General Knowledge Question Answer | Set – 07

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Q. Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who has won the prestigious ‘Grammy Awards’ is an exponent in which of the following musical instruments?


Q. Raja Ravi Verma, was famous in which of the fields?


Q. Who is known as ‘Desert Fox’?

Gen. Rommel

Q. The title of ‘sparrow’ given to

Major General Rajinder Singh

Q. Who headed the first scientific group to leave for Antarctica in 1982?

Dr. S.Z. Kasim

Q. Which among the famous danseuse is not an exponent of the Odissi dance style?

Yamini Krishnamurthy

Q. Michael Jackson is a distinguished person in the field?

Pop Music

Q. Ms. Kim Campbell is the first woman Prime Minister of


Q. The first Indian to swim across the English channel was

Mihir Sen

Q. Who is known as ‘Indian Bismarck’?

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q. Limba Ram is associated in which fields?


Q. Ms. Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi is distinguished as the first lady

Judge of Supreme Court

Q. Who is the creator of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh?

Nek Chand

Q. Hitendra Desai was famous in the which field?


Q. Naina Devi, was associated with the field of?

Vocal music

Q. Who is known as ‘Trimurthy of Carnatic Music’?

Muthuswami Dikshitar

Q. Gangubai hangal is the name associated with


Q. Who is known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’?

Florence Nightingale

Q. Girilal Jain was a noted figure in which of the following fields?


Q. Who is Larry Pressler?


Q. Who headed the committee on ‘computerization’ in Indian Banks(1988)?

C. Rangarajan

Q. Who is the famous Sarod player?

Amjad Ali Khan

Q. Sanjay Dutt, a noted film actor was held under


Q. Shona Narayan is a reputed personality in which of the following fields?

Classical dance

Q. Hari Prasad Chaurasia is a renowned player of


Q. Graham Green was associated with which of the fields?


Q. Dr. V. Kurien is famous in the field of?

Dairy development

Q. Which of the following pairs of artists and their areas of specialization is not correct?

M. S. Subbulakshmi – Dance

Q. Miss Universe 1994, Ms. Sushmita Sen hails from which of the following cities?

New Delhi

Q. Who is Tania Sachdev?

Chess player

Q. What charge card, developed in 1950, was the first to be accepted nationally in the US?

Diner’s Club

Q. What Enrico Fermi invented?

Nuclear reactor

Q. Which of the following was first patented by an Australian in 1889?

Electric Drill

Q. Who among the following invented the smallpox vaccine?

Edward Jenner

Q. What George Westinghouse invented?

Railway air brakes

Q. Who is the only U.S. President to invent and patent something?

Abraham Lincoln

Q. What invention is credited to the Russian born American inventor Vladimir Kosma Zworykin?


Q. What Thomas Davenport invented?

Electric streetcar

Q. What Elisha Otis invented?

The brake used in modern elevators

Q. Where was the yo-yo invented?


Q. When was the Monopoly created?

The 1930s

Q. What furniture item was invented by California furniture designer Charles Prior Hall in 1968?


Q. When was the first lawnmower invented?


Q. In which decade were the first successful diode and triode vacuum tubes invented?

The 1900s

Q. Who is the English physicist responsible for the ‘Big Bang Theory’?

George Gamow

Q. What ‘game’ was first produced by the Southern Novelty Company in Baltimore, Maryland in 1892?

Ouija board

Q. Who had an explosive idea and first patented DYNAMITE?

A. Nobel

Q. Who invented the Spinning Jenny?

James Hargreaves

Q. Which insurance salesman invented the fountain pen in 1884?

Lewis Edson Waterman

Q. When was the first elevator built?


Q. Who invented Gunpowder?

Roger Bacon

Q. In which decade was the telephone invented?

The 1870s


Cohen & Boyer

Q. What now-ubiquitous device was invented by Zenith engineer Eugene Polley in 1955?

Remote control

Q. What Benjamin Franklin invented?

Bifocal spectacles

Q. This part-time race car driver invented the bucket seat in 1969. Who was he?

Steve McQueen

Q. What plaything was invented by Joe McVicker in 1956?


Q. Who was the first American female to patent her invention, a method of weaving straw with silk?

Mary Kies

Q. Who invented Gramophone?

Thomas Alva Edison

Q. Who invented the Internal Combustion Engine?


Q. Who invented the BALLPOINT PEN?

Biro Brothers

Q. What J. B. Dunlop invented?

Pneumatic rubber tire

Q. Which scientist discovered the radioactive element radium?

Marie Curie

Q. When was barb wire patented?


Q. What is the name of the CalTech seismologist who invented the scale used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes?

Charles Richter

Q. What Galileo invented?


Q. What James Watt invented?

Rotary steam engine

Q. Where is the village of Branston, after which the famous pickle is named?

Stafford shire

Q. Who invented Jet Engine?

Sir Frank Whittle

Q. What invention caused many deaths while testing it?


Q. The average rate of domestic savings (gross) for the Indian economy is currently estimated to be in the range of

20 to 25 percent

Q. Resurgent India Bonds were issued in US dollar, Pound Sterling and

Deutsche Mark

Q. Short-term finance is usually for a period ranging up to

12 months

Q. In India, which one among the following formulates the fiscal policy?

Ministry of Finance

Q. Paper currency first started in India in


Q. The ARDC is now a branch of the


Q. Devaluation of currency leads to

Increase in domestic prices

Q. Since 1983, the RBI’s responsibility concerning regional rural banks was transferred to


Q. Foreign Direct Investment ceilings in the telecom sector have been raised from 74 percent to

100 percent

Q. Which of the following is not a part of machinery that settles industrial disputes?

Wage Court

Q. Our financial system has provided for the transfer of resources from the center to the states; the important means of resource transfer are

Tax sharing, grants-in-aid, loans

Q. Debenture holders of a company are its


Q. Excise duty is a tax levied on the

Production of goods

Q. Which of the following is the first Indian private company to sign an accord with the Government of Myanmar for oil exploration in two offshore blocks in that country?

Essar Oil

Q. Non Tax revenues can be increased by improving the working of the

Commercial irrigation projects

Q. Which of the following is not viewed as a national debt?

National Saving Certificate

Q. The condition of indirect taxes in the country’s revenue is approximately

86 percent

Q. Deficit financing means that the government borrows money from the


Q. Revenue of the state governments are raised from the following sources, except

Agricultural income tax

Q. If an economy is an equilibrium at the point where plans to save and to invest are equal, then government expenditure must be

Equal to government income

Q. In the last one decade, which one among the following sectors has attracted the highest foreign direct investment inflows into India?


Q. In the second nationalization of commercial banks, ___ banks were nationalized.


Q. Depreciation means

Loss of equipment over time due to wear and tear

Q. India changed over to the decimal system of coinage in

April 1957

Q. The association of the rupee with pound sterling as the intervention currency was broken in


Q. On July 12, 1982, the ARDC was merged into


Q. The currency convertibility concept in its original form originated in

Bretton Woods Agreement

Q. In the state of India, the State Financial Corporation have assisted mainly to develop

Medium and small-scale industries

Q. The central co-operative banks are in direct touch with

State co-operative banks

Q. The first wholly Indian Bank was set up in


Q. Radiocarbon dating technique is used to estimate the age of


Q. Identify the vector quantity from the following

Angular momentum

Q. Natural radioactivity was discovered by

Henri Becquerel

Q. One nanometer is equal to


Q. Minimum number of unequal vectors which can give zero resultant are


Q. Intensity of sound has

An object existence

Q. Rain is falling vertically downwards. To a man running east-wards, the rain will appear to be coming from


Q. Development expenditure of the Central government does not include

Defense expenditure

Q. ICICI is the name of a

Financial institution

Q. Gilt-edged market means

The market of government securities

FavoriteQ. Light Emitting Diodes (LED) is used in fancy electronic devices such as toys emit

Visible light

Q. Optical fiber works on the

Total internal reflection

Q. Light from the star, Alpha Centauri, which is nearest to the earth after the sun, reaches the earth in

4.2 years

Q. Supersonic plane fly with the speed

Greater than the speed of sound

Q. Mach number is used in connection with the speed of


Q. Stars which appear single to the naked eye but are double when seen through a telescope are


Q. ML2T-2 is the dimensional formula for

Couple acting on a body

Q. One watt-hour is equivalent to

3.6 x 103 J

Q. Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work connected with which of the following phenomenon of radiation?


Q. In which of the following industries is mica as a raw material?


Q. On a rainy day, small oil films on water show brilliant colors. This is due to


Q. Materials for rain-proof coats and tents owe their water-proof properties to

surface tension

Q. RADAR is used for

detecting and locating the position of objects such as airplanes

Q. Sound of frequency below 20 Hz is called


Q. On a clean glass plate a drop of water spreads to form a thin layer whereas a drop of mercury remains almost spherical because

the cohesion of mercury is greater than its adhesion with glass

Q. Moment of inertia is


Q. Of the following natural phenomena, tell which one known in Sanskrit as ‘deer’s thirst’?


Q. One thousand microns is equal to


Q. Sound travels at the fastest speed in


Q. Light travels at the fastest speed in


Q. The absorption of ink by blotting paper involves?

Capillary action phenomenon

Q. Nuclear sizes are expressed in a unit named


Q. Light year is a unit of


Q. Mirage is due to

unequal heating of different parts of the atmosphere.

Q. Light from the Sun reaches us in nearly

8 minutes

Q. Pa(Pascal) is the unit for


Q. Pick out the scalar quantity


Q. Sound waves in air are


Q. Magnetism at the center of a bar magnet is


Q. Lux is the SI unit of

Intensity of illumination


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