General Knowledge - 77

Starting from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, where does the National Waterway No.1, in Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly rivers, terminate in West Bengal ? 
(A) Katwa
(B) Kolkata
(C) Haldia
(D) Farakka
 
(C) Haldia
 
Who created fictional detective 'Feluda' ? 
(A) R.K. Narayan
(B) Satyajit Ray
(C) Mulk Raj Anand
(D) V.S. Naipaul
 
(B) Satyajit Ray
 
Which mineral is mined at Zawar Mines near Udaipur in Rajasthan ? 
(A) Zinc
(B) Lignite
(C) Copper
(D) Bauxite
 
(A) Zinc
 
Who defeated the Mughal ruler Humayun in the Battle of Chausa (1539) and ascended the throne of Delhi ? 
(A) Rana Sanga
(B) Sher Shah Suri
(C) Muhammad bin Tughlaq
(D) Hemu Vikramaditya
 
(B) Sher Shah Suri
 
By what name is the Urdu poet Raghupati Sahay, recipient of Jnanpith Award 1969 for anthology of poems 'Gul-e-Nagma', better known ? 
(A) Kaifi Azmi
(B) Firaq Gorakhpuri
(C) Sahir Ludhianvi
(D) Jigar Muradabadi
 
(B) Firaq Gorakhpuri
 
In 1985, who became the first Indian to be elected the President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Netherlands ? 
(A) R.S. Pathak
(B) P.N. Bhagwati
(C) Nagendra Singh
(D) Benegal Rama Rau
 
(C) Nagendra Singh
 
On 2 October 1959, at which town in Rajasthan did Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, then Prime Minister, inaugurate the Panchayati Raj in India ? 
(A) Sikar
(B) Churu
(C) Dausa
(D) Nagaur
 
(D) Nagaur
 
Directed by Satyajit Ray, the Apu Trilogy films - 'Pather Panchali', 'Aparajito' and 'Apur Sansar' - were based on the novels of which Bengali writer ? 
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(C) Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
(D) Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
 
(D) Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
 
What was the former official name of St. Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia ? 
(A) Leningrad
(B) Volgograd
(C) Stalingrad
(D) Byzantium
 
(A) Leningrad
 
Which dictator was also called 'Fuhrer' ? 
(A) Idi Amin 
(B) Joseph Stalin
(C) Adolf Hitler
(D) Benito Mussolini
 
(C) Adolf Hitler