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Civil Services Prelims Exam 2011 .Paper 1(Solved ) -General Studies part 3/7

31. An artificial satellite orbiting around the Earth does not fall down. This is so because the attraction of Earth—
(A) does not exist at such distance
(B) is neutralized by the attrac tion of the moon
(C) provides the necessary speed for its steady motion
(D) provides the necessary acceleration for its motion

32. In the context of Indian economy, consider the following statements—
1. The growth rate of GDP has steadily increased in the last five years.
2. The growth rate in per capita income has steadily increased in the last five years.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Bothland2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

33. In India, which of the following have the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agric ulture and allied activities?
(A) Commercial Banks
(B) Cooperative Banks
(C) Regional Rural Banks
(D) Microfinance Institutions

4. Which of the following can aid
in furthering the Government’s
objective of inclusive growth?
1. Promoting Self-Help Groups
2. Promoting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
3. Implementing the Right to Education Act
Select the correct answer using
the codes given below—
(A) 1 only
(B) land2only
(C) 2and3only
(D) 1,2and3

Why is the Government of India
disinvesting its equity in the
Central Public Sector Enterprises
The Government intends to use the revenue earned from the disinvestment mainly to pay back the external debt. The Government no longer intends to retain the manag ement control of the CPSEs.

Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both land 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2
36. What is the difference between asteroids and comets?
1. Asteroids are small rocky planetoids, while comets are formed of frozen gases held together by rocky and metallic material.
2. Asteroids are found mostly between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars, while comets are found mostly between Venus and Mercury.
3. Comets show a perceptible glowing tail, while asteroids do not.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) land2only
(B) land3only
(C) 3 only
(D) 1,2and3
37. Economic growth is usually
coupled with—
(A) Deflation
(B) Inflation
(C) Stagflation
(D) Hyperinflation
38. The lowering of Bank Rate by the Reserve Bank of India leads to—
(A) More liquidity in the market
(B) Less liquidity in the market
(C) No change in the liquidity in the market
(D) Mobilization of more dep osits by commercial banks
39. Westerlies in southern hemis phere are stronger and pers istent than in northern hemis phere. Why?
1. Southern hemisphere has less landmass as compared to northern hemisphere.
2. Coriolis force is higher in southern hemisphere as compared to northern hemis phere.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both land 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2
40. Between India and East Asia, the navigation-time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following?
1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia.
2. Opening a new canal across the Kra isthmus between the Gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea.
Which of the statements given
above is / are correct?
(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both I and 2
(D) Neither I nor 2
41. Biodiversity forms the basis for hunan existence in the following ways—
1. Soil formation
2. Prevention of soil erosion
3. Recycling of waste
4. Poffination of crops
Select the correct answer using the codes given below—
(A) 1,2and3only
(B) 2,3and4only
(C) land4only
(D) l,2,3and4
42. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener sold in the market. It consists of amino acids and provides calories like other amino acids. Yet, it is used as a low-calorie sweetening agent in food items. What is the basis of this use?
(A) Aspartame is as sweet as table sugar, but unlike table sugar, it is not readily oxidized in human body due to lack of requisite enzymes
(B) When aspartame is used in food processing, the sweet taste remains, but it becomes resistant to oxidation
(C) Aspartame is as sweet as sugar, but after ingestion into the body, it is converted into metabolities that yield no calories

(D) Aspartame is several times sweeter than table sugar, hence food items made with small quantities of aspartame yield fewer calories on oxidation
43. What was the purpose with which Sir William Wedderbum and W. S. Caine had set up the Indian Parliamentary Committee in 1893?
(A) To agitate for Indian politic al reforms in the House of Commons
(B) To campaign for the entry of Indians into the Imperial Judic iary
(C) To facilitate a discussion on India’s Independence in the British Parliament
(D) To agitate for the entry of eminent Indians into the British Parliament
44. What is the difference between a CFL and an LED lamp?
1. To produce light, a CFL uses mercury vapour and phosp hor while an LED lamp uses semi-conductor mater ial.
2. The average life span of a CFL is much longer than that of an LED lamp.
3. A CFL is less energy- efficient as compared to an LED lamp.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(A) lonly
(B) 2and3only
(C) land3only
(D) 1,2and3
45. Recently, ‘Oilzapper’ was in the news. What is it?
(A) It is an eco-friendly techn ology for the remediation of oily sludge and oil spills
(B) It is the latest technology developed for under-sea oil exploration
(C) It is a genetically engineered high biofuel-yielding maize variety
(D) It is the latest technology to control the accidentally caused flames from oil wells






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