UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 16


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QUESTION: 1

Which of the following is not common to Buddhism and Jainism ?

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QUESTION: 2

Under whose patronage was the Sangam literature composed?

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QUESTION: 3

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 is aimed to increase the authorised capital of NABARD from present Rs 5,000 crore to Rs ______ crore

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QUESTION: 4
Wildlife is destroyed most when
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QUESTION: 5
Dachigam sanctuary is associated with conservation of
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QUESTION: 6

Borneo, is an island in Southeast Asia. It is bounded by the South China Sea to the northwest, the Sulu Sea to the northeast, the Celebes Sea to the east, and the Java Sea to the south. Which of the following countries constitute its political components?
1. Philippines
2. Malaysia
3. Indonesia
4. Brunei
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QUESTION: 7

INDGEOID’, recently seen in the news in association with India and Nepal, is
1. A satellite developed by the Survey of India that will measure the height of objects from the mean sea level more accurately than is currently possible with GPS satellites
2. An Earth Observation Satellite to monitor levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the Indian subcontinent
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 8

Consider the following statements:
1. Local factors such as tree cover and agriculture have little or no impact on sediment loads in rivers
2. Though de-siltation can improve hydraulic performance of a river, it has no direct role in improving environment flow in the river
Which of the statements given above is/are correct with reference to River Ganga?

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QUESTION: 9

Off the coast of mainly which of the following countries is the Pacific Ocean marked by anomalous heating during El events?
1. Peru
2. Bolivia
3. Indonesia
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QUESTION: 10
Which of the following members of the SCO are participants in the TAPI gas pipeline project?
1. Tajikistan
2. Afghanistan
3. Turkmenistan
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QUESTION: 11

The recently inaugurated Integrated Case Management Information System, will in its present form
1. Help identify under-trial prisoners who have already undergone half the maximum period of imprisonment their offence prescribes under law
2. Allow a litigant to digitally file a case and track its progress on a real-time basis
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 12
Consider the following pairs:
Telescope astronomical observatory – Located at
1. Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope – Hawaii
2. ALMA Telescope – Peru
3. Keck Telescope – France
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
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QUESTION: 13
Arrange the following capitals of African countries as they would appear on a map from North to South:
1. Khartoum
2. Addis Ababa
3. Cairo
4. Juba
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QUESTION: 14

The ‘flexi-fund’ component of Centrally Sponsored Schemes can be used to achieve which of the following objectives?
1. To provide flexibility to states to meet local needs and requirements within the overall objective of any given scheme
2. To undertake restoration activities in case of natural calamities
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QUESTION: 15
Nayachar is an emerged island in
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QUESTION: 16

The IMF uses a quota formula to help assess a member’s relative position. This quota formula is a weighted average of a country’s
1. GDP based on market exchange rates
2. GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity exchange rates
3. Openness of its economy
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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QUESTION: 17
Yom Kippur War was fought between which sides/countries?
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QUESTION: 18

Consider the following statements about SWAYAM PRABHA
1. It is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development
2. It is a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of educational programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 satellite
3. It is maintained by Information and Library Network Centre
Select the correct statements

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QUESTION: 19
In which one of the following is Malta located?
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QUESTION: 20

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: 21

‘Local Complaints Committee’ under the Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Work Place Act, 2013 will address complaints where
1. The complaint is against the employer himself
2. The complainant belongs to a workplace that employs less than ten people
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QUESTION: 22
Which of the following are breeds of cattle?
1. Mehsani
2. Sahiwal
3. Rathi
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 23

Consider the following statements with reference to the Tamil Sangam literature:
1. It is the earliest literature of South India
2. Sangam poems revolve mainly around two themes – love and war
3. Some poems suggest that while there were differences between rich and poor, those who controlled resources were also expected to share them
4. It is largely silent on religious practices
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 24

A deadlock between the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha calls for a joint sitting of the parliament during the passage of
1. Money Bill
2. Constitution Amendment Bill
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QUESTION: 25

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: 26
Consider the following statements Bhima Koregaon battle
1. It was one of the battles of Second Anglo-Maratha War
2. The Peshwa faction was led by Peshwa Baji Rao II in the battle
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 27

Consider the following statements about ‘Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)’
1. It is an inter-governmental organisation
2. The Blue Flag is a certification by the FEE that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards
Select the correct statements

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QUESTION: 28

Who has been named as the next Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)?

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QUESTION: 29
Who has been chosen as the next Prime Minister of New Zealand?
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QUESTION: 30

Which telecom company has received the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) approval for the merger of the wireless business with Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL)?

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QUESTION: 31

The Eastern Railways pressed India’s first Swarna Rajdhani rake under Project Swarna on November 28, 2017. The first rake under the project will traverse between which stations?

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QUESTION: 32
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the President of which country?
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QUESTION: 33

Which of the following Indian city will host the 12th World Sudoku Championship and the 26th World Puzzle Championship in October 2017?

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QUESTION: 34

According to a set of fresh guidelines given by the Reserve Bank of India in October 2017, what is the limit on full KYC mobile wallets that they can hold?

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QUESTION: 35
What was the theme of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017?
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QUESTION: 36

Who has been ranked at the top spot in the 2017 Women’s Tennis Association rankings?

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QUESTION: 37

Cabinet has approved bilateral MoU between India and ______on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development.

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QUESTION: 38
What is the currency of Burundi?
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QUESTION: 39
With which country India has agreed to implement HOSTAC programme to strengthen maritime security?
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QUESTION: 40

At which of the following places is the first community toilet for transgenders being inaugurated which is also first of its kind in the country?

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QUESTION: 41
Who among thee following has inaugurated Pratham-Shyok bridge in Leh that will link Leh to Karakoram?
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QUESTION: 42
Name the cricketer who has attained the top most spot in the latest ICC rankings released on October 29, 2017.
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QUESTION: 43

India has become the second largest fish producing country in the world with total fish production reaching about ______ million tonnes in 2016-17.

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QUESTION: 44
Saudi Arabia has become world’s first country to grant citizenship to a robot named ______
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QUESTION: 45
Name the ace shooter to win the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships in the 50m pistol event.
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QUESTION: 46

In the upcoming Republic Day celebrations in 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited the leaders of which inter-governmental organisation to be the chief guests?

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QUESTION: 47

Which of the following countries will assist Indian Railways to make country’s existing rail corridors semi high speed with trains running at 200 km per hour?

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QUESTION: 48
What is the latest FIFA ranking of India as of October 2017?
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QUESTION: 49

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned its sixth and final Samarth-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), ICGS _______into service on 20 December 2017.

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QUESTION: 50

Who has been ranked as the most powerful women in India based on the 2017 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list by Forbes?

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QUESTION: 51

The 2017 Organic World Congress has been organized in which city?

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QUESTION: 52
Exercise Ekuverin is a joint military training programme held between India and _______
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QUESTION: 53
India water Week-2017 is being celebrated from ______ to _______.
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QUESTION: 54

Which Insurance company has launched Pro-fit platform to provide one-stop solution to all the health-record tracking needs of customers?

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QUESTION: 55

The second meeting of Island Development Agency (IDA) under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh was held in which city?

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QUESTION: 56
Who among the following has broken all the past records to become the fastest sailor in the world for sailing solo around the world?
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QUESTION: 57
Which country hosted the Eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11)?
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QUESTION: 58

According to National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), when will be India free from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism?

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QUESTION: 59
According to Forbes magazine, who has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person?
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QUESTION: 60
Noted educational administrator Satish Chandra passed away recently. He wrote which subject’s NCERT’s textbooks in 1970s?
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QUESTION: 61
Over which of these rivers, Indian Railways has launched the main arch of the world’s highest bridge?
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QUESTION: 62
In a bill passed by the Rajasthan Assembly, the reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) has been increased from 21 per cent to ____ per cent.
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QUESTION: 63
Which one of the following state is the largest producer of thermal power in India ?
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QUESTION: 64
Consider the hydro-electric power generation in the following states:
1. Maharashtra
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Kerala
The correct sequence of installed hydro-electric power capacity in decreasing order will be:
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QUESTION: 65
Where is the National Institute of Virology situated?
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QUESTION: 66
Devaluation of currency leads to
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QUESTION: 67
In the last decade, population growth rate of which State has been the lowest in the country?
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QUESTION: 68

In the balanced dietaries for a day of an adult working man, weights of carbohydratefood and total protein food (both superior and inferior) should be in order of

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QUESTION: 69
Domestic electrical wiring is basically a
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QUESTION: 70
which one of the following elements is essential for the construction of nuclear reactors?
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QUESTION: 71
Consider the following statements
1. Khasi society is patrilineal
2. Pastoralism is the main occupation of the Tharus
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 72
Consider the following pairs:
River         Merges with
1. Parvati : Beas
2. Chandra : Sutlej
3. Pindar  : Alaknanda
4. Tons  : Bhagirathi
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 73

Consider the following statements:
1. Contour ploughing promotes soil erosion and the formation of gullies.
2. Gully erosion is the removal of top soil and creation of many steep-sided cuttings in a hill side.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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QUESTION: 74
Consider the following pairs-
    Centre                                                                                                                         Place
1. Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems                        New Delhi
2. Centre of Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation                                                   Allahabad
3. National Coral Reef Research Centre                                                                     Thiruvananthapuram
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 75
The provisions relating tto fundamental Rights in the Constitution of India
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QUESTION: 76
Capital formulation can take place in India by adopting the following measures.
1. Deficit financing
2. Taxation measures
3. Tapping disguised unemployment in agriculture
4. Taking foreign loans
Choose your answer from the codes below :
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QUESTION: 77

Consider the following statements :
Full convertibility of the rupee may mean
1. Its free float with other international currencies .
2. Its direct exchange with any other international currency at any prescribed place inside and outside the country
3. it acts just like any other international currency
Which of these statements are correct ?

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QUESTION: 78

Consider the following statements:
1.The National Housing Bank, the apex institution of housing finance in India, was set up as a whollyowned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India .
2.The small Industries development Bank of India was established as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Bank of India .
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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QUESTION: 79
Consider the following sectors, contributing to India's real GDP during the year 2005-06:
1. Agriculture and allied activities
2. Industry
3. Construction
4. Community, social and personal services
Which one of the following is the correct descending order in respect of their contribution?
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QUESTION: 80
Consider the following statements:
The impact of British imperialistic polices on Indian agriculture was
1. Creation of a new market economy
2. Polarisation between land-owners and tillers
3. Increase in the number of landless labourers
4. Unemployment among village artisans
Which of these statements are correct?
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QUESTION: 81
Consider the following statements on the reforms of Ala-ud-din Khilji:
1. Confiscation of all grants of taxfree land
2. Introduction of daag and chehra in his military
3. Abolition of iqtas of big nobles and military commanders
4. Banning the public sale of liquor and drugs
Which of these statements are correct?
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QUESTION: 82
Consider the following statements:
1. Brahmans were extempted from execution of death penalty in all the ancient Indian scriptures, texts and law books
2. Dayabhaga, a treatise on inheritance was written by Jimutavahana of 12th century
3. The Arthashastra deals with crime and punishment, and suggests many forms of execution
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 83

Consider the following statements:
1. Although the first Five-year Plan gave priority to agriculture but there was hardly any increase in the agricultural production at the end of the plan period.
2. The iron and steel plants at Bhilai, Rourkela and Durgapur were set up during the first Five-Year plan.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 84

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: 85
The high court enjoys the power
1. To issue writs for the enforcement of rights conferred on the citizens of India
2. To exercise superintendence over the working of courts and tribunals under its jurisdiction
3. To make general rules and prescribe forms regulating the practices and proceedings of courts under its jurisdiction
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QUESTION: 86

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: 87

On the following statements, which ones are true?
1. There cannot be a deadlock between the two Houses of Indian Parliament on a non-financial bill
2. There can be a deadlock between the two Houses of Parliament on a financial bill
3. All financial bills must be introduced in the Lok Sabha
4.All non-financial bills must be introduced in the Rajya Sabha
5. A non-financial bill, passed unanimously by both Houses of Parliament, needs no assent of the president
6. The Lok Sabha enjoys a preeminent position when compared to the Rajya Sabha
7. In the absence of its speaker, Lok Sabha can ask the chairman of the Rajya Sabha to conduct its proceedings
8. Deputy speaker of Lok Sabha is the nominee of opposition
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

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QUESTION: 88

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: 89
Who presided over the first session of the All-India Kisan Sabha?
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QUESTION: 90
According to which Vaishnavite Saint, worship consisted of love and devotion and song and dance ?
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QUESTION: 91

Who wrote the history of Aurangazeb's reign in total secrecy because of the emperor's opposition to it? And what is the name of that historical work?

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QUESTION: 92
Who was the founder of the Gahadavala dynasty ?
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QUESTION: 93

Consider the following statements:
1. If a bill other than money bill is returned by President of India for reconsideration of the House and the bill is again passed by both House of Parliament with or without amendment and again presented to the president then it is not obligatory upon him to declare his asset to it
2. A bill for the purpose of formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states can be introduced in either House of Parliament and no recommendation of the president is required for the introduction of such a bill.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 94
Which of the following is not a plantation industry in British India?
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QUESTION: 95
The Megahalaya Plateau is largely formed of :
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QUESTION: 96
Who among the following was associated with the Suppression of thugs?
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QUESTION: 97
Which is the only Asian country represented in the G-7 Group?
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QUESTION: 98
The International Court of Justice holds its sessions at its headquaters in:
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QUESTION: 99
The Zonal-soil type of peninsular India belongs to :
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QUESTION: 100
A London branch of the All India Muslim League was established in 1908 under the presidency of :
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