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Current Affairs Quiz 2014, Questions Answers for All Exams

1. Which one of the following groups of animals are primates?
(A) Giraffes' and Zebras (B) Kangaroos and Koalas
(C) Lemurs and Lorises (D) Rabbits and Hares
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2. The detification/worship of which of the following was not a part of the religion of Indus Valley People?
(A) Mother Goddess (B) Forces of Nature
(C) Trees and their spirits (D) Certain animal chimeras and their anthropic figures
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3. Which dynasty founder was an elected head?
(A) Gahadavala (B) Chandella
(C) Pala (D) Chahamana
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4. Regarding the International Monetary Fund, which one of the following statements is correct?
(A) It can grant loans to any country (B) It can grant loans to only developed countries
(C) It can grants loans to only member countries (D) It can grant loans to the central bank of a country
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5. Who among the following Chinese travelers visited the kingdoms of Harshavardhana and Kumar Bhaskar Varma?
(A) A-I-tsing (B) Fa-Hien
(C) Hiuen Tsang (D) Sun Shuyun
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6. Whose philosophy is called the Advaita ?
(A) Ramanujacharya (B) Shankaracharya
(C) Nagarjuna (D) Vasumitra
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7. In which one of the following islands of India is an active volcano found?
(A) Car Nicobar Island (B) Nancowry Island
(C) Barren Island (D) Maya Bunder Island
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8. What is the jeweller's rouge?
(A) Ferric carbonate (B) Ferrous carbonate
(C) Ferrous oxide (D) Ferric oxide
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9. What is the concentration of acetic acid in the table vinegar?
(A) 4 to 8 % (B) 20 to 25 %
(C) 30 to 35 % (D) 40 to 50 %
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10. Guncotton is used as a propellant or low-order explosive. Chemically the gun cotton is–
(A) potassium hydroxide (B) cellulose sulphate
(C) cellulose nitrate (D) calcium phosphate
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11. Which of the following does not give correctly the name of the original state out of whose territory the new state was created?
(A) Goa from Maharashtra (B) Arunachal Pradesh from Asom
(C) Meghalaya from Asom (D) Andhra Pradesh from the state of Madras
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12. The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in–
(A) The United Kingdom (B) Australia
(C) The United States (D) Canada
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13. Freedom of the Press in India–
(A) is specifically provided in Article 19(1)(A) of the Constitution
(B) is implied the wider freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 19(1)(A) of the Constitution
(C) is guaranteed under the provisions of Article 361 (A) of the Constitution
(D) emanates from the operation of the rule of Law in the country
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14. In the last one decade, which one among the following sectors has attracted the highest foreign direct investment inflows into India?
(A) Food processing (B) Services sector
(C) Chemicals other than fertilizers (D) Telecommunication
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15. Among the following states, which one has the most suitable climatic conditions for the cultivation of a large variety of orchids with minimum cost of production and can develop an export oriented industry in this field?
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Uttar Pradesh
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16. Sal trees are the typical species of–
(A) Tropical rain forest (B) Tropical monsoon forest
(C) Taiga forest (D) Tundra forest
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17. Latin America consists of people of different origins but they are known by a unity on which it was named. This unity is based upon–
(A) language (B) religion
(C) origin (D) All of these
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18. Who of the following built the temple of the Sun God at Konark?
(A) Anantavarman (B) Narasimha I
(C) Kapilendra (D) Purushottama
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19. Jayadeva, who wrote "Gita Govinda" was the court poet of–
(A) Laxman Sen of Sena dynasty (B) Dharmpala of Pala dynasty
(C) Gopala of Pala dynasty (D) None of the above
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20. Which of the following is the oldest Trade Union Organisation in India?
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21. In 1717, which Mughal Emperor gave the English East India Company a firman granting trade privileges in India?
(A) Shah Alam II (B) Bahadur Shah
(C) Jahandar Shah (D)Farrukhsiyar
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22. Which of the following statements is are correct?
(A) Jahangir executed Sikh Guru Arjun Dev because he had given shelter to rebellious prince Khusrau
(B) Mewar submitted to the Mughals during the reign of Jahangir largely owing to the able command of Prince Khurram
(C) Both 'a' and 'b'
(D) Neither 'a' nor 'b'
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23. Which one of the following longitudes determines the Indian Standard Time?
(A) 85.5° E (B) 86.5° E
(C) 84.5° E (D) 82.5° E
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24. Which of the following combination of atomic orbitals never form the sigma bond?
(A) Sp3-Sp3 (B) Sp3–Sp2
(C) sp-s (D) py–py
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25. The first geological time scale was developed by–
(A) Giovani Arduina (B) William Smith
(C) R Malthus (D) George Cuvier
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