General Knowledge Questions and Answers Competitive Exams

1. The famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race, popularly known as Vallankali is held in–
(A) Allahabad- Haldia stretch (B) Kottapuram- Kollam stretch
(C) Sadiya - Dhubri stretch (D) Champakkara Canal
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2. Many communities put salt on their roads after a snowfall, Why?
(A) To enhance the freezing and hardening of snow (B) To control the slipping of vehicles
(C) To keep the melted snow from refreezing (D) None of the above
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3. Which one of the following is the reason for keeping the chloroform in brown-tinted glass containers?
(A) Its brilliance colour hurts eyes (B) Its deep red colour is piercing
(C) With UV-rays and O2, it forms poisonous gas phosgene (D) With IR-rays, it forms a poisonous cyanide
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4. The simplest amino acid which is optically inactive is–
(A) glycine (B) proline
(C) alanine (D) serine
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5. The National Commission for Women was created by–
(A) an amendment in the Constitution of India (B) a decision of the Union Cabinet
(C) an Act passed by the Parliament (D) an order of the President of India
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6. The President of India is elected by a proportional representation system through single transferable vote. This implies that–
(A) each elected MP or MLA has an equal number of votes
(B) MPs and MLAs of a State have the same number of votes
(C) all MPs and MLAs have one vote each
(D) MPs and MLAs of different States have different numbers of votes
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7. The Constitution (98th Amendment) Act is related to–
(A) Empowering the Centre to levy and appropriate service tax
(B) The constitution of the National Judicial Commission
(C) Readjustment of electoral constituencies on the basis of the Population Census 2001.
(D) The demarcation of new boundaries between States
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8. Who are provided social security under the' Aam Admi Bima Yojana'?
(A) All landless labours living below poverty line in rural areas (B) All labours in urban areas
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) Neither 'a' nor 'b'
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9. The objective of 'Sangam Yojana' is–
(A) to make Ganga water pollution free (B) to ensure welfare of handicapped
(C) to unite various groups of Hindus (D) None of the above
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10. Regarding 'carbon credits', which one of the following. statements is not correct?
(A) The carbon credit system was ratified in conjunction with the Kyoto Protocol
(B) Carbon credits are awarded to countries of groups that have reduced greenhouse gases below their emission quota
(C) The goal of the carbon credit system is to limit the increase of carbon dioxide emission
(D) Carbon credits are traded at a price fixed from time to time by the United Nations Environment Programme
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11. The formation of ozone hole in the Antarctic region has been a cause of concern. What could be the reason for the formation of this hole?
(A) Presence of prominent tropospheric turbulence and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons
(B) Presence of prominent polar front and stratospheric clouds and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons
(C) Absence of polar front and stratospheric clouds and inflow of methane and chlorofluorocarbons
(D) Increased temperature at polar region due to global warming
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12. The Permanent Settlement in Bengal actually created two classes which were–
(A) landlords and peasants (B) landlords and serfs
(C) exploiters and exploited (D) absentee landlords and peasant cultivators
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13. Gandhi emerged as undisputed leader of Congress at its session–
(A) Lucknow, 1916 (B) Calcutta, September, 1920
(C) Nagpur, December 1920 (D) Lahore, 1926
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14. Joseph Barbera created which one of the following famous cartoon characters?
(A) Spiderman (B) Mickey Mouse
(C) Tom and Jerry (D) Phantom
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15. During the Indian freedom struggle, the Khudai Khidmatgars, also known as Red Shirts, called for– (A) the Union of Pashtun tribal areas in North-West with the Afghanistan
(B) the adoption of terrorist tactics and methods for terrorising and finally ousting the colonial rulers
(C) the adoption of communist revolutionary ideology for political and social reform
(D) the Pathan regional nationalist unity and a struggle against colonialism
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16. Gandhi coined the phrase "Satyagraha in/ during–
(A) South Africa (B) Champaran Satyagraha
(C) Kaira Satyagraha (D) Anti Rowlatt Act Agitation
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17. The National Highway from Amritsar to Kolkata via Delhi is numbered–
(A) 1 (B) 2
(C) 4 (D) 8
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18. RNA differs from DNA in having–
(A) thymine (B) uracil
(C) adenine (D) guanine
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19. Removal of thymus gland in the early life of an experimental mammal will cause–
(A) lack of lymphocytes (B) lack of antibodies
(C) lack of lymph nodes and vessels (D) Both 'a' and 'b'
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20. Who is the father of Binomial nomenclature of organisms?
(A) Julian Huxley (B) J A Lamarck
(C) Carolus Linnaeus (D) R H Whitttaker
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21. The power to enlarge the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India With respect to any matter included in the Union List of Legislative powers rests with–
(A) The President of India (B) The Chief Justice of India
(C) The Parliament (D) The Union Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs
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22. Which one of the following High Courts has the territorial jurisdiction over Andaman and Nicobar Islands?
(A) Andhra Pradesh (B) Kolkata
(C) Chennai (D) Odisha
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23. The salaries and allowances of the Judges of the High Court are charged to the–
(A) Consolidated Fund of India (B) Consolidated Fund of the State
(C) Contingency Fund of India (D) Contingency Fund of the State
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24. The project 'Sankalp' is associated with the elimination of–
(A) Polio (B) AIDS, HIV
(C) Both 'a' and 'b' (D) None of these
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25. Economic liberalisation in India started with–
(A) substantial changes in industrial licensing policy (B) the convertibility of Indian rupee
(C) doing away with procedural formalities for foreign direct investment (D) significant reduction in tax rates
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