Today’s GK Questions (Static GK/GS) – August 16, 2019

Here are 10 GK questions for today, August 16, 2019 for various competitive exams in India.

1. Who among the following was also known as Maratha Machiavelli?
[A] Nana Phadnavis
[B] Balaji Vishwanath
[C] Narayanrao Bajirao
[D] Sambhaji

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2. Which component in light causes suppression of melatonin produced by the pineal gland?
[A] Red
[B] Blue
[C] Green
[D] Indigo

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3. Who among the following was not among the 9 gems (Navratna) of the Vikramaditya’s court ?
[A] Vetalbhatt
[B] Amar Simha
[C] Kaalidasa
[D] Aryabhatta

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4. Which among the following is the correct almost equivalent to 1 MMBTU Natural Gas ?
[A] 1.054615 gigajoule
[B] 0.1054615 gigajoul
[C] 10.54615 gigajoule
[D] 105.4615 gigajoule

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5. The most popular Zero Calorie sugar substitutes in the market are made up of Sucralose, as an artificial sweetner. Why sucralose does not have calories?
[A] Because the Sucralose is 600 times more sweet than Sucrose (Natural Sugar) and thus its low quantity gives same taste but zero calories when it is digested in the body.
[B] Because the chemical composition of Sucralose is such that its oxidation gives less calories in body compared to the Sucrose.
[C] Because Sucralose is not a Carbohydrate
[D] Because Sucralose is not digested in the body

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6. 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

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7. Which of the following type of Kidneys is found in an adult frog?
[A] Pronephric
[B] Metanephric
[C] Mesonephric
[D] None of these

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8. Custom duty is an instrument of which of the following?
[A] Monetary Policy
[B] Foreign Trade Policy
[C] Industrial Policy
[D] Fiscal Policy

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9. Which part of the Himalayas lies between Satluj and Kali rivers?
[A] Assam Himalayas
[B] Nepal Himalayas
[C] Kumaon Himalayas
[D] Punjab Himalayas

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10. Where was the first Engineering College of India located?
[A] Bombay
[B] Roorkee
[C] Varanasi
[D] Calcutta

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