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  • Henry T. Colebrooke was a Professor of Sanskrit in which one of the following institutions? [CDS Exam I 2019]
    • A. Fort William College
    • B. Serampore Mission
    • C. Kashi Vidyapith
    • D. Asiatic Society
    • Answer: Fort William College
    • Explanation: Henry Thomas Colebrooke born in June 1975 in London, England was actually an English orientalist and mathematician. He has been described as "the first great Sanskrit scholar in Europe". In 1805, Lord Wellesley appointed Henry Colebrooke a honorary professor of Hindu law and Sanskrit at the college of Fort William.

  • The property of the sound waves that determine the pitch of the sound is its [CDS Exam I 2019]
    • A. frequency
    • B. amplitude
    • C. wavelength
    • D. intensity
    • Answer: frequency
    • Explanation: The pitch of a sound depends on the frequency while loudness of a sound depends on the amplitude of sound waves.

  • The property of the sound waves that determine the pitch of the sound is its [CDS Exam I 2019]
    • A. frequency
    • B. amplitude
    • C. wavelength
    • D. intensity
    • Answer: frequency
    • Explanation: The pitch of a sound depends on the frequency while loudness of a sound depends on the amplitude of sound waves.

  • The Damin-i-Koh was created by the British Government to settle which one of the following communities? [CDS Exam I 2019]
    • A. Santals
    • B. Mundas
    • C. Oraons
    • D. Saoras
    • Answer: Santals
    • Explanation: Damin-i-Koh was the land of Santhals situated in the Rajmahal hills. British persuaded the Santhals to live in the foothils of Rajmahal by giving land to them.

  • Which one of the following acids is produced in human stomach? [CDS Exam I 2020]
    • A. Formic acid
    • B. Sulphuric Acid
    • C. Nitric acid
    • D. Hydrochloric acid
    • Answer: Hydrochloric acid
    • Explanation: HCl is produced by the parietal cells of the stomach.

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  • The unit of the force constant k of a spring is? [CDS Exam I 2020]
    • A. N-m
    • B. N/m
    • C. N-m2
    • D. N/m2
    • Answer: N/m
    • Explanation: The unit of the force constant is Newton/meter (N/m).

  • The Summary Settlement of 1856 was based on which one of the following assumptions? [CDS Exam I 2019]
    • A. The Talukdars were the rightful owners of the land
    • B. The Talukdars were interlopers with no permanent stakes in the land.
    • C. The Talukdars could evict the peasants from the lands
    • D. The Talukdars would take a portion of the revenue which flowed to the state.
    • Answer: The Talukdars were interlopers with no permanent stakes in the land.
    • Explanation: the first British revenue settlement, known as the Summary Settlement of 1856, was based on the assumption that the taluqdars were interlopers with no permanent stakes in land: they had established their hold over land through force and fraud.

  • Who among the following was known during the days of the Revolt of 1857 as 'Danka Shah'? [CDS Exam I 2019]
    • A. Shah Mal
    • B. Maulavi Ahmadullah Shah
    • C. Nana Sahib
    • D. Tantia Tope
    • Answer: Maulavi Ahmadullah Shah
    • Explanation: Ahmadullah Shah (1787 – 5 June 1858) famous as Maulavi of Faizabad,Danka Shah and Nakkaar Shah. Maulavi Ahmadullah Shah was known as the Lighthouse of Rebellion in Awadh region.

  • Which one of the following is not an epidemic disease? [CDS Exam I 2020]
    • A. Cholera
    • B. Malaria
    • C. Smallpox
    • D. Elephantiasis
    • Answer: Elephantiasis
    • Explanation: An epidemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads rapidly to many people in a given place usually in a period of two weeks or less. For example - the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Chikungunya, Cholera, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease, ,Hendra virus infection,Influenza (pandemic, seasonal, zoonotic), Lassa fever, Marburg virus disease, Meningitis, MERS-CoV, Monkeypox, Nipah virus infection,Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Plague, Rift Valley fever, Smallpox, Tularaemia, Yellow fever, Zika virus disease etc. The list is taken from WHO website. Malaria epidemics can occur when climate and other conditions suddenly favour transmission in areas where people have little or no immunity to malaria. They can also occur when people with low immunity move into areas with intense malaria transmission, for instance to find work, or as refugees.

  • The Inter-State Council was set up in 1990 on the recommendation of [CDS Exam I 2020]
    • A. Punchhi Commission
    • B. Sarkaria Commission
    • C. Rajamannar Commission
    • D. Mungerilal Commission
    • Answer: Sarkaria Commission
    • Explanation: The Inter-State Council body was formed by a presidential order dated 28 May 1990 on recommendation of Sarkaria Commission. The Inter-State Council is a non-permanent constitutional body set up by a presidential order on the basis of provisions in Article 263 of the Constitution of India. It is chaired by Prime Minister of India as chairman.

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