200+ GK Questions

As we are aware that General Knowledge is a very important area in all the competitive exams held in the country. Most of the students feel difficulty in scoring good marks in it. Nowadays, a good knowledge of general awareness is very important in clearing any competitive exam such as SSC, UPSC etc. To overcome all this you should have an understanding of the things happening around you.

Today, GK plays an essential role in defining one's growth and success. No matter what we choose to do in life, the key is to learn and gain more knowledge in different fields.

General knowledge opens different avenues for one's seeking. It develops students' social, sensitive, reasoning, and analytical thinking skills. It forms an identity right from a tender stage, which only helps them build their perspective about the world.

Below is the list of few questions related to General Knowledge:

The largest peninsular river & also having the largest catchment area is

- Godawari

Godawari rises from Trayambak (Maharastra)whereas river Krishna rises from

- Mahabaleshwar

The longest river in India is

- Ganga (2525 km)

River Ganga originate from ?

- The Ganga originates as Bhagirathi from the Gangotri glacier in Uttar Kashi District

Bhagirthi & Alaknanda both combines at

- Devprayag to form Ganga

Ganga's head stream is constituted of 2 main rivers which are

- Bhagirthi & Alaknanda

Alaknanda rises from

- Alakapuri Glacier

River Mandakini meets Alaknanda at

- Rudraprayaga

Which British physician tested the Water of Ganga and what he wrote in paper ?

- E. Hanbury Hankin, he wrote that The bacterium Vibrio Cholerae which causes the deadly Cholera disease, when put into the waters of Ganga died within three hours!

Name given to the running Integrated Ganga Mission

- Namami Gange

The most important Tributary of gang Mission

- Yamuna (1375Km)

Yamuna rises from

- Yamunotri Glacier in Uttrakhand

Yamuna after running parallel for 800km joins Ganga at

- Allahabad

Mahanadi rises from

- Shivalik in Bastar hills (MP)

The important river of India Deserts is

- Luni

River Brahmaputra (2900km) is known as Tsangpo in Tibet whereas Jamuna in

- Bangladesh

Brahmaputra total area is 2900 km whereas __________ flows in India

- 725km

Ganga is known as Padma in

- Bangladesh

The main tributary of Brahmaputra are

- Subansiri, Dhansiri, Manas & Teesta

Brahmaputra rises from Tibet's Angsi Blacier and enter to India thru Arunachal Pradesh under the name of

- Dihang

The largest river island in the world is

- Majuli Island on Brahmaputra

The Indus system rivers originates from

- Mansarovar

The main tributaries of Indus are

- Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas & Satluj

Jhelum originate from Machoi Glacier Mouth and its chief source is

- Verinag Spring

Waterfalls having the highest heighest in India is

- Kunchikal falls

The highest waterfall in India is Jog/Gersoppa is on river

- Saraswati

Jhelum's Sanskrit name is Vitasta whereas of ravi name is

- Iravati

Beas was known as Bipasha whereas Chenab is known as

- Chandrabhaga

South India Rivers are

- Mahanadi, Krishna, Godawari & Cauvery

Nagarjuna sagar dam is on river Krishna whereas Bagaliahar Project is on

- Chenab

The largest arch dam in Asia is Idukki dam is on river

- Periyar (Kerala)

Longest man made dam in the world is


Waterfall which is known as "the smoke that thunders"

- Dhuandhar waterfall

World largest dam is Three Gorges dam is on river

- Yangtze River

The largest manmade lake in India is

- Gobind Ballabh Pant Sagar

The highest lake in India is

- Cholambu Lake in Sikkim

Which lake is having the highest salinity ?

- Sambhar

State having the largest inland saline wetland is

- Rajasthan

The largest of all the west flowing river of the peninsula

- The Narmada

Narmada rises from the

- Amar Kantak plateau

Narmada flow through a rift valley between the

- Vindhyan Range on the north and the satpura range on the south

Narmada river only make

- Estuary

Which river is twin of Narmada

- Tapi and it is the second largest west flowing river

Tapi originates from

- Multai in Betul District of Madhya Pradesh

Sambhar salt lake is located in ?

- Rajasthan

Length of the Sambhar lake is ?

- 35.5.kms.

Which is the India's largest in land salt lake ?

- Sambhar

How much average clean salt produced by Sambhar lake ?

- 1,96,000 tonnes (9% of India's salt production)

World's largest solar power plant (4000 MW) is to set up on

- Sambhar lake

The largest Salt water lagoon lake of India

- Chilka lake

Chilka lake is ?

- Orissa

Lagoon lake is ?

- It is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier lands. They are common coastal feature.

Which is the 2nd largest water lagoon in the world ?

- Chilka lake

The largest lake lagoon formed in the deltaic of Andhra Pradesh ?

- Kolleru Lake

Kolleru Lake is located between ?

- Krishna and Godawari Delta

On which lagoon Sri Harikota Island is situated ?

- Pulicat lake

Pulicat lake is located in ?

- The border of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Which is the second largest water lagoon lake in India ?

- Pulicat lake

The Satish Dhawan Satellite launch centre is located in ?

- Pulicat Lake

On which lake Willingdon island is located ?

- Vembanabad lake

Which is the largest lake in India ?

- Vembanabad lake

Vembanabad lake is located in ?

- Kerala

Which is the largest fresh water lake in India ?

- Wullar (J &K)

Which river feeds into the Wular lake ?

- Jhelum

Wular lake is result of ?

- Tectonic Activity

Man made dam on the Tapi River is ?

- Ukai the largest reservoir in Gujarat

The largest fresh water lake in North East India ?

- Loktak lake

Loktak is located in ?

- Manipur

Which museum is located at fringe of Loktak lake ?

- Indian National Army Museum

Which is the floating lake in the world ?

- Loktak lake

Lonar lake is located at ?

- Lonar in Buldana Distt. Maharashtra

Lonar lake was created by a ?

- Meteor impact on Earth

There was agitation against the arrest of Dr. Kitchlu and Dr. Satyapal. They were arrested by British according to which act

- Rowlatt Act (18th march 1919)

Rowlatt act authorizes the British govt to

- Arrest and imprison any person without trial in a court of law

Thousands of people gathered in Jallianwala bagh of Amritsar to celebrate

- The Sikh festival Baisakhi

Who came to the place with fifty riflemen and without any warning ordered them to shoot at the crowd.

- Brigadier General Reginald E.H. Dyer

What were the major impacts of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

  • on may 30, 1919 Rabindranath Tagore renounced his knighthood
  • Gandhi returned the Kaiser-i-hind gold medal given to him for his work during Boer war.
  • Dyer was removed from the job and sent to London, but he was never charged of any offence

Which commission was appointed to enquire into it

- Hunter commission (headed by lord hunter)

Who killed General Dyer on March 13, 1940 when he was addressing a meeting in Caxton hall, London

- Sardar Udham Singh

Gandhi-Irwin pact was signed on

- 5th March 1931

Sarojini Naidu described Gandhi and Irwin as

- "The two mahatmas"

Major step taken by INC (Gandhi Ji) as per Gandhi Irwin pact was

- The INC called off the civil disobedience Movement (satyagraha) and agreed to join the second round table conference

Major step taken by British Govt (Lord Irwin) as per Gandhi-Irwin pact was

- The government on its part released the political prisoners and conceded the right to make salt for consumption for villages along the coast.

The conference how many opened officially by King George V on

- 12th November 1930

In conference how many delegates represented the three political parties of Britain

- 16

The conference was chaired by Ramsay Mcdonald but this conference was boycotted by

- Indian National Congress (inc)

57 political leaders from India representing all shades of Indian opinion minus Indian National Congress. The main Indian representatives were

- Muhammad Ali Jinnah, B.R. Ambedkar, Sardar Ujjal Singh, Tej Bahadur Sapru, B.S.Moonje etc.

Major demands at this conference were

- The concept of All India Federation was supported. Dr. Ambedkar demanded a separate electorate for the untouchables.

The entire conference turned out to be fruitless because

- The INC boycotted the conference hence no decision taken without congress.

The Second Round table Conference opened on

- 7th September 1931

In 2nd round table conference Gandhi represented Indian National Congress and Sarojini Nayudu represented

- The Indian women

Who were the ither people those accompanies Gandhi Ji and Sarojini Naidu

- Madan Mohan Malaviya, Ghanshyam Das Birla, Muhammad Iqbal, Sie Mirza Ismail Diwan of Mysore, S.K.Dutta and Sir Syed Ali Imam, B.R. Ambedkar etc.

The second round conference was xhaired by whom

- Ramsay Mcdonald ( British PM)

Major demands of Gandhi Ji at second round table conference was

  • A responsible government must be established immediately and in full, both at the centre and in the provinces
  • Congress alone represented political India
  • The untouchables were Hindus and should not be treated as a "minority"
  • There should be no separate electorates or special safeguards for Muslims or other minorities

The conference was deadlocked on which major issue

- Separate electorate was now being demanded by the Muslims,Dalits, Christians, Anglo Indian, and europeans etc

The Third Round Table Conference was held in Lodon on

- 17th November 1932

Which parties refused to attend the third round table conference

- The labour party from Britain and the Indian National Congress

Who was the only person to attend all the three round table conference

- Dr.B.R. Ambedkar

In this conference, a college student Chaudhary Rahmat Ali proposed the name of the new land specially carved out from India for the Muslims. The name of this "holy" land was

- Pakistan

The outcome of the Third Round Table conference was

- "White paper" issued by the government. On the basis of this paper, the government of India act 1935 was to be passed.

The Communal Award is also known as

- Mcdonald Award ( as it was announced by British PM Ramsay Mcdonald)

The Award was basically a proposal on minority representation Thus, this award accorded separate electorates for

- Muslims, Europeans, Sikhs, Indian Christians, Anglo Indians, depressed classes, and even marathas. (some seats in Bombay were given to marathas)

Gandhi Ji wrote a letter to the Prime Minister that if the award, so far it was related to the Depressed class is not changed; he would sit on a fast unto death. On which Gandhi Ji sat on fast unto death

- 20th September 1932 in Yarwada jail

After Gandhi Ji's decision of fast unto death, the Hindu leaders woke up and went directly to Dr. Ambedkar, to negotiate on this matter. The outcome of these negotiations was

- Poona pact ( 1932)

Which traveller visited the Vijayanagar Kingdom during the reign of Deva RayaI?

- Nicolo Conti

Which battle was fought between Mohammad Bin Qasim and KING DAHIR of Sindhu?

- Battle of Rewar

Balaji Baji Rao was popularly known as?

- Nana Saheb

When was the first Anglo-Maratha was fought?

- 1775-82

Who attacked and raided Somnath Temple?

- MahmudGhaznavi

Which battle was fought between Mohammad Ghori and Prithviraj Chauhan?

- First battle of Tarain

Who was the founder of Slave dynasty?

- Qutub-ud-din Aibak

Who was the most able administrator and one of the nine gem of Akbar?

- Birbal

Who was the first and only Muslim lady, who ruled India ?

- Razia Sultan

Minars were built by Ala ud Khilji near Qutub Minar

- Siri minar and Aral minar

Cities were built by Firoz Shah Tughlag ?

- Hissar, Fatehbad, Jaunpur and Firozbad

Who was the last ruler of Tughlag Dynasty ?

- Nasir-ud-din Tughlag

Who was the founder of Lodhi Dynasty ?

- Bahlul Lodhi

Who fought the second battle of Panipat ?

- Hemu and Bairam Khan

The first and most popular liberal Sufi order ?

- Chisti order

When was the Vijayanagar Kingdom founded ?

- 1336

121. Where are the ruins of the Vijayanagar Kingdom found ?

- Hampi

Which great saint of Krishna Bhakti cuit was the founder of Gaudiya or Bengal Vaishnavism ?

- Chaitanya

Which blind poet of Agra sane the glory of krishna in his 'Sursagar'?

- Surdas

Who was the founder of Yoga ?

- Patanjali

Who was the first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism ?

- Guru Nanak Dev Ji

What was the first strong military group called, that emerged under Guru Gobind Singh Ji ?

- Khalsa

Which great scholar wrote a commentry on the Ramayana called the 'Bhavaratha Purana ?

- Eknath

Who was the first sultan to visit Khwaja Muinuddin's Dargah, also known as 'Garib Nawaz'?

- Muhammad bin Tughlag

In which region of India was the Suharwadi order of Sufism popular ?

- Punjab and Sindh

Vijayanagar Kingdom was divided into which 4 dynasties ?

- Sangama, Saluva, Tuluva and Aravidu

Which was the first ruling dynasty of Vijayanagar Kingdom ?

- Sangama Dynasty

During whose reign Vasco da Gama landed in Calicut in 1948

- Immadi Narsimha

Who is regarded as the founder of Delhi Sultanate ?

- Shams-ud-din Iltutmish

Who started the construction of Qutub Minar ?

- Qutub-ud-din Aibak

Which coins were introduced by Iltutmish ?

- Tanka and Jital

Which ruler of Tuluva dynasty built the "House of Victory,"i.e. Vijaya Mahal ?

- Krishna Deva Raya

Which Portuguese Travellers visited Vijayanagar during the reign of Krishna Deva Raya ?

- Duarte Barbarosa and Dominido Paes

Which battle led to the decline of Vijayanagar Kingdom ?

- Battle of talikota

Who built the famous 'Charminar' and also founded the city of 'Hyderabad'?

- Mohd. Quli Qutub Shah

Who laid the foundation stone of Mughal rule in India ?

- Babur

Which two rulers fought first Battle of Panipat ? When was this battle fought ?

- Babur and Ibrahim lodhi, on 21st Apr, 1526

What is the name of autobiography of Babur ?

- Tuzuk-i-Babri

Which was the first battle fought by Humayun against Sher Shah Suri ?

- Battle of Chausa,1

Battle of Chausa, 1539 ?

- Saluva Narsimha

What was the name of autobiography of humanyun ? Who wrote it ?

- Humayunama; Gulbadan Begum

Which higway was built by Sher Shah Suri

- G.T. Road

Who was the first Englishman to visit Akbar's court ?

- Ralph Fitch

Who wrote Akbarnama and Ain-e-Akbari ?

- Abul Fazal

What was the name of memoir of Jahangir ?

- Tuzuk-i- Jahangiri

Who was the founder of Vijayanagar Kingdom ?

- Harihara and Bukka

In which battle Mahrana Pratap was defeated by Akbar's army ?

- Battle of Haldighati

Who was the first Viceroy of Dhahjahan ?

- Auranzeb

Which Naratha ruler was given the title of 'Chhatrapati',i.e, 'Lord of Universe ?

- Shivaji

Who died while playing Chaugan or polo ?

- Qutub-ud-din Aibak

Which period was called as Gandhian Era ?

- 1920-1947

When was Gandhi Irwin pact singed ?

- 5, March 1931

What was the motive behind Gandhi Irwin pact ?

- To release the political and conceded the right to make salt for consumption for villages

Who opened Round table conference officially ?

- Lord Irwin on Noc 12, 1930

Why was Round Table Conference held ?

- To considered new Constitutional reforms

All the three Round table conference were held in ?

- London

The Gandhi Irwin pact proclaimed the suspension of ?

- Civil Disobedience Movemente

How many subcommittees were set up to deal with the details in 1st Round table conference ?

- 8

When was Second Round table conference held ?

- 7th Sept 1931

Who represented the INC in Second Round table conference and where ?

- Gandhi Ji in London

What was the motive behind Second Round table conference ?

- To demand separate electorates for minorities

How many committees did main task in Second Round table conference

- Federal structure and Minorities

When was the Communal Award ?

- Aug 16, 1932

Who declared Communal Award ?

- Ramsay McDonald

What was shown by Britishers in Communal Award ?

- Divide and Rule policy

Handhi Ji was in which jail, at the time of Communal Award ?

- Yeravada jail

Why was Gandhi Ji arrested ?

- Because he started Civil Disobediene Movement again

When was Poona pact held ?

- Sept 25, 1932

Why was mass meeting took place almost everywhere ?

- Because Gandhi Ji started a fast

After how many days Gandhi Ji broke his fast and why ?

- After 6th day in Yeravada jail and because Poona pact reached

During Poona pact, which political leaders became active ?

- Madan Mohan Malviya, B.R. Ambedkar and M.C. Rajah

What was the idea behind Poona pact ?

- To abandoned the idea of separate electorate for the depressed classes

When was the Third Round table conference held ?

- 17 Nov 1932- 24 Dec 1932

Did Gandhi Ji attended third round table conference ?

- No, because most of the national leaders were in prison

How many delegates attended third round table conference ?

- 46

Who refused to attend third round table conference ?

- The Labour party from Britain and Indian National Congress

Who gave the term 'Pakistan' and in which year ?

- Chaudhary Rehmat in 1923

Demand for Pakistan was raised by Mohammed Ali Jinnah in which year ?

- 1940 at Lahore session of Muslim League

Which movement was started to support Muslim resentment against Ottoman empire policy of British ?

- Khilafat Movement

The resolution to start the Quit India Mocement was adopted by INC at its session held

- Bombay

Mahatma Gandhi gave the call Do or Die during the ?

- Quit India Movement

Quit India Movement started after the failure of ?

- Cripps proposal

The author of Hind Swaraj was ?

- M.K. Gandhi

One of the most important activities of Mahatma Gandhi was the abolition of untouchability. For this purpose he founded the All India Harijan Sangh in

- 1932

All India Harijan Sangh was established by

- Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi Ji started Satyagraha Movement in 1919 in protest against the ?

Enactment of Rowlatt Act

The Rowlatt Act led to

- Massacre at Amritsar

What was demanded by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar ?

- Separate electorate for the Untouchables

Who gave the slogan 'Swaraj' is my birth right and I shall have it ?

- Bal Gangadhara Tilk

Who was the secretary of Swaraj Party

- Motilal Nehru

Who founded 'National Herald'

- Jawahar Lal Nehru

The Home Rule Movement started by Annie Besant aimed at ?

- Attaining self rule for India

In the 2nd round table conferene in 1931 Gandhi Ji went to Lodon to meet ?

- British P.M. Ramsay Macdonald

The communal award announced by Ramsay Macdonald on ?

- Aug 16, 1932

Who was the chairman of Hinustan Times from 1924 to 1946 ?

- Madan Mohan Malviya

The English newspaper the Leader published from ?

- Allahabad in 1909

When and who fired at people in Jallainwala Bagh Massacre ?

- April 13 1919 General O'dyer

When and who started the Khilafat Movement ?

- 1920 by Mohd Ali And Shaukat Ali

From where Gandhi Ji started DANDI MARCH in 1930 ?

- Sabarmati Ashram To Dandi to break the salt law

Where and when President Nehru declared Poorna Swaraj as ultimate goal ?

- Lahore Session of congress on 26 Jan 1930


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