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1. Consider the following statements;
Most international agencies which find Development Programme in India on intergovernmental bilateral agreements, mainly provide: [1996]
1. Technical assistance
2. Soft loans which are required to be paid back with interest
3. Grants, not required to be paid back
4. Food assistance to be paid back


2. A great deal of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to India comes from Mauritius than from many major and mature economies like UK and France. Why? [2010]


3. Inclusive growth as enunciated in the Eleventh Five Year Plan does not include one, of the following: [2010]


4. Which one of the following brings out the publication called "Energy Statistics" from time to time? [2009]


5. Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with which one of the following? [2007]



6. Economic liberalisation in India started with: [2000]


7. The New Exim Policy announced in 1992, is for period of: [1995]


8. In the context of governance, consider the following: [2010]
1. Encouraging Foreign Direct Investment inflows
2. Privatization of higher educational Institutions
3. Down-sizing o/bureaucracy
4. Selling/offloading the shares of Public Sector Undertakings
Which of the above can be used as measures to control the fiscal deficit in India?


9. India-based Neutrino Observatory is included by the Planning Commission as a mega science project under the 11th Five-Year Plan. In this context, consider the following statements: [2010]
1. Neutrinos are chargeless elementary particles that travel close to the speed of light.
2. Neutrinos are created, in nuclear reactions of beta decay.
3. Neutrinos have a negligible, but non-zero mass
4. Trillions of Neutrinos pass through human body every second.
Which of the statements given above are correct?


10. Which one of the following regions of the world supplies the maximum of our imported commodities (in terms of rupee value)? [1998]


General Knowledge

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4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
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    Distinction: The last true wilderness in the Western Hemisphere; last driven by car in 1985, never sinceThe Pan American Highway connects the extensive road systems of Mexico to those of Columbia. It is a continuous stretch of roadwith the exception of a jungle in southern Panama about 50 miles wide called the Darien Gap. A 50 mile wide delta of the Atrato River soaks most of the land, keeping the ground swampy. Several attempts have been made to build a road, but potential environmental damage, disruption of the indigenous tribes who live there, and possible influx of diseased cows from South America to North America, have thwarted roadbuilders.That means the only way to cross the gap is off road, an extremely difficult trek due to the deep water in the marshlands. The Guinness Book of Records recognizes the all land crossing of the gap by Loren Upton and Patty Mercier, who found an all land path for their Jeep CJ 5 and spent 741 days making the drive. (Previous attempts, which began in 1923, all used boats and barges to navigate across swampy areas.)Since the 1990s, armed revolutionaries (FARC guerillas) have occupied much of the Columbian side of the gap, and have kidnapped tourists and trekkers in the areayet another reason not to attempt the crossing.


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