1. What is the name of first Indian Research Station in the Arctic?

2. Transchart is the
3. Who invented Black Box Flight Recorder?
4. Planning in India drew on the
5. Which one among the following countries initiated the process of Fourth Wave of Democratic Transition?
6. What was the pre-Korean War boundary between North Korea and South Korea?
7. In the era of globalization, international migration is one of the biggest challenges of 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 Organized 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 basis. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
8. Consider the following statements about AFSPA 1. The Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) was first enforced in the hills of Asom. 2. The AFSPA is enforced in regions notified as 'disturbed area'. 3. Under the provisions of the Act, the Chief Minister of a State can declare the whole State or part of it as `disturbed area'. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
9. What is the target of the Millennium Development Goal of the United Nations with respect to Universal Primary Education?
10. Which of the following are the principles of the Panchsheel? 1. Peaceful co-existence. 2. Mutual protection of the environment. 3. Mutual protection of indigenous population. 4. Mutual non-aggression. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
11. India assisting to which country in updating of DPR on the development of Tamanthi and Shwezaye Hydropower projects on the Chindwin River by NHPC?
12. Which one among the following was added in the year 2012 in the list of World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO?
13. State bird of Rajasthan is
14. A person stood alone in a desert on a dark night and wanted to reach his village which was situated 5 km East of the point where he was standing. He had no instruments to find the direction but he located the pole star. The most convenient way now to reach his village is to walk in the
15. Word leaders are to assemble in Rio de Janerio in in June, 2012 for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20). All Nations are going to make some commitment towards the golf of the conference. As per the agenda circulated, what commitment do world leaders want from India in the conference?
16. The Basque separatist organization is active in
17. What is Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)?
18. Which of the following were the watch words of the French Revolution?
19. START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a treaty between/among
20. Loss of forests, urbanisation and increasing pollution are all due to
21. 'Boston Tea Party' is associated with which one of the following?
22. Who among the following is the Chairman of the Steering Committee to oversee the functions of the National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)?
23. Which of the following changes were brought in Nepal after the end of Monarchy? 1. The Singha Durbar (Lion Palace) has become the official seat of Government of Nepal. 2. Narayanhity Royal Palace has been turned into a public museum. 3. King's portrait on Nepalese banknotes was replaced by the image of Pashupatinath Temple. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
24. In coming years, skin related disorders will become more common due to
25. Falun Gong is
26. Biomass gasification is considered to be one of the sustainable solutions to the power cirsis in India. In this context, which of the following statement (s) is/are correct? 1. Coconut shells, groundnut shells and rice husk can be used in biomass gasification. 2. The combustible gases generated from biomass gasification consist of hydrogen and carbon dioxide only. 3. The combustible gases generated from biomass gasification can be used for direct heat generation but not in internal combustion engines. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
27. Who was the Defence Minister of India during the Indo-China War of 1962?
28. Consider the following statements about National Knowledge Commission 1. It is an advisory body to the Prime Minister, constituted as per the provisions of the Constitution of India. 2. Mr Sam Pitroda is the Chairman of the Commission. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
29. What is the role of Ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the water purification systems? 1. It inactivates/kills the harmful microorganisms in water. 2. It removes all the undesirable odours from the water. 3. It quickens the sedimentation of solid particles, removes turbidity and improves the clarity of water Which of the statement (s) given above is/are correct?
30. Fly ash is environment pollutant produced by
31. Which among the following is not a feature of Panchsheel?
32. The concept of hierarchy of needs is associated with
33. Liberhan Commission has been appointed to deal with which one of the following?
34. State bird of Rajasthan is
35. Which one of the following is responsible for bringing out the report on National and Per Capita income in India?
36. Graphene is frequently in news recently, What is its importance? 1. It is a two-dimensional material and has good electrical conductivity. 2. It is one of the thinnest but strongest materials tested so far. 3. It is entirely made of silicon and has high optical transparency. 4. It can be used as 'conducting electrodes' required for touch screens. LCDs and Organic LEDs. Which of the statement (s) given above are correct?
37. What is 'Look East Policy'?
38. Consider the following statements about the European Union 1. The European Union was known earlier as the European Community 2. The Single European Act (1986) and the Maastricht Treaty were milestones in its formation. 3. Citizens of European Union countries enjoy dual citizenship. 4. Switzerland is a member of the European Union. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
39. Lead, ingested or inhaled, is a health hazard, After the addition of lead to petrol has been banned, what still are the sources of lead poisoning? 1. Smelting units 2. Pens and pencils 3. Paints 4. Hair oils and cosmetics Select the correct answer using the codes given below
40. Mekong Ganga Co-operation Project is
41. Venkatachaliah Commission was constituted to review the
42. Consider the following statements regarding the relations between India and Pakistan 1. During Shimla Agreement, Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Adis Bhutto agreed to maintain the sanctity of LOC. 2. Lahore Summit took place in the year 1997. 3. Islamabad Summit was held between Rajiv Gandhi and Nawaz Sharif. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
43. There is a distinct change in public policies promoting human development in India in the postglobalized era. This change has been termed as
44. With reference to 'stem cells' frequently in the news, which of the following statement (s) is/are correct? 1. Stem cells can be derived from mammals only. 2. Stem cells can be used for screening new drugs. 3. Stem cells can be used for medical therapies. Select the correct answer using the codes given below
45. Which one of the following is the central theme of the Chipko Movement, started by Sunderial Bahuguna in 1973?
46. Consider the following Treaties Agreements 1. Indira-Mujib Treaty. 2. Indo-Sri Lanka free Trade Agreement. 3. Indo-Bhutan Treaty of Friendship. 4. Indo-Myanmar Border Trade Agreement. Which of the following is the correct chronological order?
47. Uruguay Round is mentioned in the context to the establishment of which one of the following?
48. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Commission of India
49. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the linking of two rivers as a link project. Which are these two rivers?
50. The Kurds, who are basically Bedouin Tribes fighting for their own homeland have been a constant source of anxiety in
51. Madhava Menon Committee is associated with the drafting of which one of the following?
52. Who among the following was the author of 'Common Sense' the revolutionary pamphlet of the American Revolution?
53. Fiscal Policy is connected with
54. Which one of the following subjects is mainly dealt with by Montreal Protocol?
55. 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?
56. Which two of the following countries are separated by the 49th Parallel?
57. Khmer Rouge atrocities pertained to which one among the following?
58. Survey of India is under the Ministry of
59. Which one of the following magazines is published by Living Media India Limited?
60. Which country had helped India in Green Revolution Technology for agricultural development and self-sufficiency in food?
61. In which one of the following years was the Planning Commission set up in India?