General Knowledge Page - 003

#  The headquarters of Indian Meteorological Department was established in 1875 at—
(A) New Delhi
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Pune
(D) Calcutta (Ans)


#  Moisture condensed in small drops upon cool surface is called—
(A) Hail
(B) Dew (Ans)
(C) Snow
(D) Fog


#  How many agro-climatic zones (ACZ) are found in India ?
(A) 16
(B) 18
(C) 15 (Ans)
(D) 20


#  Tilt angle of a disc plough is generally—
(A) 10°
(B) 15°
(C) 20°
(D) 45° (Ans)


#  Pudding is done to—
(A) Reduce percolation of water
(B) Pulverise and levelling soil
(C) Kill weeds
(D) All of the above (Ans)


#  The Community Development Programme (CDP) was started in India on—
(A) 2nd October, 1950
(B) 2nd October, 1952 (Ans)
(C) 2nd October, 1951
(D) None of these


#  Which place is occupied by India in egg production ?
(A) First (Ans)
(B) Second
(C) Third
(D) Fourth


#  How much calories (cal) may be obtained from 100 gram chicken egg ?
(A) 175 cal
(B) 180 cal
(C) 160 cal (Ans)
(D) 130 cal


#  Main function of biofertilizer is—
(A) To increase chemical process
(B) To increase physiological process
(C) To increase biological process (Ans)
(D) To increase photosynthesis process


#  How much tomato average production (q.) may be yield from one hectare ?
(A) 100
(B) 105-150
(C) 250
(D) 160-275 (Ans)


#  Which type of soil is found near the canal banks ?
(A) Acidic and alkaline
(B) Acidic
(C) Alkaline (Ans)
(D) None of these


#  Which one is not biofertilizer ?
(A) Multiflex (Ans)
(B) PSB
(C) Vermicompost
(D) NADEP


#  In which form is nitrogen absorbed by paddy under waterlogged condition ?
(A) NH4 ion
(B) Nitrate ion (Ans)
(C) NO2 ion
(D) N2


#  Which one of the following do not relate to groundnut ?
(A) Brazil
(B) 2n = 40
(C) Pink disease (Ans)
(D) Tikka disease


#  Which of the following is produced highest in India ?
(A) Mango (Ans)
(B) Banana
(C) Papaya
(D) Grapes


#  The optimum temperature for the Banana crop is—
(A) 30°C
(B) 23°C (Ans)
(C) 21•5°C
(D) 26•5°C


#  Which one of the following varieties has been selected to develop Narendra Aonla-6 variety ?
(A) Chakaiya
(B) Hathijhool
(C) Banarasi
(D) Narendra Aonla-6 (Ans)


#  Red soil is poor in which of the following nutrients ?
(A) Phosphorus and Sulphur
(B) Phosphorus and Nitrogen
(C) Nitrogen and Zinc (Ans)
(D) Nitrogen and Potassium


#  A farming system in which airable crops are grown in alleys formed by trees or shrubs, to establish soil fertility and to enhance soil productivity, is known as— (A) Relay cropping
(B) Multiple cropping
(C) Alley cropping (Ans)
(D) Mixed cropping


#  The cropping intensity of Groundnut + Arhar – Sugarcane is—
(A) 200%
(B) 300%
(C) 150% (Ans)
(D) 250%


#  The scented variety of paddy is—
(A) Jaya
(B) Bala
(C) Type-3 (Ans)
(D) Type-1


#  From which language is the word ‘Agronomy’ taken ?
(A) Latin
(B) Greek (Ans)
(C) French
(D) German


#  Tarameera is belonged to which family ?
(A) Cruciferae (Ans)
(B) Linaceae
(C) Compositae
(D) Graminae


#  The size of clay particles are—
(A) 1•0 mm
(B) 0•2 – 0•02 mm
(C) < 0•02 mm
(D) < 0•002 mm (Ans)


#  When one plant has both male and female flowers separately, is called—
(A) Monophrodits
(B) Monoecious
(C) Hermaphrodite
(D) Apomixis (Ans)


#  Aamrapali is the cross of—
(A) Neelam x Dashaheri
(B) Dashaheri x Langra
(C) Langra x Dashaheri
(D) Dashaheri x Neelam (Ans)


#  Seed-plot technique is adopted in—
(A) Onion 
(B) Potato (Ans)
(C) Sugarcane 
(D) Tomato


#  The origin of litchi is—
(A) India 
(B) Philippines
(C) China  (Ans)
(D) Burma

#  Say’s Law of Markets states that—
(A) Demand creates its own supply
(B) Supply creates its own demand
(C) Demand creates its own demand
(D) Supply creates its own supply
 (Ans)
(E) None of these
#  Malthusian theory of population is based on—
(A) Harmonic progression of population
(B) Geometric progression of food production
(C) Arithmetic progression of population
 (Ans)
(D) Geometric progression of population
(E) All of the above
#  Gresham’s Law states that—
(A) Good money drives bad money out of circulation
(B) Bad money drives good money out of circulation
 (Ans)
(C) Both good money and bad money may co-exist
(D) Neither bad money nor good money may be long in circulation
(E) None of these
#  The on-going melt down had its origin in—
(A) The real sector
 (Ans)
(B) The financial sector
(C) The service sector
(D) The textile sector
(E) None of these
#  A competitive firm maximizes its profit when—
(A) MR = AR
(B) MR = MC
 (Ans)
(C) MC = AC
(D) MC = AR
(E) None of these
#  ‘Supernormal’ profit may exist in a market due to—
(A) Asymmetry of information
 (Ans)
(B) Restriction of information
(C) Quantity restriction
(D) Price restriction
(E) All the above
#  Profit is caused by—
(A) Dynamic element in the economy
(B) Innovation
(C) Windfall
(D) All of the above
 (Ans)
(E) None of these
#  Interest is paid—
(A) To compensate for inflation
(B) Due to superiority of present over future goods
 (Ans)
(C) Because demand for money outstrips its supply
(D) To ensure the growth of the real sector
(E) All the above
#  Investment is defined as a—
(A) Deployment of a sum in business operations
(B) Purchasing an interest bearing bond
(C) Change in the stock of capital
 (Ans)
(D) All the above
(E) None of these
#  The unproductive expenditure of the rich is—
(A) Necessary to the employment of the poor
 (Ans)
(B) An impediment to the growth of an economy
(C) Having no bearing on the economy
(D) Having bearing only on the economy of the rich
(E) None of these
#  Heckscher-Ohlin theory explains—
(A) Pattern of trade in terms of relative factor endowments of countries
 (Ans)
(B) Why a country may import products which use extensively the country’s scarce factor
(C) The law of comparative cost
(D) The concept of reciprocal demand
(E) All the above
#  ‘Quasi-rents’—
(A) Are in the nature of free gifts
(B) May be applicable to all factors of production
(C) Comprise of all the returns to the firm in excess of the returns of the marginal firm
 (Ans)
(D) All the above
(E) None of these
#  The indifference curve technique is essentially—
(A) A cardinal approach
(B) An ordinal approach
 (Ans)
(C) A quasi-ordinal approach
(D) All the above
(E) None of these
#  The slope of an indifference curve expresses—
(A) The marginal rate of substitution of two goods
 (Ans)
(B) A ratio of marginal utility of one good to another
(C) Both (A) and (B)
(D) A ratio of total utility of one good to another
(E) None of these
#  ‘Pass through’ effect in international trade theory refers to—
(A) The proportion of an exchange rate change that is reflected in export and import price change
 (Ans)
(B) Exports and imports not facing any tariff barrier
(C) Exports and imports not facing any technical barrier
(D) All of the above
(E) None of these
#  Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations—
(A) Started in 1986 and completed at the end of 1993
(B) Aimed at reversing the rising trend of non-tariff trade barriers
(C) Replaced the GATT with WTO
(D) Brought services and agriculture into WTO
(E) All of the above
 (Ans)
#  Product Cycle Model in international trade theory (Vernon, 1966)—
(A) Is an extension of technological gap model
(B) Is an extension of Heckscher-Ohlin model
(C) Explains dynamic comparative advantage of new products and new processes of production
(D) All of the above
(E) None of these
 (Ans)
#  Hedging and speculation in forex markets—
(A) Are opposite activities
 (Ans)
(B) Parallel activities
(C) Same activities
(D) All of the above
(E) None of these
#  A currency swap refer to—
(A) A spot sale of currency combined with a forward repurchase of the same currency—as part of single transaction
 (Ans)
(B) A forward sale of currency combined with a forward repurchase of the same currency—as part of a single transaction

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