Top 100 Important General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Which are the fundamental particles present in equal numbers in neutral atoms? – Protons and electrons
2. Where has an advanced water management system of Harappan times been unearthed? – At Dholavira
3. Which is the farthest planet to the Sun? – Neptune 
4. What is the fact that support the concept that viruses are living is that? – Multiply themselves
5. The Indian Legislature was made bi-cameral for the first time by which act? – The Government of India Act, of 1919
6. Which is a development expenditure? – Irrigation expenditure 
7. In which is an application of Bernoulli’s equation for fluid flow found? – Dynamic lift of an aeroplane
8. When was the first ‘International Non-Smoking Day’ observed all over the world? – 04.07.1988
9. Which Indian has been recently appointed as a ‘chief economist’ by world bank? – Kaushik Basu
10. The doctrine of three jewels-Right belief, Right conduct and Right knowledge-is the crownings glory of which religion? – Jainism
11. Which feature is the product of vulcancity ? – Atoll
12. Who was the Chairman of the Union Power Committee of Constituent Assembly of India? – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
13. Why has the Green Revolution not been as green as if has been made out to be? – because it is confined only to wheat
14. When the external torque on a system is zero, there will be conservation of its how much energy? – Total energy
15. Which electromagnetic wave has the longest wave length? – Infra red rays 
16. Which plant will lose its economic value if its fruits are produced by parthenocarpy? – Pomegranate
17. In which field ‘Aachan Maharaj’ has distinguished himself? – Dance 
18. Which dynasty did rule over Magadha after Nanda dynasty? – Maurya
19. What is Separating the mesosphere from the stratosphere transition zone called? – Stratopause
20. At which of its session, did the Congress officially accept the ‘Socialistic Pattern of Society’ ? – Avadi Session of 1955
21. The Rolling Plan concept in national planning was introduced by which government? – The Janata Party Government
22. The wavelength of the radiation emitted by a body depends upon which thing? – The temperature of the surface

23. The á-particle carries two positive charges. Its mass is very nearly equal to that of which element? – an atom of helium
24. Which root contain nitroen fixing bacteria ? – Nodulated root
25. Late Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan earned distinction in which fields? – Vocal music
26. Which dynasty succeeded Sungas? – Kanvas 
27. Which country in Africa has luxurious tropical rain forests? – Ivory coast
28. Right to education to all children between the age of 6 to 14 years is which right? – A Fundamental Right
29. When is World Malaria Day, recoginzed by the WHO observed? – April 25 
30. Which set of sources of revenue belongs to the Union Government alone? – Custom duties, Corporation tax
31. What is the phenomenon in which the amplitude of oscillation of pendulum decreases gradually called? – Damping
32. When a gas is subjected to adiabatic expansion, why does it gets cooled? – Due to energy spent in doing work
33. What is the percentage of light energy utilised for photosynthesis by higher plant? – 1% to 2% 
34. Who was the first woman President of the Indian National Congress? – Annie Besant
35. What is the The chemical part of the dye that absorbs light and produces colour called? – A pigment
36. Why is at high altitudes the boiling point of water lowers? – Because of atmospheric pressure is low
37. Human stomach produces acid ‘X’ which helps in digestion of food. What is acid ‘X’? – Hydrochloric acid
38. Which was the official language of Gupta period? – Sanskrit 
39. ‘Rally for Valley’ programme in India was organized to highlight the problem of which thing? – Environmental degradation
40. Which Directive Principles bears the direct impact of Gandhi’s moral philosophy? – Provision of free legal aid and advice
41. With which sector has the B.K. Chaturavedi Committee dealt? – Price reforms in the oil sector 
42. Quality is that sensation of sound which is felt by our ears by which virtue? – Waveform of sound wave
43. What is a system which can exchange energy with the surrondings but no matter called? – A closed system
44. Study of typical behaviour of organisms in their natural habitatis is called– – Ethology
45. The year 1995 is the golden Jubilee year of which international organisations? – UNO
46. Alberuni lived during the period of which king? – Mahmud Ghaznavi 
47. Which is the largest producer of fruits in the Anglo-American Region? – California
48. Which office is held during the pleasure of the President of India? – Governor of a State
49. Many a time we read a term PPP in financial newspapers. What is the full form of the PPP? – Purchasing Power Parity
50. A plane mirror reflects a beam of light to form a real image. How is the incident beam? – Convergent
51. Which pair of atomic numbers, represent the elements belonging to the same group? – 13 and 31
52. When is World Maritime Day, recognized by the UN is observed? – During last week of September
53. In which animal, is skin a respiratory organ? – Frog
54. What is the total number of judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)? – 15
55. The seven pagodas of Mahabalipuram are a witness to the art patronised by which dynasty? – Pallavas
56. Which has the world’s largest reserves of Uranium? – Australia
57. Who was the Prime Minister of India when the Anti-Defection Bill was passed? – Rajiv Gandhi
58. The Banks are required to maintain a certain ratio between their cash in hand and total assets. What is this called? – CRR
59. Which UN agency has its headquarters at Paris? – UNESCO 
60. When Raja Wodeyar founded the kingdom of Mysore, who was the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire? – Venkata II
61. Which technique is useful for predicting the wheat yield? – Regression 
62. A proclamation of emergency must be placed before the Parliament for its approval with in howmany months? – Within 1 month
63. To which does the lowering of Bank Rate by the Reserve Bank of India leads? – More liquidity in the market
64. Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction is related to the which thing? – Law of conservation of energy
65. Which catalyst is used in the manufacture of hydrogen by Bosch process? – Fe2O3 + Cr2O3
66. When a forgein body inter into blood circulatory system the reaction is started by cells? – WBC
67. How many votes are entitled for members of the UN Economic and Social Council? – One vote
68. Who was a contemporary of Chinghiz Khan? – Iltutmish 
69. Which South Asian country has the highest population density? – India
70. Which court in India is/are known as the Court(s) of Records? – The High Courts and Supreme Court
71. Volume of air inspired or expired with each normal breath is known as which name? – Total volume
72. Who is the author of the classic book Life Divine? – Aurobindo Ghosh
73. Who was defeated at kannauj in the hands of Sher Shah in 1540? – Humayun
74. Which continent has the lowest birth and death rates? – Europe
75. Which committee recommended for according a constitutional position to the Panchayati Raj? – L. M. Singhvi Committee
76. Which is an asset for a Commercial Bank? – Borrowing from RBI 
77. Equal charges are given to two spheres of different radii. what will the potential? – Be more on the smaller sphere
78. The ability of a catalyst to accelerate the chemical reaction is known as which name? – Negative catalysis
79. The cellular and molecular control of programed cell death is known as which name? – Apoptosis
80. The famous book’ The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money’ is written by which author? – J. M. Keynes
81. During whose reign did Sir Thomas Roe have regular attendance at the Mughal court to secure commercial privilege? – Jahangir
82. The United Nations declared 2013 as which International Year? – Quinoa 
83. Tropic of Capricorn passes through which country? – Botswana
84. From where must the authorization for the withdrawal of funds from Consolidated Fund of India come? – The Parliament of India
85. Under Gadgil-Mukerjee formula to whom is the higher weithage is given? – Population 
86. Which bank was earlier called the ‘Imperial Bank of India’? – SBI 
87. When is a galvanometer converted into an ammeter? – When we connect a low resistance in parallel
88. The decomposition of H2O2 is retarded by phosphoric acid. Thus how does phosphoric acid acts? – As negative catalyst
89. In electric supply lines in India, which parameter is kept constant? – Frequency
90. Which element is used as common catalyst? – Ni 
91. Which land mark in medical history was the first to take place? – Plastic surgery
92. Who is the author of the book ‘Freedom from Fear’? – Aung San Suukyi
93. Which Indian was appointed as Deputy Diwan of Bihar by Robert Clive? – Raja Shitab Rai
94. Which country has the highest agricultural production in Europe? – France
95. Who accords recognition to various political India as National or Regional Parties? – The Election Commission
96. When average cost of production falls, what must be marginal cost of production must? – less than the average cost
97. What is the Percentage of the original number of atoms in a radioactive sample remaining at the end of one mean life? – 37
98. Which material is very hard and very ductile? – Nichrome
99. Hybridoma technology is a new biotechnological approach for commercial production of which antibodies? – Monoclonal antibodies
100. Who is the author of the book ‘A bend in the River’? – V.S. Naipaul


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