General Knowledge Set – 76 UPSC Exam:

  1. ‘Hydraulic brakes’ and ‘Hydraulic lift’ are devices, why are fluids used in them?
    Answer: For transmitting pressure
  1. Which person won seven gold medals in swimming for the U.S. in the 1972 Olympics?
    Answer: Mark Spitz
  1. Which Agriculture export item is second in the case of India?
    Answer: Rice
  1. Which lake in India has the highest water salinity?
    Answer: Sambhar
  1. Who organized Ashwamedha Yajna?
    Answer: Samudragupta
  1. Which sector is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in India?
    Answer: Electric power generation
  1. Why the design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India?
    Answer: July 1947
  1. Which isotope of uranium is capable of sustaining chain reactions?
    Answer: U-235
  1. Which region has internal drainage?
    Answer: Rajasthan
  1. Which sources of Islam is associated with the teachings of Prophet Mohammad?
    Answer: Quran
  1. Who has become the first Indian to score a triple century in Tests?
    Answer: Virender Sehwag
  1. In which sports Rajjyavardhan Rathore won a Silver medal in the Beijing Olympics?
    Answer: Shooting
  1. Why does Flower colour?
    Answer: Due to anthocyanins
  1. Kurnool-Cuddapah canal is taken off from which river?
    Answer: Tungabhadra
  1. Who was the Mughal Emperor to have lifted the Jaziya on Hindus?
    Answer: Akbar
  1. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India?
    Answer: Either House of Parliament
  1. Which is the natural source of gamma rays?
    Answer: Radon gas
  1. Who was the first Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
    Answer: Shri V. T. Krishnamachari
  1. Kudremukh hills known for iron ore deposits are situated in which place?
    Answer: Chikmagalur
  1. Who was defeated at kannauj in the hands of Sher Shah in 1540?
    Answer: Humayun

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