General Knowledge India:August 17 Interactive Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which Indian state is the largest producer in the world of the golden coloured 'Muga' silk ?
    • A. 

      Assam

    • B. 

      Orissa

    • C. 

      West Bengal

    • D. 

      Karnataka

  • 2. 
    Which Indian freedom fighter was popularly called 'Mahamana' ?
    • A. 

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • B. 

      Jai Prakash Narain

    • C. 

      Gopal Hari Deshmukh

    • D. 

      Madan Mohan Malaviya

  • 3. 
    Which Indian state would you be in if you were watching birds at Ranganathittu Birds Sanctuary, situated on an island in the Kaveri river ?
    • A. 

      Karnataka

    • B. 

      Maharashtra

    • C. 

      Tamil Nadu

    • D. 

      Andhra Pradesh

  • 4. 
    'Anandmath', 'Durgeshnondini' and 'Kapalkundala' novels were authored by which Bengali writer ?
    • A. 

      Rabindranath Tagore

    • B. 

      Sharat Chandra Chatterjee

    • C. 

      Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

    • D. 

      Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay

  • 5. 
    Baglihar Dam, also known as Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Project, in Jammu & Kashmir is built across which river ?
    • A. 

      Beas

    • B. 

      Chenab

    • C. 

      Jhelum

    • D. 

      Sutlej

  • 6. 
    Where was the first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) established in 1961 ?
    • A. 

      Kolkata

    • B. 

      Bengaluru

    • C. 

      Ahmedabad

    • D. 

      Lucknow

  • 7. 
    On 28 May 2008, the Indian Air Force attained the Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS) capability by procuring the Phalcon radar (mounted on Russian plane IL-76) from which country ?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Israel

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 8. 
    Which India born physicist invented the 'Optical Fibre' ?
    • A. 

      C.V. Raman

    • B. 

      Satyendra Nath Bose

    • C. 

      Homi J. Bhabha

    • D. 

      Narinder Singh Kapany

  • 9. 
    Which was the only session of Indian National Congress (INC) presided over by Mahatma Gandhi ?
    • A. 

      Surat (1907)

    • B. 

      Belgaum (1924)

    • C. 

      Lahore (1929)

    • D. 

      Tripuri (1939)

  • 10. 
    On account of its numerous temples, which city is also known as the 'Cathedral City of India' ?
    • A. 

      Madurai (Tamil Nadu)

    • B. 

      Haridwar (Uttarakhand)

    • C. 

      Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

    • D. 

      Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)

  • 11. 
    Which Indian state does not have any scheduled tribe community ?
    • A. 

      Sikkim

    • B. 

      Haryana

    • C. 

      Gujarat

    • D. 

      Tamil Nadu

  • 12. 
    Which Ramon Magsaysay award winner founded the 'Asha for Education', a secular organisation dedicated to bring socio-economic change in India by focusing on basic education ?
    • A. 

      Sandeep Pandey

    • B. 

      Lakshmi Chand Jain

    • C. 

      Pandurang Shastri Athavale

    • D. 

      Mahesh Chandra Mehta

  • 13. 
    In which city would you come across 'Deeksha Bhoomi', where Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism along with thousand of his Dalit followers on 14 October 1956 ?
    • A. 

      Bodh Gaya (Bihar)

    • B. 

      Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh)

    • C. 

      Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh)

    • D. 

      Nagpur (Maharashtra)

  • 14. 
    The weapon based Dravidian martial art 'Silambam' is native of which south Indian state ?
    • A. 

      Kerala

    • B. 

      Tamil Nadu

    • C. 

      Karnataka

    • D. 

      Andhra Pradesh

  • 15. 
    Which Indian lady writer authored Onasis award winning play 'Harvest', highlighting the controversial issue of organ trading in poverty-stricken areas ?
    • A. 

      Kiran Desai

    • B. 

      Jhumpa Lahiri

    • C. 

      Manjula Padmanabhan

    • D. 

      Arundhati Roy

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