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GK Questions 2020 For August 01 | Daily Updated Quiz On National & International Affairs

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Most competitive exams in India have GK questions as an essential component. Reading up on all the India GK there is to know is not an easy task, but you can brush up on your GK today with these GK 2020 questions and answers. This GK Question Bank is updated daily to help you with the most relevant and up-to-date GK questions.

These GK 2020 questions are perfect to solve when you are studying for a competitive entrance exam, preparing for an interview, or reading up on GK today for your own knowledge. India GK is quizzed in several competitive and entrance exams, including but not limited to those for the UPSC, SSC, IAS, CGL, CHSL, CDS, Railways, Defence, Banking and MBA exams. Here, along with aptitude and banking questions, GK in English is also tested.

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Top GK Questions for August 01, 2020

1. Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

To make a clean breast of ----------------.

  • To gain prominence
  • To praise oneself
  • To confess without of reserve
  • To destroy before it blooms
  • None of these

2. To keep one's temper --------------.

  • To become hungry
  • To be in a good mood
  • To preserve one's energy
  • To be aloof from
  • None of these

3. To catch tartar -----------------.

  • To trap wanted criminal with great difficulty
  • To catch a dangerous person
  • To meet with disaster
  • To deal with a person who is more than one's match
  • None of these

4. To drive home --------------.

  • To find one's roots
  • To return to the place of rest
  • Back to the original position
  • To emphasise
  • None of these

5. To have an axe to grind -----------.

  • A private end to serve
  • To fail to arouse interest
  • To have no result
  • To work for both sides
  • None of these

6. Which of the following act as a channel of transmission of blood to the heart in the human body?

  • Arteries
  • Muscle fibres
  • Nerves
  • Veins

7. Which of the following of the members of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries)?

  • Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait
  • Libya, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria
  • Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela
  • All of the above

8. When was slavery abolished in Britain?

  • 1830
  • 1837
  • 1843
  • 1833

9. Which is the biggest literary award in Britain?

  • David Cohen Award
  • Kalinya Award
  • Owen Global Prize
  • Golden Bear Award

10. Which language is spoken in Karnataka?

  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Kannada

11. Which are the important minerals found in Manipur?

  • Sillimanite, nickel, petroleum
  • Oil, coal, manganese
  • Iron, lime, bauxite
  • None of the above

12. When was Prophet Mohamed, the founder of Islam, born?

  • 420 AD
  • 570 AD
  • 868 AD
  • 1138 AD

13. Which are the main crops of Arunachal Pradesh?

  • Rice, maize, millet, wheat, mustard
  • Rice, tobacco, oilseeds, jute, cotton
  • Tea, jute, rice, cotton, silk
  • None of the above

14. Which of the following acts as a resistance against in the body?

  • Carbohydrates
  • Red corpuscles
  • Vitamins
  • White corpuscles

15. Which of the following chemicals is useful in photography?

  • Aluminium hydroxide
  • Potassium nitrate
  • Silver bromide
  • Sodium chloride

16. Which industries are found in Goa?

  • Mining and various small-scale industries like manufacturing soaps, paper and so on
  • steel and cement industries
  • Oil refineries
  • None of the above

17. Which body of UNO carries on the function of the UNO with regard to international, economic, social, cultural, education, wealth and related matters?

  • General Assembly
  • Security Council
  • The Economic and Social Council
  • Trusteeship Council

18. When was Lord Buddha born?

  • 586 BC
  • 1000 BC
  • 560 BC
  • 750 BC

19. Which missile is designed to defend large installation like oil-fields et against enemy air attacks?

  • Akash
  • Nag
  • Agni
  • Prithvi

20. Which of the following inventions were done by Thomas Alva Edison?

  • Incandescent lamp
  • Phonograph C (Gramophone) and microphone
  • Carbon telephone transmitters
  • All of the above

21. Which of the following are the member countries of the commonwealth?

  • Australia, Tonga, UK and Zimbabwe
  • Nigeria, Pakistan, India, Jamaica and Singapore
  • Mauritius, Maldives, Ghana, Bangladesh
  • All of the above

22. Which are the important meeting of the Commonwealth?

  • Biennial meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM)
  • The annual meeting of the finance minister of the member countries
  • The regular meeting of the minister of education, law, health and another minister
  • All of the above

23. Which atomic reactor is used for studies of uranium heavy water lattice?

  • Apsara
  • Zerlina
  • Dhruva
  • Purnima-I

24. When was Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism born in Media(Iran)?

  • 2000 BC
  • 660 BC
  • 1075 BC
  • 740 BC

25. When was Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci?

  • 1431 AD
  • 1492 AD
  • 1504 AD
  • 1556 AD

26. Which state/UT has issued the certificate of geographical indication (GI) registration for saffron?

  • Madhya Pradesh
  • J&K
  • UP
  • Haryana

27. Which of the following agencies related to the United Nation was in existence before the Second World War?

  • Food and Agricultural Organisation
  • International Labour Organisation
  • World Health Organisation
  • International Monetary Fund

28. Which is the state with the largest urban population?

  • West Bengal
  • Maharashtra
  • Kerala
  • Goa

29. Which of the following are the important sects of Islam?

  • Catholics and Protestants
  • Sunnis and Shias
  • Mahayana and Hinayan
  • None of the above

30. Where is the sports stadium, Green Park, located?

  • Kanpur
  • Jamshedpur
  • Cuttack
  • Patiala

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GK 2020 Answer

1. Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

To make a clean breast of ----------------.

2. To keep one's temper --------------.

Answer- To be in a good mood

3. To catch tartar -----------------.

Answer- To catch a dangerous person

4. To drive home --------------.

Answer- To emphasise

5. To have an axe to grind -----------.

Answer- A private end to serve

6. Which of the following act as a channel of transmission of blood to the heart in the human body?

Answer- Veins

7. Which of the following of the members of OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries)?

Answer- All of the above

8. When was slavery abolished in Britain?

Answer- 1833

9. Which is the biggest literary award of Britain?

Answer- David Cohen Award

10. Which language is spoken in Karnataka?

Answer- Kannada

11. Which are the important minerals found in Manipur?

Answer- Sillimanite, nickel, petroleum

12. When was Prophet Mohamed, the founder of Islam, born?

Answer- 570 AD

13. Which are the main crops of Arunachal Pradesh?

Answer- Rice, maize, millet, wheat, mustard

14. Which of the following acts as a resistance against in the body?

Answer- White corpuscles

15. Which of the following chemicals is useful in photography?

Answer- Silver bromide

16. Which industries are found in Goa?

Answer- Mining and various small-scale industries like manufacturing soaps, paper and so on

17. Which body of UNO carries on the function of the UNO with regard to international, economic, social, cultural, education, wealth and related matters?

Answer- The Economic and Social Council

18. When was Lord Buddha born?

Answer- 560 BC

19. Which missile is designed to defend large installation like oil-fields et against enemy air attacks?

Answer- Akash

20. Which of the following inventions were done by Thomas Alva Edison?

Answer- All of the above

21. Which of the following are the member countries of the commonwealth?

Answer- All of the above

22. Which are the important meeting of the Commonwealth?

Answer- All of the above

23. Which atomic reactor is used for studies of uranium heavy water lattice?

Answer- Zerlina

24. When was Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism born in Media(Iran)?

Answer- 660 BC

25. When was Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci?

Answer- 1504 AD

26. Which state/UT has issued the certificate of geographical indication (GI) registration for saffron?

Answer- J&K

27. Which of the following agencies related to the United Nation was in existence before the Second World War?

Answer- International Labour Organisation

28. Which is the state with the largest urban population?

Answer- Maharashtra

29. Which of the following are the important sects of Islam?

Answer- Sunnis and Shias

30. Where is the sports stadium, Green Park, located?

Answer- Kanpur

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