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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

General Knowledge and General Awareness-Biggest General study material

Shakespeare.....
"Never Play With The Feelings Of OthersBecause You May Win The GameBut The Risk Is That You Will Surely LoseThe Person For A Life Time".

Napoleon........
"The world suffers a lot. Not because ofThe violence of bad people,But because of the silence of good people!"

Einstein.........
"I am thankful to all those who said NO to meIts because of them I did it myself.."

Abraham Lincoln.........
"If friendship is your weakest point then
You are the strongest person
In the world"

Shakespeare..........
"Laughing Faces Do Not Mean That There Is
Absence Of Sorrow!
But It Means That They Have The Ability To
Deal With It".

William Arthur.........
"Opportunities Are Like Sunrises, If You
Wait Too Long You Can Miss Them".

Hitler.....
"When You Are In The Light, Everything
Follows You,But When You Enter Into The Dark, Even
Your Own Shadow Doesn't Follow You."

Shakespeare.............
"Coin Always Makes Sound But The Currency
Notes Are Always Silent. So When Your Value Increases
Keep Yourself Calm and Silent"

Dr Abdul Kalaam........
"It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It
Is Very Hard To Win Some



general_knowledge
Mother Teresa:
*Born in 1910 (South Yugoslavia)
*1st Visit to India-1929
*Start Missionries in Culcutta-1950
*Got Nobl Prize-1979

general_knowledge
1)City of palaces-calcutta 2)city of golden gate-sanfranscisco
3)empire city-N.York 4)holy land-palestn
5)pink city-jaipur


general_knowledge
>Longest served central minister-Babu Jagjeevan
Ram(28 yrs)
>Longest served chief minister-Jyoti Basu (23 yrs,
W.Bengal)

general_knowledge
The energy stored in a watch spring is
a) kinetic energy
b) potential energy
c) heat energy
d) chemical energy
Ans- B

englishvocabulary
jaded: wearied, bored, dulled or fatigued



general_knowledge
Que-What is the motto of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) ?
Ans-Ekta Aur Anushasan
Que-Which planet is nearest to Sun ?
Ans-Mercury

general_knowledge
*safety match was invented by-Landstrom.
*Military Tank was inventd by-Swinton.
*selenology is d study f-Moon.

general_knowledge
>December used to be the tenth month of the Roman calender,a nd it gets its name from the word "decem" which means Ten.

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Usha Uthup big entertainer of the year, Dassault R
Which company won India’s biggest fighter deal 4 $10.4 billion? France’s Dassa


CurrentAffairsQuiz
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, Worlds first magnetic soap,Dub
Name the Bajaj Pulsar model which is priced below Rs.1 lakh. Bjj Plsr 200NS What sum of ca

general_knowledge
=Which state became the only state in India to implement public service guarantee act? :Rajastan =largest palm oil consumer& importer:IND





general_knowledge
*City f joy:culcutta
*Queen f Adriak&city f water:venice
*Gardn f Englnd:kent
*Manchestr f East:Osaka

general_knowledge
Do you know?
Who was the first recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke
Award?
Ans: Devika Rani.
The first Talkie Film in India was Alam Ara.

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Some Computer terms for IT officer IBPS exam
XMS Extended Memory Specification XGA Extndd Graphics Adapter WYSIWYG What U c Is Wht U Get WWW

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Jharkhand record Kharif crop produce, Djokovic won
Which Indian state produced record Kharif crop since its creation in the year 2000? Jharkh

general_knowledge
*Which River is known as 'Vridha Ganga'
=Godhawari
*Pathala Ganga=Krishna
*Thelugu Ganga=Krishna
*Dekshina Ganga=Kaveri
*Kerala Ganga=Pam

general_knowledge
Who is the chairman of the Planning Commission ?
-Prime Minister
*Which canal connects Mediterranean Sea with Red
Sea ?
-Suez Canal


general_knowledge
*what s hard curncy-Pounds
*who discovrd that earth moves round d sun-Copernics
*How much blood does a man hav in his body-4%.

CurrentAffairsQuiz
List of Hindi Movies released in January 2012
Hindi Movies released in January 2012 Movie Name Actors Release Date Players Abhishek Bachchan,

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Ranbir Kapoor & Vidya Balan - 57th Filmfare Award
Ranbir Kapoor won the best actor (Male) award 4 his rocking performance in the movie rocks

CurrentAffairsQuiz
2012 Australian Open Quiz
Who won the men’s single title in the 2012 australian open tennis championship? Novak Djokovic who is the run

general_knowledge
Mother Teresa:
*Born in 1910 (South Yugoslavia)
*1st Visit to India-1929
*Start Missionries in Culcutta-1950
*Got Nobl Prize-1979

englishvocabulary
pertinent: relevant, applicable or directly connected to the current topic







CurrentAffairsQuiz
Kerala governor Farook, Plastic currency notes Rs.
Name the pilotless aircraft which was successfully tested recently. Lakshya-II India has b

general_knowledge
Bihar has become the 2nd state to bring the Chief
Minister under the ambit of the Lokayukta.Which
is the 1st state to do so?
-Uttarakhand.


general_knowledge
=The Chief Of The World Bank?
:Robert Zoellick.
=Santosh Trophy Is Associated With Which Game?
:Football.

general_knowledge
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award-2011
-Prof.YashPal
*New chairman of Competition Commission of India(CCI):
-Ashok Chawla

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Indian woman pilot air force contingent,Aircel CMO
Who has been appointed as UNSC’s special adviser on Myanmar? Vijay Nambiar Which fil

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Novel releases in January 2012
Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (Release date 10th Jan 2012 ) Lntcs is a story of 2 men whose paths cros

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Novel releases in January 2012
Lunatics by Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel (Release date 10th Jan 2012 ) Lntcs is a story of 2 men whose paths cros

CurrentAffairsQuiz
January month current affairs 2012, 25th Jnry 2012
Name the bike priced 1.17 lakh unveiled by bajaj recently. KTM Duke 200 Who has been award

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Gandhiji Movements:
1917:Champaran
1918:Kheraa
1919:Roulath
1920-22:Non-helping, Khilaapath
1930:Salt sathyagrham
1942:Quit India


CurrentAffairsQuiz
General Knowledge 4 competitive exams, 24th Januar
What is the prevailing CRR as on 25th January 2012? 5.5% Which material is used by scienti

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Padma Shri Awards 2012
Shri Vanraj Bhatia Art – Music Maharashtra Shri Zia Fariduddin Dagar Art – Msc – vocal Mhrshtra Smt.

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Current Affairs 2012 4 Syndicate Bank exam, 23rd J
Who won the Ranji Trophy 2011-12? Rajasthan Name the Indian-American Journalist who has be

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Top 5
Spoken languages
1.mandarine: 1billion+
2.english: 508millions
3.hindi: 497m
4.spanish: 392m
5.russian: 277m

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
*1st postal stamp issued in India July1,1852
*Only female mosquitoes bite
*Horses sleep standing up
*Sharks are immune2all known diseases

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
*City f joy:culcutta
*Queen f Adriak&city f water:venice
*Gardn f Englnd:kent
*Manchestr f East:Osaka


englishvocabulary
incursion: an invasion, inroad, intrusion or raid

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Current Affairs Quiz 4 Bank exam,Europena Union 20
Which company awaits major buy back 2 boost its stock value? RIL – Reliance Industri

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
*Who was the 1st Negro2be awarded the Nobel
Peace Prize?=Ralph Bunche
*In which country Green Revolution started?
=Mexico

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
In which city the Bank of International Settlements
(BIS) located?
Basel,Switzerland
*World Meteorological Organisation located at:
Geneva



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
*Akbar born in 1542 at Amarkott
*His deathplace Sikandra
*2nd panipat war fougt b/w Akbar&Hemu in1556
-

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
The Dronacharya Award" is associated with ?
(A) Eminent Surgeons
(B) Famous Artists
(C) Sport Coaches
(D) Expert Engineers
Ans: (C)

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Sample Current Affairs 4 KPSC exams, 21st January
Who has been signed by Pune as player-mentor? Ganguly Name the new kind of train launched

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
*Which Country Won This Year's Davis Cup?
>Spain
*When Was Gateway of India Opened?
>December 4 1924
>Foundation Was Laid in March 1911

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Q.Who was the first royal convert to Buddhism?
-Ajatashatru
Q.Head of University of Nalanda was the great Bengali scholar?
-Sheela Bhadra.


englishvocabulary
ossify: to be rigid or unconventional in beliefs and behaviour


CurrentAffairsQuiz
Latest current affairs 4 all exams, 19th January 2
Name the media advisor 2 Prime Minister who resigned recently. Harish Khare Nme the music

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
*D future f india wttn by-Bimal Jalan
*my country my life-L.K.Adwani
*my country my people-Dalailama


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
COUNTRY@CAPITAL
BRAZIL:brasilia
CANADA:ottawa
CHINA:beijing
GREECE:athens
INDIA: New delhi
JAPAN:Tokyo


englishvocabulary
pertinacious: stubborn, obstinate or unyielding


CurrentAffairsQuiz
Sample Questions & Answers 4 Corporation Bank, 18t
Where is the India-Burma talks scheduled on January 19th 2012? Myanmar capital, Naypyitaw



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
National Vaccination day
-MARCH 16
World dance day
-APR 29
World Ozone day
-SEP 16
World Thrift day
-OCT 30
World food day
-OCT 16


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Q.The coast that belongs to Kerala
is known as ?
(a) Konkan Coast
(b) Malabar Coast
(c) Coromandal coast
(d) Canara Coast
Ans: (B)

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Q.Which bank became the 1st in India to be fully computerized?
-Bank of India
Q.Who is d Prime Minister designate for Egypt?
-Kamal Ganzour

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
FIFA Golden Ball 2010 was won by?
Diego Forlan
Fourteen Indian Banks were nationalized in?
1969
World Milk Day is observed on June 1


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Hindukush Mountains Streches B/w Central Afghanistan & Northern Pakistan.
Its Highest Peak,
-Tirich Mir (7690m) is in Pakistan..


englishvocabulary
modicum: a moderate or small amount:


CurrentAffairsQuiz
January 2012 current affairs 4 canara bank exam,ho
Who is set 2 become Coal India Limited acting chairman? Zohra Chatterji Name India’s

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Physics:*Gravity is Max. At Poles. *Gravity is Min. At Equator. *Value of Gravity decreases with height or depth from earth's surface.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Q.Among the following cities, which one is the nearest to the Tropic of Cancer?
(a)Delhi
(b)Kolkata
(c)Jodhpur
(d)Nagpur
Ans:(B)

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Q.The world's highest hydel power project 'Rongtong' is located in?
(A)Rangoon
(B)Kathmandu
(C)Himachal Pradesh
(D)Beijing
Ans:(C)

englishvocabulary
inundate: deluge or to flood


CurrentAffairsQuiz
Latest International Current Affairs,taiwan presid
Which Indian city is set 2 host psychiatry conclaves? Kochi Whch country reported rare dec


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
The search engine Google gotits name from word "Googol"which refers to the number one with hundered zeros after it.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Abbreviati ons which are not known to many of us:
AIM--Ambit ion In Life
DATE--Date And Time Evolution
PEN--Power Enriched in Nib


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Q:Where in India is the first peacock centre set up?choolanoor(palakkd)
Q:The Valmiki Nat'nal park is locketed:Bihar.


general_knowledge
BOOKS-AUTHORS
*Natural History-Pleeni
*Pancha siddanthika-Varahamihurudu
*Moon walk-Michel Jakson
*The Judgement-Kuladipnayyar




general_knowledge
Headquarters of Animal Welfare Board of India located?
(a)Ahmedabad
(b)Chennai
(c)Hyd
(d)Kolkata
Ans:(B)

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Jawahar Sagar Dam-Kota
*Rana Pratap Sagar Dam-Chittorgarh
*ummaid Sagar Dam-Bhilwara
*Bajaj SagarDam-Banswara


englishvocabulary
onerous: arduous, burdensome or oppressive
Details: Now see and listen to the animation of this word http://youtu.be/L8fCwVAGCzY watch now


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
*NASA launches super-size rover to Mars.
*The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi was founded in 1954.


englishvocabulary
pernicious: injurious, harmful or destructive
Details: Usage example and 2nd meaning @ http://goo.gl/s7CcN details


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Do You Know ?
*Head quarters*
*I.A.E.A:Vienna
*F.A.O:Rome *UNESCO:Paris
*W.H.O:Geneeva *W.T.O:Geneeva
*Int.criminal court:Hegue


CurrentAffairsQuiz
General Awareness 4 Bank exam,7th 8th January 2012
Where is the world’s largest solar telescope set 2 be built? Merak on Pangong Tso la


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Q. 'Straight From The Heart' Is The Autobiography Of?
(A)Imran Khan
(B)Kapil Dev
(C)Sachin Tendulkar
(D)Steave Waugh
Ans:(B)

englishvocabulary
perennial: existing throughout the year


englishvocabulary
mirth: gaiety, happiness or amusement


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact
>Iceland is mostly green and grassy, while Greenland is mainly cold and icy.
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GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Pizza was "invented" in Naples around 1860s.
>Rome was founded in 753 BC.
>Italy has more hotel rooms than any other nation in Europe.

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>The longest English word, at 45 letters, is 'pneumonoultram icroscopicsilic ovolcanoconiosi s'.
Think hat k with Gk





GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact:
>There are no ants in Iceland, Greeland, and Antarctica.
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GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Rising to a height of 448.1 feet
(136.57 meters), the dome of St.
Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is
the tallest dome in the world.



englishvocabulary
inane: silly, stupid or foolish;


CurrentAffairsQuiz
January 2012 Current Affairs, 1st January 2012
Name the Indian doctor who became famous 4 his selfless work in China during the Sino-Japan wa

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Current Affairs Quiz, 3rd January 2012
Who has been appointed as chief coach of Kolkata Knight Riders? Trevor Bayliss Name the nano’s r
GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Niagara Falls has moved about ten miles upstream in the last 10,000 years. The falls are eroding at the rate of5 feet per year.
GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
D oldest working Post Office in D world is located in D village of Sanquer, located in D Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712.



CurrentAffairsQuiz
Kolaveri di records 30 million views - sung by Dha
This song has hit the record of 30 million plus views & counting which is sung by Tamil st

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact
>There are over 10,000 waterfalls in Iceland, so many that not all of them have names.
Vikas Money Sharma
Happy New year

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Do u Know ?
>Feb 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a fullmoon.
Contect me



englishvocabulary
peremptory: that cannot be challenged, refused or changed



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Thomas Edison is the most prolific inventor in the american history with 1,093 patents to his name. He received his first patent at age 21.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Duracell, the battery-maker, built parts of its new international headquarters using materials from its own waste.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
You Know ?
>Onions have no flavor, only a smell.
>Milk is heavier than cream.
>Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Happy B'day 'Jana Gana Mana'
>India 2 become world's 5th largest economy by 2020
>Japan and India eye new currency swap agreement.


englishvocabulary
insurrection: a rebellion, uprising or revolt against authority


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Do You Know ?
>The thermometer was invented in 1607 by Galileo.
>Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
Vikas Money Sharma
CurrentAffairsQuiz
December 17th 2011 Current Affairs
Who becomes the first woman 2 be nominated as US ambassador 2 India? Nancy Powell Which became frst Indian




GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Did you know ?
>The sun sets on 24 December at 3.55pm in the UK, and rises the following morning at 8.05am.




GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact :
>Male humans have about a 10% larger brain than females. and size do not mean differences in mental ability
Think Hat k


CurrentAffairsQuiz
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Category Winner Best Picture The Artist Bst Director Michel Hazanavicius(The Artist) Bst Screenplay Steve



CurrentAffairsQuiz
current affairs 22nd december 2011
1. Who has been named Czech Republic Athlete of the Year? A: Petra Kvitova 2. Name the American boxing cha


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Do you know ?
>Snails breathe through their feet.
>Rubber is one of the ingredients in bubble gum.

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact
>It takes a drop of ocean watermore than 1,000 years to circulate around the world.

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>All of the Earth's continents are wider at the north than inthe south - and nobody knows why.

englishvocabulary
maudlin: tearfully or weakly emotional



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Diamonds can be shattered with a hammer.




GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Do u know ?
>Wearing headphones for just one hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.


CurrentAffairsQuiz
General Awareness 4 bank exam 2011-12, 19th Decemb
Name the supreme leader of North Korea who died recently. Kim Jong II What bill on cable T



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Scientists estimate that laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10-minute workout on a rowing machine.



englishvocabulary
pejorative: derogatory, insulting or belittling


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>The Lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average.
>Jimmy Wales is the founder of wikipedia.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact
>Newborn kangaroos are so small they can fit on a teaspoon.
>Google buy youtube website on 9 october 2006 in just $1.65 billion.

englishvocabulary
niggardly: miserly, stingy or petty when spending


CurrentAffairsQuiz
GK Digest, 17th December 2011
Who becomes the first woman 2 be nominated as US ambassador 2 India? Nancy Powell Which became frst Indian sing






GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Did you know ?
>The world doesn't take 24 hours to turn on its axis, it really takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
China is the source of 70% of world's pirated gold.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Did you know ?
>The dead sea is so dense withsalt, you can easily float on it without drowning.
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GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
80% of animal species in Madagascar are found nowhere else in world.You can frankly call it a place of evolution.



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Today 40th independence day of Bangladesh.
U know 93000 pakistani army arrested by indian army 1971 war.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Nitrous oxide (N2O) is known as laughing gas as it produceseuphoria when inhaled. It is used in dental procedures.



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact:
>Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water.
>After 100 years facebook will have Accounts of 500 million dead people :)


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Cats can hear ultrasound.
>Strawberries contain more Vitamin C then oranges.

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Fish and insects do not have eyelids,their eyes are protected by a hardened lens.
>A group of 12 or more cows is called a Flink.



CurrentAffairsQuiz
World Current Affairs, 13th December 2011
Which 2 sports personality have been named ITF World Champions 4 2011? Novak Djokovic of Serbia & P



CurrentAffairsQuiz
GK updates 2011, 12th December 2011
Who resigned as National Cricket Academy chairman? Anil Kumble Who has been appointed as Civil Aviation M


englishvocabulary
inscrutable: mysterious, enigmatic or obscure


CurrentAffairsQuiz
History Quiz for school kids and competitive exams
When & Where was Prophet Mohammad born? 570 A.D @ Mecca Who built the holy kaba @ Mecca? P


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
NOBEL PRIZE 2011:
THIS TIME FOR MEDICINE:
1)Bruce Buetler(America)
2)Joules Hopman(France)
3)Rolf Steinman
(Canada)


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
NOBEL PRIZE 2011 FOR PEACE
>Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
>Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist
>Tawakul Karman,Yemeni journal

CurrentAffairsQuiz
Current Affairs Quiz Questions & Answers, 9th Dece
Who is set 2 be civil aviation minister of India? Ajit Singh What is the lowest sex ratio



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
know that Jupiter is d biggest planet in d Solar System. Bt did u know that Jupiter is bigger than d combined size of all d planets in d solar


englishvocabulary
nether: lower, below or under


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Hydrophone�An instrumentfor recording sound under wa



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>When the Titanic sank in 1912, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.
>Largest producer of jute is Bangladesh


englishvocabulary
imperturbable: composed, calm or impassive


CurrentAffairsQuiz
Current Affairs Quiz, 5th December 2011
Which bank was fined 10.5 million pounds 4 mis-selling 2 elderly? HSBC Whch state's chief minister ha


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Company Name Origin/ Meaning
1.Mercedes - Name of the daughter of the founder.
2.Nokia-Name of city in Finland.
3.Pepsi-Named from th


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
4. Sony - from the Latin word'sonus' meaning sound.
5. Maggi - Food company named after its founder, Julius Maggi



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>HIMALAYA's covering 75% of Nepal,is the highest and youngest mountain range.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Left-hande d people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction as compared to right-hand ed people.



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
The search engine Google gotits name from word "Googol"which refers to the number one with hundered zeros after it.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>India is the largest diamond cutting and polishing centre in the world.
>True Love feel by thinking.

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>December used to be the tenth month of the Roman calender,a nd it gets its name from the word "decem" which means Ten.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
1st successful heart transplant
On 3rd Dec 1967, 53 year old Lewis Washkansky receives d 1st successful heart transplant in Cape Town South A


CurrentAffairsQuiz
November 2011 Current Affairs, 30th November 2011
Who is on historic Myanmar visit? Secreatary of state Hillary Clinton Who has been named be


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
1st December
Event - World AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Day
- causes by HIV (Human Immunodefi ciency Virus)

CurrentAffairsQuiz
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Category Winner Best Picture The Artist Bst Director Michel Hazanavicius(The Artist) Bst Screenplay Steve

englishvocabulary
peccadillo: an insignificant or trivial sin, flaw or mistake


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
The first British University to admit women for degree courseswas London University.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
1st Dec Event - World AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Day
-causes by HIV (Human Immunodefi ciency Virus)



sarkari-naukri
MTNL Sr. Management Trainee vacancy Nov-2011
ISRO Centralised Assistant & Junior Personal Assst
NIMS Faculty jobs Nov-2011



CurrentAffairsQuiz
Current Affairs for MBA, 29th November 2011
Name the Jnanpith award winning Assame litterateur who died recently. Indira Goswami Nme the Amer



englishvocabulary
natal: accompanying or pertaining to one's birth


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Abbreviati ons which are not known to many of us:
AIM--Ambit ion In Life
DATE--Date And Time Evolution
PEN--Power Enriched in Nib
BYE—Be



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was Margaret Thatcher
The founder of modern Germany is Bismarck


CurrentAffairsQuiz
World Current Affairs, 28th November 2011
Which 3 Indian states R set 2 get high courts? Tripura, Manipur & Meghalaya Whch Indn cricketer has

CurrentAffairsQuiz
BCCI Awards 2010-11
Col.C.K.Naydu Lifetime Achievement Award Ajit Wadekar Polly Umrigar Awrd Rahul Dravid Madhavrao Scindia Award(Highest sco


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact:
>Libya is the only country in the world with a solid, single-col ored flag -- it's green.

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>South Africa is the only country with three official capitals: Pretoria, Cape Town,and Bloemfonte in.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact:
>Frogs do not drink water as they absorb the water through their skin.


CurrentAffairsQuiz
KAS general knowledge questions,27th November 2011
Who won the ATP World Tour Finals title? Roger Federer Who wn the Brazilian Grand Prix 201


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>"Indian Railway" is the world 4th Largest railway system.
Indian Railways has more than 64,015 KM of track and 6,909 stations...


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Heliscope is used for viewing the sun.
>Afghanista n got independen ce on 19th aug 1919


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>The earlier name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon.
>Air condition invented by"willis H. carrier"u. s. in 1902

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
->The 1st S.T.D service was introduced in 1960 between Lucknow & Kanpur
->The Asia's largest 'optical Telescope' is located at Kavalur in T


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
A female mackerel lays about500,000 eggs at one time.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.



CurrentAffairsQuiz
Sample question & answers 4 civil service exams, 2
Who completed 13,000 runs in Test cricket recently? Rahul Dravid Which bank abolished pena


englishvocabulary
askance: to observe suspiciously


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Belize has most number of colours in its flag,12.
It is also only national flag to depict human beings.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Google.com 's company headquarters is nicknamed the Googleplex , which houses over two hundred and seventy employees.



englishvocabulary
epicure: a connoisseur of food and wine


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
ur finger nails grow at
1 nanometre per second
(0.000 000 001 m/s).
Your hair grows at 4
nanometres per second
(0.0 000 004 m/s)
englishvocabulary
amoral: one who is neither moral nor immoral


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Fact:
>Not all animals on our planet have brains, for instance Starfish do not have brains.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-ur eyes are composed of more than 2 million working parts.
-ur eyes can process 36,000 bits of informatio n every hour


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
An eagle can see a rabbit about 1 mile or 1760 yards away. Now the average person needs to be about 550 yards away to see the same rabbit


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-Earth is the fifth largest planet in our solar system.
-face is the intex of mind.


CurrentAffairsQuiz
Ceat Cricket Ratings for 2010-11
International Cricketer of the Year : Jonathan Trott (England) Intrntnl Batsman of the Yr : Jnthn Trtt (Engl


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
The average person blinks about 12 times a minute. That's an amazing 10,080 blinks in a kids day (14 waking hours).

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Sputnik one that was launched in 1957 by Russianswas the first Earth orbiting satellite.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
For Those who don't understand Ohm's Law .
V=IR
V=voltage (Volts)
I=Current (Amperes)
R=Resistan ce(Ohm)
GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
the world's largest freshwater lake is Lake Superior that covers an area of 31,700 mi2 (82,103 km2)

englishvocabulary
emend: to edit and remove errors


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-NASA's new space telescope is -Wise.
-The name of the first successfully cloned deer is – Dewey


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-The virus that is responsible for swine flu is H1N1.
- What is the study of insects called ?
>Entomology



GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
The leaders of the European Union named Mr. Herman Van Rompuy as the first Presedent of the E.U. Mr. Rompuy is the present Prime Minister of B


CurrentAffairsQuiz
Current Affairs Quiz, 15th November 2011
Who completed 22 years of playing international cricket? Sachin Tendulkar What Utsav is been schedule


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>Flag of Mozambique has rifle on it,AK47
>The six official languages of United Nations are: Arabic,english,french,russian,spanish and chine


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
>In test cricket History only two times result as a tie -
West indies vs Australia( 1960)
&
India vs Australia (1986)

GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-Oceans cover most of our planet, approximately 71% of our planet.
-Human need approximately 12 hours in order to entirely digest the food.


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-In France, a woman can get married with a dead man, this is legal.
-Sneezing stops heart beat for a second and then continues.


CurrentAffairsQuiz
General Knowledge for School Kids - 14
Cement is ______ i) an ore ii) an element iii) a mixture iv) a compound Butter is _____ i) an acid i)


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
Do you know ?
The worlds fastest computer is Jaguar. Its speed is 1759
Tera Flopas. It has core 181000 CPUs of 2.6 Ghz


GENERAL_KNOWLEDGE
-The cockroach has a high resistance to radiation and is the creature most likely to survive a nuclear war.


englishvocabulary
elicit: to bring out, educe, evoke or arrive at


India General Knowledge Quiz
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ,INDIA QUIZ
Folketing is the parliament of which country?
Denmark

In the Disney film 'A Bug's Life' what type of an insect was Flik?
Ant

Which actress made her debut in the 1971 film 'Hulchul'?
Zeenat Aman

According to Hindu mythology who was the father of Budha?
Chandra

What is the provision of Article 1 of the Indian Constitution?
Name and territory of the union

Which month of the Gregorian calender derived its name from the Roman republican calender month named after the god of doorways and beginnings?
January

Which dog breed is known by the nickname plum-pudding dog? Dalmatian

"The only deposit of which gemstone in South America occur near Bogota, Colombia?"
Emerald

Which fort was built by Adil Shah of Bijapur in Goa?
Chapora Fort

Which album won the Best Album Grammy Award in 2003?
Come Away With Me
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
"According to Hindu mythology, who took the twenty-seven daughters of Daksha as his wives?"
Chandra

Who was the last Asian tennis player to win an ATP Tour singles title? Paradorn Srichaphan

Which of these characters in the Asterix comics makes or shapes iron with his bare hands?
Fulliautomatix

The Tibetan version of which of these is depicted through the dance drama Aji Lhamu?
Ramayana

During which dance is the special skirt 'Kumin' worn?
Manipuri

The human body contains an average of 4.5 grams of which element? Iron

Which of these ghats was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari?
Har ki Pauri

Which famous person resided in the Anashakti Ashram in Kausani? Mahatma Gandhi

Who donated the golden dome of the Jwalamukhi Temple of Himachal Pradesh?
Akbar

Which animal is said to eat snow in winter?
Yak
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Mestizo is a ethnic group of which country?
Mexico

Which planet is closest in temperature to Earth?
Mars

Kullu Natt is a dance form of which Indian state?
Himachal Pradesh

"In the war of the Mahabharata, who killed Chitrasena, Satyasena and Sushena, the sons of Karna?"
Nakula

Ananas comosus is the scientific name of which of these fruits?
Pineapple

Which festival is locally known as 'Ookayand' of 'Ukyam'?
Phulaich

"Which inventor singly or jointly held a world record of 1,093 patents?"
Thomas Alva Edison

Which king built the Gujri Mahal in Hissar Haryana for his gujjar queen?
Feroze Shah Tughluq

In which country was the first game of polo played?
Iran

What type of an animal is Phoca sibrica?
Seal

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Mestizo is a ethnic group of which country?
Mexico

Which planet is closest in temperature to Earth?
Mars

Kullu Natt is a dance form of which Indian state?
Himachal Pradesh

"In the war of the Mahabharata, who killed Chitrasena, Satyasena and Sushena, the sons of Karna?"
Nakula

Ananas comosus is the scientific name of which of these fruits?
Pineapple

Which festival is locally known as 'Ookayand' of 'Ukyam'?
Phulaich

"Which inventor singly or jointly held a world record of 1,093 patents?"
Thomas Alva Edison

Which king built the Gujri Mahal in Hissar Haryana for his gujjar queen?
Feroze Shah Tughluq

In which country was the first game of polo played?
Iran

What type of an animal is Phoca sibrica?
Seal

GK,GK,WORLD GK
Which famous detective first appeared in the 1887 story 'A study in scarlet'?
Sherlock Holmes


Who founded the Franciscan order of friars?
St Francis of Assisi

In which city is Karl Marx buried?
London

Is the River Limpopo in Africa, India or South America?
Africa

In the American flag, the 'Stars and Stripes', how many stripes are there?
Thirteen

Which famous Indian was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist in 1948?Mahatma Gandhi

What is the highest mountain in the Alps?
Mont Blanc

In which country was film actor Arnold Schwarzenegger born?
Austria

Who was prime minister of Britain from 1951 to 1955?
Winston Churchill

In the Scottish city of Edinburgh, there is a memorial to a dog who watched over the grave of his master from 1852 to 1872. By what name is the dog known?
Greyfriars Bobby
INDIA GK,GKGK,MYTHOLOGY,FILM
Which Indian city gets its name from a sacred tank or pool?
Amritsar

In which place would you find the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary?
Gurgaon

Which duo has authored the book 'A Celebration of Style'?
Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla

Giza is situated on the west bank of which river?
Nile

"According to Hindu mythology, whose bow and bowstring are made of sugarcane and bees respectively?"
Kama

With which religion would you associate 'dakhma' (funerary tower)?
Zoroastrianism

Who played the role of 'Lajjashankar' in the Akshay Kumar starrer 'Sangharsh'?
Ashutosh Rana

Mira Kumar is the daughter of who among these?
Jagjivan Ram

Paro is the international airport of which of these countries?
Bhutan

On which of these oceans is Cape Comorin?
Indian Ocean
INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,SPORTS,BOLLYWOOD
Where is the head quarter of North Eastern railways situated ?
Gorakhpur

Which famous banker joined hands with the English against Siraj-ud-daulah ?
Jagat Seth

Dabolim is an airport in which Indian state?
Goa

Who was the first Indian scientist to become an Member of Parliament?
Meghnad Saha

What is unique about Palika Bazar in New Delhi?
It was the first underground bazar

What is 'Therukoothu'?
It is a type of street play

By what name is actor Haribhai Jariwala better known?
Sanjeev Kumar

"According to Hindu mythology, who had a son named Kapota?"
Garuda

Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmad are part of which music group?
Junoon

What is the official language of Cuba?
Spanish

The start and finish points of which race are Hopkinton and the Back Bay area?
Boston Marathon
GK,INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,BOLLYWOOD
Which was the first Hindi film to receive insurance compensation?
Mohabbatein

"In 1530, when Humayun became ill, who is said to have offered his life to god in exchange for Humayun's?"
Babur

Masai are the nomadic pastoralists of which continent?
Africa

The opponents of which game are called white and black?
Chess

The Dagwood Sandwich is a contribution of which comic-strip?
Blondie

"Among the Jainas, the swastika is the emblem of which Tirthankara?"
Seventh

Chelo Kebab is the national dish of which of the countries of middle east?
Iran

"Who was nominated for the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize by B.G. Kher, Prime Minister of Bombay and Govindh Bhallabh Panth, Premier of United Provinces?"
Mahatma Gandhi

"In which state is the 'Adhai din ka Jhopda', a mosque which was supposed to have been built in two and a half days?"
Rajasthan

"According to the Mahabharata, who revealed the fact the Kamsa was not the son of Ugrasena?"
Narada
GK.INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,BOLLYWOOD
"Apart from Assamese, which is also the official language of Assam ?"
Bengali

Who is the present Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
Manmohan Singh
Who was the story writer of the 1998 film 'Zakham'?
Mahesh Bhatt

Which comic strip character hates Monday?
Garfield

With which sport would you associate the US club New York Yankees?
Baseball

What is the unique feature of the Siddhi Bashir mosque at Ahmedabad?
It has shaking minarets

In which place,now a state of India, did Kanishka build the town of Kanishkapura?
Kashmir

In which Indian city would you find the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market?
Mumbai

What is Navwadi a type of ?
A type of dress

"According to the Mahabharata, in which wildlife sanctuary in India did Bhima kill Kichaka?"
Chikhaldhara
GK,INDIA GK,QUIZ,MYTHOLOGY,SPORTS
Which is the first current Test cricket playing nation to host the ICC Mini World Cup?
Sri Lanka

The picture of which leaf would you find in the flag of Canada?
Maple

Which invertebrate has the largest and the most advanced brain?
Octopus

'Bukhia' is a variety of which art form?
Chikan

What does the Western Gateway in the Sanchi depict?
The seven incarnations of the Buddha

Tappeta Gullu is the dance in the honour of which god?
Rain

"In 1823, Russia became the leading producer of which metal?"
Gold

White Tower and Palatine Tower are parts of which of which monument located in London?
Tower of London

The name of which plant is said to have originated from the Latin word 'unus' meaning 'one'?
Onion

The incarnation of which goddess is worshipped in the Jiviti Puja?
Parvati
GK,INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,GAME SHOW GK
Who directed the film 'Chasme Buddoor'?
Sai Paranjype

Which country is known as Suomi in its own language?
Finland

Which former Indian Test cricketer equalled Gary Sobers world record of six sixes in an over in a Ranji Trophy match?
Ravi Shastri

After whom is the Rajaji National Park named?
Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

In which of these cities is the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports located?
Patiala

"Elephant, harp and leopard are types of which creature?"
Seal

Which monument is atop Kalkaji Hill in New Delhi?
Lotus Temple

Who presided over the Belgaum session of Indian National Congress in 1924?
Mahatma Gandhi

"In computers, 'NonStop' is an operating system developed by which company?"
Compaq

Which author returned the Padma Bhushan in 1984 inprotest against Operation Blue Star?
Khushwant Singh
GK,INDIA GK,GAME SHOW GK
Which railway station in India boasts of the world's largest covered platform?
Sealdah station

The ancient port town of Poompuhar is in which Indian state?
Tamil Nadu

"In the Mahabharata, who was Drona's father?"
Bharadwaz

The Citizens' Council of which of India's neighbours is called Majlis?
Maldives

Which part of the human body contains no blood vessels except at its margins?
The cornea

Who replaced Lord Wavell as the Viceroy of India?
Lord Mountbatten

The Kishkinta theme park is in which city?
Chennai

"In India, M.S. Swaminathan is the architect of which revolution?"
Green Revolution

The historic island of Srirangapatnam is situated on the banks of which river?
Cauvery

Mahayana is a sect of which religion?
Buddhism
GK.INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY
According to Hindu mythology what was the capital of Kosala?
Ayodhya

Aarti Saha was the first Asian woman to cross which water body?
English Channel

The Allahabad Pillar Inscription was composed in honour of which king?
Samudra Gupta

Feni is a drink from which Indian state?
Goa

The Sadakat Ashram in Patna is a memorial dedicated to whom?
Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Which fair takes place at the confluence of the Ganga and the Gandak rivers?
Sonepur Cattle Fair

The Somnath Temple is dedicated to which deity?
Shiva

Which famous company is sometimes referred to as 'aikon'
Nokia

Lance Klusener represented which international cricket team?
South Africa

"In the Mahabharata, who slayed Ghatotkacha?"
Karna
GK,GK,INDIAN MYTHOLOGY,SPORTS
Dagwood Bumstead is the husband of which comic strip character?
Blondie

"According to Indian Constitution, what is the provision of Article 16?"
Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment

Where in India is the Sri Krishna Museum located?
Haryana

Jacques Chirac is the president of which country?
France

In which country was the 2002 Asian Games held?
South Korea

Who was the winner of the Filmfare R.D. Burman Award in 2000?
Sunidhi Chauhan

UEFA Cup is awarded in which sport?
Football

Badipol is a masonry dam over which lake/river ?
Lake Pichola

Khordad Sal is the festival of which community?
Parsi

"According to Hindu mythology, who was killed by an arrow shot by Jara?"
Krishna
GK,GK,GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
Which was the first Indian state to ban plastics?
Sikkim

Which comic character’s middle name is ‘Fauntleroy’?
Donald Duck

‘Dazzler: The Autobiography’ is the autobiography of which English cricketer?
Darren Gough

"Who along with, C.Rajagopalachari and C.V.Raman received the Bharat Ratna in the same year?"
S.Radhakrishnan

Which is the oldest Indian language?
Tamil

The faces of the presidents of which country are carved on Mount Rushmore?
U.S.A.

Which mythological character in the Egyptian and Greek legends has a lion's body and a human head ?
Sphinx

Who was the first occupant of the White House?
John Adams

Which river flows roughly parallel to Narmada?
Tapti

Which was the first Indian state to use electoral identity card?
Haryana
GK,INDIA GK,BOLLYWOOD,MYTHOLOGY
What is the profession of Sushma Swaraj?
Advocate

"Who raised funds for displaced Kashmiri migrants and the victims of Latur earthquake with the extensive tour of her play ""Tumhari Amrita""?"
Shabana Azmi

Who wrote 'The Five Dollar Smile'?
Shashi Tharoor

Who gave Vallabhbhai Patel the title of 'Sardar'?
Mahatma Gandhi

Which Amitabh Bachchan film is loosely based on Peter Glenville's 'Becket'?
Namak Haram

Which part of the body does leucoma affect?
Eyes

"According to legend, in which of these rivers did Sohni drown?"
Chenab

"Who has created the ragas called ‘Gangeshwari’, ‘Rangeshwari’ and ‘Parameshwari’? "
Ravi Shankar

Kisan Ghat is the memorial ground of which political leader?
Charan Singh

In which Indian capital is the Charbagh Railway station located?
Lucknow
GK.INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGICAL GK
When the war of succession began which son of Shah Jahan was ruling the state of Gujarat ?
Murad

"In the Mahabharata, who was the mother of Babhruvahana?"
Chitrangada

Which former cricketer played the role of a villain in the film 'Kabhi Ajnabi The'?
Syed Kirmani

After which leader has the international airport at Dhaka been named?
Zia ur-Rehman

Shillong was once the capital of which state of India?
Assam

The Atlas mountain range is in which continent?
Africa

Which Indian scientist worked as a clerk with the Madras Port Trust?
S. Ramanujan

"According to legend, which modern state was reclaimed by a sage Kashyapa from a vast lake?"
Kashmir

Who was the founder of the company Fairchild Camera and Instruments Corporation?
Robert Noyce

The Knesset is the parliament of which country?
Israel
INDIA QUIZ,GK,MYTHOLOGY,CINEMA
Leander Paes's father represented India in which sport?
Hockey

"In Hindu mythology, who is also known as 'Kandarpa'?"
Kamadeva

Which island country was discovered by Ferdianand Magellan in 1521?
Philippines

"The King, the Egyptian and the black-necked are the best known species of which snake?"
Cobra

Who painted 'The Sunflowers' ?
Vincent van Gogh

Which central Indian state was ruled by three Begums in succession between 1844 and 1926?
Bhopal

"In 1947, who was appointed by the Government of India as its agent to Hyderabad?"
K.M. Munshi

Which of these is the logo of the Bombay Natural History Society?
Great Indian Hornbill

"In computers, what is the full form of the term SLIP?"
Serial Line Internet Protocol

 


O.M. Nambiar was the coach of which famousIndian athlete?
P.T. Usha
INDIA QUIZ,GK,Personalities
Who was the American president during world war one? Woodrow Wilson.
Who was the first prime minister of Britain? Robert Walpole.
Which philosopher’s satirical writing is entitled ‘candide’? Voltaire.
Whose painting masterpieces are ‘monalisa’and ‘last super’? Leonardo da Vinci.
Which revolutionary founded Indian house in London, an organization for revolutionary activities? Shyamaji Krishnan verma.
Name India’s first ballet film?Kalpana, produced by Uday shankar.
Who is the founder of Taoism? Lao,Tsze.
Which Indian mutineer did General Napier’s army defeat? Tantia Tope.
Name the astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto: Clyde Tom Baugh.
Who was Akbar’s revenue minister? Todar mal.
Whom did the British call "father of Indian unrest"? B.G.Tilak.
Which eminent Indian personality had been conferred honorary American citizenship in Nov’1996? Mother Teresa.
Name the writer of national anthem of Bangladesh: R.N.Tagore.
Which ancient Indian surgeon is known as the father of modern plastic surgery? Susruta.
Name the first woman Arjun awardee: Sequijera Stephel.
Which Elizabethan era poet was known as "the poet’s poet"? Edmund Spencer.
Which Greek philosopher was condemned to death by drinking hemlock? Socrates.
Which Scottish economist was known as ‘father of economics’? Adam smith.
Which nationalistic leader was congress party’s official historian? Pattabhi Sittaramaiah.
Which Nawab of Bengal was responsible for black hole massacre? Siraj-ud-Daulah.


Who was the oldest member of the constituent assembly as well as first acting president before first president Rajendra prasad? Sachidananda Sinha.
Which Indian revolutionary shot dead Michel O’Dwyer, governor of Punjab responsible for jallinwala bagh massacre? Udham Singh.
Which Indian extremist who founded Naujawan Bharat Sabha was hanged along with Rajguru and Sukhdev? Bhagat Singh.
Name India’s first professional woman sarod player: Sharan Rani.
Name the Indian revolutionary responsible for Chitagang armoury raid: Surya Sen.
Name the first Indian to have swum the English Channel: Mihir Sen.
Name the Indian revolutionary, founder of mitra mandal,abhinav Bharat and author of ‘Indian war of independence’: V.D.Savarkar.
Who was known as fire-brand of South India? S Satyamurthi.
Which Indian social reformer and founder of Arya Samaj wrote ‘satyartha Prakash’: Dayananda Saraswati.
Which Indian lawyer, a member of viceroy’s executive council was the first president of Indian council of world affairs? Tej Bahdur Sapru.
Name the Indian wildlife specialist and first director of project tiger: Kailash Sankhla.
Name the scientist who discovered polio vaccine: Jonas Salk.
Who was known as the father of hydrogen bomb: Andrei Sakharov.
Name the first Asian woman to cross the English channel: Arati Pradhan(Saha)
Which president of America was elected four times to the highest office? Roosevelt
Who was the president of America when world war two broke out? Roosevelt.
Who was the first husband of Devika Rani ,the first recipient of Dada Saheb Palke award? Himanshu Rai ( the founder of Bombay Talkies)
Which numbers are used in the Dewey decimal system, a scheme of book classification used in library? 000-999.

Who is believed to have invented the single topic TV show? Phil Donahue.
Name the mother of actress Nargis Dutta: Jaddanbai.

Name the personal police force of Francois Duvalier, dictator of Haiti: Tanton Macoutes.
Besides, Eiffel Tower name another very important work of Gustave Eiffel: Panama canal locks.
Who invented ECG? Willem Einthoven.
George Elliot is the pen name of which English novelist? Mary Anne.
Who is the creator of famous cartoon characters, Mandrake the magician and Phantom? Lee Falk.
Who is the "Italy’s Galileo of this century"? Enrico Fermi.
Who was the first man to see the satellites of Jupiter? Galileo.
Name the first Indian film maker to win Legion d’Honour,the highest civilian award of France : Satyajit Ray.
Name the famous Italian painter renowned for paintings of Madonna and child: Santi Raphael.
Who founded Swatantra party? C.Rajgopalchari.
How do we better know the famous poet Dhanpatrai? Premchand.
Under what pen name did Premchand write in Urdu? Nawabrai.
Who is known as Andhrakesri? Tangutri Prakasam.
Which Italian traveller visited the court of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan? Marco Polo.
Name the famous Spanish painter ,a pioneer Cubist painting and whose masterpiece included Guernica: Picasso.
Whom did B.R.Ambedkar hail as his political guru? Jyotibha Phule.



Which famous American scientist and antinuclear activist & two times Nobel prize winner advocated the use of vitamin C for cure of common cold? C.Linus.Pauling.
Which Kashmir ruler preceded Akbar in abolishing Jiziya? Zain-ul Abiden.
Which Vietnamese psychologist was the original proponent of the trait of inferiority complex? Alfred Adler.

Which Greek slave wrote beast fables like The Tortoise and the Hare? Aesop.
Who was the first Asian and only Indian to have won the World amateur snooker championship? Om Agrawal.
Name the Italian scholar and historian (author of Kitab-ul-Hind) who accompanied Mahmud of Ghazni during his invasion of India ? Alberuni.
Who was the first woman mayor of Delhi? Aruna Asaf Ali.
Which nationalist leader founded Anjuman –e- Kabha? Maulana Saukat Ali.
Which missionary was known as Deenabandhu? C.F.Andrews.
Who was the first captain of independent India’s Olympic football team? Ao Talimeren.
Who was the teacher of Alexander the great? Aristotle.
The famous Indian astronomer and mathematician adorned the court of which king? Chandragupta Vikramaditya.
Who was the grand old lady of Bengali literature? Ashapurna Devi.
Who was the first black man to win theWimbeldon in 1975,but later died of AIDS? Arthur Ashe.
Name the Buddhist philosopher and author of Sariputra Prakarma who was also the spiritual advisor of King Kaniska: Asvaghosh.
Who was the prime minister of England when India gained independence? Clement Atlee (of labour party).
Who was independent India’s first education minister? Maulana Kalam Azad.
What was the real name of Babar? Zahir –ud-din mohammad.

What is the memoirs of Babar titled? Tuzke-Babri .
Who founded Boy Scouts in 1908? Robert Powell (of Boer war fame).
Who donated Segaon village to Mahatma Gandhi who renamed it as Sevagram? Jamanlal Bajaj.
Which Spanish explorer discovered the Pacific Ocean? Vasco Nunez de Balboa.

Name the court poet of Harshavardhan who wrote Kadambari and Harshacharit: Banabhatta.
Who is the author of world famous ‘Tintin cartoon’ series? Herge (Georges Remi)
Which snooker player was six-time world champion? Hendry Stephen.
Who founded Rotary International in 1905? Paul Harris.
Which English novelist is sometimes referred to as ‘the last of the Victorians’? Thomas Hardy.
Who was Gandhi’s political guru? Gopal K Gokhle.
Who was the first president of Pakistan? Sikandar Mirza.
Who was the first prime minister of Pakistan? Liaquat Ali Khan.
Who started the Khudai Khidmatgar (servants of god) movement? Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan.
Who was the youngest ever to win the U.S men’s single championship? John McEnroe.
How do we better know Margarethe Geertruida Zelle? Mata Hari,the Dutch spy.
Which striker was famous for the ‘hand of God’ goal against England in 1986? Diego Maradona.
Name the first woman foreign minister (of state) of India? Mrs Laxmi N Menon.
The year when Prophet Mohammad was forced to migrate from Mecca to Medina is termed as what? Hegira (622AD).
How de better know the Hollywood actress Norma Jean Mortenson? Marilyn Monroe.

Name the soccer legend who captained England to its only world cup win in 1966? Bobby Moore.
Who is known as the Picasso of mime? Marcel Marceau.
Who was the first woman to learn chhau dance? Sonal Mansingh.
Which American president resigned in1974 because of Watergate scandal? Richard Nixon.
Who was the last emperor and Tsar of Russia? Nicholas II.
Who was ‘Saloth Sar’? Pol Pot.
Which religious preacher and thinker’s life story was the subject of the 1964 movie One Man’s Way? Norman Vincent Peale.
Who is the second Asian after Nehru to be admitted to the freedom of the city of London? Swaraj Paul.
Which English novelist and educationist drafted Indian penal code? Thomas Macaulay.
Name Japan’s top literary award: Akutagawa Prize.
Which Sri Lankan journalist and author is known as ‘the newspaper doctor’? Tarzie V Vittachi.
Who was the president of America when atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima? Harry Truman.
Who is the youngest man ever to win the world heavy weight championship? Mike Tyson.
Which Swiss wax modeller modelled heads of guillotined victims of French Revolution?
MadameTussaud.
Who is the first musician to receive the Bharat Ratna? M.S.Subbulakshmi.
Which Malayalam writer was nicknamed ‘Sultan of Beypore’? V Mohammad Basheer.
Which South African scholar visited India in 1333 during the reign of Mohammad Tuglaq? Ibn Batuta.
Which French man served as the personal physician of Aurangzeb? Francois Bernier.
Name the Irish woman who founded Theosophical Society and Home Rule League: Annie Besant.
Who was the first woman president of Indian National Congress? Annie Besant.
Who conferred the title ‘Bharti’ on poet Subramania? Raja of Ettayapuram(Tamil Nadu).
Which Indian mathematician is believed to have invented calculus long before Newton and Leibnitz? Bhaskaracharya II.
Which Indian leader who established Paramdham Ashram at Paunar was also the recipient of first Magsaysay award? Acharya Vinobha Bhave.
Which Indian revolutionary was executed for Kakori train dacoity? Ramprasad Bismil.
Which South American revolutionist was called liberator? Simon Bolivar.
Who was nicknamed ‘little corporal’? Napoleon Bonaparte.
Who invented crescograph? J.C.Bose
Who was the accomplish of Khudiram Bose in Kingsford carriage bombing incident? Prafulla Chaki.
Who was the founder-president of Indian independence League at Bangkok in 1942? Rasbehari Bose.
Which Indian revolutionary leader unfurled the flag of Indian freedom at Stuttgart for the first time? Bhikaji Kama.
Who founded ‘free India society’ in U.K and started the journal ‘Bande Mataram’? Bhikaji Kama.
Who was dubbed as ‘Resputin’? Dhirendra Brahmachari.
Who was Gautam Buddha’s father? King Suddhodana of Kapilvastu, in Nepal
What is the name of late music director Rahul D Burman’ wife? Asha Bhonsale.
Who was the last Governor General of East India Company and first viceroy of India? Lord Canning.
Who was known as ‘kipper’? General K.M Kariapa.


Name the queen of Bijapur who died fighting the soldiers of Aurangzeb : Chand Bibi.
Charaka,the physician and author of Charaksamhita adorned the court of which Kushan king? Kaniska.
Which World War II hero commanded the legendary ‘Dambuster’ squadron and witnessed the bombing of Nagasaki? Leonard Cheshire.
How do we better know Balakrishna Menon? Swami Chinmayananda.
Which Italian navigator discovered sea route to America, Cuba, Bahamas and West Indies? Columbus.
Who discovered Hawaiian Islands? James Cook.
Which Belgian missionary who worked for leprosy-afflicted people of Honolulu died of leprosy? Joseph Damien.
Which Indian revolutionary went on a prolonged fasting in Lahore jail to demand better treatment for prisoners? Jatindra N. Das.
Who was known as the grand old man of Indian cricket? Prof D.B.Deodhar.
Who designed the famous peacock throne? Bebadal khan.
Who introduced the postal system in India? Robert Clive.
Who was the last Indian to be sent to gallows on a forgery charge? Nanda kumar.
Name the English man who first translated Bhagwad Gita into English in 1785: Charles Wilkins.
Which Englishman first discovered Nainital? P.Baron.
Which Italian traveler visited the court of Vijaynagar in 1425 A.D? Nicolo Conti.
Who founded the city of Jodhpur in1459 A.D? Rathore chief Rao Jodha.
Who was the publisher of first all- Hindi newspaper Udant Martand in 1826? Pandit Jugal Kishore Shukla (of Kanpur)
Name the first barrister of India: Ganendra Mohan Tagore.
Who located Darjeeling proper in 1829? Captain Lloyd.

Who was the first English man to enter Lhasa in 1811 A.D? Thomas Manning.
Who was the founder of Wahabi Movement? Syed Ajmed.
Who founded Tattvabodini Sabha in 1839 for the extensive propagation of Brahmo Dharma? Debendra Nath Tagore.
Which Muslim king is credited with systematically branding his horses and preparing their descriptive roll? Sher Shah Suri.
Name the Moghul sultan who gave a definite and systematic form to the famous ‘mansabadari’ system: Akbar.
Which German General was nicknamed ‘Desert Fox’? Erwin Rommel.
During the rule of which king the Rupee was first minted? Sher Shah Shuri.
Who was the president of Indian National Congress at the time of Indian independence? Acharya J.B.Kripalini.
Who was the governor –general of India at the outbreak of Second World War? Lord Linlithgow.
Who wrote a series of articles against the Indian national congress under the title " New Lamps for Old"? Aurobindo Ghosh.
Who led the Cabinet Mission that visited India in 1946? Patrick Lawrence.
Who announced the communal award? Ramsay Mac Donald.
Name the founder of the Pakistan National Movement in 1933: Rahmat Ali.
Which viceroy of India was dubbed as the ‘ father of local self government’? Lord Ripon.
Who was first designated as the Governor General of India? William Bentick.
Who earned the epithet "Liberator of Indian press"? Charles Metcalf.
Name the famous American architect who built the Imperial Hotel in Japan that withstood the 1923 earthquake: Frank Lloyd.
Which Irish scientist, along with John Cockcroft split the atom for the first time? Earnest Walton.

Who is the only woman in the world to climb the Mount Everest twice? Santosh Yadav
Who is the first leader of Russia to be chosen by popular vote? Boris Yeltsin.
Which English Monarch abdicated to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson? Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII).
Which famous Indian classical singer gave a special recital of devotional songs for the silver jubilee celebrations of UN in 1970? M S Subbulaxmi.
Which American film actress in the thirties won an Oscar at the age of six? Shirley Temple.
How do we better know Hindi Film actor Badruddin Kaji? Johny Walker.
What is the real name of Omar Sharif? Michael Shalboub.
Which powerful opium dealer surrendered to Burmese government in 1996? Khun Sa.
Raja Ravi Verma,the famous Indian painter belonged to which royal family? Kalimanoor,Kerla.
Who is the first Indian woman to win a round in a grand slam tournament? Nirupama Baidhyanathan.
What was the occupation of Sylvester Stallone before he became an actor? Lion cage cleaner.
What was Greta Garbo doing before becoming a celebrity? Barber shop assistant.
Which English humorous novelist is the creator of the immortal butler? Grenvile Woodhouse.
Which American invented cotton gin? Eli Whitney.
Which American TV show hostess was the first woman to top the Forbes magazine list of entertainment millionaires? Oprah Winfrey.
How do we better know film actor Sivaji Rao Gaikwad? Rajnikant.
Which Indian orthopaedic surgeon is the inventor of Jaipur Foot? Dr P K Sethi.
Which ace driver and winner of world championship thrice died in a crash during San Marino Grand Prix? Ayrton Senna.

Which French dramatist and essayist and leader of the philosophical movement existentialism refused to accept Nobel Prize in 1964? Jean-Paul Sarte.
What was the pseudonym of British satirist and humorist Hector Huge Munro? Saki.
How do we better know controversial godman Chandra Mohan Jain? Rajneesh.
Who became the first president of the Republic of China? Sun Yat-Sen.
Which renowned Russian introduced the famous five-year plans in 1929? Joseph Stalin.
For which film Stephen Spielberg won the Oscar award for best director and six other awards in 1974? Schindler’s list.
How do we better know the boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay? Muhammad Ali.
With whom did Yasar Arafat shared the 1994 Nobel prize?
Which South African surgeon performed the first human heart transplant operation? Christian Neethling Bernard.
Which member of the famous Beatles was shot dead in 1980? Lenon.
Which American wheat scientist was responsible for the ‘green revolution’? Norman Borlaug.
Which first woman PM of Norway was also the first woman to become director general of WHO? Harlem Brundtland.

RECORDS,INDIAN RECORDS
Record-holders

Name the largest outdoor stadium in India: Yuba Bharti(Salt Lake ) stadium, Calcutta.

Name the largest indoor stadium in India: Indira Gandhi indoor stadium, Delhi.

Name the largest sports complex in India: Netaji Subhash Bose sports complex, Patiala.

Which Indian holds the record for maximum appearances in Olympics? R K Randhir Singh.

Who is the first individual Olympic medal winner for India? Norman Pritchard (Paris, 1900).

Which is the largest, in size, trophy in India? Kolanka Cup (polo).

What is Chundan Vallom? Snake boat races of Kerla.

Who holds the most national titles for any sport? Bhubaneswari Kumari (squash-16 times).

Who are the two persons to have received both the Arjun Award & Dronacharya Award? Syed Nayeemuddin and A.Ramarao.

When did India participate in an archery event at an Olympic event for the first time? 1988 (Seoul Olympics).

Which Indian woman reached an Olympic semifinal for the first time? Shiny Abraham.

Who is the first Indian to win commonwealth games gold in badminton? Prakash Padukone.

Who is the first Indian badminton player to play a quarterfinal game at Olympics? Dipankar Bhattacharya (1992-Barcelona).

Who is the first Indian to win world championship in billiards? Wilson Jones.

Which Indian has own maximum world titles in billiards? Michael Ferreira.

Who was the youngest player to win world billiards Championship? Geeth Sethi.

Where was first world championship in snooker held? Calcutta (1963).

Who is the first Indian to win world championship in snooker? B.Agarwal.

Which is the oldest boxing association in India? Maharastra Amateur Boxing Association.

Who is the first Indian to win International Master title in chess? (Manuel Aaron-1961).

Who is the youngest Indian to win the IM title? V.Anand.

Who is the first Indian to achieve the GM norm? Pravin Thipsay.

Who became India’s first GM in 1987? V Anand.

By what name was chess known in ancient India? Chaturanga.

Who has won most national title in chess? Manuel Aaron.

Who was the first Indian to be on the jury of Olympic game boxing competition? Aspy Adjania.

Who is the first Indian woman chess player to participate in men’s national? Rohini Khadilkar.

Which sisters dominated the Indian chess scene for more than a decade? Khadilkar.

Who is the youngest player to win a gold medal in an international event for any sport? Tanya Sachdev.

The chess federation of which country named a trophy after three Khadilkar sisters? Australia.

Who led the first Indian cricket team’ s official tour to England? Maharaja of Pourbander.

Who was the first Indian to captain an English county team, Sussex? Ranji.

Who was the first Indian to play for MCC? Ranji.

Where is the highest cricket pitch in the world located? Chail in H.P.

Who was the first Indian player to play test cricket? Ranji (1896- for England).

Who is the first Indian umpire to officiate in a world cup final match? Ram Babu Gupta.

Who was the first Indian to play test cricket? Ranjitsinghji(for England in 1896).

Where was the first test in India played? Gymkhana Ground, Bombay (1933).

When did India play her first test match? 1932, against England.

India tested victory against which country for the first time? England in 1952.

India won a series for the first time against which country? Pakistan.

Against which country India registered her first series win abroad? New Zealand in 1968.

Who was the only Malaysian to play test cricket for India? Lall Singh.

Who was the youngest cricketer in the world to be captain? Tiger Pataudi (1962).

Who was India’s first test captain? C.K.Naidu.

Name the Indian wicket keeper to open the batting and bowling: Budhi Kunderan.

Who was the Indian cricketer to bat in all position? V Mankad.

Who was the first cricketer to be given out by third umpire (Karl Liebenberg)? S Tendulkar.

Which Indian cricketer bowled 21 successive maidens in a test match? R G Nadkarni.

Against which country India played her first one-day international? England (1974).

Who was only Indian cricketer who has the dubious distinction of being given out for ‘handling the ball’ and ‘obstructing the fielder’ though in two separate tests? M Amaranth.

Which West Indies cricketer made a cameo appearance as himself in the film Around The World starring Raj Kapoor & Rajshri? Sir Frank Worrell.

What is the first limited overs tournament in India? Deodhar Trophy.

Which is the oldest football tournament in India? Durand Cup.

Which is Asia’s oldest invitational international football tournament? Merdeka Tournament.

When did India take part in an Olympic football game? 1948(captain – T.Aao).

Who scored the only hat trick for India in an Olympic game? Neville d’ Souza in 1956, Melbourne.

Who is the only Indian footballer either as a player or a coach to have participated in three consecutive Olympics? S A Rahim.

India has not qualified for the Olympic football since which Olympics? 1960 Rome Olympics.

Name the oldest sporting club in India, which was formed at a house in Balram Ghosh Street, Calcutta in 1889: Mohun Bagan.

Name the only sports club in India to have been honoured with a special stamp in 1989: Mohun Bagan.

Who has scored the only hat-trick in a Durand Cup Final, after 1947? N Ulganathan.

Who is the first woman football referee? Chaitalli Chatterjee.
2.cinema

Name the first film shot in India: coconut fair.

Name the first film short by an Indian: The Wrestlers.

Which is the first color film to be shown in India: Can- Can Dance.

Name India’s first film concern: Royal Bioscope Company(Hira Lal Sen).

Which is the first Indian narrative feature film? Pundalik (by R G Toney and N G Chitre).

Who was the producer of first indigenous silent feature film Raja Harischandra? Dadasaheb Phalke.

What was the first film to be premiered? Raja Harischandra.

Who is the only artiste to have played both hero and heroine in the same film? A Salunke in the film Lanka Dahan(Silent film).

Name the first Indian film to undergo censor cuts: Orphans of the Storm.

Name the first actress of the talkie era: Zubeida.

Who was the first woman film maker in the silent era? Fatma Begum.

Name the first film journal: Movie mirror.

Which was the first Indian adult film? Social Evil.

Where was the first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ produced by adreshir Irani Shot? Jyoti Studios.

In which film released in 1932 the play back technique was introduced? Puran Bhakta.

Which was the first Indian film to have an English version? Noor Jahan.

Which Indian film saw the introduction of background music? Chandidas( Bengali).

Which was the first film to be dubbed? Akashi Toofan.

Which was India’s first silver jubilee silent film? Kapala Kundala.

Name India’s first silver jubilee talkie film? Amrit Manthan.

Which Indian film was shown for the first time at an international film festival (Venice)? Seeta.

Name India’s first woman music director: Jadan Bai ( Nargis’ mother).

What was India’s first golden jubilee talkie film? Sant Tukaram(marathi).

Name the first songless film: Naujawan by JBH Wadia.

Which actor starred with most heroines in his 60-year career? Prem Nazir.

Which was the first film to be shot in Hindi, Bengali, and English? Raj nartaki(court dancer).

Which was the first indian cinemascope film? Kaagaz Ke Phool by Guru dutta.

Which was the first ever cinemascope film in the world? The Robe.

What was the first cinemascope film in color? Pyar Ki Pyaas.

Name the first post-talkie silent film: Ingeet(Bengali).

Which was the first one actor one set film? Yaadein by Sunil Dutt.

Name the first 3-D film: My Dear Kuttichathan

What was the first 3-D film in Hindi? Shiva Ka Insaaf

Who was the first artiste to be honoured with a foreign retrospective of her films? Smita Patil.

Which proxy producer has dubbed 48 films in 20 years? Dinesh Salgia.


Who did maximum roles in a single film for the first time? Shivaji Ganeshan in Naavratri.

Who has acted as police inspectors in maximum number of films? Jagdish Raj.

What was the last film of V.Shantaram released in1987? Jhanjhar.

Name the first music director of a foreign film: Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Which is the first dual screen theatre in the country? Topivala(Bombay)

Name the country’s oldest air-conditioned theatre? Regal (Bombay)

Who has compiled the first encyclopaedia of Hindi film songs? Harminder Singh Hamraj.

Seven music directors worked in which film released in 1992? Beta.

Which is the first film to have three actors playing the double role? Aankhen.

Which actor has been honoured with Chavalier award by the French government? Shivaji Ganeshan.

Which Indian director has won a green Oscar? Mike Pandey

Which was the first film made in 1937 to completely dispense with background music? Duniya Na Mane.

a. Miscellaneous

Which Indian king convened a council of Jain monks in 172 B.C? Kharvela.

Sanghamitra, the first woman missionary and daughter of Ashoka was also known as what? Aayupati.

Who was the first woman disciple of Mahavira? Ajja Chandana.

Who was the first to preach Christianity in India? St. Thomas.

Which is the oldest church in existence? Palayur church(Kerla).

Who was the first pope to visit India? PopePaul VI.

Who was the first Indian to be appointed as Cardinal by the Vatican in 1953? Valerian Gracias.

Who started the first Indian circus called the Chatre Circus in 1881? Vinayak Chatre.

Who is the only Asian to get the New York’s Finix award? P.C.Sorcar Sr.

Zebunnissa, the daughter of Aurangzeb wrote verses under what pen name? Makhfi.

Who was the first woman to win the Jnapith Award in 1976? Ashapurna Devi.

Who is the first woman to become the justice of Supreme Court of India? Fatima Beevi.

Who was the first actress to win the padmashri award? Nargis.

Who was the first actress to be nominated to Rajya Sabha? Nargis.

Which was the first state to include woman in Volleyball? Uttar Pradesh.

Who was the first woman poet in modern Hindi? Subhadra Chauhan(of Mukul fame).

Name the youngest daughter of Babur who wrote Humayun Nama: Gulbadan.

Who was Babur’s wife? Masuma.

Who was Humayun’s wife? Hamida.

Which is the fastest Ramayana completed in just 5 days? Molla Ramayana

Into which family was Meerabai, the Bhakti poetess married? Sisodia.

Which British actress was the heroine of the film Shakuntala made by Suchet Singh in 1920? Dorothy Kingdom.

Who was the inventor of Dravidian language family in 1856? Bishop Caldwell.

Which is the only state with common civil code in the country? Goa.

Which state has the largest concentration of scheduled castes in the country? U.P.

Which union territory has largest concentration of S.C? Pondichery.

Which is the smallest S.C community in India? Watal of J&k

Which is the largest S.C community in India? Chamar.

Ghost marriage (neel), symbolizing the marriage of dead bachelors is observed in Hindu fisher folk of which UT? Daman & Diu.

Who established the linguistic affinity of Sanskrit with Latin and Greek? Sir William Jones.

Which superintendent of Linguistic Survey Of India undertook the massive venture of single-handed compilation of all Indian languages? Sir George Abraham Grierson.

Which is the most spoken tribal language? Gondi.

Which is the source of all Indian scripts? Brahmi( Ashokan inscription)

Which university set up the first department of tribal and regional language in India? Ranchi.

Who was the first D.G of Anthropological Survey Of India? Dr K.S.Singh.

Who were the first to wage a war (Hui) in tribal India? Santhals.

When was the first Naga-Anglo war fought? 1879.

Who called cotton as sindoon? Greeks.
i. AGRICULTURE

Where was country’s first vacuum sugar factory set up? Saran (Bihar).

Which is the oldest agrlicutural research institute in India? Imperial Agriculture research institute, Pusa,Bihar.

Which was the first agriculture university in India? Govind Ballav Pant University at Pantnagar,Nainital.

Which institute has bred ICPH 8, the world’s first hybrid pigeonpea plant? ICRISAT.

Who brought tobacco plant to India around 1605? Portuguese.

Where was the first pollen cryobank(frost-bank) established in India? IIHR, Bangalore .

What are (TPS) C-3 AND HPS 1\13 varieties of? Potato seed.

What is IR 64 variety of? Rice.

What is world’s first high -yielding semi-dwarf basmati rice called? Pusa Basmati-I.

Where is India’s first tea estate located? Chubwa ,Dibrugarh.

Which is India’s largest tea estate? Kakajan tea estate,Assam (of Tata Tea)

Which tree is called as man’s most useful tree and also known as kalpavriksha? Coconut.

Which is the most common fertilizer in India? Urea.

Which is India’s biggest fertilizer plant under cooperative sector? KRIBHKO Urea plant at Hazira( Gujrart).

Which is the first and most common pesticide produced in india? BHC (benzene hexa chloride).

Which crop consumes most pesticide in India? Cotton.

Catamarans, the oldest fishing crafts of India are made out of what? Albezia (a type of soft wood).

Which country has world’s longest coastline? India (8129km).

Which state has largest average farm holdings? Nagaland.

Which state has smallest average farm holdings? Kerla.

Who is the first recipient of world food prize? M S Swaminathan.

Which organization gives away Borlaug award for excellence in agriculture? Coromandal Fertilisers Ltd.

Who designed the first national flag, displayed at the socialist congress at Stuttgart (1907)? Madame Cama.

Which is the earliest dynasty of India with a historical base? Sisunga.

Who was the only Hindu nominee of the Muslim league in the interim government? Jogendra Nath Mandal.

Who was the first Governor General of British India? William Bentick.

Who was the founder of Indian women’s Association? Margaret Cousins.

Who was the first woman to be elected to Indian Legislative Council? Muthulaxmi Reddy.

Which was the first political association to be formed in India? Zamindari Association.

When was the first constitution of INC drawn up? 1908.

Who had served as the President of INC for a record number of eight times? J. L. Nehru.

Who was the president of INC for seven consecutive years? Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.

181.Which city is the venue of most numbers of congress sessions? Calcutta.

182.Who was the first woman to address a congress session? Kadambini Ganguly.

183.When did Indira Gandhi become president of INC for the first time? 1958-1959.

184.Who established the communist party of India in July 1924? Satyabhakta.

185.Under whose presidency the first all-India communist conference was held in

Kanpur in 1924 December? Singravelu Chettiar.

186.When was first general election held in India? 1952.

187.Which general election introduced both ballot paper and indelible ink for the first time? Third (1962)

188.Whom did Mr P V Narasimha Rao defeat by a record margin of 5,80,297 in 1991 by election from Nandyal constituency? Bangaru Laxman.

189.Who defeated his rival by a lowest margin of just one vote in an assembly election? K Ramakrishna.

190. In which assembly constituency of Meghalaya in 1989 the result was a tie and winner was declared by a toss of coin? Kherapara.

191.Who is the only parliamentarian in the world to win a seat for a record 7th consecutive time without changing his constituency? B Shankaranand(Chhikodi
reserve constituency in Karnataka)

192.Which is the highest pooling booth in the Asia? Hikkim in HP.

193.Which president promulgated a whooping 29 ordinances in a single year? Fakiruddin Ali Ahmed.

194.Who holds the record of longest tenure as MP from one constituency, though not consecutively? Babu Jagjivan Ram (Sasaram )

195.Who was the first chief Election Commissioner of India? Sukumar Sen.

196.Who was the first communist MLA ever? K Anantan Nambiar.

197.Who was the first chief election commissioner of India? Sukumar Sen.

198.Who had the longest tenure as chief election commissioner of India(CEC)? K V K Sundaram.

199.Who had the shortest tenure as CEC ? Nagendra Singh.

200.In which state electronic voting machine was used for the first time in the Assembly election? Kerla.

201.When was the first presidential election held in India? 1962.

202.Which president served the longest tenure? Dr Rajendra Prasad.

203.Which President had the shortest tenure? Zakir Hussain.

204.Who was the oldest man to assume the august office of President of India? R Venkat Raman.

206.Who became the youngest President of India? N. Sanjiva Reddy.

207.Who was the first President to die in office? Dr Zakir Hussain.

208.Which decade saw most Presidents? 1960-70.

209.Which state was under President’s rule for the longest time from May 11, 1987 to February 21,1992? Punjab.

210.Which Vice-President had the longest tenure? Dr S Radhakrishnan.

211.Who had the shortest tenure as Vice-President? V V Giri.

212.Who was the oldest person to become the Vice-President of India? R.Venkatraman.

213.Who was the only interim President? Sachidananda Sinha.

214.Which prime minister had the shortest tenure? Charan Singh.

215.Which prime minister of India never faced the parliament? Charan Singh.

216.Who was the oldest person to become the Prime minister of India? Morarji Desai.


217.Who was the first prime minister to resign from office? Morarji Desai.

218.Who was the first prime minister to head a minority government? Charan Singh.

219.In which year parliament passed maximum acts? 1976 (118).

220.Who was the first speaker of Loksabha? G.V.Mavalankar.

221.Who served the longest term as speaker of Loksabha? Balram Jhakar.

222.Who was the first chairman of Rajyasabha? S.V.Krishnamoorthy.

223. Who had the shortest term as speaker of Loksabha? N.Sanjeeva .reddy.

224.Who served the longest period as Rajya Sabha Chairman? Dr S Radhakrishnan.

225.Who was the first M.P to be disqualified under anti defection law? Lalduhoma.

226.Who was the first woman General Secretary of Rajyasabha? V.S.Ramadevi.

227.Who was the first blind M.P to be elected to Loksabha? J P Shastry.

228.Which Loksabha members had the highest average age? 6th

229.Which Loksabha represented maximum number of woman? 8th

230.Who has been either in a state or at center a minister maximum number of times? Sushil Kumar Shinde.

231.Who was the longest serving union minister? Jagjivan Ram.

232.Who had the shortest tenure as union minister? Justice Khanna.

233.Who was the first minister to resign from union cabinet? S P Mukherjee.

234.Who was the first minister to die in harness? Sardar Patel.

235.Who was the first minister to be assassinated? L N Mishra.

236.Which prime minster reshuffled the external affair 4 times during 4 years? R.Gandhi.

Government-States

237.Who was the first speaker of a legislative assembly? L.M.Pailee(Kerla)

238.Which speaker of a legislative assembly used the casting vote eight times to save the K.Karunakaran ministry in early 1980s? A.C.Jose.

239.Name the first woman legislator and first woman alderman in India: Dr S.Muthulaxmi Reddy.

240.Who had the longest tenure as speaker of a state assembly sans house? Surjit Singh Minhas.

241.Who was the first woman minister in India? Vijaylaxmi Pandit.

242.Which state had five chief ministers in eight months from November 1989 to July
18,1990? Haryana.

243.Who was the first film star to become Chief Minister of a state? M.G.Ramachandran.

244.Who was elected chief minister while he was hospitalized abroad? M.G.Ramachandran.

245.Which agitator for the formation of separate Andhra Pradesh died on the 58th day of his fast? Potti Sriramulu.

246.Which state legislative assembly celebrated its centenary in March 1988? Kerla.

247.Who was the first government to be dismissed under article 356 of the constitution in 1959? Namboodiripad Govt. ok Kerla.

248.Which is the first state to come under President’s rule in July 1951? Punjab

249.Shortest period of President’s rule has been imposed on which state? Orissa.

250.Which state has been under prohibition since 1950? Gujrat.

Administration/Legalia

251.Who were the first foreigners to acquire territories in India? Portugese.

252.Who took over as Governor of Bombay in 1668? Sir George Oxden.


253.Which is the oldest civic body in India? Madras Municipal Corporation.

254.Which is the first prison to introduce a panchayat to maintain ‘law and order’ in the prison? Tihar Jail.

255.Under whose chairmanship the first Public Service Commission was set up in 1926? Atchison, Governor of Punjab.

256 Which prominent Indian was appointed as law member in the executive council
of Governor General Minto? S.P.Sinha.

257.Who set up a committee to devise Indian Civil Service in 1963? Lord Macaulay.

258.Which Indian was directly recruited into covenanted Civil Service? Satyendra N Tagore.

259.Which two Indians were admitted to the privy council of India 1907? K.H.Puta & Syed Hussain.

260.Who was appointed under secretary of state for India by Lioyd George and elevated to peerage on January 25,1919? Lord S.P.Sinha.

261.Who became the first woman mayor of Bombay in 1956? Sulochana Modi(for 3 months)

262.Who became the first woman mayor of Madras in 1957? Tara Cherian.

263.Who in 1988 was elected Mayor of New Delhi for a record 7th consecutive times?
Mahinder Singh Sethi.

264.Who was appointed Governor of Mizoram in February 1990 at the age of 37 years and 7 months? Swaraj Kaushal.

265.Who was the first woman ambassador of India? Vijaya Laxmi Pandit.

266. Who was the first Indian as well as the first woman to be elected President of General Assembly Session of UN in 1953? Vijaya Laxmi Pandit.

267.Who introduced into Bengal Indian Penal Code and Criminal procedure code in 1862 drafted 30 years earlier by Maculay’s team? John Beams.

268.When was the Preventive Detention Act introduced for the first time in India? 1784.

269. Who in 1865 was enrolled as the first Indian barrister in Calcutta High Court? Gnanendra Mohan Tagore.

270.Which is the oldest High Court in India? Calcutta High Court.

271.Who was appointed as the first High court Judge in 1863? Shambunath Pandit.

272.Which High Court has the largest sanctioned strength of judges? Allahabad.

273.Who became in 1991 India’s first woman Chief justice of a High Court? Leila Seth.

274.Who was the first Indian to become the president of International Court of Justice? Nagendra Singh.

275.Who was the first Indian recipient of World Justice Award? Nagendra Singh.

276.Who was the first chief Justice of India? Harilal Kania.

277.Who served the longest tenure as Chief Justice of India? Y.V.Chandrachud.

278.Who served the shortest tenure as Chief Justice of India? K N Singh

279.Who was the first Indian woman to be appointed as a judge of Supreme Court of India? Fateema Beevi.

280.Who was the first woman advocate of India? Cornelia Sorabji.

281.Which bar association, established in 1857 is the oldest in India? Alipore.

282.Which bar association, the second largest bar association in the world –after Sanghai bar association- is the largest in India? Tis Hazari Bar Association.

283.Who was appointed as first public prosecutor at Madras in 1887? S.Subramania Iyer.

284.Who became the first Indian to be appointed as Sheriff of Calcutta in 1873? Manackjee Rustomjee.

285.Which case is the first recorded trial by jury in India? Rex-vs- Ascentia Dawes.

286.Which former chief minister had filed more than 200 defamation cases against political opponents, newspapers etc? Jayalalita.

287.Where was the world’s first fingerprint bureau set up in1897? Calcutta.

288.Which member of Indian Civil Service initiated dactylography or the science of finger printing as a means of personal identification? William Herschel.

289.Who devised the systemic study and methods of using fingerprints for personal identification? Edward Richard Henry.

290.What is MIRACODE system? A system of fingerprint identification.

291.Where was the first open prison started in 1956? Jaipur.

292.Which American conceived ‘Portrait Parley’, sketches of suspects drawn by proficient artist based on descriptions supplied by eyewitnesses? Hugh McDonald.

293.Police Dog Squad was first set up by which police force in India in 1951? Madras Police.

294.Which is the first all-woman police station in India? Calicut in Kerla.

295.The first all woman paramilitary battalion has been commissioned in which central Paramilitary Organisation in 1986? CRPF.

Media

296.Where was the first multilingual press set up in 1800 AD? Serampore.

297.Who imposed vernacular press Act in 1878? Lord Lytton.

298.Which English missionary was first to translate the complete bible into six Indian languages and parts of the bible into 33 other languages? Dr. William Carey.

299.Which was the first newspaper, a weekly, to be published in India in 1780? Bengal Gazette or the Calcutta General Advertiser.

300.Name the first vernacular newspaper published in Bengali by Dr Carey and Marshman in 1818: Samachar Darpan.

301.Which is Asia’s oldest daily? Mumbai Samachar (Gujarati Language).

302.Which is the oldest almanac in India? Bombay Samachar Panchang?

303.Which is the oldest English daily, still in circulation in India? The Times Of India.

304.Which is the first financial daily of India? The Economic Times.

305. Name the only weekly newspaper for children? Newsjoy.

306.Which editor and founder of Amrit Bazar Patrika was known as ‘firebrand editor’? Tushar Kanti Ghosh.

307.By what name Urdu poet and litterateur Raghupati Sahay is better known?
Firaq Gorakhpuri.

308.Indian Broadcasting Company was established during which viceroy’s reign? Lord Irwin.

309.All India Radio was earlier known as what? Indian State Broadcasting Service.

310.When did the first vividh Bharti Programme go on air? October 1957.

311.Where was the first FM transmitter set up in India? Madras.

312.Which station of All India Radio started the first FM stereo station in 1988? Delhi.

313.Which was the first film in India to be telecast in colour ? Satranj ki Khiladi.

314.Which was the first telefilm to be telecast in India? Sadgati.

315.Which was the first feature film with seven sub titles? Saalam Bombay.

316.Which was the first Indian soap opera serial? Humlog.

317.Who was the animation director of first ever serialized animation film in India,
Ghayab Aya ? Suddhasattwa Basu.

318.Which was the first Indian science fiction serial? Space City Sigma.

319.Which was the first ever-video film made in India? Teri Meri Kahani.

320.The post office at Antarctica operates under which postal division? Goa.

321.Which Governor General started the postal service in India? Lord Clive.

322.Which deputy Surveyor General of Calcutta designed India’s first stamps? Captain H.L.Thullier.

323.Which is the first state in India to issue a postal stamp in 1864? Kathiwar State in Saurastra (later Gujrat).

324.What was the inscription on the first stamp of independent India, a three-and-a-half anna stamp? Jai Hind.

325.Which state issued the earliest official stamp in 1873? Hyderabad.

326.Which prominent personality did the biggest stamp issued so far depict? Rajiv Gandhi.

327.Who was the first person to be honored with a stamp issued in 1948? Mahatma Gandhi.

328.Who was the first woman to feature on an Indian stamp? Meerabai.

329. Besides Ba and Bapu, which other couples have so far featured jointly on an Indian stamp? Nelli and Jatin Sengupta.

330. Whose autograph has been inscribed on a stamp issued in 1961?R.N.Tagore.

331. Who was the first foreigner, in the post independence era, to feature on a stamp? Jean Henry Durant.

332. Which is the only athletic club in India to be honored with a stamp issue? Mohan Bagan.

333. Which country has issued a stamp on former president Giani Zail Singh? S Korea

334. Which Caribbean country has issued stamps on Indian cricket legends Gavaskar and Kapil Dev? St. Vincent.

335. When was pin code introduced for the first time? 1972.

336. First regular airmail service was started between which two cities in 1935? Karachi and Lahore

337. First pigeon mail started between which two cities in 1931? Asansol and Calcutta.

338. Where did the first postal museum open in India in 1938? Delhi.

339. First all-India postage stamp printed in Calcutta was called what? Half-anna blue.

340. First telegraph lines were installed in 1838 between which two places? Calcutta and Diamond Harbour.

341. Where in India was the first automatic telephone system commissioned in 1914? Shimla.

342. Subscribers Trunk Dialing (STD) was first started in India in1960 between which two cities? Kanpur AND Lucknow.

343. Which was the longest functioning University in India? Nalanda.

344. Which was the oldest Open University in India? Andhra Open University.

345. Which is the largest Open University in India? Indira Gandhi Open University.

346. Which is the first law university in India? The National Law School of India, Bangalore.

347. Which is the first woman university India? SNDT University Pune.

348. Who established the first Indian college, Fort William College in 1879? Lord Wellesley.

349. Which is the first woman’s college in India? Bethune College, Calcutta.

350. Which Governor Genaral of India established the first medical college in India, TheMedical College Bengal in 1835? William Bentick.

351. Which is the oldest exiting institution for oriental studies in India? Asiatic Society, Bengal.

352. In which city of India the first Engineering College opened in 1847? Roorkee.

353. In which city of India the first School for the blinds opened in 1887? Amritsar.

354. Where in India the only institute for the hearing impaired located? Madras.

355. Which is the largest school in India? South Point High School, Calcutta.

356. Where was the first full-fledged college of veterinary Science established in the undivided India in 1882? Lahore.

357. Who established the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, the first center for modern scientific research in India? Dr Mahendralal Sarkar.

358. Which is the largest library in India? The National Library,Alipore Calcutta.

359. Where was the first IIT set up in India? Kharagpur.

360. Which was the first university to offer postgraduate degree (M.A) IN India? Calcutta.

361. Which University in India was first to introduce correspondence courses in India in 1962? Delhi.

362. Which is the oldest institution for oriental studies in India? Asiatic Society, Calcutta established by William Jones in 1784.

363. Where was the first National Institute for the Blind established in India? Dehradun.

364. Who established the National Library in Calcutta in 1836? Dwarkanath Tagore.

365. Where is the National Film Archives located? Pune.It is also the largest.

Transport
366. Which is India’s largest Bus terminus? Imlibun Bus Terminus,Hyderabad.
367.Which State Road Transport Corporation is the largest in India? Maharastra.

368.Maharaja of Patiala imported the first automobile to India in 1902? Of which make? French –made De Dion Bonton car.

369.Central Railway was earlier known as what? Great India Peninsular Railway.

370.The first train journey started from what is now known as Victoria Terminus. What was it earlier called? Bouri Bunder.

371.Which is the world’s busiest narrow-gauge junction? Dabhoi near Vadodora.

372.Which is the longest railway tunnel in India? Parsik Tunnel on Mumbai-Kalyan route.

373.Which Rail route in India has most tunnels? Kalka-Shimla(102)

374.Which is the longest railway bridge in India? Dehri-On-Sone.

375.Which is the first electrified railway route in India? Mumbai-Pune.

376.Which is the largest locomotive factory in India? Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.

377.The only rack railway system in the country covers a distance of 46km.Between which two stations? Mettupalayam and Udagmandalam.

378.Between which two stations the first push-pull train was flagged off on September 1994? Diva and Vasai.

379.Which is the first vestibule train in India? Deccan Queen(between Bombay VT and Pune)


380.The first Janata Express was introduced in 1948 between which two stations? Patna and Delhi.
GK GK GK,INDIA GK
In which Indian state would you find the the cave sites Karle and Bhaje?
Maharashtra

What was unique about the 1990 film 'Mathilukal' (Walls) by Adoor Gopalakrishnan?
It had an all-male cast

Which is the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia?
Chilka Lake

What are Zebu and Gaur types of?
Oxen

In which Indian city would you find the Prince of Wales Museum?
Mumbai

In which Indian city was Rudyard Kipling born?
Bombay

Where in India is the Ganga Sagar Mela held?
West Bengal

The venom of which snake is the most dangerous?
Tiger snake

Which of these Indian states is known for the boat race during the Onam festival?
Kerala

Who was elected the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century?
Kapil Dev

GK GK GK INDIA QUIZ,INDIA MYTHOLOGY,HISTORY
"In the Mahabharata, who was the father of Janmajaya?"
Parikshit

By what name is the dance Kacheri Aatam now known?
Andhra Nrityam

The Pooram festival is celebrated in which state of India?
Kerala

Who invaded India during the rule of Muhammad Shah?
Nadir Shah

Who won the National Award for choreography in the film 'Dil To Paagal Hain'?
Shiamak Davar

"In computers, what is the full form of COAST?"
Cache On A Stick

"After Mohun Bagan, which was the second Indian club to win the IFA Shield? "
Mohammedan Sporting Club

Who produced of the film 'Lekin'?
Hridaynath Mangeshkar

The Chinkara Sanctuary is in which Indian state?
Gujarat

Captain Nemo was the character of which of these novels?
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea



Human Body Facts



Human Body Facts
Amazing and interesting facts about human body. Interesting eyes facts, amazing body facts, hair facts, bones facts, blood facts, and many other human body facts. Interesting and strange things about human body.



Body Facts
• In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.
• Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.
• Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.
• Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.
• Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
• The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.
• The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.
• The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.
• The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.
• The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.
• The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.
• It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.
• An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.
• The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.
• 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.
• A human's small intestine is 6 meters long.
• There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. You don't see all of them because most are too fine and light to be noticed.
• Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
• Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.
• By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year.
• The human body is 75% water.
Heart Facts
• Women hearts beat faster than men.
• Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.
• The human heart weighs less than a pound.
• The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.
• The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.
• Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.
• The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.
• The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.
• Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.
• In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.
• In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa.
• People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
• Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 AM.
• The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.
• At one time it was thought that the heart controlled a person's emotions.
Brain Facts
• Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States.
• The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons.
• From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain.
• People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain.
• Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.
• It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation.
• A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder.
• In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders.
• Your brain is 80% water.
• Your brain is move active and thinks more at night than during the day.
Bones Facts
• The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear.
• There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.
• The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.
• The human face is made up of 14 bones.
• The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.
• If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.
• Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.
• Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
• Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.
• Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water.
• Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight.
• In 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.
• Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
• Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete.
• The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it's hollow!
Blood Facts
• Two million red blood cells die every second.
• There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
• Seven percent of a humans body weight is made up of blood.
• In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood.
• Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.
• By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.
• Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.
• The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.
• The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.
• Blood accounts for about 8% of a human's body weight.
• A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.
• Your blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch out all of a human's blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That's enough to go around the world twice.
• Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days.
• If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.
Eyes Facts
• We should never put anything in or near our eyes, unless we have a reason to use eye drops. We would only do that if our doctor or parent told us to use them.
• Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist. Also, if something is about to hit our eye, we will blink automatically.
• Our body has some natural protection for our eyes. Our eyelashes help to keep dirt out of our eyes. Our eyebrows are made to keep sweat from running into our eyes.
• Our eyes are very important to us, and we must protect them. We don't want dirt, sand, splinters or even fingers to get in our eyes. We don't want our eyes to get scratched or poked. That could damage our sight!
• The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology.
• The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.
• The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes.
• The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
• The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.
• The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.
• The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye.
• Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.
• Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight cam increase the risk of glaucoma in men.
• People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.
• Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
• In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind.
• All babies are colour blind when they are born.
• A human eyeball weighs an ounce.
• If the lens in our eye doesn't work quite right, we can get glasses to help us see. Glasses have lenses in them that work with our eye's own lens to help us see better.
• Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
• The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.
• The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand.
• Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye.
• The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour.
• It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
• The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.
• Inside our eye, at the back, is a part called the "retina." On the retina are cells called "rods" and "cones." These rods and cones help us to see colors and light.
• Just behind the pupil is a lens. It is round and flat. It is thicker toward the middle.
• Over the front of our eye is a clear covering called the "conjunctiva."
• The white part of our eye is called the "sclera." At the front, the sclera becomes clear and is called the "cornea."
• Around the pupil is a colored muscle called the "iris." Our eyes may be BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, GRAY OR BLACK, because that is the color of the iris.
• Our eyes have many parts. The black part on the front of our eye is called the "pupil." It is really a little hole that opens into the back part of our eyes.
• Your eyes blinks over 10,000,000 times a year!
Mouth Facts
• In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch.
• People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose.
• While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.
• It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.
Tongue Facts
• Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.
• There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
• Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds.
• 85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.
Hair Facts
• On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving.
• On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years.
• On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.
• Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.
• In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times.
• Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.
• Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.
• The average human head weighs about eight pounds.
• The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle.
• The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour.
• The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head.
• The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis.
• The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846.
• The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair.
• The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
• Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin.
• Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.
• Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds.
• The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair.
• A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
• Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fiber is produced on the scalp of an adult.
• Brylcreem, which was created in 1929, was the first man's hair product.
• Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect.
• A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair.
• A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.
Diseases Facts
• People that use mobile phones are 2.5 time more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the mobile phone.
• Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
• Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war.
• On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.
• Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight.
• Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year.
• Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excessive use of alcohol.
• A popular superstition is that if you put a piece of bread in a baby's crib, it will keep away diseases.
• A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurons disease.
• Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer.
• Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
• Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.
• Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer.
• Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes.
• The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy.
• The number one cause of rabies in the United States are bats.
• Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound — over a thousand feet per second!
• A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.
• The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years.
• The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
• Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
• Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining.
• The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer.
• Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.
• Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks.
• A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
• A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.
• A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years.
• Lady Peseshet is known to be the world's first known female physician. She practiced during the time of the pyramids, which was the fourth dynasty.
• The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat.
• Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin.
• Teenage cosmetic surgeries nearly doubled in the USA between 1996 and 1998.
• Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights.
• Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion.
• Studies indicate that epileptic patients that listen to Mozart's Piano Sonata can dramatically decrease their chance of a seizure.
• Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections.
• It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach.
• Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath.
• Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.
• Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States.
• Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid.
• Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout.In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days.
• Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine.
• In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis.
• The lining of the a person's stomach is replaced every 36 hours.
• The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in.
• In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.
• The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore.
• The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material.
• The stomach can break down goat's milk faster than the milk of a cow.
• The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases.
• It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer.
• Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918.
• In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S.
• Even if you eat food standing on your head, the food will still end up in your stomach.
• A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.
• 3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria.
Pregnancy Facts
• The world's first test tube twins are Stephen and Amanda Mays born June 5, 1981.
• Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.
• The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
• Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.
• During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
• Changing a cat's litter box can be dangerous to pregnant women, as cat feces sometimes carry a parasite that can cause harm to the developing baby.
• A pregnant woman's dental health can affect her unborn child.
• May babies are on avearge 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.
• When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.
• Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.

Sex Facts
• There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
• The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent.
An adult esophagus can range from 10 to 14 inches in length and is one inch in diameter.
• Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose.
• The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes.
• The average adult has approximately six pounds of skin.
• Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
• In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 liters of air.
• The condom made originally of linen was invented in the early 1500's. Casanova, the womanizer, used linen condoms.
• Sex burns about 70-120 calories for a 130 pound woman, and 77 to 155 calories for a 170 pound man every hour.
• Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states.
• There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult.
• Kissing can aid in reducing tooth decay. This is because the extra saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean.
• During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex.
• During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore.
• According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society.
• A kiss for one minute can burn 26.
Other Human Body Facts
• The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting.
• The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe.
• Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert.
• Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze.
• Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans.
• Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
• Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your immune system
Research has indicated that approximately eleven minutes are cut off the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked.
• People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand.
• Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic.
• Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom.
• One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day.
• One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
• One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving.
• On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States.
• On average, a person has two million sweat glands.
• On average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping.
• On average a person passes gas 14 times a day.
• On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily.
• Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second.
• Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 meters per second.
• Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went.
• Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week.
• Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
• Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking.
• Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years.
• Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
• Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.
• In the United States, 8.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were done in the year 2001.
• People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin.
• People with allergies can lower allergy reactions by laughing.
• People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones.
• People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke.
• People still cut the cheese shortly after death.
• People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter.
• People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache.
• The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz.
• The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.
• The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes.
• There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness.
• There are approximately 60 muscles in the face.
• There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females.
• There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon.
• There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk.
• In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva.
• In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car.
• In Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a doctor in the last year.
• In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened.
• Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds.
• Girls have more tastebud than boys.
• From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
• Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.
• Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system.
• Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth.
• Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot.
• Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet.
• Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes.
• About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
• A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.
• Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not.
• Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
• Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all.
• Constipation is caused when too much water is absorbed in the large intestine and poops become dry.
• A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing.
• The average human dream lasts only 2 to 3 seconds.
• The average person has at least seven dreams a night.
• Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour.
• It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.
• By the time you are 70 you will have easily drunk over 12,000 gallons of water.
• A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.
• The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
• The average person laughs about 15 times a day.
• The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.
• About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.



Biggest Highest Largest Longest in the World


Animal, Tallest Giraffe
Archipelago Largest Indonesia
Bird, Fastest Swift
Bird, Largest Ostrich
Bird, Smallest Humming Bird
Bridge, Longest Railway Huey P.Long Bridge, Louisiana (U.S.A.)
Building, Tallest in the world Teipei 101, Taiwan
Canal, Longest Irrigational The Kalakumsky canal
Canal, Longest Suez canal
Capital, Highest La Paz (Bolivia)
City, Biggest in area Mount Isa (Australia)
City, Largest in population Tokyo
City, Costliest Tokyo
City, Highest Van Chuan (China)
Continent, Largest Asia
Continent, Smallest Australia
Country, Biggest (Area) Russia
Country, Largest (population) China
Country, Largest (electorate) India
Creature, Largest Blue Whale
Delta, Largest Sunderban (Bangladesh & India)
Desert, Largest (World) Sahara (Africa)
Desert, Largest (Asia) Gobi
Dam, Largest Grand Coulee Dam (U.S.A.)
Dam, Highest Hoover Dam (U.S.A.)
Diamond, Largest The Cullinan
Dome, Largest Astrodome, in Housten (U.S.A.)
Epic, Largest Mahabharat
Irrigation Scheme, Largest Lloyd Barrage, Sukkhur (Pakistan)
Island, Largest Greenland
Sea, Largest Mediterranean Sea
Lake, Deepest Baikal (Siberia)
Lake, Largest (Artificial) Lake Mead (Boulder Dam)
Lake, Highest Titicaca (Bolivia)
Lake, Largest (Fresh Water) Superior
Lake, Largest (Salt water) Caspian
Library, Largest United States Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Mountain Peak, Highest Everest (Nepal)
Mountain Range, Longest Andes (S. America)
Museum, Largest British Museum, London
Ocean, Largest Pacific
Palace, Biggest Vatican (Italy)
Park, Largest Yellow Stone National Park (U.S.A.)
Peninsula, Largest Arabia
Place, Coldest (Habitated) Verkhoyansk (Siberia)
Place, Dryest Iqique (in Atacama Desert, Chile)
Place, Hottest Azizia (Libya, Africa)
Place, Rainiest Mausinram (Meghalaya, India)
Planet, Biggest Jupiter
Planet, Brightest Venus
Planet, Smallest Pluto
Plateau, Highest Pamir (Tibet)
Platform, Longest Kharagpur (India)
Railway, Longest Trans-Siberian railway
Railway Station, Largest Grand Central Terminal, Chicago (U.S.A.)
River, Longest Nile (Africa)
River, Largest Amazon (S. America)
Sea-bird, Largest Albatross
Star, Brightest Sirius
Statue, Tallest Statue of Motherland, Volgagrad (Russia)
Telescope, Largest Radio New Mexico (U.S.A.)
Tramway, World's first New York
Tunnel, Longest (Railway) Tanna (Japan)
Tunnel, Longest (road) Mont Blanc Tunnel between France and Italy
Volcano, Highest Ojos del Salado (Andes, Ecuador)
Volcano, Most Active Maunaloa (Hawaii - U.S.A.)
Wall, Longest Great Wall of China
Waterfall, Highest Angel (Venezuela)
Water, Lowest Body Dead Sea
Zoo, Largest Kruger National Park, South Africa


CUREENT GK
1. Who is the present Governor of RBI?
Ans: Y.V. Reddy
2. Which of the following companies has recently acquired Flag telecom, USA?
Ans: Reliance Infocomm
3. Who is Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
Ans: Dr. Manmohan Singh
4. Who is the Chairman of Wipro Industries?
Ans: Azim H. Premji
5. What was the venue of the last ASEAN meeting?
Ans: Vientiane in Laos in November 2004
6. Where is the headquarters of the European Union?
Ans: Brussels
7. Sunil Bharti Mittal is the CMD of…
Ans: Bharti Enterprises
8. VSNL has recently acquired TYCO which belongs to
Ans: USA
9. The automobile giant Hyundai hails from
Ans: South Korea
10. Ratan Tata Commission is meant for
Ans: Investment
11. What was the focus of the Ninth Five-year plan?
Ans: Agriculture and rural development along with employment generation and poverty eradication.
12. What was the duration for India’s Tenth Five-year plan?
Ans: From 2002-07
13. Microsoft has recently established its largest development centre in which of the following city?
Ans: Hyderabad
14. Rupee is not a currency of…
Ans: Bangladesh
15. The term sweated labour means
Ans: Underpaid, cheap labour
16. The term ‘disguised employment’ is found mainly in
Ans: Agricultural sector
17. The defunct Dabhol Power Plant is located in…
Ans: Maharashtra


General Awareness questions for the day are given below.
1. In the case of a test tube baby
(1) Fertilization takes place inside the test tube
(2) Development of the baby takes place inside the test tube
(3) Fertilization takes place outside the mother's body
(4) Unfertilized egg develops inside the test tube

2. Who elects the President of India?
(1) Lok Sabha
(2) Rajya Sabha
(3) People of India
(4) Parliament and State Assemblies

3. The Fundamental Duties were incorporated in the Constitution of India by the
(1) First Amendment
(2) Tenth Amendment
(3) Thirty-second Amendment
(4) Forty-second Amendment

4. The speed of light will be minimum while passing through
(1) glass
(2) vacuum
(3) air
(4) water

5. The time taken by the Sun to revolve around the center of our galaxy is
(1) 50 mn years
(2) 100 mn years
(3) 250 mn years
(4) 365 mn years

6. The oldest monarchy in the world is that of
(1) Nepal
(2) U K
(3) Spain
(4) Japan

7. The Vice-President is elected by an electoral college consisting of
(1) only elected members of both Housed of Parliament
(2) only Rajya Sabha members
(3) all members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies
(4) all members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

8. In which one of the following states of India is it legal for a Hindu male and illegal for a Muslim male to have more than one living wife?
(1) Nagaland
(2) Goa
(3) Himachal Pradesh
(4) Arunachal Pradesh

9. Where did Buddha die?
(1) Lumbini
(2) Kusinagara
(3) Pavapuri
(4) Magadha

10. What was the main difference between the Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic Civilization?
(1) Indus Valley Civilization was urban, while the Vedic Civilization was rural.
(2) "Pipal" tree was worshiped in Indus Valley Civilization, while "Burgad" tree was worshiped in Vedic Civilization.
(3) The main emphasis in Indus Valley Civilization was on trade while in the Vedic Age was on religion.
(4) Indus Valley Civilization believed in non-violence while Vedic Civilization had no hard and fast rules about violence.

Answer Key
(1) 3 (6) 4
(2) 4 (7) 4
(3) 4 (8) 2
(4) 1 (9) 2
(5) 3 (10) 1



General Awareness Sample Questions (Fully Solved)


1. Who amongst the following is the Head of the RBI at present ?
(1) Mr. K V. Kamath
(2) Dr. Y.V. Reddy
(3) Mr. Y.R. Narayanamurthy
(4) Mr. O.P. Bhatt
(5) None of these
2. India has different categories of Commercial banks. Which of the following is not one such category ?
(1) Private Banks
(2) Commodity Banks
(3) Nationalised Banks
(4) Co-operative Banks
(5) Foreign Banks
3. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) recently imposed a restriction on money flow in equity through ‘P-Notes’. What is the full form of ‘P-Notes’ ?
(1) Permanent Notes
(2) Purchase Notes
(3) Participatory Notes
(4) Private Notes
(5) None of these
4. Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian cricket team which won the Twenty20 World Cup-2007 ?
(1) Yuvraj Singh
(2) M.S. Dhoni
(3) Rahul Dravid
(4) Sourav Ganguly
(5) None of these
5. The money which Government of India spends on the development of infrastructure in country comes from which of the following sources? [pick. up the correct statement(s)]
(A) Loan from World Bank/ ADB, etc.
(B) Taxes collected from the people.
(C) Loan from the RBI.
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) Both A & B
(5) All A, B & C
6. Which of the following organisations / agencies has established a fund known as “Investor Protection Fund” ?
(1) SEBI
(2) NABARD
(3) Bombay Stock Exchange
(4) Ministry,.\of Health
(5) None of these
7. Which of the following departments of the Government of India is helping banks in disbursement of rural credit by the banks ?
(1) Railways
(2) State Road Transports
(3) Posts & Telegraph
(4) Ministry of Health
(5) None of these
8. Which of the following types of banks are allowed to operate foreign currency accounts ?
(A) Foreign Banks
(B) Regional Rural Banks
(C) Nationalised Banks
(1) Only A
(2) Only B
(3) Only C
(4) All A, B & C
(5) None of these
9. Majority of rural people still prefer to go to which of the following for their credit needs ?
(1) Money lenders
(2) Foreign banks
(3) NABARD
(4) RBI
(5) All of these
10. Which of the following countries does not play international cricket ?
(1) Russia
(2) England
(3) South Africa
(4) Pakistan
(5) India
11. Which of the following countries in the world is the biggest consumer of gold ?
(1) USA
(2) Bangladesh
(3) Russia
(4) India
(5) None of these
12. Many times we read in financial newspapers about ‘FII’. What is the full form of FII ? ‘
(1) Final Investment in India
(2) Foreign Investment in India
(3) Formal Investment in India
(4) Fair Institutional Investment
(5) Foreign Institutional Investment
13. The financial markets of which of the following countries were badly affected by sub prime crisis ?
(1) Russia
(2) Brazil
(3) UK
(4) USA
(5) None of these
14. One of the former Prime Ministers of which of the following countries was detained in house arrest for a short period after his/her return from a long exile ?
(1) Germany
(2) France
(3) Pakistan
(4) Brazil
(5) None of these
15. Which of the following countries is facing problem of strike by the workers of the transport, electricity and gas companies as the present Government of the country has decided to end the pension to these workers ?
(1) USA
(2) France
(3) China
(4) Nepal
(5) None of these
16. Benazir Bhutto is associated with which of the following political parties ?
(1) Muslim League
(2) Pakistan People’s Party
(3) Pakistan National Congress
(4) Islamic Movement of Pakistan
(5) None of these
17. Who amongst the following is the Secretary-General of UNO ?
(1) Al Gore
(2) Shashi Tharoor
(3) Gordon Brown
(4) Hugo Chavez
(5) None of these
18. Manmohan Singh called George Bush to explain the difficulties he is having in implementing agreements related with which of the following with USA ?
(l}Supply of Sugar
(2) Civilian Nuclear Cooperation
(3) Purchase o£ Fighter Planes
(4) Purchase of Gas/Petroleum
(5) None of these
19. Which of the following countries recently decided to launch a military action in Northern Iraq where many Kurdish PKK fighters are based and they are killing people from that country ?
(1) India
(2) Afghanistan
(3) Pakistan
(4) Bangladesh
(5) Turkey
20. The “Orange Coalition Government” was formed once again in which of the following countries ?
(1) Russia
(2) Ukraine
(3) France
(4) Germany
(5) None of these
21. As reported in papers the UN World Food Programmes stopped distributing food in Mogadishu town after its local head was abducted by the government soldiers of the country. Mogadishu is the capital town of
(1) Tanzania
(2) Turkey
(3) Cuba
(4) Libya
(5) Somalia
22. Who amongst the following leaders from USA visited Israel and Palestinian West Bank so that a solution to the Israel and Palestinian problem can be worked out ?
(1) George Bush
(2) Al Gore
(3) Bill Clinton
(4) Condoleezza Rice
(5) None of these
23. Which of the following countries is not elected by the UN General Assembly on the non-permanent seats of the UN Security Council w.e.f. January 2008 ?
(1) Libya
(2) Vietnam
(3) Croatia
(4) Costa Rica
(5) Pakistan
24. Which of the following countries is not happy with the USA’s decision to award a Congressional Medal to Dalai Lama of Tibet ?
(1) India
(2) Pakistan
(3) Nepal
(4) Myanmar
(5) China
25. Justine Henin won the Women’s Singles US Open Tennis Championship 2007 after defeating
(1) Svetlana Kuznetsova
(2) Sania Mirza
(3) Dinara Safina
(4) Mathalie Dechy
(5) None of these
26. India won the ONGC Nehru Cup Football Tournament 2007 by beating
(1) Syria
(2) Pakistan
(3) Britain
(4) France
(5) None of these
27. Who amongst the following is selected for Basava Award (2006-07) by the Karnataka Government ?
(1) Manmohan Singh
(2) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(3) Sonia Gandhi
(4) Pratibha Patil
(5) None of these
28. Shinzo Abe who was on a visit to India in recent past is the
(1) Prime Minister of South Korea
(2) Prime Minister of North Korea
(3) Prime Minister of Japan
(4) President of South Korea
(5) None of these
29. Abdullah Gul’s name was in news recently as he has taken over as the President of
(1) Turkey
(2) Sudan
(3) Afghanistan
(4) Pakistan
(5) None of these
30. Hem Dutta who was honoured with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award 2007 is a famous
(1) author
(2) social activist
(3) player
(4) film producer
(5) scientist
31. Asafa Powell who created a new world record in 100 metres race is a citizen of
(1) Jamaica
(2) South Africa
(3) India
(4) USA
(5) South Korea
32. The World Athletics Championship 2007 was organised in
(1) Beijing
(2) New Delhi
(3) Osaka
(4) Dhaka
(5) London
33. Who amongst the following got third position in long jump event of the Bayer International Athletics Meet held in Germany in 2007 ?
(1) Shiny Wilson
(2) Anju Bobby George
(3) Neha Sanwal
(4) Prajakta Sawant
(5) None of these
34. As per the recent agreement between India and one other country the Indian Rupee can be easily swapped with
(1) Taka
(2) Riel
(3) Kyat
(4) Yen
(5) Rubble
35. The Government of India put a ban on export of which of the following commodities at the price below the price of the same in domestic market ?
(1) Steel
(2) Chemical Fertiliser
(3) Pharma products’
(4) Electronic goods
(5) None of these
36. India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves declined sharply in recent past. What was the main reason for the same ?
(1) Heavy demand of the same by foreign tourists
(2) Import of wheat from Pakistan & South Korea
(3) Appreciation of Rupee Value
(4) Instability in coalition government in Centre
(5) None of these
37. Which of the following is a public sector unit ?
(1) TCS
(2) ICICI Bank
(3) TESCO
(4) BHEL
(5) All of these
38. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Meet was organised in September 2007 in
(1) New Delhi
(2) Beijing
(3) Tokyo
(4) London
(5) Sydney
39. Who amongst the following was the Captain of the Indian hockey team who won Asia Cup 2007 held in Chennai ?
(1) Baichung Bhutia
(2) Dilip Tirkey
(3) Pankaj Advani
(4) Manavjit Singh Sandhu
(5) None of these
40. India launched which of the following satellites in September 2007 ?
(1) EDUSAT
(2) METSAT
(3) CROSAT-IIB
(4) INSAT-4CR
(5) None of these
Answers
1. (2) 2. (2) 3.(3) 4. (2)
5.(5) 6.(1) 7.(5) 8.(3) 9.(1) 10.(1) 11.(4) 12 .(5) 13.(3) 14.(3) 15.(2) 16.(2) 17.(5) 18.(2) 19.(5) 20.(2) 21.(5) 22.(4) 23.(5) 24.(5) 25.(1) 26.(1) 27.(2) 28.(3) 29.(1) 30.(2) 31.(1) 32.(3) 33.(2) 34.(5) 35.(1) 36.(3) 37.(4) 38.(5) 39.(5) 40.(4)


General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers
No. Question Answer
01 The first Prime minister of Bangladesh was Mujibur Rehman
02 The longest river in the world is the Nile
03 The longest highway in the world is the Trans-Canada
04 The longest highway in the world has a length of About 8000 km
05 The highest mountain in the world is the Everest
06 The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world is Myanmar
07 The biggest desert in the world is the Sahara desert
08 The largest coffee growing country in the world is Brazil
09 The country also known as "country of Copper" is Zambia
10 The name given to the border which separates Pakistan and Afghanistan is Durand line
11 The river Volga flows out into the Capsian sea
12 The coldest place on the earth is Verkoyansk in Siberia
13 The country which ranks second in terms of land area is Canada
14 The largest Island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily
15 The river Jordan flows out into the Dead sea
16 The biggest delta in the world is the Sunderbans
17 The capital city that stands on the river Danube is Belgrade
18 The Japanese call their country as Nippon
19 The length of the English channel is 564 kilometres
20 The world's oldest known city is Damascus
21 The city which is also known as the City of Canals is Venice
22 The country in which river Wangchu flows is Myanmar
23 The biggest island of the world is Greenland
24 The city which is the biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles in the world is Detroit, USA
25 The country which is the largest producer of manganese in the world is USA
26 The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world is Malaysia
27 The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world is Malaysia
28 The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the Mississippi
29 The city which was once called the `Forbidden City' was Peking
30 The country called the Land of Rising Sun is Japan
31 Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest
32 The volcano Vesuvius is located in Italy
33 The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world is Cuba
34 The length of the Suez Canal is 162.5 kilometers
35 The lowest point on earth is The coastal area of Dead sea
36 The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of Nepal
37 The largest ocean of the world is the Pacific ocean
38 The largest bell in the world is the Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow
39 The biggest stadium in the world is the Strahov Stadium, Prague
40 The world's largest diamond producing country is South Africa
41 Australia was discovered by James Cook
42 The first Governor General of Pakistan is Mohammed Ali Jinnah
43 Dublin is situated at the mouth of river Liffey
44 The earlier name of New York city was New Amsterdam
45 The Eifel tower was built by Alexander Eiffel
46 The Red Cross was founded by Jean Henri Durant
47 The country which has the greatest population density is Monaco
48 The national flower of Britain is Rose
49 Niagara Falls was discovered by Louis Hennepin
50 The national flower of Italy is Lily
51 The national flower of China is Narcissus
52 The permanent secretariat of the SAARC is located at Kathmandu
53 The gateway to the Gulf of Iran is Strait of Hormuz
54 The first Industrial Revolution took place in England
55 World Environment Day is observed on 5th June
56 The first Republican President of America was Abraham Lincoln
57 The country famous for Samba dance is Brazil
58 The name of Alexander's horse was Beucephalus
59 Singapore was founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
60 The famous British one-eyed Admiral was Nelson
61 The earlier name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon
62 The UNO was formed in the year 1945
63 UNO stands for United Nations Organization
64 The independence day of South Korea is celebrated on 15th August
65 `Last Judgement' was the first painting of an Italian painter named Michelangelo
66 Paradise Regained was written by John Milton
67 The first President of Egypt was Mohammed Nequib
68 The first man to reach North Pole was Rear Peary
69 The most famous painting of Pablo Picasso was Guermica
70 The primary producer of newsprint in the world is Canada
71 The first explorer to reach the South Pole was Cap. Ronald Amundson
72 The person who is called the father of modern Italy is G.Garibaldi
73 World literacy day is celebrated on 8th September
74 The founder of modern Germany is Bismarck
75 The country known as the land of the midnight sun is Norway
76 The place known as the Roof of the world is Tibet
77 The founder of the Chinese Republic was San Yat Sen
78 The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was Abdul Salam
79 The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was Margaret Thatcher
80 The first Secretary General of the UNO was Trygve Lie
81 The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was Frederick Auguste Bartholdi
82 The port of Banku is situated in Azerbaijan
83 John F Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harry Oswald
84 The largest river in France is Lore
85 The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law was Catherine of Aragon
86 The first negro to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph Johnson Bunche
87 The first British University to admit women for degree courses was London University
88 The principal export of Jamaica is Sugar
89 New York is popularly known as the city of Skyscrapers
90 Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of Cloves
91 The country known as the Land of White Elephant is Thailand
92 The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is Korea
93 The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is Bhutan
94 The highest waterfalls in the world is the Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela
95 The largest library in the world is the United States Library of Congress, Washington DC



Geography Quiz


Select the correct answer for each question and then press "Next Question" to see if you were correct and for the next question. Good luck!
Q: The deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century outside of Asia occurred in which location in 1908?
Central Guatemala
Huanuco Province, Peru
Messina, Italy
Chlef, Algeria
The correct answer to:
The deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century outside of Asia occurred in which location in 1908?
is:
Messina, Italy
Q: Jan Mayen is a territory of which country?
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Denmark
The correct answer to:
Jan Mayen is a territory of which country?
is:
Norway
The correct answer to:
The Dinaric Alps are adjacent to which water body?
is:
Adriatic Sea

Q: What is the French Name for the Strait of Dover?
Golfe de Gascogne
Golfe du Lion
Pas de Calais
La Manche
The correct answer to:
What is the French Name for the Strait of Dover?
is:
Pas de Calais
Q: The Gaspe Peninsula is located in which Canadian province?
Newfoundland and Labrador
Quebec
Ontario
Nova Scotia
Correct! ANSWER
IS:
QUEBEC

Q: What is the name of the reservoir created by Hoover Dam?
Pyramid Lake
Lake Powell
Lake Boulder
Lake Mead
The correct answer to:
What is the name of the reservoir created by Hoover Dam?
is:
Lake Mead
Q: Manaus, Brazil sits at the confluence of the Amazon River and which other river?
Negro
Tapajos
Parana
Madeira
The correct answer to:
Manaus, Brazil sits at the confluence of the Amazon River and which other river?
is:
Negro
Q: What is the approximate average depth of the Pacific Ocean?
2000 meters
4000 meters
6000 meters
8000 meters
The correct answer to:
What is the approximate average depth of the Pacific Ocean?
is:
4000 meters
Q: Which river flows through St. Petersburg, Russia?
Neva
Luga
Onega
Severnaya Dvina
correct answer
IS:
NEVA
Q: In which African country would you find the Massif Ennedi?
Mali
Niger
Sudan
Chad
The correct answer to:
In which African country would you find the Massif Ennedi?
is:
Chad
Q: Which South African province contains the country's southernmost point?
Free State
Kwazulu-Natal
Western Cape
Eastern Cape
The correct answer to:
Which South African province contains the country's southernmost point?
is:
Western Cape
Q: Which flag consists of more colors than just red and white?
Denmark
Bahrain
Austria
Lebanon
The correct answer to:
Which flag consists of more colors than just red and white?
is:
Lebanon
Q: In which U.S. state are the Philip Smith Mountains found?
Alaska
Utah
New York
New Mexico
THE CORRECT ANSWER
IS:
ALASKA




India General Knowledge Quiz
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ,INDIA QUIZ
Folketing is the parliament of which country?
Denmark

In the Disney film 'A Bug's Life' what type of an insect was Flik?
Ant

Which actress made her debut in the 1971 film 'Hulchul'?
Zeenat Aman

According to Hindu mythology who was the father of Budha?
Chandra

What is the provision of Article 1 of the Indian Constitution?
Name and territory of the union

Which month of the Gregorian calender derived its name from the Roman republican calender month named after the god of doorways and beginnings?
January

Which dog breed is known by the nickname plum-pudding dog? Dalmatian

"The only deposit of which gemstone in South America occur near Bogota, Colombia?"
Emerald

Which fort was built by Adil Shah of Bijapur in Goa?
Chapora Fort

Which album won the Best Album Grammy Award in 2003?
Come Away With Me
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
"According to Hindu mythology, who took the twenty-seven daughters of Daksha as his wives?"
Chandra

Who was the last Asian tennis player to win an ATP Tour singles title? Paradorn Srichaphan

Which of these characters in the Asterix comics makes or shapes iron with his bare hands?
Fulliautomatix

The Tibetan version of which of these is depicted through the dance drama Aji Lhamu?
Ramayana

During which dance is the special skirt 'Kumin' worn?
Manipuri

The human body contains an average of 4.5 grams of which element? Iron

Which of these ghats was built by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari?
Har ki Pauri

Which famous person resided in the Anashakti Ashram in Kausani? Mahatma Gandhi

Who donated the golden dome of the Jwalamukhi Temple of Himachal Pradesh?
Akbar

Which animal is said to eat snow in winter?
Yak
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Mestizo is a ethnic group of which country?
Mexico

Which planet is closest in temperature to Earth?
Mars

Kullu Natt is a dance form of which Indian state?
Himachal Pradesh

"In the war of the Mahabharata, who killed Chitrasena, Satyasena and Sushena, the sons of Karna?"
Nakula

Ananas comosus is the scientific name of which of these fruits?
Pineapple

Which festival is locally known as 'Ookayand' of 'Ukyam'?
Phulaich

"Which inventor singly or jointly held a world record of 1,093 patents?"
Thomas Alva Edison

Which king built the Gujri Mahal in Hissar Haryana for his gujjar queen?
Feroze Shah Tughluq

In which country was the first game of polo played?
Iran

What type of an animal is Phoca sibrica?
Seal

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Mestizo is a ethnic group of which country?
Mexico

Which planet is closest in temperature to Earth?
Mars

Kullu Natt is a dance form of which Indian state?
Himachal Pradesh

"In the war of the Mahabharata, who killed Chitrasena, Satyasena and Sushena, the sons of Karna?"
Nakula

Ananas comosus is the scientific name of which of these fruits?
Pineapple

Which festival is locally known as 'Ookayand' of 'Ukyam'?
Phulaich

"Which inventor singly or jointly held a world record of 1,093 patents?"
Thomas Alva Edison

Which king built the Gujri Mahal in Hissar Haryana for his gujjar queen?
Feroze Shah Tughluq

In which country was the first game of polo played?
Iran

What type of an animal is Phoca sibrica?
Seal

GK,GK,WORLD GK
Which famous detective first appeared in the 1887 story 'A study in scarlet'?
Sherlock Holmes


Who founded the Franciscan order of friars?
St Francis of Assisi

In which city is Karl Marx buried?
London

Is the River Limpopo in Africa, India or South America?
Africa

In the American flag, the 'Stars and Stripes', how many stripes are there?
Thirteen

Which famous Indian was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist in 1948?Mahatma Gandhi

What is the highest mountain in the Alps?
Mont Blanc

In which country was film actor Arnold Schwarzenegger born?
Austria

Who was prime minister of Britain from 1951 to 1955?
Winston Churchill

In the Scottish city of Edinburgh, there is a memorial to a dog who watched over the grave of his master from 1852 to 1872. By what name is the dog known?
Greyfriars Bobby
INDIA GK,GKGK,MYTHOLOGY,FILM
Which Indian city gets its name from a sacred tank or pool?
Amritsar

In which place would you find the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary?
Gurgaon

Which duo has authored the book 'A Celebration of Style'?
Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla

Giza is situated on the west bank of which river?
Nile

"According to Hindu mythology, whose bow and bowstring are made of sugarcane and bees respectively?"
Kama

With which religion would you associate 'dakhma' (funerary tower)?
Zoroastrianism

Who played the role of 'Lajjashankar' in the Akshay Kumar starrer 'Sangharsh'?
Ashutosh Rana

Mira Kumar is the daughter of who among these?
Jagjivan Ram

Paro is the international airport of which of these countries?
Bhutan

On which of these oceans is Cape Comorin?
Indian Ocean
INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,SPORTS,BOLLYWOOD
Where is the head quarter of North Eastern railways situated ?
Gorakhpur

Which famous banker joined hands with the English against Siraj-ud-daulah ?
Jagat Seth

Dabolim is an airport in which Indian state?
Goa

Who was the first Indian scientist to become an Member of Parliament?
Meghnad Saha

What is unique about Palika Bazar in New Delhi?
It was the first underground bazar

What is 'Therukoothu'?
It is a type of street play

By what name is actor Haribhai Jariwala better known?
Sanjeev Kumar

"According to Hindu mythology, who had a son named Kapota?"
Garuda

Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmad are part of which music group?
Junoon

What is the official language of Cuba?
Spanish

The start and finish points of which race are Hopkinton and the Back Bay area?
Boston Marathon
GK,INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,BOLLYWOOD
Which was the first Hindi film to receive insurance compensation?
Mohabbatein

"In 1530, when Humayun became ill, who is said to have offered his life to god in exchange for Humayun's?"
Babur

Masai are the nomadic pastoralists of which continent?
Africa

The opponents of which game are called white and black?
Chess

The Dagwood Sandwich is a contribution of which comic-strip?
Blondie

"Among the Jainas, the swastika is the emblem of which Tirthankara?"
Seventh

Chelo Kebab is the national dish of which of the countries of middle east?
Iran

"Who was nominated for the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize by B.G. Kher, Prime Minister of Bombay and Govindh Bhallabh Panth, Premier of United Provinces?"
Mahatma Gandhi

"In which state is the 'Adhai din ka Jhopda', a mosque which was supposed to have been built in two and a half days?"
Rajasthan

"According to the Mahabharata, who revealed the fact the Kamsa was not the son of Ugrasena?"
Narada
GK.INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,BOLLYWOOD
"Apart from Assamese, which is also the official language of Assam ?"
Bengali

Who is the present Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
Manmohan Singh
Who was the story writer of the 1998 film 'Zakham'?
Mahesh Bhatt

Which comic strip character hates Monday?
Garfield

With which sport would you associate the US club New York Yankees?
Baseball

What is the unique feature of the Siddhi Bashir mosque at Ahmedabad?
It has shaking minarets

In which place,now a state of India, did Kanishka build the town of Kanishkapura?
Kashmir

In which Indian city would you find the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market?
Mumbai

What is Navwadi a type of ?
A type of dress

"According to the Mahabharata, in which wildlife sanctuary in India did Bhima kill Kichaka?"
Chikhaldhara
GK,INDIA GK,QUIZ,MYTHOLOGY,SPORTS
Which is the first current Test cricket playing nation to host the ICC Mini World Cup?
Sri Lanka

The picture of which leaf would you find in the flag of Canada?
Maple

Which invertebrate has the largest and the most advanced brain?
Octopus

'Bukhia' is a variety of which art form?
Chikan

What does the Western Gateway in the Sanchi depict?
The seven incarnations of the Buddha

Tappeta Gullu is the dance in the honour of which god?
Rain

"In 1823, Russia became the leading producer of which metal?"
Gold

White Tower and Palatine Tower are parts of which of which monument located in London?
Tower of London

The name of which plant is said to have originated from the Latin word 'unus' meaning 'one'?
Onion

The incarnation of which goddess is worshipped in the Jiviti Puja?
Parvati
GK,INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY,GAME SHOW GK
Who directed the film 'Chasme Buddoor'?
Sai Paranjype

Which country is known as Suomi in its own language?
Finland

Which former Indian Test cricketer equalled Gary Sobers world record of six sixes in an over in a Ranji Trophy match?
Ravi Shastri

After whom is the Rajaji National Park named?
Shri Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

In which of these cities is the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports located?
Patiala

"Elephant, harp and leopard are types of which creature?"
Seal

Which monument is atop Kalkaji Hill in New Delhi?
Lotus Temple

Who presided over the Belgaum session of Indian National Congress in 1924?
Mahatma Gandhi

"In computers, 'NonStop' is an operating system developed by which company?"
Compaq

Which author returned the Padma Bhushan in 1984 inprotest against Operation Blue Star?
Khushwant Singh
GK,INDIA GK,GAME SHOW GK
Which railway station in India boasts of the world's largest covered platform?
Sealdah station

The ancient port town of Poompuhar is in which Indian state?
Tamil Nadu

"In the Mahabharata, who was Drona's father?"
Bharadwaz

The Citizens' Council of which of India's neighbours is called Majlis?
Maldives

Which part of the human body contains no blood vessels except at its margins?
The cornea

Who replaced Lord Wavell as the Viceroy of India?
Lord Mountbatten

The Kishkinta theme park is in which city?
Chennai

"In India, M.S. Swaminathan is the architect of which revolution?"
Green Revolution

The historic island of Srirangapatnam is situated on the banks of which river?
Cauvery

Mahayana is a sect of which religion?
Buddhism
GK.INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGY
According to Hindu mythology what was the capital of Kosala?
Ayodhya

Aarti Saha was the first Asian woman to cross which water body?
English Channel

The Allahabad Pillar Inscription was composed in honour of which king?
Samudra Gupta

Feni is a drink from which Indian state?
Goa

The Sadakat Ashram in Patna is a memorial dedicated to whom?
Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Which fair takes place at the confluence of the Ganga and the Gandak rivers?
Sonepur Cattle Fair

The Somnath Temple is dedicated to which deity?
Shiva

Which famous company is sometimes referred to as 'aikon'
Nokia

Lance Klusener represented which international cricket team?
South Africa

"In the Mahabharata, who slayed Ghatotkacha?"
Karna
GK,GK,INDIAN MYTHOLOGY,SPORTS
Dagwood Bumstead is the husband of which comic strip character?
Blondie

"According to Indian Constitution, what is the provision of Article 16?"
Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment

Where in India is the Sri Krishna Museum located?
Haryana

Jacques Chirac is the president of which country?
France

In which country was the 2002 Asian Games held?
South Korea

Who was the winner of the Filmfare R.D. Burman Award in 2000?
Sunidhi Chauhan

UEFA Cup is awarded in which sport?
Football

Badipol is a masonry dam over which lake/river ?
Lake Pichola

Khordad Sal is the festival of which community?
Parsi

"According to Hindu mythology, who was killed by an arrow shot by Jara?"
Krishna
GK,GK,GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ
Which was the first Indian state to ban plastics?
Sikkim

Which comic character’s middle name is ‘Fauntleroy’?
Donald Duck

‘Dazzler: The Autobiography’ is the autobiography of which English cricketer?
Darren Gough

"Who along with, C.Rajagopalachari and C.V.Raman received the Bharat Ratna in the same year?"
S.Radhakrishnan

Which is the oldest Indian language?
Tamil

The faces of the presidents of which country are carved on Mount Rushmore?
U.S.A.

Which mythological character in the Egyptian and Greek legends has a lion's body and a human head ?
Sphinx

Who was the first occupant of the White House?
John Adams

Which river flows roughly parallel to Narmada?
Tapti

Which was the first Indian state to use electoral identity card?
Haryana
GK,INDIA GK,BOLLYWOOD,MYTHOLOGY
What is the profession of Sushma Swaraj?
Advocate

"Who raised funds for displaced Kashmiri migrants and the victims of Latur earthquake with the extensive tour of her play ""Tumhari Amrita""?"
Shabana Azmi

Who wrote 'The Five Dollar Smile'?
Shashi Tharoor

Who gave Vallabhbhai Patel the title of 'Sardar'?
Mahatma Gandhi

Which Amitabh Bachchan film is loosely based on Peter Glenville's 'Becket'?
Namak Haram

Which part of the body does leucoma affect?
Eyes

"According to legend, in which of these rivers did Sohni drown?"
Chenab

"Who has created the ragas called ‘Gangeshwari’, ‘Rangeshwari’ and ‘Parameshwari’? "
Ravi Shankar

Kisan Ghat is the memorial ground of which political leader?
Charan Singh

In which Indian capital is the Charbagh Railway station located?
Lucknow
GK.INDIA GK,MYTHOLOGICAL GK
When the war of succession began which son of Shah Jahan was ruling the state of Gujarat ?
Murad

"In the Mahabharata, who was the mother of Babhruvahana?"
Chitrangada

Which former cricketer played the role of a villain in the film 'Kabhi Ajnabi The'?
Syed Kirmani

After which leader has the international airport at Dhaka been named?
Zia ur-Rehman

Shillong was once the capital of which state of India?
Assam

The Atlas mountain range is in which continent?
Africa

Which Indian scientist worked as a clerk with the Madras Port Trust?
S. Ramanujan

"According to legend, which modern state was reclaimed by a sage Kashyapa from a vast lake?"
Kashmir

Who was the founder of the company Fairchild Camera and Instruments Corporation?
Robert Noyce

The Knesset is the parliament of which country?
Israel
INDIA QUIZ,GK,MYTHOLOGY,CINEMA
Leander Paes's father represented India in which sport?
Hockey

"In Hindu mythology, who is also known as 'Kandarpa'?"
Kamadeva

Which island country was discovered by Ferdianand Magellan in 1521?
Philippines

"The King, the Egyptian and the black-necked are the best known species of which snake?"
Cobra

Who painted 'The Sunflowers' ?
Vincent van Gogh

Which central Indian state was ruled by three Begums in succession between 1844 and 1926?
Bhopal

"In 1947, who was appointed by the Government of India as its agent to Hyderabad?"
K.M. Munshi

Which of these is the logo of the Bombay Natural History Society?
Great Indian Hornbill

"In computers, what is the full form of the term SLIP?"
Serial Line Internet Protocol

O.M. Nambiar was the coach of which famousIndian athlete?
P.T. Usha
INDIA QUIZ,GK,Personalities
Who was the American president during world war one? Woodrow Wilson.
Who was the first prime minister of Britain? Robert Walpole.
Which philosopher’s satirical writing is entitled ‘candide’? Voltaire.
Whose painting masterpieces are ‘monalisa’and ‘last super’? Leonardo da Vinci.
Which revolutionary founded Indian house in London, an organization for revolutionary activities? Shyamaji Krishnan verma.
Name India’s first ballet film?Kalpana, produced by Uday shankar.
Who is the founder of Taoism? Lao,Tsze.
Which Indian mutineer did General Napier’s army defeat? Tantia Tope.
Name the astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto: Clyde Tom Baugh.
Who was Akbar’s revenue minister? Todar mal.
Whom did the British call "father of Indian unrest"? B.G.Tilak.
Which eminent Indian personality had been conferred honorary American citizenship in Nov’1996? Mother Teresa.
Name the writer of national anthem of Bangladesh: R.N.Tagore.
Which ancient Indian surgeon is known as the father of modern plastic surgery? Susruta.
Name the first woman Arjun awardee: Sequijera Stephel.
Which Elizabethan era poet was known as "the poet’s poet"? Edmund Spencer.
Which Greek philosopher was condemned to death by drinking hemlock? Socrates.
Which Scottish economist was known as ‘father of economics’? Adam smith.
Which nationalistic leader was congress party’s official historian? Pattabhi Sittaramaiah.
Which Nawab of Bengal was responsible for black hole massacre? Siraj-ud-Daulah.


Who was the oldest member of the constituent assembly as well as first acting president before first president Rajendra prasad? Sachidananda Sinha.
Which Indian revolutionary shot dead Michel O’Dwyer, governor of Punjab responsible for jallinwala bagh massacre? Udham Singh.
Which Indian extremist who founded Naujawan Bharat Sabha was hanged along with Rajguru and Sukhdev? Bhagat Singh.
Name India’s first professional woman sarod player: Sharan Rani.
Name the Indian revolutionary responsible for Chitagang armoury raid: Surya Sen.
Name the first Indian to have swum the English Channel: Mihir Sen.
Name the Indian revolutionary, founder of mitra mandal,abhinav Bharat and author of ‘Indian war of independence’: V.D.Savarkar.
Who was known as fire-brand of South India? S Satyamurthi.
Which Indian social reformer and founder of Arya Samaj wrote ‘satyartha Prakash’: Dayananda Saraswati.
Which Indian lawyer, a member of viceroy’s executive council was the first president of Indian council of world affairs? Tej Bahdur Sapru.
Name the Indian wildlife specialist and first director of project tiger: Kailash Sankhla.
Name the scientist who discovered polio vaccine: Jonas Salk.
Who was known as the father of hydrogen bomb: Andrei Sakharov.
Name the first Asian woman to cross the English channel: Arati Pradhan(Saha)
Which president of America was elected four times to the highest office? Roosevelt
Who was the president of America when world war two broke out? Roosevelt.
Who was the first husband of Devika Rani ,the first recipient of Dada Saheb Palke award? Himanshu Rai ( the founder of Bombay Talkies)
Which numbers are used in the Dewey decimal system, a scheme of book classification used in library? 000-999.

Who is believed to have invented the single topic TV show? Phil Donahue.
Name the mother of actress Nargis Dutta: Jaddanbai.

Name the personal police force of Francois Duvalier, dictator of Haiti: Tanton Macoutes.
Besides, Eiffel Tower name another very important work of Gustave Eiffel: Panama canal locks.
Who invented ECG? Willem Einthoven.
George Elliot is the pen name of which English novelist? Mary Anne.
Who is the creator of famous cartoon characters, Mandrake the magician and Phantom? Lee Falk.
Who is the "Italy’s Galileo of this century"? Enrico Fermi.
Who was the first man to see the satellites of Jupiter? Galileo.
Name the first Indian film maker to win Legion d’Honour,the highest civilian award of France : Satyajit Ray.
Name the famous Italian painter renowned for paintings of Madonna and child: Santi Raphael.
Who founded Swatantra party? C.Rajgopalchari.
How do we better know the famous poet Dhanpatrai? Premchand.
Under what pen name did Premchand write in Urdu? Nawabrai.
Who is known as Andhrakesri? Tangutri Prakasam.
Which Italian traveller visited the court of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan? Marco Polo.
Name the famous Spanish painter ,a pioneer Cubist painting and whose masterpiece included Guernica: Picasso.
Whom did B.R.Ambedkar hail as his political guru? Jyotibha Phule.



Which famous American scientist and antinuclear activist & two times Nobel prize winner advocated the use of vitamin C for cure of common cold? C.Linus.Pauling.
Which Kashmir ruler preceded Akbar in abolishing Jiziya? Zain-ul Abiden.
Which Vietnamese psychologist was the original proponent of the trait of inferiority complex? Alfred Adler.

Which Greek slave wrote beast fables like The Tortoise and the Hare? Aesop.
Who was the first Asian and only Indian to have won the World amateur snooker championship? Om Agrawal.
Name the Italian scholar and historian (author of Kitab-ul-Hind) who accompanied Mahmud of Ghazni during his invasion of India ? Alberuni.
Who was the first woman mayor of Delhi? Aruna Asaf Ali.
Which nationalist leader founded Anjuman –e- Kabha? Maulana Saukat Ali.
Which missionary was known as Deenabandhu? C.F.Andrews.
Who was the first captain of independent India’s Olympic football team? Ao Talimeren.
Who was the teacher of Alexander the great? Aristotle.
The famous Indian astronomer and mathematician adorned the court of which king? Chandragupta Vikramaditya.
Who was the grand old lady of Bengali literature? Ashapurna Devi.
Who was the first black man to win theWimbeldon in 1975,but later died of AIDS? Arthur Ashe.
Name the Buddhist philosopher and author of Sariputra Prakarma who was also the spiritual advisor of King Kaniska: Asvaghosh.
Who was the prime minister of England when India gained independence? Clement Atlee (of labour party).
Who was independent India’s first education minister? Maulana Kalam Azad.
What was the real name of Babar? Zahir –ud-din mohammad.

What is the memoirs of Babar titled? Tuzke-Babri .
Who founded Boy Scouts in 1908? Robert Powell (of Boer war fame).
Who donated Segaon village to Mahatma Gandhi who renamed it as Sevagram? Jamanlal Bajaj.
Which Spanish explorer discovered the Pacific Ocean? Vasco Nunez de Balboa.

Name the court poet of Harshavardhan who wrote Kadambari and Harshacharit: Banabhatta.
Who is the author of world famous ‘Tintin cartoon’ series? Herge (Georges Remi)
Which snooker player was six-time world champion? Hendry Stephen.
Who founded Rotary International in 1905? Paul Harris.
Which English novelist is sometimes referred to as ‘the last of the Victorians’? Thomas Hardy.
Who was Gandhi’s political guru? Gopal K Gokhle.
Who was the first president of Pakistan? Sikandar Mirza.
Who was the first prime minister of Pakistan? Liaquat Ali Khan.
Who started the Khudai Khidmatgar (servants of god) movement? Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan.
Who was the youngest ever to win the U.S men’s single championship? John McEnroe.
How do we better know Margarethe Geertruida Zelle? Mata Hari,the Dutch spy.
Which striker was famous for the ‘hand of God’ goal against England in 1986? Diego Maradona.
Name the first woman foreign minister (of state) of India? Mrs Laxmi N Menon.
The year when Prophet Mohammad was forced to migrate from Mecca to Medina is termed as what? Hegira (622AD).
How de better know the Hollywood actress Norma Jean Mortenson? Marilyn Monroe.

Name the soccer legend who captained England to its only world cup win in 1966? Bobby Moore.
Who is known as the Picasso of mime? Marcel Marceau.
Who was the first woman to learn chhau dance? Sonal Mansingh.
Which American president resigned in1974 because of Watergate scandal? Richard Nixon.
Who was the last emperor and Tsar of Russia? Nicholas II.
Who was ‘Saloth Sar’? Pol Pot.
Which religious preacher and thinker’s life story was the subject of the 1964 movie One Man’s Way? Norman Vincent Peale.
Who is the second Asian after Nehru to be admitted to the freedom of the city of London? Swaraj Paul.
Which English novelist and educationist drafted Indian penal code? Thomas Macaulay.
Name Japan’s top literary award: Akutagawa Prize.
Which Sri Lankan journalist and author is known as ‘the newspaper doctor’? Tarzie V Vittachi.
Who was the president of America when atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima? Harry Truman.
Who is the youngest man ever to win the world heavy weight championship? Mike Tyson.
Which Swiss wax modeller modelled heads of guillotined victims of French Revolution?
MadameTussaud.
Who is the first musician to receive the Bharat Ratna? M.S.Subbulakshmi.
Which Malayalam writer was nicknamed ‘Sultan of Beypore’? V Mohammad Basheer.
Which South African scholar visited India in 1333 during the reign of Mohammad Tuglaq? Ibn Batuta.
Which French man served as the personal physician of Aurangzeb? Francois Bernier.
Name the Irish woman who founded Theosophical Society and Home Rule League: Annie Besant.
Who was the first woman president of Indian National Congress? Annie Besant.
Who conferred the title ‘Bharti’ on poet Subramania? Raja of Ettayapuram(Tamil Nadu).
Which Indian mathematician is believed to have invented calculus long before Newton and Leibnitz? Bhaskaracharya II.
Which Indian leader who established Paramdham Ashram at Paunar was also the recipient of first Magsaysay award? Acharya Vinobha Bhave.
Which Indian revolutionary was executed for Kakori train dacoity? Ramprasad Bismil.
Which South American revolutionist was called liberator? Simon Bolivar.
Who was nicknamed ‘little corporal’? Napoleon Bonaparte.
Who invented crescograph? J.C.Bose
Who was the accomplish of Khudiram Bose in Kingsford carriage bombing incident? Prafulla Chaki.
Who was the founder-president of Indian independence League at Bangkok in 1942? Rasbehari Bose.
Which Indian revolutionary leader unfurled the flag of Indian freedom at Stuttgart for the first time? Bhikaji Kama.
Who founded ‘free India society’ in U.K and started the journal ‘Bande Mataram’? Bhikaji Kama.
Who was dubbed as ‘Resputin’? Dhirendra Brahmachari.
Who was Gautam Buddha’s father? King Suddhodana of Kapilvastu, in Nepal
What is the name of late music director Rahul D Burman’ wife? Asha Bhonsale.
Who was the last Governor General of East India Company and first viceroy of India? Lord Canning.
Who was known as ‘kipper’? General K.M Kariapa.


Name the queen of Bijapur who died fighting the soldiers of Aurangzeb : Chand Bibi.
Charaka,the physician and author of Charaksamhita adorned the court of which Kushan king? Kaniska.
Which World War II hero commanded the legendary ‘Dambuster’ squadron and witnessed the bombing of Nagasaki? Leonard Cheshire.
How do we better know Balakrishna Menon? Swami Chinmayananda.
Which Italian navigator discovered sea route to America, Cuba, Bahamas and West Indies? Columbus.
Who discovered Hawaiian Islands? James Cook.
Which Belgian missionary who worked for leprosy-afflicted people of Honolulu died of leprosy? Joseph Damien.
Which Indian revolutionary went on a prolonged fasting in Lahore jail to demand better treatment for prisoners? Jatindra N. Das.
Who was known as the grand old man of Indian cricket? Prof D.B.Deodhar.
Who designed the famous peacock throne? Bebadal khan.
Who introduced the postal system in India? Robert Clive.
Who was the last Indian to be sent to gallows on a forgery charge? Nanda kumar.
Name the English man who first translated Bhagwad Gita into English in 1785: Charles Wilkins.
Which Englishman first discovered Nainital? P.Baron.
Which Italian traveler visited the court of Vijaynagar in 1425 A.D? Nicolo Conti.
Who founded the city of Jodhpur in1459 A.D? Rathore chief Rao Jodha.
Who was the publisher of first all- Hindi newspaper Udant Martand in 1826? Pandit Jugal Kishore Shukla (of Kanpur)
Name the first barrister of India: Ganendra Mohan Tagore.
Who located Darjeeling proper in 1829? Captain Lloyd.

Who was the first English man to enter Lhasa in 1811 A.D? Thomas Manning.
Who was the founder of Wahabi Movement? Syed Ajmed.
Who founded Tattvabodini Sabha in 1839 for the extensive propagation of Brahmo Dharma? Debendra Nath Tagore.
Which Muslim king is credited with systematically branding his horses and preparing their descriptive roll? Sher Shah Suri.
Name the Moghul sultan who gave a definite and systematic form to the famous ‘mansabadari’ system: Akbar.
Which German General was nicknamed ‘Desert Fox’? Erwin Rommel.
During the rule of which king the Rupee was first minted? Sher Shah Shuri.
Who was the president of Indian National Congress at the time of Indian independence? Acharya J.B.Kripalini.
Who was the governor –general of India at the outbreak of Second World War? Lord Linlithgow.
Who wrote a series of articles against the Indian national congress under the title " New Lamps for Old"? Aurobindo Ghosh.
Who led the Cabinet Mission that visited India in 1946? Patrick Lawrence.
Who announced the communal award? Ramsay Mac Donald.
Name the founder of the Pakistan National Movement in 1933: Rahmat Ali.
Which viceroy of India was dubbed as the ‘ father of local self government’? Lord Ripon.
Who was first designated as the Governor General of India? William Bentick.
Who earned the epithet "Liberator of Indian press"? Charles Metcalf.
Name the famous American architect who built the Imperial Hotel in Japan that withstood the 1923 earthquake: Frank Lloyd.
Which Irish scientist, along with John Cockcroft split the atom for the first time? Earnest Walton.

Who is the only woman in the world to climb the Mount Everest twice? Santosh Yadav
Who is the first leader of Russia to be chosen by popular vote? Boris Yeltsin.
Which English Monarch abdicated to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson? Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII).
Which famous Indian classical singer gave a special recital of devotional songs for the silver jubilee celebrations of UN in 1970? M S Subbulaxmi.
Which American film actress in the thirties won an Oscar at the age of six? Shirley Temple.
How do we better know Hindi Film actor Badruddin Kaji? Johny Walker.
What is the real name of Omar Sharif? Michael Shalboub.
Which powerful opium dealer surrendered to Burmese government in 1996? Khun Sa.
Raja Ravi Verma,the famous Indian painter belonged to which royal family? Kalimanoor,Kerla.
Who is the first Indian woman to win a round in a grand slam tournament? Nirupama Baidhyanathan.
What was the occupation of Sylvester Stallone before he became an actor? Lion cage cleaner.
What was Greta Garbo doing before becoming a celebrity? Barber shop assistant.
Which English humorous novelist is the creator of the immortal butler? Grenvile Woodhouse.
Which American invented cotton gin? Eli Whitney.
Which American TV show hostess was the first woman to top the Forbes magazine list of entertainment millionaires? Oprah Winfrey.
How do we better know film actor Sivaji Rao Gaikwad? Rajnikant.
Which Indian orthopaedic surgeon is the inventor of Jaipur Foot? Dr P K Sethi.
Which ace driver and winner of world championship thrice died in a crash during San Marino Grand Prix? Ayrton Senna.

Which French dramatist and essayist and leader of the philosophical movement existentialism refused to accept Nobel Prize in 1964? Jean-Paul Sarte.
What was the pseudonym of British satirist and humorist Hector Huge Munro? Saki.
How do we better know controversial godman Chandra Mohan Jain? Rajneesh.
Who became the first president of the Republic of China? Sun Yat-Sen.
Which renowned Russian introduced the famous five-year plans in 1929? Joseph Stalin.
For which film Stephen Spielberg won the Oscar award for best director and six other awards in 1974? Schindler’s list.
How do we better know the boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay? Muhammad Ali.
With whom did Yasar Arafat shared the 1994 Nobel prize?
Which South African surgeon performed the first human heart transplant operation? Christian Neethling Bernard.
Which member of the famous Beatles was shot dead in 1980? Lenon.
Which American wheat scientist was responsible for the ‘green revolution’? Norman Borlaug.
Which first woman PM of Norway was also the first woman to become director general of WHO? Harlem Brundtland.

RECORDS,INDIAN RECORDS
Record-holders

Name the largest outdoor stadium in India: Yuba Bharti(Salt Lake ) stadium, Calcutta.

Name the largest indoor stadium in India: Indira Gandhi indoor stadium, Delhi.

Name the largest sports complex in India: Netaji Subhash Bose sports complex, Patiala.

Which Indian holds the record for maximum appearances in Olympics? R K Randhir Singh.

Who is the first individual Olympic medal winner for India? Norman Pritchard (Paris, 1900).

Which is the largest, in size, trophy in India? Kolanka Cup (polo).

What is Chundan Vallom? Snake boat races of Kerla.

Who holds the most national titles for any sport? Bhubaneswari Kumari (squash-16 times).

Who are the two persons to have received both the Arjun Award & Dronacharya Award? Syed Nayeemuddin and A.Ramarao.

When did India participate in an archery event at an Olympic event for the first time? 1988 (Seoul Olympics).

Which Indian woman reached an Olympic semifinal for the first time? Shiny Abraham.

Who is the first Indian to win commonwealth games gold in badminton? Prakash Padukone.

Who is the first Indian badminton player to play a quarterfinal game at Olympics? Dipankar Bhattacharya (1992-Barcelona).

Who is the first Indian to win world championship in billiards? Wilson Jones.

Which Indian has own maximum world titles in billiards? Michael Ferreira.

Who was the youngest player to win world billiards Championship? Geeth Sethi.

Where was first world championship in snooker held? Calcutta (1963).

Who is the first Indian to win world championship in snooker? B.Agarwal.

Which is the oldest boxing association in India? Maharastra Amateur Boxing Association.

Who is the first Indian to win International Master title in chess? (Manuel Aaron-1961).

Who is the youngest Indian to win the IM title? V.Anand.

Who is the first Indian to achieve the GM norm? Pravin Thipsay.

Who became India’s first GM in 1987? V Anand.

By what name was chess known in ancient India? Chaturanga.

Who has won most national title in chess? Manuel Aaron.

Who was the first Indian to be on the jury of Olympic game boxing competition? Aspy Adjania.

Who is the first Indian woman chess player to participate in men’s national? Rohini Khadilkar.

Which sisters dominated the Indian chess scene for more than a decade? Khadilkar.

Who is the youngest player to win a gold medal in an international event for any sport? Tanya Sachdev.

The chess federation of which country named a trophy after three Khadilkar sisters? Australia.

Who led the first Indian cricket team’ s official tour to England? Maharaja of Pourbander.

Who was the first Indian to captain an English county team, Sussex? Ranji.

Who was the first Indian to play for MCC? Ranji.

Where is the highest cricket pitch in the world located? Chail in H.P.

Who was the first Indian player to play test cricket? Ranji (1896- for England).

Who is the first Indian umpire to officiate in a world cup final match? Ram Babu Gupta.

Who was the first Indian to play test cricket? Ranjitsinghji(for England in 1896).

Where was the first test in India played? Gymkhana Ground, Bombay (1933).

When did India play her first test match? 1932, against England.

India tested victory against which country for the first time? England in 1952.

India won a series for the first time against which country? Pakistan.

Against which country India registered her first series win abroad? New Zealand in 1968.

Who was the only Malaysian to play test cricket for India? Lall Singh.

Who was the youngest cricketer in the world to be captain? Tiger Pataudi (1962).

Who was India’s first test captain? C.K.Naidu.

Name the Indian wicket keeper to open the batting and bowling: Budhi Kunderan.

Who was the Indian cricketer to bat in all position? V Mankad.

Who was the first cricketer to be given out by third umpire (Karl Liebenberg)? S Tendulkar.

Which Indian cricketer bowled 21 successive maidens in a test match? R G Nadkarni.

Against which country India played her first one-day international? England (1974).

Who was only Indian cricketer who has the dubious distinction of being given out for ‘handling the ball’ and ‘obstructing the fielder’ though in two separate tests? M Amaranth.

Which West Indies cricketer made a cameo appearance as himself in the film Around The World starring Raj Kapoor & Rajshri? Sir Frank Worrell.

What is the first limited overs tournament in India? Deodhar Trophy.

Which is the oldest football tournament in India? Durand Cup.

Which is Asia’s oldest invitational international football tournament? Merdeka Tournament.

When did India take part in an Olympic football game? 1948(captain – T.Aao).

Who scored the only hat trick for India in an Olympic game? Neville d’ Souza in 1956, Melbourne.

Who is the only Indian footballer either as a player or a coach to have participated in three consecutive Olympics? S A Rahim.

India has not qualified for the Olympic football since which Olympics? 1960 Rome Olympics.

Name the oldest sporting club in India, which was formed at a house in Balram Ghosh Street, Calcutta in 1889: Mohun Bagan.

Name the only sports club in India to have been honoured with a special stamp in 1989: Mohun Bagan.

Who has scored the only hat-trick in a Durand Cup Final, after 1947? N Ulganathan.

Who is the first woman football referee? Chaitalli Chatterjee.
2.cinema

Name the first film shot in India: coconut fair.

Name the first film short by an Indian: The Wrestlers.

Which is the first color film to be shown in India: Can- Can Dance.

Name India’s first film concern: Royal Bioscope Company(Hira Lal Sen).

Which is the first Indian narrative feature film? Pundalik (by R G Toney and N G Chitre).

Who was the producer of first indigenous silent feature film Raja Harischandra? Dadasaheb Phalke.

What was the first film to be premiered? Raja Harischandra.

Who is the only artiste to have played both hero and heroine in the same film? A Salunke in the film Lanka Dahan(Silent film).

Name the first Indian film to undergo censor cuts: Orphans of the Storm.

Name the first actress of the talkie era: Zubeida.

Who was the first woman film maker in the silent era? Fatma Begum.

Name the first film journal: Movie mirror.

Which was the first Indian adult film? Social Evil.

Where was the first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ produced by adreshir Irani Shot? Jyoti Studios.

In which film released in 1932 the play back technique was introduced? Puran Bhakta.

Which was the first Indian film to have an English version? Noor Jahan.

Which Indian film saw the introduction of background music? Chandidas( Bengali).

Which was the first film to be dubbed? Akashi Toofan.

Which was India’s first silver jubilee silent film? Kapala Kundala.

Name India’s first silver jubilee talkie film? Amrit Manthan.

Which Indian film was shown for the first time at an international film festival (Venice)? Seeta.

Name India’s first woman music director: Jadan Bai ( Nargis’ mother).

What was India’s first golden jubilee talkie film? Sant Tukaram(marathi).

Name the first songless film: Naujawan by JBH Wadia.

Which actor starred with most heroines in his 60-year career? Prem Nazir.

Which was the first film to be shot in Hindi, Bengali, and English? Raj nartaki(court dancer).

Which was the first indian cinemascope film? Kaagaz Ke Phool by Guru dutta.

Which was the first ever cinemascope film in the world? The Robe.

What was the first cinemascope film in color? Pyar Ki Pyaas.

Name the first post-talkie silent film: Ingeet(Bengali).

Which was the first one actor one set film? Yaadein by Sunil Dutt.

Name the first 3-D film: My Dear Kuttichathan

What was the first 3-D film in Hindi? Shiva Ka Insaaf

Who was the first artiste to be honoured with a foreign retrospective of her films? Smita Patil.

Which proxy producer has dubbed 48 films in 20 years? Dinesh Salgia.


Who did maximum roles in a single film for the first time? Shivaji Ganeshan in Naavratri.

Who has acted as police inspectors in maximum number of films? Jagdish Raj.

What was the last film of V.Shantaram released in1987? Jhanjhar.

Name the first music director of a foreign film: Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Which is the first dual screen theatre in the country? Topivala(Bombay)

Name the country’s oldest air-conditioned theatre? Regal (Bombay)

Who has compiled the first encyclopaedia of Hindi film songs? Harminder Singh Hamraj.

Seven music directors worked in which film released in 1992? Beta.

Which is the first film to have three actors playing the double role? Aankhen.

Which actor has been honoured with Chavalier award by the French government? Shivaji Ganeshan.

Which Indian director has won a green Oscar? Mike Pandey

Which was the first film made in 1937 to completely dispense with background music? Duniya Na Mane.

a. Miscellaneous

Which Indian king convened a council of Jain monks in 172 B.C? Kharvela.

Sanghamitra, the first woman missionary and daughter of Ashoka was also known as what? Aayupati.

Who was the first woman disciple of Mahavira? Ajja Chandana.

Who was the first to preach Christianity in India? St. Thomas.

Which is the oldest church in existence? Palayur church(Kerla).

Who was the first pope to visit India? PopePaul VI.

Who was the first Indian to be appointed as Cardinal by the Vatican in 1953? Valerian Gracias.

Who started the first Indian circus called the Chatre Circus in 1881? Vinayak Chatre.

Who is the only Asian to get the New York’s Finix award? P.C.Sorcar Sr.

Zebunnissa, the daughter of Aurangzeb wrote verses under what pen name? Makhfi.

Who was the first woman to win the Jnapith Award in 1976? Ashapurna Devi.

Who is the first woman to become the justice of Supreme Court of India? Fatima Beevi.

Who was the first actress to win the padmashri award? Nargis.

Who was the first actress to be nominated to Rajya Sabha? Nargis.

Which was the first state to include woman in Volleyball? Uttar Pradesh.

Who was the first woman poet in modern Hindi? Subhadra Chauhan(of Mukul fame).

Name the youngest daughter of Babur who wrote Humayun Nama: Gulbadan.

Who was Babur’s wife? Masuma.

Who was Humayun’s wife? Hamida.

Which is the fastest Ramayana completed in just 5 days? Molla Ramayana

Into which family was Meerabai, the Bhakti poetess married? Sisodia.

Which British actress was the heroine of the film Shakuntala made by Suchet Singh in 1920? Dorothy Kingdom.

Who was the inventor of Dravidian language family in 1856? Bishop Caldwell.

Which is the only state with common civil code in the country? Goa.

Which state has the largest concentration of scheduled castes in the country? U.P.

Which union territory has largest concentration of S.C? Pondichery.

Which is the smallest S.C community in India? Watal of J&k

Which is the largest S.C community in India? Chamar.

Ghost marriage (neel), symbolizing the marriage of dead bachelors is observed in Hindu fisher folk of which UT? Daman & Diu.

Who established the linguistic affinity of Sanskrit with Latin and Greek? Sir William Jones.

Which superintendent of Linguistic Survey Of India undertook the massive venture of single-handed compilation of all Indian languages? Sir George Abraham Grierson.

Which is the most spoken tribal language? Gondi.

Which is the source of all Indian scripts? Brahmi( Ashokan inscription)

Which university set up the first department of tribal and regional language in India? Ranchi.

Who was the first D.G of Anthropological Survey Of India? Dr K.S.Singh.

Who were the first to wage a war (Hui) in tribal India? Santhals.

When was the first Naga-Anglo war fought? 1879.

Who called cotton as sindoon? Greeks.
i. AGRICULTURE

Where was country’s first vacuum sugar factory set up? Saran (Bihar).

Which is the oldest agrlicutural research institute in India? Imperial Agriculture research institute, Pusa,Bihar.

Which was the first agriculture university in India? Govind Ballav Pant University at Pantnagar,Nainital.

Which institute has bred ICPH 8, the world’s first hybrid pigeonpea plant? ICRISAT.

Who brought tobacco plant to India around 1605? Portuguese.

Where was the first pollen cryobank(frost-bank) established in India? IIHR, Bangalore .

What are (TPS) C-3 AND HPS 1\13 varieties of? Potato seed.

What is IR 64 variety of? Rice.

What is world’s first high -yielding semi-dwarf basmati rice called? Pusa Basmati-I.

Where is India’s first tea estate located? Chubwa ,Dibrugarh.

Which is India’s largest tea estate? Kakajan tea estate,Assam (of Tata Tea)

Which tree is called as man’s most useful tree and also known as kalpavriksha? Coconut.

Which is the most common fertilizer in India? Urea.

Which is India’s biggest fertilizer plant under cooperative sector? KRIBHKO Urea plant at Hazira( Gujrart).

Which is the first and most common pesticide produced in india? BHC (benzene hexa chloride).

Which crop consumes most pesticide in India? Cotton.

Catamarans, the oldest fishing crafts of India are made out of what? Albezia (a type of soft wood).

Which country has world’s longest coastline? India (8129km).

Which state has largest average farm holdings? Nagaland.

Which state has smallest average farm holdings? Kerla.

Who is the first recipient of world food prize? M S Swaminathan.

Which organization gives away Borlaug award for excellence in agriculture? Coromandal Fertilisers Ltd.

Who designed the first national flag, displayed at the socialist congress at Stuttgart (1907)? Madame Cama.

Which is the earliest dynasty of India with a historical base? Sisunga.

Who was the only Hindu nominee of the Muslim league in the interim government? Jogendra Nath Mandal.

Who was the first Governor General of British India? William Bentick.

Who was the founder of Indian women’s Association? Margaret Cousins.

Who was the first woman to be elected to Indian Legislative Council? Muthulaxmi Reddy.

Which was the first political association to be formed in India? Zamindari Association.

When was the first constitution of INC drawn up? 1908.

Who had served as the President of INC for a record number of eight times? J. L. Nehru.

Who was the president of INC for seven consecutive years? Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad.

181.Which city is the venue of most numbers of congress sessions? Calcutta.

182.Who was the first woman to address a congress session? Kadambini Ganguly.

183.When did Indira Gandhi become president of INC for the first time? 1958-1959.

184.Who established the communist party of India in July 1924? Satyabhakta.

185.Under whose presidency the first all-India communist conference was held in

Kanpur in 1924 December? Singravelu Chettiar.

186.When was first general election held in India? 1952.

187.Which general election introduced both ballot paper and indelible ink for the first time? Third (1962)

188.Whom did Mr P V Narasimha Rao defeat by a record margin of 5,80,297 in 1991 by election from Nandyal constituency? Bangaru Laxman.

189.Who defeated his rival by a lowest margin of just one vote in an assembly election? K Ramakrishna.

190. In which assembly constituency of Meghalaya in 1989 the result was a tie and winner was declared by a toss of coin? Kherapara.

191.Who is the only parliamentarian in the world to win a seat for a record 7th consecutive time without changing his constituency? B Shankaranand(Chhikodi
reserve constituency in Karnataka)

192.Which is the highest pooling booth in the Asia? Hikkim in HP.

193.Which president promulgated a whooping 29 ordinances in a single year? Fakiruddin Ali Ahmed.

194.Who holds the record of longest tenure as MP from one constituency, though not consecutively? Babu Jagjivan Ram (Sasaram )

195.Who was the first chief Election Commissioner of India? Sukumar Sen.

196.Who was the first communist MLA ever? K Anantan Nambiar.

197.Who was the first chief election commissioner of India? Sukumar Sen.

198.Who had the longest tenure as chief election commissioner of India(CEC)? K V K Sundaram.

199.Who had the shortest tenure as CEC ? Nagendra Singh.

200.In which state electronic voting machine was used for the first time in the Assembly election? Kerla.

201.When was the first presidential election held in India? 1962.

202.Which president served the longest tenure? Dr Rajendra Prasad.

203.Which President had the shortest tenure? Zakir Hussain.

204.Who was the oldest man to assume the august office of President of India? R Venkat Raman.

206.Who became the youngest President of India? N. Sanjiva Reddy.

207.Who was the first President to die in office? Dr Zakir Hussain.

208.Which decade saw most Presidents? 1960-70.

209.Which state was under President’s rule for the longest time from May 11, 1987 to February 21,1992? Punjab.

210.Which Vice-President had the longest tenure? Dr S Radhakrishnan.

211.Who had the shortest tenure as Vice-President? V V Giri.

212.Who was the oldest person to become the Vice-President of India? R.Venkatraman.

213.Who was the only interim President? Sachidananda Sinha.

214.Which prime minister had the shortest tenure? Charan Singh.

215.Which prime minister of India never faced the parliament? Charan Singh.

216.Who was the oldest person to become the Prime minister of India? Morarji Desai.


217.Who was the first prime minister to resign from office? Morarji Desai.

218.Who was the first prime minister to head a minority government? Charan Singh.

219.In which year parliament passed maximum acts? 1976 (118).

220.Who was the first speaker of Loksabha? G.V.Mavalankar.

221.Who served the longest term as speaker of Loksabha? Balram Jhakar.

222.Who was the first chairman of Rajyasabha? S.V.Krishnamoorthy.

223. Who had the shortest term as speaker of Loksabha? N.Sanjeeva .reddy.

224.Who served the longest period as Rajya Sabha Chairman? Dr S Radhakrishnan.

225.Who was the first M.P to be disqualified under anti defection law? Lalduhoma.

226.Who was the first woman General Secretary of Rajyasabha? V.S.Ramadevi.

227.Who was the first blind M.P to be elected to Loksabha? J P Shastry.

228.Which Loksabha members had the highest average age? 6th

229.Which Loksabha represented maximum number of woman? 8th

230.Who has been either in a state or at center a minister maximum number of times? Sushil Kumar Shinde.

231.Who was the longest serving union minister? Jagjivan Ram.

232.Who had the shortest tenure as union minister? Justice Khanna.

233.Who was the first minister to resign from union cabinet? S P Mukherjee.

234.Who was the first minister to die in harness? Sardar Patel.

235.Who was the first minister to be assassinated? L N Mishra.

236.Which prime minster reshuffled the external affair 4 times during 4 years? R.Gandhi.

Government-States

237.Who was the first speaker of a legislative assembly? L.M.Pailee(Kerla)

238.Which speaker of a legislative assembly used the casting vote eight times to save the K.Karunakaran ministry in early 1980s? A.C.Jose.

239.Name the first woman legislator and first woman alderman in India: Dr S.Muthulaxmi Reddy.

240.Who had the longest tenure as speaker of a state assembly sans house? Surjit Singh Minhas.

241.Who was the first woman minister in India? Vijaylaxmi Pandit.

242.Which state had five chief ministers in eight months from November 1989 to July
18,1990? Haryana.

243.Who was the first film star to become Chief Minister of a state? M.G.Ramachandran.

244.Who was elected chief minister while he was hospitalized abroad? M.G.Ramachandran.

245.Which agitator for the formation of separate Andhra Pradesh died on the 58th day of his fast? Potti Sriramulu.

246.Which state legislative assembly celebrated its centenary in March 1988? Kerla.

247.Who was the first government to be dismissed under article 356 of the constitution in 1959? Namboodiripad Govt. ok Kerla.

248.Which is the first state to come under President’s rule in July 1951? Punjab

249.Shortest period of President’s rule has been imposed on which state? Orissa.

250.Which state has been under prohibition since 1950? Gujrat.

Administration/Legalia

251.Who were the first foreigners to acquire territories in India? Portugese.

252.Who took over as Governor of Bombay in 1668? Sir George Oxden.


253.Which is the oldest civic body in India? Madras Municipal Corporation.

254.Which is the first prison to introduce a panchayat to maintain ‘law and order’ in the prison? Tihar Jail.

255.Under whose chairmanship the first Public Service Commission was set up in 1926? Atchison, Governor of Punjab.

256 Which prominent Indian was appointed as law member in the executive council
of Governor General Minto? S.P.Sinha.

257.Who set up a committee to devise Indian Civil Service in 1963? Lord Macaulay.

258.Which Indian was directly recruited into covenanted Civil Service? Satyendra N Tagore.

259.Which two Indians were admitted to the privy council of India 1907? K.H.Puta & Syed Hussain.

260.Who was appointed under secretary of state for India by Lioyd George and elevated to peerage on January 25,1919? Lord S.P.Sinha.

261.Who became the first woman mayor of Bombay in 1956? Sulochana Modi(for 3 months)

262.Who became the first woman mayor of Madras in 1957? Tara Cherian.

263.Who in 1988 was elected Mayor of New Delhi for a record 7th consecutive times?
Mahinder Singh Sethi.

264.Who was appointed Governor of Mizoram in February 1990 at the age of 37 years and 7 months? Swaraj Kaushal.

265.Who was the first woman ambassador of India? Vijaya Laxmi Pandit.

266. Who was the first Indian as well as the first woman to be elected President of General Assembly Session of UN in 1953? Vijaya Laxmi Pandit.

267.Who introduced into Bengal Indian Penal Code and Criminal procedure code in 1862 drafted 30 years earlier by Maculay’s team? John Beams.

268.When was the Preventive Detention Act introduced for the first time in India? 1784.

269. Who in 1865 was enrolled as the first Indian barrister in Calcutta High Court? Gnanendra Mohan Tagore.

270.Which is the oldest High Court in India? Calcutta High Court.

271.Who was appointed as the first High court Judge in 1863? Shambunath Pandit.

272.Which High Court has the largest sanctioned strength of judges? Allahabad.

273.Who became in 1991 India’s first woman Chief justice of a High Court? Leila Seth.

274.Who was the first Indian to become the president of International Court of Justice? Nagendra Singh.

275.Who was the first Indian recipient of World Justice Award? Nagendra Singh.

276.Who was the first chief Justice of India? Harilal Kania.

277.Who served the longest tenure as Chief Justice of India? Y.V.Chandrachud.

278.Who served the shortest tenure as Chief Justice of India? K N Singh

279.Who was the first Indian woman to be appointed as a judge of Supreme Court of India? Fateema Beevi.

280.Who was the first woman advocate of India? Cornelia Sorabji.

281.Which bar association, established in 1857 is the oldest in India? Alipore.

282.Which bar association, the second largest bar association in the world –after Sanghai bar association- is the largest in India? Tis Hazari Bar Association.

283.Who was appointed as first public prosecutor at Madras in 1887? S.Subramania Iyer.

284.Who became the first Indian to be appointed as Sheriff of Calcutta in 1873? Manackjee Rustomjee.

285.Which case is the first recorded trial by jury in India? Rex-vs- Ascentia Dawes.

286.Which former chief minister had filed more than 200 defamation cases against political opponents, newspapers etc? Jayalalita.

287.Where was the world’s first fingerprint bureau set up in1897? Calcutta.

288.Which member of Indian Civil Service initiated dactylography or the science of finger printing as a means of personal identification? William Herschel.

289.Who devised the systemic study and methods of using fingerprints for personal identification? Edward Richard Henry.

290.What is MIRACODE system? A system of fingerprint identification.

291.Where was the first open prison started in 1956? Jaipur.

292.Which American conceived ‘Portrait Parley’, sketches of suspects drawn by proficient artist based on descriptions supplied by eyewitnesses? Hugh McDonald.

293.Police Dog Squad was first set up by which police force in India in 1951? Madras Police.

294.Which is the first all-woman police station in India? Calicut in Kerla.

295.The first all woman paramilitary battalion has been commissioned in which central Paramilitary Organisation in 1986? CRPF.

Media

296.Where was the first multilingual press set up in 1800 AD? Serampore.

297.Who imposed vernacular press Act in 1878? Lord Lytton.

298.Which English missionary was first to translate the complete bible into six Indian languages and parts of the bible into 33 other languages? Dr. William Carey.

299.Which was the first newspaper, a weekly, to be published in India in 1780? Bengal Gazette or the Calcutta General Advertiser.

300.Name the first vernacular newspaper published in Bengali by Dr Carey and Marshman in 1818: Samachar Darpan.

301.Which is Asia’s oldest daily? Mumbai Samachar (Gujarati Language).

302.Which is the oldest almanac in India? Bombay Samachar Panchang?

303.Which is the oldest English daily, still in circulation in India? The Times Of India.

304.Which is the first financial daily of India? The Economic Times.

305. Name the only weekly newspaper for children? Newsjoy.

306.Which editor and founder of Amrit Bazar Patrika was known as ‘firebrand editor’? Tushar Kanti Ghosh.

307.By what name Urdu poet and litterateur Raghupati Sahay is better known?
Firaq Gorakhpuri.

308.Indian Broadcasting Company was established during which viceroy’s reign? Lord Irwin.

309.All India Radio was earlier known as what? Indian State Broadcasting Service.

310.When did the first vividh Bharti Programme go on air? October 1957.

311.Where was the first FM transmitter set up in India? Madras.

312.Which station of All India Radio started the first FM stereo station in 1988? Delhi.

313.Which was the first film in India to be telecast in colour ? Satranj ki Khiladi.

314.Which was the first telefilm to be telecast in India? Sadgati.

315.Which was the first feature film with seven sub titles? Saalam Bombay.

316.Which was the first Indian soap opera serial? Humlog.

317.Who was the animation director of first ever serialized animation film in India,
Ghayab Aya ? Suddhasattwa Basu.

318.Which was the first Indian science fiction serial? Space City Sigma.

319.Which was the first ever-video film made in India? Teri Meri Kahani.

320.The post office at Antarctica operates under which postal division? Goa.

321.Which Governor General started the postal service in India? Lord Clive.

322.Which deputy Surveyor General of Calcutta designed India’s first stamps? Captain H.L.Thullier.

323.Which is the first state in India to issue a postal stamp in 1864? Kathiwar State in Saurastra (later Gujrat).

324.What was the inscription on the first stamp of independent India, a three-and-a-half anna stamp? Jai Hind.

325.Which state issued the earliest official stamp in 1873? Hyderabad.

326.Which prominent personality did the biggest stamp issued so far depict? Rajiv Gandhi.

327.Who was the first person to be honored with a stamp issued in 1948? Mahatma Gandhi.

328.Who was the first woman to feature on an Indian stamp? Meerabai.

329. Besides Ba and Bapu, which other couples have so far featured jointly on an Indian stamp? Nelli and Jatin Sengupta.

330. Whose autograph has been inscribed on a stamp issued in 1961?R.N.Tagore.

331. Who was the first foreigner, in the post independence era, to feature on a stamp? Jean Henry Durant.

332. Which is the only athletic club in India to be honored with a stamp issue? Mohan Bagan.

333. Which country has issued a stamp on former president Giani Zail Singh? S Korea

334. Which Caribbean country has issued stamps on Indian cricket legends Gavaskar and Kapil Dev? St. Vincent.

335. When was pin code introduced for the first time? 1972.

336. First regular airmail service was started between which two cities in 1935? Karachi and Lahore

337. First pigeon mail started between which two cities in 1931? Asansol and Calcutta.

338. Where did the first postal museum open in India in 1938? Delhi.

339. First all-India postage stamp printed in Calcutta was called what? Half-anna blue.

340. First telegraph lines were installed in 1838 between which two places? Calcutta and Diamond Harbour.

341. Where in India was the first automatic telephone system commissioned in 1914? Shimla.

342. Subscribers Trunk Dialing (STD) was first started in India in1960 between which two cities? Kanpur AND Lucknow.

343. Which was the longest functioning University in India? Nalanda.

344. Which was the oldest Open University in India? Andhra Open University.

345. Which is the largest Open University in India? Indira Gandhi Open University.

346. Which is the first law university in India? The National Law School of India, Bangalore.

347. Which is the first woman university India? SNDT University Pune.

348. Who established the first Indian college, Fort William College in 1879? Lord Wellesley.

349. Which is the first woman’s college in India? Bethune College, Calcutta.

350. Which Governor Genaral of India established the first medical college in India, TheMedical College Bengal in 1835? William Bentick.

351. Which is the oldest exiting institution for oriental studies in India? Asiatic Society, Bengal.

352. In which city of India the first Engineering College opened in 1847? Roorkee.

353. In which city of India the first School for the blinds opened in 1887? Amritsar.

354. Where in India the only institute for the hearing impaired located? Madras.

355. Which is the largest school in India? South Point High School, Calcutta.

356. Where was the first full-fledged college of veterinary Science established in the undivided India in 1882? Lahore.

357. Who established the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science, the first center for modern scientific research in India? Dr Mahendralal Sarkar.

358. Which is the largest library in India? The National Library,Alipore Calcutta.

359. Where was the first IIT set up in India? Kharagpur.

360. Which was the first university to offer postgraduate degree (M.A) IN India? Calcutta.

361. Which University in India was first to introduce correspondence courses in India in 1962? Delhi.

362. Which is the oldest institution for oriental studies in India? Asiatic Society, Calcutta established by William Jones in 1784.

363. Where was the first National Institute for the Blind established in India? Dehradun.

364. Who established the National Library in Calcutta in 1836? Dwarkanath Tagore.

365. Where is the National Film Archives located? Pune.It is also the largest.

Transport
366. Which is India’s largest Bus terminus? Imlibun Bus Terminus,Hyderabad.
367.Which State Road Transport Corporation is the largest in India? Maharastra.

368.Maharaja of Patiala imported the first automobile to India in 1902? Of which make? French –made De Dion Bonton car.

369.Central Railway was earlier known as what? Great India Peninsular Railway.

370.The first train journey started from what is now known as Victoria Terminus. What was it earlier called? Bouri Bunder.

371.Which is the world’s busiest narrow-gauge junction? Dabhoi near Vadodora.

372.Which is the longest railway tunnel in India? Parsik Tunnel on Mumbai-Kalyan route.

373.Which Rail route in India has most tunnels? Kalka-Shimla(102)

374.Which is the longest railway bridge in India? Dehri-On-Sone.

375.Which is the first electrified railway route in India? Mumbai-Pune.

376.Which is the largest locomotive factory in India? Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.

377.The only rack railway system in the country covers a distance of 46km.Between which two stations? Mettupalayam and Udagmandalam.

378.Between which two stations the first push-pull train was flagged off on September 1994? Diva and Vasai.

379.Which is the first vestibule train in India? Deccan Queen(between Bombay VT and Pune)


380.The first Janata Express was introduced in 1948 between which two stations? Patna and Delhi.
GK GK GK,INDIA GK
In which Indian state would you find the the cave sites Karle and Bhaje?
Maharashtra

What was unique about the 1990 film 'Mathilukal' (Walls) by Adoor Gopalakrishnan?
It had an all-male cast

Which is the largest brackish water lagoon in Asia?
Chilka Lake

What are Zebu and Gaur types of?
Oxen

In which Indian city would you find the Prince of Wales Museum?
Mumbai

In which Indian city was Rudyard Kipling born?
Bombay

Where in India is the Ganga Sagar Mela held?
West Bengal

The venom of which snake is the most dangerous?
Tiger snake

Which of these Indian states is known for the boat race during the Onam festival?
Kerala

Who was elected the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century?
Kapil Dev

GK GK GK INDIA QUIZ,INDIA MYTHOLOGY,HISTORY
"In the Mahabharata, who was the father of Janmajaya?"
Parikshit

By what name is the dance Kacheri Aatam now known?
Andhra Nrityam

The Pooram festival is celebrated in which state of India?
Kerala

Who invaded India during the rule of Muhammad Shah?
Nadir Shah

Who won the National Award for choreography in the film 'Dil To Paagal Hain'?
Shiamak Davar

"In computers, what is the full form of COAST?"
Cache On A Stick

"After Mohun Bagan, which was the second Indian club to win the IFA Shield? "
Mohammedan Sporting Club

Who produced of the film 'Lekin'?
Hridaynath Mangeshkar

The Chinkara Sanctuary is in which Indian state?
Gujarat

Captain Nemo was the character of which of these novels?
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


India Multiple Choice Question Answers
Question: In which year was India's capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi?
1) 1935
2) 1900
3) 1911
4) 1929

Question: Where was India's first civilization settled?
1) Deccan
2) Indus Valley
3) Ganges Plain
4) Kashmir

Question: Who defeated the Marathas in the third battle of Panipat?
1) The British
2) The Afghans
3) The Mughals
4) The Rajputs

Question: Who completed the construction of Qutb Minar at Delhi?
1) Babur
2) Qutb-ud-din Aibak
3) Iltutmish
4) Humayun

Question: Who was the first Mughal emperor of India?
1) Ibrahim Lodhi
2) Sher Shah
3) Akbar
4) Babar

Question: Who built the Taj Mahal in India?
1) Akbar
2) Jahangir
3) Shah Jahan
4) Aurangzeb

Question: When did India achieve Independence?
1) September15,1940
2) January 26, 1950
3) August 15,1947
4) August 20,1949

Question: Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913?
1) Debendranath Tagore
2) Rabindranath Tagore
3) Mohammad Iqbal
4) Mirza Galib

Question: Who was the first royal convert to Buddhism?
1) Chandragupta Maurya
2) Ashoka
3) Ajatashatru
4) Akbar

Question: During the reign of which emperor is the poet Kalidasa accepted to have lived?
1) Bimbisara
2) Akbar
3) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
4) Ashoka

Question: During the 1857 mutiny who was the queen of Jhansi's trusted general?
1) Hyder Ali
2) Tantia Tope
3) Bhagat Singh
4) Chandrasekhar Azad

Question: Who, in collaboration with the Japanese, started the 'Indian National Army', in the hope of expelling the British from India?
1) Gandhi
2) Tantia Tope
3) Bhagat Singh
4) Subhash Chandra Bose

Question: The daughter of what general of Alexander's army married Chandragupta Maurya?
1) Seleukos Nikator
2) Diomedes
3) Ptolemaius
4) Clitus

Question: What king was the first to use rockets in warfare?
1) Hyder Ali
2) Shah Jahan
3) Jehangir
4) Tipu Sultan

Question: The Brihadeeswara temple at Tanjore was built by an emperor of what dynasty?
1) Chola
2) Mughal
3) Chera
4) Pandya

Question: What ruler is referred to as the 'Mad Monarch'?
1) Mohammad bin Tughlaq
2) Ashoka
3) Akbar
4) Hyder Ali

Question: What theory of ancient Indian history has recently been disproved?
1) Gypsy migration theory
2) Aryan invasion theory
3) Theory of origin of Vedas
4) None of the above

Question: What age in Indian History is referred to as the 'Golden Age'?
1) Ancient
2) Maurya
3) Gupta
4) Mughal

Question: Everyone knows 'The Taj Mahal'. It was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan, but for whom?
1) Jahani Mahal
2) Farida Mahal
3) Mumtaz Mahal
4) Toba Begum

Question: In which Indian state is the Sun Temple of Konark located?
1) Tamil Nadu
2) Orissa
3) West Bengal
4) Assam

Interesting Environmental Facts


Human Influenced Facts
• If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save over 2.5 BILLION bags a year.

• On the average, the 140 million cars in America are estimated to travel almost 4 billion miles in a day, and according to the Department of Transportation, they use over 200 million gallons of gasoline doing it.
• Every year we throw away 24 million tons of leaves and grass. Leaves alone account for 75% of our solid waste in the fall.
• Over 100 pesticide ingredients are suspected to cause birth defects, cancer, and gene mutations.
• Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil.
• About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take 500 years to decompose.
• Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline.
• Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%.
• Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually -- consuming more than 850 million trees.
• Homeowners use up to 10 times more toxic chemicals per acre than farmers.
• By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel consumption is cut by as much as 10%.
• Insulating your attic reduces the amount of energy loss in most houses by up to 20%.
• Enough glass was thrown away in 1990 to fill the Twin Towers (1,350 feet high) of New York's World Trade Center every two weeks.
• One ton of carbon dioxide that is released in the air can be prevented by replacing every 75 watt light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs.
• Many banks lent large sums of money to developing nations. In order to pay those debts plus interest many nations have turned to the mining of their natural resources as a source of financial aid.
• Every day 40,000 children die from preventable diseases.
• The public transportation that we have is a wreck. The U.S. continues to promote and invest in private car travel rather than public transportation.
• The human population of the world is expected to be nearly tripled by the year 2100.
• A three percent annual growth rate will result in the doubling of consumption and production of food and other products in 25 short years. The amount of motor vehicles that are expected to be operated will increase 15 million a year until at least 2010.
• The world's per capita grain production has been on the downfall since 1985 despite the use of fertilizers and pesticides.
• Already a train system has been developed (back in 1987) which is based on magnetic levitation and causes minimal pollution. These versions of a train are already in use in several countries.
• Fibre optics, made of glass, are being used to replace copper cables throughout the world.
• The uncontrolled fishing that is allowed has reduced the amount of commercial species. Some species, up to one-tenth of their original population.
• Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and human influences destroy them.
The Earth
• Deserts are advancing and taking over the land. In Mali the desert has taken over about 220 miles in as few as 20 years. Deserts can be repelled, by developing tree-planting projects, having better agriculture and by managing the land better. However, governments still are reluctant to fund anti-desertification, despite horrific droughts that have occurred in recent years.
• The Earth has been around for 4.6 billion years. Scaling this time down to 46 years we have been around for 4 hours and our Industrial Revolution began just 1 minute ago. During this short time period we have ransacked the planet for ways to get fuels and raw materials, have been the cause of extinction of an unthinkable amount of plants and animals, and have multiplied our population to that of a plague.
• Despite all of the damage we have caused the environment most of it is reversible. We can restore habitats and return species to them; clean rivers; renovate buildings; replenish the topsoil, replant forests. However, these activities do not relieve the worst symptoms of the damage. We still have to fix the source of these problems, us and our vision that we must progress.
The Rainforest
• In Peninsular Malaysia, more tree species are found in 125 acres of Tropical Forest than in the entire North America.
• In Peru a single bush may contain more ant species than in the British Isles.
• A study has shown that there are possibly over 30 million species of insects dwelling in the canopies of tropical forests.
• 63,000 square miles of Rainforests are being destroyed each year.
• Rainforests higher than 3,000 feet above sea level are called cloud forests.
• Already over half of the world's tropical forests have been lost.
• Madagascar is the home to a rainforest where 60 percent of it's 12,000 different plant species are unique to that island.
• When you visit a pharmacist, one in every four purchases will have come from a tropical forest.
• Medicine produced in tropical forests bring in commercially 30 billion dollars a year.
• Large areas of South and Central America are cleared and burned for cattle ranching. This is so that farmers can provide cheap beef to consumers in the West.
• Every year approximately four billion tons of carbon accumulates in the air each year, about 30% of this comes directly from the continued burning of the rainforests.
• More than anything else, rainforest is destroyed by peasant farmers. However, the responsibility for this lies largely with the governments who fail to promote land reform and sustainable agricultural practices as an alternative to forest clearance.
• Greater than a quarter of our rainforest is in Brazil.
Interesting Animal Facts
• Penguins live only in the Southern Hemisphere and never in the Northern Hemisphere.
• A single porcupine is known to kill 100 trees in one winter. It uses it's sharp claws to climb a tree, sits on a limb to gnaw away at the bark and twigs and then stuffs them all into its mouth at once. Because of it's liking for bark, the porcupine causes much damage to forests.
• A scallop moves by sucking water into its shell and then squirting it out suddenly. It likes to wander around and this gives it enough force to push it in front in a zig zag manner.
• A male garibaldi damselfish attract females for mating by covering a rock with a thick layer of alga. A male which clean off a rock to allow only algae to live have a higher chance of mating. The algae is also used to protect the eggs of the fish.
• To prevent the nest from getting soaked, the rare white-chinned swift, which nests behind the waterfalls of Latin America plant pieces of moss in the nest which then grow and reinforce the nest.
• A porcupine loves salt so much that it would walk into a camp and gnaw on anything that has been touched by salt or even by perspiring hands.
• Despite having a shell of armour for the body, an armadillo has teeth that do not have enamel and thus have very soft teeth. It can only eat soft food such as ants, termites, grubs and bugs.
• The tip of an elephant's trunk is so sensitive and flexible that it can pick up a pin.
• If a mole does not find food within 12 hours, it will die. Its chief food consists of insects and earthworms.
• A male nightingale stops singing when its eggs have hatched so as not to attract unnecessary attention to the nest. However he gives short calls to tell the female that all is well or danger is approaching.
• Bolas spiders snare moths by producing chemicals similar to pheromones used by several species of female moths to attract mates.
• The webbed feet of the stormy petrel enable it to 'walk' on water. It spends almost its entire life over the ocean and only comes to land to breed. If a storm arises, they can't walk on water and are forced to remain in the air all day and night.
• Some giant land turtles are able to bellow.
• No one knows what happens to the seahorse during winter as it is only seen during the summertime.
• There is a species in the river Nile in Egypt that avoids its enemies by swimming with its black belly up and its white back down.
• The arctic tern, a migrating bird is able to travel back and forth as much as 22000 miles in a course of a year.
• The Amazon army ants raid nests of certain black ants and carry back to cocoons and larvae to their own homes. When the cocoons hatch, they will become the slaves of these army ants and do all their work.
• The nest that an osprey is a huge and attractive one which is unhidden from sight and the bird adds new material each year to the same old nest. The nest can weigh up to 450 kilograms.
The Open Range
• The Grasslands cover one-fifth of the land on Earth.
• The majority of grasslands are found around the tropics.
• Natural grasslands are; the savannahs of Africa, the North American prairies, and in southern USSR-the dry steppes.
• Semi-natural grasslands are where the forest has been cleared and grazing, cutting or burning maintains the grass cover. Tending to be more productive most South and South-East Asian grasslands are semi-natural grasslands.
• The temperate grassland soil contains a lot of organic material (more than the tropical)



Mechanical Inventions and Discoveries


SNo Name Mechanical Inventions
1 Austin Motor Car
2 Bell, Graham Telephone
3 Berliner Microphone
4 Brequet Helicopter
5 Bushwell Submarine
6 Caxton Printing Press
7 Colt Revolver
8 Daimler Gas engine
9 Davy Miner's Safety Lamp
10 Diesel Internal Combustion Engine (Diesel Engine)
11 Dunlop Pneumatic tyre
12 Edison First electric bulb and gramophone
13 Faraday Dynamo
14 Fick Law of Diffusion - Fick's law
15 Frank Whittle Jet propulsion
16 Fulton Stream boat
17 Galileo Telescope
18 Gillette Safety razor
19 Guttenburg Art of Printing
20 Hoe Rotary Printing Press
21 Howe Sewing Machine
22 Huygens Pendulum clock
23 James Watt Steam Engine (patented in 1769)
24 Landstrom, J.E. Safety Matches
25 Macmillan Bicycle (1842)
26 Mauser Magazine of rifle
27 Mercator Celestial and a terrestrial globe
28 Mergenthaler linotype
29 Montgolfier Balloon (1883)
30 Pascal Calculating Machine
31 Puckle, James Machine gun
32 Shockley Transistor
33 Sholes Typewriter
34 Stephenson Railway engine
35 Swinton Military tank
36 Torricelli Barometer
37 Watt, Robert Watson Radar
38 W. & O. Wright (Wright Brothers), Aeroplane (1903)
39 Watermann Fountain pen
40 Zeiss Lenses; Camera


Multiple Choice Quiz

1. How many languages and dialects are spoken by people all over the world?
A. 6,000
B. 9,000
C. 4,000
D. 1,000
2. Approximately, how many people speak Chinese language?
A. 1 billion
B. 1 million
C. 1 lakh
D. 1 thousand
3. The language with the richest vocabulary is:
A. Hindi
B. French
C. English
D. German
4. English Language have more than ?? words:
A. 4,50,000
B. 45,000
C. 4,500
D. 450
5. The oldest Indian language is:
A. Telugu
B. Hindu
C. Tamil
D. Punjabi
6. Which book has been printed in the maximum number of languages and these scripts?
A. The Bible
B. Hiraka Sutra
C. The Super Book
D. None of these
7. The only religious book ever printed in a shorthand scripts is:
A. The Ramayana
B. The Mahabharata
C. The bible
D. Guru Granth Sahib
8. The oldest printed work in the world, which dates back to AD 868 is:
A. The Bible
B. The Hirake Sutra
C. The Ramayana
D. The Mahabharata
9. The largest book, the super book, is ?? and weight is ??
A. 270 cm, 300 cm, 252 kg.
B. 100 cm, 110 cm, 100 kg.
C. 200 cm, 100 cm, 60 kg.
D. None of these
10. Les Hommes de bonne volonté is the:
A. Longest novel ever published
B. Shortest novel every published
C. The oldest novel
D. None of these
11. The author of the play/book ?Ratnawali? is:
A. Tulsidas
B. Kalidas
C. Harsha Vardhan
D. Prem Chand
12. Which of the following in the book/play written by Maithili Sharan Gupt?
A. Saket
B. Satyartha Prakash
C. Shakuntala
D. Savitri
13. The book ?Satyartha Prakash? was written by:
A. Swami Dayanand
B. Swami Vivekanand
C. Sarojini Naidu
D. Kalidas
14. The play/book ?Shakuntala? was written by:
A. Maithili Sharan gupt
B. Swami Dayanand
C. Kalidas
D. Tulsidas
15. Which of the following is the author of ?Song of India, The?:
A. Firdausi
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Lala Lajpat Rai
D. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
16. The author of the book ?Time machine? is:
A. Lewis Carroll
B. Robert Louis Stevenson
C. Charles Lamb
D. H.G. Wells
17. Which of the following book was written by Tulsidas:
A. Vinay Patrika
B. Ramcharitmanas
C. Both (a) and (b)
D. Yashodhara
18. The book ?Vish Vriksha? was written by:
A. Bankimchandra Chatterjee
B. Annie Basant
C. Tulsidas
D. Kalidas
19. The book ?We Indians? was written by:
A. H.G. Wells
B. Khushwant Singh
C. James Jeans
D. Thomas Moore
20. Which of he following is he author of play/book ?Yashodhara?:
A. Maithili Sharan Gupt
B. Khushwant Singh
C. Bankimchandra Chatterjee
D. Sarojini Naidu
21. Dhyan Chand was:
A. A great hockey player
B. Captained he Indian hockey team which won a gold medal in 1936 Berlin Olympics
C. Scored 101 goals at the Olympic games and 300 goals in the international matches.
D. All the statements are correct
22. Who developed the small pox vaccination?
A. Eduard Jenner
B. Alexander Fleming
C. Albert Einstein
D. None of these
23. Euclid was:
A. Greek mathematician
B. Contributor to the use of deductive principles of logic as the basis of geometry
C. Propounded the geometrical theosems
D. All the statements are correct
24. Fa-hien was:
A. The first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya
B. The discover of Puerto Rico and Jamaica
C. The first Buddhist pilgrim of India to visit China
D. None of these
25. Firdausi was:
A. A person poet
B. Well known for his epic ?Sharnama?
C. Both are correct
D. None of these
26. Who is also known as the ?Lady with the Lamp??
A. Florence Nightingale
B. Sarojini Naidu
C. Rani Laxmibai
D. Bachendri Pal
27. Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was:
A. A German Physicist
B. Developed the mercury thermometer in 1714
C. Devised temperature scale
D. All are correct
28. Galileo was an Italian astronomer who:
A. Developed the telescope
B. Discovered 4 satellites of Jupiter
C. Discovered that the movement of the pendulum produces a regular time measurement.
D. All are correct
29. Who is known as the father of English poetry?
A. Geoffrey Chaucer
B. John Milton
C. John Keats
D. None of these
30. The American General who led the revolt against the British & declared American independence was:
A. George Washington
B. Bill Clinton
C. George Bush
D. None of these
31. Marco Polo
A. Discovered Greenland
B. Traveled three China, India and other parts of Asia
C. Traveled round the cape of Good Hope
D. Discovered Canada
32. Who landed on the mainland of South America for the First time?
A. Discovered Greenland
B. Landed on the mainland of south America
C. Discovered the sea route from Europe to India.
D. None of these
33. Who was first to sail sound the strait, reached the Philippines and named the Pacific Ocean?
A. Ferdinand Magelion
B. Jacques Carter
C. William Janszoom
D. Vasco da Gama
34. Who discovered Australia?
A. Eric the Red
B. Leif Ericsson
C. William Janszoom
D. None of these
35. Who located the magnetic pole?
A. Sir James Clark
B. Rear Admiral
C. Sir John Ross
D. All the above
36. Who was first to reach the South Pole?
A. Rear Admiral
B. Capt. Amundsen
C. Capt. R. E. Scett
D. Sir Edmund Hillary
37. Who was the first to cross the Antarctic?
A. Sir Vivian Fuchs & sir Edmund Hillary
B. Maj. Yuri Gagarin and Maj. Gherman Titor
C. Capt. R. E. Scott
D. All of these
38. Who were the first to journey into space?
A. Maj. Yori Gagarin and maj. Gherman Titor from Russia
B. Comm. Grissom and Col john Glenn from America
C. Both are correct
D. None of these
39. Who was the first man to ?Walk? in space?
A. Col. Leonor from Russia
B. Major White from America
C. Both of these
D. None of these
40. Who were the first to circle the moon?
A. Frank boreman, Bill Anders and Jim Lovell
B. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin
C. Charles Conrad and Alan Bean
D. None of these
41. ?Arena? is the special name for playground of:
A. Cricket
B. Lawn Tennis
C. Wrestling
D. Skating
42. The national sport of Canada is:
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A. Tennis and cricket
B. Lacrosse
C. Judo
D. Rugby and Football
43. Badminton is the national sport at:
A. Malaysia
B. Scotland
C. China
D. Former soviet Union
44. Where is the Vallabhbhai Patel stadium located?
A. Kolkata
B. Mumbai
C. Chennai
D. Delhi
45. Where is the sports stadium, Green Park, located?
A. Kanpur
B. Jamshedpur
C. Cuttack
D. Patiala
46. For which of the following disciplines in Nobel Prize awarded?
A. Physics and chemistry
B. Physiology or Medicine
C. Literature, Peace and Economics
D. All the above
47. On which date is Nobel Prize awarded?
A. December 10
B. January 10
C. April 10
D. July 10
48. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, awarded the Noble Prize in:
A. Physics
B. Economics
C. Chemistry
D. (a) and (c)
49. The committee of the Norwegian Parliament awards the prize for:
A. Economics
B. Peace
C. Medicine
D. Literature
50. 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 154, Medicine in 1962
D. Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962
Answers
1. b 2. a 3. c 4. a 5. c 6. a 7. c 8. b 9. a 10. a 11. c 12. a 13. a 14. c 15. b
16. d 17. c 18. a 19. b 20. a 21. d 22. a 23. d 24. a 25. c 26. a 27. d 28. d 29. a 30. a
31. b 32. b 33. a 34. c 35. d 36. b 37. a 38. c 39. c 40. a 41. c 42. b 43. a 44. b 45. a
46. d 47. a 48. d 49. b 50. a

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