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1. To whom is the Chief Minister of a State responsible? Governor
2. A mixture of camphor and benzoic acid can be easily separated by which
method?
Chemical method
3. Which is the oldest ‘stock exchange of India? Bombay Stock
Exchange
4. What is the approximate equatorial circumference of the earth? 40,000 km
5. Which Sultan of Delhi imposed Jazfya on the Brahmins also? Firoz Tughlaq
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6. Who got the ‘Bharat Ratna’ award, before becoming the President of India? Dr. Zakir Hussain
7. Which vitamin is generally excreted by humans in urine? Vitamin C
8. What is the source of maximum income to Panchayati Raj? Government grants
9. Which is present in the largest amount in terms of percent by mass in the
earth’s crust?
Oxygen
10. The Mansabdari system introduced by Akbar from which system was it
borrowed from?
Mongolia
11. If a material, placed in a magnetic field is thrown out of it, then how is the
material?
Diamagnetic
12. Who became the first Indian to take 16 wickets in a single test match? Narendra Hirwani
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13. Stock Exchanges play a role in an economy how may itbe termed? Useful but need strict
regulation
14. Which is the highest lake above the sea level in the world? Lake Titicaca
15. The Maratha power reached the zenith of its glory during which reign? Shivaji
16. A person who lives exclusively on milk, egg and bread is likey to become a
victim of which desease?
Scurvy
17. Which is at the apex of the-three tier system of Panchayati Raj? Zila Parishad
18. In organic compound, halogens are estimated by which method? Carius method
19. Which is the example of crater lake? Oregon
20. The ‘Misl’ of which Ranjit Singh was the leader? Sukerchakia
21. Where is the headquarters of International Olympic Committee? At Lausanne
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(Switzerland)
22. Who is the author of the book ‘My Country, My Life’? L.K. Advani
23. Which is known as ‘graveyard of RBCs’? Spleen
24. Exceptionally high rainfall is recorded in regions owing to which effect? Orographic effect
25. Which Land tenure systems was introduced by Lord Cornwallis? Zamindari
26. Which can impose reasonable restrictions on the Fundamental Rights of the
Indian citizens?
Parliament
27. If the temperature of a semiconductor rises, what is its resistivity? Decrease
28. CENVAT is associated with which rate? Rate of indirect tax
29. In which country has maximum damage to the forests been caused by acid
rain?
Poland
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30. By whom was Swaraj as a national demand first made? Dadabhai Naoroji
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1. Who is the author of the book ‘Glimpses of World History’? Jawaharlal Nehru
2. Which are the glands of the body which pour their seretions directly into the
blood stream?
Endocrine glands
3. The Fundamental Right to Property has been deleted by the which Amendment
Act?
44th
4. Which state is with the largest area under waste land? Jammu and Kashmir
5. On which basis Montague-Chelmsford Report formed? The Government of
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India Act, 1919
6. Which is the second most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? Iron
7. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is situated at which place? Kanyakumari
8. Taxation and the government’s expenditure policy are dealt under under
which policy?
Fiscal policy
9. Which is the highest peak in Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Saddle Peak
10. Who attended the Second Round Table Conference as the representative of
the Congress?
Gandhiji
11. A typical human ribcage consists of how many ribs? 24
12. To whom the Vice-President’s letter of resignation is to be addressed? President
13. ‘mho’ is the unit of which unit? Specificresistance
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14. Which reservoir is constructed on Chambal? Gandhi Sagar
15. Which were the patrons of Sangam, an assembly of Tamil poets? Pandya
16. Geeta Chandran is well known by which name? Bharatnatyam dancer
17. Which plant is preferred for mixed cropping in order to enhance the
bioavailability of nitrogen?
Gram
18. Which cell organelle is responsible for cellular respiration? Mitochondrium
19. Which state was in the development of hydroelectricity the pioneering
state?
Karnataka
20. Which dynasty did rule over Magadha after Nanda dynasty? Maurya
21. Who has the authority to remove the VicePresident from his office before
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the expiry of his term?
Parliament
22. Which is the most malleable metal? Gold
23. For internal financing of Five Year Plans, the government depends on which
source?
Taxation only
24. The altitudes of heavenly bodies appear to be greater than they actually are.
Why is this?
Atmospheric refraction
25. During the Mughal period which trader first came to India? English
26. A Fortgotten Empire’, written by the renowned historian Robert Sewell, is
about which Empire?
Vijaynagar Empire
27. Which group of plant produce naked seed? Gymnosperm
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28. What is the maximum strength of the nominated members in both the Houses
of Parliament?
14
29. Who discovered the laws of planetary orbits? Johannes Kepler
30. Which God lost his importance as the first deity during the Later Vedic
period?
Varuna
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1. Who gave the first experimental value of G? Cavendish
2. Photochemical smog occurs in which climage? Warm, dry and sunny
climate
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3. What is the Planning Commission? An Advisory body’
4. What do the surface of Earth that lies between the Tropic of Cancer and the
Tropic, of Capricorn?
Torrid Zone
5. Which is the most important divinity of Rigveda? Varuna
6. Which communicable disease is caused by bacteria? Leprosy
7. Who is considered the guardian of the Public Purse? Comptroller and
Auditor General
8. What is the conversion of Fe++ to Fe+++? Oxidation
9. What percentage of insolation is received by the earth’s surface? 47%
10. Who was the famous Indo-Greek king who embraced Buddhism? Menander
11. If a ship moves from freshwater into seawater, what will happen? It will rise a little
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higher
12. Which was the first National Security Advisor of India who died recently? Brajesh Mishra
13. What is the first compound which is fixed during photosynthesis? Glucose
14. At low elevation which cloud are to be found? Nimbus
15. During which reign did both Vardhaman Mahavira and Gautama Buddha
preach their doctrines?
Bimbisara
16. Which Union Territory attained statehood in February, 1987? Goa
17. The escape velocity from the surface of the earth does not depend on which
body?
Mass of the body
18. In India, which first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded
in 1881?
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Oudh Commercial
Bank
19. Which colour types do not indicate fair or fine weather? Cumulonimbus
20. What is the name by which Ashoka is generally referred to in his
inscriptions?
Priyadarsi
21. A. Nageshwara Rao is associated with which field? A. Motion Picture
22. To which are Phototrophic and Geotropic movements linked? Auxin
23. On which date was the State of Bombay was bifurcated into Maharashtra
and Gujarat?
May 1, in the year
1960
24. A place having an average annual temperature of 27°C and an annual rainfall
of over 200 cm.where is this?
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Singapore
25. Which region did not form the part of Ashoka’s empire? Madras
26. Which is the most unreactive gas? Hydrogen
27. When was Inter-Governmental Authori on Development come into
existence?
21st March, 1996
28. Which rural bank has been named after a river? Varada Grameen Bank
29. In which type of climate does the temperature never rise above 10°C
throughout the year?
Tundra Climate
30. Which Gupta ruler was equally great in the art of peace, wars and personal
accomplishment?
Chandragupta-II
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1. Which substance found in blood which helps in cloting? Fibrinogen
2. How can a major portion of the Constitution be amended? By two-thirds majority
3. What is the product of the time period of a wave and its frequency? Unity
4. Which is the major oil producing area in U.S.A.? Texas-Louisiana belt
5. Who contributed the Chalukya in Western India? Guptas
6. When was Lake Chad Basin Commission founded? 22nd May, 1964
7. The popular TV. serial ‘Neem ka Ped’ was written by which author? Rahi Masoom Raza
8. Which Constitutional Amendments banned the floor crossing in
Parliament?
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52nd
9. Which country leads the world in the export of oil? Saudi Arabia
10. The Kalachuri era counted from A.D. 248 what was mostly in currnet? Andhra
11. What is the name of the scientist who stated that matter can be converted
into energy?
Einstein
12. By whom was the first estimate of national income in India made? Dadabhai Naoroji
13. ‘Asian Drama’, by Gunnar Karl Myrdal, is a book on which subjects? Economics
14. Where do the Earthquakes rarely occur? Brazil
15. Kamarupa is the old name of which state? Assam
16. What is in a healthy person rate of heart beat on one minute? 72 times
17. When is the Constitution of India designed to work as a unitary
government?
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In times of Emergency
18. With the rise of temperature, what happens in the speed of sound in a gas? Increases
19. Mostly in which region do Earthquakes and volcanoes occur? Folded and faulted
region
20. Which region of northern India was not included in the empire of Ala-ud-din
Khalji?
Kashmir
21. Which decade is celebrated as decade of Action for road safety? 2011-2020
22. What is the sum total of incomes received for the services of labour, land or
capital in a country?
National income
23. Myxoedema is disorder produed due to hypersecretion of which gland? Thyroid
24. In which country is the world’s highest waterfall? Venezuela
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25. Who destroyed the group of Forty Nobles? Balban
26. From which of the country, Constitution of India has adopted fundamental
duties?
Erstwhile USSR
27. The isotopes of chlorine with mass number 35 and 37 exist in which ratio? 3 : 1
28. Which decade is celebrated as United Nations decade on biodiversity? 2011-2020
29. One will NOT have to pass through the Suez Canal while going from Bombay
to which canal?
Suez
30. Who built Char Minar? Quli Qutb Shah
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1. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, is observed on which date? December 2
2. What does protein deficiency in children usually between the age of 1 to 3
year cause?
Kwashiorkor
3. Who was the member of the Rajya Sabha when first appointed as the Prime
Minister of India?
Indira Gandhi
4. Which country has the highest average of road length on per thousand square
kilometer area basis?
Japan
5. On the ruins of which Hindu kingdom was the kingdom of Golconda
founded?
Kakatiyas
6. When the radius of the T.G. coil is decreased, what does happen in its
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sensitiveness?
Increases
7. Unemployment occurs when workers move from one job to another job? Frictional
unemployment
8. The United Nations declared 2014 as which International Year? Crystallography
9. Which continent has the lowest birth and death rates? Europe
10. Where is Buland Darwaza situated? Fatehpur Sikri
11. Which disease is caused by bacteria and spread though faecal matter by
houseflies?
Typhoid
12. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha? Vice-President
13. Which colloids are solvent loving colloids? Lyophilic
14. Among the Union Territories of India, which one has the largest size? Pondicherry
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15. During which reign was the Purana Qila constructed? Sher Shah
16. Which Australian player was known as ‘Fruitfly’ amongst the rest of the
team?
Merv Hughes
17. Which type of unemployment mostly found in India? Disguised
18. What is a glass sided tank, bowl in which aquatic animals live? Aquarium
19. Where are Shevaroy Hills located? Tamil Nadu
20. By whom was the Sikh Khalsa founded? Guru Gobind Singh
21. Under which act was the Supreme Court set up? Regulating Act
22. The resistance of material increases with temperature. What is this? Metal
23. Pravin Arnre and Vinod Kambli played for which province in South Africa? Boland
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24. Kodaikanal, the famous hill-station of South India, is situated on which
hills?
Palni hills
25. On 13th April of which year Guru Gobind Singh established Khalsa? 1699
26. The Olympic Museum was opened at which place? Lausanne
27. The word “biodiversity” is a combination of which two words? Biology and diversity
28. Which Judge of the Supreme Court was unsuccessfully sought to be
impeached?
Justice Ramaswami
29. Which relates to the formation of the Himalayas? Folding of the
geosyncline
30. The Maratha power reached its zenith during which Peshwaship? Balaji II
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1. Which material is very hard and very ductile? Nichrome
2. Which is called a ‘banker’s cheque’? Demand draft
3. With Which game/sport is ‘Popping crease’ associated? Cricket
4. Which lake in India has the highest water salinity? Sambhar
5. In which year did the Peshwa became the official head of Maratha
administration?
1748 A.D.
6. Bhopal gas tragedy struck in the year 1984 due to the leakage of which
gas?
Methyl-iso-cyanate
7. Which was an associate State of India before becoming a full fledged
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State?
Sikkim
8. Einstein’s mass energy relation is given by which expression? E = mc2
9. Which is the first company-managed major port in India? Ennore
10. Which Governor of Bengal committed suicide in 1774? Robert Clive
11. Pulitzer prize is awarded for outstanding work in which field? Literature and
Journalism
12. Bouncing of cheques has become an offence. What is the punishment for the
same?
6 months imprisonment
13. All of the organisms living in a particular area, what do they make up? A biological
community
14. How can fertility of soil be improved? By adding living
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earthworms
15. By whom was the Vernacular Press Act was passed? Lord Lytton
16. By whom is Recognition to a political party accorded? By the Election
Commission
17. Which was the scientist who was responsible for the rejection of vital force
theory?
Lavoisier
18. Which award is associated with Agriculture? Bourlog Award
19. What type of farming is practised in the densely populated regions of the
world?
Intensive farming
20. In which year Delhi became the capital of India? 1911
21. Who has taken maximum wickets in one-day internationals? Mutthiah Muralitharan
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22. By which fission does Leishmania, the causative agent of kala-azar, multiply
asexually?
By binary fission
23. From which date shall the tenure of every Panchayat be for five years? From the date of its
first meeting
24. The last three digits of a PIN code represent? Sorting district
25. Who was the Viceroy of India at the time of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre? Lord Chelmsford
26. Which rays will deflect in electric field? Cathode rays
27. Why is the Gross National Income always more than Net National Income? Direct taxes
28. In which country was the 2010 Football World Cup held? South Africa
29. Nal Sarovar Bird Sanctuary is located in which state? Gujarat
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30. What was the first venture of Gandhiji in all-India politics? Rowlatt Satyagraha
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1. Which disease is caused by the bite of a mad dog? Hydrophobia
2. Which is not the concern of the local government? Public Utility Services
3. Most of hydrocarbons from petroleum are obtained by which method? Fractional distillation
4. Which current is produced by upwelling of water off the coast of Chile and
Peru?
Humboldt Current
5. During the reign of which Indian National Congress banned and over
1,20,000 persons were arrested?
Lord Willingdon
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6. The Musalman, the handwritten daily newspaper in circulation since 1927,
is published from which place?
Chennai
7. Under VAT, how many slabs are there? 4
8. From the biological evolutionary point of view, the human heart is close to
the heart of which animal?
Pig
9. Where does the cold Labrador current bring nine months winter? Eastern Newfoundland
10. Who led the agitation against the Partition of Bengal (1905)? Surendranath Banerjee
11. In which year was the Constituent Assembly which framed the Constitution
for Independent India set up?
1946
12. The mass-energy relation is the outcome of which teory? Special theory of
relativity
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13. Who is the author of the book ‘India Remembered’? Pameia Mountbatten
14. Local thunderstorms ‘Norwesters’ are prominent in which state? West Bengal
15. Who among the following had led the Swadeshi Movement in Delhi? Syed Haider Raza
16. What are the total members of Security Council– 15
17. Wisdom teeth normally grow during the which age? 17-30 years
18. Who presided over the inaugural meeting of the Constituent Assembly of
India?
Sachidananda Sinha
19. If the atmosphere is cooled, what is its capacity for water vapour? Lowered
20. A Buddhist Council during the reign of Kanishka was held at which place? Kashmir
21. Which alloy used in making heating elements for electric heating devices? Nichrome
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22. By which ministry is Economic survey published? Ministry of Finance
23. Which organ of UNO is considered as world parliament? General Assembly
24. A majority of the population of New found land are engaged in which
profession?
Fishing
25. Which dynasty was associated with Gandhara school of Art? Kushans
26. Which disease is characterised by inflammation of the membranes covering
the brain and spinal cord?
Meningitis
27. Between which a government is federal or unitary on the basis of relations? Centre and States
28. Which purified oil does Aviation fuel for jet aeroplanes consist? Kerosene
29. Which country produced 127 lakh metric tones fish in 2010? Japan
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30. Who was appointed by Ashoka to administer justice in his empire? Rajuka
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1. Which is the first multipurpose river valley project of independent India? Damodar Valley
Corporation
2. Who was the first Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India? Shri V. T.
Krishnamachari
3. What is Amnesia? Related to loss of
memory
4. Recently reserves of diamond have been reported in Madhya Pradesh from
which place?
Devbhog
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5. By which name was Chanakya known in his childhood? Vishnugupta
6. The Ninth Schedule was added by which Amendment? First
7. The filament of an electric bulb is made of which metal? Tungsten
8. Who is associated with Tashkent Agreement? Lal Bahadur Shastri
9. Which metal is used for generation of Nuclear Power? Uranium
10. In India, where did the Dutch establish their earliest factory? Masulipattanam
11. Which two countries follow China and India in the decreasing order of their
populations?
USA and Indonesia
12. What is the normal cholesterol level in human blood? 180-200 mg%
13. Which was the first woman film star nominated/ elected to the Rajya
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Sabha?
Nargis Dutt
14. Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh is famous for which metal? Gold
15. Which was the first fort constructed by the British in India? Fort St. George
16. On which conservation law, does a rocker work? Angular momentum
17. To which duties is the system of value added taxation applicable? Excise duties
18. Ogaden region has been a source of conflict between which countries? Ethiopia and Somalia
19. Silver is obtained from the lead & Zinc ares of Zawar mines in which city? Udaipur
20. In Indus Valley, which one indicates the commercial and economic
development?
Seals
21. What is Syrinx? Voice box in Birds
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22. By whom is the Speaker of the Lok Sabha is elected? All the members of
Lok Sabha
23. Which is the best conductor of electricity? Silve
24. Which of the planets is nearest to the earth? Venus
25. In which year was the Indus Valley Civilisation discovered? 1921
26. Which first woman to become a Chief Minister of any State in India? Sucheta Kripalani
27. Howmany of Banks were nationalised since 1969? 20
28. Which modification of root does not store food? Stilt
29. Which planet is known as the Earth’s Twin? Venus
30. Purushsukta is a part of which veda? Rigveda
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1. What does the special status of Jammu and Kashmir imply? A separate Constitution
2. Through which material does sound travel slowest? Wood
3. What are the brothers Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha? Dhrupad vocalists
4. How much the equatorial circumference is greater than the polar
circumference?
Approximately 68 km
5. Which was common both to the Harappan society and the Rigvedic
society?
Horses
6. Which UN agency has its headquarters at Paris? UNESCO
7. Vegetative propagation by stem cutting is generally foundation of which
plant?
Sugarcane
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8. To whom is the Chief Minister of a State responsible? Governor
9. What is the distance of the equator from either of the poles? 10,002 km
10. Who was the President of the First Buddhist Council held at Rajagriha? Mahakassapa
11. By which method is the age of most ancient geological formations
estimated?
C4 method
12. Which tax is levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the
States?
Stamp Duties
13. Ban-Ki-Moon the Secretary general of UNO belongs to which country? South Korea
14. Which layer of the atmosphere provides ideal conditions for flying of jet
aeroplanes?
Stratosphere
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15. In which state had Gautama Buddha had attained Mahaparinirvan? Malia
16. Most of the plants obtain nitrogen from the soil in which from? Nitrates
17. Who is the Father of local self government in India? Lord Ripon
18. If the temperature inside a room is increased, what will be the relative
humidity?
Decrease
19. Which constituents of the atmosphere causes greatest changes in climate and
weather?
Water Vapour
20. Who was the last ruler of Sunga dynasty? Devabhuti
21. What was the pen name of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaye? Kamla Kant
22. Which is not a direct tax? Tax on entertainment
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23. Which fungus is responsible for disease late blight of potato? Phytophthora infestans
24. Which type of forest belt supplies most of the world’s requirement of
newsprint?
Coniferous forest
25. Who were the first to establish trade contacts with the Roman empire? Tamils
26. With which amendment act has Panchayati Raj received constitutional
status?
73rd
27. Which polymer is used for making bulletproof material? Polyethylene
28. ‘Man-The Maker of His Own Destiny’ book was written by which person? Swami Vivekananda
29. Which climatic type suffers change due to shifting of the World’s Pressure
Belts?
Monsoon
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30. Who is considered to be the father of Ayurveda? Charaka
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1. The United Nations declared 2012 as the International Year of which thing? Cooperatives
2. Which gland is both exo and endocrine gland? Pancreas
3. By whom was the Constitution of India adopted? Constituent Assembly
4. By which the maximum amount of energy in the present day world is
provided?
Coal
5. In ancient India, Nalanda University was a great centre for the study of
which religion?
Mahayana Buddhism
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6. The first law of thermodynamics is concerned with the conservation of
which thing?
Energy
7. Which state produces maximum Soya bean? Madhya Pradesh
8. When is World Day for Water, recognized by the UN observed? March 22
9. Which country is rich in oil? Indonesia
10. By whom was the first Muslim invasion of India lead? Muharnmad-bin-Oasim
11. Which blood vessel bringing blood into Bowman’s capsule? Afferent arteriole
12. When was the Constituent Assembly for undivided India first met? 9th December, 1946
13. Which are macro-nutrients provided by inorganic fertilizers? Nitrogen, phosphorus
and potassium
14. Which proper order of seismic waves as they are received at seismograph
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station?
P-wave, S-wave, Lwave
15. The Arab conquest of Sind took place in which year? 712 A.D.
16. The United Nations declared 4th week of September which week? Peace Week
17. What percentage of country’s demand for natural rubber is met by in
indigenous production?
97%
18. Which causes the disease syphilis? Bacteria
19. Which European country has over 200 volcanoes, many of them still
active?
Iceland
20. Which was the medieval ruler who was the first to establish a ministry of
agriculture?
Mohammad Bin
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Tughlaq
21. Which right conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to noncitizens?
Freedom to speech
22. What is the relative permeability of a paramagnetic material? Greater than unity
23. The United Nations declared 2008 as which International Year? Planet Earth
24. On which thing Erosion of soil by a river mainly depends? Its speed at which it
flows
25. What was the main basis of social organization in India during the early
medieval period?
Caste
26. Which country stood second in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics medal tally? US
27. Where is the national institute of nutrition located? Hyderabad
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28. Which is a human right as well as a fundamental right under the Constitution
of India?
Right to Education
29. What is the average salt content in a litre of sea water? 35 gm
30. Why is Sher Shah is well known for his administrative skill,? Land revenue system
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1. In which Tyndall effect is not observed? Sugar solution
2. Which can be used for checking inflation temporarily? Decrease in money
supply
3. Dhyan Chand’s name is associated with which game? Badminton
4. Which are the “Horn of Africa”? Ethiopia, Djibouti,
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Somalia
5. By whom was the Sarak-i-Azam which ran from the Indus to Sonargaon (in
Bangladesh) built?
Sher Shah
6. Which is Nuclease enzyme begin its attack from free end of
polynucleotide?
Exonuclease
7. After howmany years One-third of the members of the Rajya Sabha retire? Second year
8. A soap bubble is given negative charge then what happen in its radius? Increases
9. Israel has common borders with which countries? Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
and Jordan
10. The Upanishads were translated into Persian by the orders of which rular? Dara Shikoh
11. The World Food Prize is given by which organisation/world bodie? Kraft general foods
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12. Who are not protected against inflation? Agricultural farmers
13. For which is the southern blot technique used for the detection? DNA
14. Which is the State with the largest area under waste land? Jammu and Kashmir
15. ‘Padmavat’ of Malik Muhammad Jaisi, a notable, work in Hindi, was
completed during which reign?
Sher Shah
16. A Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha has to be passed/returned by Rajya
Sabha within howmany days?
14 days
17. What dose not contain a hydrophobic structure? Rubber
18. How many Nobel Prizes have been awarded so far to Indian citizens? 3
19. In which is the largest population of Scheduled Tribes? Madhya Pradesh
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20. Who commanded the Maratha army in the third battle of Panipat? Sadashiv Rao Bhau
21. Tejaswini Sawant is the first Indian woman to be crowned World Champion
in which sports?
Shooting
22. Which is the richest source of ascorbic acid? Guava
23. Which worm reach into intestine of human by eating leaf? Tape worm
24. Palghat joins which states? Kerala and Tamil Nadu
25. In which year was Bombay was acquired by the English from the
Portuguese?
1662
26. How can a Change in distribution of powers between the Centre and the
States be done?
Amending the
Constitution
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27. Which is electrical circuits used to get smooth de output from a rectified
circuit called?
Filter
28. By which bill does the government make arrangement for the collection of
revenues for a year?
Finance Bill
29. Which forms the western boundary of the Indian sub-continent? Hindukush
30. Uplift of the backward classes was the main programme of which famay? Satyashodhak Samaj
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1. Which international tennis event is played on a grass court? Wimbeldon
2. By which would Desert plants be characterised? By sunken stomata
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3. The distribution of power between Centre and the States is based on which
scheme?
Government of India
Act, 1935
4. Which soil is best suited for cotton? Regur
5. By whom was the practice of Sati was declared illegal? Lord William Bentinck
6. What is the most satisfactory method for separating sugars? Chromatography
7. Who is the author of ‘Business @ Speed of Thought? Bill Gates
8. Which is the ‘basis for determining the national income? Production of goods
and services
9. On the basis of the process of their formation, which soil is formed differently
from the other three?
Regur
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10. Which helped to develop close ties between the government and the
masses?
Ryotwari Settlement
11. Alzheimer’s disease in human beings is characterised by which
degeneration?
Degeneration of nerve
cells
12. Which Amendment provided for an authoritative version of the Constitution
in Hindi?
58th
13. The absorption of radio waves by the atmosphere depends on which thing? Their frequency
14. Which crop requires continuous semiaquatic condition for cultivation? Rice
15. Who was the leader to have the unique distinction of firing the first shot in
the rebellion of 1857?
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Mangal Pande
16. ‘Na Khatma Hone Wali Kahani’ is the autobiography of which person? V. P. Singh
17. The world famous ‘Khajuraho’ sculptures are located in which State? Madhya Pradesh
18. Why is the yellow colour of urine? Due to the presence of
urochrome
19. Which stare is the largest producer of coffee? Karnataka
20. In the Interim Government formed in the year 1946, who held the portfolio
of Defence?
Baldev Singh
21. After howmany years is the President of USA is elected? 4 years
22. Which enzyme changes maltose into glucose? Maltose
23. Economic Planning is a subject of which list? Union List
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24. On planet Earth, where is no centrifugal force? At the Poles
25. From where did Mahatma Gandhi start his historic Dandi March? Sabarmati Ashram
26. Who is considered as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW)? Tim Berners-Lee
27. Which of the following will provide maximum roughage to our diet, if taken
in equal mass?
Cabbage
28. Which Act gave representation to Indians for the first time in the
Legislature?
Government of India
Act, 1935
29. Which planet has the longest day and the shortest year? Mercury
30. Who first voiced the idea of a separate Muslim state in India? Mohammad Iqbal
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1. Which polymer is widely used for making bullet proof material? Polyethylene
2. Which was the crop during the 13th and 14th Centuries A.D. the Indian
peasants did not cultivate?
Maize
3. What is the mean of ‘Take off stage’ in an economy? Steady growth begins
4. The equator cuts through which island? Borneo
5. Who was responsible for the integration of Indian Princely States? Sardar Patel
6. Which three important micronutrients are essential for humans? Copper, zinc and iodine
7. By which act did the Crown take the Government of India into its own
hands?
Government of India
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Act, 1858
8. What are Carbon, diamond and graphite together called? Allotropes
9. Which city is associated with the river Mekong? Phnom-Penh
10. By which was Yavanika (Curtain) introduced in Indian theatre? Greeks
11. What is the name given to an almost circular coral reef inside which there
is a lagoon?
Atoll
12. Chocolates can be bad for health because of a high content of which
element?
Nickel
13. In which Photosynthesis occurs? Chloroplast
14. Which are the important species of the Mediterranean biome? Pine, cedar, fir
15. At which place was the headless statue of Kanishka found? Mathura
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16. Who has the power to form a new State within the Union of India? President
17. By whom was Electron first identified? J. J. Thomson
18. When was EXIM Bank set-up? 1982
19. The annual average rate of net plant production is highest in which forests? Temperate forest
20. The religious literature of the Jains at the early stage was written in which
language?
Ardhamagadhi
21. Which animal can tolerate more summer heat? Donkey
22. What is the estimation of age of woody plant by counting annual ring? Dendrochronology
23. In whom the executive authority of the Union is vested by the Constitution? President
24. Kula, Kufri, Kajjair and Dalhousie are all tourists place of which state? Himachal Pradesh
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25. Of which Religion-wise the sculpture were found at Kankali tila in
Mathura?
Jaina
26. Galvanised iron sheets have a coating of which metal? Zinc
27. By whom was the famous ‘Kirti Stambha’ at Chittor built? Rana Kumbha
28. Which is at the apex of Industrial Finance in India? Industrial Development
Bank of India
29. Which state receives rainfall from north-east monsoons? Tamil Nadu
30. Where are the traces of Portuguese culture found in India? Goa
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1. Soft drinks such as cocoa contain singnificant quantities of which thing? Caffein
2. By whom is the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the
Parliament appointed?
Speaker of Lok Sabha
3. How must be the The lines of force of a uniform magnetic field? Parallel to each other
4. The Varansi Kanyakumari National Highway is called which national
highway?
NH 7
5. Which of the British Officials defeated Portuguese at Sowlley? Thomas Best
6. Name of S. Chandrashekhar is associated with which subject? Astrophysics
7. Which is the official language of Central Bank of West African Bank? French
8. What is the transfer of pollengrain from pollensac to stigma called? Pollination
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9. What is in terms of the railway system India’s position in the world? Fourth
10. Where was the first iron and steel industry of India established? Jamshedpur
11. Who decides whether a particular bill is a Money Bill or not? Speaker of Lok Sabha
12. Chlorophyll is a naturally occuring chelate compound in, what is the which
the central metal in this?
Magnesium
13. What is the most appropriate measure of a country’s economic growth? Per capita real income
14. Which is the brightest planet? Venus
15. Who used the phrase ‘Un-British’ to criticize the English colonial control of
India?
Dadabhai Naoroji
16. Which is UN special agency and not programme? UNDP
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17. What is the Study of integrated use of microbiology, biochmistry and
engineering?
Biotechnology
18. Where is In the Constitution of India, the word ‘Federal’ used? Nowhere
19. Which planet takes the same number of days for rotation and revolution? Venus
20. Which element of Hinduism was practised in the Indus Valley Civilization? Cult of Shiva
21. When a ray of light is going from one medium to another, how is its
frequency?
Frequency remains
same
22. Who is the author of “The Kalam effect: My years with the president”? P.M. Nayer
23. CENVAT is associated with which rate? Rate of indirect tax
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24. At the summer solstice, which latitude will have the longest night? 60°S
25. What was the script of Indus Valley Civilization? Undeciphered
26. Which branch of science deals with the study of tissue found in the body of
organism?
Histology
27. By whom is Recognition to a political party accorded? By the Election
Commission
28. For which thing is Washing soda the common name? Sodium carbonate
29. Through where does the Tropic of Cancer passes? India and Saudi Arabia
30. What are Brahmanas? Texts on sacrificial
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1. Who is the author of the book ‘Freedom from Fear’? Aung San Suukyi
2. When is Doctor’s Day, Bidhan Chandra Roy Birth Day is observed? July 1
3. Which hormone is injected into cow and buffalow during milking? Oxytocin
4. What happens when a sudden fall in the barometric reading? Storm
5. What is the meaning of ‘Buddha’? The Enlightened one
6. Which Amendment provided for an authoritative version of the Constitution
in Hindi?
58th
7. Heat given to an ideal gas under isothermal conditions is used in which
work?
In doing external work
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8. How long does India’s economic zone extend miles off its coast? 200
9. How is the Relative humidity of the atmosphere directly affected? Change in atmospheric
temperature
10. Kautilya was the Prime Minister of which Indian ruler? Chandragupta Maurya
11. When is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, recognized by the UN
observed?
October 27
12. Maximum nutritive element aborbed by blood from which part of alimentary
canal?
Small intestine
13. Under whose signature are the members of AllIndia Services appointed? President
14. Which climate best suited for horticulture? Mediterranean
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15. Before ascending the Maurya throne, How was Ashoka served? As a Viceroy of Taxila
16. From which one among the following water sources, the water is likely to be
contaminated with fluoride?
Ground water
17. In which year did the first modem Olympic Games take place? 1896
18. Which neighbouring country has objections on Indian Baglihar Hydroelectric
Project?
Pakistan
19. Which region does not receive most of its rainfall during winter? Central North America
20. What were the two colossal images of the Buddha at Bamiyan? Works of the Gupta Art
21. Which genetic disease is sex -linked? Royal haemophilia
22. What is the part of the Constitution that reflects the mind and ideals of the
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framers?
Preamble
23. When will a hot body radiate maximum energy? If its surface is black
and rough
24. Which African country is richer than others in gold and diamond? Zaire
25. Who has been called the ‘Napoleon of India’? Samudragupta
26. Yondieki who set up a new world record in 10,000 meters race, belongs to
which country?
Kenya
27. How many players are there on each side in a women’s Basketball game? 6
28. Who proved that DNA is the basic genetic material? Hershey and Chase
29. Which is the leading producer of sulphur? U.S.A.
30. During the reign of which Pallava ruler did the Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang
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visit Kanchi?
Narasimhavaram I
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1. What does the Preamble of our Constitution contin? The spirit of the
Constitution
2. Which will you put into pure water in order to pass electric current through
it?
Lemon Juice
3. Of the various ways of financing government’s investment expenditure,
what is the least inflationary?
Taxation
4. In which country are ‘Dykes’ especially constructed? Norway
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5. What was Sher Shah’s real name? Farid
6. Where did the 1st ODI match was played in India? Ahmedabad
7. “Green house effect” with respect to global warming refers to which effect? Warming effect
8. Which State has the largest percentage of reserved parliamentary seats? Uttar Pradesh
9. For which landform is Colorado in U.S.A. famous? Grand Canyon
10. Which battle was fought in 1192 A.D.? Second Battle of Tarain
11. A far-sighted person has a near point at 100 cm. What must be the power of
the correcting lens?
+3.0 D
12. Which Indian was honoured by the World Statesman Award, 2012? Stephen Harper
13. By which band is Monetary policy regulated? Central Bank
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14. Strait of Florida runs in between which water bodies? Atlantic Ocean and
Gulf of Mexico
15. During whose reign did the Mongols first invade India? Iltutmish
16. What is the green color of plants produced from organelles? Chloroplasts
17. According to which system are the members of the Rajya Sabha elected? Single Transferable
Vote System
18. Which fuel causes minimum environmental pollution? Hydrogen
19. Which Strait separates Asia from North America? The Bering Strait
20. Who was contemporary of Namdev? Sena
21. The ODI Player of the Year 2012’ Award was given by ICC to which India
cricketer?
Virat Kohli
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22. Who has created world record in the men’s 100 metres sprint event at 2008
Olympic Games?
Usain Bolt
23. Which ceil organelles function as the power house of a living cell? Mitochondria
24. Which States of the U.S.A. are attached to Mexico? California and Texas
25. Who was the earliest Sufi Saint to have settled at Ajmer? Sheikh Moinuddin
Chisti
26. The members of the State Legislative Assembly are elected for what
period?
5 years
27. How many image can a man see if he stands between two plane mirrors
inclined at an angle of 60°?
5
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28. What is the basic attribute of a formal organization? Rules and regulations
29. Khartoum is situated at the confluence of which rivers? White Nile and Blue
Nile
30. Under which reign did Mughal Empire extend up to Tamil territory in the
South?
Aurangzeb
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1. The Winter Olympic came into being in which year? 1924
2. By which Transfer of genetic information from one generation to the other
is accomplished?
By transfer RNA
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3. Which One feature is distinguishing the Rajya Sabha from the vidhan
Parishad?
Indirect election
4. Which is the suthernmost city? Raipur
5. Which Rajput mansabdar revolted against Aurangzeb? Durgadas Rathore
6. Which hydrocarbon is mainly present in gobar gas? Methane
7. Who wrote the book Babubivah? Ishwar Chandra
Vidyasagar
8. If the price of an inferior good falls, what about its demand? Remains constant
9. Which gulf would have to be crossed to reach Sri Lanka from Nagercoil? Gulf of Mannar
10. Which was the last governor of Bengal appointed by the Mughal emperor? Murshid Quli Khan
11. Where do Sweat glands occur in greatest number? In the skin of the
armpits
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12. What is the electorate for a Panchayat? The Gram Sabha
13. The cause of fractional atomic weights of elements? The presence of
Isotopes
14. The second largest river basin in India is of which river? Godavari
15. Which Sikh Guru called himself the ‘Sachcha Badshah’? Guru Hargovind
16. Who wrote “The Communist Manifesto” along with Kari Marx? Friedrich Engels
17. In acronym SAARC, ‘C’ stands for which word? Cooperation
18. What is the total number of bones in human skull? 30
19. Which is the second largest basin in Peninsular India? Krishna Basin
20. Who was the first Indian to get selected in ICS? Surendranath Banerjee
21. For which period does Mayor of a Municipal Corporation hold the office? 1 year
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22. Which gas has maximum calorific value? Oil gas
23. In which sector is 70% of working population of India engaged? Primary sector
24. Why do Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa often face natural disasters? Due to cyclones
25. Who was the first Governor General of Bengal? Warren Hastings
26. When did India join the United Nations? 1945
27. The fossil of Archaeopteryx represents the evidence of origin of animals? Birds from reptiles
28. Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly? Dr. Rajendra Prasad
29. Why does Mumbai receives more rainfall than Pune? Because mumbai is on
the windward side
30. What was the real name of Tantiya Tope? Ramchandra
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1. Which rays can pass through 20 cm thickness of steel? ã-rays
2. Which characteristic is common among parrot, platypus and kangaroo? Functional post anal
tail
3. In India, in which banking is the Public Sector is most dominant? Commercial banking
4. Which does not have a unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)? Kolkata
5. Who was the British PM at the time of Revolt of 1857? Pamstern
6. AIDS is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), What is this? Retro virus
7. By whom was the Cabinet Mission to India headed? Lord Pethick Lawrence
8. Phosgene is obtained by the reaction of carbon monoxide and which gas? Chlorine
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9. Where are Diesel locomotives manufactured? Varanasi
10. Who advocated the policy of abolishing princely states in free India? Jawaharlal Nehru
11. Which petroleum refinery product has the lowest boiling point? Gasoline
12. SIMBEX is an annual joint maritime bilateral exercise conducted between
which countreis?
India and Singapore
13. By whom were Species Plantarum and Systema Natural written? Linneus
14. What is the process that result in the breakdown of rocks and minerals in
situ?
Weathering
15. Who were considered constitutionalist within the Indian National
Congress?
Satyamurty and K. M.
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Munshi
16. Which is a human right as well as a fundamental right under the Constitution
of India?
Right to Education
17. Old-written material, which cannot be read easily, how can be read? By infrared rays
18. Which is the largest Public Sector Bank in India? State Bank of India
19. Which sets indicated the Aeolian process? Corrosion, attrition,
deflation
20. Who was instrumental in bringing the Extremists and the Moderates together
at Lucknow?
Annie Besant
21. Which is nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile? Sagarika
22. Medicine for high blood pressure is obtained from which species? Rauwolffia species
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23. Howmany times has National Emergency been declared? Three times
24. Because of which factor, clouds do not precipitate in deserts? Low humidity
25. Who headed the Cabinet Mission? Lord Pethick Lawrence
26. Which compound does not contains an OH group? Aldehyde
27. Who has been appointed as the chairman of Central Electricity Authority? Rakesh Nath
28. Who is responsible for the collection and publication of monetary and
financial information?
Reserve Bank of India
29. What is the quantity of water in a particular volume of air called? Absolute humidity
30. The description of the administration of Pataliputra is available in which
book?
Indica
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1. When does a cell increase in volume? If the external medium
is hypotonic
2. Under which act was the Supreme Court set up? Regulating Act
3. Mesons are found in which rays? Cosmic rays
4. Lichens and Mosses are characteristic vegetation of which zone? The polar zone
5. Who also had the name Devanama Piyadasi? Mauryan King Ashoka
6. Who was thrice elected President of the Indian National Congress? Dadabhai Naoroji
7. How many member country are there in Commonwealth Nations? 54
8. Which plant yeilds biodiesel or biofuel? Jatropha curcas
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9. What is associated with a savanna climate? Scrub
10. Who was a contemporary of Alexander, the Great? Chandragupt Maurya
11. Which Judge of the Supreme Court was unsuccessfully sought to be
impeached?
Justice Ramaswami
12. Maximum hydrogen bonding would be observed in which compound? Methanol
13. Taxation and the government’s expenditure policy are dealt under under
which policy?
Fiscal policy
14. Slash and burn agriculture in North Eastern State is Known by which
name?
Jhumming
15. Which historical personality of India is also known as Vishnugupta? Chanakya
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16. Which organization issue the rules of global trade? World Trade
Organization
17. Which enzyme is found in human saliva? Ptyalin
18. By whom is the Area of Lok Sabha Constituency for the purpose of general
election determined?
Election Commission
19. Telangana region represents type of vegetation? Thorn
20. Who were the first Europeans to reach India for trade? Portuguese
21. A liquid will not wet the surface of solid if the angle of contact is which
angle?
Obtuse
22. Which decade is celebrated as First International Decade of the World’s
Indigenous People?
1994-2004
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23. What is the main source of revenue to meet different expenditures? Internal borrowings
24. On which planet of the solar system does the sun rise in the west and set in
the east?
Venus
25. The English East India Company founded a permanent factory at Surat in
which year?
1613
26. What is the normal temperature of human body on the kelvin scale? 310
27. After howmany years is Election of Rajya Sabha held? 2 years
28. What is the average salinity of sea water? 3.5%
29. Which planet of the solar system has the longest day? Venus
30. What was the main occupation of the people of the Indus Valley
civilization?
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Agriculture