1500+ General Knowledge (GK) Questions and Answers For Competitive Exams Part 23

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Q.1:- The Border Security Force (BSF) was established in ?

  1. 1959
  2. 1960
  3. 1962
  4. 1965

Q.2:- Insulin was discovered by ?

  1. Banting
  2. Edward Jenner
  3. Ronald Ross
  4. A. Wakesman

Q.3:- Who among the following invented the power loom that revolutionized the cotton textile industry ? [NDA and NA (II) Exam 2016]

  1. Edmund Cartwright
  2. Samuel Crompton
  3. Richard Arkwright
  4. James Hargreaves

Q.4:- Who among the following were believed to have invented maps ?

  1. Egyptian
  2. Sumerians
  3. Chinese
  4. Indians

Q.5:- Which bacterial strain, developed from natural isolates by genetic manipulations, can be used for treating oil spills ? [IAS Exam 2010]

  1. Agrobacterium
  2. Clostridium
  3. Nitrosomonas
  4. Pseudomonas

Q.6:- Fire fly gives us cold light by virtue of the phenomenon of ? [CDS Exam 2011]

  1. Fluorescence
  2. Phosphorescence
  3. Chemiluminescence
  4. Effervescence

Q.7:- If we sprinkle common salt on an earthworm, it dies due to ? [CDS Exam 2011]

  1. Osmotic Shock
  2. Respiratory Failure
  3. Toxic Effect of Salt
  4. Closure of Pores of Skin

Q.8:- Mac number is associated with ? [CPO AC Exam 2003]

  1. Ship
  2. Light
  3. Sound
  4. Jet Plane

Q.9:- Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a standard criterion for ? [CDS Exam 2000]

  1. Measuring Oxygen level in animals
  2. Computing Oxygen levels in forest ecosystems
  3. Pollution assay in aquatic systems
  4. Measuring Oxygen levels in blood

Q.10:- Who is the father of ‘Cellular Phone’ ?

  1. Linus Torvalds
  2. Percy Lebaron Spencer
  3. Martin Cooper
  4. Fred Morrison

Q.11:- Which one of the following types of coal is difficult to light in the open air ? [IAS Exam 2003]

  1. Anthracite
  2. Bituminous
  3. Lignite
  4. Peat

Q.12:- “Gunpowder” was invented by ?

  1. Roger Bacon
  2. Colt
  3. CV Raman
  4. Gatting

Q.13:- Who among the following scientists shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with his son ? [IAS Exam 2008]

  1. Max Planck
  2. Albert Einstein
  3. William Henry Bragg
  4. Enrico Fermi
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Q.14:- Wavelength of which of the following colours of the visible spectrum of light are maximally absorbed by green plants ? [CDS Exam 2009]

  1. Green and Yellow
  2. Red and Blue
  3. Green and Red
  4. Blue and Yellow

Q.15:- Nobel Prize winning scientist James D. Watson is known for his work in which area ? [IAS Exam 2008]

  1. Metallurgy
  2. Meteorology
  3. Environmental Protection
  4. Genetics

Q.16:- Who is the author of the book “The Art of Living” ?

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Stephen Hawking
  3. Dalai Lama
  4. Swami Dayananda

Q.17:- Aurobindo was the author of ?

  1. Discovery of India
  2. Hindu view of life
  3. Savitri
  4. Yogashastra

Q.18:- Which of the following books is / are written by Gita Mehta ?

  1. A River Sutra
  2. Snakes and Ladders
  3. Karma Cola : Marketing the Mystic East
  4. All of the above

Q.19:- Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Development as Freedom’ ?

  1. Rangarajan
  2. V. Reddy
  3. Amartya Sen
  4. Bimal Jalan

Q.20:- Who is the author of famous book ‘The Judgement’ ?

  1. Anthony Mascarenhasa
  2. Kuldip Nayar
  3. Vankataraman
  4. Janardhan Turkur

Q.21:- The author of the book ‘Waiting for the Mahatma’ is ?

  1. K. Narayan
  2. A. Palkhiwala
  3. Amrita Pritam
  4. Manohar Malgonkar

Q.22:- “My Music, My Life” is the autobiography of ? [IAS Exam 2005]

  1. Shivkumar Sharma
  2. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
  3. Ravi Shankar
  4. Ustad Zakir Hussain

Q.23:- Who is the author of the book ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ ?

  1. Jeffrey Archer
  2. Norman Lewis
  3. Edward Klein
  4. EL James

Q.24:- Which of the following books has been written by Nandan Nilekani ?

  1. A Good Woman
  2. Imagining India
  3. Between the Assassinations
  4. The White Tiger
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Q.25:- Who amongst the following is the author of the book “No Full Stops in India” ?

  1. K. Nehru
  2. DR Mankekar
  3. Mark Tully
  4. RK Narayan

 

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