General Knowledge 449

General Knowledge – Current Affairs, General Awareness Quiz – Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

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1. Who among the following is the first citizen of a city in India?


2. Consider the following statements about the Megha-Tropiques satellite which has been recently placed in orbit via the PSLV-C18 flight:
1.It will study only the tropical and subtropical parts of India only
2.Its is a joint mission of India and Germany
3.It will give information on weather in the short-term only
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?


3. Which among the following cities was declared as “Tiger Gateway of India” during the first half of 2011?


4. Consider the following:
1.A common parliament
2.Central bank
3.Court of justice
Which among the above is/ are features of the African Union?


5. Under the priority sector advances, which among the following targets have been given to Foreign Banks Operating in India for agricultural advances?


6. In which of the following seasons, brief squalls and thunderstorms known as Kalbaisakhi, or Nor’westers, often occur in West Bengal?


7. India looks for cooperation with which among the following countries for Oil exploration in South China Sea (It has been controversial recently) ?


8. The 1,020 MW Tala hydroelectric project is the biggest joint project between India and Bhutan so far. On which of the following rivers, this project is constructed?


9. Tax in India proceeds which among these as percentage of gross tax has declined in last 5 years?


10. Four Metals viz. Gold (Au), Platinum (Pt), Rhodium (Rh) and Iridium (Ir) are not attacked by the Nitric Acid (HNO3) or Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), and thus are know as Noble metals. But the alchemists of the 14th century had discovered that if the mixed HNO3 and HCL in the ratio of 1:3 (Aqua regia), it would attack gold other noble metals and dissolve them. Presence of which among the following ions in chemical reaction makes Aqua Regia such a powerful mixture?


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