Monday, 3 April 2017

G.K History (71) for UPSC-TRB-TNPSC-CTET-TNTET-SSC-RAILWAY

SL NOQUESTIONANSWER
1Which is known for extensive tropical rain forest?Congo basin
2When was petroleum discovered first in commercial quantities in India?1890
3On which date does Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere occur?December, 22
4How much does one degree of the circumference of the earth measure (approx.)? 65292111 km
5In the earth's atmosphere, what changes in the atmospheric pressure?Decreases with height
6Where are the tropical cyclones-Hurricanes and Typhoons-develop and mature?Any where in the tropical zone
7The Paratroopers Training School of the Indian, Air Force, is located at which place?Agra (U.P.)
8In which country is Cork is chiefly produced?Cadiz (Spain)
9Which river crosses the Equator twice?Congo
10On the bank of which river is New York situated?River Hudson
11Lakshadweep is a group of how many islands?36
12The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli lies between which states of India?72 0Gujarat and Maharashtra
13Forest policy of govt. aims to bring what percentage of total area, under forest?33%
14Which are the most important commercial forests of India?Tropical deciduous
15Niagara Falls is located between which pairs of lakes?Lake Erie and lake Ontario
16Which country makes maximum use of the geothermal energy?Iceland
17Which Grand Banks are famous fishing grounds in the region?North-West Atlantic
18Which oil field of India is the oldest and still producing oil?Digboi
19How are the orbits of planets around the Sun, or of satellites around the Earth,?Circular and elliptic
20What is the outermost layer of Sun called?Corona
21The dry wind 'Santa Ana' blows in which country?California
22Cyclonic rainfall largely occurs in which country?India
23Between which bodies is one Astronomical Unit the average distance?Earth and the Sun
24What is the Molten rock below the surface of the earth?Magma
25Which country is known as the 'Sugar bowl of the World'?Cuba
26What is a person of mixed European and Indian blood in Latin America is called?Mestizo
27Duncan Passage is located between which regions?South and Little Andaman
28Which is the highest mountain peak in India?Mt. K2
29Which crop are grown mainly in the irrigated areas during Zaid?Moong and Urad
30The ozone layer in the atmosphere is at a height of about how many k.m.?50 km
31Which Animal is also known as 'Portuguese man of war'?Physalia
32Which state leads in the production of maize?Punjab
33If a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is quite far from the earth, how would be the eclipse?Likely to be annular
34What ratio of forest area needed for ecologycal balance in India?33.30%
35Which local wind is not characteristically hot and dry?Mistral
36In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located?Tamil Nadu
37Which are the regions with the highest and lowest densities respectively?Europe and Oceania
38Which is the juction point of the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats of India?Nilgiri Hills
39The highest peak of the Himalayas in India is in which state?0 65292Sikkim
40Which is the highest mountain peak in India?K2
41Where has the use of plough been evidenced?Kalibangan
42Which region receives the rainfall throughout the year due to westerly winds?South Chile
43Which winds are predominantly seasonal winds?Monsoon winds
44Which state is the largest producer of Gypsum?Rajasthan
45Where is the speed of rotation of the earth highest?Along the Equator
46Which region of the world is called" the bread basket of the world?Temperate grassland
47Where is the thermal equator found?72North of geographical equator
48Tsunami is a large sea wave caused by an earthquake experienced along the coasts of which country?Japan
49On which scale the intensity of earthquakes is measured?Richter scale
50Which is the largest fish exporting region in the world?The North-West Pacific Region

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