General Awareness Questions for UPSC, SSC,APSC,RRB Competitive Exams Set-6

Q.1. The Trans-Siberian Railway(8960 km) connects _ in the west to _ in the East.

A. Moscow, Tashkent
B. St. Petersburg, Omsk
C. Moscow, Irkutsk
D. St. Petersburg, Vladivostok

Answer: D. St. Petersburg, Vladivostok

Q.2. Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings?

A. Guitar
B. Piano
C. Violin
D. Tumbra

Answer: B. Piano

A piano is a musical instrument which has keys, pedals and strings in which the strings are struck by hammers.

Q.3. Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in

A. 1958 in Tokyo
B. 1962 in Jakarta
C. 1966 in Bangkok
D. 1970 in Bangkok

Answer: A. 1958 in Tokyo

Q.4. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over a Dornier 228 light-weight aircraft to DRDO. What is the name of this aircraft?

A. Vayurathna
B. Maharathna
C. Nabhrathna
D. Aakashrathna

Answer: C. Nabhrathna

Q.5. Which city in the country has created a new Guinness world record with maximum number of people sweeping the ‘floor’ (single venue) ?

A. Vadodara
B. Surat
C. Hyderabad
D. Pune

Answer: A. Vadodara

Residents of Vadodara, the 10th cleanest city in the country has created a new Guinness world record with maximum number of people sweeping the ‘floor’ (single venue). Vadodara municipal corporation commissioner Vinod Rao said around 5,058 people came together to sweep the venue – a bridge connecting Akota with Dandia bazaar – spread over one kilometre. The record was achieved by participants who swept the place in groups of 50.

Q.6.Kandyan Dance’ is a typical dance form practiced in __.

A. Nepal
B. Sri Lanka
C. India
D. Bhutan

Answer: B. Sri Lanka

Q.7. Which of the following statementsregarding the Constituent Assembly of India is/are correct?

1.The Assembly was elected indirectly by the members of the Provincial Legislative Assemblies.

2.The elections were held on the basis of Universal Adult Franchise.

3.The scheme of election was laid down by the Cabinet delegation.

4.The distribution of seats was done on the basis of the Mountbatten plan.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 1, 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answer: D. 1, 2, 3 and 4

In India, the Universal Adult Franchise was introduced only in the post-independence period during the first general elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies.

Under the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946, elections were held for the first time for the Constituent Assembly.

Constituent Assembly members were elected indirectly by members of the newly elected provincial assemblies, and initially included representatives for those provinces that formed part of Pakistan (some of which are now in Bangladesh).

Q.8. Which of the following is called the ‘Grand Canyon of India’?

A. Gangani Grand Canyon
B. Laitlum Canyon
C. Chambal River Canyon
D. Great Canyon of Gandikota

Answer: D. Great Canyon of Gandikota

Q.9. Which one of the following canons of taxation was not advocated by Adam Smith?

A. Canon of equity
B. Canon of certainty
C. Canon of convenience
D. Canon of fiscal adequacy

Answer: D. Canon of fiscal adequacy

Adam Smith propounded the following first four canons of taxation -(1)Canon of Equity. (2) Canon of Certainty: (3) Canon of Convenience or Ease (4) Canon of Economy.

Q.10. The world’s largest biofuel plant with production capacity of 110 million liters of fuel annually has been set up in

A. China
B. India
C. Brazil

Answer: C. Brazil

Q.11. Merdeka cup is associated with

A. Badminton
B. Tennis
C. Football
D. Hockey

Answer: C. Football

Merdeka cup is associated with Football in Indonesia.

Q.12. The largest man made canal in the world is

A. Suez Canal
B. The Grand
C. Panama Canal
D. Rhine Canal

Answer: A. Suez Canal

Q.13. Nepal Government announces public holidays during Nepalese President’s visit to _

A. India
B. China
C. Japan
D. Russia

Answer: A. India

Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari is arriving in New Delhi on a five-day visit to India. This will be Bhandari’s first foreign trip after assuming the office in October 2015, following the promulgation of the new Constitution in Nepal.

Q.14. Father of Modern Western Education in India?

A. Lord Aucland
B. William Bentick
C. Lord Dalhousie
D. Lord Hardinge

Answer: B. William Bentick

The western education system was introduced in India by Lord William Bentinck. He is also responsible for a large no of social reforms like the abolition of Sati, infanticide and child marriage.

Q.15. A _ is not constrained by prior work.

A. strategic alliance
B. franchise
C. joint venture
D. greenfield project

Answer: D. greenfield project

Q.16. ESCAP stands for

A. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific
B. European Society Council for Africa and Pacific
C. Economic and Social Commission for Africa and Pacific

D. None of the above

Answer: A. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific

Q.17. First Bank to introduce ATM in India is ?

B. HSBC Bank
C. HDFC Bank
D. YES Bank

Answer: B. HSBC Bank

HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) is the first bank to introduce ATM concept in India in the year 1987 in Mumbai.

Q.18. Which state government has launched e-health program “Jeevan Rekha” to provide a centralised database of healthcare information?

A. Assam
B. Kerala
C. Madhya Pradesh
D. Chhattisgarh

Answer: B. Kerala

The C.M of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has recently launched e-health program “Jeevan Rekha” to make electronic health records of a population in Thiruvananthapuram.

It is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India to provide a centralised database of healthcare information and efficient service delivery to the people.

The new system would help in creating a good hospital management system and patient-friendly atmosphere in hospitals.

Once data of a patient is centralised, it would help the person get continuous treatment at all hospitals in the state.

Q.19. A universal recipient belongs to the blood group

B) O
C) B
D) A

Answer: A) AB

Q.20. Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on __ and World War I ended

A. January 19, 1918
B. May 30, 1918
C. November 11, 1918
D. February 15, 1918

Answer: C. November 11, 1918

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