General Knowledge Set – 118 UPSC Exam:

  1. Balloons are filled with which gas?
    Answer: Helium
  1. Hitendra Desai was a noted figure in which field?
    Answer: Politics
  1. Which rural bank has been named after a river?
    Answer: Varada Grameen Bank
  1. What happens when the water content is in the atmosphere?
    Answer: Decreases as temperature increases
  1. In which inscription are the achievements of Samudragupta described?
    Answer: Allahabad pillar inscription
  1. By which instrument the rate of growth of the plant is measured?
    Answer: Auxanometer
  1. In which State, no tribe has been declared as ‘Scheduled’ by the President?
    Answer: Haryana
  1. What is the chemical part of the dye that absorbs light and produces colour called?
    Answer: A pigment
  1. In the Semi-arid and temperate grasslands, which are the most commonly found animals?
    Answer: Sheep and goats
  1. In which part was the Nagar style of architecture developed mostly?
    Answer: South India
  1. Which Asian languages are UN official languages?
    Answer: Chinese & Arabic
  1. How many country are represented in International Monetary Fund (IMF)?
    Answer: 163
  1. Translocation of carbohydrate nutrients usually occurs in which form?
    Answer: Maltose
  1. Which tree is not a softwood variety?
    Answer: Mahogany
  1. Which Sultan of Delhi has been described by historians as the ‘mixture of opposites’?
    Answer: Muhammad Tughluq
  1. When did Mr. Attlee, Prime Minister of England, announce tile transfer of power to the Indians?
    Answer: June 1948
  1. Which when dissolved in HO gives a hissing sound?
    Answer: Limestone
  1. Does unemployment occur when workers move from one job to another job?
    Answer: Frictional unemployment
  1. Which decaying vegetation produces organic acids which cause a breakdown of minerals?
    Answer: Chemical weathering
  1. Nicolo Conti, the traveller, who visited Vijayanagara kingdom in 1420 A.D., belongs to which country?
    Answer: Italy

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