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  1. Cooperative farming has been most successful in which country ?
    1. India
    2. Denmark
    3. USA
    4. Russia

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    Cooperative farming has succeeded only in countries with totalitarian government. It was at its best in the former USSR (now Russia). Cooperative farming was practised there in the form of collective farming in which member-owners engaged jointly in farming activities. There were both kolkhozy (cooperative-run type) and sovkhozy (state-run type) cooperatives. The collective farms were highly mechanized and the machine tractor stations, maintained by the state, played a crucial role in the success of these farms (Cooperation Principles, Problems and Practice, by T.N. Hajela, p. 489-502).

    Correct Option: D

    Cooperative farming has succeeded only in countries with totalitarian government. It was at its best in the former USSR (now Russia). Cooperative farming was practised there in the form of collective farming in which member-owners engaged jointly in farming activities. There were both kolkhozy (cooperative-run type) and sovkhozy (state-run type) cooperatives. The collective farms were highly mechanized and the machine tractor stations, maintained by the state, played a crucial role in the success of these farms (Cooperation Principles, Problems and Practice, by T.N. Hajela, p. 489-502).


  1. Which city is known as ‘Electronic City’ ?
    1. Gurugram
    2. Bengaluru
    3. Jaipur
    4. Salem (Tamil Nadu)

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    Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka, is known as Electronic City after an information technology hub located there in Anekal taluk. It is one of India's largest electronic industrial parks, spread over 1.3 km² in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages in Bangalore. There are approximately 200 IT/ITES companies located in Electronic City.

    Correct Option: B

    Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka, is known as Electronic City after an information technology hub located there in Anekal taluk. It is one of India's largest electronic industrial parks, spread over 1.3 km² in Konappana Agrahara and Doddathogur villages in Bangalore. There are approximately 200 IT/ITES companies located in Electronic City.



  1. What is true about origin of Naxalism ?
    1. A peasant revolt which began from Naxalbari village of West Bengal
    2. It was led by Charu Mazumdar, Kanu Sanyal and Jungal Santhal
    3. It was inspired by the –Marxism – Leninism – Maoism
    4. All of the above

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    The term Naxalites comes from Naxalbari, a small village in West Bengal, where a section of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) led by Charu Majumdar, Kanu Sanyal, and Jangal Santhal initiated an uprising in 1967. Naxalites are considered farleft radical communists, supportive of Maoist political sentiment and ideology.

    Correct Option: D

    The term Naxalites comes from Naxalbari, a small village in West Bengal, where a section of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) led by Charu Majumdar, Kanu Sanyal, and Jangal Santhal initiated an uprising in 1967. Naxalites are considered farleft radical communists, supportive of Maoist political sentiment and ideology.


  1. What is the limit of territorial water of a country from the coast ?
    1. 20 km
    2. 22 km
    3. 22.20 km
    4. 12 km

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    Territorial waters or a territorial sea as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles (22.2 km; 13.8 mi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state. It refers to any area of water over which a state has jurisdiction, including internal waters, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone and potentially the continental shelf.

    Correct Option: C

    Territorial waters or a territorial sea as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles (22.2 km; 13.8 mi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state. It refers to any area of water over which a state has jurisdiction, including internal waters, the contiguous zone, the exclusive economic zone and potentially the continental shelf.



  1. The first Indian citizen to get commercial Pilot’s Licence was
    1. Vijaypat Singhania
    2. J.R.D.Tata
    3. Captain Gopinath
    4. Vijay Mallya

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    J. R. D. Tata obtained the first pilot licence issued in India on 10 February 1929. He later came to be known as the father of Indian civil aviation. He founded India's first commercial airline, Tata Airlines in 1932, which became Air India in 1946, now India's national airline.

    Correct Option: B

    J. R. D. Tata obtained the first pilot licence issued in India on 10 February 1929. He later came to be known as the father of Indian civil aviation. He founded India's first commercial airline, Tata Airlines in 1932, which became Air India in 1946, now India's national airline.