“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-23

4501 Who appoints Chairman of Union Public Service Commission: 
4502 The deity at the Thycaud Ayya temple (Thiruvananthapuram) : 
4503 The first Indian film participated in the International film festival : 
4504 The first Indian film with songs : 
Bhagyachakra (Bengali)
4505 The fourth-largest island (Next to Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo): 
4506 The largest employer in the world : 
Defence department of the USA
4507 The second person to receive Bharat Ratna while serving as the Vice President : 
Dr. Zakir Hussein (1963)
4508 The Viceroy when the North-West Frontier Province was formed : 
Lord Curzon
4509 The work is also known as Shadsahasri : 
4510 When Indian Republican Army under the leadership of Surya Sen attacked the armoury of the British at Chittagong the then Viceroy was : 
Lord Irwin
4511 Which country is called the Land of Forest and Water :
4512 Who was known as  ‘‘Vaikom Veerar’’ : 
E.V.Ramaswami Naikker
4513 Who wrote “Life Divine” : 
Aurobindo Ghosh
4514 Who wrote Padmavati : 
Malik Muhammad Jayasi
4515 Who wrote the foreword to “Vivekananda Sahitya Sarvaswam” : 
Sister Nivedita
4516 The country that launched Green Revolution in Asia:
4517 The first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha : 
Meira Kumar
4518 ‘The deadliest disease is orphaning” who said this :
Mother Teresa
4519 Chikungunya is spread by :
 Aedes mosquitoes
4520 Eravikulam National Park is known for : 
Nilgiri Tahr
4521 First Indian to win an individual medal in Olympic : 
Abhinav Bindra
4522 How many years ago did man start talking : 
4523 Indian Constitution came into effect on: 
26 January 1950
4524 Industry which thrives on the banks of Hooghly River :
4525 The romantic “Prananadhan enikku nalkiya paramandarasathae” is composed by : Irayimman Thampi
4526 The social reformer called Kumaragurudevan : 
Poikayil Appachan
4527 The social reformer who said  ‘Let us now set ablaze temples’  :
 V.T. Bhattathirippad
4528 Under which Act  election was held in the Provinces of British India in 1937 : Government of India Act 1935
4529 When did Sree Narayana Guru establish Adviatashramam in Aluva: 
4530 Which Act was introduced by the British to remove the shortcomings of the Regulating Act of 1773:
 Pitt’s India Act
4531 Which fruit is called the Nature’s tonic: 
4532 Who became Chief Minister of Tiru Kochi in 1951: 
C. Kesavan
4533 Who organized ‘’Thuvayalpanthi’’  : 
Ayya Vaikundar
4534 Who prepared the draft of the Government of India Act of 1935: . 
Sir Maurice Gwyer
4535 The first country to accept Christianity as the official religion of the nation : 
4536 Jawaharlal Nehru remarked which State as ‘’Jewel of India’’ : 
4537 Jim Corbett National Park is in : 
4538 Land of Sandalwood  in Kerala : 
4539 Leader of Ezhava Memorial (1896) was : 
4540 Muhammad Ghazni attacked Somnath Temple at Gujarat : 
4541 Musician of Gwalior patronized by Akbar : 
4542 National Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Commission was formed in: 
4543 On heating, the heat is transferred from one molecule to the next is called : 
4544 Scientific name of rice : 
Oryza sativa
4545 State Fish of Kerala: 
Karimeen (Pearl spot )
4546 Malayalam University is named after : 
Thunchat Ramanujan Ezhuthachan
4547 Name the strike led by Aruna Asaf Ali, Jayaprakash Narayan and Achuth Patwardan followed by the arrest of main leaders : 
Quit India Agitation
4548 Novelist Arthur Kastler was born in : 
4549 Renowned Cartoonist Yesudasan worked for the daily :
Malayala Manorama
4550 The capital of North Korea: 
Pong Yang
4551 The election symbol of Bharatiya Janata Party :

4552 The film Bhargavi Nilayam based on the story Neelavelicham was authored by : 
Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
4553 The first city in India to be declared as the city of Sculptures: 
Kozhikode June 2012
4554 The first European disciple of Sree Narayana Guru :
Ernest Kirk
4555 The first film actor to receive Bharat Ratna : 
4556 The first space traveller of China : 
Yang Liwei (woman- Liu Yang )
4557 The architect of Indian Constitution : 
4558 The Article of Indian Constitution which gives special status to Jammu Kashmir : 
4559 The cricketer who took 50 centuries in a test match : 
Sachin Tendulkar
4560 The cultural Language of Europe : 
4561 The first jute mill was established in : 
4562 The first Olympian of Kerala : 
4563 The fluid-filled in the inner ear: 
4564 The exponent of Barcode : 
Norman Joseph Woodland
4565 The first Indian to form an organization for India’s freedom outside India  : 
V.D. Savarkar  (1906)
4566 The first National security Advisor of India : 
Brijesh Mishra
4567 The first person to become the Governor-General of India twice : 
Lord Cornwallis
4568 The first President of Swaraj Party : 
C.R. Das
4569 The first president of Travancore Devaswom Board :
Mannathu   Padmanabhan
4570 The first secretary of Swaraj Party : 
Motilal Nehru
4571 The Viceroy who cancelled the Vernacular Press Act of 1882 : 
Lord Ripon
4572 The largest island in the Indian Ocean : 
4573 The first Governor-General who passed away while in power : 
Lord Cornwallis
4574 Who led the first  burning foreign clothes in 1905 at the Pune College : 
V.D. Savarkar
4575 Emblem in the National Flag of Brazil is : 
4576 The food ingredient accepted internationally : 
4577 The Holy Book translated in all world languages: 
4578 The Mughal King who banned dance and music in his court: 
4579 The number of Portuguese speaking people are largest in : 
4580 The only American President with PhD :  
Woodrow Wilson
4581 The second five-year plan focused on: 
4582 The continent called ‘’miniature copy of the Earth’’ : 
4583 The Indian President who translated ‘The Republic’  by Plato : 
Dr. Zakir Hussein
4584 The only political leader who passed away through the Yoga process ‘’Atma samarpanam’’: 
V D Savarkar (1966)
4585 The smallest member country in NATO : 
4586 Islam Dharma  Paripalana Sangham was formed by :
Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi
4587 Mannathu  Padmanabhan was born in : 
Perunna (Kottayam district)
4588 Muktheswara temple is in : 
4589 Nathpa Jhakri dam is built across the river : 
4590 National sport of majority of the countries :   
4591 Sushrutha was a native of :
4592 The country where the currency is not decimal-based :
4593 The Tughlaq ruler who was known as ‘’Wisest fool’’ :
Muhammad Bin Tughluq
4594 Weight of Statue of Oscar Award : 
8 ½ pound
4595 When did the Jallianwala Bagh massacre occur : 
13 April 1919
4596 Where is the Parthenon temple: 
4597 Which Amendment of the Constitution ensured  33% reservation in local Self Government:
73 and 74
4598 Who led the integration of princely states after independence: 
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
4599 Who was the ex-officio Chairman of Planning Commission : 
Prime Minister
4600 What is known as Lovers’ Apple : 
4601 The first cricketer who scored 400 run in one innings :
Brian Lara

4602 “It is better to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness” is the motto of : 
Amnesty International
4603 “Speaking religion to a starving person is equivalent to insulting him”: who said this 
Swami Vivekananda
4604 Cabinet system is a contribution of : 
Robert Walpole
4605 Date of birth of Hitler : 
4606 The military initiatives are taken by the Government of India to suppress Naxal movement : 
Operation Green Hunt
4607 The southernmost port in Kerala : 
4608 The Tibetan leader  who was given political asylum by India : 
Dalai Lama
4609 The Viceroy when Cripps Mission came to India :
Lord Linlithgow
4610 To rectify the defect of the 1919 Government of India Act, the British Parliament passed : 
Government of India Act 1935
4611 When Cripps Mission failed Indian National Congress launched : 
Quit India agitation
4612 When the Conservative Party faced defeat, Sir Winston Churchill stepped down and the Labour Party assumed power with Clement Atlee as the Prime Minister. The then Indian Viceroy was : 
Lord Wavell
4613 Which is called the Satellite for knowledge : 
4614 Which newspaper instituted one of the highest prize money awards in Malayalam literature?  : 
4615 ‘Prabudda Keralam’ was launched by : 
4616 ‘Sahityakuteeram’ is the residence of : 
Pandit Karuppan
4617 ‘Atmopadesa Satakam’ by Sree Narayan Guru is written in the language:
4618 Element used in making Vanaspathi oil: 
4619 Headquarter of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics :
4620 Hibakusha is a term related to the people of : 
Japan (Atom bomb victims)
4621 How many per cent of India is Kerala : 
4622 In which year Indian Parliament celebrated Golden Jubilee : 
4623 Jimmy George Indoor Stadium is in:
4624 Mosquito produces sound by the vibration of its : 
4625 Movement along a circular path : 
Circular motion
4626 The first country to conduct an election through the internet :
4627 The first Dalit Woman to become the Chief Minister of an Indian state : 
4628 ‘’Anandamatham’’ was established by :
Brahmanada Sivayogi
4629 ‘’Dharmosmat Kuladaivatham’’ is the slogan of the daily: 
Malayala Manorama
4630 Element whose atomic number and mass number are equal: 
4631 Elephant day in Kerala is on : 
14 October
4632 Founder of Mughal Dynasty Babur was a descendant of the country : 
4633 Gateway to High range and Kuttanad : 
4634 Headquarters of Nair Service Society : 
Perunna (Changanassery)
4635 In which year Kumaranasan was born : 
4636 In which year Spain became Republic : 
4637 In which year ‘’Sree Narayana Dharma Sangham’’ was registered: 
4638 In which year the fourth state Congress session  held in Payyanur which was presided by Jawaharlal Nehru was held :  
4639 Kesavadeva Temple in ancient days was built-in :
4640 Memory Book a list of rare collections for posterity is published by : 
4641 ‘’Namma Metro’’ is the metro of : 
4642 The first limited company in Kerala : 
Punalur Paper Mills
4643 The first Literary Museum in Kerala is at : 
4644 The first Malayalee to become Chief Election Commissioner : 
4645 The first tea museum in Kerala is in : 
4646 The river that flows through the boundaries of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh : 
4647 Alamati Project is in the river : 
4648 Ancient Monument Protection Act was passed when the Viceroy was : 
Lord Curzon
4649 Army Post office starts with the number : 
4650 Editor of Yukthivadi magazine in 1928 : 
Sahodaran Ayyappan
4651 Ester with the smell of apple: 
Butyl acetate

4652 Firoz Shah Kotla is famous for the sport : 
4653 IPL is related to the sport :
4654 Kublai khan was a native of : 
4655 The Malayalam poet born in Killikurissimangalam near Thiruvilwamala , Palakkadu  : 
Kunchan Nambiar
4656 The place where Ayya Vaikundar was born :
4657 The place where Sree Narayana Guru attained Enlightenment : 
Maruthwamala (Kanyakumari district)
4658 The first wildlife sanctuary in Kerala : 
4659 The first woman Governor of Kerala : 
Jyothi Venkitachalam
4660 The first women’s college in Kerala was established at :
4661 The largest railway station in the world : 
New York Central Terminal
4662 The most abundant mineral in the world : 
4663 The Police Chief of Kerala  with the rank of Inspector General:  
Chandrasekharan Nair
4664 The scientist who first isolated Magnesium : 
Humphrey Dewey
4665 Urubamba is related to : 
4666 Which disease kills most number of children : 
4667 Who appoints the Chief Minister in Union Territories :
4668 Egg-laying mammal : 
4669 The first to get arrested on staying individual satyagraha: 
Vinobha Bhave
4670 Chemical name vitamin H : 
4671 Founder of Muslim Aikya Sangham : 
Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi
4672 Governor-General connected with ‘’Nandakumar episode’’ : 
Warren Hastings
4673 Headquarters of Benares Hindu University : 
4674 In which country Easter Rebellion took place in 1916 :
4675 In which year the first election using indelible ink was held in India : 
4676 Islam Renaissance in Kerala is led by : 
Vakkom Abdul Khader Moulavi
4677 Jessie Owens Award is connected to : 
4678 Kerala Government Department for Non Residents :
4679 Metal which is a liquid at room temperature :
4680 Second Ezhava Memorial was submitted to : 
Lord Curzon
4681 St. Patrick belonged to : 
4682 The first Administrator designated as the Governor-General of India instead of Governor-General of Bengal  :
Lord William Bentinck
4683 The first Mayor of Kolkata Corporation in 1924 : 
C.R. Das
4684 The first woman chancellor of Kerala :
Jyothi Venkitachalam
4685 The first woman police station in Kerala is at : 
4686 The Logo “ Kerala God’s Own Country “ is conceived by: 
Walter Mendez
4687 The traditional architecture of Kerala :
4688 The Viceroy who took steps to repair Taj Mahal : 
Lord Curzon
4689 Viceroy when Madras, Bombay and Calcutta Universities came into being : 
Lord Canning
4690 Vijayawada is on the banks of : 
River Krishna
4691 When the treaty of Srirangapatinam  was signed between the British and Tipu the Governor-General was : 
Lord Cornwallis
4692 Who gave the title Vagbhadananda to Kunjikannan Gurukkal : 
Alathur Sivayogi
4693 Who is known as the father of the industrial revolution: 
James Watt
4694 Who was respectfully called as Superintendent Ayya by people: 
Thycaud Ayya
4695 Next to  Chinese, Spanish and English, the language widely used is : 
4696 After the demise of C.R. Das who became the leader of Swaraj Party :   
Motilal Nehru
4697 Before the launch of Civil Disobedience, Mahathma Gandhi  wrote to which Viceroy gave details of 11 demands anticipating a way for peace :
Lord Irwin
4698 Buddha conducted his first religious discourse in Saranath which is near : 
4699 Doctrine of Lapse introduced by Dalhousie was withdrawn by : 
Lord Canning
4700 During the first Anglo Mysore War, the Governor-General  was : 
Warren Hastings
4701 Headquarters of East Coast Railway: 

4702 Indian Air Force Museum is in : 
New Delhi
4703 Name the Viceroy who made legal the punishment process framed by Lord Macaulay : 
Lord Canning
4704 Nivedita the disciple of Swami Vivekananda was a native of : 
4705 Parswanathan the 23rd  Tirthankara of Jain was a prince of : 
4706 Pitch is related to the game : 
4707 Which organization influenced Ayyankali to launch Sadhujana Paripalana Sangahm : 
4708 Cryolite is an ore of which metal: 
4709 During which agitation parallel Governments in Baliya and Satara came into power: 
Quit India Movement
4710 In which year Brahmananda Shivayogi was born : 
4711 In which year Moppila rebels and soldiers encountered at Pookkottur  : 
4712 Indian Scientist who passed away in an air crash in 1966:
Homi Jahangir Bhabha
4713 Founder of “Indian Association”  the first political organization with a national perspective : 
Surendranath Banerjee
4714 In which year Alexander attacked India : 
327-326 BC
4715 Mother of Akbar : 
Hamidabhanu Begum
4716 Rain clouds are : 
4717 While presiding the Congress session on31 December 1929 at Lahore Jawaharlal Nehru declared that the aim of Congress is complete independence. The then Viceroy was : 
Lord Irwin
4718 Who wrote ‘’Harivamsa Puranam’’ : 
4719 The first State in India to establish two data centres:
4720 Thalakkal Chandu Memorial is at : 
4721 The first woman detective novelist in Malayalam : 
Bhadra N. Menon
4722 Author of ‘’Guru’’ a novel based on the life of Sree Narayana Guru : 
4723 Barabati Stadium is in : 
4724 Basaveswar is a social reformer of : 
4725 Chalukya King who conquered vengi in 611 from the Pallavas : 
Pulikesin II
4726 Which is known as the ‘’Holy City’’ : 
4727 When did Marthanda Varma ascend throne in Travancore: 
1729 AD
4728 Home of Eskimos : 
4729 ‘Rajya Samacharam’ the first newspaper in Malayalam was published from : 
4730 Titanium is purified by: 
Van Arkel Method
4731 Where was Napoleon crowned as the French Emperor : 
Notre Dame Cathedral
4732 The American President who resigned on allegations :
Richard Nixon
4733 The Declaration of Independence of U.S.A. is known as: 
The Perfume
4734 The dynasty referred to in Mudrarakshasam : 
Nanda Dynasty
4735 The founder of Alexandria : 
Alexander the Great
4736 Ural mountain ranges separate Europe from the continent : 
4737 Where did Aryans settle in India first : 
4738 Which country is called the Sawmill of Europe :
4739 Which is known as ‘Desert continent’: 
4740 Who established an independent dynasty in Bengal when Mughal dynasty declined:   
Murshid Ali Khan
4741. The ‘Last Judgment ’  was painted by : 
4742. The Congress session which passed Quit India resolution in 1942 was held at: 
4743. The district in Kerala which stands first in producing electricity from water : 
4744. The popular novelist Arthur Kesler is a native of: 
4745.  National river of Pakistan : 
4746. In football, the distance between poles in the goal post is :
7.32 meters
4747. The First Party Congress of the Communist Party of India was held in :
4748. The maximum number of members from the States to Lok Sabha : 
4749. The organization which is connected with  the list of World Heritage sites: 
4750. Dewan who exiled Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai: 
P. Rajagopalachari 

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