General Awareness Questions and Answers


Who amongst the following is the author of the book " Development as Freedom" ?

   A.) M.S. Swaminathan
   B.) C. Rangarajan
   C.) Y.V. Reddy
   D.) Amartya Sen

Answer: Option 'D'

Amartya Sen


Which of the following diseases is not caused by VIRUS?

   A.) Chicken Pox
   B.) Cholera
   C.) Dengue
   D.) Polio

Answer: Option 'B'



Rifath Sharook has designed the world’s lightest satellite “KalamSat”. He hails from which country?

   A.) Russia
   B.) Pakistan
   C.) Dubai
   D.) India

Answer: Option 'D'

Indian teen Rifath Sharook from Tamil Nadu has designed the world’s lightest & smallest satellite named “KalamSat”. The satellite weighs only 64 grams and will be launched by NASA on June 21, 2017. With this, he will become the first Indian student to have his experiment launched by NASA. The main role of the satellite will be to demonstrate the performance of 3-D printed carbon fibre. The satellite has been designed in a way which will have a 240-minute mission in space and will operate for 12 minutes in a micro-gravity environment of space.


Name of the First fully India-made sub-urban train?

   A.) Vedha
   B.) Medha
   C.) Trivedha
   D.) Sudha

Answer: Option 'B'

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 18th March, 2017 flagged off the first fully India-made suburban train 'Medha'. The train will save foreign exchange worth ₹32 crore per rake along with 25% saving in the manufacturing cost. It can run at a maximum speed of 105 km per hour, and has been fitted with LED lights and GPS-based passenger information system.


The world's fastest elevator that can operate at a record speed of 1,260 meters per minute is set to be installed in ___________.

   A.) China
   B.) Japan
   C.) Spain
   D.) Italy

Answer: Option 'A'

The world's fastest elevator that can operate at a record speed of 1,260 meters per minute is set to be installed in a skyscraper complex in China. The elevator has various safety features including brake equipment that uses materials with high heat resistance. Apart from this, the elevator can absorb vibration during the high-speed operation to make the ride comfortable.


Of the following, the town which does not come within the National Capital Region is?

   A.) Panipat
   B.) Rohtak
   C.) Mathura
   D.) Khurja

Answer: Option 'C'



India's First Rural Telephone Exchange is located in 

   A.) Kerala
   B.) Uttar Pradesh
   C.) Andhra Pradesh
   D.) Karnataka

Answer: Option 'D'



Where is the renowned multi-arts centre Bharat Bhavan located?

   A.) Bangalore
   B.) Bhopal
   C.) New Delhi
   D.) Jaipur

Answer: Option 'B'



Which of the following is NOT considered as a Greeen House Gas?

   A.) Methane
   B.) Carbon dioxide
   C.) Nitrous oxide
   D.) Oxygen

Answer: Option 'D'



Who is appointed as new Deputy Governor of RBI in place of R. Gandhi in March, 2017 ?

   A.) Shrugdi Vilas
   B.) BP Kanungo
   C.) Harun R. Khan
   D.) Mundra

Answer: Option 'B'

BP Kanungo was appointed as Deputy Governor in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for three years. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post with effect from the date of taking over the charge on or after April 3, an order issued by Personnel Ministry said. He has been appointed in place of R Gandhi, it said.
Kanungo was in March last year appointed as Executive Director in the central bank.


Who said, "Inflation is unjust but deflation is inexpedient. Of the two, deflation is worse "?

   A.)  J.G Gurlay
   B.)  J.M Keynes
   C.) Amartya Sen
   D.) J.N Bhagwati

Answer: Option 'B'

 J.M Keynes


A 16th Century Indian Jurist has stated that 'land is the property of its owner, and kings have only the right to tax it'. His Name?

   A.) Yajnavalkya
   B.) Nilakantha
   C.) Hemadri
   D.) Vijnaneswara

Answer: Option 'B'



The slogan 'Garibi Hatao' or 'Garibi Unmulan' was given in which five year plan?

   A.) Second plan
   B.) Fourth plan
   C.) Fifth plan
   D.) Sixth plan

Answer: Option 'C'

Fifth Five Year Plan (1974–1978)
The Fifth Five-Year Plan laid stress on EmploymentPoverty Alleviation(Garibi Hatao), and Justice. The plan also focused on self-reliance in agricultural production and defense.
In 1978 the newly elected Morarji Desai government rejected the plan.


Which is the only Indian monument to figure in the world’s top 10 TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks?

   A.) Taj Mahal
   B.) Qutab Minar
   C.) India Gate
   D.) Gateway of India

Answer: Option 'A'

Taj Mahal
Iconic attraction of India Taj Mahal has emerged as the 5th most popular landmark in the world and 2nd in Asia, according to the online travel portal TripAdvisor’s ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards for Landmarks. Globally, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Spain, and St Peter’s Basilica in Italy, bagged the first four ranks respectively. Whereas, the top 10 landmarks in Asia has been topped by Angkor Wat, followed by Taj Mahal on the second place. Apart from this, Taj Mahal has also ranked first in the list of popular landmarks in India, followed by AmberFort, Jaipur; Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi, etc.


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

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

Answer: Option 'C'

​Harsh Vardhan

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