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- Question 1 of 51
Kaiga-II plant which supplies electricity is a:
Kaiga-II plant is a unit of Kaiga Nuclear Power Generating Station situated at Kaiga, near the river Kali, in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka.
- Question 2 of 51
The abbreviation ‘SEBI’ stands for:
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is the regulatory body for the securities and commodity market in India under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It was established on 12 April 1988 and given Statutory Powers on 30 January 1992 through the SEBI Act, 1992.
- Question 3 of 51
The Reserve Bank of India was nationalised in the year:
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was nationalised with effect from 1st January 1949 on the basis of the RBI (Transfer to Public Ownership) Act, 1948. All shares in the capital of the Bank were deemed transferred to the Central Government on payment of a suitable compensation.
- Question 4 of 51
Which of the following is not one of the animals carved on the Sarnath Pillar?
The top of the column (capital) has three parts. First, a base of a lotus flower, the most ubiquitous symbol of Buddhism. Then, a drum on which four animals are carved representing the four cardinal directions: a horse (west), a bull (east), an elephant (south), and a lion (north). “Satyamev Jayate” is written below in Devanagari which symbolizes the four phases of Gautam Buddha’s life.
- Question 5 of 51
Which of the following states as per census, has the highest and lowest sex ratio respectively?
As per Census 2011, top five states/Union territories which have the highest sex ratio are Kerela (1,084) followed by Puducherry (1,038), Tamil Nadu (995), Andhra Pradesh (992) and Chhattisgarh (991). Five states which have the lowest sex ratio are Daman and Diu (618), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (775),
Chandigarh (818), NCT of Delhi (866) and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (878). Haryana has the lowest sex ratio (877) in Indian states.
- Question 6 of 51
Which country is known as the ‘Land of Thousand Lakes’?
The thousands of lakes in Finland are the reason why the country’s nickname is “the land of a thousand lakes.” There are a total of 188 000 lakes in Finland.
- Question 7 of 51
In India ‘NDDB’ means:
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament of India. It is under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. The main office is in Anand, Gujarat.
- Question 8 of 51
In the context of the stock market, IPO stands for:
An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the process of offering shares of a private corporation to the public in a new stock issuance. Public share issuance allows a company to raise capital from public investors.
- Question 9 of 51
What is the name of the world’s smallest republic which has an area of 21 sq. km only?
With only a 21 sq. km area, Nauru is the third-smallest country in the world behind Vatican City and Monaco. It is the smallest republic.
- Question 10 of 51
Where is the satellite launching centre of India located?
Sriharikota Range is a rocket launch centre operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is located in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Sriharikota Range was renamed in 2002 after ISRO’s former chairman Satish Dhawan.
- Question 11 of 51
Silent Valley is situated in:
Silent Valley is a National Park located in the Nilgiri hills, Kerala. This national park has some rare species of flora and fauna. This area was explored in 1847 by botanist Robert Wight.
- Question 12 of 51
‘Darwin finches’ refers to a group of:
Darwin finches are a group of about 18 species of passerine birds. They are well known for their remarkable diversity in beak form and function. They are often classified as the subfamily Geospizinae.
- Question 13 of 51
Which Sikh Guru called himself the ‘Sachcha Badshah’?
Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh called himself the ‘Sachcha Badshah’. He was the sixth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. He had become Guru at the young age of eleven, after the execution of his father, Guru Arjan, by the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
- Question 14 of 51
The Civil Disobedience Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in:
Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws, demands, orders or commands of a Government. On 12 March 1930, Mahatma Gandhi begins a defiant march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt, his boldest act of civil disobedience yet against British rule in India. Britain’s Salt Acts prohibited Indians from collecting or selling salt, a staple in the Indian diet.
- Question 15 of 51
Who gave the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”?
Hasrat Mohani was a great freedom fighter. He gave the revolutionary slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ during the country’s freedom struggle in 1921. After bombing the Central Assembly in Delhi the slogan was shouted by Bhagat Singh. Bhagat Singh popularized this slogan during the late 1920s through his speeches and writings.
- Question 16 of 51
The position of Indian Railways network in the world is:
The Indian nationwide rail network is the fourth-longest in the world after the US (250,000km), China (100,000km) and Russia (85,500km). It is owned and operated by state-owned Indian Railways and includes an operating route length of more than 65,000km.
- Question 17 of 51
The oldest international airline is:
Royal Dutch Airlines, known simply as KLM, is the oldest airline in the world. KLM’s first aircraft entered service in 1920. KLM and Air France merged in 2005.
- Question 18 of 51
Where was India’s first computer installed?
A British-built HEC 2M computer, happened to be the first digital computer in India, which was imported and installed in Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 1955.
- Question 19 of 51
OTEC stands for:
OTEC stands for Ocean thermal energy conversion. It uses the ocean’s warm surface water with a temperature of around 25°C to vaporize a working fluid, which has a low-boiling point, such as ammonia. The vapor expands and spins a turbine coupled to a generator to produce electricity.
- Question 20 of 51
Which is the largest living bird on Earth?
Ostriches (Struthio camelus) are the largest living birds in the world, with an average mass of 104 kg and average length of 210 cm. They lay the largest eggs and hold the record for the fastest land speed of any bird, reaching speeds of 70 kmph.
- Question 21 of 51
Rihand Dam Project provides irrigation to:
Rihand Dam is a concrete gravity dam located at Pipri in Sonbhadra District in Uttar Pradesh. Its reservoir area is on the border of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the Rihand River, a tributary of the Son River. Rihand Dam Project provides irrigation to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
- Question 22 of 51
The Headquarters of MCF (Master Control Facility) – the nerve centre of the entire spacecraft operations in India is at:
Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Karnataka and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh monitors and controls all the Geostationary and Geosynchronous satellites of ISRO, namely, INSAT, GSAT, Kalpana and IRNSS series of satellites.
- Question 23 of 51
Which is the longest irrigation canal in India?
The Indira Gandhi Canal is the longest canal of India. It starts from the Harike Barrage at Harike, a few kilometers below the confluence of the Satluj and Beas rivers in Punjab and terminates in irrigation facilities in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan.
- Question 24 of 51
Which amongst the following is the largest mammal?
- Question 25 of 51
‘Loktak’ is a:
Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in India. It is a pulsating lake, with surface area varying from 287 sq. km to 500 sq. km during the rainy season. The lake is located at Moirang in Manipur.
- Question 26 of 51
Who was the first Indian to become a member of British Parliament?
Dadabhai Naoroji Dadabhai Naoroji who was elected for the Liberal Party in Finsbury Central at the 1892 general election, was the first British Indian MP.
- Question 27 of 51
Mention the place where Buddha attained enlightenment.
The Bodhi tree (Peepal tree) in Bodh Gaya under which the Buddha is believed to have meditated and attained enlightenment is located within this temple complex and venerated.
- Question 28 of 51
The call of “Back to the Vedas” was given by:
Swami Dayanand Saraswati is the founder of Arya Samaj in 1875. He was a social reformer. He gave a slogan ‘Go back to the Vedas’. He gave equal right and respect of all peoples and religion.
- Question 29 of 51
Which of the following is called the ‘shrimp capital of India’?
Shrimp is a kind of fish. It is a small sea creature with a shell and a lot of legs that turns pink when you cook it. The Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh is known as the ‘Shrimp Capital of India’. Nellore has the best and the most cultured shrimp farming in India. Mazatlan, Mexico is the shrimp capital of the world.
- Question 30 of 51
Who was the architect of the North and South Blocks of the Central Secretariat in Delhi?
Edward Lutyens and Herbert Baker were the two prominent British architects who were called upon to design New Delhi and its buildings. The Secretariat Building was designed by Herbert Baker in Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture. At present, the South Block houses the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs, while the North Block has offices of the Home Ministry and Finance Ministry.
- Question 31 of 51
Which of the following is the smallest bird?
The bee hummingbird is a species of Humming Bird which is the world’s smallest bird. It is native to Cuba.
- Question 32 of 51
The first computer made available for commercial use was:
UNIVAC, the first commercially produced digital computer, is dedicated. On 14 June 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau dedicates UNIVAC, the world’s first commercially produced electronic digital computer.
- Question 33 of 51
The world’s only floating national park is situated in:
The Keibul Lamjao National Park is a national park in the Bishnupur district of Manipur. It is the only floating park in the world. It is an integral part of Loktak Lake.
- Question 34 of 51
Indian Army’s ‘Operation Saiyam’ was related to:
‘Operation Saiyam’ (December 2010) was the Indian army’s biggest operation to destroy deadly scraps at Indo-Pak Border in Punjab and Rajasthan.
- Question 35 of 51
Which four countries are called the Asian Tigers?
The Four Asian Tigers are the high-growth economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Fueled by exports and rapid industrialization, the Four Asian Tigers have consistently maintained high levels of economic growth since the 1960s, and have collectively joined the ranks of the world’s wealthiest nations.
- Question 36 of 51
Which one of the following was the first English ship that came to India?
Red Dragon was the first English ship that came to India. The Red Dragon fought the Portuguese at the naval Battle of Swally in 1612. The naval Battle of Swally took place on 29–30 November 1612 off the coast of Surat between the British and the Portuguese.
- Question 37 of 51
The All India Muslim League was founded by:
The All India Muslim League (AIML) was founded by Aga Khan and Khwaja Salimullah (fourth Nawab of Dhaka) and in 1906. AIML was officially founded at the educational conference held in Dhaka. Aga Khan was the founding member and first president of AIML. Muhammad Ali Jinnah joined the league in 1913.
- Question 38 of 51
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute is located at:
The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) is funded by the Government of India. It was established in Nagpur in 1958. NEERI is a pioneer laboratory in the field of environmental science and engineering and part of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
- Question 39 of 51
Majuli, the largest river island in the world, lies in the state of:
Majuli is a river island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam and in 2016 it became the first island to be made a district in India. It is the world’s largest river island (approx 550 square kilometres area).
- Question 40 of 51
The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located at:
The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is a major space research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), focusing on rocket and space vehicles for India’s satellite programme. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
- Question 41 of 51
Surat is situated on the banks of the river:
Surat is a city located on the western part of India in the state of Gujarat. It is situated on the banks of the River Tapi and has about 6 km long coastal belt along the Arabian Sea.
- Question 42 of 51
The most densely populated state in India is:
As per the census of India 2011, the most densely populated State in India is Bihar (1,106) followed by West Bengal (1,028) and Kerala (860). National Capital Region area of Delhi possesses the highest population density among the states of India having a statistic of 11,297 per square kilometre, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest record of population density having just 17 per square kilometre.
- Question 43 of 51
Guwahati is situated on the bank of the river:
Guwahati is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra. It is called the ‘Gateway to North East India’.
- Question 44 of 51
Kanchenjunga is situated in:
Kanchenjunga is situated in Sikkim. It is situated in the eastern Himalayas on the border between Sikkim and Nepal. The mountain is part of the Great Himalaya Range.
- Question 45 of 51
Where is National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) located?
The National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) is an Indian government laboratory based in Pune. It is a constituent member of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). NCL was established in 1950.
- Question 46 of 51
The least populated state in India is:
As per the Census 2011 India, the most populated state in India is Uttar Pradesh with a population of 19.96 crores. Sikkim is the least populous state of India. The total population of Sikkim is 610,577. The state with Lowest Population Density is Arunachal Pradesh.
- Question 47 of 51
Gol Gumbaz is in:
Gol Gumbaz is the tomb of king Mohammed Adil Shah. It is in Bijapur, Karnataka. Construction of the tomb was started in 1626 and was completed in 1656.
- Question 48 of 51
Which of the following is correctly matched?
Tripura is the capital of Agartala.
- Question 49 of 51
Which is the largest State of India in terms of area?
Rajasthan is the largest state in India in terms of area. It covers 342,239 Sq km. Rajasthan is followed by Madhya Pradesh (308,245 Sq km), Maharashtra (307,713 Sq km) and Uttar Pradesh (240,928 Sq km). Smallest State is Goa. Largest Union Territory is Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Smallest Union Territory is Lakshadweep. Largest District is Kachchh (Gujarat).
- Question 50 of 51
Who is called as the ‘Prophet of Indian nationalism’?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy is known as the father of Indian nationalism and the prophet of Indian nationalism. He started the Brahmo Samaj in 1828. He also started the Atmiya Sabha by attracting the youth of Calcutta and fighting against religious and social evils.
- Question 51 of 51
The Thar Express goes to:
The Thar Express is an international passenger train that runs between the Jodhpur (Bhagat Ki Kothi) Rajasthan, India and Karachi, Pakistan.