General Knowledge - 55

On 21 March 1950, who became the first Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India ? 
(A) T.Swaminathan
(B) S.P.Sen Verma
(C) S.L.Shakdhar
(D) Sukumar Sen
 
(D) Sukumar Sen
 
In which Indian state is the Rumtek Monastery, a famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery, located ? 
(A) Uttarakhand
(B) Jammu & Kashmir
(C) Himachal Pradesh
(D) Sikkim
 
(D) Sikkim
 
Encephalitis disease affects which part of the body ? 
(A) Brain
(B) Lungs
(C) Liver
(D) Kidney
 
(D) Kidney
 
Due to which physical property does the water drop take round (spherical) shape ? 
(A) Viscosity
(B) Surface Tension
(C) Polarization
(D) Buoyancy
 
(B) Surface Tension
 
By which process liquid Vegetable Oil is converted to solid Vanaspati Ghee ? 
(A) Galvanisation
(B) Volcanisation
(C) Pasteurisation
(D) Hydrogenation
 
(D) Hydrogenation 
 
Which ocean is popularly known as the 'Herring Pond' ?
(A) Arctic Ocean
(B) Indian Ocean
(C) Atlantic Ocean
(D) Pacific Ocean
 
(C) Atlantic Ocean 
 
What was the code name of five nuclear tests conducted by India in May 1998, near Pokhran in Rajasthan ? 
(A) Operation Shakti
(B) Operation Vijay
(C) Operation Cactus
(D) Operation Ashwamedh
 
(A) Operation Shakti 
 
Who wrote the novel 'Train to Pakistan' ? 
(A) R.K.Narayan
(B) Mulk Raj Anand
(C) Khushwant Singh
(D) Dharamvir Bharti
 
(C) Khushwant Singh 
 
Who was the first soldier of the Indian armed forces to be awarded Param Vir Chakra, the highest military award of India ? 
(A) Major Shaitan Singh
(B) Naik Jadu Nath Singh
(C) Major Som Nath Sharma
(D) Major Dhan Singh Thapa
 
(C) Major Som Nath Sharma 
 
By what name is spiritual guru Narendra Nath Datta, founder of Belur Math near Kolkata, better known ?
(A) Swami Vivekanand
(B) Swami Dayanand Saraswati
(C) Swami Prabhupad
(D) Ramkrishna Paramahamsa
 
(A) Swami Vivekanand