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General Knowledge & Current Affairs Questions- Part 1


General Knowledge & Current Affairs Questions- Part 1

Useful for all competitive Examinations, GK Quiz etc…..


1. Which country is also known as the 'Rainbow Nation'?
(A) Australia
(B) United Kingdom
(C) Switzerland
(D) South Africa


2. Who is generally considered as the inventor of the 'Periodic Table', a tabular method of displaying the chemical elements ?

(A) Gregor Mendel
(B) James Chadwick
(C) Dmitri Mendeleev
(D) Ernest Rutherford


3.  'Ace', 'Double fault', 'Smash', Second service', and 'Game point' terms are related with which sport?

(A) Tennis
(B) Squash
(C) Table Tennis
(D) Badminton


4.  Which among the following instrument is used for measuring wind speed?

(A) Anemometer
(B) Hygrometer
(C) Galvanometer
(D) Spectrometer


5.  Which national film award is given to the 'Best Feature Film on National Integration’?

(A) Indira Gandhi Award
(B) Nargis Dutt Award
(C) Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus)
(D) Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus)


6. Which coastal town in Gujarat is world famous for its ship-breaking industry?

(A) Okha
(B) Kandla
(C) Alang
(D) Veraval


7. What name is given to the study or collection of money, coins or often medals?

(A) Lotology
(B) Philately
(C) Numismatics
(D) Philography


8.  'Bandar Seri Begawan' is the capital city of which Asian country?

(A) Laos
(B) Brunei
(C) Vietnam
(D) Taiwan


9. Kaziranga National Park, famous for hosting two-thirds of world's Indian Rhinoceroses (Great One-horned Rhinoceroses), is located in which Indian state ?

(A) Assam
(B) Meghalaya
(C) Manipur
(D) West Bengal


10. 'Playground of Europe' is the nickname of which European country?
(A) Greece
(B) Monaco
(C) Germany
(D) Switzerland

11. Pyongyang is the capital city of which Asian country?

(A) Thailand
(B) North Korea
(C) South Korea
(D) Indonesia


12. Which scientist is often referred to as the 'Father of the Atom Bomb’?

(A) Enrico Fermi
(B) J. Robert Oppenheimer
(C) Albert Einstein
(D) Ernest Rutherford


13.  The Union Territory of Puducherry (old name - Pondicherry) falls under the jurisdiction of which High Court?

(A) Madras High Court
(B) Kerala High Court
(C) Andhra Pradesh High Court
(D) Karnataka High Court


14. 'Land of Thunderbolt' is the nickname of which Asian country?

(A) Nepal
(B) Bhutan
(C) Thailand
(D) Myanmar


15. Which among the following Grand Slam tennis tournament is played on clay court?

(A) US Open
(B) Wimbledon
(C) Australian Open
(D) French Open


16.  'Goal' is the autobiography of which Indian sportsman?

(A) Wilson Jones
(B) Dhyan Chand
(C) K.D. Singh Babu
(D) Chunni Goswami


17. India won the test series against Australia by 4-0 and hence they lifted which trophy on Sunday 24 March 2013?

[A] Indo-Aust Trophy
[B] DLF Cup
[C] Border-Gavaskar Trophy
[D] Pepsi Cup


18. Who is the present CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India)?

[A] Vinod Rai
[B]Murli Manohar Joshi
[C]G.E.Vahanvati
[D]Tejender Khanna


19.  Who is the first Women Chief Justice of High Court in India?

[A] Shanno Devi
[B]Rajkumari Amrita Kaur
[C]Fatima Bibi
[D]Leela Seth

20. When is the NRI Day celebrated?

[A] 10th March
[B]26th February
[C]21st December
[D]09th January

21. Which city in India is known as
"Silicon Valley of India"?

[A] Hyderabad
[B] Bangalore
[C] Gurgaon
[D] Pune


22.  Who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?

[A] A. K. Gopalan
[B] Vallabhbhai Patel
[C] B. R. Ambedkar
[D] Sukumar Sen

23. What was the code name of the five nuclear tests conducted by India at Pokhran test site in Rajasthan, in May 1998?

(A) Operation Pawan
(B) Operation Shakti
(C) Operation Vijay
(D) Operation Kalki


24. With which sport are the national tournaments 'Durand Cup' and 'Santosh Trophy' associated?

(A) Hockey
(B) Cricket
(C) Football
(D) Tennis


25. How many years does the US President serve during one term?

(A) 2 years
(B) 3 years
(C) 4 years
(D) 5 years

Prepared by: currentaffairs4examz team
Blog: http://currentaffairs4examz.blogspot.in/

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