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Basic General Knowledge MCQs : This section focuses on the "Basic General Knowledge". These Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) should be practiced to improve the Basic General Knowledge skills required for various interviews (campus interview, walk-in interview, company interview), placement, entrance exam and other competitive examinations.




Question 1

The headquarter of the International Court of Justice is at

A. Geneva
B. The Hague
C. Rome
D. Vienna

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Question 2

What was the purpose of EFTA (European Free Trade Association)?

A. To remove all tariffs on trade of industrial goods between the member countries
B. To aid the creation of a single west European market to help boost world trade
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 3

The three abundant elements in the earth's crust are aluminium, oxygen and silicon. The correct order of their abundance is

A. oxygen, aluminium, silicon
B. aluminium, silicon, oxygen
C. oxygen, silicon, aluminium
D. silicon, oxygen, aluminium

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Question 4

International Youth Day is observed on -

A. August 9
B. August 15
C. August 12
D. August 6

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Question 5

The Roman governor and principal assassin in the murder of Julies Caesar was

A. Marcus Junius Brutus
B. Marco Polo
C. Leon Trotsky
D. Karl Markx

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Question 6

The corps of Military Police central school is situated at

A. Bangalore
B. West Bengal
C. Trimulgherry
D. Secunderabad

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Question 7

The term cover point in cricket means

A. the position given by the bowler to the fielder on the offside, in front of a wicket
B. if the ball goes off the batsman's leg
C. an off-break ball bowled by a left-handed bowler to a right-handed batsman
D. None of the above

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Question 8

What is the population density of Manipur?

A. 107/sq. km
B. 207/sq. km
C. 307/sq. km
D. 407/sq. km

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Question 9

In cricket, the two sets of wickets are

A. 18 yards apart
B. 20 yards apart
C. 22 yards apart
D. 24 yards apart

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Question 10

If force is expressed in Newton and the distance in metre, then the work done is expressed in

A. Joule
B. Kg wt m
C. Kg wt
D. Watt

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Question 11

The air we inhale is mixture of gases. Which of the following gases in the mixture is highest in percentage?

A. Ozone
B. Oxygen
C. Nitrogen
D. Carbon dioxide

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Question 12

FRS stands for

A. Federation of Regulation Society
B. Fellow Research System
C. Fellow of Royal Society
D. None of the above

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Question 13

Rise of the Chinese civilization along the banks of Hawang Ho took place in

A. 2500 - 2000 BC
B. 2700 - 2600 BC
C. 2205 - 1122 BC
D. 2000 - 1200 BC

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Question 14

Tiger Woods is associated with which of the following sports?

A. Table tennis
B. Tennis
C. Golf
D. Boxing

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Question 15

First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christian Bernard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

A. 1958
B. 1922
C. 1967
D. 1968

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Question 16

Which company carries the construction of submarines, missile-boats and destroyers and so on for the India navy and offshore supply vessels and well-head platforms and so on?

A. Mazgaon Dock Limited (MDL)
B. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering Limited (GRSE)
C. Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL)
D. None of the above

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Question 17

Soil acidity is generally corrected by

A. liming
B. proper irrigation
C. application of fertilizers
D. adding sodium hydroxide

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Question 18

Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of

A. Asia
B. Africa
C. Europe
D. Australia

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Question 19

John F. Kennedy, President of USA, died in

A. 1963
B. 1964
C. 1965
D. 1966

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Question 20

The Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin was

A. Alexander Fleming
B. Albert Einstein
C. Archimeder
D. Aryabhatta

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Question 21

Film and TV institute of India is located at

A. Pune (Maharashtra)
B. Pimpri (Maharashtra)
C. Perambur (Tamilnadu)
D. Rajkot (Gujarat)

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Question 22

East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of

A. Europe
B. Asia
C. South America
D. Africa

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Question 23

The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in

A. UK
B. Canada
C. Malaysia
D. Australia

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Question 24

Modvat is

A. modified value added
B. a term used in excise which is a new scheme of indirect taxes
C. scheme which allows a manufacturer to claim instant reimbursement of the excise duty paid on the raw
D. All of the above

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Question 25

In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin met at Teheran primarily

A. to work out a common line of action against Japan
B. for creating an effective instrument for maintaining international peace
C. to discuss the strategy to be adopted by the Allies to invade Germany
D. to consider a common plan of action by the Allies forces against the axis powers

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Question 26

India's Integrated Missiles Development Programme was started in ____ under the chairmanship of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

A. 1979-80
B. 1980-81
C. 1981-82
D. 1982-83

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Question 27

Which of the following chemicals is useful in photography?

A. Aluminium hydroxide
B. Potassium nitrate
C. Silver bromide
D. Sodium chloride

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Question 28

The playground of lawn tennis is called

A. court
B. ring
C. arena
D. rink

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Question 29

The National Emblem was adopted by Government of India on

A. January 26, 1950
B. August 15, 1947
C. August 2, 1950
D. July 12, 1947

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Question 30

Filaria is caused by

A. Bacteria
B. Mosquito
C. Protozoa
D. Virus

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Question 31

Karl Marx's ideology advocated

A. a classed unique society
B. a united society
C. a classed society
D. None of the above

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Question 32

The Awards conferred by the Hollywood Foreign press Association which is given annually for creditable efforts in film direction, are

A. Oscar Award
B. Golden Bear Award
C. Owen Global Prize
D. Golden Globe Award

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Question 33

Mudumalai Sanctuary is situated in:

A. Kerala
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. U.P.

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Question 34

Kathak, Nauntanki, Jhora and Kajri are the important dances of

A. Uttaranchal
B. Uttar Pradesh
C. Jharkhand
D. Chhattisgarh

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Question 35

The type of root system of all of the following is tap root system, except that of

A. mango tree
B. kachnar tree
C. sunflower plant
D. maize plant

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Question 36

Paleontology is a branch of science that deals with the

A. behavior of animals
B. formation of new stars
C. origin and growth of plants
D. forms of life as revealed by fossils of animals or plants

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Question 37

Which is the highest literary award of the world?

A. Nobel Prize
B. Booker Prize
C. Pulitzer Prize
D. Magsaysay Award

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Question 38

Karoline Mikkelsen was the first woman to

A. reach North Pole
B. reach South Pole
C. climb Mt. Everest
D. set foot on the moon

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Question 39

The founder member of EFTA are

A. Austria, Denmark, Norway
B. Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland
C. UK, Austria, Sweden
D. All of the above

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Question 40

The 'Black flag' signifies

A. truce
B. peace
C. protest
D. revolution/danger

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Question 41

India became a member of the United Nations in

A. 1945
B. 1947
C. 1959
D. 1960

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Question 42

Which of the following are the member countries of the commonwealth?

A. Australia, Tonga, UK and Zimbabwe
B. Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Jamaica and Singapore
C. Mauritius, Maldives, Ghana, Bangladesh
D. All of the above

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Question 43

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at

A. Dispur
B. Marmago
C. Dehradun
D. Darjeeling

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Question 44

The Infantry school (Army) is situated at

A. Deolali
B. Mhow
C. Bareilly
D. Pune

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Question 45

In which year, terrorists crash two planes into New York's World Trade Centre on September 11 in a sequence of destruction?

A. 2000
B. 2001
C. 2002
D. 2003

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Question 46

Deforestation in the uplands may cause pollution in rivers through

A. leaching of salts
B. erosion and silting
C. inflow of forest material
D. increased discharge rate

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Question 47

The Olympic Flame symbolises

A. unity among various nations of the world
B. speed, perfection and strength
C. sports as a means for securing harmony among nations
D. continuity between the ancient and modern games

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Question 48

When was pottery developed in the Indus Valley?

A. 5000 BC
B. 6000 BC
C. 3500 BC
D. 2600 BC

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Question 49

People who secretly indulge in anti-national or anti-government activities and help the enemy are called

A. Second column
B. Third column
C. Fourth column
D. Fifth column

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Question 50

When is the World's Diabetes Day?

A. 14th November
B. 11th December
C. 15th October
D. 1st July

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Question 51

Small amounts of iodine are necessary in our diet to

A. prevent pellagra
B. stimulate pituitary gland
C. stimulate clotting of blood
D. compensate for underactive the thyroid gland

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Question 52

School of Aviation Medicine (Air Force) is located at

A. Jalahalli
B. Hyderabad
C. Bangalore
D. Allahabad

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Question 53

The first Winter Olympic Games were held at

A. Innsburck (Austria)
B. Lake Placid (USA)
C. Chamonix (France)
D. Calgary (Alberta)

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Question 54

When there is a decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the blood, the breathing rate

A. increases
B. decreases
C. first increases and then decreases
D. is not affected

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Question 55

Which Indian satellite had a main function to perform X-ray experiments in space and send back data to earth?

A. Aryabhatta
B. Bhaskara II
C. Bhaskara IL
D. None of the above

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Question 56

First International Peace Congress was held in London in

A. 1564 AD
B. 1798 AD
C. 1843 AD
D. 1901 AD

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Question 57

The significance of peace is denoted by which of the following symbol?

A. Olive branch
B. Green light
C. Lotus
D. Red flag

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Question 58

What is the population density of Nagaland?

A. 120/sq. km
B. 220/sq. km
C. 320/sq. km
D. 420/sq. km

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Question 59

Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Britain announce their separation in

A. 1990
B. 1991
C. 1996
D. 1997

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Question 60

The first Olympics in the city of Olympia in Greece took place in

A. 1100 BC
B. 860 BC
C. 776 BC
D. 793 BC

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Question 61

The world's largest international organisation and a successor to the League of Nations is

A. UNESCO
B. UNO
C. UNICEF
D. None of the above

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Question 62

The official language of the Government of India is

A. English
B. Malayalam
C. Hindi
D. Marathi

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Question 63

The corresponding Gregorian date of the saka month, Bhadra is

A. July 23
B. August 23
C. September 23
D. October 23

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Question 64

India has

A. largest turmeric production
B. largest tea production
C. largest ginger production
D. All of the above

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Question 65

Which is the language used in Bihar?

A. Hindi
B. Marathi and English
C. Urdu
D. Bangla

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Question 66

In which season do we need more fat?

A. Spring
B. Winter
C. Summer
D. Rainy season

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Question 67

In Air Force, Air Commodore has one rank higher than

A. Air Vice-Marshal
B. Air Marshal
C. Group Captain
D. Squadron Leader

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Question 68

Free market is

A. a condition in the international market where nations do not impose customs duty or other taxes on import of goods
B. market where the price of a commodity is determined by free play of the forces of supply and demand
C. ports that are exempted from payment of customs duty on articles of commerce, primarily to encourage tourism
D. None of the above

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Question 69

The total number of members of UN Security Council is

A. 5
B. 10
C. 15
D. 20

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Question 70

When was Mandela inaugurated as first black President?

A. 1994
B. 1999
C. 2000
D. None of the above

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Question 71

Mahakavi Kalidas

A. was one of the greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist
B. lived during the reign of Chandragupta Vikaramaditya
C. famous works include Shakuntala, Raghuvansha, Meghdoot and Kumara Sambahava
D. All of the above

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Question 72

What is the population density of Kerala?

A. 819/sq. km
B. 602/sq. km
C. 415/sq. km
D. 500/sq. km

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Question 73

Fire temple is the place of worship of which of the following religion?

A. Taoism
B. Shintoism
C. Judaism
D. Zoroastrianism (Parsi Religion)

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Question 74

Filaria is caused by

A. Protozoa
B. Mosquito
C. Virus
D. Bacteria

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Question 75

What is the purpose of 'United Nations Conference on Trade and Development' (UNCTAD)?

A. Promotes International Trade with a view to accelerate economic growth of developing countries
B. Promotes International Monetary co-operation & expansion of International Trade
C. Set rules for World Trade
D. None of the above

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Question 76

Indira Gandhi was assassinated in

A. 1974
B. 1984
C. 1994
D. 2004

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Question 77

The main purpose of the Group of 77 was

A. sustained economic growth
B. to promote African unity and solidarity
C. to defend the economic and trade interests of the developing nations of the world
D. None of the above

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Question 78

Of the various agencies related to the United Nations, the one that has the longest period is

A. International Labour Organisation
B. Universal Postal Union
C. World Health Organisation
D. World Meteorological Organisation

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Question 79

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service is an International Airline of

A. Belgium
B. Afghanistan
C. Australia
D. East Africa

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Question 80

How many players are there on each side in the game of Basketball?

A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 7

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Question 81

The term Ground Stroke is associated with which of the following games?

A. Cricket
B. Badminton
C. Tennis
D. Draughts

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Question 82

The common pesticides which are in use consist of

A. PCBs
B. organochlorines
C. olefins
D. heterocyclic compounds

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Question 83

Photophobia is

A. the ability to perceive light
B. abnormal intolerance of light
C. the adjustment of the eye for light
D. a disease cause by too much sunlight

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Question 84

The headquarter of OAU (Organization of African Unity) are at

A. Washington DC
B. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
C. Paris
D. Jakarta, Indonesia

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Question 85

Friction can be reduced by changing from

A. rolling to sliding
B. sliding to rolling
C. dynamic to static
D. potential energy to kinetic energy

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Question 86

Where is the BARC's Research Centre?

A. Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
B. Nuclear Research Lab, Kashmir
C. High Altitude Research Lab, Gulmarg
D. All of the above

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Question 87

Profit made when an asset is sold more than the price at which it was bought is called

A. capital
B. capital-gain
C. capitalism
D. None of the above

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Question 88

The headquarter of the International Committee of Red Cross are at

A. Geneva
B. Rome
C. Paris
D. Stockholm

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Question 89

The number of chromosomes in human body is

A. 42
B. 44
C. 46
D. 48

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Question 90

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, awards the Nobel Prize in

A. physics
B. economics
C. chemistry
D. both (a) and (c)

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Question 91

Which of the following Gallantry award was known as Ashok Chakra, class II before 1967?

A. Saurya Chakra
B. Kirti Chakra
C. Param Veer Chakra
D. Veer Chakra

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Question 92

Habeas Corpus Act 1679

A. provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail
B. states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him
C. safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king's orders
D. All of the above

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Question 93

Which among the sources of energy tapped in India has shown the largest growth till the Eighth plan?

A. Hydro
B. Thermal
C. Gas
D. Nuclear

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Question 94

Which of the following are the members of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries)?

A. Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait
B. Libya, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria
C. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela
D. All of the above

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Question 95

Plorence(Chadwick) is the associated place for which of the following sport?

A. Skiing
B. Tennis
C. Snooker
D. Racking Horse

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Question 96

Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on ____ and World War I ended

A. January 19, 1918
B. May 30, 1918
C. November 11, 1918
D. February 15, 1918

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Question 97

Dr. Zakir Hussain was

A. first vice president of India
B. first speaker of Lok Sabha
C. the first Muslim president of India
D. first president of Indian National Congress

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Question 98

When and where was weightlifting introduced in Olympics?

A. 1896 at Athens
B. 1988 at Seoul
C. 1924 at St. Louis
D. 1908 at London

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Question 99

First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

A. 1960
B. 1962
C. 1965
D. 1967

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Question 100

UNO Day is on

A. 20th July
B. 24th October
C. 14th November
D. 12th February

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Question 101

In cricket, a run taken when the ball passes the batsman without touching his bat or body is called

A. leg bye
B. bosie
C. bye
D. drive

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Question 102

Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's

A. highest railway station
B. longest railway station
C. largest railway station
D. None of the above

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Question 103

What is Magna Carta?

A. It was a charter of Rights granted to the Englishmen during 1215 AD by King John II
B. It was a charter guaranteeing the freedom of the barons, the church and the common man
C. It is the foundation stone of the rights and liberties of the English people
D. All of the above

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Question 104

India's first atomic power station was set up at

A. Surat (Gujarat)
B. Tarapur (Maharashtra)
C. Solapur (Maharashtra)
D. Trombay (Maharashtra)

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Question 105

The branch of science that studies cells is called

A. cytology
B. homoplasty
C. entomology
D. hormonology

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Question 106

The Pilotless target aircraft, fabricated at the Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore, is

A. Lakshya
B. Cheetah
C. Nishant
D. Arjun

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Question 107

What is the circumference of table tennis ball?

A. 3.71 - 3.82 cm
B. 4.72 - 4.82 cm
C. 2.72 - 2.82 cm
D. None of the above

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Question 108

To produce sound it is necessary that

A. the source should execute longitudinal vibrations
B. the source should execute transverse vibrations
C. the source may execute any type of vibrations
D. the vibrations of source are not necessary

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Question 109

The headquarter of the United Nations is at

A. Geneva
B. Paris
C. New York
D. Washington, D.C.

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Question 110

Sculpture flourished during

A. Chinese civilization
B. Indus valley civilization
C. Egyptian civilization
D. None of the above

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Question 111

The treaty which ushered in NATO, was signed by the member nations at

A. Geneva
B. London
C. Paris
D. Washington

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Question 112

Treaty of Versailles rearranged the boundaries of several countries in Europe and many countries were formed such as

A. Poland and Yugoslavia
B. Lithuania and Estonia
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 113

Frederick Sanger is a twice recipient of the Nobel Prize for

A. Chemistry in 1958 and 1980
B. Physics in 1956 and 1972
C. Chemistry in 1954 and Peace in 1962
D. Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911

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Question 114

Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for

A. his indefatigable work for thepromotion of solar energy worldwide
B. his long standing efforts to end the impunity of dictators
C. showing that organic agriculture is a key to both environmental sustainability and food security
D. None of the above

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Question 115

What was the purpose of establishing the European Economic Community (EEC)?

A. To promote a common market and economic prosperity among member countries
B. To create a single market for free import and export among member countries
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 116

Lal Bahadur Shastri is also known as

A. Guruji
B. Man of Peace
C. Punjab Kesari
D. Mahamana

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Question 117

FFC stands for

A. Foreign Finance Corporation
B. Film Finance Corporation
C. Federation of Football Council
D. None of the above

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Question 118

When and where was basketball introduced in Olympics as a medal event?

A. 1992 at Barcilona
B. 1928 at Paris
C. 1936 at Berlin
D. 1900 at Athens

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Question 119

Venturi tube is used for

A. measuring intensity of earthquakes
B. measuring specific gravity
C. measuring density
D. measuring flow of a fluid

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Question 120

What is the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)?

A. Group of 53 former colonies of Britain
B. Group of 12 former republics of dissolved USSR
C. Group of 10 Latin America countries
D. Group of Islamic countries in Saudi Arabia region

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Question 121

The Enron project is a

A. atomic power project
B. hydro-electric project
C. thermal power project
D. gas-fired power project

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Question 122

The largest cantilever bridge of India is

A. Howrah Bridge
B. Mahatama Gandhi Setu
C. Chambal Bridge
D. None of the above

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Question 123

WTO, (World Trade Organization), WHO, (World Health Organization) and IDA (International Development Association) are ___ of General Assembly (UNO).

A. principal organs
B. other United Nations Organs
C. specialized agencies and other autonomous organization
D. they are independent agencies and not a part of UNO

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Question 124

The largest airport in the world is

A. Palam Airport
B. Indira Gandhi International Airport
C. Cochin International Airport
D. King Khalid International Airport

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Question 125

Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because

A. the infrared light kills bacteria in the body
B. resistance power increases
C. the pigment cells in the skin get stimulated and produce a healthy tan
D. the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D

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Question 126

The 2003 Right Livelihood Honorary Award honors ____, when the jury recognizes "for his steadfast work over many years for a world free of nuclear weapons".

A. New Zealand's former Prime Minister David Lange
B. Martin Green (Australia)
C. Martin Almada (Australia)
D. None of the above

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Question 127

The only Indian woman who become President of the World Health Organisation so far is/was

A. Smt. Kamala Devi Chattopadhyaya
B. Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur
C. Smt. Vijayalakshmi Pandit
D. Dr. Sushila Nayar

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Question 128

Which body of UNO gives advisory opinion on legal matters to the bodies and special agencies of the UNO?

A. The Security Council
B. International Court of Justice
C. Trusteeship Council
D. Secretariat

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Question 129

Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for

A. his long standing efforts to end the impunity of dictators
B. his indefatigable work for the promotion of solar energy worldwide
C. showing that organic agriculture is a key to both environmental sustainability and food security
D. None of the above

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Question 130

Which company manufactures low and high power communication equipment like radius for the use of defense services and paramilitary organisations?

A. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
B. God Shipyard Limited (GSL)
C. Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL)
D. None of the above

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Question 131

Of the following foods, which one is the best source of protein?

A. Butter
B. Fish
C. Lettuce
D. Milk

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Question 132

The first women to climb Mt. Everest was

A. Karoline Mikkelson
B. Junko Taibei
C. Valentina Tereshkova
D. None of the above

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Question 133

Lal Bahadur Shastri

A. succeeded Pandit Nehru as the second Prime Minister of India
B. signed the Tashkent Agreement with Ayub Khan for a ceasefire between India and Pakistan
C. is also known as “Man of Peace”
D. All of the above

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Question 134

The trophies and cups awarded for cricket are

A. McDowell's Challenge cup and World cup
B. Federation cup
C. Moin-ud-Dowla cup and B. C. Gupta cup
D. None of the above

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Question 135

When did Afghanistan ends monarchy and became a republic?

A. 1949
B. 1973
C. 1965
D. 2000

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Question 136

The National Convention framed the new Republican constitution of France in 1795, according to which

A. the executive authority of the state was vested in a committee of five directors, called the Directo
B. a bicameral legislature was established
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 137

The height of the net in the center of the tennis court is

A. 2 feet 10 inches
B. 2 feet 11 inches
C. 2 feet 1 inch
D. 3 feet 6 inches

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Question 138

The major minerals found in Uttar Pradesh are

A. copper and graphite
B. limestone and dolomite
C. rock phosphate and dolomite
D. None of the above

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Question 139

Which body of UNO carries on the function of the UNO with regard to international, economic, social, cultural, education, wealth and related matters?

A. General Assembly
B. Security Council
C. The Economic and Social Council
D. Trusteeship Council

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Question 140

For galvanizing iron which of the following metals is used?

A. Aluminium
B. Copper
C. Lead
D. Zinc

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Question 141

Dumping is

A. selling of goods abroad at a price well below the production cost at the home market price
B. the process by which the supply of a manufacture's product remains low in the domestic market, which batches him better price
C. prohibited by regulations of GATT
D. All of the above

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Question 142

What is the purpose of OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)?

A. Sustained economic growth
B. Employment
C. Higher standards of living
D. All of the above

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Question 143

"Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it." This was advocated by

A. Lala LajPat Rai
B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Sardar Patel

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Question 144

Reproductive cells in human beings are produced

A. in greater numbers for a longer period of time in the male
B. in equal number in both sexes
C. for a longer period in the female than in male
D. in greater numbers by the female than by the male

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Question 145

East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of

A. Asia
B. Africa
C. Europe
D. South America

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Question 146

Pakistan left the Commonwealth in 1972, but rejoined as 49th member of the Commonwealth in

A. 1989
B. 1991
C. 1996
D. 2000

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Question 147

The temporary suspension of hostilities by mutual consent in order to stout a peace negotiation is called

A. arbitration
B. asylum
C. armistice
D. apartheid

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Question 148

The committee of the Norwegian Parliament awards the prize for

A. peace
B. economics
C. literature
D. medicine

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Question 149

The agreement according to which the UK, the USA and the former USSR cannot assist other countries in acquiring technology to develop nuclear weapons, is known as

A. Izmir Treaty
B. Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT)
C. both (A) and (B)
D. None of the above

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Question 150

Lala Lajpat Rai is also known as

A. Sher-e-Punjab
B. Punjab Kesari
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 151

In which of the followings places was the last Winter Olympics Games held?

A. Lillehammer
B. Albertville
C. Salt Lake City (USA)
D. Vancouver

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Question 152

The headquarter of Asian Development Bank is located in which of the following cities

A. Jakarta
B. Singapore
C. Bangkok
D. Manila

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Question 153

The headquarter of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are situated at

A. Paris
B. Geneva
C. Rome
D. Vienna

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Question 154

For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is

A. kaleidoscope
B. periscope
C. spectroscope
D. telescope

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Question 155

The telescope is used for viewing

A. distant objects
B. near objects
C. small objects
D. living cells

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Question 156

The sacred place for Buddhists is

A. Lumbini (Nepal) where Buddha was born
B. Bodh Gaya (Bihar) where Buddha received enlightenment
C. Kusinagara (UP) where Buddha attained Nirvana
D. All of the above

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Question 157

INS Agrani (Petty Officers' School) is situated at

A. Lonavla
B. Coimbatore
C. Mumbai
D. Jamnagar

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Question 158

The first development flight of SLV-3 took place on

A. May 31, 1981
B. April 17, 1983
C. December 28, 1995
D. December 21, 1999

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Question 159

Frederick Sanger is a twice recipient of the Nobel Prize for

A. Physics in 1956 and 1972
B. Chemistry in 1958 and 1980
C. Physics in 1903 and Chemistry in 1911
D. Chemistry in 1954 and Peace in 1962

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Question 160

The first batch of women pilots was commissioned on

A. August 20, 1993
B. December 17, 1994
C. January 12, 1988
D. None of the above

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Question 161

When the Aryans advanced towards India reaching the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers? It was the time of rise of Ganges Civilization.

A. 2200 BC
B. 1200 BC
C. 2000 BC
D. 1500 BC

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Question 162

The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) was established on

A. April 4, 1949
B. September 1, 1966
C. December 12, 1990
D. January 20, 1950

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Question 163

Ecology deals with

A. Birds
B. Cell formation
C. Relation between organisms and their environment
D. Tissues

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Question 164

What is the covered area of Gujarat state?

A. 3,702 sq. km
B. 1,35,100 sq. km
C. 1,96,024 sq. km
D. 94,163 sq. km

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Question 165

The Newspaper Paravada is taken out in

A. London
B. Beijing
C. Jakarta
D. Moscow

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Question 166

What is the literacy rate of Punjab?

A. 63.615 per cent
B. 61.03 per cent
C. 69.95 per cent
D. 65.07 per cent

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Question 167

When was slavery abolished in Britain?

A. 1830
B. 1837
C. 1843
D. 1833

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Question 168

Which of the following are the important sects of Islam?

A. Catholics and Protestants
B. Sunnis and Shias
C. Mahayana and Hinayan
D. None of the above

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Question 169

Federation Cup, World Cup, Allywyn International Trophy and Challenge Cup are awarded to winners of

A. Tennis
B. Volleyball
C. Basketball
D. Cricket

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Question 170

The member states of European Union are

A. Belgium, Denmark, France and Greece
B. The Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy
C. Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, UK
D. All of the above

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Question 171

Headquarters of UNO are situated at

A. New York, USA
B. Hague (Netherlands)
C. Geneva
D. Paris

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Question 172

Which of the following UN agencies has its headquarters at Paris?

A. UNESCO
B. ILO
C. FAO
D. IMO

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Question 173

India's first Technicolor film ____ in the early 1950s was produced by ____

A. Mirza Ghalib', Sohrab Modi
B. Mirza Ghalib', Munshi Premchand
C. Jhansi Ki Rani', Sir Syed Ahmed
D. Jhansi Ki Rani', Sohrab Modi

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Question 174

The news agency Reuters belongs to which of the following country?

A. Palestine
B. Yugoslavia
C. Vietnam
D. UK

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Question 175

Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

A. India
B. Fiji
C. UK
D. USA

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Question 176

Which continent has maximum per capita land?

A. America
B. Australia
C. Africa
D. Europe

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Question 177

India has been represented as a non-permanent member of the Security Council (UNO) during

A. 1972-73
B. 1984-85
C. 1991-92
D. All of the above

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Question 178

The best way to tackle local environmental problems is to

A. use the local administrative machinery
B. implement environmental laws strictly
C. leave it to the local public to decide
D. provide environmental education to the local people and create awareness

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Question 179

Fa-Hien was

A. the first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya
B. the discoverer of Puerto Rico and Jamaica
C. the first Buddhist pilgrim of India to visit China
D. None of the above

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Question 180

Which Bank has the maximum number of branches?

A. ICICI Bank
B. HDFC Bank
C. State Bank of India
D. State Bank of Patiala

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Question 181

Nuclear power is ____ thermal power.

A. cheaper than
B. costlier than
C. equal in amount
D. they cannot be related

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Question 182

How many non-permanent Security Council (UNO) members are from Afro-Asian countries?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 5
D. 15

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Question 183

The process of revival of learning that swept across Europe in 15th and 16th centuries is called

A. feudalisam
B. crusade
C. renaissance
D. communism

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Question 184

What is the moto of the National Cadet Corps (NCC)?

A. Veerta aur Vivek
B. Bharat Mata Ki Jai
C. Vayam Rakshaamah
D. Ekta aur Anushasan

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Question 185

Thomas Cup is associated with

A. badminton
B. billiards
C. lawn tennis
D. table tennis

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Question 186

To prevent loss of weight plants reduce transpiration by

A. shedding of leaves
B. reducing the size of leaves
C. developing hair around stomata
D. All of the above

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Question 187

When does Russia celebrates its Independence Day?

A. 14th November
B. 8th October
C. 9th August
D. 12th June

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Question 188

The helicopter fleet of Air Force consists of

A. Chetak
B. Cheetah
C. MI-8s, MI-17s, MI-26
D. All of the above

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Question 189

When and where was hockey introduced for women in Olympics?

A. 1908 at London
B. 1980 at Moscow
C. 1936 at Berlin
D. 1924 at Paris

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Question 190

When does the Indonesian settlement in the Malay Peninsula took place?

A. 2400 BC
B. 2300 BC
C. 2200 BC
D. 2100 BC

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Question 191

Which amongst the following has the lowest metabolic rate of oxygen consumption (mm3/g hour)?

A. Dog
B. Elephant
C. Horse
D. Man

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Question 192

The Territorial Army was established in

A. 1962
B. 1948
C. 1920
D. 1953

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Question 193

Socrates was the wisest man of the ancient world and developed the method of enquiry and instruction, belonged to

A. Greece
B. Athens
C. France
D. China

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Question 194

Presently known as the European Union, the EEC was established in

A. 1957
B. 1958
C. 1959
D. 1960

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Question 195

Until December 1991 ____ were integral parts of the USSR & not independent countries, but had separate UN memberships.

A. Belarus and Ukraine
B. Czech Republic and Slovakia
C. Tonga and Nauru
D. None of the above

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Question 196

The number of principal organs of the United Nation is

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

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Question 197

Recession is

A. slowing down of economic activity over a limited period
B. period that results from accumulation of unsold goods, owing to fall in demand
C. period during which unemployment may rise and demand and output may fall, leading to slump in trade
D. All of the above

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Question 198

Zawar (Rajasthan) is famous for

A. ship manufacturing
B. zinc mines
C. salt
D. major port

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Question 199

Which of the following causes Poliomyelitis?

A. Dengue virus
B. Enterovirus
C. Mumps virus
D. Rhabdovirus

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Question 200

Jaspal Rana is associated with which of the following games?

A. Swimming
B. Archery
C. Shooting
D. Weightlifting

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Question 201

The objective of India's space programme was

A. mass communication and education via satellite
B. survey and management of natural resources
C. development of indigenous satellites and satellite launch vehicles
D. All of the above

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Question 202

The last Hindu king whose party succeeded in establishing "Hindu Swaraj" was

A. Akbar, the Great
B. Chhatrapati Shivaji
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Bahadurshah Zafar Khan

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Question 203

Jeevan Rekha (Life line) express is

A. first hospital on wheels in the world
B. first railway express
C. oldest train
D. None of the above

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Question 204

Where is the permanent secretariat of the SAARC?

A. Kathmandu
B. New Delhi
C. Islamabad
D. Colombo

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Question 205

Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, was assassinated in

A. 1961
B. 1971
C. 1981
D. 1991

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Question 206

What is the population density of Andhra Pradesh?

A. 275/sq km
B. 13/sq km
C. 340/sq km
D. 154/sq km

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Question 207

When was Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci?

A. 1431 AD
B. 1492 AD
C. 1504 AD
D. 1556 AD

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Question 208

The name of Ronaldinho is associated with the game of

A. football
B. hockey
C. gymnastics
D. badminton

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Question 209

The scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun was

A. Newton
B. Dalton
C. Copernicus
D. Einstein

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Question 210

The range of R.B.C to W.B.C in the human body is

A. 15 : 500
B. 10 : 500
C. 5 : 500
D. 1 : 500

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Question 211

Sulphur is not present in

A. coal
B. gypsum
C. iron pyrites
D. chlorapatite

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Question 212

What is the S.I. unit of temperature?

A. Kelvin
B. Celsius
C. Centigrade
D. Fahrenheit

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Question 213

When cream is separated from milk

A. the density of milk increases
B. the density of milk decreases
C. the density of milk remains unchanged
D. it becomes more viscous

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Question 214

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is located in

A. Dehradun
B. Darjeeling
C. Uttarkashi
D. Shillong

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Question 215

Which is the state with largest urban population?

A. West Bengal
B. Maharashtra
C. Kerala
D. Goa

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Question 216

The Indian space programme began in

A. 1961
B. 1962
C. 1965
D. 1969

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Question 217

GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) is

A. international agreement signed in 1947 between non-communist nations with the object of encouraging
B. agreement which seeks to achieve its aim by arranging and encouraging bargaining with trade concession
C. Both option A and B
D. None of the above

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Question 218

The Sports Authority of India was registered as a society in

A. 1982
B. 1983
C. 1984
D. 1985

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Question 219

The command from a superior officer or a judge to a subordinate right given to a person to act in the name of another, is

A. Mandamus
B. Modvat
C. Manifesto
D. Mandate

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Question 220

Uttar Pradesh is surrounded by ___ in north

A. Nepal
B. Uttarakhand
C. Haryana and Delhi
D. Rajasthan

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Question 221

Olympic creed and oath was composed by ____ the founder of modern Olympics.

A. Rev Father Didon
B. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
C. Norman Pitchard
D. None of the above

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Question 222

The site of the third oldest civilisation after the Sumerian and Egyption, Mohenjo-daro, was built in

A. 2500 BC
B. 2500-2000 BC
C. 2300 BC
D. 2200 BC

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Question 223

When was table tennis introduced in Olympics?

A. 1896 at Athens
B. 1988 at Seoul
C. 1924 at Paris
D. 1924 at Seoul

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Question 224

The largest city of India is

A. New Delhi
B. Mumbai
C. Kolkata
D. Chennai

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Question 225

Pythagoras was first to ____ the universal validity of geometrical theorem.

A. give
B. both
C. prove
D. None of the above

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Question 226

The number of permanent members of the UN Security Council is

A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

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Question 227

Gravity setting chambers are used in industries to remove

A. SOx
B. NOx
C. suspended particulate matter
D. CO

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Question 228

In which of the following years, the membership of the Security Council was increased from 11 to 15 (under Article 23)?

A. 1960
B. 1965
C. 1972
D. 1975

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Question 229

The main objectives of the UN are

A. to maintain peace and security in the world
B. to develop friendly relations among nations
C. to work together to remove poverty, disease and illiteracy and encourage respect for each other's rights of basic freedom.
D. All of the above

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Question 230

When did first test tube baby - Louise Brown born?

A. 1939
B. 1958
C. 1981
D. 1978

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Question 231

Radioactive substances can be produced readily in

A. a transistor
B. an atomic pile
C. an electron gun
D. a Wilson cloud chamber

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Question 232

Guwahati High Court is the judicature of

A. Nagaland
B. Arunachal Pradesh
C. Assam
D. All of the above

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Question 233

K.S. Ranjit Singhji was

A. first Bar-at-law
B. first Air Marshal
C. first Indian test cricketer
D. first Field Marshal

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Question 234

The normal threshold of hearing is around

A. 60-80 db
B. 45-60 db
C. 100-120 db
D. 25-45 db

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Question 235

The main reserves of phosphorus in the biosphere is in the

A. hydrosphere
B. troposphere
C. lithosphere
D. atmosphere

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Question 236

The UN Flag is made up of

A. the white UN Emblem is super-imposed on a light blue background
B. the red UN Emblem is super-imposed on white background
C. the light blue UN Emblem is super-imposed on white background
D. None of the above

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Question 237

The theory of inheritance of acquired character was propounded by

A. Charles Darwin
B. Gregor Mendel
C. J.B. Lamarck
D. Weismann

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Question 238

To which country did the first Secretary-General of the UN belong?

A. Austria
B. Sweden
C. Burma
D. Norway

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Question 239

Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) was established in

A. 1958
B. 1964
C. 1973
D. 1988

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Question 240

Ms. Medha Patkar is associated with the

A. Tehri project
B. Enron project
C. Sardar Sarovar project
D. Dabhol project

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Question 241

Which city has become the first city in India to implement the Drink from tap project?

A. Delhi
B. Mumbai
C. Puri
D. Bangalore

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Question 242

Golden Temple, Amritsar is India's

A. largest Gurdwara
B. oldest Gurudwara
C. Both option A and B are correct
D. None of the above

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Question 243

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was created in

A. 1945
B. 1947
C. 1949
D. 1951

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Question 244

The third crusade was led by

A. Richard I of England
B. Fredrick Barbarossa of Germany
C. Philip II of France
D. All of the above

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Question 245

Grey Revolution is associated with:

A. Orange
B. Sand
C. Wool
D. Coal

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Question 246

For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are

A. 27 m x 16 m
B. 28 m x 15 m
C. 26 m x 14 m
D. 28 m x 16 m

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Question 247

The increased use of groundwater for irrigation purposes has led to

A. salinization
B. lowering of the water table
C. water logging
D. All of the above

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Question 248

Richter scale is used for measuring

A. density of liquid
B. humidity of air
C. velocity of wind
D. intensity of earthquakes

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Question 249

The date of operation of first open heart surgery in India was

A. February 15, 1961
B. August 12, 1991
C. June 20, 1990
D. January 11, 1985

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Question 250

The headquarter of BSF(India) is at

A. Chennai
B. Kolkata
C. New Delhi
D. Mumbai

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Question 251

The term butterfly is associated with

A. kabaddi
B. swimming
C. boxing
D. wrestling

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Question 252

The element of an electric stove made

A. invar
B. copper
C. magnalium
D. nicrome

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Question 253

When did Yuri Alekseyevich Gagaris of Russia, the first man to reach space, reached space?

A. 1960
B. 1961
C. 1962
D. 1963

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Question 254

Value Added Tax (VAT) is

A. indirect tax levied at each stage of production and distribution, from the primary produce to the re
B. tax calculated on the selling price, but in declaring the liability to the government, the seller is
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 255

Which industries are common in Andhra Pradesh?

A. Cement and paper
B. Asbestos and units of HMT, BHEL
C. Hindustan Shipyard and Bharat Dynamics Limited
D. All of the above

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Question 256

The electron was first identified by

A. J. Kepler
B. D. Rutherford
C. J. J. Thompson
D. James Chadwick

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Question 257

The national museum is located at

A. Mumbai
B. Lucknow
C. New Delhi
D. Pune

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Question 258

The control commend of Army is located at

A. Mhow
B. Udaypur
C. Lucknow
D. Kanpur

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Question 259

Which is the oldest paramilitary force in the country?

A. Border Security Force (BSF)
B. Assam Rifles
C. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
D. Coast Guard

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Question 260

Modern Indo-Aryan languages are based on an ancient language called

A. Hindi
B. Sanskrit
C. Kannada
D. Tamil

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Question 261

Unofficial, and usually illegal, system of providing people with more then their share of goods and services where their prices are controlled, is called

A. black money
B. blue chip
C. black market
D. black economy

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Question 262

In 1945, fifty nations met to phrase the basic charter for a world organization which would "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war". This conference took place at

A. Yalta
B. London
C. San Francisco
D. Dumbarton Oaks

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Question 263

The company that has acquired interest in different industries by taking over or merging with other companies, is called

A. collateral
B. coalition
C. conglomerate
D. None of the above

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Question 264

Numismatics is the study of

A. coins
B. numbers
C. stamps
D. space

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Question 265

When did Margaret Thatcher became the first women Prime Minister of Britain?

A. 1998
B. 1989
C. 1979
D. 1800

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Question 266

The market condition when goods and services are not freely available and thus the prices are relatively high is called

A. rights issue
B. sinking fund
C. seller's market
D. recession

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Question 267

Which of the following acts as a resistance against in the body?

A. Carbohydrates
B. Red corpuscles
C. Vitamins
D. White corpuscles

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Question 268

The headquarter of a few agencies related to the UN are located in Vienna, which is in

A. Belgium
B. Austria
C. Denmark
D. Sweden

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Question 269

To which of the following country Olympic Airways belong?

A. France
B. Greece
C. Hong Kong
D. Indonesia

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Question 270

Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on ____ and World War I ended

A. May 30, 1918
B. February 15, 1918
C. November 11, 1918
D. January 19, 1918

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Question 271

The longest rail line of the world, Trans-Siberian line, is in

A. Russia
B. China
C. USA
D. India

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Question 272

What is the population of Assam?

A. 140/sq km
B. 340/sq km
C. 240/sq km
D. None of the above

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Question 273

First China War was fought between

A. China and Egypt
B. China and Greek
C. China and Britain
D. China and France

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Question 274

Dumping is

A. selling of goods abroad at a price well below the production cost at the home market price
B. the process by which the supply of a manufacture's product remains low in the domestic market, which
C. prohibited by regulations of GATT
D. All of the above

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Question 275

The Secretary-General is required to submit an annual report on the work of the UN to

A. the General Assembly
B. the Security Council
C. the Trusteeship Council
D. All of the above simultaneously

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Question 276

Garampani sanctuary is located at

A. Gangtok, Sikkim
B. Kohima, Nagaland
C. Diphu, Assam
D. Junagarh, Gujarat

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Question 277

Nalanda is located at

A. Gujarat
B. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
C. Near Patna, Bihar
D. Near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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Question 278

Robert Koch worked on

A. diabetes
B. malaria
C. cholera
D. tuberculosis

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Question 279

The main objective of the Department of Atomic Energy is

A. to generate safe, economic electrical power from nuclear energy
B. to built research reactors and to utilize the radioisotopes
C. to encourage technology transfer and interaction with industry for industrial & social development
D. None of the above

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Question 280

Penicillin is widely used as

A. an antiseptic
B. an insecticide
C. an antibiotic
D. a disinfectant

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Question 281

How many medals came into the account of India during the 2002 Commonwealth Games at Manchester?

A. 24
B. 16
C. 32
D. 69

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Question 282

Which industries are found in Goa?

A. Mining and various small-scale industries like manufacturing soaps, paper and so on
B. steel and cement industries
C. Oil refineries
D. None of the above

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Question 283

India's first satellite is named after

A. Aryabhatta
B. Bhaskara II
C. Bhaskara I
D. Barahmihir

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Question 284

Mahabaleshwar is located in

A. Maharashtra
B. Rajasthan
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Himachal Pradesh

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Question 285

The reaction which converts sugar solution into alcohol is an example of

A. saponification
B. hydrogenation
C. fermentation
D. hydrolysis

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Question 286

Fathometer is used to measure

A. Rainfall
B. Ocean depth
C. Sound intensity
D. Earthquakes

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Question 287

The countries that had maintained research stations in Antarctica under Antarctic Trade are

A. Chili, France and Japan
B. Argentina, Australia, Belgium and South Africa
C. New Zealand, Norway, the former USSR, the UK and the USA
D. All of the above

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Question 288

Missile 'prithivi' aims

A. to test the performance of an indigenously built heat-shield
B. to hit target without the help of the Air Forces
C. to defend a large installations like oil-fields etc. against enemy attacks
D. None of the above

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Question 289

The headquarter of the Warsaw Treaty Organization were at

A. Berlin
B. Prague
C. Moscow
D. Warsaw

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Question 290

The important industries of Assam are

A. tea processing, oil refineries and coal
B. silk and plywood
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 291

Entomology is the science that studies

A. The origin and history of technical and scientific terms
B. Behavior of human beings
C. Insects
D. The formation of rocks

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Question 292

Sir Thomas Fearnley Cup is awarded to

A. amateur athlete, not necessarily an Olympian
B. National Olympic Committee for outstanding work
C. a club or a local sport association for remarkable achievements
D. None of the above

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Question 293

What is the measurement of the volleyball court?

A. 5 m x 4 m divided into two parts by a net
B. 8 m x 7 m divided into two parts by a net
C. 18 m x 9 m divided into two parts by a net
D. 12 m x 11 m divided into two parts by a net

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Question 294

Magsaysay awards are named after Ramon Magsaysay, ____ who was known for his land reform programme to defuse communist insurgency.

A. President of the Philippines
B. President of the Spain
C. President of the Scotland
D. President of the Malaysia

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Question 295

Which is the biggest literary award of Britain?

A. David Cohen Award
B. Kalinya Award
C. Owen Global Prize
D. Golden Bear Award

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Question 296

Soil is formed from the parent rock material by

A. chemical decomposition
B. physical decomposition
C. biological decomposition
D. All of the above

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Question 297

First Afghan War took place in

A. 1839
B. 1848
C. 1843
D. 1833

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Question 298

Why the Indus valley culture called Harappan culture?

A. The first discovery comes from Harappa
B. It was first discovery by a person called Harappa
C. Harappa is the biggest site discovered so far
D. Most of the valuable remains have come from Harappa

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Question 299

The transport fleet of Air Force consists of

A. IL-765
B. Boeing-731
C. AN-352
D. All of the above

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Question 300

On August 1, 2003, the total strength of India's armed forces approximate to

A. 13,92,000
B. 10,92,000
C. 71500
D. 1,32,000

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Question 301

The motto of UNO is :

A. It's your world!
B. Life for All!
C. Peace!
D. Love and Peace!

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Question 302

Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?

A. Gen. K.M. Cariappa
B. Gen. Maharaja Rajendra Singhji
C. Vice-Admiral R.D. Katari
D. None of the above

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Question 303

The parts of the Mahabharata which include Bhagawad Gita, is

A. more than 100 years old
B. more than 2500 years old
C. more than 1500 years old
D. None of the above

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Question 304

The headquarter of 'Assam Rifles' at

A. Kohima
B. Shillong
C. Aizawl
D. Dispur

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Question 305

How many Lok Sabha seats belong to Rajasthan?

A. 33
B. 25
C. 31
D. 18

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Question 306

The normal term of office for which the President and Vice-President of the International Court of Justice are elected is

A. three years
B. five years
C. seven years
D. nine years

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Question 307

Yelena Isinbayeva is associated with which of the following games/sports?

A. Tennis
B. Pole vault
C. Boxing
D. Weightlifting

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Question 308

The headquarter of United Nations Fund for Programmes Population Activities (UNFA) are at

A. London
B. Washington
C. New York
D. Rome

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Question 309

What is Bhakti movement?

A. It is a social and religious movement form about AD 500 to 1600
B. It is the movement that influenced the developed of regional language because it emphasised people's
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 310

Vijayalakshmi Pandit was

A. the first women minister of an Indian state (UP)
B. the first women to become president of the UN General Assembly
C. the first Indian women Ambassador to Moscow
D. All of the above

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Question 311

The main purpose of ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) is

A. to provide collective defence and economic cooperation
B. to maintain higher standards of living among member nations
C. to accelerate economic progress and maintain economic stability
D. None of the above

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Question 312

The college of Military Engineering is situated at

A. Mhow
B. Kirkee (Pune)
C. Dehradun
D. Chennai

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Question 313

In which of the following organs of human body does maximum absorption of food take place?

A. Gullet
B. Large intestine
C. Small intestine
D. Stomach

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Question 314

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at

A. Darjeeling
B. Dehradun
C. Marmago
D. Dispur

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Question 315

India's first nuclear blast at Pokhran in Rajasthan took place in

A. 1984
B. 1974
C. 1964
D. 1954

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Question 316

Most commonly used bleaching agent is

A. alcohol
B. carbon dioxide
C. chlorine
D. sodium chloride

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Question 317

Mina is the tribe of

A. Tripura
B. Sikkim
C. Rajasthan
D. Nagaland, Assam

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Question 318

Modern football is said to have evolved from

A. England
B. India
C. France
D. Spain

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Question 319

Where did the three leaders, F.D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, meet in 1943 and agreed on the need for maintaining international peace?

A. Moscow
B. San Francisco
C. Teheran
D. Washington D.C.

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Question 320

The battle tanks designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization in collaboration with Heavy Vehicles Factory and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited are

A. Arjun
B. Vijayanta
C. T-55 and T-72
D. All of the above

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Question 321

Coal mines in Jharkhand are located at:

A. Jharia
B. Jamshedpur
C. Ranchi
D. Lohardanga

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Question 322

The number of sovereign countries who are members of the United Nations, is

A. 180
B. 182
C. 183
D. 193

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Question 323

Number of commands of Air Force are

A. five
B. six
C. seven
D. eight

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Question 324

What is the range of missile 'Akash'?

A. 4 km
B. 25 km
C. 500 m to 9 km
D. 150 km

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Question 325

The term used to describe a sudden fall of a government, brought about by illegal force is called

A. credit squeeze
B. loup de' etat
C. deficit financing
D. deflation

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Question 326

In which of the following team events India got a Gold Medal at the 2002 Asian Games?

A. Kabaddi
B. Hockey
C. 4 x 200 m Relay
D. 4 x 100 m Relay

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Question 327

The Prize that is awarded every two years to people who have worded for "Freedom of speech", is

A. Plame Prize
B. UNEOSCO Prize for Tolerance
C. Unesco Peace Award
D. Monismanien Swedish

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Question 328

The General Assembly meets every year in regular sessions which begin on

A. first Monday in March every year
B. fourth Monday in September every year
C. third Tuesday in September every year
D. Second Tuesday in March every year

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Question 329

Which of the following cities of Maharashtra have airports?

A. Mumbai and Nagpur
B. Pune and Manmad
C. Sholapur and Akola
D. All of the above

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Question 330

DRDL stands for

A. Defence Research and Development Laboratary
B. Department of Research and Development Laboratory
C. Differential Research and Documentation Laboratary
D. None of the above

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Question 331

Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of

A. Africa
B. Australia
C. Europe
D. Asia

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Question 332

The member of SEATO (South-East Asia Treaty Organisation) are

A. Australia, France, New Zealand
B. Philippines, Thailand
C. UK and USA
D. All of the above

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Question 333

When a moving bus stops suddenly, the passenger are pushed forward because of the

A. friction between the earth and the bus
B. friction between the passengers and the earth
C. inertia of the passengers
D. inertia of the bus

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Question 334

The headquarter of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are at

A. Algiers
B. Lagos
C. Kuwait
D. Vienna

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Question 335

The first meeting of the UN General Assembly was held in which of the following cities?

A. London
B. New York
C. Teheran
D. San Francisco

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Question 336

Of the blood groups A, B, AB and O, which one is transfused into a person whose blood group is A?

A. Group A only
B. Group B only
C. Group A and O
D. Group AB only

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Question 337

Which Academy promotes and develops literature in all the 22 languages of India?

A. Sahitya Academy
B. Sangeet Natak Academy
C. Lalit Kala Academy
D. None of the above

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Question 338

When was Ranasingha Premadasa, President of Sri Lanka, assassinated?

A. 1963
B. 1973
C. 1983
D. 1993

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Question 339

When did Hitler became President of Germany?

A. 1934
B. 1935
C. 1936
D. 1937

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Question 340

Velocity of wind is measured by

A. speedometer
B. tachometer
C. anemometer
D. audiometer

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Question 341

Microphone is used to convert

A. sound waves into electrical energy
B. sound waves into light rays
C. electrical energy into sound waves
D. sound waves into magnetic currents

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Question 342

The term used in billiards are

A. blocking, held ball, holding, jump ball, pivot
B. target, field, flight, ballsege
C. auxiliary point system, rabbit punch, break, cut
D. blank line, break, bolting, cannon, cue, hazard, in-oft

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Question 343

The term used when a member of a legislature leaves his party on whose ticket he was elected to join the ruling party or the opposition, is called

A. floor crossing
B. fourth estate
C. fifth column
D. free ports

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Question 344

When light passes from air into glass it experiences change of

A. frequency and wavelength
B. frequency and speed
C. wavelength and speed
D. frequency, wavelength and speed

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Question 345

Hamid Karzai was chosen president of Afghanistan in

A. 2000
B. 2001
C. 2002
D. 2003

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Question 346

When did US solar system probe Voyager-two discovered six new moons of the planet Uranus?

A. 1986
B. 1916
C. 1946
D. 1966

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Question 347

The UN charter was finalized at ___ and become effective on ___ .

A. San Francisco, 24th October, 1945
B. Dumbarton Oaks, 5th March, 1944
C. Yalta, 2nd February, 1945
D. Teheran, 24th October, 1943

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Question 348

Where did last world cup soccer tournament took place (2010)?

A. Japan and South Korea
B. France
C. South Africa
D. West Germany

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Question 349

Shankracharya was the founder of

A. Jainism
B. Buddhism
C. Arya Samaj
D. Advaitic philosophy

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Question 350

Who amongst the following had called Rabindranath Tagore as THE GREAT SENTINEL?

A. Abul Kalam Azad
B. Mahatma Gandhi
C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D. Subhash Chandra Bose

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Question 351

The term hit wicket in cricket refers to

A. when the bowler bowls out three batsman with three successive balls
B. when the batsman intercepts the ball with his leg or any part of his body between the wicket
C. when the batsman, while hitting the ball, strikes his own wicket with his bat or body and is declared out
D. None of the above

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Question 352

Hybridization is

A. decayed vegetable matter
B. a process of tilling the land
C. cross-fertilization between two varieties
D. downward movement of water through soil

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Question 353

What is the role of WTO (World Trade Organisation)?

A. To settle trade disputes between nations
B. To widen the principal of free trade to sectors such as services and agriculture
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 354

The chief administrative office of the UNO, which co-ordinates and supervises the activities of the UNO, is

A. the International court of justice
B. the General Assembly
C. the secretariat
D. the Trusteeship council

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Question 355

The first Asian Games were held in 1951 at

A. New Delhi, India
B. Manila, Philippines
C. Tokyo, Japan
D. Jakarata, Indonesia

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Question 356

Philology is the

A. study of bones
B. study of muscles
C. study of architecture
D. science of languages

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Question 357

National Botanical Research Institute is located at

A. New Delhi
B. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
C. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
D. Bangalore (Karnataka)

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Question 358

What is the language mostly used in Madhya Pradesh?

A. Hindi
B. Marathi
C. English
D. Malayalam

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Question 359

The ozone layer is being destroyed by chlorofluorocarbons. In this regard which do you consider as the most harmful?

A. Carbon atom
B. Chlorine atom
C. Fluorine atom
D. The entire compound

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Question 360

Which is the sacred text of Hinduism?

A. The Vedas
B. The Bhagavad Gita
C. The epics of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana
D. All of the above

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Question 361

The first chairman of the Africa fund committee was

A. Late Rajiv Gandhi
B. Late Indira Gandhi
C. Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
D. None of the above

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Question 362

What is the density of population in Chandigarh?

A. 7,902/sq. km
B. 1,008/sq. km
C. 5,512/sq. km
D. 2,669/sq. km

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Question 363

Vitamin B12 is most useful for combating

A. anemia
B. goitre
C. night blindness
D. rickets

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Question 364

Human Rights Day is on

A. 24 February
B. 10 December
C. 15 May
D. 21 July

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Question 365

The chief purpose of crop rotation is to check the loss of top soil

A. by weathering
B. by wind erosion
C. by water erosion
D. of its mineral content

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Question 366

The first NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) conference was held at

A. Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
B. Caire (Egypt)
C. Lusaka (Zambia)
D. Algeria (Algeria)

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Question 367

The main object of which of the following UN agency is to help the underdeveloped countries in the task of raising their living standards?

A. IMF
B. UNICEF
C. UNDP
D. IDA

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Question 368

Tansen was

A. a great exponent of Indian classical music
B. one of the nine gems in the court of Akbar
C. both (A) and (B)
D. None of the above

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Question 369

Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was

A. a German Physicist
B. devised temperature scale
C. developed the mercury thermometer in 1714
D. All of the above

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Question 370

ICAO stands for

A. Indian Corporation of Agriculture Organization
B. Institute of Company of Accounts Organization
C. International Civil Aviation Organization
D. None of the above

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Question 371

The dance performed by women to invoke rain in Bihar is

A. Jata Jatin
B. Bihu
C. Purbi
D. Faguna or Fog

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Question 372

Rangaswamy Cup is associated with

A. Badminton
B. cricket
C. football
D. hockey

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Question 373

Which of the following act as a channel of transmission of blood to the heart in the human body?

A. Arteries
B. Muscle fibres
C. Nerves
D. Veins

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Question 374

If the plane of the earth's equator were not inclined to the plane of the earth's orbit

A. the year would be longer
B. the winters would be longer
C. the summers would be warmer
D. there would be no change of seasons

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Question 375

What is the literacy rate of Chhattisgarh?

A. 47.53 per cent
B. 65.18 per cent
C. 82.32 per cent
D. 60.91 per cent

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Question 376

The country, which was admitted to the membership of the United Nations in September 2002, is

A. Eritrea
B. East Timor
C. Andorra
D. Macedonia

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Question 377

Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes individually for

A. Peace Prize in 1954, Chemistry in 1962
B. Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962
C. Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962
D. Physics in 1954, Medicine in 1962

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Question 378

The ancient Olympics Games came to a sudden end when the Roman Emperor Theodosius banned them as paper manifestations. The modern Olympic Games were received after a lapse of nearly

A. ten centuries
B. twelve centuries
C. fifteen centuries
D. eighteen centuries

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Question 379

When and where athletics introduced in the Olympics?

A. 1896 at Athens
B. 1900 at Paris
C. 1992 at Barcelona
D. 1995 at Athens

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Question 380

The playground of baseball is known as

A. Court
B. Diamond
C. Ring
D. Pitch

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Question 381

When is Lal Bahadur Shastri's death anniversary?

A. January, 11
B. January, 20
C. January, 27
D. January, 31

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Question 382

The unit of current is

A. ohm
B. watt
C. ampere
D. None of the above

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Question 383

The battle tanks that have been modernized to keep pace with the latest technology development is

A. Arjun
B. T-55 and T-72
C. Vijayanta
D. All of the above

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Question 384

Which of the following are the native languages of Manipur?

A. Manipuri and English
B. Marathi and Hindi
C. Manipuri
D. None of the above

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Question 385

The first launch of the missile 'Trishul' was made in

A. February, 1988
B. May, 1989
C. June, 1990
D. September, 1995

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Question 386

The sacred place of the followers of Shintoism is

A. Central shrine of Ise (Central of Japan)
B. Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo
C. both are correct
D. None of the above

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Question 387

Economic goods are

A. all commodities that are limited in quantity as compared to their demand
B. Commodities that is available according to their demand
C. Commodities that is available more as compared to demand
D. None of the above

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Question 388

How much districts are there in Tamil Nadu?

A. 25
B. 28
C. 30
D. 33

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Question 389

The prize winning title of Arundhati Roy for Booker's Prize in 1997 was

A. Amsterdam
B. The God of Small Things
C. Disgrace
D. Last Orders

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Question 390

The velocity of sound in air (under normal condition) is

A. 30 m/sec
B. 320 m/sec
C. 332 m/sec
D. 3,320 m/sec

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Question 391

What is the capital of Jharkhand?

A. Raipur
B. Dehradun
C. Ranchi
D. None of the above

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Question 392

Taoism is followed in

A. Japan
B. Iran and north-west India
C. China, Taiwan, Nauru, Brunei, Singapore and Vietnam
D. worldwide

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Question 393

Indian Institute of Petroleum is located at

A. Kolkata
B. Dehradun
C. New Delhi
D. Dhanbad

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Question 394

Durand Cup is associated with the game of

A. Volleyball
B. Football
C. Cricket
D. Hockey

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Question 395

The significance of the lotus symbol is

A. culture and civilisation
B. peace
C. justice
D. sign of mourning in protest

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Question 396

Euclid was

A. Greek mathematician
B. Contributor to the use of deductive principles of logic as the basis of geometry
C. Propounded the geometrical theorems
D. All of the above

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Question 397

How many Lok Sabha seats does Goa have?

A. 2
B. 5
C. 7
D. 11

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Question 398

Epsom (England) is the place associated with

A. Shooting
B. Horse racing
C. Polo
D. Snooker

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Question 399

The term of office of the UN Secretary-General is

A. three years
B. four years
C. five years
D. six years

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Question 400

During eleventh Antarctic Expedition in Nov. 1991/March 1992 ____ was installed.

A. SODAR (SOnic Detection And Ranging)
B. Second Permanent Station 'Maitree'
C. First permanent station 'Dakshin Gangotri'
D. None of the above

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Question 401

The ruling party of Singapore, where no opposition parties are allowed is called

A. People's Party
B. People's Action Party
C. Labour Party
D. Communist Party

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Question 402

The American General who led the revolt against the British and declared American independence was

A. George Washington
B. George Bush
C. Bill Clinton
D. None of the above

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Question 403

The basic cause of World War II was

A. an unjust Treaty of Versailles
B. rise of the Nazi Party in Germany
C. Japan's policy of expansion and imperialism of England and France
D. All of the above

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Question 404

The chief of Air Staff is assisted by

A. Vice-chief of the Air Staff
B. Deputy-chief of the Air Staff
C. Air Officer Incharge Administration
D. All of the above

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Question 405

Which day is " World Teachers Day"?

A. Sep 5
B. Oct 5
C. Nov 5
D. Dec 5

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Question 406

The headquarter of all the following international organization are based at Vienna, excepted

A. United Nations Industrial Development Organization
B. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
C. United Nations Development Programme
D. International Atomic Energy Agency

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Question 407

India's first ocean wave's energy project was launched in

A. 1981
B. 1991
C. 1995
D. 2000

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Question 408

Toxin is a poisonous substance produce by

A. some higher plants
B. certain animals
C. pathogenic bacteria
D. All of the above

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Question 409

Where is the Judicature of Orissa?

A. Bhubaneswar
B. Cuttack
C. Both
D. None of the above

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Question 410

Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in

A. increased height
B. retarded growth
C. weakening of bones
D. None of the above

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Question 411

The first recipient of Bharat Ratna award in 1954 was

A. S. Radhakrishnan
B. C. Rajagopalachari
C. C.V. Raman
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Question 412

The frequency of which of the following is the highest?

A. Micro waves
B. Radio waves
C. Gamma rays
D. Light waves

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Question 413

World's busiest airports by passenger traffic is

A. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, USA
B. Lhasa Airport, Tibet
C. King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
D. Chicago O' Hare International Airport, USA

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Question 414

The first attempt in printing was made in England by

A. William Caxton
B. James Watt
C. James Arkwright
D. Isaac Newton

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Question 415

What is the height of Nainital, Uttaranchal above sea level?

A. 7,500 ft above sea level
B. 3,500 ft above sea level
C. 7,168 ft above sea level
D. 6,400 ft above sea level

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Question 416

Of the UN Agencies, which one specifically aims at further economic development by encouraging productive private enterprise?

A. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
B. International Finance Corporation
C. International Monetary Fund
D. World Bank

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Question 417

First Afghan War took place in

A. 1839
B. 1843
C. 1833
D. 1848

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Question 418

The national sport of Canada is

A. tennis and cricket
B. lacrosse
C. judo
D. rugby and football

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Question 419

Lance Armstrong, a sportsperson of international repute, belongs to which of the following countries?

A. USA
B. Ukraine
C. Spain
D. Brazil

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Question 420

The prize given to individuals fighting for freedom, independence and dignity of people is

A. Simon Bolivai Prize
B. Golden Bear Award
C. David Cohen Award
D. Owen Global Award

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Question 421

UN General Assembly elects a President and how many Vice Presidents at the start of its each regular session?

A. Seven
B. Fifteen
C. Twenty one
D. Two

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Question 422

Jesus Christ was crucified in

A. 4 BC
B. 4 AD
C. 20 AD
D. 1 AD

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Question 423

India's tallest stone statue of the Jain sage Gomateswara is at

A. New Delhi
B. Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
C. Sravanabelagola, Karnataka
D. Mysore, Karnakata

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Question 424

In 1947, Algeria became politically unified with France but the 80 percent population revolted against French domination

A. Hindu
B. Muslim
C. Christian
D. Jain

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Question 425

When was Prophet Mohamed, the founder of Islam, born?

A. 420 AD
B. 570 AD
C. 868 AD
D. 1138 AD

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Question 426

Euclid was

A. Greek mathematician
B. Propounded the geometrical theorems
C. Contributor to the use of deductive principles of logic as the basis of geometry
D. All of the above

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Question 427

The UN charter was ratified in 1945 by

A. 25 nations
B. 29 nations
C. 33 nations
D. 37 nations

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Question 428

The General Assembly meets regularly

A. once a month
B. once a year
C. twice a year
D. after every three months

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Question 429

Vir Chakra (a medal) is made up of

A. bronze
B. gold gilt
C. standard silver
D. None of the above

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Question 430

World War II was fought between

A. Axis Power (Germany, Italy and Japan) against the Allies (Britain, USSR, USA, France)
B. Austria, Hungary, Turkey against France, USA, Japan
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 431

Satellite launching station is located at

A. Sriharikotta (Andhra Pradesh)
B. Salem (Tamilnadu)
C. Solapur (Maharashtra)
D. Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)

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Question 432

The last month of the Saka year is

A. Phalguna
B. Chaitra
C. Asadha
D. Pausa

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Question 433

The headquarter of Lalit Kala Academy is at

A. New Delhi
B. Chandigarh
C. Pune
D. Kolkata

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Question 434

The credit of developing the polio vaccine goes to

A. Jones Salk
B. Alb E. Sabin
C. J.L. Baird
D. J. Perkins

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Question 435

The language spoken in Sikkim are

A. Nepali, Hindi, Lepcha, Bhutani
B. Bengali, Tripuri
C. Marathi
D. Manipuri

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Question 436

Exposure to sunlight helps a person improve his health because

A. resistance power increases
B. the infrared light kills bacteria in the body
C. the ultraviolet rays convert skin oil into Vitamin D
D. the pigment cells in the skin get stimulated and produce a healthy tan

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Question 437

Free surface of a liquid behaves like a sheet and tends to contract to the smallest possible area due to the

A. centrifugal force
B. force of adhesion
C. force of friction
D. force of cohesion

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Question 438

The headquarter of Army is situated at

A. New Delhi
B. Mumbai
C. Kolkata
D. Chennai

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Question 439

Kolleru Pelicanary situated at Elluru, Andhra Pradesh has reserves of

A. elephant, tiger, panther, sambar
B. pelicans, painted stroke
C. chital, sambar, chinkara, wild birds
D. elephant, leopard, tiger, garu, nilgai

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Question 440

The first historical mention of the holding of the ancient Olympic Games occurred about

A. 2000 years ago
B. 2200 years ago
C. 2400 years ago
D. 2775 years ago

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Question 441

The lower limit of perpetual snow in mountains such as the Himalayas is termed as the

A. tree line
B. timber line
C. snow line
D. boundary line

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Question 442

Nowadays many novel chemicals are being synthesized termed as xenobiotics. The unique feature of these is what they are I.biodegradable II.non- biodegradable III.pose on environmental threat IV.they are environment friendly

A. I, III
B. II, III
C. I, III, IV
D. II, III, IV

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Question 443

The country's first indigenously built missile boat was

A. INS Vibhuti
B. INS Vipul
C. INS Savitri
D. INS Vikrant

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Question 444

Jharkhand has ____ state on its eastern end.

A. Orissa
B. West Bengal
C. Bihar
D. Chhattisgarh

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Question 445

From the following, choose the set in which names of Secretary-Generals of the UNO are arranged in correct chronological order?

A. U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie.
B. Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjoeld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim.
C. Trygve Lie, U Thant , Dag Hammarskjoeld, Kurt Waldheim.
D. U Thant, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie, Kurt Waldheim.

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Question 446

Lata Mangeshkar holds the world record for maximum number of ____

A. song recordings
B. singing songs
C. songs composing
D. None of the above

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Question 447

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

A. founded the servants of India Society
B. served as President of the Indian National Congress in 1907
C. started as a maths teacher and rose to the position of the principal of Ferguson College, Pune
D. All of the above

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Question 448

What is the literacy rate of Maharashtra?

A. 77.27 per cent
B. 66.26 per cent
C. 55.25 per cent
D. 44.24 per cent

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Question 449

Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education is located at

A. Bhopal
B. Gwalior
C. Karnal
D. Patiala

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Question 450

The host of first Olympics in 1896 was

A. Athens, Greece
B. Paris, France
C. Los Angeles, USA
D. London, Great Britain

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Question 451

Which of the following are the members of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation)?

A. Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
B. Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka
C. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka
D. None of the above

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Question 452

The clear sky looks blue because

A. reflection of light
B. refraction of light
C. diffraction of light
D. dispersion of light

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Question 453

Oscar Awards were instituted in

A. 1960
B. 1929
C. 1903
D. 1964

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Question 454

Lhasa airport at Tibet is the World's

A. largest airport
B. highest airport
C. lowest airport
D. busiest airport

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Question 455

Marco Polo

A. discovered Greenland
B. travelled through China, India and other parts of Asia
C. travelled round the cape of Good Hope
D. discovered Canada

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Question 456

Kathakali, Mohiniatam and Ottamthullal are the famous dances of

A. Kerala
B. Karnataka
C. Orissa
D. Tamil Nadu

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Question 457

The influx of domestic sewage containing detergents cause nutrient enrichment in water bodies due to the presence of

A. carbonates
B. nitrates
C. phosphates
D. silicates

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Question 458

Which are the main crops of Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Rice, maize, millet, wheat, mustard
B. Rice, tobacco, oilseeds, jute, cotton
C. Tea, jute, rice, cotton, silk
D. None of the above

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Question 459

Which of the following agencies related to the United Nation was in existence before the Second World War?

A. Food and Agricultural Organisation
B. International Labour Organisation
C. World Health Organisation
D. International Monetary Fund

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Question 460

G-15 is an economic grouping of

A. First World Nations
B. Second World Nations
C. Third World Nations
D. Fourth World Nations

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Question 461

Name the instrument used to measure relative humidity

A. Hydrometer
B. Hygrometer
C. Barometer
D. Mercury Thermometer

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Question 462

Fire temple is the place of worship of which of the following religion?

A. Taoism
B. Judaism
C. Zoroastrianism (Parsi Religion)
D. Shintoism

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Question 463

India's first indigenous helicopter was successfully flown in Bangalore on

A. August 30, 1992
B. August 30, 1982
C. August 30, 1990
D. None of the above

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Question 464

The industrial organization of Atomic Minerals Division, Heavy Water Board (HWB) is located at

A. Hyderabad
B. Kolkata
C. Mumbai
D. Jadugude, Bihar

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Question 465

Mother Teresa received the Magsaysay Award in 1962 in the area of

A. Community leadership
B. public service
C. journalism and literature
D. international understanding

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Question 466

How many times has Brazil won the World Cup Football Championship?

A. Once
B. Twice
C. Four times
D. Five times

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Question 467

When was the city Rome found by Ramulus?

A. 753 BC
B. 604 BC
C. 660 BC
D. None of the above

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Question 468

Sir Humphry Davy was a British chemist who

A. invented the safety lamp for miners
B. discovered the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide
C. both (A) and (B)
D. None of the above

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Question 469

Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as

A. Labour Party
B. Nazi Party
C. Ku-Klux-Klan
D. Democratic Party

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Question 470

The five permanent members of the Security Council are

A. China, France, Russia, UK, USA
B. India, UK, USA, China, Germany
C. China, UK, Belgium, France, USA
D. None of the above

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Question 471

Headquarters of UNO are situated at

A. Paris
B. Geneva
C. Haque (Netherlands)
D. New York, USA

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Question 472

Heavy Water Project (Talcher) and Fertilizer plant (Paradeep) are famous industries of

A. Orissa
B. Kerala
C. Tamil nadu
D. Andhra Pradesh

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Question 473

ESCAP stands for

A. European Society Council for Africa and Pacific
B. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
C. Economic and Social Commission for Africa and Pacific
D. None of the above

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Question 474

The last Asian Games took Place in 2010 at

A. Islamabad, Pakistan
B. Busan, South Korea
C. Hiroshima, Japan
D. Guangzhou, China

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Question 475

When did India enter into space age by launching the satellite 'Aryabhatta'?

A. 1966
B. 1932
C. 1975
D. 1990

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Question 476

GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) is

A. international agreement signed in 1947 between non-communist nations with the object of encouraging international trade unobstructed by tariff barriers
B. agreement which seeks to achieve its aim by arranging and encouraging bargaining with trade concessions between members
C. Both option A and B
D. None of the above

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Question 477

What is the purpose of SAARC?

A. To promote the welfare of the people of South Asia
B. To improve the environment of security in the region
C. To accelerate economic growth and cultural development
D. All of the above

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Question 478

The velocity of light was first measured by

A. Einstein
B. Newton
C. Romer
D. Galileo

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Question 479

The smallest state of India is

A. Rajasthan
B. Sikkim
C. Himachal Pradesh
D. Goa

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Question 480

When was Shakespeare born?

A. 1564 AD
B. 1618 AD
C. 1642 AD
D. 1776 AD

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Question 481

The term steeplechase is associated with which of the following sports?

A. Boxing
B. Chess
C. Rowing
D. Horse Racing

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Question 482

The first Afro-Asian Games were held in

A. Cairo
B. Sydney
C. Hyderabad
D. Kuala Lumpur

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Question 483

The National Sports Festival for women was, for the first time, organized in

A. 1970
B. 1975
C. 1980
D. 1985

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Question 484

Guru Gobind Singh was

A. the 10th Guru of the Sikhs
B. founder of Khalsa, the inner council of the Sikhs in 1699
C. author of Dasam Granth
D. All the above

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Question 485

In August, 1996 at Kolar(near Bangalore), India made successful test flights of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) named

A. Arjun
B. Nishant
C. Lakshya
D. Vijayanta

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Question 486

The Indian Olympic Council was established in

A. 1938
B. 1986
C. 1924
D. 1914

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Question 487

Fastest shorthand writer was

A. Dr. G. D. Bist
B. J.M. Tagore
C. Khudada Khan
D. J.R.D. Tata

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Question 488

In a normal human body, the total number of red blood cells is

A. 15 trillion
B. 20 trillion
C. 25 trillion
D. 30 trillion

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Question 489

Ecology deals with

A. Cell formation
B. Birds
C. Relation between organisms and their environment
D. Tissues

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Question 490

The number of already named bones in the human skeleton is

A. 200
B. 206
C. 212
D. 218

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Question 491

The chief of the Army staff is assisted by

A. Vice-chief of the Army Staff
B. Principal staff officers such as Deputy Chief, Adjutant General, Military Secretary
C. both (A) and (B)
D. None of the above

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Question 492

The official languages of the United Nations are

A. African, Chinese, English, French, German and Spanish
B. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish
C. Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, English, French and German
D. Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Japanese and Spanish

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Question 493

Durand Cup is associated with the game of

A. Cricket
B. Football
C. Hockey
D. Volleyball

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Question 494

The state having maximum cities is

A. Uttar Pradesh
B. West Bengal
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Kerala

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Question 495

National Institute of Oceanography is located at

A. Panaji (Goa)
B. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
C. Pune (Maharashtra)
D. Nagpur (Maharashtra)

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Question 496

For galvanizing iron which of the following metals is used?

A. Lead
B. Aluminium
C. Copper
D. Zinc

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Question 497

India's first atomic reactor was

A. Apsara
B. Kamini
C. Zerlina
D. Dhruva

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Question 498

P.T. Usha, who came close to bagging a bronze finished fourth in ____ in 1984 Olympics.

A. 400 m final
B. 800 m final
C. 400 m hurdle
D. the marathon

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Question 499

For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having

A. low melting point
B. high resistance
C. high melting point
D. low specific heat

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Question 500

The five intertwined rings or circles on the Olympic Flag made of white silk are

A. from right to left blue, yellow, black, green and red respectively
B. from left to right blue, yellow, black, green and red respectively
C. from right to left blue, black, green, red and yellow respectively
D. from left to right yellow, red, green, black and blue respectively

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Question 501

If speed of rotation of the earth increases, weight of the body

A. increases
B. decreases
C. remains unchanged
D. may decrease or increase

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Question 502

The energy of food is measured in

A. kelvin
B. bushel
C. calories
D. None of the above

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Question 503

When did India hosted the Common wealth meeting?

A. 1961 at Bangalore
B. 1976 at Pune
C. 1983 at New Delhi
D. None of the above

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Question 504

The first General Elections in India took place in

A. 1948
B. 1949
C. 1952
D. 1955

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Question 505

The credit of inventing the television goes to

A. Edison
B. Baird
C. Faraday
D. Marconi

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Question 506

What is the duration of football match?

A. Two 15 minute period with a reset at half time
B. Two 25 minute period with a reset at half time
C. Two 35 minute period with a reset at half time
D. Two 45 minute period with a reset at half time

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Question 507

Penicillin was invented by

A. A. Fleming
B. Paul Ehrlich
C. Gregory Mendal
D. Dr Jonas E. Salk

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Question 508

The SI unit of ___ is named after Andre Marie Ampere.

A. power
B. potential difference
C. electric current
D. energy

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Question 509

What is the approximate area of Bihar?

A. 94,163 sq. km
B. 1,35,100 sq. km
C. 3,702 sq. km
D. 1,96,024 sq. km

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Question 510

Which of these is a modified underground stem?

A. Sweet Potato
B. Carrot
C. Potato
D. Radish

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Question 511

National institute of Mental Health is located at

A. Coonor (Tamil Nadu)
B. Chandigarh
C. New Delhi
D. Bangalore

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Question 512

The buoyancy depends on

A. the mass of the body
B. the shape of the body
C. the mass of the liquid displaced
D. the depth to which the body is immersed

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Question 513

Rabindranath Tagore is also known as

A. Netaji
B. Guruji
C. Gurudev
D. Mahamana

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Question 514

Zakir Hussain was

A. the third President of India
B. India's second vice President
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 515

For purifying drinking water alum is used

A. for coagulation of mud particles
B. to kill bacteria
C. to remove salts
D. to remove gases

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Question 516

The News Agency "Associated Press" is of

A. Indonesia
B. America
C. Bangladesh
D. China

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Question 517

Sushri Lata Dinanath Mangeshkar received Bharath Ratna in

A. 2000
B. 2001
C. 2002
D. 2003

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Question 518

Which of the following inventions were done by Thomas Alva Edison?

A. Incandescent lamp
B. Phonograph C (Gramophone) and microphone
C. Carbon telephone transmitters
D. All of the above

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Question 519

Walt Disney was

A. the President of America during World War I
B. the greater of cartoon films starring popular cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
C. the British physician known for his discovery of Addison's disease
D. None of the above

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Question 520

Uttaranchal has international boundary with ____ in north, north-east and eastern side.

A. China
B. Nepal
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 521

In a normal human being, how much time does food take to reach the end of the intestine for complete absorption?

A. About 8 hours
B. About 10 hours
C. About 12 hours
D. About 16 hours

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Question 522

Dr. Zakir Hussain was

A. the first Muslim president of India
B. first vice president of India
C. first president of Indian National Congress
D. first speaker of Lok Sabha

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Question 523

For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?

A. Physics and Chemistry
B. Physiology or Medicine
C. Literature, Peace and Economics
D. All of the above

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Question 524

GNLF stands for

A. Gorkha National Liberation Front
B. Gross National Liberation Form
C. Both option A and B
D. None of the above

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Question 525

The Africa fund (Action for Resisting Invasion, Colonialism and Apartheid) under India's leadership was instituted by

A. UNO
B. NAM
C. SAARC
D. the Commonwealth

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Question 526

The Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports is located at

A. Bangalore
B. Kolkata
C. Darjeeling
D. Patiala

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Question 527

The Rh factor refers to

A. a protein substance found in the blood of some people
B. a hormone carried by the blood
C. the ratio of red corpuscles to white corpuscles in the blood
D. a process that speeds up the clothing of blood

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Question 528

To which of the following countries does the news agency Cetreko belong?

A. Czechoslovakia
B. Indonesia
C. France
D. USA

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Question 529

Fastest shorthand writer was

A. Dr. G. D. Bist
B. J.R.D. Tata
C. J.M. Tagore
D. Khudada Khan

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Question 530

On a night when the sky is clear, the temperature may dip considerably; on a cloudy night the temperature will usually dip much less. The reason for this difference is that

A. the clear sky allows radiant energy to escape readily from the earth
B. on a cloudy night the clouds are warm and therefore retard the cooling
C. the clear sky allows the cold of outer space to reach the earth
D. current of air carry the heat away from the earth on a clear night

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Question 531

Leonardo da Vinci

A. was a great Italian painter, sculptor and architect
B. got universal fame form his masterpiece
C. drew models of organs such as the heart, lungs and womb
D. All of the above

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Question 532

Garampani sanctuary is located at

A. Junagarh, Gujarat
B. Diphu, Assam
C. Kohima, Nagaland
D. Gangtok, Sikkim

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Question 533

FRS stands for

A. Fellow Research System
B. Federation of Regulation Society
C. Fellow of Royal Society
D. None of the above

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Question 534

Guwahati High Court is the judicature of

A. Assam
B. Nagaland
C. Arunachal Pradesh
D. All of the above

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Question 535

How much districts are there in Meghalaya?

A. 5
B. 7
C. 9
D. 11

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Question 536

The instrument used to measure electric current is

A. ammeter
B. electrometer
C. galvanometer
D. spectrometer

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Question 537

Coral reefs in India can be found in

A. Waltair
B. Trivandrum
C. the coast of Orissa
D. Rameshwaram

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Question 538

The Treaty of Versailles was signed in

A. 1917
B. 1918
C. 1919
D. 1920

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Question 539

Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the

A. Centripetal force due to the earth's rotation
B. Earth's gravitational pull
C. Pressure of the atmosphere
D. Moon's gravitational pull

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Question 540

What is the population density of Madhya Pradesh?

A. 202/sq. km
B. 196/sq. km
C. 116/sq. km
D. 68/sq. km

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Question 541

The purpose of United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) is

A. studying population dynamics
B. collecting population data
C. evolving population policies, family planning and related programmes
D. All of the above

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Question 542

Eugenics is the study of

A. genetic of plants
B. different races of mankind
C. people of European origin
D. altering human beings by changing their genetic components

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Question 543

What was the purpose of establishment of NATO?

A. To maintain and develop individual and collective capacity to resist armed attack
B. To defend economic and trade interests of the developing nations of the world
C. TO provide collective defence and economic cooperation in south-east Asia
D. None of the above

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Question 544

Which of the following are the members of CARICOM?

A. Angrilla, Antigua, Trinidad, Tobago
B. Barbados, Belize, St. Lucia, St. Vincent
C. Dommica, Grenade, Guyana, Jamaica
D. All of the above

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Question 545

What is done to raise dough while making bread?

A. Alcohol is added
B. Yeast is added
C. Carbon dioxide is passed
D. Air is passed

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Question 546

Which country hosted the first Asian Games?

A. India
B. Indonesia
C. Iran
D. Malaysia

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Question 547

The highest rank in Army is that of

A. Brigadier
B. General
C. Lieutenant General
D. Major General

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Question 548

The blood pressure of a young male human being is

A. 110/70
B. 120/80
C. 135/90
D. 140/100

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Question 549

Triple antigen provides immunity to children against all of the following disease, except

A. diphtheria
B. polio
C. tetanus
D. whooping cough

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Question 550

Habeas Corpus Act 1679

A. states that no one was to be imprisoned without a writ or warrant stating the charge against him
B. provided facilities to a prisoner to obtain either speedy trial or release in bail
C. safeguarded the personal liberties of the people against arbitrary imprisonment by the king's orders
D. All of the above

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Question 551

Where did 2010 Commonwealth Games took place?

A. Beijing, China.
B. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
C. Victoria, Canada
D. New Delhi, India

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Question 552

Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD - 1050 AD are

A. Khajuraho temples
B. Jama Masjid
C. Sun temple
D. Mahabalipuram temples

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Question 553

India played its first cricket Test Match in

A. 1922
B. 1932
C. 1942
D. 1952

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Question 554

The 'Red Triangle' symbol denotes

A. Air India
B. family planning
C. culture and civilization
D. None of the above

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Question 555

The Olympic Symbol (Summer Games) comprises five rings or circles linked together to represent

A. the sporting friendship of all people
B. the five continents
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 556

India is the ____ grower of pulses.

A. largest
B. smallest
C. appropriate for national need
D. None of the above

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Question 557

Tomb of Vasco-da-Gama is situated at

A. Chittorgarh (Rajasthan)
B. Kochi (Kerala)
C. Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
D. Durgapur (West Bengal)

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Question 558

Rohinton Baria Trophy is associated with

A. football
B. hockey
C. cricket 'Inter-University'
D. inter-university sports and athletics

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Question 559

The purest form of water can be obtained from

A. a deep tubewell
B. a running stream
C. a hot water spring
D. a heavy shower of rain

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Question 560

For the Olympics and World Tournaments, the dimensions of basketball court are

A. 26 m x 14 m
B. 28 m x 15 m
C. 27 m x 16 m
D. 28 m x 16 m

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Question 561

The first man-made satellite, Sputnik I was launched by the former USSR in

A. 1955
B. 1957
C. 1967
D. 1970

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Question 562

The Reliance Cup was earlier known by the name of

A. Benson and Hedges Cup
B. McDowell's Challenge Cup
C. Prudential Cup
D. Rothmans Cup

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Question 563

The highest national award in India given for exceptional work for advancement of art, literature and science

A. Bharat Ratna
B. Padmabhusan Awards
C. Padmashree Awards
D. None of the above

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Question 564

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary at Tamil Nadu has reserves of

A. wild ass, wolf, nilgai, chinkara
B. important bird sanctuary
C. pantha, chital, sloth bear, wolf
D. elephant, deer, wild boar, crocodile, crangetic dolphin

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Question 565

The main crops of Sikkim are

A. rice, maize, bajra, wheat, barley, cardamom
B. sugarcane, tobacco, wheat, rice,
C. chillies, oilseeds, groundnut, pepper
D. None of the above

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Question 566

The trophy given for exemplary conduct displayed by an athlete during the Olympic games is

A. Mohammad Toher Trophy
B. Count Alberto Bonacossa Trophy
C. Tokyo Trophy
D. None of the above

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Question 567

Which from the following countries does not yeild veto power?

A. United States
B. United Kingdom
C. Canada
D. France

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Question 568

Where was the headquarters of European Union located?

A. Brussels
B. Paris
C. London
D. Rome

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Question 569

Lime is sometimes applied to soil in order to

A. increase the alkalinity of the soil
B. increase the acidity of the soil
C. restore nitrates to the soil
D. make the soil more porous

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Question 570

India's first fast breeder neutron reactor was

A. Purnima-I
B. Zerlina
C. Apsara
D. Kamini

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Question 571

King Hammurabi raised the first army of the world in

A. 2000 BC
B. 1500 BC
C. 1480 BC
D. 1027 BC

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Question 572

Which is the place of worship for Judoists?

A. Synagogue
B. First temple
C. No church or temple
D. Monastery

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Question 573

In the 2002 World Cup Hockey Finals, Germany beat ____

A. India
B. Australia
C. Pakistan
D. Spain

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Question 574

The national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on

A. August 15, 1947
B. July 22, 1947
C. January 26, 1950
D. January 2, 1950

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Question 575

The tribe residing in Meghalaya is

A. Garos
B. Khas
C. Kol
D. Murias

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Question 576

Normally the Commonwealth Games are held at intervals of

A. 3 years
B. 4 years
C. 5 years
D. there is no fixed interval

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Question 577

The 2005 Australian Open Tennis Championship titles for men's and women's singles were won, respectively by

A. Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
B. Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams
C. Marat Safin and Serena Williams
D. Andre Agassi and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

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Question 578

Which missile is designed to defend large installation like oil-fields etc. against enemy air attacks?

A. Akash
B. Nag
C. Agni
D. Prithvi

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Question 579

Who was the first Indian Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army ?

A. Gen. K.M. Cariappa
B. Vice-Admiral R.D. Katari
C. Gen. Maharaja Rajendra Singhji
D. None of the above

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Question 580

Mount Everest was captured by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in the year

A. 1951
B. 1952
C. 1953
D. 1954

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Question 581

Oscar Awards are conferred annually by

A. Government of United States
B. Hollywood Foreign Press Association
C. Academy of Motion Pictures, arts and sciences, USA
D. None of the above

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Question 582

Innocent III, who became pope in 1198 led

A. the first crusade
B. the second crusade
C. the third crusade
D. the fourth crusade

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Question 583

National Institute of Occupation Health is located at

A. Bangalore
B. Ahmedabad
C. Pune
D. Mumbai

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Question 584

During the first crusade, crusaders reached Jerusalem and captured it in

A. 1000 AD
B. 1099 AD
C. 1200 AD
D. 1515 AD

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Question 585

Which country, on the map of world, appears as "Long Shoe"?

A. Portugal
B. Italy
C. Greece
D. Hungary

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Question 586

Pan - American Highway, north-west Alaska to Southernmost Chile is the worlds

A. longest road
B. busiest road
C. highest road
D. None of the above

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Question 587

MISA stands for

A. Maintenance of Internal Security Act
B. Multinational Internal Society Authority
C. Movement for Indian System Act
D. None of the above

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Question 588

Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in

A. 1958 in Tokyo
B. 1962 in Jakarta
C. 1966 in Bangkok
D. 1970 in Bangkok

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Question 589

Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in

A. increased height
B. weakening of bones
C. retarded growth
D. None of the above

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Question 590

When did China exploded first atomic device?

A. 1962
B. 1963
C. 1964
D. 1965

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Question 591

When is the Haryana Day?

A. September 1
B. October 1
C. November 1
D. December 1

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Question 592

Friction can be reduced by changing from

A. sliding to rolling
B. rolling to sliding
C. potential energy to kinetic energy
D. dynamic to static

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Question 593

The first Indian to be awarded the Oscar for lifetime achievements in Cinema in 1992 was

A. Satyajit Ray
B. Dilip Kumar
C. Bhanu Athaiya
D. Amitabh Bachchan

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Question 594

The Loktak lake facing environmental problems is situated in

A. Orissa
B. Assam
C. Kerala
D. Manipur

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Question 595

Epsom (England) is the place associated with

A. Horse racing
B. Polo
C. Shooting
D. Snooker

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Question 596

Theory of Idealism was expounded by George Hegal, Bishop George and Berkeley According to this

A. mathli is an illusion and that the only reality that which exists mentally
B. good was pleasure and that evil was pain
C. base of knowledge is sense-experience, that is, observations governed by scientific principles
D. all knowledge is derived from sensory experience, by observing and experimenting

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Question 597

What is the literacy rate of West Bengal?

A. 69.22 per cent
B. 72.29 per cent
C. 51.33 per cent
D. 70.13 per cent

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Question 598

Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as

A. Letter of Credit (L/C)
B. inflation
C. laissezfaire
D. None of the above

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Question 599

When was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?

A. 1948
B. 1951
C. 1958
D. 1971

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Question 600

The number of judges in European Court of Human Rights are

A. 5
B. 11
C. 47
D. 15

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Question 601

Kiran Bedi is

A. first woman IAS officer
B. first woman IPS officer
C. first woman advocate
D. first woman judge

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Question 602

The first Dada Saheb Phalke Award, given in 1969, was received by

A. Devika Rani
B. Kanan Devi
C. Pankaj Mullick
D. Sohrab Modi

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Question 603

The main credit of the concept of Non-aligned Movement goes to

A. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India
B. Marshal Tito - President of Yugoslavia
C. Dr. Sukarno - President of Indonesia
D. G. A. Nassir - President of Egypt

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Question 604

The first rice straw power plant has been set up at

A. Kolkata
B. Jalkheri, Punjab
C. Trombay, Maharashtra
D. None of the above

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Question 605

The Olympic Flame, was, for the first time, ceremonially lighted and burnt in a giant torch at the entrance of the stadium at

A. Athens Games (1896)
B. London Games (1908)
C. Paris Games (1924)
D. Amsterdam Games (1928)

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Question 606

Malfunctioning of which of the following organs causes jaundice?

A. Stomach
B. Pancreas
C. Liver
D. Kidney

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Question 607

How many teeth does a normal adult dog have?

A. 32
B. 34
C. 38
D. 42

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Question 608

Which are the important meeting of the Commonwealth?

A. Biennial meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM)
B. Annual meeting of the finance minister of the member countries
C. Regular meeting of the minister of education, law, health and other minister
D. All of the above

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Question 609

The principal bodies of the UNO are I.The General Assembly and the Security Council II.The Economic and Social Council III.International Court of Justice IV.Trusteeship Council and secretariat

A. I
B. I, II
C. I,II,III
D. All of the above

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Question 610

For purifying drinking water alum is used

A. for coagulation of mud particles
B. to remove gases
C. to kill bacteria
D. to remove salts

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Question 611

In certain diseases antibiotics are administered. The object is

A. inhibit the growth of bacteria
B. produce toxins against bacteria
C. stimulate production of antibodies
D. stimulate production of white blood cells for fighting the disease

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Question 612

First human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in

A. 1967
B. 1968
C. 1958
D. 1922

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Question 613

The Law of Natural Selection is associated with

A. Dalton
B. Darwin
C. Kepler
D. Mendel

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Question 614

Oxford university was founded in

A. 1139 AD
B. 1163 AD
C. 215 BC
D. 55 BC

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Question 615

The Melghat Tiger reserve is in

A. Assam
B. Maharashtra
C. Karnataka
D. Orissa

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Question 616

The revival work of the Olympic Games was undertaken by Baron Pierre de Coubertin after a lapse of 15 centuries. The first modern Games were held in 1896 at

A. Athens
B. London
C. Paris
D. St. Louis

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Question 617

The literacy rate of Andaman & Nicobar Islands is

A. 86.63 per cent
B. 80.76 per cent
C. 79.23 per cent
D. 78.11 per cent

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Question 618

Satyajit Ray received Magsaysay Award for journalism, literature and creative communication arts in

A. 1963
B. 1965
C. 1966
D. 1967

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Question 619

The term used to describe many that flows into a country to take advantage of high rates of interest is called

A. hot money
B. hard sector
C. hard currency
D. None of the above

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Question 620

Todar Mal was

A. revenue minister in the court of Akbar
B. one of the nine gems in the court of Akbar
C. known for his reforms in policies of land revenue during Akbar's reign
D. All of the above

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Question 621

India participated in Olympics Hockey in

A. 1918
B. 1928
C. 1938
D. 1948

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Question 622

The red blood cells are in the

A. Heart
B. Liver
C. Lymph Nodes
D. Bone Marrow

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Question 623

Which company's nickname is "Big Blue"?

A. IBM
B. Microsoft
C. Apple
D. Micromax

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Question 624

Which of the following became the first black President of South Africa?

A. Nelson Mandela
B. George Washington
C. Jamo Kenyatta
D. None of the above

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Question 625

The measurement of Lawn Tennis court for singles

A. 70 ft. by 26 ft.
B. 78 ft. by 27 ft.
C. 70 ft. by 30 ft.
D. 78 ft. by 38 ft.

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Question 626

In which year of First World War Germany declared war on Russia and France?

A. 1914
B. 1915
C. 1916
D. 1917

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Question 627

Which launch vehicle is capable of placing around 1540 kg of INSAT class of satellites in geosynchronous transfer orbit of earth?

A. SLVS
B. PSLV
C. ASLV
D. GSLV

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Question 628

The department of Atomic Energy was established in

A. 1950
B. 1956
C. 1964
D. 1970

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Question 629

Where is the sports stadium, Green Park, located?

A. Kanpur
B. Jamshedpur
C. Cuttack
D. Patiala

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Question 630

Recently lead free petrol was introduced in our country because

A. they are not needed now as anti-knock agents
B. they cause less pollution
C. they tower the efficiency of the engine
D. to reduce the cost of petrol

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Question 631

Primary rainbow is formed when light suffers

A. two internal refractions before emerging out of the drop
B. one internal refractions before emerging out of the drop
C. no internal refraction
D. either one or two internal refractions before emerging out of the drop

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Question 632

UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) was established in

A. 1919
B. 1957
C. 1945
D. 1946

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Question 633

When was the International Monetary Fund established?

A. 1945
B. 1946
C. 1947
D. 1950

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Question 634

What is the normal red blood count per cubic mm?

A. 2 million red blood cells
B. 3 million red blood cells
C. 4 million red blood cells
D. 5 million red blood cells

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Question 635

Heavy Water Project (Talcher) and Fertilizer plant (Paradeep) are famous industries of

A. Orissa
B. Tamil nadu
C. Andhra Pradesh
D. Kerala

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Question 636

The ozone layer restricts

A. Visible light
B. Infrared radiation
C. X-rays and gamma rays
D. Ultraviolet radiation

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Question 637

Weight of an object put in a satellite orbiting in space around the earth is

A. the same as on the earth
B. slightly more than that on the earth
C. less than that on the earth
D. reduced to zero

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Question 638

During World War II, when did Germany attack France?

A. 1940
B. 1941
C. 1942
D. 1943

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Question 639

The saffron colour in the national flag signifies

A. truth and peace
B. courage and sacrifice
C. faith and chivalry
D. None of the above

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Question 640

The 'pulse' of the aquatic environment can be ascertained by measuring

A. nitrogen
B. oxygen
C. alkalinity
D. conductivity

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Question 641

When and where was tennis introduced in the Asian Games?

A. In 1958 at Tokyo
B. In 1962 at Jakarta
C. In 1966 at Bangkok
D. In 1974 at Teheran

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Question 642

Each year World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on

A. June 8
B. June 18
C. May 8
D. May 18

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Question 643

The chemical name of Vitamin B is

A. thiamine
B. ascorbic acid
C. riboflavin
D. nicotinamide

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Question 644

The official working languages recognised by the UNO are

A. Chinese and English
B. French and Russian
C. Spanish and Arabic
D. All of the above

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Question 645

Liquid asset is

A. a type of asset that is in cash in the current account of the commercial bank
B. a type of asset that is in the form of a deposit in the current account of the commercial bank
C. either of these
D. None of the above

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Question 646

War of the Roses was

A. civil war in England
B. religious-cum-political war between the Lutherans Catholics in Germany
C. war between Syrian and Roman forces
D. None of the above

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Question 647

What is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli?

A. Daman
B. Silvassa
C. Dispur
D. Shilling

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Question 648

What is the literacy rate of Mizoram?

A. 91.33 per cent
B. 63.31 per cent
C. 67.11 per cent
D. 50.23 per cent

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Question 649

John F. Kennedy was

A. one the most popular Presidents of USA
B. the first Roman Catholic President
C. writer of Why England slept and Profile in Courage
D. All the above

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Question 650

Film and TV institute of India is located at

A. Pune (Maharashtra)
B. Rajkot (Gujarat)
C. Pimpri (Maharashtra)
D. Perambur (Tamilnadu)

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Question 651

The 2006 World Cup Football Tournament held in

A. China
B. France
C. Brazil
D. Germany

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Question 652

What is the measurement of the badminton court for singles?

A. 13.41 m x 6.10 m
B. 13.41 m x 5.18 m
C. 12.30 m x 7.66 m
D. 12.30 m x 6.23 m

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Question 653

Firdausi was

A. a poet
B. well known for his epic 'Shahnama'
C. Both option A and B
D. None of the above

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Question 654

Arjuna Award is given for .

A. Exceptional service in emergency
B. Bravery on battlefield
C. Outstanding performance in sports
D. Exceptional service in slum dwellers

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Question 655

How many red blood cells does the bone marrow produce every second?

A. 5 million
B. 7 million
C. 10 million
D. 12 million

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Question 656

The origin of modern badminton is attributed to

A. India
B. Britain
C. France
D. Spain

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Question 657

When did the USSR formally disintegrates into 15 republics?

A. 1991
B. 1992
C. 1993
D. 1994

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Question 658

How much of blood does the normal human heart on each of its contraction pump into the arteries?

A. 30 cm3
B. 40 cm3
C. 50 cm3
D. 60 cm3

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Question 659

Judicature (High Court) of Rajasthan is at

A. Jodhpur
B. Jaipur
C. Udaipur
D. Jaiselmer

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Question 660

Sonia Nazario of "Los Angeles Times" was awarded Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for

A. music
B. editorial writing
C. commentary
D. feature writing

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Question 661

Hygrometer is used to measure

A. purity of milk
B. relative humidity
C. specific gravity of liquid
D. None of the above

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Question 662

Which is the highest civilian award in India?

A. Padam Shri
B. Padam Bhushan
C. Padam Vibhushan
D. Bharat Ratna

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Question 663

Which is India's largest library with a collection of over 190 million volumes of reading and information material?

A. National Book Trust
B. National Library
C. National Educational Resource Centre
D. None of the above

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Question 664

FFC stands for

A. Federation of Football Council
B. Film Finance Corporation
C. Foreign Finance Corporation
D. None of the above

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Question 665

Eugenics is the study of

A. altering human beings by changing their genetic components
B. people of European origin
C. different races of mankind
D. genetic of plants

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Question 666

National Defence Academy is situated at

A. Khadakvasla
B. New Delhi
C. Wellington
D. Dehradun

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Question 667

How many Ergs are there in 1 joule?

A. 102
B. 104
C. 106
D. 107

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Question 668

Mother Teresa won the Nobel Prize for Peace in

A. 1992
B. 1979
C. 1988
D. 1954

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Question 669

Trans World Airlines is an International Airline of

A. United Kingdom
B. United States of America
C. Russia
D. Scandinavia

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Question 670

The headquarter of European Court of Justice (ECJ) are situated at

A. Paris
B. Luxembourg
C. Strasbourg (France)
D. San Jose, Costa Rica

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Question 671

Ludhiana is situated on ____ river.

A. Gomti
B. Yamuna
C. Satluj
D. Godavari

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Question 672

Hitler party which came into power in 1933 is known as

A. Ku-Klux-Klan
B. Democratic Party
C. Labour Party
D. Nazi Party

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Question 673

The unit of energy in MKS system is

A. volt
B. erg
C. ohm
D. joule

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Question 674

Study of life in outer space is known as

A. endbiology
B. exobiology
C. neobiology
D. enterbiology

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Question 675

Raja Rammohan Roy

A. was the founder of the Brahmo Samaj
B. advocated widow remarriage and woman's education
C. was a social reformer who tried to eradicate sati, purdah and child marriage
D. All of the above

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Question 676

The refrigerant commonly used for domestic refrigerators is

A. alcohol
B. ammonia
C. neon
D. None of the above

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Question 677

Which of the following nations is a member of G-8?

A. New Zealand
B. Libya
C. China
D. None of the above

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Question 678

DRDL stands for

A. Defence Research and Development Laboratary
B. Differential Research and Documentation Laboratary
C. Department of Research and Development Laboratory
D. None of the above

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Question 679

In which world cup cricket final, Australia beat England?

A. 1983, Lord's - England
B. 1987, Kolkata - India
C. 1992, Melbourne - Australia
D. 1996, Lahore - Pakistan

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Question 680

Gopal Krishna Gokhale

A. started as a maths teacher and rose to the position of the principal of Ferguson College, Pune
B. founded the servants of India Society
C. served as President of the Indian National Congress in 1905
D. All of the above

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Question 681

Jharia (Jharkhand) is famous for

A. sports goods
B. copper mines
C. coal mines
D. gold mines

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Question 682

For which of the following disciplines is Nobel Prize awarded?

A. Literature, Peace and Economics
B. Physics and Chemistry
C. Physiology or Medicine
D. All of the above

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Question 683

India's first indigenously built submarine was

A. INS Delhi
B. INS Vibhuti
C. INS Shalki
D. INS Savitri

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Question 684

When the batsman, in cricket, is out without scoring a single run, is called

A. drive
B. duck
C. flight
D. googly

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Question 685

Liquids transmit pressure equally in all directions. This is known as

A. Boyle-Pascal's Law
B. Pascal's Law
C. Archimedes' Principle
D. None of the above

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Question 686

When was Lord Buddha born?

A. 586 BC
B. 1000 BC
C. 560 BC
D. 750 BC

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Question 687

The fighter force of Air Force is comprised of

A. MIG-21 variant
B. MIG-23s, MIG-25s, MIG-27s, MIG-29s
C. Jaguars
D. All of the above

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Question 688

Rabindranath Tagore receive Nobel Prize in 1913 in the field of

A. peace
B. literature
C. physics
D. economy

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Question 689

IDA stands for

A. Indian Development Agency
B. Industrial Development Analyses
C. International Development Agency
D. None of the above

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Question 690

The theory of utilitarianism was expounded by

A. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1836)
B. James Mill(1773-1839)
C. Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900)
D. All of the above

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Question 691

Entomology is the science that studies

A. Behavior of human beings
B. Insects
C. The origin and history of technical and scientific terms
D. The formation of rocks

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Question 692

National Anthem was first sung on

A. December 27, 1911 during the Indian National Congress Session at Calcutta
B. January 24, 1950 by the Constituent Assembly of India
C. January 26, 1959 by the Government of India
D. None of the above

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Question 693

Rare Earth factory is situated in

A. Allepey (Kerala)
B. Alwaye (Kerala)
C. Avadi (Tamil Nadu)
D. Ambernath (Maharashtra)

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Question 694

Which is the largest animal in world?

A. Giraffe
B. Elephant
C. Orang Utan
D. Blue Whale

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Question 695

When did Ashoka became emperor of India?

A. 336 BC
B. 375 BC
C. 279 BC
D. 264 BC

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Question 696

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) was established in

A. 1958
B. 1957
C. 1956
D. 1955

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Question 697

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is a well known freedom fighter of

A. Bangladesh
B. Pakistan
C. Indonesia
D. Afghanistan

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Question 698

GNLF stands for

A. Gross National Liberation Form
B. Gorkha National Liberation Front
C. Both option A and B
D. None of the above

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Question 699

Shares with a fixed rate of dividend that entitle their holders to priority payment over those who hold ordinary shares of a company are called

A. bear
B. bull
C. shareholder
D. preference shares

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Question 700

The language spoken in Lakshadweep island is

A. Malayalam
B. Marathi
C. Tamil
D. Kannada

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Question 701

The first foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna was

A. C.V. Raman
B. Nelson Mandela
C. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
D. None of the above

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Question 702

Which is the India's largest and the oldest museum?

A. Indian Museum, Kolkata
B. National Museum, New Delhi
C. Allahabad Museum
D. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

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Question 703

The SAF (South Asian Federation) Game, as a part of the SAARC programme, was first held in

A. 1964
B. 1974
C. 1984
D. 1994

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Question 704

The exhaled air contains

A. carbon dioxide only
B. a mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen
C. a mixture which has more carbon dioxide than oxygen
D. a mixture of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and oxygen in which nitrogen has the highest percentage

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Question 705

Rana Pratap Sagar (Rajasthan) is famous for

A. nuclear power station
B. brassware
C. aluminum industry
D. sports goods

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Question 706

The important minerals of Assam are

A. coal and limestone
B. petroleum
C. copper and mica
D. manganese, gold and quartzite

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Question 707

When did Commander Robert Peary discovered North Pole?

A. 1904
B. 1905
C. 1908
D. 1909

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Question 708

First China War was fought between

A. China and Britain
B. China and France
C. China and Egypt
D. China and Greek

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Question 709

When did France became Republic?

A. 1789 AD
B. 1798 AD
C. 1792 AD
D. 1729 AD

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Question 710

South Africa joined the Commonwealth as 51st member in

A. May 1993
B. May 1994
C. May 1995
D. May 1996

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Question 711

The conservation hawks and owls is important to mankind chiefly because these birds eat

A. harmful birds
B. harmful reptiles
C. many harmful rodents
D. numerous weed seeds

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Question 712

Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in

A. 1966 in Bangkok
B. 1958 in Tokyo
C. 1962 in Jakarta
D. 1970 in Bangkok

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Question 713

In big cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai police is headed by a

A. Commissioner of Police
B. Inspector General of Police
C. Deputy Inspector General of Police
D. None of the above

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Question 714

The headquarter of the International court of Justice (UNO) are located at

A. New York, USA
B. Bangkok
C. Addis Ababa
D. Hague (Netherlands)

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Question 715

From the following, choose the set in which names of Secretary-Generals of the UNO are arranged in correct chronological order?

A. Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjoeld, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim.
B. U Thant, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie, Kurt Waldheim.
C. U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, Dag Hammarskjoeld, Trygve Lie.
D. Trygve Lie, U Thant , Dag Hammarskjoeld, Kurt Waldheim.

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Question 716

Which countries from the membership of CACM (Central American Common Market)?

A. Costa Rica, EI Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
B. Bogota, EI Salvedor, Honduras
C. Washington DC, Bogota, Guatemala
D. All of the above

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Question 717

India has largest deposits of ____ in the world.

A. copper
B. gold
C. mica
D. None of the above

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Question 718

The Heads of Government of the countries which are members of the Commonwealth meet

A. once a year
B. biannually
C. as and when necessary
D. at intervals of three years

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Question 719

The first Indian and Asian to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics was

A. C.V. Raman
B. Mother Teresa
C. Rabindranath Tagore
D. S. Chandrasekhar

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Question 720

The UN library is known by the name of

A. Nation's library
B. U Thant library
C. Hammarskjoeld library
D. Trygve Lie library

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Question 721

The regional economic commissions of the Economic and Social Council (UNO) are

A. ECE (Economic Commission of Europe) and ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia)
B. ECLA (Economic Commission for Latin America) and ECA (Economic Commission for Africa)
C. ECWA (Economic Commission for Western Asia) and ECLA
D. All of the above

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Question 722

The Reliance Cup is associated with

A. sea plane race (England)
B. world badminton (women)
C. badminton
D. cricket

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Question 723

In which year a resolution 'Uniting for Peace' was adopted by UN General Assembly?

A. 1950
B. 1960
C. 1965
D. 1980

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Question 724

Light Year is related to

A. energy
B. speed
C. distance
D. intensity

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Question 725

Shaurya Chakra made up of bronze is awarded for

A. gallantry in the presence of enemy
B. gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy
C. most conspicuous bravery for some act of self sacrifice
D. None of the above

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Question 726

How many Dynes are there in 1 gram weight?

A. 250
B. 375
C. 981
D. 900

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Question 727

The headquarter of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation is at

A. Kolkata
B. Darjeeling
C. Mumbai
D. New Delhi

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Question 728

When a given amount of air is cooled

A. the amount of moisture it can hold decreases
B. its absolute humidity decreases
C. its relative humidity remains constant
D. its absolute humidity increases

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Question 729

The dance in Himachal Pradesh, performed indoor, solo or duet, especially when life comes to a standstill during cold winter is

A. Rouf
B. Munzra
C. Giddha parhaun
D. Luddi dance

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Question 730

Galileo was an Italian astronomer who

A. developed the telescope
B. discovered four satellites of Jupiter
C. discovered that the movement of pendulum produces a regular time measurement
D. All of the above

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Question 731

The largest party of Ireland, the Ulster Unionist Party, endorses the Northern Ireland peace deal between British and Irish governments in

A. 1993
B. 1986
C. 1998
D. 1990

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Question 732

The SLV-3 project provided India with the expertise to lop a larger and more sophisticated launch vehicle

A. PSLV
B. ASLV
C. GSLV
D. None of the above

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Question 733

Super conductivity is a phenomenon in which the resistance of a substance

A. increases with temperature
B. decreases with temperature
C. does not change with temperature
D. becomes zero at very low temperature

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Question 734

Under which article in 1968, the number of votes required in the Security Council to convene a general conference to review the charter was increased from seven to nine?

A. Article 81
B. Article 98
C. Article 109
D. Article 115

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Question 735

The last ruler of the Mughal dynasty was

A. Aurangzeb
B. Bahadurshah Zafar
C. Jahangir
D. Akbar

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Question 736

Kanishka was

A. the king of Kushan dynasty
B. a great conqueror but later became a follower of Buddha
C. the only ruler of India whose territory extended up to central Asia
D. All of the above

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Question 737

Famous sculptures depicting art of love built some time in 950 AD - 1050 AD are

A. Konark Temple
B. Khajuraho temples
C. Mahabalipuram temples
D. Sun temple

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Question 738

Gulf cooperation council was originally formed by

A. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
B. Second World Nations
C. Third World Nations
D. Fourth World Nations

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Question 739

Economic goods are

A. Commodities that is available according to their demand
B. Commodities that is available more as compared to demand
C. all commodities that are limited in quantity as compared to their demand
D. None of the above

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Question 740

Under article 61 of the UN Charter, the membership of the Economic and Social Council was which of the following years from 27 to 54?

A. 1963
B. 1973
C. 1978
D. 1983

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Question 741

The first meeting of the SAARC was opened in

A. Jakarta, Indonesia
B. Delhi, India
C. Dhaka, Bangladesh
D. Islamabad, Pakistan

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Question 742

How much districts are there in Punjab?

A. 14
B. 16
C. 22
D. 21

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Question 743

Which amongst the following mammals has the highest metabolic rate in terms of oxygen consumption (mm3/g hour)?

A. Dog
B. Mouse
C. Rabbit
D. Rat

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Question 744

In which year did Sir Edmund Hillary reach the summit of Mount Everest?

A. 1952
B. 1953
C. 1954
D. 1955

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Question 745

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) is famous for

A. brass ware
B. sandal oil
C. newsprint factory
D. penicillin factory

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Question 746

Each year World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is celebrated on

A. May-08
B. May-18
C. Jun-08
D. Jun-18

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Question 747

The member states of Benelux Economic Union are

A. Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg
B. Indonesia, Kuwait, Libya
C. Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Iraq
D. Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago

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Question 748

The trophy know by the name of Grand Prix is associated with

A. table tennis
B. lawn tennis
C. table tennis and lawn tennis
D. table tennis, lawn tennis and shooting

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Question 749

For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having

A. low specific heat
B. high melting point
C. high resistance
D. low melting point

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Question 750

Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the

A. Earth's gravitational pull
B. Moon's gravitational pull
C. Centripetal force due to the earth's rotation
D. Pressure of the atmosphere

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Question 751

The Indian Ocean Arc is an imaginary circle in space about ____ over the equator

A. 20,000 km
B. 34,000 km
C. 36,000 km
D. 30,000 km

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Question 752

The last or 13th NAM (Non-aligned Movement) conference was held on

A. September 2000 at Jakarta (Indonesia)
B. September 2001 at Cartagene
C. September 2002 at Durban
D. September 2003 at Kuala Lumpur

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Question 753

The restoration of the Olympic Games at the end of the last century was at the initiative of a/an

A. French baron
B. Greek philosopher
C. German philanthropist
D. English duke

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Question 754

Pressure cooker cooks rice faster because

A. it always lets the steam escape
B. high pressure crushes the hard covering of rice grains
C. it does not let the heat energy escape easily
D. high pressure raises the boiling point of water

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Question 755

The award instituted to honor outstanding agricultural scientists is

A. Bhatnagar Award
B. Borlaug Award
C. Dadabhai Naoroji Award
D. Arjuna Award

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Question 756

Tripura is surrounded by ____ in the east

A. Assam
B. Mizoram
C. both (a) and (b)
D. Bangladesh

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Question 757

South Indian temples have

A. tall towers with curving sides that taper at the top
B. gateway towers shaped like trapezoidal pyramids
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above

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Question 758

In which year during World War I, USA declared war on Germany, Britain defeated Turkey and captured Baghdad and Jerusalem?

A. 1917
B. 1918
C. 1919
D. 1920

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Question 759

Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were the first to

A. step on the moon
B. circle the moon
C. walk in space
D. journey into space

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Question 760

Republican party is

A. One of the important parties in USA
B. the political parties which has no definite principles
C. the political party which changes with the change in the times and circumstances in the country
D. All of the above

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Question 761

For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is

A. periscope
B. telescope
C. kaleidoscope
D. spectroscope

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Question 762

Of the various non-conventional energy sources that are being tapped, which has the largest potential?

A. Water power
B. Wind power
C. Solar power
D. Biomass power

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Question 763

During eleventh Antarctic Expedition in Nov. 1991/March 1992 ____ was installed.

A. Second Permanent Station 'Maitree'
B. First permanent station 'Dakshin Gangotri'
C. SODAR (Sonic Detection And Ranging)
D. None of the above

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Question 764

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, established in 1971, is located at

A. Kolkata
B. Trombay, Maharashtra
C. Kalpakkam, Chennai
D. Indore

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Question 765

Which language of India belongs to Dravidian family?

A. Languages of Northern India
B. Languages of Southern India
C. Languages of Eastern India
D. Languages of Western India

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Question 766

Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes individually for

A. Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962
B. Peace Prize in 1954, Chemistry in 1962
C. Physics in 1954, Medicine in 1962
D. Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962

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Question 767

In which of the following pairs, the two substances forming the pair are chemically most dissimilar?

A. Sugar and paper
B. Chalk and marble
C. Butter and paraffin wax
D. Charcoal and diamond

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Question 768

Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was

A. a German Physicist
B. developed the mercury thermometer in 1714
C. devised temperature scale
D. All of the above

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Question 769

Michael Faraday discovered

A. electromagnetism
B. benzene, liquid gases and optical glass
C. the induction of electric current
D. All of the above

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Question 770

The first lady Prime Minister of a country was

A. Srimavo Bhadaranaike (Sri Lanka)
B. Maria Estate Pew (Argentina)
C. Junko Taibei (Japan)
D. None of the above

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Question 771

INS Venduruthy is located at

A. Kochi
B. Mumbai
C. Lonavla
D. Jamnagar

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Question 772

The common terms used in shooting are

A. hunting, show-jump, dressage
B. bed, ballsege, marksmanship, plug
C. bou, bucket, low, feather, paddle, regatta
D. None of the above

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Question 773

Study of earthquakes is known as

A. ecology
B. seismology
C. numismatics
D. None of the above

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Question 774

Squadron leader Rakesh Sharma was India's first man to go into space. He was ____ cosmonaut to be in space in the world.

A. 12th
B. 107th
C. 139th
D. 151st

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Question 775

What is the function of a dynamo?

A. To convert heat energy into light energy
B. To convert light energy into heat energy
C. To convert mechanical energy into electrical energy
D. To convert electrical energy into mechanical energy

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Question 776

Gravity setting chambers are used in industries to remove

A. NOx
B. SOx
C. CO
D. suspended particulate matter

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Question 777

Raj Kapoor received Dada Saheb Phalke Award in

A. 1986
B. 1987
C. 1988
D. 1989

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Question 778

Tiruchirapalli is situated on river

A. Cauvery
B. Tapti
C. Krishna
D. Ganga

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Question 779

Golf player Vijay Singh belongs to which country?

A. USA
B. Fiji
C. India
D. UK

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Question 780

When was Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism born in Media (Iron)?

A. 2000 BC
B. 660 BC
C. 1075 BC
D. 740 BC

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Question 781

To consider the large number of agenda items, General Assembly has how many main committees?

A. Five
B. Seven
C. Nine
D. Fifteen

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Question 782

The largest lake in India is

A. Luni lake
B. Wular lake
C. Sambhar lake
D. None of the above

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Question 783

Steel is more elastic than Rubber because

A. it is a metal
B. its density is high
C. ratio of stress to strain is more
D. ratio of stress to strain is less

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Question 784

Which language is spoken in Karnataka?

A. Marathi
B. Hindi
C. Malayalam
D. Kannada

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Question 785

National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) was setup in

A. 1980
B. 1985
C. 1990
D. 1995

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Question 786

The headquarter of ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia) are situated at

A. Bangkok
B. Geneva
C. Baghdad
D. Santiago (Chile)

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Question 787

The first permanent Indian oceanographic station, 'Dakshin Gangotry' during Antarctic Expedition, was set up in

A. April/March 1984
B. December 1982/January 1983
C. November 1985/February 1986
D. December 1988/March 1989

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Question 788

Guarantee to an exporter that the importer of his goods will pay immediately for the goods ordered by him, is known as

A. Letter of Credit (L/C)
B. laissezfaire
C. inflation
D. None of the above

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Question 789

Which are the important minerals found in Manipur?

A. Sillimanite, nickel, petroleum
B. Oil, coal, manganese
C. Iron, lime, bauxite
D. None of the above

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Question 790

Which is post-harvest folk dance in Assam?

A. Bihu
B. Ojapali
C. Ankia Nat
D. None of the above

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Question 791

Yuri Gagarin was

A. a Russian cosmonaut & became the first man to travel in space.
B. the first person to fly at great height of about 340 km from the earth
C. both (a) and (b)
D. None of the above

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Question 792

The ozone layer restricts

A. X-rays and gamma rays
B. Visible light
C. Infrared radiation
D. Ultraviolet radiation

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Question 793

Mount Everest is in -

A. China
B. India
C. Nepal
D. Bhutan

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Question 794

The range of missile Agni is approximately

A. 150 km
B. 1200-2000 km
C. 500 m to 9 km
D. 4 km

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Question 795

What were the main factors responsible for World War I?

A. Nationalism and imperialism
B. Militarism and entangling alliances
C. Mutual rivalry, hatred and distrust within the countries
D. All of the above

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Question 796

Oxygen was independently discovered by

A. Neils Bohr
B. William Ramsay
C. Joseph Priestley
D. Rutherford

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Question 797

When did US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin land on the moon?

A. July 20, 1969
B. July 21, 1970
C. July 21, 1963
D. July 21, 1972

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Question 798

The Indian Air Force celebrated its Golden Jubilee in

A. 1960
B. 1975
C. 1982
D. 1993

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Question 799

Which of the following cities will be the host of XIX Commonwealth Games 2010?

A. London
B. Delhi
C. Melbourne
D. Auckland

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Question 800

Which of the following agencies related to the United Nations is concerned with promoting the growth of international trade and equilibrium in balance of payments?

A. United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
B. International Development Association
C. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Organisation
D. United Nation Development Programme

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Question 801

Ornithology is the

A. study of smells
B. study of birds
C. study of bones
D. None of the above

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Question 802

The king of Macedonia, who conquered most of Asia Minor and defeated Porus (India) in 327 B. C. was

A. Adolf Hitler
B. Alexander the Great
C. Chandragupta Maurya
D. Christopher Columbus

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Question 803

Which is the major mineral found in Punjab?

A. Coal
B. Gold
C. Salt
D. Iron

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Question 804

The main crop of Meghalaya is

A. rice
B. barley
C. wheat
D. sugarcane

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Question 805

During World War I Germany was defeated in the Battle of Verdun on the western front and Romania declared war on the eastern front in the year

A. 1914 AD
B. 1915 AD
C. 1916 AD
D. 1917 AD

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Question 806

The 2005 Wimbledon Women's Singles champion defeated which of the following to win the title?

A. Mary Pierce
B. Lindsay Davenport
C. Maria Sharapova
D. Serena Williams

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Question 807

The term of office of a Judge of the International Court of Justice is

A. five years
B. six years
C. nine years
D. ten years

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Question 808

Federation Cup, World Cup, Allywyn International Trophy and Challenge Cup are awarded to winners of

A. Basketball
B. Tennis
C. Cricket
D. Volleyball

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Question 809

Georgia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan became the members of UNO in

A. 1991
B. 1992
C. 1993
D. 1994

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Question 810

The headquarter of ECA (Economic Commission for Africa) are situated at

A. Bangkok
B. Geneva
C. Addis Ababa
D. Baghdad

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Question 811

The chief constituent of gobar gas is

A. ethane
B. methane
C. hydrogen
D. carbon dioxide

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Question 812

Hundred year war was fought between

A. France and England
B. Civil war in England
C. Greek and Persian forces
D. None of the above

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Question 813

The third highest nation award given for distinguished service in any field is

A. Padma Vibhushan
B. Padma Bhushan
C. Padma Shri
D. Bharat Ratna

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Question 814

The term which denotes that each side has made equal point at game point, in Tennis, is referred to as

A. baseline
B. deuce
C. fault
D. grand slam

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Question 815

Which city in Tamil Nadu has airport?

A. Chennai
B. Triuchirapalli
C. Madurai
D. All of the above

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Question 816

The Olympic Flame was lit for the first time at the Amsterdam stadium in

A. 1981
B. 1928
C. 1938
D. 1948

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Question 817

Which is the associated sport of Bombay Gold Cup?

A. Basketball
B. Weightlifting
C. Hockey
D. Football

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Question 818

Coral reefs in India can be found in

A. the coast of Orissa
B. Waltair
C. Rameshwaram
D. Trivandrum

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Question 819

The life history of human malaria parasite in Anopheles was first described by

A. Partrick Manson
B. Laveran
C. Ronald Ross
D. Richard Pfeiffer

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Question 820

Regular meetings of Trusteeship Council (UNO) are held

A. once a year
B. twice a year
C. thrice a year
D. four times a year

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Question 821

The important industries of Rajasthan are

A. textiles and woollen
B. sugar and cement
C. glass and zinc smelters
D. All of the above

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Question 822

Which atomic reactor is used for studies of uranium heavy water lattice?

A. Apsara
B. Zerlina
C. Dhruva
D. Purnima-I

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Question 823

Wright Brothers are regarded inventors of the

A. Hot Air Balloon
B. Bicycle
C. Aeroplane
D. None of the above

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Question 824

Which minerals are found in Chhattisgarh?

A. Iron-ore, limestone, dolomite
B. Coal, bauxite, corundum
C. Gaunet, guartz, marble, diamond
D. All of the above

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Question 825

Where was the first case of the coronavirus disease observed?

A. Beijing
B. Wuhan
C. Shanghai
D. Tianjin

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Question 826

Free surface of a liquid behaves like a sheet and tends to contract to the smallest possible area due to the

A. force of adhesion
B. force of friction
C. centrifugal force
D. force of cohesion

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Question 827

Water is a good solvent of ionic salts because

A. it has a high boiling point
B. it has a high dipole moment
C. it has a high specific heat
D. it has no colour

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Question 828

When did Christopher Columbus discovered the West Indies?

A. 1455 AD
B. 1492 AD
C. 1139 AD
D. 1556 AD

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Question 829

When did 19 NATO members and 11 'Partners for Peace' join hands for peace plan for Kosovo Crisis?

A. 1999
B. 1989
C. 1979
D. 1969

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Question 830

ESCAP stands for

A. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
B. European Society Council for Africa and Pacific
C. Economic and Social Commission for Africa and Pacific
D. None of the above

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Question 831

The 2012 Olympics Games were held in

A. Tokyo
B. Beijing
C. Sydney
D. London

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Question 832

Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's

A. largest railway station
B. highest railway station
C. longest railway station
D. None of the above

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Question 833

What is the literacy rate of Himachal Pradesh?

A. 68.59 per cent
B. 77.13 per cent
C. 22.63 per cent
D. 54.40 per cent

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Question 834

The term which refers to the total amount of sales made by a firm in one year or the total amount of money changing hands in business, is

A. trade gap
B. turnover
C. reserves
D. referendum

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