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general knowledge questions (part-1)

1. Why was the Panchayati Raj System adopted?

1. Decentralise the power of democracy.

2. Which game is Davis Cup associated with?


3. By whom was the city of Agra founded in 1504? 

3. Sikandar Lodi

4. Which is the State having the largest population of scheduled castes? 

4.Utter Pradesh

5. To whom is the resignation letter of a State Public Service Commission member addressed?


6. Which region does not receives much rainfall in the south-west monsoon season?

6.Tamil Nadu coast

7. Where will be the Time period in a vibration magnetometer infinite?

7.At magnetic pole

8. Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas?

8. Skanda Gupta 

9.Conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy occurs in which thing? 


10.There is no net transfer of energy by the particles of the medium in which waves

10.Stationary waves

11.Who was well-known patron of the Mahayana of Buddhism? 


12.From the evolutionary point of view, which is the most primitive animal?


13.By whom are the Chief Justice and other Judges of the High Court are appointed?


14.What is reduction of oxide with carbon at high temperature called?

15. How many gold medals did India win at the XIth Asian Games? 


16.Who is authorised to decide over a dispute regarding disqualification of a member of Parliament


17.Who firstly demonstrated experimentally the existence of electromagnetic wave? 


18.Which is not essentially a species of the Himalayan vegetation? 


19.What was the rate of land revenue as 'given in the dharma shastras ? 


20.When is International Human Solidarity Day observed


21. The Lok Sabha is called in session for at least how many times in a year’?


22. Heating pyrites in air to remove sulphur is known as which name?


23.The Matatila multipurpose project is located in which state

23.Uttar Pradesh

24.What did the name ‘Ratnakara’ denoted In ancient Indian historical geography?

24.The Indian Ocean

25.‘Queen’s berry Rules’is the name. give to the rules in which game?

25. Boxing

26. In which country was Buddhism first propogated outside India?

26. Srilanka 

27.Who is the author of the famous novel ‘Gone with the Wind’?

27.Charles Dickens

28.Which State has the largest forest area. ?

28. Gujarat

29.Sufi Kalam, a type of devotional music, is the characteristic of which state

29. Kashmir

30.When some detergent is added to water, what will be the surface tension?

30. Increases 

31.Which Sanskrit poet called as the Indian Shakespeare


32.Which Indian ruler established embassies in foreign countries. on modern lines? 

32. Tipu Sultan

33.In an atom the order of filling up of the orbitals is governed by which principle?

33.Aufbau principle

34. Which are the west-flowing rivers of southern Indian which flow into Arabian Sea?

34.Narmada and Tapti

35. When was the Indus Valley Civilization flourished?

35.During 2500-1750 B.C  

36.Which type of coal is difficult to light in the open air? 

37. Leukaemia or blood cancer is characterised by abnormal increase of which cells?
37.White blood cells

38.Which instrument instrument used for recording earthquake waves

39.Which Mughal emperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar? 


40.What does Oxidation involve?

40.Loss of electrons

41.Among South Asian countries which one is the Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 1,000 live births) lowest?


42.Under the leadership of which Guru did the Sikh become a political and military force? 

42.Guru Gobind Singh

43. Which Part of plant is important for the life cycle of plant?


44.What is the wavelength of visible spectrum?


45.The National Housing Bank was set up in India as a wholly-owned subsidiary of which bank? 

45.Reserve Bank of India

46.Silk textiles are mainly produced in which countries? 

46.China and India

47. In human body, which are the leg bones? 

47.Humerus and Femur

48. In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from which country?


49. Which is the essential element in all organic compounds?

49. Carbon

50. By which plants is the maximum fixation of solar energy done? 

50.Green plants

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