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1. Who among the following was the first Governor General of India?
(A) Lord Amherst (B) Lord William Bentinck
(C) Sir Charles Metcalfe (D) Robert Clive
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2. START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a treaty between/among–
(A) China and Japan (B) USA and Russia
(C) USA and European Union (D) China, India, USA and Russia
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3. 'Boston Tea Party' is associated with which one of the following?
(A) French Revolution (B) American Revolution
(C) English Revolution (D) Russian Revolution
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4. Who among the following is the Chairman of the Steering Committee to oversee the functions of the National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)?
(A) The President (B) The Prime Minister
(C) The National Security Adviser (D) The Cabinet Secretary
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5. At a time when empires in Europe were crumbling before the might of Napoleon which one of the following Governors- General kept the British flag flying high in India?
(A) Warren Hastings (B) Lord Cornwallis
(C) Lord Wellesley (D) Lord Hastings
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6. Which one among the following is the edible part of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var capitata)?
(A) Influorescent (B) Flower bud
(C) Vegetative bud (D) Stem
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7. Who wrote "Akbarnama"?
(A) Akbar (B) Birbal
(C) Abul Fazal (D) Bhagawan Das
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8. Age of fossil may be found out by determining the ratio of two isotopes of carbon. The isotopes are–
(A) C-12 and C-13 (B) C-13 and C-14
(C) C-12 and C-14 (D) C-12 and carbon black
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9. Which one of the following zones of the atmosphere is rich in ozone gas?
(A) Mesosphere (B) Troposphere
(C) Stratosphere (D) Ionosphere
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10. Absolute poverty means–
(A) poverty in terms of the prevailing price level
(B) poverty in terms of the absolute level of unemployment
(C) poverty in terms of the basic minimum calorie requirements
(D) poverty in terms of absolute number of people
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11. The Swarnajayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana which came into operation from 1-12-1997 aims to provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor but does not include–
(A) Nehru Rozgar Yojana (B) Urban Basic Services Programme
(C) Prime Minister's Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme (D) Prime Minister's Rozgar Yojana
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12. What is the reason for India being a major producer of different varieties of fruits and vegetables?
(A) Its large population size (B) Its large land area
(C) Variation in its agro-climatic conditions (D) Diversity in socio-cultural phenomenon
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13. Which of the following crops would be preferred for sowing in order to enrich the soil with nitrogen?
(A) Wheat (B) Mustard
(C) Sunflower (D) Gram
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14. A famine of the ninteenth century which has been described as the "Sea of Calamity" was the famine in–
(A) Rajputana 1868-69 (B) Madras Presidency 1866-67
(C) Orissa 1866-67 (D) Bengal 1860-61
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15. The book "Restoring Values" is written By E Sreedharan with–
(A) Anjali Joseph (B) Bharat Wakhlu
(C) Manju singh (D) Pawan Choudhary
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16. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of administrative divisions during the Gupta period?
(A) Bhukti–Vishaya–Vithi–Grama (B) Vishaya–Bhukti–Vithi–Grama
(C) Vithi–Bhukti–Vishaya–Grama (D) Bhukti–Vithi–Vishaya–Grama
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17. Which one among the following is not one of the G-4 group of countries that are aspiring for permanent membership of the Security Council of the United Nations?
(A) Brazil (B) Germany
(C) Australia (D) Japan
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18. Which one of the following is not a Baltic State?
(A) Belarus (B) Estonia
(C) Latvia (D) Lithuania
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19. Where is National Institute of Nutrition located?
(A) Bengaluru (B) Hyderabad
(C) Mysore (D) Pune
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20. Through which of the following 'was the partition of Bengal subsequently annulled?
(A) The Morley - Minto Reforms, 1909
(B) Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms, 1918
(C) A proclamation of the king made during the coronation 'Durbar staged at Delhi on December 12, 1911
(D) The Montague Chelmsford Reforms, 1919
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21. Who remarked in 1834 that "the bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching the plains of India"?
(A) Raja Rammohan Roy (B) William Bentinck
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji (D) RC Dutt
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22. The historical importance of the second session of the INC held in Calcutta in 1886 was that–
(A) There was merger between the INC and National Conference
(B) It was presided over by Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) The great scholar Rajendra Lal Mitra was the President of its Local Reception Committee
(D) All of the above
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23. A person passes much urine and drinks much water but his blood glucose level is normal. This condition may be due to–
(A) hypersecretion of androgens from testes
(B) hypersecretion of thyroxine from thyroid gland
(C) hyposecretion of vasopressin from posterior pitutiary gland
(D) hyposecretion of corticosteroids from adrenal gland
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24. Detroit is famous for which one of the following industries?
(A) Textile (B) Food processing
(C) Automobiles (D) Locomotives
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25. Net factor income from abroad added to GDP gives–
(A) GNP (B) NNP
(C) NDP (D) per capita income
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