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General Awareness India

Which age group children in India are ensured free and compulsory education?
–   6-14 years
What are GM Crops?
– Genetically Modified Crops.
Where is   head office of the   State Bank of India located?
– Mumbai
What is the upper house of parliament known as?
– The Rajya Sabha
Kathakali   a folk dance is prevalent in which state?
– Kerala
Who composed the national song of India (Vande Maatram)?
– Bankim Chandra Chatterji
On which era is the Indian National Calender based?
– Saka era
Which country was under the grip of a severe earthquake followed by tsunami recently?
– Japan
What is the designation of the chairperson of Lok Sabha?
While playing with which team Rahul Dravid completed his 10,000 runs in the Test cricket?
– South Africa
Which game is associated with Agha Khan Cup?
– Hockey
Where is Union Budget presented firstly?
– The Lok Sabha
Which is the India’s largest public sector commercial bank at present?  
– State Bank of India 
What is the ratio of width of our National flag to its length? 
– 2:3
Who painted the masterpiece “Hamsa Damayanti”?
– Raja Ravi Varma
In India, who issues one rupee coins and notes as well as subsidiary coins?
– The Reserve Bank of India
How is population density in India defined?
– The number of persons per square kilometre.
When was Sangeet Natak Akademi set up by Government of India?
– 1953
Which musical instrument is said to be invented by Amir Khusro?
– Sitar
Where is Boat Race a popular sport?
– Kerala

The Rath Yatra at Puri   is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity?
– Jagannath
In which state is Ganesh Otsav celebrated?
– Maharashtra
From where are the words “Satyameva Jayate” (inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India) taken?
–  Mundak Upanishad
What are the bank deposits that can be withdrawn without notice called?
– Demand deposits
What is the practice of selling goods in a foreign country at a price below their domestic selling price is called?
– Dumping
Who propounded the Market Law?
– J.B.Say
Triple vaccine is administered to a new born child to save him from which diseases?
– Whooping cough, tetanus and diphtheria.
Which country has an Unwritten Constitution?
– UK
The World famous ‘Peacock Throne’ was kept in which Mughal building?
– New Agra Fort
Where is the birth place of Guru Nanak Ji?
– Talwandi
Motilal Nehru and Chittaranjan Das were the founder members of which party?
– Swarajya Party
From which mines was the famous Kohinoor diamond produced?
– Golconda

Who was the first speaker of Independent India’s Lok Sabha?
– G.V. Mavalankar
Who presented the first Union Budget of Independent India?
– R.K. Shanmukham Chetty (1947)
Who won the title of Miss Universe in 2011 held in Sao Paulo?
– Leila Lopes of Angola
Who is the first Indo-Canadian to take command of a Canadian regiment?
– Harjit  Singh Sajjan (joined Canadian army in 1989)
When comes death anniversary of Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia (founder of The Tribune)?
– 9th  September (passed into eternity 113 years ago)
Who is given Rashtriya Gaurav Award in 2011?
– Prof. Sukhmeen Kaur Hanjraw, Head of Department of Computer Sciences in Khalsa college, Patiala (this award is given few extraordinary people who have specialised in various fields like science and technology, education, industry, fine arts, politics and social work)
On 15th September, 2011 which Minister was awarded the Agriculture Leadership award in New Delhi?
– Minister   Sham Lal Sharma ( Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture)
When was 64th Raising Day   of Western Command celebrated?
– 15th September, 2011 at its headquarters in   Chandimandir (Chandigarh)
Year 2011 is observed by Army as what?
– Year of Disabled Soldiers
Which hockey team won the Asian Championship Trophy at Ordos(China) in 2011?
– India

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