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Some Selected Important GK bits for all Competitive Exams 2013

1. Who is known as Modern Bhoja ?
Answer: Krishnadeva Raya

2. Who started Shudhi Movement ?
Answer: Dayananda Saraswathy

3. Which Pakistan President signed the Tashkent Agreement  ?
Answer: Ayub Khan

4. Which Substance is known as Philosopher's wool ?
Answer: Zinc Oxide

5. Which Vitamin helps in the absorption of Calcium ?
Answer: Vitamin D

6.Who discovered Rh Factor ?
Answer: Karl Landsteiner (the same person discovered Blood Group)

7. Who wrote the book Harmonies of World ?
Answer: Kepler

8. Where is the Headquarters of Amnesty International ?
Answer: London

9. Which is the shortest River in the world ?
Answer: Roe
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10. The image formed on the Retina of the human eye is ________ ?
Answer: Real and inverted

11.Who discovered Microphone ?
Answer: Alexander Graham Bell

gk questions convex lens12. Myopia (Short sightedness) can be corrected by using a  _______ lens ?
Answer: Concave

13. Hypermetropia (Long sightedness) can be corrected using a _________ ?
Answer: Convex lens

14. Erg is the unit of _____?
Answer: Work

15. Dyne is the unit of ______ ?
Answer: Force

16. Poise is the unit of _______ ?
Answer: Viscosity of fluid

Colour of different lamps

Sodium Vapour lamp  =>>  Yellow

Hydrogen Vapour lamp  =>>  Blue

Nitrogen Vapour lamp  =>>  Red

Mercury Vapour lamp  =>>  White

Neon Vapour Lamp  =>>  Orange

Chlorine Vapour Lamp  =>>  Green

* 17.Which cricketer has the nick name Haryana Hurricane ?
Answer: Kapil Dev

* 18. Who is the law Adviser of the central Government ?
Answer: Attorney General

* 19. Which is the acid present in tomato ?
Answer: Oxalic acid

* 20. Which disease is also known as Hansen's disease ?
Answer: Leprosy

* 21. Who gave the Pacific Ocean its name ?
Answer: Magellan

* 22.Which state has large number of cinema theater in India?
Answer: Andhara Pradesh

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Indian States and Capital

When some one start to study gk, they should first study Indian state and capital. Unfortunately I used to give wrong answer to this types of questions. That's why I am posting Gk questions for kids, actually this is not for Kids(It is for me and you). No more wrong answers......

1. Capital of Andhra Pradesh   >>   Hyderabad

2. Capital of Arunachal Pradesh   >>  Itanagar

3. Capital of Assam   >>  Dispur

4. Capital of Bihar   >>  Patna

5. Capital of Chhattisgarh   >>   Raipur

6. Capital of Goa   >>  Panaji

7. Capital of Gujarat   >>  Gandhinagar

8. Capital of Haryana   >>  Chandigarh

9. Capital of Himachal Pradesh   >>  Shimla

10. Capital of Jammu and Kashmir   >>  Jammu (winter), Srinagar (summer)

11. Capital of Jharkhand   >>  Ranchi

12. Capital of Karnataka   >>  Bangalore

13. Capital of Kerala   >>  Thiruvananthapuram

14. Capital of Madhya Pradesh   >>  Bhopal

15. Capital of Maharashtra   >>  Mumbai

16. Capital of Manipur   >>  Imphal

17. Capital of Meghalaya   >>  Shillong

18. Capital of Mizoram   >>  Aizawl

19. Capital of Nagaland   >>  Kohima

20. Capital of Orissa   >>  Bhubaneswar

21. Capital of Punjab   >>  Chandigarh

22. Capital of Rajasthan   >>   Jaipur

23. Capital of Sikkim   >>  Gangtok

24. Capital of Tamil Nadu   >>  Chennai

25. Capital of Tripura   >>  Agartala

26. Capital of Uttar Pradesh   >>  Lucknow

27. Capital of Uttarakhand   >>  Dehradun

28. Capital of West Bengal   >>   Kolkata

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Gk questions and answers for kids

Basic general knowledge questions that you should know

superlatives of world : Gk

1. Which is the largest animal in the world ?
Answer: Blue whale

2. Which is the largest animal on land ?
Answer: African elephant

3. Which is the smallest bird ?
Answer: Humming Bird

4. Which is the largest fish in the world ?
Answer:  Whale shark

5. Which is the tallest animal on the earth ?
Answer: Giraffe

6. Which is the biggest bird in the world ?
Answer: Ostrich

7. Which is the biggest continent in the world ?
Answer: Asia

8. Which is the largest country (area) in the world ?
Answer: Russia
2nd place > Canada

9. Which is the most spoken language in the world ?
Answer: Mandarin (Chinese )
2nd place > Spanish

10. Which is the largest island in the world ?
Answer: Greenland
2nd place > New Guinea

11.Which is the longest river in the world ?
Answer: Nile

12. Which is the largest desert in the world ?
Answer: Sahara Desert

13. Which is the largest bone in human body ?
Answer: Femur (thighbone)

14. What is the smallest bone in the human body ?
Answer: Stapes

15. Which is the largest flower in the world ?
Answer: Rafflesia

16. Which is the largest ocean in the world ?
Answer: Pacific Ocean

17. Which is the largest plateau in the world ?
Answer: Tibetan Plateau

18. Which is the tallest waterfall in the world ?
Answer: Angel Falls

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Latest Gk questions 2013

Previously asked GK questions

Random General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Gulf Stream Ocean Currents located in ?
Answer: Atlantic

2. Potassium is kept in ?
Answer: Kerosene

3.Which article of the Indian Constitution deals with the Right to Education ?
Answer: Article 21(a)

4. Which is the soil formed due to intense leaching in areas of high temperature and rainfall ?
Answer: Laterite Soil

5. The general governor who organized police force in India ?
Answer: Lord Cornvallis

6. Which is the Chemical added to give particular smell to LPG ?
Answer: Ethyl Marcaptan (Ethanethiol)

7. HTTPS stand for _____ ?
Answer: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure

8. For refreshing which function key is used ?
Answer: F5

9. The working principle of Optical Fibre Cables ?
Answer: Total Internal Reflection

10. The Andes Mountain located in ?
Answer: South America

11. The name Indian National Congress first put forward by ?
Answer: Dadabhai Naroji

12. Lightening Conductor was discovered by ?
Answer: Benjamin Franklin

Did you know where is the Museum of Indian Railway situated ?

RRB Important General knowledge question 2013


Indian Railway Important GK questions

1. Where is Railway Staff College situated ?
Answer: Baroda

2. What is the width of Broad gauge rail ?
Answer: 1.676

3. Which is the First Electric Train in India ?
Answer: Deccan Queen (Kalyan - Pune)

4. When did Life Line Express (Jeevan Rekha) Started ?
Answer: In 1991

5. Which year is declared as "Year of Rail Users" by the Indian Railways ?
Answer: 1995

6. Which is the Longest Railway Tunnel ?
Answer: Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel (Banihal railway tunnel)

7. Which is the Longest Railway platform in the World ?
Answer: Gorakhpur station platform (UP)

8. Which is the train running between India and Bangladesh ?
Answer: Maitree Express

9. Which are the states have no Railway ?
Answer: Meghalaya and Sikkim (building new railway lines)

10. Which is the Worlds oldest working steam locomotive engine (train) ?
Answer: Fairy Queen runs in India

11.  What is the width of Narrow gauge rail ?
Answer: 0.762

12. Where is the Headquarters of Konkan railway ?
Answer: Bilapur

13. Which is the fastest train in India ?
Answer: Shatabdi Express

14. In which year Indian Railway board established ?
Answer: 1905

15. Which is the first Railway station in India ?
Answer: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria terminal)

* 16. Who is the first Indian to present Railway Budget  ?
Answer: John Mathai

* 17. Who is the first railway minister in India ?
Answer: John Matthai 

* 18. Who is the first lady Railway minister of India ?
Answer: Mamta Benergy

* 19. Which is the highest railway station in India ?
Answer: Ghum railway station

* 20. Which is the longest Railway bridge in India ?
Answer: Vallarpadam Bridge (kerala)

* 21. What is the slogan of Indian Railway ?
Answer: lifeline of the nation

* 22. Where is the Museum of Indian Railway situated?
Answer:  Chanakyapuri (New Delhi)

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General knowledge questions about Indian states

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Andhra Pradesh

General knowledge Quiz Questions about Indian state - Andhra Pradesh for all competitive exams like upsc, psc, bank exams, quiz, intelligence bureau, ibps, bank clerk, RRB and postal assistant. 
Andhra pradesh gk questions

1. What is the capital of Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer: Hyderabad

2. Which is the state animal of Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer: Black Buck

3.Which is the state bird of Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer: Indian Roller

4. Which is the official state flower of Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer: Water lily

5. Which is the official state tree of Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer: Neem

6. Which is the first Indian state formed on linguistic basis ?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh

7.Which was the first capital of Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer: Kurnool

8. Which is the largest city in Andhra Pradesh?
Answer: Hyderabad

9. Which places are know as Twin City ?
Answer: Hyderabad and Secunderabad

10. Which place is known as High-tech city of India ?
Answer: Hyderabad

11. Which state is known as the Egg bowls of India?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh

12. Which is the biggest Tiger Reserve in India ?
Answer: Nagarjuna Sagar Srisailam (Andhra Pradesh)

13. Which is the biggest fresh water lake in South India ?
Answer: Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)

14. What is the Classical dance of Andhra Pradesh ?
Answer: Kuchipudi

15. Which is the deepest port in India ?
Answer: Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

16. What is the motto of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department ?
Answer: Kohinoor of India

17. Which state is the second largest Producer of rice ?
Answer:  Andhra Pradesh
(largest producer > West Bengal)

18. Which state is known as rice Bowl of India ?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh

19. Which Indian state is the largest producer of Hydro electricity ?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh

20. Which is the first South Indian state to introduce Panchayati raj ?
Answer: Andhra Pradesh

21. Which state is the largest producer of Tobacco ?
Answer:  Andhra Pradesh

22. Who is known as "Andhra Kesari" ?
Answer: T. Prakasham

23. Who is the first Chief Minister of Andhara state ?
Answer: T. Prakasham

24. Who is the first Chief Minister of Andhara Pradesh ?
Answer: Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

25. Who is the Present Chief Minister of Andhara Pradesh ?
Answer: N. Kiran Kumar Reddy

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RRB General knowledge questions 2013


Important Regional (folk) Dances and States

Bihu - Assam

* Sattriya - Assam

Ottam Thullal - Kerala

* Kathakali - Kerala

Yakshagana - Karnataka

Bhangra - Punjab

Tamasha - Maharashtra

Koli - Maharashtra

Nautanki - Uttar Pradesh

Garba - Gujarat

Chau dance - Orissa ,Bihar

Cheraw (Bamboo Dance) - Mizoram


Kummi - Tamil Nadu


Bharatanatyam  -  Tamil Nadu

Lahoo Dance - Meghalaya

Kalbelia - Rajasthan ( UNESCO heritage list)

Kuchipudi - Andhra pradesh

Kottam -
Andhra pradesh

Important GK Questions about Dance

1. Which place did bharatanatyam originate?
Answer: Tamil Nadu

2. Which dance is associated with the personality Rukmini Devi Arundale ?
Answer: Bharatanatyam

3. Which dance is known as the "Ballet of East" ?
Answer: Manipuri

4. Which dance is based on Geethagovindam wrote by Jayadevan ?
Answer: Odissi dance

5. Which place did Kuchipudi dance originate?
Answer: kuchipudi village in Andhra Pradesh

6. Which dance is associated with the personality Siddhendra Yogi ?
Answer: Kuchipudi dance

7. Where did  the dance Kathak originate?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh

* 8. What is the total number of classical dances in India ?
Answer: 8

* 9. Which state has most number of classical dances ?
Answer: Kerala (Kathakali,Mohiniyattam)

* 10. Which dance form was originated in majuli island ?
Answer: Sattriya

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Forgot Password (Password resetting) in Kerala PSC

The main reason to write this post is the contradiction of the Password resetting technique used by Kerala PSC  with others.

For Resetting Keralapsc Password  you need  > User ID, Date of Birth, ID Proof given in the profile, ID Proof No. (OR from your registered mobile phone just send a sms to 537252 in the following format = KPSC<space>RSE<space>userid<space><dateofbirth>

Next is the tricky part usually we will look for a password reset link in our email but in the case of the new password is predetermined, that is

"your new password will be the first six characters of User ID followed by digits of date of birth"

For example
Your userid = hariabcdef12
Your date of birth = 25/09/1990
Then Your NEW PASSWORD = hariab20091990

General knowledge questions about Buddhism


Previously asked General knowledge questions about Jainism

1. Who is known as Light of Asia ?
Answer: Gautama Buddha

2. When did Gautama Buddha born ?
Answer: BC 563

3. Where did Gautama Buddha born ?
Answer: Lumbini in Kapilavasthu

4. Gautama Buddha attained full enlightenment at _________ ?
Answer: Bodh Gaya (named by Edvin Arnold)

5. Where did the 1st Buddhist Council held ?
 Answer: Rajgirh

6. What is the name of worship place of Buddhists ?
Answer: Pagoda

7. What is the Holy book of Buddhists ?
Answer: Tripitika

8. What is the language used by Buddhists ?
Answer: Pali

* 9. Which river flows through Bodh Gaya ?
Answer: Niranjana River (Phalgu River)

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Specialized Agencies of the U.N.O with their Headquarters - 2012 Gk questions

These are very important questions in all competitive exams. We will later discuss about United Nations Organisation, now the Headquarters of U.N.O will do the Job.

1. Headquarters of Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is in >>>> Rome

2. Headquarters of International Labour Organisation (ILO) is in >>>> Geneva

3. Headquarters of World Health Organisation (WHO) is in >>>> Geneva

4. Headquarters of World meteorological Organisation (WMO) is in >>>> Geneva

5. Headquarters of International Telecommunication Union (ITD) is in >>>> Geneva

6. Headquarters of International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in >>>> Washington

7. Headquarters of International Finance Corporation (IFC) is in >>>> Washington

8. Headquarters of International Bank For Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) or World Bank is in >>>> Washington

9. Headquarters of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is in >>>> Montreal

10. Headquarters of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is in >>>> Paris

11. Headquarters of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is in >>>> New York

12. Headquarters of Inter-governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) is in >>>> London

13. Headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is in >>>> Vienna

* 14. Headquarters of United Nations Industrial Development Organizations (UNIDO) is in >>>> Vienna, (Austria)

* 15. Headquarters of United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) is in >>>> New York

* 16. Headquarters of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is in >>>> New york

* 17. Headquarters of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is in >>>> Geneva (Switzerland)

* 18. Headquarters of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is in >>>> Nairobi (Kenya)

* 19. Headquarters of Universal Postal Union (UPU) is in >>>> Berne (Switzerland)

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General knowledge questions about Jainism


Previously asked General knowledge questions about Jainism

1. Who is the first Tirthankara of Jainism ?
Answer: Rishabha dev

2. Who is the 23rd Tirthankara of Jainism ?
Answer: Parshvanath

3. Who is the last Tirthankara (24th) of Jainism ?
Answer: Vardhamana Mahavira

4. When did Vardhamana Mahavira born ?
Answer: BC 540

5. Where did Vardhamana Mahavira born ?
Answer: Kundala grama, Vaisali (Bihar)

6. What is the meaning of 'Jina' ?
Answer: Conqueror

7. Vardhamana Mahavira attained full enlightenment (kaivalya) at _________ ?
Answer: Jhrimbikagrama

8. Vardhamana Mahavira attained Nirvana at _________ ?
Answer: Pavapuri

10. What is the Holy book of Jains ?
Answer: Angas

11. What is the language used by Jains ?
Answer: Prakrit

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