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GK Practice Test - 16
1. 'Earn while you learn' scheme has been launched by–
(A) Ministry of Tourism (B) Ministry of Youth
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) None of these
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2. Which of the following is/are correctly matched–
(A) Mul Shankar : propounded the motto "Go back to the Vedas"
(B) Lala Hansraj : disciple of Dayanand Saraswati who set up the Dayanand Anglo Vedic College at Lahore.
(C) Madan Mohan Malviya : developed the Central Hindu School established by Mrs Annie Basant into Banaras Hindu University
(D) All of the above
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3. Which of the following was not part of the Arya Samajists programme of social reform?
(A) To improve the condition of women
(B) The maintain the purity of Aryan blood by opposing intercaste marriages
(C) To oppose untouchability and the rigidities of the hereditary caste system
(D) To inculcate a spirit of self-respect and self-reliance among the people
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4. Who among the following is the author of the book "The Namesake"?
(A) Arundhati Roy (B) Amitav Ghosh
(C) Jhumpa Lahiri (D) Kiran Desai
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5. The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee whose permission is required for cultivation of any genetically modified crop such as Bt Cotton in India, is under the Union Ministry of–
(A) Agriculture (B) Environment and Forests
(C) Commerce and Industry (D) Rural Development
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6. Which among the following do/does not belong/belongs to the GSM family of wireless technologies?
(C) DSL (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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7. WiMAX is related to which one of the following?
(A) Biotechnology (B) Space technology
(C) Missile technology (D) Communication technology
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8. Which one of the following pair is the third generation (3G) mobile telecommunication?
(A) WiMAX and UMTS (B) GPRS and EDGE
(C) WiMAX and EDGE (D) UMTS and GPRS
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9. Which of the following committee recommended for according a Constitutional position to the Panchayati Raj?
(A) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee (B) Ashok Mehta Committee
(C) Rao Committee (D) LM Singhvi Committee
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10. Functions to be assigned to panchayats by 73rd Amendment of the Constitution are mentioned in–
(A) Tenth Schedule (B) Eleventh Schedule
(C) Twelfth Schedule (D) Thirteen Schedule
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11. Which of the following committee first suggested the constitutional status for Panchayati Raj Institution?
(A) L M Singhvi Committee (B) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
(C) Ashok Mehta Committee (D) G V K Rao Committee
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12. Which one of the following countries is the first country in the world to propose a carbon tax for its people to address global warming?
(A) Australia (B) Germany
(C) Japan (D) New Zealand
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13. Where is the Port of East London located?
(A) England (B) Ireland
(C) East Coast of USA (D) South Africa
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14. Kasturba Gandhi Education Scheme is related to–
(A) girl education (B) tribal girl upliftment
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) None of these
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15. Mahila Samridhi Yojana was introduced on–
(A) 2 October, 1993 (B) 14 March, 2001
(C) 26 January, 1984 (D) None of these
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16. Which of the following programmes of the Arya Samaj contributed to the growth of communalism in India?
(A) Spread of education among women (B) Eradication of untouchability
(C) The suddhi movement (D) Propagation of western education and teaching of sciences
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17. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, an unarmed large crowd gathered in the Jallianwalla Bagh at Amritsar on April 13, 1919 to protest against the arrest of–
(A) Dr Saifuddin Kitchlu and Dr Satypal (B) Swami Shraddhanand and Mazhar-ul-Haq
(C) Madan Mohan Malaviya and Mohammed Ali Jinnah (D) Mahatma Gandhi and Abul Kalam Azad
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18. Who among the following is the author of the book "India Remembered"?
(A) J K Rowling (B) Robert Dallek
(C) Pamela Mountbatten (D) Stephen Hawking
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19. Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(C) NM Joshi (D) JB Kripalani
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20. A foreign newspaper which in its Editorial wrote "No country but India and no religion but Hinduism could have given birth to Gandhi", was–
(A) the Times of London (B) the New York Times
(C) the Asian Age (D) the Far Eastern Economic Review
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21. Which one of the following is not a Biosphere Reserve?
(A) Agasthyamali (B) Nallamalai
(C) Nilgiri (D) Pachmarhi
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22. The memory of computer is commonly expressed in the terms of kilobyte or megabytes. A byte is made up of–
(A) eight binary digits (B) eight decimal digits
(C) two binary digits (D) two decimal digits
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23. Now a day, most of buildings are made by having at least two layers of walls with a gap in between. Because–
(A) it makes the building stronger (B) it prevents see page from outside
(C) it protects the building from lightning (D) it helps in keeping the inside cooler in summer and warmer in winter
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24. A perfect black body has the unique characteristic feature as–
(A) a good absorber only (B) a good radiator only
(C) a good absorber and a good radiator (D) Neither an absorber nor radiator
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25. Which one of the following Amendments of the Constitution of India deals with the issue of strengthening of the Panchayati Raj?
(A) 42nd (B) 44th
(C) 73rd (D) 86th
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