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General Knowledge Questions and Answers for APPSC / TSPSC Groups Exams

1. When was Earth Overshoot Day 2013 observed?
A. Aug-19
B. Aug-20
C. Aug-21
D. Aug-22

2. STAR is the recently notified scheme of National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward by Government of India. What is STAR acronym for?
A. Standard Training Assessment and Reward
B. Skill Training Assessment and Reward
C. Standard Training Advancement and Reward
D. Skill Training Advancement and Reward
3. According to the latest Forbes list of world players, who among the following is the highest-paid athlete?
A. Rafael Nadal
B. Roger Federer
C. Tiger Woods
D. Kobe Bryant
4. Where in human body is Immunoglobulin found most abundantly?
A. IgA
B. IgM
C. IgG
D. IgD
5. Which of the following commodities Union Government has banned from free duty import?
A. Flat Screen TVs
B. LED Lamps
C. Smart phones
D. Computers
6. Identify the country that produce substantial amount of Coffee in the world?
1.India
2.Brazil
3.Ethiopia
4.Ivory Coast
Choose the correct option: 
A. Only 1 & 2
B. Only 2 & 3
C. Only 2, 3 & 4
D. 1, 2, 3 & 4
7. The steep depreciation in Rupee benefits which of the following in short term?
1. Small traders at tech hubs
2. Exporters
3. Importers
4. Indian Tourists who visit USA
Choose the correct option from the codes given below: 
A. Only 1 & 2
B. Only 2 & 4
C. Only 2
D. Only 1 & 3
8. What is the sex ratio in India of females per thousand males?.
A. 931
B. 938
C. 943
D. 954
9. What is India’s tax-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio?
A. 6.30%
B. 7.80%
C. 8.90%
D. 9.30%
10. Which of the following ministries hold “The Forward Market Commission “under its purview?
A. Minister of Consumer Affairs
B. Ministry of Finance
C. Ministry of Agriculture
D. Ministry of Commerce
11. Which among the following companies have to shell out some amount towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability activities, according to the Companies Bill 2013,?
1. Government Companies with profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 500 crore and above
2. Government Companies with profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 100 crore and above
3. Private Companies with turn over of Rs. 500 Crore or more
4. Private Companies with net worth of Rs 200 crore or more
Choose the correct option from the codes given below: 
A. Only 1 & 2
B. Only 2 & 3
C. Only 1, 2 & 3
D. 1, 2, 3 & 4
12. Identify the source of funds which are highly concessional or interest-free loans and grants?
A. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
B. International Development Association
C. International Finance Corporation
D. Asian Development Bank
13. Bridging the current account deficit can be done using?
1. Improving domestic production of coal
2. Exporting more software
3. Rising Minimum Support Prices
4. Attracting more foreign tourists
Choose the correct option from the codes given below: 
A. Only 1 & 2
B. Only 1, 2 & 4
C. Only 2, 3 & 4
D. 1, 2, 3 & 4
14. Bhartiya Mahila Bank is headquartered at? 
A. New Delhi 
B. Mumbai 
C. Kolkata 
D. Chennai
15. A new slab of 35% Income Tax liability has been created for those who earn more than __? A. Rs. 1 Crore 
B. Rs. 5 Crore 
C. Rs. 10 Crore 
D. Rs. 20 Crore
16. Identify the place, which is NOT a major handicraft hub of India catering to global markets? 
A. Moradabad 
B. Jaipur 
C. Jodhpur 
D. Patna
17. With which of the following sports are the Ryder Cup and Curtis Cup associated? 
A. Soccer 
B. Volleyball 
C. Golf 
D. Tennis
18. To which of the following category does “Sindhurakshak” related to?  
A. Aircraft carrier 
B. Submarine 
C. Anti-aircraft gun 
D. Multi-purpose fighter
19. “Sair-e-Watan” an educational- cum-motivational tour was organized by which of the following institutions? 
A. Rastriya Rifles Battalion 
B. National Cadet Corps 
C. National Security Guard 
D. Assam Rifles
20. Identify the largest producer of Jute amongst the SAARC countries? 
A. India 
B. Bangladesh 
C. Nepal 
D. Bhutan
21.  Where is The Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary located? 
A. Assam 
B. Arunachal Pradesh 
C. Himachal Pradesh 
D. Uttarakhand
22. Name the company, which has entered the agriculture insurance area by launching the weather and yield-based crop insurance in scheme in some states of India? 
A. Reliance 
B. Tata 
C. SBI 
D. Aviva 
23.  India’s first Economic Survey was released in which year? 
A.  1952-53 
B. 1957-58 
C. 1961-62 
D. 1978-79
24. Charon is the largest moon of which of the following planets? 
A. Pluto 
B. Uranus 
C. Saturn 
D. Venus
25. Identify the place where the intersection of the Equator and Prime Meridian (zero degrees latitude and longitude) happens? 
A. Mozambique Channel 
B. Gulf of Guinea 
C. Gulf of Aden 
D. Ivory Coast

26. Which language Linguistic Expert Committee has recommended for classical language status? 
A. Odia 
B. Gujarati 
C. Bengali
D. Hindi
27. BRICS Business Council 2013 was hosted at? 
A. New Delhi 
B. Beijing 
C. Johannesburg 
D. Durban
28. The famous book “My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions” is authored by? 
A. A P J Abdul Kalam 
B. Sachin Tendulkar 
C. Pranab Mukherjee 
D. Amartya Sen
29. Name the newly appointed Chairperson of National School of Drama? 
A. Girish Carnad 
B. Ratan Thiyam 
C. U R Anantha Murthy 
D. Anupam Khair
30. To which of the following is the deadly rust disease of “Ug99” associated? 
A. Paddy 
B. Wheat 
C. Barley 
D. Maize
31. The High Level Committee set up to assess the status of Scheduled Tribes (STs) is being chaired by? 
A. Usha Ramanathan 
B. Virginius Xaxa 
C. Joseph Bara 
D. Abhay Bang
32. To which country does Sprinter Usain Bolt,fastest person,belongs to? 
A. Somali 
B. Ukraine 
C. Jamaica 
D. Kenya
33. To which of the following is The Sinai Peninsula related? 
A. Israel 
B. Egypt 
C. Syria 
D. Oman
34. Who determines the remuneration payable to the Attorney General of India? 
A. President of India 
B. Prime Minister 
C. Law Minister 
D. Parliament
35.  Footloose industry refers to which of the following terms? 
A. Retail Trade Business 
B. Scattered Industries 
C. Polluting Industries 
D. Unorganized Sector
36. Name the state which has got approval from the RBI to launch Islamic Banking? 
A. Karnataka 
B. Assam 
C. Kerala 
D. Goa
37. Which is the first state to have used “Verifiable Paper Audit Trial (VVPAT)” in their election process?
A. Goa 
B. Nagaland 
C. Assam 
D. Tripura
38.  Which of the following telecom companies has launched “One Rupee Entertainment Store”? 
A. Airtel 
B. Reliance 
C. Idea 
D. Vodafone
39. Polio is considered to be endemic in which of the following nations? 
1.Pakistan 
2.Nigeria 
3.India 
4.Afghanistan 
Chose the correct answer: 
A. Only 1 & 2 
B. Only 2 & 3 
C. Only 3 & 4 
D. Only 1, 2 & 4


40.  Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal 2013 has been conferred to? 
A. Harshwanti Bisht 
B. Rekha Sharma 
C. Chandra Prabha Aitwal 
D. Sumana Nagarkar 
41. What is the maximum number of colleges that can be affiliated to any university according to the proposal by The Rashtriya Uchattar Shiksha Abhiyan? 
A. 150 
B. 200 
C. 250 
D. 300
42. Name the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the America? 
A. Olinguito 
B. Loxodonta 
C. Ursus americanus 
D. Mustelid
43. Name the next ambassador and permanent representative of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament? 
A. Vinay Prasad 
B. Krishna Soodh 
C. Bala Venkatesh Verma 
D. Ramachandra Iyer 
44. Which of the following cricket legends was coached by “Desh Prem Azad”, who passed away recently? 
A. Sachin Tendulkar 
B. Saurav Ganguly 
C. Kapil Dev 
D. Rahul Dravid
45. “Biotic Index” determines pollution of which of the following? 
A. Water 
B. Air 
C. Soil 
D. All the above
46. Which of the following countries celebrate its Independence Day on August 15th apart from India? 
1.South Korea 
2.Pakistan 
3.Bahrain 
4.Republic of Congo 
Choose the correct answer from the given options below: 
A. Only 1 & 4 
B. Only 1,2 & 3 
C. Only 1, 2 & 4 
D. Only 1, 3 & 4
47. NOWA is a new wing set up by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.What does NOWA stand for? 
A. National Onshore Wind Energy Authority 
B. National Offshore Wind Energy Authority 
C. National Oil and Wind Energy Authority 
D. Natural Oil and Wind Energy Authority
48. Name the brand ambassadors of “Indian Badminton League”? 
A. Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan 
B. Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla 
C. Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone 
D. Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
49. Which of the following country is holding the Chairmanship of Arctic Council? 
A. Canada 
B. Russia 
C. Finland 
D. USA
50. Rajya Sabha has declared lakhipur-Bhanga Stretch of the Barak River as National Waterway. Where is it located? 
A. North India 
B. South India 
C. North East India 
D. Central India

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