1. In which State is ‘Silent Valley’ located? – Kerala 
2. Which is the International Date Line? – 180° longitude 3. The main cause of Tsunami is – Earthquake on sea floor
4. The Central Drug Research Institute of India is located at – Lucknow 
5. Nomination of Rajya Sabha Members by the President was taken from the Constitution of – Iraland 
6. The concept of Soverign Parliament originated in – England
7. National Institute of Rural Development is located at – Hyderabad
8. Who is considered the Architect of the Indian Constitution? – B.R. Ambedkar 
9. Who said that “India’s soul lives in villages” ? – Mahatma Gandhi 
10. What was the name of the Newspaper edited by Gandhiji till 1933 ? – Young India 
11. Who started the “Servants of India Society” ? – Gopalkrishna Gokhale 
12. Who among the following revolutionaries was executed by the British? – Rajguru
13. In which of the following towns is “Moti Masjid” situated? – Agra 
14. Which of the following are beliefs of Buddhism? 
a. The world is full of sorrows. 
b. People suffer on account of desires. 
c. If desires are conquered, nirvana will be attained. 
d. The existence of God and Soul must be recognised. (C) a, b and c
15. Which of the following is a good source of Vitamin ‘E’ ? – Fresh Vegetables 
16. Penicillin is isolated from – Fungi
17. The total number of bones in the human body is – 206
18. Bile is secreted by – Liver 
19. Name the vitamin not found in any animal food? – Vitamin C 
20. The largest organ of human body is – Liver
21. Which type of mirror is used in the head lights of vehicles? – Concave mirror 
22. The height of a geo-stationary satellite from the Earth’s surface is approximately – 36,000 km
23. An electric iron has a heating element made of – Nichrome
24. The planet nearest to the Sun is – Mercury 
25. The process of covering water pipes made of Iron with Zinc layer to prevent corrosion is called – Galvanization 
26. The particle required to continue the chain process of Uranium fission is – Neutron
27. Which of the following is used to increase the anti-knocking property of petrol? – Tetraethyl lead 
28. The chief source for the production of nitrogeneous fertilizers is – Ammonia
29. Fifth generation computers do not have – Vacuum tubes 
30. Where does a computer add, compare and shuffle data? – CPU chip 
31. The Indian monument recently inscribed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List is – Jantar Mantar of Jaipur 
32. Yen is the currency of – Japan
33. Nasik is situated on the bank of the river – Godavari 
34. Which one of the following is a ‘Surface to Air Missile’? – Trishul 
35. Nehru Trophy is associated with – Hockey
36. Odissi classical dance originated in – Orissa
37. Who discovered America? – Columbus 
38. The famous painting ‘Monalisa’ was the creation of – Leonardo-Da-Vinci 
39. The first women to swim across seven important seas is – Bula Choudhary 
40. Insulin was discovered by – F. Banting
41. The radioactive Strontium-90 causes – Skin cancer 
42. Shivpuri National Park of Madhya Pradesh is important for – Leopard and Chital 
43. Decibel is a term connected with – sound
44. Van Mahotsav’ is associated with– Protection of plants 
45. The Accounting Year of Reserve Bank of India runs from – April to March
46. Agricultural Commodities are graded with – AGMARK
47. The food stocks that are built up during the years of bumper harvest are called – Grain stock 
48. The Minimum Wages Act was first passed in India in the year – 1948 
49. Human Development Index was developed by – Mahbub-ul-Haq
50. Crop sown soon after the onset of South-West monsoon in India is called – Kharif 

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