Solved Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Prelims 2016 (GS) Part-2

51. Consider the following statements regarding IRNSS-1E :

1. It is India’s fifth navigational satellite

2. It was launched from PSLV-C31

3. It was successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota

4. It is an independent regional satellite system designed to provide information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian Mainland 

Which of the above statements are correct?

a. (1), (2) and (3)

b. (2), (3) and (4)

c. (1), (2) and (4)

d. All of the above are correct 

52. With regard to the recently approved “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana” which of the following statement is/are incorrect?

1. For annual commercial and horticultural crops, the premium to be paid by farmers will be only 5% 

2. There will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops 

3. For Rabi crops, premium to be paid by farmers is 1.5%

Select the correct answer from the following codes :

a. (1) only

b. (2) only

c. (3) only

d. None of the above

53. The National Airquality Index (AQI) measures air quality by taking into consideration which of the following pollutants? 

1. Ammonia

2. Nitrogen dioxide

3. Sulphur dioxide

4. Carbon dioxide

5. Ozone 

6. Lead

Select the correct answer from the given codes : 

a. (1), (3) and (5) only 

b. (1), (2), (4) and (6) only

c. (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6)

d. (1), (5) and (6) only

54. The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana : 

1. Focuses on feeder separation (rural households and agricultural)

2. Seeks to electrify rural and urban areas both 

3. Will nationalise all power distribution companies in rural areas 

4. Seeks to provide uninterrupted power supply to industries set up in the rural areas 

Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?

a. only (3)

b. only (1)

c. only (2)

d.All of the above

55. Who of the following has been awarded Padma Vibhushan?

1. Avinash Dixit 

2. Sania Mirza

3. Priyanka Chopra

4. Anjum Chopra

Select the correct answer using the given codes :

a. only (1)

b. only (2)

c. only (3)

d. only (4)

56 . Who among the following persons has won the Man Booker Prize, 2015? 

a. Marlon James

b. Sanjeev Sahota 

c. James Tott

d. Ali Smith

57. Consider the following statements regarding International Solar Alliance (ISA) : 

1. Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi and French President Francois Hollande has jointly laid the foundation stone of the International Solar Alliance Headquarters

2. The interim Secretariat of the ISA is located at Gurgaon, India

3. ISA has 121 member-countries

Which of the above statements are correct? 

a. only (1) and (2)

b. only (2) and (3)

c. only (1) and (3)

d. All the above are correct

58. Consider the following statements regarding Corruption Perception Index (CPI), 2015 :

1. The Corruption Perception Index, 2015 was released by Berlin-based corruption watch-dog transparency international

2. India ranks 76th out of 194 countries in the CPI 2015

3. The list is topped by Denmark followed by Finland and Sweden

Which of the above statements are correct? 

a. only (1) and (2)

b. only (1) and (3)

c. only (2) and (3)

d. All the above are correct

59. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Zika virus?

a. The virus was first isolated in April 1947 at Brazil

b. It is transmitted by daytime active Aedes mosquitoes such as A. aegypti

c. It is a member of the virus family flaviridae and the genus flavivirus

d. The most common symptoms of Zika arefever, rash, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, etc 

60. Consider the following statements regarding Corporate Tax Avoidance deal : 

1. A total of 31 Organisation for Economic CO-operation and Development (OECD) members agreed to sign this deal 

2. It will be harder for firms to hide money in tax havens or play one country’s tax authorities against another

3. France is not among 31 members who agreed to sign the deal

Which of the above statements are correct?

a. only (1) and (2)

b. only (2) and (3)

c. only (1) and (3)

d. All the above are correct

61. Which of the following is not correct about the Harappa’s contacts with its contemporary civilizations ? 

A. Similarity of some of its seals with them. 

B. The term Melukha used in Mesopotamian tablets perhaps refers to Sindhu. 

C. The Harappan seals mention its relations with them. 

C. The Mesopotamians called cotton by the name of Sindhu. 

62. Who built the Sudarshana lake in the Saurashtra region ? 

A. Pushyagupta 

B. Dhanananda 

C. Kharavela 

D. Samudragupta 

63. Which one of the following festivals was most famous in Vijayanagar empire ? 

A. Vasant Ritu 

B. Brahmotsavam 

C. Mahanavami 

D. Ramana Vaidi 

64. Which of the following Bhakati poets of Maharashtra conveyed his teachings through the numerous Abhangas ? 

A. Tukaram 

B. Namdev 

C. Eknath 

D. Ramdas 

65. Dara Shikoh was the disciple of which sufi saint ? 

A. Mirza Galib 

B. Mian Mir 

C. Mullah Shah 

D. Mir Taki Mir 

66. Which of the following states were not annexed to the English East India Company’s dominions under Dalhousies’s Doctrine of Lapse ? 

A. Satara 

B. Nagpur 

C. Jhansi 

D. Jodhpur 

67. Who establish the East India association in 1866 in London ? 

A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy 

B. Dada Bhai Nairoji 

C. Surendra Nath Banerjee 

D. Lala Lajpat Rai 

68. When was the civil Disobedience Movement finally called off by Mahatma Gandhi ? 

A. 1931 

B. 1932 

C. 1933 

D. 1934 

69. Consider the following: 

i. The Nehru Report 

ii. The Rowlatt Satyagraha 

iii. The MacDonald Award 

iv. Formation of Congress Socialist Party 

Arrange the above in chronological order by using the codes given below : 

Answer: B. (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

70. How much time did Lord Mountbatten give to Sir C. Radcliff to delineate the international border of India in 1947 ? 

A. 1 and a half months 

B. 3 and a half months 

C. 4 months 

D. 6 months 

71. Bermuda Triangles is located in : 

A. Atlantic Ocean 

B. Pacific Ocean 

C. Indian Ocean 

D. China Ocean 

72. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ? 

Country         Capital 

A. Burkina    Faso Ouagadougou 

B. Finland     Helsinki 

C. Vietnam    Ho-Chi-Minh City 

D. Taiwan      Taipei 

73. Which one of the following is incorrect ? 

A                                                      B 

A. Sariska Tiger                        Rajasthan 

B. Hemis National Park         J&K 

C. Periyar National Park       Odisha 

D. Rajaji National Park         Uttarakhand 

74. Which is incorrect about Himalaya ? 

A. Himalaas are young folded mountains. 

B. Before Himalayas, there was a Tethys sea. 

C. Highest peak of the world is in Himalayan range 

D. Its width varies from 200km in Kashmir to 500 km in Arunachal Pradesh. 

75. Which one of the following is incorrect ? 

City                                 River 

A. Jaunpur                   Gomati 

B. Nashik                     Godavari 

C. Lucknow             Gandak 

D. Ujjain                       Shipra 

76. Which lines separates India from Afghanistan ? 

A. Radcliffe line 

B. Durand line 

C. McMohan line 

D. None of the above 

77. What is the name of shifting cultivation in Mexico ? 

A. Milpa 

B. Jhumming 

C. Roca 

D. Caingin 

78. Which soil is best for cotton cultivation ? 

A. Alluvial Soil 

B. Laterite Soil 

C. Red Soil 

D. Black soil 

79. Which is the Longest river of the World ? 

A. Nile 

B. Amazon 

C. Yangtze 

D. Congo 

80. Varkala beach is located in : 

A. Karnataka 

B. Puducherry 

C. Kerala 

D. Tamil Nadu

81. Who among the following was the constituent advisor to the Constituent Assembly?

a. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
b. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c. K.M. Munshi
d. Sir. B.N.Rao

82. Which of the following human rights come within the ambit of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution?

1. Right to shelter
2. Right to  pure drinking water
3. Right to reputation
4. Right to privacy

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


a. 1 and 4
b. 2 and 4
c. 1,3 and 4
d. 1,2,3 and 4

83. The Central Information Commission falls under:

a.the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology 
b. the Ministry of Personnel
c. the Ministry of Law
d. the Ministry of Human Resource

84. During the term of office, criminal proceedings cannot be instituted against:

a. the President and the Governor
b. the President, the Vice-President and the Governor
c. the President, VP, Speaker of Lok Sabha and Governor
d. the President, the VP, the PM and the Governor

85. Who among the following decides the question of disqualification of a member of Parliament on the grounds of defection?

a. the President of India
b. Election Commission
c. The Supreme court of India
d. Presiding Officer of the House

86. Who among the following has the power to declare a caste or a tribe as scheduled caste or scheduled tribe?

a. President of India
b. Parliament
c. Home Minister
d. Chairman of the National Commission of SC or ST

87. Who among the following determines the area of a Lok Sabha constituency for the purpose of election?

a. President
b. Election Commission
c. Delimitation Commission
d. Census Commission

88. Which of the following statements is correct about NITI Aayog?

a. It is a constitution body 
b. It is a statutory body
c. It is neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body
d. It is a constitutional body

89. Which of the following are All India Services?

1. Indian Police Services
2. Indian Foreign Services
3. Indian Forest Services
4. Indian Revenue Services

Select the correct answer:


a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 1,2 and 4
d. 1,2,3 and 4

90. Which of the following committees recommended the creation of 'Nyaya Panchayats'?

1. Ashok Mehta Committee
2. LM Singhvi Committee
3. GVK Rao Committee
4. Balwant Rai Mehta Committee 

Select the correct answer form the codes given below:


a. 1 only
b. 1 and 2
c. 2 and 3
d. 1,2 and 4

91. Who is the Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India?

a. Raghuram Rajan
b. Arvind Panagariya
c. Arvind Subramanian
d. Y.V. Reddy

92. What has been the growth rate of GDP of India during 2014-15 at the current prices and constant and constant prices respectively?

a. 10.5% and 6.9 %
b. 10.5% and 7.3%
c. 9.5% and 7.3%
d. 11% and 7.3%

93. As per HDR, 2014 the Gender Inequality Index of India is:

a. 127
b. 120
c. 137
d. 122

94. The 14th Finance Commission has enhanced the states' share in the central divisible pool taxes from:

a. 30 percent to 42 percent 
b. 32 percent to 42 percent
c. 32 percent to 40 percent
d. 31 percent to 41 percent

95. First Census was conducted in which year in India?

a. 1872 
b. 1891
c. 1911
d. 1951

96. What is the population density (per sq. km) of India and Himachal Pradesh respectively as per Census 2011?

a. 282 and 132
b. 282 and 123
c. 382 and 123
4. 282 and 133

97. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna was approved  by Central Government on:

a. 13th January, 2016
b. 23rd January, 2016
c. 13th January, 2015
d. 25th December,2016

98. As per the Census 2011, the average age is above 30 years for the following states:

a. Kerala, Goa, Tamilnadu and HP
b. UP, Bihar, Meghalaya and WB
c. UP, Bihar, Meghalaya and Jharkhand
d. Kerala, Goa, UP and Bihar

99. Which of the following is not a function of Reserve Bank of India?

a. Regulation of foreign exchange 
b. Regulation of Credit
c. Banker of the government and Commercial Bank
d. Management of Fiscal Dificit

100. Swabhiman is a:

a. Financial inclusion initiative 
b. Pension initiative for BPL families
c. Insurance Policy for Women
d. Rural Infrastructure Project

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