General Knowledge Set – 85 UPSC Exam:

  1. The anti-malarial drug Quinine is made from a plant. Which is that plant?
    Answer: Cinchona
  1. Who is entitled to initiate a Bill for Constitutional Amendments?
    Answer: Either House of Parliament
  1. What is a strong argument for the particle nature of cathode rays?
    Answer: They cast a shadow
  1. A radio broadcast from Delhi on Monday at 7.30 p.m. it is heard in New York on which day?
    Answer: The same day at 7.30 a.m.
  1. Which was the last Buddhist text produced in India?
    Answer: Vamsathapakasini
  1. The basis of the European Union began with the signing of which treaty?
    Answer: Maastricht Treaty
  1. Rainwater collected after 30 to 40 minutes of rain is not suitable for drinking why?
    Answer: Because it is acidic
  1. What is the poison of honey bees?
    Answer: Acidic
  1. When it is 12 noon in Greenwich, what is the time in New York (74°W)?
    Answer:  7.04 a.m.
  1. Did Buddha die in which Mahajanpada?
    Answer: Mall
  1. In which was the Indian Constitution amended for the first time?
    Answer: 1951
  1. Which inorganic precipitate act as a semipermeable membrane?
    Answer: Copper ferrocyanide
  1. Which Committee’s recommendations are being followed for estimating Poverty Line in India?
    Answer: Lakdawala Committee
  1. The northern part of Australia is typified by which climate?
    Answer: Monsoon climate
  1. During the Sangam Age, Uraiyur was the capital of which ruler?
    Answer: Cholas
  1. Which industry produces the most non-biodegradable wastes?
    Answer: Thermal power plants
  1. In which biological process sugar is oxidized to release energy?
    Answer: Respiration
  1. By whom was the Constitution of India adopted?
    Answer: Constituent Assembly
  1. Rain shadow effect is associated with which rainfall?
    Answer: Orographic rainfall
  1. Which was the most important kingdom after the Maury in the Deccan and Central India?
    Answer: Satavahanas

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