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Common GK General Knowledge Quiz

Q :  

Which was the first peasant movement organized by Mahatma Gandhi?

(A) Civil Disobedience Movement

(B) Non-cooperation movement

(C) Champaran Movement

(D) Kheda movement


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

The Champaran Movement took place in 1917 in the Champaran district of Bihar, India. It was Mahatma Gandhi's first significant involvement in a mass movement in India. The movement was initiated to address the issues faced by indigo farmers who were forced to cultivate indigo and were subjected to oppressive policies by British indigo planters. Gandhi's involvement in the Champaran Movement marked the beginning of his strategy of nonviolent resistance and Satyagraha in the Indian independence movement.



Q :  

When did Swami Vivekananda establish the Ramakrishna Mission?

(A) 1885

(B) 1892

(C) 1897

(D) 1900


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897 with the primary objective of serving humanity, promoting spiritual values, and carrying out various forms of social service. The mission was inspired by the teachings and ideals of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, Swami Vivekananda's spiritual mentor.



Q :  

In which year was the first round table conference held?

(A) 1930

(B) 1934

(C) 1932

(D) 1933


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The first round table conference was conducted from 12 November 1930 to 19 January 1931. Majority of the leaders from the Indian National Congress could not participate in this conference due to Gandhi's Civil Disobedience movement. However, the results obtained from the 1st round table conference were minimal.



Q :  

In which year did Sir Edmund Hillary reach the summit of Mount Everest?

(A) 1950

(B) 1953

(C) 1955

(D) 1958


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand mountaineer, and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. Their historic achievement marked the first confirmed ascent to the highest point on Earth, and it remains one of the most iconic moments in the history of mountaineering.



Q :  

India’s first indigenously built submarine was

(A) INS Shalki

(B) INS Jalki

(C) INS Kalki

(D) INS Halki


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

INS Shalki is the first indigenously built submarine in India. It is part of the Shishumar class of submarines and was commissioned into the Indian Navy on December 7, 1991. INS Shalki, along with its sister submarine INS Shankul, marked a significant achievement in India's naval capabilities as it was built at the Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai, showcasing the country's growing capacity to design and construct submarines domestically.



Q :  

Human Rights Day is on

(A) 1 December

(B) 10 December

(C) 11 December

(D) 20 December


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually on December 10th to commemorate the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled as a human being, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status. Human Rights Day serves as a reminder to promote and protect the fundamental rights and dignity of all people around the world.


Q :  

 Which of the following was adopted from the Maurya dynasty in the emblem of Government of India? 

(A) Four Lions

(B) Chariot Wheel

(C) Horse

(D) Words 'Satyameva Jayate'


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

The Lion Capital of Ashoka, a sculpture with four lions standing back to back, was originally erected by Emperor Ashoka in Sarnath, and it is now preserved at the Sarnath Museum. The emblem is an adaptation of this historic symbol and is used as the national emblem of India.


Q :  

Kalinga Award is given for 

(A) Art

(B) Science

(C) Literature

(D) Sports


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

The Kalinga Prize is an international award given by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) for outstanding contributions to the popularization of science. It is awarded to individuals who have effectively communicated and popularized science to the public, promoting a better understanding of scientific issues and fostering scientific literacy. The award is named after the ancient Indian kingdom of Kalinga, which is present-day Odisha in India.



Q :  

Who among the following was the first Defence Minister of India? 

(A) KM Cariappa

(B) Sardar Baldev Singh

(C) N Gopalaswami Ayyangar

(D) Maulana Azad


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Sardar Baldev Singh was the first Defence Minister of India. He held this position in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru when the Ministry of Defence was established after India gained independence in 1947. Sardar Baldev Singh played a crucial role in the early years of independent India in organizing and managing the defense structure of the country. His tenure as Defence Minister contributed to the establishment and development of the Indian armed forces.



Q :  

What is 100 Million equal to? 

(A) 10 Lakhs

(B) 100 Lakhs

(C) 10 Crores

(D) 100 Crores


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

In the Indian numbering system, 100 million is equal to 10 crores. 1 crore is equal to 1,00,00,000. 100 million can also be written as 10 crores. 


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