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GK Quiz - 5 April 2016

1. The Earth is surrounded by an insulating blanket of gases which protects it from the light and heat of the Sun. This insulating layer is called the _________________________.
[Category: India GK]
[A]Atmosphere
[B]Lithosphere
[C]Hydrosphere
[D]Biosphere


2. Mercalli scale is a lesser known measure of what important natural phenomenon?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Humidity
[B]Earthquakes
[C]Typhoon with wind
[D]Lightning strike frequency


3. Farad is the unit of _______________________.
[Category: India GK]
[A]Electrical capacitance
[B]Magnetic flux
[C]Electromotive force
[D]Electrical conductivity


4. The element first detected spectroscopically in the Sun’s atmosphere is _________.
[Category: India GK]
[A]H2
[B]He
[C]O2
[D]Ne


5. Until the nineteenth century, aluminium was almost as expensive as gold. The invention of an inexpensive way to extract this metal by a 22-year-old American made this metal inexpensive subsequently. The inventor was __________________________.
[Category: India GK]
[A]Goldschmidt
[B]Monde
[C]Parkes
[D]Charles Martin Hall


6. When was the Third International Day of the Girl Child observed across the world?
[Category: India GK]
[A]9th October, 2014
[B]11th October, 2014
[C]12th October, 2014
[D]14th October, 2014


7. International Edition of Encyclopedia of Hinduism by India Heritage Research Foundation was released in _____________ on 10th October 2014.
[Category: India GK]
[A]New Delhi
[B]Bangalore
[C]Mumbai
[D]Ahmedabad


8. Where has the month-long ritual Akashdeep (skylight) started to honour the soldiers who laid down their lives for the motherland since Independence in 1947?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Lucknow
[B]Varanasi
[C]Kargil
[D]Udaipur


9. Bombay Court on 10th October 2014 ruled in favour of Vodafone in________________ tax dispute case.
[Category: India GK]
[A]3200 crore rupees
[B]1600 crore rupees
[C]2200 crore rupees
[D]2800 crore rupees


10. Which Indian state government on 10th October 2014 prohibited the ongoing strike at the auto component maker Bosch’s plant in Bangalore?
[Category: India GK]
[A]Maharashtra
[B]Karnataka
[C]Gujarat
[D]Madhya Pradesh


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