GKToday 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? Only 1 Only 2 Both 1 and 2 Neither 1 nor 2 ..


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: Gerontechnology Biomechatronics Orthotics Bionics 2. Which of the following artificial sweeteners is not broken down by the body and therefore it is non-caloric (no-calorie sweetener)? Aspartame Saccharin ..


Quiz 621: Indian History for UPPSC Examination

1. The harappans used intaglio seals, made mostly of carved and fired steatite : As an export commodity. As a medium of exchange in place of coins. As amulets and charms to ward off evil spirits. For marking their goods and property. 2. Which of the following deities were associated with the ‘Rig Vedic Period’ ..


Quiz 620: Indian Polity for SSC Examinations

1. Which of the following represents legislature of the Union? Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha President, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha 2. Which of the following is incorrect about the Rajya Sabha ? The Rajya Sabha consists of 12 members nominated by the Prime Minister. One-third of its members retire every ..


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 : Biomagnification Bioremediation Biomethanation Bioreduction 2. The largest number of Tiger Reserves are located in : Karnataka Andhra Pradesh Madhya Pradesh West Bengal 3. The Siberian Crane, an endangered migratory bird is a regular visitor ..


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 ..