100 General Knowledge Questions for Competitive Exams

Indian Polity and Constitution

1. As per the Preamble to the Constitution of India, the objectives of the Constitution are —Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity
2. The fundamental right which says that no religious instruction shall be provided in any educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds is given in —Article 28 of the Constitution of India
3. The Inter-State Council was constituted by the President in 1990 (as provided in Article 263 of the Constitution) on the recommendation of —The Sarkaria Commission
4. The proclamation of National Emergency must be approved by Parliament (both houses) —Within one month
5. In 1963, the state which was formed by taking the Naga Hills and Tuensang area out of the state of Assam was —Nagaland
6. The Constituent Assembly constituted in November 1946 under the scheme formulated by the Cabinet Mission Plan appointed —22 Committees to deal with different tasks of Constitutionmaking
7. Which of the Articles of the Constitution of India empowers the Parliament to restrict or abrogate the fundamental rights of the members of the armed forces, paramilitary forces, intelligence agencies and analogous forces ? —Article 33
8. The concept of martial law has been borrowed in India from —The English Common Law
9. Which schedule of the Constitution of India deals with administration and control of scheduled areas and scheduled tribes ? —Fifth Schedule
10. Which Article of the Constitution of India empowers the Governor of a state to grant pardons, etc. and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases ? —Article 161

Indian National Movement
11. Who said “For next fifty years let Mother India be the only god to be worshipped by Indians” ? —Swami Vivekanand
12. Permanent Settlement was a feature of —Zamindari System
13. During India’s freedom struggle, the reason which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’ was —Arrival of Simon Commission in 1928
14. Which freedom fighter is known as Lokahitavadi ? —G. H. Deshmukh
15. Which movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi on March 12, 1930 ? —Civil Disobedience Movement
16. On 26 September 1932, Poona Pact was signed between —Gandhiji and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
17. In 1918, who founded Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association ? —Mahatma Gandhi
18. Sarojini Naidu was elected the President of Indian National Congress in 1925 at —its Kanpur Session
19. The Muslim League demanded a separate home land for Indian Muslims for the first time at —its Lahore session in 1940
20. Who is considered to be the father of the idea of Pakistan ? —Mohammad Iqbal

History and Culture of India
21. The book authored by Zia-Uddin Barni is —Tarikh-e-Firozshahi
22. The two laws—Vyavahar-Samta and Dand-Samta were introduced by —Emperor Ashoka
23. Tipu Sultan died fighting the English forces under —Lord Wellesly
24. When Babur invaded India who was the ruler of Vijayanagar empire in South India ? —Krishna Deva Raya
25. The Ryatwari Settlement was primarily introduced by the British Government in —Madras and Bombay
26. Akbarnamah and Ain-e-Akbari have been written by —Abul Fazal
27. The Asiatic Society of Bengal was set up in 1784 in Calcutta by —Sir William Jones
28. Which Sufi Order laid great stress on practicing mystic music ? —Chisti Order
29. The Rajatarangini of Kalhana was composed in —The twelfth century
30. Dharmakaya, Nirmanakaya and Sambhogakaya are —Buddhist Concepts

Economic Affairs of India
31. In which year was Prevention of Food Adulteration Act first enacted ? —In the year 1959
32. Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojna was started in the year —1999
33. The largest item of public expenditure in the Union budgets in recent years is —Interest Payments
34. As the economy develops, the share of the tertiary sector in the GDP —Increases
35. Growth with Equity and Distributive Justice was determined as the main target of —The Ninth Five Year Plan
36. To provide accessible affordable and accountable quality health services to the poorest households in the remotest regions, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched on —April 12, 2005
37. National Food for Work Programme aimed at intensifying the generation of supplementary wage employment was launched on —November 14, 2004
38. Izzat scheme has been launched by —Ministry of Railways
39. As per the Global Competitiveness Report 2009-10 released by World Economic Forum, out of the list of 134 nations, India ranks —49
40. The World Bank has recently approved to India —4•3 billion dollar loan

Geography (India and the World)

41. Which current is responsible for increasing the temperature of Western Europe ? —North Equatorial Current
42. India’s largest petrochemical factory is situated in the state of —Gujarat
43. Equinox is a state in which the duration of day and night is equal. It falls on —21st March and 23rd September
44. Zimbabwe was earlier known as —Southern Rhodesia
45. The main centres of ship building industry in Japan are —Yokohama and Kobe
46. The Hwang ho river drains into —Yellow Sea
47. The World Food Day is celebrated on —October 16
48. India’s first National Marine Park is in —The Gulf of Mannar
49. The Industrial region of India which has the predominance of metal industries is —Chhotanagpur Region
50. The least densely populated Union Territory of India as per 2001 census is —Andman and Nicobar Islands

Science and Technology
51. The cause of acid rain in atmosphere is —Nitrous oxide and Sulphur dioxide
52. The function of DNA in the body is —To help in synthesis of proteins
53. The plant dye ‘Henna’ imparts orange-red colour to skin and hairs due to its reaction with —Proteins and Amino Acids
54. Which of the vitamins has the cobalt ? —Vitamin B12
55. Polythene is industrially prepared by the polymerisation of —Ethylene
56. The bacterium responsible for causing plague is —Yersinia Pestis
57. Centre for cellular and Molecular Biology is located at —Hyderabad
58. The Blood Pressure in human body is —Equal to the atmospheric Pressure
59. Another name for computer programme is —Computer Software
60. Brass is formed by —Zinc and Copper

61. The Cereals in India occupies —54% of total cropped area
62. India produces —11% cereals of the World
63. The three varieties of coffee are —Arabica, robusta and liberica
64. Among the tea exporting countries of the world, India —Ranks third after Sri Lanka and China
65. Black soil is also known as —Regur Soil or Black Cotton Soil
66. Teak, sal, shisham, hurra, mahua, amla, semul, kusum and sandalwood are the main species of —The moist deciduous forests in India
67. Taxes on agriculture income is given in —State List in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India
68. In the content of alternative source of energy, ethanol as a viable bio-fuel can be obtained from —Sugarcane
69. What causes ‘Black heart’ in potato ? —Oxygen deficiency
70. Central Research Institute for Dry Land Agriculture is located in —Hyderabad

Sports and Games
71. The 63rd edition of the National Football Championship (Santosh Trophy) was won by —Goa
72. The runner-up (country) in the Women’s World Twenty-20 in 2009 was —New Zealand
73. What is the distance of running in a marathon race ? —26 miles 385 yards
74. ‘Queensberry Rules’ is the name given to the rules in —Boxing
75. The winners of Mixed Doubles Title of Wimbledon Championship 2009 were —Mark Knowles (Bahamas) Anna Lena Groenfeld (Germany)
76. The World Cup of Football will be held in 2018 in —Russia
77. India’s Youngest International Master presently is —Sahaj Grover
78. AIFF Footballer of the Year is —Subrata Paul
79. The International Olympic Committee President is —Jaques Rogge
80. The runner up in recently held Champions Trophy Tournament (Cricket) is —New Zealand

81. In India, the largest number of mines of metallic minerals are found in —Jharkhand
82. The elements of Human Development Index are —Life Expectancy at Birth, Adult Literacy Rate and Number of People Below Poverty Line
83. The current President of the World Bank is —Robert Zoellick
84. The causative organism of malignant malaria in human being is —Plasmodium malarie
85. Lignite is a type of —Coal
86. The iron and steel plants of Rourkela (established in collaboration with Germany) and Durgapur (established in collaboration with Britain) were conceived under the —Second Five Year Plan
87. ‘Swayamsidha’ is a scheme launched by Government of India to help —Women only
88. Vachaspati Puraskars are given by —Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Foundation
89. The largest producer of raw wool in India —Jammu and Kashmir
90. Agriculture involving both crops and livestock is called —Mixed Farming
91. Hunting and fishing is the main occupation of the people living in —Polar Regions
92. Two largest producers of iron ore in India are —Jharkhand and Odisha
93. In March 2009, Deodhar Trophy was bagged by —West Zone
94. Right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business is laid down in —Article 19 (f)
95. The three states in India in the production of total foodgrains in the descending order are —Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh
96. The isotope of uranium used in atomic reactors is —U235
97. A falling drop of rainwater acquires the spherical shape due to —Surface Tension
98. The density of a gas is maximum at —Low Temperature and High Pressure
99. Mahatma Gandhi’s remark, “A post-dated cheque on a crumbling bank” is regarding the proposals of —Cripps Mission (1942)
100. Lepcha is an important tribe of —Dhauladhar Range

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