Bharathi IAS Academy Trichy Tamilnadu Gives Certainly! Here are 92 general knowledge questions about India along with their respective answers:


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1. What is the capital city of India?

   - Answer: New Delhi

2. Which river is considered the holiest in Hinduism and flows through northern India?

   - Answer: Ganges

3. Who was the first Prime Minister of India?

   - Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru

4. In which year did India gain independence from British rule?

   - Answer: 1947

5. What is the national currency of India?

   - Answer: Indian Rupee

6. Which famous monument in Agra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World?

   - Answer: Taj Mahal

7. Who is known as the Father of the Nation in India?

   - Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

8. What is the national animal of India?

   - Answer: Bengal Tiger

9. Which mountain range separates the Indian subcontinent from the rest of Asia?

   - Answer: Himalayas

10. What is the national flower of India?

    - Answer: Lotus

11. Who wrote the Indian national anthem?

    - Answer: Rabindranath Tagore

12. In which state is the holy city of Varanasi located?

    - Answer: Uttar Pradesh

13. Which Indian state is known as the "Land of Five Rivers"?

    - Answer: Punjab

14. What is the currency used in India?

    - Answer: Indian Rupee

15. Which festival marks the Hindu New Year and is celebrated with the lighting of lamps?

    - Answer: Diwali

16. Who was the first woman Prime Minister of India?

    - Answer: Indira Gandhi

17. Which Indian state is known as the "Spice Garden of India"?

    - Answer: Kerala

18. Which Indian mathematician introduced the concept of zero?

    - Answer: Aryabhata

19. What is the traditional Indian system of medicine that focuses on natural healing?

    - Answer: Ayurveda

20. Which famous Indian leader is known for his role in the Salt March during the independence movement?

    - Answer: Mahatma Gandhi

21. What is the largest state in India in terms of area?

    - Answer: Rajasthan

22. Which Indian cricketer is known as the "Little Master"?

    - Answer: Sachin Tendulkar

23. Which city is home to the Indian film industry, Bollywood?

    - Answer: Mumbai

24. Who is known as the "Missile Man of India"?

    - Answer: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

25. Which Indian festival celebrates the victory of light over darkness and good over evil?

    - Answer: Diwali

26. In which year was the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) founded?

    - Answer: 1969

27. Which river is often referred to as the "Sorrow of Bihar" due to frequent flooding?

    - Answer: Kosi

28. Who is the current Prime Minister of India (as of my last knowledge update in January 2022)?

    - Answer: Narendra Modi

29. Which Indian state is famous for its tea plantations, particularly in Darjeeling?

    - Answer: West Bengal

30. What is the traditional Indian greeting that involves placing palms together and bowing slightly?

    - Answer: Namaste

31. Who is known as the "Nightingale of India" for her contributions to classical music?

    - Answer: Lata Mangeshkar

32. Which Indian state is known as the "Land of Five Rivers"?

    - Answer: Punjab

33. Which famous Indian cricketer holds the record for the highest individual score in Test cricket?

    - Answer: Virender Sehwag

34. What is the name of India's highest civilian award?

    - Answer: Bharat Ratna

35. Which Mughal emperor built the Taj Mahal?

    - Answer: Shah Jahan

36. What is the main ingredient in the Indian dish "dal"?

    - Answer: Lentils

37. Which river is considered the lifeline of Delhi?

    - Answer: Yamuna

38. What is the name of the Indian parliament building?

    - Answer: Sansad Bhavan

39. In which city is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) located?

    - Answer: Kharagpur

40. Which Indian festival is known as the "Festival of Lights"?

    - Answer: Diwali

41. Who was the first woman to become the Chief Minister of an Indian state?

    - Answer: Sucheta Kriplani

42. Which state is known as the "Land of the Rising Sun"?

    - Answer: Arunachal Pradesh

43. What is the name of the Indian space mission that successfully reached Mars in 2014?

    - Answer: Mangalyaan

44. Who is known as the "Iron Lady of India"?

    - Answer: Indira Gandhi

45. In which year was the Indian National Congress party founded?

    - Answer: 1885

46. What is the traditional Indian art of handwoven textiles called?

    - Answer: Pashmina

47. Which Indian cricketer has the nickname "Captain Cool"?

    - Answer: MS Dhoni

48. What is the official language of the Indian state of Maharashtra?

    - Answer: Marathi

49. Who composed the music for the Indian national anthem?

    - Answer: Rabindranath Tagore

50. In which state is the famous pilgrimage site of Vaishno Devi located?

    - Answer: Jammu and Kashmir

51. What is the largest saltwater lake in India?

    - Answer: Chilika Lake

52. Which state is known as the "Land of the Gods"?

    - Answer: Himachal Pradesh

53. Who was the first woman to receive the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award?

    - Answer: Mother Teresa

54. What is the name of the Indian festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters?

    - Answer: Raksha Bandhan

55. Which Indian city is famous for its marble industry and is known as the "City of Taj"?

    - Answer: Makrana

56. Who is the author of the famous Indian epic, the Ramayana?

    - Answer: Valmiki

57. What is the name of the Indian naval base in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

    - Answer: Port Blair

58. Which Indian state is known for the Sundarbans mangrove forest and the Royal Bengal tiger?

    - Answer: West Bengal

59. What is the traditional Indian system of yoga that involves physical postures and breath control?

    - Answer: Yoga

60. Who was the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?

    - Answer: Karnam Malleswari

61. In which year did India host its first Commonwealth Games?

    - Answer: 2010

62. Which river is known as the "Ganges" in India?

    - Answer: Ganga

63. What is the name of the traditional Indian sweet made from condensed milk and sugar?

    - Answer: Barfi

64. Which Indian state is known as the "Land of Forests"?

    - Answer: Chhattisgarh

65. Who is known as the "Rocket Man of India" for his contributions to space research?

    - Answer: Vikram Sarabhai

66. In which state is the city of Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, located?

    - Answer: Punjab

67. What is the traditional Indian art of painting with colored powders called?

    - Answer: Rangoli

68. Who was the first Indian woman to win the Nobel Prize?

    - Answer: Marie Curie

69. In which city is the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) headquartered?

    - Answer: Kolkata

70. What is the name of the Indian festival that marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana?

    - Answer: Dussehra

71. Which state is known as the "Land of Festivals"?

    - Answer: West Bengal

72. Who is known as the "Wizard of Hockey" in India?

    - Answer: Dhyan Chand

73. What is the name of the Indian classical dance form that originated in the state of Odisha?

    - Answer: Odissi

74. Which Indian state is known as the "Land of White Elephants"?

    - Answer: Meghalaya

75. Who is the founder of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?

    - Answer: Vikram Sarabhai

76. What is the traditional Indian system of medicine that emphasizes balance in bodily systems?

    - Answer: Ayurveda

77. In which state is the famous hill station of Shimla located?

    - Answer: Himachal Pradesh

78. Who is known as the "Grand Old Man of India" for his role in the Indian independence movement?

    - Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji

79. What is the name of the Indian festival that celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna over the serpent Kaliya?

    - Answer: Krishna Janmashtami

80. Which Indian state is known as the "Land of Five Waters"?

    - Answer: Punjab

81. Who is the author of the novel "The God of Small Things," which won the Booker Prize in 1997?

    - Answer: Arundhati Roy

82. What is the name of the Indian festival that marks the harvest season and involves kite flying?

    - Answer: Uttarayan

83. In which state is the historic city of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located?

    - Answer: Karnataka

84. Who is known as the "Missile Woman of India" for her contributions to missile technology?

    - Answer: Tessy Thomas

85. What is the name of the Indian festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters?

    - Answer: Raksha Bandhan

86. In which state is the famous hill station of Ooty located?

    - Answer: Tamil Nadu

87. Who was the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest?

    - Answer: Bachendri Pal

88. What is the traditional Indian system of medicine that uses herbal remedies and dietary practices?

    - Answer: Ayurveda

89. In which city is the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore located?

    - Answer: Bangalore

90. Which Indian state is known as the "Land of Red Rivers and Blue Hills"?

    - Answer: Mizoram

91. Who is known as the "Flying Sikh" for his achievements in athletics?

    - Answer: Milkha Singh

92. What is the name of the Indian festival that marks the victory of good over evil and is celebrated with the burning of effigies?

    - Answer: Dussehra

I hope this comprehensive list is helpful! If you have any more questions or need further clarification, feel free to ask.


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