Others GK Questions Quiz-4

Others GK Questions Quiz-4

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

    61. When was the mandate that a candidate at an election should file with his nomination papers an affidavit recording his criminal antecedents, if any, enforced at a general election for the first time ?

    (1) Assembly elections held in Himachal Pradesh in 2003.
    (2) By-elections to the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabhas held in September 2003.
    (3) Assembly elections held in Mizoram in November 2003.
    (4) Assembly elections held in Madhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh/Rajasthan/Delhi in December 2003.
    Answer:
    61. (4) Dairying has become an important secondary source of income for millions of rural families and
    has assumed a most important role in providing employment and income generating opportunity.
    Indian Dairying is unique in more than one ways. It ranks first with its 185.2 million cattle & 97.9 million buffaloes accounting for about 51 percent of Asia’s and about 19 per cent of world’s bovine population. It also ranks first in milk production with a production of 100.9 million tonnes in 2002.

    62. Which amidst the following sites/monuments in India is not on the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritages ?

    (1) Tirupathi-Tirumala temples
    (2) Agra Fort
    (3) Humayun’s tomb at Delhi
    (4) Keoladeo National Park
    Answer:
    62. (4) The Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage are established by UNESCO aiming to ensure the better protection of important intangible cultural heritages worldwide and the awareness of their significance. Through a compendium of the different oral and intangible treasures of humankind worldwide, the program aims to draw attention to the importance of safeguarding intangible heritage, which has been identified by UNESCO as an essential component and a repository of cultural diversity and creative expression. Tirupathi-Tirumala temples is not on the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritages.

    63. Which of the following are correctly matched ?

    A. Jamini Roy – Painter
    B. Bhuvaneshvari Kumari– Squash-player
    C. Alla Rakha–Tabla instrumen-talist
    D. Medha Patkar–Environmental Activist
    (1) All
    (2) Only (A) and (D)
    (3) Only (A), (C) and (D)
    (4) Only (B) and (C)
    Answer:
    63. (1) Shri Gemini Roy (April 1887 – 24 April 1972): an Indian painter; Bhuvneshwari Kumari: a former woman squash champion of India; Qureshi Alla Rakha Khan: popularly known as Alla Rakha (29 April 1919 – 3 February 2000) was an Indian tabla player; and Medha Patkar: is an Indian environmental activist.

    64. Mount Everest is named after

    (1) The King of England
    (2) The first climber of the peak
    (3) A Surveyor General of India
    (4) The Viceroy of India
    Answer:
    64. (3) Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea
    level. In 1865, Everest was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society upon a
    recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the British Surveyor General of India.

    65. A country has sufficient international liquidity if it can cover any balance of payment deficit with enough of

    (1) its own money
    (2) tax revenue
    (3) natural resources
    (4) gold and/or convertible currency
    Answer:
    65. (4) In the context of BOP and international monetary systems, the reserve asset is the currency or other store of value that is primarily used by nations for their foreign reserves. BOP imbalances tend to
    manifest as hoards of the reserve asset being amassed by surplus countries, with deficit countries building debts denominated in the reserve asset or at least depleting their supply. Under a gold standard, the reserve asset for all members of the standard is gold. In the Bretton Woods system, either gold or the U.S. dollar could serve as the reserve asset, though its smooth operation depended on countries apart from the US choosing to keep most of their holdings in dollars.

    66. Match List I (Newspapers) with List II (Country) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists.

    List I
    A. Al Ahram
    B. Izvestia
    C. The Daily News
    D. People’s Daily
    List II
    1. Moscow 
    2. New York
    3. Beijing 
    4. Cairo
    Codes :
    (A) (B) (C) (D)
    (1) 1 2 3 4
    (2) 4 1 2 3
    (3) 4 1 3 2
    (4) 1 4 2 3
    Answer:
    66. (2) Al-Ahram, founded in 1875, is the most widely circulating Egyptian daily newspaper, and the second oldest after al-Waqa’i‘al-Masriya (The Egyptian Events, founded 1828). It is majority owned by the Egyptian government. Izvestia is a long-running high-circulation daily broadsheet newspaper in Russia. It was a newspaper of record in the Soviet Union from 1917 until the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. The Daily News Newspaper is serving the Longview metropolitan area like New York in U.S. The People’s Daily is a daily newspaper in the People’s Republic of China.

    67. What percentage of our exports in 2002-2003 was from Information Technology ?

    (1) 5 
    (2) 10
    (3) 15 
    (4) 20
    Answer:
    67. (4) India’s information technology services industry emerged as an important player in the global IT
    services market in the new millennium. The country’s share of this market, valued at more than $350 billion, increased from 1.5 percent in 2000-2001 to 1.9 percent in 2002-2003. While worldwide revenue of IT services grew less than 2 percent during this period, India’s IT services industry experienced 22 percent revenue growth1,2—a pace comparable to the rise in Hong Kong’s electronics industry during the 1970s. In terms of percentage share of gross merchandise exports, the share of technology intensive exports increased from 8.38 per cent in 1994-95 to 18.73 per cent in 2002-2003. By 2006, it comprised 30% of export earnings.

    68. What is the age upto which children are prohibited from employment in any factory/mine/hazardous work ?

    (1) 10 years 
    (2) 12 years
    (3) 14 years 
    (4) 16 years
    Answer:
    68. (3) The Act prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in 16 occupations and 65 processes that are hazardous to the children’s lives and health. These occupations and processes are listed in the Schedule to the Act. In October 2006, the Government included children working in the domestic sector as well as roadside eateries and motels under the prohibited list of hazardous occupations. More recently, in September 2008 diving as well as process involving excessive heat (e.g. working near a furnace) and cold; mechanical fishing; food processing; beverage industry; timber handling and loading; mechanical lumbering; warehousing; and processes involving exposure to free silica such as slate, pencil industry, stone grinding, slate stone mining, stone quarries as well as the agate industry were added to the list of prohibited occupations and processes.

    69.What is the criterion laid down by the Supreme Court, in August 2003, for selecting candidates for admission to private professional colleges from the management quota from the academic session 2004-2005 ?

    (1) From the CET, conducted by the State/Centre
    (2) From the CET conducted by the institution
    (3) From the CET conducted by an association of private professional colleges in each State under a Committee headed by a retired High Court Judge
    (4) (1) and/or (3) above
    Answer:
    69. (1) The Supreme Court held that passing of the common entrance test held by the State agency is
    necessary to seek admission. It also said that as regards non-minority students who are eligible to seek
    admission for the remaining seats, admission should normally be on the basis of the common entrance
    test held by the State agency followed by counselling wherever it exists.

    70. Which are the cities connected by “Sada-e-Sarhad” bus services?

    (1) Aligarh : Amritsar
    (2) Delhi : Lahore
    (3) Suchetgarh : Sialkot
    (4) Srinagar : Muzzaffarabad
    Answer:
    70. (2) The Delhi–Lahore Bus, officially known as Sada-eSarhad , is a passenger bus service Connecting the Indian capital of Delhi with the city of Lahore, Pakistan via the border transit post at Wagah. In its inaugural run on February 19, 1999, the bus carried the thenIndian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was to attend a summit in Lahore and was received by his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif at Wagah. 

    71. Which of the following is true about the “World Intellectual Property Organisation” ?

    (1) It protects the rights of the third world countries in the field of global communication
    (2) It protects the copyright materials in inventions, trademarks, literary works, etc.
    (3) It promotes the collaboration among countries in the field of education, science and culture
    (4) It helps the countries in the development of human resources
    Answer:
    71. (2) The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations. WIPO was created in 1967 “to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. WIPO currently has 185 member states, administers 24 international treaties, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

    72. Who broadcasts with the bye-line “Sabse Tej” ?

    (1) Zee News 
    (2) NDTV
    (3) Star News 
    (4) Aaj Tak
    Answer:
    72. (4) Aaj Tak is a 24-hour Hindi news television channel owned by TV Today Network Ltd. Aaj Tak loosely translates as “Till Today” or “Up to the Minute”. Watched by some 45 million viewers in India’s cable and satellite universe, Aaj Tak is one of India’s largest privately owned news channels. Aaj Tak was free-toair channel till 2006 in India, while it offered as a pay channel in the overseas market. It broadcasts with the byeline “Sabse Tej” .

    73. Which of the following nations has the largest Muslim population ?

    (1) Saudi Arabia 
    (2) Bangladesh
    (3) Iran 
    (4) Indonesia
    Answer:
    73. (4) The largest Muslim country is Indonesia home to 12.7% of the world’s Muslims followed by Pakistan (11.0%), India (10.9%), and Bangladesh (9.2%). Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity. According to a 2010 study, Islam has 1.62 billion adherents, making up over 23% of the world population.

    74. Who gifted the “Statue of Liberty”, standing off the New York port, to the United States on the first centenary celebrations of the US ?

    (1) People of New York
    (2) France
    (3) Great Britain
    (4) Germany
    Answer:
    74. (2) The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor,
    designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United
    States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the
    date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

    75. Which city is also known as the “Big Apple” ?

    (1) Madrid, Spain
    (2) Lausanne, Switzerland
    (3) Canberra, Australia
    (4) New York, USA
    Answer:
    75. (4) “The Big Apple” is a nickname for New York City. It was first popularized in the 1920s by John J. Fitz Gerald, a sports writer for the New York Morning Telegraph. Its popularity since the 1970s is due to a promotional campaign by the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, known now as NYC & Company. 

    76. Who recently sold 125 of his/her paintings for Rs.100 crores?

    (1) Anjolie Ila Menon
    (2) F.N. Souza
    (3) M.F. Hussain
    (4) Manjit Bawa
    Answer:
    76. (3) MF Husain, the acclaimed painter has signed Rs 100 crore deal with Mumbai based Swaroop Srivastava Group for a series of 125 paintings titled ‘our Planet called Earth’.

    77. Where was hundreds of school children of Russia taken hostage by armed militants ?

    (1) Irkutsk 
    (2) Beslan
    (3) Moscow 
    (4) Grozny
    Answer:
    77. (2) The Beslan school hostage crisis of early September 2004 lasted three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children), ending with the death of over 380 people. The crisis began when a group of armed separatist militants, mostly Ingush and Chechen, occupied School Number One (SNO) in the town of Beslan, North Ossetia on 1 September 2004.

    78. Which country now has the longest ruling Head of government ?

    (1) U.K.
    (2) Saudi Arabia
    (3) Cuba
    (4) Peoples Republic of China
    Answer:
    78. (3) Muammar Gaddafi or Colonel Gaddafi served as the ruler of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then the “Brother Leader” of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. He had been the world’s longest-ruling sitting leader (not counting royals). He fell short of the all-time record of 49 years set by Fidel Castro, as well as those of Chiang Kaishek (46 years) and Kim Il Sung (45 years.) Fidel Castro was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the Commander in Chief of the country’s armed forces, and as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, from the party’s founding in 1961 until 2011.

    79. Which of the following gifted Statue of Liberty, established near port of New York, to the United States of America on the occasion of its first centenary celebrations ?

    (1) Citizens of New York
    (2) France
    (3) Great Britain
    (4) Germany
    Answer:
    79. (2) The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor,
    designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue, a gift to the United
    States from the people of France, is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the
    date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

    80. According to Indus Water Treaty of 1960 which rivers were given to India and Pakistan respectively ? 

    To India To Pakistan
    (1) Jhelum, Indus, Satlej, Chenab, Yamuna Beas
    (2) Ravi, Satlej, Indus, Beas Chenab, Jhelum
    (3) Satlej, Jhelum, Ravi, Beas, Indus Chenab
    (4) Indus, Jhelum, Satlej, Chenab, Yamuna Ravi
    Answer:
    80. (4) The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-sharing treaty between the Republic of India and Islamic Republic of Pakistan, brokered by the World Bank (then the International Bank for Reconstruction and
    Development). The treaty was signed in Karachi on September 19, 1960 by Indian Prime Minister
    Jawaharlal Nehru and President of Pakistan Mohammad Ayub Khan. the treaty gives India exclusive
    use of all of the waters of the Eastern Rivers - the Sutlej, the Beas and the Ravi. Similarly, Pakistan has
    exclusive use of the Western Rivers the Indus, the Jhelum and Chenab.

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