General Knowledge Question Answer | Set – 21

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Q. The Governor-General was given power to issue ordinances by the act of

ANS:-  1861

Q. Which of the following is one of the causes for the passing of the Act of 1773?

ANS:-  Failure of Double Government

Q. Pitt’s India Bill was introduced by ________ in 1784.

ANS:-  Prime Minister Pitt

Q. Who among the following Governor General created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service?

ANS:-  Cornwallis

Q. Under which article, President of India can proclaim constitutional emergency?

ANS:-  Article 356

Q. How many members of upper house (RajyaSabha) can be nominated by President of India?

ANS:-  12

Q. Who was the Defence Minister of India during the Indo China War of 1962?

ANS:-  V.K. Krishna Menon

Q. When was the States Reorganization Commission constituted?

ANS:-  1953

Q. The Ghatampur thermal power plant approved by Cabinet is to be setup in –

ANS:-  Uttar Pradesh

Q. Which functionary can be invited to give his opinion in the parliament?

ANS:-  Attorney General of India

Q. The largest delta of the world is

ANS:-  Sunderban delta

Q. Tree cover is maximum in

ANS:-  Western ghats

Q. What amongst the following is responsible for the formation of stone in the human kidney?

ANS:-  Calcium oxalate

Q. What is a mushroom?

ANS:-  Fungi

Q. The chemical used as a ‘fixer’ in photography is-

ANS:-  Sodium thiosulphate

Q. Which one of the following is viscous?

ANS:-  Honey

Q. The dispute over Siachin Glacier is between –

ANS:-  India and Pakistan

Q. A particle dropped from the top of a tower uniformly falls on ground at a distance a which is equal to the height of tower. Which of the following paths will be traversed by the particle?

ANS:-  Parabolic

Q. Who was the founder of Seva Sadan in Bombay?

ANS:-  Ramabai Ranade

Q. The Theosophical Society was founded in the U. S. A. by ?

ANS:-  Madam Blavatsky and Olcott

Q. In the Indian Parliamentary System, ‘Vote on Account’ is valid for how many months (except the year of elections)?

ANS:-  2 months

Q. In the Constituent Assembly, when was the ad-hoc Committee appointed for the National Flag—

ANS:-  22th July 1947

Q. Special Economic Zone (SEZ) concept was first introduced in

ANS:-  China

Q. The Permanent settlement introduced by Cornwallis is in Bengal is known as

ANS:-  Zamindari System

Q. Who was the first Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Calcutta?  

ANS:-  Elijah Impey

Q. The Charter Act of 1793 Renewed the Company’s monopoly for____________ years.

ANS:-  20 years

Q. What is law-making authority of the government called ?

ANS:-  Legislative

Q. The Punjab Reorganisation Act, which created the states of Punjab and Haryana in 1966, was enacted on the basis of the recommendations of the

ANS:-  Shah Commission

Q. The reference to the National Capital Territory of Delhi is found in

ANS:-  Article 239AA

Q. The revenue system initiated by Sher Shah influenced the revenue system of

ANS:-  Babar

Q. Bairam Khan was murdered at

ANS:-  Cambay

Q. Who planted the “Tree of Liberty’ at Srirangapatnam ?

ANS:-  Tipu Sultan

Q. The famous resolution on Non-Cooperation under the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi was adopted in a special session of Congress held at Calcutta in

ANS:-  September 1920

Q. Dandi March started on ________ 1930.

ANS:-  12th March

Q. Which of the following has the supreme command of the Indian Defence Forces?

ANS:-  President of India

Q. Anti-defection law is given in which schedule of Indian constitution?

ANS:-  Tenth Schedule

Q. Which one of the following region is most rich in coal deposits?

ANS:-  Damodar Valley

Q. Who is the custodian of Contingency Fund of India?

ANS:-  The President

Q. The Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is:

ANS:-  Prime Minister of India

Q. Who among the following led a deputation of Banaras Pandits to the Mughal emperor to seek abolition of the Banaras and Allahabad?

ANS:-  Kavindracharya

Q. Who among the following was the first English man to visit western India ?

ANS:-  Thomas Stephens

Q. Who among the following was the official historian of Aurangzeb’s reign?

ANS:-  Mohammad Kazim

Q. “Din-i-Ilahi’ was a movement of Akbar’s folly, not of his wisdom.” Who made this statement?

ANS:-  V.A. Smith

Q. Who among the following leaders dominated the Lucknow Pact in December, 1916?

ANS:-  Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Q. The Look East Policy in India was started by which of the following Prime Ministers?

ANS:-  P.V. Narasimha Rao

Q. A drainage pattern where a river is joined by its tributaries approximately at right angles is ___________.

ANS:-  Trellis

Q. The core of the earth is also known as ______.

ANS:-  Barysphere

Q. In Indian constitution, the method of election of President has been taken from which country?

ANS:-  Ireland

Q. Who was the Governor General of India during the launch of Civil Disobedience Movement?

ANS:-  Lord Irwin

Q. Who is the Viceroy of India during Quit India Movement ?

ANS:-  Linlithgow

Q. Which drug is used as an Anti-Inflammatory?

ANS:-  Prednisone

Q. Adding which substance gives blue colour to glass?

ANS:-  Cobalt oxide

Q. Which Governor General abolished the ‘Sati System’ in India?

ANS:-  Lord Wiliam Bentinck

Q. Molten rock below the surface of the earth is called __________.

ANS:-  Magma

Q. In which year did the Portuguese captured Goa from Bijapur?

ANS:-  1510

Q. Which one of the following chemicals helps in fruit ripening?

ANS:-  Ethephon

Q. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following established Hindu College at Calcutta ?

ANS:-  Raja Rammohan Roy

Q. A stretch of sea water, partly or fully separated by a narrow strip from the main sea is called

ANS:-  Lagoon

Q. _________ is a byproduct of sewage treatment and can be decomposed to produce biogas

ANS:-  Sludge

Q. Which Fundamental Right in the Indian Constitution includes equal access to shops, bathing, ghats, hotels etc?

ANS:-  Right to Equality

Q. President of India can refer any matter that is of public importance or that which involves interpretation of Constitution to ________

ANS:-  Supreme Court

Q. The heat treatment applied to milk to stabilize and to remove disease causing bacteria is called as

ANS:-  Pasteurization

Q. Which one of the following was used as a chemical weapon in the First World War?

ANS:-  Mustard gas

Q. Which one of the following European trading companies adopted the “Blue Water Policy” in India?

ANS:-  Francisco de Almeida (Portuguese company)

Q. The Arya Mahila Sabha was founded by ?

ANS:-  Pandit Ramabai

Q. The Daily Weather Map of India is prepared and printed at___________

ANS:-  Pune

Q. “Great Barrier Reef”, the world’s largest Coral reef is located in

ANS:-  Australia

Q. In which year was All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) founded?

ANS:-  1972

Q. Cockroach cannot survive in the water because its respiratory organ is –

ANS:-  Trachea

Q. Which among the following is white phosphorus?

ANS:-  P4

Q. Which one of the following cities of Iraq is located on Tigris river?

ANS:-  Baghdad

Q. The writers of the East India Company had their training in the college at ________ in England.

ANS:-  Haileybury

Q. Isotopes are separated by

ANS:-  Distillation

Q. Ustad Mansur was a famous painter in the reign of

ANS:-  Jahangir

Q. Who wrote the famous book – ‘We the people’?

ANS:-  Nani Palkhivala

Q. Journalist Day was celebrated for the first time all over the country on

ANS:-  Oct 28, 1984

Q. Who wrote the line: ‘ A thing of beauty is a joy forever’?

ANS:-  John Keats

Q. Which one of the following Committees is described as the ‘twin sister’ of the Estimates Committee?

ANS:-  Public Accounts Committee

Q. Who gave the ‘General Equilibrium Theory’?

ANS:-  Leon Walras

Q. What process takes place during the youthful stage of a river?

ANS:-  Valley deepening

Q. Sandstone is which type of rock?

ANS:-  Sedimentary Rock

Q. Rainfall caused by intense evaporation in equatorial areas is called _____________.

ANS:-  Convectional rainfall

Q. Nandadevi peak is located in ____________ State.

ANS:-  Uttarakhand

Q. Who among the following gave monistic theory of sovereignty?

ANS:-  Austin

Q. In which of the following States India’s first Green Rail Corridor was launched in –

ANS:-  Tamil Nadu

Q. The relation between the consumer’s optimal choice of the quantity of a good and its price is very important and this relation is called the ________function.

ANS:-  Demand

Q. Name the catalyst used in the conversion of milk into curd?

ANS:-  Lactase

Q. Provision was made in the Act of 1773, for the office of a Governor-General of

ANS:-  Fort William

Q. The term socialist was added in the Preamble by the amendment

ANS:-  42nd

Q. The Sun Temple of Konark was built by Narasimhadeva I. To which dynasty did he belong to?

ANS:-  Eastern Ganga dynasty

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