Himachal Pradesh Excise & Taxation Inspector’s Exam 2008
Ques:- India’s largest bird sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary) is located at
Ans:- Bharatpur (Rajsthan)
Ques:- Mahavir Swami is associated with
Ques:- “Godan” was written by
Ans:- Munshi Prem Chand
Ques:- Who was the first Indian to enter the space in April 1984 ?
Ans:- Rakesh Sharma
Ques:- First artificial satellite launched by Russia in 1957 is known as
Ques;- KALPANA-1 (METSAT) LAUNCHED BY India on sep. 12, 2002 is a
Ans:- Meterorological Sattelite
Ques:- “Aryabhatta “ ,the first Indian satellite was launched on
Ans:- April 19, 1975
Ques:- Never ending power resources is
Ques:- Kanchenjunga, the second highest (8586)mtrs) mountain peak in India lies in
Ans;- The greater Himalayas
Ques:- Number of official language of UNO is
Ques:- Which state is the largest producer of sugarcane in India ?
Ans:- Uttar Pradesh
Ques:- Bernauli’s Equation is associated with
Ans:- Flow of liquids
Ques:- Which instrument is used to record the intensity and distance of earthquakes ?
Ques:- “Solan Gola” is a variety of
Ques:- The study of insects is known as
Ques:- The National Emblem of India was adopted on
Ans:- January26, 1950
Ques:- At which temperature does the reading in both centigrate and Fathrenheit thermometer exactly the same ?
Ans:- -40 degree centigrate
Ques:- The scale of clinical thermometer used for measuring body temperature ranges from
Ans:- 95 degree F to 110 degree F
Ques:- How many members are there in the economics and social council of the UNO ?
Ans:- 54 (elected for 3 year term by two third majority of the General Assembly.
Ques:- In which year did women include in the Indian Armed forces ?
Ques:- Longest river in the Indian Sub- continent
Ans:- Indus (2800 km.)
Ques:-0 When a coil is rotated in magnetic field, induced current is generated in its coil. This principle is used in making :
Ans:- Electric Generator
Ques:- A thermostat is used to :
Ans:- Regulate the temperature
Ques:- Which instrument is used to measure the blood pressure
Ques:-The constitution of UNO is called :
Ans:- The charter
Ques:- The study of cancer is known as :
Ques:- Largest gland in the human body is :
Ques:- The science of soil mangement and the production of field crops is known as
Ques:- The study of Pre-historic life forms on earth is known as
Ques:- The outer part of the ear is known as
Ques:- Who wrote “Unhappy India “?
Ans:- Lala Lajpat Rai
Ques:- Who wrote “Hind Swaraj” during home rule league movement ?
Ans:- Mahatma Gandhi
Ques:- “Jungle Book” is written by
Ans:- Rudryag Kipling
Ques:- Sania Mirza is a
Ans:- Tennis Player
Ques:- Who was the first musician to receive the Bharat Rattna Award ?
Ans:- Madurai S. Subbalakshmi (in 1998)
Ques:- Samresh Jung of Distt. Sirmour is a
Ques:- Largest circulating English newspaper in India :
Ans:- The Times of India
Ques:- Who is known as “Men of Peace” ?
Ans:- Lal Bahadur Shastri
Ques:- Shivaji died in :
Ans:- 1680 A.D.
Ques:- The first kings to issue gold coins in India were :
Ans:- Indo-Greeks (165-145 B.C.)
Ques:- 4th Military World Games were held in :
Ans:- India (Hydrabad)
Ques:- When did the battle of Haldighati between Rana Pratap and Akbar take place ?
Ans:- 1576 A.D.
Ques:- Which is the most expensive city in the world ?
Ques:- Term “epicenter” is associated with
Ques:- Who invented the T.V.?
Ans:- J.L. Baird
Ques:- Fish can survive inside deep frozen ponds because :
Ans:- Below the ice water exits in liquid state at 4 degree centigrate
Ques:- The maximum percentage of tribal population in India consists of :
Ques:- Una district was formerly known as
Ans:- Jaswan Doon
Ques:- The change of vapour state into liquid state is known as
Ques:- Why thick bricks are used for building cold stores ?
Ans:- Because thick bricks are bad conductor of heat
Ques:- Human body perspires to :
Ans:- Keep the body cool
Ques:- Dodra-Kwar region lies in
Ans:- Distt. Shimla
Ques:- When did Dhami firing take place ?
Ans:- July 16, 1339
Ques:- Who was the first Governor of H.P. ?
Ques:- Indian Standard Time takes the local time of 82.5 meridian which passes through :
Ans:- Allahabad (U.P.)
Ques:- Who invented the computer mouse ?
Ans:- Douglas Engelbart (In 1968)
Ques:- Who said, “One relegion, one cast, One God for Mankind” ?
Ans:- Sri Narayan Guru (of Kerala)
Ques:- The infamous “Berlin Wall” was demolished on :
Ans:- Nov. 9, 1989
Ques:- In which year did national woman commission establish in India ?
Ans:- 1992 A.D.
Ques:- Which Indian industry needs largest number of workers ?
Ans:- Cotton & Textile
Ques:- When did Hindi recognized as the official language of India ?
Ans:- Sep. 14, 1949
Ques:- When volcano erupts which type of materials comes out ?
Ans:- Ash, Magma, Gases
Ques:- In which tehsil of Distt. Kangra lies the Masroor Rock Cut temple ?
Ans:- Dehra Gopipur
Ques:- Death panalty is awarded in the ;
Ans:- Rarest of the rare case
Ques:- Which type of soil retain maximum water ?
Ans:- Clayey soil
Ques:- Which is the only country in the world to have Hinduism as the state religion ?
Ques:- First popular Government in H.P. was made on :
Ans:- March 24, 1952
Ques:- Who invaded Kangra Fort in 1009 A.D. ?
Ans:- Mehmood Gazhni
Ques:- Which is the biggest irrigation project in H.P. ?
Ans:- Shah Nahar (Kangra)
Ques:- Famous song of Chamba is
Ans:- Kunju & Chanchlo
Ques:- Chenab river enters Pangi valley at :
Ques:- Lipase is an
Ans:- Digestive Enzyme
Ques:- Pong Dam on the river Beas in Distt. Kangra is also known as :
Ans:- Maharana Partap Sagar Dam
Ques:- The Kangra fort was built by :
Ans:- Susharam Chandra
Ques:- What is the distance of the tunnel from Nathapa to Jhakari ?
Ans:- 29 km.
Ques:- When did the construction of Bhakhra Dam stsrt ?
Ques:- What is the height of Kandrour bridge ?
Ans:- 80 mtrs. (265 Feet )
Ques:- How many Divisional commissioners are there in H.P. ?
Ques:- Script of Pahari language is ;
Ques:- Which is the largest Ginger producing Distt. in H.P. ?
Ques:- In which Distt. lies 2MW Rong Tong hydel project ?
Ques:- Who won 2007 Nobal Prize for medicine ?
Ans:- Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans &Oliver Smithies
Ques:- When did the construct5ion of Hindustan – Tibet National Highway start ?
Ans:- 1851 A.D.
Ques:- Which is the biggest village in Una Distt. ?
Ques:- Chander Dhar Guleri was born in which princely stste ?
Ques:- Who is the chairman of National Commission on farmers ?
Ans:- Dr. M.S. Swami Nathan
Ques:- Who wrote the “Algebra of Infinite justice “?
Ans:- Arundhati Roy
Ques:- Which is the mother state of Jharkhand ?
Ques;- How many squares are there in a chess board ?
Ques:- Chattisgarh High court is located at :
Ques:- Flaying of National Flag falls under
Ans:- Flag code of India
Ques:- Term “Arya” denote to
Ans:- Nomadic Tribe
Ques:- First private radio station of Srinagar is :
Ans:- 92.7 BIG FM
Ques:- In 1498 A.D. Vasco-de-Gama landed at :
Ques:- Supreme Court has asked the union Government to link all the rivers by
Ans:- 2012 A.D
Ques:- Consumer courts in India for the production of consumer rights were established under the
Ans:- Consumer Protection Act, 1986
Ques:- Which state has the highest population density ?
Ans:- West Bengal (904 persons per sqkm.)
Ques:- Which states has the lowest population density ?
Ans:- Arunachal Pradesh (13 persons per Sqkm.)
Ques:- Who is the father of Homoeopathy ?
Ans:- Dr. Mohamed EI bARADIE
Ques:- Who was the first Indian Woman speaker of State Assembly ?
Ans:- Smt. Shanno Devi
Ques:- What does CAT stands for
Ans:- Computerized Axial Tomography
Ques:- Who wrote “Brihat Samhita” ?
Ques:- jAP0an lies in the
Ans:- Far East
Ques:- According to Forbes Magzine who is richest Indian ?
Ans:- L.N. Mittal
Ques:- Lord Budha died at
Ques:- Low day is observed on –
Ans:- November 26
Ques:- December 10 is observed as-0
Ans:- World Human Rights Day
Ques:- What were the major causes for the decline of Indus valley civilization ?
Ans:- Recurrent flooding of river Indus, Earthquakes & Aryans invasion
Ques:- How many hymns are there in the Rigveda (Oldest Veda) ?
Ques:- Who carried out excavations in 1922 at Mohenjodaro ?
Ans:- Rakhal Das Benarjee
Ques:- In which site of Indus valley civilization “Great Baths” were found ?
Ques:- During ancient times who was known as “ A Monk in the King’s grab “ ?
Ans:- The Great Ashoka
Ques:- Who wrote “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”?
Ans:- William Shakespeare
Ques:- There are 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindus, and 5 Jains caves at-
Ans:- Ellora (Aurangabad)
Ques:- ‘Black Pagoda” is located at –
Ques:- Which country is Known as the “Cockpit of Europe”?
Ques:- Which state is considering to amend Indian Penal Code to make “Female foeticide “ a crime equivalent to murder ?
Ans:- Himachal Pradesh
Ques:- On Jan 14,2008, Prime Minister of India Manmohan SIngh &Prime Minister of China Wen Jiabao signed a joint declaration titled-
Ans:- A Shared Vision for the 21st Century
Ques:- Which Veda is Known as the “Veda of Melodies”?
Ques:- “India First” is written by
Ques:- “Panchtantra” is written by
Ans:- Vishnu Sharma
Ques:- When did Jallianwala Bagh Massacre take place ?
Ans:- April 13, 1919
Ques:- Aryans came to India from –
Ans:- Central Asia
Ques:- “Interpreter of Maladies” is written by –
Ans:- Jumpha Lahiri
Ques:- In India Diamond is quarred at
Ans:- Panna (in M.P.)
Ques:- Which membrane protects the developing embryo from dessication ?
Ques:- Bahmani Kingdom was founded by
Ans:- Alauddin Hasan Bahman Shah
Ques:- When sun and moon are at right angle to earth, the gravitational pull is less and…………..tides are produced.
Ques:- Sun temple (bult by Nerasimha Deva – 1 in 13th century) in India is located at
Ques:- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru were tried in the
Ans;- 2nd Lohore conspiracy Case
Ques:- Death sentence is provision under the
Ans:- POTA & IPC
Ques:-How many longitudes are there in the world map ?
Ques:- Who surveyd Kalka- Shimla railway track with a wooden stick ?
Ans:- Bhalkhu Ram
Ques:- Asian Tablet Tenis Championship 2009 will be held in
Ans:- New Delhi
Ques:- Who succeeded Yasir Arafat as the President of Palestine ?
Ans:- Mahmood Abbas
Ques:- In which field is Awarded the Parshuram Award ?
Ques:- Which country enforces Mercy Killing
Ans:- The Netherlands
Ques:- The movement of gases from the region of higher concentration to lower concentration is known as ?
Ques:- Number of bones in a newly born baby is
Ans:- More than 300
Ques:- Pong Lake in District Kangra is on the river
Ques:- Which form of Carbon is produced by incomplete combustion of fossil fuel & wood or bio mass ?
Ans:- Black Carbon
Ques:- Which is the laegest state areawise in India ?
Ques:- The relative deprivation approach for poverty measure has been adopted by
Ans:- Underdeveloped Countries
Ques:- Who painted the famous painting ‘Guirneca’?
Ans:- Pablo Picasso
Ques:- The world summit 2005 called for the creation of
Ans:- Peacekeeping Missions
Ques:- Who introduced the term ‘ Hypnosis’ ?
Ans:- James Braid
Ques:- During the sultanate period, the accession of a King was traditionally done by
Ans:- Battle between probable candidates
Ques:- Who won the maximum titles and became the elite member of ‘ 10 Slam Club’ ?
Ans:- Pete Sampras
Ques:- Who is the World Champion in the Shotgun ?
Ans:- Abhinav Bindra
Ques:- What are tides in the sea ?
Ans:- Tide refers to rythmic rise & fall of water under the gravitational pull of Moon & Sun.
Ques:- Reforms in criminal justice relates to
Ans:- Malimath Commission
Ques:- Which Indian Scienties has had the distinction of receiving not only the Nobal Prize, but also Bharat Ratan ?
Ans:- Dr. C. V.Raman
Ques:- A digital system is the one that works with
Ques:- Which Govt. agency is responsible for mapping and exploration of minerals in India ?
Ans:- Geological Survey of India