Others GK Questions Quiz-8

Others GK Questions Quiz-8

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

    141. Where is the largest reflecting telescope of Asia ?

    (1) Kodaikanal 
    (2) Ooty
    (3) Kavalur 
    (4) Naini Tal
    Answer:
    141. (4) A reflecting telescope uses parabolic mirrors to create a magnified image of a celestial body like a star. In accordance with the order of Indian astronomers from ARIES Institute (Aryabhatta
    Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital), Belgian firm AMOS built Asia’s largest optical
    telescope. Before this, the largest of them – with the primary mirror with diameter 2.3 meters (for the time being – the largest optical telescope in Asia) was located at Vainu Bappu Observatory (Vainu Bappu Telescope) near the town of Kavalur in the south of India.

    142. CTBT denotes

    (1) arms control measure
    (2) drugs control measure
    (3) financial control measure
    (4) trade control and regulation
    Answer:
    142. (1) The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) bans all nuclear explosions in all environments, for military or civilian purposes. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 September 1996 but it had not entered into force as of October 2012.

    143. Name the State carved out of Madhya Pradesh after the Parliament passed the legislation in the year 2000

    (1) Vananchal 
    (2) Chhattisgarh
    (3) Vidarbha 
    (4) Uttaranchal
    Answer:
    143. (2) Chhattisgarh is a state in Central India. The state was formed on November 1, 2000 by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. It borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Maharashtra in the west, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Orissa in the east, Jharkhand in the northeast and Uttar Pradesh in the north.

    144. Salim Ali was an eminent

    (1) Urdu poet
    (2) Ornithologist
    (3) Ghazal singer
    (4) None of these
    Answer:
    144. (2) Salim Ali was an Indian ornithologist and naturalist. Known as the “birdman of India”, Salim Ali was among the first Indians to conduct systematic bird surveys across India and his bird books helped develop ornithology. He became the key figure behind the Bombay Natural History Society after 1947 and used his personal influence to garner government support for the organization, create the Bharatpur bird sanctuary (Keoladeo National Park) and prevent the destruction of what is now the Silent Valley National Park.

    145.‘Survey of India’ is under the Ministry of

    (1) Defence
    (2) Environment and Forests
    (3) Home Affairs
    (4) Science and Technology
    Answer:
    145. (2) The Survey of India, headquartered at Dehra Dun, is India’s central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying. Set up in 1767 to help consolidate the territories of the British East India Company, it is one of the oldest Engineering Departments of the Government of India. It is under
    the Department of Science & Technology which is a department within the Ministry of Science and
    Technology in India.

    146. Which of the following organisations is the oldest ?

    (1) IMF 
    (2) WHO
    (3) ILO 
    (4) FAO
    Answer:
    146. (3) Their establishment years are as follows: International Labour Organization (ILO): 1919;
    International Monetary Fund: 1944; World Health Organization: 1948; and Food and Agriculture
    Organization: 16 October 1945.

    147.Which of the following is not correctly matched?

    (1) Indonesia - Jakarta
    (2) Maldives - Male
    (3) North Korea - Seoul
    (4) Zimbabwe - Harare
    Answer:
    147. (3) Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of more than 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world. Pyongyang is the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly known as North Korea, and the largest city in the country.

    148.The “Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty” came into force in

    (1) 1967 
    (2) 1970
    (3) 1971 
    (4) 1974
    Answer:
    148. (2) The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons entered into force in 1970. On 11 May 1995, the Treaty was extended indefinitely. 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).

    149.Which group of the following countries participated in the “Malabar 07,” a six days joint naval exercise (September 4-9) involving 25 warships, in the Bay of Bengal?

    (1) India, U.S., Japan, Australia and South Korea
    (2) India, U.S., Australia, Singapore and South Korea
    (3) India, U.S., Japan, Singapore and Australia
    (4) India, U.S., Japan, Singapore and South Korea.
    Answer:
    149. (3) Naval ships from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and the United States participated in the Bay of Bengal during Exercise Malabar 07. Exercise Malabar is a multilateral naval exercise involving the United States, India, Japan, Australia, and Singapore. The annual MALABAR series began in 1992, and includes diverse activities, ranging from fighter combat operations from aircraft carriers, through Maritime Interdiction Operations Exercises

    150.The three day VIII World Hindi Conference was held in July 2007 at

    (1) New Delhi 
    (2) London
    (3) New York 
    (4) Kathmandu
    Answer:
    150. (3) The conference was held in New York from July 13 to 15, 2007. It was organized in cooperation with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New York. Earlier World Hindi Conferences had been held at Nagpur (India), Port Louis (Mauritius, twice), New Delhi (India), Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago), London (UK) and Paramaribo (Suriname).

    151. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) consists of

    (1) China, Russia, Kazha kistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
    (2) China, Russia, Mongolia, Kazhakistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
    (3) China, Russia, Mongolia, Iran, Kazhakistan and Uzbekistan
    (4) China, Russia, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
    Answer:
    151. (1) The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an intergovernmental mutual-security organisation which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Except for Uzbekistan, the other countries had been members of the Shanghai Five, founded in 1996; after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001, the members renamed the organisation.

    152.Which of the following companies has become the highest ranked Indian company in the Fortune Global 500 list (at 135th position) in terms of sales?

    (1) Wipro
    (2) Reliance
    (3) Indian Oil Corporation
    (4) ONGC
    Answer:
    152. (3) The FE 500 listing was compiled from largely published balance sheets of companies, which closed their last financial year between April 1, 2006 and March 31, 2007. Indian Oil was the highest ranked Indian company in the Fortune ‘Global 500’ listing, having moved up 18 places to the 135th position in 2007 based on its fiscal 2006 performance. It was the 20th largest petroleum company in the world.

    153.Which one of the following has not been included in the list of new seven wonders?

    (1) Roman Colosseum (Italy)
    (2) Machu Picchu (Peru)
    (3) Eiffel Tower in Paris (France)
    (4) Chirst the Redeemer (Brazil)
    Answer:
    153. (3) New 7 Wonders of the World (2001-2007) was an initiative started in 2001 to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of 200 existing monuments. The new 7 wonders were: Taj Mahal: India; Chichen Itza: Mexico; Christ of the Redeemer: Brazil; Colosseum: Italy; Great Wall of China; Machu Picchu: Peru; and Petra: Jordan.

    154. The Chairman of the Indian Censor Board of Film is

    (1) Shri Anupam Kher
    (2) Shri Gulzar
    (3) Smt. Sharmila Tagore
    (4) Shri Sanjeev Kumar
    Answer:
    154. (3) Sharmila Tagore led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. Leela Samson, a Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, instructor and writer, is presently the Chairman of this Board since April 1, 2011.

    155.Which of the following countries is NOT a member of the SAARC?

    (1) Bangladesh 
    (2) Bhutan
    (3) Maldives 
    (4) Myanmar
    Answer:
    155. (4) 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.

    156. The World’s largest biofuel plant with production capacity of 110 million litres of fuel annually has been set up in

    (1) China 
    (2) India
    (3) Brazil 
    (4) U.S.A.
    Answer:
    156. (3) The world’s largest biofuel plant, capable of producing 110 million litres (29 million gallons) of fuel annually from animal fat, was inaugurated in the Brazilian capital in August 2007. The plant is owned by the Bertin group and based in the city of Lins, in the interior of Sao Paulo state. Brazil, with 30 years’ experience in producing fuels from vegetable products, is the world’s largest exporter of ethanol made from sugarcane.

    157. Where was Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, 2007 held ?

    (1) New Delhi 
    (2) New York
    (3) Singapore 
    (4) Sydney
    Answer:
    157. (4) APEC Australia 2007 was a series of political meetings held around Australia between the 21
    member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation during 2007. Various meetings were held across Australia from January to August 2007, with the event cumulating in Leaders Week, where the heads of government of each member economy attended Sydney, New South Wales from 2 to 9
    September 2007.

    158.Who among the following is a nonresident Indian ?

    (1) An Indian tourist in America
    (2) A person of Indian origin working as a Computer Engineer in America
    (3) A person of Indian origin employed in the U.N.O. office at New Delhi
    (4) The Indian manager of State Bank of India branch in London
    Answer:
    158. (2) A non-resident Indian (NRI) is a citizen of India who holds an Indian passport and has temporarily emigrated to another country for six months or more for work, residence or any other purpose. As per a UNDP’s 2010 report, after China, India has the largest diaspora in the world, estimated at 25 million, besides being one of the largest “sending” nations in Asia, with an emigration rate of 0.8% out of which 72% work in other Asian countries.

    159. Where is the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management located ?

    (1) Dehradoon 
    (2) Hyderabad
    (3) New Delhi 
    (4) Itanagar
    Answer:
    159. (2) The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management or NAARM is located in Rajendranagar near Hyderabad. It was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at Hyderabad, in 1976, to address issues related to agricultural research and education management. The activities of the Academy cover a broad range of themes in three key areas: Agricultural systems management and policies, Information and communication management and Human resources management.

    160. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Academy is located at

    (1) Secunderabad
    (2) Rae Bareilly
    (3) Jodhpur
    (4) Delhi
    Answer:
    160. (2) The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Academy is a aviation school under the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India. The agency head office is located in Raebareli Airport (Fursatganj Airfield) in Raebareli district, Uttar Pradesh. The agency also has a liaison office in the administrative block at Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi.


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