General Knowledge

Q:Till now how many Film Actors have won Bharat Ratna?
1.(MG Ramchandran)
*At d time of Independnce of India(1947), what was women literacy?
8%

Q: In which part of India has new species of frog found?
Western Ghats.
*BK Chaturvedi Committee related to:
Development of National Highways.

NANDAM: 8 days ago
Q:Tuticorin port in Tamilnadu, was in February 2011, renamed as?
VO Chidambaranar.
Q:Which state is host to the World Cup Kabaddi-2012?
Punjab.

VK Saraswat:
1.Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister
2.Secretary Defence R&D
3.Director General Defence Research &Development Org; (DRDO).

Q:Which part of Mumbai is known as Old Woman’s Island?
Colaba
*Which was the 1st vaccine ever to be developed?
Smallpox
*World Health Day Apr7

Q:Which state become the 1st to launch health insurance policy covering all its people?
Goa
*World’s 1st desert Geopark opens in China

Q: Which range is the most suitable for cultivation of all crops?
15 to 40 Degree Celsius
*’I too had a dream’ book written by:
Verghese Kurien.

*Of which country’s year in India has started recently with 15 month programme “infinite Opportunites”?
Germany
*Hridaynath Award-Lata Mangeshkr

*World Tourism Day27Sept
Theme:Tourism Linking Cultures
2011Host Country-Egypt
*Skewflation:
Inflation in some commodities, deflation in others

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General Knowledge

Q:Which Country sold ‘Alaska’ to America in 1867?
Russia.
Q:Who was the 1st scientist to use a computer language for his computer?
Konrad Zuse.

Organisation- Member Countries:
UNO- 193
WTO- 153
EU- 27
SAARC- 8
G20- 23
G8- 8+1
BRICS- 5
OPEC- 12
ASEAN- 10
NATO-28
NAM-120

Q:Who has been honoured with the Vyas Samman-2010?
Vishwanath Prasad(Hindi).
*Kapil Dev launched India’s 1st Internet Radio Channel on Cricket.

Q:Who is the 1st woman in India to receive Ashok Chakra?
Kamalesh Kumari.
*Which plant is known as Bio-Diesel plant?
Jatropha.
**Donate Blood*

Q:Who scripted Gandhiji’s favourite Song ‘Vaishnav Jan to…’?
Narsinh mehta
*Central Food Technological Research Institute situated in:
Mysore.

Strongest muscle in the body is the tongue
Coconut is the largest seed in the World
Everyone is colourblind at birth
Dolphins sleep with 1 eye

Q:Who scripted Gandhiji’s favourite Song ‘Vaishnav Jan to…’?
Narsinh mehta
*Central Food Technological Research Institute situated in:
Mysore.

Q:Among Hyderabad, Bhopal, Lucknow& Banglore which city is located most east Ward?
Lucknow.
*Silver Chloride is also known as ‘Horn Silver’.

RBI NEW RATES(Sept):
Bank Rate=6%.
CRR=6%.
SLR=24%.
Repo Rate=8.25%
Reverse Repo Rate=7.25%.
Base Rate=9.5-10.75%.
Savings Bank Rate=4%

Q:Which place is known as ‘Land of Flying Fish’?
Barbados
Q:’Meneetu’ is a lake under a lake.Where is it located?
Canada
*CMD of NMDC-
MS.Rana

Q:Which state’s CM has announced laptop for students securing 50% marks?
Assam
*Global Water Summit:
2010-Kansas City
2011-Berlin
2012-Rome.

*”Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi &His struggle with India” written by:
Joseph Leyveld
*Aga Khan Palace in Pune
*BharatBhawan-Bhopal

Race Course Road, the official residence of Indian Prime Minister is commonly Known as?
Panchavati
*National Innovation Council Head:
SamPitroda

Q:The Regulation-XVII, passed by the british govt was related to?
Abolition of Sati.
*Suger in blood&urine is tested with:
Bendict’s Solution.

Q:Who won silver medal in the Archery World Cup final held in Istanbul?
Deepika Kumari.
*Chairman of IPL: Rajeev Shukla.

Q:Which mughal king coronated(Pattbhisheka) twice?
Aurangazeb.
*The World’s most active volcano is:
Cotopaxi (South America).

Q:Recently, Which country has given women the right to vote and run in municipal elections?
Saudi Arabia
*India’s 1st woman Jawan-Shanti Tigga.

Org-Foundr:
Mitramela-VD Savarkar,1904
AbhinavBharat-Genesh Savarkar
Anusilan Samiti of Deccan-PulinDas
Young Italy movmnt-Surendranath Benerji

Q:China Successfully launched its 1st unmanned space laboratory. What is the Name of this laboratory?
Tiangong-1
*Axis Bank was earlier UTI Bank

Banks-Taglines:
Andhra Bank-For all ur needs
Canara-Together we can
IDBI-Banking for all
Indian Bank-Ur Tech frndly Bank
UCO-Honours ur trust

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General questions related to geography

When are days and nights equal throughout the globe?
– When sun is above the equator

What is the latitude of  South Pole?
– 90 degree

On globe, the latitude and longitude intersect at what angle?
– 90 degrees

From where the longest circle which can be drawn from earth’s surface will pass?
– Will pass through Equator

What will be the difference in longitudes between two places if heir time difference is 2 hours and 20 minutes?
35 degree

What happens when a ship crosses Date line from west to east?
– It loses one day

Which is the great circle on earth’s surface?
– The equator

Which countries are located on the Greenwich Meridian?
Algeria, Guinea, Iceland

Greenwich mean time (GMT) is the standard time of which country?
U.K

On which part of earth days and nights are of equal length always?
– Equator

Why the International Date Line makes slight deviation from 180 degree meridian?
– To divide Pacific Ocean in two halves

One degree of longitude on equator is equal to what distance?
69 miles

What is equal to latitude of a place?
Angle between the horizon and the equator

In how many time zones is U.S.A divided?
– 5

Latitude and longitude are at what angle to each other?
– Perpendicular to each other

What is the difference in time between two places 1 degree longitude apart?
– 4 minutes

How many lines are there in latitude and longitude?
– Latitude includes 180 lines and longitude has 360 lines because longitude connects  North Pole to South Pole and latitude is divided from east to west.

 What reference is taken to know the local time of a place?
– Longitudinal position

 In how many time zones is the World divided?
– 24

What is the time difference between IST and GMT?
– 5 hours 30 minutes

Watches of a country is set according to what time?
– Standard time of the country
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India Fact Sheet GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Which is our National song?
– Vande Mataram

Who composed our National song?
– Bankim Chandra Chatterji

What is our National Anthem?
– Jana Gana Mana

Who wrote our National Anthem?
– Rabindra Nath Tagore

How many stanza’s of Jana Gana Mana song were adopted as National Anthem?
– Only the first stanza

Who composed the famous song ‘Sare Jahan Se Accha’?
– Mohammad Iqbal

From where are the words ‘Satyameva  Jayate’ taken?
– Mundak Upanishad

How many spokes are there in our national emblem  ‘Ashoka Chakra’?
– 24

In which year was the National Anthem first sung?
-1911

What is the ratio of width of our National Flag to its length?
– 2:4

Our Indian National Calender is based on which era?
– Saka era

When was the design of our National Flag  adopted by the Constituent of India?
– July, 1947

What was adopted from the Maurya dynasty in the emblem of government of India?
– Four lions

Our Indian Constitution closely follows the Constitutional system of which country?
– U.K

When was the Constituent Assembly that framed Constitution for  Independent India set up?
– 1949

Who was the chairman of Constituent Assembly?
– Dr. Rajendra Prasad

When India became a Sovereign, democratic republic?
– Jan 26, 1950

Who is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution?
– Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

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Places in India improtant from GK

Name the place where Lord Budha breathed his last?
– Kushinagar

Where are the World famous Khajuraho sculptures located?
-Madhya Pradesh

Where is the National Institute of Nutrition located?
-Hyderabad

Vijayghat ( Samadhi of Lal Bahadur Shastri) is situated on the bank of which river?
Yamuna

Where is National School of Mines located?
Pune

Where is the Indian Institute of Science located?
– Bangalore

In which state are the World famous Ajanta Caves situated?
Maharashtra

Where is the famous Meenakshi Temple situated?
– Tamil Nadu

Where are Dilwara Temples situated?
– Rajasthan (Near Maount Abu)

Which city is called ‘White City’ of Rajasthan?
– Udaipur (Remember Jaipur is called Pink city). Udaipur is also known as city of lakes.

Where is Buland Darwaza located?
– Fatehpur Sikri

Kanchipuram is in which state?
Tamil Nadu

Which place is famous for gigantic rock-cut statue of Budha?
– Bamiyan

Where is Char Minar located?
– Hyderabad

Where is Sun Temple situated?
– Konark

Where is the National Defence Academy situated?
– Khadakvasla

Where are the headquarters of  the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts?
– New Delhi

Where is the headquarters of Oil and Natural Gas Commission?
– Dehradun

Where is the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre located?
– Trivandrum

Which is the Garden City of India?
– Bangalore

Where is Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy which trains Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officers situated?
– Mussoorie

Where is Indian Cancer Research Institute situated?
– Bombay

Which city is known as ‘Electronic City of India’?
– Bangalore

Hawa Mahal is situated in which city?
– Jaipur

Where is famous Somnath Temple located?
– Gujarat

Where is Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research located?
– Kalpakkam

For what is Bijapur known?
– Gol Gumbaz

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General Knowledge

1.Red cross was founded by-J.H. Durant , Established in 1864 World red Cross day iscelebrated on May 8,The Birthday its founder J.H. Durant.
2.Sir Robert S.S Baden Powell is the founder of scouting
3.Who gave the call go back to Vedas-Dayanand
4.The construction of Qutab Minar was begun by Quatab-ud-din Aibak but it was complateed by lltutumish.
5.Who built the Sanchi Stupa- Agratala.
6.Who founded slave dynasty in 1206 A.D.- Quatab-ud-din Aibak.
7.The Capital of Tripura is Agratala.
8. The Capital of Mizoram is aizawl.
9. The Capital of Australia is –Canberra.
10.Spring tides occurs on- Full moon day as well on new moon day.
11.Tides in the oceans are caused by-Attraction of the moon.
12.Buddhism place of worship is-Pongda.
13.Jews place of worship is-Synagogue.
14.Holish book of Jews-Talmud.
15.Malguddi days written by –R.K. Naraynan
16.Das capital-Karl Marx
17.The father of Economics- Adam smith.
18.The Chipko Movement was associated with-preventing felling of trees.
19.Pashmina is a breed of -Sheep.
20.What is the meaning of Buddha –An enlightened one.
21.Which is the holy book of Parsis- Jorah
22.Parliament of U.S.A is known as- Congress
23. Parliament of Afghanistan- Shoora
24. Parliament of Russia-Duma.
25. Parliament of Japan –Diet.
26.SARS:-It Stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. SARS is caused by viruses from the corona and paramyxo virus family.
27.New Governors of India:-
-Kailashpati Mishara – Gujrat
-Ram Parkash Gupta –Madhya Pradesh
-O.P Verma -Punjab
-V.S Kokje – Himachal Pradesh
-Nirmal Chand – Rajasthan
28.LCA(Light Combat Aircraft)is named as “Tejas”
29. Lakshva is Pilot Less target Aircraft
30.Kalpna Chawla: She was an Indian born American Astronaut. She died with other six astronauts in the Columbia shuttle crash on feb.1,2003.She embarked on her second Voyage in the United State space shuttle Columbia on Jan 16,earlier.She was an Indian born American Astronaut.She died with other six astronauts in the Columbia shuttle Columbia on jan 16,earlier.She
was one of the six astronaut crew that flew the
Columbia Flight STS-87in nov.1997 Chawla who had her schooling in Karnal (Haryana)and college education in Punjab did her Masters in Aerospase Engineering from the university of Taxes in in 1984 and Doctorate from Colorado University two year later. An avid flier, she held certified flight instructor’s license with Airplane and Gladder ratings, commercial Pilot L icense for single and multi-engine land and seaplanes
31.Jan. 9,the day Mahatma Gandhi return from South Agrica in 1915-was chosen to celebrate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
32.The five day 90th session of the Lndian science congress conclude in Bangalore on Jan.7,2003.The focal theme of the congress was Vision for the global Space community.
33.Sriska and Ranthambore are the reserve for lion.
34.International Criminal court was launched formally in the mid march in the Hauge . The first eighteen judges took Oath in the grand ceremony. The court has been set up to handle genocide and the Worst case of war crime or mass atrocities against civilians when no national court
is able or willing to do so.
35.Right to Education:-article 21A provides the free and compulsory education to all children of
the age of six to fourteen.
36.Freedom of information bill:- The parliament approved the “Freedom of information bill”.Now it is statutory right of the citizen to access information from the Government.
37.Right to Education :- article21A provides the free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen
38.Freedom of information bill:- The Parliament approved the “freedom of information bill”. Now it is statutory right of the citizen to access information from the Government.
39.Minister of state for defence is prof. Chaman lal gupta
40.Ajit singh is Agriculture Minister.
41. Sapan is not a member of G-8 group.
42. APSARA is the name of the India’s first Nuclear Reactor.
43.The world environment day is celebrated on june 5.
44.Jainism:-Founded by (Rishabha)Varhamana Mahavira. He was a great 24th Triathankras (Pathfinder).Or prophet of Jainism .Mahavir was a
greast Kshtiya ,born at Kundagram (Vaishali) in bihar. He came to be known as Mahavir of jina. The conqueror of passing; his following are known as Janis. He passed away at age 72 in 462 B. C at Pavapuri, a place near modern Rajgir . Mahavira Teaching are known as the “Tri Ratna” or the three jewels of Jainisn,which lead to the attainment of salvation . They are (I) Right Knowledge and (II) Right Action .The Janis used and developed Prakrit,The language of the common people .Their religious literature was written in Ardhamagadhi.
45.Vasco da Gama landed in Calicut in 1498.
46.Ist Chinese traveler, Fahein came to India during the period of chandra Gupta-II(Vikramaditya)
47.2nd Chinese traveler Hieun Tsang came to India during the region of Harshvardhana
48.Who is the Napoleon of India –Samundra Gupta for his military exploits.
49.Harshvardhana written three books-1.Priya Darshika 2.Rattanavali 3.Naga Nanda. The official poet of harshvardhana was bana bhatt .Bana bhatta
composed harsha chirtra and kadambari
50.first battle of panipat in 1526 and founded
the Mugahal dynasty in India
51.Second battle of Panipat was fought between
Akbar and Ibrahim Lodhi at Panipat in 1556 Akbar
Defeated Himu and became the ruled of Delhi and Agra
52 Third battle of Panipat fought between Ahmed Shah Abdali of Afghanistan and Marathas in 1761.In this third battle of Panipat Marathas were completely routed by Ahmed Shah Abdali.
53.Indian National Army was founded by Subash Chander Bose in 1943 in Singapore alongwith Rasbihari Bose. The main aim of Azad Hind Fauz
was to liberation of India.
54.The Brahmo Samaj was established by Raja Ram Mohan Roy in 1828 whose leadership was later taken by Debendernath tagore and Keshub Chande Sen.
55.The Arya Samaj founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 1875 attempted to reform the Hindu religion from its decadence.
56.The Ramakrishana Mission was founded by
Swami Vevekananda in 1896 .
57.Annie besant:- Founded Theosophical society started home rule league in 1916. She was the first woman president of Indian National Congress.Indian National Congress Founded by A.O.Hume in 1885. However first President of Indian national congress was W.C. Banerjee.
58.Swadeshi movement was started in 1905.
59.Gadder party was founded by lala Hardayal singh in 1913 at Francisco.
60.Home rule league founded by Annie Besant and Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak in 1916.
1916.Rowlatt Act. Passed in 1919.
61.Non-Co-Operation movement started in 1920 by Gandhi ji. This movement ended in 1922 after Chauri Chaura incident.
62.Simons commission –1928
63.Civil Disobedience movement-1930
64. “Do or die” –Mahatma Gandhi
65. “Nightingale of India”-Saorjini Naidu.
66. “Father of Indian Unrest”-Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak.
67. “Architect of India”- Pandit Nehru.
68. “
Man of Peace”-Lal Bhadur Shastri.
69. “Iron Man of India”-Sardar.
70. “jai hind” –subash chander bose
71. “Grand old man of India” –Dada Bhai Naroji

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