Monthly Archives: May 2012

Quiz 623: Indian Geography for SSC Examinations

1. Consider the following statements regarding the western coastal plains of India: The Western coastal plains are known as Konkan from Daman to Goa. The Plains are narrower in the North and wider in the South. Which of the above Statement(s) is/are correct? [A] Only 1[B] Only 2[C] Both 1 and 2[D] Neither 1 nor ..

Quiz 622: General Science for All Examinations

1. The Science of using mechanical devices with human muscle skeleton and nervous systems to assist or enhance motor control lost by trauma, disease or defect is called: [A] Gerontechnology[B] Biomechatronics[C] Orthotics[D] Bionics Show Answer Correct Answer: B [Biomechatronics] Notes:Biomechatronics is an applied interdisciplinary science that aims to integrate mechanical elements, electronics and parts of ..

Quiz 621: Indian History for UPPSC Examination

1. The harappans used intaglio seals, made mostly of carved and fired steatite : [A] As an export commodity.[B] As a medium of exchange in place of coins.[C] As amulets and charms to ward off evil spirits.[D] For marking their goods and property. Show Answer Correct Answer: D [For marking their goods and property.] Notes:The ..

Quiz 620: Indian Polity for SSC Examinations

1. Legislature of the Union which is called ‘Parliament’ consists of : [A] Lok Sabha[B] Rajya Sabha [C] Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha[D] President, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Show Answer Correct Answer: D [President, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha] 2. Which of the following is incorrect about the Rajya Sabha ? [A] The Rajya ..

Quiz 619: Environment GK Questions Objective Questions

1. The use of microorganism metabolism to remove pollutants such as oil spills in the water bodies is known as : [A] Biomagnification[B] Bioremediation[C] Biomethanation[D] Bioreduction Show Answer Correct Answer: B [Bioremediation] 2. The largest number of Tiger Reserves are located in : [A] Karnataka[B] Andhra Pradesh[C] Madhya Pradesh[D] West Bengal Show Answer Correct Answer: ..

Indian-Americans clinch top 4 positions in 2012 National Geographic Bee in US

Indian-American students made a podium finish by sweeping top four positions in the renowned National Geographic Bee in United States. This year’s competition was different as US President Barack Obama himself played a quizmaster. Winners: 1st Position: Rahul Nagvekar from Texas 2nd Position: Vansh Jain from Wisconsin 3rd Position: Varun Mahadevan from San Francisco 4th ..

Solution of the UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012 – GS Paper 1

Dear Readers, Thanks for your continued support and faith in GKToday. Every year, we try our best to provide the reliable solution of the General Studies Paper of the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination. I take this opportunity to congratulate my students Mudit Rai, Vipul Goel, Vivekanand Singh, Prabhakar Prakash Ranjan, Anshul Gupta and Ullas ..

Quiz 618: Current General Studies for Civil Services Examination

1. What is Kerogen oil? [A] Its an unconventional oil produced from the pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution of Oil Shales[B] Its a light crude oil contained in petroleum-bearing formations of shales[C] Its an unconventional oil produced from the pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution of environmental wastes[D] It’s a new form of vegetable oil prepared ..