24th November, 2016 (Prelims)

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Todays 10 questions from 2008 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 131 to 140]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q131. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them :

List I (Artiste) List II (Instrument)

A. Sadiq Ali Khan 1. Veena

B. V. G. Jog 2. Sarod

C. Ali Akbar Khan 3. Flute

D. Pannalal Ghosh 4. Violin

A B C D

(a) 1 4 2 3

(b) 2 1 3 4

(c) 4 3 1 2

(d) 1 3 2 4

 

Q132. Match list I with list II and select the correct answer using the codes given below them :

List I (City) List II (Place)

A. Budapest 1. Alexander Platz

B. Warsaw 2. Walesa Square

C. Berlin 3. Tiananmen Square

D. Beijing 4. Ceausescu Square

5. Parliament Square

A B C D

(a) 4 3 1 5

(b) 3 4 5 2

(c) 5 2 4 3

(d) 5 2 1 3

 

Q133. Which one of the following is the National Flower of India ?

(a) Rose

(b) Canna

(c) Lotus

(d) Marigold

 

Q134. The following figure shows a graphical representation of the amount earmarked for “Subsidies” in the Union Budget: The curve which correctly represents the variation of the quantum of subsidies over the past few years is

(a) I

(b) II

(c) III

(d) IV

 

Q135. Consider the following objectives of the Budget proposals:

1. Encouraging the use of indigenous intermediate products.

2. Reducing the incidence of indirect taxes.

3. Simplifying the procedure for collecting indirect taxes.

4. Integrating all indirect taxes info on coordinated tax.

MODVAT was introduced to achieve

(a) 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1 and 2

 

Q136. Consider the following policy decisions of the Government:

1. Giving autonomy to the electronic media.

2. Appointing an industrialist as the Chairman of the Indian Airlines.

3. Hiring computer services on contract basis from the market.

4. Selling equity shares of the State Bank of India in the market.

Of the above, which would constitute privatisation ?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 2 and 4

 

Q137. How many major ports are there at present in India ?

(a) 5

(b) 10

(c) 12

(d) 15

 

Q138. Consider the following statements regarding Safdar Hashmi:

1. He had Marxist affiliations.

2. He wrote children’s poems.

3. He was a street-play artiste.

4. He was a well-known classical singer.

Of these statements

(a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(b) 1, 2 and 4 are correct

(c) 1, 3 and 4 are correct

(d) 2, 3 and 4 are correct

 

Q139. Assertion (A) : When a wheel is in motion, a point (on the rim) which is farthest away from the ground will have the highest speed while the point (on the rim) closest to the ground will have the lowest speed.

Reason (R): The speed of the point on the rim in the direction of motion and along the circumference of the wheel are additive.

(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 a correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.

 

Q140. Assertion (A) : The ratio of direct taxes to gross domestic product in India has been falling in the recent past.

Reason (R): Unaccounted “black money” has grown rapidly.

(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 a correct explanation of A.

(c) A is true but R is false.

(d) A is false but R is true.

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 121-130] refer yesterday’s post.

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