“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

GK Questions with Answers

1. Who founded the Brahmo Samaj

Ans. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

2. Where is the headquarters of the United Nations located?

Ans. New York

3. At present how many countries are members of the United Nations?

Ans. 193

4. How many countries are members of the United Nations Security Council?

Ans. 15

5. How many countries are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council?

Ans. 5

6. Where is the International Court of Justice located?

Ans. in The Hague, Holland

7. Who was the Indian who gave a speech in Hindi at United Nations General Assembly?

Ans. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

8. For how many years are the temporary members of the United Nations Security Council elected?

Ans. 2 years

9. Which country became the 193rd member of the United Nations?

Ans. South Sudan

10. Port Louis is the capital of which country?

Ans. of Mauritius

11. When is Hindi Diwas celebrated?

Ans. 14 September

12. By which article of the constitution was Hindi declared as the national language?

Ans. Article 343

13. After how many years have the Olympic Games been organized?

Ans. 4 years

14. India’s highest award is

Ans. Bharat Ratna

15. Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly formed to make the Constitution of India?

Ans. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

16. For which product is Aligarh famous?

Ans. to make locks

17. In which Indian state is the ‘Visakhapatnam’ port located?

Ans. Andhra Pradesh

18. How many planets are there in our solar family?

Ans. 8

19. Whose work is ‘Shahnama’?

Ans. Firdausi

20. Where did the last Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar die?

Ans. Rangoon

21. What was the name of Mahatma Gandhi’s wife?

Ans. Kasturba Gandhi

22. Who was the founder of the Indian National Congress?

Ans. A. O. Hume

23. Who was the first Indian Governor General of independent India?

Ans. C. Rajagopalachari

24. Who founded Prarthana Samaj?

Ans. Atmaram Pandurang

25. Maldives is the island of which ocean?

Ans. Indian Ocean

26. The boundary between India and Pakistan was determined?

Ans. by Radcliffe Line

27. In which state is the Dhauliganga Public Power Project located?

Ans. Uttar Pradesh

28. The coronation of Shivaji took place in-

Ans. In 1674 AD

29. Where did the British set up their first factory in India?

Ans. face

30. Where is the Gobi desert located?

Ans. in Mongolia

31. What are the names of the cities located at both ends of the Suez Canal?

Ans. Suez and Port Said

32. Who discovered the sea route to India via ‘Cape of Good Hope’?

Ans. Vasco da Gama

33. Where was the earliest Dutch colony in India?

Ans. Masulipatnam

34. How many times Shivaji looted Surat?

Ans. twice

35. Who was the first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress?

Ans. Badruddin Tyabji

36. Who was the first English President of the Indian National Congress?

Ans. George Yule

37. Which Brigadier was associated with the Jallianwala Bagh incident?

Ans. general dyer

38. Which is the planet at the closest distance from the Earth?

Ans. Venus

39. Where is the ozone layer located?

Ans. in the stratosphere

40. Who was the founder of ‘Servants of India Society’?

Ans. Yes. Of. Gokhale

41. Who founded ‘Bharat Sevak Samaj’?

Ans. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

42. Where are Savanna grasslands found?

Ans. in Africa

43. Damascus is the capital of which country?

Ans. of Syria

44. Which lake is situated between Hyderabad and Secunderabad?

Ans. Hussain Sagar Lake

45. Who was the first woman ruler of India?

Ans. Razia Sultan

46. In which country paper was invented?

Ans. China

47. The lightest metal is

Ans. lithium

48. The heaviest metal is

Ans. osmium

49. The hardest metal is

Ans. platinum

50. Which is the largest ocean in the world?

Ans. Pacific Ocean

51. Invented radar

Ans. Taylor & Young

52. Who discovered gravity

Ans. Newton

53. X-rays discovered

Ans. Rontgen

54. D.N. A. modeled the structure

Ans. Watson and Crick

55. Who gave the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”?

Ans. Bhagat Singh

56. Who gave the slogan “You give me blood, I will give you freedom”?

Ans. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

57. Who gave the slogan “Maro Firangi Ko”?

Ans. Mangal Pandey

58. Who gave the slogan “Sarfaroshi ki tamanna, ab hamare dil mein hai, dekhna hai zor kitna baaju-e-kaatil mein hai”?

Ans. Ramprasad Bismil

59. Who gave the title of Mahatma to Gandhiji?

Ans. Rabindranath Tagore

60. The best coal is

Ans. anthracite

61. Nobel gas is called

Ans. helium

62. Who was the author of the book ‘My Experiments with Truth’?

Ans. Mahatma Gandhi

63. Which is the highest Indian award given in the field of film?

Ans. Dadasaheb Phalke Award

64. Who is called Shakespeare of India?

Ans. to Kalidas

65. When was the Battle of Plassey?

Ans. 1757 AD

66. Who is the first person to step on the moon?

Ans. Neil Armstrong

67. Who is the first Indian to go into space?

Ans. Rakesh Sharma

68. What is the name of the first Indian satellite and when was it released?

Ans. Aryabhata Sun, in 1975

69. Who is the current Secretary General of the United Nations?

Ans. Ban-ki-moon

70. Pengha disease is caused by the deficiency of?

Ans. iodine

71. Which gland secretes insulin?

Ans. pancreatic

72. With which game is Durand Cup related?

Ans. Football

73. How many Indian languages have been recognized in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution?

Ans. 22

74. What is the currency of China?

Ans. Yuan

75. What is the first element to be made in the laboratory?

Ans. urea

75 Gk Questions In English With Answers

76. What is the first satellite left by India?

Ans. Aryabhata

77. Discovered penicillin?

Ans. Alexander Fleming

78. Who discovered the smallpox vaccine?

Ans. Jenner

79. Who is the father of biology?

Ans. Aristotle

80. Who is the inventor of dynamite?

Ans. Alfred Noble

81. Which is the biggest bone?

Ans. femur of thigh

82. Which is the smallest bone?

Ans. stapes ear

83. Which is the biggest flower in the world?

Ans. rafflesia

84. Which vitamin contains cobalt

Ans. B12

85. Anemia is cured by which vitamin?

Ans. B12

86. Which part of the body is affected by typhoid

Ans. Intestine

86. Who discovered the rabies vaccine

Ans. Louis Pasteur

87. Cholera and TB bacteria were discovered

Ans. Robert Koch (1982)

88. Who started the ‘Bhoodan Movement’?

Ans. Vinobha Bhave

89 When was the battle of Plassey?

Ans. 1757 AD

90. Which line is parallel to the equator?

Ans. latitude

91. The capital of Manipur is

Ans. Imphal

92. Which city of India is known as ‘Pink City’?

Ans. Jaipur

93. When was the atomic bomb dropped on Japan?

Ans. in 1945

94. Which country is known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’?

Ans. Japan

95. Who was the first President of the Republic of India?

Ans. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

96. Who presides over the meetings of Rajya Sabha?

Ans. vice president

97. Where is the famous Shilotkirna (stone cut) Kailash temple located?

Ans. Ellora

98. How many longitudes does the earth travel in one hour?

Ans. 15°

99. When was the civil disobedience movement started?

Ans. 1930

100. Apart from the national anthem of India, Rabindranath Tagore wrote the national anthem of which other country?

Ans. Bangladesh

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