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150+ Basic Important GK General Knowledge Questions and Answers in English

1. How many languages are there in Indian currency notes?

A) 14
B) 17
C) 15
D) 16
Answer & Description: B) 17
Each banknote has its amount written in 17 languages. On the obverse, the denomination is written in English and Hindi. On the reverse is a language panel which displays the denomination of the note in 15 of the 22 official languages of India.

2. Who was the first Muslim President of Indian National Congress?

A) Hakim Azmal Khan
B) Abul Kalam Azad
C) Rafi Ahmad Kidwai
D) Badruddin Tyabji
Answer & Description:D) Badruddin Tyabji
Badruddin Tyabji was an Indian lawyer and first Muslim President of Indian National Congress who served as the third President of the Indian National Congress in 1887. where first president of Indian National Congress was Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee.

3. First University in India was founded at which of the following city?

A) Bombay
B) Chennai
C) Calcutta
D) Delhi
Answer & Description:C) Calcutta
The University of Calcutta is a public state university located in Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), West Bengal, India. It was established on 24 January 1857.

4. Which ' Water Body ' separates Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

A) 9 Degree Channel
B) 11 Degree Channel
C) 12 Degree Channel
D) 10 Degree Channel
Answer & Description:D) 10 Degree Channel
The Ten Degree Channel is a channel that separates the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands from each other in the Bay of Bengal. The two sets of islands together form the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

5. The largest gland in the human body is ________.

A) Liver
B) Adrenal
C) Pituitary
D) Pineal
Answer & Description:A) Liver
Liver is the largest gland in human body. It is also the largest organ in our body and can weigh up to 1.5 kg for a human adult.

6. Punjab is famous for which textile?

A) Nylon textile
B) Silk textile
C) Woolen textile
D) Cotton textile
Answer & Description:C) Woolen textile
Punjab is also known by name of 'The land of five rivers'. Punjab is famous for its PHULKARI works done by hands. T-shirts, sports clothing and sweaters or woolen clothes are the major in this category.

7. Which among the following is the hottest planet in the solar system?

A) Earth
B) Venus
C) Mars
D) Jupiter
Answer & Description:B) Venus
Venus is the hottest planet even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. The reason that Venus is hotter than Mercury is because it has an atmosphere made of carbon dioxide; it also has clouds of acid inside its atmosphere.

8. Who among the following appoints the Prime Minister of India?

A) Chief Justice of Supreme Court
B) Rajya Sabha
C) President of India
D) Lok Sabha
Answer & Description:C) President of India
Current President of India is Ram Nath Kovind and Current Prime Minister of India is Narendra Modi.

9. Which gas is used for the preparation of Soda water?

A) Oxygen
B) Carbon Dioxide
C) Ammonia
D) Hydrogen
Answer & Description:B) Carbon Dioxide
Soda Water is prepared by using the carbon dioxide gas, this process is known as carbonation, is a process that causes the water to become effervescent.

10. Gir National Park is situated in which of the following state?

A) Bihar
B) Haryana
C) West Bengal
D) Gujarat
Answer & Description:D) Gujarat
Gir Forest National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, western India. It was established to protect Asiatic lions and leopards.

11. Which of the following is the largest river in India?

A) Ganges
B) Godavari
C) Yamuna
D) Bramaputra
Answer & Description:A) Ganges
Well the length of Indus River is 1,976 miles long, length of Brahmaputra River is about 1,800 miles long and length of Ganges River is 1,560 miles long but the Ganges river commonly known as Ganga is the largest river in India, if we consider the total distance covered by a river within India because distance covered by Indus and Brahmaputra are rivers within India are much shorter than the river Ganga.

12. Who among the following got the Bharat Ratna award before becoming the president of India?

A) R Venkataraman
B) Dr. Zakir Hussian
C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D) V.V. Giri
Answer & Description:B) Dr. Zakir Hussian
Dr. Zakir Husain Khan got the Bharat Ratna award before becoming the president of India. He was the third President of India and second Vice President of India. Husain was the country's first Muslim president.

13. Which of the following is the World Largest desert?

A) Thar
B) Kalahari
C) Sahara
D) Gobi
Answer & Description:C) Sahara
World's Largest desert is Sahara desert. India's largest desert is Thar desert.

14. What is the name of the elephant which serves as the mount of Lord Indra?

A) Airavata
B) Iraaat
C) Vasirahu
D) Indreyer
Answer & Description:A) Airavata
Airavata is a mythological white elephant who carries the Hindu god Indra. Indra is the king of Heaven and he is the god of the heavens, lightning, thunder, storms, rains and river flows.

15. Which latitude passes through the middle of India?

A) Equator
B) Arctic Circle
C) Tropic of Capricorn
D) Tropic of Cancer
Answer & Description:D) Tropic of Cancer
The Tropic of Cancer is currently 23°26′13.2′′ north of the Equator. Tropic of Cancer is the line of latitude which passes through the middle of India. The 82°30' East longitude is taken as Standard Time Meridian of India, as it passes through the middle of India (Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh).

16. Fathometer is used to measure ___________.

A) Earthquakes
B) Rainfall
C) Ocean depth
D) Sound intensity
Answer & Description:C) Ocean depth
The Fathometer is an echo sounding system for measurement of water depth. The Richter Scale is used to measure the intensity of Earthquakes. Rain Gauge is used to measure rainfall. The Decibel Scale is used to measure sound intensity.

17. Ctrl, Shift and Alt are called _________ keys.

A) Modifier
B) Function
C) Alphanumeric
D) Adjustment
Answer & Description:A) Modifier
Modifier keys include Alt, Ctrl, Shift and the Windows key. Modifier keys are commonly used to enter keyboard shortcuts. Common modifier keys include Shift, Control, Alt, Command, Function and Windows key.

18. India lies in which of the following hemisphere?

A) Southern and western
B) Southern and eastern
C) Northern and western
D) Northern and eastern
Answer & Description:D) Northern and eastern
India is situated north of the equator between 8°4' to 37°6' north latitude and 68°7' to 97°25' east longitude so India is located in Northern Hemisphere and eastern hemisphere.

19. “One People, One Nation, One leader” was the political slogans of?

A) Stalin
B) Hitler
C) Lenin
D) Mussolin
Answer & Description:B) Hitler
Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. One of Hitler's more popular slogans was “One People, One Nation, One leader”.

01The first Prime minister of Bangladesh wasMujibur Rehman
02The longest river in the world is theNile
03The longest highway in the world is theTrans-Canada
04The longest highway in the world has a length ofAbout 8000 km
05The highest mountain in the world is theEverest
06The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world isMyan mar
07The biggest desert in the world is theSahara desert
08The largest coffee growing country in the world isBrazil
09The country also known as "country of Copper" isZambia
10The name given to the border which separates Pakistan and Afghanistan isDurand line
11The river Volga flows out into theCapsian sea
12The coldest place on the earth isVerkoyansk in Siberia
13The country which ranks second in terms of land area isCanada
14The largest Island in the Mediterranean sea isSicily
15The river Jordan flows out into theDead sea
16The biggest delta in the world is theSunderbans
17The capital city that stands on the river Danube isBelgrade
18The Japanese call their country asNippon
19The length of the English channel is564 kilometres
20The world's oldest known city isDamascus
21The city which is also known as the City of Canals isVenice
22The country in which river Wangchu flows isMyanmar
23The biggest island of the world isGreenland
24The city which is the biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles in the world isDetroit, USA
25The country which is the largest producer of manganese in the world isUSA
26The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world isMalaysia
27The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world isMalaysia
28The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is theMississippi
29The city which was once called the `Forbidden City' wasPeking
30The country called the Land of Rising Sun isJapan
31Mount Everest was named afterSir George Everest
32The volcano Vesuvius is located inItaly
33The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world isCuba
34The length of the Suez Canal is162.5 kilometers
35The lowest point on earth isThe coastal area of Dead sea
36The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants ofNepal
37The largest ocean of the world is thePacific ocean
38The largest bell in the world is theTsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow
39The biggest stadium in the world is theStrahov Stadium, Prague
40The world's largest diamond producing country isSouth Africa
41Australia was discovered byJames Cook
42The first Governor General of Pakistan isMohammed Ali Jinnah
43Dublin is situated at the mouth of riverLiffey
44The earlier name of New York city wasNew Amsterdam
45The Eifel tower was built byAlexander Eiffel
46The Red Cross was founded byJean Henri Durant
47The country which has the greatest population density isMonaco
48The national flower of Britain isRose
49Niagara Falls was discovered byLouis Hennepin
50The national flower of Italy isLily
51The national flower of China isNarcissus
52The permanent secretariat of the SAARC is located atKathmandu
53The gateway to the Gulf of Iran isStrait of Hormuz
54The first Industrial Revolution took place inEngland
55World Environment Day is observed on5th June
56The first Republican President of America wasAbraham Lincoln
57The country famous for Samba dance isBrazil
58The name of Alexander's horse wasBeucephalus
59Singapore was founded bySir Thomas Stamford Raffles
60The famous British one-eyed Admiral wasNelson
61The earlier name of Sri Lanka wasCeylon
62The UNO was formed in the year1945
63UNO stands forUnited Nations Organization
64The independence day of South Korea is celebrated on15th August
65`Last Judgement' was the first painting of an Italian painter namedMichelangelo
66Paradise Regained was written byJohn Milton
67The first President of Egypt wasMohammed Nequib
68The first man to reach North Pole wasRear Peary
69The most famous painting of Pablo Picasso wasGuermica
70The primary producer of newsprint in the world isCanada
71The first explorer to reach the South Pole wasCap. Ronald Amundson
72The person who is called the father of modern Italy isG.Garibaldi
73World literacy day is celebrated on8th September
74The founder of modern Germany isBismarck
75The country known as the land of the midnight sun isNorway
76The place known as the Roof of the world isTibet
77The founder of the Chinese Republic wasSan Yat Sen
78The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize wasAbdul Salam
79The first woman Prime Minister of Britain wasMargaret Thatcher
80The first Secretary General of the UNO wasTrygve Lie
81The sculptor of the statue of Liberty wasFrederick Auguste Bartholdi
82The port of Banku is situated inAzerbaijan
83John F Kennedy was assassinated byLee Harry Oswald
84The largest river in France isLore
85The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law wasCatherine of Aragon
86The first negro to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize wasRalph Johnson Bunche
87The first British University to admit women for degree courses wasLondon University
88The principal export of Jamaica isSugar
89New York is popularly known as the city ofSkyscrapers
90Madagascar is popularly known as the Island ofCloves
91The country known as the Land of White Elephant isThailand
92The country known as the Land of Morning Calm isKorea
93The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts isBhutan
94The highest waterfalls in the world is theSalto Angel Falls, Venezuela
95The largest library in the world is theUnited States Library of Congress, Washington DC

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