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- Question 1 of 57
In which of the following states the first Synagogue is built in India?
The first synagogue in India was built in the 4th century in Kodungallur when the Jews had a mercantile role in the South Indian region (now called Kerala). When the community moved to Kochi in the 14th century, it built a new synagogue there.
- Question 2 of 57
With which of the following fields is Ben Kingsley associated?
Sir Ben Kingsley is an English actor. Throughout his career spanning over five decades, he has garnered numerous accolades, including a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award from four nominations.
- Question 3 of 57
Who from the following leaders was not assassinated?
Mohd Ali Jinnah died of tuberculosis at the age of 70 in 1948. Mahatma Gandhi was shot on 30 January 1948 by Nathuram Godse. In 1951, Liaqat Ali Khan was shot while he was addressing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In August 1979, Mountbatten was assassinated by a bomb planted aboard his fishing boat in Ireland, by members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
- Question 4 of 57
When was colour TV transmission introduced in India?
Television was introduced in India on 15 September 1959 in Delhi, after British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) began the first television service of the world in 1936. On 25 April 1982 Doordarshan had introduced to broadcast India’s first-ever colour programme.
- Question 5 of 57
How many countries have exploded the atom bomb before India?
Nine countries possess nuclear weapons: the United States (first test 1945), Russia (first test 1949), the United Kingdom (first test 1952), France (first test 1960), China (first test 1964), India (first test 1974), Pakistan (first test 1998), Israel (not officially declared, first test estimated 1963 or 1966), and North Korea (first test 2006). India had conducted its first successful nuclear bomb test on 18 May 1974.
- Question 6 of 57
Mallika Sarabhai is associated with which of the followings?
Mallika Sarabhai is an activist and Indian classical dancer and actress from Ahmedabad. She is the daughter of the Indian space scientist- Vikram Sarabhai.
- Question 7 of 57
The name Pierre Cardin is associated with which of the following fields?
Pierre Cardin was an Italian-born French fashion designer of clothes for women and also a pioneer in the design of high fashion for men.
- Question 8 of 57
How many spokes are there in the Ashoka Chakra depicted on the National Flag of India?
Ashoka Chakra depicted on the National Flag of India is taken from the wheel which appears on the abacus of the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. Its diameter approximates the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes.
- Question 9 of 57
The term ‘dialectics’ refers to:
Dialectics is a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned argumentation.
- Question 10 of 57
The concept of ‘survival of the fittest’ was first advocated by:
The concept of “survival of the fittest” was first advocated by Herbert Spencer in his book “The Principles of Biology”. In this book, Spencer introduced the expression survival of the fittest, in the sense of the most appropriate to its environment.
- Question 11 of 57
INS Vikramaditya serves the Indian Navy. It is a:
INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier and the flagship of the Indian Navy, which entered into service in 2013.
- Question 12 of 57
When does Pakistan celebrate its Independence Day?
India and Pakistan won independence on 15 August 1947. The Indian Independence Act of 1947, passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom split undivided British India into two independent nations. According to the Act, the two independent dominions would come into being on 15 August 1947. However, Pakistan adopted August 14 as its Independence Day as the transfer of power took place on that date.
- Question 13 of 57
Match the following:
A. Assam 1. Silvassa B. Dadra and Nagar Haveli 2. Gangtok C. Lakshadweep 3. Dispur D. Sikkim 4. Kavaratti
The correct match is as follows:
Indian State/UT Capital A. Assam 3. Dispur B. Dadra and Nagar Haveli 1. Silvassa C. Lakshadweep 4. Kavaratti D. Sikkim 2. Gangtok
- Question 14 of 57
What is the colour of the “Dharma Chakra” in the middle of our national flag?
Ashoka Chakra (Dharma Chakra) is at the centre of the Flag of India (adopted on 24 July 1947). It is rendered in a navy blue colour on a white background, replacing the symbol of charkha (spinning wheel) of the pre-independence versions of the flag.
- Question 15 of 57
The term ‘Boat People’ refers to the migrants from:
Boat People refers to the refugees who fled Vietnam by boat and ship following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The four countries resettling most Vietnamese boat people were the United States, France, Australia and Canada.
- Question 16 of 57
The name ‘Wall Street’ is associated with:
Wall Street is an eight-block-long street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It runs between Broadway in the west to South Street and the East River in the east.
- Question 17 of 57
The confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi is known as:
Devprayag is the confluence of two holy rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi to form Ganga. River Bhagirathi originates from Gangotri and Alaknanda originates from Badrinath.
- Question 18 of 57
The first Guinness Book of World Records appeared in the year:
On August 27, 1955, the first edition of “The Guinness Book of Records” is published in Great Britain; it quickly proves to be a hit. Now known as the “Guinness World Records” book, the annual publication features a wide range of feats related to humans and animals.
- Question 19 of 57
Vintage cars are those cars which were built between:
Vintage cars are those cars which were built between 1919 and 1930. Antique cars are those cars which should be more than 45 years old. Classic Car are those cars which should be more than 20 years old.
- Question 20 of 57
Which of the following countries has the largest Muslim population?
The largest Muslim population in a country is in Indonesia, a country home to 12.7% of the world’s Muslims, followed by Pakistan (11.1%), India (10.9%) and Bangladesh (9.2%).
- Question 21 of 57
Which city is referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’?
Bengaluru is widely regarded as the “Silicon Valley of India” because of its role as the nation’s leading information technology (IT) exporter.
- Question 22 of 57
Arrange the following countries of South Asia in descending order of their population literacy:
- Sri Lanka
Descending order of given countries based on their population literacy are: Sri Lanka (literacy rate 96.3%), India (literacy rate 74.04%, as per 2011 census), Bangladesh (literacy rate 72.8%), and Pakistan (literacy rate 59%).
- Question 23 of 57
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) was earlier known as:
The WTO is the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which was created in 1947 in the expectation that it would soon be replaced by a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) to be called the International Trade Organization (ITO).
- Question 24 of 57
Who has given the statement “Man is born free but he is always in chain”?
“Man is born free but everywhere is in chains.” This statement was given by Geneva-born political philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Rousseau stated the above statement during the French revolution where man doesn’t have freedom and liberty. This quote made Rousseau world-famous.
- Question 25 of 57
Which of the following is also known as ‘Eternal City’?
Rome is called the Eternal City because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world, or how many empires rose or fell, that Rome would go on forever.
- Question 26 of 57
Chandigarh’s ‘Rock Garden’ is the creation of:
The founder of Rock Garden is Nek Chand. He started creating this garden secretly during his spare time in 1957. He used to work as a Road Inspector with the Public Works Department, and spent almost 20 years to create this beautiful place.
- Question 27 of 57
Olive Ridley is a famous:
The olive ridley is a species of turtle in the family Cheloniidae. The species is the second-smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world.
- Question 28 of 57
Which is the most ancient musical instrument of India?
The veena is the oldest of Indian musical instruments. From the reference to Vedic writings, it can date back to around the first millennium B.C.
- Question 29 of 57
The subject matter of Ajanta Paintings pertains to:
Ajanta Paintings belong to the period 2nd century BCE to 7th century CE. These paintings are mainly religious in their content depicting Buddhism.
- Question 30 of 57
Sex ratio refers to the number of females:
The sex ratio (also known as Gender Ratio) refers to the number of females per thousand males.
- Question 31 of 57
The American space shuttle which exploded in space killing astronaut Kalpana Chawla, was known as:
The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster was a fatal incident in the United States space program that occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it reentered the atmosphere, killing all seven crew members including Indian astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
- Question 32 of 57
The slogan ‘Digital Life’ is linked with:
The slogan of Reliance Jio is ‘Digital Life’ while a popular tagline of Jio has been ‘Jio jee bharke’ which means live life to the fullest.
- Question 33 of 57
The Catch-line “The Joy of Flying” is associated with:
The Catch-line “The Joy of Flying” is associated with Jet Airways.
- Question 34 of 57
Fascism believes in:
Fascism is a system of government led by a dictator who typically rules by forcefully and often violently suppressing opposition and criticism, controlling all industry and commerce, and promoting nationalism and often racism.
- Question 35 of 57
Kayak is a kind of:
A kayak is a small, narrow boat which is typically propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle. The traditional kayak has a covered deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one paddler.
- Question 36 of 57
What is the name of the Light Combat Aircraft developed by India indigenously?
Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas is the indigenous fighter plane being made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
- Question 37 of 57
What is the range of Agni III ballistic missile?
The Agni-III is an Indian intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) with a strike range of 3,000 – 3,500 km. It is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes.
- Question 38 of 57
Sarvodaya stands for:
Sarvodaya is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘Upliftment of all’. The term was used by Mahatma Gandhi as the title of his 1908 translation of John Ruskin’s book “Unto This Last”, and Gandhi came to use the term for the ideal of his own political philosophy.
- Question 39 of 57
Who said that “the real seat of taste is not the tongue, but the mind”?
It is the statement from the autobiography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi “The Story of My Experiments with Truth”. It was written in weekly installments and published in his journal Navjivan from 1925 to 1929.
- Question 40 of 57
Which one of the following correctly describes AGNI:
Agni missiles are surface-to-surface ballistic missiles developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is a family (Agni-I to Agni-V, Agni-P) of medium to long-range nuclear weapons capable missiles.
- Question 41 of 57
Molotov cocktail is a:
A Molotov cocktail, also known as a petrol bomb, bottle bomb, grenade, firebomb, is a generic name used for a variety of bottle-based improvised incendiary weapons. It is a breakable glass bottle containing a flammable substance such as petrol, alcohol, etc.
- Question 42 of 57
Who declared as his ultimate aim the wiping of every tear from every eye?
Gandhiji had said that his mission in life was ‘to wipe every tear from every eye.’ Jawaharlal Nehru mentioned this statement of Gandhiji in his famous speech ‘Freedom at midnight’, “The ambition of the greatest men of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but as long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.”
- Question 43 of 57
The convention that “once a speaker always a speaker” is followed in:
In UK, there is a convention that once a Speaker, always a Speaker. It means that a Speaker’s constituency is unchallenged. Once a person is appointed as a Speaker he gives formal resignation from his political parties. He has a casting vote and ultimate disciplinary powers with respect to the conduct of the House and MPs.
- Question 44 of 57
The English Crown is an example of:
The President of India or the English Crown is the nominal executive and the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister is the real executive.
- Question 45 of 57
Human cloning is permitted in Britain for the purpose of:
Human cloning is permitted in Britain for the purpose of therapeutics. Britain is the first country in Europe to approve the use of human cloning for medical purposes (Therapeutics). Therapeutic cloning in the UK is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
- Question 46 of 57
The missile Agni-II of India is a:
Agni-II is the second strategic ballistic missile of Agni family. It is an Indian medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile (MRBM) with a range of over 2,000 km.
- Question 47 of 57
Which of the following, according to Mahatma Gandhi, is the strongest force in the world?
Gandhi regarded pure non-violence as the most powerful one. It was non-violence of the brave satyagrahi. According to Gandhi, one should be brave and not a coward. He should present his views, suggestions and thoughts without being violent. One should fight a war with the weapons of truth and non-violence.
- Question 48 of 57
The term “Greater India” denotes:
Greater India denotes Cultural unity. Greater India is an area composed of many countries and regions in South and Southeast Asia that were historically influenced by Indian culture.
- Question 49 of 57
The declaration that “Democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people” was made by:
“Democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people” is said by Abraham Lincoln. He was the 16th president of the United States.
- Question 50 of 57
When did the Soviet Union disintegrate into 15 independent Republics?
The dissolution of the Soviet Union was on December 31, 1991. The former Soviet Union disintegrate into 15 independent Republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
- Question 51 of 57
Who said, “Patriotism is religion and religion is love for India”?
The statement was uttered by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
- Question 52 of 57
Match the personalities with the activity they are associated with:
A. Mark Spitz 1. Kathak Dancing B. Sabeer Bhatia 2. Films C. Shovana Narayan 3. Swimming D. Adoor Gopalakrishnan 4. Software Industry
The correct match is as follows:
A. Mark Spitz 3. Swimming (American former competitive swimmer) B. Sabeer Bhatia 4. Software Industry C. Shovana Narayan 1. Kathak Dancing D. Adoor Gopalakrishnan 2. Films
- Question 53 of 57
Who said, “A good citizen makes a good State and a bad citizen makes a bad State”?
Aristotle was a Greek scientist and a philosopher who said: “A good citizen makes a good state and a bad citizen makes a bad state”.
- Question 54 of 57
South-South dialogue is associated with:
The developing countries are located in the Southern Hemisphere, whereas developed countries are located in the Northern Hemisphere. Due to this geographical fact, scholars have termed developed countries as ‘North’ and developing countries as ‘South’. When the countries of the South or developing countries cooperate in various fields, it is known as South-South Cooperation or Dialogue.
- Question 55 of 57
Who said that “Oh! Disrespectable democracy! I love you!”?
These were the famous words of George Bernard Shaw. He was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist.
- Question 56 of 57
A new technology which provides the ability to create an artificial world and have people interact with it is called:
Virtual reality refers to a computer-generated simulation in which a person can interact within an artificial three-dimensional environment using electronic devices, such as special goggles with a screen or gloves fitted with sensors.
- Question 57 of 57
The rear side of the moon was photographed by:
On October 7, 1959, the Soviet probe Luna III took the photograph of the rear side of the moon.