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101. The electronic voting machines are developed jointly with
1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
2. Bharat Electronics Limited
3. Electronics Corporation of India Limited
4. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 3 and 4
Ans: (b)

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102. Borobudur is the site of

(a)a huge temple of Vishnu and Shiva in Java, built in the 12th Century AD
(b) an enormous Stupa in Java, built in the 8th Century AD
(c) a magnificent palace of a Chola King in Tamil Nadu
(d) a Jain Monastery in Gujarat
Ans: (b)
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103. Which one of the following is not a member of MERCOSUR
(Southern Common Market)?

(b) Paraguay
(c) Uruguay
(d) Chile
Ans: (d)

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104. RIO + 20′ is the Short name for

(a)Millennium Development Goals
(b) United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
(c) Earth Summit
(d) Post-20l5 Development Agenda
Ans: (b)

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105. Who is the current Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog?

(a)Raghuram Rajan
(b) Arvind Panagariya
(c) Bibek Debroy
(d) V. K. Saraswat
Ans: (b)

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106. Weibo is a social media platform popularly used in

(a)South Korea
(b) China
(c) Thailand
(d) Japan
Ans: (b)
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107. Which of the following statements with regard to New Development Bank BRICS, formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is/are correct?
1. The Headquarters of the Bank is situated at Moscow, Russia.
2. K.V. Kamath is the first President of the Bank.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: (b)

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108. Government of which one of the following States has (in May 2015) decided to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from the State?

(b) Assam
(c) Nagaland
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
Ans: (a)

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109. May 31 is celebrated as ‘World No Tobacco Day’ by the World Health Organization. Which one of the following was the theme of the ‘World No Tobacco Day, 2015’?

(a)Raise taxes on tobacco
(b) Stop illicit trade of tobacco products
(c) Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
(d) Tobacco-free youth
Ans: (b)
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110. Where was the 14th Asia Security Summit (Shangri-La Dialogue) held in May 2015?

(b) Bangkok
(c) Jakarta
(d) Singapore
Ans: (d)
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111. ‘Arihant’ is the name of

(a)an infantry combat vehicle
(b) a ballistic missile
(c) an attack helicopter
(d) a nuclear powered submarine
Ans: (d)

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112. Which one of the following statements is incorrect?

(a)India is the third largest importer of the defence equipment.
(b) India meets more than 50 per cent of its requirement of the defence equipment through imports.
(c) Defence budget for 2015-2016 accounts for less than 2 per cent of the GDP.
(d) Certain financial powers are delegated to the Vice Chief of Army Staff for capital acquisitions.
Ans: (a)

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113. In April 2015, India and France agreed to conclude an intergovernmental agreement in respect of which one of the following platforms?

(a)Rafale Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft
(b) Scorpene Submarines
(c) Infantry Mobility Vehicles
(d) Precision Guided Munitions System
Ans: (a)
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114. Which one of the following is not provided regular budgetary support by the Ministry of Defence?

(a)Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling
(b) Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi
(c) Armed Forces Tribunal
(d) United Service Institution of India, New Delhi
Ans: (d)

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115. Norman Borlaug won Nobel peace Prize his contributions in
1. development of high yielding crops
2. modernization of irrigation infrastructure
3. introduction of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3
Ans: (a)

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116. Headquarters of which one among the following Railway Zones in India is situated at the highest elevation from the mean sea level ?

(a)East Central Railway
(b) South Eastern Railway
(c) South western Railway
(d) West Central Railway
Ans: (c)

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117. In November 2014, which one of India’s neighbouring countries allowed a Chinese submarine to dock at one of its ports?

(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Maldives
(d) Pakistan
Ans: (b)
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118. ‘Red Flag’ is the name of a joint exercise between India and which one of the following countries?

(b) Saudi Arabia
(c) USA
(d) Japan
Ans: (c)

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119. Which one of the following is not correct about the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)?

(a)DRDO was formed in the year 1958
(b) It is a network of 10 laboratories engaged in developing defence technologies
(c) DRDO operates under the Ministry of Defence
(d) Some of its major products include development missiles, armaments, light combat aircrafts, etc”.
Ans: (b)

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120. Which of the following statement with regard to UID / Aadhar Card are correct?
1. It is a 12 digit unique form of identification for all residents of India
2. It is an identity number along with the biometric information of the individuals
3. It is a national identity and citizenship card Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a)2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: (b)

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