Current Affairs Quiz 2014, Questions Answers for Competitive Exams

1. Which of the following terms indicate a mechanism used by commercial banks for providing credit to the Government?
(A) Cash Credit Ratio (B) Debit Service Obtigation
(C) Liquidity Adjustment Facility (D) Satutory Liquidity Ratio
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2. Which among the following rural banks has been named after a river?
(A) Prathana Bank (B) Varada Grameen Bank
(C) Thar Anchalik Grameen Bank (D) Aravali Kshetriya Grameen Bank
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3. Which one of the following countries does not extract oil and natural gas from the North Sea?
(A) Denmark (B) Germany
(C) Sweden (D) Norway
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4. Which one of the following coal-fields is not located in Russia?
(A) Chukot Basin (B) Donbas Basin
(C) Lena Basin (D) Pechora Basin
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5. Indians in ancient time learnt a lot from the Greeks in the field of–
(A) music (B) coinage
(C) sculpture (D) painting
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6. Why was Balban so keen on increasing the prestige of his crown?
(A) In order to impress his subjects (B) In order to curb any tendency to revolt
(C) In order to satisfy the Khalipha (D) In order to establish the divine rule
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7. Which of the following is not one of the official languages of the United Nations?
(A) Arabic (B) Spanish
(C) Hindi (D) Russian
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8. For his unbounded generosity, who amongst the following Sultans was titled by all writers of the time as 'lakh baksh' or giver of lakhs?
(A) Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud (B) Balban
(C) Qutub-ud-din-Aibak (D) Aram Shah
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9. Babar was determined to fight against Rana Sanga of Mewar because–
(A) the Afghans had formed an alliance with Rana Sanga to overthrow Babar
(B) Rana Sanga preferred to see the weak Lodis on the throne of Delhi and Agra than Babar
(C) Both 'a' and 'b'
(D) after the defeat of Ibrahim Lodi, Rana Sanga wanted to capture Delhi and Agra
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10. Which one of the following is the oldest mountain range in India?
(A) Himalayas (B) Aravalli
(C) Satpura (D) Nilgiri
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11. Several blocks of magnesium are fixed to the bottom of a ship to–
(A) prevent puncture by undersea rocks (B) keep away the sharks
(C) prevent action of water and salts (D) make the ship lighter
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12. Which one of the following glasses form the basis of re-writable CD and DVD solid-state memory technology?
(A) Recycled glass (B) Borosilicate glasses
(C) Chalcogenide glasses (D) Pyrex glasses
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13. The high density of water as compare to ice is due to–
(A) dipole-dipole interaction (B) hydrogen bonding
(C) van der Waals, interaction (D) London forces
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14. The Constitution of India recognizes–
(A) only religious minorities (B) only linguistic minorities
(C) religious and linguistic minorities (D) religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities
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15. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion etc (Article 15 of the Constitution of India) is a Fundamental Right classifiable under–
(A) the Right to Freedom of Religion (B) the Right against Exploitation
(C) the Cultural and Educational Rights (D) the Right to Equality
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16. Which of the following can impose reasonable restrictions on the Fundamental Rights of the Indian Citizens?
(A) Supreme Court (B) Parliament
(C) President on the advice of the Council of Ministers (D) None of the above
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17. The twenty-point economic programme was announced for the first time in–
(A) 1976 (B) 1975
(C) 1972 (D) 1971
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18. Which plan aimed at removal of poverty and attainment of self reliance?
(A) 2nd (B) 5th
(C) 1st (D) None of these
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19. The hundreds of active volcanoes faun on the land near the edges of the Pacific Ocean make up what is called the–
(A) ring of fire (B) ocean boundary
(C) mountain chain (D) young folded mountain systems
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20. Continents have drifted apart because of–
(A) volcanic eruptions (B) tectonic activities
(C) folding and faulting of rocks (D) All of the above
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21. A two-fold injury inflicted to the Indian economy, by the British rulers in India, was–
(A) ruin of Indian handicrafts and agriculture
(B) ruin of Indian industries and trade
(C) ruin of Indian handicrafts and industries and deliberate neglect of India's industrial development
(D) monopolisation of all productive resources and Europeanisation of the Indian economy
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22. After the assumption of Diwani, the British East India Company started realizing 'Tribute' from India to England in the form of–
(A) cotton textiles, silver and indigo (B) raw silk, cotton textiles and indigo
(C) silver, cotton textiles and tea (D) cotton textiles, silk and tea
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23. With which one of the following dance forms is Madhavi Mudgal associated?
(A) Bharatanatyam (B) Odissi
(C) Kathak (D) Kathakali
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24. The root of the poverty of the people of India during the British rule was that–
(A) all economic resources of India were at the mercy of the British
(B) Indian economy had been bound to the colonial interests
(C) agriculture remained almost the sole occupation of the masses
(D) foreign capital flowed into all branches of India's economic life
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25. Under the Permanent Settlement, 1793, the Zamindars were required to issue pattas to the farmers which were not issued by many of the Zamindars. The reason was–
(A) the Zamindars were trusted by the farmers
(B) there was no official check upon the Zamindars
(C) it was the responsibility of the British government
(D) the farmers were not interested in getting pattas
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