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1. Krishnadeva Raya's Amuktamalyada is a work on–
(A) his political ideas (B) public administration
(C) administration of justice and foreign affairs (D) All of the above
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2. With which one of the following leading newspapers is Ms Shobhana Bharatia associated?
(A) The Indian Express (B) Hindustan Times
(C) The Times of India (D) The Hindu
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3. Who was the first to unfurl the first Indian National Flag, the parent and precursor of the flag of Independent India?
(A) Madam Bhikaji Cama (B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) Raja Mahendra Pratap (D) Taraknath Das
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4. Where are the headquarters of the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development located?
(A) Geneva (B) Washington DC
(C) London (D) Paris
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5. The Vijayanagar coins which were in circulation and were the most widely recognised currency all over the world were known as–
(A) Varaha or pagoda (B) Panam
(C) Huna (D) Dinar
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6. Which of the following was not one of the foreign travellers to visit India during the period of Krishnadeva Raya?
(A) Nicolo Conti (B) Fernao Nuniz
(C) Domingo Paes (D) Duarte Barbosa
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7. The most famous festival of the Vijayanagar empire was–
(A) Spring (Vasant festival) (B) Mahanavami
(C) Brahmotsavam (D) Ramanavami
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8. Which one of the following reactions is the main cause of the energy radiation from the Sun?
(A) Fusion reaction (B) Fission reaction
(C) Chemical reaction (D) Diffusion reaction
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9. Which one of the following cities is not a former capital of the given country (country given in the brackets)?
(A) Karachi (Pakistan) (B) Auckland (New Zealand)
(C) Kyoto (Japan) (D) Brisbane (Australia)
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10. Which of the following company is going to establish world's largest (3500 MW) gas based on power plant in Uttar Pradesh?
(A) Land T (B) Reliance
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11. Which one of the following pairs is not matched correctly?
(A) Hindalco Industries : Novelis (B) Tata Steel : Corus Group
(C) Jet Airways : Air Sahara (D) Kingfisher Airlines : MDR Airlines
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12. Among the following cities, which one has the highest altitude above mean sea level?
(A) Bengaluru (B) Delhi
(C) Jodhpur (D) Nagpur
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13. Nanda Devi peak forms a part of–
(A) Asom Himalayas (B) Kumaon Himalayas
(C) Nepal Himalayas (D) Punjab Himalayas
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14. Which one of the following is not a member of ASEAN?
(A) Cambodia (B) Malaysia
(C) Singapore (D) South Korea
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15. Which among the following is not a feature of Panchsheel?
(A) Mutual non-aggression (B) Mutual opposition discrimination
(C) Equality and mutual benefit (D) Non-interference in each other's internal affairs
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16. Who succeeded Robert Clive to lead the East India Company?
(A) Lord Bentinck (B) Lord Cornwallis
(C) Lord Hastings (D) Lord Wellesley
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17. Who among the following is well known as a sportsperson in shooting?
(A) Shikha Tandon (B) Soudaminee Gavankar
(C) Arjun Murlitharan (D) Rehan Poncha
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18. Who among the following sports personalities is known as the Payyoli Express?
(A) Shiny Abraham (B) PT Usha
(C) Jyotirmoyee Sikdar (D) KM Beenamol
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19. Famous swimmer Ian Thorpe is from which one of the following countries?
(A) USA (B) Australia
(C) Germany (D) France
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20. The main reason for the permanent indebtedness of the peasantry was–
(A) false accounting (B) forged signatures
(C) making the debtor sign for larger amounts than he had borrowed (D) high rate of interest loans
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21. The climatic type 'Cwg' representing the Ganga Plain, Eastern Rajasthan indicates which of the following climatic characterstics?
(A) Monsoon type with dry winter (B) Monsoon type with moist winter
(C) Monsoon type with dry summer (D) Monsoon type with moist winter
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22. Who among the following Governor Generals created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service?
(A) Warren Hastings (B) Wellesley
(C) Cornwallis (D) William Bentinck
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23. In SONAR, we use–
(A) ultrasonic waves (B) infrasonic waves
(C) radio waves (D) audible sound waves
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24. What is the name of the winds that blow from the subtropical high pressure belts towards the subpolar low pressure belts?
(A) Easterlies (B) Trade winds
(C) Westerlies (D) Western disturbances
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25. In which of the following years, India switched over to decimal currencies?
(A) 1955 (B) 1957
(C) 1950 (D) 1956
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