UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 17


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QUESTION: 1

Who built the famous Vaikuntaperumal temple at Kanchipuram?

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QUESTION: 2

Which International Bank is providing technical and financial assistance for the Jal Marg Vikas Project at a cost of Rs 5369 crore?

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QUESTION: 3

The earliest specimen of Kavya style is found in about 150 AD in the inscription of

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QUESTION: 4
Elephant has very few hair while beer has a thick fur because the beer
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QUESTION: 5

Which of the following is/are features of ISRO’s “Solar Calculator” app?
1. It suggests optimum tilt angle for solar photovoltaic panel installation at any given location
2. The latitude and longitude coordinates are required to be keyed in manually for the app to work
3. It works only with smartphones that have an ‘auto brightness control’ functionality
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QUESTION: 6
Which one is a troublesome weed of agricultural fields?
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QUESTION: 7
The ‘Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya’ will
1. Manufacture paper and ink for currency notes
2. Save foreign exchange by reducing India’s dependence on imports
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QUESTION: 8

Consider the following statements:
1. Each State in India has its own drug regulator
2. As mandated recently by the amended Drugs and Cosmetic Rules, bio-equivalence studies are mandatory for all classes of generic drugs manufactured in India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 9
The Gulf of Eilat (or Aqaba) is a border of which of the following countries?
1. Egypt
2. Saudi Arabia
3. Israel
4. Jordan
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QUESTION: 10
India is a founder-member of
1. International Labour Organisation
2. African Development Bank Group
3. South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation
4. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
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QUESTION: 11

With reference to the International Court of Justice, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. One-half of the court is elected every four years
2. Judges are eligible for re-election
3. All state parties to the statute of the court have the right to propose candidates
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QUESTION: 12

The 97th Constitutional Amendment Act of 2011, related to co-operative societies, made changes to which of the following parts of the Constitution?
1. Fundamental Rights
2. Directive Principles of State Policy
3. Part IX
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QUESTION: 13

Consider the following statements:
1. The Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up as a not-for-profit autonomous society to monitor the Swachh Bharat campaign and recommend periodically to the government appropriate policy measures
2. The QCI conducted the Swachh Survekshan 2017 survey
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 14
North Korea is surrounded by which of the following seas?
1. East China Sea
2. Sea of Japan
3. Yellow Sea
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QUESTION: 15

Consider the following statements
1. AURA is a NASA scientific research satellite, studying the Earth’s ozone layer
2. Montreal Protocol is aimed to regulate the production and use of chemicals that contribute to the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer
Select the correct statements

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QUESTION: 16

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: 17
Consider the following statements about the “e-Samvad” portal
1. It provides a platform for NGOs and Civil Societies to interact with various ministries
2. It was launched by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 18
Status of classical languages has been given to which of the following languages?
1. Marathi
2. Kannada
3. Odia
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 19
Consider the following pairs:
Tiger Reserve – State in which it is found:
1. Simlipal – Odisha
2. Bor – West Bengal
3. Kalakkad Mundanthurai – Kerala
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
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QUESTION: 20

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: 21

Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A): No Departmental Standing Committee (DSC) works under the Rajya Sabha
Reasons (R): The main objective of a DSC is to secure particularly more financial accountability of the Executive to the Parliament
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QUESTION: 22

Consider the following statements about Consolidated Fund of India (CFI)
1. All revenues received by the government by way of direct taxes and indirect taxes, money borrowed and receipts from loans given by the government flow into the CFI
2. No money can be withdrawn from this fund without the Parliament’s approval
Select the correct statements

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QUESTION: 23

Which one of the following countries is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)?

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QUESTION: 24
Which of the following statements about Polar vortices is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 25

A rapid increase in the rate of inflation is sometimes attributed to the “base effect”. What is “base effect” ?

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QUESTION: 26

Key issues that have been raised with reference to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 include
1. A civil wrong being treated as a criminal act
2. The utilisation of Waqf funds for payment of subsistence allowance to the estranged wife
3. The potential for misuse of the law against Muslim men due to the non-cognizable nature being assigned to the offence of pronouncing triple talaq
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QUESTION: 27

The Standard & Poor’s (S&P), in its Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment (BICRA) report for India, has put the Indian Banking System under group _____ based on its economic health and industry risk criteria

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QUESTION: 28
Acid rain is caused by the pollution of environment by
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QUESTION: 29

According to the data by International Monetary Fund (IMF), what is the rank of India in terms of per capita GDP of countries for the year 2017?

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QUESTION: 30
I.V. Sasi who passed away recently was a noted __________film director.
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QUESTION: 31
Which player has won the 2017 Mexico Grand Prix?
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QUESTION: 32

Which among the given sites has been awarded the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation?

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QUESTION: 33
Who among the following has been selected for the Padma Prabha Puraskaram for the year 2017?
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QUESTION: 34

Which state has been ranked at the top position in Gender Vulnerability Index (GVI) released by Child development NGO Plan India on November 1, 2017?

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QUESTION: 35

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: 36

As per the latest Financial Stability Report (FSR) by the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI), the gross non-performing assets (GNPAs) is expected to rise to ____ percent of gross advances in March 2018 from 10.2 percent in September 2017

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QUESTION: 37

Who among the following women cricketers has been named in both the ICC Women’s ODI and T20I Team of the Year 2017 released recently?

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QUESTION: 38

The 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) was organized in which state?

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QUESTION: 39

India has signed a MoU worth Rs. ___ with which of the following country for developing its infrastructure, health and education?

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QUESTION: 40
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is in which of the following state?
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QUESTION: 41

Which of the following small finance banks has partnered with Aditya Birla Health Insurance to act as a corporate agent for latter’s health insurance business?

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QUESTION: 42

The Reserve Bank of India has recently imposed restrictions on the banking activities of which government owned bank as its NPAs crossed 10%?

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QUESTION: 43
The two-day Regional Conference on Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices was held in which state?
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QUESTION: 44
Mansur bin Muqrin who died in a helicopter crash recently was the Prince of which country?
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QUESTION: 45

Union government has approved financial allocation of Rs ______ crore for the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR).

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QUESTION: 46
Who among the given has been appointed as the Ombudsmen of All India Football Federation (AIFF) to formulate the constitution?
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QUESTION: 47
Where will the 2017 International Conference on Composite Materials be held from December 27 to 29.
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QUESTION: 48

What is the rank of India among 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017 according to report by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)?

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QUESTION: 49
Name the Pan India scholarship program recently launched by the government to increase the reach of Philately.
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QUESTION: 50

India on 25 October offered USD ________ aid to Sri Lanka as a part of the partnership in the field of higher education.

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QUESTION: 51
Who among the given players has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for 2017 LPGA Tour Championships?
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QUESTION: 52
Who has been conferred with the first Smita Patil Memorial Award 2017?
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QUESTION: 53
Name the eminent scientist, well-known as Father of DNA finger printing in India, who passed away recently due to health problem
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QUESTION: 54
Exercise “IMBAX-2017” is a joint military training exercise between India and which country?
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QUESTION: 55

Which of the following has signed an MoU with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) to launch VR content and 360-degree videos on Indian Heritage Sites?

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QUESTION: 56
What was the theme of the 2017 World AIDS Day?
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QUESTION: 57

How much amount of loan agreement has been signed between India and the World Bank for India’s SANKALP project?

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QUESTION: 58

As per the latest data by the Reserve Bank of India, bad loans of Public sector banks (PSBs) stood at Rs ____ lakh crore by the end of second quarter (September 30) this fiscal

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QUESTION: 59
Cabinet has approved bilateral MoU between India and ______on Technical Cooperation on Police Training and Development.
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QUESTION: 60
Apollo Munich has partnered with which of the following life insurance company?
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QUESTION: 61
ISRO is all set to set up the exclusive research facility in which of the following place?
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QUESTION: 62

The BCCI has revised its Future Tours Programme (FTP) according to which India will play _____ matches at home across all formats from 2019-2023 however the number of playing days has been reduced to ____

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QUESTION: 63
The correct sequence in decreasing order in terms of total production of the given non-ferrous metals in India is:
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QUESTION: 64
The largest area under wasteland in India is in:
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QUESTION: 65
Which city is known as 'Electronic City of India'?
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QUESTION: 66
An industrial unit is considered sick when
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QUESTION: 67
The high yielding varieties of wheat, the use of which resulted in the Green Revolution in India included
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QUESTION: 68
Recommended daily intake of proteins for a moderately active women is
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QUESTION: 69
The memory of a computer is commonly expressed in terms of kilobytes or Megabyes. A byte is made up of
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QUESTION: 70

In recent years there has been some concern over the threat posed by the Mathura Oil Refinery and the thermal power plants to the Taj Mahal in Agra. The scientific basis of any possible damage to the Taj is mainly

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QUESTION: 71

Which of the following geographical features have played a great unifying role in strengthening the forces of homogeniety of the Indian people?
1. The expanses of water surrounding the peninsula
2. The Himalayan mountains
3. The vastness of the country
4. The presence of the Indian Ocean

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QUESTION: 72

Consider the following statements
1. The Buckingham Canal runs through the coast from Guntur district to South Arcot district.
2.For Indira Gandhi Canal, additional waters of Beas and Yamuna are diverted and the canal terminates in Barmer district.
Which of the statements (s) given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 73
The following are the important events in coal mining in India:
1. The first production of coal at Raniganj
2. The establishment of coal India Limited
3. Nationalisation of Coal mines
4. Establishment of Neyveli Lignite Corporation
Their correct chronological sequence is
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QUESTION: 74
Which of the following distinct features are found over the glaciated topography?
1. Outwash deposits
2. Yardang
3. Striation
4. Sandbank
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QUESTION: 75
The noteworthy achievements of the First Plan were
1. Reforms in the antiquated land system .
2. Setting up of National Extension Service.
3. Revitalization of the co-operative movement .
4. Expansion of irrigation and power facilities .
Choose the answer from the following codes:
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QUESTION: 76

Which of the following rights have been given to the foreigners in India under the Constitution ?

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QUESTION: 77
Which of the following are the objectives of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices(CACP)?
1. To stabilise agricultural prices
2. To ensure meaningful real income levels to the farmers.
3. To protect the interest of the consumers by providing essential agricultural commodities at reasonable rate through public distribution system .
4. To ensure maximum price for the farmer.
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QUESTION: 78
Agricultural productivity is low both on the basis of per worker as well as per hectare of land . The reasons are
1. pressure of population
2. small size of population
3. preponderance of subsistence of farming
4. high capital base
Choose your answer from the following codes :
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QUESTION: 79
Consider the following generals:
1. Ventura
2. Vansitartt
3. Deva Singh
4. Suraj Singh
5. Illahi Baksh
6. Allard
Who among these were the members of Ranjit Singh's Fauj-i-Khas?
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QUESTION: 80

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: 81
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: 82
Consider the following persons:
1. Sir Attar Singh
2. Bhai Teja Singh
3. Sohan Singh Bhakna
4. Kartar Singh Jhabbar
Who among these were NOT the organizers of the Singh-Sabha Movement?
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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 statements about the Rig Vedic age:
1. There was no purdah system
2. Women often performed sati
3. Girls were given in marriage only after puberty
4. Girls sometimes had on their own chosen their husbands
Of these
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QUESTION: 85

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: 86
A person is eligible to vote in the general elections if he or she
1. Is a citizen of India
2. Is not less than 21 years of age
3. Does not hold any office of profit under the government
4. Is not disqualified on grounds of unsound mind
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QUESTION: 87
The chief justice of a high court is appointed by the president after consultation with
1. The chief justice of India
2. The governor of the state
3. The chief minister of the state
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QUESTION: 88

What were the objectives of the introduction of the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) by the government?
1. To promote harmonious relations between the government and its employees
2. To secure the greatest measures of cooperation between the government and employees in matters of common concern
3. To increase the efficiency of public services
4. To maintain discipline in the civil services
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QUESTION: 89
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: 90
Which one of the following is/are all India services?
1. Indian Administrative Service
2. India Foreign Service
3. India Police Service
4. India Defence Service
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QUESTION: 91
Who was the founder of the sena dynasty?
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QUESTION: 92
Who was the most famous Sultan in the Ilyas Shah dynasty ?
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QUESTION: 93
Which one statement is not correct ?
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QUESTION: 94
As an alternative to the partition of India, Gandhiji suggested to Mountbatten that he should :
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QUESTION: 95

Consider the following statements associated with the Deccan Traps :
1. From the Cretaceous to the Eocene, intense volcanic activity took place in peninsular India.
2. The volcanic lava spread out in horizontal sheets filling the irregularities of the pre-existing topography
3. The trap country is characterised by conical hills and extensive flat surfaces
of these statements :

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QUESTION: 96
Which of the following three rivers of Peninsular India have Amarkantak region as their source ?
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QUESTION: 97
The British resorted to the 'Downward Filtration Theory' till 1854 to justify one of their colonial policies in India. Pick it out from the following:
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QUESTION: 98

Of the four forms of political protests mentioned below, which one is derived from the name of the person who used it as a political weapon for the first time ?

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QUESTION: 99
Which of the following are at present members of the Trusteeship Council of the UN?
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QUESTION: 100
OECD is engaged in which of the following activities?
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