Himachal Pradesh Allied Services Exam 2010

1.    In July 1999, Pakistani infiltrators were flushed out of the kargil sector of Kashmir in an operation flood called – Vijay

2.    The first Chief Election Commissioner of India was – Sukumar Sen

3.    Who composed the famous song “Sare Jahan Se Accha”? – Mohammad Iqbal

4.    The author of the book titled “The Future of India” is – Bimal Jalan

5.    The Taj Mahal is affected due to – Acid rain

6.    The operation which was launched on Nov. 26, 2008 by Security Forces of India to flush out terrorists holed up in Mumbai’s various hotels was – Operation Black Tornado

7.    The World’s First Woman Prime Minister was – Sirimao Bandarnaike

8.    The State animal of H.P. is – Snow Leopard

9.    Which place receives the lowest annual rainfall in H.P.? – Spiti

10.  Where is Bander Ghati (Monkey Valley)? – District Chamba

11.   Which districts shares the boundaries with maximum number of districts in H.P.?- Shimla & Mandi, each touches six other districts.

12. What is the Green Field Project of Government of H.P.? – To spread Health Education

13.  Dhauladhar range falls in ………..districts - Kangra, Chamba & Kullu

14.  Kangra school of Pahari paintings reached its zenith during the reign of – Raja 
Sansar Chand

15.  Which was the first bank in Shimla? – Alliance Bank of Shimla

16.   Kangra Fort is known as – Nagarkot & Bheemkot

17.   Bhunda ceremony is held after every – 12 years

18.   Which is the largest river in H.P. – Sutlej

19.   Binwa Hydro-electric project is situated in district………. of H.P. – Kangra

20.   Which was the oldest Princely State of H.P.? – Trigarta


21.   The State Tree of H.P. is – Deodar

22.   Malana in kullu is known for – One of the oldest democracies of the world 
consisting of about 5000 families, Independent political and judicial system & Devta Jamlu is revered here

23.   Dalai Lama came to Dharamsala in – 1959

24. Which airport is being developed by Airport Authority of India (AAI) in collaboration with Government of H.P.? – Kangra (Gaggal)

25.   The First Speaker of H.P. Legislative Assembly was – Jaiwant Ram

26.   How many Municipal Corporations (Nagar Nigam) are functioning in H.P.? – 1 (Shimla)

27.   Which is the India’s first 3-D digital animation film? – Bal Hanuman-2

28.   India’s first International Buddhist University, an Indo-Sri Lanka joint project is 
coming up at – Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh

29.   Bhut Jolokia, the chili generally recognized as the hottest in the world, is mainly grown in which state of India? – Assam

30.   India’s second Integrated Check Post (ICP) after Atari will come up at – Raxaul, Bihar

31.  The Government’s ambitious Unique Identity Project, aiming to give a 12-digit number to all citizens of the country, has been renamed – Aadhaar

32.   The first Indian to win any Golden Globe Award is – A.R Rahman

33.  Who was named the best actor in 57th National Film Awards, 2010? – Amitabh Bachchan

34.   Julia Gillard is the first woman Prime Minister of – Australia

35.  In which city of U.S.A did Swami Vivekananda participate in the World Parliament of Religion in 1893 A.D.? – Chicago

36.  Which Malayalam movie was adjusted Best Film in the 57th National Film Awards, 2010? - Kutty Srank

37.   International Youth Day is observed on – August 12

38.   Security Printing Press is situated at – Hyderabad

39.   The new Chief Election Commissioner of India is – S.Y. Qureshi

40. The Indian women who have been named among the Forbes’ most inspiring women list are – Arundhati Roy & Indira Nooyi

41.   Miss universe 2010 is – Jimena Navarrete

42.  Among Russia, Italy, Germany & Brazil which one is not the member of G-8 grouping? – Brazil

43.   The novel ‘white tiger’ which won the Man Booker Prize 2008, is authored by – Arvind Adiga

44.   Dr. Manmohan Singh has recently declared an Indian river as “NATIONAL RIVER”. The name of the river is – Ganga

45.   Bank Rate, Repo Rate, Reserve Repo Rate & Cash Reserve Ratio are decided by – Reserve Bank of India

46. Who certifies a bill to be a money bill in Indian States? – State Assembly Speaker

47. Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) means – each year, budgeting starts from a scratch

48. The headquarters of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is located in – Vienna

49.   A-Mark is – Test of Purity in the production of vegetables oil etc.

50. As per the findings of the expert group headed by Dr. Suresh Tendulkar, a substantial number of people in India still live below poverty line. What is that number in terms of percentage? – 37%

51.  Indian Rupee has got its symbol as    ₹   This symbol has been designed by – D. Udai Kumar

52. UNDP has introduced a new poverty index known as – Multi-dimensional Poverty Index

53.  If the nominal interest rate on a checking account is 2% and the inflation rate is 3% this year, the real interest rate is - -1%

54. From which source comes the money which Government of India spends on the development of infrastructure in country? – Loan from World Bank, Taxes collected from the people & loan from the RBI

55.  Income Tax, Wealth Tax, Gift Tax and Corporation Tax are – Direct Taxes

56.  At which place, the Indian electronics system design and manufacturing industry has organized a national summit named as ‘Vision Summit’? – Bangaluru

57. Which were the first proteins that marked the beginning of life? – Nucleoproteins

58.   Which is the edible part of mango? – Monocarps

59.   Which structure prevents the entry of food into the wind pipe? – Epiglottis

60.    Which respiratory disease is associated with excess of histamine? – Bronchitis

61.   Which mosquito transmits malaria? – Female Anopheles

62.   Which parasite causes sleeping sickness? – Trypanosome

63.   Which instrument is utilized to measure blood pressure? – 
Sphygmomanometer

64.  The main atmospheric gases responsible for greenhouse effect are – Carbon dioxide & Chloroform Carbons

65.   What converts glycogen to glucose? – Insulin

66.  When a piece of ice floating in a beaker of water melts, the level of water will – Remain the same

67.  Universal Receivers (group ‘AB’) can receive blood from – Group ‘O’, ‘AB’, ‘A’,’B’

68.   Which scientist developed a cloned-sheep, the ‘Dolly’? – Ian Wilmot

69.  How many set of vales does a human heart have? – Two (Bicuspid & Tricuspid Valves)

70. The cells which are responsible for the production of antibodies are – Lymphocytes

71.   Match the following:
        Birth of Gautama Buddha – 563 B.C.
        Invasion of Alexander on India – 326 B.C.
        Birth of Jesus Christ – 4 B.C.
        Starting of Saka Era – 78 A.D.

72.   The device use for locating submerged objects under sea is – Sonar

73.   Who invented Petrol-Car? – Karl Benz

74.  Why is it easier to swim in sea water than in river? – density of sea water is higher

75.   Cloudy nights are warmer than clear nights, because of – Terrestrial Radiation

76.   As we proceed from equator to poles, the daily range of temperature tends to? – Increase

77.   Which planet into h solar system is the hottest, brightest & nearest to Earth? – Venus

78.   Which is the longest river the world? – Nile

79.   Which country has the largest area of forest? – Russia

80.   The maximum distance between the longitude is at the – Equator

81.   The cause of earthquake is mainly due to – Tectonic Forces

82.   The direction of the earth’s rotation is from – West to East

83.   The rising of the Sun in the East and setting in the West is due to – Rotation of the Earth on its axis

84.   Himalayas have been formed by the …….process – folding

85.   Which is the largest lake in the world? – Caspian Sea

86.   The forest in Sunder bans is called – Mangrove

87.  Seismic sea waves which approach the coats at greater force are known as – Tsunami

88.   Indian Standard time relates to – 82.5˚ East Longitude

89.   The oldest mountain system of India is – Aravallis

90.   Which animal has been chosen as a mascot for the ICC Cricket World cup 2011, to be jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh? – Elephant (named Stumpy)

91.   President Pratibha Patil recently conferred the honorary rank of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Group Captain on – Sachin Tendulkar

92.  Indian Badmintion ace Sania Nehwal clinched which title/titles in 2010? – Yonex Surnise-Indian Open Grand Prix, Singapore Open Super Series & Indonesia Open Super Series

93.   At which Olympics did Milkha Singh break the world recorded in the 400 meters events? – Rome Olympics, 1960

94.   Jhoolan Goswami is associated with – Cricket

95.   Sachin Tendulkar recently became the first cricketer to score double  century in One Day International against – South Africa

96.   Match the pairs
         Deodhar  Trophy – Cricket
         Holkar Trophy – Bridge
         Subroto cup – Football
         Hero Honda Indian Open – Golf

97.   Which country was known as “sick man” of Europe – Turkey

98.   Chamera-I project of the NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation) has the power generation capacity (installed) of – 540 MW.

99.  Solar eclipse happens when the – Moon comes directly between the Sun and the Earth

100. The interval between two high tides is approximately – 12 hrs.

101. The common cold disease is cause by – viral infection

102. When milk is churned, the cream separate from it due to – Centrifugal Force

103. Who is the first Law officer of the Union Government? – Attorney General

104. National Highway-I  connects Delhi with – Amritsar

105. Which Indian State has largest Scheduled Tribe Population? – Madhya 
Pradesh

106. Human Poverty index wad developed in the year – 1997

107. The first Heavy Water Plant was set up at – Nangal. Punjab

108. The highest number of telephone users are in – USA

109. The film actor who has been chosen as brand ambassador of Incredible India campaign is – Amir Khan

110. Bharat Ratna Award for the year 2008 has been given to – Pt. Bhimsen Joshi

111. The French Revolution began in the year – 1789 A.D.

112. The first country in the world to grant women the right to vote was – New Zealand

113. The U.S.A. entered World War II after a Japanese attack on the US fleet at – Pearl Harbor

114. In 1805 A.D. Admiral Lord Nelson defeated the combined French-Spanish fleets in the battle of – Trafalgar

115. The first map of the world was made by – Anaximander

116. The People’s Republic of Bangladesh came into being in – 1971

117. Jahangir conquered this fort in 1620 that Akbar had earlier failed to conquer – Kangra

118. The main focus of the Rig-Veda culture was – The region between Swat & 
Indus

119. The first European to visit the Caribbean was – Christopher Columbus

120. Egypt was also known as Kemi or the – Gift of the Nile

121. Who was the Gautama Buddha’s father? – Suddhodhana

122. The most important feature of the Dravida style of temple architecture is – 
Gopuram

123. Who destroyed the Somnath Temple in Gujarat? – Mahmood Ghaznavi

124. Rongal Bihu is the most popular- harvest festival of which Indian State? – Assam

125. The first systematic Indian political theory can be found in – Arthashastra

126. The epic Shahnama was written by – Firdausi

127. Another name for Hinduism is – Snatana Dharma

128. The Times of India was earlier known as the – Bombay Times

129. The Supreme Court of India began functioning from the year – 1950

130. The 61st Amendment Act of the Constitution lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 in the year – 1989

131. When was National Anthem “Jana Gana Mana…………adopted first by Constituent Assembly of India? – January 24, 1950

132. Hindi was declared official language of the Indian Union in the year – 1964

133. Besides H.P., Hamirpur is also a Lok Sabha Constituency in – Uttar Pradesh

134. Tiju Airport is to be built in which state? – Arunachal Pradesh

135. What is meant by ‘World Order’? – Using Individual Human beings as units (not states). It accesses the degree of order on the basis of delivery of certain kinds of goods for humanity as a whole

136. Which States are not signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), 1968? – Israel, India & Pakistan

137. Which State Legislative Assembly recently passed with a two thirds majority a resolution seeking to revive the Upper House, the legislative council? – Andhra Pradesh

138. What are liberty rights? – A right to do something in the sense that person has no obligation to do it

139. The key power of President Asif Ali Zardari has been stripped by this amendment in Pakistan’s Constitution. – 18th Amendment

140. Justice Suresh Homi Kapadia is the first Chief Justice of India to born after Independence. He is the …………Chief Justice to India. – 38th

141. G-20 Nations Conference was recently held in………- Toronto, Canada

142. The Constitution (74th) Amendment Act provided the – Constitutional sanctity to Municipalities

143. How many items are contained in the Union list? – 97

144. Planetesimal Theory proposed by T.C. Chamberlain & F.R. Moulton in 1904 to explain the origin of Earth, is the modified form of – Collision Hypothesis

145. Plate Tectonic Theory is mainly based on – Continental drift, sea floor spreading & Palaeomagnetism

146. Match the following (invention-inventor)
          Radioactivity principle – Henry Baquerll
          Continental Drift Theory – Abraham Ortelius
          General Theory of Relativity – Albert Einstein

147. Match the following on the basis of Copenhagen’s  Global Climate Classification
          Tropical Rain Forest Climate – AF
          Tropical wet & dry on Savanna Climate – Aw
          Humid subtropical climates – Cf
          Temperate climate with dry winters – Cw

148. Governor of a State has the power to nominate………..member of the Anglo-Indian community to the legislative assembly of the State. – one

149. What was the recommendation of the S.K. Dhar Commission, appointed in 1948 to examine the case of reorganization of princely states in the Indian Union on the linguistic basis? – it supported the criterion of administrative convenience for the reorganization of states

150. Under which Article Union Parliament can make laws on the subjects mentioned in the ‘State List’? – Article 249

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