GK Questions: 2009-2018

Quiz 638: General Science for All Examinations

1.Which among the following is not a ‘heriditary’ disease? [A]Thalessemia [B]Colour-Blindness [C]Haemophilia [D]Leukemia Leukemia Show Answer 2.The bacterium ‘Escherichia coli’ is found mainly in: [A]Human Intestine [B]Pteridophytes [C]Root Nodules of leguminous plants [D]Paddy fields for nitrogen fixation Human Intestine Show Answer 3.Which among the followingis/are correctly paired: 1.Ginger:Tuber 2.Potato:Rhizome 3.Onion:Bulb [A]Only 2 [B]Only 3 [C]1

Quiz 637: Indian Economy for All Examinations

1.Public Distribution System(PDS) is operated under the responsibility of the: 1.Central Government 2.State Governments [A]Only 1 [B]Only 2 [C]Both 1 and 2 [D]Neither 1 nor 2 Both 1 and 2 PDS is operated under the joint responsibility of the Central and the State Governments.The Central government through FCI has the following responsibilities: 1. Procurement, storage,

Quiz 636: Current Affairs for IBPS and SSC Examinations

1.Which country has become the fifth euro zone country to seek financial assistance from the European Union’s bail-out funds as its banking sector is hit by exposure to the crisis in Greece? [A]Spain [B]Cyprus [C]Portugal [D]Malta Cyprus Show Answer 2.A project titled ‘Apna Khata’ (Our Account),which was launched in Rajasthan has bagged the “public choice

Quiz 635: Indian History for SSC-CGL Examination

1.The evidences of ‘pit-dwelling’ have been discovered from which of the following ancient Indian sites? [A]Lothal and Kalibangan [B]Burzahom and Gufkaral [C]Ropar and Rangpur [D]Kalibangan and Surkotada Burzahom and Gufkaral Show Answer 2.Which among the following Vedic Texts gives a systematic exposition of the ‘theory of rebirth’ for the first time? [A]Chhandogya Upanishad [B]Mundaka Upanishad

Quiz 634: Current Affairs for Bank PO, SSC and State PSC Examinations

1.Consider the following Statement(s) regarding ‘White-label ATMs’? 1.White label ATMs refer to the machines which are owned by private operators seeking to earn a rent from banks for transactions carried out by their customers. 2.The investment, installation and maintenance of a White label ATM is by a private operator but the licence and branding is

Quiz 633: Environment, Ecology and Biodiversity Quiz for IAS and PCS Examinations

1.Which among the following multilateral environment agreements (MEAs) is not correctly paired with the respective issue it deals with ? [A]Montreal Protocol of 1987 – Ozone Depleting Substances. [B]Bonn Convention of 1979 – The conservation of Migratory Species. [C]Basel Convention of 1989 – Regulation of transboundary movement,transit, handling and use of Living Modified Organisms. [D]Rotterdam

Quiz 632: General Science for SSC Examinations

1.The power of a lens is measured in : [A]diopters [B]aeon [C]lumen [D]candela diopters Show Answer 2.Which one of the following types of Laser is used in Laser Printers? [A]Semiconductor laser [B]Excimer Laser [C]Dye Laser [D]Gas Laser Semiconductor laser Show Answer 3.Albert Einstein was awarded Nobel Prize for his path-breaking research and formulation of the:

Quiz 631: Geography for All Examinations

1. Assertion : Though the tropics have great potential in timber resources, commercial extraction is difficult. Reason: The trees do not occur in homogenous strands. [A]Both Assertion and Reason are true and reason correctly explains the assertion. [B]Both Assertion and Reason are true but reason does not explain the assertion. [C]Assertion is true but Reason

Quiz 630: Indian Polity and Constitution for State PSC and SSC Examinations

1.Which of the following Indian States have a Bicameral Legislature? 1.Uttar Pradesh 2.Bihar 3.Chattisgarh 4.Jammu and Kashmir [A]1 and 2 [B]2 and 4 [C]1, 2 and 3 [D]1, 2 and 4 Option [D] The six Indian States having bicameral legislature are :Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Show Answer 2.Consider

Quiz 629: Current Affairs 2012 for Bank PO, IAS and PCS Examinations

1. A Sattriya dance troupe from Majuli river-island will perform an innovative dance drama in France and Switzerland based on the tales depicted on Vrindavani Vastra. Which of the following Statement(s) is/are true in this context? 1.Vrindavani Vastra was woven by skilled Assamese weavers in the sixteenth century. 2.The art was developed under the supervision

Quiz 628: Current Affairs June 2012

1. In what is considered a major step forward in biotechnology research, a group of 300 scientists from across the world, including India, have sequenced the genome of : [A]Potato [B]Tomato [C]Brinjal [D]Bell Pepper Tomato The achievement is expected to lower the costs and speed up efforts to improve tomato production, making it better equipped

Quiz 627: Indian Economy

1. Consider the following statements: 1.Bulk of employment in India is in rural areas. 2.The disguised unemployment in agricultural sector is perennial. 3.Industrialization has rendered several people jobless in India. Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct ? [A]1 and 2 [B]1 and 3 [C]2 and 3 [D]1, 2 and 3 1 and 2

Quiz 626: Current Affairs 2012

1. In 2012, Coast Guards of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives took part in a joint exercise off the coast of Male, which aimed at achieving inter-operablity to fight the menace of international piracy extending its tentacles to Indian Ocean. The name of this joint exercise was : [A]Shakti 2012 [B]Ekuverin [C]Dosti- XI [D]Yudh Abhyas

Quiz 625: Indian History for RAS Examination

1. Consider the following policies followed by the Governor Generals for the expansion of their dominions and consolidation of their rule during the 3 stages of the process of the growth of British Paramountcy in India: 1.Subordinate Isolation 2.Policy of Ring Fence 3.Policy of Subordinate Union Which of the following is the correct sequence of

Quiz 624: Current Affairs for IBPS Examinations

1. After Stuxnet, an extensive data-mining computer virus that has been designed to steal information from computers across the Middle East especially from the Nuclear Faclilities in Iran is : [A]FLAME [B]Detnat [C]Zafi [D]MyDoom FLAME Show Answer 2. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will aid in building a National Register for Multiple

Quiz 623: Indian Geography for SSC Examinations

1. Consider the following statements regarding the western coastal plains of India: 1.The Western coastal plains are known as Konkan from Daman to Goa. 2.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 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: [A]Gerontechnology [B]Biomechatronics [C]Orthotics [D]Bionics Option [B] Biomechatronics is an applied interdisciplinary science that aims to integrate mechanical elements, electronics and parts of biological organisms. Biomechatronics includes the

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. Option [D] The seals of the ancient Harappan’s were probably used in much

Quiz 620: Indian Polity for SSC Examinations

1. Legislature of the Union which is called ‘Parliament’ consists of : [A]Rajya Sabha [B]Lok Sabha [C]Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha [D]President, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha President, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Show Answer 2. Which of the following is incorrect about the Rajya Sabha ? [A]The Rajya Sabha consists of 12 members nominated

Quiz 619: Environment GK 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 Bioremediation Show Answer 2. The largest number of Tiger Reserves are located in : [A]Karnataka [B]Andhra Pradesh [C]Madhya Pradesh [D]West Bengal Madhya Pradesh Show Answer 3. The Siberian Crane, an

Quiz 618: Current General Studies for Civil Services Examination

1. Consider the following statements about a tribe in war-torn Libya: 1. This tribe is estimated to be Libya’s largest tribe with up to one million of the total population of about 6 million people 2. It is considered to be one of the pillars of Muammar Gaddafi’s rule, dominating the security services and the

Quiz 617: Latest Current Affairs for All Examinations

1. India’s First Integrated Check Post was recently opened in which state? [A]Rajasthan [B]Punjab [C]West Bengal [D]Sikkim Punjab Giving impetus to people-to-people contacts and trade ties with Pakistan, India on 13.4.2012 opened a modern Integrated Check Post (ICP) , equipped with a dedicated passenger terminal and sprawling cargo facility, built at cost of 150 crore

Quiz 616: Current General Awareness for IBPS Bank PO 2012 Examination

1. Barak valley in Assam is famous for which among the following? [A]Petroleum Production [B]Tea Cultivation [C]Bamboo Industry [D]Cottage Industries Tea Cultivation Show Answer 2. Consider the following statements: 1. UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) was launched in 2005 2. India is largest contributor to UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) Which among the above statements is /

Quiz 615: GK for SSC

1. Tungbhadra multipurpose project is a joint venture of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.Tungabhadra is a tributary river of ___? [A]Krishna [B]Cauvery [C]Godavari [D]Sabarmati Krishna Show Answer 2. WL-711, DWL-5023 are varieties of ____? [A]Wheat [B]Rice [C]Maize [D]Bajra Wheat Sonalika, Kalyana Sona, Chotti Lerma, WL-711, DWL-5023 are major varieties of Wheat Show Answer 3. Deoni breed

Quiz 614: Current Data on Indian Economy for Bank PO Examinations

1. Maximum share in India’s total external debt is of which among the following currency? [A]US Dollar [B]Indian Rupee [C]Euro [D]Japanese Yen US Dollar Show Answer 2. Which among the following Service recently (in 2011) celebrated the Golden Jubilee? [A]Indian Revenue Service [B]Indian Economic Service [C]Indian Forest Service [D]Indian Police Service Indian Economic Service (was

Quiz 613: Questions on Social Sector Schemes for Civil Services Examination

1. The National Mission for Saffron has been launched as a subscheme of which among the following programmes? [A]National Food Security Mission [B]National Horticulture Mission [C]Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana [D]National Cash Crop Programme Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana Please note that there is no programme as mentioned in option D. Correct option is Rashtriya Krishi Vikas

Quiz 612: Banking & Economy Current Affairs for Bank PO 2012 Examinations

1. As per a report, India received $2.21 billion in foreign direct investment in February 2012. Which among the following countries is the top source of FDI to India? [A]Singapore [B]Mauritius [C]USA [D]Japan Mauritius Show Answer 2. Recently we read in the newspapers that Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has been investigating some companies for


Quiz 611: Science & Technology for UPSC Civil Services Examinations

1. Which among the following is the edible part in Rice? [A]Fruit [B]Cotyledons [C]Endosperm [D]Embryo Endosperm It’s a very common question but can confuse many of you. Most of the essential micronutrients are almost exclusively stored in the husk, aleurone and embryo of rice, which are removed during the polishing process. Polishing of rice is

Quiz 609: Current Affairs for Bank PO & Bank Clerical Exams 2012

1. Who among the following is not a winner of Templeton Prize? [A]Mother Teresa [B]Dalai Lama [C]Baba Amte [D]Dr. Rajendra Prasad Dr. Rajendra Prasad Winners of Templeton Prize specific to India: 1973: Mother Teresa (Founder of India’s Missionaries of Charity, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner) 1975: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Former President of India) 1990: Baba Amte