Materials General Knowledge for PA/SA Exam

Q1.  The Planetesimal  Theory is related with  ------------------

Planet Formation 
Q2    Who was the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle?

Captain James Cook
Q3  First News Paper in India 

Bombay Samachar 
Q4   --------------is widely known for realising that there was a lower limit to temperature.

Lord Kelvin 
Q5  A system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired  is called as

Braille system 
Q6  Who invented the Mailbox?

First mailbox was invented in 1653 by Renouard De Valayer 

Q7  The smallest bird in  the world 

Bee Hummingbird
Q8 The Boston Tea Party took place on -------

December 16, 1773
Q9  The first documented use of the term "carbonated paper" was in 1806 . Who invented  Carbon Paper ?

Ralph Wedgwood

Q10   -----------  is the coldest place on earth   

Q11   The secretions of endocrine glands are known as 

Q12   The  Din –i-Illahi  the religion   formulated  by  ----------------

Mughal emperor Akbar  
Q13 The smallest country on the Earth is

 Vatican City
Q14 What is meant by  Igloo ?

Type of shelter built of snow by  the people who inhabiting the Arctic   
Q15   When was the great wall of china finished?

221 BC – 206 BC
Q16 From  where is the longest town name in the world and mention the name of  the Town 

In the United Kingdom   

Q17  Who  invented  first automobile fuel Pump in the world?

Sylvanus bowser  
Q18  The Death Valley National Monument is situated  at ---------

Q19  Where was the world's first telephone exchange installed?

The first commercial telephone exchange in the world is opened at New Haven in England 

Q20    What is meant by  BC  and AD  ?

Anno Domini (abbreviated as AD or A.D.) and Before Christ(abbreviated as BC or B.C.) 

Anno  Domini  means year of our lord
Q21  What is meant by   DNA?

Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid (Nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions specifying the biological development of all cellular life) 
Q22  What is the Weight of the Earth?

The Earth's mass is 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms
Q23  What are primary colors?

Red, yellow, and blue 

Q24  Who invented the Computer Mouse 

Douglas Engelbart

Q25 “ I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”  Who said it  ?

J. Robert Oppenheimer  (  The father of  Atom Bomb)

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Meaning of word

An irresistible impulse to steal in the absence of any economic motive
A misanthrope who dislikes women in particular
A person who is from 80 to 89 years old
(of a child) born after the father's death
Marriage of a man to more than one woman, or the practice of having several wives, at the same time
A person who eats the flesh of other humans.
The condition or practice of having more than one husband at one time
An agent that destroys bacteria

Male dominated government.

Lacking in nutrition, substance.  Also used to declare that something has no value, is immature, or is puerile in content

Citizen/ Person who spends a lot of time on the Internet
Loudness and clarity of voice

Covered with dust

Someone who loves books


Incontestable, unanswerable

To move in a circle or walk around.

A complaint or complaining.
A state governed by seven persons.
In the past; at a former time; formerly
A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction -  Error in grammar or wording
One who does useless work

Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence

Spending of too much money on food
Suffering from excessive eating or drinking

Speaking reproachfully; slanderous
A person who walks without shoes

Rapid eating; bolting of food.

The practice of counting on the fingers


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Item Name
Name of  Inventor

Mercury barometer
Evangelista Torricelli

Game of basketball
James Naismith

Chemical battery
Alessandro Volta

Alexander Graham Bell

Christopher Latham Sholes 


Jacques Edwin Brandenberger

Electric Light  Bulb

X- Ray 
Wilhelm Konrad von Roentgen

Philip B. Downing

Fountain Pen
Lewis E. Waterman

Electric iron  
Henry W. Seeley

Integrated circuit (IC)   
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce

Galileo Galilei

Levi Strauss

Paper Clip
Johann Vaaler

Safety Pin
Walter Hunt

Sewing machine  
Barthélemy Thimonnier 

Law of gravity  
Isaac Newton

Atom Bomb 
Julius Robert Oppenheimer

Joseph Aspdin

Clock (pendulum) 
Christian Huygens 

Diesel Engine  
Rudolf Diesel

Thomas Edison

Edward Butler

Dr. William Stokes

Telegraph Code 
Samuel F.B. Morse

Orville Wright  and Wilbur Wright 

John Napier 

Method  of world wide web (WWW) 

Tim Berners-Lee

First robot

Karel Capek

Jet engine

Frank Whittle
Vaccine for polio
Jonas Salk

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Important Dates in Indian Constitution -GK 7

 1687 The first Municipal Corporation in India was set up in Madras.

 1772 Lord Warren Hastings created the Office of District Collector.

 1829 The office of the Divisional Commissioner was created by Lord William Bentick.

 1859 The Portfolio System was introduced by Lord Canning.

 1860 A system of Budget was introduced.

 1870 Lord Mayo's resolution on financial decentralisation, visualised the development of local self-government institutions in India.

 1872 First Census in India was conducted during Lord Mayo's period.

 1881 First regular Census was conducted during Lord Mayo's period.

 1882 Lord Ripon's resolution was hailed as the 'Magna Carta' of local self-government. He is
regarded as the 'Father of local self-government in India'.

 1905 The tenure system was introduced by Lord Curzon.

 1953 The first linguistic state of Andra Pradesh was created.

 1959 Panchayat Raj was introduced in Rajasthan.

 1962 First emergency declared.

 1963  The first no confidence motion was moved in the Lok Sabha after independence.

 1975 Emergency due to internal disturbances

 1976 The Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens were incorporated in the Constitution.

 1978 Through the 44 th amendment Right to Property has been deleted from the list of Fundamental Rights.

 1989 Reduced the voting age from 21 to 18 years for the Lok Sabha as well as Assembly elections.

 1991 Created the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

 1992 Formation of present day Panchyati Raj.

 1999 Extended the reservation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Anglo Indians in Lok Sabha and State Assemblies for 10 more years ie. up to 2010.

2000 The creation of new states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Uttaranchal.

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Q1  The State Consumer Protection Councils shall meet as and when necessary but not less than two meetings shall be held every year.
The  above said  statement  is   true or false


Q2  Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to be known as the "District Forum" established by ---------------

The State Government
Q3  Who is the chairman of  the Central Consumer Protection Council

Minister in charge of consumer affairs  in the Central Government
Q4 What is the condition  related with  tenure of members in district consumer protection councils

The term of five years or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier,
Q5 Every proceeding before the District Forum shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections----------- and --------------   of the Indian Penal Code

193  and 228
Q6  What is the time limit  for  submitting  an appeal  against  the  order made by  the  district  forum  to  the state commission

Thirty days from the date of the order

Q7 Consumer Protection Act, 1986  extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir
The  above said  statements is true or  fale

Q8 The  below mentioned  activity  is coming  under the  definition  of  --------------------------
“Falsely represents any re-built, second-hand, renovated, reconditioned or old goods as new goods”

Unfair trade practice

Q9   Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to be known as the ----------------------
"District Forum
Q10  State   the  time  limit  for admit  a  complaint  before  the District Forum, the State Commission or  the National  Commission

Two years from the date on which the cause of action has arisen
Q11  The National Commission shall have administrative control over all the State Commissions   calling for periodical returns regarding the institution, disposal, pendency of cases

The  above  said  statement is  true or false


Q12  Where a complaint instituted before the District Forum, the State Commission or, as the case may be, the National Commission, is found to be frivolous or vexatious.

Then make an order that the complainant shall pay to the opposite party such cost, not exceeding --------

Ten thousand rupees
Q13  How  the consumer is defined  in consumer protection act 

For the purpose of the Consumer Protection Act, the word "consumer" has been defined separately for "goods" and "services

Q14  The  consumer protection act applies to all goods and services unless otherwise expressly notified by the Central Government.

The  above said  statement is  true or False

True .

Q15  What are the Three-Tier Grievance Redressal Machinery for enforcement of the rights of the consumers

At the base, the Slate Commission at the middle level and the National Commission at the apex level.
Q 16 If  the consumer would  like  to  file  complaint  against  the verdict  issued  by  National  consumer  Protection  Council   then where  it  can be challenged

In the Supreme Court. 
Q17  Growing crops is under the category  of -------------------- in  consumer protection act

Q18 The Indian Parliament enacted Consumer Protection Act  in December, 1986. It came into force on -------------
April  15, 1987

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Q1  How many members in Rajya Sabha the Parliament of India?


Q2  How many articles are in the Indian Constitution


Q3 How many schedule in the Indian constitution

12 Schedules
Q4 What is the composition of Parliament of India

 Parliament consists of President of India and the two Houses of Parliament known as Council of States 

Q5 The President of India selected by ----------------------------

Members of an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of States and the Union Territories of Delhi and Pondicherry. 
Q6 T Who elects the Vice-President of Indi aerm of office of President in India

Five year
Q7 Qualification for election as President of India

  Citizen of India and completed the age of thirty-five years and is qualified for election as a member of the House of the People
Q8  Who elects the Vice-President of India

 Electoral college consisting of the members of both House of Parliament.

Q9 Which article mention  about what are qualification to be required for selection of Vice President ?

Article 66 of the constitution
Q10 How  many members are nominated in to Rajya Sabha
Q11 Parliament can alter  basic structure of Indian constitution
            Is it possible   


Q12   Considering the issue of  Power  distribution   the Indian  constitution followed ------------ method

Canadian  Method
Q13  When  will  the Parliament of India can make law above state list  ?

  During emergency 
Q14    What is mentioned  in article  25,26,27,28 of Indian constitution ?

  Right to freedom of religion

Q15   When was the fundamental duty added  in to   Indian constitution
Q16   What is  mentioned  article 356 of Indian constitution  ?

president rule in a state
Q17  If a president  rule applied in a state , then what is the validity  period of  that rule

Six Months
Q18   Before 61st Amendment Act 1989, what was the age of Indian citizen eligible to vote in the Election?

Q19  Which Bill President can neither return nor withhold his assent

Money  Bill
Q20  Which  word is added as pre- amble of constitution  by 42nd amendment  1976


Q21  From which constitution  was the concept of a five year plan borrowed in to the Indian constitution


Q22   Which important human right is protected in Article 21 of the Constitution of India?

Right to life and liberty
Q23    From which country's Constitution was the concept of Directive Principles of State Policy adopted into the Indian Constitution

Q24   What is mention in Article 51  of Indian constitution 

Promotion of international peace and security
Q25  Article -----  is mentioned Duties and powers of the Comptroller and Auditor-General


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