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Quiz 1: Basic GK for All Exams (updated)

1. In which of the following states, the Sharavati Project is located?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
[B] Karnataka
[C] Tamil Nadu
[D] Madhya Pradesh

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Correct Answer: B [Karnataka]
Notes:
Sharavati is the name of the river that flows entirely in Karnataka. India’s famous Jog falls is created by this river.
Other name of Jog falls- Gerosoppa falls.
2. What does the Olympic Flame symbolize?
[A] zeal to play sports
[B] Challenge
[C] Continuity
[D] Integrity

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Correct Answer: C [Continuity]
Notes:
Olympic symbolizes the Continuity between new and ancient games.
3. For which among the following kinds of offenses, COFEPOSA was enacted in 1970s?
[A] Terrorism Activities
[B] Religious Offenses
[C] Economic Offenses
[D] International Offenses

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Correct Answer: C [Economic Offenses]
Notes:
Economic Offenses, Conservation of Foreign exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities (COFEPOSA) was enacted in 1974
4. Which among the following Ministries of India publishes the Employment News?
[A] Ministry of Labour & Employment
[B] Ministry of Communication
[C] Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
[D] Ministry of Education

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Correct Answer: C [Ministry of Information & Broadcasting]
5. Which of the following state does not share boundary with Myanmar?
[A] Assam
[B] Arunachal Pradesh
[C] Nagaland
[D] Manipur

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Correct Answer: A [Assam]
Notes:
Myanmar and India share a border of over 1,643 kilometers.
Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram share borders with Myanmar
India shares a maritime boundary with Myanmar in Andaman Sea
6. Who is known as Father of Green Revolution?
[A] Dr. M S Swami Nathan
[B] Norman Borlaug
[C] Verghese Kurien
[D] None of the above

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Correct Answer: B [Norman Borlaug]
Notes:
Dr. M S Swami Nathan is known as Father of Green Revolution in India.
Norman Borlaug is known asFather of Green Revolution
Verghese Kurien is known as Father of white revolution in India.
 
7. The total valley area covered by Damodar Valley Corporation is approximately 24,235 sq. km. In which among the following states this area is spread?
[A] Jharkhand only
[B] Jharkhand & West Bengal
[C] Jharkhand & Bihar
[D] Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal

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Correct Answer: B [Jharkhand & West Bengal]
8. If a match live commentary in Delhi commences at 10.00 am, at what time the viewer at London should tune into?
[A] 4.00 a.m.
[B] 4.30 a.m.
[C] 4.45 a.m.
[D] 4.50 a.m

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Correct Answer: B [4.30 a.m.]
Notes:
GMT is 5.30 hours behind IST
9. Polavaram Project is located in which state?
[A] Madhya Pradesh
[B] Gujarat
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] Karnataka

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Correct Answer: C [Andhra Pradesh]
10. Who among the following poets used to write the Urdu Ghazals with the pen name “Asad”?
[A] Mir Taqi Mir
[B] Dushyant
[C] Mirza Ghalib
[D] Amir Khusrow

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Correct Answer: C [Mirza Ghalib]
Notes:
His original name was “Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan. Most of us know that “Ghalib” was his pen name. But before Ghalib, he wrote with a pen name “Asad“: which means a Lion. He was honored with title of Dabeer-ul-Mulk by Bahadur Shah Zafar II. When another title Mirza Nosha was given to him, he came to be known as Mirza Ghalib.