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  2. 2. 1. Which is called, City of Golden Temple? 13. Koyna Hydroelectric Power is located in which state? Amritsar Maharastra 2. The palace of Amritsar was given by Mughal Emperor Akabr to whom? 14. Who is the scientist made success of Green Revolution? Guru Ramdas Norman Borlaug 3. Which section of IPC is applicable for death under negligence? 15. Which city is called as City of Eternal Springs? 304 A 4. Sharavati Project is in which state? Quito Karnataka 16. National Higway No. 2 connects which cities? 5. Balimela Project is in which state? Delhi & Kolkata Orissa 17. Where is located the national centre for Bio - 6. What does the olymic flame symbolize? Fertilizer ? Continuity between new and ancient games Ghaziabad 7. Which city is called as City of Golden Gate? 18. Which satellite helps to telecast TV Network all over India? Sanfrancisco Insat IB 8. The earth rotates on its axis from? 19. Kanya Vidyadhan Yojna is in which state? West to east Uttar Pradesh 9. After declaration of financial emergency by the President, what is the period of operation without 20. With which country UNO has agreement of Oil with approval by the Parliament— Food? Iraq Two Months 21. Who wrote the book : “My Kashmir: Conflict &10. The United Kingom consists of which countries? Prospects of Enduring Peace”?11. Who publishes employment news? Mr. Habibullah Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 22. Who emerged as the fastest woman of Beijing Olympics? 12. Which states in India are having their borders sharing with Myanmar? Ann Fraser Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura & Meghalaya 23. Who is the winner of European Grand Prix? Felipe MassaPage 2 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  3. 3. 24. Which country won sixteen God medals in 36. World Food Day falls on what date? Olympics 2008 at Beijing? 16.Oct Germany 37. What is the name of the swimmer of USA who 25. What does IUCN stands for? won 8 gold medals in Olympics? International Union for conservation of nature Michael Phelps 26. Who was given Rajiv Gandhi National 38. Which one is the most competitive city of the Sadbhavna award 2007 world? N Radha Krishnana New York, Followed by London & Tokyo 27. What is CERN in LHC? 39. By which year India will be 4 Degree Hotter? CERN is a French Space Agency French acronym 40 years for (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and was in news due to LHC experiment 40. Where in Gujrat , ancient Budhdha plaque is recently. discovered recently? Vadnagar in Gujarat 28. Who was given Dhyanchand Award for 2008? 41. Controversial Pakistani Sceintist A.Q. Khan Mukhbain Singh helped which of the nationas to make atomic arms? 29. Who is the governor of Reserve Bank of India? Libiya D.Subarao 42. Which sports team among Punjab, ralways, UP & Services have won 55th National Boxing 30. Which country won field Hockey title in Championship? Olympics? Railways Germany 43. Microchip has recently turned (How many years?). 31. Whom is related to bhaskar Ghosh committee? 50 years of age Cultural Scemes 44. Recently the canbinet has increased hike of 32. The 306th Amendment Bill pertains to what? President , Vice President , and Governars by how much (in %)? Cooperative Society 300% 33. Project Sankalp is related to what? 45. Union Cabinet has recently approved Extradition HIV / AIDS Treaty with which country? 34. Micheil Saakashvili is president of which Iran country? 46. How many indigenous breeds of cattle India Currently possess? Georgia 27 35. Which of the following coutries is not thePage 3 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  4. 4. 48. When was essentials commodities act enacted? 59. Who is the winner of ASCA Sooker Invitation Tournament? 1955 Pankaj Advani 49. What is the third largest packed food in India consumed? 60. What is APEDA? Aerated Soft drink Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority 50. What is the rank of India’s market in Alcoholic beverages consumtion? 61. Who has been given the Appan Menon Memorial Award 2008.2009? Third Delhi Union of Journalists 51. Which country in south asia shared 62% of It’s global trade with India? 62. Which country has recently banned Indian Drug Company Ranbaxy’s Products? Nepal USA banned 28 drugs of Ranbaxy 52. Roger Federer recently won his which Grandslam? 63. Who won recently Murugappa Gold Cup? 13th Grand Slam Air India Beating Indian Oil 53. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has been appointed as chancellor of which school? 64. Which are the two institutes chosen for Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Science & Technology Award? IIST Thiruvanantpuram CIMAP & CSMCRI 54. Astra is which kind of missile? 65. What is the meaning of a secular state? Air to Air The state regards religiosn as a private affair of the 55. Who is Margaret Chan? decisions and does not DISCRIMINATE on this basis. Director General of WHO , recently visited India 66. In which types of disputes Supreme Court of India Acts as Federal Court? 56. What is Deo Parliamentary Committee Probing? Interstate Disputes Cash for Votes scandal in Parliament 67. For how long, A joint sitting of both the houses of 57. How many blocks have been recently decided to Parliament may be convened to consider a bill which was award for exploration of oil and gas by the Union Gas & passed by one house and pending in another house? Petroleum Ministry recently? 6 months 45 68. The council of Ministers is collectively responsible to whom? 58. Which lone sailing ship of Indian Navy Has embarked upon voyage of four nations? Lok Sabha (Article 75 (3) ) 69. What is meaning of Lame Duck Session of Parliament? INS Tarangini Last session of the parliament before dissolution of LoksabhaPage 4 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  5. 5. 70. If a no.confidence motion is passed in Loksabha then 81. During whose reign Grand Trunk Road waswhat happens? formed? The whole council of ministers has to resign Shershah Suri71. Who elect Vice President? 82. On the bank of which river the city of Members of Rajya Sabha & Loksabha. Vijayanagar is located?72. Who was the President of Indian National Congress atthe time of Independence? Tungbhadra J.B. Kriplani 83. What was the capital of Bahamani Kings?73. Who were the two martyrs , accused for killing EnglishOfficers in England and hanged later on? Gulbarga Udhamsingh & MadanLal Dhingra 84. Who built Brihadeshwara temple in Tanjore?74. What was the date when Subhash Chandra Bosedeclared the formation of “interim Government of India”. Raja Raja Chola 21.Oct.4375. Who was the first President of Muslim League? 85. The fort of Tughlaqabad near Delhi was formed by whom? Salimullah Khan Ghiyasuddin Tuglaq76. Civil Disobedience Law started with which event? Breaking Salt Law 86. During the battle of Plassi , who was Nawab of Bengal?77. Why Gandhi Irwin Pact was criticized? Sirajuddola Lacked provisions of Gandhi Irwin Pact 87. Who among the Moghul Emperors was a perfect player of Veena?78. Which was the socialist leader , who ran awayfrom the Hazaribagh Prison and assumed the Aurangazeb.leadership of Quit India Movent? Jaiprakash Narayan 88. What is a soft currency?79. During whose reign the Gandhara School of Art A currency having a falling exchange rate due toblossom? continuing balance of payments deficit.Kanishka 89. What is Greenback?80. Who defeated Harshvardhan on the bank ofNarmada? Pulakesin II US Dollar is also referred as Greenback.Page 5 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  6. 6. 90. Which company is establishing Oil Refinery at 100. From which part of the plant Opium isBhatinda? derived? HPCL Dried Latex91. In which state is located Kanker Ghati Park? 101. Glycogen is Stored in which part of the body? Chhattisgarh Liver92. Where is Mansarovar lake? 102. Where do we find cartilage in Human Body? China Nose93. Where is Guru Shikhar? 103. During digestion Proteins are broken into what? Guru Shikhar is highest peak of Aravali Amino AcidsMountains located at Mount Abu, in Rajasthan. 104. What is ‘Hit and Hide Virus’94. What does indicate the color of a star? RSV Virus Its Temperature 105. Who was the first cricketer to claim 500 wickets95. What is willy willy? in test matches? A Tropical Cyclone at North West Australia Courtney Walsh96. What makes international boundary betweenTanzania & Uganda? 106. What is Tenzin Gyatso? Victoria Lake Dalai Lama is known as Tenzin Gyatso97. Where is Taylor Valley? 107. What was the name of State Bank of India Before Nationalisation? USA Imperial Bank of India98. Which river is associated with TulBul Project? 108. Who led a nonviolent movement in America Jhelum for full civil rights for negros? Martin Luther King99. What is Hypoglycemia? Low Blood SugarPage 6 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  7. 7. 111. ‘Portrait Francoise’ was an art piece created 120. Which is Highest Peak in India? by ? Nanda Devi (7817 meters), Kanchenjanga, Pablo Picasso Everest , Makalu are in Nepal 112. What is the original name of Santa Cluase? 121. What is Pensi La ? St. Nicolas A hill at Ladakh, which connects Sri Nagar with Leh 113. What is Zend_Avesta? 122. Whare is headquarter of Asian Development Religious Book of Parsees Bank? Manila 114. Who wrote the book.“The Man of Killed Gandhi”? 123. Which is most mobile factor of production? Manohar Malgaonkar Capital 115. Whose Biography is “My Country My Life”? 124. What is present strength of Rajya Sabha LK Advani 245 116. By which name the officer responsible for safe custody of land records during the Gupta Period was 125. Who was the first India Scholar who treated known as? Mathematics as a Different subject Karanika Aryabhatta 117. What are Kayals? 126.On what date Indo.US Nuclear cooperation Narrow water area attached with a main landin treaty was signed? the form of channel found in Kerala October 11, 2008 118. Which river originates from Amarkantak? 127. Who headed IIM review Committee which recommended higher Government control on IIM? Narmada RC Bhargava 119. Which Kind of Forests occupy the highest percentage in India Area Wise? 128. On what date India launched its first Moon Mission Chandrayan? Tropical Deciduous October 22, 2008Page 7 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  8. 8. 129. What was the name of Polar Satellite Launch 138. Where was the 4000 years old Pyramid found Vehicle which put Chandrayan I into orbit? recently? PSLV.C.11 Egypt 130. How many other countries have sent moon 139. Which country ranks top in gender equality? mission earlier? Norway Three, India is Fourth 140. Who has written the book.Politics & Politics.A 131. Which IBSA summit concluded recently in Marxist Perspective? New Delhi? Prakash Karat Third 141. Who was the first Indian to become the 132. What is ACD? President of World Squash Federation? Asia Cooperation Dialogue N Ramchandran 133. Who is the new president of Maldives? 142. What is Nerpa? Mohammed Anni Nasheed A nuclear enabled submarine 134. Which state topped the Government’s Primary 143. Who is the new Vice President of USA? Education Development Index? Joe Biden Kerala 144. Who won Singapore Open Golf Recently? 135. What is EDI? Jeev Milkha Singh Education Development Index 145. Which state of India is least densely populated? 136. On what day National Consumer Rights Day is observed? Arunachal Pradesh December 24. 146. Which is the only country in South East Asia which is totally landlocked? 137. Who was the batsman put on the top in recent Laos Reliance ICC Test Ranking? Mike Hussey 147. Where is security Printing Press? HyderabadPage 8 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  9. 9. 148. What is the stretch of India from north to 157. Who plays important role in Proteinsouth? synthesis in body? 3200 Kms Ribosomes149. What is ASEAN and where is its headquarters? 158. Who is the president of the world Bank? Association of SouthEast Asian Nations, Jakarta Robert Zoellick150. Orissa shares its longest border with which 159. What is the name of the Indian originstate? Management Guru awarded as greatest Management Thinker alive in the world by Thinkers 50? Andhra Pradesh CK Prahalad151. Who founded PURA? 160. What are pneumatophores? PURA is providing Urban Amenities in RuralAreas, and was founded by Honorable Former The breathing roots of mangroves.President APJ Abdul Kalam 161. Who founded National Mela?152. Who got the Qutub Minar Finished? Naba Gopal Mitra Firoz Shah Tuglaq 162. In which house of the Parliament, the presiding153. Which Veda gives the first classification of officer is not a member of the House?PRAN ( Respiration)? Rajya Sabha Rig Veda 163. Who was the court Poet of Samudra Gupta?154. What do we call collection of Budhdha’sTeaching? Harishena Budhdha Charita 164. Who was the first female president of Indian National Congress?155. Who was the first Muslim President of IndianNational Congress? Sarojini Naidu Badruddin Tayyabji 165. Who was accompanying Bhagat Sigh while156. What is the name of the organism which causes throwing a Bomb at the central legislature at Newmalignant Malaria in Human? Delhi? Plasmodium Falciparum Batukeshwar DattaPage 9 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  10. 10. 166. Who was the founder of Swadesh Bandhav 175. Who is famous as Father of Modern India?samiti? Raja Ram Mohan Roy Aswini Kumar Datta 176. Who used the word ‘Swarajya’ First?167. What is a national income? Bal Gangadhar Tilak Sum total of factor Incomes. 177. Who were associated with Lahore Conspiracy Case?168. The constitution of India is rigid or flexible? Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Both partially. 178. Where did the formation of Azad Hind Fauj169. What is the reason that Sunadarbans were take Place?declared as world Hritage? Singapore Because of Mangrove Forests and Biodiversity 179. What were the watchwords for French170. Who was the Mughal emperor , from whom Revolution?East India Company Secured Diwani? Liberty , Equality and Fraterenity Shah Aaalam II 180. Who was the author of ‘Common Sense’ , a171. Who was the governor General at the time of revolutionary pamphlet of the American‘Sepoy Mutiny’. Revolution? Canning Thomas Paine172. In whose court , Amir Khusro was a Court 181. Who constructed Red fort of Delhi?Poet? Shah Jahan Alauddin Khilji 182. Which canal connects Baltic Sea and North173. Who was the writer of Sundarkaand? sea? Tulsidas, Sunadarkand is a part of Keil CanalRamcharitamanas. 183. Detroit is famous for which industry?174. Which Mughal emperor was defeated byShershah in 1540? Automobiles HumayunPage 10 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  11. 11. 184. Who was first to measure the circumference of 193. What type of vibrations is produced in sitar Earth? wire? Eratosthenes Stationary Transverse 185. How much of longitude account for one hour? 194. A typical human ribcage consists of how many ribs? 15 degree 24 186. Which quality of iron ore is best based upon iron content? 195. What kind of forests cover maximum area in India? Magnetite, followed by hematite>Limonite>Siderite Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests 187. In which sea Sunda Trench Lies? 196. In West Bengal where the Silk Industry is found? Indian Ocean Cooch Behar 188. Amravati is a tributary of which river? 197. Wher is located Saraswati Hydro.electric Kaveri Project? Karnataka 189. Which river flows between Vindhyan & satpura ranges? 198. Who is the final authority to interpret the Narmada constitution? Supreme Court 190. In which only decade, India’s Population had shown negative growth? 199. Who introduced Gurumukhi Script? 1911.1921 Guru Angad 191. Sun is visible little before actual sunrise , because of which phenomenon? 200. In which year Rowlett Act was passed? Atmospheric Refraction 1919 192. What does a lens with .5D number mean? 201. Seleukas was defeated by? A concave less with a focal length of 20 cms. Chandra Gupta MauryaPage 11 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  12. 12. 202. Who organized ‘Bratachari’ Movement? 211. Pitcher plant is what kind of a plant? Gurusaday Datta Insectivorous203. What was the primary emphasis during 2nd 5 212. Who founded Gadar Party in America?year Plan? Hardayal Basic & Key Industries 213. In which session , the Indian National Congress204. What kind of a valley Narmada flows through? adopted the resolution of ‘Poorna Swaraj’? V.shaped Fluvial Valley Lahore205. The constitution of India, established a 214. Which genes on activation cause Cancer?parliamentary system of Government . This wasbased on which country’s pattern? Oncogenes Britain 215. What do we collectively call the Biochemical Processes taking place in Body?206. What was the name of writer of BandeMataram? Metabolism Bankimchandra Chatterjee 216. People perform better when they are in207. Who was the first editor of ‘Yugantar’? competition than they are alone, what is this concept? Barindra Ghosh Group Dynamics208. Where did ‘Tebhega’ movement occurred in1946? 217. The award for best film in IIFA in 2007 was given to which Film? Bengal Rawng De Basanti209. Who was the founder of Muslim League ofIndia? 218. What is the resistance of a 200V.100W bulb? Nawab Salim Ullah 400 ohm210. Who accords recognition to political parties? 219. Who has written ‘Train to Pakistan’? Election Commission Khushwant SinghPage 12 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  13. 13. 220. What is the name of the policy, related to 230. The population growth rate in India is increasingrevenue and expenditure of the Government? or decreasing? Fiscal Policy Decreasing221. India has a dispute with Bangladesh on 231. Who despite of being non.member candistribution of water from which barrage? participate in the business of either house of parliament? Farakka Barrage The Attorney General222. Panchayats were given constitutional status inwhich Amendment of Constitution? 232. Who appoints the chief Justice of Supreme Court of India? 73rd The president in consultation with judges of High Courts and Supreme Court.223. Who was the founder of ‘Anushilan Samity’? P. Mitra 233. On which kind of soil cotton in India best grows on ?224. Who was the Founder of Bahmani Kingdom? Black Soil Alauddin Bahaman Shah 234. Who has responsibility of Maintaining Foreign exchange reserves in the country?225. Who founded Academic Association? RBI Ishwarchadra Vidyasagar 235. By what name “Abdul Gaffar Khan” was better226. Why Noonmati is famous? known as? A location for Pvt. Sector Oil Refinery Frontier Gandhi or seemant Gandi (in Hindi)227. Linus Paluing received Nobel Prize for two 236. Who was the last independent Nawab of Bengal?times? Which was the area? Siraj.ud.daula 1954 Chemistry and 1962 Peace 237. Who founded Vikramasila.Vihara?228. What is the name of Japanese Prime Minister? Dharampal Yasuo Fukuda 238. Who is Argentina’s first elected president?229. Which day we observe world AIDS Day? Ms. Chritina Fernadez de Kircher December 1stPage 13 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  14. 14. 239. How much growth was targeted in 11th 5 Year 248. What is lignite?Plan? A Type of Coal 9% 249. A constitutional body appointed by the president,240. What was the topic, on which Einstein was awarded every five years to review centre state financialfor Nobel Prize? relationships. What do we call it ? Photoelectric Effect Finance Commission241. How much blood does an adult heart pump in 1 250. Who handed over the charge of Indian National Armyhour? to Netaji? 300 liters Ras Behari Bose242. Who became the 52nd Prime Minister of Great 251. What kind of a tree is “sal”?Britain in June 2007? Deciduous Gorden Brown 252. What is the major topographic feature of western243. Leishmania Donovani is a diseases transmitted by Rajasthan?whom? Sand Dunes Sand Fly 253. Who was the first governor general of Independent244. The Governer of Lousiana in New Orleans in USA India?is an Indian Origin, what is his name? Lord Mountbatten Bobby Jindal 254. What is a common thing in Radio Wave, X.Ray and245. What do you call a parliament which has no party in Visible Light?clear majority? They all are electromagnetic waves Hung Parliament 255. Which country is going to host 2014 FIFA World246. Who has written ‘Ignited Minds’? Cup ? APJ Abdul Kalam Argentina247. In which five year plan Rourkela & Durgapur Steel 256. What do we call the instrument to measure bloodplants were conceived? pressure? Second SphygmomanometerPage 14 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  15. 15. 257. What is the most common mental disease? 266. With which game Davis cup is associated ? Schizophrenia Lawn Tennis258. What is helpful for pollination in flowers without 267. With Which game DCM trophy is associated?petals? Football Wind259. What is the name of the vitamin that helps in 268. Volley, smash, Gambit, Service. What is theclotting of Blood? common thread among these terms? Vitamin K They are related to Lawn Tenis260. What is the name of a process which is used by a 269. In which year first five year plan was launched?retrovirus to convert from RNA to DNA? 1951 Reverse Transcriptase261. What is the name of the disease which is 270. What is the normal period of Kharif Crop?characterized by “complete loss of memory”? Mid June to October end Amnesia262. Parkinson’s is a brain diseases which is 271. What is the minimum age of President of Indiacharacterized by loss of nerve cells in which part of candidate?the brain? 35 year Cerebral Cortex 272. Who has written the book”City of Joy”?263. Who has written the book, “To a Hunger FreeWorld”? Dominique Lapierre MS Swaminathan 273. India’s first Defence University is set up in which state?264. Govt has launched a program IDSP to monitorcertain diseases. What is the full form of this Hariyanaprogram? Integrated Disease Surveillance Project 274. Raila Odinga is related to which country? He is Prime Minister of Kenya265. Govt. of India has launched a scheme‘Swayamsidha”. Whom for? 275. Who has written the book “Sandy Storms” Women Sandeep patilPage 15 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  16. 16. 276. “Amos.3 “ satellite was launched by which 285. What is the name of the first month of Nationalcountry? Calendar of India? Israel Chaitra277. Recently Rahul Dravid completed his ten 286. Who built Jama masjid?thousand runs in Test Cricket. In a match againstwhich country did he achieve this? Shahjahan South Africa 287. Whose court visited Sir Thomas Roe?278. Who is father of Green Revoution? Jehangir Father of Indias Green Revolution . Dr. M.S.Swaminathan and Father of Green Revolution . Dr. 288. Where is situated the battlefield of Plassy?Norman Borlaug West Bengal279. Where Buland darwaja”? 289. In which year the first battle of plassy was Fatehpur Sikari fought? 1757280. Which ancient sage is called father of“Sanskrit”? 290. In the third battle of Panipat, who defeated Marathas? Panini Afgans281. What is the ratio of length and breadth ofIndian National Flag? 291. In which year the battle of HaldiGhati was fought? 3:2 1576282. Which was the first occasion when our national 292. In which year battle of Talikota was fought ?song was sung for the first time? 1565 1896 session of Indian National Congress 293. What was the name of Harsha’s Capital?283. When our national Anthem was was first sung? Kannaauj December 27, 1951 calcutta 294. What was the name of the Chinese pilgrim who visited during the reign of Harshavardhana?284. How much is the playing time of our NationalAnthem? Approx 52 seconds Hiuen TsangPage 16 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  17. 17. 295. During whose reign Ajanta period was built? 305. Which country launched First satellite? Guptas USSR 296. What was the real name of “Vikramaditya” ? 306. What are “Dog days”? ChandraGupta II Period during which the Dog star rises at the same time of that of sun 297. Which war strategy Shivaji Used against Moghuls? 307. What are Galileo Satellites? Guerilla Warfare 4 moons of Jupiter 298. Where is Vidyasagar Setu? 308. Which two countries are linked by Karakorm Pass? Kolkata India & China 299. “Thein Dam” is being constructed on which river? 309. “Upper Volta “ is known by a new name. What is that? Ravi Burkina Fasso 300. On which river the “Gandhi Sagar dam” is being constructed? 310. A series of wars fought over 116 years, between England & France and later Burgundy, is commonly Chambal named as??? 301. Srisailam Hydroelectric Project is based upon Hundred Years War which river? 311. India Post has launched a new postal service Krishna recently. What is its name? 302. Who discovered the laws of planetary motion? World Net Express Johannes Kepler 312. Recently International Film Festival in India Concluded in December 2008. Where? 303. Who invented elevator? Panaji EG Otis 313.On which Day we celebrate National Cadet Corps Day?304. Who invented Radar ? Nov. 23 Robert Watson WattPage 17 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  18. 18. 314. In which Indian City was the first European 325. The world "Forestry Day" is observed on Factory built by the Portuguese in 1500 AD? which date? Kozhikode (Earlier Calicut) 21st March 315."Smriti ki Rekhayen", who is the writer of this 326. At present what is the percent area of the total memoir? geographical area of India is under forest cover? Mahadevi Verma 20.64% 316. What is the name of the mural painting whose 327. The year 2008 was observed / recognized by name is based upon a name of a Bihar District? International Year of …………? Madhubani Coral Reefs 317. Who was the first Law Minister of India? 328. In which year the "Environment (Protection) Act " was formed? Dr. BR Ambedkar 1986 318. What is full form of IPO? 329. How many countries are the shareholders of Initial Public Offer IBRD? 319. The states of India were reorganized on the 185 member countries are shareholders basis of Language in which year? 330 Who gives "Vachaspati Award"? 1956 Birla Foundation 320. "Seed Therapy " is related to which disease? 331. Who was the director of "Tare Zamin Par"? Detection of Breast Cancer Amir Khan 321. Worlds Fourth Fastest Computer is built in India. What is its name? 332. A business takeover procedure in which acquiring company uses its Own Shares to pay for the Eka acquired...... 322. "Republic" was written by whom? Share Swap Plato 333. "Chuni Goswami" is related to which sports? 323. Who is First India woman Grandmaster in Football Chess? 334 .FIFA Cup helds at a regular interval of 4 year S Vijay Laxmi since 1930. Which were the year when FIFA couldnt held? 324. What is the name of capital of Mizoram? 1942 & 1946 due to WW.IIAizawlPage 18 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  19. 19. 335. Which is the only country to win FIFA for 5 346. Recently NABARD has approved a loan to UP for 5 times? irrigation projects? How much is this amount? Brazil Rs. 205 Crore 336. The Universe in a single Atom. this book has been 347 .What is the name of Worlds first Personal Super written by whom? Computer? Dalai Lama Tesla 337. Who has been the First Runner Up of Miss World 348. "Maradona " a football player who recently visited 2008? India belongs to which country? Parvathy Omnakuttan Argentina 338. 2009 Golden Pen of Freedom Award has been 349. On what date World Laugher Day is celebrated? conferred to whom? January 10 Najam Sethi 350 .Who has recently topped the list of Australian Sports 339. On what date we celebrate "Human Rights Day"? Earners? December 10 Greg Norman 340. Who is the Indian Business man who has ranked 6th 351. Who has been recently appointed as Deputy Speaker among the top most powerful faces in the world in Forbes of House of Lords? Magazine? Lord Swaraj Paul Mukesh Ambanai 352. When we celebrate the International Holocaust 341. Who is the first Indian Actor to get Malaysian Remembrance Day? Title"Datuk"? Jan 27 Shahrukh Khan 353. "Electra Gold Cup" is associated with which sports? 342. Who has been awarded the United Nations Human Right Award? Table Tennis Benzir Bhutto 354. According to Transparency International, what is Indias rank in 2008 Bribe Payers Index? 343. Saina Nehwal plays which sports? 4th Badminton 355. Who has been recently appointed as Director of State 344. Who is declared the European Footballer of the Bank of India? Year? R. Sridharan Christiano Ronaldo 356. Which Bank has recently won Nasscom.CNBC TV 345. Warren Buffet has been recently in news due to 18 IT User Award? American Newspaper Business Week List of Top ___? Donors HDFC BankPage 19 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  20. 20. 357 .Who has been recently appointed the Deputy Chief 368."Swaraj is my Birth right and I shall have it " Who saidMinister of Maharastra? this? Chhagan Bhujbal Bal Gangadhar Tilak358. "India shall export Wheat to Nepal", This was a 369.What was the meaning of "Manigramam" in Medievalnews recenlty. How much wheat? south India? 10000 tons Association of Merchants359. Which year has been fixed to achieve most of theMillennium Development Goals? 370.From where the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 got started? 2015 Meerut360. MTNL has recently launched its 3G Services. From 371.What is the meaning of "Sutudri" mentioned in Rigwhich city they have started this? Veda? New Delhi The name of a river361. Who has been recently elected as Chief Minister of 372."Go Back to Vedas" whose motto was this?Chhattisgarh? Swami Dayanand Saraswati Dr. Raman Singh 373. If worshipping stones one can find God, I would have362. Sania MirZa was conferred the Honorary Degree of worshipped a Mountain. "Who has said this?"Doctor of Letters" by which University? Kabir MGR University 374. Jallianwalla Bagh massacre occurred in which year?363. "Omega Mission Hills World Cup" is related towhich game? 1919 Golf 375. One of the Indus Valley Cities had houses with doors in the main street. Which one?364. How many Indians have been included in top 50IAAF individual Ranking? Lothal 7 376. Whose work is "Poverty and Un.British Rule in India. quot;?365. When do we observe "World Leprosy Day"? Dadhabhai Naoroji last sunday of january. 377. Which metal was traded in the trading of most ancient366.The divine faith was a monument of Akbars folly periods known?and not his wisdom. What was divine faith ? Copper Din.I.ilahi 378. What was the main item of Indian Export to Roman367.Who founded Mughal Empire? Empire ? Babur Luxury Goods Page 20 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  21. 21. 379. In which year quit India Movement was launched? 391. Who calls the joint session of Parliament? 1942 President380. When the Simon commission visited India, who was 392. Sabaramati Ashram was established in which year?the Viceroy of India ? 1917 Lord Irwin 393. No confidence Motion against the Union Government381. Lakshmi Bai, Tantya Tope and Nana Saheb all were can be initiated in Lokasabha or Rajya sabha or both ?related to which mutiny? Loksabha 1857 394. What was the deity of Most Chola Temples?382. Who was the first Muslim King to conquer Deccan? Shiva Ala.Ud.Din Khilji 395. Where did the first session of Indian National383. Who was the first Governor General to adopt the Congress hold ?device of separate electorates to win over the muslimsfaith? Bombay Lord Minto 396. In Gupta Period . The largest number of coins were issued in which metal?384. What was the other name of Kautilya? Gold Chanakya 397. where did Budhdha preach is first sermon?385. Ring Fence is associated with which EnglishOfficial? Sarnath Warren Hastings 398. What do we call the grasslands in South America?386. Agricultural Income Tax revenue goes to which Pampasgovernment: Central or State? 399. In what use we take Anemometer? State To measure wind velocity387. Which operation is related to Milk Production? 400. In which ocean Marina Trench Found? Operation Flood Pacific Ocean388. Issuing paper currency in India is a sole right of….?? 401. Iodine turns from Brown to blue black on Potato RBI cutting because of …….?389. In which year Planning Commission in India Was starchEstablished? 1950390.Our Constitution has envisaged how many types ofCurrencies?3Page 21 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  22. 22. 402. How many valves are found in Human Heart? 414. On what day we celebrate Consumers day? two March 15 403. What is the main function of Lymphocytes? 415. Which cells in our body have the least generative power? Production of Antibodies 404. Salivary glands secrete which enzyme?? Brain Cells Diastase 416.Tughlaq, Khilji, Slave, Lodhi. What will be the right chronological order? 405. The highest specific heat is of …………? SlaveKhilji.Tughlaq.Lodhi water 417.Which state of today is called "Empire of Satvahana 406. What do we call the device which is used to locate Kings"? submerged objects under sea? Andhra Pradesh Sonar 418.Hampi is famous for what which monuments? 407. When a liquid boils, the Vapour Pressure is ………….Atmospheric Pressure? Hints: Equal to / Less Vijayanagar Empire Equal to 419.The battle of Talikota was fought in which year? 408. For what purpose Heavy water is used in Nuclear 1565 Reactors? 420.Who built the temples of Halebid and Belur? Moderator Hoysalas 409. Many a times Police uses Tear Gas to disperse a mob. What does it contain? 421.One incident made Gandhi Ji call of Non.cooperation movement. What was that? Chlorine Chauri Chaura Incident 410. Dada Saheb Falke award was given to which lady for the first time? 422.Iltutmish had introduced a coin of 175 gms. This coin was made of which metal? Devika Rani 411. Where are the headquarters of International Court of Silver Justice? 423.Two antilopes and a hunter has been noticed on a pot The Hague from cemetery H which Ancient Civilization? 412. Subroto Cup is associated with which game? Harappa Football 424.Under Maurya the Kumar " was responsible for which413. What was the name of First Talkie film in India? part of the administration?Alam Ara Provincial governancePage 22 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  23. 23. 425.Aurangzed was a good player of which Musical 436.In which Year Akbar Promulgated Din.i.ilahi?Instrument? 1581 Veena 437.Who was one of the Generals of Ala.ud.din Khilji426.What was the name of the muslim Scholar who came who ultimately became the First sultan of Tughlaqto India at the time of Mahmud of Ghazni? Dyanasty ? Al.Beruni Ghazi Malik427.The use of running waters even in palaces and 438.The endeavour to ernestly to introduce a real elementpleasure resorts was a special feature of which of local self government was done by which Governor ?architecture? Lord Rippon Mughal 439. In Sikandara, the mausoleum of which Mughal428.What was the name of the versatile, genius, writer in Emperor situated?Hindi, Persian, Arabic, in the reign of Akbar? Akbar Abdur.rahim.khankhana (Raskhan) 440.Which organisation gives Saraswati Samman?429.According to Babur Nama what lured him to come toIndia? KK Birla Foundation Abundance of gold & Silver 441.Thomas cup is associated with which game?430.After Chauri Chaura incident Gandhi ji went to talk Badmintonwith whom? 442.On which date "National Consumer Rights Day " is Lord Irwin celebrated?431.Mohammad Ghoris last expedition in India was 24th Decemberagainst whom? 443.Which railway line has been recently declared a Khokars in 1206 world heritage site?432.Kalidasa has written Malvikagnimitra. In this drama Kalka Shimlathe Hero Agnimitra was known to be a king of whichdynasty? 444.By which year Chandrayaan II will be launched? Sunga Kalka Shimla433.When did Ahmed Shah Abdali invaded India for the 445.Who has written the Book " Audacity of Hope"?first time? Barak Obama 1748434.Who wrote Akbaranama? And in Which language? 446.Jawaharlal Nehru Award is given for contribution in which field? Abul Fazl , in Persian435.What was the name of another work by Abul Fazl? International UnderstandingAin I Akbari Page 23 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  24. 24. 447.Who has been selected for 2009 women of Discovery 458.Who can resolve the dispute between two houses ofAward? Parliament? Aparajita Datta Loksabha Speaker448.What is the range of Shaurya Missile? 459.Finance commission is appointed by president for how many years? 700 kms 5 years449.Who was given the Pride of India Award 2008? 460.The High Court consists of Chief Justice and other Dr. Rami Ranger and GS Bhalla judges. Who determines other Judges?450.Which country has allowed FDI from India for the first Presidenttime in history? 461.Who can remove the judge of the High Court from his Nepal office before expiry of his time?451.NREGA guarantees how many days employment? President on the recommendation of Parliament 100 days 462.A Judge of High court will address his resignation to …….?452.Prakash & Madakini Amte were given which awardrecently? The President Magsaysay Award 463.The judge of Supreme court of India Holds the office till he attains the age of ……yrs?453."India, that is Bharat, shall be a union of states". Thisis in which article of Indian constitution? 65 Article 1 464.A member of Loksabha may vacate his seat before expiry of his time by writing to ………………?454.What do we call a rule of legislative procedure underwhich a further debate on a motion can be stopped? Speaker Closure 465.A minister of is not member of a legislative assembly has to win election within ……….months.455.When does a bill presented in parliament becomes anact? six After president has given his assent 466.A money bill can originate in Loksabha or Rajya Sabha or both ??456.The minimum age of candidate for the office of thePresident of India is…….yrs. In Loksabha 35 467.What is the administrative authority at the block level?457.A candidate seeking elections to a state LegislativeAssembly must have completed how many years? Panchayat Samiti25 Page 24 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  25. 25. 468.If a person is arrested and detained in Police, has to be 479.Article 370 is applicable in which state?produced before nearest Magistrate within…………period? J&K 24 hrs 480.Who can participate in the proceedings of both the houses without even being a member?469.A session of the Loksabha is prorogued by order of………..? Attorney General President 481. How many states India has at Present?470.Who decides a bill is money bill or not? 28 Speaker of the Loksabha 482.How many Union Territories India has at present?471.In 42nd amendment two more words have been added 7to the preamble. What are they? 483.In which state of India Sal Trees are concentrated? Secular & Socialist Assam472.what are the five words of Preamble to theconstitution of India? 484.One-horned Rhinoceros are found in which National Park ? Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic Kaziranga in Assam473.Who can appoint ad hoc judges in Supreme Court? 485.Where is a permanent seismological observatory The Chief Justice of India with the prior consent of the located in India?President of India Latur 474. A retired judge of High court can do private practicein which court? 486.When a person travels from Kerla to Delhi, what kind of forests come on the way and in which sequence? In another court of same or higher level Tropical Evergreen-Savanna-dry deciduous-deciduous475. An ordinance issued by a governor can remain inforce on its own for a maximum period of .......months? 487.In which state of india about 50% of total silk is produced? six Karnataka476. Which article of the constitution gives right toEquality? 488.Which state in India produces about 60% of Indias Total salt ? Article 17.477.Which article of our constitution forms the core Gujratchapter on Fundamental Rights? 489.Maximum raw silk comes from which state In India? Article 19 Karnataka478.The number of categories of freedoms that an IndianCitizen can have?6 Page 25 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  26. 26. 490.What is the name of the Bridge between India and 501.Recently United Nations Talks on Climate changeSrilanka is called........bridge? held at which place? (2008) Adams Pozanan in Poland491.In which year , Arunachal Pradesh became a full 502.Rehan Butt is related to which sports?fledged state? Hockey 1987 503.Who is the sportsman selected by All India Football492.As per 2001 census, which one is the most literate Federation as Player of the Year in November 2008?religious community in India? Baichung Bhutia Jains 504.Mohan Bagan team is best known for which sports?493.Banihal Pass is located in which state? Football J&K 505.What does IBSA stand for ?494.Ganga is known with which name in Bangladesh? India, Brazil & South Africa Padma 506.What is the full form of BIMSTEC?495.Funnel shapped location surrounded by Khasi, Garo &Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, popular as a place with Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical &maximum rain fall. What is the name? Economic cooperation ChIrrapunji 507.Which are the coutries in BIMSTEC?496.Chipko Movement is related to conservation of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, SriLanka, Thailand,...........? Nepal & Bhutan. The first five are founder members Forests and wildlife 508.Rajan Committee is raleted to……………reforms?497.Coir industry is concentrated in which state of India? Financial Sector Kerala 509.Ustad Allah Rakkha Khan is related to which instrument in Indian Clasical Music?498.Abhijit Vejjajiva a a leader from which country? tabla Thailand. Sworn in as 3rd prime minister in 4 monthsin December 2008 510.Palghat Mani plays which instrument in Indian Classical Music?499." Idea of Justice" who has written this book? Mridangam Amartya Sen 511.What was the original name of "NurJahan Beghum"?500.On what date India Observes "Central Excise Day"? MehrunissaFebruary 24 512.In which language Baburnama was written originally ? Chagtai Turk Page 26 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  27. 27. 513.Who was first to translate Baburnama in English? 523. What are Basel Norms? Annette Akroyd Norms specially designed to control various risk factors in bank operations514.What was the name of Akbars Mother? 524. Ashok Mankad was a famous……………….player? Hamida Beghum ( Mariam Makani) Cricket515.The son of Arjumand Banu Beghum who becameMughal Emperor in India later was……………? 525. What was the name of logo of Olympic 2008? Aurangzeb Dancing Beijing516.Firdaus Manzil was the Title of which Mughal 526. Who has written Midnight Children?Emperor? Salman Rushdie Shah Alam II 527. 34th G8 summit in July 2008 held in which country?517. Amar Singh belongs to which party ? Japan Samajwadi Party 528. India has recently inaugurated her First Research518. The RBI Governor reviews the Annual Monetary and Station in Arctic. What is its name?credit policy every time after a gap of .........months? Himadri three 529. Who is ex.offcio.Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?519. Reserve Bank of India keeps changing the ratio whichregulates the minimum reserve each bank must hold to Vice Presidentcustomers deposits. What this ratio called? 530. "Short Corner" this term is mainly used in which Cash Reserve Ratio game?520. Which bank has the punchline"Much more to do with HockeyYOU in focus"? 531. Rajiv Gandhi Award is given for excellence in the Andhra Bank field of ……………?521. A new field of banking system made up of large scale Sports & gamesbanks that operate extensive networks of branches and 532. Member of European Union who has refused to honorprovide different services. This new termed emerged in the Lisbon Treety?banking field is ...............? Ireland Universal Banking 533. Children up to which age are covered under Pulse522. Providing credit and other financial services and Polio?products of very small amount to the poor’s in rural / semi/urban area is callled as …………..? 5 yrsMicro Finance 534. "The Last Mughal Has been written by ? William Darlymple Page 27 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  28. 28. 535. "Gandhis Emissary" Who has writtten this book? 547.Where is 2009 summit of SAARC is proposed to held? Sudhir Ghosh Male536. What is the unit of Intensity of sound? 548.Which coutries are in BRIC? Decibel Brazil, Russia, China & India537. "Rafael Nadal " is related to which sports? 549.What do we call "Holding Assets in the form of Cash" Lawn Tennis ?538. R.S.Gavai is the governor of which state? Liquidity Preference Kerala 550.What is Greenback?539.What is the name of the swiss Adventurer who US Dollarrecently made history by flying across English Channel? 551.Who has received Laureus World Sports man award Yves Rossy for 2008?540.In september 2008 a typhoon batterd some parts of Roger FedererChina. What was its name? 552.Zenedine Zidane related to which countrys Football Hagupit team?541.Who is the new Prime Minister of Japan? France Taro Aso 553.Agha Khan cup is related to which game?542.What is the name of Manned spacecraft,china Hockeylaunched in September 2008? 554.Koneru Humpy is related to which game? Shenzhou-7 Chess543.Ryder cup is related to which game? 555."Cricket My Style" is a book written by ? Golf Kapil Dev544.Who won US Open 2008 Men & Women singles? 556.Who was the first woman Justice of Indian Highcourt?Roger Federer & Serena Williams Leila Sheth545.The first summit of SAARC held at which place? 557.What is the joint River Valley Venture of India & Nepal? Dhaka546.SAFTA was signed at which summit of SAARC? Kosi 558.C.B. Bhave is related to which financial organisation? 12th summit at Islamabad SEBIPage 28 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  29. 29. 559 . "Alai Darwaja" is a gateway to which monument? 570 . "Arthshastra" was written by whom and in which period? Qutub Minar Kautilya in Maurya period560 . "The nobles were forbidden to hold banquets &Festivities, and make marriage alliances without sultans 571 . In which language Amir Khusro wrote mainly?permission. " Who was the sultan? Persian Ala-ud-din-Khilji 572 . "Amoghvarsha" belonged to which dynasty of kings?561. Ala-ud -din murdered whom before he acceded to thethrone? Rastra Kuta Jalluddin Firoz 573 . One son of Shahjahan got Atharva Veda translated. What was him name?562. Who has written "Kitab- ul-Hind"? Dara Alberuni 574 . What is the most famous image constructed in Chola563 . Albuqurque captured Goa from ruler of which state? Kingdom? Bijapur Bronze image of Nataraja Shiva564. Who conquered Goa is 1510AD? 575 . An eminent machinery for meeting the famine conditions in India was evolved by which English Viceroy Alfonso de Albuquerque of India?565 . What is the common thread between "Abdul Qadir Lord LyttonBadauani", Naqib Khan & Shaikh sultan of thaneshwar? 576 . Where was constructed Lingaraj Temple? They were Scholars of Akbar Court who renderedMahabharata in Persian Bhubneshwar566 . Which ruler did not accept the Mughal Sway in 16th 577 . Kailashnath temple of Kanchipuram " show whichcentury? style of architecture? Maharana Pratap of Mewar Nagra Style567 . Balban, Iltutmish & QutubUdDin Aibak , what was 578 . In khajuraho , which temple show the Nagra Syle?the common thread among them? Kandaraiya Mahadev Temple They all were purchased slaves 579 . "Indica" an ancient classic was written by whom?568 . Elizabeth I was contemporary of which mughalruler? Megasthenes 580 . In which year Annie Besant joined Indian National Akbar Congress?569 . Who has written "Kalpsutra" 1914 BhadraBahu 581 . "Capture of Javali" was an act of ? ShivajiPage 29 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  30. 30. 582 . "Kalidasa" lived during the reign of which ruler? 595. Recently United Nations General Assemblys which session held in New York HQ in September 2008? ChandraGupta Vikramaditya 63rd session 583 . Who is Shakespere of India? 596. Which city has shown highest percapita in the Kalidasa country ? 584 . Who replaced Harshavardhana? Chadigarh, fifth time in a row Nagbhatta I 597. What is the all India figure of per capita income in India? 585. Who was the first ruler of Vardhan Dynasty? Rs. 29642 (2006-2007) Prabhakar Vardhan (Father of Harshavardhana) 598. What is the name of Britains first state funded Hindu 586 . In which centruy Hieun-Tsang came in India? School? Krishna Avanti Primary School 7th Century 599. Who has written the book "Faith of my Fathers"? 587 . Who has written Harshcharita? John Mc Cain Bāṇabhaṭṭa 600. Who has won US open 2008 Mens singles ? 588 . Banbhatta wrote a novel Kadambari. Who was Kadambari in the novel? Roger Federer The heroine of novel 601. Who has won US Open 2008 womens single? 589.TADA was enacted in which year? Serena Williams 1985 602. Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan were recently in news. For what? 590. Which commission enquired the Godhara carnage? They have won US Open Mens doubles 2008 Nanavati Commission 603. Cara Black is related to which sports ? 591. Who is the Chairman of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs? Tennis, winner of US Open 2008 Womens double & also mixed double. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 604. Who shared the victory in mixed doubles in US Open 592. Where was the 9th India European Union Summit 2008 with Cara Black? held in September 2008? Marsielle , France Leander Paes 593. Where was the first Indo-EU summit held ? And when? 605. Shashank Manohar is related to which sports?Lisbon, June 2000 Cricket, he is President elect of BCCI594. Who was the first president of Pakistan?Iskandar Mirza Page 30 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  31. 31. 606. Who is the new coach of Indian Hockey team? 618. Paul Allen has been related to which company? M.K.Kaushik Microsoft607. What is the name of official mascot of FIFA 2010? 619. Punjab J.34 is a variety of which crop? Zakumi Cotton608. Pankaj Advani is related to which game? 620. Which public sector company of India has been Billiards recently declared as largest CO2 emitting company?609. Subroto Cup is related to which sports? NTPC Football 621. Which bank uses the slogan " Good People to Good Bank"?610. Jyoti Randhawa plays which sports? Uco Bank Golf 622. What was the earlier name of Kingfisher Red?611. Which breed of dogs is most popular in world? Air Deccan Labrador 623. "Parivartan" Scheme has been launched by which612. Titanic sank in which year? bank? 1912 SBI613. What is the full form of LED? 624. Recently which summit of SAARC held in Colombo? Light Emitting Diode 15th614. What was the external debt on India (BothGovernment and non Government) in the year ending 625. India pays how much of SAARC administrativeMarch 2008? expenditure? $ 221.2 Billion 32%615. Lary Ellison is related to which company? 626. Which country has been admitted in SAARC recently (in 2005)? Oracle Afghanistan616. The famous Industrial family "Waltons" are relatedto which company? 627. The first invasion upon India took place in 712 AD. Wal-Mart Who was the invader?617. Sergey Brin & Larry Page are related to which Muhammad Bin Qasimcompany? 628. "Mid Day Meal Scheme" is a scheme for schoolGoogle, they are co-founders children lunch. Which ministry has launched this scheme? Ministry of Human Resource DevelopmentPage 31 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/
  32. 32. 629. "Annapurna Scheme" is a scheme of which ministry? 640. At which place East India Company opened its First factory? Ministry of Rural Development Machilipatnam630. "20 Point Programme" was initiated in which year? 641. In which year East India Company was brought under 1975 British parliamentary control?631. What is the contribution of Agriculture in Indias 1773GDP? 642. Tantya Tope hailed from which place? 17.6% Gwalior632. In which city International Statistical EducationCenter is situated? 643. Nana saheb hailed from which place? Kolkata Kanpur633. On the lines of Central Government, which state has 644. Who founded Seva Sadan in Bombay ?adopted the concept of 5 days week, recently? Bahram Ji Malabari Rajasthan 645. On what date Indian Rebellion of 1857 started?634. Where the next SAARC summit is proposed to held? 10 May 1857 Male in Maldives 646. Swami Dayanand is related to which Samaj?635. In August 2008, which company is India has beengiven the status of Mini Ratna? Arya samaj Hindustan Copper Limited 647. Muhammad Bin Qasim defeated king of Sindh In 712 AD. What was the name of the King?636. National Youth Festival was held in which city inJanuary? Dahira Amritsar 648. Babarnama is in which language?637. Who among the Portuguese, French and English were Chagtai Persianthe first to come to India to establish trade relationships? 649. The Mughal emperor who was deported to Rangoon Portuguese was?638. "Kuyil Pattu" is a work of famous poet ? What is hisname? Bahadur Shah Jafar Subrmanya Bharti 650. Who was the patriot in the 1857 mutiny who fled to nepal?639. The governor of Madras who made a treaty withTipu? Nana Saheb 651. Which samaj was related to Swami SatyanandLord McCartney Agnihotri? Dev SamajPage 32 of 120 http://upsc-questions.blogspot.com/

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