Quiz 490: GK Questions for Competitive Exams

Which among the following set of Indices is used by the Human Development Index to prepare its report?
National Food for Work Programme, was launched in 150 districts of India in 2004. Later this programme was subsumed in which among the following programmes?
A person lost his job due to economic recession. He agreed to do some job on a low wage. This is known to be as which among the following?
The letter T in the Government agency C-DOT refers to which among the following?
Consider the following: 
1. Population 
2. Population Density 
3. Male working Population
Which among the above parameters are used in India to define a Census Town?
“Centre for Earth Science Studies” is located in ?
Yomiuri Shimbun” is the largest Circulated Newspaper of the world. In which country “Yomiuri Shimbun” is published ?
In the cultivation of which among the following horticultural crops “Udyan Pandit Award” is given?
In which of the following state "Vechur cow” , the smallest cattle breed in the world is found  ?
What is the Validity period of the Kisan Credit Card?


  1. Anonymous

    February 5, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Excellent info sir…..I really appreciate your work

  2. kishan

    February 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

    the answer of 8th question should be gujarat and not west bengal

  3. Admin

    February 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Answer is West Bengal. West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) and Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) are also in the process of setting up a 4-MW tidal power project in Durgaduani creek of Sundarbans with an investment of Rs 40 crore. I agree that these days Gujarat is making news for such plant. But the Gujarat Plant is the First Commercial Plant with 50MW capacity scalable up to 250 MW. But this question is not asking for a commercial plant. I asks for a Tidal Power Plant. Hope it clears the confusion.

  4. bharath

    February 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    thanks for info abt WB tidal power plant

    can i join for your email assistance program for 2011?

  5. Admin

    February 6, 2011 at 12:06 am

    This program is finishing on May 15. I am not taking members anymore.

  6. Anonymous

    February 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Today's RBI grade B officer GS test was easy for me since I had learned all the quizzes posted by you. I had studied those from MAY till date.
    Thank you.

  7. dhareshwar

    February 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    7th Answer must be Cyclical unemployment rather than disguised.

    Cyclical unemployment is used to refer to the fluctuation in unemployment that is incurred by business cycles, more specifically, the unemployment caused by economic recessions.


  8. Anonymous

    February 9, 2011 at 3:27 am


  9. parthu

    February 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm


  10. kishan

    February 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    sir please explain Q.7

  11. Admin

    February 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    This is not a case of cyclic unemploymwent. The question says " He agreed to do some job on a low wage" and when higher wages are replaced by the lower wages, it looks that the person is employed but actually he is still unemployed. So, it is called Disguised unemployment.

  12. kishan

    February 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    thank you sir for explaination

  13. Anonymous

    April 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

    answer for 3rd question…is it not 'c'.adult literacy index or income index?

  14. guddan

    April 9, 2011 at 10:22 am

    please explain Q- 7

  15. akanksha

    May 19, 2011 at 6:59 am

    hello sir..
    i checked the answer for the first thermal power plant that is under construction the answer should be gujarat. can u please sent any link that support your answer well…

    • admin

      May 19, 2011 at 7:14 am


      You can download the State of Environment Report 2009 from ministry of environment website. Page 124 of this report mentions:
      “The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) prepared a project report, for a 3.65 MW demonstration tidal power plant at Durgaduani Creek in the Sundarbans. This was followed by an environmental impact assessment study. In February, 2007, the WBREDAstated that it had engaged the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation to implement the Rs 400 million (approximately US$ 10 million) project on a turnkey basis, with the work likely to begin in the near future”
      The project was underconstruction, and I wrote this question to just avoid the confusion that came up because some news articles said “Gujarat plant is First Tidal Power Plant of India” I say : Gujarat Plant is “First Commerical Tidal Power Plant of India” and “NOT the First Tidal Power Plant”.

  16. ersandhu

    June 14, 2011 at 5:31 am


  17. Nagendra Kumar

    July 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Excellent … thanks

  18. Piyush

    August 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    good job!

  19. Anil palli

    October 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    thanku for giving the valuable information..

  20. sandeepit

    March 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    the quality of question is excellent

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