Today’s GK Questions (Static GK/GS) – August 30, 2019

Here are 10 GK questions for today, August 30, 2019 for various competitive exams in India.

1. Which among the following is correct about Giffin Goods?
[A] They obey laws of demand
[B] They don’t obey laws of demand
[C] They follow elasticity of demand
[D] The demand supply curve of Giffin Goods is a parabola

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2. Which among the following sub sectors of the petroleum and natural gas (PNG) sector in India does not fall in the domain of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board of India (PNGRB)?
[A] exploration and production of PNG
[B] oil refining and marketing
[C] natural gas transportation and marketing
[D] crude oil and petroleum products pipelines

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3. Pravarasena-I is said to have performed all the seven sacrifices, viz. Agnistoma , Aptoryama, Vajapeya, Jyotishtoma, Brihaspatisava, Sadyaska and Ashvamedha. From which of the following dynasties, Pravarsena-I belonged to?
[A] Abhira
[B] Kalachuri
[C] Vaktaka
[D] Maitraka

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4. Consider the following statements about a former Minister/ Prime Minister / President of India? 

  1. His birthday falls in November and is celebrated as a National Observance all over India 
  2. He is known to have established first Indian Institute of Technology and the University Grants Commission
  3. He served as head of CBSE, once upon a time 

Which among the following personalities, the above statements refer to ?

[A] Jawahar Lal Nehru
[B] Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[C] S Radhakrishnan
[D] Zakir Hussain

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5. Which among the following is called Magnacarta of English education?
[A] Wood’s Despatch
[B] Hartog Committee Report
[C] Minute on Indian Education by Lord Macauley
[D] None of above

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6. Which among the following terms of utmost significance in the dynamics of resource management was coined in the ‘Brundtland Commission Report’? 
[A] Polluter-Pays Principle
[B] Sustainable development
[C] Inclusive Growth
[D] Carrying Capacity

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7. Who among the following erected a monastery stupa at Peshawar ?
[A] Ashoka
[B] Kanishka
[C] Bimbisara
[D] Sri Gupta

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8. Who among the following defeated the Rajputs at Chanderi in 1528?
[A] Humayun
[B] Akbar
[C] Babur
[D] Jahangir

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9. Which of the following imaginary lines join places with same level of rainfalls?
[A] Isohyets lines
[B] Isobaths lines
[C] Contour lines
[D] Isobar lines

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