1. Consider the following statements 1. The currency of IMF is SDR. 2. The IAEA was set up in the year 1957. 3. Russia is not a member (permanent) of UN's Security Council. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

2. Consider the following statements 1. Croatia is set to become EU's 28th member from year 2013. 2. 17 Nation Euro Zone was set up in year 2008. 3. According to UN's General Assembly, the South Sudan is the new member of UNO. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
3. Consider the following statements about United Nation Development Group (UNDG) 1. Established in year 1997. 2. Unites 32 funds, programmes, agencies, departments and offices etc that play a role in development. 3. Helen Clark became the Chairperson of UNDG in year 2009. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
4. Consider the following statements about UNFCCC 1. Its secretariat is at Bonn. 2. It is one of the three 'Rio Conventions' adopted at Rio Summit in year 1992. 3. UNFCCC entered into force on 21st March 1994. 4. India is the member of UNFCCC. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
5. Consider the following statements about APEC 1. Established in the year 1981. 2. A forum for 21 Pacific Rim Countries. 3. APEC members account for approximately 40% of the world's population. 4. India and Pakistan are not members. Of it Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
6. Consider the following statements about G 20: 1. It consists of 19 members. 2. EU is the 20th member. 3. It was created in the year 1999. 4. It was created in order to tackle the East Asian financial crisis. 5. The Head of the summits was started in the year 2008. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
7. Consider the following statements about 1. It was established in June 2003. 2. IBSA is a coordinating mechanism. 3. All members are multiethnic and multi cultural democracies. 4. The first summit was held in Brasilia in the year 2006. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
8. Consider the following statements about ASEAN 1. ASEAN was established in the year 1967, by Bangkok Declaration by 5 countries. 2. At present, it has 10 members. 3. ASEAN headquarters is local in Jakarta. 4. ASEAN first summit was held in Bali. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
9. Consider the following statements about (ASEAN) Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) Plus consists of 1. China 2. Japan 3. South Korea Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
10. Consider the following statements 1. The first ever session of UNGA took place in London in the year 1946. 2. Paul Henri Spaak, was elected first President of United Nations General Assembly. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
11. Which one of the following is not a member of SCO?
12. WTO basically promotes
13. TRIPS and TRIMS are the terms associated with
14. Where is the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management located?
15. What is the animal symbol of World Wildlife Fund (WWF)?
16. The National River Conservation Directorate functions under the Ministry of
17. Regarding the International Monetary Fund, which one of the following statements is correct?
18. Which of the following is the oldest Trade Union Organisation in India?
19. As required by the WTO Agreement, the Indian Patent Act was amended in the year 1999. The Act first came into force in the year
20. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the SAARC?
21. The capital of IMF is made up by contribution of the
22. Who was the only Indian to be elected as President of the United Nations General Assembly?
23. The National Chemical Laboratory (India) is located in
24. The National School of Drama is situated in which of the following cities?
25. Which one of the following United Nation Agency has given a membership to Palestine?
26. Which one among the following is not a Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations?
27. Consider the following statements 1. Myanmar will lead the ASEAN in the year 2014. 2. ASEAN was instituted in 1987 in Bangkok. 3. India is the member of SAARC and APEC. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
28. Launched recently by the Central Board of Excise and Customs, ACES is a
29. In which one of the following cities is the Global Automotive Research Centre being set up?
30. Consider the following statements 1. National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a pre-independence organization. 2. The motto of NCC is Unity and Discipline. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
31. Consider the following statements 1. The Headquarters of the International Organization for Standardization is located at Rome. 2. ISO 9000 relates to the quality management systems and standards. 3. ISO 14000 relates to environmental management systems and standards. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
32. Which one of the following is not a member of ASEAN?
33. A new group of countries called BASIC is frequently mentioned in the news. Which of the following is not one of them?
34. In which state is the famous Tawang monastery located?
35. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located?
36. Which one of the following South-East Asian countries is a member of OPEC?
37. Well-known Suzlon Group of India is engaged in which one of the following as its major operations?
38. What are the official languages of the UNO?
39. Which one of the following is not an ASEAN member?
40. MERCOSUR consists of a group of countries of
41. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the Nordic Council?
42. Tarun Bharat Sangh, an organization based in a village near Alwar (Rajasthan) has become famous because of
43. Consider the following statements UNESCO's World Heritage Mission is to 1. takeover the management, maintenance and preservation of World Heritage Sites. 2. encourage state parties to the convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage to nominate sites within their national territory for inclusion on the World Heritage List. 3. provide emergency assistance for World Heritage Sites in immediate danger. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
44. Which one of the following is not a member of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO)?
45. Which one of the following is not a member of 'The Commonwealth'?
46. Which of the following institutes have been recognised as the Institutes of National Importance (by an Act of Parliament)? 1. Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai 2. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali 3. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Services and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram 4. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior Select the correct answer using the codes given below
47. Amnesty international is a
48. Where is Bundala Biosphere Reserve located which has been recently added to the UNESCO's 'Man and Biosphere (MAB) network?
49. Which one of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
50. Knesset is the name of Parliament of
51. Which among the following countries was the earliest to give women the right to vote?
52. What is the name of first Indian Research Station in the Arctic?
53. Which one of the following military alliances has not been disbanded?
54. What is the total membership of the Commonwealth?
55. Where is the headquarters of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) located?
56. From which European power did Indonesia win its independence about six decades ago?
57. Consider the following statements regarding the United Nations 1. The first Peacekeeping Force was sent to Egypt. 2. Peacekeeping Force is accountable to the Security Council. 3. First women Peacekeeping Force was sent by India to Liberia. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
58. The permanent headquarters of MARC secretariat is located at
59. The headquarters of Asian Development Bank are at
60. Consider the following statements 1. North Atlantic Co-operation Council (NACC) is the name of the new organization which has replaced the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 2. The United States of America and the United Kingdom became the members of the NATO when it was formed in the year 1949. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
61. What is the Universal Product Code (UPC) adopted for?
62. Russia has proposed the concept of a strategic triangle consisting of Russia
63. Where is the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research located?
64. Where are the Headquarters of the Southern Naval Command located?
65. Who is the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSR)?
66. Consider the following statements 1. The Charter of the United Nations Organisation was adopted at Geneva, Switzerland in June, 1945. 2. India was admitted to the United Nations Organisation in the year 1945. 3. The Trusteeship Council of the United Nations Organisation was established to manage the affairs of territories detached from Japan and Italy after the Second World War or such territories not under the control of any country at that time.
67. Where is the headquarters of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) located?
68. In which country is Bandung, where the Conference of African and Asian nations was held which led to establishing Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) situated?
69. The Presidency of the Security Council of the United Nations is alternated every
70. Which one of the following is a member of OPEC?
71. The UN Charter was signed in
72. Consider the following paragraph and identify with the help of the code given below the Church referred to therein Considered as one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India, this World Heritage Monument is dedicated to Infant Jesus. It houses the sacred relics of St Francis Xavier, the patron saint, who died in the year 1552.
73. India's 'Look East Policy' 1. was articulated during the reign of HD Deve Gowda as India's Prime Minister 2. is directed towards South-East Asian countries 3. is about controlling terrorism 4. seeks to develop a bond among various countries on the basis of economic co-operation. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
74. Consider the following Statements 1. The United Nations has declared the year 2005 as the International Year of Physics. 2. The 22nd of April every year is observed as the Earth Day Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
75. Consider the following statements 1. India is a member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum. 2. Russia is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
76. Which one of the following is not a member of BASIC bloc of countries?
77. Consider the following statements 1. India is a permanent member of the Board of Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency. 2. In September 2005, on the issue of Iran's nuclear programme, India voted against the resolution of IAEA's Board of Governors. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
78. Where is the Central Coffee Research Institute situated?
79. Where was the First Non-Aligned Summit (NAM) Meet held?
80. WTO came into existence at the conclusion of which round of GATT?
81. What is the number of the permanent members of the UN Security Council?
82. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development is also known as
83. Consider the following statements 1. The G20 was established in 2008, in the wake of the global financial crisis, led by the USA. 2. It brings together the major advanced and emerging economies to stabilize the global financial market. 3. India's stand on Mutual Assessment Process(MAP) for measuring imbalances between surplus and deficit economies in the Seoul Conference of G20 in the year 2010, was firmly endorsed by all the nations. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
84. Where is the Central Rice Research Institute located?
85. Which one of the following is not an official language of the United Nations?
86. In which one of the following States of India is the Pemayangtse Monastery situated?
87. Where is the College of Defence Management located?
88. Which one among the following is not one of the G-4 group of countries that are aspiring for permanent membership of the Security Council of the United Nations?
89. Which one of the following is not a Baltic State?
90. Where is National Institute of Nutrition located?
91. Where is the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) located?
92. India is a member of which of the following International Organizations? 1. Indian Ocean Rim Association for Cooperation 2. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Select the correct answer using the codes given below
93. What is International Development Association?
94. Which one of the following is not a member of ASEAN?
95. Where are the headquarters of the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development is located?
96. Which organization was set up in November 1966, following the recommendation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East to foster economic growth and co-operation in the region of Asia and the Far East?
97. Which one of the following is not a member of Greater Mekohg Subregion (GMS) grouping?
98. Which one among the following administers the International Development Association?
99. Which one of the following is included in the World List of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO?
100. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the OPEC?
101. Which amoligst the following countries is the largest troop contributor to the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission?
102. Consider the following statements 1. BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) is visualized as a bridging link between ASEAN and SAARC. 2. It was formerly known as the Bangkok Agreement. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
103. Which one of the following is not a UN member country?
104. Where is the National Institute of Ocean Technology located?
105. In which one of the following places is the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research located?
106. Which one of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
107. In which one of the following places is the headquarters of the North-Eastern Railway located?
108. When did the United Nations Organization come into existence?
109. Which of the following is not one of the official languages of the United Nations?
110. Which one of the following countries is not a founder member of OPEC?
111. Which one of the following has been proclaimed by UNESCO as a masterpiece of oral and intangible heritages of humanity?
112. Which one of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?
113. India is not a member of which one of the following?
114. As a geopolitical strategic relationship, India has been active in creating a quadrilateral coalition. Which one of the following is not in the proposed coalition?
115. Where is Satish Dhawan Space Centre located?
116. Which among the following are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Centres? 1. Chola Temples 2. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 3. Bhimbetka 4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Select the correct answer using the codes given below
117. Consider the following about Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) 1. It is an International Organization involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. 2. All countries with whom India shares international border are members of the organization. 3. Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand were the original members of the organization. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
118. Which one of the following is not a World Heritage Site as identified by UNESCO?
119. Consider the following 1. India is a member of NSG. 2. India is a member of SCO. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
120. Consider the following statements about NSG 1. The NSG guidelines are implemented by each participating government. 2. The NSG guidelines facilitate the development of nuclear trade. 3. South Africa is the only country from Africa in the NSG. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
121. Consider the following statements about the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) 1. It was founded in 1974 in response to the Indian Nuclear Tests 2. It is a multinational body concerned with reducing nuclear proliferation by controlling the export and re-transfer of materials that may be applicable to nuclear weapons development. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
122. India is a party to the Ramsar Convention and has declared many areas as Ramsar Sites. Which of the following statements best describes as to how we should maintain these sites in the context of this Convention?
123. Which of the following is true regarding the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)? 1. There are 12 members of OPEC. 2. Indonesia withdrew from its member-ship in 2008. 3. The OPEC's headquarter is in Riyadh.
124. Consider the following statements 1, The Commonwealth has no charter, treaty or constitution. 2. All the territories /countries once under the British empire (jurisdiction/ rule/mandate) automatically joined the commonwealth as its members. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
125. The Rotterdam Convention deals with
126. Where is the headquarterters of Animal Welfare Board of India located?
127. With which of the following is BRIT (Government of India) engaged?
128. India, by becoming a full-fledged member of the Financial Action Task Force
129. Which of the following is not a necessary qualification for a state to become a member of the UN?
130. Which one of the following is not related to the United Nations?
131. Consider the following statements in the era of globalization, international migration is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. To deal with this, which of the following steps have been taken by the Government of India? 1. Establishment of 24x7 helpline to provide information to jobseekers. 2. Undertaking steps to ratify the UN Convention on Transnational Organi-zed Crime and its protocols 3. Implementing e-governance in emigration management to detect instances of misrepresentation forgery etc through real time validation of information on public private partnership. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
132. TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Agreement is administered by
133. Which one among the following statements regarding SAARC is correct?
134. Consider the following statements 1. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in respect of carbon credits is one of the Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms. 2. Under the CDM, the projects handled pertain only to the Annex I countries. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
135. High Altitude Warfare School of the Indian Army is located at
136. With reference to the United Nations, consider the following statements 1. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of, UN consists of 24 member states. 2. It is elected by a two-third majority of the General Assembly for a three years term. Which of the statements (s) given above is/are correct?
137. Consider the following statements 1. Life Insurance Corporation of India is the oldest Insurance Company in India. 2. National Insurance Company Limited was nationalized in the year 1972 and made a subsidiary of General Insurance Corporation of India. 3. Headquarters of United Indian Insurance Company Limited are located at Chennai. Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
138. Consider the following statements 1. China has the observer status at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation. 2. India has the observer status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Which of the statements given above/is are correct?
139. Consider the following statements 1. The agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area(SAFTA) came into effect from 1st December, 2005. 2. As per SAFTA Agreement terms, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to decrease their custom duties to the level of 0 to 5 per cent by the year 2013. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
140. Recently the manuscripts of which one of the following have been included in the UNESCO's Memory of World Register?
141. Which one of the following Union Ministries is implementing the Biodiesel Mission (as a Nodal Ministry)?
142. Which one of the following statements about WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code is not correct?
143. Who among the following is the founder of World Economic Forum?
144. In India, who is the Chairman of the National Water Resources Council?
145. Consider the following statements 1. MMTC Limited is India's largest international trading organization. 2. Neelanchal !spat Nigam Limited has been set-up by MMTC jointly with the Government of Odisha. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?
146. Under the administration of which one of the following is the Department of Atomic Energy?
147. Consider the following organizations 1. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Research and Exploration 2. Heavy Water Board 3. Indian Rare Earths Limited 4. Uranium Corporation of India Which of the organization given above is/are under the Department of Atomic Energy?
148. As regards the use of international food safety standards as reference point for the dispute settlements. Which one of the following does WTO collaborate with?
149. The basis of European Unions Legan with the signing of
150. The TEAM-9 initiative is a techno-economic cooperation venture between India and eight countries of
151. Which one among the following is not a Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations?