1. Which one of the following is a component of Food Security System?
(a) Buffer stock
(b) Minimum support price
(c) Fair price shops
(d) Mid day meals
2. What is the accepted average Calorie requirement for rural area in India?
3. Whose recommendation is mandatory to impeach the President of India from his ofﬁce before the completion of his/her term?
(a)The Prime Minister
(b)The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(c) The Chief Justice of India
(d) Two houses of the parliament
4. How many types of writ are there in the Indian Constitution?
5. Who has built the Vijay Stambha (Tower of Victory) in Chittorgarh?
(c) Rana Sanga
(d) Kunwar Durjan Singh
6. Who raised the slogan “Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it”?
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b)Subhash Chandra Bose
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Lala Lajpat Rai
7. Which Indian state is the largest in terms of the total area covered?
(d) Tamil Nadu
8. Which Indian state has the longest Coastline?
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Tamil Nadu
9. Auxiliary bud develops into which of the following part of the plant?
10. Xylem helps in transportation of which of the following?
(d) Both food and water
1. (a); The buffer stocks are required to feed targeted public distribution system and other welfare schemes, guaranted food security during the periods when production is short of normal demand during bad agricultural years, stabilize prices during period of production shortage through open market sales.
2. (d); The nutritional requirement recommends a national norm of 2,400 kilo calories a day for rural areas and 2,100 calories a day for urban areas, the difference being attributed to the lower rate of physical activity in urban areas.
3. (d); According to Article 65(2)- (a) the proposal to prefer impeachment charge is contained in a resolution which has been moved after at least fourteen days notice in writing signed by not less than one-fourth of the total number of members of the House has been given of their intention to move the resolution, and
(b) such resolution has been passed by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the total membership of the House.
4. (a); There are five types of Writs – Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Prohibition, Certiorari and Quo warranto.
5. (b); The Vijaya Stambha is an imposing victory monument located within Chittorgarhfort in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India. The tower was constructed by the Mewar king, Rana Kumbha, in 1448 to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji.
6. (c); “ Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it” is slogan raised by Bal Gangadhar Tilak at formation of his Home rule league in 1916.
7. (c); Rajasthan is the largest state in India (in terms of area). It covers an area of 342, 239 square kilometres. This represents 10.4% of the whole India.In terms of area, Rajasthan is followed by Madhya Pradesh (308,245 square kilometres), Maharashtra (307,713 square kilometres), Uttar Pradesh (240,928 square kilometres).
8. (b); Gujarat has the longest mainland coastline in India.The total length of India’s coastline is 7516.6 kilometers. The 1214.7 kilometers long coastline of Gujarat, which is approximately 23% of the country’s total mainland coastline, makes it the state with the longest mainland coastline.
9. (c); The axillary bud (or lateral bud) is an embryonic shoot located in the axil of a leaf. Each bud has the potential to form shoots, and may be specialized in producing either vegetative shoots (stems and branches) or reproductive shoots (flowers).Thus Auxiliary Buds develops into Branch or Flowers.
10. (b); The basic function of xylem is to transport water from roots to shoots and leaves, but it also transports some nutrients.