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  • 1. 

    The government has adopted a new index, measuring the growth in industrial production on June 10, 2011. Which of the following items is excluded in the new series having base year 2004-2005?

    • A.

      UPS

    • B.

      Rice

    • C.

      Fireworks

    • D.

      Wood furniture

    • E.

      Computer stationary

    Correct Answer
    C. Fireworks
    Explanation
    The new index, measuring the growth in industrial production, excludes fireworks. This means that the growth in industrial production does not take into account the production of fireworks.

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  • 2. 

    According to the new guidelines issued by Union Rural Development Ministry for new BPL Census, a household will not be included in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category if the households have - i) a member earning more than 10,000 per month ii) a member with Kisan Credit Card having a limit of 50,000 iii) owning a landline phone iv) three or more rooms with pucca walls

    • A.

      Only (i), (ii) & (iii)

    • B.

      Only (ii),(iii)& (iv)

    • C.

      Only (i), (ii) & (iv)

    • D.

      Only (i), (iii) & (iv)

    • E.

      All (i), (ii), (iii) & (iv)

    Correct Answer
    E. All (i), (ii), (iii) & (iv)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is All (i), (ii), (iii) & (iv). This means that a household will not be included in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category if they meet any of the following conditions: (i) they have a member earning more than 10,000 per month, (ii) they have a member with a Kisan Credit Card having a limit of 50,000, (iii) they own a landline phone, and (iv) they have three or more rooms with pucca walls. Therefore, for a household to be considered below the poverty line, none of these conditions should be met.

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  • 3. 

    How much amount has recently been released by Central Government to 12 States for integrated development of fodder under Accelerated Fodder Development Programme (AFDP) .

    • A.

      Rs. 119.5 crore

    • B.

      Rs. 120.2 crore

    • C.

      Rs. 125.7 crore

    • D.

      Rs. 135.6 crore

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Rs. 119.5 crore
    Explanation
    The Central Government has recently released Rs. 119.5 crore to 12 states for the integrated development of fodder under the Accelerated Fodder Development Programme (AFDP). This funding will support the states in improving the quality and availability of fodder for livestock, which is crucial for the dairy and animal husbandry sectors. This investment will contribute to the overall growth and development of the livestock sector in these states, benefiting farmers and promoting sustainable agriculture practices.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is the name of Toyota’s small car launched recently?

    • A.

      Innova

    • B.

      Fiorano

    • C.

      Elantra

    • D.

      EtiosLiva

    • E.

      Sedan Fiesta

    Correct Answer
    D. EtiosLiva
    Explanation
    EtiosLiva is the correct answer as it is mentioned in the question that Toyota's small car was launched recently. Out of all the options given, only EtiosLiva fits this criteria. Innova is not a small car, Fiorano is not a Toyota car, Elantra is a Hyundai car, and Sedan Fiesta is not a Toyota car. Therefore, EtiosLiva is the most suitable answer.

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  • 5. 

    Who has been awarded Best Actress Award in 58th National Film Festival?

    • A.

      Priyanka Chopra

    • B.

      Sonakshi Sinha

    • C.

      Vidya Balan

    • D.

      Katrina Kaif

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    The question asks about the recipient of the Best Actress Award in the 58th National Film Festival. However, none of the options provided (Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif) is the correct answer. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above."

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  • 6. 

    To which one among the following states the Central Government has recently released Rs.75.83 crore as central capital investment subsidy for industrial units?

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Karanatka

    • C.

      Uttarakhand

    • D.

      Jharkhand

    • E.

      Himachal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    E. Himachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    The Central Government has recently released Rs.75.83 crore as central capital investment subsidy for industrial units in Himachal Pradesh. This indicates that the government is providing financial support to promote industrial growth and development in the state.

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  • 7. 

    PHC is the first contact point between village community and the Medical Officer.What does the term PHC stands for?

    • A.

      Public Health Center

    • B.

      Primary Health Center

    • C.

      Public Health Court

    • D.

      Primary Health Court

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Primary Health Center
    Explanation
    The term PHC stands for Primary Health Center. It is the first contact point between the village community and the Medical Officer. These centers are responsible for providing essential primary healthcare services to the community, including preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative services. They play a crucial role in delivering healthcare services at the grassroots level and act as a gateway to higher levels of healthcare facilities.

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  • 8. 

    The 60th anniversary of United Nations Refugee Agency ‘UNHCR’ was celebrated  on -  

    • A.

      5th June 2011

    • B.

      8th June 2011

    • C.

      10th June 2011

    • D.

      13th June 2011

    • E.

      20th June 2011

    Correct Answer
    E. 20th June 2011
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20th June 2011.

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  • 9. 

    Which film won the Best Picture award in 83rd Oscar Award 2011 ceremony conferred in Feburary2011.

    • A.

      Inception

    • B.

      The Social Network

    • C.

      The Departed

    • D.

      The King’s Speech

    • E.

      The Wolfman

    Correct Answer
    D. The King’s Speech
    Explanation
    The film "The King's Speech" won the Best Picture award in the 83rd Oscar Awards ceremony in 2011.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following countries has recently been declared as free of landmines by United Nation?

    • A.

      Libya

    • B.

      Iran

    • C.

      Nepal

    • D.

      Sri-Lanka

    • E.

      Bangladesh

    Correct Answer
    C. Nepal
    Explanation
    Nepal has recently been declared as free of landmines by the United Nations. This means that all known landmines in Nepal have been cleared and the country is now considered safe from the threat of landmines. This is a significant achievement for Nepal and demonstrates their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of their citizens.

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