Quiz 409: General Knowledge For All Examinations

1.Recently we read in the newspapers that a dispute is going on between India and European Union. This dispute is related to seizure of Indian drugs by some European countries for alleged patent violations. India, as a reaction had dragged the European Union to WTO. India is supported on the fact that the $20-billion pharmaceutical industry gets 45 per cent of its revenue from the export of generic drugs and these cheaper Indian medicine had improved access to healthcare for the poor in developing countries. The custom authorities of which among the following
countries in the EU, has seized more assignments than any other country in belonging to Indian companies in last 1 year?

2.The jobs which contribute to the environment protection are called “Green Jobs”. To promote Green Jobs, Indian Government has recently organized India’s first national Green Job Conference in collaboration with which of the following organizations?
(A)EU Commission
(B)WWF for Nature

3.Dendrochronology is the scientific method of dating based on the analysis of patterns of tree-rings. In a tree from which of the following zones, the analyzing the circles would be most easy?
(A)Tropical Rain Forests
(B)Temperate Zones
(C)Polar Tundra
(E)None of them

4.Consider the Following:
1. Crop Rotation helps in avoiding the building up of Pathogens
2. Crop Rotation avoids Excessive depletion of Soil Nutrients
3. Crop Rotation involves alternative cultivation of cereals like wheat
Which among the above statements are correct?
(A)1 & 2 only
(B)2 Only
(C)1 & 3 only
(D)3 only
(E)all are correct

5.Consider the following statements:
1. It takes approx. 11 seconds for the light to reach the earth from moon
2. It takes approx. 8 minutes for the light to reach from the sun.
3. It takes 4.22 years for the light to reach from the nearest star Alpha Centauri
Which among the above statements is/ are correct ?
(A)1 & 2 only
(B)2 & 3 only
(C)1 & 3 only
(D)1 only
(E)2 only

6.At which of the following places water shall boil at the lowest temperature?
(C)Mount Abu
(D)New Delhi

7.As we all know that, Gunpowder is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. Which among these components adds in speeding up the burning of the Gun Powder?
(A)Only Potassium Nitrate
(B)Only Charcoal
(C)Only Sulphur
(D)Both Sulphur and Potassium Nitrate
(E)Both Charcoal and Potassium Nitrate

8.We all know that Tungsten, which has a Melting point of 3422 °C and boiling point of 5555 °C, had been used as filaments in bulbs and Fluorescent lamps since 1906, when the tungsten filament was introduced. the efficiency of the Tungsten filament increased when William D. Coolidge at
(GE) General Electric produced a ductile form of Tungsten, which was available as powder at that time. Today’s lamps use coiled-coils of the Tungsten filament. Which among the following is the benefit of using the coiled-coils?
(A)coiled-coil filament emits more light than a straight filament
(B)coiled-coil filament evaporates more slowly than a straight filament
(C)coiled-coil filament heats more than a straight filament
(D)coiled-coil filament heats less than a straight filament
(E)coiled-coil filament has more resistance than a straight filament

9.What is the average life of Red Blood cells in our body?
(A)30-40 days
(B)70-80 days
(C)100-120 days
(D)160-180 days
(E)200-220 days

10.Recently, the government of India has ended a month long SEBI IRDA war, by saying that Unit Linked Insurance Products (ULIPs) , which account for 50% of the life insurance business and the money invested in equities, will be regulated by IRDA. The government has also decided to set
up a high level committee which will sort out all issues of jurisdiction regarding hybrid products. Who among the following will head this committee?
(A)D Subba Rao
(B)Pranab Mukherjee
(C)Usha Thorat
(D)Ashok Chawla
(E)None of them

11.Which among the following countries has a indigenous innovation programme, which has been a bone of contention and a controversial issue for the foreign companies , as they are not able to enter this market in Government procurements. Recently , even a bill was introduced in the US Congress to stop buying products from this country due to its discriminatory international business practice , despite being a member of WTO?
(B)South Korea

12.What name has been given to the fear of crossing roads?
(E)None of them

13.Consider the following statements:
1. Color blindness is more common in men
2. Color blindness is an X-linked recessive trait
3. If both the X chromosomes are defective, a woman may have color blindness
Which among the above statements are correct:
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2
(C)2 & 3
(D)2 only
(E)all are correct

14.As of June 28, 2010, with how many countries India has a Civil Nuclear Deal?

15.Which of the following country is the largest producer of Uranium?

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  • vikram

    sir , thanks a lot ….
    and can you jus make the explanation for 6Th question a bit more clear….. (if possible).

  • Varun


    Please correct Q.5 statement 2…..It should be 8 seconds and not 8 minutes.


  • Anonymous

    good work but please answer the 6th one once again it is not getting clear with the mere description given…please say which option is right. (6) At which of the following places water shall boil at the lowest temperature?
    (C)Mount Abu
    (D)New Delhi

  • Anonymous

    6.At which of the following places water shall boil at the lowest temperature?
    (C)Mount Abu
    (D)New Delhi
    (E)Shimla please sir answer this question in terms of options..

  • Anonymous

    confusion in 6th question….otherwise your work is praiseworthy…thanks a lot.

  • Admin

    @ Varun, Light will travel 24 Lakh kilometers in 8 seconds. Sun is 15 Crore kilometers from us. Don't get confused.

  • Admin

    Kindly, click on the pop up info box in question 6. It was not working yeterday and I was not online.

  • Anonymous

    Thank u sir for providing us this quiz, but i request u to please provide us the Interview Questions related to Bank Po as many Interviews are approaching near.

  • Chaudhary

    Very nice sir


    Again a good work as always……..Thanks a lot.

  • Nikitha

    Sir, the answer for Q. 14 is 9 right? India has also signed civil nuclear cooperation with Britain (Feb 11th 2010).

  • Anonymous

    answer to 15 shoud be nine thanx

  • Admin

    Please note that a "Joint Declaration" was signed on February 11, 2010. This was not an agreement. It promises to take forward the activities by all appropriate means including the possible negotiation of a Nuclear Co-operation Agreement / MOU, subject to thier international obligations and committments. You can refer to This document which was actually signed. An agreement has a plethora of articles. One of which (Indo-French), you can download here (7.59 MB File). I would like you to please read this para

    "In January 2008, during a visit to India, UK prime minister Gordon Brown said he supported the US-India deal and that he would work with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to agree a civil nuclear cooperation deal. A joint statement said that the two countries would "work expeditiously" towards a bilateral agreement on civil nuclear energy."

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  • Kannan

    About Quest.No 12

    Agyrophobia (or) Dromophobia – fear of crossing roads.

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  • Anonymous

    good work

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  • kishan

    Sir what is arthrophobia????????? in Q.12