General Knowledge

General Knowledge questions and answers

1. December 10 is observed as : Human Rights Day

2. In Which district is the Malampuzha gardens : Palakkad

3. India became a Sovereign democratic republic on : Jan 26, 1950

4. Name the country other than India whose independence day falls on 15th August : South Korea

5. Normally hen’s eggs hatch in : 21 days

6. Out of which part of a plant does its seed originate : Ovary

7. Paralysis is caused by disorders connected with : Brain

8. Secularism envisages : Equal status of all regions

9. The election commissioner can be removed by : The Parliament

10. The first effective vaccine against Polio was prepared by : Jonas E Salk

11. The first Malayalam cinema actor who received Bharat Award : P J Antony ( Film : Nirmalyam)

12. The food item that provides energy for growth is : Carbohydrates

13. The fungus that produces alcohol is : Yeast

14. The gas produced by partial combustion of fuels is : Carbon monoxide

15. The konkan railway has been constructed between : Mangalore and Roha (760 km )

16. The last Viceroy of India was : Lord Mountbatten

17. The law by which people are asked to submit to government accounts of dealings in foreign
currency is : FERA

18. The name given to a disease of the eye, caused by increased tension with in eyeball is :
Glaucoma

19. The name given to instrument sent to Mars , in 1997, for investigations : Sojourner

20. The name given to pollination by the agency of water is : Hydrophily

21. The organ that regulates body temperature in human body is : Skin

22. The Paris Commune took place in : 1871

23. The part of a computer which receives the information supplied is : Input Unit

24. The partition of Bengal was carried out under the rule of : Lord Curzon

25. The person who is said to be the ” Iron man ” of India is : Sardar Vallbhbhai Patel

26. The person who occupied the post of the President of India for two sessions continuously was :
Dr Rajendra Prasad

27. The Scientist who arranged elements according to their increasing atomic weight : Mendeleev

28. The scientist who gave laws of heredity for the first time was : Mendel

29. The secretion of the liver is : Bile

30. The structure of DNA was discovered by : Watson and Crick

31. To which of the following is the term “Operation flood ” associated : Effort for increasing
production of milk

32. Transportation of food in plants takes place through : Phloem

33. What disease is caused by intake of saturated fats : Cardiac problems

34. What is the physical basis of inheritance of characters in animals : Genes

35. Where is the Central Rice Research Institute situated : Pattambi

36. Where is the Swiss Project for Cattle development in Kerala Situated : Mattupetti

37. Where is the veterinary college in kerala situated : Mannuthi

38. Which disease is caused by the deficiency of vitamin B : Beriberi

39. Which disease is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin D : Rickets

40. Which is a disease caused by disorder or the respiratory system : Pneumonia

41. Which is the longest bone in human body : Femur

42. Which of the following gives the percent of carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere : 0.3%

43. Which of the following is an excretory organ : Kidney

44. Which of the metropolitan cities of India is nearest to the equator : Chennai

45. Which plant does brown hopper affect most : Rice

46. Who is the journalist associated with “Kesari” : Balakrishna Pillai

47. Whose name is associated with the Theory of Evolution : Charles Darwin

48. With which crop is the name “Jaya” associated : Rice

49. “Arjuna ” award is associated with : Sports and Games

50. 1998 World Cup Football tournament was held at : France

51. Capital of Bulgaria : Sofia

52. E.C.G is an instrument used in the study of : Heart

53. East India Company was formed in the year : 1600

54. Ecology is a branch of science which deals with : Balance of nature

55. English education was introduced in India by : Macaulay

56. Expansion of LPG : Liquefied Petroleum Gas

57. Idukki Dam is built in the river : Periyar

58. In 1993 an earthquake claimed a large number of lives in Lathur. In which state Lathur located :
Maharashtra

59. In democracy the Sovereignty or the superior power lies in the hands of : The People

60. Jawahar Rozgar Yojana was started by : Rajiv Gandhi

61. Leaves are green due to the presence of : Chlorophyll

62. National Science Day is observed on 28, Feb to commemorate : The day of declaration of
Raman Effect

63. R.K Laxman is associated with : Cartoon

64. Railway service was introduced in India by : Lord Dalhousie

65. Rainbow is caused due to : Refraction and Dispersion

66. Richter Scale is used for measuring the intensity of : Magnitude of Earthquake

67. Sabdatharavali, the Malayalam dictionary was compiled by : Sreekanteswaram Padmanabha
Pillai

68. Santhosh Trophy is associated with : Football

69. Southernmost state of India is : Tamilnadu

70. Television was started in India in the Year : 1959

71. The author of “Panchathantra” was : Vishnu Sharma

72. The canal that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean is : Panama Canal

73. The character ” Soorya namputhirippad ” was created by : O Chandu Menon

74. The currency of Bangladesh is : Taka

75. The district in which Central Root Research Institute is situated : Thiruvananthapuram

76. The first Indira Gandhi Award for “International Justice and Harmony” was given to : Nelson
Mandela

77. The first month of India’s National Calendar is : Chaitra

78. The first University in India was started at : Kolkatta

79. The integration of Travancore and Cochin states was in the year : 1949

80. The International Court of Justice is located at : Hague

81. The Journalist who refused to accept ” Padmabhushan” : Nikhil Chakravarthy

82. The King of England who signed “Magna Carta ” was : King John

83. The largest planet orbiting the Sun is : Jupiter

84. The name of Nehru’s family house at Allahabad is : Ananda bhavan

85. The oldest Dravidian language : Tamil

86. The present name of Persia : Iran

87. The Rourkela Steel plant in Orissa was built with the collaboration of : Germany

88. The ruler who introduced public transport system in Travancore : C P Ramaswami Iyer

89. The Scientist who first discovered that the earth revolves round the sun : Copernicus

90. The world famous painting ‘Mono Lisa ‘ was painted by : Leonardo da Vinci

91. Where is the National Environment Engineering Research Institute located : Nagpur

92. Which dance form is popularly known as “Poetry in motion” : Bharatnatyam

93. Which is known as the land of white elephants : Thailand

94. Which state in India touches the boundaries of the largest number of other states : Uttar Pradesh

95. Who is the author of the book ” My experiment with Truth” : MK Gandhi

96. Who said “There is neither a Hindu nor a Muslim, only a man ” ? ( Repeated ) : Swami
Vivekananda

97. Who said “There is neither a Hindu nor a Muslim, only a man” : Swami Vivekananda

98. World AIDS day is observed on : December 1