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 ?
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 ?
Ques:- Mukhiya, Wazir and Mhar subcastes of Kanets are found in
Ans:- Shimla District
Ques:- Who are the Ghiraths of Kangra region ?
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 ?
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 ?
Ques:- ‘Thuppa’ the main traditional dish of Lahaul valley is prepared particularly during
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 ?
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 ?
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 /
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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 ?
Ques:- The language that has been added recently by Pope Benedict XVI to the Weekly Vatican address in frint of the pilgrims
Ques:- Allepo is the largest city in which Asian Country that is going through a big political turmoil ?
Ques:- Adi Shankaracharya, the founder of ‘Advait Darshan’ was born at Kalady, if is in
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 ?
Ques:- Where are ‘Chintally Talks’ being held between the Afghan government and Taliban to facilitate a roadmap for 2015 ?
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
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 ?
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 ?
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 ?
Ques:- Which literary work of Sanskrit depicts the geographical features of India in an enchanting manner ?
Ques:- Who is known as Radheya among the prominent characters of Mahabharat ?
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
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 ?
Ques:- In which Upanishad do we find the dialogue between Rishi Yagyavalkya and Gargi ?