General Knowledge Notes for SSC CGL, Bank, CSS, IAS, UPSC

1. Which archaeologist initially discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus Valley Civilization? – Rakhal Das Banerji
2. Which planet of the solar system spins on its axis at the fastest rate? – Jupiter
3. Where was the demand for the Constituent Assembly put forward by the Indian National Congress in 1936 at its session? – Lucknow
4. In which sector is 70% of working population of India engaged? – Primary sector
5. Which is the unit of activity of a radioactive source? – Becquerel
6. In which year did India first take part in the Olympic Games? – 1920
7. Where is the headquarters of Oil and National Gas Commission? – Dehradun
8. Which book is entitled as ‘Bible of Communism’ ? – Das Kapital
9. Who is associated with the development of India’s Atomic Bomb? – Raja Ramanna
10. Where is the headquarters of UNHCR located? – Geneva

10. Which UN body deals with population problem? – UNFPA
11. Which monument in India is the memorial to the unknown soldier? – India Gate
12. Who produced the first automobile? – Henry Ford
13. Opium-war was fought between which countries? – Britain and Japan
14. Which is the unit raised to protect the naval assets? – Sagar Prahari Bal
15. During 2001-2011, what was the approximate growth rate of population? – 17%
16. Moortidevi Award is given annually in which field? – Literature
17. Who was the mediator between man and gods according to the Vedic people? – Agni
18. Who wrote the Kalpasutra ? – Bhadrabahu
19. What can be the maximum duration of totality for a solar eclipse? – 7 minutes 40 seconds
20. Which right conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to non-citizens? – Freedom to speech
21. For international payments, to which currency is the Indian currency linked? – American Dollar
22. Sodium metal is kept under which liquid? – Kerosene
23. By whom was Insulin discovered? – Dr. F G. Banting
24. Where were first Olympic Games held? – 776 B.C.
25. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases is located at which place? – Delhi
26. ‘Higher than Hopes’ is a biography of which author? – Nelson Mandela
27. Who is the first Air Chief to receive the honour of “Marshal” ? – Arjun Singh
28. Where is the The International Court of Justice located? – Hague
29. Which is the maximum spoken language in the world? – Mandarin
30. What is an organisation’s introductory web page? – Vortal
31. Which countries were involved in 100 year war? – England and France
32. Where is Indian Army’s counter-insurgency school situated? – Vairengte
33. Which state has the lowest women literary rate in India (2011 census) ? – Bihar
34. In which year were Arjuna Awards instituted in the year? – 1961
35. With which external trade of the Sangam were people carried on? – Romans
36. which literary figure of the Gupta Age is given the title of 'Indian Shakespeare' ? – Kalidasa
37. How many kilometres are represented by 10 of latitude? – 111 km
38. Which was the first woman film star nominated/ elected to the Rajya Sabha? – Nargis Dutt
39. In India, in which industry are maximum number of workers employed? – Textile industry
40. What is the life of RBC in human blood? – 120 days

41. Which type of glass is used for making glass reinforced plastic? – Quartz glass
42. Where did India made her debut in Olympic football? – London in 1948
43. Central Arid Zone Research Institute is located in which state? – Rajasthan
44. Who wrote the book – The Story of the Integration of the Indian States’ ? – V. P. Menon
45. Which was the first woman to climb Mount Everest? – Junko Tabei
46. Which organ of UNO is considered as world parliament? – General Assembly
47. In India, maximum number of newspapers are published which language? – Hindi
48. Dog bite can cause rabies. Which other animals can also cause rabies? – Bat
49. Among South Asian countries, which one has the highest level of urbanization? – Bangladesh
50. Which State Government of India has instituted the Iqbal Sam man award? – M. P.