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GK TIDBITS

GK TIDBITS

  1. The only British fighter to win a UFC title belt is: Michael Bisping
  2. The country that has won the most number of Olympic medals in badminton is: China (41)
  3. Manis crassicaudata is also known as: The Indian Pangolin
  4. The number of extant species of pangolin native to the Indian subcontinent is: 8
  5. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is headquartered in: Gland, Switzerland
  6. The exact or appropriate word is also called: Mot juste
  7. The sixth crewed flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon was: Apollo 12
  8. The crew of Apollo 12, the Second Apollo mission, landed on Moon in: 1968
  9. The person who extracts blood from the human body is: A phlebotomist
  10. In the human body, the hallux is: Big toe of the foot
  11. Microscope was invented by: Zacharias Janssen
  12. The igneous rock that is light enough to float is: Pumice. It is formed when gases escape quick cooling lava.
  13. The noble gas that is present in the largest amount in the air we breathe is: Argon
  14. The standard unit of measurement used for measuring force is: Newton
  15. Plants that live in environments where it is difficult to obtain water are called: Xerophytes
  16. The masculine of an ant is: Drone
  17. A concave mirror is also called: Converging mirror
  18. A network of computers within a campus or an entire building is called: LAN
  19. Deutsche Welle (DW) is the state-owned public international broadcaster of: Germany
  20. The current Director-General of DW is: Peter Limbourgh
  21. Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn in as US President after the assassination of John F Kennedy in: 1963
  22. Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson was the wife of: Lyndon B. Johnson
  23. Second Lady of the United States is the title held by the wife of: US Vice President
  24. The youngest champion of Wimbledon’s men’s tennis tournament is: Boris Becker (He won 1985 Wimbledon at age 17)
  25. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is based in: Rome, Italy
  26. 35th President of the United States was: John F. Kennedy
  27. The national flag of the United States of America is called: Stars and Stripes
  28. The highest individual score in Test cricket is: 400 by the great Brian Lara
  29. The famous Haveli located inside Bhatti Gate, Lahore, is: Mubarak Haveli
  30. The World Meteorological Organization is headquartered in: Geneva, Switzerland
  31. The number of member states and territories of WMO is: 191
  32. The highest run-getter at the 1996 Cricket World Cup was: Sachin Tendulkar (523 runs)
  33. The European Parliament has three places of work, Brussels (Belgium), Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) and: Strasbourg (France).
  34. Comestible is a synonym of: Eatable
  35. Between the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere, the one with larger landmass is: The northern hemisphere
  36. North Pole is situated on the ocean named: Arctic Ocean
  37. South Pole is situated on: Antarctica
  38. Tenochtitlan is the old name of: Mexico City
  39. The official language of Greenland is: Greenlandic
  40. Macau is an autonomous territory belonging to: China
  41. The monetary unit used in Thailand is: Thai Baht
  42. Montevideo is the capital of : Uruguay
  43. The only territory of the mainland Americas that is still part of a European country is: French Guyana
  44. The African country which was officially known as Zaire between 1971 and 1997 is: DR Congo
  45. David Ben-Gurion was the founder of: Israel
  46. The first Prime Minister of Israel was: David Ben-Gurion
  47. The Knesset is the parliament of: Israel
  48. The US president who signed a pact of mutual security with the Nationalist Chinese Government was: Dwight D Eisenhower
  49. Secretary of State during Dwight D Eisenhower presidency was: John Foster Dulles
  50. The US and Nationalist Chinese Government concluded the agreement for the defence of the islands of: Formosa and Pescadores
  51. Formosa is the old name of: Taiwan
  52. Pescadores Islands, an archipelago of 90 islands and islets in the Taiwan Strait, is also known as: Penghu
  53. Pointillism is a technique of: Painting
  54. The first-ever international cricket match was played in 1844 between: USA and Canada
  55. Mamad Ghat Cadet College has been established in: Mohmand tribal district
  56. Europe´s oldest functioning nuclear reactor is: Beznau, Switzerland
  57. The Beznau plant is located in the canton of: Aargau
  58. The only Pakistani cueist to play in the Snooker Professional Circuit is: Muhammad Asif
  59. The Sunningdale Agreement was signed in: 1973
  60. The Sunningdale Agreement was the first attempt to introduce a power-sharing government in: Northern Ireland
  61. The British Prime Minister at the time of signing of the Sunningdale Agreement was: Edward Heath
  62. The highest score at Adelaide before David Warner’s 335 against Pakistan in recently concluded test series was: 299 by Don Bradman
  63. Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani is the Foreign Minister of: Qatar
  64. Mevlut Cavusoglu is the Foreign Minister of: Turkey
  65. The sneak attack by Japan on Pearl Harbour was made in: 1941
  66. Pearl Harbor is an American lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu: Hawaii
  67. Germany and Italy announced a war on the United States in: 1947
  68. The three Axis powers were Germany, Italy and: Japan
  69. Benito Mussolini was a dictator belonging to: Italy
  70. The Zimbabwe-Rhodesian Parliament handed power back to the British until democratic elections, in: 1979
  71. The highest wicket-taker in women’s ODI cricket is: Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick
  72. A person easy to deal with is called: Tractable
  73. The Dayton Accord to end war in the Balkans was signed by the leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and: Croatia
  74. The Dayton Accord was signed in: 1995
  75. The ousted President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was captured in: 2003
  76. The Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ means: Faster, Higher, Stronger
  77. The letter located between letters X and V on a standard keyboard is: C
  78. The first powered aircraft was flown by: Wright Brothers
  79. The famous astronaut who said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!” was: Neil Armstrong
  80. The number of red stripes on the United States flag is: 7
  81. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god named: Helios
  82. Cambodia is officially called: The Kingdom of Cambodia
  83. The current Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) is: Dr Tariq Banuri
  84. The current US Ambassador to Pakistan is: Paul Jones
  85. Ethiopia recently launched its first satellite, ‘Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite’ (ETRSS) from: China
  86. The 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan was: Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa
  87. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is based in: Nairobi, Kenya
  88. The article of the US constitution in which the procedure of impeachment of US president has been laid down is: Article 2
  89. The impeachment process in the US begins with an investigation by: House Committee.
  90. The International Migrants Day is observed on: December 18
  91. The United Nations Global compact on Migration was signed on: 19 Dec. 2018
  92. India’s BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has been jointly developed by India and: Russia
  93. The winner of Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2019 is: Australia’s Ellyse Perry
  94. Established in 1966, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is headquartered in: Manila, Philippines
  95. The air pollutant associated with adverse cardiovascular health outcomes is: Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5
  96. In terms of UNSC reforms G4 includes: Brazil, Germany, India and Japan
  97. The first-ever Global Refugee Forum was held in: Geneva, Switzerland
  98. The 52-kilometre Khyber Railway track with some 34 tunnels and 92 bridges was completed in: 1925
  99. The capital of Tunisia is: Tunis
  100. India’s army chief, General Bipin Rawat, has been replaced by: General Manoj Mukund Naravane

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