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1. In which country will the Football World Cup 2014 be held?
Ans:- Brazil

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2. In which country will the Football World Cup 2018 be held?
Ans:- Russia

3. Where will the Commonwealth Games of 2014 be held?
Ans:- Glasgow (Scotland)

4. Who presides over the joint sitting of both the Houses of the Parliament?
Ans:- Speaker of the Lok Sabha

5. Under which article of the Indian Constitution, Jammu and Kashmir has got special status?
Ans:- Article 370

6. Which is the largest continent of the world?
Ans:- Asia

7. On which river is Hyderabad situated?
Ans:- Musi

8. Which is the largest producer of silver in the world?
Ans:- Mexico

9. Which is the smallest country in the world according to area?
Ans:- Vatican City

10. Suez Canal connects which two seas?
Ans:- Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea

11. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal connect?
Ans:- Pacific Ocean and North Atlantic Ocean

12. Which is the capital of the Union Territory of India 'Dadra and Nagar Haveli'?
Ans:- Silvassa

13. When is Earth Day celebrated?
Ans:- 22 April

14. In which state is the Valley of Flowers located?
Ans:- In Uttarakhand

15. Which is the capital of the newly created nation of South Sudan in the year 2011?
Ans:- Juba

16. Who was the author of Aine Akbari?
Ans:- Abul Fazal

17. With which game is the Hopman Cup related?
Ans:- Tennis

18. Who is known as Deshbandhu?
Ans:- Chittaranjan Das

19. How many spokes are there in the Ashoka Chakra?
Ans:- 24

20. Which is the smallest bone?
Ans:- Steps

21. Which is the largest bone?
Ans:- Femur (thigh bone)

22. What is the life span of Red Blood Corpuscle (RBC)?
Ans:- 120 days

23. What is the process of coating zinc on iron to prevent it from rusting called?
Ans:- Galvanization or Galvanization (Galvanization)

24. What is the name of the largest gland of the human body?
Ans:- Liver

25. Where is India's first oil refinery located?
Ans:- Digboi (Assom)

26. Who got the Char Minar constructed in Hyderabad?
Ans:- Quli Qutubshah

28. With whom is the White Revolution related?
Ans:- From milk

29. Which is the oldest running rail engine of India?
Ans:- Fairy Queen

30. Which is the first state to become the basis of language in India?
Ans:- Andhra Pradesh

31. What is the old name of Srilanka?
Ans:- Ceylon

32. Who discovered vitamins?
Ans:- Funk

33. Whose alloy is stainless steel?
Ans:- Iron, Chromium, Nickel

34. Whose alloy is bronze?
Ans:- Copper and Tin

35. When did Swami Vivekananda address the World Religion Conference held in Chicago?
Ans:- in 1893

36. When is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere on Earth?
Ans:- 21 June

37. Which leader was killed by lathi charge during the boycott of Simon Commission?
Ans:- Lala Lajpat Rai

38. In which book 'Gayatri Mantra' is mentioned?
Ans:- Rigveda

39. In which part of the human body does the process of digestion take place mostly?
Ans:- small intestine

40. Who propounded the laws of heredity?
Ans:- Gregor Mandel

41. Which metal was first used by man?
Ans:- Copper

42. On what principle does the ball pen work?
Ans:- Surface tension

43. Silkworms are reared on the soft leaves of which tree?
Ans:- Mulberry

44. What is Khetri famous for in Rajasthan?
Ans:- Copper mine

45. Which is the nearest planet to the earth?
Ans:- Venus

46. By which method is the transmission of heat from the Sun to the Earth?
Ans:- Radiation

47. D.N.A. Who discovered the doubled coil?
Ans:- Watson and Crick

48. In what is the intensity of sound measured?
Ans:- Decibel

49. What is beekeeping called?
Ans:- Apiculture

50. Which mirror is used in vehicles to see the rear view?
Ans:- Convex

51. What is the speed of sound in air under normal conditions?
Ans:- 332 m./sec

52. Which is the only planet which rotates on its axis from east to west?
Ans:- Venus

53. Which is the maximum gas in the Sun?
Ans:- Hydrogen

54. Which is the brightest planet visible from the earth?
Ans:- Venus

55. How old is the solar system?
Ans:- 4.6 billion years

56. Which comet star appears after 76 years?
Ans:- Heli Comet Star

57. How much time does the sunlight take to reach the earth?
Ans:- 500 seconds

58. What is the part of the computer which we can touch is called?
Ans:- Hardware

59. Which is the noble gas used in the treatment of cancer?
Ans:- Radan

60. Which mineral is found in monazite sand?
Ans:- Thorium

61. Which is the largest mammal of the world?
Ans:- Whale fish

62. Who discovered the blood group?
Ans:- Land Steiner

63. Which is the main ore of aluminium?
Ans:- Bauxite

64. Which was the first artificial satellite?
Ans:- Sputnik-1

65. By which device is mechanical energy converted into electrical energy?
Ans:- Dynamo

66. What is the temporary memory of the computer called?
Ans:- RAM-Random Excess Memory

67. What is measured by the Richter scale?
Ans:- Intensity of earthquake

68. Which metal is the most in the earth's crust?
Ans:- Aluminum

69. Which planet is called evening star?
Ans:- Venus

70. What is the lowest layer of the atmosphere called?
Ans:- Troposphere

71. How much time does it take for the earth to rotate through 1 degree longitude?
Ans:- 4 minutes

72. What is Plaster of Paris made from?
Ans:- Gypsum

73. With the help of which fishes breathe?
Ans:- Gills

74. What is the process of making food by green plants called?
Ans:- Photosynthesis

75. By which process is cream made from milk?
Ans:- Centrifugal force

76. Where is the headquarter of Reserve Bank of India?
Ans:- Mumbai

77. Who is called Frontier Gandhi?
Ans:- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

78. Who was the first President of independent India?
Ans:- Dr. Rajendra Prasad

79. Black soil is most suitable for which crop?
Ans:- Cotton

80. Which foreign invader looted 'Kohinoor Diamond' and 'Peacock Throne' and took it home with him?
Ans:- Nadirshah

81. Which is the oldest mountain range in India?
Ans:- Aravalli range

82. Approximately what percent of the surface of the earth is water?
Answer:- 71%

83. With which country does India share the longest land border?
Ans:- Bangladesh

84. Which is the largest planet of our solar system?
Ans:- Jupiter

85. Which river is called 'Sorrow of Bihar'?
Ans:- Kosi

86. To detect gas leakage from gas cylinders, which odorous substance is added to it?
Ans:- Ethyl mercaptan

87. Which gas has the highest percentage in the atmosphere?
Ans:- Nitrogen

88. In which state is the Sun Temple of Konark located?
Ans:- Odisha

89. Bangladesh was formed in the year 1971 by separating from which country?
Ans:- Pakistan

90. What is the meaning of WWW in computer language?
Ans:- World Wide Web

91. How many bytes are there in one kilobyte (KB)?
Ans:- 1024 Byte

92. Who presided over the historic 1929 session of the Indian National Congress?
Ans:- Jawaharlal Nehru

93. Who was the accomplice of Bhagat Singh in throwing the bomb in the Central Assembly?
Ans:- Batukeshwar Dutt

94. Who published the magazine Commonville?
Ans:- Anne Besant

95. Who is the only Indian to have received the Nobel Prize in Economics?
Ans:- Amartya Sen

96. With whose efforts the Widow Remarriage Act was made in 1856?
Ans:- With the efforts of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar

97. In the Durbar held in November 1858, where did Lord Canning announce the rule of the Crown in India?
Ans:- In the court held in Allahabad

98. Which state's ruler made the first subsidiary alliance with Lord Wellesley?
Ans:- Nizam of Hyderabad

99. Which is the largest tribe of India?
Ans:- Gond

100. Who is known as 'Shaheed-e-Azam'?
Ans:- Bhagat Singh

101. Who killed General Dyer (associated with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre)?
Ans:- Udham Singh

102. When and by whom was the partition of Bengal done?
Ans:- In 1905 AD

103. In which year the Mid Day Meal Scheme was started?
Ans:- in 1995

104. What is the national anthem of Bangladesh and who wrote it?
Ans:- 'Amar Sonar Bangla' written by Rabindranath Tagore

105. Who was the founder of Lodhi dynasty?
Ans:- Bahlol Lodhi

106. Which constitutional amendment is called 'mini constitution'?
Ans:- 42nd

107. Which mixture of gases are taken by the divers to breathe under water?
Ans:- Mixture of oxygen and helium gases

108. Who was the founder of Homeopathy?
Ans:- Honeyman

109. Which gas is used for ripening fruits?
Ans:- Ethylene

110. Which musical instrument does Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia play?
Ans:- Flute

111. What should be the minimum age to become the Prime Minister of India?
Ans:- 25 years

112. Who got the Stupa of Sanchi constructed?
Ans:- Ashoka

113. McMahon Line forms the boundary between which two countries?
Ans:- India-China

114. Which is the edible part of onion?
Ans:- stem

115. What is the frequency of sound waves in the audio range?
Ans:- 20 Hz to 20000 Hz

116. In which country is the world's highest mountain peak Mount Everest located?
Ans:- Nepal

117. Which river is called Dakshin Ganga?
Ans:- Godavari

118. Which rivers make the Sundarbans delta, the largest delta in the world?
Ans:- Ganga-Brahmaputra

119. Which was the port city of the Indus Valley Civilization?
Ans:- Lothal

120. Who is considered the father of sitar and tabla?
Ans:- Amir Khusro

121. Which is the highest plateau in the world?
Ans:- Plateau of Pamir or Tibet

122. Who is the chairman of the Planning Commission?
Ans:- Prime Minister

123. Which gas is used in the manufacture of vanaspati ghee?
Ans:- Hydrogen

124. One horse power is equal to how many watts?
Ans:- 746 watt

125. What is the reason for the roundness of water drops?
Ans:- Surface tension

126. Which is the first man-made fibre?
Ans:- Nylon

127. What should be the distance between the listener and the reflector to hear a clear echo?
Ans:- 17 meters

128. Which color of light is scattered the most?
Ans:- Violet

129. Which mirror is used in the headlights of vehicles?
Ans:- Concave

130. Why are the stars seen twinkling in the sky?
Ans:- Due to refraction of light

131. What is the primary color called?
Ans:- Red, Green, Blue

132. Which gas is filled in the tires of aeroplanes?
Ans:- Helium

133. Which metal is mixed in soldering metal or solder?
Ans:- Tin and lead

134. What is the name of the world's first woman astronaut?
Ans:- Valentina Tereshkova

135. Cinnabar is the ore of which metal?
Ans:- mercury or mercury

136. On what principle is the “Hydrogen Bomb” based?
Ans:- Nuclear fusion

137. Pellagra disease is caused by the deficiency of which vitamin?
Ans:- Vitamin B-3

138. What is found in abundance in the liver oil of fishes?
Ans:- Vitamin D

139. What is the height of the geostationary satellite from the earth?
Ans:- 36,000 kms

140. What is the temperature of the human body?
Ans:- 37°C or 98.4F

141. What is the unit of power of a lens?
Ans:- Diopter

142. Of which material are the IC chips of the computer made?
Ans:- Of silicon

143. Parsec is the unit of what?
Ans:- of astronomical distance

144. At what temperature the density of water is maximum?
Ans:- at 4°C

145. What is the frequency of ultrasonic waves?
Ans:- More than 20,000 Hz

146. What is the scientific name of man?
Ans:- Homo sapiens

147. Which state of India has the maximum production of rice?
Ans:- West Bengal

148. Where is the headquarter of SAARC (SAARC) or SAARC?
Ans:- Kathmandu (Nepal)

149. Who was the first Paramveer Chakra winner?
Ans:- Major Somnath Sharma

150. Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress?
Ans:- Sarojini Naidu
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151. Who was the captain of the 1983 World Cup winning Indian cricket team?
Ans:- Kapildev

152. How many members can the President nominate in the Rajya Sabha?
Ans:- 12

153. In which year the Nobel Prizes started?
Ans:- 1901

154. What is the currency of Bangladesh?
Ans:- Taka

155. Who wrote Ramayana?
Ans:- Maharishi Valmiki

156. In which state is the maximum production of sugarcane in India?
Ans:- Uttar Pradesh

157. Which part of the body is affected by pyorrhea?
Ans:- Teeth and gums

158. On the bank of which river is Nashik situated?
Ans:- Godavari

159. Who administers the oath to the President?
Ans:- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

160. What is the currency of Japan?
Ans:- Yen

161. Where is the Indian Military Academy located?
Ans:- Dehradun

162. With which game is Davis Cup related?
Ans:- Tennis

163. How long does the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court remain in office?
Ans:- Till the age of 65 years

164. Which is the upper house of the Parliament?
Ans:- Rajya Sabha

165. Who is the author of Panchatantra?
Ans:- Vishnu Sharma

166. By what name is the Indo-China agreement made in 1954 known?
Ans:- Panchsheel agreement

167. Where is the National Defense Academy located?
Ans:- In Khadagwasla near Poona

168. Who wrote the book 'Discovery of India'?
Ans:- Jawaharlal Nehru

169. How many times does the heart of a healthy person beat in a minute?
Ans:- 72 times

170. When was the census done for the first time in India?
Ans:- 1872

171. In which game is the term 'double fault' used?
Ans:- Tennis

172. 'Lai Haroba' is the folk dance of which state?
Ans:- Manipur

173. Which state of India has the largest production of rubber?
Ans:- Kerala

174. On the banks of which river is Kolkata?
Ans:- Hooghly

175. Which Indian scientist told that 'plants have life'?
Ans:- Jagdish Chandra Basu

176. When does the lunar eclipse take place?
Ans:- Purnima

177. When did the Quit India Movement start?
Ans:- 8 August 1942

178. When is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere?
Ans:- 22 December

179. Who wrote 'Ramcharitmanas'?
Ans:- Tulsidas

180. When and where were the first Asian Games held?
Ans:- In May 1951 in New Delhi

181. With which instrument is atmospheric pressure measured?
Ans:- Barometer

182. Who is the Indian to take all the ten wickets in an innings of Test matches?
Ans:- Anil Kumble

183. Where will the Football World Cup be held in 2018?
Ans:- Russia

184. How many members can the President nominate to the Lok Sabha?
Ans:- 2

185. Which is the omnibus blood group?
Ans:- AB

186. In which year the non-cooperation movement started?
Ans:- 1920

187. In which game 'penalty stroke' is used?
Ans:- Hockey

188. Who founded the Sikh religion?
Ans:- Guru Nanak Dev

189. Whose creation is Meghdoot?
Ans:- Kalidas

190. Who was the Prime Minister of Britain at the time of India's independence?
Ans:- Clement Attlee

191. Who founded the 'Scouts and Guides' organization?
Ans:- Robert Baden Powell

192. With which game is Ranji Trophy related?
Ans:- Cricket

193. Jnanpith Award is related to which field?
Answer:- Literature

194. Which is the highest sports award of India?
Ans:- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

195. In which year Arjuna Awards started?
Answer:- 1961

196. What is the standard time line of India?
Ans:- 82.5 degree east longitude line which passes through Allahabad

197. Whose world famous painting is 'Monalisa'?
Ans:- Leonardo-Da-Vinci

198. Swang is the folk dance art of which state?
Ans:- Haryana

199. How many High Courts are there in India?
Ans:- 24

200. Who was the last Mughal emperor?
Ans:- Bahadur Shah Zafar II

201. Whose composition is 'Godan'?
Ans:- Munshi Premchand

202. Which virus spreads 'swine flu' disease?
Ans:- H1N1

203. When is National Voters' Day celebrated?
Ans:- 25 January

204. Who is the constitutional head of the Government of India?
Ans:- President

205. By which constitutional amendment were the fundamental duties added to the constitution?
Ans:- 42nd

206. Which movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi to break the salt law?
Ans:- Civil Disobedience Movement

207. Who elects the Vice President?
Ans:- Member of Parliament

208. Where is the Vijaystambha situated?
Ans:- In Chittorgarh

209. The world's longest (9438 km) railroad Trans-Siberia (Russia) connects which two cities?
Ans:- St.Petersburg to Vladivostok

210. Amarkantak is the origin of which river?
Ans:- Narmada

211. In which state is the maximum production of gypsum in India?
Ans:- Rajasthan

212. Where did the English East India Company set up the first factory in India?
Ans:- In Surat (Gujarat)

213. Who wrote the book 'Aine Akbari'?
Ans:- Abul Fazal

214. In which game the word 'Bully' is used?
Ans:- Hockey

215. Who is called 'flying angel'?
Ans:- P.T.Usha

216. When and where was the Arya Samaj established?
Ans:- In 1875 in Mumbai

217. Which is the oldest Veda?
Ans:- Rigveda

218. When is 'Education Day' celebrated?
Ans:- On 11 November

219. Whose birthday is celebrated as Education Day?
Ans:- On the birthday of India's first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

220. Who led the Bardoli movement of 1928?
Ans:- Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

221. Who founded the Khalsa sect?
Ans:- Guru Gobind Singh

222. Who founded the Mughal dynasty?
Ans:- Babur

223. India's first woman I.P.S. Who was the officer?
Ans:- Kiran Bedi

224. Kathak is the classical dance of which state?
Ans:- Uttar Pradesh

225. What was the capital of Tipu Sultan?
Ans:- Srirangapatna

226. Which is the hardest substance?
Ans:- Diamond

227. Who invented dynamite?
Ans:- Alfred Noble

228. With which musical instrument is Bismillah Khan related?
Ans:- Shehnai

229. Oscar award is related to which field?
Ans:- Film

230. Which general ordered the firing in Jallianwala Bagh?
Ans:- Michael O'Dwyer

231. What was the ancient name of Patna?
Ans:- Pataliputra

232. Who built the Red Fort in Delhi?
Ans:- Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan

233. Where is the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports situated?
Ans:- Patiala

234. With which game is the Aga Khan Cup related?
Ans:- Hockey

235. In which state is the Bandipur Sanctuary located?
Ans:- Karnataka

236. Who invented the steam engine?
Ans:- James Watt

237. Who invented the radio?
Ans:- Italy resident Marconi

238. Who was the first Home Minister of India?
Ans:- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

239. Who is the first woman prime minister of the world?
Ans:- Sirimavo Bandaranaike

240. To which era does the Harappan civilization belong?
Ans:- Bronze Age

241. Which Mughal ruler started the "Din-e-Ilahi" religion?
Ans:- Akbar

242. Why does the Sun appear red at the time of rising and setting?
Ans:- Because the scattering of red color is the least

243. What is the height of the geostationary satellite from the earth?
Ans:- 36000 kilometer

244. Who discovered the smallpox vaccine?
Ans:- Edward Jenner

245. Who discovered the rabies vaccine?
Ans:- Louis Pasteur

246. Due to which bacteria curd is formed from milk?
Ans:- Lacto Bacillus

247. What is the frequency of ultrasonic waves?
Ans:- More than 20000 Hz

248. On what principle does the atomic bomb work?
Ans:- Nuclear fission

249. What is the unit of electric current?
Ans:- Ampere

250. Which mineral is necessary to control the heartbeat?
Ans:- Potassium

251. Who discovered penicillin?
Ans:- Alexander Fleming

252. From which plant is the medicine for malaria 'kunin' obtained?
Ans:- Cinchona

253. Which is the biggest flower in the world?
Ans:- Rafflesia

254. Which is the largest living bird?
Ans:- Ostrich

255. Which animal was first domesticated by man?
Ans:- Dog

256. From which game is the term LBW derived?
Ans:- Cricket

257. Which layer of the atmosphere protects us from the ultraviolet rays coming from the Sun?
Ans:- Ozone

258. After which war did Emperor Ashoka convert to Buddhism?
Ans:- Kalinga war

259. Which is the central bank of India?
Ans:- Reserve Bank of India

260. Where is the Salarjung Museum?
Ans:- Hyderabad

261. Who has been the Chief Minister for the longest time in India?
Ans:- Jyoti Basu (West Bengal)

262. At what temperature the Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures are equal?
Ans:- -40 degree

263. Bronze is an alloy of?
Ans:- Copper and Tin

264. Duleep Trophy is related to which game?
Ans:- Cricket

265. What will be the full expansion of LPG?
Ans:- Liquefied Petroleum Gas

266. Who wrote the book 'Gita Rahasya'?
Ans:- Bal Gangadhar Tilak

267. How many members of Rajya Sabha are elected after every 2 years?
Ans:- One-third

268. How many years is the term of American President?
Ans:- Four years

269. Ayodhya is situated on the bank of which river?
Ans:- Saryu

270. Who founded Jaipur?
Ans:- Raja Sawai Jai Singh of Amer

271. Durand Cup is related to which game?
Ans:- Football

272. To whom was the Nobel Prize for Literature instituted in 1907 awarded?
Ans:- Rudyard Kipling

273. In whose reign did the Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta come to India?
Ans:- Mohammad bin Tughlaq

274. Who was the first law minister of India?
Ans:- Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar

275. Who was the author of 'Abhigyan Shakuntalam'?
Ans:- Kalidas

276. When is Labor Day celebrated?
Ans:- 1st May

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