23rd November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1990 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 121 to 130]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q121. The well-known painting ‘Bani Thani’ belongs to the

(a) Kangra School

(b) Kishangarh School

(c) Bundi School

(d) Jaipur School


Q122. Out of the total area, the ‘cultivable plains’ in India constitutes about

(a) 23 per cent

(b) 36 per cent

(c) 41 per cent

(d) 51 per cent


Q123. Consider the following effects of genetic engineering :

1. Disease resistance

2. Growth promotion

3. Closing

4. Longevity

Of these effects, those that have been tried out with a certain amount of success include

(a) 1, 3 and 4

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q124. Match the following:

List I (Author) List II (Book)

A. J. L. Nehru 1. Golden Threshold

B. Piloo Mody 2. Glimpses of World History

C. Sarojini Naidu 3. The Judgement

D. Kuldip Nayar 4. Zulfi, My Friend


(a) 4 2 1 3

(b) 2 4 1 3

(c) 3 2 4 1

(d)1 2 3 4


Q125. ‘The Modern Review’ was started by

(a) Madan Mohan Malaviya

(b) C. V. Chintamani

(c) Ramanand Chatterjee

(d) Annie Besant


Q126. Which one of the following plants is effective in reducing water pollution and is also useful for producing biogas?

(a) Eucalyptus

(b) Water hyacinth

(c) Salvinio

(d) Lotus


Q127. Consider the following statements regarding ‘biomedication’. It involves the use of bacteria and fungi to

1. Clean up aquifers

2. Clean up toxic dumps

3. Clean up oil spills

4. Cure bacterial and fungal disease

(a) 1 and 2 are correct

(b) 1 and 3 are correct

(c) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct


Q128. Who is the first Indian to win the grandmaster’s title?

(a) D. V. Prasad

(b) S. V. Natarajan

(c) Vishwanathan Anand

(d) Ravi Kumar


Q129. The Uruguay round of negotiations is primarily concerned with reduction in

(a) The debt burden of developing countries.

(b) Restrictions on the operation of a flexible exchange rate system.

(c) Restrictions on trade in agriculture and services.

(d) Restrictions on fishing rights on the high seas.


Q130. The term “Fiscal Crisis” in India currently refers primarily to

(a) Increase in non-developmental government expenditure.

(b) Increase in public debt.

(c) Recurring deficit on current account in the government budget.

(d) Phenomenal increase in external indebtedness.

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 111-120] refer yesterday’s post.

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