Objective General Knowledge Questions and Answers

Objective GK Questions and Answers

1. Which of the following vitamins is considered to be a para-thormone?
(A) Vitamin A (B) Vitamin C
(C) Vitamin D (D) Vitamin K
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2. In the case of a conflict between the Centre and a State in respect of a Subject included in the Concurrent List–
(A) the Union Law prevails (B) the State Law prevails
(C) the matter is resolved by the Supreme Court (D) the law which had been passed first would prevail
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3. An amendment of the Constitution of India can extend to Jammu and Kashmir–
(A) automatically (B) only if ratified by State Legislature
(C) only on order of the President under Article 370 (D) under no circumstance
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4. Which of the following is not in the State List under the Constitution of India?
(A) Insurance (B) Fisheries
(C) Agriculture (D) Gambling
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5. The Minamata incident, an example for environmental degradation, is due to which one of the following?
(A) Air pollution (B) Nuclear disaster
(C) Water pollution (D) Thermal pollution
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6. The term 'occidental' relates to the culture of–
(A) South East Asia (B) North Western Europe
(C) Middle East (D) Africa
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7. The rate at which banks lend to RBI is known as–
(A) bank rate (B) repo rate
(C) reverse repo rate (D) interest rate
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8. NOAPS has been renamed as Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme with its extended scope. Now this scheme will include all old age persons–
(A) living below poverty line (B) above 60 years age
(C) above 65 years age (D) Both 'a' and 'c'
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9. During Aurangzeb's reign, whose duty was it to see that people lived their lives in accordance with the 'Shariat'?
(A) Ahadis (B) Mansabdars
(C) Muhtasibs (D) Walashuhis
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10. Who built the Ibadatkhana at fatehpur Sikri?
(A) Akbar (B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan (D) Aurangzeb
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11. Who is the author of the book "My Presidential Years"?
(A) S Radhakrishnan (B) V V Giri
(C) R Venkatraman (D) K R Narayanan
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12. The medieval Indian writer who refers to the discovery of America is–
(A) Malik Muhammad Jayasi (B) Amir Khusrau
(C) Raskhan (D) Abul Fazl
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13. Which Mughal Emperor was first a prisoner of the British and later a pensioner of the Marathas till his death ?
(A) Shah Alam II (B) Bahadur Shah II
(C) Alamgir II (D) Akbar Shah II
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14. In which one of the following places is the headquarters of North-Eastern Railway located?
(A) Guwahati (B) Gorakhpur
(C) Kolkata (D) Bhubaneshwar
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15. Which of the following imparts yellow colour to urine in humans?
(A) Cholesterol (B) Lymph
(C) Urochrome (D) Bile salts
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16. The characteristic odour of garlic is due to–
(A) a chlorine compound (B) a fluorine compound
(C) a sulphur compound (D) a nitrogen compound
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17. Who among the following is considered as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW)?
(A) Edward Kasner (B) Bill Gates
(C) Tim Berners - Lee (D) Vinod Dham
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18. Which of the following is in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India?
(A) Taxes on agricultural Income (B) Betting and gambling
(C) Forests (D) Taxes on professions, trades, callings and employments
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19. Which subject was transferred from State List to Concurrent List by the 42nd Amendment of the Constitution?
(A) Irrigation (B) Agriculture
(C) Education (D) Local Self Government
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20. The Panchayati Raj System was adopted to–
(A) make people aware of politics (B) decentralise the power of democracy
(C) educate the peasants (D) None of the above
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21. The International migrations of population in Eurasia in the late forties after the Second World War were caused by–
(A) natural calamities such as floods and famines (B) favourable immigration laws
(C) religious fanaticism (D) stabilized international situation
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22. Maximum human population belongs to the–
(A) Australoids (B) Negroids
(C) Mongoloids (D) Caucasians
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23. Which of the following state has launched a scheme of providing free electric connection to 2 lakh BPL families?
(A) Uttar Pradesh (B) Madhya Pradesh
(C) Haryana (D) Tamil Nadu
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24. Aam Admi Bima Yojana provide insurance of ………. on natural death.
(A) Rs. 75000 (B) Rs. 30000
(C) Rs. 50000 (D) Rs. 10000
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25. What was the primary aim of the Akali movement which rose in the Punjab in 1920?
(A) To voice the political grievances of the Sikhs
(B) To bring about modernisation in the Sikh social customs
(C) To streamline the management of the gurudwaras or sikh shrines
(D) To purge Sikhism of its superstitious accretions and irrational incrustations
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