General Knowledge - 96


What is the popular name of Magnesium Sulphate, a white crystalline salt used in medicine and in leather processing ?
(A) Common salt
(B) Epsom salt
(C) Baking soda
(D) Caustic soda

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To whom does the Vice President of India address his resignation ?
(A) President
(B) Prime Minister
(C) Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker
(D) Lok Sabha Speaker

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Paradip port, a major port on the Bay of Bengal, is located in which Indian state ?
(A) Orissa
(B) West Bengal
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Andhra Pradesh

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What discovery was made by biologist duo James D. Watson (US) and Francis Crick (UK) in 1953 ?
(A) Penicillin
(B) DNA structure
(C) Synthetic Antigens
(D) Malaria germs

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Under Annapurna Scheme by Central Government, how much food grain (wheat or rice) per month is given free to senior citizens (65 years or above age), who though eligible but remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS)?
(A) 10 Kgs
(B) 12 Kgs
(C) 15 Kgs
(D) 20 Kgs

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The Ilbert Bill, by which Indian judges were allowed to try the European offenders in criminal cases, was introduced by which Governor-General of India in 1883 ?
(A) Lord Mayo
(B) Lord Irwin
(C) Lord Rippon
(D) Lord Curzon

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Which among the following is manufactured at Avadi (abbreviation for 'Armoured Vehicles and Ammunition Depot of India') town in Tamilnadu ?
(A) Maruti Cars
(B) HMT Tractors
(C) Tejas Aircrafts
(D) Arjun Tanks

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Which US city is popularly known as the 'City of the Golden Gate' ?
(A) New York
(B) Washington
(C) San Francisco
(D) Los Angeles

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Which Nobel laureate authored the novel 'A House for Mr. Biswas' ?
(A) Amartya Sen
(B) Rudyard Kipling
(C) V.S. Naipaul
(D) Rabindranath Tagore

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Where was the 'Project Tiger', the tiger protection programme, launched on 1 April 1973 ?
(A) Simlipal National Park (Orissa)
(B) Kanha National Park (Madhya Pradesh)
(C) Ranthambhore National Park (Rajasthan)
(D) Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand)

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