“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

General Knowledge – Questions and Answers Part-17

3201. The organization which guards the international border of India: 
(a) CISF (b) BSF
(c) CBI (d) CRPF
Answer: (b)
3202. The person who makes and subscribes an affidavit.
(a) Defendant (b) Attorney 
(c) Affiant (d) None of these
Answer: (c)
3203. The president has the power to suspend the enforcement of any or all the Fundamental Rights during an emergency as per Article: 
(a) 359 (b) 360 
(c) 361 (d) 362
Answer: (a)
3204. Who founded Amnesty International?
(a) Melvin Jones 
(b) William Booth
(c) Henri Dunant 
( d) Peter Benenson 
Answer: (d)
3205. Which article is related to ‘Freedom of Press’? 
(a) Article 18 (b) Article 20
(c) Article 19 (1) (a) (d) 21 
Answer: (c)
3206. Which Article of the Constitution is related to ‘Abolition of titles’? 
(a) Article 15 (b) Article 18 
(c) Article 17 (d) Article 14
Answer: (b)
3207. The type of writ petition described as best assurance for human liberty:
(a) Mandamus 
(b) Quo Warran to
(c) Certiorari 
(d) Habeus Corpus
Answer: (d)
3208. Who introduced the Preventive Detention Bill in Parliament?
(a.) JB Kripalani 
(b) BR Ambedkar
(c) Lal Bahadur Shastri 
(d) Sardar Patel
Answer: (d)
3209. The Untouchability Offences Act was passed by 
the Parliament in:
(a) 1947 (b) 1950 
(c) 1952 (d) 1955
Answer: (d)
3210. The word ‘Police’ was coined by: 
(a) Edgar Hoover (b) Robert Peel
(c) William Bentick (d) O.W.Wilson 
Answer: (b)
3211. Who was the first Chairman of National Human Rights Commission? 
(a) Js. J.S.Varma (b) Js. AS.Anand 
(c) Js. Rangnath Mishra
(d) Js. M.N.Venkitachellayya
Answer: (c)
3212. Willful disobedience of a judge’s command or of an official court order.
(a) Alibi (b) Allegation 
( c) Contempt of Court ( d) Suo Moto
Answer: (c)
3213. Regulation enjoining withdrawal of persons from the streets or the closing of establishments or places of assembly at a stated hour: 
(a) Quarentine (b) Curfew
( c) Certiorari 
( d) Habeus Corpus
Answer: (b)
3214. The agency formed in India after the terrorist attack in Mumbai on 26th November, 2008:
(a) NIA (b) NSG 
(c) CBI (d) RAW
Answer: (a)
3215. Release of an accused on finding that he is not guilty under criminal law:
(a) Summons (b) Acquittal 
(c) Prorogue (d) Bail
Answer: (b)
3216. RPF (Railway Protection Force) was formed in: 
(a) 1948 (b) 1965
(c) 1962 (d) 1957 
Answer: (d)
3217. NSG (National Security Guards) which is also lrnown as ‘Black Cats’ was formed in: 
(a) 1980 (b) 1982 
(c) 1983 (d) 1984
Answer: (d)
3218. One who applies to the court for legal redress: 
(a) Defendant (b) Plaintiff
(c) Counsel (d) Convict 
Answer: (b)
3219. Sasasthra Seema Bal was formed in: 
(a) 1962 (b) 1963
(c) 1969 (d) 1990 
Answer: (b)
3220. Shin Bet is the internal security service of:
(a) USA (a) Israel 
( c) China ( d) France 
Answer: (b)
3221. The Constitution of India bestows ….. citizenship on all of the people of India. 
(a) Single (b) Dual
( c) Federal ( d) All the three 
Answer: (a)
3222. The Constitution of India describes India as a …… of States. 
(a) Federation (b) Emirate
(c) Union (d) None of these 
Answer: (c)
3223. A. private, disinterested person chosen by the parties in arbitration to hear evidence concerning the dispute and to make an award based on the evidence. 
(a) Arbitrator (b) Defendant
( c) Plaintiff ( d) Counsel 
Answer: (a)
3224. The legal process by which the government takes private land for public use, paying the owners a fair price.
(a) Attaclunent (b) Condemnation 
(c) Auction (d) None of these
Answer: (b)
3225. Temporary cessation or suspension of hostilities:
(a) Armistice (b) Curfew 
( c) Espionage ( d) Quarentine
Answer: (a)
3226. A person who knowingly and voluntarily participates with another in a criminal activity
(a) Accomplice (b) Martinet
(c) Truant (d) Pagan.
Answer: (a)
3227. The name of a writ having for its object to bring a person before a court
(a) Mandamus (b) Habeus Corpus
(c) Certiorari (d) None of these 
Answer: (b)
3228. The National Human Rights Commission was established in: 
(a) 1990 (b) 1991 
(c) 1992 (d) 1993
Answer: (d)
3229. The number of Fundamental Duties in the Indian Constitution: 
(a) 11 (b) 10
(c) 9 (d) 12
Answer: (a)
3230. CBI was formed in: 
(a) 1963 (b) 1964 
(c) 1965 (d) 1966 
Answer: (a)
3231. The law which prevents the reproduction of literary or artistic works: 
(a) Copyright (b) Patent
(c) Easement (d) None of these 
Answer: (a)
3232. The first chairman of the National Human Rights Commission: 
(a) AS. Anand
(b) Venkitachelliah 
(c) Ranganath Mishra
(d) None of these 
Answer: (c)
3233. Territorial Army was raised in: 
(a) 1949. (b) 1948 
(c) 1962 (d) 1965
Answer: (a)
3234. The first country in the world to start a Finger Print Bureau:
(a) USA (b) England 
(c) India (d) France 
Answer: (c)
3235. The first country in the world where Special Branch of Police was formed: 
(a) England (b) USA
(c) India (d) China 
Answer: (a)
3236. Detaining of a person by lawful process or authority to assure his or her appearance to any hearing:
(a) Parole (b) Custody
(c) Prosecution (d) None of these
Answer: (b)
3237. In which part of the Constitution Fundamental Rights are included? 
(a) II (b) III 
(c) N (d) V
Answer: (b)
3238. Kerala is the …… th state in India which was brought under President’s rule: 
(a) First (b) Fifth 
( c) Second ( d) Third
Answer: (b)
3239. Lie detector is otherwise known as: 
(a) Polygraph (b) Kymograph
(c) Black box (d) None of these
Answer: (a)
3240. The Governor-General who organised Police Force in India:
(a) Dalhousie (b) Rippon 
( c) Curzon ( d) Cornwallis
Answer: (d)
3241. Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act was passed by Parliament in: 
(a) 1985 (b) 1986
(c) 1987 (d) 1988 
Answer: (a)
3242. The Constitution gives the power to regulate the right of citizenship by law. 
(a) Parliament
(b) Supreme Court
( c) Election Commission
( d) President 
Answer: (a)
3243. The headquarters of Assam Rifles?
(a) New Delhi (b) Tekanpur 
( c) Guwahati ( d) Shillong
Answer: (d)
3244. The social disgrace abolished by Article 17 of the Constitution:
(a) Dowry (b) Untouchability 
(c) Bribe (d) Corruption 
Answer: (b)
3245. The state shall organise village panchayats as units of self-government. This is enshrined in Article: ……….
(a) 40 (b) 44 
(c) 45 (d) 48 
Answer: (a)
3246. The word ‘Socialist’ was added to the preamble in 1976. What is its main objective? 
-The State shall promote policies for the welfare of the people. 
3247. In which part of the constitution details of citizenship are mentioned? 
-Part II 
3248. The first state to establish Lokayukta? 
3249. The first Lok Adalat was held in the year? 
3250. The quorum requirement in the Rajya Sabha? 
3251. The Judges of the District Court are appointed by? 
-Governors of the State 



3252. The preamble ensures the ideals of “Liberty, equality and fraternity inspired by the 
-French Revolution 
3253. After a no-confidence motion is admitted in the Lok Sabha, a date for the debate is to be decided within? 
-10 days 
3254. The right to vote available to Indian citizens under the constitution is a: 
-Political Right 
3255. Who won the Presidential election unopposed? 
-Neelam Sanjeev Reddy 
3256. Who was elected to the office of President as an independent candidate? 
-V V Giri 
3257. Acting Chief Justice of India is appointed by? 
-President in consultation with the Chief Justice 
3258. Who is responsible for protecting and defending the Constitution? 
-Supreme Court 
3259. The chairman of the first Law Commission? 
-MC Setalvad 
3260. Under the provision of Article 343 of the Constitution Hindi was declared the official language of the Union. But the use of English language was allowed to continue for the official purpose of the Union for a period of 
3261. The president of India can issue a proclamation of National Emergency only on the written recommendation of 
-The cabinet consisting of only the cabinet minister of the Union 
3262.Which state in India has a uniform civil code? 
3263.First Coalition Government in India was formed by? 
-Moralji Desai 
3264. The first session of the constituent Assembly was held in? 
-New Delhi
3265. Which is the oldest non-congress political party in India? 
-Communist Party of India 
3266. Who was the first leader of opposition to get recognition in the Indian Parliament? 
-Y B Chavan 
3267. Who laid down the basic parameters of India’s foreign policy? 
-Jawaharlal Nehru 
3268. Who held the offices of the Judge of Supreme Court and the speaker of Lok Sabha? 
-KS Hedge 
3269. A session of the Lok Sabha is prorogued by the order of? 
3270. Right to Information is……….right 
-Legal right
3271. Under which Constitutional Article does, President has the power to consult Supreme Court? 
-Article 143 
3272. Who proposed the preamble before the drafting committee of the Constitution? 
-Jawaharlal Nehru 
3273. Under which Constitutional Article lays down the provision for minimum age as 18 years for the Indian Citizen was made to be eligible to vote? 
-61st Amendment Act 1989 
3274. Which Fundamental Rights article is not in operation during the emergency? 
-Article 19 
3275. For which bill President can neither return nor withheld his assent? 
-Money Bill 
3276. In how many parts, the Budget is presented in LokSabha? 
3277. Who was the first woman Governor in Independent India 
-Sarojini Naidu 
3278. Which session of the year, President address both the Houses of Parliament? 
-First Session (Budget Session) 
3279. In the Indian Constitution, the right to equality is granted by five articles. They are 
-Article 14 to 18 
3280. Fundamental Duties are incorporated in the Constitution on the recommendation of —-Swaran Singh Committee 
3281. Who was the president of India at the time of the Proclamation of Emergency in the year 1975? 
-Fakkrudeen AliAhamed 
3282.Who decides the disputes regarding the election of the President? 
-The Supreme Court 
3283. Under which Article of the Constitution of India can the president of India be impeached? 
-Article 61 
3284. The resolution for removing the Vice President of India can be moved in the 
-Rajya Sabhaalone 
3285. The idea of the Directive principle of state policies was proposed by 
-Tej Bahadur Sapru 
3286. The minimum and maximum strength of a legislative assembly is 
-60 and 500 
3287. For being a Governor, a person must have completed? 
-35 years of age 
3288. Who was the first Indian member of the House of Lords? 
-SP Sinha 
3289. Which Prime Minister of India imposed President Rule for more numbers of times? 
-Indira Gandhi 
3290. The famous painter who was entrusted with the task of beautifying the original manuscript of the Constitution? 
-Nandalal Bose 
3291. The financial emergency is declared ! by the President on which ground? 
-Credit/Goodwill is under treat 
3292. The Constitutional Validity of the laws passed by the states and the parliament is decided by the ……? 
-Supreme Court 
3293. The objective resolution was moved in the constituent assembly on 
– December 13, 1946 
3294. After the death of G.V. Mavlankar who became the speaker of the first. LokSabha? 
3295. Who elected Dr Rajendra Prasadas the first President of India? 
-Constituent Assembly 
3296. In the Indian National Flag, what does Ashoka’s wheel represent? 
-Wheel of Dharma 
3297. A person to be qualified for standing in a Panchayat election must have attained the age of 
-21 years 
3298. The concept of linguistic state was supported by 
-Simon Commission Report 
3299. What is the number of seats allotted to Scheduled Tribes in LokSabha? 
3300.Who was the first woman Judge of the Supreme Court of India? 
-M Fathima Beevi 
3301. Who can extend the jurisdiction of the High Court? 



3302. The period in which a person has to reside in India before he or she qualifies to acquire citizenship by registration? 
-5 years 
3303. The elective strength of the LokSabha was increased by the 
-31st Amendment 
3304. The Deputy Chairman of the RajyaSabha can be removed by a resolution 
-moved by Rajya Sabha and passed by Lok Sabha
3305. In the Interim Government formed in 1946, the vice president of the executive council was? 
-Jawaharlal Nehru 
3306. A deadlock between the LokSabha and the RajyaSabha calls for a joint sitting of the Parliament during the passage of 
-Ordinary legislation 
3307. The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in  
– The United States
3308. What is the maximum age prescribed for election as president of India? 
– No such limit 
3309. Who is considered the guardian of the public purse? 
-Comptroller and Auditor General 
3310. The contingency fund of the state is operated by the 
3311. Who acts as the chancellor of State Universities? 
3312. The residuary powers of legislation in the case of Jammu and Kashmir belong to
-The State legislative
3313. Who is regarded as the father of All India Services? 
-Sardar Patel 
3314. The origin of UPSC can be traced to 
-1919 Act 
3315.The National Commission for women was set up in 
3316. Who is the chairman of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission? 
-M Veerappa Moily 
3317. Of which amendment, the National Commission for SC and ST bifurcated into two bodies. 
-89th Amendment 2003 
3318. In which year was the National other Backward Classes Commission Set Up? 
– 1993 
3319. Comptroller and Auditor General of # India is a friend and guide of
– Public Accounts Committee 
3320. The number of Vice Presidents of India, who later became the President of India is 
3321.  In which states does the Governor nominate women to the Assembly?
-Jammu and Kashmir 
3322. There is no reservation for SC and ST in Lok Sabha 
-Jammu and Kashmir 
3323. The word Ombudsman is derived from the root ‘ombud’ which is Swedish and which means? 
-Apersonwhoactsas a representative another person 
3324. Which article of the Constitution provides for the formation of new states? 
-Article 2 
3325. On which date ‘Law Day is celebrated in India? 
-26th November 
3326. Under which article of the Constitution, the executive power of the Union is vested in the President? 
-Article 53 
3327. The Lok Sabha Secretariat comes under the supervision of the 
-Speaker of Lok Sabha 
3328. Under which article of our Constitution, the Governor can reserve the bill for the consideration of the President? 
3329. The joint session of both the Houses of Parliament is presided over by 
-The Speaker
3330. Indian Constitution was prepared in 
-2 years 11 months 18 days 
3331. The first-day session of the Indian Constituent Assembly was chaired by 
– Dr Sachidanada Sinha 
3332. The candidate for the office of the president must be sponsored by at least? 
-50 electors
3333.Originally how many schedules were there in the constitution?
3334. Who can approve the withdrawal of money from the consolidated fund of
-The Parliament 
3335. In which case, the Supreme Court held that the preamble was a part of the Constitution? 
-Keshvananda Bharti Case
3336. The statutory status was given to the Minorities commission in? 
3337. The Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir came into force? 
-26th January 1957 
3338. The first non-congress Government was formed in any Indian State in? 
3339. The life of the Estimates Committee of the Lok Sabha is? 
-One year 
3340. The Constituent Assembly adopted our National Flag on? 
-22nd July 1947 
3341. The report of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament is submitted to 
-The Speaker, Lok Sabha  
3342. Which Lok Sabha enjoyed a term of more than five years? 
-Fifth Lok Sabha 
3343. The impeachment of the Indian President is a 
-Quasi-Judicial procedure 
3344. The authority empowered to make laws in respect to the matter not included in any of the three lists is? 
3345. For which Bill President can neither return nor withhold his assent? 
-Money Bill 
3346. The members of the UPSC can be removed from their office during this tenure by? 
President on report of the Supreme Court 
3347. Preventive Detention Act has a restraining effect on 
Right to freedom
3348. The leader who ended Satyagraha at Guruvayur as directed by Gandhiji? 
K Kelappan 
3349. The year of Bardoli Satyagraha led by Sardar Patel? 
3350. Who founded the Poona Sarvajanik Sabha in 1870? 
MG Ranade 
3351. Who started the Self Respect Movement in Tamil Nadu? 
EVRamaswami Naicker 




3352. The Viceroy when Rowlatt Act was passed? 
Lord Chelmsford 
3353. From where the Begging March of VT Bhatathirppad was started? 
3354. The second Ezhava Memorial of 1900 was submitted before? 
Lord Curzon
3355. Who was the first founder of the doctrine of “Passive Resistance? 
Aurobindo Ghosh 
3356. The ‘Savama Jatha’ to support the Vaiko Satyagraha was organized by?
Mannathu Padmanabhan 
3357. Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of Mutiny by the Indian sepoys against the British East India Company. It predates even the sepoy mutiny of 1857 by nearly half a century. when did it take place? 
May 10, 1806 
3358. The Servants of India Society (1905) was formed to train people to serve the country? 
Gopalakrishna Gokhale 
3359. The slogan ‘American Model Arabikadalil’ is related with? 
Punnapra Vayalar Struggle 
3360. During the Indian freedom struggle, The Deccan Educational Society was founded by? 
BG Tilak 
3361. Who wrote the famous Drama “Neel Darpan’ which depicted the agony of the Indigo Cultivators and brutality of the planters? 
Dinabandhu Mitra 
3362. The Santhal rebellion of 1855 – 56 resulted in the creation of a separate geographical entity known as Santhal Parganas for the tribal’s. Who were the leaders associated with the rebellion? 
Sindhu and Kanhu 
3363. no taxation without representation, was the popular slogan of? 
American War of Independence 
3364. The Tribal leader who was regarded as an incarnation of God and father of the world/dhasti Aba was 
Birsa Munda
3365. Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned for ……… days in India? 
3366. Who led ‘Savarna Jatha’ from Nagarcoil to Thiruvananthapuram during the period of Vaikom Satyagraha? 
ME Naidu 
3367. Which agitation is also known as Thonnooramand Lahala’? 
Oorutambalam Revolt 
3368. A popular movement of the nineteenth Century which was much better planned organized and knit than Revolt of 1857 was 
The Wahabi Movement 
3369. With reference to the Revolt of the year 1857, who was betrayed by a friend, captured and put to death by the British?
Tantia Tope 
3370. ‘Diarchy’ was first introduced in India under 
Minto-Morely Reforms
3371. The Santhal of Rajmahal hills were provoked to rebellion in 
3372. In which year was the Starvation March of AK Gopalan from Kannur to Madras? 
3373. After the Surat Split in 1907, the second split in the congress took place in 1918 on the issue of? 
Montague Declaration 
3374. Who observed ‘The Congress in the real civil war without arms? 
Sir Syed Ahamed Khan 
3375. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was given the epithet of Lokmanya during? 
Home Rule Movement 
3376. Who was ridiculously called Kafirs by the conservative set of Muslims as they opposed his reformist activities? 
Vakkom Maulavi 
3377. During the period of the Indian freedom Struggle who started the Central Hindu School? 
Annie Besant 
3378. Through whose initiative was the Dhaka Anushilan Samit? 
Pulin Behari Das 
3379. The word ‘Adivasi’ was used for the first time to refer to the tribal people by? 
Thakkar Bappa 
3380. Aurobindo Ghosh was brilliantly defended in the Alipur Conspiracy case by? 
Chittaranjan Das 
3381. The first tribal leader who was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his ideology was? 
3382. The year of Perinad Revolt led by Ayyankali? 
3383. The visit of Mahatma Gandhi at Vaikom Satyagraha was in the year? 
3384. A novel and remarkable feature of the Civil Disobedience Movement was the widespread participation of 
3385.The Sarabandi (no tax) Campaign of 1922 was led by 
Vallabh Bhai Patel 
3386. Har Bilas Sardarwasthe author of an Act, popularly known as Sarda Act, the act was 
Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 
3387. Name the Prime Minister who visited Kerala during the liberation struggle of 1959 
Jawaharlal Nehru 
3388. Name the leader related to the ‘Muthukulam Speech of 1947? 
Mannathu Padmanabhan 
3389. The name ‘Nivarthana Prakshobam (Abstention Movement) was coined by? 
IC Chacko
3390. Rajmohan Gandhi’s Book ‘A Tale of Two Revolt’s deals with the 
Revolt of 1857 and the American Civil war 
3391. During the freedom struggle, Aruna Asaf Ali was a major woman organizer of underground activity in? 
Quit India Movement
3392. Simon Commission of 1927 was boycotted because? 
There was no Indian member in the Commission 
3393. ‘Malayali Memorial that Sought better representation for Travancoreans in the State Civil Service was presented to? 
Sree Moolam Thirunal 
3394. Who was the founder of All Indian I Harijan Sanghain 1932?
MK Gandhi 
3395. The Vaikkom Satyagraha was launched in 1924 for 
Opening the temples to the low caste Hindus
3396. The first All India Congress Socialist Conference was convened in 1984 at Patna by 
Jayaprakash Narayan 
3397. The earliest Indian Politico -economist and a great Champion of Swadeshi was? 
Dadabhai Naoroji 
3398. The Rowlatt Act (1919) enabled Govenment to suspend the right of? 
Habeas Corpus 
3399. In 1930 Mahatma Gandhi started Civil Disobedience Movement from? 
3400. The venue of Paliyam Satyagraha of 1948? 

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