SSC General Awareness Topic Wise Solved Papers – General Knowledge
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1 The book titled ‘The Indian War of Independence’ was written by (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2010)
(a) Krishna Verma
(b) Madame Cama
(d) V.D. Savarkar
2 Who among the following captured his third consecutive National Billiards title in the year 2009 ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2010)
(b) Devendra Joshi
(c) Geet Sethi
(d) Dhruv Sitawala
3. What was the name of the ship that sank near the Paradip Port in September, 2009 causing an oil spill ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2010)
(a) Red Rose
(b) Black Rose
(c) White Rose
(d) Green Rose
4. Who among the following has been honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2007 ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2010)
(a) Yash Chopra
(b) UstadAmjad AliKhan
(c) Manna Dey
(d) A. Nageshwara Rao
5. Who among the following won the ‘ICC Cricketer of the Year Award’ for the year 2009 ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2010)
(a) M.S. Dhoni
(c) Mitchell Johnson
6. NIS stands for (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2010)
(a) National Infectious diseases seminar
(b) National Irrigation Schedule
(c) National Immunisation Schedule
(d) National Information Sector
7. Who discovered cement ? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2010)
(b) Albertos Magnus
(c) Joseph Aspdin
8. Red data book gives information about species which are: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)
9. Which of the following is the smallest bird? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2011)
(d) House sparrow
10. The world’s only floating national park is situated in: (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2011)
(b) Kuala Lumpur
11. The ‘Project Snow Leopard’ to conserve the endangered species, launched by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests covers the states of: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)
(a) Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh only
(b) Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand only
(c) Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh only
(d) Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim
12. The 2010 FIFA World Cup Final was held at: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)
13. Who of the following received- Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar for 2009 in ‘Hindustani Vocal Music’? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2011)
(a) Omkar Shrikant Dadarkar
(b) Ragini Chander Shekar
(c) Abanti Chakravorty and Sukracharya Rabha
(d) K. Nellai Manikandan
14. Which of the following folk/tribal dances is associated with Uttar Pradesh? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)
15. Which of the following books has been written by Atiq Rahimi? ” (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)
(a) Earth and Ashes
(b) This Savage Rite
(c) The Red Devil
(d) Witness the Night
16. Who is the recepient of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2010 in Hindi Literature category? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)
17. First Indian Prime Minister to visit Siachen has been (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)
(a) Rajiv Gandhi
(b) Inder Kumar Gujaral
(c) Man Mohan Singh
(d) None of the above
18. Which of the following books has been written by Kish war Desai? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)
(a) The Red Devil
(b) Witness the Night
(c) Tonight This Savage Rite
(d) Earth and Ashes
19. Which of the following folk/tribal dances is associated with Karnataka? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)
20. The Headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency is in (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)
21. Vasundhara Summit was held in (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)
22. The first Indian who was chosen as the Secretary General of Commonwealth is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
(c) Krishna Murthy
(d) Kamalesh Sharma
23. Kuldip Nayer, a journalist, was appointed as a High Commissioner in (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
(a) Sri Lanka
24. The National Policy for Empowerment of Women was adopted in the year (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
25. Ballots were first used in (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
(c) Ancient Greece
26. Which of the following criteria is not used for the classification of human races? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
27. The study of lake is called
28. The Central Drug Research Institute of India is located at (SSC CGL Is Sit. 2012)
29. How many spokes are there in the Dharmachakra of the National Flag? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
30. The latest official language of the U.N. is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
31. The latest book ‘Kurukshetra to KargiT is written by (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
(a) Suryanath Singh
(b) Kunal Bhardwaj
(c) Karan Singh
(d) Kuldip Singh
32. The organisation involved primarily with environmental planning is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
33. The most endangered Asiatic top predator on the edge of extinction is (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2012)
(a) Black Bear
(b) Asiatic lion
(c) Siberian Tiger
34. Analects is the sacred book of (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
35. Ram Sharan Sharma, who died in 2011 was an eminent (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
36. The 34th National Games were held in 2011 in: (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
37. Torah is the scared book of:
38. The 98th Indian Science Congress was held in 2011 at: (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
39. Which bank was the first to introduce ATMs to the world? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
(a) Hong Kong Bank
(b) Standard Chartered Bank
(c) Bank of America
(d) Citi Bank
40. Mamta Sharma was appointed in 2011 as the chairperson of: (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2012)
(a) National Commission for Minorities
(b) National Commission for Protection of Child Right
(c) National Commission for women
(d) National Commission for BCs
41. Human Development index was formulated by: (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
42. Who is the author of the book ‘Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State’? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
(a) Khuram Iqbal
(b) Maleeha Lodhi
(c) Amir Mir
(d) M. J. Akbar
43. What is the name of the currency of Bangladesh ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
44. The famous car (chariot) festival is held at (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
45. The most literate Union Territory in India is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
46. The first Secretary-General of the United Nations was (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
(a) U. Thant
(b) Dr. Kurt Waldheim
(d) Trygve Lie
47. The book “Tinderbox : The Past and Future of Pakistan” is written by (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
(a) Jamil Ahmad
(c) Khurram Iqbal
48. Which of the following cities in India is considered the greenest? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
49. Synagogue is the place of worship of (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
50. One of the following Chief Ministers received the Highest 60. Civilian Award “Bharat Ratna” (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
(a) Lalu Prasad Yadav of Bihar
(b) Late M. G Ramachandran ofTamilnadu
(c) Jyothi Basu of West Bengal
(d) Late N. T. Rama Rao of Andhra Pradesh
51. Which one of the following film-actors has been conferred the Honorary Doctorate in Arts and Culture by the Bedford University, London? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
(a) Shahrukh Khan
(b) Amir Khan
(c) Saif Ali Khan
(d) Anil Kapoor
52. Who advocated the adoption of ‘ PURA’ model to eradicate rural poverty? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
(a) Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(c) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
(d) Prof. A. M. Patha
53. Which one of the following though called a garden is infact, not a garden? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
(a) Vrindavan Garden of Mysore
(b) Hanging Garden of Mumbai
(c) Eden Garden of Kolkata
(d) Shalimar Garden of Kashmir
54. Who wrote the book “Why Socialism”? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) Jayaprakash Narayan
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Acharya Narendra Dev
55. Multi purpose river valley projects are the “New temples of modem India”. (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Motilal Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Rajiv Gandhi
56. The ‘One Straw Revolution” was written by: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) Masanobu Fukuoka
(b) Richael Carlson
(c) M.S. Swaminathan
(d) Norman Borlaug
57. Aung San Suu Kyi is a native to: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(d) Arunachal Pradesh
58. Non Residential Indians (NRI) Day is marked on: (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) January 7
(b) January 9
(c) January 17
(d) January 19
59. “Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you. You have made me a better President”, was said by: (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(a) Pranab Mukherjee
(b) Barack Obama
(c) George Bush
(d) APJ Abdul Kalam
60. First Hindu American to enter the US House of Representative as senator is : (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(a) Tulsi Gabbard
(b) Sunita Williams
(c) Jyoti Sengupta
61. Who was not a politician ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(a) H.N. Bahuguna
(b) I.K Gujral
(c) S.L. Bahuguna
62. Which of the following crop cultivation is banned by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
(a) Lathyrus (Khesari)
(b) Genetically modified bnnjal
(c) Bt cotton for export
(d) Bt cotton for local use
63. Who is known for establishing-the “Anand Van”? (SSC CGL 21 Sit. 2013)
(a) Jubilant Buddha
(b) H. N. l3ahuguna
(c) Baba Amte
(d) Motilal Nehru
64. The civilian Airport of highest altitude is in (SSC CGL 2 Sit. 2013)
65. Greenpark Stadium is in (SSC CGL Sit. 2013)
66. Human Environment Conference- 1972 was held at (SSC CGL Sit. 2013)
67. Who said “Truth ¡s the ultimate reality and it is God”? (SSC CGL 2M Sit. 2013)
(a) Swamy Vivekananda
(b) Rabindra Nath Tagore
(c) M. K. Gandhi
68. Who is the founder of “Facebook” which is currently the No. 1 social networking website in India? (SSCCGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) Orkut Buyukkokten
(b) Mark Zuckerberg
(c) Bill Gates
(d) Martin Cooper
69. Who is the author of the book “No Full Stops in India”? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) NiradC. Choudhuri
(c) R. K.Narayan
(d) Ved Mehta
70. Which one of the following pairs is wrongly matched? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
71. The term of a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council is (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) 1 year
(b) 2 years
(c) 3 years
(d) 6 months
72. Julia Gillard is the Prime Minister of (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(c) New Zealand
73. Which is the first state in India to pass the Food Security Law? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
74. Who among the following Presidents of MCC was a non-professional cricketer? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) Peter May
(b) Christopher Martin Jenkins
(c) Ted Dexter
(d) Colin Cowdrey
75. Who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2012 ? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) International Atomic Energy Agency
(b) Liu Xiaobo
(c) European Union
(d) U. N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
76. Who won the Jnanpith Award for 2011? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
(a) Sachidananda Routray
(b) Pratibha Ray
(c) Gopinath Mohanty
(d) Sitakant Mahapatra
77. Environmental impact assessment was first formally established in 1969 ¡n which country? (SSC CCL 2 Sit. 2013)
(a) United Kingdom
(b) United States
78. The first non-Englishman elected as Chairman of the International Cricket Council was (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
(a) Cydle Walcott
(b) Gary Sobers
(c) Imran Khan
(d) Sunil Gavaskar
79. For which language included in the Indian Constitution, the Jnanpith Award has not been given upto 2011? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)
80. Who is the first British Author to win the Man Booker Prize for fiction twice? (SSCCGL2ndSit 2013)
(a) Peter Carey
(b) J.M. Coetzee
(c) Hilary Mantel
(d) None of the above
81. Which one of the following is wrongly paired? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)
82. The Red Data Books published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources enumerate (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
(a) Biodiversity parks and wild life sanctuaries in different countries.
(b) Centres of origin of cultivated plants.
(c) Centres of origin of all economically important plants.
(d) Threatened species of plants and animals.
83. The two South American countries, which are members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
(a) Ecuador and Brazil
(b) Ecuador and Bolivia
(c) Ecuador and Venezuela
(d) Venezuela and Brazil
84. Who is the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal ? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
(b) Swatantra Kumar
(c) Satyananda Mishra
(d) K.G Balakrishnan
85. Which is the capital of Mali ? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
86. Which was the first film of Jaspal Bhatti ? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
(a) Power Cut
(b) Mahaul Theek Hai
(c) Thank You Jijaji
(d) None of the three above
87. Who was the first recipient of the “Bharat Ratna” Award posthumously ? (SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2013)
(a) K. Kamaraj
(b) Lai Bahadur Shastri
(c) M.G Ramachandran
88. Saras crane is the state bird of (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) West Bengal
89. The Daocheng Yading Airport is located in (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
90. “Martyr’s Day” is marked on (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(a) January 1
(b) January 15
(d) January 9
91. Which of the following is only domestic Airport? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
(a) Dabolin Airport, Goa
(b) Srinagar Airport
(c) Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
(d) None of the above
92. Second India-Affica Forum Summit-2011 was held in (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2013)
93. NIN (National Institute ofNutrition) Central Office is located at (SSC CGL 2014)
94. “Bull’s eye” is used in the game of (SSC CGL 2014)
95. Pablo Picasso, the famous painter was (SSC CGL 2014)
96. To whom the line ‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’ is attributed ? (SSC CGL 2015)
(a) John Keats
(b) Dr. Charles Dickens
(c) Dr. Jonathan Swift
(d) William Wordsworth
97. The birthday of which of the following leaders is celebrated as ‘Teachers Day1 in India? (SSC CGL 2015)
(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(b) S. Radhakrishnan
(c) C. Rajgopalachari
98. The award given for outstanding performance in sports is (SSC CGL 2015)
(a) Bharat Rama
(b) PadmaShri Award
(c) Aijuna Award
(d) Dronacharya Award
99. Which hill station’s name means place of the thunderbolt’? (SSC CGL 2015)
100. The ship building yard—Mazgaon Dock is located at (SSC CGL 2015)
101. ‘Agha Khan Cup’ is related with which of the following sport event? (SSC CGL 2015)
(c) Table Tennis
102. Where was the first conference of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) held? (SSC CGL 2015)
(b) New Delhi
103. First Nobel Prize to India was given for: (SSC CGL 2015)
104. Who was the Indian women president of the United Nations General Assembly ? (SSC CGL 2015)
(a) Margret Thatcher
(b) Golda Mayer
(d) Vijya Lakshmi Pandit
105. What is the currency of Saudi Arabia ? (SSC CGL 2015)
106. Reserve Bank of India was nationalised in : (SSC CGL 2015)
107. Which among the following is a folk dance of India. (SSC CGL 2015)
108. Radio activity was discovered by : (SSC CGL 2015)
109. ’Mission Indradhanush’ Campaign in India is associated with? (SSC CGL 2016)
(a) Nutrition to Pregnant Women
(b) Awareness of Diabetes
(c) Eradication of blindness
(d) Vaccination of children
110. Who is the recipient of Man Booker International Prize 2016 for the novel ‘The Vegetarian’? (SSC CGL 2016)
(a) Orhan Pamuk
(b) Han Kang
(c) Elena Ferrante
111. The novelist, poet and critic of which language has been conferred with Jnanpith Award for 2015? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
112. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the “BRICS” group? (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2016)
113. Which pair of the following Indians has been selected for grant of Raman Magasaysay Award 2016? (SSCCGL 1st Sit. 2016)
(a) Bezwada Wilson and T.M. Krishna
(b) T.M. Krishna and Arvind Adiga
(c) Arvind Adiga and Bezwada Wilson
(d) T.M. Krishna and Satish Gujral
114. At Rio Olympics, what was the final position of Dipa Karmakar in her category? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
115. The study of mountains is known as (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
116. The famous Vishnu temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia was built by? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
(b) Suryavarman II
117. The new symbol of Indian currency is designed by? (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2016)
(a) Santosh Kumar
(b) Y.V. Reddy
(d) Dr. Rangarajan
118. WhatisMUDRA? (SSCCGL 1stSit2016)
(a) Development and Refinance Agency
(b) Scheme for Agricultural Insurance
(c) New Planet Discovered
(d) Development and Regulatory Authority for Urban Township
119. Which day is observed as “International Day of Non-Violence” (SSC CHSL 2012)
(a) 1 st May
(b) 2 nd October
(c) 24 th October
(d) 30 th January
120. Which country is the largest producer of wool ? (SSC CHSL 2012)
121. Which one of the following African countries in not a member of OPEC ? (SSC CHSL 2012)
(c) South Africa
122. Which one of the following National Park/Sanctuary is not in Rajasthan ? (SSC CHSL 2012)
(a) Sariska National Park
(b) Sambar Wildlife Sanctuary
(c) Rajaji National Park
(d) Rhanthambore National Park
123. Which one of following is called the primary pace maker of the heart? (SSC CHSL 2012)
(a) A. V. Node
(b) Chordae tendinae
(c) A.V. Septum
(d) S.A. Node
124. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) is in: (SSC CHSL 2012)
125. The concept of’Carbon credit’ originated from: (SSC CHSL 2012)
(a) Earth Summit, Rio-de-Janerio
(b) Kyoto Protocol
(c) Montreal Protocol
(d) None of the above
126. Minorities Rights Day is observed in India on (SSC CHSL 2013)
(a) 18th December
(b) 23rd December
(c) 5th September
(d) 1st December
127. Which one of the following institutes in List I is wrongly matched with its location indicated in List II ? (SSC CHSL 2013)
128. Match the two lists below
129. Who among the following women tennis players has won theGrand Slam titles fdr the maximum number of times ? (SSC CHSL 2013)
(a) Serena Williams
(b) Venus Williams
(c) Steffi Graf
(d) Margaret Court
130. In which one of the following films did Pran act as a character artist and not in the role of a villain? (SSC CHSL 2013)
(a) Himalaya Ki Godh Mein
(b) Ram aur Shyam
131. Who was the first posthumous recipient of Bharat Ratna? (SSC CHSL 2013)
(a) M.G Ramachandran
(b) B.R. Ambedkar
(c) K. Kamraj
(d) Lai Bahadur Shastri
132. Which country won the ICC Women’s World Cup held in February 2013 ? (SSC CHSL 2013)
(b) New Zealand
133. Which country’s currency is Ngultrum ? (SSCCHSL 2013)
134. “Sattriya Nritya” recognised as a classical dance form of India by the SangeetNatak Akademi only in 2000, originated from (SSCCHSL 2013)
135. Grammy Award is given in the field of (SSC CHSL 2014)
136. The first woman to get the Bharat Ratan Award is (SSCCHSL 2014)
(a) Mother Teresa
(b) Indira Gandhi
(c) Lata Mangeshker
137. Karl Marx wrote (SSCCHSL 2014)
(a) Asian Drama
(d) Good Earth
138. The religious text of the Jews is named as (SSC CHSL 2014)
(a) The Analectus
139. “Meghdoot” was written by (SSCCHSL2014)
(a) Humayun Kabir
(b) Khushwant Singh
140. Who among the following is a famous English writer ? (SSCCHSL 2014)
(a) Amrita Pritam
(b) Mahadevi Verma
(c) Ashapuma Devi
(d) Mulk Raj Anand
141. In which year were the States reorganized on a linguistic basis? (SSC CHSL 2014)
142. The “Mein Kampf’ was written by (SSC CHSL 2014)
143. It was decided to observe Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday October 2 as the International Nonviolence Day at (SSC CHSL 2014)
(a) International lndology Conference
(b) Setyagraha Centenary Conference
(c) Congress Foundation Day Celebration
(d) None of these
144. ISRO’s Master Control Facility is in (SSC CHSL 2014)
(a) Andhra Pradesh
145. Which place is called as “Silicon Valley” of India ? (SSCCHSL 2014)
146. “Life Divine” is a book written by (SSC CHSL 2014)
(a) M. K. Gandhi
(b) Rabindranath Tagore
(c) S. Radhakrishnan
(d) Shri Aurobindo
147. The Oscar Award was won 36 times by (SSC CHSL 2014)
(a) Charlie Chaplin
(b) Alfred Hitchcock
(c) Walt Disney
(d) Akiro Kurosawa
148. Who among the following is not a Bharatanatyam dancer ? (SSCCHSL 2015)
(b) Leela Samson
(c) Geeta Ramachandran
(d) Sonal Mansingh
149. Ryder Cup is a famous tournament of: (SSCCHSL 2015)
(d) Lawn Tennis
150. Kanha National Park is located in: (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh
151. Who wrote’Discovery of India’? (SSCCHSL 2015)
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawahar Lai Nehru
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) APJ Abdul Kalam
152. Who is the first woman IPS officer in India ? (SSC CHSL 2015)
(d) Indira Gandhi
153. Which of the following is the right expansion of ILO? (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) International Labour Organization
(b) Indian Legal Orientation
(c) Internatioanl Law and Order
(d) Inter-State Lawful Ordinance
154. In 2010 a newspaper published its 70,000th issue. Which was the newspaper ? (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) The Oxford Gazette
(b) The Washington Post
(c) The Times of London
(d) The Hindustan Times
155. Project tiger programme was launched in: (SSCCHSL 2015)
156. Which Indian newspaper has the largest readership ? (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) The Malayala Manorama
(b) Indian Express
(c) The Hindu
(d) The Dainik Jagran
157. Which day is celebrated as International Yoga Day ? (SSCCHSL 2015)
(a) April 23
(b) September 21
(c) July 21
(d) June 21
158. December 1 is celebrated as: (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) Indian Navy Day
(b) UNICEF Day
(c) Children’s Day
(d) World AIDS Day
159. Who was the first Secretary General of UNO? (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) Kurt Waldheim
(c) Trygve Lie
160. Earth day is celebrated on : (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) April 22
(b) September 17
(c) February 16
(d) April 4
161. What is the number of players on each side in Rugby Football? (SSC CHSL 2015)
162. Which was the first linguistic state to be created ? (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh
163. The headquarters of the Survey of India Dept, (department) is located at: (SSC CHSL 2015)
(c) New Delhi
164. The Lalit Kala Academy is devoted to the promotion of: (SSC CHSL 2015)
(c) Dance and Drama
(d) Fine Arts
165. World wild life fund was founded in : (SSC CHSL 2015)
166. Arundhati Roy is the author of: (SSC CHSL 2015)
(b) The Tin Drum
(c) My Childhood Days
(d) God of Small Things
167. The first Bio-sphere Reserve in India has been established in: (SSC CHSL 2015)
(b) Nanda Devi
168. Kimono is a dress style of which Asian Country ? (SSC CHSL 2015)
169. Dr. P. Rama Rao Committee is related to which of the following ? (SSC CHSL 2015)
170. ’ Kathakali is a dance prevalent in which state ? (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Tamil Nadu
171. Rand is the currency of: (SSC CHSL 2015)
172. Iron filings can be separated from a heterogenous mixture using the technique of (SSC CHSL 2015)
173. In which year did Amartya Kumar Sen receive the Nobel Prize in Economics? (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
174. The worldwide Great Depression took place in (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
175. Which one of the following is not an All India Service? (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
(a) Indian Police Service
(b) Indian Foreign Service
(c) Indian Forest Service
(d) Indian Administrative Service
176. The Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) is supposed to reduce the distance between Chennai and Tuticorin by nautical miles. (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
177. Cities with population from one to five million are called (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
(c) Million City
178. ‘Kyoto Protocol’, an agreement signed by various countries, is associated with (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
(a) Deep Sea Oil and Mineral Exploration
(b) Clean Environment and Climate Change
(c) Building common food stock to save human beings from any natural disaster
(d) International Trade
179. Sanjukta Panigrahi was famous for the dance (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
180. ‘White Revolution ’ is related to (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
(a) Fish production
(b) Wheat production
(c) Milk production
(d) Flood control
181. Who proposed the adage “Survival of the fittest”? (SSC Multi Tasking 2013)
182 What is the name given to Moon Mission in India? (SSC Multi Tasking 2014)
(c) Kalpana II
183. Lira was the currency of which country? (SSC Multi Tasking 2014)
184. Who is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces? (SSC Multi Tasking 2014)
(a) Prime Minister
(b) Defence Minister
185. Which is The second most populous State of India as per Census 2011? (SSC Multi Tasking 2014)
(a) West Bengal
186. United Nations Conference on Environment and Development is called (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
(a) Earth Summit
(b) Water Summit
(c) Air Summit
(d) Resource Summit
187. The headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency is located at (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
188. The first woman to conquer Mount Everest twice is (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
(a) Suija Lata Devi
(b) Jyoti Randhawa
(c) Santosh Yadav
(d) Suma Shirur
189. Which Indian hockey player has road named after him in Germany? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
(a) Dhyan Chand
(b) Zafar Iqbal
(c) Roop Singh
(d) Dhanraj Pillai
190. What is the name of the first research station established by India in the Antarctica? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
(a) Dakshin Gangotri
191. The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council are (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
(a) China, France, Russia, U.K. and U. S. A.
(b) China, Canada, France, U. S. A and Germany
(c) China, Germany, Russia, U.K. andU.S.A.
(d) China, Germany, U.S.A., U.K and Canada
192. Which of the following is not correctly paired? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
193. Which of the following States has the largest gap in male and female literacy as per 2011 Census (provisional data)? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2012)
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
194. Among the following states, which one has adopted me “Neem” tree as the state tree? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2013)
(b) Tamil Nadu
(d) Andhra Pradesh
195. When was the Geological Survey of India established ? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2014)
196. Who was the first woman winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati 6? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2014)
(a) Kiran Bedi
(b) Lata Mangeshkar
(c) Sumeet Kaur Sawhney
197. Who among the following was named as “Haryana Hurricane” ? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)
(a) Ajay Ratsa
(b) Nawab Pataudi
(c) Kapil Dev
198. What does the word ‘amphibian’ mean ? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)
(a) Two lives
(b) Four lives
(c) Three lives
(d) One life
199. The founder of the ‘ Arya Samaj’ was: (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)
(a) Dayananda Saraswati
(b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(d) Annie Besant
200. The book “Globalization, Democratization and Distributive Justice” has been authored by (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) Mod Chand Sharma
(b) Karan Bajaj
(c) Salman Rushdies
(d) Anita Nair
201. Which of the following has become the first airport in the world to fully operation all on solar power? (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) Lokpriya Gopinath Bardoli International Airport.
(b) Amritsar International Airport.
(c) Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport.
(d) Cochin International Airport Ltd. (Kerla).
202. Which of the following countries has become the first country in the world to receive funds from United Nations for its fast growing Solar Home Systems? (SSC Steno 2013)
203. Who of the following is not one of the recipients of Arjuna Award 2015? ‘ (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) Anoop Singh (Wrestling)
(b) Dipa Karmakar (Gymnastics)
(c) Jitu Rai (Shooting)
(d) P. R. Sreejesh (Hockey)
204. Who wrote ‘Communist Manifesto’? (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) Marx and Engels
205. Where is the permanent headquarters of SAARC? (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) New Delhi
206. The only foreign national to receive the highest Bangladesh Award “Bangladesh Swadhinata Sammanona” is (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) P.V. Narasimha Rao
(b) Indira Gandhi
(c) Sonia Gandhi
(d) Rajiv Gandhi
207. The headquarters of the Organization of petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is in (SSC Steno 2013)
(b) Abu Dhabi
208. Who was the Captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL – V? (SSC Steno 2013)
(b) Rahul Dravid
(c) Gautam Gambhir
(d) Saurav Ganguly
209. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched? (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) Kuchipudi – Andhra Pradesh
(b) Kathakali-Tamil Nadu
(c) Kathak – Manipur
(d) Bharatnatyam – Kerala
210. The term of a non-permanent member of the U. N. Security Council is (SSC Steno 2013)
(a) 6 months
(b) 1 year
(c) 2 years
(d) 3 years
211. Free and compulsory education for all children is provided until they attain the age of (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) 16 years
(b) 18 years
(c) 21 years
(d) 14 years
212. The Indian recipient ofNoble Peace Prize is (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) Hargovind Khurana
(b) Rabindra Nath Tagore
(c) Mother Teresa
(d) Amartya Sen
213. London is situated on the banks of river (SSC Steno 2014)
214. Identify the odd sportman among the following (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) Narain karthikeyan
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Sunil Gavaskar
215. First Indian to make a speech in Hindi before the UN General Assembly was (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) AB Vajpayee
(b) Lai Bahadur Shastri
(c) Lai Krishna Advani
216. Which of the following awards is given for excellence in sports coaching? (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) Sahitya Academi Award
(b) Dronacharya Award
(c) Arjun Award
(d) Dada Saheb Phalke Award
217. Who is the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2013? (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) Haruki Murakami
(b) Eleanor Catton
218. Where is the permanent secretarial of the SAARC? (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) New Delhi
219. ‘Statue of Liberty1 is the National Emblem of (SSC Steno 2014)
220. Ozone Day is celebrated on (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) April 21
(b) September 16
(c) September 25
(d) June 5
221. The book ‘Gokhale, My Political Guru’ was written by (SSC Steno 2014)
(b) C.R. Das
(c) M.A. Jinnah
(d) M.K. Gandhi
222. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Name Sake’? (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) Kiran Desai
(b) Shobha De
(c) Vikram Seth
(d) Jhumpa Lahiri
223. National Science Day is observed on (SSC Steno 2014)
(a) 14th March
(b) 2nd June
(c) 5th January
(d) 28th February
224. Which was the first National news Agency of free India ? (SSC Steno 2016)
(a) The Associated Press of India
(b) None of these
(c) The Indian Review
(d) The Free press of India
225. The book ‘Problem of Human Geography1 was written by (SSC Steno 2016)
(a) Jean Brunches
(b) None of these
(c) Albert Demangeon
226. Philadelphia is famous for (SSC Steno 2016)
(b) Dairy industry
(d) Silk textiles
227. Which one among the following book is centered around ‘environment’? (SSC Sub. Ins. 2016)
(a) Here I Stand
(b) And Then One Day
(c) The Late, Great Planet Earth
(d) Silent Spring
228. An international movement with its motto to save the world by involving itself with environmental problems is (SSC Sub. Ins. 2016)
(a) Clean En
229. Immunization technique was developed by: (SSC Sub. Ins. 2015)
(a) Louis Pasteur
(b) Robert Koch
(c) Joseph Lister
(d) Edward jenner
230. Who is the author of the book “Romancing with Life ”. (SSC CHSL 2015)
(a) Dev Anand
(b) Shashi Tharoor
(c) Bill Clinton
(d) Kapil Dev
231. Who invented first working laser? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) A. H. Taylor
(b) W. K. Roentgen
(c) T. H. Maiman
(d) Fred Morrission
232. Which of the following venue hosted its first ever test match on 9th November, 2016 which was played between India and England? (SSCCGL2017)
(a) JSCA International Stadium complex, Ranchi
(b) Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
(c) Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium,
(d) Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
233. Match the following: (SSC CGL 2017)
234. Who is the only Indian cricketer to have received the Polly Umrigar award 3 times? (SSCCGL2017)
(a) Sachin Tendulkar
(b) Virender Sehwag
(d) Ravichandran Ash win
235. Who is the author of the book titled “The Sellout”? (SSCCGL2017)
(a) Paul Beatty
(d) Howard Jacobson
236. Which country was designated as the major defence partner of USA in December, 2016? (SSC CGL 2017)
(d) United Kingdom
237. With which country India did its seventh edition of bilateral EKUVERIN Exercise 2016 at Kadhdhoo?(SSC CGL 2017)
238. ‘Vikalp’ is a scheme launched by Indian Railway to help wait listed passengers. Which of the following is NOT true about this scheme? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Confirmed berths in alternate trains.
(b) No – extra charges will be taken from passengers.
(c) Wait – listed passengers can avail opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Special trains even when booking made is in other mail/express trains.
(d) Vikalp scheme will be initially available for e – tickets only.
239. Who discovered the Cholera causing germ? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Filippo Pacini
(b) Robert Koch
(d) Felix Hoflman
240. Match the following
241. ‘Hunar Haat’ an exhibition to exhibit and promote the arts and artisans from minority community was launched at which of the following events? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Pushkar Fair, 2016
(b) IITF, New Delhi, 2016
(c) SurajKund Craft Mela, 2017
(d) Kumbh Mela, 2015
242. Which movie won the award for the best movie at the Oscar Awards 2017? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) La La Land
(d) Manchester by the Sea
243. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Citizen and Society1? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Pranab Mukherjee
(b) Hamid Ansari
(d) Satyajit Ray
244. With which country India has recently signed a MoU for Water Conservation in India? (SSC CGL 2017)
245. Which among the following neighbouring country of India is the largest producer of Opium in the World? (SSC CGL 2017)
(c) Sri Lanka
246. What is the major aim of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) To provide electricity
(b) To provide LED bulbs
(c) To provide LPG connections
(d) To construct village roads
247. Who discovered television? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Michael Faraday
(b) Joseph Henry
(d) John Baird
248. How many players are there in a team of Volleyball? (SSC CGL 2017)
249. Silk worms feed on (SSC CGL 2017)
(A) Basil Leaves
(B) Curry Leaves
(C) Rose Leaves
(D) Mulberry Leaves
(a) 1-B,2-C, 3-A
(c) 1-A, 2-C, 3-B
(d) 1-B,2-A, 3-C
250. Who among the following has been recently awarded with ‘Indian of the year’ award? (SSC CGL 2017)
(b) Dhiraj Singh
(c) Preety Shenoy
(d) Abhishek kumar
251. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Selection Day’? (SSC CGL 2017)
(c) Krishna Sobti
252. Which of the following country is not a member of BRICS association? (SSC CGL 2017)
253. With which of its neighbouring country India has Kalapani territorial dispute? (SSC CGL 2017)
(d) Sri Lanka
254. What is the name of the scheme for the Employees state Insurance Corporation (ESIC) beneficiaries launched in (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Sakushal Humesha
(b) Kahin bhi kabhi bhi
(c) Jeevan Arogya
(d) Shramik Kalyan
255. Match the following
256. Term ‘Gambit’ is associated with which of the following sport? (SSC CGL 2017)
257. Madhuri Dixit is association with which Indian Dance form? (SSC CGL 2017)
258. Who among the following is a Sanjay Chopra Award recipient for 2016? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Abhinash Mishra
(b) Arjun Singh
(d) Srawanand Saha
259. ‘My story1 is an autobiography of which famous cricketer? (SSC CGL 2017)
(a) Kumar Sangakara
(b) Kevin Peterson
(c) Brendon Mccullum
(d) Micheal Clarke
260. Which country has approved more than 500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem? (SSC CGL 2017)
(d) United Kingdom
261. Which of the following country is not a member of SAARC? (SSC CGL 2017)
262. Ghumura is a folk dance of (SSC CHSL 2017)
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Jammu & Kashmir
263. In the National Flag of India, Ashoka Chakra is a spoked wheel. (SSC CHSL 2017)
264. Who Invented Ceiling fan? (SSC CHSL 2017)
(a) Loyd Groff Copeman
(b) Bartolomeo Cristofori
(c) Leonardo da Vinci
(d) Philip Diehl
265. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana was announced under the leadership of . (SSC CHSL 2017)
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) Indira Gandhi
(d) Manmohan Singh
266. Who has the record of highest number of Gold Medals in the history of Olympics? (SSC CHSL 2017)
(b) Michael Phelps
(c) Larisa Latynina
(d) lan Thorpe
267. Who is the author of “Gently Falls : The Bakula”? (SSC CHSL 2017)
(a) Amitav Ghosh
(c) Ravinder Singh
(d) Sudha Murty
268. Highest Civilian Honour received by Shabana Azmi is (SSC CHSL 2017)
(c) Padma Vibhushan
(d) Bharat Ratna
269. Which of the following is false? (SSC CHSL 2017)
(a) Hydrogen atom is roughly a third of the mass of tritium
(b) Deuterium is called heavy hydrogen
(c) Deuterium atom has 1 neutron
(d) Protium is the rarest isotope of hydrogen
270. Which Indian lake is renowned as the Lagoon lake of India? (SSC CHSL 2017)
(b) Agra Lake
271. Who said ‘The God, who gave us life, gave us the liberty at the same time’? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
272. What is ‘Patriarchic Society’? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
(a) System that values women more than men
(b) System that values men more than women
(c) System that values both men and women equally
(d) System that values elders
273. In which of the following city, world’s second longest beach is located? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
274. Which of the following brings back deoxygenated blood from different parts of human body to heart? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
275. Which of the following is a warm blooded animal? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
276. pH scale ranges from . (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
(a) 1 to 14
(b) 1 to 7
(c) 0 to 14
(d) 0 to 7
277. What is the name of the app launched by the Union Ministry of power to provide real time information sharing on power supply? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
278. Who discovered ‘Portland cement’? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
(a) Michael Faraday
(b) Guglielmo Marconi
(c) Joseph Aspdin
(d) Isaac Newton
279. Nitin Thimmaiah is related to which sport? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
(a) Table Tennis
280. Match the following.
281. Which chief Minister has been awarded with the Transformative Chief Minister Award’ on May 8,2017? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
(a) Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh
(b) Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh
(c) ArvindKejriwal, Delhi
(d) Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Rajasthan
282 Who wrote the book named ‘Exile’? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
(d) Ranbir Singh Sindhu
283. Pakistan has leased Gwadar port to state-run firm of which country for 40 years? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
284. Which neighbouring country of India is not among the founding members of SAARC? (SSC Sub-Ins. 2017)
285. Amrita Shergil was a famous . (SSC MTS. 2017)
286. Hepatitis is a disease of the : (SSC MTS. 2017)
287. Katherine Espin who won the crown of 2016 Miss Earth belongs to which country? (SSC MTS. 2017)
288. India signed the ‘Paris Agreement’ on ‘Climatic change’ in April 2016 at: (SSC MTS. 2017)
(a) New Delhi
289. Nek Chand Saini name is associated with which of the following gardens : (SSC MTS. 2017)
(a) Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar
(b) Rock garden, Chandigrah
(c) Vrindavan Garden, Mysore
(d) Hanging Garden, Mumbai
290. Which country will host the under -17 FIFA World Cup in 2017? (SSC MTS. 2017)
291. Himalayan Forest Research Centre is located at: (SSC MTS. 2017)
292. A hinged door is an example of: (SSC MTS. 2017)
(a) First order lever
(b) Third order lever
(d) Second order lever
293. The objective of Sangam Yojana of the government is : (SSC MTS. 2017)
(a) To ensure welfare of handicaps and disables
(b) To unite various Hindu groups
(c) To make Ganga water pollution free
(d) To make Sangam region of Allahabad more attractive for tourists
294. Who among the following not an Olympics medal winner? (SSC MTS. 2017)
(a) K. Malleshwari
(b) Abhinav Bindra
295. A pressure cooker reduces cooking time because : (SSC MTS. 2017)
(a) the boiling point of the water inside is elevated
(b) it absorbs more heat from its flame
(c) the higher pressure tenderises the food
(d) the heat is more evenly distributed
296. What is the constituent of tear gas? (SSC Steno. 2017)
297. Which of the following gas is present in bio-gas? (SSC Steno. 2017)
298. Which of the following diseases is NOT caused by the smog? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(b) Throat Cancer
(d) Breathing problem
299. What is the full form of “PMSBY” : ? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(a) Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
(b) Pradhan Mantri Sukanya Bima Yojana
(c) Pradhan Mantri Swachchh Bharat Yojana
(d) None of the is correct.
300. Which of the following schemes was replaced by APY in 2015? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(a) Antyodaya Yojana
(b) Swavablamban Yojana
(c) National Pension System
(d) Swabhiman Yojana
301. Who invented Mercury Thermometer? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(b) Michael Faraday
(c) J.J. Thompson
302. The word “Smash” is associated with which game? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(c) Lawn Tennis
303. England was defeated by which of the following countries in T-20 world cup 2016 fubnal? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(b) West Indies
304. Which of the following instruments is associated with Yehudi Menuhin? (SSC Steno. 2017)
305. Which among the following is matched correctly? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(i) Bharatnatyam – Andhra Pradesh
(ii) Kuchipudi – Madhya Pradesh
(iii) Kathakali – Kerala
(iv) Kathak – Tamil Nadu
306. “Kalinga Award” is provided by which institution organization? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(a) Indian Government
(b) Orissa Government
(c) Bengal Government
307. There were five categories in Nobel Prizes in beginning. Which among the following is the sixth which was added later? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(c) Medical Science
308. The author of the book ‘Life Divine’ is? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(a) Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh
309. Dayton Accord was signed to solve the problem of . (SSC Steno. 2017)
310. The idea of ‘shuttle diplomacy1 is closely associated with which of the following peace agreements? (SSC Steno. 2017)
(a) Middle East Pease Accord
(b) Peace Accord in Africa
(c) Peace Accords in Latin America
(d) Peace Accords in Southeast Asia
311. The National Parliamentary body is Chins is known as (SSC Steno. 2017)
(a) State council
(b) Peoples’s Assembly
(c) National People’s Congress
(d) None of the is correct.
312. The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and _for the conservation of earthquake. (SSC Steno. 2017)
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Chhattisgarh Food Security Act was enacted by the Chhattisgarh government in 2012. The Act divides households into four groups – Antodaya, Priority, General and Excluded households. It would provide 35kg of food grains to all Antyodaya households and Priority households for Rsl a kg a month, along with two kg of black gram at Rs5 a kg and two kg of pulses at Rs 10 a kg, besides two kg of iodized salt.
Christopher Martin – Jen – kins was a British cricket journalist and a past President of the MCC. He was also a commentator for Test Match Special (TMS) on BBC Radio from 1973 until diagnosed with terminal cancer in January2012.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to European Uníon (EU) “for over six decades contributed to the
advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”.
Pratibha Ray is an Indian academic and writer who won the Jnanpith Award in 2011. She was the first woman to win the Moortidevi Awards in 1991.
Environmental impact assessments commenced in the I %Os, as part of increasmg environmental awareness. EIAs involved a technical evaluation intended to contribute to more objective decision making. In the United States, environmental impact assessments obtained formal status in 1969, with enactment of the National Environmental PolicyAct.
Sir Clyde Leopold Walcott, KA, GCM (17 January 1926-26 August 2006) was a West Indian cricketer. Walcott was a member of the “three Ws”, the other two being Everton Weekes and Frank Worrell: all were very successfiul batsmen from Barbados, born within a short distance of each other in Bridgetown, Barbados in a period of 18 months from August 1924 to January 1926; all made their Test cricket debut against England in 1948. In the mid-I 95 Os, Walcott was arguably the best batsman in the world. In later life, he had an active career as a cricket administrator, and was the first non- English and non-white chairman of the International Cricket CcRincil. The first non-Englishman elected as Chairman of the
International Cricket Council was CydleWalcot.
The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India. Along with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship. It is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country The award was instituted in 1961. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a trust founded by the Sahu Jam family, the publishers of the The Times of India newspaper.
Hilary Mary Mantel is an English writer whose work ranges in subject from personal memoir and short story to historical fiction and essay. She has twice been awarded the Booker Prize. She won her first Booker Prize for the 2009 novel, Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of Henry VIII. She won her second Booker Prize for the 2012 novel, Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Mantel was the first woman to receive the award twice.
The currency of Iran is Rial.
The Red Data Book is the state document established for documenting rare and endangered species of animals, plants and fungi as well as some local sub¬species that exist within the territory of the state or country. This book provides central information for studies and monitoring programmes on rare and endangered species and their habits.
OPEC is an intergovernmental organization that was created at the Baghdad Conference on September 10¬14, 1960, by Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Currently, the organization has twelve members, namely: Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
Swatantra Kumar is the Chairperson ofNational Green Tribunal.
Barmako is the capital of Mali.
“MahaulTheekHai” (1999), a Punjabi comedy film is a first film of JaspalBhatti. The English subtitled version is called The Atmosphere Is Right.
LalBahadurShastri was the first person who got Bharat Ratna Award posthumously in 1966. He was the second Prime Minister of India who gave the Slogan” JaiJawan Jai Kisan.
Martyrs day in India is celebrated to pay homage to the victims who fought for the freedom, welfare and progress of the India and sacrificed their lives. It is celebrated every year all over the country on 30th of January.
The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) is an Indian Public healtfe, Biotechnology and Translational research center located in Hyderabad, India. The institute is one of the oldest research centers in India, and the largest center, under the Indian Council of Medical Research, located in the vicinity of Osmania University.
Bullseye, also known as conventional pistol, is a shooting sport in which participants shoot handguns at paper targets at fixed distances and time limits.
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso, was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most ofhis adult life in France.
Endymion is a poem,written by John Keats. It begins with the line “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. The poem tells about how nature and its wonder mesmerize us and take away all the sorrow that surrounds us from time to time.
The birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teacher’s Day. The day commemorates the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan, a philosopher and a teacher par excellence, and his contribution towards Indian education system. As a tribute to this great teacher, his birthday is observed as Teacher’s Day across India on 5th September.
The Atjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports.
“Place of the Thunderbolt” is associated with Darjeeling(west Bengal). The word Darjeeling is a combination of two words ‘dorje,’ which means ‘thunderbolt’ and ‘ling’, which means ‘place’. Hence the word Darjeeling means ‘the Land of Thunderbolt’.
The Ship building yard Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) is located in Mumbai(Maharashtra).It is India’s prime shipyard. It manufactures warships and submarines for the Indian Navy and offshore platforms and associated support vessels for offshore oil drilling.
Aga Khan Cup is related to Footbal. When Prince Aga Khan IV of Iran visit in 19585, expressed his interest to start a major international football club tournament in the region. The football authorities of Fast Pakistan in collaboration with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) decided to start this event.
The first summit was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 7,8 December 1985 and was attended by president of Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the kings of Bhutan and Nepal, and the prime minister of India.
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian ever to receive a Nobel Prize. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his work Geetanjali, a collection of poems, in 1913.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit became the first woman to be elected president of the UN General Assembly in 1953. She was an Indian diplomat, politician, and a sister of India’s first prime-minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. She was active in the Indian freedom movement and held high national and international positions.
The currency of Saudi Arabia is Saudi Riyal.
After independence, the government passed Reserve Bank (Transfer to Public Ownership) Act, 1948 and took over RBI from private shareholders after paying appropriate compensation. Thus, nationalisation of RBI took place in 1949 and from January 1,1949, RBI started working as a government owned central bank of India.
Garba is also a folk dance of state of Gujarat.
Antoine-Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) is known for his
discovery of radioactivity, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with Marie Curie) and Pierre in 1903 and the contributions he made to that field. Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity, and Mari Curie coined the term.
Mission Indradhanush was launched by Union Health Minister J.P Nadda on 25 December 2014. It aims to immunize all children under the age of 2 years and pregnant women against seven vaccine preventable diseases namely diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles and Hepatitis B by 2020. In addition to this, vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis (JE), rotavac and Haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB) are also being provided in selected states.
Eminent Gujarati novelist, poet and critic RaghuveerChaudhary has been awarded the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015.
BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Originally the first four were grouped as “BRIC” (or “the BRICs”), before the induction of South Africa in 2010.
Bezwada Wilson and TM Krishna are included in the list of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award winners for the year 2016.
DipaKarmakar returned empty handed from the Vaults final at the Gymnastics event of Rio 2016 Olympics after she finished the event at fourth rank.
Orology is the study of mountains.An example of orology is research on how a particular mountain came to be formed.
It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century.
The new Symbol of Indian currency is designed by D. Udaya Kumar, it was presented to the public by the Government of India on 15 July 2010, following its selection through an “open” competition among Indian residents.
Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank (or MUDRA Bank) is a public sector financial institution in India.
Australia is a leading producer of wool which is mostly from Merino sheep but has been eclipsed by China in terms of total weight. New Zealand (2016) is the third- largest producer of wool, and the largest producer of crossbred wool.
The entire heart muscle has the ability to conduct electricity. The Sinoatrial (SA) node acts as the primary “pacemaker” of the heart.
The Lakshmibai National University .of Physical Education is a Government of India sponsored deemed university, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, dedicated to promoting excellence in sports and physical education in the country. It is located at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
Minorities Rights Day is observed in India in 18th December. National Commission for Minorities celebrated Minorities Rights Day on 18 December 2012. Minorities Rights Day is celebrated on 18th December every year. The day is celebrated to protect rights of the minorities communities as well as bringing the better understanding among religious minorities in India.
Central Drug Research Institute is wrongly matched with Kanpur. The Central Drug Research Institute is a multidisciplinary research laboratory in Lucknow, India, employing scientific personnel from various areas of biomedical sciences.
Trafalgar Square is associated with London, St.Peter’s Square is associated with Vatican City, Red Square is associated with Moscow and Times Square is associated with New York.
Margaret Court has won the Grand Slams title for the maximum number of times. She has won 24 Grand Slams title in singles category. She is a retired World No. 1 professional tennis player and Christian minister from Australia.
Pran acted as a character artist in the film Zanjeer. It made him stand up in defiance as Sher Khan in Zanjeer (1973) against the six-feet tall, long-legged Amitabh Bachchan.Pran had a successful career spanning over six decades, and his contribution to Hindi cinema extends beyond his role as an actor.
Lai Bahadur Shastri was the first posthumous recipient of Bharat Ratna in 1966. Lai Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. Shastri joined the Indian independence movement in the 1920s.
Australia won the ICC Women’s World Cup held in February 2013. The 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup was the tenth Women’s Cricket World Cup, which was hosted by India for the third time. India previously hosted the World Cup in 1978 and 1997. Australia won the tournament for the sixth time, beating West Indies by 114 runs in the final.
Bhutan’s currency is known as Ngultrum. In 1974, the ngultrum was introduced, replacing the rupee at par. The ngultrum is equal in value to the Indian rupee and it does not exchange independently with other nations’ currencies but is interchangeable with the Indian rupee.
“Sattriya Nritya” is a classical dance form of India and has originated in Assam. Sattriya or Sattriya Nritya, is one among the eight principal classical Indian dance traditions. In the year 2000, the Sattriya dances of Assam received recognition as one of the eight classical dance forms of India.
A Grammy Award is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.
Indira Gandhi was the first woman of India who received he Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the Republic of India, in 1971.
Das Kapital by Karl Marx, is a critical analysis of political economy, intended to reveal the economic laws of the capitalist mode of production.
The Torah is written on scrolls and kept in a special cabinet called the aron hakodish, the holy ark, in synagogues. The Torah is read with a pointer called a yad (hand) to keep it from being spoiled. Each week, one section is read until the entire Torah is completed and the reading begins again.
Meghdoot is a lyric poem written by Kalidas, considered to be one of the greatest Sanskrit poets.
Mulk Raj Anand was an Indian writer in English, notable for his depiction of the lives of the poorer castes in traditional Indian society. One of the pioneers of Indo- Anglian fiction, he together with R. K Narayan, Ahmad Aliand Raja Rao, was one of the first India-based writers in English to gain an international readership.
The States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was a major reform of the boundaries of India’s states and territories, organising them along linguistic lines.
Mein Kampf is an autobiographical manifesto by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany.
On 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in “an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness
The Master Control Facility (MCF) is a facility set up by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the city of Hassan in the Indian state of Karnataka.
The Silicon Valley of India is a nickname of the Indian city of Bangalore. The name signifies Bangalore’s status as a hub for information technology (IT) companies in India and is a comparative reference to the original Silicon Valley, based around Santa Clara Valley, California, a major hub for IT companies in the United States.
Shri Aurbindo has written ‘Life Divine’ which deals with theoretical aspects of Integral Yoga.
Walt Disney has won the most Oscar awards.
Sitara Devi was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing. Rabindranath Tagore described her as NrityaSamragni, meaning the empress of dance, after watching her performance when she ‘ was just 16 years old.
Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s gold competition between teams from Europe and the United States.
Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called “Kanha National Park” is one of the tiger reserve of India and the largest national Park of Madhya Pradesh.
The Discovery of India was written by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisoment in 1942-46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra.
Kiran Bedi was the first woman IPS officer in India. Bedi joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972.
ILO stands for International Labour Organisation which is a United Nations agency dealing with Labour issues.
The Times of London in 2010 Published its 70,000th issue.
Project Tiger was launched in 1973 by the Government of India during Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s tenure.
According to the figures compiled by Media Research Users Council (MRUC) in the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2014, the Indian newspaper with the largest readership is the Dainik Jagran.
International Yoga day is celebrated annually on June 21.
World AIDS Day is observed on 1st December, to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HTV infection.
Trygve Lie was the first secretary General of UNO.
Earth Day is celebrated of 22nd April all over the world to demostrate support for environmental protection.
In Rugby football each team starts the match with 15 players on the field and seven or eight substitutes.
The first state to be formed on linguistic basis in India was Andhra Pradesh, which was divided into two Telugu-speaking states.
The Survey of India Dept, is headquartered at Dehradun. It has 18 civil engineering divisions ranging from the prediction of tides to aerial survey.
The Lalit Kala Academi or National Academy of Art is India’s national academy of fine arts. Its headquarters are at Ravindra Bhawan, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi.
The World Wildlife Fund is an international non governmental organization founded on 29th April, 1961.
The God of Small Things (1997) is the debut novel of Indian writer Arundhati Roy.
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is India’s first and foremost biosphere reserves with a heritage rich in flora and fauna.
The Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment.
Dr. P. Rama Rao committee is related to defence.
Kathakali is a traditional dance from the south Indian state of Kerala.
Magnetization technique can be used to seperate the iron fillings from the heterogenous mixture assuming the other element of the mixture are non-magnetic.
Amartya Kumar Sen, (bom 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and a Nobel laureate. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century.
The Indian Foreign Service is the foreign service under Group A and Group B of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. It is the body of career diplomats of India. The Indian Foreign Service is part of the Central Civil Services of the Government of India. The Foreign Secretary of India is the administrative head of the Indian Foreign Service.
Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project is a proposed project that would link Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar between India and Sri Lanka by creating a shipping channel through the shallow sea called Sethusamudram and through a chain of islands collectively called Adam’s Bridge, Ramar Palam, Ram Sethu and similar names. This would provide a continuously navigable sea route in and around the Indian Peninsula.
A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or metro, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing. A metropolitan area usually comprises multiple jurisdictions and municipalities: neighborhoods, townships, cities, exurbs, countries, and even states.
The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an ‘ international “treaty that sets binding obligations on industrialised countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The UNFCCC is an environmental treaty with the goal of preventing “dangerous” anthropogenic (i.e., human-induced) interference of the climate system.
Sanjukta Panigrahi (24 August 1944 – 24 June 1997) was a dancer of India, who was the foremost exponent of Indian classical dance Odissi. Sanjukta was the first Oriya girl to embrace this ancient classical dance at an early age and ensure its grand revival.
The father of the White Revolution in India was Verghese Kurien. The white mentioned is milk production. He was able to implement programs that took India from a country with very little dairy production to the world’s largest producer.
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Chandrayaan-1 was India’s first lunar probe. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008, and operated until August 2009.
Lira was the currency of Italy between 1861 and 2002.Between 1999 and 2002, the Italian lira was officially a national subunit of the euro.
The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Armed Forces are under the management of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), which is led by the Union Cabinet Minister of Defence.
Maharashtra is the second most populous state as per census 2011 after Uttar Pradesh.
Santosh Yadav is an Indian mountaineer. She is the first woman in the world to climb Mount Everest twice in less than a year. She first climbed the peak in May 1992 and then did it again in May 1993.
Roop Singh Bais was an Indian hockey player. He was part of the celebrated Indian field hockey team which won gold medals for India at 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games. After the final of the 1936 Summer Olympics, Germans were so impressed with him that they named a street after him.
DakshinGangotri was the first Indian scientific research base station established in Antarctica, as a part of the Indian Antarctic Program. Located at a distance of 2,500 km from the South Pole, it was established during the third Indian expedition to Antarctica in 1983/84.
Rajasthan has the dubious distinction of having the highest difference in male-female literacy in the country at 28%, against the national average of 16.7%.
Azadirachta indica, also known as Neem, is the state tree of Andhra Pradesh. Products made from Neem trees have been used in India for over two millennia for their medicinal properties: Neem products are believed to be anthelmintic, antifungal, antidiabetic, antibacterial, antiviral, contraceptive and sedative.
The Geological Survey of India (GSI), established in 1851, is a government organization in India which is an office attached to the Ministry of Mines of Union Government of India for conducting geological surveys and studies.
Sunmeet Kaur Sawhney, a Punjabi woman, is the winner of Rs 5 crore on TV game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 6.
Kapil Dev’s fast pace earned him the nickname, ‘Haryana Hurricane’.
The word amphibian means two-lives. Amphibians spend their lives in the water and on land.
Arya Samaj is an Indian religious reform movement founded by Swami Dayananda on 7th April 1875.
Bangladesh has become the first country in the world to receive funds from United Nations for its fast growing Solar Home Systems. In this regard, UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) has issued carbon credits (CC) worth 3.56 million US dollars to two Bangladeshi organizations, Grameen Shakti and Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL).
The Communist Manifesto is a political pamphlet of 1848, by the German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the only foreign national, was awarded Bangladesh’s highest civilian award “Bangladesh SwadhinataSamman” in 2011.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which provides free and compulsory education for children between the age of 6 and 14 in India under Article 21a. This Act came into force rat 1 April 2010.
Kumar Ram NarainKarthikeyan, is the first Formula Onedriver from India. He has previously competed in A1GP, and the Le Mans Series. He made his Formula One debut in 2005with the Jordan team, and was a Williams FI test driver in 2006 and 2007.
The 2013 Booker Prize for Fiction was awarded on 15 October 2013 to Eleanor Catton for her novel The Luminaries.
It was authored by JhumpaLahiri in 2003. It presents the theme of cultural alienation and loss of identity that the immigrant faces while making a new home on a foreign land.
Silent Spring is a 1962 environmental science book authored by Rachel Carson. The book documented the detrimental effects on the environment, particularly on birds and of the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
Edward Jenner is often called “the father of immunology”.
“Romancing with life” is a memoir written by leading Bollywood star, Dev Anand.
Theodore Maiman made the first laser operate on 16 May 1960 at the Hughes Research Laboratory in California
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, hosted it’s ever test match on 9th Nov. 2016, which played between India and England.
Virat Kohli has received Polly Umrigar Award, first Indian cricketer to get it on three occasions.
The Sellout is a 2015 novel by Paul Beatty published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the UK by Oneworld Publications in 2016.
India was designated as a major defence partner of the United States in December, 2016.
Seventh edition of Exercise EKUVERIN was held from 15 to 28 Dec 2016 at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives.
Opting for VIKALP does not mean that confirmed berth will be provided to passengers in alternate train. It is subject to train and berth availability.
Italian scientist, Filippo Pacini, discovered the Cholera causing germ.
The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs had inaugurated Hunar Haat (Skill Haat) at India International Trade Fair (2016) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins won the award for the best movie at the Oscar Awards, 2017.
Hamid Ansari is the author of the book titled “Citizens and Society, which was launched on 23rd September, 2016.
India and Israel have signed two agreements in the field of water resources management and agriculture in July, 2017.
Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of opium. It produces 3400 tons of opium worth US$ 1.2b in a year.
Under PM UjjwalaYojna Government aims to provides an LPG Cylinder connection to every house that comes under BPL (Below Poverty line).
In 1925, after years of development, a Scottish inventor, John Baird made practical demonstrations in London. A 1933 disk may be the earliest known recording of a television show.
The game of volleyball is played with two teams, each composed of six players. Members of each team attempt to score by landing a ball over a dividing net onto the opponent team’s court.
The leaves of soyabean, mulberry and tea had the strongest attractivity, but the silkworm larva gathered around Mulberry leaves and eats when hungry.
Writer Preeti Shenoy, one of India’s top five highest selling women authors, was honoured with the Indian of the Year award on 30th June, 2017.
“Selection Day” a novel by Aravind Adiga, is about cricket and corruption.
Members of BRICS association are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Iceland is not the member of this association.
The Kalapani disputed area is located in the Greater Himalayas along the border of India, China and Nepal. Nepal claims that the river to the west of Kalapani is the main Kali, hence the area belongs to Nepal.
The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) launched ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical service for its insured in the Delhi region under which the beneficiaries can visit day-care units for minor ailments.
‘Gambit’ is used in the game of Chess. It is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices material, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position.
Madhuri Dixit from her school time is a Kathak dancer.
A 16-year-old Arjun Singh, who fought a tiger in Uttarakhand to save his mother, was honoured with Sanjay Chopra award for 2016.
My story is an autobiography which was written by MICHAEL Clarke.
Israel has approved the construction of 566 settler homes in East Jerusalem in January, 2017.
SAARC member states include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan,India, Nepal, the Maldives , Pakistan and Sri Lanka. China is net the member of this organization.
Thomas Jefferson author of the Decleration of Inpendence and the statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of United
States, said ‘The God, who gave us life, gave us the leberty at the same time.
A Patriarchal society consists of a male – deominated power structure throughout organized society and in individual relationships.
Marina Beach which is world’s second largest beach is located in chennai.
Veins brings back, deoxygenated blood from different parts of human body to heart.
Ape is a warm blooded animal which means that they. can make their own body heat even when its cold outside.
The pH scale measures how basic or acidic a substance is. It ranges from O to 14. Any pH number greater than 7 is considered a base and less than 7 is considered an acid.
URJAMITRA is the app launched by the Union Ministry of power to provide real time information sharing on power supply.
Portland cement was developed in mid 19th century by Joseph Aspdin. It orginates from limestone.
Nitin Thinmaiah is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a forward.
Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has been awarded with the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ on May 8,2017.
Tasleema Nasreen, wrote the book named Exile.
Pakistan has leased Gwadar port to state run firm of china for 40 years.
The SAARC is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical Union of nations in South Asia. Afghanistan is not among the founding members of SAARC.
Amrita Shergil was famous Hungarian-Indian Painter. She has been called “one of the grealest avant-grade women artists of the early 20th century.
HEPATITIS is a viral liver disease that can mild to severe illness.
Katherine Elizabeth Espin is an Ecuadorian model and beauty queen who was appointed as Miss Earth ecuador2016.
India signed the‘Paris Agreement’on‘Climate change’ from April 22, 2016 to April 21, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Nek Chand Saini, was a self taught Indian Artist, known for building the Rock, garden of Chandigarh.
India has qualified to host the under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017.
Himalayan Forest Research Centre is located at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. It works under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education.
A hinged door is an example of second class levers.
The objective of Sangam Yojana of the Government is to ensure welfare of handicaps and disables.
Jwala Guatta is a left-handed Badminton Player has won medals at all major international badminton tournaments and multi-sport events, except for Olympics.
Inside a pressure cooker, once the water is bling and the steam is trapped, the pressure from the trapped stream increases and this pushes on the liquid which increases its boiling
Chloropicrin is the constituent of tear gas, it is a chemical weapon that causes severe eye, respiratory, and skin irritation.
Biogas is a mixture of different gases produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen.
Throat Cancer is not produced by Smog. Smog is a type of air pollutant which consists of smoke and fog.
“PMSBY” full form is Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana. This Yojana is a government-backed inscurance scheme in India.
Fahrenheit invented Mercury Thermometer in Amsterdam (1714).
Smash is associated with Lawn Tennis. It is a shot that is hit above the hitter’s head with a serve-like motion.
West Indies defeated England in T-20 World Cup 2016 Final.
Yehudi Menuhin was an American – bom violinist and conductor.
Kathakali is a dance form of Kerala.
The Kalinga Award is for the popularization of science given by UNESCO for exceptional skiles in presenting scientific ideas to lay people.
Economics was added to Nobel Prize in 1969.
Aurobindo Ghosh is the author of the book “Life Divine”.
Dayton Accord is a peace agreement which was signed by the president of Bosnia to end the war in Bosnia.
The idea of’Shuttle demoracy1 is assocated with Middle East Peace Accord. It is the action of an outside party in serving as an intermediary between principals in a dispute, without direct principle to principle contact.
The National Parliamentary Body of China is known as National People’s congress.
The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandumof Understanding between India and Myanmar for the conservation of earthquake damaged pagodas.
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