Railways Friday GK Challenge Quiz

Question 1

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is being observed on____.

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The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is being observed on November 6 by United Nations. In regard to this day, UN insists on the importance of including action plan on environment as part of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peace-building strategies.
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Topic: Important Dates

Question 2

The White Cane Safety Day is observed on

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The White Cane Safety Day is being observed each year on October 15. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the White Cane.
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Topic: Important Dates

Question 3

Where Oxford University is located?

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The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation.
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Topic: Miscellaneous

Question 4

Which is the flightless bird in New Zealand?

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Kiwi is flightless bird native to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites.
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Topic: Miscellaneous

Question 5

Asia’s largest underground railway station is located in which country?

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Asia’s largest underground railway station has been opened in China’s southern city of Shenzhen. The three-storey ‘Futian High-speed Railway Station’ would cover an area of 147,000 square meters and have seating for 3,000 passengers.
Note:-It is also the world’s second largest underground railway station, only after the Grand Central Station in New York, the USA.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Miscellaneous

Question 6

The 54th Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) being observed on _____.

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The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has celebrated 9th April as Valour Day, as a tribute to the brave personnel of the force.

President Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to the martyrs of police at National Police Memorial in New Delhi on 54th Valour Day of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is India’s largest Central Armed Police Forces.

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Topic: Important Dates

Question 7

What is the theme of ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ 2019?

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The 2019 theme for the World Autism Awareness Day is “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation“.

The ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ has been observed across the world on 2nd April every year to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world.

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Topic: Important Dates

Question 8

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed every year on which date?

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The World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed every year on 28th April.
The theme of this year is ‘Occupational safety health (OSH) vulnerability of young workers’
The day is observed mainly by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as an awareness-raising campaign to raise awareness of safety in the workplace.
Since, 2003 the day is observed on 28 April by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
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Topic: Important Dates

Question 9

The ‘World Cities Day’ is being observed on ______.

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The ‘World Cities Day’ is being observed on October 31 with the commitment to work together for planned and sustainable urban life in the wake of rapid growth of population and problems. This year, United Nations (UN) has selected the theme ‘Innovative Governance, Open Cities’ to highlight the important role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion.
Note: The general theme of ‘World Cities Day’ is Better City, Better Life.
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Topic: Important Dates

Question 10

What is the full form of NTPC?

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National Thermal Power Corporation
NTPC Limited known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian PSU Public Sector Undertaking, engaged in the business of generation of electricity and allied activities. It is a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and a “Government Company” within the meaning of the act. The headquarters of the company is situated at New Delhi.
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Topic: Miscellaneous

Question 11

October and November months give more rainfall to

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October and November are the months of retreating monsoon which gives rain in the Coromandal Coast.
Difficulty Level: Hard
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Topic: Geography

Question 12

Which of the following countries contributes the maximum to the world’s diamond supply?

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The world’s largest producers of natural diamonds are Russia, Congo and Botswana, all together accounting for 60% of the global diamond production. The government-run super-major ALROSA accounts for approximately 95% of all Russia diamond production.
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Topic: Geography

Question 13

The Prime Meridian passes through________ ?

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A prime meridian is a meridian (a line of longitude) in a geographical coordinate system at which longitude is defined to be 0 °. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 °-system, the 180th meridian form a great circle. This great circle divides the sphere, e.g., the Earth, into two hemispheres.
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Topic: Geography

Question 14

Which state has the smallest land area?

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Among all states of India, Goa has the smallest land area with 3,702 sq km of land.
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Topic: Geography

Question 15

Which State called the ‘Rice-Bowl’ of India?

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The ‘Rice Bowl of India’ is the state of Andhra Pradesh.
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Topic: Geography

Question 16

Ahmedabad is situated along the bank of

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Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the River Sabarmati in the northern part of Gujarat and the western part of India. It is located at 23.03 °N 72.58 °E spanning an area of 205 km ². The average elevation is 53 metres. There are 2 main lakes located in the city limits – the Kankaria lake, and the Vastapur lake. Kankaria lake, located in Maninagar, is an artificial lake developed by Qutb-ud-din Aybak in 1451.

Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Geography

Question 17

Match correctly the following deserts and their location by choosing the correct response;
Desert
a. Kalahari
b. Atacama
c. Thar.
d. Great Victoria
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1. South America
2. Australia
3. Africa
4. Asia

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Kalahari Desert: a large semi-arid sandy savannah in southern Africa; Atacama Desert: the driest hot desert in the world, located in South America,; Thar Desert: a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent, and Great Victoria: a sparsely populated desert area in Western Australia and South Australia.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Geography

Question 18

Wildlife Protection Act was implemented in India in

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The Wild Life Protection Act was implemented in India in 1972. It provides for protection to listed species of flora and fauna and establishes a network of ecologically – important protected areas.
Hence, option A is correct.
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Topic: Geography

Question 19

Which of the following is the largest Archipelago in the world?

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An archipelago is a chain, cluster or collection of islands. Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, covering an area almost the size of Australia. But only 20% is land – the rest is water.
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Topic: Geography

Question 20

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of passes when one travels along the Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim?

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Zoji La is a high mountain pass in India, Kashmir, located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh. Shipki La is a mountain pass and border post on the India-China border. Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
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Topic: Geography

Question 21

Which part of throat in men is called Adam’s apple?

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  • Adam’s apple is the projection at the front of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx. The thyroid cartilage is a cartilage that sits in front of the larynx and above the thyroid gland.
  • The cartilage is composed of two halves, which meet in the middle at a peak called the laryngeal prominence, also called the Adam’s apple. In the midline above the prominence is the superior thyroid notch.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Biology

Question 22

The vitamin most readily destroyed by heat is

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  • Water soluble vitamins are generally destroyed on exposure to heat.
  • Vitamin C which is extensively present in the citric fruits is likely to be destroyed due to excessive heat,water and exposure to air.
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Topic: Biology

Question 23

Yellow colour of urine is due to presence of

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  • Urine gets its yellow color from a pigment called urochrome.
  • That color normally varies from pale yellow to deep amber, depending on the concentration of the urine.
  • Darker urine is usually a sign that you’re not drinking enough fluid.
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Topic: Biology

Question 24

Species which has restricted distribution is called

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Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere. The extreme opposite of endemism is cosmopolitan distribution. Another term for a species that is endemic is precinctive, which applies to species (and sub specific categories) that are restricted to a defined geographical area. A native species, such as a native plant, is one that is considered to have been endemic for a relatively long period of time.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Biology

Question 25

Which of the following is not an endocrine gland

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Endocrine glands are glands of the endocrine system that secrete their products, hormones, directly into the blood rather than through a duct. The major glands of the endocrine system include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus and adrenal glands.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Biology

Question 26

Virus in Latin means

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Virus in Latin means poison. It is a small infectious agent that only replicates inside the living cells of other organisms.
Hence, option is D correct.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Biology

Question 27

Vaccination is

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Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection. When a sufficiently large percentage of a population has been vaccinated, this results in herd immunity. Vaccination is Artificial active acquired immunity.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Biology

Question 28

Which one of the following enzymes is found in human saliva?

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  • Ptyalin is an enzyme in the saliva that catalyzes the hydrolysis of starch into dextrin and maltose.
  • Saliva contains the enzyme amylase, also called ptyalin, which is capable of breaking down starch into simpler sugars such as maltose and dextrin that can be further broken down in the small intestine. Only about 30% starch digestion takes place in the mouth cavity.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Biology

Question 29

Photosynthesis generally takes place in which parts of the plant?

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Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy, normally from the Sun, into chemical energy that can be later released to fuel the organisms’ activities. It generally takes place in leaf and the other chloroplast bearing plants.
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Topic: Biology

Question 30

Grey hair is caused due to

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Gray or white hair—sometimes colloquially called “salt and pepper” when it is ‘peppered’ throughout dark hair—is not caused by a true gray or white pigment, but is due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin.
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Topic: Biology

Question 31

An image formed by a plane mirror, that cannot be obtained on a screen is called ___________.

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Images formed by plane mirrors are virtual, upright, left-right reversed, the same distance from the mirror as the object’s distance, and the same size as the object. In optics, a virtual image is an image formed when the outgoing rays from a point on an object always diverge. The image appears to be located at the point of apparent divergence. Because the rays never really converge, a virtual image cannot be projected onto a screen.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Physics

Question 32

Which of the following particles has the dual nature of particle-wave?

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The wave-particle dual nature suggests that under certain conditions an electron exhibits behaviour corresponding to a wave, and sometimes a particle. Davisson and Germer Experiment, for the first time, proved the wave nature of electrons and verified the de Broglie equation. While particle nature of electrons can be observed through cathode ray experiment.
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Topic: Physics

Question 33

The least distance of distinct vision is

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Least distance of distinct vision is the minimum comfortable distance between the naked human eye and a visible object. It is 25cm for human eye.
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Topic: Physics

Question 34

When an incandescent electric bulb glows

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● Electricity flows through a thin wire in the light bulb called the filament.
● The filament used in a bulb has a property called “resistance.” Resistance is the amount of friction that an object will put against electricity flowing through it.
● A filament has a lot of resistance to electricity. Therefore as a result of this, the filament heats up and starts glowing, converting electrical energy to light energy.
● This is because of the Joule-effect, which means that resistances heat up when electrical current runs through them.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Physics

Question 35

One nanometer is equal to _____________ meters.

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One nanometer is equal to 10 raised to power of 9 meters, which means it is one billionth of a meter. Such measurements are most commonly used in nanotechnology, for building of extremely small machines.
Difficulty Level: Medium
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Topic: Physics

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