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The first Indian to win the World Champion title in Chess

Ans : Viswanathan Anand

Who is known as ‘The Flying Sikh’

Ans : Milka Singh

Who is the first Indian woman to win a medal in the World Athletic meet

Ans : Anju Boby Gerorge

National Sports day is observed on August 29th. It is the birth day of

Ans : Dhyanchand

In cricket, the length of the pitch between the wickets is

Ans : 22 yards (20.12 m)

The place in which the first Asian games were held at

Ans : New Delhi

The first ever National Youth Games (under-19) were held in January 2004 at

Ans : Bangalore

The number of rings in Olympics flag is

Ans : 5

Which country will host the Commonwealth Games in 2010

Ans : India

Who is the first Indian to join the Formula—1 league

Ans : Narain Karthikeyan

First Indian woman civil engineer

Ans : Lalitha from Madras in 1937

Who is known as ‘Light of Asia’

Ans : Buddha

Who is known as ‘Light of World’

Ans : Christ

Who is known as king of Rock & Roll

Ans : Elvis Presley

Who is known as Father of Kissan Movement

Ans : Pro. N.G. Renga

Who was the first Indian to go to jail in performance of his duty as a Journalist

Ans : Surendranath Banerjee

Christiaan Barnard, the surgeon who carried out the first successful transplantation was from the country

Ans : South Africa

The first person to conduct heart transplantation in India was

Ans : Dr. Venugopal

The first Indian pilot

Ans : J.R.D Tata

The first woman graduate of the Calcutta University addressed the AICC session in 1890. Who was she

Ans : Kadambini Ganguly

Who said “there is neither Hindu nor Muslim, only a man”

Ans : Swami Vivekananda

Who said the words “Show me a hero, I’ll write you a tragedy”

Ans : Scott Fitzgerald

The state sprawls over the Western Himalayas and the Karakoram Mountains. It is the most northerly and mountainous state of India’. This refers to the state of

Ans : Jammu & Kashmir

That is one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind” Who said this

Ans : Neil Armstrong

Who said “consumer is the king”

Ans : Swami Vivekananda

In which book of Shakespeare we can see the famous words ‘To be or not to be’

Ans : Hamlet

The Vedic saying “War begins in the minds of men” appears in

Ans : Atharva Veda

Who said “I therefore want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn if it can be had”

Ans : Mahatma Gandhi

The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness every where”. Who said these

Ans : Nehru on Gandhiji’s death

Who defined “democracy as a government of the people, by the people and for the people”

Ans :Abraham Lincoln

Who said “there is neither Hindu nor Muslim, only a man”

Ans : Swami Vivekananda

Who said the words “Show me a hero, I’ll write you a tragedy”

Ans : Scott Fitzgerald

The state sprawls over the Western Himalayas and the Karakoram Mountains. It is the most northerly and mountainous state of India’. This refers to the state of

Ans : Jammu & Kashmir

That is one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind” Who said this

Ans : Neil Armstrong

Who said “consumer is the king”

Ans : Swami Vivekananda

In which book of Shakespeare we can see the famous words ‘To be or not to be’

Ans : Hamlet

The Vedic saying “War begins in the minds of men” appears in

Ans : Atharva Veda

Who said “I therefore want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn if it can be had”

Ans : Mahatma Gandhi

The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness every where”. Who said these

Ans : Nehru on Gandhiji’s death

Who defined “democracy as a government of the people, by the people and for the people”

Ans : Abraham Lincoln

Agra is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Yamuna

Which is the Highest Mountain Range

Ans : Himalayas

Which is the Highest Lake

Ans : Titicaca

Longest Railway Platform

Ans : Kharagpur (West Bengal)

Largest Church

Ans : Basilica of St. Peters in Vatican City

Largest Park

Ans : The Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, Canada

The largest Parliament

Ans : China

Largest Zoo

Ans : Kruger National Park, South Africa

The biggest Flower

Ans : Rafflesia

Largest Bird

Ans : Ostrich

Largest Land animal

Ans : Elephant

Largest man-like ape

Ans : Gorilla

Highest Mountain

Ans : Everest

Highest Airport

Ans : Leh

Highest waterfalls

Ans : Angel Falls, Venezuela

Oldest National Flag

Ans : Denmark

Fastest animal

Ans : Cheetah

Tallest animal

Ans : Giraffe

Operating system of a computer manages

Ans : all the operations of a computer

Software that can manipulate or destroy data or programs in a computer is known as

Ans : Virus

Binary Code’ used in computers makes use of which numbers

Ans : 0 & 1

One kilobyte is equal to

Ans : 1024 bytes

Who is the architect of Supercomputer

Ans : Seymour Cray

Which computer company introduced mouse for the first time

Ans : Apple Corporation

Who developed the World Wide Web first

Ans : Timothy Berners Lee

The first large scale, general purpose digital computer

Ans : ENIAC

ENIAC

Ans : Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer

The shortcut key to print documents is

Ans : Ctrl + P

The function of key F4 in keyboard is

Ans : to repeat the last action

Name the first general purpose electronic computer

Ans : UNIVAC

Jainism is associated with

Ans : Vardhamana Mahavira

Daoism is associated with

Ans : Laozi

Babism is associated with

Ans : Mirza Ali Muhammad (The Bab)

Confucianism is associated with

Ans : Confucius

Sikhism is associated with

Ans : Guru Nanak

Zoroastrianism is associated with

Ans : Zoroaster

Bhoodan movement is associated with

Ans : Vinoba Bhave

Sarvodaya is associated with

Ans : Jaya Prakash Narayan

Ramakrishna Mission is associated with

Ans : Swami Vivekananda

Arya Samaj is associated with

Ans : Dayanand Swaraswati

Brahma Samaj is associated with

Ans : Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Dev Samaj is associated with

Ans : Siva Narayan Agnihothri

Prarthana Samaj is associated with

Ans : Keasab Chandra Sen

Sudhi Movement is associated with

Ans : Swami Shradhanand

Chinmaya Mission is associated with

Ans : Swami Chinmayananda

Servants of India Society is associated with

Ans : Gopalakrishna Gokhale

Indian Association is associated with

Ans : Surendranath Banerji

Peoples Education Society is associated with

Ans : Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Vana Mahotsava is associated with

Ans : K.M. Munshi

Which is called, City of Golden Temple?

Ans : Amritsar

Which is called, Blue Mountains?

Ans : Nilgiri

Which is called, Hill Queen?

Ans : Simla

Which is called, Land of Five Rivers?

Ans : Punjab

Which is called, Pearl of the Orient?

Ans : Goa

Which is called, God's Own Country?

Ans : Kerala

Which is called, Pink City?

Ans : Jaipur

Which is called, Queen of Arabian Sea?

Ans : Cochin

Which is called, Switzerland of India?

Ans : Kashmir

Which is called, Sorrow of Bengal?

Ans : River Damodar

Which is called, Sorrow of China?

Ans : River Huang He (Yellow River)

Which is called, Sugar Bowl of World?

Ans : Cuba

Which is called, Rooftop of the World?

Ans : Bolivia

Which is called, Land of Midnight Sun?

Ans : Norway

Which is the Largest Continent

Ans : Asia

Which is the Largest Island

Ans : Greenland

Which is the Largest Ocean

Ans : Pacific

Which is the Largest Peninsula

Ans : Arabia

Which is the Largest Freshwater Lake

Ans : Lake Superior

Which is the Largest Archipelago

Ans : Indonesia

Which is the Largest Saltwater Lake

Ans : Caspian Sea

Which is the Largest Desert

Ans : Sahara (Africa)

Which is the Largest Delta

Ans : Sunderbans (Bengal)

Which is the Largest River

Ans : Nile

Which is the Smallest Continent

> Ans : Australia

Which is the Highest Plateau

Ans : Pamir (Tibet)

Which is the Highest Mountain Peak

Ans : Everest (Nepal)

Theosophical Society is associated with

Ans : Annie Besant

Which is the first state in India has been formed on purely linguistic basis?

Ans : Andra Pradesh

The famous Thirumala Thirupathi Venkateswara Temple is in which district?

Ans : Chittoor

Which is known as twin cities?

Ans : Hyderabad and Secunderabad

Which state is known as the 'Orchid Paradise of India?

Ans : Arunachal Pradesh

Which place in Assam is said to be the meeting place of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam?

Ans : Hajo

Lord Mahavira breathed his last at

Ans : Pavapuri

Goa become the 25th state of the Indian union on

Ans : 30th May 1987

The ancestral home of Mahendra Chaudhari, the Indian origin former prime minister of Fiji who was overthrown in a military coup is from

Ans : Haryana

Jammu & Kashmir was acceded to India on

Ans : 26th October 1947

Sea of Tranquility' and 'Ocean of Storms' are in

Ans : Moon

The alliance of non-communist parties against congress in the 1972 elections were known as

Ans : Grand Alliance

Who advocated for the ‘Total Revolution’ during 1974–75

Ans : Jayaprakash Narayan

Which Government introduced the food for work program first

Ans : Janatha Government (1977)

Which program introduced in schools aimed at providing basic amenity to the schools

Ans : Operation Blackboard

The first ‘baby friendly’ state in India is

Ans : Kerala

Who gave the slogan ‘Garibi Hato’

Ans : Indira Gandhi

Name the state with the largest number of registered newspapers

Ans : Uttar Pradesh

National Literacy Mission launched in 1988 aims at attaining a sustainable 75% literacy rate level by

Ans : 2007

The word ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the abacus of the state emblem of India was taken from

Ans : Mundaka Upanishad Muharram, Safar, Rabi ul aval, Rabi u

Months in Islamic calendar

Ans : akhir, Rajab, Shaban, Ramadan, Shawwal, Dhual-Qadah, Dhual-Hijjah

In a vacuum flask, silvering reduces the loss of heat by

Ans : radiation

The period of oscillation of a pendulum depends on

Ans : length of the spring

The boiling point of a liquid ......... if pressure is decreased

Ans : decreases

No sound is heard on the moon because there is ..... on the moon

Ans : no atmosphere

Why do water pipes, in hilly areas, often burst on a cold, frosty night?

Ans : When water in the pipe freezes, it expands. So pipes break

Why do we sweat on a hot day?

Ans : In order to maintain a constant temperature, sweating is necessary

Why do the clothes keep us warm during winter?

Ans : Clothes prevent the heat of the body to escape.

Why do we hear better on water than land?

Ans : Sound travels faster in water than air

Why are the mountains cooler than plains?

Ans : Air on the mountains is less dense so it absorbs less heat.

Why is it easier to swim in sea water than in river?

Ans : Density of sea water is higher

The only paramilitary force which has an exclusive 'Mahila Battalion' is

Ans : CRPF batch – 88

The largest paramilitary force in India

Ans : Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

Who is legally competent to declare war or conclude peace treaty

Ans : The President

Thumba rocket launching station is in which state

Ans : Kerala

Father of civil Aviation in India

Ans : J.R.D. Tata

India’s first electric car

Ans : Rava

What are Coast Guards

Ans : an emergency service that rescues people in difficulties at sea and acts against smuggling

The paramilitary force of India setup to provide security to Industrial undertakings owned by the Government is ?

Ans : Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

From where was GSAT-1 launched

Ans : Sriharikota

The first human-made objects to reach altitudes above 80 km is

Ans : V-2s, a rocket

The slogan associated with French Revolution

Ans : Liberty, Equality and Fraternity

In 1815 Napoleon was defeated in the battle of

Ans : Waterloo

Whose period was known as the Golden Age of Rome?

Ans : Augustus Caesar

The king ruled in the period of French revolution

Ans : Louis 16th

The political party of Hitler

Ans : National Socialist Party (Nazi)

Brown shirts were associated with

Ans : Hitler

The political party of Mussolini

Ans : Fascist Party

Black shirts were associated with

Ans : Mussolini

Who organized 'Red Army'

Ans : Trotsky

Pentagon is

Ans : the defence department of USA

The movement of a plant part toward or away from a source of heat is called

Ans : Thermotropism

The movement or growth of an organism or part of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus

Ans : Chemotropism

Plant that will only grow in water or in a very moist environment

Ans : Hydrophytes

Plant that needs moderate amounts of moisture for growth is known as

Ans : Mesophytes

Plant that can survive and grow in direct sunlight or that grows best in direct sunlight is called

Ans : Heliophytes

Plant that is adapted to living through seasonal changes in heat, cold, dryness, or moisture, for example, by shedding leaves during a dry season is called

Ans : Tropophyte

Green plant pigment used in photosynthesis is called

Ans : Chlorophyll

What is responsible for yellow, orange, or red color in flowers and fruits

Ans : Chromoplasts

The pigment found in plants that gives them their green color

Ans : Chlorophyll

Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is located in which state

Ans : Gujarat

Months in Hebrew calendar <

Ans : Shevat, Adar, Nisan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av, Elul, Tishri, Heshvan, Kislev, Tevet

Elementary education covers children in the age group

Ans : 6 to 14 years

The National song ‘Vande Mataram’ was composed by

Ans : Bankim Chadra Chatterjee

The National emblem was adopted by the Government of India in the year

Ans : 26th January, 1950

The design of the National Flag was adopted in the year

Ans : 22nd July 1947

The playing time of the full version of the National Anthem is approximately equal to

Ans : 52 sec

The first regular census in India was taken in the year

Ans : 1881

First computer literate Panchayat in India is

Ans : Vellanad (Kerala State)

The longest highway in India runs from

Ans : Varanasi to Kanyakumari, NH – 7, 2369 km

Which Indian town has been selected as the first 'Eco Town' of India

Ans : Panipat

Which element helps in the flowering of plants

Ans : Phosphorous

Bone is used as a fertilizer because it contains

Ans : Phosphorous

Chemistry in ancient times was called

Ans : Alchemy

Which is the lightest gas next to Hydrogen

> Ans : Helium

The first metal used by man was

Ans : Copper

AIDS disease was first identified in which country

Ans : America in 1981

The first woman I.P.S Officer of India

Ans : Kiran Bedi

Mandi House' is

Ans : The office of the Director General of Doordarshan

Speed' the improved quality of petrol was introduced by

Ans : B.P. (Bharat Petroleum)

Gobi desert is situated in

Ans : Mangolia/Northeastern China

Kalahari desert is situated in

Ans : Botswana

Java island is in which ocean

Ans : Indian Ocean

Four divided stages of prehistoric periods are

Ans : Paleolithic period, Mesolithic period, Neolithic period and Chalcolithic period

Who proposed the germ theory of disease

Ans : Louis Pasture

First woman Governor

Ans : Sarojini Naidu

First woman Minister

Ans : Vijayalakshmy Pandit

First woman Chief Minister

Ans : Sucheta Kripalani

First woman Ruler in Delhi

Ans : Raziya Begum

First woman Speaker

Ans : Suseela Nayar

Who was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress?

Ans : Annie Besant

The first woman member in the Planning Commission was

Ans : Durgabhai Deshmukh

Name the first woman who became the Prime minister of a democratic country

Ans : Sirimao Bhandaranaike

The first woman to recipient of Bharat Ratna was

Ans : Indira Gandhi

First Indian woman to climb Mount Everest is

Ans : Bachendri Pal

'Knot' is the unit of

Ans : speed of ships

One 'Knot' is equivalent to

Ans : one nautical mile per hour or approximately 1.85 km per hour

Sound waves can travel in vacuum. True or false

Ans : False

A green leaf placed in a dark room is illuminated by red light. The leaf will appear as

Ans : Black

Which law deals with the elasticity

Ans : Hook’s law

What is the colour of the hottest star? Ans : Blue

Which planet is known as the red planet?

Ans : Mars

When will be the Earth very near to Sun?

Ans : 1st March

When will be the Earth very far away from the Sun?

Ans : 12th December

The period of one revolution of Sun around the centre of galaxy is called?

Ans : Cosmic year

'Knot' is the unit of

Ans : speed of ships

One 'Knot' is equivalent to

Ans : one nautical mile per hour or approximately 1.85 km per hour

Sound waves can travel in vacuum. True or false

Ans : False

A green leaf placed in a dark room is illuminated by red light. The leaf will appear as

Ans : Black

Which law deals with the elasticity

Ans : Hook’s law

What is the colour of the hottest star?

Ans : Blue

Which planet is known as the red planet?

Ans : Mars

When will be the Earth very near to Sun?

Ans : 1st March

When will be the Earth very far away from the Sun?

Ans : 12th December

The period of one revolution of Sun around the centre of galaxy is called?

Ans : Cosmic year

. Father of electricity

Ans : Michael Faraday

Kalinga Prize is awarded by

Ans : Environment

Who was the first Ramon Magsaysay Award winner from India

Ans : Acharya Vinoba Bhave

The first recipient of Gandhi Peace Prize was

Ans : Dr. Julius N. Nyerera

Nehru Award is instituted for

Ans : International understanding and peace Kalinga Prize, an International prize is awarded annually for the recognition of outstanding achievement in the interpretation and popularization of

Ans : Science

Magnifying glass was invented by

Ans : Roger Bacon

Polio vaccine was invented by

Ans : Jonas Edward Salk

Who discovered the Blood groups

Ans : Karl Landsteiner

Television was invented by

Ans : John L. Baird

Theory of relativity was explained by

Ans : Albert Einstein

Wireless Telegraph was invented by

Ans : Marconi

Incandescent lamp was invented by

Ans : Edison

X-Ray was discovered by

Ans : Wilhelm Roentgen

Chloroform was invented by

Ans : J.Y. Simpson

Who invented the practical Locomotive

Ans : Richard Trevithick

zone day is observed on

Ans : 16th September

World health day is on

Ans : 7th April

Navy day is celebrated on

Ans : 4th December

World Solar Energy Day

Ans : 3rd May

Commonwealth Day

Ans : Second Monday in March

World Employment Day

Ans : June 5

World Architectural Day

Ans : July 1

National Maritime Day

Ans : 5th April

Anti Terrorist Day

Ans : 21st May

World Anti-smoke Day

Ans : 31st May

Zone day is observed on

Ans : 16th September

World health day is on

Ans : 7th April

Navy day is celebrated on

Ans : 4th December

Ahmedabad is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Sabarmati

Allahabad is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna Ayodhya is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Sarayu

Badarinath is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Ganga

Kolkatha is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Hooghly

Cuttack is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Mahanadi

Delhi is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Yamuna

Guwahati is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Brahmaputra

Haridwar is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Ganga

Luckow is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Gomati

Kanpur is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Ganga

Jabalpur is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Narmada

Kota is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Chambal

Ludhiana is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Sutlej

Srinagar is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Jhelum

Surat is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Tapti

Vijayawada is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Krishna

Sambalpur is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Mahanadi

Patna is situated on the banks of the river

Ans :Ganga

Luckow is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Gomati

Kanpur is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Ganga

Jabalpur is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Narmada

Kota is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Chambal

Ludhiana is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Sutlej

Srinagar is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Jhelum

Surat is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Tapti

Vijayawada is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Krishna

Sambalpur is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Mahanadi

Patna is situated on the banks of the river

Ans : Ganga

Which city is called as 'City of Sky Scrappers'?

Ans : New York

Which city is called as 'City of Dreaming Spears'?

Ans : Oxford

Which city is called as 'City of Eternal Springs'?

Ans : Quito

Which city is called as 'City of Golden Gate?

Ans : Sanfrancisco

Which is known as 'Seven Hills'?

Ans : Rome

Which is known as 'City of Magnificent Distances'?

Ans : Washington

Which is known as 'Cockpit of Europe'?

Ans : Belgium

Which is known as 'Copper Country'?

Ans : Zambia

Which is known as 'Dark Continent'?

Ans : Africa

Which is known as 'Emerald Islands'?

Ans : Ireland

Which is called, City of Palaces?

Ans : Kolkatha

Saccharin, a substance 375 times sweeter than sugar is obtained from

Ans : Toluene, occurring in Coal tar

Name a food material which contains phosphorus

Ans : Onion

Usually, base changes the colour of litmus from

Ans : Red to Blue

The number of molecules contained in 1mole of a gas is called

Ans : Avogadro number

Name the product obtained by the destructive distillation of wood

Ans : Charcoal

The charcoal used for decolorizing of sugar is

Ans : Activated charcoal

Who discovered natural radioactivity

Ans : Hentry Bequeral

Hydrogen was discovered by

Ans : Cavendish

Who invented Microprocessor

Ans : Ted Hoff

Name the scientist who proposed Doppler Effect

Ans : Christian Doppler

Who discovered Argon

Ans : Ramsay

Name the scientist who proposed pH value

Ans : Sorenson

Who discovered the Law of Gravitation

Ans : Sir Isaac Newton

Who discovered penicillin

Ans : Alexander Fleming

. Who invented dynamite

Ans : Alfred Nobel

The Nobel Prizes were established by

Ans : Alfred Bernhard Nobel

Booker prize is given to the field of

Ans : Fiction writing

The winner of the Jnanapeetam award for the first time

Ans : G. Sankara Kurup

Oscar Award is associated with

Ans : Cinema

Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar is given in which field

Ans : UNESCO

World Solar Energy Day

Ans : 3rd May

Commonwealth Day

Ans : Second Monday in March

World Employment Day Ans : June 5

World Architectural Day

Ans : July 1

National Maritime Day

Ans : 5th April

Anti Terrorist Day

Ans : 21st May

World Anti-smoke Day

Ans : 31st May

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