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General Knowledge Quiz 19

1. National Agriculture Policy, 2000 emphasises .........as a measure of land reforms.
(A) tenancy reforms (B) cooperative farming
(C) distribution of surplus land (D) consolidation of holdings
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2. As the Indian economy develops, the share of agriculture in the GDP has been on decline, touching around 18% now. Still agriculture is an important in the economy of the country because–
(A) India has traditionally been an agricultural economy (B) agriculture produces raw material for industries
(C) agriculture sector is heavilysubsidised (D) it employs more than 50% of the people directly
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3. In medieval India, during the reign of Shivaji, the role of the official called 'Chitnis' was to–
(A) be the in-charge of King's personal security guard (B) be the in-charge of intelligence/espionage activity
(C) be the master of ceremonies in the royal court (D) be assisting the king with his correspondence
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4. Which of the following statements about Shivaji's is administration is/are correct?
(A) Pandit Rao or the royal chaplain was the Ashta Pradhan who did not hold a military command besides his civil duties
(B) Sachiv, the Ashta Pradhans was also known as Sarunavis or Chitnis
(C) Mantri, the Ashta Pradhan was incharge of intelligence or espionage
(D) All of the above
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5. Tarun Bharat Sangh, an organization based in a village near Alwar (Rajasthan) has become famous because of–
(A) cultivation of genetically modified cotton (B) rehabilitation of women victims of AIDS
(C) livelihood projects for destitute rural women (D) rain-water harvesting
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6. Who among the following streamlined the Maratha administration after Sambhaji?
(A) Raja Ram (B) Balaji Viswanath
(C) Ganga Bai (D) Nanaji Deshmukh
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7. The member of Shivaji's Astha Pradhana who looked after foreign affairs was–
(A) Peshwa (B) Sachiv
(C) Pandit Rao (D) Sumant
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8. In which one of the following regions does the Indus river originate?
(A) Ladakh (B) Lahaul
(C) Nepal (D) Tibet
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9. Which of the following blood vessel carries the blood rich in amino acid , glucose, etc from intestine to liver?
(A) Dorsal aorta (B) Mesenteric artery
(C) Renal portal vein (D) Hepatic portal vein
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10. Which of the following cell organelle is mainly concerned with detoxification of drugs one takes sduring illness?
(A) Smooth ER (B) Rough ER
(C) Mitochondria (D) Lysosomes
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11. Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter convert–
(A) urea to nitrite (B) ammonia to urea
(C) urea to ammonia (D) ammonia to nitrate
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12. Some State Governments have, besides Cabinet Ministers and Minister of States, Parliamentary Secretaries also. These Parliamentary Secretaries, who are also members of the State Legislatures are appointed by–
(A) the Chief Minister (B) the Governor
(C) the Chief Whip of the ruling party (D) the Speaker
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13. The De-jure head of a State administration is the–
(A) Chief Minister of the State (B) Law Minister of the State
(C) Home Minister of the State (D) Governor of the State
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14. Rules for more convenient transaction of business in the Secretariat of the State Government made by–
(A) the Chief Secretary (B) a Committee of Secretaries
(C) the Department of Home of the concerned State Government (D) the Governor and the Council of Ministers
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15. In which of the regions of India do you find tropical rain forests?
(A) North West and South-East (B) Central India
(C) North East only (D) South West and North East
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16. Which one of the following sets of commodities are exported to India by arid and semi-arid countries in the Middle East?
(A) Raw wool and carpets (B) Fruits and palm oil
(C) Precious stones and pearls (D) Perfume and coffee
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17. During which plan was Green Revolution introduced in India?
(A) Annual Plan (B) Third Plan
(C) Second Plan (D) None of these
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18. The Green Revolution has not been as green as it has been made out to be because–
(A) it is confined only to wheat (B) it is confined to selected regions
(C) it created big farmers (D) None of the above
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19. Who among the following had the most profound influence on Shivaji's career?
(A) Dadaji Kondadeva (B) Jijabai
(C) Shaji Bhonsle (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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20. Which one of the following was an emigree communist journal of MN Roy?
(A) Kisan Sabha (B) The Worker
(C) Vanguard (D) Anushilan
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21. Which one of the following is not a member of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation?
(A) Russia (B) Kazakhstan
(C) Ukraine (D) Uzbekistan
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22. Which of the following is not an input device?
(A) Keyboard (B) Joystick
(C) Microphone (D) Monitor
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23 In the field of social reform, the main contribution(s) of Dhondo Keshav Karve was/were that he–
(A) opened Widow's Home at Pune
(B) started India's first Women's University at Pune
(C) founded the Niskam Karma Math to train social workers for women's emancipation
(D) All of the above
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24. Which one among the following rivers does not flow into the Bay of Bengal?
(A) Mahanadi (B) Cauveri
(C) Tapti (D) Godavari
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25. The spindle fibres are mostly composed of–
(A) myoglobin (B) actin
(C) myosin (D) tonafilament
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