Today’s GK Questions (Static GK/GS) – February 1, 2020

1.     Which countries border Black sea?

The Black Sea is an inland sea located between far south eastern Europe and the far-western edges of the continent of Asia and the country of Turkey. It’s bordered by Turkey, and by Bulgaria, Romania,Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.

2.     In which year, Sabarmati Ashram was established by Mahatma Gandhi?

Sabarmati Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Gandhiji’s India ashram was originally established at the Kocharab Bungalow of Jivanlal Desai, a barrister and friend of Gandhi, on 25 May 1915. At that time the ashram was called the Satyagraha Ashram. But Gandhi wanted to carry out various activities such as farming and animal husbandry, in addition to other pursuits which called for the need of a much larger area of usable land. So two years later, on 17 June 1917, the ashram was relocated to an area of thirty-six acres on the banks of the river Sabarmati, and it came to be known as the Sabarmati Ashram.

3.     Who was the first person to reach the North Pole?

Robert Edwin Peary became the first person to reach the North Pole in 1909. Robert Edwin Peary was an American explorer and United States Navy officer who made several expeditions to the Arctic.

4.     Hydaspes was the name of which river in ancient times?

Alexander invaded India in 326 BC. In 326 BC, the Battle of Hydaspes was fought between Alexender the great and Porus along the banks of Haydaspes river( Jhelum river) in Punjab. Porus, the King of Paurava, ruled the area between the rivers Hydaspes (modern Jhelum) and Acesines (Chenab). Though, Porus was defeated, Alexendar was impressed by Porus’s might so asked Porus to rule his dynasty under his name.

5.     Which prime minister launched Look East Policy?

India’s Look East Policy was for the first time pursued by Narsimharao Government in 1992. Under this policy, India focused its attention toward South-East Asia, which was long neglected during the Cold war period. This policy was further cemented by successive prime ministers and now converted into “Act East Policy” by the current government.

6.     Which is the most suitable test to judge paternity ?

DNA test is most suitable to judge paternity. It looks at specific locations of a person’s genome, in order to find or verify ancestral genealogical relationships. It can also be used to estimate the ethnic mixture of an individual.

7.     Quito is capital of which country?

Quito is the capital and most populous city of Ecuador. It is located on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes, at an elevation of 2,850 m making it the second-highest capital city in the world.  La Paz, the capital of Bolivia with an elevation of 3,650 m above sea level, is the highest capital city in the world.

8.     Merdeka Tournament  is related to which sports?

Merdeka Cup or Tournament is a friendly football tournament held in Malaysia to commemorate the Independence Day. Merdeka in Malaya language means independence.

9.     IOR-ARC was launched in which year?

The organisation was first established as Indian Ocean Rim Initiative in Mauritius in March 1995 and formally launched on 6–7 March 1997 by the conclusion of a multilateral treaty known as the Charter of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation, It has 23 member countries and these are Australia , Bangladesh , Comoros , France , India , Indonesia , Iran , Kenya , Madagascar , Malaysia , Maldives , Mauritius , Mozambique , Oman , Seychelles , Singapore , Somalia , South Africa , Sri, Lanka , Tanzania , Thailand , United Arab Emirates  and Yemen.

10. Project CHAMAN is under which industry?

Project CHAMAN is an initiative under the Ministry of Agriculture for the development to the horticulture sector and to increase the farmers’ income. Project DARPAN is an initiative under the Ministry of Communications. DARPAN stands for “Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India”. It aims to achieve “financial inclusion” of un-banked rural population.


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