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In which book does the fictional town of ‘Malgudi’ first find a mention?
Ans : Swami and Friends
During which century did the famous poet Kabir live?
Ans : 15th century AD
Which Indian authors have won the Man Booker Prize?
Ans : V S Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Aravind Adiga
Who won the inaugural JCB Prize for Literature in 2018?
Ans : Benyamin for Jasmine Days (Translated from Malayalam by Shahnaz Habib)
Who wrote ‘The Jungle Book’?
Ans : Rudyard Kipling
What is the pen name of Munshi Premchand?
Ans : Nawab Rai
When were the Commonwealth Games first held?
Ans : 1930
Which country is hosting the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019?
Ans : England
Which tennis player was ranked India’s National number 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association for a decade (2003-2013)?
Ans : Sania Mirza
Who is the first Indian ever to feature among the top 10 women squash players in the world?
Ans : Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Who is the popular athlete with 12 toes to win a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games?
Ans : Swapna Barman
Which Indian airport uses only solar power to run its operations?
Ans : Cochin International Airport
When is National Farmer’s Day celebrated in India?
Ans : 23 December
Who is the youngest person to climb Mount Everest?
Ans : Malavath Purna
Which Indian cities are the cleanest according to Swachh Survekshan 2018?
Ans : Indore, Bhopal, and Chandigarh
Who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
Ans : Shaktikanta Das
According to the Air Quality Index report released by Central Pollution Control Board in 2018, which is the most polluted city in India?
Ans : Patna
When is the National Girl Child Day celebrated in India?
Ans : 24 January
Who is the current chairman of the Central Board Of Secondary Education?
Ans : Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi
What day is celebrated as International Day of Charity?
Ans : 5 September
Who designed the periodic table?
Ans : Dmitri Mendeleev
What is used for artificially ripening fruit?
Ans : Calcium Carbide
Which element is a diamond made of?
Ans : Carbon
Which gas is also known as laughing gas?
Ans : Nitrous Oxide
What is the highest temperature that mercury thermometers can measure?
Ans : 360-degree celsius
Which metal is used to make the filament of the electric bulb?
Ans : Tungsten
How many kilometers are there in a light-year?
Ans : 94,60,73,00,00,000 km
At what temperature is the density of water at its maximum?
Ans : 4-degree celsius
What does the ozone layer protect us from?
Ans : UV rays
In which Indian state is the world’s longest sandstone cave located?
Ans : Krem Puri in Meghalaya
Who was the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics?
Ans : Karnam Malleswari
Who is the first Indian to win a Nobel Prize?
Ans : Rabindranath Tagore
What is the name of the oldest known civilization found in the Indian subcontinent?
Ans : Indus Valley Civilisation
Who is the first Indian woman to become a botanist? This person also made sugarcanes taste sweeter.
Ans : Janaki Ammal
How many bones does a human adult have?
Ans : 206
In which country is the Global Seed Vault located?
Ans : Norway
Apart from Homo Sapiens, which are the other two species under the genus ‘Homo’?
Ans : Homo habilis and Homo erectus
Why does the Red Sea’s water sometimes turn red?
Ans : The sea is sometimes filled with the blooms of the algae Trichodesmium Erythraeum. When they die, the water becomes reddish-brown. It is also known as ‘sea sawdust’.
Which are the easily available sources of Vitamin B12?
Ans : Milk, eggs, fish, nuts, legumes, red meat, etc.
In which year did the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh occur?
Ans : 1919
How many years did it take to build the Taj Mahal?
Ans : 20 years
Who was the first law minister of independent India?
Ans : Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Who opened the first school for girls in India?
Ans : Savitribai Phule
Who was the first Indian woman to become a pilot?
Ans : Captain Prem Mathur
Who was the first Indian to become the president of the UN General Assembly?
Ans : Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Which language was thought to be spoken by Buddha?
Ans : Pali
Who is known as the missile woman of India?
Ans : Tessy Thomas
In which century did the use of the Charkha (spinning wheel) become common in India?
Ans : 14th Century AD