General Knowledge Set – 77 UPSC Exam:

  1. Who was the first Test centurion in Indian Cricket?
    Answer: Lala Amarnath
  1. Which is the sweetest sugar?
    Answer: Fructose
  1. Who has the power to form a new State within the Union of India?
    Answer: President
  1. The latitude of a place expresses its angular position relative to which place?
    Answer: Equator
  1. Who started the Public Works Department in India in 1848?
    Answer: Lord Dalhousie
  1. Which is the substance which can act both as an acid and a base?
    Answer: Amphoteric
  1. The Indian research station Himadri is located at which place?
    Answer: Antarctica
  1. In India, in which banking is the Public Sector is most dominant?
    Answer: Commercial banking
  1. Of the total volume of the earth, which layer forms the major part?
    Answer: Core
  1. Where was the first Madarasa set up by the British in India?
    Answer: Calcutta
  1. What is the largest gland in the human body?
    Answer: Liver
  1. Which writ is issued by the court in’ the case of illegal detention of a person?
    Answer: Habeas Corpus
  1. If a pendulum is allowed to oscillate in a jar containing water, what will its time period be?
    Answer: Increase
  1. Why is the Wind in the Southern hemisphere deflected towards the left?
    Answer: Due to the rotation of the earth
  1. Which archaeologist initially discovered the Mohenjodaro site of the Indus Valley Civilization?
    Answer: Rakhal Das Banerji
  1. What is the first large research reactor in India that uses U-233 as fuel?
    Answer: KAMINI
  1. Who discovered the South Pole?
    Answer: Amundsen
  1. What is the most important function of perspiration?
    Answer: To regulate body temperature
  1. Where the Smog is likely to occur?
    Answer: Near the industrial areas
  1. What was the main characteristic of the Indus Valley Civilization?
    Answer: Town planning

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