General Knowledge Set – 208 UPSC Exam:

1. The Chief Minister of Union Territory where such a set up exists, is appointed by whom?

Answer: Lt. Governor

2. By whom was the first English newspaper in India started?

Answer: Rabindranath Tagore

3. Where is the headquarters of the Universal Postal Union?

Answer: Switzerland

4. Which is the largest island in the Indian Ocean?

Answer: Madagascar

5. The Treaty of Amritsar was concluded between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and whom?

Answer: Lord Minto

6. Which is known as the queen of spices?

Answer: Cardamom

7. When was decimal coinage introduced in India?

Answer: 1957

8. What is the minimum age required for becoming the Prime Minister of India?

Answer:  25 years

19. Which place ranks second among the coldest places in the world?

Answer: Dras (Jammu and Kashmir)

10. During the reign of which dynasty did Kalidasa flourish?

Answer: Guptas

11. Which radiation carries maximum energy?

Answer: Gamma-rays

12. Of which bills Open market operations of a Central Bank are sale and purchase?

Answer: Trade bills

13. When did World Health Organization (WHO) come into force?

Answer: 7th April, 1948

14. Which factor does not have influence on the Indian climate?

Answer:  Ocean currents

15. The Laxman Era was started (in 1119 AD) by which dynasty?

Answer: Sens

16. Where are Lungs situated?

Answer: In thoracic cavity

17. In which article Right to education is a fundamental right?

Answer: Personal liberty under Article 21

18. Flux reacts with the impurities to form fusible material. which is known as which name?

Answer: Slag

19. Water vapour is turned into water droplets by which process?

Answer: Condensation

20. Who according to the Buddhists, is believed to be the next incarnation of Gautam Buddha ?

Answer: Kalki

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