Kerala PSC Previous Years GK Question Bank 1

Previous Years GK General Awareness Questions that were asked previously in various PSC Exam Part 1

Previous Years GK Questions PSC


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    • 1. In which State is the tourist destination Ghoom Monastery located
      • A) Bengal
        B) Assam
        C) Meghyala
        D) Bihar
    • Answer
      • A) Bengal
    • Explanation
      • This question comes under the category Indian States. We should know important festivals, dance forms, dams, bridges, pilgrim and tourist destinations of all 29 states.
        Other important features in West Bengal
        Howrah Bridge - Across hooghli
        Farakka Barrage
        Damodar Valley Project (1948) - India's first multi purpose river valley project
        First underground Railway, First Metro Train, First university, First medical college, first Telegraph Line etc are in West Bengal
        First coal mine- Raniganj
        Mecca of Indian Football - West Bengal
        Eden Garden Stadium - in WB
        Bengal Tiger - Bipin Cahndrapal

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    • 2. Which State has adopted the strategy of introducing chess in all students ?
      • A) Madhya Pradesh
        B) Maharastra  C) Andra Pradesh  D) Tamil Nadu
    • Answer
      • D) Tamil Nadu
    • Explanation

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    • 3. 21 st Chief Election Commissioner of India ?
      • A) S. Brahma 
        B) Achal Kumar Jyoti 
        C) Nasim Zaidi 
        D) S. Sampath
    • Answer
      • B) Achal Kumar Jyoti
    • Explanation
      • Comes under Who is Who ? Recent Appointments
        Current Chief Election Commissioner 23rd - Sunil Arora
        22nd - Om Prakash Rawat

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    • 4. Who was the founder of Asiatic Society of Bengal ?
      • A) Warren Hastings B) Vincent Smith C) Sir William Johnes D) Max Muller
    • Answer
      • C) Sir William Johnes
    • Explanation
      • Modern India
        Asiatic Society of Bengal Founded in 1784


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    • 5.  First Indian to win the title Miss Universe ?
      • A) Susmitha Sen B) Reita Faria C) Aiswaria Rai 
        D) Diana Hayden
    • Answer
      • A) Susmitha Sen
    • Explanation

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    • 6. Where is Campbell Bay National Park Situated ?
      • A) Tamil Nadu B) Andaman and Nicorbar Islands
        C) West Bengal D) Andhra Pradesh
    • Answer
      • B) Andaman and Nicorbar Islands
    • Explanation
      • States and Union Territories in India
        10 degree channel - Channel that separates Andaman and Nicobar Islands
        Veer Savarkkar International Airport - Port Blair(Capital)
        Saddle Peak - Largest peak in Andaman
        Barren Island - Active Volcano
        Narcondam - Dormant Volcano
        Indira point/Pigmalion point/ Parson's point

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    • 7.  The first summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) was held in
      • A) Bandung B) Dhaka C) Delhi D) Belgrade
    • Answer
      • D) Belgrade
    • Explanations
      • It was established in 1961 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. An initiative of Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito led to the first Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries. The term non-aligned movement appears first in the fifth conference in 1976, where participating countries are denoted as "members of the movement".
        known as 'The Initiative of Five'
        As of 2012 - 120 Members

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    • 8.  H-1B Visas are :
      • A) Tourist Visas B) Immigrant Visas C) Landing Permits D) Non Immigrant Visas
    • Answer
      • D) Non Immigrant Visas
    • Explanations

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    • 9.  The right to dissolve the Rajya Sabha rest with in ?
      • A) The President B) The Prime Minister C) The Parliament D) None of these
    • Answer
      • D) None of these
    • Explanation
      • Polity
        Rajya Sabha is a permanent House and is not subject to dissolution. However, one-third Members of Rajya Sabha retire after every second year

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    • 10. When was the Universal declaration of Human Rights adopted ?
      • A) 10 December 1948 B) 10 December 1946 C) 10 December 1945 D) 10 December 1949
    • Answer
      • A) 10 December 1948
    • Explanation


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    • 11. Sanitation, under the Indian Constitution fall in
      • A) Central List B) State List C) Concurrent List D) Not Listed
    • Answer
      • B) State List
    • Explanation
      • Polity

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    • 12. The National Rural Health Mission was launched on
      • A) 2005 B) 2004 C) 2006 D) 2008
    • Answer
      • A) 2005
    • Explanation
      • Social Welfare Schemes and Measures

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    •  13. Agenda-21 refers to
      • A) Report of Sarkaria Commission B) Proposals of G-7 Countries C) Demands of NAM Countries D) Rio Earth Summits Documents
    • Answer
      • D) Rio Earth Summits Documents
    • Explanation

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    • 14. Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) was started in the year ?
      • A) 1975 B) 1980 C) 1985 D) 1986
    • Answer
      • C) 1985
    • Explanation
      • Social Welfare Schemes and Measures

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    •  15. Which empowerment project was formally registered as the State Poverty Eradication Mission (SPEM)?
      • A) Shabla B) Kudumbasree C) Swabiman D) Antyodaya Anna Yojna
    • Answer
      • B) Kudumbasree
    • Explanation
      • Social Welfare Schemes and Measures

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    • 16. The number of non-permanent members in UN Security Council ?
      • A) 20 B) 10 C) 15 D) 5
    • Answer
      • B) 10
    • Explanation

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    • 17. Zionism is a world movement of
      • A) Zoroastrians 
        B) Buddhist C) Christians D) Jews
    • Answer
      • D) Jews
    • Explanation

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    • 18.  RSS was banned in 1948 in relation with ?
      • A) India-Pak division B) Hindu-Muslim War C) Bengal Division D) Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
    • Answer
      • D) Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
    • Explanation

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    • 19.  The slogan American Model Arabikadalil is related to
      • A) Paliyam Struggle 
        B) Punnapra-Vayalar Struggle C) Kayoor Struggle D) Vaikom Satyagraha
    • Answer
      • B) Punnapra-Vayalar Struggle
    • Explanation

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    • 20. Name the Social Reformer who became the member of Srimulam Praja Sabha ?
      • A) Kunjikannan Gurukkal B) V T Bhattathiripad C) Makthi Thangal D) Ayyankali
    • Answer
      • D) Ayyankali
    • Explanation

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    • 21. Who propagated the idea of Nirgunopasana or Worship with out an Idol ?
      • A) Poykayil Appachan B) Vagbhadananda C) Bramananda Sivayogi D) Sahodaran Ayyapan
    • Answer
      • A) Poykayil Appachan
    • Explanation

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    • 22. Which is not the work of Sree Narayana Guru ?
      • A) Athmopadesha Satakam B) Nirvrithi Panchakam C) Darshana Mala D) Vedadikara Nirupanam
    • Answer
      • D) Vedadikara Nirupanam
    • Explanation

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    • 23. Who won the Laureus award for the best sports women of the year 2016?
      • A) Yelena Isinbayeva B) Justine Henin C) Genzebe Dibaba D) Serena Williams
    • Answer
      • D) Serena Williams
    • Explanation

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    • 24.  The newly elected U.N. Secretary General Antonio Gutterez belongs to which country ?
      • A) Spain B) Portugal C) France D) Argentina
    • Answer
      • B) Portugal
    • Explanation

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    • 25. Who got the Ezhuthachan prize of 2016 ?
      • A) C. Radhakrishnan B) Puthusseri Ramachandran C) Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri D) M.K. Sanu
    • Answer
      • C. Radhakrishnan
    • Explanation


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