UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 15


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QUESTION: 1

Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and Shakas enhanced Buddhism rather than Hinduism because :

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QUESTION: 2

How many times was the word 'varna' used in the Rig Veda in the sense of a birth based social division ?

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QUESTION: 3

Who among the following has been named as the best Central Bank Governor of the Year 2018 for Asia-Pacific by UK based magazine, The Banker?

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QUESTION: 4
Rhinoceros species can be associated with
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QUESTION: 5

In which of the following States/Union Territories has the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council held at least one meeting?
1. New Delhi
2. Rajasthan
3. Jammu and Kashmir
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 6
Consider the following pairs:
ISRO Missions recently in the news – Spacecraft classification
1. AstroSat – Space Science and Exploration
2. ResourceSat – Earth Observation
3. Cartosat – Communication
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 7

In the context of the ‘e-way bill’ related to the affairs of the Goods and Services Tax regime, consider the following statements:
1. A single e-way bill will be valid for a consignment from its point of origin to its destination regardless of the mode of transportation
2. The bill allotted for a consignment will be valid for a duration depending on the distance that the consignment needs to move
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 8
What is true of National Park
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QUESTION: 9

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: 10
Consider the following statements:
1. The World Customs Organisation (WCO) was established under the aegis of the World Trade Organisation
2. The ‘Revised Kyoto Convention’ is related to the simplification and harmonisation of customs procedures globally
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 11

Of the following list, examples of non-tariff barriers include
1. Allowing a domestic manufacturer to petition fur curbing imports on national security grounds without providing proof
2. Delays in approval, and low approval rates, for registrations mandatory for sale of new drugs in a market
3. Subjecting every container imported to X-ray scanning
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 12
Which of the following statements about neutrinos is/are correct?
1. Trillions of neutrinos pass through our body every second
2. They are created in nuclear reactions
3. They never interact with particles of other matter
Select the correct answer using codes given below:
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QUESTION: 13

The Paris Climate accord is meant to limit the global rise in temperature attributed to emissions. Countries that signed up to the deal agreed to
1. Review each country’s contribution to cutting emissions every five years
2. Keep global temperatures “well below” the level of 2˚Centigrade
3. Limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, latest by 2050
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 14

Which of the following devices of direct democracy is/are available to Indian citizens?
1. Referendum
2. Initiative
3. Plebiscite
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QUESTION: 15
Which of the following are breeds of cattle?
1. Mehsani
2. Sahiwal
3. Rathi
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 16

Which of the following statements with reference to the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) is/are correct?
1. It is comprised of four programs which provide resources to manage the challenges of climate change
2. It helps developing countries integrate climate resilience into development planning
3. It provides middle-income countries such as India with highly concessional resources to scale up the deployment of low carbon technologies
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 17

Consider the following statements about NARI portal
1. It is under the aegis of Ministry for Women and Child Development
2. It is an interactive portal allowing NGOs to contact the ministry and share their feedback, suggestions, grievances and their best practices
Select the correct statements

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QUESTION: 18
Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘orphan crops’?
1. They are typically grown in Africa, Asia and South America
2. Maize is an example of an ‘orphan crop’
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QUESTION: 19

Consider the following statements:
1. The Preamble lists establishment of a secular state as an objective of the constitution
2. Though the words ‘secular state’ were not explicitly mentioned in the original constitution, Articles 25 to 28 leave no doubt that the Constitution-makers wanted to establish such a state
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 20

The Union Health Ministry’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) aims to

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QUESTION: 21
Which among the following is NOT an official language of the United Nations?
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QUESTION: 22
In which one of the following is Malta located?
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QUESTION: 23
The USA has NOT designated which among the following countries as one of its Major Non-NATO Ally (MNNA)?
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QUESTION: 24
‘De-notified tribes’ refers to
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QUESTION: 25
Agariyas is a group of people known for Salt Farming. They are from which of the following state?
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QUESTION: 26

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare is the administrative ministry for which among the following programmes/initiatives?
1. ‘India Organic’ logo
2. National Programme for Organic Production
3. ‘Jaivik Bharat’ logo
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 27
The 6th International Tourism Mart 2017 has been inaugurated in which state?
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QUESTION: 28

A committee of jurors annually decides the awardees of Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development. Name the head of the committee.

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QUESTION: 29
Consider the following pairs:
Device of Proceedings in Rajya Sabha – Feature
1. Special Mention – A matter which cannot be raised during question hour
2. Question Hour – Members ask questions to ministers and/or private members
3. Zero Hour – Members can raise matters without any prior notice
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 30
What is the theme of the International Translation Day 2017?
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QUESTION: 31

In order to become plastic free state by________, Maharashtra government has imposed a ban on the use of packaged water bottles in all government offices.

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QUESTION: 32
Which of the following telecom company has acquired the telecom business of Tata Group?
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QUESTION: 33
Which of the following country in October 2017, passed its first budget since 2005?
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QUESTION: 34
Tawang festival is celebrated in which state?
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QUESTION: 35
According to Coffee Board, India’s coffee output pegged at record__lakh tons in 2017-18
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QUESTION: 36
Which country has developed and started the trail operation of the world’s largest automated container terminal?
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QUESTION: 37

In October 2017, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) suspended which country team from international football because of undue third-party interference?

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QUESTION: 38

Name the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise conducted by the Indian Coast Guard on 29 November 2017 in Port Blair

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QUESTION: 39

How much amount of compensation has been released by the government of India to states for the revenue loss to states post GST implementation between July-October?

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QUESTION: 40

The Indian Government has urged the United Nation to declare the year 2018 as the International Year of which cereal crop to promote healthy food habit?

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QUESTION: 41
Who among the given has become the first South India actress to be bestowed with the UNICEF celebrity advocate status on November 20, 2017?
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QUESTION: 42
Who has been conferred with the Yeraringan Award?
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QUESTION: 43
Which state celebrated the first ever Namami Barak Festival on November 18, 2017?
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QUESTION: 44

According to a report from the Economic Intelligence Unit, which city is ranked to be the best host among 45 cities worldwide in the race to go digital?

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QUESTION: 45
What is the currency of Burundi?
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QUESTION: 46
Who is the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?
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QUESTION: 47

The government of India has planned to establish a Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) in which of the following Arab countries?

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QUESTION: 48
Which country will host the 2nd World Congress on Marxism in May 2018?
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QUESTION: 49
Federal Bank has recently obtained RBI’s approval to open representative offices in which of the given countries?
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QUESTION: 50
Purushottam Lal Kaushik has passed away. He is a former __ minister.
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QUESTION: 51

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned how much amount to the Andhra Pradesh Government for its Rural Water supply, Road and Bridge projects?

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QUESTION: 52
Where did ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav – 2017’ held?
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QUESTION: 53
Recently Dr Daljit Singh passed away. He was a noted _____ surgeon
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QUESTION: 54
Who has been appointed as the next ambassador to China in October 2017?
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QUESTION: 55
Name the nationwide movement launched by FOGSI to urge the need for quality maternal care in India.
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QUESTION: 56
Who of the following has won Nobel Prize in literature 2017?
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QUESTION: 57

Who among the following created history after bagging India’s first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships that was held in Russia this year?

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QUESTION: 58
Which country will host the CMS Conference of the Parties 13 (CMS COP 13) in the year 2020?
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QUESTION: 59
The 2017 International Gita Mahotsava has been inaugurated in which city?
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QUESTION: 60
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week – 2017 is being celebrated from ______ to _______.
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QUESTION: 61
Mansur bin Muqrin who died in a helicopter crash recently was the Prince of which country?
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QUESTION: 62

Name the telecom company that has entered into a definitive agreement with Millicom International Cellular to acquire 100 percent equity interest in its subsidiary Tigo Rwanda Limited?

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QUESTION: 63
The location of Iron and Steel mills in India is determined in the order of availability factor of:
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QUESTION: 64
Which dam is built/being built in the earthquake prone region of India ?
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QUESTION: 65
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located at
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QUESTION: 66
Which plan gave emphasis on removal of poverty for the first time?
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QUESTION: 67
Goodwill is a :
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QUESTION: 68
Assertion [A] : Insect resistant transgenic cotton has been produced by inserting Bt gene.
Reason [R] : The Bt gene is derived from a bacterium.
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QUESTION: 69
Which one of the Chola kings conquered Ceylon?
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QUESTION: 70
The characteristic odour of garlic is due to
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QUESTION: 71

With reference to north-east monsoon (winter monsoon) in India, consider the following statements:
1.Unlike the summer monsoon, there is no easterly jet stream over the peninsula during the winter monsoon.
2.More than two-thirds of annual rainfall in Coimbatore, Salem and Nilgiri districts occurs from October to December.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 72
Consider the following pairs
     Tree              Location of its natural habitat
A. Rosewood    Slopes of Western Ghats of Karnataka and Keral
B. Spruce          Western Himalayas at elevations from 2100m to 3600m
C. Walnut          Lower elevations on Eastern Himalayas
Which of the pair(s) given above is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 73
Consider the following statements associated with the bajra cultivation in India
1. Bajra occupies about 11 per cent of the total area under foodgrains
2. Rajasthan is the leading producer of bajra in India
3. India exports a large quantity of bajra.
Which of these statements given above are correct?
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QUESTION: 74
Consider the following:
1. Andes mountains
2. New Zealand
3. Philippines
4. Taiwan
Which of the above is/are parts(s) of the Pacific Ring of fire?
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QUESTION: 75
Central banking functions in India are performed by the
1. Central Bank of India
2. Reserve Bank of India
3. State Bank of India
4. Indian Overseas Bank
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QUESTION: 76
What is the literal meaning of secularism ?
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QUESTION: 77
Consider the following statements :
Direction of India's Foreign Trade on the basis of share in total exports during 1987-88 to 2001-02 shows
1. Fall in relative importance of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries over the years mentioned above
2. Rise in importance of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) countries over the same years .
3. Rise in importance of eastern European countries
4. Rise in importance of developing countries
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
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QUESTION: 78
Consider the following :
Their will be a change in the level of national income with the following changes :
1. Government spending and taxes increased by amount X .
2. Government spending and taxes increased by amount X .
3. Only government spending increased by amount X.
4. Only government spending decreased by amount X.
What is the correct sequence of the changes in level of national income in descending order ?
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QUESTION: 79
Consider the following statements :
1. National Thermal Power Corporation has diversified into hydropower sector .
2. Power Grid Corporation of India has diversified in telecom sector .
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
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QUESTION: 80
Consider the following personalities:
1. Annie Besant
2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
3. Muhammed Ali Jinnah
4. Mahatma Gandhi
Which of them were associated with the Home Rule Movement?
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QUESTION: 81
Consider the following statements:
1. Sikandar Lodi changed his residence from Delhi to Agra
2. The personal retainers of the great amirs were appointed by Sikandar Lodi himself
3. Sikandar Lodi abolish duties on crop of corn.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 82
Consider the following statements with reference to British rule in India
1. In 1780, the manufacture of salt was directly taken up by the government
2. In 1786, the collector in each District of Bengal was made responsible for settling the revenue and collecting it
3. In 1790, the Decennial Settlement of land revenue was declared permanent
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 83
Consider the following statements:
The Yandaboo Treaty of 1826 paved the way for
1. Guaranteed protection to the British merchants
2. An indemnity of a crore of rupees to the British
3. The Pitched battles between the Burmese and the English
4. The Territorial acquisition of Assam for tea
Which of these statements are correct?
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QUESTION: 84
Consider the following:
1. Apavahana
2. Abhishyandavamana
3. Ahimsa
4. Upasaka Status
In which of these the Arthasastra and Asokan edict correspond exactly?
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QUESTION: 85
The UPSC conducts examinations for
1. Central services
2. All India services
3. State services
4. State services for two or more states jointly
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QUESTION: 86
Consider the following statements:
1. Zonal councils have been established under an Article of the Constitution of India.
2. There is a provision under an Article of Constitution of India that an inter-State council can be established by the president.
3. The union home minister has been nominated to be the common chairman of the zonal councils.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
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QUESTION: 87
The ordinary judges of the state high court are appointed by the president in consultation with
1. The chief justice of the high court
2. The chief justice of India
3. The governor of the State
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QUESTION: 88

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: 89
Consider the given statements and choose the correct response on them.
1. A person can be appointed as governor of more than one state.
2. A governor's salary is charged on the Consolidated Fund of India in case of 1.
3. In case of 1, the governor's salary is shared by the concerned states.
4. In case of 1, the governor's salary is paid by the state named by the president.
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QUESTION: 90
The dynasty that succeeded the Chalukyas in Western India was that of the
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QUESTION: 91
What were 'varahas'?
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QUESTION: 92

Tipu Sultan did
1. Attempt to introduce modern industries in Mysore by inviting foreign experts.
2. Send embassies to France, Turkey, Iran and Peru to develop foreign trade.
3. Attempt to set-up a state trading company on the European lines.
4. Introduce a new system of coinage, new scales of weights and measures, and a new calendar.
5. Establish modern arsenal at Dindigul with French help.
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QUESTION: 93
During the reign of which Great Mughal was tobacco introduced in India?
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QUESTION: 94
Which of the following pairs are correctly matched ?
1. Theodore Beck : Mohommadan
2. Ilbert Bill : Ripon
3. Pherozeshah : Indian National
4. Baruddin : Muslim
Select the correct answer using the codes given
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QUESTION: 95
Who presided over the first session of the All-India Kisan Sabha?
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QUESTION: 96
The aim of education as stated by the Wood's dispatch of 1854 was :
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QUESTION: 97
Consider the following peaks :
1. Dhaulagiri
2. Kanchenjunga
3. Nanda-Devi
4. Kamet Peak
The correct sequence of the peaks from West to East will be :
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QUESTION: 98
The headquarters of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is located in which city?
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QUESTION: 99
Which one of the following characteristics is NOT relevant to Ganga river ?
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QUESTION: 100

Which of the following countries are among the constituents of the SAARC? (1)Nepal (2) Bangladesh (3) Pakistan (4) Maldives (5) Afganistan

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