UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 14


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QUESTION: 1

What was 'varnasamkara'?

Solution: Varna sankara is transalated as confusion or doubtfull of caste duty - kshatriya, brahmin,sudra or vaishya.. Varna denoted station in ancient vedic society. The children born out of such marriages were called varna-sankar or hybrid and that led to various iintermediary and sub-castes in our society.
QUESTION: 2

Vender was the term used for the three crowned monarchs of the Tamil land. which were the monarchs?

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QUESTION: 3

Plant species on verge of extinction due to over-exploitation is

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QUESTION: 4
The taxi hailing app, Ola has tied up with which bank to provide wide range of integrated offers to customers and driver-partners?
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QUESTION: 5
The Eurasian Economic Union comprises
1. Russia
2. Kazakhstan
3. Armenia
4. India
5. Belarus
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
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QUESTION: 6
Which one is endangered animal?
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QUESTION: 7

Consider the following statements with reference to the Champaran Satyagraha:
1. The Champaran tenants were permitted by law to plant only three out of every twenty parts of their land with their choice of crops and indigo was to be cultivated in the remaining area
2. In accordance with the report submitted to the government by the formal inquiry committee, chaired by Gandhiji, an agrarian act was passed
3. Gandhiji also, during his stay in Champaran, promoted primary education
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 8
Consider the following pairs:
Famous Place – Region
1. Kedarnath – Himachal Himalayas
2. Sukma – Balaghat Range
3. Cochin Shipyard – Coromandel Coast
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 9
Consider the following statements:
1. In case of any delay in conducting the election of new President by any reason, the Vice President acts as President until a new President is elected
2. When a vacancy occurs in the office of Vice President for any reason other than sickness, the Chief Justice of India acts as the Vice President until a new Vice President is elected
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 10
The Cabinet Secretariat
1. Is responsible for the administration of the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961
2. Irons out differences amongst ministries and/or departments
3. Was in its primitive form established before Independence
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QUESTION: 11

Consider the following statements in the context of privileges in legislative institutions:
1. A privilege motion can be moved when any individual or authority disregards or attacks any of the privileges of a member individually or of the House in its collective capacity
2. The Constitution does not explicitly mention any privileges that are available to legislative institutions or its members
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 12
Consider the following statements:
1. The GST rate for gold is lower than that for matchboxes
2. The tax incidence on SUVs in the GST regime is the same as is on environment-friendly hybrid vehicles
3. In the extant taxation system, the effective rate for SUVs is higher than that for hybrids
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 13
In economics, “hysteresis” arises when
1. A single disturbance affects the course of the economy
2. Unemployment increases and people subsequently become accustomed to a lower standard of living
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QUESTION: 14
With reference to the Belle-II Experiment spearheaded by the High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation, consider the following statements:
1. It has the same aim as the Large Hadron Collider
2. Indians were involved in the preceding experiment, Belle
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QUESTION: 15
Under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN,
1. Airlines will get exclusive rights to fly on a regional route for the first three years
2. Regional routes are awarded through a reverse bidding auction
3. Losses incurred by airlines flying regional routes will be compensated by passengers flying on national routes
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QUESTION: 16
Consider the following statements about ‘Symbiodinium’
1. It is one of the genera of dinoflagellate
3. They live inside coral polyps and provide the coral with food via photosynthesis
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 17
The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 is an act to prevent insults to which among the following national symbols?
1. National anthem
2. National emblem
3. Constitution of India
4. National flag
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QUESTION: 18
Which among the following is/are regarded as COTS products?
1. MinION DNA sequencer
2. miniPCR DNA amplifier
3. Microsoft Word
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QUESTION: 19

Consider the following statements about Tobacco Control Act (COTPA, 2003)
1. National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) looks into the enforcement of the COTPA, 2003
2. The Act prohibits all direct and indirect advertisements, promotion and sponsorship
3. The Act prohibits smoking of tobacco in public places, except in special smoking zones in hotels, restaurants and airports and open spaces
Select the correct statements

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QUESTION: 20
Consider the following statements
1. Article 124 of the Indian Constitution deals with ‘Establishment and Constitution of Supreme Court’
2. Article 217 of the Indian Constitution deals with the ‘Ancillary powers of Supreme Court’
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 21
The USA has NOT designated which among the following countries as one of its Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA)?
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QUESTION: 22
Consider the following statements about Ionosphere
1. It is the part of the atmosphere that is ionized by solar radiation
2. It influences radio propagation to distant places on the Earth
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 23
NASA uses a device called ‘MinION’ to
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QUESTION: 24

Which one of the following statements is correct about the reference made to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the India-Israel joint statement from the first visit to Israel by an Indian Prime Minister (2017)?

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QUESTION: 25
Consider the following statements about ‘Narcondam Hornbill’
1. It is endemic to Andaman Islands
2. It is a migratory bird
3. It is listed as ‘endangered’ according to IUCN
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 26
The ‘AC-21’ law passed by the US Congress governs
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QUESTION: 27
Which one of the following is NOT among the eight core industries which comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production?
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QUESTION: 28
According to market research firm Gartner, Global IT spending in India is projected to hit how much in 2018?
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QUESTION: 29
According to the ‘World Migration Report (2018)’, a latest UN survey on international migrant trends, which country is found to have the largest diaspora population in the world?
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QUESTION: 30
Jeakson Singh Thounaojam belongs to which of the following sports?
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QUESTION: 31
India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit has been organized in which state?
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QUESTION: 32

Who among the given pairs won the gold medal in 10m air pistol mixed team event at the International Shooting Sport Federation‬ (ISSF) World Cup Final held on October 24, 2017?

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QUESTION: 33

Which of the folloiwng state government launched Sankalp Seva bus service of 50 buses to connect the villages in the state?

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QUESTION: 34

According to the latest report of UK based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India is set to surpass France and UK to become ____ largest economy in 2018

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QUESTION: 35

Who has been named as the new head of UNESCO?

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QUESTION: 36
The Indian men’s kabaddi teams beat which country to win the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship held in Iran?
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QUESTION: 37
The Union government is set to launch India’s first Air Dispensary in northeast region with an initial fund of Rs______ crore.
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QUESTION: 38

The government has set a minimum amount of Rs_______ in the bank accounts of families in a rural areas in order to measure the level of poverty in a gram Panchayat.

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QUESTION: 39
Punyaslok Dasgupta passed away recently. He was a/an _____
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QUESTION: 40
Navtej Sarna whose office term has recently been extended by a year was the Indian Ambassador to which country?
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QUESTION: 41
An Interim Meeting of the South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) was held in which city on November 17, 2017?
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QUESTION: 42
Which state celebrated the first ever Namami Barak Festival on November 18, 2017?
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QUESTION: 43
In October 2017, government permitted banks to sell which of the following schemes?
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QUESTION: 44
Who has won the 2017 World Rapid Chess Championship?
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QUESTION: 45
Robert Mugabe is the President of which country?
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QUESTION: 46

The Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) of India has signed a MoU with which bank on October 23, 2017 to provide easy finance for the small and medium enterprises and merchant exporters of the council?

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QUESTION: 47

The Government of India has given its approval for the establishment of an International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography by UNESCO in which city?

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QUESTION: 48

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s study group headed by whom has recently submitted its report on an external benchmark rate for banks, has revealed several startling and “disconcerting” banking practices?

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QUESTION: 49

Which of the following state government has decided to set up a Scheduled Caste advisory council to look into the development of the Scheduled Caste population in the state, considered to be first in any Indian state?

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QUESTION: 50
Name the portal launched by the Assam government to provide details of government schemes and projects to people.
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QUESTION: 51

According to ‘State of World Population 2017’ released by United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA), what percent of children below 18 years get married in India?

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QUESTION: 52

Government of India signed a $__________million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on October 27, 2017 to continue interventions to check coastal erosion in Karnataka.

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QUESTION: 53
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for the first time a test for detecting the __virus in donated blood.
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QUESTION: 54

As per the report by IATA India’s domestic passenger traffic rose by _______ percent in September 2017 as compared to previous month.

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QUESTION: 55
The 11th World Congress on Adolescent Health was held in which city?
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QUESTION: 56
Which country will host the 2017 Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS)?
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QUESTION: 57
What is the theme of the 2017 International Children’s Film Festival?
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QUESTION: 58
The United Nations has approved a cut of how much amount in its annual budget for the year 2018?
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QUESTION: 59

As per the latest data by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the WPI with the revised base year of 2011-12 has rised from 2.60 percent in September to ______ in October.

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QUESTION: 60
What is the theme of Teacher’s Day?
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QUESTION: 61
The U.N. Security Council has unanimously imposed new sanctions on which country for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test?
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QUESTION: 62
What is the currency of Scotland?
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QUESTION: 63
Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
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QUESTION: 64
Which one of the following regions of India has the potentiality of harnessing tidal power?
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QUESTION: 65
Siachen is a
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QUESTION: 66
The concept of supply curve as it is used in economic theory is relevant only for the case of-
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QUESTION: 67
Which direct tax among the followings gives maximum net revenue to the Government ?
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QUESTION: 68
The alpha particle carries two positive charges. Its mass is very nearly equal to that of
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QUESTION: 69
The difference between a nuclear reactor and an atomic bomb is that
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QUESTION: 70
The tail of a comet is directed away from the sun because
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QUESTION: 71
Consider the following cities
1. Agra
2. Indore
3. Nasik
4. Vadodara
Which of the above are million-plus cities as per Census 2001?
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QUESTION: 72
With reference to the occurrence of minerals in India, consider the following statements.
1. Silver is a mineral of primary origion occuring in acid igneous rocks.
2.Bauxite is a secondary mineral mainly associated with lateritic rocks formed during tertiary period.
Which of the statements (s) given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 73
Consider the following coal producing states:
1. Bihar
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. West Bengal
The correct descending order in terms of the amount of coal produced in these states is
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QUESTION: 74
Which of the following depositional landforms are produced by glaciers?
1. Roches mountains
2. Outwash plains
3. Eskers
4. U-shaped valleys
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
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QUESTION: 75

Consider the following with reference to Market Stabilization Scheme (MSS):
1. The amount raised under the MSS is held in a separate identifiable cash account inanitied and operated by the RBI.
2. Government of India unilaterally fixes an annual aggregate ceiling for treasury bills and/or securities under the MSS.
3. Securities under the MSS are matched by an equivalent cash balance held by the Government with the RBI, offsetting the monetary impact of accretion to the RBI's net foreign assets.
Which of the above is/are actually the feature (S) of MMS?

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QUESTION: 76
Bills of which of the following categories can be initiated only in Lok Sabha?
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QUESTION: 77
Consider the following :
1. Currency with the public
2. Demand deposits with banks
3. Time deposits with banks.
Which of these are included in Board Money (M3) in India ?
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QUESTION: 78
Which of the following employment programmes were started during the Fourth Five-Year Plan ?
1. Rural Works Programme
2. Marginal Farmers and Agri-cultural Labourers Schemes
3. Small Farmers Development Agency
4. Integrated Dry Land Agricultural Development
Choose the answer from the codes below :
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QUESTION: 79
Consider the following statements:
A. The Fifth Economic Census was conducted by CSO in the year 2007.
B. Intelligent character Recognition (ICR) technology is being used for detailed processing of the data collected in the Fifth Economic Census.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 80
Consider the following statements:
1. There are no remains of freestanding Hindu temples erected before the Gupta period
2. All the caves at Ellora are of Hindu Gods and Goddesses
3. The great temple of Shiva at Tanjore was built by Rajaraja, the Great
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 81
Consider the following statements:
1. Several of the fundamental rights incorporated in the Nehru Committee Report appeared in the Constitution of India substantially un-changed
2. Several of the social and economic rights mentioned in the 1931 Karachi Resolution found expression in the Directive Principles of State policy in the Constitution of India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 82
Consider the following personalities:
1. J.B. Kripalani
2. Ajoy Ghosh
3. Sanmukham Chetty
4. John Mathai
Who among these belong to the group of prominent opposition personalities?
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QUESTION: 83
Consider the following statements:
1. The Chalcolithic communities had a belief in mother Goddess
2. The Chalcolithic social organization was characterized by ranking
3. Chalcolithic cultures of Western and Central India were city settlement
4. Male god figurines are rare in Chalcolithic settlements
Which of these statements are correct?
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QUESTION: 84
Consider the following statements:
Public interest litigation intends to:
1. Redress public injury
2. Enforce public duty
3. Protect diffused rights
4. Reprimand the law-enforcing agency
Which of the statements given above are correct?
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QUESTION: 85
Consider the following statements:
Cornwalli's Permanent Settlement of Bengal
1. Deprived the zamindars of ownership of their land
2. Put the ryots under the mercy of the zamindars Indian History
3. Secured a stable income for the company
4. Made zamindars allies of the East India Company
Which of these are correct?
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QUESTION: 86
Consider the following statements:
1. The Chairman of the House of States or Speaker of the House of the People, or person acting as such, shall not vote at any sitting of either House of Parliament of joint sitting of the houses in the first instances, but shall have and exercise a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes.
2. A person is qualified to fill a seat in the Council of States or House of the People if he is not less than twenty-five years of age.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 87

Consider the following statements.
1. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has no control over the issue of withdrawal of money from the Consolidated Fund of India.
2. The term of the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has been fixed by an act enacted by Parliament.
Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 88
Which of the following are among the fundamental duties as listed in the Constitution?
1. To preserve the heritage of our composite culture
2. To abide by the constitution
3. To strive for excellence in scientific research to win international fame
4. To render national service when called upon to do so
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QUESTION: 89
The Constitution places the high courts under the control of the union in certain matters in order to keep them outside the range of regional politics. The union exercises its control in the matters of
1. Transfer of judges from one high court to another
2. Being able to establish a common high court for two or more states
3. Determining disputes as to age of high court judges
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QUESTION: 90
Which of the following were centres of Chahamana rule ?
1. Lata
2. Sakambhari
3. Naddula
4. Dhavagarta
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below -
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QUESTION: 91
Which Tughlaq Sultan revived Jalaluddin's policy of granting employment to Mongols ?
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QUESTION: 92

Mir Qasim formed an alliance with the Nawab of Awadh and the Mughal emperor to fight against the British. What is the name of the Nawab of Awadh?

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QUESTION: 93
With whom did Sivaji sign the treaty of Purandhar and when?
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QUESTION: 94
Who was the first to attempt decentralisation of financial administration?
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QUESTION: 95
Who was the revolutionary terrorist who ended his days as Ramakrishna Mission's Swamiji ?
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QUESTION: 96

At a time when empires in Europe were crumbling before the might of Napolean, Which one of the following Governor-General kept the British flag flying high in India ?

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QUESTION: 97
UN declared 2003 as the year of:
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QUESTION: 98
Which one of the following rivers originates at Amarkantak?
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QUESTION: 99
Which of the following is the headquarters of World Trade Organisation (WTO)?
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QUESTION: 100
The correct sequence of the eastward flowing rivers of the peninsular India from north to south is :
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