General Awareness Questions for UPSC SSC RRB APSC Competitive Exams Set-3

Q.1. The world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex will be set up in which Indian state ?

A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Uttarakhand
C. Telangana
D. Maharashtra

Answer: D. Maharashtra

Q.2. People from which state celebrate their harvest festival around Makar Sankranti?

A. Kerala
B. Punjab
C. Karnataka
D. Tamil Nadu

Answer: C. Karnataka

Q.3. Name a common greenhouse gas containing only hydrogen and oxygen?

A. CH4
B. O3
C. H2O

Answer: C. H2O

Q.4. Operation Kutir Jyothi refers to

A. Rural electrification
B. Adult literacy
C. Self-employment
D. Olympic torch

Answer: A. Rural electrification

Q.5. Which action is safe for a pwc?

A. towing a skier behind a pwc rated for 3 people with two persons on board
B. shutting off the engine before cleaning debris from the pump intake
C. seating a child to small to hold on the operator in front of the operator
D. All the above

Answer: C. seating a child to small to hold on the operator in front of the operator

Q.6. Select the related word/letters/number from the given alternatives.

? : GA : : QR : JI


Answer: D. TZ

Q.7. In India, the term ‘hot money’ is used to refer to

A. Currency + Reserves with the RBI
B. Net G D R
C. Net Foreign Direct Investment
D. Foreign Portfolio Investment

Answer: D. Foreign Portfolio Investment

Q.8. Which of the following statements about the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is/are correct?

  1. It has been incorporated as a Public Limited Company.
  2. It started its operation by establishing two pilot branches at Hyderabad and Varanasi.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A. 1 only

Q.9. A scientist who studies water is called a

A. Geographer
B. Herpetologist
C. Archeologist
D. Hydrologist

Answer: D. Hydrologist Explanation: A person or scientist who studies on water is called as Hydrologist. Since the study of water and its properties is known as Hydrology, the persons who deals with this field are known as Hydrologists. Geographer : A scientist who studies Earth’s natural environment and how human society uses the natural environment. Herpetologist : A person who studies reptiles and amphibians. Archeologist : Someone who studies people and what they did in the past from the things they left behind.

Q.10. The country’s first ‘brain bank’ that can store up to 300 human brains has been opened at

A. Alleppey
B. Bangalore
C. Bhubaneswar
D. Bombay

Answer: B. Bangalore

Q.11. It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night because of release of

A. oxygen in a lesser quantity than the required levels
B. oxygen in large amounts
C. carbon monoxide
D. carbon dioxide

Answer: D. carbon dioxide

Q.12. The oldest type of energy known to man is _?

A. Geothermal Energy
B. Solar Power
C. Wind Power
D. Tidal Power

Answer: A. Geothermal Energy Explanation: Geothermal energy is heat energy generated and stored in the Earth. Geothermal energy has been used for thousands of years in some countries for cooking and heating. It is simply power derived from the Earth’s internal heat.

Q.13. Who set up the world’s first floating ATM ?

A. Bank of America
B. Barclays Bank
C. Axis Bank
D. State Bank of India

Answer: D. State Bank of India Explanation: India’s banking behemoth — the State Bank of India — has set up the world’s first-ever floating ATM on a boat in Kerala. The boat with the ATM on board will berth at jetties in Kerala’s huge backwaters through which thousands of people travel daily.

Q.14. Which Airport is named as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhay Airport ?

A. Gorakhpur
B. Delhi
C. Gujarath
D. Agra

Answer: D. Agra Explanation: The UP government changed the name of Gorakhpur and Agra Airports as well as the name of the department of welfare of the differently abled. The Gorakhpur Airforce Station has been renamed as Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement. The Agra Airport will be renamed after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport. The Department of Disabled Welfare will now be known as ‘Divyang Jan Vikas Empowerment’.

Q.15. The civilian award bestowed by the president of India to persons for rendering exceptional and distinguished service in any field is

A. Bharat Ratna
B. Padma Shri
C. Padma Vibhushan
D. Padma Bhushan

Answer: A. Bharat Ratna

Q.16. Where does the series number on a map appear?

A. Upper right margin
B. Lower left margin
C. Both A & B
D. Not Exist

Answer: C. Both A & B Explanation: The series number is found in both the upper right margin and the lower left margin. It is a sequence reference expressed either as a four-digit numeral (1125) or as a letter, followed by a three- or four-digit numeral (M661, T7110).

Q.17. Which Indian pharma company is set to produce the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India?

A. Serum Institute of India
B. Biocon
C. Dr Reddys Labs
D. Bharat Biotech

Answer: A. Serum Institute of India

Q.18. What are the followers of buddhism called?

A. Buddhists
B. Parsis
C. Noble Truths
D. Bhikkhus

Answer: A. Buddhists Explanation: Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion, with over 520 million followers or over 7% of the global population. People who practice Buddhism are called Buddhists. Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the sixth century BC. There is no belief in a personal god.

Q.19. First Bank to introduce Credit Card in India

A. HSBC Bank
C. State Bank of India
D. Central Bank of India

Answer: D. Central Bank of India Explanation: First Bank to introduce Credit Card in India – Central Bank of India First Bank to introduce ATM – HSBC, 1987 First Bank to introduce Internet Banking – ICICI Bank First Bank to introduce Mutual Funds – State Bank of India

Q.20. Which one of the following does not contain Silver ?

A. Horn Silver
B. Ruby Silver
C. Lunar Caustic
D. German Silver

Answer: D. German Silver

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