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(Paper) GK : Indian Current Affairs 2010 Model Question Paper

GK : Indian Current Affairs 2010 Model Question Paper

Where is the head-office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees :
1 Rome
2 London
3 Geneva
4 Stockholm
Ans:3

In the recently hyped meeting held in Singapore IMF has raised the voting power of 4 middle income countries and there names are as follows: I China II Maxico III S.Korea IV Turky
1 All are correct
2 None is correct
3 Only IV is correct
4 Only I is correct
Ans:1

What is the best way to have a data and the slide number appear on every slide?
1 choose Tools, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All
2 choose Insert, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All
3 choose View, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All
4 choose File, Header and Footer, click Slide tab, select the desired options, click Apply to All
Ans:2

Who authored Sanskrit play the 'Mudrarakshasa' ?
1 Kalidas
2 Banabhatta
3 Vishakhadatta
4 Bhavabhuti
Ans:4

Boris Gelfand of Israel, on December 15, 2009 won the Chess World Cup, defeating former World champion Ruslan Ponomariov of - in Khanty Mansiysk in Russia.
1 Latvia
2 Uzbekistan
3 Ukraine
4 Russia
Ans:3

Tata Steel has recently acquired which among the following steel producer company?
1 Mittal Steel
2 Corus
3 Arcelor
4 Nippon Steel
Ans:2

8 Export Processing Zones have been converted into Special Economic Zone. Whih one of the following is not a location of one of these SEZs?
1 Noida
2 Surat
3 Vadodara
4 Vishakhapatnam
Ans:3

Which among the following countries was the earliest to give women the right to vote?
1 Iceland
2 India
3 New Zealand
4 USA
Ans:3

Which country's leader of the "National League for Democracy" party has been in house arrest for a long period & recently international pressure was excreted by successful recent diplomatic visits by the US ?
1 Thailand
2 Myanmar
3 Bangladesh
4 Honduras
Ans:2

A food chain consist of a
1 producer only
2 consumer only
3 producer and consumer
4 decomposer only

Recently at a meeting of the cabinet led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the government has raised the budget of the 2010 Commonwealth Games from Rs. 767 crore to ____?
1 Rs. 1,620 crore
2 Rs. 1,020 Crore
3 Rs. 1,520 Crore
4 Rs. 1,420 Crore
Ans:1

In which order Europeans came to India for carrying on trade?
1 Portuguese, Dutch, English, French
2 Portuguese, English, Dutch, French
3 English, Portuguese, Dutch, French
4 Dutch, Protuguese, French, English
Ans:1

Which type of rain is caused by ascent of moisture laden air along a mountain?
1 Convectional rainfall
2 Orographic rainfall
3 Cyclonic rainfall
4 All of the above
Ans:2

Which are the countries who set-up the Economic Co-operation Organisation :
1 Iran
2 Pakistan
3 Turkey
4 All the above
Ans:4

Lothal had a structure which, according to some archaeologists, was a
1 dockyard
2 citadel
3 public building
4 great tank
Ans:1

Panchayats at the intermediate level may not be constituted in a State, having a population less than:
1 Ten lakhs
2 Fifteen lakhs
3 Twenty lakhs
4 Twenty-five lakhs
Ans:3

India has signed an agreement to procure Advanced Jet Trainer (Hawk) from which of the following countries ?
1 USA
2 UK
3 France
4 Russia
Ans:2

What is the kind of state representation in the general assembly of the International Labour Organization :
1 Two representatives of the state government
2 One each representative of the workers and employees
3 (A) and (B)
4 None of the above
Ans:3

India has signed an agreement to procure Advanced Jet Trainer (Hawk) from which of the following countries?
1 USA
2 UK
3 France
4 Russia
Ans:2

Who had demarcated the border-line between India and Pakistan?
1 McMohan
2 Lord Durand
3 Redcliffe
4 None of these

Who Presides over the meeting of the council of Ministers?
1 The Prime Ministers
2 The President
3 Cabinet Secretary
4 Lok Sabha Speaker
Ans:1

Which of the following is wrongly matched
1 The Pitt's India Act (1784) : Board of Control to guide and control company's affairs
2 Charter Act of 1813 : Company's monopoly of trade with India ended
3 Charter Act of 1833 : Company's debt taken over by the government of India
4 Charter Act of 1853 : To regulate company's affairs
Ans:4

Attorney General of India is Appointed by
1 Chief Justice of Supreme Court
2 Parliament
3 Law Minister
4 President
Ans:2

Market Research is needed for-
1 Choosing the right sales persons
2 Choosing the right products
3 Making proper marketing decisions
4 Deciding the sales incentives
Ans:3

With reference to normal human beings consider the following statements:
1. In response to the presence of HCL, secretin is produced from the duodenum.
2. Enterogastrone is produced in the small intestine in response to the presence of fatty acids.
Which of the statements is/are correct?
1 Only 1
2 Only 2
3 Both 1 & 2
4 Neither 1 nor 2
Ans:3

What was the important landmark judgement regarding amendment of the Constitution (Article 368)
1 Golak Nath vs State of Punjab
2 Kesavananda vs State of Kerala, Minerva Mill vs. Union of India
3 Shankari Prasad vs. Union of India
4 All the above
Ans:4

Vyas Sanman is given for excellence in the field of -
1 Music
2 Literature
3 Social Service
4 Sports
Ans:2

With which one of the following dance form is Madhavi Mudgal associated?
1 Bharat Natyam
2 Odissi
3 Kathak
4 Kathakali
Ans:2

One Gigabyte is Approximately equal is
1 1000,000 bytes
2 1000,000,000 bytes
3 1000,000,000,000 bytes
4 None of these
Ans:2

Who is the first India to take a hat trick in an international test
1 Kapil Dev
2 Jasu Patel
3 Harbhajan Singh
4 B.S. Chandrasekhar
Ans:3

The theory of use and disuse was used to explain evolution by
1 Lamarck
2 Darwin
3 De Vries
4 Wallace
Ans:1

What is Sriharikota famous for?
1 An important steel making centre
2 Satellite launching station
3 Thermal Power House
4 Hindu pilgrim centre
Ans:2

`Rainbow' is
1 An ice-cream
2 Prasar Bharti's FM Channel
3 A suitcase
4 A musical group
Ans:2

In 305 BC, which Maurya ruler defeated Alexander's general Seleucus Nicator and received the territories of Kabul and Balochistan ?
1 Bindusara
2 Ashok the Great
3 Chandragupta Maurya
4 Dasharatha Maurya
Ans:3

The cells that make up neurilemma in nerve tissue are
1 Epithelial cells
2 Connective tissue
3 Schwann cells
4 Erythrocytes
Ans:3

Which of the following events was the first to take place?
1 Chauri Chaura Incident
2 Kakori Incident
3 Bardoli Satyagraha
4 Rowlatt Satyagraha
Ans:4

Whichone of the following newspaper was launched by Motilal Nehru?
1 Leader
2 The Independent
3 Hindustan Times
4 National Herald
Ans:2

In which book or books the religious discourses of Gautam Buddha were collected?
1 Suttapitaka
2 Jataks
3 Vinayapitaka
4 Amidhammapitaka
Ans:1

Animals belonging to different classes of Vertebrates have developed similar adaptational features to a particular type of habitat. This phenomenon is called
1 Convergent evolution
2 Adaptive radiation
3 Mimicry
4 Parallel evolution
Ans:1

Pneumonia is a bacterial disease caused by the type of bacteria called
1 Bacilli
2 Cocci
3 Sprilli
4 Vibrio
Ans:2

'Tipu Sultan' had his capital at
1 Srirangapatnam
2 Mysore
3 Bangalore
4 Bhagyanagar
Ans:1

Cellular component can be physically separated from each other by
1 Centrifugation
2 Radioactive tracers
3 Microscopy
4 Chromatography
Ans:1

Reliance Industries Ltd., on December 22, 2009, announced a third successive gas discovery in the - deep-sea block in the Krishna-Godavari basin, off the east coast.
1 D9
2 D3
3 D34
4 D32
Ans:2

What Is an ECO- MARK?
1 A scheme for labelling Environment Friendly Consumer Product.
2 A Scheme for labelling pollution free industrial Unit.
3 A Cost-effective Production Technique
4 An International Certification recognizing, Eco Friendly building
Ans:2

Consider the following statements about Internet facility:
1 It serves as the largest one-line information system.
2 It provides the most dependable and latest mode for sending E-mail.
3 Recurring expenditure on communication E-mail is very high.
4 It is often misused and has triggered cyber-crimes.
Ans:1

In which field of art extraordinary progress was made in the Gupta period?
1 Architecture
2 Sculpture
3 Painting
4 Coinage
Ans:3

In which of the following years did the present name of Uttar Pradesh come into existence?
1 1947
2 1950
3 1956
4 1935
Ans:1

Which of the following is true?
1 Plotters are not available for microcomputer systems
2 Micro-computer are not programmed like conventional computers
3 Mini-computers are task-oriented
4 The contents of ROM are easily changed
Ans:3

Who were the first teacher of the Buddha, after his great renunciation?
1 Alar and Udarka
2 Ananda and Ashvaghosh
3 Sariputra and Maudagalyayana
4 Alara and Kalam
Ans:1

Which one of the following metals does not react with water to produce Hydrogen?
1 Sodium
2 Potassium
3 Lithium
4 Cadmium
Ans:4

. Which ruler went to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism
1 Ashoka
2 Samudragupta
3 Sanghamitra
4 Chitragupta
Ans:3

Which one the following kingdoms was founded by Raja Odeyar?
1 Tanjore
2 Jinji
3 Mysore
4 Madura
Ans:3

Kautilya's 'Arthashastra' mainly deals with which aspect of he Mauryan period?
1 Village Community
2 City Administration
3 Economic system
4 The state
Ans:4

The most important feature in the economic measure pursued by Allauddin Khilji was
1 market control
2 foreign trade
3 minting of new coins
4 development of agriculture
Ans:1

Which on of the following authorities has the power to prescribe the tenure of office of the Chief Election Commissioner?
1 The President
2 The Parliament
3 The Council of Ministers
4 The President subject to law made by the Parliament
Ans:2

Many a times we read in the news papers about the talks going on about India-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement. SACU is a Southern African Customs Union (SACU) with how many members of Southern Africa?
1 6
2 5
3 4
4 3
Ans:2

Who collected land revenue during Akbar's reign?
1 Government Employees
2 Zamindars
3 Jagirdars
4 Village Panchayats
Ans:1

Which one of the following amendment Acts added Bodo, Dogri, Maithili and santhali Languages in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution?
1 100th Amendment Act 2003
2 97th Amendment Act 2003
3 92nd Amendment Act 2003
4 91st Amendment Act 2003
Ans:3

When 1 litre of water freezes, the volume of ice formed will be
1 0.9 litre
2 1.0 litre
3 1.11 litre
4 1.5 litre
Ans:3

CRM means -.
1 Customer Relationship Management
2 Customer Retention Manager
3 Customers' Relatives Meet
4 Channel Route Market
Ans:1

In the worst fire in Russian history, more than 100 people were killed and still more wounded in a nightclub in the Ural city of - in December 2009.
1 Leningrad
2 Stalingrad
3 Ursula
4 Perm
Ans:4

'Rosatom' is the atomic energy agency of -
1 Canada
2 France
3 Britain
4 Germany
Ans:4

How is Satyadev Dubey well known?
1 Playwright and Director
2 A renowned economist
3 A well known environmentalist
4 A renowned Hindi Poet
Ans:1

Consider the following statements: 1. In Macedonia, ethnic Albanians are a minority. 2. In Kosovo, Serbians are a majority. Which of the statements is/are correct?
1 Only 1
2 Only 2
3 Both 1 & 2
4 Neither 1 nor 2
Ans:3

Which is the oldest mountain range in India ?
1 Aravali
2 Himalayas
3 Sahyadri
4 Vindhyas
Ans:1

A bacterium divides every minute and takes an hour to fill a cup. How much time will it take to fill half the cup?
1 15 minutes
2 30 minutes
3 59 minutes
4 60 minutes
Ans:3

Calorie value is the least of the following materials -
1 Coal gas
2 Producer gas
3 Steam fiery gas
4 Oil gas
Ans:2

Which among the following has the maximum lifespan
1 Eagle
2 Tortoise
3 Tiger
4 Elephant
Ans:2

The first person to observe the bacteria, protozoa and spermatozoa under the microscope was
1 Theodore Schwann
2 Matthias Schleiden
3 Robert Hooke
4 Leuwenhoek
Ans:4

When a system is changed by force, that change is -
1 Growth
2 Development
3 Evoluion
4 Revolution
Ans:4

Which of the following countries is not a member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) ?
1 Russia
2 Tajikistan
3 Uzbekistan
4 Mongolia
Ans:4

Water boils at a lower temperature on the hills because
1 It is cold on the hills
2 There is less carbon dioxide on the hills
3 There is a decrease in air pressure on the hills
4 there is less oxygen
Ans:3

Who among the following has not championed the modern synthetic theory of organic evolution:
1 Julian Huxley
2 T. Dobzanski
3 G.L. Stebbins
4 De Vries
Ans:4

Article 14 of the Indian Constitution speaks about 'Equal Protection of the Law' which means
1 All are equal in the eyes of law
2 Law shall traet all equally
3 Equality of treatment within a class
4 Equal application of rule of law for all
Ans:3

The Prime Minister of India recently flagged off the first ever train in the Kashmir valley. The train will cover which of the following pairs of stations on its final completions?
1 Anantnag - Quazigund
2 Anantnag - Katra
3 Katra - Quazigund
4 None of the Above
Ans:4

According to latest government data released in December 2009, industrial production grew by an impressive - per cent in October, 2009, against 0.1 per cent in 2008.
1 8.9
2 9.8
3 10.3
4 11.5
Ans:3

What is the colour of the "Dharma Chakra" in the middle of our National Flag?
1 Sea blue
2 Black
3 Navy blue
4 Green
Ans:3

A car travels the first one third of a certain distance with a speed of 10 km/hr, the next one third distance with a speed of 20 km/hr and the last one-third distance with a speed of 60 km/hr. The average speed of the car for whole journey is
1 18 km/hr
2 24 km/hr
3 30 km/hr
4 36 km/hr
Ans:1

Which of the following king started the Vikram Sanvad?
1 Kanishka
2 Vikramaditya
3 Rudradaman
4 Kadphises
Ans:2

What is the proper use of signal generator?
1 Designing
2 Testing
3 Repairing
4 All of the Above
Ans:4

In context of the ongoing awareness and actions worldwide about Climate Change and Environment protection, what is the maximum safe level of Carbon Dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere which has been also called as climatological tipping point and demands for mitigation of global warming before we reach at this point?
1 270 ppm
2 300 ppm
3 330 ppm
4 350 ppm
Ans:4

Who collected land revenue during Akbar's reign?
1 Government Employees
2 Zamindars
3 Jagirdars
4 Village Panchayats
Ans:1

Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny is the theory of
1 Evolution
2 Reduction
3 Recapitulation
4 Darwinism
Ans:3

Which among the following is the first country in the world to declare Internet broadband access a legal right?
1 France
2 Italy
3 Ireland
4 Finland
Ans:4

The first summit of NAM was held at -
1 Cairo
2 Lusaka
3 Belgrade
4 New Delhi
Ans:3

A balance diet contains
1 animal protein
2 macro and micro nutrients
3 food nutrients for growth and maintenance
4 butter and ghee
Ans:3

Under the Indian Federation, which institution can rightly be called the ' Balance-Wheel'?
1 Inter- State Council
2 Election commission of India
3 Judiciary
4 President of India
Ans:3

Transistors are associated with which computer system?
1 First generation
2 Fifth generation
3 Second generation
4 None of these
Ans:3

Which is/are the main provisions of Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000?
1 Finalisation of contracts through electronic media.
2 Legal recognition to digital signatures and documents.
3 Making hacking with computer system an office.
4 All of the above
Ans:4

Dr. Manmohan Singh has recently declared an Indian river as 'National River'. The name of the river is
1 Brahmaputra
2 Mahanadi
3 Ganga
4 Kosi
Ans:3

. The most magnificent of Shajahan's buildings is
1 Red Fort Delhi
2 Jama Masjid
3 Taj Mahal
4 Diwan-e-Khas
Ans:3

The disease that is caused by viral infection is
1 Typhoid
2 Cholera
3 Common cold
4 Tetanus
Ans:3

Find out the odd one
1 Nobel Prize
2 Magsaysay Award
3 Commonwealth Writers Prize
4 Jnanapith Award
Ans:4

The disease caused by eating fish due to mercury poisoning is called
1 Minamata
2 Diarrhoea
3 Dysentery
4 Cholera
Ans:1

Calorie value is the least of the following materials -
1 Coal gas
2 Producer gas
3 Steam fiery gas
4 Oil gas
Ans:2

The Multi-Lingual Natural Disaster Information System (NDIS) has been developed by
1 Geneva Software Technologies Ltd. (GSTL)
2 Infosys
3 Wipro
4 Microsoft
Ans:1



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