General Knowledge Notes - Important Short GK Notes

Indian History

1. In which culture is the earliest evidence of silver in India found? – Harappan Culture
2. Who was the mediator between man and gods according to the Vedic people? – Agni
3. In which language were the original Buddhist religious texts written? – Pali
4. Upto where Chandragupta Maurya's empire extended in the north-west? – Hindukush
5. Which ruler of India who ruled over territories in Central Asia beyond the Pamirs? – Kanishka
6. Which Gupta king is famous for his courageous stand against the Hunas? – Skanda Gupta
7. In the Delhi Sultanate, which administrative unit called 'paragana' was headed by an official? – Amil
8. Which was the Mughal emperor, who died to a’ sudden fall from the staircase,? – Humayun
9. Which rulers fought the fourth Anglo-Mysore in which he was killed? – Tipu Sultan
10. Who set up the Atmiya Sabha in Kolkata in the first half of the nineteenth century? – Ram Mohan Roy

1. How are the orbits of planets around the Sun, or of satellites around the Earth,? – Circular and elliptic
2. What is the upper part of the mantle upon which the crust of the Earth floats called? – Asthenosphere
3. Which is the cloud that is dark-grey or black, found at very low height and brings the real rain? – Nimbostratus
4. In which region are the -most ideal conditions for the chemical weathering are found in? – Hot and humid regions
5. The Dogger Bank, the main fishing area of Europe, where is this area? – North Sea
6. Lakshadweep Islands are the product of which creature? – Reef formation
7. Where are Shevaroy Hills located? – Tamil Nadu
8. On the basis of the process of their formation, which soil is formed differently from the other three? – Regur
9. Which are the leading states in the production of cotton in India? – Maharashtra and Gujarat
10. The Matatila multipurpose project is located in which state? – Uttar Pradesh

Indian Polity

1. Who was the Constitutional adviser to the Constituent Assembly of India? – Dr. B. N. Rao
2. What does the Preamble of the Constitution of India envisage? – It has separate entity in the Constitution
3. Which is the competent body to prescribe conditions for acquisition of citizenship? – Parliament
4. If the President wants to resign from office, he may do so by writing to whom? – Vice-President
5. What is the minimum age required for becoming the Prime Minister of India? – 35 years
6. What is the total number of High Courts in India at present? – 24
7. How can the States in India borrow from the market? – Only with the consent of the Centre
8. In which year were the first general elections in India held? – 1951
9. Which is at the apex of the-three tier system of Panchayati Raj ? – Zila Parishad
10. Which is the State having the largest population of scheduled castes? – Utter Pradesh

Indian Economy

1. From which book did Dadabhai Naoroji theorise on the drain of wealth from India? – Poverty and Un-British Rule in India
2. Which is a revamp of the Integrated Rural Development Programme? – Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
3. For international payments, to which currency is the Indian currency linked? – American Dollar
4. By which bank are the central banking functions in India performed? – Reserve Bank of India
5. How is the tax which is paid by the person on whom the tax is incident? – Direct tax
6. With which India’s progress has been reasonably satisfactory in connection? – Growth of GNP
7. From which sector is the largest contribution in India’s National Income? – Tertiary sector
8. From which export does India earns maximum foreign exchange? – Gems and jewellery
9. Who is the originator of Green Revolution in India? – Norman E. Borlaug
10. India is self sufficient in production of which of the following commodities? – Milk

General Science
1. Which purified oil does Aviation fuel for jet aeroplanes consist? – Kerosene
2. Which vegetable protein is considered as good as an animal protein? – Soyabean protein
3. Liquefied Petroleum Gas consists of mainly which gases? – Methane, butane and propane
4. What is the most important requirement for the people of a flood hit area? – Inoculation against cholera
5. What is the number of basic units in the International System of Units? – 7
6. Which form of phosphorus is used in safety matches? – Red phosphorus
7. Which is a round worm that enters man’s body through the soles of the feet? – Hookworm
8. On which conservation law, does a rocker work? – Angular momentum
9. Which is the most important characteristic of water to act as a good solvent? – Ionizing power of water
10. For which snake is the diet mainly composed of other snakes? – King cobra

General Knowledge
1. Who became the first Indian to take 16 wickets in a single test match? – Narendra Hirwani
2. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located? – Tamil Nadu
3. Barack Obama, the President of America, comes from which American States? – Illinois
4. Which organ of UNO is considered as world parliament? – General Assembly
5. Among the Indian languages, which one is spoken maximum in the world after Hindi? – Bengali
6. Which region is culturally closer to India but ethnically closer to China? – South-East Asia
7. How is Missile ‘Astra’? – A air to air missile
8. Which district of Uttar Pradesh has the highest literacy rate as per the provisional figures of 2011 Census? – Ghaziabad
9. What is the term used when a search engine returns a Web page that matches the search criteria? – Success
10. What is the Expand term of ALM as used in Banking/Finance sector ? – Asset Liability Management


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