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Ultimate GK Guide for all Exams Part- 3

Q1. In which city is the dargah (tomb) of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti located ? (A) Mumbai (B) Srinagar (C) New Delhi (D) Ajmer Q2. With with musical instrument is Pt. Ravi Shankar associated ? (A) Sitar (B) Sarod (C) Santoor (D) Tabla

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Q7. Wings of Fire and Ignited Minds books are authored by which Indian scientist ? (A) H.G.Khurana (B) M.S.Swaminathan

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Q6. At which place did Mahatama Gandhi start his first Satyagraha in India ? (A) Kheda (Gujarat) (B) Champaran (Bihar) (C) Sabarmati (Gujarat) (D) Mumbai (Maharashtra)

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Q5. What is the name of Indias first nuclear reactor ? (A) Apsara (B) Kamini (C) Dhruva (D) Aryabhatt

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Q4. Which lake seprates the Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh, from its twin city Secunderabad ? (A) Loktak Lake (B) Chilka Lake (C) Wular Lake (D) Hussain Sagar Lake

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Q3. In 1953, who became the first woman President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) ? (A) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (B) Sucheta Kriplani (C) Vijay Laxmi Pandit (D) Sarojini Naidu

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(C) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam (D) S.Chandrasekhar

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Q14. Arabica, Robusta and Liberica are the varieties of which popluar beverage ? (A) Tea (B) Coffee (C) Yoghurt (D) Lemonade

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Q13. Who was the first law minister of independent India ? (A) Vallabhbhai Patel (B) Rafi Ahmed Kidwai (C) B.R.Ambedkar (D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

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Q12. Who wrote the Das Capital, an extensive treatise on political economy ? (A) Karl Marx (B) Friedrich Engles (C) Leo Tolstoy (D) Maxim Gorky

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Q11. Who signs one rupee currency note of India ? (A) RBI Governor (B) Finance Secretary (C) Finance Minister (D) President

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Q10. What is the common name of Acetylsalicylic Acid ? (A) Aspirin (B) Vinegar (C) Vitamin C (D) Vitriol

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Q9. Which Mughal emperor assumed the title of Alamgir (Conqueror of the world) ? (A) Akbar (B) Jehangir (C) Shahjahan (D) Aurangzeb

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Q8. The Gir Forest National Park (Sasan Gir), the only home of the Asiatic Lions, is situated in which state ? (A) Kerala (B) Gujarat (C) West Bengal (D) Madhya Pradesh

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Q16. Where is the headquarters of the National Institute of Oceanography located ? (A) Dona Paula (Goa) (B) Kochi (Kerala) (C) Mumbai (Maharashtra) (D) Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) Q17. Which European country is known as the Land of a thousand lakes ? (A) Denmark (B) Sweden (C) Norway (D) Finland Q18. Which is the nearest star to the Sun ? (A) Proxima Centauri (B) Alpha Centauri A (C) Alpha Centauri B (D) Bernards Star

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Q22. Garba dance is native of which Indian state ? (A) Punjab

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Q21. Kavaratti, an island town, is the capital of which Indian union territory ? (A) Lakshadweep (B) Daman and Diu (C) Puducherry (D) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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Q20. Which is the only continent through which all three main latitude lines Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn passes ? (A) Asia (B) Africa (C) Europe (D) South America

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Q19. Which gas is commonly known as Laughing Gas ? (A) Ozone (B) Methane (C) Nitrous Oxide (D) Carbon dioxide

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Q15. Which Indian classical dance form, native of Andhra Pradesh, was developed by Siddhendra Yogi from Bhamakalapam dance drama ? (A) Odissi (B) Kathakali (C) Bharatanatyam (D) Kuchipudi

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(B) Maharashtra (C) Gujarat (D) West Bengal

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Q29. Who is the first Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School ? (A) Naina Lal Kidwai (B) Lalita D. Gupte

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Q28. Launched on 1st July 1822, which newspaper is the Asias oldest extant daily ? (A) The Times of India (B) Mumbai Samachar (C) The Indian Express (D) Hindustan Times

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Q27. At which temprature, Celsius and Fahrenheit scales will show same reading ? (A) 0 degree (B) 32 degre (C) 180 degree (D) minus 40 degree

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Q26. In Mumbai terror attacks on 26 Nov. 2008, what was the code name of security forces commando action against terrorists ? (A) Operation Vijay (B) Operation Shakti (C) Operation Cactus (D) Operation Black Tornado

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Q25. Who discoverd Penicillin ? (A) Jonas Salk (B) Frederick Benting (C) Alexander Fleming (D) Ronald Ross

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Q24. Sadakat Ashram memorial in Patna is dedicated to which former President of India ? (A) Zakir Hussain (B) Rajendra Prasad (C) Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (D) V.V.Giri

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Q23. Antarctica is the largest cold desert in the world. Which is the largest hot desert in the world ? (A) Thar (B) Gobi (C) Sahara (D) Kalahari

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(C) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (D) Chanda Kochhar

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Q36. Which scientist is considered as the father of Indian Space Programme ? (A) Vikram Sarabhai (B) Homi Bhabha (C) M.S.Swaminathan (D) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

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Q35. Which mountain range in Chhatisgarh, with name literally meaning the hump of ox, is world famous for top-quality deposits of iron ore ? (A) Aravali (B) Bailadila (C) Nilgiri (D) Patkai

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Q34. Which ruler of Gupta dynasty is also called the Napoleon of India ? (A) Ramagupta (B) Skandagupta (C) Samudragupta (D) Chandragupta Vikramaditya

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Q33. Alpha is the first letter of Greek alphabet. Which is the last ? (A) Beta (B) Gamma (C) Sigma (D) Omega

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Q32. How much time does Sunlight take to reach the Earth ? (A) 8 minutes (B) 10 minutes (C) 12 minutes (D) 15 minutes

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Q31. In tabletop game Carrom, how many coins are used ? (A) 15 (B) 17 (C) 19 (D) 21

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Q30. In domestic LPG cylinders, a small quantity of which foul smelling chemical is added to act as a warning agent in case of any gas leakage ? (A) Pyridine (B) Isocyanide (C) Cadaverine (D) Ethyl Mercaptan

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Q38. Who founded the Pushti Marg (path of divine grace) sect of the Hindu religion ? (A) Adi Shankaracharya (B) Nimbarkacharya (C) Ramanujacharya (D) Vallabhacharya

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Q44. Where did Lord Mahavira, the last of 24 tirthankars in Jain tradition, attain Nirvana ? (A) Nanded (Maharashtra)

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Q43. How do we better know Oscar award winner lyricist Sampooran Singh Kalra, the writer of Jai Ho song for film Slumdog Millionaire ? (A) Sameer (B) Gulzar (C) Javed Akhtar (D) Prasoon Joshi

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Q42. Who was the only woman ruler of Delhi ? (A) Chand Bibi (B) Razia Sultan (C) Rani Durgavati (D) Rani Rudramma Devi

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Q41. In Roman numerals, which letter represents one thousand ? (A) L (B) C (C) M (D) X

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Q40. Indira Mount, an underwater mountain named after former PM of India Smt. Indira Gandhi, is in which ocean ? (A) Indian Ocean (B) Antarctic Ocean (C) Atlantic Ocean (D) Pacific Ocean

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Q39. Who authored the book `The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid ? (A) Philip Kotler (B) Jack Welch (C) C.K.Prahalad (D) Mohanbir Sawhney

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Q37. Which pigment is responsible for red colour of tomatoes ? (A) Melanin (B) Lycopene (C) Bilirubin (D) Chlorophyll

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(B) Kolkata (W.Bengal) (C) Kushinagar (U.P.) (D) Pawapuri (Bihar) Q45. In 1904, which revolutionary founded Abhinav Bharat Society ? (A) Veer Savarkar (B) Bhagat Singh (C) Chandrasekhar Azad (D) Lala Hardayal

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Q51. After Sachin Tendulkar, who is the second cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award ? (A) Saurav Ganguly (B) Rahul Dravid

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Q50. Which pass, connecting Sri Lankan mainland with Jaffna peninsula. is referred as the Gateway to Jaffna ? (A) Khyber pass (B) Nathu La pass (C) Elephant pass (D) Rohtang pass

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Q49. Who created the first cloned sheep Dolly ? (A) Adam Osborne (B) Charles Babbage (C) Tim Burners-Lee (D) Ian Wilmut

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Q48. Greenland, the largest island in world, is the part of which country ? (A) Canada (B) Denmark (C) Norway (D) Iceland

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Q47. In 1872, which Viceroy of India was assassinated at Port Blair in the Andaman Islands ? (A) Lord Mayo (B) Lord Curzon (C) Lord Lytton (D) Lord Irwin

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Q46. In which city are the headquarters of International Olympic Committee (IOC) located ? (A) Zurich (Switzerland) (B) London (United Kingdom) (C) Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (D) Lausanne (Switzerland)

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(C) Mahendra Singh Dhoni (D) Anil Kumble Q52. Which city houses the headquarters of Central Railway ? (A) Bhopal (B) Nagpur (C) Allahabad (D) Mumbai

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Q58. In 1998, who became the first Indian ever to be awarded the Wharton School Deans Medal ? (A) J.R.D.Tata (B) Dhirubhai Ambani

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Q57. Apart from Russia, the territory of which country lies in both Europe and Asia continents ? (A) Turkey (B) Greece (C) France (D) Germany

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Q56. To whom does the President of India address his resignation ? (A) Chief Justice of India (B) Prime Minister (C) Lok Sabha Speaker (D) Vice President

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Q55. Wheeler Island, the site of Indias missile testing facility Integrated Test Range (ITR), is situated in which state ? (A) Orissa (B) Andhra Pradesh (C) Tamilnadu (D) Kerala

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Q54. Bhogi, Surya, Mattu and Kanum are the parts of which four day long harvest festival of Tamilnadu ? (A) Bihu (B) Lohri (C) Pongal (D) Baisakhi

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Q53. Who was the first Indian Governor-General of independent India ? (A) Lord Mountbatten (B) C.Rajagopalachari (C) Rajendra Prasad (D) Jawaharlal Nehru

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(C) N.R.Narayana Murthy (D) Azim Premji Q59. Who is known as the Father of Medicine ? (A) Herodotus (B) Hipparchus (C) Hippocrates (D) Wilhelm Wundt

Q64. Which is the only element whose atoms have no neutron ? (A) Helium (B) Oxygen (C) Nitogen (D) Hydrogen Q65. Challenger Deep, a part of Mariana Trench and the deepest point in the oceans, named after British ship Challenger II which first surveyed it in 1951, is located in which ocean ? (A) Indian Ocean (B) Pacific Ocean (C) Atlantic Ocean (D) Antarctic Ocean

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Q63. Who was the first woman to receive the Bharat Ratna, Indias highest civilian award ? (A) Indira Gandhi (B) Mother Teresa (C) Aruna Asaf Ali (D) M.S.Subbulakshmi

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Q62. In terms of area, which is the largest country ? (A) Russia (B) Canada (C) China (D) United States of America

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Q61. After Hindi, which is the second most spoken language in India ? (A) Tamil (B) Marathi (C) Telugu (D) Bengali

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Q60. Razmnama is the Persian translation of which Indian epic ? (A) Ramayana (B) Mahabahrat (C) Raghuvamsha (D) Kumarsambhava

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Q67. According to Hindu mythology, which warrior was the possessor of Chanrdrahas sword ? (A) Arjun (B) Kansa (C) Ravana (D) Parshuram

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Q73. Hematite and Magnetite are the principal ores of which metal ? (A) Iron (B) Nickel

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Q72. Which hill station was the summer capital of British India ? (A) Nainital (B) Mussoorie (C) Darjeeling (D) Shimla

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Q71. Which is the heaviest organ in the human body ? (A) Heart (B) Liver (C) Kidney (D) Stomach

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Q70. Who was the first President of Pakistan ? (A) Ayub Khan (B) Liaquat Ali Khan (C) Iskandar Mirza (D) Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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Q69. Which early 11th century traveller to India authored the books Tahqiq-i-Hind and Kitabul-Hind ? (A) Fi-Hien (B) Marco Polo (C) Al Beruni (D) Ibn Batuta

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Q68. In which state is the Dachigam National Park, famous for Hangul (Red Deer), located ? (A) Assam (B) Jammu & Kashmir (C) West Bengal (D) Madhya Pradesh

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Q66. In 1922, Chittarajnan Das and Motilal Nehru founded which political party ? (A) Forward Block (B) Swaraj Party (C) Swatantra Party (D) Ghadar Party

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(C) Cobalt (D) Aluminium Q74. Biman is the national airline of which Asian country ? (A) Nepal (B) Bhutan (C) Bangladesh (D) Sri Lanka

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Q80. Struggle for Existence book is the autobiography of which Indian woman leader ? (A) Mayawati (B) J.Jayalalitha (C) Sushma Swaraj (D) Mamta Banerjee

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Q79. Hazratbal Dargah, which houses the sacred hair of Prophet Mohammed, is situated in which city ? (A) Ajmer (B) Srinagar (C) Fatehpur Sikri (D) Mumbai

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Q78. Kalaripayattu is the traditional martial art of which Indian state ? (A) Punjab (B) Manipur (C) Kerala (D) Jammu & Kashmir

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Q77. Which National Film Award is given to the Best First Film of a Director ? (A) Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) (B) Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) (C) Nargis Dutt Award (D) Indira Gandhi Award

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Q76. From which country did India procure the aircraft carier Admiral Gorshkov, scheduled to join Indian Navy as INS Vikramaditaya in 2012 ? (A) Russia (B) Germany (C) France (D) United States of America

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Q75. In 1581, which Mughal ruler started religious doctrine Din-i-Ilahi (Divine Faith) ? (A) Babar (B) Akbar (C) Jehangir (D) Shahjahan

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Q82. With which state is the Phulkari embroidery associated ? (A) Punjab (B) Gujarat (C) Karnataka (D) Uttar Pradesh

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Q87. At which place in Kerala was the first tide (ocean wave) generated electricity project of India established ? (A) Alapuzha (B) Ezhimala (C) Vizhinjam (D) Kozhikode

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Q86. Who was the first Indian to win boys Wimbledon Singles title in 1954 ? (A) Ramanathan Krishnan (B) Vijay Amritraj (C) Ramesh Krishnan (D) Leander Paes

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Q85. Before Hyderabad, which city was the the capital of Andhra Pradesh (erstwhile Andhra State) ? (A) Warangal (B) Kurnool (C) Vijayawada (D) Visakhapatnam

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Q84. Zend Avesta is the holy book of which religion ? (A) Islam (B) Judaism (C) Christianity (D) Zoroastrianism

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Q83. Which capital city houses the headquarters of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ? (A) Dhaka (B) Thimpu (C) Kathmandu (D) Islamabad

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Q81. Who administers the oath of office to the President of India ? (A) Prime Minister (B) Lok Sabha Speaker (C) Rajya Sabha Speaker (D) Chief Justice of India

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Q89. Who authored the Rajatarangini, a historical chronicle of Kashmir ? (A) Kalidas (B) Kalhana (C) Chankaya (D) Banabhatt

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Q95. Tamasha is the popular folk theatre of which state ? (A) Punjab (B) Maharashtra

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Q94. Who founded the Brahmo Samaj, initially known as Brahmo Sabha, in 1828 ? (A) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (B) Debendranath Tagore (C) Mahadev Govind Ranade (D) Keshub Chandra Sen

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Q93. What is the name of Indias longest river bridge, built over the river Ganga at Patna ? (A) Rabindra Setu (B) Vidyasagar Setu (C) Mahatma Gandhi Setu (D) Anna Indira Gandhi Bridge

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Q92. Who is the ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission of India ? (A) President (B) Prime Minister (C) Finance Minister (D) RBI Governor

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Q91. Who directed Raja Harishchandra (1913), the first totally indigenous Indian feature film ? (A) Ardeshir Irani (B) Dadasaheb Phalke (C) V.Shantaram (D) Sohrab Modi

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Q90. Who designed the Param Vir Chakra medal, Indias highest military award ? (A) Nek Chand (B) Umesh Rao (C) Bobby Kooka (D) Savitri Khanolkar

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Q88. In 1954, with which Chinese premier did Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru sign Panchsheel (five principles of peaceful co-existence) Pact ? (A) Mao Zedong (B) Zhou Enlai (C) Deng Xiaoping (D) Hua Guofeng

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(C) Karnataka (D) West Bengal Q96. In which city is the Central Rice Research Institute located ? (A) Karnal (Haryana) (B) Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) (C) Rajamundry (Andhra Pradesh) (D) Cuttack (Orissa)

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Q100. In 1958, which billiards player became the first Indian to win an individual world title in any sport ? (A) Wilson Jones (B) Michael Ferreira (C) Geet Sethi (D) Manoj Kothari

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Q99. What is the boundary line demarcating India and China known as ? (A) Curzon Line (B) Durand Line (C) McMahon Line (D) RadCliffe Line

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Q98. Who is the first woman Air Marshal of India Air Force (IAF) ? (A) Punita Arora (B) Harita Kaur Deol (C) Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya (D) Padmavathy Bandopadhyay

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Q97. At which place Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and the last Guru of Sikhs, created Khalsa in 1699 ? (A) Anandpur (Punjab) (B) Amritsar (Punjab) (C) Patna (Bihar) (D) Nanded (Maharashtra)

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