1500+ General Knowledge (GK) Questions and Answers For Competitive Exams Part 35

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Q.1:- What is Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) ? [IAS Exams 2006]

  1. An agency formed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to check misuse of drugs by sports persons
  2. A non-governmental organization which specialized in international humanitarian aid and emergency medical assistance
  3. An organisation to develop applications of nanotechnology in medicine
  4. An organisation of medical practitioners funded by the European Union which carries out research against spread of AIDS

Q.2:- ‘Operation Flood’ refers to ?

  1. Flood Control
  2. Increasing production of consumer goods
  3. Milk production
  4. Nuclear warfare control

Q.3:- Who is said to be the “Father of the Indian Space Program” ?

  1. APJ Abdul Kalam
  2. Vikram A. Sarabhai
  3. K. Kasturirangan
  4. Satish Dhawan

Q.4:- The Louvre museum is located in ?

  1. Germany
  2. England
  3. Brazil
  4. France

Q.5:- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was moved to tears while Lata Mangeshkar sang ______ at a rally in New Delhi in 1963.

  1. Jana Gana Mana
  2. Sare Jahan Se Accha
  3. Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logon
  4. Bande Mataram

Q.6:- Which living bird lays the world’s largest eggs ?

  1. Vulture
  2. Owl
  3. Ostrich
  4. Eagle

Q.7:- Mrs. Kiran Bedi is the first woman to get selected as an ?

  1. IPS Officer
  2. IES Officer
  3. IAS Officer
  4. IFS Officer

Q.8:- “God Save the Queen” is the national anthem of ?

  1. France
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Germany
  4. Netherlands

Q.9:- When was Sir Isaac Newton born ?

  1. July 4, 1642
  2. November 4, 1642
  3. December 25, 1642
  4. October 1, 1642

Q.10:- Which is the earliest Engineering educational institution in India ? [SSC CGL Exams 2003]

  1. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  2. IIT Kharagpur
  3. Roorkee Engineering College (IIT Roorkee)
  4. BHU (IIT), Varanasi

Q.11:- Indian Institute of Naturopathy and Yogic Science is located at ?

  1. Pune
  2. Lucknow
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Bangalore

Q.12:- Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) based at Bengaluru was established in ?

  1. 1955
  2. 1960
  3. 1964
  4. 1972

Q.13:- Which one of the following statements about reusable space vehicle of ISRO is not correct ? [CDS (II) Exams 2016]

  1. In June 2016, ISRO successfully launched India’s first reusable space vehicles.
  2. The space vehicles were launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
  3. The reusable launch vehicle climbed to a height of 65 km before automatically steering back for landing.
  4. The vehicles were initially boosted by a rocket that contained liquid fuel.
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Q.14:- The first Field Marshal of India was ? [SSC CGL Exam 2016]

  1. S. Vaidya
  2. M. Cariappa
  3. Sunderji
  4. H.F.J. Manekshaw

Q.15:- Missile “Astra” is a ?

  1. Land to Land Missile
  2. Land to Air Missile
  3. Air to Air Missile
  4. Water to Land Missile

Q.16:- Air Force has 5 operational commands (Western, Eastern, Central, Southern, Northern) and ?

  1. One maintenance command
  2. One training command
  3. One maintenance and one training command
  4. Only 5 operational commands are there in Air Force

Q.17:- Which one of the following is nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile ? [CDS Exam 2011]

  1. Sagarika
  2. Shourya
  3. Prithvi
  4. Nag

Q.18:- Match (Safety) was invented by ?

  1. E. Lundstrom (Sweden)
  2. Edward Butler (England)
  3. Georges Claude (France)
  4. Zacharis Janseen (Netherlands)

Q.19:- Rainwater collected after 30 to 40  minutes of raining is not suitable for drinking because it ? [CDS Exam 2011]

  1. Contains bacteria and dirt
  2. Contains dissolved toxic chemicals
  3. Is deficient in minerals
  4. Is acidic

Q.20:- If Smoking causes Oxygen deficiency in the body because of ? [SSC CGL Exam 2010]

  1. Increase in SO levels in blood
  2. Decrease in O2 content in blood
  3. Increase in CO and CO2 contents in blood
  4. Increase in only CO content in blood

Q.21:- Regular intake of fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended in the diet since they are a good source of antioxidants. How do antioxidants help a person maintain health and promote longevity ? [IAS Exam 2011]

  1. They activate the enzymes necessary or vitamin synthesis in the body and help prevent vitamin deficiency
  2. They prevent excessive oxidation of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body and help avoid unnecessary wastage of energy
  3. They neutralize the free radicals produced in the body during metabolism
  4. They activate certain genes in the cells of the body and help delay the ageing process
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Q.22:- Force of deflection was first discovered by ?

  1. Ferral
  2. Coriolis
  3. Thornthwaite
  4. Koeppen

Q.23:- Which one of the following is an example of vestigial organ in man ? [CDS Exam 2009]

  1. Jaw Apparatus
  2. Ear Muscles
  3. Canine Teeth
  4. Humerus

Q.24:- Which one of the following is a programme that converts high level language to machine language ? [CDS Exam 2008]

  1. Linker
  2. Assembler
  3. Interpreter
  4. Compiler

Q.25:- Who of the following has written the book ‘Between the Lines’ ?

  1. Kuldeep Nayyar
  2. S. Naipaul
  3. Prem Bhatia
  4. Rangarajan


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