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IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2006 (PART -2)

IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2006 (PART -2)

IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2006 (PART -2)

26. In which one of the following oceans is Diamantina Trench situated ?
(a) Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean
(c) Indian Ocean (d) Arctic Ocean

27. What is IndoNext which was launched in January, 2005 ?
(a) A new scheme to promote Indian tourism
(b) A new scheme to promote export of Indian handicrafts
(c) An association of the Non-Resident Indians to organize Pravasi Bhartiya Divas every year in India
(d) An alternative trading platform being promoted by the Bombay Stock Exchange and Regional Stock Exchanges.

28. In which one of the following areas did the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research make significant progress in the year 2005?
(a) Reprocessing the uranium-plutonium  mixed carbide fuel of the Fast Breeder test Reactor.
(b) New applications of radioisotopes in metallurgy
(c) A new technology for production of heavy water
(d) A new technology for high level nuclear waste management.

29. Zayed bin Sultan-al-Nahyan was a long  serving President of which of the following ?
(a) Oman
(b) Kuwait
(c) United Arab Emirates
(d) Saudi Arabia

30. Which one of the following Indian banks is not a nationalized bank ?
(a) Corporation Bank
(b) Dena Bank
(c) Federal bank
(d) Vijaya Bank

31. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located ?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Karnataka
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Uttranchal

32. Who among the following is a Hindustani classical singer ?
(a) Geeta Chandran
(b) Leela Samson
(c) Gangubai Hangal
(d) Swapnasundari

33. Other than India and China, which of the following groups of countries border Myanmar ?
(a) Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam
(b) Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia
(c) Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia
(d) Thailand, Laos and Bangladesh

34. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

Well-known Place Country

(a) Baikonour : Russia
(b) Kourou : French Guiana
(c) Borobudar : Indonesia
(d) Cannes : France

35. Through which one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass ?
(a) Brazil, Zambia and Malaysia
(b) Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia
(c) Brazil, Sudan and Malaysia
(d) Venezuela, Ethiopia and Indonesia

36. From north towards South, which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given rivers in India ?
(a) Shyok - Spiti - Zaskar - Satluj
(b) Shyok - Zaskar - Spiti - Satluj
(c) Zaskar - Shyok - Satluj - Spiti
(d) Zaskar - Satluj - Shyok - Spiti

37. What is the approximate mean velocity with which the Earth moves round the Sun in its orbit ?
(a) 20 km/s (b) 30 km/s
(c) 40 km/s (d) 50 km/s

38. Match List . I with Likst . II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List . I
(Finding/Invention/ Calculation)

A. Time Taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun
B. Calculation of the value of (.pi.)
C. Invention of the digit zero
D. The game of snakes and ladders

List . II
(Ancient Indian Scholar)

1. Aryabhatta
2. Bhaskaracharya
3. Budhayana
4. Gyandev

A B C D

(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 1 4 2 3

39. Which of the following is not correctly matched ?

Prominent Indian Writer Language

(a) Raja Rao : Telugu
(b) Gobind Trimbuk Deshpande : Marathi
(c) Subramaniyam Bharati : Tamil
(d) Tara Shankar Joshi : Gujarati

40. What was the main reason for which Niger was in the news in recent times?
(a) Many deaths due to AIDS
(b) Fierce civil war
(c) Intense fighting with Algeria
(d) Famine and starvation

41. Consider the following statements :
1. Meningococ cal Meningitis is transmitted from person to person by mosquito bites.
2. Vomiting and neck pain are two of the symptoms of Meningococcal meningitis.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

42. Consider the following statements :
1. In India, during the financial year 2004 - 2005 an increase of below 10% over the value of exports (in rupee terms) in the financial year 2003 - 2004 was reported.
2. According to the WTO, India.s share in the world merchandise exports 2% in the year 2005.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

43. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) ?
(a) Armenia (b) Belarus
(c) Estonia (d) Georgia

44. Match List . I with Likst . II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List . I (Author)

A. Amartya Sen
B. Bimal Jalan
C. Arundhati Roy
D. Mani Shankar

List . II (Book)

1. An Ordinary Person.s Guide to Empire
2. The Argumentative Indian
3. The Future of India
4. Confessions of a Aiyar Secular Fundamental

A B C D

(a) 3 2 1 4
(b) 3 2 4 1
(c) 2 3 1 4
(d) 2 3 4 1

45. A watch showed a time of fourteen minutes past nine (9 hrs and 14 minutes).
The positions of the hour-hand and the minutehand of the watch are exactly interchanged.
The new time shown by the watch is closes to which one of the following ?
(a) Twelve minutes to three
(b) Thirteen minutes to three
(c) Fourteen minutes to three
(d) Fifteen minutes to three

46. Consider the following statements :
1. The agreement on South Asian FreeTrade Area (SAFTA) came into effect from 1st December, 2005.
2. As per SAFTA agreement terms, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to decrease their custom duties to the level of 0 to 5 percent by the year 2013.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

47. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

Recent Scientific Achievement Country

(a) Creating the World.s first mouse : United Kingdom
(b) Cloning a human embryo for the first time : Germany
(c) Guiding a spacecraft for Collision with a comet : United States of America
(d) Landing a spacecraft on an asteroid : Japan

48. Which one among the following is not a good source of nutritional calcium ?
(a) Rice (b) Ragi
(c) Skimmed milk (d) Egg

49. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched ?

Inventor Invention

1. Christopher : Hovercraft Cockerell
2. David Bushnell : Submarine
3. J.C. Perrier : Steamship

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2, only
(c) 2 and 3, only (d) 1 and 3, only

50. Which one among the following commissions was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the Constitution of India ?
(a) University Grants commission
(b) National Human Rights Commission
(c) Election Commission
(d) Central Vigilance Commission





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