Others GK Questions Quiz-6

Others GK Questions Quiz-6

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

    101. ECOMARC is a symbol related to :

    (1) Exported goods
    (2) Imported goods
    (3) Goods safe for environment
    (4) Best quality
    Answer:
    101. (3) Ecomark or Eco mark is a certification mark issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (the national standards organization of India) to products conforming to a set of standards aimed at the least
    impact on the ecosystem. The marking scheme was started in 1991. One of the purposes of the mark is
    increasing awareness among the consumers towards reducing environment impact.

    102. The term ‘boat people’ refers to the migrants from

    (1) Sri Lanka to India
    (2) China to USA
    (3) Vietnam to Thailand
    (4) Vietnam to USA
    Answer:
    102. (3) Boat people is a term that usually refers to refugees, illegal immigrants, or asylum seekers who emigrate in numbers in boats that are sometimes old and rudely made. The term came into common use during the late 1970s with the mass departure of Vietnamese refugees from Communist-controlled Vietnam, following the Vietnam War, heading for the shores of surrounding Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

    103. According to AT Kearney Inc, which country is the hottest destination for foreign direct investment?

    (1) India 
    (2) China
    (3) Malaysia 
    (4) Mauritius
    Answer:
    103. (2) According to the 2012 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, China, India, Brazil, the United States, Germany, and Australia take the top six positions, confirming that the world economy’s center is shifting from the West to the East. The Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index is a regular survey of global executives conducted by A.T. Kearney. The Index provides a unique look at the present and future prospects for international investment flows.

    104. The country with which India has decided to exchange its border maps is —— .

    (1) Bangladesh 
    (2) China
    (3) Bhutan 
    (4) Nepal
    Answer:
    104. (2) On 7 September 1993, China and India signed an accord to reduce tensions along their border and to respect the LAC. During November 1996, China and India agreed to delimit the LAC and institute confidence-building measures (CBMs) along the frontier. The agreement pledged nonaggression, prior notification of large troop movements, a 10-km no-fly zone for combat aircraft, and exchange of maps to resolve disagreements about the precise location of the LAC. In August 1997 the sides ratified the CBM agreement.

    105.The first Guinness Book of World Records appeared in the year

    (1) 1950 
    (2) 1954
    (3) 1960 
    (4) 1963
    Answer:
    105. (2) Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records), is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Twins Norris and Ross McWhirter compiled The Guinness Book of Records in August 1954. After founding the Guinness Book of Records at 107 Fleet Street, London, the first 197-page edition was bound on 27 August 1955 and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas.

    106. The Atomic Energy Commission was constituted in

    (1) August, 1948
    (2) October, 1955
    (3) December, 1962
    (4) September, 1965
    Answer:
    106. (1) The Atomic Energy Commission is a governing body functioning under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. It was formed on August 3, 1948. I came into being on August 3, 1954 under the direct charge of the Prime Minister through a Presidential Order.

    107. Who of the following is not amongst the top five richest persons in the world as per the latest annual Forbes magazine’s 2006 rankings ?

    (1) Bill Gates of USA
    (2) Lakshmi Mittal of India
    (3) Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico
    (4) Lika-Shing of Hong Kong
    Answer:
    107. (4) This list of billionaires is based on an annual ranking of the world’s wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 9, 2006. The places occupied in the list were: 1. Bill Gates; 2. Warren Buffett; 3. Carlos Slim Helú; 4. Ingvar Kamprad; and 5. Lakshmi Mittal.

    108. Vintage cars are those cars which were built between

    (1) 1945 and 1960
    (2) 1939 and 1945
    (3) 1930 and 1939
    (4) 1918 and 1930
    Answer:
    108. (4) A vintage car is a car built between the start of 1919 and the end of 1930 known as the ‘Vintage era’. There is little debate about the start date of the vintage period—the end of World War I is a nicely defined marker there—but the end date is a matter of a little more debate. The British definition is strict about 1930 being the cut-off, and is widely accepted while some American sources prefer 1925 since it is the pre-classic car period as defined by the Classic Car Club of America.

    109. Which country of the following has the largest Muslim population?

    (1) India 
    (2) Pakistan
    (3) Indonesia 
    (4) Saudi Arabia
    Answer:
    109. (3) According to the Pew Research Center in 2010 there were 49 Muslim-majority countries. Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in South and Southeast Asia, with over 1 billion adherents., 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%).

    110. Arrange the following countries of South Asia in descending order of their population literacy :

    A. Bangladesh 
    B. India
    C. Pakistan 
    D. Sri Lanka
    (1) A,D,C,B 
    (2) C,B,D,A
    (3) D,B,C,A 
    (4) D,C,B,A
    Answer:
    110. (3) As per the 2011-2012 figures, India has 74.04 per cent literacy rate; Pakistan: 58. 2 per cent;
    Bangladesh: 53.5 per cent; Nepal: 56.5 per cent; and Sri Lanka: 94.2 per cent.

    111. The common currency which has been introduced among 11 European Nations is known as

    (1) Euro Pound
    (2) Euro
    (3) Euro Dollar
    (4) None of these
    Answer:
    111. (2) The euro is the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union and is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 17 of the 27 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. The currency is also used in a further five European countries and consequently used daily by some 332 million Europeans. The euro is the second largest reserve currency as well as the second most traded currency in the world after the United States dollar.

    112. An expert in precious stones and the art of stone cutting is known as a

    (1) Gemsmith 
    (2) Jeweller
    (3) Gemmidary 
    (4) Lapidary
    Answer:
    112. (4) A lapidary (or lapidarist) is an artist or artisan who forms stone, mineral, gemstones into decorative items such as engraved gems, including cameos, or cabochons, and faceted designs, or who is an expert in precious stones; and can be a collector of or dealer in gems. Diamond cutters are generally not referred to as lapidaries, due to the specialized techniques which are required to work diamond.

    113. The disputed coastal strip off the Gujarat coast on which India and Pakistan are holding talks is known as 

    (1) Gulf of Cambay
    (2) Sir Creek
    (3) Gulf of Khambhat
    (4) Mouth of Indus
    Answer:
    113. (2) Sir Creek is a 96 km strip of water that is disputed between India and Pakistan in the Rann of Kutch marshlands. The creek, which opens up into the Arabian Sea, divides the Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat with the Sindh province of Pakistan. The long-standing dispute hinges in the actual demarcation “from the mouth of Sir Creek to the top of Sir Creek, and from the top of Sir Creek eastward to a point on the line designated on the Western Terminus”. From this point onwards, the boundary is unambiguously fixed as defined by the Tribunal Award of 1968.

    114. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has not yet been signed by

    (1) Canada 
    (2) China
    (3) India 
    (4) United Kingdom
    Answer:
    114. (3) A total of 190 parties have joined the Treaty, including the five nuclear-weapon states: the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and China (also the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council). Four non-parties to the treaty are known or believed to possess nuclear weapons: India, Pakistan and North Korea have openly tested and declared that they possess nuclear weapons, while Israel has had a policy of opacity regarding its own nuclear weapons program.

    115. Which one of the following countries is not a member of SAARC ?

    (1) Bhutan 
    (2) Nepal
    (3) Singapore 
    (4) Maldives
    Answer:
    115. (3) SAARC was established on 8 December 1985. Its seven founding members are Sri Lanka, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Afghanistan joined the organization in 2007. Myanmar has expressed interest officially to SAARC in joining as a full member where currently it has observer status.

    116.Chandigarh’s ‘Rock Garden’ is the creation of

    (1) Kishan Chand
    (2) Nek Chand
    (3) Gyan Chand
    (4) Mool Chand
    Answer:
    116. (2) The rock garden or Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India, also known as Nek Chand’s Rock Garden after its founder Nek Chand, a government official who started the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. The Rock Garden is made out of recycled materials; and with the government’s help, Chand was able to set up collection centers around the city for waste, especially rags and broken ceramics.

    117. Of which country is bull-fighting the national game ?

    (1) Spain 
    (2) Portugal
    (3) Hungary
    (4) Poland
    Answer:
    117. (1) Bullfighting is one of the most characteristic aspects of Spanish culture. It is often called a blood sport by its detractors, but followers of the spectacle regard it as a ‘fine art’ and not a sport, as there are no elements of competition in the proceedings. Spanish-style bullfighting is called corrida de toros (literally “running of bulls”) or la fiesta (“the festival”).

    118. Mr. Shaukat Aziz is

    (1) Prime Minister of Pakistan
    (2) Foreign Minister of Pakistan
    (3) Pakistan’s Ambassador to India
    (4) Finance Minister of Pakistan
    Answer:
    118. (1) Shaukat Aziz is a Pakistani economist and financier who served as the fifteenth Prime Minister of Pakistan from 20 August 2004 to 15 November 2007, and as well as the Finance Minister of Pakistan from 6 November 1999 until 15 November 2007. He was the first Prime minister to complete a full term in the office, in the history of Pakistan.

    119. Maruti Suzuki Automobile India is setting up another (second) car manufacturing facility in which of the following States ?

    (1) Haryana 
    (2) West Bengal
    (3) Gujarat 
    (4) Tamil Nadu
    Answer:
    119. (1) Maruti Suzuki has two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India. The first facility is
    at Gurgaon spread over 300 acres and the other facility is at Manesar, spread over 600 acres in North
    India. The state of the art Manesar facility was inaugurated in February 2007. At present the Manesar
    plant rolls out World Strategic Models Swift, A-star, SX4 and swift DZire.

    120. The name ‘Wall Street’ is associated with

    (1) the newspaper centre of Britain
    (2) the financial centre of USA
    (3) the great wall of China
    (4) a renowned street in France
    Answer:
    120. (2) Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-blocklong street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, or signifying New York-based financial interests. It is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies.

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