Common GK Questions Quiz for Competitive Exams

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In this article Common GK Questions Quiz for Competitive Exams, we are sharing the most important and latest Common GK Questions related to Indian History, Geography, Economy, Polity etc for those aspirants who are preparing for upcoming competitive exams.

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Common GK Questions Quiz for Competitive Exams

Q :  

Which of the following river originates from Amarkantak hill in Madhya Pradesh?

(A) Periyar

(B) Ravi

(C) Narmada

(D) Gomti

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

1. Narmada River is the fifth largest river of India which flows through Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

2. The Narmada River (Rewa) serves as a traditional boundary between North and South India.

3. It originates from the Amarkantak peak of Maikal mountain and flows 1,312 km towards the west and joins the Gulf of Khambhat.

4. Major tributaries from the right side are Hiran, Tendori, Barna, Kolar, Maan, Uri, Hatni and Orsang.

5. Major left tributaries are- Berner, Banjar, Sher, Shakkar, Dudhi, Tawa, Ganjal, Chhota Tawa, Kundi, Goi and Karjan.

6. Narmada River Basin is home to fishes, turtles, crocodiles, beautiful birds and other wildlife.

7. The largest dam built on the Narmada River is "Sardar Sarovar Dam", which is built in Narmada district of Gujarat.

Q :  

What is the term of office of a temporary member of the UN Security Council?

(A) 3 years

(B) 6 months

(C) 1 year

(D) 2 years

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The term of office for a temporary member of the UN Security Council is 2 years.

Non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are elected for a term of two years. These members are elected by the United Nations General Assembly, and five of them are elected each year. The rotation ensures that there is a turnover of membership, bringing in new countries to contribute to the Security Council's work and decision-making processes. This system is designed to provide a degree of continuity while allowing for diverse representation from various regions of the world.

Q :  

Which among the following is not a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

(A) The Taj Mahal

(B) Qutab Minar

(C) The Pink City- Jaipur

(D) Gateway of India

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The correct answer is Gateway of India. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation is the full form of UNESCO.

Q :  

Which state recently launched 'One Family One Job' scheme? 

(A) Rajasthan

(B) Arunachal Pradesh

(C) Madhya Pradesh

(D) Sikkim

Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

The One Family, One Job' Scheme was launched by former Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Kumar Chamling in the year 2019

Q :  

Who said, “ Truth is the ultimate reality and God”?

(A) Swami Vivekanand

(B) Ravindra Nath Tagore

(C) M.K. Gandhi

(D) S. Radhakrishnan

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Mahatma Gandhi has said that the truth is the ultimate reality and it is God.

Q :  

In which year child marriage Prevention Act was passed in India?

(A) 2006

(B) 2008

(C) 2011

(D) 1997

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The short name of this Act is Child Marriage Prohibition Act, 2006.

Q :  

The book ‘India 2020’is written by ______.

(A) Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam

(B) Pranav Mukherjee

(C) Prasoon Joshi

(D) Ram Nath Kovind

Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

India 2020 In this book, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and his close associate YS Rajan examine India's strengths and weaknesses to offer a vision of how India can be among the world's first five economic powers in the year 2020.

Q :  

Imphal is the capital of___.

(A) Andaman Nicobar

(B) Manipur

(C) Meghalaya

(D) Tripura

Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Imphal is the capital of Manipur. Imphal is one of the many cities in India chosen under the smart cities mission.

Q :  

What is the city that is the capital of two states?

(A) Patna

(B) Dadra and Nagar Haveli

(C) Chandigarh

(D) Panaji

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The city of Chandigarh is the capital of two Indian states.It is the shared capital city of both Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh is located about 165 miles (265 km) north of New Delhi; the state of Haryana bounds the territory on the east and Punjab on all other sides.

Q :  

What is the capital of Sri Lanka?

(A) Thimpu

(B) Jafna

(C) Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

(D) None of the above

Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Colombo, which emerged as the main urban centre during British rule, remains the executive and judicial capital of Sri Lanka; Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, a Colombo suburb, is the legislative capital. For administrative purposes, the country has been divided into nine provinces and subdivided into 25 districts.

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