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 General Knowledge Questions and Answers

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1. Who is the Supreme Commander of Indian armed forces ?

Answer is (D)
The President of India is the Commander In Chief of Armed forces of India. There is no designation as Supreme Commander in India.

2. According to Hindu mythology, twin sisters Riddhi and Siddhi are wives of which God ?

Answer is (D)

3. What is the name of India's longest river bridge, built over the river Ganga at Patna ?

Answer is (C)
Mahatma Gandhi Setu

4. 'Long Walk To Freedom' is the autobiography of which Bharat Ratna recipient ?

Answer is (B)
Nelson Mandela

5. 'Daughter of the East' book is the autobiography of which Asian woman leader ?

Answer is (D)
Benazir Bhutto

6. In 1913, at which American city did Lala Har Dayal found the 'Ghadar Party' ?

Answer is (C)
San Francisco

7. Which city houses the headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB) ?

Answer is (B)
Manila (Philippines)

8. Named after the mount of Hindu god Vishnu, 'Garuda' is the national airline of which most Muslim populous country ?

Answer is (D)

9. Who introduced the word 'Robot', for artificial workers, in his science fiction play R.U.R. in 1921 ?

Answer is (A)
Karel Capek

10. On 17 Dec 1931, who founded the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata ?

Answer is (C)

11. Which Indian woman athlete is popularly known as 'Idukki Express' ?

Answer is (B)
Kalayathumkuzhi Mathews Beenamol, popularly known as K M Beenamol (born 15 August 1975, Kombidinjal, a village in Kerala, India) is an international athlete from India. She became the third Indian woman to reach an Olympics semi-final since P. T. Usha (1984 LA Olympics in 400m Hurdles, Shiny Wilson in 800m in 1984 LA Olympics.

P. T. Usha - Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha is a retired Indian track and field athlete. Nickname(s), Golden Girl, Payyoli Express. She has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the "queen of Indian track and field".

Shiny Wilson is a retired Indian athlete. She has been a National Champion in 800 metres for 14 years.

12. At which town in Andhra Pradesh, famous for silk sarees, did Vinoba Bhave start the Bhoodan Movement in 1951 ?

Answer is (C)

The Bhoodan Movement or Land Gift Movement was a voluntary land reform movement in India. It was initiated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1951 at Pochampally village, which is now in Telangana, and known as Bhoodan Pochampally.

13. What is the name of Morarji Desai's samadhi in Ahmedabad ?

Answer is (B)
Abhay Ghat
Raj Ghat in Delhi is a serene and elegant memorial dedicated to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Vijay Ghat is the memorial of India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. Vijay means victory and his memorial was named after the victory he led India to in the 1965 war against Pakistan. The memorial marks the spot where Shastri was cremated and prayer services are held every year on his birth and death anniversaries.

14. Greenland, the largest island in world, is the part of which country ?

Answer is (A)

15. Who was the first Viceroy of India ?

Answer is (C)
Lord Canning was the first Viceroy of India. The title of Viceroy was created in 1858 after the mutiny of 1857. Before 1858, East India Company was ruling large parts of India and the head of administration of the East India Company was called Governor General.

16. In 1981, which Mumbai born British writer won the Booker Prize for his novel 'Midnight's Children' ?

Answer is (D)
Salman Rushdie

17. Hydrogen and Carbon monoxide are the major constituents of which fuel gas ?

Answer is (C)
Water Gas

18. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards ?

Answer is (B)
Humming bird

19. Which mythological weapon is depicted on the Param Vir Chakra medal ?

Answer is (D)

20. In international cricket, Yuvraj Singh of India is the second batsman to hit 6 sixers in an over. Who was the first ?

Answer is (D)
Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)

21. Who created the first cloned sheep Dolly ?

Answer is (D)
Ian Wilmut

22. Deficiency of which vitamin leads to 'Rickets' (softening of bones) ?

Answer is (B)
Vitamin D

23. On the banks of river Ganga, which ruler of Magadh founded the city of Patliputra (modern Patna) ?

Answer is (B)

24. Velodrome is an arena for which sporting event ?

Answer is (B)
Track Cycling

25. In 1612, where did the British establish their first factory (trading post) in India ?

Answer is (B)

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