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- Question 1 of 50
‘Survey of India’ is under the Ministry of:
Survey of India is under the Ministry of Science & Technology, headquartered at Dehradun. It is India’s central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying. Set up in 1767 to help consolidate the territories of the British East India Company.
- Question 2 of 50
Who was the first Indian Governor-General of India?
The first governor-general in India (of Bengal) was Warren Hastings, the first official governor-general of British India was Lord William Bentinck, and the first governor-general of independent India was Lord Mountbatten. Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji, was independent India’s first Indian Governor-General. He was also the last one.
- Question 3 of 50
The first General Secretary of the Indian National Congress was:
The Indian National Congress was founded at Gokuldas Tejpal Sanskrit College in Bombay On 28 December 1885. A.O. Hume assumed office as the General Secretary, and Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee was elected president.
- Question 4 of 50
Raja Rammohan Roy organised a historic agitation against the:
Raja Rammohan Roy was an Indian reformer who was the founder of the Brahmo Sabha in 1828, the precursor of the Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent. He was given the title of Raja by Akbar II, the Mughal emperor. He was known for his efforts to abolish Sati Pratha.
- Question 5 of 50
Which dam of India is the highest?
With a staggering height of 260 meters, Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India. It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River near Tehri in Uttarakhand. The Hirakud Dam (in Orissa) is the longest dam in India with a total length of 25.79 km.
- Question 6 of 50
The Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Ltd. is located at:
Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Ltd., a unit of Steel Authority of India Limited, is a plant involved in the production of alloy steels and pig iron. It is located in Bhadravathi, Karnataka. It was started as the Mysore Iron Works on 18 January 1923 by Sir M Visvesvaraya.
- Question 7 of 50
Kaziranga National Park is famous for:
Kaziranga National Park is a protected area in Assam. Spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River, its forests, wetlands and grasslands are home to tigers, elephants and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses.
- Question 8 of 50
Nuclear explosive devices were tested in India at:
Pokhran is located in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. It is a remote location in the Thar Desert region and served as the test site for India’s first underground nuclear weapon (Pokhran-I, 1974), ballistic missiles. The Pokhran-II tests were conducted by India at Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in May 1998.
- Question 9 of 50
In which year was the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) founded?
ISRO was founded on August 15, 1969. It is the national space agency of India, headquartered in Bengaluru. It operates under the Department of Space which is directly overseen by the Prime Minister of India. Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai is considered the founding father of space programmes in India.
- Question 10 of 50
Which of the following is the largest parliamentary constituency in terms of area?
Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency is the only parliamentary constituency of the union territory of Ladakh, India. It is the largest constituency in terms of area, with a total area of 173,266 square kilometres, including regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Aksai Chin, but currently, only 59,000 square kilometres are under the control of the Indian administration. The number of electors (voters) in the constituency was 159,000 in 2019. As of 2019, Malkajgiri (Telangana) is the largest Lok Sabha constituency in terms of electors with 3,150,303.
- Question 11 of 50
First Indian Commander-in-Chief was:
Gen. K.M. Cariappa was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. He led Indian forces on the Western Front during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1949.
- Question 12 of 50
Pir Panjal Tunnel, the largest in India is located in the State/UT of:
Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, Jammu and is the longest (railway) tunnel in India, measuring 11.215 km. Pir Pranjal runs through the heart of the Himalayas at an altitude of 11215 metres. Atal Tunnel, Himachal Pradesh, formerly known as the Rohtang Tunnel, is the longest highway tunnel in the world measuring 9.02 km. It is located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 metres.
- Question 13 of 50
The most literate union territory in India is:
The most literate union territory in India is Lakshadweep (91.85%). According to Census 2011, Kerala has the highest total literacy rate and female literacy rate whereas Lakshadweep had the highest male literacy rate.
- Question 14 of 50
Which of the following is the smallest Parliamentary Constituency in terms of area?
Chandni Chowk (Delhi) is the smallest Parliamentary Constituency in India in terms of area (Total area: 10 sq km). Lakshadweep is the smallest Parliamentary Constituency in terms of electors (Number of Electors: 49,922).
- Question 15 of 50
Which is the oldest trade union organisation in India?
The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) is the oldest trade union federation in India. It is associated with the Communist Party of India.
- Question 16 of 50
The “Arya Samaj” was founded by:
Arya Samaj is a monotheistic Indian Hindu reform movement that promotes values and practices based on the belief in the infallible authority of the Vedas. The samaj was founded by Dayanand Saraswati on 10 April 1875.
- Question 17 of 50
Who was the first Women President of the Indian National Congress?
Annie Besant was the first woman to have presided Congress session held at Calcutta in 1917 and was elected as its first woman president. Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman president of the Indian National Congress.
- Question 18 of 50
The ‘Chipko Movement’ is related to:
The Chipko movement was a forest conservation movement in India. It began in 1973 in Uttarakhand (at the foothills of the Himalayas) and went on to become a rallying point for many future environmental movements all over the world. Sunderlal Bahuguna (1927 – 2021) was an Indian environmentalist and Chipko movement leader.
- Question 19 of 50
Aryabhata was launched from:
The Aryabhata spacecraft, named after the famous Indian astronomer, was India’s first satellite; it was completely designed and fabricated in India and launched by a Soviet ‘Kosmos-3M’ rocket from Kapustin Yar (Soviet Union) on April 19, 1975.
- Question 20 of 50
Which is the national flower India?
Lotus (Nelumbo Nucifera Gaertn) is the National Flower of India. The lotus was chosen as the national flower because it enjoyed a significant presence in ancient traditions, scriptures and mythology.
- Question 21 of 50
The first-ever robot spacecraft to probe planet Venus was named:
The Magellan spacecraft was a 1,035-kilogram robotic space probe launched by NASA of the United States, on May 4, 1989, to map the surface of Venus by using synthetic-aperture radar and to measure the planetary gravitational field.
- Question 22 of 50
Which one of the following universities is a Central University?
Pondicherry University is a collegiate public central university located in Kalapet, Pondicherry, Union Territory of Puducherry, India.
- Question 23 of 50
The science of map-making is:
Cartography is the study and practice of making and using maps.
- Question 24 of 50
Who is known as ‘the father of Indian missile technology’?
APJ Abdul Kalam was considered the father of the country’s missile programme and served as the president for five years from 2002.
- Question 25 of 50
Where is the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management located?
The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management is a national-level Natural Resource Service training institute located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
- Question 26 of 50
The capital of Tanzania is:
Tanzania is located east of Africa’s Great Lakes north of Mozambique and south of Kenya, it has a coastline at the Indian Ocean in the east. Tanzania has two capitals, Dar-es-Salaam (executive) and Dodoma (legislative).
- Question 27 of 50
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Academy is located at:
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udaan Academy is a pilot training institute located at Fursatganj Airfield, in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh. It was the first such institute in India (established in 1985). It is an autonomous institution and comes under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
- Question 28 of 50
The instrument used for measuring area on maps is called:
A planimeter is a measuring instrument used to determine the area of an arbitrary two-dimensional shape. This Eidograph is a mechanical plotting instrument used to redraw maps at a smaller or larger scale. A pantograph is an instrument for duplicating a motion or copying a geometric shape to a reduced or enlarged scale. An opisometer is an instrument for measuring the lengths of arbitrary curved lines.
- Question 29 of 50
What is the motto incorporated under our National Emblem?
The emblem is the graphic representation of the Lion Capital that originally graced the top of the Ashok Stambh or Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath. It has the national motto, Satyamev Jayate (truth alone triumphs), written below it. This is a quote from Mundaka Upanishad, the concluding part of the sacred Hindu Vedas.
- Question 30 of 50
Who was the first woman in the world to scale Mount Everest?
Japanese woman Junko Tabei was the first woman in the world to climb the world’s highest peak of Mount Everest. She also became the first woman in the world to do an expedition of all “Seven Summits” — the tallest peak on each continent across the globe. Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) were the first in the world to scale Mount Everest.
- Question 31 of 50
Who was the second man to land on the Moon?
Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon on 21 July 1969, nineteen minutes after Neil Armstrong first touched the surface. Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second people, respectively, to walk on the Moon.
- Question 32 of 50
The Gir Forest is noted for its:
The Gir forest in Gujarat is famous for lions all over the world. Asiatic Lions are found here in large numbers.
- Question 33 of 50
White coal is:
White coal is a form of fuel produced by drying chopped wood over a fire. It differs from charcoal which is carbonised wood. It was used in England to melt lead ore from the mid-sixteenth to the late seventeenth centuries. Over the course of the early twentieth century, the term white coal was used for Hydroelectricity, particularly in Europe, because of its capability to produce more energy than any other source except coal.
- Question 34 of 50
Who was the first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress?
Badruddin Tyabji served as the third President of the Indian National Congress. He was one of the founding members and first Muslim president of Indian National Congress.
- Question 35 of 50
Who was the last Governor-General of India?
Chakravarti Rajagopalachari was independent India’s first Indian Governor-General. He was also the last one. The first governor-general in India (of Bengal) was Warren Hastings, the first official governor-general of British India was Lord William Bentinck, and the first governor-general of independent India was Lord Mountbatten.
- Question 36 of 50
Match the following cities and their airports:
A Chhatrapati Shivaji 1. Singapore B. Heathrow 2. Hong Kong C. Payalebar 3. London D. Kattak 4. Mumbai
The correct match is as follows:
A Chhatrapati Shivaji 4. Mumbai B. Heathrow 3. London C. Paya Lebar 1. Singapore D. Kai Tak 2. Hong Kong
- Question 37 of 50
The expansion for AIDS is:
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).
- Question 38 of 50
Bee Keeping is known as:
Apiculture is the scientific rearing of honey bees for the commercial production of honey and other bee products like wax, pollen, bee venom and royal jelly. It is also called Bee Keeping.
- Question 39 of 50
Which one of the following states of India records the highest sex ratio?
The sex Ratio is females per thousand males. Kerala is the State with Highest Sex Ratio (1,058). The state with Lowest Sex Ratio is Haryana (861). UT with Highest Sex Ratio is Pondicherry (1001). UT with Lowest Sex Ratio is Daman and Diu (710).
- Question 40 of 50
Who is the first Asian to become the Head of the prestigious Trinity College of Cambridge University?
Amartya Sen is an Indian economist, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He is the first Asian to become the Head of the Trinty College of Cambridge University. In 1998, Sen received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in welfare economics and for his research advancing the understanding of social-choice theory, poverty, and the measurement of welfare.
- Question 41 of 50
Who gave the concept of Total Revolution?
Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979), the great Gandhian socialist leader, raised his famous slogan, Sampoorn Kranti (Total Revolution), in a speech at a huge rally in Patna on June 5, 1974. Jaya Prakash once stated that Total Revolution is a combination of seven revolutions, viz., political, social, economic, cultural, ideological or intellectual, educational and spiritual.
- Question 42 of 50
The first mid-term elections for Lok Sabha were held in:
Then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had called for a mid-term election to the Lok Sabha in March 1971 a full one year ahead of schedule.
- Question 43 of 50
Japan’s Parliament is known as:
The National Diet is Japan’s bicameral legislature. Japan’s constitution states that the National Diet, its law-making institution, shall consist of two Houses, namely the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors. Both houses are directly elected under a parallel voting system.
- Question 44 of 50
Reserve Bank of India was nationalised in:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was nationalised with effect from 1st January 1949 on the basis of the Reserve Bank of India (Transfer to Public Ownership) Act, 1948. RBI was set up on the basis of the recommendations of the Hilton Young Commission. The RBI Act 1934 provides the statutory basis of the functioning of the Bank, which commenced operations on 1 April 1935.
- Question 45 of 50
PSLV stands for:
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is the third generation launch vehicle of India. It is the first Indian launch vehicle to be equipped with liquid stages.
- Question 46 of 50
Where is the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Located?
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to contribute in the skill building for the external trade sector of India. It is located in New Delhi.
- Question 47 of 50
The National Institute of Agricultural Marketing is located at:
The full name of the National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) is is a research and higher education institute operating under the Ministry of Agriculture, located at Jaipur.
- Question 48 of 50
The currency of Thailand is:
The Thai Baht (THB) is the official currency of the Kingdom of Thailand.
- Question 49 of 50
The First Viceroy and Governor-General of British India was:
- Governor-General of Fort William or Governor-General of Bengal (1773–1833): Warren Hastings was the first Governor-General of Fort William or Governor-General of Bengal.
- Governors-General of India (1833–1858): Lord William Bentinck (1833) was the 1st Governor-General of British India.
- Governors-General and Viceroys of India (1858–1947): In the year 1856 the Viceroy of India was announced. Lord Canning was the First Viceroy and Governor-General (1858-1862) of British India.
- Question 50 of 50
Where is the Headquarters of the Zoological Survey of India located?
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) is the premier taxonomic research organization in India. It was established on 1 July 1916 to promote the survey, exploration and research of the fauna in the country. The headquarters of ZSI is located in Kolkata.