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Name the state of India where diamond mines are mainly found?
– Madhya Pradesh
Where were huge amounts of uranium recently found?
– Andhra Pradesh
Name the first heavyweight boxer to go undefeated throughout his career?
– Rocky Marciano
Which is the largest river delta of India?
– Ganga
How many postal zones are there in India, under the PIN Code System?
– 8
Who elects the Vice President of India?
– Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Which state in South India have a thermal station at Tuticorin?
– Tamil Nadu
Name the mineral found in Zawar mines?
– Zinc
Which states are known for Cauvery Water dispute?
– Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Which region of India is associated with pine forests?
– Uttarakhand
Which fund can be used to meet the unanticipated expenditure without the prior approval of the Parliament?
– Contingency
Fund of India Name the largest oil refinery of India?
– Vadodara
Who was the First Election Commissioner of India?
– Sukumar Sen
Name the state of India having longest coastline as on 2011?
– Andhra Pradesh
What is the name of India’s first aircraft carrier?
– INS Vikrant
What is the maximum period of gap between any two sessions of the Indian Parliament?
– Six months
Who is the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces in India?
– The President
What is the name of first Indian aircraft developed by Government laboratory with private fund?
– Eagle
What is the aim of   the ‘Biosphere Reserve Project’?
– Protecting Flora and Fauna
What is the estimated premature deaths caused annually by outdoor air pollution, according to the first pollution survey carried out by World Health Organisation in Sept.,2011?
– 1.34 millions
Name the Indian state where the game of Polo is said to have originated?
– Manipur
What is the objective of the project “Bhoomi Keralam” launched by the state government?
– To conduct a survey of the land.
Which state introduced a high tech foodgrain rationing system to ensure timely supply of the foodgrains to people living below poverty line?
– Karnataka
What are the objectives of the Mission Chandrayaan-1?
– Preparing dimensional atlas of the lunar surface.
– Chemical mapping of the entire lunar surface.
– Locating minerals in the soil of moon.
Which award was given to Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in 2008?
– Bharat Ratna

Which state government had announced that it would provide a special package of incentives to Employment Intensive Industries?
– Bihar
Which state has maximum density of canals?
– Uttar Pradesh
Which state of India has highest production of tea?
– Assam
The Prime Minister is chairman of which commision?
– Planning Commission
By whom is the Vice-President of the Indian Union elected?
– Members of both the Houses of Parliament.
Where the third India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) summit took place?
– New Delhi
Which state has decided to set up Arsenic Removal Plants in all the districts of the state to provide arsenic free drinking water to all people by 2010-2011?
– West Bengal
Where is India’s Space Rocket Launching Centre situated?
– Sriharikota
With which country India has signed Nuclear Agreement besides USA named as   Cooperation Agreement for peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy? 
– France
Where at present the BRAHMOS missiles   are assembled?
– Hyderabad
Who wrote the book ” Gita Govinda”?
– Jayadeva
Who was the only Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi?
– Razia Sultana
Which is the highest military award for valour in India?
– Param Vir Chakra
Which is the longest river of India?
– Ganga
Which is the place experiencing minimum and maximum temperatures -28.3 degree Celsius   and 15 degree Celsius respectively?
– Leh
Why Shimla is cooler than Amritsar though they have same latitude?
– Because Shimla is at higher elevation.
“Nokia” the telecom company belongs to which country?
– Finland
What is Dry Ice?
– Solidified Carbon Dioxide
Name the leader under whom India’s first coalition government in New Delhi was formed?
– Morarji Desai
Where are relics of Buddha preserved?
– Stupa

On whose written advice President can proclaim Emergency?
– Prime Minister
To whom President of India can write if he wants to resign from office?
– Vice President of India
Name the mountain range which stretches from Gujarat in the West to Delhi in the North?
– Aravallis
Who brought and installed two Asokan pillars in Delhi?
– Firozeshah Tughluq
Which river is related to Nagarjun Sagar Project?
– Krishna
What is the new name of Burma?
– Myanmar
In which Amendment Right to property was removed from the list of Fundamental rights?
– Forty-fourth Amendment
Who appoints the Chairman and members of State Public Service Commission?
– Governor
What is the maximum duration for which the Vice President can officiate as the President of India?
– 6 months
Name the person who presided over the first session of Indian National Congress in 1885?
– W.C Bannerjee
Who is called “Grand Old Man of India”?
– Dadabhai Naoroji
Who was the first Indian elected to the leadership of Communist International?
– M.N Roy
Where is Pushkar lake located?
– Rajasthan

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