UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 18


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QUESTION: 1

Who among the following anticipated Newton by declaring that all things gravitate to the earth ?

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QUESTION: 2

Which of the officials outnumber the rest in the Mauryan period ?

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QUESTION: 3

Number of endangered species of angiosperms in India is around

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QUESTION: 4

Which among the following banks has recently entered into partnership with Abu Dhabi based Lulu Exchange to make cross border remittances using blockchain technology

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QUESTION: 5
Which of the following is the correct matching pair of a sanctuary and its main protected wild animal?
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QUESTION: 6
Services that the GSAT-9 will provide include
1. Weather forecasting
2. Assistance in disaster response
3. Mapping natural resources
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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

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
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QUESTION: 9

The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network is an indigenously developed technology system in India that
1. Digitises vaccine stocks
2. Monitors the temperature of vaccine storage across cold chains
3. Keeps track of the dosage cycles in vaccinated children
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QUESTION: 10

‘ASER’ or the Annual Status of Education Report, the largest non-governmental household survey undertaken in rural India, is facilitated by the Pratham Education Foundation. This survey includes testing children for their
1. Logical reasoning
2. Arithmetic abilities
3. Basic reading skills
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QUESTION: 11

The chairman and members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee consisting of
1. Prime Minister
2. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
3. Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
4. Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha
5. Leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha
6. Union Home Minister
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QUESTION: 12

‘Gramoday Sankalp’, a quarterly newsmagazine, will be released on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day. It will be published and distributed by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj on behalf of which of the following ministries?
1. Ministry of Rural Development
2. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
3. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
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QUESTION: 13

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: 14

Consider the following statements about ISRO’s PSLV-XL launcher:
1. Chandrayaan-1 was the first spacecraft to be launched using the XL launcher
2. No satellites made by university students are permitted to be launched aboard this version of the PSLV launcher due to the critical nature of the payloads
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 15

With reference to the revised Wholesale Price Index series, consider the following statements:
1. Prices used for its compilation do not include food items
2. Despite the additions and deletions made to the item basket, the weights of the three major groups remains unchanged
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 16
Nayachar is an emerged island in
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QUESTION: 17
Construction of the Zojila tunnel will provide all weather connectivity between
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QUESTION: 18

Which among the following states was the first to launch a price deficit compensation scheme that seeks to address rural-agrarian distress?

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QUESTION: 19
A worsening fiscal gap
1. May pose inflationary risks
2. May indicate ineffectiveness of fiscal consolidation policies undertaken by Governments
3. Reflects a downward trend in collection of non-debt capital receipts
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QUESTION: 20
Consider the following statements about Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
1. It is chaired by the Prime Minister of India
2. Minister of Home Affairs and Minister in-charge of the concerned Ministry is part of the committee
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 21
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: 22
China is bordered with which of the following countries?
1. Uzbekistan
2. North Korea
3. Afghanistan
4. Laos
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 23
Consider the following statements about the GenomeAsia 100K initiative:
1. The initiative will help accelerate East Asian population-specific medical advances
2. Its founding members include an Indian company
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
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QUESTION: 24
The Malimath Committee Report of 2003, recently in the news, pertains specifically to
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QUESTION: 25

The Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993 provides for
1. The creation of not only the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) but also a State HRC at the state level
2. The establishment of exclusive Human Rights Courts in every district
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 26
Consider the following statements about ‘Humpback Whale’.
1. They are sexually dimorphic in nature
2. They have been listed as endangered in IUCN red list
Select the correct statements
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QUESTION: 27

Har Gobind Khorana, an Indian-American who recently was honoured by Google with a doodle, was one among three who were jointly awarded the Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968

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QUESTION: 28

On the occasion of Christmas, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created the world’s biggest sand Santa-face 25 feet high and 50 feet wide on the Puri beach of Odisha with the message ______

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QUESTION: 29

Which of the following bank has partnered with Abu Dhabi Global Markets for collaboration to further foster cross-border exchange between the two countries?

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QUESTION: 30

Indian-origin South African couple Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the prestigious US award on October 25, 2017 for their exceptional contributions in the field of________.

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QUESTION: 31

Under whose chairmanship did a group of ministers or GoM constituted to make GST composition scheme more attractive?

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QUESTION: 32
The 2017 International Seminar on Indian Space Industry will be held in which city?
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QUESTION: 33
Which of the following countries are suspended from weightliftitng for an year in an attempt to combat an epidemic of doping?
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QUESTION: 34
Name the ace shooter to win the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Championships in the 50m pistol event.
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QUESTION: 35
Punyaslok Dasgupta passed away recently. He was a/an _____
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QUESTION: 36
When is World Mental Health Day observed every year?
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QUESTION: 37
The 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers Meeting was held in which country?
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QUESTION: 38
How much amount of development assistance has been announced by the government of India for Myanmar’s Rakhine State?
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QUESTION: 39

Indian government has extended the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various government schemes and bank accounts by______

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QUESTION: 40

Who has been appointed as the new additional director general (ADG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on October 23, 2017?

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QUESTION: 41

The Union Cabinet has approved a Bill making instant triple talaq a criminal offence and any Muslim Husband who resorts to instant talaq can be subjected to jail term of up to ___ years

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QUESTION: 42

Technology giant _________ has acquired song recognition company Shazam for $400 million

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QUESTION: 43

Name the NASA’s spacecraft which captured its first images of the Martian moon Phobos on September 29, 2017.

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QUESTION: 44

The second edition of the UN World Tourism Organization/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture was hosted by which country?

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QUESTION: 45
The 2017-18 budgetary fiscal deficit had been pegged at Rs _______ lakh crore
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QUESTION: 46
When is the Constitution Day observed?
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QUESTION: 47

Name the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Airtel Payments Bank who recently quit from the post amid Aadhaar eKYC controversy

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QUESTION: 48
Who has been named as the Person of the Year 2017 by TIME magazine?
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QUESTION: 49
The 21st World Congress of Mental Health was organized in which city?
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QUESTION: 50

Name the firm to win the prestigious ‘Dun & Bradstreet – Everest Infra Awards 2017’ under Infrastructure Project category.

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QUESTION: 51
Who has become the first Sikh politician to lead major Canadian party?
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QUESTION: 52

The Indian Army’s Southern Command conducted week long ‘Hamesha Vijayee’ exercise in which of the following state recently to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory.

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QUESTION: 53

Which of the following Municipal Corporation launched Atal Jan Aahar Yojana in December 2017 for poor to provide lunch at Rs 10?

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QUESTION: 54

According to data released by the Commerce Ministry, India’s annual rate of inflation based on the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) remained to how much percent in September 2017?

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QUESTION: 55

What is the name of the portal launched by the MSME Ministry to empower entrepreneurs to directly register their cases relating to delayed payment from Public Sector Undertakings?

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QUESTION: 56

How much amount of loan has been approved by the Asian Development Bank to improve rural roads in five states of India under the ‘Second Rural Connectivity Investment Programme’?

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QUESTION: 57

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: 58

How much amount of penalty has been imposed by the Reserve Bank of India on IndusInd Bank for breaching rules on income classification norms?

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QUESTION: 59

H.S. Prannoy defeated which player to win the 82nd edition of the Senior National Badminton Championships in men’s single event?

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QUESTION: 60

According to World Payment Report 2017, digital payments in India will grow at a compound annual growth rate of how much percent during 2016 to 2020?

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QUESTION: 61
Name the winner of the Mr India 2017 pageant?
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QUESTION: 62
Which country hosted the first ever International Wheelchair Cricket Tournament?
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QUESTION: 63
Which one of the following National Highways passes through Maharashtra, Chattisgarh and Orissa?
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QUESTION: 64
The location of Iron and Steel mills in India is determined in the order of availability factor of:
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QUESTION: 65
National Science Centre is located at
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QUESTION: 66
When is the budget traditional submitted?
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QUESTION: 67
Five-Year Plans are finalised only after getting the approval of the
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QUESTION: 68
Antigen is a substance which
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QUESTION: 69
The colour of an opaque is due to the colour it
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QUESTION: 70
Fluorescent tubes are fitted with a choke. The choke coil
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QUESTION: 71

Consider the following statements:
1.Calcareous alluvial soils are found in north-eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh.
2. Calcareous sierozemic soils are found in coastal districts of south Orissa and north Andhra Pradesh.
Whcih of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 72

Which of the following natural characteristics are associated with the dry monsoon forests of India?
1. Annual rainfall is below 50 cms
2. The trees have short roots
3. Thorny shrubs and grass-lands grow between the trees
4. Mango, mahus, sisam, keekar and so on are the prominent trees
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QUESTION: 73

Which of the following factors are responsible for the rapid growth of sugar production in south India as compared to North India?
1. Higher per acre field of sugarcane
2. Higher sucrose content of sugarcane
3. Lower labour cost
4. Longer crushing period
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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

Consider the following statements:
1. The Oil Pool Account of Government of India was dismantled with effect from April 1,2002
2. Subsidies on PDS kerosene and domestic LPG are borne by Consolidated Fund in India
3. An expert committee headed by Dr.R.A. Mashelkar to formulate a national auto feul policy recommended that Bharat State-II Emission Norms should be applied throughout the country by April 1,2004
Which of the statements given above are correct ?

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QUESTION: 76

Consider the following:
The process which enables
I. Individuals of a country to accumulate more capital
II. Increasing the knowledge, skill levels and capacities of the people of the country
III. Accumulation of tangible wealth
IV. Accumulation of intangible wealth
Human capital formation as a concept is better explained in terms of

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QUESTION: 77

Consider the following statements regarding collateralized Borrowing and Lending Obligation (CBLO) a recent product of Clearing Corporation of India (CCIL):
1. The CBLO is like a report i.e it can be interpreted as borrowing backed by securities as collateral.
2. Issued at a discount to face value CBLOs always redeem at par,similar to treasury bills of zero coupon bonds.
3. Its maturities range from 1 year to 5 years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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QUESTION: 78
In which of the following is the residuary powers vested according to our constitution
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QUESTION: 79
Small scale industries in India are supposed to be
1. labour intensive
2. capital intensive
3. labour light
4. skill light
Choose your answer from the following codes :
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QUESTION: 80
Consider the following events:
1. Police action in Hyderabad
2. Liberation of Goa
3. Demise of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in Srinagar
4. Kashmir's accession to India
The Correct chronological sequence of these events is
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QUESTION: 81
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: 82
Consider the following events:
1. Founding of the Swaraj party
2. Jallianwala Bagh massacre
3. The Congress-League pact
4. The Chauri-Chaura episode
The correct chronological sequence of their occurrence is
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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 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: 85
Which Gandhian principles are incorporated in the Indian constitution?
1. Organisation of village panchayats
2. Establishment of cottage and small scale industries in rural areas
3. Prohibition on use of liquor except for medicinal purposes
4. Efforts to be made for the development of weaker or backward sections of the society
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QUESTION: 86
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: 87

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: 88
Which of the following are the financial committees of Parliament in India?
1. Public Accounts Committee
2. Estimates Committee
3. Committee on Public Undertakings
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QUESTION: 89
The central government can issue directions to the states with regard to the
1. Union list
2. State list
3. Concurrent list
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QUESTION: 90
The loss of Qandhar was a big blow to the Mughal empire from the view point of :
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QUESTION: 91
A London branch of the All India Muslim League was established in 1908 under the presidency of :
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QUESTION: 92
When and by which Governor General was the Carnatic state annexed?
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QUESTION: 93
Who was the head of the judicial department ?
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QUESTION: 94
To whom did Balban send diplomatic feelers ?
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QUESTION: 95
As an alternative to the partition of India, Gandhiji suggested to Mountbatten that he should :
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QUESTION: 96
Simon Commission of 1927 was boycotted because
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QUESTION: 97
Structurally, the great Himalaya is :
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QUESTION: 98
The term 'Regur' refers to :
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QUESTION: 99
World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into existence in:
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QUESTION: 100
On January 1, 1995 India joined the
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