General Knowledge India Quiz - Questions & Answers
Here is a collection of quiz questions to test your general knowledge about India. These question-answers will not only help you increase your general knowledge, but also keep you updated with the knowledge of current events in India. This general knowledge quiz about India can be used to conduct a school quiz.
General Knowledge India Quiz
Question: Who was the famous Indian musician in charge of the opening music at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996?
Answer: Ustad Zakir Hussain
Question: Who was the first Indian to participate in the Olympic Games?
Answer: Norman G Pritchard
Question: Which famous Indian actor was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994?
Answer: Dilip Kumar
Question: Who was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Services?
Answer: Satyendranath Tagore
Question: Who was the first Indian to be honored with the Param Vir Chakra?
Answer: Major Som Nath Sharma
Question: Name the first woman Chief Minister of India.
Answer: Sucheta Kriplani
Question: Who was the first woman to become the Lt. General of the Indian Army?
Answer: Lt General (Mrs) Punita Arora
Question: Name the first Indian who got an Oscar?
Answer: Bhanu Athaiya (Best Costume Designer for Richard Attenborough’s film Gandhi in 1982)
Question: Who was the first Indian to be honored by the Royal Society in the field of Science?
Answer: Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose
Question: Who was the first woman Governor of India?
Answer: Sarojini Naidu
Question: Who was the first Indian musician to receive the Padma Bhusan?
Answer: MS Subbulakshmi
Question: Name the living Indian legend who has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for having sung in almost 20 languages for over 1,825 ms and working with 165 composers?
Answer: Lata Mangeshkar
Question: Name the first man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen?
Answer: Phu Dorji
Question: Who was the first Indian woman to swim across the English Channel?
Answer: Arati Saha
Question: Who is the Indian sportsperson to have won the maximum number of international track and field medals?
Question: Two Indians have received the Nobel Prize for Physics. Can you name them?
Answer: Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman (1930) and Subramanium Chandrasekhar (1983)
Question: Who was the first Indian to get the Nobel Prize?
Answer: Rabindranath tagore (1913)
Question: Who is the only Indian to have won an Oscar for lifetime achievement in films?
Answer: Satyajit Ray
Question: Can you name the first President of India?
Answer: Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Question: Name the youngest grandmaster in India.
Answer: Parimarjan Negi
Question: Who was the topper of prestigious IIT-Joint Entrance Examination 2010?
Answer: Anumula Jithendar Reddy from Madras zone
Question: Which are the BRIC countries?
A. Brazil, Russia, India, and China
B. Botswana, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, and Croatia
C. Bangladesh, Romania, Indonesia, and Cambodia
Question: Name the Cyclone that hit Bay of Bengal in May 2010 affecting coastal areas of Tamilnadu, AP and Orissa.
Answer: Cyclone Laila
Question: Which Indian film-maker will be awarded with Jaeger-LeCoultre honour at venice Film Festival?
Answer: Mani Ratnam
Question: Name the CEO of search company Google?
Answer: Eric Schmidt
Question: ICICI Bank has announced merger of another Indian Bank with itself in an all swap deal- name the bank and its promoters.
Answer: Bank of Rajasthan | Promoters – Tayal family
Question: Name the BBC Radio DJ who has been suspended for floating the rumor that Queen is dead.
Answer: Danny Kelly who has played the national anthem and declared that Queen Elizabeth has just now died.
Question: Which two countries have signed the Nuclear Swap deal with Iran?
Answer: Brazil and Turkey
Question: Which country has blocked Facebook for holding an online competition to draw Prophet Mohammed
Answer: Pakistan. Facebook was blocked till 31 May in Pakisatan as the competition is considered blasphamous
Question: Which state among the northern Indian states spends most as a percentage of its GDP on Education?
Answer: Bihar (5.7%) followed by UP (3.67%)
Question: Name the person of Indian origin (PIO) who has been nominated to become US Solicitor General?
Answer: Neal Kumar Katyal
Question: The 3G telecom auctions by Government have earned Government much more than expected 35000 crore netting amount 67710 crore. Which company won auction in most of 22 circles?
Answer: (e) a,b,d - RCom, Airtel and Aircel won in 12 circles followd by Vodaphone in 9 circles
Question: Who is Miss USA 2010?
Answer: Rima Fakih, Arab-American a 24-year old Lebanese immigrant, is believed to be the first Muslim to win the pageant.
Question: Name the child artist who has been nominated under ‘Best actor’ category in Film-fare awards giving competition to Shah Rukh Khan. His new movie Bumm Bumm Bole has been released recently.
Answer: Darsheel Safary
Question: Which country won the Thomas Cup title for Badminton in 2010?
Answer: China won Thomas Cup in 2010. China beat Indonesia 3-0 to win fourth consecutive Thomas Cup title at Kuala Lumpur.
Question: Who won the Madrid Masters men’s tournament in 2010?
Answer: Rafael Nadal. Mutua Madrilea Madrid Open an ATP World Tour Masters with €2,835,000 prize money has been won by Rafael Nadal, who beat Roger Federer 6-2, 7-6 (7/5).
Question: Which country won the World Twenty-20 cricket final in 2010?
Answer: England. England beat arch rivals Australia
Question: Who is CEO of Yahoo?
Answer: Carol Bartz. 61 year old Carol Bartz is one of the most successful female CEO ever in IT companies.
Question: Which Indian IT company is associated with FIFA World Cup 2010 as one of the sponsors?
(d) Mahindra Satyam
Answer: Mahindra Satyam
Question: Name the first Indian women who has been named as full professor at Harward University.
Answer: Gita Gopinath, Indian-origin associate professor at Harvard University’s Department of Economics, has been appointed a full professor. She is first Indian women to do so and only third women in the whole world.
Question: Name the Hindu right wing organisation against whom the charges have been filed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for the 2009 Diwali-eve blast that killed two people in Goa’s Margao town.
Answer: Sanatan Sanstha
Question: Which Indian actress / model has created controversy recently by sporting a Ek Onkar (God is one) tattoo on her nape. The tatto has been opposed by Sikh community leaders in India.
Answer: Mandira Bedi
Question: Name the volcano whose dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash is causing many European airports to shut down for days and affecting air traffic worldwide.
Answer: Eyjafjallajokul. The April 14 eruption at Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokul volcano forced most countries in northern Europe to shut their airspace between April 15-20. More than 100,000 flights and an estimated 10 million travelers worldwide were affected costing airlines more than $2 billion. It erupted in April for the first time in nearly two centuries. During its last eruption, starting in 1821, its emissions rumbled on for two years.
Question: Who was India’s most wanted man suspected of having organized the 1993 Mumbai bombings, figures third on the Forbes’ Most Wanted Fugitives list topped?
Answer: Dawood Ibrahim
Question: Name the countries which agree on a nuclear fuel swap aimed at easing concerns from the West that Iran might build a bomb.
Answer: Brazil, Iran and Turkey
Question: Who is the new director of barc?
Answer: RK sinha appointed as new director of barc
Question: Which Indian cricketer got maaried on July 4, 2010 with his childhood girlfriend?
Answer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni ties knot with longtime friend Sakshi on Sunday July 4, 2010 in a private ceremony attended only by family members and close friends, including a few of his team-mates at Dehradun.
Question: Who won 2010 Wimbledon mixed doubles title?
Answer: Leander Paes & Cara Black won 2010 Wimbledon mixed doubles title. Leander Paes notched up his 12th Grand Slam title after he and Cara Black beat Wesley Moodie and Lisa Raymond 6-4, 7-6(5) to win the 2010 Wimbledon mixed doubles title.
Question: In 2010, Which was declared as the fourth best among the top 10 luxury trains of the world by the travel magazine ’Conde Nast’.
Answer: Palace on Wheels has been declared the fourth best among the top 10 luxury trains of the world in 2010 by the travel magazine ’Conde Nast’.
Question: Which country is planning to build the world’s largest seawater desalination plant?
Question: What is the birth date of Sonia Gandhi?
Answer: 9 December 1946