General Knowledge - 86

Even though India became independent in 1947 but Daman and Diu remained a European colony till 1961. Which country ruled over it ?
(A) France
(B) Britain
(C) Netherlands
(D) Portugal
 
(D) Portugal
 
Who authored Sanskrit play the 'Mudrarakshasa' ? 
(A) Kalidas
(B) Banabhatta
(C) Vishakhadatta
(D) Bhavabhuti
 
(C) Vishakhadatta
 
In 1947, which Indian scientist founded the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad ? 
(A) C.V. Raman
(B) Homi J. Bhabha
(C) Vikram Sarabhai
(D) Meghnad Saha
 
(C) Vikram Sarabhai
 
What is the chemical name of Washing Soda ? 
(A) Sodium carbonate
(B) Sodium bicarbonate
(C) Sodium chloride
(D) Sodium nitrate
 
(A) Sodium carbonate
 
Who is the only President of India to be elected unopposed ? 
(A) Rajendra Prasad
(B) S. Radhakrishnan
(C) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(D) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
 
(C) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
 
In which Indian city would you be in if you were reading newspapers in the 'Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library' ? 
(A) Patna (Bihar)
(B) Aligarh (U.P.)
(C) Hyderabad (A.P.)
(D) Bhopal (M.P.)
 
(A) Patna (Bihar)
 
The Buddhist text 'Milinda Panha' (Questions of Milinda) contains the discussions about Buddhism between Indo-Greek King Milind (Menander) and which Buddhist monk ? 
(A) Nagasena
(B) Ashvaghosha
(C) Bodhidharama
(D) Nagarjuna
 
(A) Nagasena
 
Which ruler of ancient India embraced Jainism and spent his last days at Shravanabelagola in Karnataka ? 
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
(B) Chandragupta Vikramaditya
(C) Gautamiputra Satakarni
(D) Harshavardhana
 
(A) Chandragupta Maurya
 
In which city of Punjab is the Rail Coach Factory, the passenger coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways, located ? 
(A) Amritsar
(B) Ludhiana
(C) Jalandhar
(D) Kapurthala
 
(D) Kapurthala
 
Which Ocean's greatest depth is in the Puerto Rico Trench ? 
(A) Indian Ocean
(B) Arctic Ocean
(C) Atlantic Ocean
(D) Pacific Ocean
 
(C) Atlantic Ocean