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SSC-CGL General Knowledge Questions

1.

The Bheramara-Baharampur electricity transmission line connects which of the following two countries?
[A] India and Bhutan
[B] Bhutan and Nepal
[C] India and Bangladesh
[D] Bangladesh and Bhutan

Answer

India and Bangladesh
Bangladesh is interconnected with India through a 400kV d/c line between Bheramara (Bangladesh) and Baharampur (India).

2.

Which of the following state gives Tana Riri Award in the field of music every year?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Madhya Pradesh
[C]Gujarat
[D]Maharashtra

Gujarat
In Gujarat, Vadnagar is famous for two Mughal time sisters “Tana” and “Riri” who sacrificed their lives for maintaining a tradition of singing only before village deity. They were forced to sing in the court of Emperor Akbar but committed suicide by drowning in a well. Gujarat government gives Tana-Riri award in their honor.

3.

World Press Freedom Prize award is given by which of the following organizations?
[A]UNESCO
[B]World Press Review
[C]International Press Association
[D]Time Warner

UNESCO
Since 1997, UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is given to a person, organization or institution that makes outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world. This USD 45,000 Award is given on World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. No Indian has won this award so far.

4.

Which of the following was the last missile successfully developed under India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme?
[A]Agni-III
[B]Prithvi-II
[C]Prithvi-III
[D]Agni-VI

Agni-III
Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) had started in 1982–83 and successfully completed in 2007. Agni-III intermediate-range ballistic missile was the last successfully developed missile under this programme.

5.

As of 2016, with which of the following countries, India has NOT signed an agreement in Civil Nuclear Cooperation?
[A]Namibia
[B]Mongolia
[C]Japan
[D]South Korea

Japan
So far India has signed Civil Nuclear Agreements with United States, Russia, France, Mongolia, Namibia, Argentina, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Korea.

6.

“Sahyog-Kaijin” is a joint maritime exercise between which two countries?
[A]India and Japan
[B]India and Indonesia
[C]Indonesia and Japan
[D]India and China

India and Japan
Sahyog-Kaijin is a joint exercise between India and Japan.

7.

Which of the following countries is not a member of Commonwealth of Nations?
[A]Australia
[B]India
[C]South Africa
[D]Ireland

Ireland
Irish Republic came into being on 29 December 1937 and on 18 April 1949, it went out of Commonwealth. Further, Zimbabwe was first suspended in 2002 and later it withdrew in 2003.

8.

In which state is located first Women’s University in India?
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Karnataka
[C]Tamilandu
[D]Andhra Pradesh

Maharashtra, SNDT University

9.

Which among the following regions is known as “Sugar Belt of India”?
[A]Meerut
[B]Kanpur
[C]Mujaffarnagar
[D]Latur

Latur

10.

In which year Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) was launched?
[A]1998
[B]1999
[C]2000
[D]2001

2000

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