(GK) Miscellaneous

(GK) Miscellaneous

1. Which of the following paper sizes is the largest?
a. A2
b. A3
c. A4
d. A5
Ans : A

2. What is the colour of the "Dharma Chakra" in the middle of our National Flag?
a. Sea blue
b. Black
c. Navy blue
d. Green
Ans : C

3. WLL stands for
a. Wireless in Local Loop
b. Walking Land Line
c. Walking Loop Line
d. Wireless Land Line
Ans : A

4. Which amongst the following countries has the largest number of people of Indian origin?
a. Malaysia
b. Fiji
c. Guyana
d. South Africa
Ans : C

5. Which one of the following is the first season of the year according to Indian convention?
a. Grishma
b. Vasant
c. Hement
d. Shishir
Ans : A

6. Which news agency was established by Israel Beer Josaphat in 1848 when he sent news of the Paris revolution via pigeon post?

Ans : Reutser

7. What has Apollo Street in Mumbai, which houses India's oldest surviving newspaper since 1822, been re-named?

Ans : Mumbai Samachar Marg

8. Which silver coloured metal, with the atomic number 23 is named after a synonym of the Norse goddess of beauty and youth,Freyja?

Ans : Vanadium (from Vanadis)

9. What is the Spanish word for black?

Ans : Negro

10. The first woman I.P.S Officer of India

Ans : Kiran Bedi

11. AIDS disease was first identified in which country

Ans : America in 1981

12. 'Speed' the improved quality of petrol was introduced by

Ans : B.P. (Bharat Petroleum)

13. The first metal used by man was

Ans : Copper

14. The Self-employed Women's Association (SEWA) was founded by

Ans : Ela Bhatt

15. 'Mandi House' is

Ans : The office of the Director General of Doordarshan

16. Which Indian town has been selected as the first 'Eco Town' of India

Ans : Panipat

17. Aborigines of Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal

Ans : Santhals

18. Ancient dravidians living in central India and Rajasthan

Ans : Bhils

19. Hill tribes of Assam are called

Ans : Khasis and Garos

20. Mangolians living in Assam region

Ans : Abhors

21. The longest highway in India runs from

Ans : Varanasi to Kanyakumari, NH – 7, 2369 km

22. First computer literate Panchayat in India is

Ans : Vellanad, Kerala

23. The net weight of LPG in a domestic gas cylinder is

Ans : 14.2 Kg

24. The first regular census in India was taken in the year

Ans : 1881

25. The playing time of the full version of the National Anthem is approximately equal to

Ans : 52 sec

26. The design of the National Flag was adopted in the year

Ans : 22nd July 1947

27. How many horizontal colour bands are there in the National Flag of India

Ans : Three

28. The National emblem was adopted by the Government of India in the year

Ans : 26th January, 1950

29. The National song ‘Vande Mataram’ was composed by

Ans : Bankim Chadra Chatterjee

30. Elementary education covers children in the age group

Ans : 6 to 14 years

31. Months in Hebrew calendar

Ans : Shevat, Adar, Nisan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishri, Heshvan, Kislev, Tevet

32. Months in Islamic calendar

Ans : Muharram, Safar, Rabi ul aval, Rabi ul akhir, Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhual-Qadah, Dhual-Hijjah

33. Where is India House
a. London
b. New York
c. New Delhi
d. Mumbai
Ans : A

34. The word ‘Satyameva jayate’ inscribed below the abacus of the state emblem of India was taken from

Ans : Mundaka Upanishad

35. When a system is changed by force, that change is
a. Growth
b. Development
c. Evolution
d. Revolution
Ans : D

36. National Literacy Mission launched in 1988 aims at attaining a sustainable 75% literacy rate level by

Ans : 2007

37. What is the female literacy rate in India as per 2001 census

Ans : 53.67%

38. Name the state with the largest number of registered newspapers

Ans : Uttar Pradesh

39. The first Indian President to visit Myanmar

Ans : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

40. Name a radio-active element which is found to have largest reserves in India

Ans : Thorium

41. The word ‘Adivasi’ was used for the first time to refer to the tribal people by
a. Thakar Bappa
b. Mahatma Gandhi
c. B.R. Ambedkar
d. Jyotiba phule
Ans : A

42. The first ‘baby friendly’ state in India is

Ans : Kerala

43. Who gave the slogan ‘Garibi Hato’

Ans : Indira Gandhi

44. The tenancy reform system introduced by the West Bengal government in 1977 was known as

Ans : Operation Barga

45. Which program introduced in schools aimed at providing basic amenity to the schools

Ans : Operation Blackboard

46. Who inspired and helped implementing the technology mission approach of the Government of India during 1980’s

Ans : Sam Pitroda

47. Which Government introduced the food for work program first

Ans : Janatha Government (1977)

48. Which was the main political vehicle of the J.P. movement

Ans : Chhatra Vahini

49. Who advocated for the ‘Total Revolution’ during 1974 – 75

Ans : Jayaprakash Narayan

50. The alliance of non-communist parties against congress in the 1972 elections were known as

Ans : Grand Alliance