Today’s GK Questions (Static GK/GS) – August 21, 2019

Here are 10 GK questions for today, August 21, 2019 for various competitive exams in India.

1. Which of the following national parks is not a UNESCO World Heritage site?
[A] Kaziranga
[B] Keoladeo
[C] Sundarbans
[D] Kanha

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2. The Lucknow session of Indian National Congress that took place in 1916 was presided by__:
[A] Rashbihari Ghosh
[B] Ambika Charan Majumdar
[C] Bhupendra Nath Bose
[D] None of the above

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3. Which among the following is NOT correctly matched?
[A] Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist – Mani Shankar Aiyar
[B] The Argumentative Indian – A P J Abdul Kalam
[C] An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire – Arundhati Roy
[D] All are correct

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4. In which year India launched Targeted Public Distribution System ?
[A] 1995
[B] 1996
[C] 1997
[D] 1998

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5. Which among the following sites of Indus Valley Civilization marks the “Absence of Mother goddess figurines” ?
[A] Lothal
[B] Kalibangan
[C] Rangpur
[D] Harappa

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6. Under which of the following trees, Buddha got enlightment?
[A] Ficus benghalensis
[B] Ficus religiosa
[C] Ficus microcarpa
[D] Ficus elastica

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7. Which of the following element has an isotope named as Tritium?
[A] Helium
[B] Carbon
[C] Titanium
[D] Hydrogen

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8. Which of these is used as a material for making semiconductor devices?
[A] Silicon
[B] Germanium
[C] Gallium Arsenide
[D] All of the above

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9. Which of the following instruments is used to measure Soil Water Tension?
[A] Photometer
[B] Pyrometer
[C] Psychrometer
[D] Tensiometer

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10. Which organ has finger like outgrowths which are called as villi (Singular Villus)?
[A] Bladder
[B] Stomach
[C] Small Intestine
[D] Large Intestine

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