Others GK Questions Quiz-5

Others GK Questions Quiz-5

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

    81. Why was Abu Ghraib in news ?

    (1) Due to car bomb explosion against security forces led by the United Nations in Iraq
    (2) Due to misbehaviour of prisoners by allied forces in Iraq
    (3) Due to making captive of truck drivers from India and other countries by Black Banner
    (4) Due to excesses on Arab militants by Sudan
    Answer:
    81. (2) Beginning in 2004, human rights violations in the form of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, including torture, reports of rape, sodomy, and homicide of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known as Baghdad Correctional Facility) came to public attention. These acts were committed by military police personnel of the United States Army together with additional US governmental agencies.

    82. The Constitution of which country has provision that a neutral non-political government will be established three months before the election ?

    (1) Australia 
    (2) Bangladesh
    (3) Canada 
    (4) Switzerland
    Answer:
    82. (2) In Bangladesh, The Constitution has provided that a neutral non-political government will be established three months before the election. It acts as an interim government, and gives all possible aid and assistance to the Election Commission for holding the general election of members of the Jatiya Sangsad peacefully, fairly and impartially. The non-party caretaker government, comprising the Chief Adviser and not more than 10 other advisers, would be collectively responsible to the president and would stand dissolved on the date on which the Prime Minister entered upon his office after the constitution of the new Sangsad.

    83. If an Indian citizen hires a flat on rent in New York then it is included in

    (1) GNP of India
    (2) GDP of India
    (3) GNP of USA
    (4) None of these
    Answer:
    83. (1) Gross national product (GNP) is the market value of all products and services produced in one year by labour and property supplied by the residents of a country. Unlike Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which defines production based on the geographical location of production, GNP allocates production based on ownership. Basically, GNP is the total value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a particular year, plus income earned by its citizens (including income of those located abroad), minus income of non-residents located in that country. GNP measures the value of goods and services that the country’s citizens produced regardless of their location.

    84. South-South dialogue is associated with

    (1) Co-operation among developing nations
    (2) Arms conference
    (3) Summit meeting between developed and developing countries
    (4) All of the above
    Answer:
    84. (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.

    85. With which of the following fields is Ben Kingsley associated ?

    (1) Sports
    (2) Medical Science
    (3) Motion Picture
    (4) Social Service
    (SSC Combined Graduate Level
    Answer:
    85. (3) Sir Ben Kingsley, is an English actor who has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler’s List (1993), Sexy Beast (2000), and Hugo (2011).

    86. When was colour TV transmission introduced in India ?

    (1) 1980 
    (2) 1981
    (3) 1982 
    (4) 1984
    Answer:
    86. (3) National telecasts were introduced in 1982. In the same year, colour TV was introduced in the Indian market. Indian small screen programming started off in the early 1980s. At that time there was only one national channel Doordarshan, which was government owned.

    87. Who was the founder Director of the TIFR ?

    (1) S. S. Bhatnagar
    (2) H. J. Bhabha
    (3) M. N. Saha
    (4) Vikram Sarabhai
    Answer:
    87. (2) TIFR was founded on 1 June 1945, and Homi Bhabha was appointed its first director. The institute started function within the campus of the Indian Institute of Science, Banglore, and moved to Mumbai (then Bombay) later that year. TIFR’s new campus in Colaba was designed by Chicago-based architect Helmuth Bartsch and was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 15 January 1962.

    88. When was ISRO set up ?

    (1) 1965 
    (2) 1969
    (3) 1971 
    (4) 1976
    Answer:
    88. (2) The Indian Space Research Organisation is the primary space agency of the Indian government.
    Established in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research
    (INCOSPAR). Headquartered in Bangalore, ISRO is under the administrative control of the Department
    of Space, Government of India.

    89. How many countries have exploded the atom bomb before India ?

    (1) 5 
    (2) 6
    (3) 4 
    (4) 3
    Answer:
    89. (2) On May 18, 1974, India became the sixth nation to successfully explode an atomic bomb. After its first test in 1974, India spent another couple decades developing thermonuclear weapons, which it tested in 1998.

    90. Which is not included in the private income arising in a country ?

    (1) Factor income from net domestic product
    (2) Net factor income from abroad
    (3) Current transfers from Government
    (4) Current payments on foreign loans
    Answer:
    90. (4) Private income is either: any type of income received by a private individual or household, often derived from occupational activities, or income of an individual that is not in the form of a salary (e.g. income from investments). Private Income= Part of NDP accruing to private sector + Net factor Income from Abroad + Current Transfer from Government + Net Current Transfer from Rest of World + Interest on Public Debt. 

    91. The name Pierre Cardin is associated with which of the following fields ?

    (1) Pop music
    (2) Fashion designing
    (3) Painting
    (4) Motion picture
    Answer:
    91. (2) Pierre Cardin is an Italian-born French fashion, known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 and Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2009.

    92. Where was the first Engineering College of India located ?

    (1) Bombay 
    (2) Roorkee
    (3) Varanasi 
    (4) Calcutta
    Answer:
    92. (2) Established in 1847 in British India by the then lieutenant governor, Sir James Thomason, the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (formerly the University of Roorkee) was given university status in 1949 and was converted into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2001, thus becoming the seventh IIT to be declared. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949, elevating the erstwhile college to the first engineering university of independent India.

    93. What facility is provided by ‘Edusat’ launched by ISRO in September 2004 ?

    (1) Satellite-based multimedia link
    (2) Remote sensing
    (3) Intelligence data
    (4) Educational connectivity
    Answer:
    93. (4) EDUSAT or GSAT-3 is a communications satellite which was launched on 20 September 2004 by the Indian Space Research Organisation. EDUSAT is the first Indian satellite built exclusively to serve the educational sector.

    94. The term ‘dialectics’ refers to

    (1) ideological conflicts
    (2) unification of opposites
    (3) deriving the truth after debates and discussions
    (4) materialist decision
    Answer:
    94. (3) Dialectic (also dialectics and the dialectical method) is a method of argument for resolving disagreement that has been central to Indian and European philosophy since antiquity. The dialectical method is dialogue between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject, who wish to establish the truth of the matter by dialogue, with reasoned arguments. The word dialectic originated in ancient Greece, and was made popular by Plato in the Socratic dialogues.

    95. The term 7/7 is related with which of the following terrorist attack in the history of terrorist attacks ?

    (1) Underground rail and bus in London
    (2) World Trade Centre in New York
    (3) Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
    (4) Railway network in Madrid, Spain
    Answer:
    95. (1) The 7 July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of co-ordinated suicide attacks in London which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour. On the morning of Thursday, 7 July 2005, four Islamist home-grown terrorists detonated four bombs, three in quick succession aboard London Underground trains across the city and, later, a fourth on a doubledecker bus in Tavistock Square. Fifty-two civilians and the four bombers were killed in the attacks, and over 700 more were injured.

    96. The Supreme Court of India has declared the IMDT Act null and void recently. With which of the following this Act was associated ?

    (1) Industrial management and development in India and attracting uncontrolled foreign investment
    (2) To determine the status of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in North-East
    (3) To determine the status of illegal immigrants both from Nepal and Bhutan
    (4) To provide statutory status to Indian Meterological Department
    Answer:
    96. (2) The Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) (IMDT) Act was an Indian law enacted in 1983 by Indira Gandhi government. It was struck down by the Supreme Court of India in 2005. Known as the IMDT Act (1983) it described the procedures to detect illegal immigrants (from Bangladesh) and expel them from Assam.

    97. Which state of India was recognised recently by China as part of India ?

    (1) Bhutan 
    (2) Sikkim
    (3) Nagaland
    (4) Arunachal Pradesh
    Answer:
    97. (2) China recognised Sikkim as an Indian state in 2003, on the condition that India accepted the Tibet Autonomous Region as a part of China. This mutual agreement led to a thaw in Sino-Indian relations. On 6 July 2006, the Himalayan pass of Nathula in Sikkim was opened to cross-border trade.

    98. The ONGC oil platform which caught fire in Mumbai in July 2005 is known as

    (1) Bombay High (North)
    (2) Sagar Samrat Platform
    (3) Sagar Suraksha
    (4) Bombay High (South)
    Answer:
    98. (1) On 27 July 2005, a multi-purpose support (MPS) vessel collided into the Mumbai High North Platform (MHN) and ruptured a riser carrying oil from the undersea wells to the MHN facility, resulting in the break out of a major fire. At that time, the MPS was engaged in a medical evacuation operation in which an injured cook aboard was being transferred to the MHN for medical treatment. The fire was so intense that the MHN was abandoned in accordance with the disaster management plan of offshore operators.

    99. Which two of the following places in India and Pakistan are to be linked by Rail as part of  onfidence Building Measure under Indo-Pak Peace initiative ?

    (1) Munabo and Khokrapar
    (2) Amritsar and Sialkot
    (3) Jammu and Sialkot
    (4) Jaipur and Karachi
    Answer:
    99. (1) The railway service between Munabao in western Rajasthan and Khokhrapar in Pakistan’s Sindh
    province start in 2006. The Pakistani forces had, in the 1965 war, removed the rail tracks linking
    Khokhrapar with Manabao in India and rail traffic had not been resumed since then. Prior to that, the train on this route used to be between Karachi to Mumbai via Munabao. However, during the war of
    1971 between Indian and Pakistan, there was a temporary link-up to facilitate the movement of the
    armed forces.

    100. Which sportsperson has been designated by India’s Union Ministry of Health as Goodwill Ambassador for “Save the girl child” campaign ?

    (1) P.T. Usha
    (2) Anju Bobby George
    (3) Sania Mirza
    (4) Anjali Bhagwat
    Answer:
    100. (3) Sania Mirza, India’s first junior Wimbledon champion, was the first Goodwill Ambassador for the campaign. The move was aimed at gender sensitization. She is the first Indian to win a WTA Tour title of any kind; and, by winning the 2009 Australian Open – Mixed Doubles Event, she became the third Indian, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title (the first two being Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes).


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