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Directions for questions 1 to 30: Select the correct alternative from the given choices.

1. Which agency recently granted accreditation to the Delhi based National Dope Testing
Laboratory (NDTL)
(A) WADA (B) WHO (C) WIPO (D) IOC

2. Match the following

Invention Year Inventor (S)


(1) Dialysis Machine (A) 1776 (a) David Bushnell
(2) Ball point pen (B) 1953 (b) Crick (U.K) and Watson (U.S)
(3) DNA structure (C) 1888 (c) John J. Loud
(4) Submarine (D) 1967 (d) Willem Kolff

(A) 1 – D – d; 2 – C – c; 3 B – b; 4 – A – a (B) 1 – A – a; 2 – B – b; 3 – C – c; 4 – D – d
(C) 1 – B – b; 2 – A – a; 3 – D – d; 4 – C – c (D) 1 – A – d; 2 – B – c; 3 – C – b; 4 – D – a

3. Match the following list ‘X’ with list ‘Y’

List – X List – Y
(1) Baikonur spacedrome (A) European Space Agency (French
Guiana)
(2) Kourou (B) Russia
(3) Tanegashima (C) Japan
(4) San Marco launch platform (D) China
(5) Xi Chang satellite launch centre (E) Kenya

(A) 1 – A; 2 – B; 3 – C’ 4 – D; (B) 1 – A; 2 – E; 3 – C’ 4 – B; 5 – D
(C) 1 – B; 2 – A; 4 – C; 5 – E (D) 1 – B; 2 – A; 3 – C; 4 – E; 5 – D

4. The 2010 FIFA world cup mascot is a leopard, named “Zakumi”. ‘kumi’ means ten and ‘Za’
represents
(A) South Africa. (B) Italy. (C) France. (D) Brazil.

5. The Union Environment Ministry has decided to create four tiger reserves and upgrade one
National Park as a tiger reserve. Which is the odd man out?
(A) Ranthambore (B) Sunabeda
(C) Sahyadri (D) Nagarhole National park

6. The country’s longest oil product pipeline of 1,054 km was commissioned in February 2009,
which will link Delhi with the supply centers in
(A) Kakinada. (B) Mumbai. (C) Vadodara. (D) Mundra.
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7. ‘Bhuvan’ is the
(A) satellite mapping tool launched by ISRO, in August 2009
(B) name of an aircraft carrier, purchased from Russia
(C) latest, ICBM, developed by DRDO
(D) new paddy, variety developed by ICRISAT, Hyderabad

8. Match the following list of Nobel Prize winners for Economics?

(1) 1969 (A) Ragnar Frisch; Jan (a) Dynamic econometric model of growth
Tinbergen
(2) 2008 (B) Paul Krugman (b) New trade analysis theory
(3) 1998 (C) Amartya Sen (c) Welfare economics
(4) 1986 (D) James Buchanan (d) Economic and political decision
making

(A) 1 – D – d; 2 – C – c; 3 – B – b; 4 – A – a (B) 1 – A – a; 2 – B – b; 3 – C – c; 4 – D – d
(C) 1 – B – a; 2 – A; B; 3 – D – c; 4 – C – d (D) 1 – D – a; 2 – C – b; 3 – B – C; 4 – A – D

9. As on January 2009 India’s teledensity stood at 33.23% (both mobile and land lines, In March
1991 it was
(A) 2.86% (B) 7.08% (C) 0.60% (D) 8.95%

10. In July 2009, who among the following was appointed as the chairperson of the Children’s Film
society of India?
(A) Nandita Das (B) Sharmila Tagore (C) Jaya Bachchan (D) Amitabh Bachchan

11. Match the following deserts with their location

Deserts Location
(1) Sahara (A) Australia
(2) Arabian (B) Middle East
(3) Great Victoria (C) North Africa
(4) Kalahari (D) India/Pakistan
(5) Chihuahuan (E) Mexico
(6) Thar (F) Southern Africa

(A) 1 – C; 2 – A; 3 – B; 4 – E; 5 – F; 6 – D (B) 1 – F; 2 – B; 3 – A; 4 – E; 5 – C; 6 – D
(C) 1 – C; 2 – B; 3 – A; 4 – F; 5 – E; 6 – D (D) 1 – A; 2 – B; 3 – C; 4 – D; 5 – E; 6 – F

12. Match the following persons, with their field

Persons Associated field


(1) Selvarasa Pathmanathan (A) J – 8 (Junior – 8)
(2) Gayathri Devi (B) Hindustani Music
(3) Leela Naidu (C) Film actress
(4) Gangubai Hangal (D) Jaipur (India)
(5) Sanjukta Pangi (E) LTTE

(A) 1 – A; 2 – B; 3 – C; 4 – D; 5 – E (B) 1 – E; 2 – B; 3 – C; 4 – D; 5 – A
(C) 1 – B; 2 – A; 3 – D; 4 – C; 5 – E (D) 1 – E; 2 – D; 3 – C; 4 – B; 5 – A
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13. Tipaimukh Dam is a disputed project between
(A) India – China. (B) India – Pakistan. (C) India – Bangladesh. (D) India – Nepal.

14. Which team won the women’s first T–20 World Cup held in June 2009?
(A) England (B) New Zealand (C) South Africa (D) India

15. Match the following

SAARC Summit (year) Place


(1) January 2002 (A) Islamabad (Pakistan)
(2) January 2004 (B) Kathmandu (Nepal)
(3) November 2005 (C) Dhaka (Bangladesh)
(4) April 2007 (D) New Delhi (India)
(5) August 2008 (E) Male (Maldives)

(A) 1 – A; 2 – B; 3 – C; 4 – D; 5 – E (B) 1 – F; 2 – E; 3 – D; 4 – C; 5 – B
(C) 1 – B; 2 – A; 3 – C; 4 – D; 5 – F (D) 1 – B; 2 – A; 3 – D; 4 – C; 5 – F

16. The 21st century’s longest solar eclipse occurred on


(A) July 22, 2009. (B) June 22, 2009. (C) June 21, 2009. (D) July 21, 2009.

17. Match the following list x, y, z

List – x List – y List – z


[continent] [highest mountain peak] [deepest place]

(1) Asia (A) Everest (a) Dead Sea


(2) North America (B) Aconcagua (b) Lagunadel Carbon
(3) South America (C) McKinley (c) Death Valley.
(4) Africa (D) Kilimanjaro (d) Lake Assal

(A) 1 – A – a; 2 – B – b; 3 – C – c; 4 – D – d (B) 1 – D – d; 2 – C – c; 3 – B – b; 4 – A – a
(C) 1 – B – b; 2 – A – a; 3 – D – d; 4 – C – c (D) 1 – A – a; 2 – C – c; 3 – B – B; 4 – D – d

18. The Liberhan Commission which probed the demolition of Babri Masjid, submitted its report in
June 2009 to the Union Government. This commission was constituted in
(A) 1990. (B) 1991. (C) 1992. (D) 1993

19. Which of the following statements is not true regarding the Preah Vihear temple?
(A) The temple was built during the 9th century AD
(B) The temple was declared a world heritage site in the 32nd session of UNESCO’s World
Heritage Committee meeting on July 8, 2008
(C) In 1962, the international Court of Justice awarded ownership of the Preah Vihear temple to
Cambodia, but the land adjacent to the temple is still under dispute
(D) It is the worlds biggest Hindu temple complex which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu

20. According to a WHO report on the global status of road safety, which country had the highest
number of road accidents (1.14 lakhs in 2007)?
(A) India (B) China (C) USA (D) Brazil
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21. Match the following

Country Region Capital Currency


(1) Argentina (i) East Europe (A) Buenos Aires (a) Lev

(2) Austria (ii) South central Asia (B) Vienna (b) Ngultrum

(3) Bhutan (iii) Western Europe (C) Thimpu (c) Euro

(4) Bulgaria (iv) South America (D) Sofia (d) Peso

(A) 1 – I – A – a; 2 – ii – B – b; 3 – iii – C – c; 4 – iv – D – d
(B) 1 – iv – D – d; 2 – iii – D – c; 3 – ii – B – B; 4 – I – A – a
(C) 1 – ii – B – b; 2 – I – A – a; 3 – iv – D – d; 4 – ii – C – c
(D) 1 – iv – A – D; 2 – iii – B – C; 3 – ii – C – b; 4 – I – D – a

22. Match the following

Name Year Nation


1. Trygve Lie A. 1946 i. Ghana
2. U Thant B. 1961 ii. Austria
3. Kurt Waldheim C. 1972 iii. Myanmar
4. Kofi Annan D. 2007 iv. Norway

(A) 1 – A – I; 2 – B – ii; 3 – C – iii; 4 – D – iv (B) 1 – A – iv; 2 – B – iii; 3 – C – ii; 4 – D – i


(C) 1 – D – I; 2 – C – ii; 3 – B – iii; 4 – A – iv (D) 1 – A – ii; 2 – B – iii; 3 – C – iv; 4 – D i

23. Who is the author of the book. “Jinnah India Partition Independence”?
(A) Jaswant Singh (B) Khushwant Singh (C) Ramachandra Guha (D) L.K. Advani

24. Which of the following T.V channel was recently in the news for broadcasting a controversial
programme ‘Sachka Samna’?
(A) Star one (B) Star Gold (C) Star News (D) Star Plus

25. Match the following

Day Importance
1. First Sunday of May A. World Consumer Rights Day
2. March 15 B. World Laughter Day
3. June 21 C. International Youth Day
4. August 12 D. World Music Day

(A) 1 – A; 2 – B; 3 – C; 4 – D (B) 1 – B; 2 – A; 3 – D; 4 – C
(C) 1 – D; 2 – C; 3 – B; 4 – A (D) 1 – A; 2 – C; 3 – B; 4 – D
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26. Which of the following pairs is wrongly matched?

Sector FDI limit


1. Banking A. 74%
2. Insurance B. 26%
3. Electricity C. 100%
4. Telecom D. 74%
5. Defence E. 74%
6. News Channels (Current Affairs) F. 100%

(A) 1, 2 Only (B) 3, 4 choices Only (C) 5, 6 Only (D) None of above

27. Who won the “Man Booker International Prize” 2009?


(A) Alice Munro (B) Kiran Desai (C) Aravind Adiga (D) Dan Brown

28. In May 2009, Manmohan Singh was sworn in as the 18th Prime Minister of India. He is a Rajya
Sabha member from
(A) Punjab. (B) Haryana. (C) Andhra Pradesh. (D) Assam.

29. Match the following

Year Importance
1. 622 AD A. The first voyage of Vasco da Gama via Cape of Good Hope
and his arrival at Calicut
2. 1206 AD B. Foundation of the Vijaynagar Empire
3. 1298 AD C. Marco Polo visits India
4. 1336 AD D. Qutbuddin Aibak establishes the slave dynasty at Deli
5. 1498 AD E. Era of the Hejira begins

(A) 1 – E; 2 – D; 3 – C; 4 – B; 5 – A (B) 1 – A; 2 – B; 3 – E; 4 – D; 5 – C
(C) 1 – A; 2 – B; 3 – C; 4 – D; 5 – E (D) 1 – E; 2 – B; 3 – C; 4 – D; 5 – A

30. Which combination of states / union territories corresponds to the first rank by
population, area, literacy and population density?
(A) Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Chandigarh
(B) Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Puducherry
(C) Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Delhi, Delhi
(D) Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Delhi

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