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General Studies

ഡോ. വി രാമലിംഗം അയ്യര്‍Updated: Monday Oct 30, 2017

25). Assertion (A) : Sustainable development is critical to well being of human society. Reason (R) : Environmentally sound policies do not harm the environment or deplete the natural resources. Choose the correct code : (1) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A). (2) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A). (3) (A) is true and (R) is false. (4) (A) is false and (R) is true [Assertion (A) is correct. Reason (R)is also correct.But Ris not the correct explanation of A .Answer is(2]) 26). The dominant source of pollution due to oxides of nitrogen (NOX ) in urban areas is:- (1) road transport (2) commercial sector (3) energy use in industry (4) power plants [NOX can be NO2 or NO3.But in urban areas the dominant source of pollution is due to road transport,Answer is (1)] 27). Which of the following is not a water-borne disease ? (1) Typhoid (2) Hepatitis (3) Cholera (4) Dengue [Typhoid, Hepatitis and Cholera are water-borne diseases. But Dengue is caused by mosquitoes,answer is (4] 28). Indian government’s target for power production from small hydro projects by the year 2022 is (1) 1 Giga-Watt (2) 5 Giga-Watt (3) 10 Giga-Watt (4) 15 Giga-Watt [answer(2)] 29). In which country, the recent international agreement on phasing out Hydro Fluoro Carbons (HFCs) was signed? (1) Rwanda (2) Morocco (3) South Africa (4) Algeria {In our Fridge,A.C etc there are harmful gases which make an ozone layer.H.F.C.rays control it.A recent international agreement on phasing out Hydro Fluoro Carbons (HFCs) was signed in Rwanda,answer is (1)] 30). Which of the following natural hazards is not hydro-meteorological ? (1) Snow avalanche (2) Sea erosion (3) Tropical cyclone (4) Tsunami [Hydro-meteorological =water+meteor (temp). Snow avalanche, Tropical cyclone and Tsunami are hydro-meteorological So(2) Sea erosion is the answer.] 31)Which of the following are the demerits of globalisation of higher education ? (a) Exposure to global curriculum (b) Promotion of elitism in education (c) Commodification of higher education (d) Increase in the cost of education Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes : (1) (a) and (d) (2) (a), (c) and (d) (3) (b), (c) and (d) (4) (a), (b), (c) and (d) [Discussion is on defects of globalsation of higher education Exposure to global curriculumis a merit. Promotion of elitism in educationis a defect because rich people can influence it. Commodification of higher education is a defect because education has become a business to some. Increase in the cost of education is a demerit because education has become costly.Answer is (3)] 32). Which of the following statements are correct about deemed universities ? (a) The Governor of the State is the chancellor of deemed universities. (b) They can design their own syllabus and course work. (c) They can frame their own guidelines regarding admission and fees. (d) They can grant degrees. Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes : (1) (a), (b) and (c) (2) (b), (c) and (d) (3) (a),(c) and (d)(4) (a), (b), (c) and (d) [Except(a)all (b),(c),and (d) are correct.Answer is(2)] 33). The purpose of value education is best served by focussing on (1) Cultural practices prevailing in the society. (2) Norms of conduct laid down by a social group. (3) Concern for human values. (4) Religious and moral practices and instructions.[The purpose of value education is best served by focussing on human values and not on Cultural , social, religious and moral values, Ans:- (3)] 34). Which of the following statements are correct ? (a) Rajya Sabha is a permanent House which can be dissolved only during national emergency. (b) Rajya Sabha does not represent the local interests of the States. (c) Members of the Rajya Sabha are not bound to vote at the dictates of the states they represent. (d) No Union territory has a representative in the Rajya Sabha. Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes : (1) (a) and(d) (2) (b) and (c) (3) (b), (c) and (d) (4) (a), (b), (c) and (d) [ (a), and (d)are wrong. (b)and (c) are correct Answer is(2) (b), (c)] 35). Which of the following are not necessarily the immediate consequences of the proclamation of the President’s Rule in a State ? (a) Dissolution of the State Assembly. (b) Removal of the Council of Ministers in the State. (c) Takeover of the State administration by the Union Government. (d) Appointment of a new Chief Secretary. Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes : (1) (a) and (d) (2) (a), (b) and (c) (3) (a), (b), (c) and (d) (4) (b) and (c). [(b)and(c) are the immediate consequences of the proclamation of the President’s Rule in a State. (a) and (d) are not necessarily the immediate consequences.Hence answer is (1)] 36). Instead of holding the office during the pleasure of the President who among the following hold(s) office during good behaviour ? (a) Governor of a State (b) Attorney General of India (c) Judges of the High Court (d) Administrator of a Union Territory. Select the correct answer from the codes given below : Codes : (1) (a) only (2) (c) only (3) (a) and (c) (4) (a), (b), (c) and (d) [During good behaviour means when rules and regulations are obeyed. (a) Governor of a State (b) Attorney General of India (c) Judges of the High Court (d) Administrator of a Union Territory.In these except Judges of the High Court all others are appointed by the president.They can be removed at time.Hence(2) (c) only is correct].


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