Q. The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy of development guided the planning practice in India from the- 1 Fourth Five-Year Plan to the Eight Five-Year Plan 2 First Five-Year Plan to the Sixth Five-Year Plan 3 Second Five-Year Plan to the Seventh Five-Year Plan 4 First Five-Year Plan to the Eight Five-Year Plan
Q. While a proclamation of emergency is in operation, the duration of the Lok Sabha can be extended for a period - 1 not exceeding nine months 2 not exceeding three months 3 of two years at a time 4 of one year at a time
Q. The National Commission for Women was created by - 1 an amendment in the Constitution of India 2 an Act passed by the Parliament 3 an order of the President of India 4 a decision of the Union Cabinet
Q. Under which law it is prescribed that all proceedings in the Supreme Court of India shall be in English language? 1 The Supreme Court Rules, 1966 2 Article 145 of the Constitution of India 3 Article 348 of the Constitution of India 4 A Legislation made by the Parliament In which River Hirakud dam(longest dam in India) is situated ? Answer:Mahanadi(Odisha)
In which River Bhakranangal dam(largest dam in India) is situated ?
In which River Tehri Dam (highest dam in India) is situated ? Answer:Bhagirathi River (Uttarakhand)
In which River Nagarjunasagar Dam is situated ? Answer:Krishna RiverRead 11. Norman Borlaug is associated with the
(A) Rainbow Revolution. (B) Green Revolution. (C) White Revolution.
(D) Blue Revolution. (E) Pink Revolution
12. Where was India’s first shipyard built by Walchand Hirachand in the early 1940s?
(A) Tuticorin (B) Mumbai (C) Visakhapatnam (D) Kolkata (E) Kochin
13. What is the name of the Plan for economic development of India published in 1944 by technocrats and businessmen?
(A) Avadi Plan (B) Bombay Plan (C) Swadeshi Plan
(D) Gandhian Manifesto (E) Peoples Plan
14. The Saffir-Simpson Scale is used to measure the intensity of
(A) earthquakes. (B) hurricanes. (C) desertification. (D) soil erosion. (E) None of the above
15. Which Indian IT major company has been awarded special commendation at the "Asian Human Capital Award 2012" to impart training to rural poor and backward community?
(A) Wipro (B) TCS (C) Infosys (D) Mphasis (E) None of these
16. Grasslands in high plateaus of South Africa are termed as
(A) Prairies. (B) Pampas (C) Steppes. (D) Veldts. (E) None of these
17. Foreign Trade policy is framed / evolved for a period of 5 years. Which is the period that is covered by the current foreign trade policy?
20. What is the tenure of the 13th Finance commission?
(A) 2010-2015 (B) 2009-2014 (C) 2008-2013 (D) 2011-2016 (E) 2012-2017
1.The Sarvodaya Movement was started by (a)Mahatma Gandhi (b) Jayprakash Narayan (c) Vinoba Bhave (d) Datta Dharmodhikari
2.The Simon Commission was appointed in (a)1927 (b) 1928 (c) 1929 (d) 1930
3.When the fully developed splendid form of temple architecture emerged in India? (a) First century B. C. (b) Fourth century B. C. (c) Sixth century A. D. (d) Eight century A. D
4.When was Burma separated from India (a) 1947 (b) 1942 (c)1937(c) 1932
5.Where did Rigvedic Aryans live in India? (a) Northern India (b) All over India (c) Eastern part of India (d)Sapta Sindhu area
6.Which of the following was the most significant feature of the Indus Valley Civilization? (a) Economic System (b) Religious life (c)Town Planning (d) Social life
7.Which ruler went to Sri Lanka to spread Buddhism (a) Ashoka (b) Samudragupta (c)Sanghamitra and Mahinda (d) Chitragupta
8.Who amongst the following is regarded as the historical founder of Jainism? (a) Mahavira (b) Sisunaga (c)Rishabha (d) Gautama
9.Who is the founder of the Capital city of Agra? (a) Akbar (b) Babar (c)Sikinder Lodi (d) Mubarak Shah Sayyad
10.Who was the founder of All India Muslim League? (a) Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (b)Nawab Saleem Ullah Khan (c) Liyaqat Ali Khan (d) Mohammad Ali Jinnah Muslim League was founded by Aga Khan III and nawab Saleem Ullah Khan but it became prominently known to function under jinnah only because of the separate statehood of Pakistan.
1. Who is the Author of book “Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten The World Economy”?
(A) Amartya Sen (B) Raghuram Rajan (C) Kaushik Basu (D) C. Ranga Rajan (E) None of these
2. Guru Vempati China Satyam, Padma Bhushan passed away in July 2012. He is an exponent of which Indian classical dance form?
(A) Bharata Natyam (B) Kathak (C) Kathakali (D) Kuchipudi(E) Manipuri
3. As per National Dairy Development Board, while India is in the top position in the world in respect of milk production with 127.3 million tonnes in 2010-11, which state occupies the first position in milk production?
4. Forbes magazine released “Forbes list of 100 most powerful women of 2012” on 22nd August 2012. While Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, occupies the 1st rank in the list, who among the following is the frontrunner indian women in the rankings?
(A) Indra Nooyi, CEO, Pepsi Co
(B) Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, CISCO Systems
(C) Chanda Kochchar, MD, and CEO, ICICI Bank
(D) Kiran Muzumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon
(E) Sonia Gandhi, President, Indian NationalCongress - 6th
5. Which Public Sector Bank in India is the first bank to launch on 22nd August, 2012 floating rate deposit product FRTD (Floating Rate Interest on Retail Term Deposit)?
(A) State Bank of India (B)IDBI Bank(C) Canara Bank
(D) Punjab National Bank (E) Bank of Baroda
6. With the increase of India’s contribution to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2.44% to 2.75%. India becomes the 8th largest shareholder in IMF, while _____ and _____ occupy the 1st and the 2nd positions respectively.
(A) Brazil and Russia (B) China and France (C) USA and Japan
(D) UK and Germany (E) None of these
7. While Pranab Mukherjee is the 13th President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari is the ______ Vice-President of India.
(A) 14th (B) 13th
(E) None of these
8. Which state on April 24th 2012, won the “Best State award for strengthening Panchayati Raj Institution” and “Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme Award” for the year 2011-12?
(A) Assam (B) Arunachal Pradesh (C) Sikkim (D) Nagaland (E) Tripura
9. Which of the following major ports in India that are not located in West coast?
(A) Ennore (B) Tuiticorin (C) New Mangalore (D) (A) and (B) (E) Kandla
10. PURA, Provision of Urban Amenities for Rural Areas, was launched in June 2012, aiming at bringing basic facilities to the newly designated towns. The scheme will be implemented in six states. Which of the following states is not figured in the scheme?
(A) Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu (B) West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh
(C) Kerala and Maharashtra (D) Odisha and Madhya Pradesh
Golden Revolution: Fruit Production Grey Revolution: Fertilizer Production Blue Revolution: Fish Production Black Revolution: Petroleum Production Pink Revolution: Prawn Production Round Revolution: Potato Production Red Revolution: Meat/Tomato Production Silver Revolution: Egg/Poultry ProductionWhite Revolution: Milk Production
Yellow Revolution: Oil seeds Production
VITRIOL : BITTER A) hindsight : perfect B) alabaster : white C) buoyancy : light D) equilibrium : just E) jubilation : biblical
2) INVECTIVE : BLAME A) homage : copy B) grandeur : admire C) duplicity : increase D) depravity : corrupt E) masonry : construct
3) VERNACULAR : REGIONAL A) leaf : autumnal B) senator : dissentious C) fluctuation : irregular D) budget : austere E) autopsy : fatal
4) VIRULENT : POISONOUS A) autonomous : free B) disparate : different C) botanical : flowery D) dormant : tired E) unique : eccentric
5) GRENADIER : ARMY A) inkling : pen B) wheelchair : paraplegic C) couch : lethargy D) count : nobility E) insurrection : government
6) FAKE : AUTHENTICITY A) latent : manifestation B) impenetrable : defense C) lacteal : milk D) preponderant : thought E) retrograde : direction
7) NEFARIOUS : VIRTUOUS A) stringent : solid B) subliminal : secret C) reticent : talkative D) jocular : humorous E) haggard : old 8) CASTIGATE : CRITICIZE
A) dishevel : destroy B) brutalize : attack C) legalize : filibuster D) predict : forecast
National Food Security Mission: NFSM will have three components National Food Security Mission – Rice (NFSM-Rice)
National Food Security Mission – Wheat (NFSM-Wheat)
National Food Security Mission – Pulses (NFSM-Pulses)
Total financial implications for the NFSM will be Rs.4882.48 crores during the XI Plan (2007-08 – 2011-12). Beneficiary farmers will contribute 50% of cost of the activities / work to be taken up at their / individual farm holdings.
Beneficiaries can choose to draw loans from the Banks, in which case subsidy amount prescribed for a particular component for which the loan availed will be released to the Banks.
The implementation of the NFSM would result in increasing the production of rice by 10 million tones, wheat by 8 million tones and pulses by 2 million tones by 2011-12. It would also create additional employment opportunities.
24 States (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal) will be covered under NFSM-Rice.
166 districts of 9 States (Punjab, Haryana, UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal) will be covered under NFSM-Wheat.
468 districts of 16 States (AP, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, MP, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP and West Bengal) will be covered under NFSM-Pulses.
20 million hectares of rice, 13 million hectares of wheat and 4.5 million hectares of pulses are included in these districts that roughly constitute 50% of cropped area for wheat and rice. For pulses, an additional 20% cropped area would be created.
The Centre has allocated over Rs 1,800 crore to states under NFSM this year to raise foodgrains output by 25 million tonnes in the 12th Five Year Plan period.
1.currency of poland is:
2. which country is known as "sugar bowl of world"
3. which country has lowest life expectancy at birth:
d. caspian sea 5. the only indian to won "MIss earth" title
a. prachi mishra
b. dia mirza
c. nicole faria
d. tanushree dutta
6. india's rank in medal tally of olympic 2012:
7.who started "home rule movement"
a. raja gopalachari
b. annie basant
c. mahatma gandhi
d. none of these
8. founder of the slave dynasty?
a. allaudin khilji
c. qutab-ud-din-aibakd. bahram singh
9. miss earth 2012 is
c. czech republic
10. the name of first "test tube calf" in india was:
a. pratham b. yamini
Wolf Prize - Israel Abel Prize - Norway Ramon Magsaysay Award - Philippines Templeton Prize - US Pulitzer Prize - US (Columbia University ) Kalinga Prize - UNESCO Carnegie Medal in Literature - British literary award Booker – British WISE=QUATOR Energy Statistics:
Just over half of rural India uses electricity as its main source of lighting, an increase of 12% over 2001. the data also shows that 43% of rural households still use kerosene to light their houses. In urban India , the spread of electricity is more complete , with 93% of households using electricity as their primary source of light.
over 85% of rural India still use firewood, crop residue or cow dung as its primary source of fuel for cooking. Even in urban India, the proportion of those using LPG is under twothirds.
20% of urban Indians still use firewood for cooking. For urban and rural areas put together, the proportion of those using kerosene as the primary cooking fuel has come down from 6.5% to 2.9% over the last 10 years. RAJIV GANDHI GRAMEEN VIDYUTIKARAN YOJANA AT A GLANCE Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) was launched in April-05 by merging all ongoing schemes. Under the programme 90% grant is provided by Govt. of India and 10% as loan by REC to the State Governments. REC is the nodal agency for the programme. The RGGVY aims at:
Electrifying all villages and habitations as per new definition
Providing access to electricity to all rural households Providing electricity Connection to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families free of charge Habitations above 100 population are being covered under the scheme. During XI Plan, 327 projects costing Rs.16,268 Crore have been sanctioned for electrification of 49,383 villages and for providing 162 lakh electricity connections BPL households. Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Lakshadweep, Puducherry are not participating in RGGVY programme
Govt Schemes(basic info):-
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana(PMGSY) ========================================== Nationwide plan in India to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages. It is under the authority of the Ministry of Rural Development
Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana(RGGVY) ===================================================== with the objective of electrifying over one lakh un-electrified villages and to provide free electricity connections to 2.34 Crore rural BPL households. This programme has been brought under the ambit of Bharat Nirman.
Indira Awaas Yojana - (IAY) =================================== is a Government of India social welfare programme to provide housing for the rural poor in India
National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme – (NREGS) ===========================================================
is an Indian job guarantee scheme, enacted by legislation on August 25, 2005. The scheme provides a legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage of INR120 (US$2.43) per day in 2009 prices. The Central government outlay for scheme is INR40,000 crore (US$8.11 billion) in FY 2010-11.
National Horticulture Mission(NHM) ====================================== The objective of this scheme is to provide holistic growth of horticulture sector in India and to enhance horticulture production.
Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana(RKVY) =========================================== aims at achieving 4% annual growth in the agriculture sector during the XI Plan period, by ensuring a holistic development of Agriculture and allied sectors.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan - (SSA) ===================================== India's flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner, as mandated by 86th amendment to the Constitution of India making free and compulsory Education to the Children of 6-14 years age group, a Fundamental Right.