100 Top GK Question and Answers in English

    Geography Questions (India and the World)

    • The main river flowing in the State of Jammu and Kashmir is – Indus
    • The most important coal field in India is – Jharia Coalfield
    • The Kabul Lamjao, the only floating National Park in the world is in – Manipur
    • The middle zone of the earth with a thickness of 2780 km having an average density of 5.6 is known as – Pyrosphere
    • Tapti river originates from – Satpura range
    • Wild Ass Sanctuary is situated in – Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
    • Sriharikota is situated in – Andhra Pradesh
    • The headquarters of North Eastern Railway is – Gorakhpur
    • Which is a major port on the East Coast of India? – Vishakhapatnam
    • The highest peak of the Kara-koram Range is – Mt. K2 (Godvin Austin)

    Indian Polity and Constitution Questions

    • The President can be removed from his office before the expiry of his normal term only on the recommendation of – The two Houses of Parliament
    • The State has its own Constitution is – Jammu and Kashmir
    • Under which constitutional amendment 30% seats in village panchayats have been reserved for women in India? – 73
    • Which Constitutional Amendment Act facilitates the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states ? – 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956
    • The oath of office is conducted to the President by – The Chief Justice of India
    • The Zonal Councils are the statutory bodies established by an Act of the Parliament that is – States Reorganisation Act of 1956
    • The provision of Panchayats has been mentioned in – Part IX
    • The pardoning power of the President in India as enshrined in the Article 72 of the Constitution of India includes – Pardon, Commutation, Remission, Respite, Reprieve
    • Article 21 of the Indian Constitution is violated if there is – Inordinate delay by the state in bringing an accused to trial
    • The Indian Constitution provides for the appointment of Ad Hoc judges in the – Supreme Court

    Indian National Movement Questions

    • The call for 'Quit India Movement' against Britishers was given in – 1942
    • The famine which killed nearly 8 lakh people during British rule as per the report furnished by the Famine Commission of 1660 had struck – Western India in November 1876-77
    • The theory of economic drain of India during British imperialism was propounded by – Dadabhai Naoroji
    • Which of the British Acts provided for the establishment of All India Federation at the centre? – The Government of India Act 1935
    • The system of competitive examination for Civil Service was accepted, in principle, in the year – 1853
    • Who said, "This (the revolt 1857) was an eruption of social volcano, where many spent forces found vent. After the eruption, the whole social topography had changed; the scars of rebellion remained deep and shining." – Ashok Mehta
    • The revolutionary woman who led the revolution of 1857 in Oudh was – Begum Hazrat Mahal
    • Who is the author of the book 'The Great Rebellion' ? – Ashok Mehta
    • Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were sentenced to death in – Lahore conspiracy case
    • Who called the revolt of 1857 as a war between barbarism and civilisation ? – T. R. Holmes

    History and Culture of India Questions

    • The Upanishads are – a source of Hindu philosophy
    • The Harappan civilization was discovered in 1920-21 following excavation – By R. D. Banerjee (at Mohenjodaro) and By D. R. Sahni (at Harappa)
    • Through which officer the king exercised his control over villages in the Vijayanagar Empire? – Mahanayakacharya
    • The Sikh Khalsa was formed to instil a strong martial spirit in the Sikhs by – Tenth Sikh Guru Guru Gobind Singh in 1699
    • Though Ashoka had many sons, the inscriptions mentioned only one who is not mentioned in any other source. He is – Tivara
    • The Vijayanagar king who employed skilled archers of the Turkish clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was – Devaraya I
    • The Palaeolithic Age in India is divided into three phases namely – Lower Palaeolithic (Handaxe and cleaver-industries), Middle Palaeolithic (Tools made on flakes) and upper Palaeolithic (Tools made on flakes and blades)
    • The Chief of Sukarchakiya misl (a Sikh confederacy) was – Maharaja Ranjit Singh
    • Under the Guptas in eastern India, there was probably an intermediate level of administration between vishayas (districts) and villages. It was called – Vifhi
    • The two main monuments of Alaud-din Khilji's reign-the Jama at Kana Masjid and Alai Darwaza were constructed at – Delhi

    Economic Affairs of India Questions

    • In the country, which state is on the top in present in newly developed Education Development Index? – Kerala
    • Which brand/ company uses the ad line "We know India better" ? – LIC of India
    • Based on the European Banking system the first bank in India was started in India – at Calcutta in 1770 named 'Hindustan Bank'
    • The only tungsten producing mine in the country is – Degana (Rajasthan)
    • Capital Market comprises of – Stock markets and Bond markets
    • In Global Hunger Index (GHI) India has been ranked at – 96th place among"U9 developing countries
    • Which State is the largest producer of cashew nuts in India? – Kerala
    • All revenues received and loans raised by the Union Government go into – Consolidated Fund of India
    • In coal production, India ranks in the world – Third (after China and America)
    • In India, the first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 was – Oudh Commercial Bank

    Sports and Games Questions

    • Fuwa was the official mascot of – Beijing Olympics 2008
    • 'Merdeka cup' is associated with – Football
    • Jwala Gutta and V. Diju are the famous players of – Badminton
    • The winner of Wimbledon 2011 Women's Singles title is – Petra Kvitova
    • Agha Khan Cup is associated with – Hockey (Western India)
    • The winner of Cop a America (football) 2011 was – Uruguay
    • Bully, Carry, Corner, Dribble, Hat-trick, Off-side are the terms associated with – Hockey
    • Which award is given for excellence in the field of sports? – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
    • The playground of wrestling is called – Arena
    • Science and Technology Questions
    • Who invented the ball-point pen? – Lazzlo Biro
    • Astronomical distance is measured in – light year
    • Name the process of production of energy in the Sun – Nuclear fusion
    • The instrument which graphically records physiological movement (e.g., blood pressure/ heartbeat) is known as – Kymograph
    • Which in automobile exhausts can cause cancer? – Carbon monoxide
    • Who invented Ball-point pen? – C. Biro in 1938
    • Who invented chloroform as anaesthetic? – James Simpson
    • The instrument which measures strength of electric current is – Ammeter
    • When did India join the Inter-national Tsunami Warning System? – 2004

    Agriculture Questions

    • Kisan Mitra is an employee of – State Govt.
    • National Project on Organic Farming was launched during – 10th Five Year Plan (2002-2007)
    • The optimum cardinal temperature point for germination of rice seeds is – 20°C to 25°C
    • As per the Eleventh Five Year Plan Period (2007-2012) target under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM), the production of rice, wheat and pulses is to be increased by – 10,8 and 2 million tonnes respectively
    • The number of essential mineral elements of plant is – 16
    • RKVY stands for – Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
    • Microbial inoculants capable of solubilizing phosphate are called – Phosphobacteria
    • Food management in India has three basic objectives namely – Procurement of food grains from farmers, distribution of food-grains to the consumers and maintenance of food buffers for security and price stability
    • In maize plants – Silk appear first
    • FRP stands for – Fair and Remunerative Price (of Sugarcane)

    Useful GK Questions

    • BRICS stands for – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
    • The study of Cancer is called – Oncology
    • The elements of a group in the periodic table – have similar chemical properties
    • OPEC stands for – Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • The normal term of office of UN Secretary-General is – 5 years
    • 'Being Myself' is the autobiography of famous tennis player – Martina NavratiIova
    • The pH of human blood is normally around – 7.5 to 8.0
    • Falklands Islands are in – South Atlantic
    • The minimum age required to become the Prime Minister of India is – 25 years
    • Neprologist is a specialist who treats – Kidney system
    • The office of the Prime Minister of India is – Created by the Constitution
    • Kangaroo is the national emblem of – Australia
    • The objective of the Morley-Minto Reforms was – Extension of provincial assemblies
    • The national tree of India is – Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)
    • Cirrhosis is a disease which affects – Liver
    • The members of the state legislative assemblies are elected for a period of – 5 years
    • The capital of Bahrain is – Manama
    • National Defence Academy is situated at – Pune
    • India's largest museum is located at – Kolkata
    • In a human body, the basic building blocks are – Cells
    • As per Census 2011, the highest populated State is – Uttar Pradesh
    • Hertz is a unit of – Frequency of sound waves 

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