Q.1 Which of these institutions fixes the Repo Rate and the Reverse Repo Rate in India?
1. Ministry of Finance
2. State Bank of India
3. Reserve Bank of India
4. Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Answer: Reserve Bank of India

Q.2 Which of the following books is NOT written by Salman Rushdie?
1. Shame
2. Midnight’s Children
3. An Area of Darkness
4. The Satanic Verses

Answer: An Area of Darkness

Q.3 As of February 2020, who is the President of Sri Lanka?
1. Chandrika Kumaratunga
2. Gotabaya Rajapaksa
3. D.M. Jayaratne
4. Maithripala Sirisena

Answer: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Q.4 Name the author who won the Sahitya Akademi Award 2019 for his book – An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India.
1. Vikram Seth
2. Romila Thapar
3. Shashi Tharoor
4. Ramchandra Guha

Answer: Shashi Tharoor

 Q.5 Name the physicist who is credited with the discovery of the Neutron. This 1932 discovery led to his winning the Nobel Prize.
1. Enrico Fermi
2. J.S. Fleming
3. James Chadwick
4. Max Plank

Answer: James Chadwick

Q.6 As of January 2020, Shri Bhupesh Baghel is the Chief Minister of which of the following states?
1. Jharkhand
2. Haryana
3. Chhattisgarh
4. Odisha

Answer: Chhattisgarh


Q.7 The Araku Valley, a tourist resort, is located near which of these cities of South India?
1. Kochi
2. Madurai
3. Mangalore
4. Visakhapatnam

Answer: Visakhapatnam

Q.8 Sir Thomas Roe came as an official ambassador from King James I of England to which Mughal emperor’s court?
1. Shah Jahan
2. Akbar
3. Aurangzeb
4. Jahangir

Answer:  Jahangir

 Q.9 Which of these words refers to the scientific study of domestic dogs?
1. Carpology
2. Cynology
3. Chrematistics
4. Craniology

Answer: Cynology

 Q.10 The ruins of the ancient city of Hampi – the capital of Vijayanagara – is located in which present-day Indian state?
1. Bihar
2. Haryana
3. Telangana
4. Karnataka

Answer: Karnataka

 Q.11 The World Food Program (WFP) is the food assistance branch of the United Nations. Where is it headquartered?
1. Rome
2. Paris
3. New York
4. Brussels

Answer: Rome

Q.12 What is the more common name for solid carbon dioxide?
1. Potash
2. Dry Ice
3. Quick Silver
4. Epsom

Answer: Dry Ice

 Q.13 Sultan Qaboos bin Said of ____, the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler and with a reputation for quiet diplomacy passed away recently (2020).
1. Oman
2. Abu Dhabi
3. Dubai
4. Kuwait

Answer:  Oman

 Q.14 In which year Sanchi was discovered after being abandoned for nearly 600 Years?
1. 1814
2. 1816
3. 1818
4. 1820

Answer: 1818

Q.15 Veteran freedom fighter, social reformer, and feminist Savithribai Phule hailed from which of the following states of India?
1. Rajasthan
2. Maharashtra
3. Gujarat
4. Odisha

Answer: Maharashtra

Q.16 Prolific Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain predominantly used which of these animals to depict a lively and free spirit in his paintings?
1. Elephants
2. Cows
3. Horses
4. Tigers

Answer: Horses

Q.17 From India, who inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor and flagged off the first set of pilgrims to the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev?
1. Manmohan Singh
2. Narendra Modi
3. Ram Nath Kovind
4. Amarinder Singh

Answer:  Narendra Modi

Q.18 Name the media company that purchased the legendary studio of 21st Century Fox.
1. Viacom
2. Disney
3. Sony
4. Time Warner

Answer: Disney

Q.19 Red worms have a structure named ______ which helps them in grinding their food.
1. Gizzard
2. Esophagus
3. Crop
4. Intestine

Answer: Gizzard

Q.20 For which of the following sports was Dronavalli Harika, conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award?
1. Cricket
2. Archery
3. Chess
4. Badminton

Answer:  Chess

Q.21 Kolathunadu, Valluvanad, and Thekkumkoor were ancient small-time kingdoms in which state of India?
1. Gujarat
2. Karnataka
3. Bihar
4. Kerala

Answer: Kerala

Q.22 Who is the first and currently the only batsman to score double hundreds in four consecutive test series?
1. Brian Lara
2. A.B. de Villiers
3. Rohit Sharma
4. Virat Kohli

Answer: Virat Kohli

Q.23 What is the uniform GST rate that has been fixed up for lottery prizes by the GST Council?
1. 18 %
2. 32 %
3. 28 %
4. 10 %

Answer: 28 %

Q.24 Who among the following played the leading lady in the film ‘Mission Mangal’ that tells the dramatic true story of the women behind India’s first mission to Mars?
1. Vidya Balan
2. Kareena Kapoor
3. Deepika Padukone
4. Kajol

Answer: Vidya Balan

Q.25 Which of these bones is NOT a part of the human ear?
1. Incus
2. Femur
3. Malleus
4. Stapes

Answer: Femur



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