1. Curcuma longa is the scientific name of which spice?
2. Bones found in the hands and feet as the percentage of total number of bones in the body of an adult human being is nearly equal to
3. Europeans are believed to have brought potatoes to India in the 18th century. Which region of the world is believed to be the origin of potato cultivation?
1. Eastern Ghana
2. Southern Peru
4. West Indies
4. Which gland in the human body is also known as the third eye
4. Tear gland
5. Leukaemia is a group of cancers that usually begins it the bone marrow and results in high numbers of which abnormal cells
1. White blood cells
2. Red blood cells
4. All of these
6. On a cool day in January, the temperature at a place fell below the freezing point and was recorded as -40Â° Centigrade. }n Fahrenheit scale, the same temperature would be
7. Universal Gas Constant, R, is a property of?
1. Ideal gases
2. Halogen Gases
3. Inert Gases
4. All Gases
8. In Alternating Current (AC), the direction and magnitude of the current varies
4. Do not vary
9. Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1921 for his work on
1. Mass energy equivalence given by E=mc2
2. Hydrogen Atom
3. Theory of Relativity
4. Photoelectric effect
10. Sir C.V.Raman received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1930 for his ground breaking work in the field of
1. Brownian motion
2. Scattering of light
3. String Theory
4. Nuclear Physics
11. The class of elementary particles, bosons, was named after Satyendra Nath Bose, an Indian Physicist. Which of the following Indian Scientists raduated from Presidency College Calcutta as a classmate of Satyendra Nath Bose?
1. Jagdish Chandra Bose
3. Praful Chandra Ray
4. Meghnad Saha
12. In which place was the 1st Science Congress held in January, 1914
13. Homi Jahangir Bhabha, the father of Indian nuclear programme, was also the founding director of which of the following institutes?
1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
2. Indian Institute of Science
3. Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
4. Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
14. Who headed the Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) project launched by ISRO in 1970? (SLV)
1. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
2. Dr. K.Radhakrishnan
3. Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
4. Dr. G.-Madhavan Nair
15. The BrahMos, a short range supersonic cruise missile, is a joint venture between which foreign country and Indian agency?
1. USA & ISRO
2. UK & ISRO
3. Russia & ISRO
4. Russia & DRDO
16. Which of the following Indian nationals has been the recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership
1. Arvind Kejriwal
2. Kiran Bedi
4. Dr. M.S.Swaminathan
17. In which individual event, the 1st Olympic medal for Independent India was won at Helsinki Olympics?
18. Till date, 13 serving Heads of State have received Nobel Peace Prize. Only one Head of State received it for Literature. Who was he?
1. Theodore Roosevelt, President of USA
2. Eisaku Sato, Prime Minister of Japan
3. Oscar Arias Sanchez, President of Costa Rica
4. Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of United Kingdom
19. Suzanna Arundhati Roy, an Indian author and political activist, was born in
20. In which subject did Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia, famous novelist and film director of Assam, obtain PhD from University of London?
1. Assamese Literature
3. Mass Communication
21. Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly, first appeared in 1970 as a successor to another French magazine that was banned for mocking the death of former French President Charles de Gaulle. What was the name of the banned magazine?
1. Le Monde
2. Hara kiri
3. La Croix
4. Humanite Hebdo
22. Which of the following awards Satyajit Ray received posthumously?
1. Dada Saheb Phalke Award
2. Ramon Magsaysay Award
3. Bharat Ratna
4. Honorary Oscar
23. Vasant Govarikar, who passed away recently, was a famous personality in which field?
2. Space science
3. Classical music
24. A scene of wrestling match in Bombay’s Hanging Gardens was shot by Harishchandra Bhatwadekar, & it became India’s first movie. It was shot in the year
25. In which year, Thums Up, one of India’s great brands, which was sold to Coca-Cola a few years ago, was launched?
26. Munshi Premchand was born in 1880 and died in the year 1936. His best-known literary work, `Godan’ (The Gift of Cow) was published in