Basic Gk Of India |Upsc, Psc, Wbcs Exam Gk|rlearn

General knowledge questions |Rlearn Education :

1. The оffiсiаl nаme оf Indiа is——
А. Indeрendent Indiа
B. Indiаn Federаtiоn
С. Indiа
D. Reрubliс оf Indiа
Аnswer: D
Desсriрtiоn [By Releаrn Eduсаtiоn]:
Indiа, оffiсiаlly the Reрubliс оf Indiа, is а соuntry in Sоuth Аsiа. It is the seventh lаrgest geоgrарhiсаl соuntry, the seсоnd mоst рорulоus аnd the mоst рорulоus demосrасy in the wоrld. It is bоunded by the Indiаn Осeаn in the sоuth, the Аrаbiаn Seа in the sоuthwest, аnd the Bаy оf Bengаl in the sоutheаst. It shаres nаtiоnаl bоrders with Раkistаn in the west; Сhinа, Neраl, аnd Bhutаn nоrtheаst; аnd Myаnmаr (Burmа) аnd Bаnglаdesh tо the eаst. In the Indiаn Осeаn, Indiа is сlоse tо Sri Lаnkа аnd the Mаldives. The Аndаmаn аnd Niсоbаr Islаnds оf Indiа shаre the seа bоrder with Thаilаnd аnd Indоnesiа.

2. Аjаntа Саves lосаted ——
А. Аurаngаbаd
B. Аhmedаbаd
С. Luсknоw
D. Аllаhаbаd
Аnswer: А
Desсriрtiоn [rleа]:
The Аjаntа саves in the Аurаngаbаd regiоn in the Mаhаrаshtrа рrоvinсe оf Indiа аre рrоbаbly the mоnument оf 29 Buddhist саves саrved оut оf rосk frоm the 2nd сentury BСE tо аbоut 480 оr 650 СE. These саves inсlude раintings аnd sсulрtures оf rосk саrvings desсribed аs аmоng the finest surviving exаmрles оf аnсient Indiаn аrt, esрeсiаlly elаbоrаte раintings deрiсting sensаtiоns оf рhysiсаl tоuсh, роsture аnd роsture.

3. Whо wаs Indiа’s first Minister оf Justiсe аnd Justiсe?
А. Сhаru Сhаndrа Biswаs
B. Аshоke Kumаr Sen
С. Bhimrао Rаmji Аmbedkаr
D. Gораl Swаruр Раthаk
Аnswer: С

4. Whаt is the wоrld’s lаrgest аirроrt?
А. Dibrugаrh
B. Kushоk Bаkulа Rimросhee Аirроrt
С. Guwаhаti
D. Shimlа
Аnswer: B
Desсriрtiоn [rleа]:
Kushоk Bаkulа Rimросhee Аirроrt. Kushоk Bаkulа Rimросhee Аirроrt (IАTА: IXL, IСАО: VILH) is а аirроrt in Leh, Jаmmu, аnd Kаshmir, Indiа. It is оne оf the wоrld’s highest соmmerсiаl аirlines аt 3,256 m (10,682 ft) аbоve seа level.

5. Whаt is the highest level оf wаr in Indiа?
А. Соntrоl Line
B. Siасhin Glасier
С. Tаwаng
D. The fоrests оf Аssаm
Аnswer: B
Definitiоn [leаrning eduсаtiоn]:
Siасhen Glасier is the wоrld’s lаrgest militаry аrenа, where Indiа аnd Раkistаn hаve been аt lоggerheаds sinсe Арril 13, 1984. Bоth соuntries mаintаin рermаnent militаry рresenсe in the regiоn аt аn аltitude оf 6,000 feet (20,000 ft).

6. Whаt is the Greаtest Рrize in Indiа?
А. Раdmа Vibhushаn
B. Раdmа Bhushаn
С. Bhаrаt Rаtnа
D. Раdmа shree
Аnswer: С
Desсriрtiоn [Reаd Eduсаtiоn]:
Bhаrаt Rаtnа is the highest medаl оf the рeорle оf the Reрubliс оf Indiа. The рrize wаs estаblished in 1954, аwаrded fоr “reсоgnitiоn оf exсeрtiоnаl serviсe / high рerfоrmаnсe”, regаrdless оf rасe, оссuраtiоn, rаnk, оr gender. The аwаrd wаs initiаlly limited tо асhievements in the аrts, literаture, sсienсe, аnd sосiаl serviсes, but the gоvernment extended the рrосess tо inсlude “аny field оf humаn effоrt” in Deсember 2011. The Bhаrаt Rаtnа reсоmmendаtiоns were mаde by the Рrime Minister. tо the Рresident, three nоminees аre аwаrded аnnuаlly. Reсiрients reсeive а Sаnаd (сertifiсаte) signed by the Рresident аnd а leаf-shарed medаl; there is monetary grant associated with the рrize. Reсiрients оf the Bhаrаt Rаtnа rаnk seventh in Indiа’s рriоrity оrder.

7. Which one is the highest Gallantry Award in India?
A. The Param Vir Chakra
B. Bharat Ratna
C. Maha Vir Chakra
D. Vir Chakra
Answer: A
Explanation [] :
The Param Vir Chakra (PVC) is India’s highest military decoration awarded for the displaying distinguished acts of valor during wartime. The name of the award translates as the “Wheel of the Ultimate Brave”.

8. When India got Independence?
A. 14th August 1947
B. 15th August 1947
C. 26 January 1950
D. 15th September 1947
Answer: B
Explanation[] :
Independence Day is an annual observance celebrated every year on 15th of August. India’s Independence Day is a day of great significance for the people of India. At this day India got freedom from the British rule after long years of slavery. It has been declared as the National and Gazetted Holiday all across the India in order to independently commemorate the independence of country from British Empire on 15th of August in 1947.

9. Tajmahal is on the banks of
A. Narmada
B. Ganges
C. Yamuna
D. Cauveri
Answer: C
Explanation[] :
The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.

10. Who was the first President of India?
A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Vallabhai Patel
C. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
D. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Answer : C
Explanation[ Rlearn Education] :
Rajendra Prasad ( 3 December 1884 – 28 February 1963) was the first President of India, in office from 1950 to 1962. An Indian political leader, and lawyer by training, Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement and became a major leader from the region of Bihar. A supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, Prasad was imprisoned by British authorities during the Salt Satyagraha of 1931 and the Quit India movement of 1942. Prasad served one term as President of the Indian National Congress from 1934 to 1935. After the 1946 elections, Prasad served as Minister of Food and Agriculture in the central government. Upon independence in 1947, Prasad was elected as President of the Constituent Assembly of India, which prepared the Constitution of India and served as its provisional parliament.

11. Which is the highest Mountain peak of India?
A. Kangchenjunga
B. Nanda Devi
C. Kamet
D. Mount Everest
Answer : The Kangchenjunga is the highest mountain peak in India and ranked 3rd highest in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft). The highest mountain Kangchenjunga is located at the border of India and Nepal in the great Himalayas range, Sikkim. Kangchenjunga section contains five peaks and the region has twelve more peaks over 7,000 m.

12. Who is popularly called as the Iron Man of India?
A. Jawaharlal Nehru
B. Subhash Chandra Bose
C. A.P.J Abdul Kalam
D. Vallabhbhai Patel
Answer : D
Explanation |] :
Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. In India and elsewhere, he was often addressed as Sardar, which means Chief in Hindi, Urdu, and Persian. He acted as de facto Supreme Commander-in-chief of Indian army during Political integration of India and Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.
As the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India, Patel organized relief efforts for refugees fleeing from Punjab and Delhi and worked to restore peace across the nation. He led the task of forging a united India, successfully integrating into the newly independent nation those British colonial provinces that had been “allocated” to India. Besides those provinces that had been under direct British rule, approximately 565 self-governing princely states had been released from British suzerainty by the Indian Independence Act of 1947. Employing frank diplomacy with the expressed option to deploy military force, Patel persuaded almost every princely state to accede to India. His commitment to national integration in the newly independent country was total and uncompromising, earning him the sobriquet “Iron Man of India”. He is also affectionately remembered as the “Patron saint of India’s civil servants” for having established the modern all-India services system. He is also called the Unifier of India.

13. Which is the national animal of India
A. Chitah
B. Jaguar
C. Royal Bengal Tiger
D. Lion
Answer : C
Explanation :The magnificent tiger, Panthera tigris is a striped animal. It has a thick yellow coat of fur with dark stripes. The combination of grace, strength, agility and enormous power has earned the tiger its pride of place as the national animal of India.

14. Which is the longest Dam in India?
A. Tehri Dam
B. Bhakra Nangal Dam
C. Hirakud Dam
D. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Explanation [By Rlearn Education] :
Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) from Sambalpur in the state of Odisha in India. Behind the dam extends a lake, Hirakud Reservoir, 55 km (34 mi) long. It is one of the first major multipurpose river valley projects started after India’s independence.

15. Which state was known as North East Frontier Agency?
A. Manipur
B. Mizoram
C. Tripura
D. Arunachal Pradesh.
Answer : D
Explanation [Rlearn Education] :
The North-East Frontier Agency, was one of the political divisions in the British Raj, and later in independent India until 20 January 1972, when it became the Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh and some parts of Assam. Its administrative headquarters was Shillong. 

16. In which year Sikkim became a state of India?
A. 1980
B. 1985
C. 1975
D. 1970
Explanation : Sikkim became the 22nd State of India Vide Constitution(36th Amendment) Act 1975. The Act provides that the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim shall consist of not less than thirty two members and that the Assembly of Sikkim formed as a result of the elections held in Sikkim in April, 1974 with 32 members elected in the said elections (hereinafter referred to as the sitting members) shall be deemed to be the legislative Assembly of the State of Sikkim duly constituted under the Constitution.”

Sikkim is situated at the North East of the union and has a geographical area of 7096 kms only having a population of 5 lakhs and 40 thousand. It was a tiny Himalayan kingdom once ruled by the hereditary monarchy for about 3 centuries from 17 century A.D. In 1950 the kingdom became a protectorate of the Government of India vested with autonomy in its internal affairs while its defence, communications and external relation under the responsibility of the protector .The kingdom finally opted to become full fledged State of the Indian Union with effect from 26 April, 1975 vide the Constitution 36th Amendment Act 1975 with special provision laid for the State under article 371(F) of the Constitution of India.

17. Which city was the summer capital of India during British rule?
A. Srinagar
B. Shimla
C. Darjeeling
D. Ooty
Explanation : Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

18. Which is the smallest state in India in terms of area?
A. Sikkim
B. Goa
C. West Bengal
D. Karnataka
Answer : Option B

19. Which one is the longest river in India?
A. Brahmaputra
B. Ganges
C. Godavari
D. Yamuna
Explanation : The Ganges also known as Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river in the world by discharge.

20. Which one is the longest tributary in India?
A. Gomti
B. Amaravati
C. Yamuna
D. Kosi
Explanation : The Yamuna sometimes called the Jamuna or Jumna, is the longest and the second largest tributary river of the Ganges (Ganga) in northern India. Originating from the Yamunotri Glacier at a height of 6,387 metres on the south western slopes of Banderpooch peaks in the uppermost region of the Lower Himalaya in Uttarakhand, it travels a total length of 1,376 kilometres (855 mi) and has a drainage system of 366,223 square kilometres (141,399 sq mi), 40.2% of the entire Ganges Basin, before merging with the Ganges at Triveni Sangam, Allahabad, the site for the Kumbha Mela every twelve years. It is the longest river in India which does not directly flow to the sea.

21. Which one is the longest river in South India?
A. Cauvery
B. Godavari
C. Krishna
D. Bhima
Explanation :The Godavari is the second longest river in India after the river Ganges having its source at Triambakeshwar, Maharashtra. It starts in Maharashtra and flows east for 1,465 kilometres (910 mi) emptying into Bay of Bengal draining the Indian states Maharashtra (48.6%), Telangana (18.8%), Andhra Pradesh (4.5%), Chhattisgarh (10.9%), Madhya Pradesh (10.0%), Odisha (5.7%), Karnataka (1.4%) and Puducherry (Yanam) through its extensive network of tributaries. Measuring up to 312,812 km2 (120,777 sq mi), it forms one of the largest river basins in the Indian subcontinent, with only the Ganges and Indus rivers having a drainage basin larger than it in India. In terms of length, catchment area and discharge, the Godavari river is the largest in peninsular India and had been dubbed as the ‘Dakshina Ganga’ – the South Ganges river.

22. Which one is the longest road in India?
A. National Highway 6
B. National Highway 44
C. National Highway 2
D. National Highway
Explanation :
National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running major north-south National Highway in India. It starts from Srinagar and terminates in Kanyakumari; the highway passes through the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. NH-44 was laid and is maintained by Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

23. Which state has the longest coastline in India?
A. Gujarat
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Tamil Nadu
D. Kerala
Explanation: Gujarat
India has a coastline of 7516.6 km– 5422.6 km of mainland coastline and 2094 km of island territories. Indian coastline touches nine states– Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and two union territories– Daman and Diu and Puducherry. The two island territories of India are– Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep Islands in the Arabian Sea.
Gujarat has the longest coastline in India which lies in the Kathiawar region of the state and is 1,600 km long. This coastline is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and is dotted with 41 ports– 1 Major and 40 Intermediate or Minor. Some of the beaches of Gujarat are– Diu, Dwarka, Porbandar, etc.

24. Longest rail route in India is
A. Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari
B. Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari
C. Mangalore to Jammu
D. Thiruvananthapuram to Guwahati
Explanation :
Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express.
This weekly train numbered 15905/15906, is currently the longest train route in the Indian Subcontinent. It joins Dibrugarh in Assam, North-East India to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu which is the southernmost tip of Mainland India.

25. Which one is the longest tunnel in India?
A. Karbude
B. Nathuwadi
C. Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel
D. Tike Tunnel
Explanation :C
The Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel or Banihal railway tunnel is an 11.215 km (7 miles) railway tunnel located in Pir Panjal Range of the middle Himalayas in Jammu and Kashmir, India, north of Banihal town.
The average elevation of the 11.215 km long railway tunnel is 1,760 m (5,770 ft) or about 440 m (1,440 ft) below the existing road tunnel, the Jawahar Tunnel, which is at elevation of about 2,194 m (7,198 ft).[1] The tunnel is 8.40 m wide with a height of 7.39 m. There is a three meter wide road along the length of the tunnel for the maintenance of railway tracks and emergency relief. It is India’s longest railway tunnel and Asia’s fourth longest railway tunnel (53.85-km long Seikan Tunnel in Japan is the longest; 28 km long Taihang Tunnel in China is the second longest and 21 km long Lulianghsan Tunnel in Shanxi, China is the third longest). It takes approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds for the trai

26. Which one is the longest river bridge in India?
A. Bhupen Hazarika bridge
B. Mahatma Gandhi Setu
C. Bandra-Worli Sea Link
D. Bogibeel Bridge
Explanation :A
The Bhupen Hazarika Setu, also referred to as the Dhola–Sadiya Bridge is a beam bridge in India, connecting the northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge spans the Lohit River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River, from the village of Dhola (Tinsukia District) in the south to Sadiya to the north. The bridge is the first permanent road connection between the northern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh.
At 9.15 kilometres (5.69 mi) in length, it is the longest bridge in India. However, the New Ganga Bridge Project under construction in the Indian state of Bihar, is expected to become the longest bridge in India upon its estimated completion in December 2020, with a length of 9.8 kilometres (6.1 mi)

27. Which one is the most populous city in India?
A. Kolkata
B. New Delhi
C. Mumbai
D. Bangalore
Ans: B
Explanation :New Delhi has a population of 257,803. But the population of Delhi Metro is 26,454,000 according to 2011 statistics.
And the population of Mumbai is 18,400,000 approx.

28. Which one is the longest railway station in India?
A. Kharagpur Junction Platform
B. Kollam Junction Platform
C. Gorakhpur Railway Platform
D. Bilaspur Railway Station
Answer :C
Explanation :The North east Gorakhpur Railway Station is located in the city of Gorakhpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway. The station offers Class A railway station facilities. On 6 October 2013, Gorakhpur became the world’s longest railway platform, after inauguration of the remodeled Gorakhpur Yard, with a stretch of around 1.34 kilometres (0.84 mi).

29. Which one is the longest sea beach in India?
A. Calangute
B. Varkala
C. Kovalam
D. Marina
Answer :Marina
Explanation :The Marina is a natural urban sandy beach along the Coromandel coast on the Bay of Bengal. Primarily sandy, the beach spans about 13 km (8.1 mi), running from near Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south and is the longest natural urban beach in India.

30. Which one is the largest Museum in India?
A. National Museum
B. Salar Jung Museum
C. Indian Museum
D. Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
Answer :C
Explanation :The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and has rare collections of antiques, armor and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. The founder curator was Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist.

31. Which one is the largest delta in India?
A. Mahanadi Delta
B. Sunderbans Delta
C. Godavari Delta
D. Krishna Delta
Answer :B
The Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta (also known as the Brahmaputra Delta, the Sunderbans Delta, or the Bengal Delta) is a river delta in the Bengal region of the South Asia, consisting of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the world’s largest Delta and empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is also one of the most fertile regions in the world, thus earning the nickname The Green Delta. The delta stretches from the Hooghly River on the west to the Meghna River on the east. It is approximately 354 km (220 mi) across at the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Haldia in India and Mongla and Chittagong in Bangladesh are the principal seaports of the delta.

32. Which one is the largest Dome in India——
A. The Dome of the Taj
B. Gol Gumbaz
C. Golden Dome Of Aurovile Temple
D. Jama Mosque Dome
Explanation[ Rlearn Education] :
Gol Gumbaz, situated in Bijapur district of Karnataka, is the largest dome in India. Gol Gumbaz has a diameter of 124 feet and is the second-largest dome in the world, next only to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The dome was built by Muhammad Adil Shah in the year 1656.

33. Which one is the largest Zoo in India?
A. Nandankanan Zoological Park
B. Alipore Zoological Gardens
C. Arignar Anna Zoological Park
D. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Answer :C
Explanation [] :
Arignar Anna Zoological Park (abbreviated AAZP), also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, about 31 kilometres (19 mi) from the city centre and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Chennai Airport. It is India’s largest zoo in terms of area covering 1,300 acres. Its previous location was set up in 1855 and was the first public zoo in India. It is affiliated with the Central Zoo Authority of India. Spread over an area of 602 hectares (1,490 acres), including a 92.45-hectare (228.4-acre) rescue and rehabilitation centre, the park is the largest zoological garden in India. The zoo houses 2,553 species of flora and fauna across 1,265 acres (512 ha). As of 2012 the park houses around 1,500 wild species, including 46 endangered species, in its 160 enclosures. As of 2010, there were about 47 species of mammals, 63 species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, 5 species of amphibians, 25 species of fishes, and 10 species of insects in the park. The park, with an objective to be a repository of the state’s fauna, is credited with being the second wildlife sanctuary in Tamil Nadu after Mudumalai National Park.

34. Which one is the largest artificial lake in India?
A. Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar
B. Dhebar Lake
C. Chilka Lake
D. Dal Lake
Answer : Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar
Explanation :The Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam, also known as Rihand Dam, is located near the village of Pipri in Sonbhadra district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Dam in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is part of Rihand Dam.

35. Which one is the largest Desert in India?
A. The Great Rann of Kutch
B. Great Thar Desert
C. Desert Mountain Valley
D. Spiti Valley Cold Desert
Explanation[] :The Thar Desert, also known as The Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent that forms a natural boundary between India and Pakistan. It is the world’s 17th largest desert, and the world’s 9th largest subtropical desert. About 75% of the Thar Desert is in India, and the remaining 25% is in Pakistan. In India, it covers about 320,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi), forming approximately 10% of the total geographic area of India. More than 60% of the desert lies in the state of Rajasthan and extends into Gujarat, Punjab, and Haryana. This desert comprises a very dry part, the Marusthali region in the west, and a semi-desert region in the east with fewer sand dunes and slightly more precipitation.

36. Which one is the largest freshwater lake in India?
A. Kolleru Lake
B. Dipor Bill
C. Loktak Lake
D. Wular Lake
Answer :C
Explanation :Loktak Lake is the largest lake in India. It cover 287 sq km area. Kolleru lake cover 245 sq km area and Wular Lake cover 259 sq km area.

37. Which one is the largest mosque in India?
A. Mecca Masjid
B. Taj-ul-Masajid
C. Jama Mosque Delhi
D. Jama Mosque Agra
Explanation :Jama Masjid is one of the very famous mosques in India and in the world. Built by Shah Jahan in 1956 having the capacity to accommodate near to 25,000 persons. The minaret made of red sandstone and marble is of 135ft in height making it the largest mosque in India.
It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons. There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid, Delhi.

38. Which one is the largest state in terms of area in India is?
A. Maharashtra
B. Madhya Pradesh
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Rajasthan
Explanation[ Rlearn Education] :
Rajasthan is India’s largest state by area (342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4% of India’s total area). It is located on the north western side of the India, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert (also known as the “Rajasthan Desert” and “Great Indian Desert”) and shares a border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab to the northwest and Sindh to the west, along the Sutlej-Indus river valley. Elsewhere it is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to the northeast; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; and Gujarat to the southwest.

39. Which one is the largest state in term of population in India?
A. Maharashtra
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Uttar Pradesh
D. Rajasthan
Answer :C
Explanation[ Rlearn Education] :Uttar Pradesh abbreviated as UP, is the most populous state in the Republic of India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. The densely populated state, located in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent, has over 200 million inhabitants. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces during British rule and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950. Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The main ethnic group is the Hindi people, forming the demographic plurality. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved out from the Himalayan hill region of Uttar Pradesh.

40. Which one is the largest stadium in India?
A. DY Patil Stadium,
B. Eden Gardens Stadium
C. Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan
D. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Answer :C
Explanation [] :Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), is a multi-purpose stadium in Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, with a capacity of 85,000. It is the largest stadium in India by capacity. Before its renovation in 2011, it was the second largest football stadium in the world, having a seating capacity of 120,000. Prior to the construction and opening of Rungrado May Day Stadium in 1989, it was the largest football stadium in the world. Reportedly, a total of 85,000 bucket seats has been installed in the stadium for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India. The capacity of the stadium has been increased from 68,000 to 85,000 for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The stadium will host the final match of the U-17 World Cup, alongside hosting other matches of the tournament.

41. Which one is the largest river island in India?
A. Bhavani Island
B. Quibble Island
C. Majuli
D. Salsette Island
Answer :C
Explanation |] :
Majuli or Majoli is a river island in the Brahmaputra River, Assam, India and the 1st island district of the country. The island had a total area of 1,250 square kilometres (483 sq mi) at the beginning of the 20th century, but having lost significantly to erosion it had an area of only 352 square kilometres (136 sq mi) in 2014. Majuli has shrunk as the river surrounding it has grown. However, it is recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as World’s Largest River Island.