Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Calamities

  • ‘Montreal Protocol’ is related to


  • Organisation related to ‘Red Data Book’ or ‘Red List’ is


  • Which country introduced ‘Green Army for environment conservation’ ?


  • The example of ‘Lentic Habitat’ in fresh water community is

—Ponds and Swamps

  • The term ‘brown air’ is used for

—Industrial smog

  • Periyar wildlife sanctuary is located in


  • Indravati National Park is located in


  • Which SAARC nation is considered as ‘Carbon Negative Country’ of the world ?


  • The primary source of energy in an ecosystem is

—Solar energy

  • The ‘Man and Biosphere Pro­gramme (MAB)’ by UNESCO was started in


Sports and Games

ik The most memorable moment of a presentation is

—The closing of the presentation

  • If there is no receiver, there is no


  • The translation and interpreta­tion of the message for under­standing is called


  • The formulation of message is

called                           ‘—Encoding

  • What are the two kinds of verbal communication ?

—Written and Oral

  • A conclusion made by reasoning

is called                       —Inferring

  • The study of body language is

called                           —Kinesics

  • The study of space language is

called                           —Proxemics

  • Oral communication is also called

—Interpersonal communication

  • First step of preparing oral presentation is to determine the

—Purpose [1]

  • Greenfield Stadium is located in


  • How many players can play in a

team of Basketball ?          —Five

  • Durand Cup and Santosh Trophy are Indian tournaments of


  • International Migrants Day is

observed on         —December 18

  • Jnanpith award in India is given

for outstanding work in the field of        —Literature

  • ‘The Substance and the Shadow’ is the autobiography of

—Dilip Kumar

  • Firewall is used in communica­tion Network/System for protec­tion from

—Unauthorized attack

  • FTP stands for

—File Transfer Protocol

  • The ship building yard— Mazgaon Dock is located in


  • Where is the headquarters of

United Nations Industrial Deve­lopment Organisation (UNIDO) located ?      —Vienna (Austria)

  • Institute of Indian Film and Television is located at


  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana is associated with

—Continuous power supply to rural India

  • India’s largest e-commerce company is


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What to do when a wind-bag insists on thrusting his verbosity on me ? Or wants to have the last word ? Interrupts when you talk or goes on repeating himself, insulting your intelligence ? On many occasions have I resisted the temptation of saying shut up. But I don’t know how much longer I can hold myself back.

I will hold on to my be-good- thing because the impression is gathering ground that rudeness pays.

It gets things done; it gets you quic- service; it permits you to do mar things which good manners forbic Freedom is, thus, turned into liberty

Are jangled nerves and bac temper any substitute of a harmo­nious life ? Will it not make life smooth and pleasant without bile ?

Politeness cannot be as taxing, and as hard and hurtling. If there i- anything we need badly today, in the rush and cut-throat competition or life, it is conduct which rounds off the roughness of character and chisels i: into harmony.

The choice is between curtnes? and courtesy; bad and good manner? and between politeness and insolence Politeness consists in treating other- just as you love to be treated yourself It is kindness softly expressed.

Discourtesy reveals a cluster or bad qualities like vanity, ignorance, indolence, stupidity, distraction o: thought and contempt of others feelings.

Courtesy is good sense combined with good nature-a little self-denial for the sake of others, especially for those we live with.

Marriage, for example, is a delicate and difficult relationship. It needs tact and patience. And loads of politeness. The wife needs it from the husband and vice-versa. The irate, tired ‘wife does not need roughness. She needs gift of sweet word, wrap­ped in a ribbon of courtesy.

TJrat is why it is defined as benevolence in small things. The husband who takes a wee-bit of care of his wife’s tea at party, shows this in practice.

Similarly, the husband who opens the door for her shows his ‘courtesy’. There are forms of poli­teness. One says : “Look! How good I am.” The other says “I will make you happy.”

Formalities are not courtesy which ought to be natural and unstudied in the informality of two dear friends. It shows an amiable disposition in trifles.

It is a desire to bring about in words and actions that by which we please others. In other words, it is a great greaser of harmony and happi­ness.



[1]      Which team emerged the cham­

pion of ICC under-19 World Cup-2016 ? —West Indies

  • Bhim Rao Ambedkar Inter­

national Sports Stadium is located at       —Faizabad

  • Author of the book ‘One-day Wonders’ is

—Sunil Gavaskar

  • The book ‘Ashes Diary 2015’ has been written by

—Michael Clarke

  • Which nation emerged the over­

all champion of 12th South Asian Games ?             —India

  • Which team won the Hockey India League-2016 crown ?

—Punjab Warriors

  • Front Crawl, Spring board, Butter fly etc., are the terms associated with


Indian polity and constitution

Indian Polity and
Indian National
History and Culture
of India
  • In which article of the Indian

Constitution is the provision of Election Commission men­tioned ?   —Article 324

  • Age of voting was reduced from 21 years to 18 years by which Constitutional Amendment Act ?

—61st Constitutional Amendment


  • Which Article of the Indian Constitution was amended to reduce the voting age from 21 years to 18 years in India ?

—Article 326

  • Who can be appointed as the Chairperson of National Human Rights Council ?

—A retired Chief Justice of India

  • The Chairperson of the Central Vigilance Commission is appoin­ted by the President of India on the recommendation of a Com­mittee comprising the Prime Minister as its head, Union Home Minister and

—Leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha

in Who was the Chairman of Advisory Committee of Funda­mental Rights and Minorities constituted by the Constituent Assembly

—Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  • Which committee recommended for three tier Panchayati Raj system in India ?

—Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

  • The ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution have been taken from the

—French Constitution

  • A person can remain a member of the Council of Ministers with­out being a member of the Parliament for*”

—Six months

★ Which Article of the Indian Con­stitution deals with the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court ?

—Article 131

  • Who is known as the ‘Bismark of India’ ?

—Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  • In 1939 Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as President of the Indian National Congress beat­ing

—Pattabhai Sitharamayya

  • Which commission was called the White Men Commission ?

—Simon Commission

  • Where did the Congress launch the Quit India Movement on August 8,1942 ?


  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh and B.K. Dutt threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall, New Delhi on April 8,1929 in protest of the

—Public Safety Bill

  • Shankaran Nair resigned from the Viceroy’s Executive Council in protest of

—Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

  • ‘Servants of India Society’ was founded in 1905 A.D. by

—Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  • Who addressed Mahatma Gandhi as Rashtra Pita (Father of Nation) for the first time ?

—Subhash Chandra Bose

  • Who was the writer of the book, “The History of Congress” ?

—Pattabhi Sittaramayya

  • The Raksha Bandhan Day was observed on October 16, 1905 to protest the British government’s decision of

—Partition of Bengal

  • In Mauryan administration, the head of treasury was called


  • According to Megasthenes the

administration of Pataliputra was in the hands of a commission consisting of —30 members

  • The excavations at Chanhudaro were directed by

—J. H. Mackay

  • The Smritis of Yajnavalkya, Narada and Katyayana were written during the —Gupta age
  • Who was the author of the book ‘Mrichchkatika’ ?


  • Which great social reformer wrote the books, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnyana Yoga ?

—Swami Vivekanand

  • Al-Beruni, Firdausi and Utbi were the great literary figures of the court of

—Mahmud Ghaznavi

  • Mughal ruler Babur’s auto­biography called ‘Tuzuk-i- Baburi’ was originally written in

’’               —Turkish language

  • Who was the first Governor General of the British East India Company ?

—Warren Hastings

  • ‘Ashtrapradhan’ was a council of ministers in the

—Maratha administration

  • Economic Survey in India is published by

—Union Ministry of Finance

  • After deducting grants for the creation of capital assets from revenue deficit, we arrive at

—Effective revenue defici;

Science &Technology
  • Index ‘Residex’ is associated

with                         —Land Prices

  • National Institute of Entre­preneurship and Small Business Development is situated at


  • What is India’s rank in the Global Corruption Perceptions Index-2015 ?

—76th place

  • Equilibrium price in the market is determined by the

—Equality between marginal cost and marginal revenue

  • Internal economies arise when

—There is expansion in an industry

  • Gross National Product (GNP) without Depreciation Allowance is called

—Net National Product

  • Union Budget 2016-17 raised Service Tax rate to 15% by imposing 0-5 per cent

—Krishi Kalayan Cess

  • The headquarters of SIDBI is located in



(India and the World)

  • Lagoon is a stretch of water

—Partly or fully separated from the main sea

  • The length of 1° latitude on the ground is equal to

—111 km

  • The Western side of Equatorial Pacific Ocean shows high tem­perature due to

—South equatorial current

  • Narmada Valley is an example of

—Rift Valley

  • Sunderban Delta is formed by the rivers

—Ganga and Brahmaputra

  • 10° channel is located between —Little Andman and Car Nicobar
  • Pulicat lake is located in

—Tamil Nadu

  • The longest continental Railway system in the world is

—Trans Siberian Railway


  • Banihal Pass connects Srinagar with


  • Sandstone, Limestone and Shale are examples of

—Sedimentary rock

  • Animal protein is called first class protein because it is

—Rich in essential amino acids

  • Outside the nucleus DNA is found in


  • The least penetrating power ray

is                                         —a-ray

  • The maximum fixation of solar energy is done by

—Green plants

  • Where is the image of an object formed in human eye ?


  • Which explosive material is called ‘Nobel oil’ ?


  • In human body, vitamin A is stored in the


  • Cetane number is used as a quality parameter mainly for


  • The number of colours contained in the sunlight is


  • Celcius and Fahrenheit thermo­

meters would show same read­ings at                     40°

  • Which type of agriculture is suitable for high land area of equatorial region ?

—Plantation agriculture

  • The UP council of Agricultural Research is located at


  • The inflorescence of sugarcane is


  • What is the inflorescence of the wheat crop ?



  • Pitambari (RYSK-05-02) is a variety of


  • Central Soil and Material Research Centre is located in

—New Delhi

  • Fruits’ cultivation is also known

as                                —Pomology

  • The most suitable fertilizer for foliar application to crops is


  • Powder mildew disease is asso­ciated with


  • Where is the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agri­culture Organisation located ?

—Rome (Italy)