History and Culture of India


  • The names of two Jain Tirth- ankaras find mention in the Rig Veda. The name of these Tirth- ankaras are

—Rishabhanath and Aristhanemia


  • Which Rock Edict of the Mauryan King Asoka describes vividly the horrors and miseries of Kalinga War ?

—The Rock Edict XIII

  • Which Mughal monument is also called the ‘Second Taj Mahal’ ?

—Tomb of Rabia-ud-Daurani

  • Which Chola King was contem­porary of Mahmud Ghazni ?

—Rajaraja Chola

  • What was the other name of

Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughluq, the founder of Tughluq dynasty of Delhi ?    —Gazi Malik

  • The First Mysore war fought between the British and Haider Ali in 1767-69 AD, came to an end by the

—Treaty of Madras

  • Which Mughal King’s rule is called the ‘Golden Age of the Mughal Period’ ?

—Emperor Shah Jahan

  • ‘Ashtapradhan’ was a council of ministers in the

—Maratha administration

  • Who was the founder of the Varkari sect in Maharashtra ?


  • Bank rate is the rate of interest charged by

Economic Affairs ’ of India


  • Loans provided by banks to farmers, small traders come under the category of

—Priority Sector Lending

  • Who has advocated the concept of PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) for India ?

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • Fiscal consolidation at the Centre can be achieved by

—Raising the tax-GDP ratio and rationalisation of subsidies

  • The basic problem studied in Macro-Economics is

—Flow of income



  • Bank rate is the rate of interest charged by

—Reserve Bank of India

  • Reserve Bank of India gives licence for credit creation to

—Scheduled Banks

  • Selective credit control is a tool

of                     —Monetary Policy

  • The rate of inflation in India is measured generally in respect of movement in

—Wholesale Price Index

  • Which Committee is associates with the review of ‘insider trading regulations’ ?

—Sodhi Committee


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