B) Rameshwaram

(C) Cape Comorin

(D) Puducherry

8. The ozone layer lies in the:

(A) Troposphere

(B) Tropopause

(C) Stratosphere

(D) None of these

9. In Union Budget 2013-14, "Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme" was launched by Government of India. This scheme is related to:

(A) Service Tax

(B) Commodity Transaction Tax

(C) Income Tax

(D) Securities Transaction Tax

10. Economic Survey 2012-13 states that Non-Performing Assets of increased from 2.36% to 3.57% in September, 2012. The description of Non-performing Assets was with reference to which sector.

(A) Telecom Sector

(B) Human Resource Sector

(C) Oil and Gas Sector

(D) Banking Sector

11. This is the rate at which Reserve Bank of India borrows money from commercial banks:

(A) Reverse Repo rate

(B) Statutory Liquidity ratio

(C) Repo rate

(D) Cash reserve ratio

12. As per election commission of India, how many recognized national political parties are there in India?

(A) 6

(B) 2

(C) 7

(D) None of these

13. The present deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha is elected Member of Parliament from which State of India?

(A) Andhra Pradesh

(B) Tamilnadu

(C) Kerala

(D) Karnataka

14. The constitution of India was adopted on:

(A) 26th January, 1950

(B) 15th August, 1947

(C) 26th November, 1949

(D) 26th January, 1951

15. The Present strength of Rajya Sabha members is ..... out of which..... are representatives of states and union territories of Delhi and Puducherry and .... are nominated by president:

(A) 250, 238, 12

(B) 247, 235, 12

(C) 245, 233, 12

(D) 248, 236, 12

16. Which of the following glands produces insulin in human body?

(A) Pancreas

(B) Spleen

(C) Liver

(D) Pituitary

17. Which of the following is food poisoning organism

(A) Clostridium botulinum

(B) Streptomyces fecalis

(C) Lacto bacillus

(D) None of these

18. Development of goitre (Enlarged thyroid gland) is mainly due to dificiency of:

(A) Sodium

(B) Calcium

(C) Iodine

(D) Iron

19. The emission of which causes global warming?

(A) Carbon dioxide

(B) Carbon monoxide

(C) Nitrogen

(D) Hydrocarbon

20. Who was adjudged player of the tournament by scoring most number of runs in the tournament in women's world cup cricket held recently:

(A) Jess Cameron

(B) Megan Schutt

(C) Anya Shrubsole

(D) Suzie Bates

21. Who won the inaugural Hockey India League ended in Ranchi recently:

(A) Ranchi Rhinos

(B) Uttar Pradesh Wizards

(C) Delhi Wave Riders

(D) Mumbai magicians

22. FIFA-2014 world cup is proposed to be held in:

(A) Quatar

(B) Brazil

(C) Spain

(D) Russia

23. Wanchoo committee dealt with:

(A) Direct Taxes

(B) Right to Information Reforms

(C) Agriculture Prices

(D) Parliamentary Reforms

24. Kyoto Protocol is:

(A) An international agreement for extradition of foreign enemy

(B) An international agreement describing formula for conversion of foreign exchange

(C) An international agreement to reduce greenhouse gases

(D) An international agreement to deal with International Terrorists organization

25. India successfully completed its 101th space mission by launching Indo - French satellite SARAL recently. This satellite is for:

(A) Preparation of a detailed and complete map of Antarctica

(B) Study the climate on Mars

(C) Oceanographic study

(D) None of these is true