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UPSC Previous Year question paper -2006-2010- World Panorama

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UPSC previous year question paper of subject World Panorama from the year 2006-2010 with answers.

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#1. Consider the following statements: [2010] 1. The Commonwealth has no charter, treaty or constitution. 2. AU the territories/countries once under the British empire (jurisdiction/ rule/mandate) automatically joined the Commonwealth as its members. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#2. As regards the use of international food safety standards as reference point for the dispute settlements, which one of the following does WTO collaborate with ? [2010]

#3. With reference to BRIC countries, consider the following statements: [2010] 1. At present, China’s GDP is more than the combined GDP of all the three other countries. 2. China’s population is more than the combined population of any two other countries. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#4. Which one of the following is not related to United Nations? [2010]

#5. Consider the following countries: [2010] 1. Brazil 2. Mexico 3. South Africa According to UNCTAD, which of the above is/are categorized as “Emerging Economies”?

#6. The Security Council of UN consists of 5 permanent members, and the remaining 10 members are elected by the General Assembly for a term of [2009]

#7. Consider the following pairs: [2009] Automobile Headquarters Manufacturer 1. BMW AG : USA 2. Daimler AG : Sweden 3. Renault S.A. : France 4. Volkswagen AG : Germany Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

#8. Consider the following pairs: [2009] Large Bank Country of Origin 1. ABN Amro Bank : USA 2. Barclays Bank : UK 3. Kookmin Bank : Japan Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

#9. Other than Venezuela, which one among the following from South America is a member of OPEC? [2009]

#10. Consider the following countries: [2009] 1. Brunei Darussalam 2. East Timor 3. Laos Which of the above is/are member/members of ASEAN?

#11. Which one of the following pairs of countries fought wars over a region called Ogaden? [2009]

#12. With reference to the United Nations, consider the following statements: [2009] 1. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of UN consists of 24 member States. 2. It is elected by a 2/3rd majority of the General Assembly for a 3-year term. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#13. Consider the following pairs: [2009] Organization Location of Headquarters 1. Asian Development Bank : Tokyo 2. Asia-Pacific Economic : Singapore Cooperation 3. Association of South : Bangkok East Asian Nations Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

#14. Consider the following countries: [2009] 1. Switzerland 2. Malta 3. Bulgaria Which of the above are members of European Union?

#15. A present group of nations known as G-8 started first as G-7. Which one among the following was not one of them? [2009]

#16. Who of the following is the author of the book “The Audacity of Hope”? [2009]

#17. Consider the following pairs: [2009] Famous place Country 1. Cannes : France 2. Davos : Denmark 3. Roland Garros : The Netherlands Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

#18. Who among the following is the founder of World Economic Forum ?

#19. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? 1. Francis Collins : Mapping human genome 2. Sergey Brin : Google Search Engine 3. Jimmy Wales : Wikipedia Select the correct answer using the code given below: [2008] Codes:

#20. How much is one barrel of oil approximately equal to [2008]

#21. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: [2008] List-I List-II (Organization) (Associated Convention /Person/Place /Headquarters) A. Amnesty International 1. Viskuli B. Commonwealth of 2. Paris Independent States (CIS) C. Danube Commission 3. Peter Benenson D. Europe Space Agency 4. Belgrade Convention Codes:

#22. Norman Ernest Borlaug who is regarded as the father of the Green Revolution in India is from which country? [2008]

#23. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: [2008]

#24. Ogaden region has been a source of conflict between which countries? [2008]

#25. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists: [2008]

#26. Which of the following pairs in respect of current power generation in India is/are correctly matched? [2008]

#27. Who among the following scientists shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with his son? [2008]

#28. Consider the following statements: [2007] 1. The series of the International Paper Sizes is based on A0 size whose area is 0.5 m2 (approximately). 2. The area of A4 size paper is 1/8th of that of the A0 size paper. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#29. Where was the first conference of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs held in the year 1957? [2007]

#30. How is Gabriel Garcia Marquez well-known as[2007]

#31. Where are the headquarters of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) located?[2007]

#32. Who among the following is considered as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW)?[2007]

#33. Yom Kippur War was fought between which sides countries? [2008]

#34. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [2007]

#35. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: [2007]

#36. Who among the following is Chile’s first woman President? [2007]

#37. With reference to the international meetings held in the year 2006, which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? [2007]

#38. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: [2007]

#39. Consider the following statements: [2007] 1. North Atlantic Co-operation Council (NACC) is the name of the new organization which has replaced the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 2. The United States of America and the United Kingdom became the members of the NATO when it was formed in the year 1949. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

#40. Who among the following have been the Union Finance Ministers of India? [2007] 1. V P Singh 2. R Venkataraman 3. Y B Chavan 4. Pranab Mukherjee Select the correct answer using the code given below:

#41. Match List-I (Person) with List-II (Organization/Area of Work) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2006]

#42. Which one of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN?[2006]

#43. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)? [2006]

#44. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the Nordic Council? [2006]

#45. Consider the following statements: [2006] 1. The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale and so an increase of 1 magnitude unit represents a factor of 10 times in amplitude. 2. Each integer reading of the Richter scale has an energy 100 times that the previous integer reading. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

#46. Where is Davos, the venue of the annual meeting of World Economic Forum; located? [2006]

#47. Which one of the following pairs is not matched?

#48. Which one among the following was the first to legalize Euthanasia? [2006]

#49. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [2006]

#50. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?[2006] Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

#51. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [2006]

#52. Who is Wole Soyinka? [2006]

#53. Who among the following wrote ‘The Communist Manifesto’ along with Karl Marx? [2006]

#54. ‘Lectures from Colombo to Almora’ is based on the experiences of which one of the following? [2006]

#55. In which one of the following films did the Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck collaborate? [2006]

#56. Consider the following statements: [2006] 1. The Nobel Prize Awarding Ceremony takes place on December 10, of every year. 2. The Nobel Prize for Literature was added later on to the other five areas: Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Peace and Economics. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

#57. Consider the following statements: [2006] 1. Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General is from Nigeria. 2. Kofi Annan is the First UN Secretary General to be appointed from the ranks of the United Nations Staff. 3. Kofi Annan was appointed for a second term to the office of the UN Secretary General. Which of the statements given above are correct?

#58. What is the new administrative capital proposed for Myanmar?[2006]

#59. What is the Universal Product Code (UPC) adopted for? [2006]

#60. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? [2006]

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