Others GK Questions Quiz-10

Others GK Questions Quiz-10

Others GK Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Quiz for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Others GK for competitive examinations.

    181. India and U.S. have decided to finalise agreements related to which of the following?

    (1) Trade and Investment
    (2) Intellectual Property
    (3) Traditional Knowledge
    (4) All of the above
    181. (4) Since 2004, Washington and New Delhi have been pursuing a “strategic partnership” that is based on shared values and generally convergent geopolitical interests. Both the countries have agreements trade and investment, intellectual properties and traditional knowledge with the result that the United States is India’s largest investment partner, with a direct investment of $9 billion (accounting for 9 percent of total foreign investment).

    182. Which of the following countries has recently become the third largest market for Twitter?

    (1) China 
    (2) India
    (3) Brazil 
    (4) Indonesia
    182. (4) India was the 3rd largest Internet market in the world after China and the United States by the end of 2011. In an article published on January 6, 2012, Twitter was confirmed to be the biggest social media network in Japan, with Facebook following closely in second. Indonesia was pushed into third place by India (second) in 2010.

    183. The exchange of commodities between two countries is referred as

    (1) Balance of trade
    (2) Bilateral trade
    (3) Volume of trade
    (4) Multilateral trade
    183. (2) Trade between two traders is called bilateral trade, while trade between more than two traders is called multilateral trade. Bilateral trade or clearing trade is trade exclusively between two states, particularly, barter trade based on bilateral deals between governments, and without using hard currency for payment. Bilateral trade agreements often aim to keep trade deficits at minimum by keeping a clearing account where deficit would accumulate.

    184. TRIPS and TRIMS are the terms associated with

    (1) IMF 
    (2) WTO
    (3) IBRD 
    (4) IDA
    184. (2) The Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is an international agreement administered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that sets down minimum standards for many forms of intellectual property (IP) regulation. It was negotiated at the end of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in 1994. The WTO Agreement on Trade Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) are rules that apply to the domestic regulations a country applies to foreign investors, often as part of an industrial policy.

    185. In India ‘NDDB’ means

    (1) National District Development Board
    (2) National Demand Development Board
    (3) National Dairy Development Board
    (4) National Deposit Development Board
    185. (3) The National Dairy Development Board is an institution of national importance set up by an Act of Parliament of India in 1965. The main office is located in Anand, Gujarat with regional offices throughout the country. NDDB’s subsidiaries include Mother Dairy, Delhi. It was founded by late Dr. Verghese Kurien and Dr. Amrita Patel is the current Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, Anand.

    186. Match the personalities mentioned below with the activity they are associated with :

    (a) Mark Spitz
    (b) Sabeer Bhatia
    (c) Shovana Narayan
    (d) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
    (1) Kathak Dancing
    (2) Films
    (3) Swimming
    (4) Software Industry
    (a) (b) (c) (d)
    (1) 1 3 2 4
    (2) 2 4 3 1
    (3) 3 4 1 2
    (4) 4 2 1 3
    186. (3) Mark Spitz: an American former swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder; Sabeer Bhatia: an Indian American entrepreneur who cofounded the Hotmail email service and Jaxtr; Shovana Narayan: one of the best Kathak danseuses in the world; and Adoor Gopalakrishnan: an Indian film director, script writer, and producer known for revolutionizing Malayalam cinema.

    187. Which one of the following cities has the maximum number of registered vehicles on the road ?

    (1) Mumbai 
    (2) Kolkata
    (3) Delhi 
    (4) Chennai
    187. (3) With 2.1million cars registered till March 2011, Delhi had the highest car population in the country, according to a latest report of the road transport ministry. Next in line were Bangalore (710,852) and Chennai (598,708). Surprisingly, Mumbai — the financial capital of the country— only had 562,526 registered cars. At 7.2 million, Delhi’s vehicle population exceeded the combined vehicle population of Chennai (3.4 million), Kolkata (444,718), Lucknow (1.2 million) and Mumbai (1.8 million). Among the states, Maharashtra (17.4 million) accounted for the largest share of the total registered motor vehicles in India followed by Tamil Nadu, UP, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

    188. India recently signed an agreement in the field of energy with a country, which is considered world leader in the field of ‘Renewable Energy’. Which is that country ?

    (1) China 
    (2) Spain
    (3) Japan 
    (4) South Africa
    188. (2) India and Spain, in April 2009, signed a trade agreement for boosting bilateral ties in six crucial sectors. These are infrastructure development, renewable energy, agriculture, research and
    development, tourism, and cooperation in Latin America, where Spain has a sphere of influence. The
    focus was on technological exchange and tapping each other’s areas of expertise. Three framework
    agreements were in the fields of renewable energy, agriculture and tourism.

    189. Red data book gives information about species which are :

    (1) extinct
    (2) endangered
    (3) dangerous
    (4) rare
    189. (2) The Red Data Book is the state document established for documenting rare and endangered
    species of animals, plants and fungi as well as some local sub-species that exist within the territory of the state or country. This book provides central information for studies and monitoring programmes
    on rare and endangered species and their habits.

    190.The world's only floating national park is sistuated in :

    (1) Manipur
    (2) Kuala Lumpur
    (3) Bilaspur
    (4) Dispur
    190. (1) The Keibul Lamjao National Park is a national park in the Bishnupur district of the state of Manipur in India. It is the only floating park in the world and is an integral part of Loktak Lake. The national park is characterized by many floating decomposed plant materials locally called phumdis.

    191.According to the latest 'Education Development Index’ based on a series of surveys conducted by the National University of Education, Planning and Administration and released in February, 2011, the state with the highest Development Index is :

    (1) Tamil Nadu 
    (2) Kerala
    (3) Punjab 
    (4) Gujarat
    191. (2) For the second year in a row, Puducherry was the number one in terms of Educational Development Index (EDI) at the elementary level (class I to VII/ VIII), followed by Lakshadweep and Kerala. In terms of states, Kerala stood first. Kerala has made remarkable progress in primary education — moving up from ninth position in 2008-09 to third in 2009- 10. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands moved from seventh to fourth slot, while Tamil Nadu continued to hold on to its fifth position.

    192. In the budget speech on February 28, 2011, the Finance Minister has announced that an international award with prize money of 1 crore is being instituted in the memory of Rabindranath Tagore for promoting

    (1) international peace
    (2) emancipation of underprivileged
    (3) universal brotherhood
    (4) human rights
    192. (3) The Union Budget 2011-2012 announced that an international award with prize money of 1 crore was being instituted for promoting values of universal brotherhood as part of National celebrations of 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

    193. ‘Nomadic Elephant’ was the joint military exercise held some time back in India between India and

    (1) China 
    (2) U.S.A.
    (3) Russia 
    (4) Mongolia
    193. (4) The Indian and Mongolian Armies conducted a joint training exercise, code-named Nomadic Elephant at Belgaum in Karnataka, India in August 2012. Nomadic Elephant aimed to improve the armies’ skills and interoperability while conducting counter-insurgency operations, and further enhance synergy between the two nations. The first Nomadic Elephant exercise was held in 2004, and was conducted almost annually until 2008 in Mongolia.

    194. South-South dialogue is associated with

    (1) Co-operation among develop-ing nations
    (2) Arms conference
    (3) Summit meeting between developed and developing countries
    (4) All the above
    194. (1) South-South Cooperation is a term historically used by policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries, also known as countries of the global South. In 1978, the United Nations established the Unit for South-South Cooperation to promote South-South trade and collaboration within its agencies.

    195. When did India join the International Tsunami Warning System?

    (1) 2004 
    (2) 2005
    (3) 2006 
    (4) 2007
    195. (2) After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which killed almost 230,000 people, India joined the system in 2005, joining 26 countries which formed a network to warn each other about tsunamis. The U.S., Japan, China, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore were already part of the international tsunami warning system, which is located near Honolulu, Hawaii. The system, which was set up in 1960s, would help India get advance information on when and where the tsunami would hit.

    196. Who is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of armed forces of the country ?

    (1) Defence Minister
    (2) Prime Minister
    (3) Senior-most among the three Service Chiefs
    (4) President
    196. (4) The Supreme Command of the Armed Forces vests in the President, although effective executive power and responsibility for national defence resides with the Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister. This is discharged through the Ministry of Defence headed by Defence Minister, which provides the policy framework and resources to the Armed Forces to discharge their responsibilities in the context of the defence of the country. On August 15, 1947, each Service was placed under its own Chief Commander. In 1955, the three Service Chiefs were re-designated as the Chief of the Army Staff (General), the Chief of the Naval Staff (Admiral) and the Chief of the Air Staff (Air Chief Marshal) with the President of India as the supreme commander.

    197. Who among the following advocated the “Labour Theory” of Property”?

    (1) Thomas Hobbes
    (2) John Locke
    (3) J.J. Rousseau
    (4) J.S. Mill
    197. (2) The labor theory of property is a natural law theory that holds that property originally comes about by the exertion of labor upon natural resources. In his Second Treatise on Government, the philosopher John Locke asked by what right an individual can claim to own one part of the world, when, according to the Bible, God gave the world to all humanity in common. He argued in support of individual property rights as “natural rights.”

    198. The Asian Development Bank has its headquarters at

    (1) New Delhi 
    (2) Tokyo
    (3) Colombo 
    (4) Manila
    198. (4) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank established on 22 August 1966 to facilitate economic development of countries in Asia. The headquarters of the bank is at Manila, Philippines, and it has representative offices around the world.

    199. Who amongst the following is associated with “Microsoft”?

    (1) Andrew Grove
    (2) Bill Gates
    (3) Ted Turner
    (4) Rupert Murdoch
    199. (2) Bill Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people.

    200. Which of the following is the Japanese currency?

    (1) Taka 
    (2) Lira
    (3) Mark 
    (4) Yen
    200. (4) The Japanese yen is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro. It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro and the pound sterling.

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