Basic General Knowledge Question and Answers - Set 1

Basic General Knowledge Question and Answers - Set 1

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1) What is the name of Sweden's Parliament ?
A) Riksdag
B) Sejm
C) Storting
D) Knesset
Answer:A) Riksdag

2) According to the Jain Philosophy, the term 'Jina' means ________
A) free from fetters
B) worthy
C) lord
D) the conqueror
Answer:D) the conqueror

3) India has launched Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana Scheme in which of the following countries?
A) Bangladesh
B) Bhutan
Answer:D) UAE

4) Spraying of DDT on crops causes pollution of __________
A) Crops & Air
B) Air & Water
C) Air & Soil
D) Soil & Water
Answer:D) Soil & Water

5) What is the currency of cuba?
A) Dollar
B) Kuna
C) None
D) Peso
Answer:D) Peso

6) The oldest Monarchy in the world is that of
A) Saudi Arabia
B) Nepal
C) Japan
Answer:C) Japan

7) State funding of elections takes place in
A) Germany and Austria
B) France and Italy
C) Britain and Switzerland
D) USA and Canada
Answer:A) Germany and Austria

8) Who was the President of the World Bank Group as of January, 2020?
A) Robert Zoellick
B) Jim Yong Kim
C) Paul Wolfowitz
D) David Malpass
Answer:D) David Malpass

9) 'Suez Canal'  was designed by 
A) John Napier
B) Ferdinand de Lesseps
C) Verroned
D) Le Corbusier
Answer:B) Ferdinand de Lesseps

10) Which country has world's shortest written constitution?
A) India
B) Monaco
D) Vatican City
Answer:B) Monaco

11) Who is known as Punjab Kesari?
A) Bhagat Singh
B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C) Dada Saheb Phalke
D) Lala Lajpat Rai
Answer:D) Lala Lajpat Rai

12) American financial magazine Barron's has listed the HDFC Bank Managing Director's name on 23rd position in the list of world’s 30 best CEOs. His name is ___________.
A) Sanjeev Misra
B) Aditya Puri
C) Shikha Singh
D) M K Sharma
Answer:B) Aditya Puri

13) Which of the following was not a purpose for building Farakka Barrage?
A) Facilitating navigation in Ganga river
B) Checking water flowing into Bangladesh
C) Checking silting of Kolkata Port
D) Preventing erosion of Kolkata Port
Answer:A) Facilitating navigation in Ganga river

14) As decided by UNESCO the 'International Literacy Day' is observed on which of the following day every year?
A) 8th March
B) 18th September
C) 18th March
D) 8th September
Answer:D) 8th September

15) What is the meaning of the four colour dots in the news paper?
Answer: Registration Marks

16) In which layer is the temperature the lowest?
A) Ionosphere
B) Stratosphere
C) Mesosphere
D) Troposphere
Answer:C) Mesosphere

17) Which day is the World Press freedom day ?
18) What are the followers of buddhism called?
A) Noble Truths
B) Buddhists
C) Parsis
D) Bhikkhus
Answer:B) Buddhists

19) Which Indian city has been ranked the world's second most densely populated city with 31,700 people per sq km, by the World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN Habitat Data  ?
A) Hyderabad
B) Kolkata
C) Mumbai
D) New Delhi
Answer:C) Mumbai

20) Which of the following companies has received the Most Efficient Navratna Award for the year 2013?
Answer:C) HAL

21) G-15 is an economic grouping of
A) First World Nations
B) Second World Nations
C) Third World Nations
D) Fourth World Nations
Answer:C) Third World Nations

22) Which is the first country in the world to pay a basic income to randomly picked citizens on a national level, with the aim of dismissing poverty, motivate people to join work force and decrease unemplyment ?  
A) Canada
C) Germany
D) Finland
Answer:D) Finland

23) The Green Revolution in India was the outcome of the efforts of who amongst the following?
A) Dr Rakesh Mohan
B) Dr C Rangarajan
C) Dr MS Swaminathan
D) KV Kamath
Answer:C) Dr MS Swaminathan

24) What name, taken from a medieval fortress near London , was adopted as the official name of the British Royal family in 1917?
Ans: The House of Windsor

25) Heavy Water Project (Talcher) and Fertilizer plant (Paradeep) are famous industries of
A) Tamil nadu
B) Orissa
C) Andhra Pradesh
D) Kerala
Answer:B) Orissa

26) Anti lock braking systems can significantly
A) Impede your break instability
B) Improve your breaking stability
C) Improve your breaking power
D) Impede your breaking power
Answer:B) Improve your breaking stability

27) Five boys are sitting in a circle. Ajay is between Ramesh and Damanik. Suleman is left to Vikas.Ramesh is left to Suleman. Who is sitting immediate right to Ajay?
A) Damanik
B) Suleman
C) Ramesh
D) Vikas
Answer:C) Ramesh

28) Three Presidency Banks viz., Bank of Madras, Bank of Bombay and Bank of Calcutta, were merged to form
A) Imperial Bank of India(now SBI)
B) Corporation Bank
C) New Bank of India
D) Reserve Bank of India
Answer:A) Imperial Bank of India(now SBI)

29) DRDO full form is
A) Defence Research and Development Organisation
B) Delhi Rail Development Organisation
C) Defence Research and Deployment
D) Delhi Research and Development Organisation
Answer:A) Defence Research and Development Organisation

30) Which Arab scientist could be given the credit of christening the mathematical discipline of algorithm?
A) Al-Khwarizmi
B) Ibn al -Haytham
C) Ibn Sina
D) Ibn Rushd
Answer:A) Al-Khwarizmi

31) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved how much loan amount for power project in Andhra Pradesh  ?
A) $185 million
B) $220 million
C) $160 million
D) $210 million
Answer:C) $160 million

32) Which of the following became the first company to launch mobile payment service in India ?
B) Samsung
C) Google
D) Apple
Answer:B) Samsung

33) The car model which has became only the second in india to cross 25 lakh unit sales mark in domestic market
Ans: Maruti Suzuki India

34) "Welcome Each Rebuff"  is the autobiography of 
A) Khushwant Singh
B) MC Chagla
C) Maudi Ali Mirza
D) Saleem Peeradina
Answer:C) Maudi Ali Mirza

35) The 2014-2015 interim budget implemented a subcharge of 10 percent on super-rich people who have having income above how much rupees in a financial year?
A) 1 Crore
B) 3 Crore
C) 2 Crore
D) 50 Lakhs
Answer:A) 1 Crore

36) Which of the following will be the venue of the World Athletic Championship to be organized in 2017?
A) Tokyo
B) New York
C) Paris
D) London
Answer:D) London

37) Which of the following about the role of Indian Coast Guard is/are correct?
A) 1 and 3 only
B) 1 and 2 only
C) 1, 2 and 3
D) 3 only
Answer:C) 1, 2 and 3

38) Which state has become the first Indian state to shift to to January to December financial year  ?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Telangana
C) Haryana
D) Madhya Pradesh
Answer:D) Madhya Pradesh

39) Which of the following pairs is INCORRECTLY matched?
A) Airport Authority of India - Navratna
B) Indian Oil Corporation Limited - Maharatna
C) Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited - Miniratna
D) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited - Navratna
Answer:A) Airport Authority of India - Navratna

40) Who among the following was elected unanimously as the Secretary General of the UNO  for the second term?
A) Hillary R Clinton
B) Bank-Ki moon
C) Jacob Mathew
D) Nelson Mandela
Answer:B) Bank-Ki moon

41) Which of the following is not allowed to trade in over-night borrowing market?
A) Only A And D
B) Only A and B
C) Only B
D) Only A, B, And D
Answer:C) Only B

42) The average salinity of seawater is
A) 35%
B) 3.5%
C) 2.5%
D) 3%
Answer:B) 3.5%

43) India's first experimental telecommunication satellite APPLE was put into orbit from a launch site in
A) French Guiana
B) Russia
D) Mexico
Answer:A) French Guiana

44) Which Airport is named as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhay Airport ?
A) Gujarath
B) Agra
C) Delhi
D) Gorakhpur
Answer:B) Agra

45) What position did Babe Ruth play
A) Both pitcher and out fielder
B) Only out fielder
C) Only 1st base
D) Only pitcher
Answer:A) Both pitcher and out fielder

46) A universal recipient belongs to the blood group
A) O
C) B
D) A
Answer:B) AB

47) The traditional art of 'Jamdani' weaving originated in ______.
A) Myanmar (Burma)
B) China
C) Nepal
D) Bangladesh
Answer:D) Bangladesh

48) The motif of Hampi with Chariot is printed on the reverse of which currency note?
A) Rs. 1000 Note
B) Rs. 100 Note
C) Rs. 500 Note
D) Rs. 50 Note
Answer:D) Rs. 50 Note

49) Which is the first bank established in India?
A) Bank of Baroda
B) Bank of Calcutta
C) Bank of Hindustan
D) General Bank of India
Answer:C) Bank of Hindustan

50) Which city's name means 'The Town of Boiled Beans' ?
A) Boston
B) Bosnia
C) Bareilly
D) Bangalore
Answer:A) Boston

51) Naresh Goyal who was honoured with "Man of the year Award" is closely associated with which of the following businesses?
A) Aviation
B) Film Production
C) Banking
D) Textile Industry
Answer:A) Aviation

52) Which State is the "most corrupt state" According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)?
A) Uttarakhand
B) Maharashtra
C) Himachal Pradesh
D) Manipur
Answer:B) Maharashtra

53) Which city has topped the list of most expensive cities for expatriates, according to Mercer’s 2017 Cost of Living Survey  ?
A) Toyko
B) Zurich
C) Germany
D) Launda
Answer:D) Launda

54) Which country has built the world's largest amphibian aircraft ?
A) Russia
B) China
C) Japan
D) India
Answer:B) China

55) Which country is building LingLong One, the world’s 1st commercial small modular reactor?
A) Russia
B) Japan
C) China
D) South Korea
Answer:C) China

56) Which is the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ ?
A) Reliance
D) Infosys
Answer:D) Infosys

57) As per the data released by RBI, which bank witnessed the most number of frauds during April-December period of 2016 ?
B) HDFC Bank
C) SBI Bank
D) Standard Chartered Bank
Answer:A) ICICI Bank

58) Who is known as Architect of Modern India?
A) Subhash Chandra Bose
B) Jawaharlal Nehru
C) None of the above
D) Vallabhai Patel
Answer:B) Jawaharlal Nehru

59) Who of the following appointed as head of Punjab National Bank  ?
A) Dinabandu Mohapatra
B) Usha Ananthasubramanian
C) Sunil Mehta
D) R A Narayan
Answer:C) Sunil Mehta

60) The Government of India in order to provide some relief to the exporters announced a relief package of Rs.______
A) 325 Crores
B) 500 Crores
C) 400Crores
D) 250Crores
Answer:A) 325 Crores

61) Damanganga Reservoir Project with about 115 km of minor canals and distributaries is located in
A) Puducherry
B) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
D) Goa
Answer:B) Dadra and Nagar Haveli

62) The Good Governance Day (GGD) is observed on which day in India?
A) December 22
B) December 24
C) December 21
D) December 25
Answer:D) December 25

63) As per the reports published in newspapers india allowed to open Cross-LOC Trade after a gap of about 60 years. Which of the following routes was thrown open for the same?
A) Varanasi - Kathmandu
B) Kolkata - Dhaka
C) Imphal - Yangon
D) Srinagar - Muzaffarabad
Answer:D) Srinagar - Muzaffarabad

64) Phoenix India Research and Development Group launched the first bio-gas fuelled bus in which of the following Indian cities keeping a flat fare of just Rs 1 ?
A) Kolkata
B) Bengaluru
C) Mumbai
D) Chennai
Answer:A) Kolkata

65) Durga Puja is the main festival of ...........
A) Kerala
B) West Bengal
C) Kashmir
D) Rajasthan
Answer:B) West Bengal

66) In March 2017, Cyclone 'Debbie' with winds in excess of 120 mph, strikes which country ?
A) Germany
B) Australia
C) China
D) Japan
Answer:B) Australia

67) When was the Constitution of Pakistan enforced?
A) 1952
B) 1965
C) 1973
D) 1947
Answer:C) 1973

68) Second largest continent of the world?
A) Asia
B) Africa
C) Australia
D) Europe
Answer:B) Africa

69) Who prepares the topographical maps of India?
A) Survey of India
B) Geological Survey of India
C) Defence Ministry
D) Geographical Survey of India
Answer:A) Survey of India

70) Which of the folowing will never get the vertical rays of the sun?
A) Mumbai
B) Thiruvananthapuram
C) srinagar
D) kolkata
Answer:B) Thiruvananthapuram

71) What is the assigned code name of India first nuclear explosion at Pokran ?  
A) Operation Sakshi
B) Operation smiling Buddha
C) Operation Hurricane
D) Operation cross road
Answer:B) Operation smiling Buddha

72) Name a common greenhouse gas containing only hydrogen and oxygen?
B) H2O
C) CH4
D) O3
Answer:B) H2O

73) Which company has developed the world’s first pilotless, fighter-like jet prototype?
A) Airbus
C) Boeing
D) Tesla
Answer:C) Boeing

74) ____________has became the second city in the country, and the first in south India, to have a full-fledged Metro rail.
A) Chennai
B) Kerala
C) Bangalore
D) Hyderabad
Answer:C) Bangalore

75) A person, who draws or makes maps or charts, is called ________.
A) Seismographer
B) Cartographer
C) Cartogrammer
D) Hydrographer
Answer:B) Cartographer

76) Which of the following countries got 2014 New Frontiers Award by Arabian Travel Market?
A) India
B) Germany
D) Philippines
Answer:A) India

77) Sensitive data is always classified.
Answer:B) FALSE

78) A/an _______ is the wide end of a river that meets the sea.
A) Estuary
B) Creek
C) Meander
D) Gorge
Answer:A) Estuary

79) Which country successfully launched the first high-throughput communication satellite "Shijian-13" which will enable passengers of high-speed trains to watch high-definition videos smoothly and help those at the scene of natural disasters ?
A) Indonesia
B) China
C) Singapore
D) Japan
Answer:B) China

80) Which of the following nations has said that it will block Strait of Hormuz if prevented from sale of oil and petroleum to other countries ?
A) Iraq
B) Saudi Arabia
C) Kuwait
D) Iran
Answer:D) Iran

81) The 11th BRICS in 2019 will be hosted by
A) China
B) India
C) Brazil
D) Russia
Answer:C) Brazil

82) Name the two Indian companies that have been named in the list of world's most ethical companies by American think tank Ethisphere Institute.
A) Mahindra and Tata
B) Tata Steel and Wipro
C) Dabur and Tata
D) Patanjali and Dabur
Answer:B) Tata Steel and Wipro

83) Which Country has listed Yoga as a "sports activities"?
A) Pakistan
B) Slovenia
C) Saudi Arabia
Answer:C) Saudi Arabia

84) Which state has ranked top among the states in the country in terms of manufacturing excellence in 2017 ?
A) Telangana
B) Tamilnadu
C) Haryana
D) Karnataka
Answer:D) Karnataka

85) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) unveiled its mobile wallet in partnership with _______ to enable one-tap bill payment for its over 100 million subscribers.
A) Ezetap
B) Paytm
C) Free Charge
D) MobiWik
Answer:D) MobiWik

86) Who is the newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) ?
A) Achal Kumar Jyoti
B) V S Sampath
C) Om Prakash Rawat
D) H S Brahma
Answer:A) Achal Kumar Jyoti

87) Mohini Attam dance form  developed originally in which of the following states?
A) Karnataka
B) Orissa
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Kerala
Answer:D) Kerala

88) At which of the following places is the College of Defence Management located ?
A) Chennai
B) Pune
C) Secunderabad
D) Dehradun
Answer:C) Secunderabad

89) Name the first e-commerce company that will become the member of Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)? 
A) Amazon
B) Snapdeal
C) Flipkart
D) Paytm
Answer:D) Paytm

90) With which Bank Google has tied up for its mobile payments app Tez?
A) PNB Bank
B) HDFC Bank
C) SBI Bank
D) Axis Bank
Answer:C) SBI Bank

91) Operation Kutir Jyothi
A) Self-employment
B) Adult literacy
C) Olympic torch
D) Rural electrification
Answer:D) Rural electrification

92) The ratio of gross cropped area to the net sown area is called
A) cropping diversity
B) crop productivity
C) intensity of crop rotation
D) cropping intensity
Answer:D) cropping intensity

93) The Study of Ancient Societies is called
A) Ethnology
B) History
C) Anthropology
D) Archaeology
Answer:D) Archaeology

94) Which country is hosting the 7th edition of 'BRICS Health Ministers' Meeting-2017 ?
A) China
B) India
C) Russia
D) South Africa
Answer:A) China

95) Daydreaming, Meditation, Intoxication, Sleep and Hypnosis are all types of
A) altered states of consciousness
B) waking consciousness
C) self-awareness
D) self-absorption
Answer:A) altered states of consciousness

96) The Reserve Bank of India Keeps on changing correcting various indicators/rates/ratios applicable to the banking industry. What at present is the Statutory Liquidity Ratio(SLR)?
A) 12%
B) 25%
C) 33%
D) 7%
Answer:B) 25%

97) The Computer size was very large in
A) First Generation
B) Second Generation
C) Fourth Generation
D) Third Generation
Answer:A) First Generation

98) The amalgamation of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB) came into effect from:
A) 1 January 2019
B) 1 April 2019
C) June 2019
D) 1 April 2018
Answer:B) 1 April 2019

99) Who was appointed as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund in October, 2019?
A) Kristalina Georgieva
B) Dominique Strauss-Kahn
C) Christine Lagarde
D) Rodrigo Rato
Answer:A) Kristalina Georgieva

100) What does PMKSY stands for ?
A) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Sampada Yojana
B) Pradhan Mantri Kalyan Sampada Yojana
C) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana
D) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Seva Yojana
Answer:C) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

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