General Knowledge - 80

Which Malayalam writer was awarded the first Jnanpith Award in 1965, for his anthology of poems the 'Odakuzhal' (The Flute) ? 
(A) S.D.Pottekkatt
(B) G.Sankara Kurup
(C) M.T.Vasudevan Nair
(D) Takazhi S. Pillai
 
(B) G.Sankara Kurup
 
Which British computer scientist is credited with inventing the World Wide Web, popularly known as Internet ?
(A) Adam Osborne
(B) Charles Babbage
(C) Gordon Moore
(D) Tim Berners-Lee
 
(D) Tim Berners-Lee
 
To send a letter to a member of Indian scientific expedition stationed at Indian base station 'Maitreyi' in Antarctica, the pin code of which city would you write in the address ? 
(A) Panaji (Goa)
(B) Kavaratti (Lakshadweep)
(C) Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
(D) Thiruvananthpuram (Kerala)
 
(A) Panaji (Goa)
 
Despite a ban by the Government as it produces harmful acetylene gas, which chemical is most commonly used by fruit sellers for artificial ripening of fruits ? 
(A) Sodium chloride
(B) Calcium carbide
(C) Potassium permanganate
(D) Sodium bicarbonate
 
(B) Calcium carbide
 
In which sport would you find the players wearing 'Jodhpurs', the tight fitting trousers named after the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan ? 
(A) Polo
(B) Golf
(C) Hockey
(D) Tennis
 
(A) Polo
 
Which African country was formerly known as 'French Somaliland' ? 
(A) Benin
(B) Somalia
(C) Malawi
(D) Djibouti
 
(D) Djibouti
 
Born at Almora in Uttarakhand, which Britisher became the first India born person to get the Nobel Prize in 1902 ? 
(A) Ronald Ross
(B) Rudyard Kipling
(C) William R. Cremer
(D) Alexander Fleming
 
(A) Ronald Ross
 
Which Indian physician discovered the treatment of Kala Azar (Black Fever) disease ? 
(A) Dwarkanath Kotnis
(B) Bidhan Chandra Roy
(C) Upendranath Brahmachari
(D) Jagdish Chandra Bose
 
(C) Upendranath Brahmachari
 
In addition to Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal, the Tropic of Cancer passes through which north eastern states of India ? 
(A) Assam and Meghalaya
(B) Meghalaya and Manipur
(C) Manipur and Nagaland
(D) Tripura and Mizoram
 
(D) Tripura and Mizoram
 
In which Indian city was the world's first fingerprint bureau established, in 1897 ? 
(A) Shimla
(B) Kolkata
(C) Chennai
(D) Mumbai
 
(B) Kolkata