Monday, September 5, 2016

Q1. Where is the permanent secretariat of the SAARC?
(a) Kathmandu
(b) Islamabad
(c) New Delhi
(d) Colombo
(e) None of the above
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It coordinates and monitors implementation of activities, prepares for and services meetings, and serves as a channel of communication between the Association and its Member States as well as other regional organisations.

Q2. Which is the India's largest and the oldest museum?
(a) Allahabad Museum
(b) National Museum, New Delhi
(c) Indian Museum, Kolkata
(d) Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
(e) None of the above
Indian Museum in Kolkata is the largest museum in India. It is the ninth oldest regular museum of the world and oldest institution of its kind in Asia Pacific region. Indian Museum is a multipurpose and multi disciplinary institution of national importance. The museum was established at the Asiatic Society, the earliest learned body in the country on 2nd February 1814. Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist, was the founder curator of the museum.

Q3. Which is post-harvest folk dance in Assam?
(a) Ankia Nat
(b) Bihu
(c) Raut Nacha
(d) Namgen
(e) Bardo Chham
Although the origins of Bihu dance are unknown, the first official record of it is said to be when the Ahom king Rudra Singha invited Bihu dancers to perform at the Rang Ghar fields for the Rongali Bihu. The Bihu is a group dance in which males and females dance together, but maintain separate gender roles. In general, females follow stricter line or circle formations. The male dancers and musicians enter the dancing area first, maintain their lines and follow synchronized patterns.

Q4. Which is India's largest library with a collection of over 190 million volumes of reading and information material?
(a) National Book Trust
(b) National Reading and Education centre
(c) National Educational Resource Centre
(d) National Library
(e) None of the above
The National Library on the Belvedere Estate in Alipore, Kolkata,is the largest library in India by volume and India's library of public record. It is the largest in India with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books.

Q5. Zawar (Rajasthan) is famous for..?
(a) Iron 
(b) Ship manufacturing
(c) Coal
(d) Salt
(e) Zinc mines
Zawar is a settlement located in Udaipur District, Rajasthan, India, approximately 40 km from the lake city Udaipur. It stretches some 10 kilometers along the banks of the Gomati River. It is close to Lake Jaisamand, Asia's largest artificial lake) it is one of the oldest zinc mines of the world. Zawar is a township created by mining company Hindustan Zinc Limited, for extraction of zinc and lead.
Q6. Where was the headquarters of European Union located?
(a) Brussels
(b) Paris
(c) London
(d) Rome
(e) None of the above
The European Union (EU) is a politico-economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.  The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market. Brussels in Belgium is considered the capital of the European Union, having a long history of hosting the institutions of the European Union within its European Quarter. 

Q7. Which are the main crops of Arunachal Pradesh?
(a) Rice, maize, millet, wheat, mustard
(b) Rice, tobacco, oilseeds, jute, cotton
(c) Tea, jute, rice, cotton, silk
(d) All of the above
(e) None of the above
Among the crops grown in A.P are rice, maize, millet, wheat, pulses, sugarcane, ginger, and oilseeds. Arunachal is also ideal for horticulture and fruit orchards.

Q8. Which is the state with largest urban population?
(a) West Bengal
(b) Goa
(c) Kerala
(d) Maharashtra
(e) Uttar Pradesh
According to Census of India, urban population in Maharashtra would be 8.13 crore, while in UP it would cross 6.75 crore. The other states that make up the top five states are Tamil Nadu (5.37 crore), Gujarat (3.67 crore) and West Bengal (3.53 crore). Lakshadweep will have the least number of urban population at around 24,000.

Q9. Where is the sports stadium, Green Park, located?
(a) Jamshedpur
(b) Cuttack
(c) Kanpur
(d) Patiala
(e) Mumbai
Green Park Stadium is a 33,000 capacity floodlit multi-purpose stadium located in Kanpur, India, and the home of the Uttar Pradesh cricket team. The stadium is under the control of the Sports Department Uttar Pradesh. It is the only international cricket stadium in Uttar Pradesh that has hosted many international cricket matches of both Test and One Day format.

Q10. Which is the place of worship for Judaism?
(a) church
(b) Synagogue
(c) Monastery
(d) First temple
(e) None of the above
The synagogue is the Jewish place of worship, but is also used as a place to study, and often as a community centre as well. Orthodox Jews often use the Yiddish word shul (pronounced shool) to refer to their synagogue. In the USA, synagogues are often called temples.

Q11. Ajanta Caves are located in the State of 
(a) Punjab
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Bihar
(d) Madhya Pradesh
(e) Maharashtra
The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE.

Q12. The oldest mountains in India are 
(a) Himalayas
(b) Aravalis
(c) Satpura
(d) Vindhyas
(e) None of the above
The Aravalli range are the oldest fold mountains in India. The northern end of the range continues as isolated hills and rocky ridges into Haryana state, ending in Delhi.

Q13. Tha crop which is sown with the commencement of Monsoon is 
(a) Kharif Crop
(b) Rabi Crop
(c) Cash Crop
(d) Industrial crop
(e) None of the above
Kharif crops are usually sown with the beginning of the first rains in July, during the south-west monsoon season.

Q14. Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located? 
(a) Srikalahasti
(b) Bhadrachalam
(c) Chidambaram
(d) Hampi
(e) None of the above
Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi 350 km from Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka in southern India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Q15. Name the State where density of population is the lowest 
(a) Mizoram
(b) Sikkim
(c) Arunachal Pradesh
(d) Goa
(e) Meghalaya

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