Solved Exam. Paper Himachal Pradesh Naib Tehsildar’s  2013

Ques:- In spite of being a secular state Indian Constitution itself has provided for grant from consolidated fund of certain states to ‘Devaswom’ (Divine Property) Trust as a consequence to the marger agreement with

Ans:- Travancore Cochin

Ques:- Which constitutional amendment virtually transferred Article 45 from part IV (Directive Principles) to part III (Fundamental Rights) in the form of Article 21 A?

Ans:- 86th Amendment

Ques:- During which Prime Minister’s regime the right to property was excluded from the list of fundamental rights ?

Ans:- Morarji Desai

Ques:- The Five Year Plan is endorsed and reviewed by

Ans:P- The National Development Council

Ques:- Who can appoint an ad hoc judge in the Supreme court ?

Ans:- Chief Justice of India with the permission of the president

Ques:- Article 28 of the Constitution prohibits

Ans:- Religious Education in the government educational institutions

Ques:- What is the principle ingredient of a pearl ?

Ans:- Calcium carbonate only

Ques:- Peeling or cutting of onion causes profuse tearing in the eyes because of

Ans:- Presence of Sulphur  in its cells

Ques:- What is the role of iodised salt in the human body ?

Ans:- To regulate the function of thyroid gland

Ques:- Night-blindness is caused by the deficiency of

Ans:- Vitamin ‘A’

Ques:- Who was first Indian savant to be invited to accept the chair of oriental philosophy at Harvard University ?

Ans:- Swami Vivekananda

Ques:- The first commercial civil aviation flight in India on 18th February, 1911 took place between

Ans:- Allahabad and Naini

Ques:- Who commented about the inadequacy of Montagu – Chelmsford Reforms in the following manner ?

“It has dawned but where is the Sun”

Ans:- Lokmanya Tilak

Ques:- “My ambition is to become Muslim Gokhle” who once expressed his political ambition in the abive words ?

Ans:- Mohmmad Ali Jinnah

Ques:- By whom Swami Vivekaanda has been hailed as “the greatest gift of India to mankind”?

Ans:- Sister Nivedita

Ques:- Defying the orders of Viceroy lord Curzon, ruler of which princely stae mustered the courage tp remain absent from Delhi Darbar held in 1903 to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII ?

Ans:- Mewar

Ques:- Who was instrumental in establishing Sabarmati Ashram of Matatma Gandhi by providing Rs. 1.50 Lakh in the year 1921 A.D.

Ans:- Dr. Pranjeevan Dad Mehta

Ques:- In which format Hind Swaraj was written by Mahatma Gandhi ?

Ans:- Dialogue between the Editor and Reader

Ques:- Basically Hind Swaraj happens to be

Ans:- A discourse

Ques:- What was the greatest achievement of modern civilization according to Mahatma Gandhi ?

Ans:- Invention of weapons of mass destruction

Ques:- What caption was given to the first American edition of Hind Swaraj published in 1924 ?

Ans:- Sermon on the sea

Ques:- What was the reaction of Mahatma Gandhi after going through R.C. Dutta’s monumental work “Economic History of India” ?

Ans:- His eyes were moist with tears

Ques:- Which mental state is conducive for the renunciation of anything according to Mahatma Gandhi ?

Ans:- After finding better alternative to desired things

Ques:- When did Winston Churchill dubbed Mahatma Gandhi “Half Naked Faqir” of India giving vent to his intense disliking for Mahatma Gandhi ?

Ans:- During Dandi March

Ques:- About which book Mahatma Gandhi has commented that it has been written with “blood and te44ar”?

Ans:- Unto this last

Ques:- Which renowned political thinker was so impressed by the sagacity of the Preamble to the Indian Constitution that he opened his important book on social and political theory by quoting it verbatim ?

Ans:- Sir Ernest Barker

Ques:- “Rare personality like Gandhi arrive rarely on this earth for the weal of humanity and Mothgerland” who eulogized Mahatma Gandhi in these terms ?

Ans:- Dr. Pranjeevandas Mehta

Ques:- Between 1936 and 1945 Mahatma Gandhi often stayed at Manorville, whenever he visited Shimla. This mansion belonged to

Ans:- Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

Ques:- After taking one look at the Shimla town during British era who burst out “If one were told that monkeys had built it, all one could say, “What wonderful monkeys they must be shot in case they do it again”

Ans:- Sir Edwin Lutyens

Ques:- Tihra Sujanpur was developed as a capital city by

Ans:- Raja Sansar Chand

Ques:- Which practice was known as’Saradena’ among the Brahmins of Kangra ?

Ans:- Marriage of a Haiwha’s daughter into a Nagarkotiya family

Ques:- Who are Known as Bhojkis ?

Ans:- Priests of Jwalaji and Naina Devi Temple

Ques:- What is meant by Pabuchi, Pandvani and Bhataakshri ?

Ans:- Types of Scripts

Ques:- On what count Raja Aniruddhachand went to the extent of abdicating the throme instead of carrying out the bidding of Mharaja Ranjeet Singh ?

Ans:- To carry his sister in the family of Main Dhyanchand

Ques:- The only dynasty which has its genesis in Himachal Pradesh and does not owe its existence to migration from outside ?

Ans:- Katoch

Ques:- Mukhiya, Wazir and Mhar subcastes of Kanets are found in

Ans:- Shimla District

Ques:- Who are the Ghiraths of Kangra region ?

Ans:- Farmers

Ques:- Pandit Chandradhar Sharma Guleri’s father held an honourable position in Jaipur state, He was

Ans:- Principal of Maharaja’s college

Ques:- ‘Bhent’ and ‘Bihagra’ folk songs are

Ans:- Religious songs

Ques:- Customs of Chundavad and Pagvand are related with

Ans:- Division of Parental property

Ques:- Kamala Ranj and Roshani Devi have carved niche for themselves in the field of

Ans:- Folk Song

Ques:- In which district was Himachal’s first music studio, ‘Sound of Mountain’ established in the year 1986 ?

Ans:- Mandi

Ques:- The theme of Kinnauri folk song “Tipsi Ban Thanee” is

Ans:- Usha Devi’s curse to beautiful Kinnar girl being envious of her beauty

Ques:- ,Essay collection of which litterateur has been published under the title “Bund Samani Samudra “?

Ans:- Prem Pakhrolvi

Ques:- The litterateur who is known as “Dard Dhamotavi “ happens to be

Ans:- Deshraj Dogra

Ques:- In what manner Nobel Laureate Aung San Su Kyi has an intimate connection with Shimla ?

Ans:- She stayed in Shimla as a Research fellow in IIAS for two years.

Ques:- Who has given orders to H.P. Power Corporation against felling trees in the heartland of tribal Kinnaur district ?

Ans:- National Green Tribunal

Ques:- During the Riyasati era Minjar festival in Chamba used to commence with

Ans:- Presentation of Minjar in the temples of Raghuveer and Laxminarayan in early morning by the king.

Ques:- Which pass connects Lahaul region to chamba district’s Bharmaur area ?

Ans:- Kugati

Ques:- ‘Thuppa’ the main traditional dish of Lahaul valley is prepared particularly during

Ans:- Winter

Ques:- Which Temple’s Kardar happens to be a Thakur, whereas the priest happens to be a Lama ?

Ans:- Trilokinath Temple

Ques:- For the prosperity and happiness of which state Guru Gobind Singh performed Akhand Keertan for 18 days ?

Ans:- Mandi

Ques:- Johadji fair, the most popular fair of solan district is associated with

Ans:- Guru Nanak Deo

Ques:- What step was taken by the British government through Shimla manifesto ?

Ans:- Announcement of war with Afghanistan

Ques:- Ruler of which state used to send snow compressed into ice and packed to pine needles and hay for chilling the wine of Mughal Princess Jhanars Begum ?

Ans:- Sirmaur

Ques:- The only hill chief who did not provide men and money to British government during the upheaval of 1857 A.D. ?

Ans:- Ruler of Bushahr

Ques:- Who designated Shimla as thye summer capital of British Empire in India ?

Ans:- Sir John Lawrence

Ques:- By whom Shimla ‘s designation as summer capital of British India was defended in the following manner “It was only place in India where a viceroy could divest himself of the trappings of office” ?

Ans:- Lord Curzon

Ques:- Which country’s National Anthem has been revised recently to remove its masculine bias by inserting into it the words ‘Great Daughters’ too along with great sons /

Ans:- Austria

Ques:- By whom Malala Yousafzai’s name has been suggested for the next Nobel Peace PRIZE ?

Ans:- Angelina Jolie

Ques:- The enormous increase in the brain size of human has been ascribed to the intake of cooked food by them in a recently published research paper by two Latin American Woman Researchers. They belong to

Ans:- Brazil

Ques:- In an Indian state 60 years old struggle of farmers for land rights succeeded recently when state government agreed to return 85000 acres of land to the farmers taken over by the British government. That state is

Ans:- Maharashtra

Ques:- Legendary astronomer Patric Moore holds the unique record of presenting a program continuously for 50 year on BBC Television. This Landmark program was

Ans:- The sky at night

Ques:- According to a new genetic study, Europe’s largest minority group Romani began their migration 1500 years ago from

Ans:- India

Ques:- At the heart of current political impasse in Nepal happens to be

Ans:- Opposition’s insistence on changing the Prime Minister

Ques:- Direct Cash Transfer Scheme will be launched in 51 districts across India from January 2013 with a rider that in the concerned district.

Ans:- 80 percent of population should have Aadhar Cards.

Ques:- British Prime Minister’s decision to reject Lord Leveson Report has evoked widespread protests there. Its key recommendation is

Ans:- Establishment of an independent media regulatory body backed by legislation.

Ques:- Nobal Laureate of which field gave a touching human touch to his Nobel acceptance lecture in the following manner recently.

“Two hours ago, the wife of General Secretary of Swedish

Academy had a baby girl. It is the beginning of a beautiful story”

Ans:- Literature

Ques:- What has been the impact of Himachal Pradesh High Court Judgement in Satinder Kumar and others Vs. Union of India Case ?

Ans:- Religious functions cannot be performed in the Church located within the Rashtrapati Niwas

Ques:- Indian Railways are looking forward to technical and commercial cooperation with Jungfau railway on all aspects of running the mountain railways.Jungfau Railway belongs to

Ans:- Switzerland

Ques:- The Gunwalking Scheme of U.S.A. has recently come under fire in the lower house of U.S.A Congress. It is related with

Ans:- Strategy of allowing fire arms to be bought by arms traffickers of Mexican drug cartels

Ques:- Preparation for the presentation of five centuries old ‘Chavittu Natkam’ is underway on a big scale to be performed during a Grand Art festival having a span of three months. This is being done in

Ans:- Kerala

Ques:- What is the eligibility criterion for availing benefit through “Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana ‘?

Ans:- Should not have more than two living children and should be more than 19 years of age.

Ques:- What is the role of Petrocaribe in the world energy sector

Ans:- An energy co-operation agreement through which Venezuela supplies crude oil on concessional terms to 17 Latin American nations

Ques:- A preppy lissom Malvika Vaz, the only Asian selected for “The student on ice expedition into Antarctica” and the first girl to be a Naval Aviator for a day belongs to

Ans:- Goa

Ques:- Nobal Peace Prize awarded to Aung San Su Kyi became extraordinary in the sense that

Ans:- She accepted it personally after 21 years of winning the award

Ques:- Which Hindi Classic film was recently added to Time Magazine’s All Time100’ list of greatest films made since 1923 ?

Ans:- Aawara

Ques:- The language that has been added recently by Pope Benedict XVI to the Weekly Vatican address in frint of the pilgrims

Ans:- Arabic

Ques:- Allepo is the largest city in which Asian Country that is going through a big political turmoil ?

Ans:- Syria

Ques:- Adi Shankaracharya, the founder of ‘Advait Darshan’ was born at Kalady, if is in

Ans:- Kerala

Ques:- Sri Lanka is in the throes of atandoff between the executive and judiciary because of controversy over ‘Divineguma Bill’ it means

Ans:- Uplifting lives

Ques:- Fro, which Indian state members of the Bnei Menashe Community have been migrating to Israel for the last seven years ?

Ans:- Manipur

Ques:- Where are ‘Chintally Talks’ being held between the Afghan government and Taliban to facilitate a roadmap for 2015 ?

Ans:- France

Ques:- The Parsi Panchayat Mumbai has informed the Bombay High court that only a “Poor Parsi” is eligible for accommodation in a subsidized housing scheme of the community. According to it “a poor Parsi” is one who earns

Ans:- Rs. 90 thousand monthly

Ques:- Contribution of which renowned judge of the Supreme Court was hailed in the following manner recently “He believed that law was meant to serve the last, Least and that was his constituency” ?

Ans:- Justice V.R. Krishna Lyer

Ques:- In the context of hoary spirtual heritage of Indian society who presented the following syncretistic view of secularism, ‘When India is said to be a secular state, it does not mean that we reject the reality of an unseen spirit or the relevance of religion to life or that we exalt irreligion”

Ans:- Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Ques:- The purpose for which it has been declared by the UN special envoy for Education that  henceforth November 10 will be observed as “Malala and 32 million girls’ day”

Ans:- To educate the out of school girls across the world

Ques:- NASA’S Curiosily rover which completed its First soil analysis on Mars has found minerals on the Red planet similar basalt volcanic soils in

Ans:- Hawail

Ques:- In which year AITUC (All India Trade Union Congress) founded and who presided over its maiden session ?

Ans:- Year 1920 and Lala Lajpat Rai

Ques:- “Operation Black Tornado” was launched in the wake of

Ans:- Terrorist attack on Mumbai

Ques:- Almost half of Rs. 21 Lakh fund spent for construction of Gate Way of India’ at Mumbai was received through donation from a sigle family. It was a

Ans:- Jewish Family

Ques:- In 1984 general election contest for which parliamentary constituency in West Bengal was dubbed as “Giant Killing Contest ?

Ans:- Jadavpur

Ques:- In which present day Indian state progressive step of abolition of centuries old slavery system was taken first of all during the British era ?

Ans:- Kerala

Ques:- During British rule which factor signified the importance of postmen in the Summer Capital of the Raj :

Ans:- They were paid more than teachers

Ques:- Practiced in different parts of India, Patua,Worli and Kalighat are varieties of

Ans:- Folk art

Ques:- Which Bharat Ratna’s performance on Independence Day was a highlight every year from 1947 till his earthly sojourn’s Countinuity ?

Ans:- Ustad Bismillah Khan

Ques:- Who was known as ‘Nightingale of India’ during the freedom struggle ?

Ans:- Sarojini Naidu

Ques:- According to Newar Buddhists Deepavali is an auspicious day for Saddharma because

Ans:- Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism on this day

Ques:- Who persuaded the river Ganges to descend on the earth by his extreme penance ?

Ans:- King Bhagirath

Ques:- Which day is celebrated as ‘Bandi Chhod Divas’ in the Sikh Panth ?

Ans:- Deepavali

Ques:- Which literary work of Sanskrit depicts the geographical features of India in an enchanting manner ?

Ans:- Meghadoot

Ques:- Who is known as Radheya among the prominent characters of Mahabharat ?

Ans:- Karna

Ques:- Who accomplished the stupendous task of writing the epic Mahabharat conceding the request of Sage Vyas ?

Ans:- Lord Ganesh

Ques:- Lumbini is a sacred place for Buddhists because

Ans:- It is the birthplace of Lord Buddha

Ques:- Who  is working for Supreme Court in the year 2006 in Prakash Singh case is considered a landmark order because through this order the apex court

Ans:- Laid down a series of seven recommendations to make the police force accountable to the citizens.

Ques:- On what ground Maulana Hasrat Mohani refused to sign the Constitution of India passes by the Constituent Assembly ?

Ans:- It was anti-people

Ques:- Vrindavan Vastra, a unique tapestry that depicts scenes from Srikrishna’s childhood originated in

Ans:- Assam

Ques:- Who is a descendant of Maulana Fazle Haq Khairabadi who was exiled for life to Andamans for rising against the British ?

Ans:- Javed Akhtar

Ques:- As a protest against which incident Rabindranath Tagore relinquished his Knighthood ?

Ans:- Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Ques:- Who was the first to be honoured with Bharat Ratna posthumously ?

Ans:- Lal Bhadur Shastri

Ques:- Himalayan pass Bomdila is situated in

Ans:- Arunachal Pradesh

Ques:- In which state Kanchenjunga biosphere has been carved out ?

Ans:- Sikkim

Ques:- In which Upanishad do we find the dialogue between Rishi Yagyavalkya and Gargi ?

Ans:- Vrihadaranyak

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