Quiz 972: GK Questions for Zilla Parishad Pune Recruitment Exams
1. Which among the following radiations in the Sunlight causes tanning and sunburn?
2. Akbarnama was written originally in which among the following languages?
Abul Fazal was the author of Akbarnama which is written in Persian. It is the official history of Akbar’s reign in 3 volumes. This book gives the history of Akbar’s forefathers from Timur to Humayun and Akbar’s reign till 1602.
3. The use of SIM cards is mandatory in which among the following kind of mobile services?
4. Which among the following schedules of Constitution of India talks about the allocation of seats in Rajya Sabha?
The Fourth schedule of Constitution of India talks about the allocation of seats in Rajya Sabha.
5. Which among the following month of Indian Calendar are placed in correct order ?
Answer: Chaitra – Sravana-Bhadrapada-Pausha
6. Hussain Sagar is a lake in Hyderabad, was built by:
Answer: Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali
7. The word “El Niño” comes from which among the following languages?
8. Consider the following headquarters of the various international organizations:
1. International Maritime Organization – London
2. European Court of Human Rights – Frankfurt
3. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development – Katmandu
4. International Federation of Association Football – Zurich
Which among the above matches are correct?
Answer: 1,3, 4,
European Court of Human Rights – Strasbourg
9. Identify the festival of India with the help of given information:
- It is a harvest festival.
- It is celebrated in the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar.
- King Mahabali and Lord Vishnu are revered during the festival.
Select the correct answer from options given below:
All the above features are of Onam Festival, a 10 day festival celebrated in Kerala state of India.
10. Consider the following matches:
1. Asafoetida ? Gum
2. Saffron ? Stigma
3. Turmeric ? Underground root
4. Clove ? Flower bud
Which among the above matches is / are correct ?
Answer: Only 1, 2 & 4
Turmeric is an underground stem rather.
11. As compared to Photosynthesis, the Chemosynthesis involves CO2 fixation using energy derived from __:
Answer: Oxidation of inorganic molecules
Some organisms are able to convert inorganic material into organic compounds by a process called Chemosynthesis. This involves oxidation of inorganic molecules (e.g. hydrogen gas, hydrogen sulfide) or methane as a source of energy, rather than sunlight, as in photosynthesis.
12. Consider the following difference(s) between the Hardwood and Softwood:
- While hardwood comes from deciduous tree, softwood comes from conifer trees
- Hardwood trees reproduce through seeds containing a covering, while softwood trees reproduce using a naked uncovered seeds
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Answer: Both 1 & 2
Both are correct statements
Hardwood comes from a deciduous tree which loses its leaves annually and softwood comes from a conifer, which usually remains evergreen. Sapwood is more susceptible to pests than heartwood
13. A set of guidelines called Plant Protection Code (PPC) has been released with respect to cultivation of __?
It is a set of guidelines for regulating the chemical inputs in tea cultivation.
14. Which of the following countries are not the members of the proposed BCIM Economic Corridor?
Select the correct option from codes given below:
Answer: 2, 3 & 5 Only
The proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor is an ambitious undertaking that aims to connect Kolkata with Kunming, capital of the Yunnan province. It envisages formation of a thriving economic belt, focussing on cross-border transport, energy and telecommunication networks. It starts from Kunming, in Yunnan Province of Southwest China and passes through nodal points, such as Mandalay and Lashio in Myanmar. It heads towards Kolkata after passing through Manipur and Silchar, before crossing Bangladesh via Sylhet and Dhaka, with branches extending to the ports of Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong
15. Curie the a unit of which of the following?
The curie is a unit of ionizing radiation (radioactivity). It is symbolized with Ci . 1 curie = 3.7 x 10 10 disintegrations or nuclear transformations per second. This is approximately the amount of radioactivity emitted by one gram (1 g) of radium-226. The unit is named after Pierre Curie, a French physicist.
16. Where will be the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships held?
The 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships will be held in Berlin, Germany at the Velodrom.
17. Which of the following cables work on the properties of light?
Answer: Fiber optics
Fiber Optic works on the properties of light. When light ray hits at critical angle it tends to refracts at 90 degree. This property is the basis of fiber optics.
18. Which of these terms refer to the technology that is used to effectively double the data transfer speed?
Answer: Channel bonding
Channel bonding refers to the technology that combines two telephone lines into a single channel, effectively doubling the data transfer speeds. For example, bonding two modems of 56Kbps together would give you a 112 Kbps Internet connection.
19. Which one of the following is not a Type of coal?
Siderite is a mineral composed of iron(II) carbonate. It is a valuable iron mineral, since it is 48% iron and contains no sulfur or phosphorus.
20. What is ‘future trading’?
Answer: an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an underlying asset in the future at a
In finance, a single-stock future (SSF) is a type of futures contract between two parties to exchange a specified number of stocks in a company for a price agreed today (the futures price or the strike price) with delivery occurring at a specified future date, the delivery date.