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1. Who among the following got the Bharat Ratna award before becoming the president of India? A.  R Venkataraman
B.  Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C.  DR Zakir Hussian
D.  W Giri

2. Who is the first non-indian to receive the Bharat Ratna? 
A.  Martin Luther King
B.  Mother Terasa
C.  Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
D.  Aubin Mehta

3. When did Mother Teresa win the Nobel Peace Prize?  
A.  1975
B.  1979
C.  1981
D.  1982

4. Which one of the following glasses is used in bullet proof screens?  
A.  Soda glass
B.  Pyrex glasss
C.  Jena glass
D.  Reinforced glass

5. Which substance is used to retard the setting action of cement?  
A.  CaO
B.  AlO
C.  CaSO4.2H2O
D.  NaO + KO

6. The mineral in which India depends largely on imports is  
A.  Iron Ore
B.  Bauxite
C.  Mica
D.  Mercury

7. The last Mughal Emperor was  
A.  Akbar
B.  Bahadur Shah
C.  NoorJehan
D.  Babur

8. The longest mountain range in the world is  
A.  The Alps
B.  The Himalayas
C.  The Andes
D.  The Rockies

9. The most populous city in the world is  
A. Paris
B. London
C. Peking
D. Tokyo

10. Which state produces maximum soyabean ?  
A.  Madhya Pradesh
B.  Uttar Pradesh
C.  Bihar
D.  Rajasthan
11. Which one among the following radiations carries maximum energy?  
A.  Ultraviolet rays
B.  Gamma rays
C.  X- rays
D.  Infra red rays

12. Bokaro Steel Limited was established with the assistance of  
A.  Germany
B.  Soviet Union
C.  UK

13. The head quarters of world trade organisation is in  
A.  montreal
B.  seatle
C.  geneva
D.  the hague

14. The 2014 football world cup is scheduled to be held in  
A. China
B. Australia
C. Japan
D. Brazil

15. The Second Italian Satellite launched from Soviet Union was  
A.  Rohini
B.  Aryabhatta
C.  Bhaskara–1
D.  Apsara

16. The metal whose salts are sensitive to light is  
A.  Silver
B.  Zinc
C.  Copper
D.  Gold
17. The instrument useful for measuring curvature of surface is  
A.  Odometer
B.  Spherometer
C.  Tachometer
D.  Speedometer

18. The brain fever which affects young children is  
A.  Malaria
B.  Typhoid
C.  Encephatitis
D.  Pneumonia

19. Which of the following cash crops is not grown in Kerala?  
A.  Spices
B.  Tobacco
C.  Rubber
D.  Coffee

20. The highest peak in South India is 
A.  Dhottabetta
B.  Nandadevi
C.  Anaimudi
D.  Mt. Abu

21. The country without income tax is  
A. Nepal
B. Kuwait
C. Burma
D. Singapore
22. Sea route to India was discovered by  
A.  Columbus
B.  Amundsen
C.  Vasco–da–Gama
D.  William Bentinck

23. The first and the last Indian Governor General of India was  
A.  W.C.Banerjee
B.  Lord Mountbatten
C.  Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D.  Rajagopalachari.C

24. In the Battle of Wandiwash, the English defeated  
A.  The Dutch
B.  The French
C.  The Portuguese
D.  None of these

25. Which one of the following is the softest?  
A.  Iron
B.  Aluminium
C.  Calcium
D.  Lithium…

26. Which one of the following is an element ?  
A.  Topaz
B.  Diamond
C.  Ruby
D.  Sapphire
27. In which state is Jog falls located  
A.  Maharastra
B.  Karnataka
C.  Tamil nadu
D.  Kerala

28. Which one of the following hydroelectric projects does not belong to Tamil Nadu ?  
A. Idukki
B. Aliyar
C. Periyar
D. Kundan

29. Which state is not one of major producers of Bananas ?  
A.  Gujarat
B.  Tamil Nadu
C.  Bihar
D.  Kerala

30. The first English Newspaper in India was started by  
A.  Dadabhai Noroji
B.  JA Hickey
C.  Lord William Bentinck
D.  Rabindranath Tagore
31. Who among the following was the woman Chief Justice of a High Court?  
A. Geete Mukherjee
B. Leila Seth
C. Sujata Manohar
D. Rani Jethmalani

32. The first field Marshal of India was  
A.  A Vaidya
B.  KM Cariappa
C.  Sunder Ji
D.  SHFJ Maneksaw

33. Who was the largest serving Chief Minister in India?  
A.  Bhajan Lal
B.  Chimanbhai Patel
C.  Jyoti Basu
D.  Hiteshwar Saikia

34. Who among the following was the first chief of the Air Staff?  
A.  Sir Ronald Lvelaw Chapman
B.  H Moolgavkar
C.  Sir Thomas Elmhirst
D.  Sir Gerald Gibbs

35. The second largest river basin in india is of the river  
A.  Brahmaputra
B.  Narmada
C.  Krishna
D.  Godavari

36. In 2011, The present Majority Leader of the Lok Sabha is  
A.  Pranab Mukerjee
B.  Sushma Swaraj
C.  Mrs.Meira Kumar
D.  Dr. Manmohan Singh
37. Which of the following is not a condition for become a citizen of india? 
A.  Birth
B.  Descent
C.  Naturalisation
D.  Acquiring Property

38. The Lok Sabha is also known as  
A.  Council of states
B.  The Upper House
C.  The House of the People
D.  Parliament

39. What is the age of retirement of a Judge of a supreme  
A.  62yrs
B.  68yrs
C.  60yrs
D.  65yrs

40. Barack Obama, the President of America comes from which of the following Americian States?  
A.  California
B.  lllinois
C.  Virginia
D.  lndiana

41. Who among the following Indian origin immigrants has become the governor of Louisianna province of the USA in 2007?  
A. Swaraj Paul
B. Laxmi Mittal
C. Vikram Pandit
D. Bobby Jindal

42. Geeta Chandran is well known as a / an  
A.  Bharatnatyam dancer
B.  Classical Carnatic Vocalist
C.  Film Director
D.  Exponent of Violin

43. Who among the following was the first Defence Minister of India?  
A.  KM Cariappa
B.  Sardar Patel
C.  Maulana Azad
D.  N Gopalaswami Ayyangar

44. The first person to conduct heart transplantation in India is  
A.  Dr.PKK Ayyangar
B.  Dr. R. Valiathan
C.  Dr. Venugopal
D.  Dr. R. Kesavan Nair

45. Who among the first lady Governor of an Indian state?  
A.  Miss Padmaja Naidu
B.  Mrs Sarojini Naidu
C.  Mrs Sucheta Kripalani
D.  Mrs Tarakeshwari Sinha

46. Who among the following was the first lady Prime Minister in the World?  
A.  Golda Meir
B.  Indira Gandhi
C.  Mary Eugenia Charles
D.  Shirimavo Bhandaranaike
47. The first Indian Woman to scale Mount Everest was  
A.  Arati Saha
B.  Asha Agarwal
C.  Bachendri Pal
D.  Reita Fariya

48. The first Indian to swim across English Channel was  
A.  P.K Banerji
B.  Arati Saha
C.  V.Merchant
D.  Mihir Sen

49. Chandigarh was designed by  
A.  Le Corbousier
B.  Edward Lutyens
C.  Christopher
D.  Michelongo

50. The first President of USA to visit India was  
A.  Thomas Jefferson
B.  John F.Kennedy
C. D.W. Eisenhower
D.  George Washington


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