GK/General Awareness/G-Studies

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General Awareness

 

1-The Constitution of India borrowed the scheme of Indian Federation from the Constitution of CANADA.

2-Comets revolve around SUN.

3-The maximum length of a day on the poles is 6 months.

4-Raja Ram Mohan Roy was called ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’.

5- ‘Mixed Economy’ means co-existence of public and private sector.

6- Bernoulli’s Equation pertains to Flow of Liquids

7- Mt. Vesuvius is Active volcano.

8-In Indian Constitution, setting up of village panchayats finds mention under Article 40.

9-Carpals bone articulations forms the gliding joint.

10-Carbon Monoxide forms an irreversible complex with haemoglobin of blood.

11-The famous song ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ was sung during Dandi march by the renowned musician Digambar Vishnu Paluskar

12- Nautical Mile is a unit of distance in Navigation

13-Pydimarri Vankata Subba Rao, a Telugu author composed the National pledge in 1962, which in 1963 was recited at a school in Vishakhapatnam.

14-The Gangetic River Dolphin is an endangered species which survives only in fresh and pure water. In 2009 Government of India declared it as a national aquatic animal.

15-About 60% of Elephants in Asia are found in India. On recommendations of Elephant Task Force, it was declared National Heritage animal in 2010.

16-Lotus which happens to be the National flower of India as well as Vietnam generally grows in fresh water ponds and lakes under semi tropical type of climate. Its botanical name is Nelumbo Nucifera.

17- The National tree of India is Banyan.The special characteristic of Banyan tree is the aerial roots which grow downward and on reaching the ground itself becomes trunk. Several religious ceremonies are associated with banyan tree in India.

18-82.5 degree East Longitude, the basis for calculating Indian Standard Time (IST) passes through Allahabad.The Indian Standard Time is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time. India does not observe daylight savings.

19-India, Pakistan and Philippines have common national fruit i.e. Mango, also known as ‘King of fruits’. India is the largest producer of Mangoes in the world (>50% of world production) and also the largest exporter.

20-Peacock was declared as National bird in 1963.Geographically it is well distributed across India. It is protected under Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

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