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- Question 1 of 49
Where is the headquarters of Botanical Survey of India located?
Botanical Survey of India (BSI) is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was founded on 13 February 1890. BSI is the apex taxonomic research organization of India which is under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
- Question 2 of 49
Where is the Forest Research Institute located?
The Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun is a Natural Resource Service training institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is an institution in the field of forestry research in India for Indian Forest Service cadres and all State Forest Service cadres.
- Question 3 of 49
Where is Indian Institute of Petroleum located?
The Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) Dehradun, established in 1960, is one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), dedicated to R&D in the hydrocarbon sector.
- Question 4 of 49
Indian Air Force Academy is located in:
Indian Air Force Academy is a Defence Service training institute located in Hyderabad, Telangana. The Academy was established in 1969 and started operations in 1971.
- Question 5 of 49
Which amidst the following sites/monuments in India is not on the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritages?
Tirupathi-Tirumala temple is not on the UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritages. At present, there are 40 World Heritage Sites located in India. Out of these, 32 are cultural, 7 are natural, and 1 is mixed (meeting both cultural and natural criteria).
- Question 6 of 49
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics is situated at:
The Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics is an institution of basic research and training in physical and biophysical sciences located in Kolkata. The institute is named after the famous Indian physicist Meghnad Saha.
- Question 7 of 49
Which is the home of “Alphonso mango”?
Alphonso mango is grown across the 200-kilometer-long Konkan coastline in Devgad and Ratnagiri. The Alphonso mango from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and adjoining areas in Maharashtra, had already acquired the GI tag in October 2018 from the government.
- Question 8 of 49
The song “Candle in the Wind” was sung by Elton John in honour of:
“Candle in the Wind” is a threnody with music and lyrics by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier. In 1997, John performed a rewritten version of the song, “Candle in the Wind 1997”, as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.
- Question 9 of 49
Who gifted the “Statue of Liberty”, standing off the New York port, to the United States on the first centenary celebrations of the US?
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French people commemorating the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution in 1885.
- Question 10 of 49
The Atomic Energy Commission was constituted in:
The Atomic Energy Commission of India is the governing body of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The DAE is under the direct charge of the Prime Minister. The Indian Atomic Energy Commission was set up on 3 August 1948 under the late Department of Scientific Research.
- Question 11 of 49
Who was the founder Director of the TIFR?
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is a public deemed research university located in Mumbai that is dedicated to basic research in mathematics and the sciences. It is a Deemed University and works under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India. With support from JRD Tata, TIFR was founded on 1 June 1945. Homi Jehangir Bhabha was the founder director and professor of physics at TIFR.
- Question 12 of 49
Which amidst the following rural banks has been named after a river?
Varada Grameen Bank has been named after a Varada river. The Varada river originates near Vardamoola in Sagara of Karnataka.
- Question 13 of 49
Which of the following banks’ slogan/sales line is “Your Perfect Banking Partner”?
“Your Perfect Banking Partner” is the slogan of Federal Bank.
- Question 14 of 49
World Environment Day falls on:
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
- Question 15 of 49
Who among the following music composers was deaf?
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He was in his mid-30s when he started to lose his hearing, so he had many years of composing under his belt.
- Question 16 of 49
Snakes and vultures are eating rats in a field. If wild dogs are let into the field, what will be the immediate result?
There will be a decrease in the number of rats simply because the rat is prey to all three of them.
- Question 17 of 49
Which of the following is not a precious/semi-precious stone?
A pearl is not a stone. It is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, typically found in freshwater rivers and ponds.
- Question 18 of 49
From which historical work were the words “Satyameva Jayate” appearing under the national emblem taken?
The words Satyameva Jayate from Mundaka Upanishad, meaning ‘Truth Alone Triumphs’, are inscribed below the national emblem in the Devanagari script.
- Question 19 of 49
What is the new name of the old colony of Northern Rhodesia?
Northern Rhodesia was a British protectorate before 24 October 1964, when it became independent as the Republic of Zambia.
- Question 20 of 49
Which among the following Indian Universities has jurisdiction all over India?
Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, is an international center of study, teaching and research in Sanskrit. Jurisdiction of the university extends all over India and it has more than 1,000 affiliated and recognised colleges.
- Question 21 of 49
Cannes, Venice, Karlovy Vary and Montreal are famous for the international film festivals. In which of the following Countries Carlovi Berry is located?
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is held annually in July in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
- Question 22 of 49
All India Radio started its operation with its original name, Indian Broadcasting Company in:
The Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC) came into being on July 23, 1927, only to face liquidation in less than three years. In April 1930, the Indian Broadcasting Service, under the Department of Industries and Labour, commenced its operations on an experimental basis.
- Question 23 of 49
Which among the following means of transport in India carries maximum number of passengers during a year?
Indian Railways carries the maximum number of passengers during a year. Only Mumbai Suburban Railway transports 6.3 million passengers daily and has the highest passenger density in the world.
- Question 24 of 49
What is the ratio of English and Hindi-speaking people in the world?
Most-spoken language in the world are: English 16.5%, Mandarin Chinese 14.6%, Hindi 8.3%, Spanish 7%, French 3.6%, Arabic 3.6%, Bengali 3.4%, Russian 3.4%, Portuguese 3.3%, Indonesian 2.6%. Out of the world’s approximately 7.8 billion inhabitants, 1.35 billion speak English while 0.615 billion speak Hindi. (in the year 2020-21)
- Question 25 of 49
“Short goal is a crime”. Who said these words?
“Short goal is a crime,” said these words by Abdul Kalam, former President of India. He said, “history has proven that those who dare to imagine and break the limits had changed the world.”
- Question 26 of 49
Match the museum and its place:
A. Ashutosh Museum 1. Mumbai B. Prince of Wales Museum 2. Ahmedabad C. Calico Museum 3. Kolkata D. Raja Kelkar Museum 4. Pune
The correct match is as follows:
Museum Place A. Ashutosh Museum 3. Kolkata B. Prince of Wales Museum 1. Mumbai C. Calico Museum 2. Ahmedabad D. Raja Kelkar Museum 4. Pune
- Question 27 of 49
National Science Day is celebrated every year on:
National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir CV Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
- Question 28 of 49
In which State/UT is Jawahar Tunnel located?
Jawahar Tunnel is a road tunnel in Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been operational since 22 December 1956.
- Question 29 of 49
Which one among the following is a ‘hotspot’ for biological diversity in India?
A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with significant levels of biodiversity that is threatened by human habitation. The term biodiversity hotspot specifically refers to 25 biologically rich areas around the world that have lost at least 70 percent of their original habitat. India has four biodiversity hotspots, i.e., Eastern Himalayas, Western Himalayas, Western Ghats and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Question 30 of 49
Ikebana is a Japanese form of:
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. The tradition dates back to the Heian period when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, flower arrangements were instead used to adorn the tokonoma of a traditional Japanese home.
- Question 31 of 49
Which of the following are correctly matched?
- Jamini Roy — Painter
- Bhuvneshwari Kumari — Squash-player
- Alla Rakha — Tabla instrumentalist
- Medha Patkar — Environmental Activist
Jamini Roy was an Indian painter. Bhuvneshwari Kumari is a former women’s squash champion from India. Alla Rakha was an Indian tabla player who specialized in Hindustani classical music. Medha Patkar is a Social and environmental activist.
- Question 32 of 49
Waterloo is located in:
Waterloo is located in Belgium. It is known for the famous Battle of Waterloo. The Battle of Waterloo, which took place on June 18, 1815, marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century.
- Question 33 of 49
Who is known as the “Lady with the Lamp”?
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), known as “The Lady With the Lamp,” was a British nurse, social reformer and statistician best known as the founder of modern nursing. Her experiences as a nurse during the Crimean War were foundational in her views about sanitation.
- Question 34 of 49
Mount Everest is named after:
Colonel Sir George Everest was a British surveyor and geographer who served as Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. He is best known for having Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, named in his honour.
- Question 35 of 49
Where is the ‘Shaking Minaret’ (Jhoolta Minar) located?
Sidi Bashir Mosque (built-in 1452 AD) is a former mosque in the city of Ahmedabad. Only the central gateway and two minarets survive; they are known as the Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets.
- Question 36 of 49
Which are the cities connected by “Sada-e-Sarhad” bus services?
The Delhi–Lahore Bus, officially known as Sada-e-Sarhad, is a passenger bus service connecting the Indian capital of Delhi with the city of Lahore, Pakistan via the border transit post at Wagah.
- Question 37 of 49
Who broadcasts with the bye-line “Sabse Tej”?
“Sabse Tej” is the punchline/ bye-line of TV News Channel Aaj Tak.
- Question 38 of 49
Which Indian statesman used these magic words?
“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge…”
The first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru had used these words in delivering the speech to the Constituent Assembly close to the midnight hour on 14 August 1947.
- Question 39 of 49
What is the playing time of the full version of the Indian National Anthem?
The complete song consists of five stanzas. The playing time of the full version of the National Anthem is approximately 52 seconds.
- Question 40 of 49
Which city is also known as the “Big Apple”?
New York is also known as the “Big Apple”. The nickname “The Big Apple” originated in the 1920s in reference to the prizes (or “big apples”) rewarded at the many racing courses in and around New York City.
- Question 41 of 49
Which town/city in India has got a tower (minar) named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah?
Jinnah Tower is a landmark monument in the city of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. It is named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
- Question 42 of 49
Correlate the UNSECO enlisted heritage sites/ monuments and their locations:
A. Cave Paintings 1. Velha Goa B. Rock-cut Shrines 2. Konark C. Basilica of Bom Jesus 3. Ajanta D. Sun Temple 4. Ellora
The correct match is as follows:
Site/Monument Location A. Cave paintings (Buddhist rock-cut cave temples in Aurangabad) 3. Ajanta B. Rock-cut shrines (Hindu temples in Aurangabad) 4. Ellora C. Basilica of Bom Jesus (Roman Catholic basilica) 1. Velha Goa D. Sun temple (God or Surya) 2. Konark, Odisha
- Question 43 of 49
Which country is known as the “Cockpit of Europe”?
Belgium is known as the ‘Cockpit of Europe’ because it is where the largest number of European battles have taken place in history.
- Question 44 of 49
Which amidst the following is not a gemstone?
A pearl is not a stone. It is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, typically found in freshwater rivers and ponds. Simply put, pearls are gems but not stones. Cymophane is popularly known as “cat’s eye”. Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl is both a popular and extremely valuable gemstone.
- Question 45 of 49
In which country is Karbala, the holy city of Shia Muslims located?
Karbala is the holy city of Shia Muslims located in central Iraq.
- Question 46 of 49
In Greek mythology, Apollo is the god of what?
Apollo was the god of practically everything – including but not limited to music, poetry, art, prophecy, truth, archery, plague, healing, sun and light (although the god is always associated with the sun, the original sun god was the titan Helios, but everyone forgot about him).
- Question 47 of 49
Leonardo da Vinci represented the age of:
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theorist, sculptor and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology.
- Question 48 of 49
The city of “Tashkent” is located in:
Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and the largest city in Central Asia.
- Question 49 of 49
What is the motto Inscribed under our national emblem?
Forming an integral part of the emblem is the motto inscribed below the abacus in Devanagari script: Satyameva Jayate.