General Awareness Questions for UPSC,SSC,RRB,APSC,BANK and all State Competitive Exams Set-7

Q.1. The angle between the geographical meridian and magnetic meridian is called as __.

A. Angle of declination
B. Angle of dip
C. Angle of inclination
D. Azimuth

Answer: A. Angle of declination

Q.2. Spalling hammer is used for

A. Rough dressing of stones
B. Breaking small projection of stones
C. Driving wooden headed chisels
D. Carving of stones

Answer: A. Rough dressing of stones

Q.3. In which of the following wars, the French were completely defeated by the English?

A. Battle of Wandiwash
B. Battle of Buxar
C. Battle of Plassey
D. Battle of Adyar

Answer: A. Battle of Wandiwash

Q.4. The Essar group of companies has been promoted by _

A. Ambanis
B. Kanorias
C. Ruias
D. Goenkas

Answer: C. Ruias

Q.5. Which is the first country in the world to use drones for national mail service?

A. Russia
B. France
C. Sweden
D. China

Answer: B. France

France became the first country in the world to use drones for national mail service.

Q.6. Greek Roman art has found a place in

A. Buddhist Art
B. Ellora
C. Kalinga
D. Gandhara

Answer: A. Buddhist Art

Q.7. Which one of following developments took place because of the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854?

A. The Missouri Compromise was repealed and people of Kansas and determine whether they should own slaves or not.

B. The Act did not permit the territories the right to voter over the question of slavery

C. The voice of the majority in regard to the issue of slavery was muzzled.

D. The Federal Government had the sole authority to decide on slavery.

Answer: A. The Missouri Compromise was repealed and people of Kansas and determine whether they should own slaves or not.

The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30 ́.

Q.8. Prime Minister of India is de-facto head of which of the following bodies?

I. NITI Aayog

II. National Integration Council

III. Indian Board of Wildlife

A. Only I
B. Only II
C. Both II and III
D. All I, II and III

Answer: D. All I, II and III

Q.9. Which company briefly touched $800 billion market valuation, making it the world’s first ever company to hit the milestone ?

A. Google
B. Microsoft
C. Facebook
D. Apple

Answer: D. Apple

Apple briefly touched $800 billion market valuation, making it the world’s first ever company to hit the milestone. At $800 billion, Apple’s valuation was higher than the combined market cap of all the 30 Sensex companies, which stood at $784 billion. The world’s most valuable company, Apple is followed by Google parent Alphabet, and Microsoft in market valuation.

Q.10. Which day was declared as the ‘Direct Action Day’ by the Muslim League ?

A. 3rd September 1946
B. 16th August 1946
C. 16th may 1946
D. 4th December 1946

Answer: B. 16th August 1946

Q.11. Uncontrolled railroad crossing warning signs include

A. gates
B. red lights
C. warning signs
D. None of the above

Answer: D. None of the above

Controlled railroad crossing includes warning signs, red lights and railway gates, whereas absence of all of these warning signs like red lights and gates includes uncontrolled railroad crossings.

Q.12. Telegrahic code was introduced by

A. Lipman
B. Macmillan
C. Thomas Moore
D. Cockrell

Answer: C. Thomas Moore

Q.13. Largest cricket stadium in the world by boundary

A. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium
B. Melbourne Cricket Stadium
C. Eden Gardens
D. Greenfield International Stadium

Answer: B. Melbourne Cricket Stadium

Currently, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the world’s largest cricket stadium in the world with a total capacity of 100,024. The boundary line of this ground is 85–92 meters from the middle of the pitch which is the highest of all the Cricket grounds around the world. While Kolkata’s Eden Gardens is reportedly No. 2 with a capacity of 66,000.

The Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, also known as Motera Stadium getting built in Ahmedabad will accommodate 1.1 lakh cricketing fans inside the stadium overtaking current record-holder Melbourne Cricket Ground .

Q.14. The International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) will be started from which of the following states?

A. Telangana
B. Karnataka
C. Odisha
D. Gujarat

Answer: D. Gujarat

The 30th International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) will be held in Gujarat from January 8 to 13, 2017. Apart from this, three other international kite festivals will be held in different parts of India viz. Telangana International Kite Festival will be held in Hyderabad on January 14 and 15, the Delhi International Kite Festival from January 16 to 17 and the Belgaum International Kite Festival from January 18 to 22.

Q.15. Which of the following about the role of Indian Coast Guard is/are correct?

  1. Indian Coast Guard has been entrusted with the offshore security coordination authority
  2. Lead intelligence agency for coastal and sea border
  3. Coastal security in territorial waters

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

Answer: B. 1, 2 and 3

After the Mumbai attacks in 2008, there has been a paradigm shift in the maritime security apparatus that increased emphasis on surveillance, intelligence gathering and information sharing amongst the various stakeholders to ensure an effective response to any emerging situation. In Feb 2009, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was additionally designated as the authority responsible for coastal security in territorial waters, including areas to be patrolled by the Coastal Police.

The Coast Guard is also responsible for overall coordination between Central and State agencies in matters relating to Coastal Security.In order to achieve near gap-free surveillance of the entire coastline, 38 additional Radar Stations and 08 Mobile Surveillance Systems are being installed.

Q.16.The number of pincode postal regions in india is

A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8

Answer: D. 8

Q.17. Which union minister has launched a mobile app “Celebrating Yoga” for scientific healthy living ?

A. Narendra Modi
B. Arun Jaitley
C. M. Venkaiah Naidu
D. Harsh Vardhan

Answer: D. Harsh Vardhan

The Union Minister for Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched a mobile app “Celebrating Yoga” in New Delhi to connect people through Yoga for scientific healthy living. The mobile app has been developed by Department of Science & Technology on the occasion of International Yoga Day (IYD) 2017. The aim of the app is to popularize Yoga and encourage people to practice yoga for a scientifically healthy living.

Q.18. What is the currency of Indonesia?

A. rupiah
B. dinar
C. rangit
D. riyal

Answer: A. rupiah

Q.19. Which organization conducts the TOEFL and GRE tests?

A. IIT Bombay
C. Cambridge University

Answer: D. ETS

Q.20. Who of the following scientists is named after ISRO in sriharikota ?

A. APJ Abdul Kalam
B. Vikram Sarabhai
C. Homi J Baba
D. Satish Dhawan

Answer: D. Satish Dhawan

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