General Knowledge - 55


Which city, founded by Udasi Sikhs Guru Ram Rai, is capital of Uttarakhand ?
(A) Almora
(B) Dehradun
(C) Haridwar
(D) Roorkee


In addition to five permanemt members, how many non-permanent members does UN Security Council have ?
(A) 7
(B) 8
(C) 9
(D) 10


At which of the following Indus valley civilization site would you come across world's earliest known dock ?
(A) Ropar (Punjab)
(B) Banawali (Haryana)
(C) Kalibangan (Rajasthan)
(D) Lothal (Gujarat)


Who created the fictional character 'Swami' in his debut novel 'Swami and Friends' ?
(A) Ruskin Bond
(B) R.K.Narayan
(C) Rudyard Kipling
(D) Rabindranath Tagore


Which ocean is popularly known as the 'Herring Pond' ?
(A) Arctic Ocean
(B) Indian Ocean
(C) Atlantic Ocean
(D) Pacific Ocean


In 1925, who founded the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur ?
(A) M.S.Golwalkar
(B) Keshava Baliram Hedgewar
(C) Lala Har Dayal
(D) Vir Savarkar


Galena is the principal ore of which element ?
(A) Lead
(B) Iron
(C) Mercury
(D) Aluminium


Idukki Dam in Kerala is built across which river ?
(A) Kaveri
(B) Vaigai
(C) Pamba
(D) Periyar


By what Indian name is the fighter aircraft 'Jaguar', jointly developed by Britain and France, inducted into Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet ?
(A) Baaz
(B) Vajra
(C) Shamsher
(D) Gajraj


On 12 April 2009, at which Malaysian city did India win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament by defeating hosts Malaysia ?
(A) Ipoh
(B) Klang
(C) Kuching
(D) Kuala Lumpur

Answers :

Q1.     (B) Dehradun
Q2.     (D) 10
Q3.     (D) Lothal (Gujarat)
Q4.     (B) R.K.Narayan
Q5.     (C) Atlantic Ocean
Q6.     (B) Keshava Baliram Hedgewar
Q7.     (A) Lead
Q8.     (D) Periyar
Q9.     (C) Shamsher
Q10.   (A) Ipoh

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