Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Exam 2006

1.    Nobel Laureate Saul Vello, who died recently was the native of – USA

2.    Who is the author of controversial book “Dwikhnandita”? – Taslima Nasreen

3.    Which is the longest Dam in the world? – Hirakund Dam

4.    Which country is well known for the diamond cutting industry? – Belgium

5.    What is the present stage of the Vesuvious Volcano ( in Italy)? – Active Volcano (Last 3 Erruptions 1872, 1906, 1944)

6.    Which is the most important raw material for Power generation in india? – Coal ( Thermal Energy)

7.    What is the major source of irrigation in India? – Wells and tubewells

8.    Mustard is the crop of – Rabi season

9.    Brazil comes under the category of – Developing countries

10. Which atomic power station in India is completely indigenously built? – Indira Gandhi Nuclear Power Station, Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu)

11. Which river will provide the largest quantity of its surplus water for the Telgu-Ganga Project? – Krishna

12. Where is located the headquarter of European Union? – Brussels (Belgium)

13. Crescograph is a device for measuring growth in plants. Who invented it? – Jagdish Chandra Bose, A Bengali Indian Scientist

14.  Which is the most densely populated area in the world? – South East Asia

15. Which country is building the Baglihar Dam on Chenab River? – India

16. What is Chandrayan-I? – India’s first space craft to went to the Moon

17. Who is the author of the famous drama St. Joan? – George Bernard Shaw

18. What was the “Phukan Commission” inquiring into? – Some shedy defense purchase deals

19. Who is Silvio Berlusconi? – Italian Prime Minister

20.  Who is Zacarias Moussaoui? – A terrorist involved in the attack on the world 
trade centre in the USA

21.  On whom is the book ‘Journey of a legend’ published by the Indian Council of Cultural Affairs (ICCR) written? – Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

22.  In which state of India is the Tadobha Andhari Tiger Reserve located? – Maharashtra

23. With which style of dance is Sonal Man Singh, the Chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, associated? – Odissi

24.  Why is John Wright in news? – For quitting as coach of Indian Cricket Team

25.  What is the M.K. Mukherjee Commission inquiring into? – Death of Neta Ji Subhash Chandra Bose

26.  To which country does Elton John the famous pop singer belong? – Britain

27.  Who has been elected Vice-President of the interim Government in Iraq? – Adil Abdul Mehendi

28.  With which sport is Ronaldinho associated? – Football

29. Which of the Russian celebrations many former constituents of the Soviet Union have refused to attend? – Victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany

30. In which country is the terrorist organization “Jenaah Islamia” carrying on its violent activities? – Philippines

31. With which sport is Bula Choudhary associated? – Swimming

32. For what is the Himachali Pradesh Government seeking the help of the USA based Robbins Company? -  Tunnel Building

33.  Which business house is Vivek Paul ranked among 30 most respected chief executive officers, serving now? – WIPRO

34. Which leader has refused to join the interim government of Iraq? – Iyad Allawi

35. Which film has been partly shot inside the Jim Corbett National Park? – Kaal

36. Who was Terry Schiavo? – A brain damaged American girl wishing to die 

37.  What is G-20? – A group of poor developing countries

38.  Who is elected as the Prime Minister of Britain for the third term of office? – Tonny  Blair

39. How were the members of the Constituent Assembly chosen? – Mainly elected by Province Assemblies

40.  Who was the Prime Minister of Britain when India became Independent? – Clement Attlee

41.  Which princely State joined the Indian Union as a result of plebiscite after India was granted Independence? – Junagarh

42.  What is India’s National bird? – Peacock

43. Against which action of the British Government did Gandhi Ji organize the Dandi March as a protest? – Imposition of salt tax

44. To which country doest the new pope Benedict XVI belongs? – Germany

45. Who is the chairman of the committee of State Finance ministers on VAT? – Asim Das Gupta

46.  How many Judges are there in the International Court of Justice? – 15

47. Who is Danish Kaneria? – The only Hindu Cricketer in the Pakistan Cricket Team

48. Who is the lifetime chairman of the Institute of Rural Management Anand(IRMA)? – Dr. Vergese Kurien

49. Who was elected speaker of the Central Legislative Assembly in 1925? – Vitthal Bhai Patel

50. Who committed the first political murder in 1897 as part of the terrorist movement in India? – Chapekar brothers

51.  At which place did the revolutionary leader Lala Har Dayal from the “Ghaddar Party” in 1914? – San Francisco (USA)

52.  Who were the “Khudai Khidmatgars”? – A band of non-violent freedom fighters led by Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

53. In which year were the Congress Ministries formed in seven provinces of India before Independence? – 1937 A.D.

54. Who was the first general secretary of the Congress Socialist Party? – Jaya Prakash Narayan

55. What was the slogan of the “Quit India Movement” started under Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership? – Do or Die

56. Who was the Finance minister in the Interim Cabinet formed by Jawahar lal Nehru in 1946? – Liyaqat Ali Khan

57. Which two leaders voted against Mahatma Gandhi’s resolution proposing militant action against the British Government at the Nagpur Session of the Congress? – Madan Mohan Malvia & Mohammad Ali Jinnah

58. What was the end result of the Champaran Agitation? – End of forcible cultivation of Indigo for the British

59.  In which year was the Capital of India shifted from Calcutta to Delhi? – 1911

60. Which African Nation defeated the Italian army in 1896? – Ethiopia (Abyssinia)

61.  Where is located the Salargunj Museum? – Hyderabad

62.  Who was the main inspiration behind the enactment of the “Widow remarriage Act of 1856”? – Mahadev Gobind Ranade

63. Which Governor-General tried to pass the llbert Bill (1883), who sought to empower Indian, judges to try criminal cases involving Englishmen? – Lord Ripon

64. Who presided over the first session of the Indian National Congress at Bombay in 1885? – W.C. Banerjee

65. The Pong Dam is the joint venture of the States governments of? – Haryana-Punjab-Rajasthan

66. Where is located the Sun Temple in India? – Konark (Orissa)

67. Gautamiputra Satkarni was an ancient ruler of – Satvahans

68. Which European country presented Bombay as a dowry to Charles II of England on his marriage to princess? – Portugal

69. Dr. Norman Borlaug, the famous agricultural scientist, received the Noble Prize for – Peace (in 1970 A.D.)

70.  In which Continent lies Uganda? – Africa

71.  In which year did Queen Elizabeth-I of England grant the East India Company a Royal Charter to carry on trade in the East? – 1600 A.D.

72. The battle in which the British defeated the combined forces of the Nawab of Bengal, nawab of Awadh and the Mughal Emperor was  fought at – Battle of Buxar (in 1764 A.D.)

73.  Which Governor General of Bengal formulated the policy of “Subsidiary Alliance”? –Lord Welleselly

74.  Who was the author of the book “The Indian War of Independence”? – V.D. Sarvarkar

75. In which year did Alexander land at the bank of the Vyas River? – 326 B.C.

76.  Which foreign travaller has written in detail about the glory of the Kullu state in ancient days? – Hiuen Tsang

77. Which foreign ruler invaded kangra in 1009 A.D.? – Mehmood Ghaznavi

78.  Which Muslim ruler constructed a mosque inside the fort of Nagarkot? – Jehangir

79. Which ruler expanded the territory of his State after the disintegration of the Mughal Empire? – Raja Ghammand Chand

80. The treaty of Saigauli signed in 1815 resulted in? – Emergence of the British as the dominant power

81.  Which Governor General formulated the “Doctrine of Lapse” in India? – Lord Dalhousie

82. Which princely State in Himachal Pradesh adopted a neutral attitude during the War of Independence in 1857? – Rampur Bushahr

83. What did the system of “Begaar” prevalent in Himachal Pradesh” - Forced labour without payment

84.  Who was S.N. Stokes? – An American missionary in Himachal Pradesh

85.  In which princely State did Yashawant Singh Parmar serve as District & Session Judge? – Sirmour

86.  Who was the president of the “All India State Peoples Conference” in 1939 when the Police fired on a mob in Dhami? – Jawahar Lal Nehru

87. In which state of Himachal Pradesh did the Kissan Sabha set up an independent government in 1942? – Sirmour

88. In which year was the Himalayan Hill States Regional Council formed? – 1946 A.D.

89. Which states were under the direct rule of the British before 1947? – Kangra, 
Kullu, Lahual-Spiti, Chamba, Mandi

90. Which princely state initially refused to join the Indian Union when the British rule ended in India? – Bilaspur

91.  When did the Chief Commissioner’s Province of Himachal Pradesh come into 
existence? – 15 April 1948

92. Which princely state was merged into the part “C” State of Himachal Pradesh in 1954? – Bilaspur

93.  What was the effect of the report of the States Reorganization Commission on the position of the Himachal Pradesh? – It became a Union Territory

94.  What change in the shape of different states occurred when the question of the reorganization of Punjab was reopened in 1966? – Punjab Hill areas merged into Himachal Pradesh

95. Who was Rin Chan Sang Po? – A Tibetan Scholar sent to India for Buddhist Studies

96. Which Ruler renovated the famous 13th Century Baijnath temple in the 19th century? – Raja Sansar Chand

97. In which year did Himachal Pradesh attain full Statehood? – 1971

98.  What is Guru Ghantal? – A famous Buddhist Monastery in Lahual-Spiti

99. At which place is the famous Bhuri Singh museum located? -  Chamba

100.  What part of the total area of Himachal Pradesh is cultivable? -  11%

101.  What is the share of Himachal Pradesh in the total National Hydro-Electric potential? – 25%

102.  With whose collaboration is the Kol Dam being constructed? – India & Russia

103.  Which country is providing assistance to Himachal Pradesh Govt. for commercial trout farming in Kullu Valley? – Norway

104.  In which districts of Himachal Pradesh is Tea grown traditionally? – Kangra & Mandi

105.  Among Kinnaur, Pangi, Bharmour and Solan which one is not a tribal area in Himachal Pradesh? – Solan

106.  What is the percentage of Schedule Castes population in Himachal Pradesh? – 24.7%

107.  Who was the first to discover Shimla as a fine hill station? Major Kennedy

108.  Which place in Himachal Pradesh is held sacred by Buddhists, Hindus & Sikh alike? – Rewalsar in distt. Mandi

109.  Which party gained a majority in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly in the general election of 1977? – Janata Party

110.  Where is the University for Horticulture and Forestry located in H.P.? – Nauni (Distt. Solan)

111.  Among Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala which state has the largest area? – Himachal Pradesh

112.  Which river does the glacier fed streams, Bhadal & Tantagiri form? – Ravi

113.   At which place does the Beas River enter the plains? – Mirthal

114.  In which state does the Yamuna River originate? – Uttrakhand

115.  Which larger river does the tributary “Tons” join? – Yamuna

116.  The Second permanent station setup by India in the Antarctica is named as – Maitri

117.  On which longitude is the Indian Standard Time based – 82.5° East

118.  Who discovered the Cholera bacillus? – Robert Koch

119.  At which place in India did Vasco-de-Gama land first on May 20, 1948 A.D.? – Calicut ( now called Kozhikode in Kerala)

120.  Which planet is known as the Red planet? – Mars

121.  Who is regarded as the father of modern medicine? – Hippocrates

122.  Who was the author of the “Charter of American Declaration of Independence”? – Thomas Jefferson

123.  In ancient India with which field was related Bhaskaracharya? – Mathematics

124.  In which country is Mohenjo-Daro located now? – Pakistan

125.  Who was the first person to set foot on the Moon? – Neil Armstrong

126.  The term “Creamy Layer” is related to – Reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC)

127.  With which event is the “Tiananmen Square” associated – Massacre of demonstrators demanding civil liberties in china

128.  Which state in India is known for its Sandal Wood? – Karnataka

129.  Which is the main Ruling party in Bangladesh at present? – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

130.  The equatorial low pressure region 5° North & 5° South of the equator is known as – Doldrums

131.  With which discovery is Marie Curie associated? – Radium

132.  Diabetics is caused by the malfunctioning of – Pancreatic Gland

133.  Which musical Instrument does Pt. Shiv Prashad Sharma play? – Santoor

134.  Among Lithunia, Kazaksthan, Armenia and Bulgaria which country was not a constituent of the erstwhile Soviet Union? – Bulgaria

135.  Which is the border town between Amritsar & Lahore? -  Attari

136.  Which country is known as the “land of White Elephants”? – Thailand

137.  Which country was the worst sufferer of the onslaught of “Tsunami” recently? – Indonesia

138.   Who was the founder of the Braham Samaj in 1828 A.D.? – Raja Ram Mohan Roy

139.  Who is the President of Afghanistan? – Hamid Karzai

140.  Among Security Council, General Assembly, International labour Organization International Court of Justice which one is not a Chief Organ of the United Nations Organization? – International Labour Organization (ILO)

141.  In which Scripture is the 40 year war between Kirat king Sambar and Aryan king Divodas described ? – Rigveda

142.  Among Zanskar, Pirpanjal, Hindukush and Dhauladhar which mountain range lies outside Himachal Pradesh? – Hindukush

143.   What is Gaddi? – A Pastoral Tribe

144.  Which is the rainiest place in Himachal Pradesh? – Dharamshala

145.  When was “Territorial Council” formed in Himachal Pradesh? – 1957 A.D.

146.  What percent of total geographical area of Himachal Pradesh comes under forests? – 66.5% (37033 Sqkm)

147.  On which river is situated the town of Chamba? – Ravi

148.  Among Yamuna, Chenab, Beas and Jhelum which river does not flow through 
Himachal Pradesh? – Jhelum

149.  In which century Padam Sambhava preached Buddhism in Himachal Pradesh? – 8th Century

150.  Where is located the Tsong Po lake in India? – Sikkim

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