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For election to the Lok Sabha, a nomination paper can be filed by ?

A)
anyone' residing in India

B)
a resident of the constituency from which the election is to be contested

C)
non-resident Indian below 30 years of age

D)
citizen of India of 30 years of age


Correct Answer :

citizen of India of 30 years of age

'Right to Vote' in India is a ?

A)
Fundamental Right

B)
Natural Right

C)
Constitutional Right

D)
Legal Right


Correct Answer :

Legal Right

The longest river in India is?

A)
Brahmaputra

B)
Ganga

C)
Godavari

D)
Indus


Correct Answer :

Ganga


Explanation :

Indus river is 3,180 km long; Although most of part it is in Pakistan.

The total length of Brahmaputra is 2900 km, which flows for only 916 km in India. Hence, India's longest river, Ganga (2525 km), and followed by Godavari (1465 km).

Which State of India touches maximum State boundaries?

A)
Madhya Pradesh

B)
Karnataka

C)
Andhra Pradesh

D)
Uttar Pradesh


Correct Answer :

Uttar Pradesh


Explanation :

Uttar Pradesh share borders with 9 different states The neighboring states of Uttar Pradesh - Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are in the north-west, Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan in the west, Madhya Pradesh in the south, Chhattisgarh in the south-east, Bihar and Jharkhand in the east.

The 'National Sports Day' is celebrated on which day?

A)
29th September

B)
14th November

C)
29th August

D)
29th July


Correct Answer :

29th August


Explanation :

National Sports Day is celebrated in India on August 29 every year. this day many sports events are organized across the country to tribute the legendary hockey player Dhyana Chand, who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936.

The national Informaties centre NIC was established in -

A)
1975

B)
1976

C)
1977

D)
1978


Correct Answer :

1976


Explanation :

National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established in 1976, and has since emerged as a “prime builder” of e-Government / e-Governance applications up to the grassroots level as well as a promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development.

its Headquarters in New Delhi.

The Water dispute between Chhattisgarh and Odisha is related to which river ?

A)
Mahanadi

B)
Godavari

C)
Subarnarekha

D)
Baitarani


Correct Answer :

Mahanadi


Explanation :

The Mahanadi is a major river in East Central India. It is also known for the Hirakud Dam. The river flows through the states of Chhattisgarh and Odisha.
Since mid-80s, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are locked in dispute over the sharing of river waters of the Mahanadi river. Odisha has claimed that Chhattisgarh government is constructing dams in upper reaches of Mahanadi, which relies heavily on its farmers to the river water.

What is approximate difference in local times between extreme eastern and extreme western borders of India ?

A)
One hour

B)
Two hours

C)
Three hours

D)
four hours


Correct Answer :

Two hours


Explanation :

India has adopted uniform time for the whole country which is GMT+5:30.

India spans longitudes of 68° at the western end and 98° at the eastern boundary,which is close to is close to 30° and as there is a difference of one hour for every 15° of longitude, the two extremes differ by two hours..

In which state of india kolar gold mine is located ?

A)
Uttar pradesh

B)
Karnataka

C)
Jharkhand

D)
Odisha


Correct Answer :

Karnataka


Explanation :

Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) was one of the major gold mines in India and is located in the Kolar district in Karnataka, close to the city of Bangalore.

According to the 2011 census decadal growth rate of population in India was ?

A)
20.21%

B)
17.64%

C)
18.32%

D)
21.25%


Correct Answer :

17.64%


Explanation :

As per the provisional report published during 31st March, 2011, India showed a decadal growth rate of 17.64 % for the entire population as compared to 21.15 % in Census 2001.

Who among the following discovered the caves of Bhimbetka?

A)
M.K. Dhavalikar

B)
V.S. Wakankar

C)
D.R. Bhandarkar

D)
H.D. Sankalia


Correct Answer :

V.S. Wakankar


Explanation :

The name Bhimbetka caves is on the name of Bhima, the hero of great Hindu epic called Mahabharata. The name Bhim-bet-ka means Bhim sat down. These caves were found by the famous Indian archaeologist, Dr. V.S. Wakankar of the Vikram University, Ujjain, in the year 1958.

Which river crosses Tropic Of cancer twice in India?

A)
Narmada

B)
Tapti

C)
Chambal

D)
Mahi


Correct Answer :

Mahi


Explanation :

Mahi river cut the Tropic of Cancer twice. It originates from Vindhyachal Hills of Minda Village, which is situated in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh and meets in Gulf of Khambhat.

It first touches the Cancer line at Rajasthan - Madhya Pradesh border when it enters Rajasthan and again touche Cancer line at Rajasthan- Gujarat border when it enters Gujarat.

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched by the Prime Minister on ______?

A)

23rd January 2015


B)

25th December 2014


C)

2nd October 2014


D)

15th August 2014



Correct Answer :

2nd October 2014


Explanation :

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, 2014.
Its aim is to end open defecation on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi till October 2, 2019.

Which of the following is the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh?

A)

Amravati


B)

Hyderabad


C)

Vijyawada


D)

Mysore



Correct Answer :

Amravati


Explanation :

Amravati city is the new capital of Andhra Pradesh and is one of the well planned cities, which is located on the southern bank of Krishna River in Guntur district.

However, according to the notification of the Government of India, Hyderabad will be the capital of Hyderabad for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and it will remain as Andhra Capital by 2020.

which city is the India's first World Heritage City?

A)

Jaipur


B)

Vijayanagar


C)

Ahmedabad


D)

Delhi



Correct Answer :

Ahmedabad


Explanation :

Walled City of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the 15th century, designated as India's first World Heritage City.
The 600-year-old Walled City of Ahmedabad was declared World Heritage City by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO after it met in Karlow, Poland. It is first Indian city get the honour.

Which is the first planned city in india?

A)

Chandigarh


B)

Delhi


C)

Jaipur


D)

Ahmedabad



Correct Answer :

Chandigarh


Explanation :

Chandigarh is India's first planned city, it is located in the northern part of India. It is a Union Territory which acts as the capital of Punjab and Haryana. The city was designed by Swiss-French architect and urban architect Le Corbusier.

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