General Knowledge - 63

Marina Beach, the India's longest and world's second longest beach, is located in which city ? 
(A) Puri (Orissa)
(B) Mumbai (Maharashtra)
(C) Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
(D) Kozhikode (Kerala)
 
(C) Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
 
Who was the first person to be awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously ? 
(A) Lal Bahadur Shastri
(B) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(C) Vallabhbhai Patel
(D) M.G.Ramachandran
 
(A) Lal Bahadur Shastri
 
The insulin, a necessary harmone to absorb glucose (sugar) from the blood, is produced by which endocrine gland in human body ? 
(A) Thyroid
(B) Adrenal
(C) Pancreas
(D) Pituitary
 
(C) Pancreas
 
Who among the following is also known as 'Bhartiya Kokila' (The Nightingale of India) ? 
(A) Indira Gandhi
(B) Lata Mangeshkar
(C) Sarojini Naidu
(D) M.S.Subbulakshmi
 
(C) Sarojini Naidu
 
Which former Indian Prime Minister's birthday on 23 December is celebrated as 'Kisan Divas' (Farmer's Day) in India ? 
(A) L.B.Shastri
(B) Charan Singh
(C) Morarji Desai
(D) Chandrasekhar
 
(B) Charan Singh
 
What is the normal heart rate of adults at rest ? 
(A) 68 beats per minute
(B) 72 beats per minute
(C) 76 beats per minute
(D) 80 beats per minute
 
(B) 72 beats per minute
 
'God's Own Country' slogan is being used by which south Indian state to promote its tourism industry ?
(A) Kerala
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Karnataka
 
(A) Kerala
 
To prevent lower castes from the exploitation by upper castes, who founded the 'Satyashodhak Samaj' (Society of Seekers of Truth) in 1874 ? 
(A) B.R.Ambedkar
(B) Jyotirao Phule
(C) Mahatma Gandhi
(D) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
 
(B) Jyotirao Phule
 
Which instrument is used for measuring the relative humidity (amount of water present in a gaseous mixure of air and water) ? 
(A) Barometer
(B) Anemometer
(C) Thermometer
(D) Hygrometer
 
(D) Hygrometer
 
'Humayun Nama', a historical chronicle about the reign of Mughal ruler Humayun, was written by which Mughal princess ?
(A) Gauhara Begum
(B) Jahanara Begum
(C) Gulbadan Begum
(D) Roshanara Begum
 
(C) Gulbadan Begum