General Knowledge – Static GK 5

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Who was the first dalit president of India?





Who was the longest serving Chief Justice of India?





Which was India’s first indigenously built submarine?





Who was the first Asian to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics?





Who was the author of ‘India Divided’?





Which of the following was Napoleon’s last battle?





Who was the first test tube baby?





Who discovered the West Indies?





Which of the following about the Olympic flag are true i) The five rings on the Olympic flag represent the five continents. ii) The flag was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin who is also known as the father of modern Olympics. iii) The Olympic Flag was first hoisted in 1920 at the Antwerp games in Belgium





Which of the following are true about the Fields Medal i) It is regarded as the Nobel Prize for mathematics ii) Maryam Mirzakhani was the first woman to receive the Fields Medal iii) It was awarded for the first time in 1936 iv) It is awarded to young mathematicians below the age of 35





Which of the following are true about the Indian Space Research Organisation i) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was set up in 1968 ii) The ISRO is headquartered at Bangalore, Karnataka iii) Prof. Vikram Sarabhai was the first chairman of the ISRO iv) The Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota is the primary spaceport of the ISRO





Which is the world’s oldest newspaper that is still published?





India’s first electric train the Deccan Queen linked which of the following cities





Which of the following are true about the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) i) The ASEAN was formed in August 1975 through the Bangkok declaration ii) The motto of the ASEAN is ‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community’ iii) The current ASEAN chair is Malaysia





Which of the following are true about the Delhi Sultanate? i) The dynasties controlled India from 1206 till 1526 ii) The major dynasties were the Slave dynasty, the Khilji dynasty, the Tughlaq’s, Sayyid’s and Lodi’s iii) After the fall of the Delhi Sultanate the Mughals took over





Which of the following are true about the adrenal gland? i) It is present above the kidneys ii) It consists of the Cortex and Medula iii) Its rise causes the Addison’s disease





Who invented the modern day fire extinguisher?





Which of the following are true about Judaism? i) It was founded by Moses. ii) It was founded in 1400 BC iii) Its followers are known as Hebrews iv) Their place of worship is the Synagogue.





Which of the following are true about the FIFA world cup? i) The inaugural tournament was held in 1932 ii) The host and winner of the inaugural tournament was Uruguay. iii) The most successful team is Brazil with 5 wins iv) The next tournament is scheduled to be held in Russia in 2018.





Which is the longest strait?





Which of the following is the highest waterfall in the world?





Which of the following are true about the Statue of Liberty? i) The sculpture represents the Greek Goddess Libertas who bears a torch and a tablet. ii) It was built by Gustave Eiffel and designed by Auguste Bartholdi. iii) It is located at the Liberty Island in Manhattan, New York iv) It was gifted by the people of France to the United States





Which of the following are true about the European Union? i) It is headquartered at Brussels, Belgium ii) It has 27 member states and Croatia was the last one to join in 2013. iii) The European Union was formally established through the treaty of Maastricht in 1993.





Which of the following are true about the Sahitya Akademi Awards i) It was established on 12th March, 1954 ii) It was designed by Satyajit Ray iii) It is awarded for a outstanding literary work in any of the major Indian languages recognised by the Sahitya Akademi





Which of the following are true about the Oscars? i) The Academy Awards were awrded for the first time in 1929 ii) They are conferred by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, USA iii) The statuette was designed by Cedric Gibbons iv) Walt Disney has won the most Oscars and received 22 awards









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