Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Exam 2006

By | June 30, 2017
  1. Nobel Laureate Saul Vello, who died recently was the native of – USA
  1. Who is the author of controversial book “Dwikhnandita”? – Taslima Nasreen
  1. Which is the longest Dam in the world? – Hirakund Dam
  1. Which country is well known for the diamond cutting industry? – Belgium
  1. What is the present stage of the Vesuvious Volcano ( in Italy)? – Active Volcano (Last 3 Erruptions 1872, 1906, 1944)
  1. Which is the most important raw material for Power generation in india? – Coal ( Thermal Energy)
  1. What is the major source of irrigation in India? – Wells and tubewells
  1. Mustard is the crop of – Rabi season
  1. Brazil comes under the category of – Developing countries
  1. Which atomic power station in India is completely indigenously built? – Indira Gandhi Nuclear Power Station, Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu)
  1. Which river will provide the largest quantity off its surplus water for the Telgu-Ganga Project? – Krishna
  1. Where is located the headquarter of European Union? – Brussels (Belgium)
  1. Crescograph is a device for measuring growth in plants. Who invented it? – Jagdish Chandra Bose, A Bengali Indian Scientist
  1. Which is the most densely populated area in the world? – South East Asia
  1. Which country is building the Baglihar Dam on Chenab River? – India
  1. What is Chandrayan-I? – India’s first space craft to went to the Moon
  1. Who is the author of the famous drama St. Joan? – George Bernard Shaw
  1. What was the “Phukan Commission” inquiring into? – Some shedy defense purchase deals
  1. Who is Silvio Berlusconi? – Italian Prime Minister
  1. Who is Zacarias Moussaoui? – A terrorist involved in the attack on the world 

trade centre in the USA

  1. On whom is the book ‘Journey of a legend’ published by the Indian Council of Cultural Affairs (ICCR) written? – Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
  1. In which state of India is the Tadobha Andhari Tiger Reserve located? – Maharashtra
  1. With which style of dance is Sonal Man Singh, the Chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, associated? – Odissi
  1. Why is John Wright in news? – For quitting as coach of Indian Cricket Team
  1. What is the M.K. Mukherjee Commission inquiring into? – Death of Neta Ji Subhash Chandra Bose
  1. To which country does Elton John the famous pop singer belong? – Britain
  1. Who has been elected Vice-President of the interim Government in Iraq? – Adil Abdul Mehendi
  1. With which sport is Ronaldinho associated? – Football
  1. Which of the Russian celebrations many former constituents of the Soviet Union have refused to attend? – Victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany
  1. In which country is the terrorist organization “Jenaah Islamia” carrying on its violent activities? – Philippines
  1. With which sport is Bula Choudhary associated? – Swimming
  1. For what is the Himachali Pradesh Government seeking the help of the USA based Robbins Company? –  Tunnel Building
  1. Which business house is Vivek Paul ranked among 30 most respected chief executive officers, serving now? – WIPRO
  1. Which leader has refused to join the interim government of Iraq? – Iyad Allawi
  1. Which film has been partly shot inside the Jim Corbett National Park? – Kaal
  1. Who was Terry Schiavo? – A brain damaged American girl wishing to die 

voluntarily

  1. What is G-20? – A group of poor developing countries
  1. Who is elected as the Prime Minister of Britain for the third term of office? – Tonny  Blair
  1. How were the members of the Constituent Assembly chosen? – Mainly elected by Province Assemblies
  1. Who was the Prime Minister of Britain when India became Independent? – Clement Attlee
  1. Which princely State joined the Indian Union as a result of plebiscite after India was granted Independence? – Junagarh
  1. What is India’s National bird? – Peacock
  1. Against which action of the British Government did Gandhi Ji organize the Dandi March as a protest? – Imposition of salt tax
  1. To which country doest the new pope Benedict XVI belongs? – Germany
  1. Who is the chairman of the committee of State Finance ministers on VAT? – Asim Das Gupta
  1. How many Judges are there in the International Court of Justice? – 15
  1. Who is Danish Kaneria? – The only Hindu Cricketer in the Pakistan Cricket Team
  1. Who is the lifetime chairman of the Institute of Rural Management Anand(IRMA)? – Dr. Vergese Kurien
  1. Who was elected speaker of the Central Legislative Assembly in 1925? – Vitthal Bhai Patel
  1. Who committed the first political murder in 1897 as part of the terrorist movement in India? – Chapekar brothers

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  1. At which place did the revolutionary leader Lala Har Dayal from the “Ghaddar Party” in 1914? – San Francisco (USA)
  1. Who were the “Khudai Khidmatgars”? – A band of non-violent freedom fighters led by Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
  1. In which year were the Congress Ministries formed in seven provinces of India before Independence? – 1937 A.D.
  1. Who was the first general secretary of the Congress Socialist Party? – Jaya Prakash Narayan
  1. What was the slogan of the “Quit India Movement” started under Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership? – Do or Die
  1. Who was the Finance minister in the Interim Cabinet formed by Jawahar lal Nehru in 1946? – Liyaqat Ali Khan
  1. Which two leaders voted against Mahatma Gandhi’s resolution proposing militant action against the British Government at the Nagpur Session of the Congress? – Madan Mohan Malvia & Mohammad Ali Jinnah
  1. What was the end result of the Champaran Agitation? – End of forcible cultivation of Indigo for the British
  1. In which year was the Capital of India shifted from Calcutta to Delhi? – 1911
  1. Which African Nation defeated the Italian army in 1896? – Ethiopia (Abyssinia)
  1. Where is located the Salargunj Museum? – Hyderabad
  1. Who was the main inspiration behind the enactment of the “Widow remarriage Act of 1856”? – Mahadev Gobind Ranade
  1. Which Governor-General tried to pass the llbert Bill (1883), who sought to empower Indian, judges to try criminal cases involving Englishmen? – Lord Ripon
  1. Who presided over the first session of the Indian National Congress at Bombay in 1885? – W.C. Banerjee
  1. The Pong Dam is the joint venture of the States governments of? – Haryana-Punjab-Rajasthan
  1. Where is located the Sun Temple in India? – Konark (Orissa)
  1. Gautamiputra Satkarni was an ancient ruler of – Satvahans
  1. Which European country presented Bombay as a dowry to Charles II of England on his marriage to princess? – Portugal
  1. Dr. Norman Borlaug, the famous agricultural scientist, received the Noble Prize for – Peace (in 1970 A.D.)
  1. In which Continent lies Uganda? – Africa
  1. In which year did Queen Elizabeth-I of England grant the East India Company a Royal Charter to carry on trade in the East? – 1600 A.D.
  1. The battle in which the British defeated the combined forces of the Nawab of Bengal, nawab of Awadh and the Mughal Emperor was  fought at – Battle of Buxar (in 1764 A.D.)
  1. Which Governor General of Bengal formulated the policy of “Subsidiary Alliance”? –Lord Welleselly
  1. Who was the author of the book “The Indian War of Independence”? – V.D. Sarvarkar
  1. In which year did Alexander land at the bank of the Vyas River? – 326 B.C.
  1. Which foreign travaller has written in detail about the glory of the Kullu state in ancient days? – Hiuen Tsang
  1. Which foreign ruler invaded kangra in 1009 A.D.? – Mehmood Ghaznavi
  1. Which Muslim ruler constructed a mosque inside the fort of Nagarkot? – Jehangir
  1. Which ruler expanded the territory of his State after the disintegration of the Mughal Empire? – Raja Ghammand Chand
  1. The treaty of Saigauli signed in 1815 resulted in? – Emergence of the British as the dominant power
  2. Which Governor General formulated the “Doctrine of Lapse” in India? – Lord Dalhousie
  3. Which princely State in Himachal Pradesh adopted a neutral attitude during the War of Independence in 1857? – Rampur Bushahr
  1. What did the system of “Begaar” prevalent in Himachal Pradesh” – Forced labour without payment
  1. Who was S.N. Stokes? – An American missionary in Himachal Pradesh
  1. In which princely State did Yashawant Singh Parmar serve as District & Session Judge? – Sirmour
  1. Who was the president of the “All India State Peoples Conference” in 1939 when the Police fired on a mob in Dhami? – Jawahar Lal Nehru
  1. In which state of Himachal Pradesh did the Kissan Sabha set up an independent government in 1942? – Sirmour
  1. In which year was the Himalayan Hill States Regional Council formed? – 1946 A.D.
  1. Which states were under the direct rule of the British before 1947? – Kangra, 

Kullu, Lahual-Spiti, Chamba, Mandi

  1. Which princely state initially refused to join the Indian Union when the British rule ended in India? – Bilaspur
  1. When did the Chief Commissioner’s Province of Himachal Pradesh come into

existence? – 15 April 1948

  1. Which princely state was merged into the part “C” State of Himachal Pradesh in 1954? – Bilaspur
  1. What was the effect of the report of the States Reorganization Commission on the position of the Himachal Pradesh? – It became a Union Territory
  1. What change in the shape of different states occurred when the question of the reorganization of Punjab was reopened in 1966? – Punjab Hill areas merged into Himachal Pradesh
  1. Who was Rin Chan Sang Po? – A Tibetan Scholar sent to India for Buddhist Studies
  1. Which Ruler renovated the famous 13th Century Baijnath temple in the 19th century? – Raja Sansar Chand
  1. In which year did Himachal Pradesh attain full Statehood? – 1971
  1. What is Guru Ghantal? – A famous Buddhist Monastery in Lahual-Spiti
  1. At which place is the famous Bhuri Singh museum located? –  Chamba
  1. What part of the total area of Himachal Pradesh is cultivable? –  11%
  1. What is the share of Himachal Pradesh in the total National Hydro-Electric potential? – 25%
  1. With whose collaboration is the Kol Dam being constructed? – India & Russia
  1. Which country is providing assistance to Himachal Pradesh Govt. for commercial trout farming in Kullu Valley? – Norway
  1. In which districts of Himachal Pradesh is Tea grown traditionally? – Kangra & Mandi
  1. Among Kinnaur, Pangi, Bharmour and Solan which one is not a tribal area in Himachal Pradesh? – Solan
  1. What is the percentage of Schedule Castes population in Himachal Pradesh? – 24.7%
  1. Who was the first to discover Shimla as a fine hill station? Major Kennedy
  1. Which place in Himachal Pradesh is held sacred by Buddhists, Hindus & Sikh alike? – Rewalsar in distt. Mandi
  1. Which party gained a majority in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly in the general election of 1977? – Janata Party
  1. Where is the University for Horticulture and Forestry located in H.P.? – Nauni (Distt. Solan)
  1. Among Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala which state has the largest area? – Himachal Pradesh
  1. Which river does the glacier fed streams, Bhadal & Tantagiri form? – Ravi
  1. At which place does the Beas River enter the plains? – Mirthal
  1. In which state does the Yamuna River originate? – Uttrakhand
  1. Which larger river does the tributary “Tons” join? – Yamuna
  1. The Second permanent station setup by India in the Antarctica is named as – Maitri
  1. On which longitude is the Indian Standard Time based – 82.5° East
  1. Who discovered the Cholera bacillus? – Robert Koch
  1. At which place in India did Vasco-de-Gama land first on May 20, 1948 A.D.? – Calicut ( now called Kozhikode in Kerala)
  1. Which planet is known as the Red planet? – Mars
  1. Who is regarded as the father of modern medicine? – Hippocrates
  1. Who was the author of the “Charter of American Declaration of Independence”? – Thomas Jefferson
  1. In ancient India with which field was related Bhaskaracharya? – Mathematics
  1. In which country is Mohenjo-Daro located now? – Pakistan
  1. Who was the first person to set foot on the Moon? – Neil Armstrong
  1. The term “Creamy Layer” is related to – Reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  1. With which event is the “Tiananmen Square” associated – Massacre of demonstrators demanding civil liberties in china
  1. Which state in India is known for its Sandal Wood? – Karnataka
  1. Which is the main Ruling party in Bangladesh at present? – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)
  1. The equatorial low pressure region 5° North & 5° South of the equator is known as – Doldrums
  1. With which discovery is Marie Curie associated? – Radium
  1. Diabetics is caused by the malfunctioning of – Pancreatic Gland
  1. Which musical Instrument does Pt. Shiv Prashad Sharma play? – Santoor
  1. Among Lithunia, Kazaksthan, Armenia and Bulgaria which country was not a constituent of the erstwhile Soviet Union? – Bulgaria
  1. Which is the border town between Amritsar & Lahore? –  Attari
  1. Which country is known as the “land of White Elephants”? – Thailand
  1. Which country was the worst sufferer of the onslaught of “Tsunami” recently? – Indonesia
  1. Who was the founder of the Braham Samaj in 1828 A.D.? – Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  1. Who is the President of Afghanistan? – Hamid Karzai
  1. Among Security Council, General Assembly, International labour Organization International Court of Justice which one is not a Chief Organ of the United Nations Organization? – International Labour Organization (ILO)
  1. In which Scripture is the 40 year war between Kirat king Sambar and Aryan king Divodas described ? – Rigveda
  1. Among Zanskar, Pirpanjal, Hindukush and Dhauladhar which mountain range lies outside Himachal Pradesh? – Hindukush
  1. What is Gaddi? – A Pastoral Tribe
  1. Which is the rainiest place in Himachal Pradesh? – Dharamshala
  1. When was “Territorial Council” formed in Himachal Pradesh? – 1957 A.D.
  1. What percent of total geographical area of Himachal Pradesh comes under forests? – 66.5% (37033 Sqkm)
  1. On which river is situated the town of Chamba? – Ravi
  1. Among Yamuna, Chenab, Beas and Jhelum which river does not flow through

Himachal Pradesh? – Jhelum

  1. In which century Padam Sambhava preached Buddhism in Himachal Pradesh? – 8th Century
  2. Where is located the Tsong Po lake in India? – Sikkim

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