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#  The production of wheat in India during 2006-07 and 2009-10 has—
(A) Maintained an upward trend (Ans)
(B) Experienced a shortfall
(C) Experienced fluctuations
(D) Remained stagnant


#  Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
(A) Amguri – Petroleum
(B) Lanjgarh – Bauxite
(C) Kamptee – Copper (Ans)
(D) Bellary – Iron ore


#  The leading producer of Titanium in the world is—
(A) India
(B) Japan
(C) Russia (Ans)
(D) U.S.A.


#  Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? Power Projects – States
(A) Jawahar Sagar – Rajasthan
(B) Nagarjun Sagar – Andhra Pradesh
(C) Sivasamudram – Kerala (Ans)
(D) Gandhi Sagar – Madhya Pradesh


#  Assertion (A) : There is a shortage of pulses but not of protein in India.
Reason (R) : The demand for pulses remains a priority.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below—
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A) (Ans)
(C) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false, but (R) is true



#  Which one of the following is the longest inland waterways of the country ?
(A) Kakinada – Marakkam
(B) Kollam – Kottapuram
(C) Sadia – Dhubri
(D) Allahabad – Haldia (Ans)


#  Arrange the following States of India in descending order of their rice production and select the correct answer from the codes given below— 1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Punjab
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. West Bengal
Codes :
(A) 2, 1, 4, 3
(B) 3, 4, 1, 2
(C) 4, 1, 3, 2 (Ans)
(D) 4, 3, 2, 1


#  Andhra Pradesh was created as a linguistic State in—
(A) 1950
(B) 1953 (Ans)
(C) 1956
(D) 1961


#  Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
(A) Amlai —Chhattisgarh (Ans)
(B) Ballarpur —Maharashtra
(C) Brajrajnagar —Orissa
(D) Rajahmundry —Andhra Pradesh


#  The two largest consumers of chemical fertilizers in India are—
(A) Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
(B) Punjab and Haryana (Ans)
(C) Punjab and Uttar Pradesh
(D) Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh


#  United Nations Organization has designated 2010 as ‘International Year for the Youth’. From which date does the international year for the youth begin ? (A) January 1, 2010
(B) August 1, 2010
(C) August 12, 2010 (Ans)
(D) January 12, 2010


#  To safeguard against cyber attacks and threats of data theft the ‘Centre for Development of Advanced Computing’ has developed a new software called— (A) AVARODH
(B) NAYAN (Ans)
(C) TRIKAL
(D) None of these


#  The Oscar Award 2010 for the best film was given to—
(A) Crazy Heart
(B) The Blind Side
(C) The Cove
(D) The Hurt Locker (Ans)


#  Which one of NTPC plants is not gas-based ?
(A) Auraiya
(B) Aonla
(C) Dadri
(D) Tanda (Ans)


#  According to a survey conducted by the ‘National Council for Applied Economic Research’ (data released recently), which State in India has the highest percentage of population below the poverty line ? (A) Jharkhand
(B) Bihar
(C) Chhattisgarh (Ans)
(D) Madhya Pradesh


#  India concluded its ‘Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement’ with U.K. in—
(A) February 2010 (Ans)
(B) January 2010
(C) March 2010
(D) April 2010



#  Who has been chosen to head the Coalition Government in U.K. as a result of Parliamentary elections of May 6, 2010 ? (A) Nick Clegg
(B) Tony Blair
(C) David Cameron (Ans)
(D) Margaret Thatcher


#  The countries between which the ‘Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty’ (START) was signed in April, 2010 are—
(A) U.S.A. and Russia (Ans)
(B) Russia and China
(C) U.S.A. and China
(D) U.S.A. and North Korea


#  The air crash which occurred in April 2010 and resulted in the death of the President of Poland, took place in— (A) Poland
(B) Russia (Ans)
(C) Germany
(D) Italy


#  Russia has agreed recently to construct how many units of nuclear reactors at Kundankulam in Tamil Nadu ?
(A) 2 (Ans)
(B) 4
(C) 5
(D) 6


#  The President of which Central Asian country fled from his country in April 2010 and submitted his resignation ? (A) Kazakhstan
(B) Kyrgyzstan (Ans)
(C) Turkmenistan
(D) Uzbekistan


#  The official code name of the Pokhran nuclear test–1974, was—
(A) Smiling Buddha (Ans)
(B) Thunder Bolt
(C) Flying Garud
(D) Agni Pareeksha


#  Garima II is the name of a—
(A) Cloned buffalo (Ans)
(B) Cloned cow
(C) Cloned sheep
(D) BT tomato


#  Who, of the following, has been appointed as Chairman of Mumbai Stock Exchange in March 2010 ?
(A) Prof. Rakesh Mohan
(B) Prof. Bhagwati
(C) S. Rama Dorai (Ans)
(D) Prof. Manoranjan Mishra


#  The International Youth Festival held in August 2010, was in—
(A) Mexico city
(B) Moscow (Ans)
(C) Beijing
(D) Tokyo


#  Which one of the following statements about Brahmos is not correct ?
(A) It is supersonic cruise missile
(B) It has been built in India in collaboration with Russia
(C) It was successfully test-fired in Bay of Bengal on 22 March, 2010
(D) Its flight range is 400 km. (Ans)


#  Who is not a recipient of International Gandhi Peace Prize ?
(A) Dasmond Tutu
(B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Aung Suu Kyi
(D) Shabana Azmi (Ans)


#  The Fourth Ministerial Meet of the WTO was held at—
(A) Singapore
(B) Geneva
(C) Seattle
(D) Doha (Ans)


#  Who among the following is not included in the list of artists in whose memory, the Indian Post and Telegraph Department has declared on February 24, 2010 to issue postal stamps ? (A) Kanan Devi
(B) Meena Kumari
(C) Nutan (Ans)
(D) Madhubala


#  What percentage of central tax revenue has been recommended for allocation to the States by the Thirteenth Finance Commission ? (A) 30•5%
(B) 31•0%
(C) 32•0% (Ans)
(D) 32•5%


#  The new W.P.I. series was introduced on—
(A) 1 April, 2010
(B) 1 July, 2010
(C) 15 August, 2010
(D) 14 September, 2010 (Ans)


#  The man who won 3 Grand Slams during 2010 is—
(A) Andre Agassi
(B) Rafael Nadal (Ans)
(C) Roger Federer
(D) Roy Emerson