General Awareness MCQ-115

General Awareness objective Questions for UPSC,WBPSC,TNPSC,LIC,GIC,RRB,Indian Airforce,SSC-CGL,UPPSC ,NDA,CSAT,CDS,KeralaPSC,DSC Exams


Family planning in rural areas of India has met with limited success mainly due to

A. wrong planning
B. non-availability of family planning devices
C. psychological and social orthodoxy
D. non-availability of doctors


Cryogenic technology finds its application in

A. nuclear warheads
B. rockets
C. air-to-air missiles
D. submarines


‘Shatabdi Expresses” were introduced to coincide with the centenary of

A. formation of the Indian National Congress
B. Gandhiji’s Birth
C. Jawaharalal Nehru’s birth
D. introduction of railway network in India


The first astronaut to set foot on the moon was

A. Yuri Gagarin
B. Neil Armstrong
C. Alan Shepherd
D. Edwin Aldrin


Which government organisation is responsible for the mapping and exploration of minerals in India?

A. Survey of India
B. Geological Survey of India
C. Minerals Development Corporation
D. School of Mines


In which of the following countries the people of Indian origin as a percentage of the total population of the country is the highest?

A. Guyana
B. Nepal
C. Fiji
D. Mauritius


The guiding spirit behind the opening of the Sanskrit College at Banaras in 1791 was

A. Bentinck
B. Sir William Jones
C. Ripon
D. Jonathan Duncan


Density of road (length of road per sq. km in that region) is highest in which state?

A. Kerala
B. Karnataka
C. Maharashtra
D. Uttar Pradesh


The term Special Drawing Rights (SDKs) stands for

A. an out-of-turn loan from a government agency
B. the monetary unit used by the I.M.F. and the World Bank.
C. the authority to use funds in an emergency
D. funds sanctioned for non-plan projects


Which of the following organisations is being merged with its parent organisation Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Ltd. (ICICI)?

A. Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)
B. Export Credit and Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd.(ECGC)
C. Unit Trust of India (UTI)


Which of the following terms is not associated with computers?

A. Frankland reaction
B. Database
C. Binary
D. Windows


Which of the following is not a computer language?

A. I.B.M.


Which of the following statements is correct about the Winchester Disk, a term associated with Computer Systems?

A. It is a language used to express programmes.
B. It is the name of a microcomputer whose main application is for personal use.
C. It is the name of a CPU on a chip
D. It is compact high capacity hard disk covered in a sealed cartridge.


“Binary Codes” as used in computer sciences are codes made up of which of the following two numbers?

A. 0 and 9
B. 1 and 3
C. 0 and 1
D. 9 and 1


What was Borge Ousland’s (a Norwegian explorer) achievement?

A. He has taken over as the Ambassador of Norway to India
B. He became the first person to walk across the Antarctic continent alone and unsupported
C. He has explored a new planet in the sky named as Borge
D. He was recently on a visit to India and was appointed honorary advisor to the Department of Agricultural Technology of India


Commercial vehicles are not produced by which of the following companies in India?

B. Ashok Leyland
C. DCM Daewoo
D. Birla Yamaha


Which of the following defines the role of a compiler in a computer?

A. It is a programme which changes a programming language into a machine code
B. It helps in deciding the colour combination of printed matter in colour monitors
C. It is the device which helps in storage of data in a particular area
D. The compiler is used to link various computers in a local network


What is Wisden?

A. A famous painting by Picasso
B. An authoritative cricket almanac
C. Official report of proceeding in British Parliament
D. None of these


India’s first satellite was launched from

A. Sriharikota
B. Cape Kennedy
C. Bangalore
D. A Soviet cosmodrome


‘MODVAT’ is the name of a

A. Book
B. Movie
C. tribal group
D. tax imposed on product


USA launched a spacecraft to Mars in December 1 Its name was

A. Voyager
B. Discovery
C. Columbia
D. . Pathfinder


Kamini Reactor which uses Uranium-233 as fuel is located at

A. Narora
B. Kotah
C. Kalpakkam
D. Trombay


Sandinista National Liberation Front is active in which of the following countries?

A. Iran
B. Iraq
C. Kuwait
D. Nicaragua


Under the Bhoodan Movement maximum land was donated from

A. Bihaf
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Maharashtra
D. Uttar Pradesh


The time at any point on the earth’s surface calculated when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky is known as

A. Local Time
B. Sidereal Time
C. Solar Time
D. Standard Time