General Knowledge Samanya Gyan Update

Last updated on April 26, 2024

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Who founded the Khalsa Panth?
A) Guru Nanak
B) Guru Gobind Singh
C) Guru Arjan Dev
D) Guru Angad Dev
Answer: B) Guru Gobind Singh

Who founded Fort William College?
A) Lord Cornwallis
B) Lord Curzon
C) Lord Wellesley
D) Lord Hastings
Answer: C) Lord Wellesley

Who established the first Public Works Department in India?
A) Lord Dalhousie
B) Lord Mountbatten
C) Lord Ripon
D) Lord Bentinck
Answer: A) Lord Dalhousie

What is the lowest layer of the atmosphere?
A) Stratosphere
B) Troposphere
C) Mesosphere
D) Exosphere
Answer: B) Troposphere

Who was the first woman President of India?
A) Indira Gandhi
B) Pratibha Patil
C) Sonia Gandhi
D) Mother Teresa
Answer: B) Pratibha Patil

What percentage of the earth’s surface is covered by the expansion of the continents?
A) 25.6%
B) 33.4%
C) 29.2%
D) 41.8%
Answer: C) 29.2%

Who is considered the father of sitar and tabla?
A) Ravi Shankar
B) Amjad Ali Khan
C) Amir Khusro
D) Zakir Hussain
Answer: C) Amir Khusro

Where was a large bathhouse found in the Indus Valley Civilization?
A) Harappa
B) Mohenjo-Daro
C) Lothal
D) Kalibangan
Answer: B) Mohenjo-Daro

Who reunified Germany?
A) Otto von Bismarck
B) Wilhelm II
C) Kaiser Wilhelm I
D) Friedrich Ebert
Answer: A) Otto von Bismarck

Full expansion of LPG?
A) Light Petroleum Gas
B) Liquefied Propane Gas
C) Liquefied Petroleum Gas
D) Light Propane Gas
Answer: C) Liquefied Petroleum Gas

In which sport is the term ‘free-throw’ used?
A) Soccer
B) Rugby
C) Basketball
D) Tennis
Answer: C) Basketball

World’s largest mammal?
A) African Elephant
B) Blue Whale
C) Giraffe
D) Hippopotamus
Answer: B) Blue Whale

At what temperature Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures are equal?
A) -32°C
B) -40°C
C) -20°C
D) -30°C
Answer: B) -40°C

Which country shares land border with most countries?
A) Russia
B) China
C) India
D) Brazil
Answer: B) China

Where is the headquarters of World Bank?
A) Geneva
B) London
C) Washington
D) Paris
Answer: C) Washington

Where is the headquarters of United Nations?
A) Geneva
B) New York
C) Paris
D) London
Answer: B) New York

Which is the port city of Indus Valley Civilization?
A) Harappa
B) Mohenjo-Daro
C) Lothal
D) Kalibangan
Answer: C) Lothal

According to geologists, where the Himalayan Mountains are today, what was there before?
A) Desert
B) Ocean
C) Plain
D) Plateau
Answer: B) Ocean

How long is the term of the President of the United States?
A) Two years
B) Four years
C) Six years
D) Eight years
Answer: B) Four years

When is Hindi Day celebrated?
A) 15th August
B) 14th September
C) 26th January
D) 2nd October
Answer: B) 14th September

What two metals make up the alloy bronze?
A) Copper and Zinc
B) Copper and Tin
C) Iron and Tin
D) Iron and Zinc
Answer: B) Copper and Tin

How many countries hold permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council?
A) 3
B) 5
C) 7
D) 10
Answer: B) 5

What does the symbol ‘Lal-trikon’ represent?
A) Environmental Conservation
B) Agricultural Development
C) Family Planning Programme
D) Healthcare Awareness
Answer: C) Family Planning Programme

Where did Lord Buddha attain enlightenment?
A) Bodh Gaya
B) Varanasi
C) Sarnath
D) Lumbini
Answer: A) Bodh Gaya

When and where did the Jallianwala Bagh massacre occur?
A) Lahore in 1919
B) Delhi in 1920
C) Amritsar in 1919
D) Mumbai in 1922
Answer: C) Amritsar in 1919

Who founded Arya Samaj?
A) Swami Vivekananda
B) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
C) Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
D) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Answer: B) Swami Dayanand Saraswati

What script is used for the Punjabi language?
A) Devanagari
B) Gurumukhi
C) Arabic
D) Tamil
Answer: B) Gurumukhi

When did Chandragupta Maurya die?
A) 295 BCE
B) 320 BCE
C) 185 CE
D) 402 CE
Answer: A) 295 BCE

Which is the southernmost coast of India?
A) Goa
B) Mumbai
C) Kanyakumari
D) Chennai
Answer: C) Kanyakumari

In which university did Chanakya serve as a teacher?
A) Nalanda University
B) Taxila University
C) Takshashila University
D) Vikramashila University
Answer: C) Takshashila University

In which state does the sun rise first in India?
A) Assam
B) Manipur
C) Arunachal Pradesh
D) Mizoram
Answer: C) Arunachal Pradesh

Who succeeded Chandragupta Maurya as the ruler?
A) Ashoka
B) Bindusara
C) Chandragupta II
D) Samudragupta
Answer: B) Bindusara

Insulin is primarily used in the treatment of which disease?
A) Cancer
B) Hypertension
C) Diabetes
D) Tuberculosis
Answer: C) Diabetes

Giddha and Bhangra are folk dances of which state?
A) Rajasthan
B) Gujarat
C) Punjab
D) Haryana
Answer: C) Punjab

Which festival is celebrated in Assam and is known as Bihu?
A) Diwali
B) Holi
C) Navratri
D) Bihu
Answer: D) Bihu

To which sect did Bindusara belong?
A) Buddhism
B) Jainism
C) Ajivaka Sect
D) Shaivism
Answer: C) Ajivaka Sect

Which vitamin is abundant in the Indian gooseberry (amla)?
A) Vitamin A
B) Vitamin B12
C) Vitamin C
D) Vitamin D
Answer: C) Vitamin C

Who described Bindusara as the conqueror of 16 kingdoms?
A) Kalidasa
B) Taranath
C) Chanakya
D) Megasthenes
Answer: B) Taranath

Who was the first Governor General of India?
A) Lord Mountbatten
B) Lord Cornwallis
C) Warren Hastings
D) William Bentinck
Answer: D) William Bentinck

When did Ashoka ascend the throne of Magadha?
A) 269 BCE
B) 325 CE
C) 150 AD
D) 500 BCE
Answer: A) 269 BCE

In which country was paper invented?
A) India
B) Egypt
C) China
D) Greece
Answer: C) China

What was the childhood name of Gautama Buddha?
A) Siddhartha
B) Mahavira
C) Ashoka
D) Chandragupta
Answer: A) Siddhartha

Who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in India?
A) Prime Minister
B) Chief of Defence Staff
C) President
D) Home Minister
Answer: C) President

What was the name of Ashoka’s mother?
A) Devi
B) Padmavati
C) Subhadra
D) Subhadrangi

Night blindness is caused by the deficiency of which vitamin?
A) Vitamin C
B) Vitamin D
C) Vitamin A
D) Vitamin E
Answer: C) Vitamin A

Who was the first to introduce inscription in India?
A) Chandragupta Maurya
B) Harsha
C) Ashoka
D) Kanishka
Answer: C) Ashoka

Pongal is the festival of which state?
A) Kerala
B) Karnataka
C) Tamil Nadu
D) Andhra Pradesh
Answer: C) Tamil Nadu

Who invented television?
A) Thomas Edison
B) Alexander Graham Bell
C) John Logie Baird
D) Nikola Tesla
Answer: C) John Logie Baird

Who was the first woman ruler of India?
A) Razia Sultan
B) Rani Lakshmibai
C) Indira Gandhi
D) Chand Bibi
Answer: A) Razia Sultan

With the help of which organ do fish breathe?
A) Lungs
B) Gills
C) Skin
D) Nostrils
Answer: B) Gills

When was the Reserve Bank of India established?
A) 1930
B) 1947
C) 1935
D) 1950
Answer: C) 1935

When was the first Five Year Plan launched in India?
A) 1947
B) 1951
C) 1955
D) 1960
Answer: B) 1951

Which crop covers the largest agricultural land in India?
A) Wheat
B) Rice
C) Sugarcane
D) Cotton
Answer: B) Rice

Which is the largest nationalized enterprise in India at present?
A) Indian Railways
C) Air India
Answer: A) Indian Railways

Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the National Development Council?
A) President
B) Prime Minister
C) Finance Minister
D) Chief Justice of India
Answer: B) Prime Minister

What is the Bharat Nirman scheme related to?
A) Rural Development
B) Education
C) Healthcare
D) Urban Infrastructure
Answer: A) Rural Development

Which state has the highest number of Scheduled Tribes?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Rajasthan
Answer: C) Madhya Pradesh

Disguised unemployment in India is commonly seen in which sector?
A) Manufacturing
B) Service
C) Agricultural
D) Information Technology
Answer: C) Agricultural

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