Quiz 654: General Knowledge for SSC Examinations

1.

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.

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2.

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.

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3.

As per latest data from World Gold Council, which of the following countries has largest reserved stock of Gold in the world?

[A]United States

[B]China

[C]Germany

[D]India

United States
The largest Gold stocks is with United States. India’s rank is 11 as shown in below table:

WORLD OFFICIAL GOLD HOLDINGS [April 2016]
RankCountryTonnes
1United States8,133.5
2Germany3,381.0
3IMF2,814.0
4Italy2,451.8
5France2,435.6
6China1,788.4
7Russia1,447.0
8Switzerland1,040.0
9Japan765.2
10Netherlands612.5
11India557.7
12ECB504.8
13Turkey479.4
14Taiwan422.7
15Portugal382.5
16Venezuela361.0
17Saudi Arabia322.9
18United Kingdom310.3
19Lebanon286.8
20Spain281.6
Source: World Gold Council

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4.

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.

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5.

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.

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6.

How many delegates had attended the first session of the Indian National Congress in 1885?
[A] 75
[B] 92
[C] 112
[D] 72

72
The first session of the Indian National Congress was held from 28-31 december,1885 at Gokul Das Tejpal Sanskrit College, Bombay and was attended by 72 delegates. Its president was Womesh Chandra Banerjee. Indian National Congress formed in 1885 during times of Governor General Lord Dufferin.

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7.

Who was elected the President of Indian National Congress in the Surat Session 1907 famous for Surat Split?
[A] Dr. Rash Bihari Ghosh
[B] Lala Lajpat Rai
[C] Dadabhai Naoroji
[D] Pherozeshah Mehta

Dr. Rash Bihari Ghosh
The growing differences between the Moderates and the Extremists came at Surat Session 1907,when against the wishes of Extremists who preferred Lala Lajpat Rai to be the President ; Dr. Rash Bihari Ghosh was elected as the Congress President. The Extremists left the Congress. Result was the Congress remained under the control of the Moderates.

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8.

Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?
[A] Hakim Azmal Khan
[B] Abul Kalam Azad
[C] Rafi Ahmad Kidwai
[D] Badruddin Taiyabji

Badruddin Taiyabji
Badruddin Taiyabji became the Ist Indian Barrister in Bombay; became the 2nd Indian Chief Justice; was the founding member of Bombay presidency association and INC and also presided over the 3rd congress session in Madras in 1887.

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9.

Which of the following organizations provided medical help to the Turkish troops in the Balkan War?
[A] International Council of Nurses
[B] Pax Romana
[C] Global Humanitarian Forum
[D] Red Crescent Society

Red Crescent Society
Red Crescent Society :Worldwide humanitarian organization providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It provided medical help to the Turkish troops in the Balkan War.

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10.

For the first time, in which of the following General elections, voting right by the youths at the age of 18 years was exercised?
[A] 1987
[B] 1988
[C] 1989
[D] 1990

1989
Voting right by the youths at the age of 18 years was exercised for the first time in the General Election of 1989.

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