100 Top GK Question and Answers in English 2016

100 Top GK Question and Answers in English 2016


Geography Questions (India and the World)

  • The main river flowing in the State of Jammu and Kashmir is – Indus
  • The most important coal field in India is – Jharia Coalfield
  • The Kabul Lamjao, the only floating National Park in the world is in – Manipur
  • The middle zone of the earth with a thickness of 2780 km having an average density of 5.6 is known as – Pyrosphere
  • Tapti river originates from – Satpura range
  • Wild Ass Sanctuary is situated in – Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
  • Sriharikota is situated in – Andhra Pradesh
  • The headquarters of North Eastern Railway is – Gorakhpur
  • Which is a major port on the East Coast of India? – Vishakhapatnam
  • The highest peak of the Kara-koram Range is – Mt. K2 (Godvin Austin)


Indian Polity and Constitution Questions

  • The President can be removed from his office before the expiry of his normal term only on the recommendation of – The two Houses of Parliament
  • The State has its own Constitution is – Jammu and Kashmir
  • Under which constitutional amendment 30% seats in village panchayats have been reserved for women in India? – 73
  • Which Constitutional Amendment Act facilitates the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states ? – 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956
  • The oath of office is conducted to the President by – The Chief Justice of India
  • The Zonal Councils are the statutory bodies established by an Act of the Parliament that is – States Reorganisation Act of 1956
  • The provision of Panchayats has been mentioned in – Part IX
  • The pardoning power of the President in India as enshrined in the Article 72 of the Constitution of India includes – Pardon, Commutation, Remission, Respite, Reprieve
  • Article 21 of the Indian Constitution is violated if there is – Inordinate delay by the state in bringing an accused to trial
  • The Indian Constitution provides for the appointment of Ad Hoc judges in the – Supreme Court


Indian National Movement Questions

  • The call for 'Quit India Movement' against Britishers was given in – 1942
  • The famine which killed nearly 8 lakh people during British rule as per the report furnished by the Famine Commission of 1660 had struck – Western India in November 1876-77
  • The theory of economic drain of India during British imperialism was propounded by – Dadabhai Naoroji
  • Which of the British Acts provided for the establishment of All India Federation at the centre? – The Government of India Act 1935
  • The system of competitive examination for Civil Service was accepted, in principle, in the year – 1853
  • Who said, "This (the revolt 1857) was an eruption of social volcano, where many spent forces found vent. After the eruption, the whole social topography had changed; the scars of rebellion remained deep and shining." – Ashok Mehta
  • The revolutionary woman who led the revolution of 1857 in Oudh was – Begum Hazrat Mahal
  • Who is the author of the book 'The Great Rebellion' ? – Ashok Mehta
  • Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were sentenced to death in – Lahore conspiracy case
  • Who called the revolt of 1857 as a war between barbarism and civilisation ? – T. R. Holmes


History and Culture of India Questions

  • The Upanishads are – a source of Hindu philosophy
  • The Harappan civilization was discovered in 1920-21 following excavation – By R. D. Banerjee (at Mohenjodaro) and By D. R. Sahni (at Harappa)
  • Through which officer the king exercised his control over villages in the Vijayanagar Empire? – Mahanayakacharya
  • The Sikh Khalsa was formed to instil a strong martial spirit in the Sikhs by – Tenth Sikh Guru Guru Gobind Singh in 1699
  • Though Ashoka had many sons, the inscriptions mentioned only one who is not mentioned in any other source. He is – Tivara
  • The Vijayanagar king who employed skilled archers of the Turkish clan and raised the fighting capacity of his bowmen was – Devaraya I
  • The Palaeolithic Age in India is divided into three phases namely – Lower Palaeolithic (Handaxe and cleaver-industries), Middle Palaeolithic (Tools made on flakes) and upper Palaeolithic (Tools made on flakes and blades)
  • The Chief of Sukarchakiya misl (a Sikh confederacy) was – Maharaja Ranjit Singh
  • Under the Guptas in eastern India, there was probably an intermediate level of administration between vishayas (districts) and villages. It was called – Vifhi
  • The two main monuments of Alaud-din Khilji's reign-the Jama at Kana Masjid and Alai Darwaza were constructed at – Delhi


Economic Affairs of India Questions

  • In the country, which state is on the top in present in newly developed Education Development Index? – Kerala
  • Which brand/ company uses the ad line "We know India better" ? – LIC of India
  • Based on the European Banking system the first bank in India was started in India – at Calcutta in 1770 named 'Hindustan Bank'
  • The only tungsten producing mine in the country is – Degana (Rajasthan)
  • Capital Market comprises of – Stock markets and Bond markets
  • In Global Hunger Index (GHI) India has been ranked at – 96th place among"U9 developing countries
  • Which State is the largest producer of cashew nuts in India? – Kerala
  • All revenues received and loans raised by the Union Government go into – Consolidated Fund of India
  • In coal production, India ranks in the world – Third (after China and America)
  • In India, the first bank of limited liability managed by Indians and founded in 1881 was – Oudh Commercial Bank


Sports and Games Questions

  • Fuwa was the official mascot of – Beijing Olympics 2008
  • 'Merdeka cup' is associated with – Football
  • Jwala Gutta and V. Diju are the famous players of – Badminton
  • The winner of Wimbledon 2011 Women's Singles title is – Petra Kvitova
  • Agha Khan Cup is associated with – Hockey (Western India)
  • The winner of Cop a America (football) 2011 was – Uruguay
  • Bully, Carry, Corner, Dribble, Hat-trick, Off-side are the terms associated with – Hockey
  • Which award is given for excellence in the field of sports? – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
  • The playground of wrestling is called – Arena
  • Science and Technology Questions
  • Who invented the ball-point pen? – Lazzlo Biro
  • Astronomical distance is measured in – light year
  • Name the process of production of energy in the Sun – Nuclear fusion
  • The instrument which graphically records physiological movement (e.g., blood pressure/ heartbeat) is known as – Kymograph
  • Which in automobile exhausts can cause cancer? – Carbon monoxide
  • Who invented Ball-point pen? – C. Biro in 1938
  • Who invented chloroform as anaesthetic? – James Simpson
  • The instrument which measures strength of electric current is – Ammeter
  • When did India join the Inter-national Tsunami Warning System? – 2004


Agriculture Questions

  • Kisan Mitra is an employee of – State Govt.
  • National Project on Organic Farming was launched during – 10th Five Year Plan (2002-2007)
  • The optimum cardinal temperature point for germination of rice seeds is – 20°C to 25°C
  • As per the Eleventh Five Year Plan Period (2007-2012) target under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM), the production of rice, wheat and pulses is to be increased by – 10,8 and 2 million tonnes respectively
  • The number of essential mineral elements of plant is – 16
  • RKVY stands for – Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana
  • Microbial inoculants capable of solubilizing phosphate are called – Phosphobacteria
  • Food management in India has three basic objectives namely – Procurement of food grains from farmers, distribution of food-grains to the consumers and maintenance of food buffers for security and price stability
  • In maize plants – Silk appear first
  • FRP stands for – Fair and Remunerative Price (of Sugarcane)


Useful GK Questions

  • BRICS stands for – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
  • The study of Cancer is called – Oncology
  • The elements of a group in the periodic table – have similar chemical properties
  • OPEC stands for – Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • The normal term of office of UN Secretary-General is – 5 years
  • 'Being Myself' is the autobiography of famous tennis player – Martina NavratiIova
  • The pH of human blood is normally around – 7.5 to 8.0
  • Falklands Islands are in – South Atlantic
  • The minimum age required to become the Prime Minister of India is – 25 years
  • Neprologist is a specialist who treats – Kidney system
  • The office of the Prime Minister of India is – Created by the Constitution
  • Kangaroo is the national emblem of – Australia
  • The objective of the Morley-Minto Reforms was – Extension of provincial assemblies
  • The national tree of India is – Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)
  • Cirrhosis is a disease which affects – Liver
  • The members of the state legislative assemblies are elected for a period of – 5 years
  • The capital of Bahrain is – Manama
  • National Defence Academy is situated at – Pune
  • India's largest museum is located at – Kolkata
  • In a human body, the basic building blocks are – Cells
  • As per Census 2011, the highest populated State is – Uttar Pradesh
  • Hertz is a unit of – Frequency of sound waves 


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