August 18, 2013

200+ General Knowledge questions for Civil Services, APPSC and Bank PO Exams

1. The last Mughal Emperor was Bahadur Shah Jafar.

2. Number of districts in Bangladesh having borders with India is-30 

3. The largest man made structure on Earth- Great Wall china 

4. The first woman to win noble prize in Economics- Elinor Ostrom

5. State of USA, once part of Russia- Alaska 

6. World Intellectual Property Right Day is Observed-26April 

7. In a stock exchange “OTC” means - Over the Counter 

8. The first metal to be used by man was copper. 

9. The present base year for calculating wholesale price index number is 1991-92. 

10. For respiration in deep sea, divers use mixture of Oxygen and Nitrogen. 

11. The Supreme Court consists of a Chief Justice and 25 Judges. 

12. The International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed on 21st March. 

13. 'New Horizons' spacecraft was launched by NASA to study Pluto. 
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14. Merdeka Cup is related with the game of Football. 

15. On September 1, 2007 Life Insurance Corporation of India completed its 50 years. 

16. The minimum temperature at which a combustible substance catches fire is called ignition temperature. 

17. The temple of Konark was built by Narasimha of the Ganga Dynasty. 

18. Rigveda Samhita denotes one-fourth of its hymns to Indra. 

19. Ahalyabai, the saintly queen of Maheshwar (Central India) belonged to Holkar dynasty. 

20. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has not been signed by India. 

21. Jadugoda mines are famous for uranium deposits. 

22. A single tax that replaces State Taxes like surcharge, turnover tax, etc is called the Value Added Tax (VAT). 

23. The major harmful gas emitted by automobile vehicles which causes air pollution is Carbon Monoxide. 

24. Nauru is the World's smal - lest republic. It has an area of 21 sq. km. 

25. 2008 was declared as International Year of Potato. 

26. The instrument used to measure the speed of the wind is called Anemometer.. 

27. Newton defined the law of gravitation. 

28. The metal used to make lightning conductors is Copper. 

29. Susmita Das Gupta is the author of the book, Amitabh—The Making of a Superstar? 

30. Ban-ki-Moon, UN Secretary General, belongs to South Korea. 

31. The first woman in the world to successfully do a free fall para-jump over the South Pole from a height of 12,000 feet in a minus 33 degree Celsius temperature was Sheetal Mahajan. 

32. Paris is situated on river Seine. 

33. Koodiyattam is a tradi - tional dance of Kerala. 

34. National Institute of Virology is situated in Pune. 

35. The Planning Commission of India was set up in 1950. 

36. Galileo was born in Pisa. 

37. Capital of Peru is Lima. 

38. Sri Lanka is called 'Pearl of Orient'. 

39. Formosa was the old name of Taiwan. 

40. Shobha De is the author of the book Speed Post? 

41. The currency of Japan is Yen. 

42. Programs that automatically submit your search request to several search engines simultaneously are callled Metasearch engines. 

43. GNP (Gross National Product) is the money value of final goods and services produced annually in the economy. 

44. The main function of IMF is to help to solve balance of payment problems of member contries. 

45. Before opening a new branch, banks are required to take mandatory permission/license 

46. from Reserve Bank of India. 

47. Solar system was discovered by Galileo. 

48. Anousheh Ansari is the first woman space tourist. 

49. Kiran Desai is the writer of Indian origin whose novel The Inheritance of Loss bagged the Man Booker Prize. 

50. Khagendra Thapamagur of Nepal is the world's smallest person. His height and weight respectively are 20 inch and 4.5 kg. 

51. Human Rights Resolution was adopted by the UN in 1946. 

52. Cholera bacillus was discovered by Robert Koch. 

53. Tamralipti was an important port of the eastern coast during Gupta period. 

54. Serena Williams is associated with Tennis. 

55. The first aircraft to fly around the world without refuelling was Voyager. 

56. Haemorrhage is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin K. 

57. International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8. 

58. Capital formation in an economy depends on total production. 

59. If the tax rate increases with the higher level of Income, it is called Proportional tax. 

60. Raja Ravi Varma painted the master piece Hamsa Damayanti 

61. In India, one-rupee coins and notes and subsidiary coins are issued by the Reserve Bank of India. 

62. National Development Council is the highest body that approves Five-Year Plans of India. 

63. Prime cost is equal to Variable cost plus fixed costs. 

64. Washing of peeled vegetables removes vitamin C from them. 

65. Bank deposits that can be withdrawn without notice are called demand deposits. 

66. An expenditure that has been made and cannot be recovered is called Sunk cost. 

67. The practice of selling goods in a foreign country at a price below their domestic selling price is called dumping. 

68. J.B. Say propounded the market law. 

69. Triple vaccine is administered to a new-born child to immunize it against whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria. 

70. The book Unto the Last which influenced Gandhi was authored by John Ruskin. 

71. Article 40 of the Indian Constitution provides for the institution of Panchayati Raj. 

72. Ocean currents does not have an influence over the climate in India. 

73. Dada Saheb Phalke Award is given for excellence in the field of cinema. 

74. The concept of 'General Will' was advocated by Rousseau. 

75. Cabinet Secretary is the highest civil servant of the Union government. 

76. Article 1 of the Constitution declares India as a Federal State. 

77. Attorney-General of India can be invited to give his opinion in the Parliament. 

78. USA has an Unwritten Constitution. 

79. Talwandi was the birth place of Guru Nanak. 

80. Motilal Nehru and Chittaranjan Das were the foundermembers of the Swarajya Party. 

81. The national song Vande Mataram has been written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya. 

82. The Mohemmadan Anglo- Oriental College at Aligarh was founded by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. 

83. The famous Kohinoor diamond was produced from one of the mines in Golconda. 

84. Buddha means The Awakened. 77. Gandhiji considered Khadi as a symbol of economic independence. 

85. India Wins Freedom is the autobiography of Abul Kalam Azad. 

86. A high growth rate of population is characterised by high birth and low death rates. 

87. The Indian Sub-continent was originally a part of Gondwanaland. 

88. The tropical grasslands are called Savanah. 

89. The atmosphere of earth is heated mainly by Radiation. 

90. Canada is the largest producer of uranium in the world. 

91. Dry farming methods does not help in conserving soil fertility and moisture. 

92. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the State of Tamil Nadu. 

93. The narrow stretch of water connecting two seas is called Strait. 

94. Naga, Khasi and Garo hills are located in Himalaya Ranges. 

95. Laws of heredity was put forward by Mendel. 

96. A device used for converting AC into DC is called rectifier. 

97. Vitamin-A can be synthesized by Liver. 

98. Fluid part of blood, devoid of corpuscles, is called Plasma. 

99. Heart murmur indicates a defective valve. 

100. The language used in writing the scientific name of animals is Latin. 

101. The 2008 Olympics were held in Beijing, China. 

102. Barley and mustard are not grown in the Kharif season. 

103. In India, rain forests are found in N.E. Himalayas and Western Ghats. 

104. Caustic potash is a by-product of soap-industry. 

105. Ripe grapes contain Fructose. 

106. Polythene is polymer of Ethylene. 

107. Rayon is made from Cellulose. 

108. Distilled water is pure water. 

109. Silver bromide salt is used for making film for photography. 

110. Bleaching powder is used for settling muddy water. 

111. Phenol is widely used in the plastic industry for manufacturing bakelite. 

112. The World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June. 

113. To an astronaut sky appears dark. 

114. Microwave transmission is used in environments where installing physical transmission media is easy or promising and where line-of-sight transmission is available. 

115. The altering of data so that it is not usable unless the changes are undone is called Encryption. 

116. The word FTP stands for File Translate Protocol. 

117. When milk is churned, the cream is separated due to Centrifugal force. 

118. During Jehangir's reign Sir Thomas Roe used to have regular attendance at the Moghul Court to secure commercial privileges. 

119. Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of Bengal. 

120. By The Regulating Act the Governor-General of Bengal become the Governor-General of India. 

121. In India forests account for about 22% of land surface. 

122. Lord Ripon is associated with the introduction of the principle of local self-government in India. 

123. Raja Ram Mohan Roy established the Calcutta Unitarian Committee. 

124. During the period of the Indian freedom struggle, Annie Besant started the Central Hindu School. 

125. Shah Alam II was an ally of Mir Qasim in the Battle of Buxar. 

126. Rashtrakutas destroyed the Empire of Chalukyas of Badami. 

127. H.S. Olcott and Annie Besant founded the Theosophical Society in India in 1879. 

128. Deficiency of Vitamin A causes Xerophthalmia. 

129. Spleen breaks down the old red blood cells and stores iron from them. 

130. Ohm's law does not apply to Conductors when there is change in temperature. 

131. Infrared radiation has the longest wavelength. 

132. There are 8 bones in the human cranium. 

133. Fructose is the sweetest natural sugar. 

134. Tropical dry deciduous types of forests are most widespread in India. 

135. Katherine Mayo is the author of the book Mother India? 

136. Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India when the Anti- Defection Bill was passed. 

137. Parliament has the powers to create a new All-India Service. 

138. Deep litter and cage systems are associated with Poultry growing. 

139. The National Institute of Water Sports is situated in Goa. 

140. An emulsion is a colloid of a liquid in a liquid. 

141. Percentage of carbon in steel ranges from 0.1 to 1.5. 

142. Silver is not present in German-silver? 

143. According to the latest estimates, the literacy rate (% of population) in India is 65%: 

144. Ideal NPK ratio for Indian soils is 4 : 2 : 1. 

145. A computer virus is a special kind of computer programme. 

146. India has a coastline of 7500 kms. 

147. Jawahar Tunnel is located in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. 

148. The most literate Union Territory in India is Chandigarh. 

149. Vikram Seth is the author of the book Two Lives. 

150. The head office of the State Bank of India is located in Kolkata. 

151. The full form of ECB is External Commercial Borrowing. 

152. The major harmful gas emitted by automobile vehicles which causes air pollution is Carbon Monoxide. 

153. John Maynard Keynes is not classified as being among the classical economist. 

154. As required by the WTO agreement, the Indian Patent Act was amended in 1999. The Act first came into force in the year 1970. 

155. The Indian Parliament is competent to enact law on a State subject if emergency under Article 352 is in operation. 

156. Right to property was removed from the list of Fundamental Rights during the rule of Morarji Desai government. 

157. The chapter on Fundamental Duties includes Duty to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our freedom movement 

158. Five types of writs can be issued by the Supreme Court. 

159. Myanmar is not a member of the SAARC. 

160. The Supreme Court of India enjoys original, appellate and advisory jurisdictions. 

161. In 1907 Lala Lajpat Rai was deported to Mandalay for organizing the agrarian movement in Punjab. 

162. The Khalji Sultans of Delhi were Turks. 

163. The Arya Samaj was founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. 

164. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad started an Urdu Weekly, The Al-Hilal in 1912, but, on its being banned by the government, he founded the Al- Balagh in 1914. 

165. High Courts were established in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in 1861. 

166. Annie Besant was the first Woman President of Indian National Congress. 

167. Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by Pratiharas. 

168. Brahmo Samaj was the first reformist movement to be started in the 19th century. 

169. The rulers of Vijayanagar promoted Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit. 

170. In India, the irrigation of agricultural land is carried out maximum by wells. 

171. The four largest planets of the Solar System in decreasing sizes are: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. 

172. Process involved in the conversion of milk to curd is called Fermentation. 

173. India is one of the largest producers of manganese ore in the world, along with China and Ukraine. 

174. The Chipko Movement is related to Deforestation. 

175. Baltora glacier is located in Karakoram ranges. 

176. The largest producer of mica in the world is India. 

177. The International Date Line is the 180° Longitude. 

178. USA has highest percentage of land under cultivation. 

179. Aryabhata was launched from Sriharikota. 

180. Jaundice is a symptom of disease of Liver. 

181. A communication processor that connects dissimilar networks by providing the translation from one set of protocol to another is called Gateway. 

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 182. Deficiency of Vitamin B6 in man causes anaemia. 
183. Lotus is the national flower of India.

184. First successful heart transplantation was done by C.N. Barnard.

185. Yellow Fever is transmitted by Aedes mosquito. 

186. Carbon dioxide is a major green house gas. 
187. The lower-most layer of the atmosphere is called troposphere.

188. SRI technology is practiced for the cultivation of Rice. 

189. Pasteurisation is the process in which milk is heated to 63°C for 30 minutes.
190. The first-ever robot spacecraft to probe planet Venus was named Magellan. 

191. Comets revolve around the Sun. 

192. When a person walking in bright Sunlight enters a dark room, he is not able to see clearly for a little while because the iris is unable to dilate the pupil immediately. 

193. If the soil pH is 9.2 it is graded as Alkaline. 

194. Benazir Bhutto was associated with Pakistan People's Party. 

195. Oxygen is NOT considered as a green House Gas. 

196. Dr Vijay Kelkar is the Chairperson of the 13th Finance Commission. 

197. NWDPRA project is to develop watersheds in India. 

198. Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of the book The Namesake? 

199. China launched its first Lunar Orbiter Chang'e-1? 

200. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has selected the Lata Mangeshkar and Dilip Kumar for its prestigious Life Time Achievement Award. 

201. Kevin Rudd is the Prime Minister of Australia. 

202. The 53rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) was organised at Kampala in November 2007. 

203. Tata Motors Ltd has launched a small car called Nano. 

204. Lime is used for the re - clamation of acidic soil. 

205. Reverse Mortgage Loan Scheme is launched specifically for helping Senior Citizens to avail loan by mortgage of their residential property. 

206. The government of India has decided to take a major stake in Sakhalin IV and Sakhalin V oilfields. Both these oil fields are situated in Russia. 

207. The Foreign Exchange Reserve of India are kept in the custody of Reserve Bank of India. 

208. The Reserve Bank of India issues coins and notes of various denominations. At present RBI does not issue coins of 20 paise. 

209. The European Union has adopted Euro as a common currency. 

210. Various Banks have installed machines which disburse money to general public. These machines are called ATMs. 

211. GE Money is NOT associated with the insurance business in India. 

212. An example of Single Cell Protein is spirulina. 

213. The full form of IPO is Initial Public Offer. 

214. The full form of NMCEX is National Multi Commodity Ex - change. 

215. Nobel Prizes are NOT given for the performance in the area of Music. 

216. Shahrukh Khan has played the role of a Hockey Coach in a Hindi film Chak De India. 

217. One Acre is equal to 0.4047 hectare. 

218. National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology is situated at New Delhi. 

219. Daiichi Sankyo which has taken a major stake in India's pharma company Ranbaxy is a firm based in Japan. 

220. Dhyanchand Award is given for excellence in the field of sports. 

221. Twenty-20 matches are played in the game of Cricket. 

222. Heavy Water is normally used by Nuclear Power generation plants. 

223. The UN declared 2008 as the international year of Sanitation. 

224. Benazir Bhutto is the author of the book Pakistan—The Gathering Storms. 

225. Rahul Dravid completed his 10,000 runs in the Test cricket while playing with South Africa. 

226. Kerala has approved sharing Neyyar Irrigation Project water with Tamil Nadu. 

227. A passive threat to computer security is called Malicious Intent. 

228. The Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) specification uses a public-key encryption to secure credit-card transaction systems. 

229. WAP allows wireless mobile devices to access the Internet and its services such as the Web and e-mail. 

230. Random access memory is normally used to initialize a computer system's hardware. 

231. Full form of MICR technology used for clearance of cheques by banks is Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (technology). 

232. All the information collected during database development is stored in a data warehouse. 

233. The end-user query tool component is used by the data analyst to create the queries that access the database. 

234. A network site license allows network users to share a single copy of software, which resides on the network server. 

235. A polymorphic virus modifies its program code each time it attaches itself to another program or file. 

236. The most important rabi pulse crop in India is Chickpea. 

237. RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism) is Molecular marker. 

238. National Commission on Farmers was chaired by Dr M.S. Swaminathan. 

239. Global Positioning Systems are useful for Determining precise location (latitude and longitude) based on radio signal. 

240. Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) recommends Minimum Support Price. 

241. NPV (Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus) is Bio pesticide.



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very much useful

General knowledge said...

Nice list of general knowledge and current affairs questions..can you please upload for ibps exam also