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1. May 26 is celebrated as the Science Day in Switzerland in honour of a former Indian President . Who is that President ?
Ans: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
2. Which is the oldest civilisation in the world ?
Ans: Indus Valley Civilisation
3. The world’s largest religious gathering of people happening every 12 years in India. What is it ?
Ans: Kumbha Mela
4. The first university in the world is started around 700 BC in India. What is the name of that university?
Ans: Takshila
5. India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. How many students are there ?
Ans: More than 55 thousand students!
6. In a village in Maharashtra, people have been living in houses with no doors for generations. Which is that village ?
Ans: Shani Shingnapur
7. The first player in chess history who won the World Championship in three different formats: knockout, tournament, and match ?
Ans: Viswanathan Anand
8. Which country discovered the value of number zero?
Ans: India
9. Which county produces largest number of films in the world?
Ans: India
10. The highest cricket pitch in the world, is situated at an elevation of 2444 meters (above the sea level). Where is it ?
Ans: Chail in Himachal Pradesh
11. India gave the world Yoga, that has existed for more than ——years ?
Ans: 5,000
12. Krishnadevaraya maintained friendly relations with the
Ans: Portuguese
13. The guerilla warfare in Indian history was pioneered by
Ans: Shivaji
14. The greatness of Sher Shah lies in his ……………?
Ans: Administrative Reforms
15. The capital of the Bahmani kings was ……………?
Ans: Gulbarga
16. Where did the traveller Ibn Batuta come from?
Ans: Morocco
17. The Second Battle of Panipat was fought between ………………..?
Ans: Akbar and Hemu
18. Shahjahan built the Moti Masjid at ……………………..?
Ans: Agra
19. Muhammad-bin-Qasim conquered Sind in the year ………..?
Ans: AD 712
20. Who was the architect who designed ‘Taj Mahal’?
Ans: Ustad-Isa
21. Which was the birth place of Guru Nanak?
Ans: Talwandi
22. Ibn Batuta visited India during the reign of ……………..?
Ans: Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq
23. Moti Masjid is situated in ……?
Ans: Red Fort, Delhi
24. A renowned Jain scholar who was greatly honoured by Akbar was …………..?
Ans: Hiravijaya
25. Which battle did open the Delhi area to Muhammad Ghori?
Ans: Second Battle of Tarain
26 . Where did Babar die?
Ans: Agra
27. When Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, who said, “None will believe that a man like this in body and soul ever walked on this Earth”?
Ans: Albert Einstein
28. The famous Bhakti saint who belonged to the royal family of Mewar was…………?
Ans: Meerabai
29. Who started the ‘Servants of India Society’?
Ans: Gopal Krishna Gokhale
30. The Rama Krishna mission was established by?
Ans: Swami Vivekananda
31. The ‘Arya Samaj’ was founded by…………?
Ans: Swami Dayananda Saraswati
32. Who expounded ‘The Theory of Drain’?
Ans: Dadabhai Naoroji
33. On imprisonment in 1908 by the British , Bal Gangadhar Tilak was sent to……?
Ans: Mandalay
34. Aurobindo was arrested in connection with…………….?
Ans: Alipore Bomb Case
35. Hardayal, an intellectual giant, was associated with……….?
Ans: Ghadar Movement
36. The split between the ‘Extremists’ and ‘Moderates’ came up in the open at the Surat Congress Session in the year………..?
Ans: 1907
37. Who was the first known Gupta ruler?
Ans: Sri Gupta
38. The title ‘Indian Napolean’ has been attached to…………?
Ans: Samudragupta
39. The Great Bath of Indus Valley civilization is found at…………?
Ans: Mohenjodaro
40. The first metal used by man was…………….?
Ans: Copper
41. The legal advisor to the State government is known as :
Ans: Advocate – General
42. Which Article of the Constitution defines the duties of Chief Minister of an Indian State ?
Ans: Article 167
43. How many types of writs can be issued by the Supreme Court ?
Ans: 5
44. The Supreme Court of India enjoys…………..?
Ans: Original, appellate and advisory jurisdictions
45. Who presides over the Joint Session of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in India ?
Ans: Speaker of the Lok Sabha
46. In which list does the Union Government enjoy exclusive powers?
Ans: Union List
47. The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide disputes between the Centre and the States falls under its:
Ans: Original jurisdiction
48. The number of members included in the Constitution Drafting Committee was:
Ans: Seven
49. The tenth schedule of Indian Constitution deals with…………….?
Ans: Anti-defection legislation
50. National Income estimates in India are prepared by
Ans: Central statistical organisation
51. In India, the state known for its sandalwood is…………….?
Ans: Karnataka
52: .The main source of National Income in India is……………..?
Ans: Service Sector
53. Sarva Siksha Abhiyan is aimed at the education of ……….?
Ans: children between 6 – 14 years
54 .STEP is the abbreviated name of the welfare programme to help :
Ans: Women
55.The basic aim of Lead Bank Scheme is that:
Ans: Individual banks should adopt particular districts for intensive development
56.The indexe that developed to measure life expectancy, level of literacy, education and standard of living of people in India ?
Ans: Human Development Index (HDI)
57. In India, liberal Industrial Policy was adopted in the year :
Ans: 1991
58. Raurkela Steel Plant was set up with the assistance from :
Ans: Germany
59. National Renewal Fund was constituted for the purpose of :
Ans: Restructuring and modernisation of industries
60. Which state government has signed an MoU with the US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) to build India’s first Hyperloop system?
Ans: Andhra Pradesh
61. Which geographical region in India is the largest producer of keser?
Ans: Kashmir
62. The Kanha National Park tiger reserve is located in which state ?
Ans: Madhya Pradesh
63. The famous Chilka lake is situated in which state.
Ans: Orissa
64. Which two city connected from National highway no. 3 ?
Ans: Agra to Mumbai
65. The words “Satyameva Jayate” are taken from which upunished.
Ans: Mundaka
66. India national’s anthem was composed by ?
Ans: Rabindra nath Tagore
67. National Remote agency is located at ?
Ans: Hyderabad
68. Largest lake in India ?
Ans: Wuler lake (Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir)
69. India’s largest railway plateform is at which city ?
Ans: Kharagpur
70. Kathakali is famous dance from which state ?
Ans: Kerala
71. Where is the shaking minaret located ?
Ans: Ahmedabad
72. In which state Sarika tiger sanctuary situated ?
Ans: Rajasthan
73. On which river Hirakund dam been constructed ?
Ans: Mahanadi
74. Bihu is the famous festival of which state ?
Ans: Assam
75. Where is “dilwara jain temple” located ?
Ans: Mount Abu
76. Ranigunj is famous for its ………………?
Ans: Coal mines
77. The grave of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is situated at…………..?
Ans: Ajmer
78. The white revolution was brought about in india by ……….?
Ans: Dr. Verghese Kurien
79. The chief producer of jute in india is …………?
Ans: West Bengal
80. Where is the Hussain Sagar lake situated …………?
Ans: Hyderabad
81. The line demarcating the boundry between india and Pakistan is………….?
Ans: Radcliff line
82. Who was the first Indian women to swim across the English channel? –
Ans: Arati Saha
83. Which state has maximum area under forest ?
Ans: Madhya Pradesh
84. In which state is the Salal hydro electric project located ?
Ans: Jammu & Kashmir
85. Kuchipudi dance originated from
Ans: Andhra Pradesh
86. International Literacy Day is celebrated on ……………….?
Ans: 08, September
87. Indian Navy and Sri Lankan Navy has begun the 2017 Exercise at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This exercise is named as ……………..?
Ans: SLINEX 2017
88. The first National Canine Seminar was organized by National Security Guard (NSG) in Manesar, Gurugram. The theme of the two days National Canine Seminar was …………….?
Ans: : Canine as Tactical Weapon in Fight against Terrorism
89. The Indravati Dam is located in which state?
Ans: Odisha
90. According to Union defence ministry, the Defence Innovation Centre (DIC) will be set up in which city to assist small industries in manufacturing components for the defence sector?
Ans. Coimbatore
91. Who was the first recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
Ans: Devika Rani
92. Who is the author of the book, ‘ The Gardner’ ?
Ans: Rabindranath Tagore?
93. Sarda Act which was sponsored by Harbilas Sarda to the British India Legislature in India was passed on 28 September 1929. This act was to prevent which of the following malice in Indian Society ?
Ans: Child marriage
94. Who was the prime Minister of England when Simon Commission came to India to review the working of Government of India Act 1919?
Ans: Stanley Baldwin
95. Where did Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose established provisional Government of Free India ?
Ans: Singapore
96. Vinoba Bhave was the first person to offer satyagraha. In which year he offered individual satyagraha?
Ans: 1940
Which is the place related to salt agitation?
Ans: Dharsana
97. Champaran Satyagraha was the first to be started but the word Satyagraha was used for the first time in …………….?
Ans: Anti Rowlatt agitation
98. Which dispute made Gandhi ji to undertake a fast for the first time?
Ans: Ahmedabad Mill Strike
99. The impact of the first world war drew two classes of Indian society into the national movement. Who were they?
Ans: Peasants and Business groups
100. In which year the Hindu Mahasabha was established?
Ans: 1915

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