CDS 2013 (1) ( held on 17.02.2013 )

91. The sharp depreciation of rupee in the Forex market in the year 2011 was due to

  1. flight to safety by foreign investors.
  2. meltdown in European markets.
  3. inflation in emerging market economies.
  4. lag effect of monetary policy tightening.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1, 2 and 4
  3. 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

92. The lower growth of coal production in India during 2011-12 was primarily due to

  1. environmental restrictions
  2. non-availability of forestry clearance
  3. poor law and order situation in coal-producing states
  4. excessive rainfall in coal-mining areas

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1 and 4

93. Human Poverty Index (HPI) developed by UNDP is based on which of the following deprivations?

  1. Income deprivation
  2. Literacy deprivation
  3. Social services deprivation
  4. Employment deprivation

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. 1, 3 and 4
  4. 2 and 4

94. Consider the following statements

  1. In any nation, human development outcomes are a function of economic growth, social policy and poverty reduction measures at the macro-level.
  2. The expansion of human development in terms of health and education attainment, reduction of income poverty and economic growth is linked in a synergistic manner.
  3. Investment in health and education can enhance human functioning which can eventually alleviate income poverty by improving employability.
  4. Resources generated through income poverty reduction and economic growth can be used to enhance human development.

Which of the statements given above are logical and correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 2 and 3

95. Whether India is experiencing inclusive growth in the true sense can be assessed by looking at

  1. the economic growth indicators of the different States of India
  2. whether different social groups like the SCs, STs and minorities are getting excluded from the development process
  3. whether the government’s various flagship programmes are reaching the socially excluded
  4. State-by-State human development profile

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. Only 1
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 4
  4. 1, 3 and 4

96. Who among the following was declared as the immediate future President of China in the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held in November, 2012?

  1. Zhang Dejiang
  2. Xi Jinping
  3. Liu Yunshan
  4. Li Keciiang

97. Who amongst the following was put on trial for genocidal war at the United Nations International War Crime Tribunal?

  1. Augusto Pinochet
  2. Paul Kagame
  3. Slobodan Milosevic
  4. Ne Win

98. Which of the following is incorrect statement about Grigori Perelman?

  1. He is a genius from Russia.
  2. He rejected the offer of professorship in Princeton and Stanford University.
  3. He works in the area of Cosmology.
  4. He has refused to accept the ‘Fields Medal’ and the ‘Millennium Prize’ recently.

99. Which one among the following statements about Barack Obama is not correct?

  1. In the year 2012, he was elected as the President of USA for the second time defeating the Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
  2. He is the first African-American President of USA.
  3. He is the first Democratic President since Franklin D. Roosevelt to twice win the majority of the popular vote in USA presidential election.
  4. He is the only American President who won the Nobel Peace Prize.

100. Consider the following statements about Malala Yousafzai :

  1. In November 2012, she was awarded with the Bravery Award by the World Peace and Prosperity Foundation.
  2. The United Nations declared November 10 as ‘Malala Day’ in honour of her contribution in the field of girls’ education.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

101. The President of India on November 20, 2012 released a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of Ramgopal Maheshwari’s birth centenary year celebration. Which of the following statements regarding Ramgopal Maheshwari is/are correct?

  1. He is regarded as a doyen of journalism in India.
  2. He was a trusted aid of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and helped him in mobilizing the forces of Indian National Army in Kohima.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

102. Rafael Nadal won the French Open Tennis Title. He defeated

  1. Andy Murray
  2. Roger Federer
  3. Novak Djokovic
  4. David Ferrer

103. Mention the odd man out.

  1. Didier Drogba
  2. Oliver Kahn
  3. Lionel Messi
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo

104. Why was Australian cricketer Michael Clarke in news recently?

  1. He scored three triple hundreds in the year 2012.
  2. He broke Sir Don Bradman and Ricky Ponting’s records by scoring four 200 plus runs in test cricket in a calendar year.
  3. He remained not out in his test appearances in the year 2012.
  4. He had four double century partnerships in his last four consecutive test appearances in the year 2012.

105. European Union’s annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for 2012 has been won by

  1. Guillerrrio Farinas from Cuba
  2. Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi from Iran
  3. Ali Farzat from Syria and Mohamed Bouazizi from Tunisia
  4. Asmaa Mahfouz and Ahmed-alSenussi from Egypt and Libya respectively

106. Who among the following was selected for the prestigious Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2012?

  1. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  2. Ela Bhatt
  3. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
  4. Sheikh Hasina