1.Who is inventor of television?
ANSWER: John Logie Baird
2.The grasslands found in Europe are known as?
3.Which Asian country is also known as the ‘Land of the Golden Pagoda’?
4.With which sport are the national tournaments ‘Durand Cup’ and ‘Santosh Trophy’ associated?
5.In which pilgrimage city of India would you come across the world’s longest corridor?
6.Cotton for textile was first cultivated in?
7.’Mixed Economy’ means?
ANSWER:co-existence of private and public sector
8.Who invented Smallpox Vaccine?
9.Which city is served by the Veer Savarkar Airport?
10.Who is known as the father of computor?
11.Which is the longest river in the world?
12.In 1885, who developed the vaccine for rabies?
13.The India receives its major rainfall from which monsoon?
ANSWER: South-West Monsoon
14.Which is the oldest para military force in India?
15.Which Article of the Indian Constitution gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir?
16.What is the boundary line demarcating India and China known as ?
17.Which colour is in the centre of Rainbow ?
18.Who is the first indian woman to win Olympic medal ?
19.Which state is the largest producer of tobacco ?
20.Who was the first indian woman to scale the Mount Everest ?
21.Which state in the country has the largest number of districts ?
22.Who were the first Europeans to come to India for trade ?
23.Who discovered oxygen?
24.Which country is the leading producer of mica?
25.Who wrote the Book “Discovery of India”?
26.The grasslands found in Europe are known as?
27.The composer of Periyapuranam?
28.Who was the Author of “Das Capital”?
29.The U.N.O. Headquarters is located at?
30.Which instrument is used to measure the density of milk ?
Important Land Marks
Badrinath : Himalayas; Place of pilgrimage for the Hindus near Gangortri Glacier.
Baroda : Capital of the former Baroda State is known for Laxmi Vilas Palace which is one of the most beautiful palaces in India.
Belur Math : It is monastery near Calcutta in West Bengal founded by Swami Vivekananda. A beautiful temple dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
Bethlehem : Palestine; about 9 km South of Jeruselam; birth-place of Jesus and Kind David; Church of Nativity.
Buckingham Palace : In London; residence of the Royal family of England.
Buddha-Gaya : It is situated 10 km south of Gaya in Bihar State on the river bank of Lilajan and famous as the place where Buddha got enlightenment. There are modern monasteries, rest houses and museum.
Calcutta : West Bengal Government re-christened Calcutta as Kolkata with effect from January 1, 2001.Siliguri has been renamed as Shilliguri.
Cape Comorin : also called Kanya Kumari in Tamil Nadu,where Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal meet the Indian Ocean. It gives a beautiful view of sun-set and sun-rise.
Chennai : Capital of Tamil Nadu is the third largest city in India. Known for Fort St.George, Light House, St.Thomas Mount, Integral Coach Factory, Adyar (the headquarters of the Theosophical Society).
Chidambaram : Famous for its great Hindu Siva temple,dedicated to Nataraja or Siva in his aspect of ‘Cosmic dance’. Annamalai University is located here.
Chittorgarh : Ancient capital and fortress of Udaipur; known for Tower of Victory and Mira Bai’s Temple.