Kathakali, Mohiniatam and Ottamthullal are the famous dances of


Options: Kerala,    Karnataka,    Orissa,    Tamil Nadu

Ans:A,A


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Mumps is a disease caused by
Options: fungus,    bacterium,    virus,    None of these

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The imaginary line on the earth's surface, which closely follows the 180 º meridian, is called the
Options: International Date Line,    Tropic of Cancer,    Equator,    Prime Meridian

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The Mistral is
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Which of the following is NOT a type of expansion slot or bus design used in Advanced-Technology class systems?
Options: PCMCIA,    ISA,    PROM,    EISA

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Shaurya Chakra made up of bronze is awarded for
Options: gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy,    most conspicuous bravery for some act of self sacrifice,    gallantry in the presence of enemy,    None of the above

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Where is the sports stadium, Green Park, located?
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The soils whose parent material tend to be rich in sand are
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Track and field star Carl Lewis won how many gold medals at the 1984 Olympic games?
Options: Two,    Three,    Four,    Eight

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K.S. Ranjit Singhji was
Options: first Bar-at-law,    first Air Marshal,    first Indian test cricketer,    first Field Marshal

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The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is given by which of the following organisations?
Options: Council for Scientific and industrial research,    Indian Council for Agricultural Research,    Indian National Science Academy,    ISRO

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Photosynthesis generally takes place in which parts of the plant?
Options: Leaf and other chloroplast bearing parts,    stem and leaf,    Roots and chloroplast bearing parts,    Bark and leaf

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Which of the following is not an agency of U.N.?
Options: World Health Organisation,    Food and Agricultural Organisation,    International Committee of the Red Cross,    International Monetary Fund

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The moon orbits the earth at a mean distance approximately
Options: 0.384 million km,    149.6 million km,    579 million km,    227.9 million km

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Monotremes are unique mammals because they
Options: posses hair,    give birth to live young,    secret milk in a pouch,    lay eggs

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The term 'Tee' is connected with
Options: Badminton,    Golf,    Bridge,    Polo

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Which of the following English films was the first one to be dubbed in Hindi?
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Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor. He invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, studied electricity, discovered the Gulf Stream, started the first library, and on and on. Among his many other inventions, what musical instrument did he invent?
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Habeas Corpus Act 1679
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What Major League Baseball player holds the record for all-time career high batting average?
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When did India hosted the Common wealth meeting?
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Eravikulam National Park
Options: Karnataka,Kerala,Tripura,MadhyaPradesh

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The Harmattan is
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Ans:D,D


Who won the maximum number of gold medals in Hiroshima Asian Games?
Options: China,    India,    South Korea,    Japan

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The minerals resources of north-eastern zone include
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On a rainy day, small oil films on water show brilliant colours. This is due to
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Permanent hardness of water may be removed by the addition of
Options: sodium carbonate,    alum,    potassium permanganate,    lime

Ans:A,A


What is the density of population in Chandigarh?
Options: 7,902/sq. km,    1,008/sq. km,    5,512/sq. km,    2,669/sq. km

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How do you subscribe to an Internet mailing list?
Options: Contact your Internet service provider,    Send e-mail to the list manager,    Telephone the mailing list webmaster,    Send a letter to the list

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Who was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2000?
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The 'Cannes Award' is given for excellence in which field?
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The number of g-molecule of oxygen in 6.02 x 1024CO molecules is
Options: 1 gram of molecule,    0.5 gram of molecule,    5 gram of molecule,    10 gram of molecule

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In which world cup cricket final, Australia beat England?
Options: 1983, Lord's - England,    1987, Kolkata - India,    1992, Melbourne - Australia,    1996, Lahore - Pakistan

Ans:B,B


A computer virus that actively attacks an anti-virus program or programs in an effort to prevent detection is...
Options: Worm,    Retrovirus,    Trojan,    Ghost virus

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What furniture item was invented by California furniture designer Charles Prior Hall in 1968?
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The main aim of SAARC is
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Chris Evert's name is associated with which sports?
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What is the normal red blood count per cubic mm?
Options: 2 million red blood cells,    3 million red blood cells,    4 million red blood cells,    5 million red blood cells

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Dachigam National Park
Options: Jammu and Kashmir,Kerala,Tripura,MadhyaPradesh

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How many players are there in Water Polo team?
Options: 4,    5,    6,    7

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Which company carries the construction of submarines, missile-boats and destroyers and so on for the India navy and offshore supply vessels and well-head platforms and so on?
Options: Mazgaon Dock Limited (MDL),    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineering Limited (GRSE),    Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL),    None of the above

Ans:A,A


When did Sachin Tendulkar make his Test debut?
Options: 1986,    1991,    1990,    1989

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When was the first lawn mower invented?
Options: 1830,    1854,    1835,    1849

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The members of the parliamentary committee
Options: are appointed by the president in consultation with the prime minister,    are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the speaker,    are taken from various groups and parties in Parliament in proportion to their respective strength,    both (b) and (c)

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Natural radioactivity was discovered by
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Todar Mal was
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In which language did 'Dr. Masti Venkatesh Iyengar' write?
Options: Malayalam,    Tamil,    Telugu,    Kannada

Ans:D,D


Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of
Options: Asia,    Africa,    Europe,    Australia

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The head quarters of Sahitya Akademi is at
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'.MOV' extension refers usually to what kind of file?
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Lal Bahadur Shastri is also known as
Options: Guruji,    Man of Peace,    Punjab Kesari,    Mahamana

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