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General Knowledge Quiz-Part 5

Important gk questions with answers in English-on Siachen day,white caustic, saga dawa,kanishka empire,Harisen was, Junko Tabei,Zinc supha,quadariya

1.Which day is recently commemorated as Siachen Day?
A. April 10
B. April 19
C.April 18
D. April 13

April 13

Note: Siachen Day commemorates the courage and fortitude displayed by troops of the Indian Army in securing the highest and coldest battlefield in the world.

On April 13, 1984, the Indian Army launched ''Operation Meghdoot'' to secure Bilafond La and other passes on the Saltoro Ridgeline from Pakistani aggression.

The Siachen Warriors continue to guard the ''Frozen Frontier'' with tenacity and resolve against all odds. The ''Siachen Day'' every year honours all the Siachen Warriors who served their motherland while successfully thwarting evil designs of the enemy over the years.

The force celebrates a story of unmatched bravery, heroism, courage and sacrifice on the world''s highest and coldest battlefield.

Siachen lies in the Karakoram Range in North-West India. Siachen Glacier is 76.4 km long and covers about 10,000 sq km of uninhabited terrain.

2. Which chemical is known as white caustic?
A. Lead Acetate
B. Calcium Oxide
C. Copper Sulphate
D. Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide

Note: Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye and caustic soda, is an inorganic compound with the formula NaOH. It is a white solid ionic compound consisting of sodium cations Na⁺ and hydroxide anions OH⁻ .

Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) is a corrosive white crystalline solid that readily absorbs moisture until it dissolves. Commonly called caustic soda, or lye, sodium hydroxide is the most widely used industrial alkali. It is highly corrosive to animal and vegetable tissue.

Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) is a versatile alkali. Its main uses are in the manufacture of pulp and paper, alumina, soap and detergents, petroleum products and chemical production. Other applications include water treatment, food, textiles, metal processing, mining, glass making and others.

3. Which state celebrates Saga Dawa festival?
A. Manipur
B. Assam
C. Nagaland
D. Sikkim


Saga Dawa or the Triple Blessed Festival is an auspicious month for the Sikkimese Buddhists with prayers held throughout the month in various monasteries. On the full moon of this 4th month of the Tibetan calendar (celebrated as Buddha Purnima in the rest of India) is the main celebration.

A ritualistic ceremony that commemorates the major events in the life of Buddha Sakyamuni, namely his birth, Nirvana (enlightenment), and Parinirvana (death), the Saga Dawa festival is held to honor the wishes of Buddha on his deathbed.

The month-long Saga Dawa Festival of Sikkim is one of the most important festivals of the state. In keeping with the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, Saga Dawa is celebrated to mark the birth, enlightenment, and the attainment of Nirvana of Gautam Buddha.

4. Who among the following was not a scholar under Kanishka empire?
A. Asvaghosha
B. Vasumitra
C.  Nagarjuna


Note: Banabhatta was a 7th-century Sanskrit prose writer and poet of India. He was the Asthana Kavi in the court of King Harsha Vardhana, who reigned c. 606–647 CE in north India first from Sthanvishvara, and later Kannauj.

Bana, also called Banabhatta,one of the greatest masters of Sanskrit prose, famed principally for his chronicle, Harshacharita (c. 640; “The Life of Harsha”), depicting the court and times of the Buddhist emperor Harsha (reigned c. 606–647) of northern India.

5.Harisen was the court poet of which of the following?
  A. Chandragupa
  B. Chandragupta Maurya
  C. Samudragupta
  D. Dananandha


Note: Harisena, also called Harishena or Hirisena, was a 4th-century Sanskrit poet, panegyrist, and government minister. He was an important figure in the court of Gupta emperor, Samudragupta. His most famous poem,the prashasti written c. 345 C.E., describes the bravery of Samudragupta and is inscribed on the Prayag-Prasasti Allahabad Pillar inscription.

6. Junko Tabei was the first woman to climb Mount Everest. She belongs to which country?
A. Nepal
B. China
C. Japan
D. India


Note: Junko Tabei was a Japanese mountaineer, author, and teacher. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and the first woman to ascend the Seven Summits, climbing the highest peak on every continent.

7.Zinc Sulphate is also known as?
A. Blue Vitriol
B. white Vitriol
C. Green Vitriol
D. Red vitriol

white Vitriol

Note: Zinc sulfate(ZnSO4) is an inorganic compound. It is used as a dietary supplement to treat zinc deficiency and to prevent the condition in those at high risk. Side effects of excess supplementation may include abdominal pain, vomiting, headache, and tiredness.

8.Who among the following was a great player of Mridangam musical instrument?
A. Pazhani Subramanya Pillai
B. Ustad Bhakt Khan
C. Jayaraman Varrier
D. Shreevasudeva Varrier

Pazhani Subramanya Pillai

Note: Pazhani Subramania Pillai was a well known Carnatic music percussionist. He, along with his contemporaries Palghat Mani Iyer and Ramanathapuram C. S. Murugabhoopathy, are revered as the "Holy Trinity of Mridanga". He was adept in playing the mridangam and kanjira.

9.What was the theme of 11th Voters day(25th January 2021)?
A. Making our voters empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed
B. Making voters vigilant and informed
C. Vote for strong Democracy
D. For strong Democracy, Quality participation

Making our voters empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed

Note: In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as "National Voters' Day".

10.The SASTRA Ramunujan Prize is awarded in the field of?
A. Mathematics
B. Chemistry
C. Physics
D. Dance


Note: The Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology, Research Academy (SASTRA), based in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, has instituted the SASTRA Ramanujan Prize of $10,000 to be given annually to a mathematician not exceeding the age of 32 for outstanding contributions in an area of mathematics influenced by the late Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

11. Which pillar inscription displays the achievements of Samudra Gupta who was known as "Napoleon of India"?
A. Allahabad Pillar inscription
B. Junagarh Rock Inscription
C. Mandsaur Inscription
D. Nasik Inscription

Allahabad Pillar inscription

Note: The Allahabad Pillar inscription, a prashasti (eulogy) composed by his courtier Harisena, credits him with extensive military conquests.

Allahabad Pillar inscription is in excellent Sanskrit, written in the more refined Gupta script (a later version of Brahmi) by the poet and minister, Harisena. The inscription is a panegyric praising Samudragupta and lists the political and military achievements of his reign including his expeditions to the south.

12. Which country got first position in Asian Wrestling Championship 2020?
A. India
B. Iran
C. Nepal
D. Japan


13.What does the term 'Godhuli' refer to in Rigveda texts?
A. Measure of Time
B. Measure of cow milk
C. Measure of land posses
D. None of these

Measure of Time

Note: In Rigvedic period,Cattle was so important that the terms of battle were derived from Gau itself, such as Gavisti, Gosu, Gavyat, Gavyu.Godhuli was a measure of time. Gopa and Gopati were epithets given to the king. Duhitri was the term used for daughter because she used to milk the cow. One of the four categories of gods was known as Gojata, i.e. cowborn.

14. National Mission for sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem is governed by?
A. Department of Agricultural Research and Education
B. Department of Science and Technology
C. Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation
D. Department water Resource Management

Department of Science and Technology

Note: The primary objective of the Mission is to develop in a time bound manner a sustainable national capacity to continuously assess the health status of the Himalayan Ecosystem and enable policy bodies in their policy-formulation functions as also to assist States in the Indian Himalayan Region with implementation of actions selected for sustainable development.

Recognizing the importance of scientific and technological inputs required for sustaining the fragile Himalayan Ecosystem, the Ministry of Science and Technology has been charged with the nodal responsibility of coordinating this mission.

15.Who was the founder of Quadria Sisila?
A. Abdul Qadir Gilani
B. Ahmad Gilani
C. Saif Muhammad Gilani
D. Akbar Shah Gilani

Abdul Qadir Gilani

Note: Quadria Sisila is a Shrine of Abdul Qadir Jilani in Baghdad, Iraq .The founder of the Qadiriyya, Abdul Qadir Gilani, was a scholar and preacher.




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