Maharashtra General Knowledge Questions

1.

The Varkari sect in Maharashtra was founded by __?
[A] Tukaram
[B] Namdev
[C] Visoba Khechar
[D] Dhyaneshwar

Dhynaeshwar
The sect is believed to have originated in Karnataka and migrated to Maharashtra later. The followers of the sect believe that Dnyaneshwar laid the foundation stone, which is evident from the saying “Dnyanadev rachila paya”

2.

In which among the following years was the institution of Lokayukta established in Maharashtra ?
[A]1970
[B]1991
[C]1971
[D]1981

1971
Maharashtra was the first state to introduce the institution of Lokayukta through The Maharashtra Lokayukta and Upa-Lokayuktas Act in 1971.This was followed by similar acts being enacted by states of Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Delhi. Maharashtra Lokayukta is considered as weak due to lack of powers, adequate staff, funds and no independent investigating agency. Karnataka Lokayukta is considered as the most powerful Lokayukta in the country.

3.

Central Bee Research and Training Institute is located at which among the following places?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Nagpur
[C]Pune
[D]Jabalpur

Pune

4.

Which among the following state has maximum number of districts in India?
[A]Karnataka
[B] Maharashtra
[C]Tamil Nadu
[D] Andhra Pradesh

[B] Maharashtra

5.

Which of the following is not correct regarding Maharashtra state?
[A]State animal – Indian Giant Squirrel
[B]State bird – Yellow footed great pigeon
[C]State tree – Neem
[D]Court jurisdiction – Bombay high court

[C]State tree – Neem

6.

As per the 2011 census, what is the sex ratio in Maharashtra?
[A]920
[B]922
[C]940
[D]954

[B]922

7.

Which of the following city is called “Oxford of the East”?
[A]Pune
[B]Nagpur
[C]Mumbai
[D]Udaipur

[A]Pune

8.

Bibi Ka Maqbara or Taj of Deccan is in which district of Maharashtra?
[A]Amaravathi
[B]Dhule
[C]Bhuldana
[D]Aurangabad

[D]Aurangabad

9.

Which National Highway connects Thane to Chennai?
[A]NH-2
[B]NH-3
[C]NH-7
[D]NH-4

[D]NH-4

10.

Where is “Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology”?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Bangalore
[C]Pune
[D]Chennai

[C]Pune

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