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General knowledge questions :Folk Dances

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Important Regional (folk) Dances and States in India


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)




*Koodiyattam-kerala( 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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General knowledge questions : Postal system

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Possible questions (frequently asked) for Postal assistant aptitude test about Postal System. These important previously asked questions will help you to attain a high score in the exam.



1. Which Governor general found Telegraph and Postal systems ?
Answer: Lord Dalhousie


2. When did the first General Post Office opened in India ?
Answer: 1774 (Kolkata)


3. Which is the first postage stamp of India ?
Answer: Sinde Dawk (1852)


4. What is the Fulform of PIN ?
Answer: Postal Index Number


5. When did the Pin system Started in India?
Answer: 1972 (In the same year Royal bangal Tiger replaces lion as National Animal)


6. Which is the first Indian post office outside Indian territory ?
Answer: post office at Dakshin Gangotri in Antarctica (1983)


7. When did the service of speed post started in India ?
Answer: 1986


8. In which year Money Order system introduced in India ?
Answer: 1880


9. In which year Postal Life Insurance started in India ?
Answer: 1884


10. Where is postal staff college situated ?
Answer: Ghaziabad (UP)


11. World Postal Day is observed in _________ ?
Answer: October 9

12. Indian Postal Day is observed in _________ ?
Answer: October 10


13. Where is highest post office in the world situated ?
Answer: Hikkim (Himachal Pradesh)


14. When did Universal Postal Union founded?
Answer: 1874

*15. where is the Headquarters of Universal Postal Union (UPU) 
Answer:  Berne (Switzerland)
 
16. First Postal ATM was opened in which city?
Answer: Chennai

*17.Where is the Headquarters of Indian postal system?
Answer: New Delhi

*18. what is the purpose Project arrow?
Answer:  Upgrade post offices in India(started in april 2008)

*19. Hobby of collecting stamps is called?
Answer: Philately 

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Randomly selected General knowledge questions and answer  for Intelligence Bureau and all competitive exams

Highest mountains in seven continents


a. Highest mountain in Asia?
Answer: Mount Everest

b. Highest mountain in Africa?
Answer: Mount Kilimanjaro

c. Highest mountain in north america?
Answer: Denali

d. Highest mountain in south america ?
Answer: Aconcagua

e. Highest mountain in antarctica?
Answer: Vinson Massif

f. Highest mountain in europe?
Answer: Mount Elbrus

g. Highest mountain in australia?
Answer: Mount Kosciuszko



1. Who wrote the song "Sare jahan se acha" ?
Answer: Muhammad Iqbal


2. Who give music to the song "Sare jahan se acha" ?
Answer: Pandit Ravi Shankar


3. Which is the worlds oldest news agency ?
Answer: AFP (Agence France Presse)


4. What is the chemical name of Tear Gas ?
Answer: Chloroacetophenone


5. Which is the only hobby recognized by the United Nations ?
Answer: Ham Radio


6. What is the national flower of Pakistan ?
Answer: Jasmine


7. What is the scientific name of Cockroach ?
Answer: Periplaneta americana


8. What is the unit of luminous intensity ?
Answer: Candela


9. What is the unit of  pressure?
Answer: Pascal

10. What is the unit of magnetic field?
Answer: Tesla

10 a. What is the unit of power ?
Answer:watt

11. Which famous writer is known as Father of Snow Golf ?
Answer: Rudyard Kipling


12. How many Schedules are there in the Indian Constitution ?
Answer: 12


13. Which planet is known as Red planet ?
Answer: Mars


14. Which European countries are separated by Market Reef ?
Answer: Finland and Sweden
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15. Who is the author of Panchtantra ?
Answer: Vishnu Sharma


16. Which is the coldest planet in solar system ?
Answer: Neptune


17. The Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha was built with the collaboration of  _____ ?
Answer: Germany


18. The Durgapur Steel Plant in West Bengal was built with the collaboration of  _____ ?
Answer: Britain


19. The Bhilai Steel Plant in Chattisgarh was built with the collaboration of  _____ ?
Answer: Russia


20. Who is the first and only Muslim lady ever to rule the throne of Delhi ?
Answer: Razia Sultana


21. Who composed the national anthem of Bangladesh (Amar sona bangla) ?


22. Who wrote the book Planned economy for India ?
Answer: M. Visvesvaraya (He is known as father of Indian planning, his birthday September 15 is observed as Engineer's Day in India )


23. Which is the oldest sports in the world ?
Answer: Archery  ( It is the national sports of Bhutan)


24. What is the normal duration of Hockey game ?
Answer: 70 Minuets


25. Which Minor Rock Edict of Asoka describes the conquest of Kalinga by Asoka ?
Answer: No. XIII (13)


* 26. Who is the author of Joy of Numbers ?
Answer: Shakuntala Devi


* 27. Who is the creator of the painting The Potato Eaters ?
Answer: Vincent van Gogh


*28. Folketing is the parliament of which country ?
answer: Denmark


* 29. What s the chemical name of Lime stone ?
Answer: Calcium Carbonate


* 30. Zero degree centigrade equal to _________ degree Fahrenheit ?
Answer:  32

*31. Zero Kelvin in Kelvin scale is equal to ____________degree Celsius in Celsius scale ?
Answer: -273.5 Degree Celsius


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Gk Questions taken from our Online GK service


Retrieving gk questions from online gk box is very difficult, so we are posting some selected important gk questions from the Gk box. These gk questions are shared by our Online visitors.
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1. The spherical shape of a drop is due to _______ ?
Answer: Surface tension


*2.  Who is the present RBI Governor ?
Answer:   Urjit Patel


3. Earth is protected from Ultra voilet radiation by _______ ?
Answer: Ozone


4. If we move from equator to pole the value of acceleration due to gravity "g"_______ ?
Answer:  Increases


5. Capital of VeneZuela ?
Answer: Karakkas


6. Solid carbon dioxide is known as ______?
Answer: Dry ice


7.  VAT was first introduced in which country ?
Answer: France


8. Which instrument is used to measure blood pressure ?
Answer: Sphygmomano meter


9. How many coastal states are in India ?
Answer: 9


10. The country which lost the largest number of people in the 2nd world war ?
Answer: Japan


11. How many fundamental duties are laid in the constitution of India ?
Answer: 11

11 a. How many fundamental rights are recognized in the constitution of India ?
Answer: 6

12. Which is the Biggest Museum ?
Answer:  British Museum, London


13. Shora is the parliament of  _______?
Answer: Afghanistan


14. Who is the first person to get Param vir chakra ?
Answer: Major Somnath Sharma


15. Which is the largest fresh water lake in India ?
Answer: Wular Lake

15 a. Wular Lake is in which state?
Answer: Jammu and Kashmir

16. Which is the longest river in peninsular India ?
Answer: Godavari River

16 a. River godavari originates from ?
Answer: Brahmagiri Mountain


17. What is the full form of SIM ?
Answer: Subscriber Identity Module


18. Who is the founder of Van Mahotsav ?
Answer: K.M. Munshi


19. What is the full form of https ?
Answer:  Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure



20. Where is Sardar Sarovar project situated ?
Answer: Gujarat


21. Which is the coldest planet in the solar system?
Answer: Neptune


22. Which is the Longest National Highway in India ?
Answer: NH 44 (old name NH 7)


23. Which is the smallest National Highway in India ?
Answer: NH 966B


24. How many bones are there in human skull ?
Answer: 22


25. Union public service commission  was established on ?
Answer: 1 October 1926


26. Kyoto protocol was adopted in which year ?
Answer: 11-Dec-1997

27. Kyoto protocol was came in to force from which year ?
Answer: 16-Feb-2005 

28.Kyoto is the city from which country?
Answer:japan 

29. Device used for measure radiation ?
Answer: geiger muller counter

30. Number of seats in Lok sabha?
Answer: 545 (543 elected+2 nominated)

31. Number of seats in Rajya  sabha?
Answer: 245 (233 elected+12 nominated) 

32. The second person who land on the moon?
Answer: Edwin Eugene Aldrin 

33. which country is known as land of white elephants?
Answer: Thailand

34. which country is known as land of cakes?
Answer: Scotland

35. which country is known as land of thousand lakes
Answer: Finland

36. which country is known as land of windmills
Answer: Netherland

37 . which country is known as land of lilies ?
Answer: Canada

38. Who are the founders of "Google"?
Answer: Larry Page, Sergey Brin

39. who is the author of  "Glimpses of World History" ?
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

40. who wrote the book "India Divided"?
Answer: Rajendra Prasad

*41. Who is the father of indian space program?
answer: Vikram Sarabhai

*42. Where is ISRO headquarters?
Answer: Bengaluru

*43.  Which team won first Twenty-20 worldcup at 2007?
Answer: India

*44.Intensity of light is measured by?
Answer: Lux meter

*45. Instrument used for recording sound underwater
Answer: hydrophone

46. william harvey discovered blood circulation

47. What is full form of GST
Answer: goods & service tax



48. gst first introduced in which country ?
Answer: france

49. solid carbon dioxide is dry ice



50. VAT first introduced in which country?
Answer: France

51. What is the fullform for VAT?
Answer: Value Added Tax

52. which is the highest civilian award in India?
Answer:Bharat Ratna

53. which is the highest mountain in world?
Answer: Mount everest 

54. origami was orginated from which country?
Answer: japan 
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GK Questions related to Headquarters of Organizations

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Questions related to organizations headquarters are common in all exams. Here list some of commonly asked questions for your reference

 

Headquarters of  International organizations

 

1. Headquarters of  SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation)
 Answer: Kathmandu


2.Where is the headquarters of NATO ?
Answer: Brussels (Belgium)

3.Where is the headquarters of ICC (International Cricket Council) ?
Answer: Dubai

4.where is the Headquarters of Greenpeace?
Answer: Amsterdam(Netherlands)

5.where is the Headquarters of  International red cross ?
Answer:Geneva(Switzerland)

6.where is the Headquarters of   Commonwealth of Nations?
Answer: Marlborough House(London)

*7.Headquarters of NAM(Non-Aligned Movement) 
Answer:Jakarta, Indonesia 

*8. where is the  Headquarters of African Union? 
Answer: Addis Ababa 

*9.where is the Headquarters of International Olympic Committee (IOC) ?  
Answer: Lausanne, Switzerland

*10.Headquarters of interpol?
Answer:  Lyon, France

*11.headquarters of Amnesty international?
Answer:  London, United Kingdom

*12.headquarters of fifa
Answer:  Zurich , Switzerland

*13. headquarters of brics
Answer: Shanghai

*14. headquarters of european union
Answer: Brussels, Belgium

Headquarters of  Indian organizations 

 

1.Where is the headquarters of SEBI?
Answer: Mumbai

2.Where is the headquarters of TRAI(Telecom Regulatory Authority of India)?
Answer: Newdelhi

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

4. Where is the Headquarters of Bharat Scouts and Guides ?
Answer:  Newdelhi

5.Headquarters of RAW(Research and Analysis Wing) and CBI ?
 Answer:  Newdelhi

*6.Headquarters of National Human Rights Commission  ?
Answer: Newdelhi

*7. ISRO  Headquarters?
Answer: Bengaluru

*8.Headquarters of drdo
Answer: New delhi

*9. headquarters of lic
Answer: Mumbai

*10. headquarters of RBI
Answer: Mumbai

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