TNPSC Group 4 Important General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. On 1st July 1997, where was India’s first Science City inaugurated ?
(A) Mumbai
(B) Bengaluru
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Kolkata
Answer: D

2. What is the name of Morarji Desai’s samadhi in Ahmedabad ?
(A) Raj Ghat
(B) Vijay Ghat
(C) Abhay Ghat
(D) Narayan Ghat
Answer: C

3. In 1829, which Governor-General prohibited the practice of ‘Sati’ ?
(A) Lord Auckland
(B) Lord Amherst
(C) Lord William Bentinck
(D) Lord Dalhousie
Answer: C

4. Who authored the book ‘Indica’ ?
(A) Fa Hian
(B) Megasthanese
(C) Al Beruni
(D) Huen Tsang
Answer: B

5. Which is the oldest stock exchange in Asia ?
(A) Tokyo Stock Exchange
(B) Hong Kong Stock Exchange
(C) Shanghai Stock Exchange
(D) Bombay Stock Exchange
Answer: D

6. Who is the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India ?
(A) Mangala Rai
(B) Sam Pitroda
(C) Anil Kakodkar
(D) G.Madhavan Nair
Answer: C

7. By defeating Harshavardhana on the banks of river Narmada, which Chalukya ruler stopped him from expanding into south ?
(A) Pulkesin I
(B) Pulkesin II
(C) Vinayaditya
(D) Vijayaditya
Answer: B

8. In 1892, who became the first Indian to be elected to the House of Commons (lower house of British Parliament) ?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) Tej Bahadur Sapru
(D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Answer: B

9. Which military training institute located at Khadakwasla near Pune in Maharashtra has adopted ‘Seva Parmo Dharma’ (Service before Self) as its motto ?
(A) National Defence Academy
(B) Indian Military Academy
(C) Defence Services Staff College
(D) Dundigul Air Force Academy
Answer: A

10. Which city houses the headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB) ?
(A) Manila (Philippines)
(B) Bangkok (Thailand)
(C) Kualalampur (Malaysia)
(D) Seoul (South Korea)
Answer: A

11. Which natural sugar is found in the milk ?
(A) Lactose
(B) Sucrose
(C) Maltose
(D) Fructose
Answer: A

12. ‘Nepali’, ‘Lepcha’, ‘Bhutia’ and ‘Limbu’ are the main spoken langauges of which Indian state ?
(A) Manipur
(B) Mizoram
(C) Sikkim
(D) Nagaland
Answer: C

13. On 15 May 1952, who became the first speaker of the Lok Sabha ?
(A) Sukumar Sen
(B) G.V.Mavalankar
(C) Harilal J. Kania
(D) S.Radhakrishnan
Answer: B

14. Which royal poet of Delhi Sultanate is regarded as the ‘Father of Qawwali’ ?
(A) Tansen
(B) Baiju Bawra
(C) Nayak Charju
(D) Amir Khusro
Answer: D

15. In 1976, which Bengali lady novelist became the first woman to receive the Jnanpith Award for her novel ‘Pratham Pritisruti’ (First Promise) ?
(A) Ashapurna Devi
(B) Mahasveta Devi
(C) Mahadevi Varma
(D) Amrita Pritam
Answer: A

16. Which Article of the Indian Constitution gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir ?
(A) Article 352
(B) Article 356
(C) Article 360
(D) Article 370
Answer: D

17. Immortalized in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, Kavi Pradeep’s famous patriotic song ‘Aye mere watan ke logon’ was set to music by which musician ?
(A) Naushad
(B) S.D.Burman
(C) O.P.Nayyar
(D) C.Ramchandra
Answer: D

18. Coined by French priest Henri Didon, ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ (Swifter, Higher, Stronger) slogan is the motto of which tournament ?
(A) Olympic Games
(B) Commonwealth Games
(C) FIFA World Cup
(D) Asian Games
Answer: A

19. Who was popularly known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ ?
(A) Mother Teresa
(B) Sister Nivedita
(C) Florence Nightingale
(D) The Mother (Mirra Alfassa)
Answer: C

20. Falkland Islands, located in South Atlantic Ocean, are a self-governing Overseas Territory of which country ?
(A) France
(B) United Kingdom
(C) Argentina
(D) Spain
Answer: B

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