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221. In November 2017, India’s MC Mary Kom won the gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championship, 2017 held at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. In which one of the following categories was she declared winner?

(a)48 kg
(b) 51 kg
(c) 54 kg
(d) 57 kg
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2017

222. In November 2017, an Indian short film, The School Bag won the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival held at Montreal. Who among the following is the Director of the film?

(a)Anurag Kashyap
(b) Dheeraj Jindal
(c) Sujoy Ghosh
(d) Samvida Nanda
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2015

223. The Ministry of Power, Government of India has recently constituted a Committee to investigate the causes of the accident that occured on 1st November, 2017 at Feroze Gandhi Thermal Power Plant Ltd., Unchahar, in Uttar Pradesh.
Who among the following is the Chairman of the Committee?

(a)Dr. L. D. Papney
(b) Shri Dhawal Prakash Antapurkar
(c) Shri Subir Chakraborty
(d) Shri P. D. Siwal
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2019

224. Which one of the following is India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range subsonic cruise missile which can be deployed from multiple platforms?

(b) Akash
(c) Nirbhay
(d) Shankhnaad
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2012

225. eBiz is one of the integrated services projects and part of the 31 Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under the National e-Governance Plan of the Government of India. eBiz is being implemented under the guidance and aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry by

(a)Tata Consultancy Services
(b) Infosys Technologies Limited
(c) Wipro
(d) HCL Technologies
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2007

226. Consider the following statements about National Wildlife Action Plan (NWAP) of India for 2017-2031:
1. This is the Third National Wildlife Action Plan.
2. The NWAP is unique as this is the first time India has recognized the concerns relating to climate change impact on wildlife.
3. The NWAP has ten components.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (I) 2009

227. Which one of the following became a part of China in 1997 following the principle of ‘one country, two systems’?

(b) Hong Kong
(c0 Xinjiang
(d) Inner Mongolia
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2018

228. Which one of the following is not a correct ascending order of commissioned ranks in the defence forces of India?

(a)Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier, Major General, Lieutenant General, General
(b) Flying Officer, Flight Lieutenant, Squadron Leader, Wing Commander, Group Captain, Air Commodore, Air Vice Marshal, Air Marshal, Air Chief Marshal
(c) Flying Officer, Flight Lieutenant, Squadron Leader, Group Captain, Wing Commander, Air Commodore, Air Vice Marshal, Air Marshal, Air Chief Marshal
(d) Sub Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Commodore, Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2016

229. Who among the following is the winner of the National Badminton Championship (Men), 2017?

(a)Kidambi Srikanth
(b) H. S. Prannoy
(c) Ajay Jayaram
(d) Sai Praneeth
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (II) 2008

230. Where is Hambantota Port located?

(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Japan
(d) Pakistan
Ans: (b)
CDS Exam (I) 2010

231. Which one of the following statements about the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) is not correct?

(a)It is a placement-linked skill training programme exclusively for rural girls.
(b) It aims to convert India’s demographic surplus into a demographic dividend.
(c) The scheme aims to benefit more than 55 million poor rural folk.
(d) It is a generational poverty alleviation programme.
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2015

232. Which one of the following is not an objective of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)?

(a)To achieve convergence of investment in irrigation at the field level
(b) To expand cultivable area under irrigation
(c) To improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water
(d) To protect farmers against crop failure due to natural calamities
Ans: (d)

CDS (II) 2011

233. Consider the following statements about Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP):
1. ITBP was raised in 1962.
2. ITBP is basically a mountain trained force.
3. ITBP replaced Assam Rifles in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in 2004–2005 for border guarding duty.
4. ITBP presently has 52 service battalions.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a)1, 2 and 4 only
(b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only
Ans: (d)
CDS Exam (II) 2013

234. Which of the following statements about the olive ridley turtles is/are correct?
1. They are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.
2. They live in warm waters of Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
3. The Coromandel Coast in India is the largest mass nesting site for the olive ridley turtles.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

CDS (II) 2017

235. Which one of the following statements about the Elephant Island is correct?

(a)It was given its name by the British after a large elephant structure located there.
(b) It contains one large cave.
(c) It is well-known for a spectacular carving of Vishnu described in the Vishnudharmottara Purana.
(d) It is associated with the Pashupata sect.
Ans: (b)

CDS (I) 2015

236. The first BRICS Summit, after the inclusion of South Africa, was held at

(b) Sanya
(c) Yekaterinburg
(d) Durban
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2019

237. The judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the Vishakha Case pertains to

(a)sexual harassment in the work-place
(b) Sati
(c) dowry death
(d) rape
Ans: (a)
CDS Exam (II) 2012

238. ‘SAMPRITI-2017’ is a joint military exercise between armed forces of India and

(b) Bangladesh
(c) Pakistan
(d) Myanmar
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2007

239. The projects under Coastal Berth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme are distributed over how many States?

(b) Ten
(c) Twelve
(d) Fourteen
Ans: (a)

CDS (I) 2009

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