Basic General Knowledge Question and Answers - Set 2

Basic General Knowledge Question and Answers - Set 2

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1) Which Asian country has passed a bill criminalising torture and custodial deaths?
A) India
B) Sri Lanka
C) China
D) Pakistan
Answer:D) Pakistan

2) Which city topped in city governance ranking of the Annual Survey of India’s City Systems (ASICS) 2016 ?
A) Pune
B) Hyderabad
C) Thiruvananthapuram
D) Bangalore
Answer:C) Thiruvananthapuram

3) What is the motto of the Supreme Court of India?
A) Satyameva Jayate
B) Yato Dharmastato Jayah
C) Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah
D) Sarve Jana SukhnoBhavanthu
Answer:B) Yato Dharmastato Jayah

4) Who has been appointed as new Chairman of Indian Railway Board in August 2017 ?
A) A. K. Mittal
B) Ashwani Lohani
C) S. K. Bhagat
D) Akhil Agarwal
Answer:B) Ashwani Lohani

5) According to _____ poll, India's GDP growth will remain in the range of 6.5-7.5 % over the next 12-18 months in August 2017.
B) Nomura
C) Moody's
D) World Bank
Answer:C) Moody's

6) Which one of the following statements about India is not correct?
A) India has 12 major ports and about 200 non-major ports.
B) In the Maritime Agenda, 2010-2020, a target of 300 MT port capacity has been set for the year 2020.
C) 95 percent of India’s trade by volume and 68 percent by value are moved through maritime transport.
D) India has a coastline of about 7500 km.
Answer:B) In the Maritime Agenda, 2010-2020, a target of 300 MT port capacity has been set for the year 2020.

7) Which one of the following statements about the Missile Technology Control Regime is not correct?
A) The Missile Technology Control Regime is an informal and voluntary partnership initially formed among G-7 countries.
B) China applied to join the Regime but members did not offer the membership.
C) No other country outside the membership follows the Regime rules.
D) Members of the Missile Technology Control Regime prevent the proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology capable of carrying above 500 kg payload for more than 300 km.
Answer:C) No other country outside the membership follows the Regime rules.

8) What is the currency of Singapore?
A) Tenge
B) Pound
C) Krone
D) Dollar
Answer:D) Dollar

9) Of the following, the town which does not come within the National Capital Region is?
A) Mathura
B) Khurja
C) Panipat
D) Rohtak
Answer:A) Mathura

10) ‘Shifting cultivation’ is also known as .......... in north-east India.
A) Logan
B) Ladang
C) Chena
D) Jhum
Answer:D) Jhum

11) Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?
B) India
C) Fiji
Answer:C) Fiji

12) Rifath Sharook has designed the world’s lightest satellite “KalamSat”. He hails from which country  ?
A) Russia
B) India
C) Pakistan
D) Dubai
Answer:B) India

13) The first lady to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award was
A) Nargis Dutt
B) Devika Rani Roerich
C) Dina Pathak
D) Savitri Ganesh
Answer:B) Devika Rani Roerich

14) The Essar group of companies has been promoted by  _____
A) Ambanis
B) Ruias
C) Kanorias
D) Goenkas
Answer:B) Ruias

15)  Who amongst the following received last telegram in India ?
A) Pranab Mukherjee
B) Manmohan Singh
C) Rahul Gandhi
D) Sonia Gandhi
Answer:C) Rahul Gandhi

16) Chinese writers mention India by the name of
A) Si-Yu-Ki
B) Fo-Kwo-Ki
C) Yin-tu
D) Sikia-Pono
Answer:C) Yin-tu

17) In War weapons, AK-47, K stands for?
A) Krushchev
B) Karpov
C) Kasparov
D) Kalashnakov
Answer:D) Kalashnakov

18) Which one of the following is notan Air Defence Missile system?
A) Tatra
B) Akash
C) Trishul
D) Astra
Answer:A) Tatra

19) What is ‘Central Equipment Identify Register’?
A) A portal launched by the Government of India to enforce income and corporate tax compliance
B) A portal launched by the Government of India to identify and trace the activities of illegal immigrants
C) A portal launched by the Government of India to block and trace mobile phones
D) A portal launched by the Government of India to identify and trace the illegal activities of criminals
Answer:C) A portal launched by the Government of India to block and trace mobile phones

20) “Chief Minister’s Award” has been launched by which state government to reward districts adopting digital payments?
A) Andhra Pradesh
B) Rajastan
C) Kerala
D) Assam
Answer:D) Assam

21) The main function of a school board is to
A) raise revenue for public schools through local taxes and fees.
B) propose and legislate state laws that affect the public schools.
C) serve as a school’s principals, teachers, and administrators.
D) manage public schools in accordance with state and federal law.
Answer:D) manage public schools in accordance with state and federal law.

22) The largest man made canal in the world is
A) Rhine Canal
B) The Grand
C) Suez Canal
D) Panama Canal
Answer:C) Suez Canal

23) Which tree yields wood called porcupine wood?
Answer: The coconut palm

24) Orkut’s creator Buyukkokten has launched a new social network called ________, which is available on mobile only.
A) Hi
B) Hay
C) Hello
D) Caller
Answer:C) Hello

25) Which of the following states High Court has recently restored the power of the RBI to decide the period after which the bad loan can be called as a non-performing asset(NPA)?
A) Rajasthan
B) Gujarat
C) Maharashtra
D) Tamil Nadu
Answer:B) Gujarat

26) Instrument used to measure oxygen?
A) Galiometer
B) Thaleometer
C) Respirometer
D) Aminometer
Answer:C) Respirometer

27) Which forests are called "Lungs of the Earth"?
A) Congo
B) Amazon
C) Tongass
D) Nile
Answer:B) Amazon

28) AirAsia India has recently granted flying licence by DGCA to launch its low - cost airline in india. It is related to which of the following countries?
A) Malaysia
B) China
C) Singapore
D) Philippines
Answer:A) Malaysia

29) Which one of the following foreign agencies will assist the municipal agencies to improve quality of municipal schools through its School Excellence Programmes(SEP) ?
Answer:B) ADB

30) In which country 'The SolarWinds hack', a cyber attack was recently discovered?
A) Japan
B) Russia
D) China
Answer:C) US

31) Which of the following is the currency used in Brazil?
A) Dollar
B) Euro
C) Real
D) Franc
Answer:C) Real

32) Which of the following is Not a Greenhouse Gas?
A) Nitrous Oxide
B) Carbondioxide
C) Oxygen
D) Methane
Answer:C) Oxygen

33) What per cent of the total geographic area of India is occupied by the Protected Areas?
A) 7.5%
B) 5%
C) 10%
D) 2.5%
Answer:B) 5%

34) During their search for sita in vindhya Hills, which ascetic lady helped Hanuman and other vanaras to escape out of the cave of Danava King,maya?
35) In which of the following fields Prof. Malcolm Adiseshiah earned worldwide distinction?
A) Economics
B) Medicine
C) Nuclear physics
D) Literature
Answer:A) Economics

36) A hybrid of a donkey and a horse
A) Mules and Hinnys
B) Wholphin and Mule
C) Panthera and Mule
D) Liger and Hinnys
Answer:A) Mules and Hinnys

37) In which city Indian Railways has installed Asia’s largest Solid State Interlocking (SSI) system?
A) Kharagpur
B) Lucknow
C) Hyderabad
D) Kolkata
Answer:A) Kharagpur

38) Which state/UT recently ended 149-year-old practice of ‘darbar move’?
A) Madhya Pradesh
B) Ladakh
C) Jammu and Kashmir
D) Uttar Pradesh
Answer:C) Jammu and Kashmir

39) In order to give impetus to agriculture which of the following states has launched Contract Farming Scheme?
A) Haryana
B) Orissa
C) Jammu & Kashmir
D) West Bengal
Answer:A) Haryana

40) Which of the following TV shows done by Green Gold Animations, Hyderabad ?
A) Little Krishna
B) Chacha Chowdary
C) Chotta Bheem
D) None
Answer:C) Chotta Bheem

41) What is the Study of human beauty called?
A) Agrostology
B) Argology
C) Oncology
D) Kalology
Answer:D) Kalology

42) Currency of Peru is
A) Chilean Peso
B) Sol
C) Dollar
D) Euro
Answer:B) Sol

43) Which of the following is the headquarters of UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)?
A) The Hague
B) Vienna
C) Nairobi
D) New York
Answer:C) Nairobi

44) New Economic Policy was introduced in india in 
A) 1971
B) 1991
C) 2001
D) 1981
Answer:B) 1991

45) Which agency publishes the food code?
C) All of the above
Answer:B) FDA

46) The term 'Progeria' refers to which of the following ?
A) A genetic disorder with symptoms of pre-mature aging
B) A widely used Tuberculosis(TB) drug
C) None
D) A natural satellite of planet jupiter
Answer:A) A genetic disorder with symptoms of pre-mature aging

47) The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting was organised in September 2007 in which of the following places?
A) Sydney
B) Tokyo
C) Beijing
D) New York
Answer:A) Sydney

48) In New Delhi, the IT ministry launched a desktop software e-Aksharayan in a conference for Indian Languages Technology Industry named
A) Bhashantara
B) Parivartana
C) Aksharantara
D) Akshara
Answer:A) Bhashantara

49) Which country will become the World's first country to neutralise the gender pay gap ?
C) France
D) Iceland
Answer:D) Iceland

51) India's first National Defence University is being established in
A) Panipat
B) Hissar
C) Gurgaon
D) Ambala
Answer:C) Gurgaon

52) Which river crosses the equator twice?
A) Nile
B) Cango
C) Yangtze
D) Amazon
Answer:B) Cango

53) What is the Logo and mascot of Asian Athletics Championships that is scheduled to be held from 6 to 9 july 2017  ?
A) Fishing cat
B) Irrawaddy Dolphins
C) Sanderlings
D) Olive Ridley turtles.
Answer:D) Olive Ridley turtles.

55) What is the name given to the Indegeneously - developed multi - barrel rocket system?
A) Pinaka
B) Agni
C) Trishul
D) Arjun
Answer:A) Pinaka

56) Which among the following body regulates Mutual Funds in India?
Answer:D) SEBI

57) ‘Sea Vigil-21’ is a Defence Exercise undertaken by which country?
A) China
B) Japan
C) India
D) United Kingdom
Answer:C) India

58) In terms of Vaccinations per people, which Indian state ranked first?
A) Punjab
B) Haryana
C) Gujarat
D) Odisha
Answer:C) Gujarat

59) Who is the newly elected president of Belarus?
A) APJ Abdhul kalam
B) Alexander Lukashenka
C) Herculus ivan
D) Aleksandr Lukashenko
Answer: D) Aleksandr Lukashenko

60) Thorndike was known for his work with
A) monkeys
B) a puzzle box
C) a skinner box
D) Modeling
Answer:B) a puzzle box

61) Where was India's first F1 circuit built?
A) Noida
B) Chennai
C) Jaipur
D) Coimbatore
Answer:A) Noida

62) Teachers day is celebrated in memory of
A) Jawaharlal Nehru
B) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C) Sir Vallabhai Patel
D) Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Answer:D) Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

63) Yellow colour of papaya is due to
A) Lycopene
B) Papain
C) Caricaxanthin
D) Carotene
Answer:C) Caricaxanthin

64) Which Software services firm has completed the acquisition of London-based Brilliant Basics  ?
A) Google
B) Infosys
C) Microsoft
Answer:B) Infosys

65) Which action is safe for a pwc?
A) shutting off the engine before cleaning debris from the pump intake
B) towing a skier behind a pwc rated for 3 people with two persons on board
C) All the above
D) seating a child to small to hold on the operator in front of the operator
Answer:D) seating a child to small to hold on the operator in front of the operator

66) Hollywood movie named The Black Prince recently won the Special Jury Remi Award at the 50th annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. Which Indian actress has acted in this movie  ?
A) Juhi Chawla
B) Deepika Padukone
C) Shabana Azmi
D) Priyanka Chopra
Answer:C) Shabana Azmi

67) Name the Asian country that has 1st time turned around from a Net importer of electricity to Net Exporter of electricity, as per Central Electricity Authority of the country.
A) Pakistan
B) Myanmar
C) Bangladesh
D) India

68) Which of the following statementsregarding the Constituent Assembly of India is/are correct?
A) 1, 2, 3 and 4
B) 1, 2 and 3 only
C) 1 only
D) 1 and 3 only
Answer:A) 1, 2, 3 and 4

69) The Great Indian Desert is also known as the ......... desert.
A)  Sahara
B) Thar
C) Kalahari
D) Gobi
Answer:B) Thar

70) Dry ice is an example of which process
A) Evaporation
B) Sublimation
C) Condensation
D) Freezing
Answer:B) Sublimation

71) Which of the following countries is trying to get  membership of European Union?
A) Brazil
B) Myanmar
C) Italy
D) Croatia
Answer:D) Croatia

72) What is the saddest fruit?
A) Blackberries
B) Blueberries
C) Strawberries
D) Pineapples
Answer:B) Blueberries

74) India's First Rural Telephone Exchange is located in 
A) Karnataka
B) Uttar Pradesh
C) Kerala
D) Andhra Pradesh
Answer:A) Karnataka

75) Kempegowda Festival was organized in which city ?
A) Delhi
B) Chennai
C) Mumbai
D) Hyderabad
Answer:A) Delhi

76) First China War was fought between
A) China and Greek
B) China and Britain
C) China and France
D) China and Egypt
Answer:B) China and Britain

77) Which of the following is India’s first indigenously developed nuclear powered submarine ?
A) INS Sindhurakshak
B) INS Arihant
C) INS Trikhand
D) INS Vikrant
Answer:B) INS Arihant

78) The Human Resource Development Ministry and the External Affairs Ministry launched an online verification portal ___________ to make the document verification process easier.
A) e-foriegn
B) e-sanad
C) e-bharat
D) e-verify
Answer:B) e-sanad

79) Which among the following statements about the power to change the basic structure of the Constitution of India is/are correct?1. It falls outside the scope of the amending powers of the Parliament.2. It can be exercised by the people though representatives in a Constituent Assembly.3. It falls within the constituent powers of the Parliament.Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A) 2 and 3
B) 1 and 3
C) 1 only
D) 1 and 2
Answer:B) 1 and 3

80) India is the ....... most populated country in the world.
A) second
B) first
C) fourth
D) third
Answer:A) second

81) Which of the following is a landlocked country?
A) Eritrea
B) Mongolia
C) Turkey
D) Syria
Answer:B) Mongolia

82) Which social networking site officially launched "Express Wi-Fi" internet services in India ?
A) Facebook
B) Twitter
C) Instagram
D) Youtube
Answer:A) Facebook

83) Who is the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee?
A) The Chief of Army Staff
B) The Chief of Air Staff
C) The Chief of Naval Staff
D) The member who has been the longest on the Committee
Answer:D) The member who has been the longest on the Committee

84) First Bank to introduce ATM in India is ?
A) YES Bank
B) HDFC Bank
D) HSBC Bank
Answer:D) HSBC Bank

85) One of the main issues discussed in the 40th Ministrial Meeting of the ASEAN held in August, 2007 was 
A) America's overstay in Iraq
B) Draft blueprint of the ASEAN Charter
C) The 123 Agreement between India and USA
D) Presidential Election in Pakistan
Answer:B) Draft blueprint of the ASEAN Charter

86) A group that has exclusive business rights and titles
A) Proprietorship
B) Company
C) Investment
D) Corporation
Answer:A) Proprietorship

87) Who has been appointed as the first woman Secretary General of the Lok Sabha?
A) Snehlata Shrivastava
B) Rama Devi
C) Anupama Kare
D) Sumitra Mahajan
Answer:A) Snehlata Shrivastava

88) Which country is separated from India by the McMohan line ?
A) Bangladesh
B) China
C) Afghanistan
D) Pakistan
Answer:B) China

89) Match the following
A) 1-b, 2-c, 3-a, 4-d
B) 1-a, 2-d, 3-b, 4-c
C) 1-c, 2-b, 3-a, 4-d
D) 1-c, 2-a, 3-b,4-d
Answer:D) 1-c, 2-a, 3-b,4-d

90) What was the symbol of death of gautama buddha?
A) Bodhi tree
B) Lion
C) Stupa
D) Chaitya
Answer:C) Stupa

91) IRDP stands for
A) Indian Rural Development policy
B) Integrated Rural Development Programme
C) International Rural Development Programme
D) None of these
Answer:B) Integrated Rural Development Programme

92) India's International bank is the tag line of which bank ?
B) Bank of Baroda
C) Canara Bank
Answer:B) Bank of Baroda

93) K417N mutation is associated with which classification of SARS-CoV-2 virus?
A) Delta
B) Beta
C) Delta Plus
D) Alpha
Answer:C) Delta Plus

94) The world smallest country is
A) Maldives
B) Canada
C) Australia
D) Vatican City
Answer:D) Vatican City

95) Which Indian social theorist had argued that the idea of a homogenized the 'cultural arrogance of post-enlightenment Europe'?
A) Rajni Kothari
B) Partha Chatterjee
C) Ashis Nandy
D) T.K.Oommen
Answer:C) Ashis Nandy

96) The oldest type of energy known to man is _____?
A) Wind Power
B) Tidal Power
C) Geothermal Energy
D) Solar Power
Answer:C) Geothermal Energy

97) The Largest country of the World by Geographical Area is
A) United States of America
B) China
C) Australia
D) Russia
Answer:D) Russia

98) Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizers Corporation Limited (
A) Arunachal Pradesh
B) Jharkhand
C) Odisha
D) Assam
Answer:D) Assam

99) Who has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana State Government?
A) V.V. Srinivas Rao
B) Anurag Sharma
C) Dharmendra Rao
D) M. Mahender Reddy
Answer:D) M. Mahender Reddy

100) Which of these is a folk dance form native to "Araku valley" ?
A) Kavadi Chindu
B) Maach
C) Dhimsa
D) Burrakatha
Answer:C) Dhimsa

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