RAS GK and General Science 2008 Paper Solved

by Naresh 20 comments Delicious 1 Here is the solution of Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) 2008 G.K. and General Science paper conducted today on 7th January 7, 2009. Some questions are doubtful and I am clarifying with resources I have with me and if you have any doubts or correction in any of these, you are most welcome to comment and your comments will be credited and appreciated. http://CompetitionExam.com N.B. 1. The numbers are according to 'C' series 2. Questions in violet colour are doubtful 3. Answers are in red colour Questions with Answers : Function of colonization in Rajasthan : to allot land *(see comment) Ashtadhyayi : Panini Million plus cities in India ( Census 2001 ) : 39 Art style with Indian and Greek feature : Gandhar Jal durga : Gagron Inscription which throw light on the writings of Maharana Kumbha : Rajprashahsti 1676 7. Mahajanapada situated on the bank of river Godavari : Assaka 8. Most stable ecosystem : Marine 9. Macroeconomic developments under various programmes launched by state government in Rajasthan : Sujas 10. First women ' Four Star General' Anne Dun Woody 11.Coral Reefs : east and west coast 12. Raika's in Rajasthan : traditional camel breeder 13. Who represented Congress in second round Table Conference : Mahatma Gandhi 14. Common among Brahma samaj, Ram Krishna Mission and Arya Samaj : none of these three had a political mission but they helped to develop a spirit of patriotism 15. Monsoon rainfall in Rajasthan increases : South west to North East NE to SW(*see comments : I agree with the reason) 16. Not a seven sisters of North East states : West Bengal 17. Rajasthan born industrialist contributed a sum of Rs 22,000 in 1920 to C V Raman's path breaking research which won him the Nobel prize : GD Birla (* see comments , thanks Harman) 18. National Water Development Agency : 1980(1982) 19. Kandhmal : Orissa 20. Port Pardeep : Orissa
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21. Organisation to advise the government on reforms in economic

matters : Economic Policy and reforms Council
22. Nathra ki Pal area of Rajasthan Iron ore 23. Per capita income of Rajasthan during 2007-08 : 20,000 (19,920) 24. Vamsa Bhaskar : Surajmal Misran 25. Mammoth is the ancestor of Elephant

26.Marwari forces sent to Khanwa to support Sanga against Babur 27. Flood in Kawas in Barmer : 2006 28. 'The Manchester of Rajasthan' : Bhilwara 29. First session of Rajputana Madhyabharat Sabha in 1919 : Delhi (in fact it was in 1918) 30. RIDCOR : Road Infrastructure Development Company of Rajasthan 31. Mahakma Baqoit to pay king's dues(*see comments, thanks Harman) 32. Metallic cups reached room temperature Cup in Churu *(See comments) 33. Sea water converted into pure water : Reverse Osmosis 34. Booker's Prize 2008 : Arvind Adiga 35.Khariya, Raswani, Shobhala and Udisbhar are 36. Bani Thani painting : Kishangarh school 37. Shahpura (Bhilwara) Headquarter Ramsnehi 38. President of South Africa after Thabo Mbeki : Kglema Motlanthe 39. Person enters dark room from strong light area : Rhodospin change in the size of pupil *(see comment) 40. United Nations General Assembly President : Miguel d'escoto 41. National Institute of Design for Geographical Indicator status : Jaipur for Blue pottery and Udaipur for clay work 42. Tick mark correct : Cimmco wagon factory restarted in Bharatpur after eight years 43. Duty of union government to protect states against external aggression and internal disturbance : 355 44. Finger lake region located in : USA 45. Bio-magnification : increasing the amount of pesticides in the organisms of successive trophic level 46. Pearl is constituted of calcium carbonate 47. Mangla-Bhagyam, Shakti and Aishwarya are oil fields in barmer sanchore basin 48. Handloom mark shows the standard of handloom clothes ?? 49. Not correct : Bureau of industrial Promotion is an agency for promotion of small scale industry projects 50. Chairman of ISRO : G Madhavan Nair 51. Least population density in Rajasthan : Jaisalmer 52. Desert Development Programme : 1977-78 53. Governor of West Bengal : Gopal Gandhi 54. Hot Spot of biodiversity : eastern himalyas and western ghat 55. Maitri Express train : Kolkata and Dhaka 56. Alum cleans the muddy water by coagulation 57. Acid formed during change of milk into curd lactic acid

58. Heavy rainfall in pushkar, where does the flood occurs Ajmer

Balotra(*see comments)
59. Archaeopteryx is connecting link between reptiles and aves 60. Atlas mountain Africa 61. Adamya chetna trust, havells india ltd, HZLtd and DSCL Kota related

Mid day meal programme
62. Symbol of World Wild life fund is Red Panda 63. India signed nuclear cooperation in Sep 2008 with France 64. Suncity of rajasthan Jodhpur 65. Azolla anabaena biofertilizer rice 66. Diagnosis the death by drowning : Diatoms 67. Nawalgadh(Sikar) Ginder utsav 68. Andhayug dharma veer bharati 69. NREGA incorrect : its only for SC and ST below poverty line 70. Lasodiya movement for social reforms in Bhils of Mewar, Bagar and

nearby regions Moti lal Tejawat Mavji*(see comment)
71. Author of nyaya darshan : gautam 72. Churu Bikaner siganganagar : Gypsum 73. Dispute of Subhash bose : double membership of CSP

members*(see comments)
74. Chandrayan I was launched from Andhra Pradesh 75. First DNA bank of India : Lucknow 76. False statement : blue waves scattered more than violet waves 77. Pheromones are founded in insects 78. Highest forest area Baran Udaipur Chittor 79. Electoral college for US Presidential Election : None of them 80. Match list mewat : eight blocks of alwar, border area thirteen

blocks…..
81. The audacity of hope : Barack Obama 82. Height of guru sikhar peak in rajasthan 1722 83. Psyllium Husk(planto ovate) 'Isabgol' : Jalore 84. Manomohan singh RS member from Assam 85. Matching pair : Masuria sari : Kota 86. Dhawadia were the persons : engaged in looting of caravans 87. Incorrect about inflation : for some commodities retail prices

also considered
88. World's youngest king : Bhutan 89. Khas : sawaimadhopur, bharatpur, tonk 90. Golden rice : Vitamin A 91. Minamata disease : mercury 92. Flame of the forest in Rajasthan : Palas 93. Muslim league formed government after 1946 elections NW

Frontier 94. Bull seal of Indus valley Mohenjodaro 95. Bharat Ratna : Pandit Bhimsen Joshi 96. Baxa Tiger Project : West Bengal ( in fact it is Buxa) 97. Dyarchy at the centre : Government of India Act, 1935 98. Jnan Pith on 06th November 2008 : Rehman Rahi

99. Salt is added : Boiling point is increased and freezing point is

decreased 100. Synthesis of polythene : Ethane(*I think it should be Ethene) at 11:11 PM

Comments 20 comments
Anonymous said... Hi! this is Abhishek Gurjar..here i m giving some answers which are fully justified and proven, these arefunction of colonisation in raj. is to allot land. c-6th changes in the size of pupil. 7. cup in churu. lasodia movement-mavji...see wikipedia. Buxa tiger project is established in 1992 in darjeeling, west bengal within 759 sq. km. Desert development programme started in 94-95, damn sure..plz. correct this one in ur blog. boss,tripuri session of congress- double membership of c s p members. January 8, 2009 4:06 AM Anonymous said... Hi! this is Abhishek Gurjar..here i m giving some answers which are fully justified and proven, these arefunction of colonisation in raj. is to allot land. c-6th changes in the size of pupil. 7. cup in churu. lasodia movement-mavji...see wikipedia. Buxa tiger project is established in 1992 in darjeeling, west bengal within 759 sq. km. Desert development programme started in 94-95, damn sure..plz. correct this one in ur blog. boss,tripuri session of congress- double membership of c s p members. January 8, 2009 4:07 AM Naresh said... thanks Abhishek for your inputs, well DDP was in fact started in 1977-78 but has been reviewed in 1994-95 source : http://rural.nic.in/annualrep0304/chapter20.pdf thanks ! January 8, 2009 10:40 AM rohit bishnoi said... after Tripuri Session bose dispute on Formation of Congress working committee January 8, 2009 1:07 PM lalita said...

hi this is lalita kumawat. I am giving some answers which are completely checked.these are as follows: 1)Most stable ecosystem : forest 2)Author of nyaya darshan :kanad 3) Inscription which throw light on the writings of Maharana Kumbha : kumbhagarh inscription(1460 A.D.) plz check these q's. January 8, 2009 2:06 PM lalita said... hi this is lalita kumawat. I am giving some answers which are completely checked.these are as follows: 1)Most stable ecosystem : forest 2)Author of nyaya darshan :kanad 3) Inscription which throw light on the writings of Maharana Kumbha : kumbhagarh inscription(1460 A.D.) plz check these q's. January 8, 2009 2:09 PM Anonymous said... hi this is lalita kumawat. I am giving some answers which are completely checked.these are as follows: 1)Most stable ecosystem : forest 2)Author of nyaya darshan :kanad 3) Inscription which throw light on the writings of Maharana Kumbha : kumbhagarh inscription(1460 A.D.) plz check these q's. January 8, 2009 2:10 PM Naresh said... thanks Rohit and Lalita. @ Lalita : check out these links : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ak%E1%B9%A3ap%C4%81da_Gotama http://saltwater--aquarium.com/pets/is-your-saltwater-aquarium-too-salty/ abt Kubhalgarh inscription I am not sure so let's check me out abt that. January 8, 2009 2:35 PM Jaideep said... balotara is answer of heavily rain in pushkar.luni rivers way from nag pahar ajmer to balotara January 8, 2009 7:02 PM Naresh said... Hi Jaideep, there are different theories regarding that. First as it starts from Naga pahad which is in Ajmer so it may be Ajmer, secondly since the water of luni river reaches Balotra so it may also be the answer, thirdly some may say that as Pali's water level is lower so it may also be the answer and fourthly since Luni reaches not only to Balotra but it flows to Rann of Kutch so that may be the answer :) thats why its doubtful for me .

January 8, 2009 7:26 PM mahendra said... Red panda jisne bhi likha hai galat hai, the question is wrong January 8, 2009 9:16 PM Anonymous said... hi all.... i feel that Desert is the most stable ecosystem..... cos the state of desert always remains the same....nothing can change a Desert... dont u think so..... January 8, 2009 11:01 PM Naresh said... Hi Mahendra, you are right in saying that it's not red Panda in fact its Giant Panda but that's the most appropriate one. regarding most stable ecosystem there are some doubts according to some sources as the temperature variation is not much in marine ecosystem so its most stable. January 8, 2009 11:10 PM Anonymous said... hi, i am veerendra beniwal Bull seal of Indus valley Mohenjodaro is wrong. correct answer is harappa thanks January 9, 2009 11:52 AM Harman Vishnoi said... Function of colonization in Rajasthan: to allot land (could be seen in IGNP section). Coral Reefs: are found 25' north to 25' south, so answer is cancer to capricon Rajasthan born industrialist contributed a sum of Rs 22,000 in 1920 to C V Raman's path breaking research which won him the Nobel prize : G D Birla See at: http://desimartini.blogspot.com/2007/05/business-world.html Mahakma Baqoit : to pay king's dues (see NCERT book) Metallic cups reached room temperature : Cup in shimla(A hot object will cool down more fastly in cold environment than to hot environment) Khariya, Raswani, Shobhala and Udisbhar are : villages of Barmer(Search google with kharia or shobhala, thay have link with some villages of Barmer) Heavy rainfall in pushkar, where does the flood occurs: Balotra(Luni river will be flooded. Pushkar hills and Nag pahadis are same) Lasodiya movement : Govind Giri (search google-it linked with Govind Giri) January 9, 2009 11:56 AM Harman Vishnoi said...

Monsoon rainfall in Rajasthan increases: Northwest-SouthEast It's asking abt distribution of rainfall not abt the direction in which Monsoon approches. So ans will be Northwest-SouthEast January 9, 2009 11:59 AM manoj said... naresh bhai,plz cheak these also....... atlas mountain:europe nrega;transpancy inflation:ans D s c bose:ans A navalgarh:university handloom mark:craft item person enter dark room:rhodospin c v raman:g d birla January 9, 2009 2:12 PM asha pal said... Hi Rohit........ U are 100% right.I am completely agree with u. Asha maurya January 9, 2009 5:44 PM DIgital Electronics said... in quetion of tempurature of cup churu not right due to newton cooling theory that is cooling rate is propotional to temp diff. we have same temprature difference so cool at same rate January 9, 2009 7:37 PM Naresh said... thanks asha, Harman, manoj and others. @ Manoj : Atlas is in North Africa, NREGA : SC/ST option is not true, Nawalgarh question wrong but its in news b'coz of cement factory, S C Bose : doubtful, C V Ramn : GD Birla is right, Rhodospin is not true, Handloom I think u may be correct but not sure.