General Knowledge Set – 218 UPSC Exam:

1. Which was the first synthetic fiber made by man?

Answer:  Nylon

2. Who is the Secretary General of UNO?

Answer:  Bann-Ki-Moon

3. Amjad Ali Khan is associated with which musical instrument?

Answer:  Sarod

4. The latitudes that pass through Sikkim also pass through which State?

Answer:  Rajasthan

5. Where was the All-India Muslim League formed in 1906?

Answer:  Dacca

6. Who is more likely to get tape-worms?

Answer:  Pork eaters

7. By whom is the parliament’s expenditure is controlled?

Answer:  Comptroller and Auditor General

8. What do we use in SONAR?

Answer:  Ultrasonic waves

9. In the structure of planet Earth, below the mantle, the core is mainly made up of which?

Answer:  Iron

10. Which Mughal Emperor had the longest reign?

Answer:  Muhammad Shah

11. What is the main objective of the Antyodaya program?

Answer:  Uplift the poor

12. Irani Trophy is associated with which sport?

Answer:  Cricket

13. Cow milk is a rich source of which vitamin?

Answer:  Vitamin A

14. The time at Cairo is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich. Hence, where is it located?

Answer:  30° E longitude

15. The treaty of Bassein (1802) was signed with the British by which Peshwa?

Answer:  Baji Rao II

16. Who administers the oath of office to the President?

Answer:  Chief Justice of India

17. What is the best conductor of electricity in a 0.1 M solution?

Answer:  Sulphuric acid

18. Who was named India’s Cricketer of the Century by Wisden?

Answer:  Kapil Dev

19. The Dul Hasti Power Station is based on which river?

Answer:  Chenab

20. Who was the great Hindu law-giver?

Answer:  Manu

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