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GK Questions and Answers In English

 As we know, General knowledge always helps to build a person’s confidence level high and also sharpens his thinking capacity too. As we already discussed, GK (general knowledge covers a wide range of events from the past and present, and what is likely to happen in the future.

GK Questions and Answers In English

No.-1. Who was the first law minister of independent India?

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

No.-2. Who opened the first school for girls in India?

Savitribai Phule

No.-3. Who was the first Indian woman to become a pilot?

Captain Prem Mathur

No.-4. Who was the first Indian to become the president of the UN General Assembly?

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

No.-5. Which language was thought to be spoken by Buddha?


No.-6. Who is known as the missile woman of India?

Tessy Thomas

No.-7. In which century did the use of the Charkha (spinning wheel) become common in India?

14th Century AD

No.-8. Who was the first Indian woman to win the Ashoka Chakra?

Neerja Bhanot

No.-9. In which year did the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh occur?


No.-10. How many years did it take to build the Taj Mahal?

20 years

No.-11. Who was the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics?

Karnam Malleswari

No.-12. Who is the first Indian to win a Nobel Prize?

Rabindranath Tagore

No.-13. What is the name of the oldest known civilization found in the Indian subcontinent?

Indus Valley Civilisation

No.-14. Who is the first Indian woman to become a botanist? This person also made sugarcanes taste sweeter.

Janaki Ammal


No.-15. How many bones does a human adult have?


No.-16. In which country is the Global Seed Vault located?


No.-17. Apart from Homo Sapiens, which are the other two species under the genus 'Homo'?

Homo habilis and Homo erectus

No.-18. Why does the Red Sea's water sometimes turn red?

The sea is sometimes filled with the blooms of the algae Trichodesmium Erythraeum. When they die, the water becomes reddish-brown. It is also known as 'sea sawdust'.

No.-19. Which are the easily available sources of Vitamin B12?

Milk, eggs, fish, nuts, legumes, red meat, etc.


No.-20. Which gases are responsible for global warming?

Carbon dioxide, methane, fluorinated gases (F-gases), and nitrous oxide

No.-21. Who designed the periodic table?

Dmitri Mendeleev

No.-22. What is used for artificially ripening fruit?

Calcium Carbide

No.-23. Which element is a diamond made of?


No.-24. Which gas is also known as laughing gas?

Nitrous Oxide

No.-25. What is the highest temperature that mercury thermometers can measure?

360-degree celsius

No.-26. Which metal is used to make the filament of the electric bulb?


No.-27. How many kilometers are there in a light-year?

94,60,73,00,00,000 km

No.-28. At what temperature is the density of water at its maximum?

4-degree celsius

No.-29. What does the ozone layer protect us from?

UV rays

No.-30. In which Indian state is the world's longest sandstone cave located?

Krem Puri in Meghalaya

No.-31. Which Indian airport uses only solar power to run its operations?

Cochin International Airport

No.-32. When is National Farmer's Day celebrated in India?

23 December

No.-33. Who is the youngest person to climb Mount Everest?

Malavath Purna

No.-34. Which Indian cities are the cleanest according to Swachh Survekshan 2018?

Indore, Bhopal, and Chandigarh

No.-35. Who is the current Governor of the Reserve Bank of India?

Shaktikanta Das

36. According to the Air Quality Index report released by Central Pollution Control Board in 2018, which is the most polluted city in India?


No.-37. When is the National Girl Child Day celebrated in India?

24 January

No.-38. Who is the current chairman of the Central Board Of Secondary Education?

Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi

No.-39. What day is celebrated as International Day of Charity?

5 September


No.-40. Which country is hosting the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019?


No.-41. When were the Commonwealth Games first held?


No.-42. Which tennis player was ranked India's National number 1 by the Women's Tennis Association for a decade (2003-2013)?

Sania Mirza

No.-43. Who is the first Indian ever to feature among the top 10 women squash players in the world?

Dipika Pallikal Karthik

No.-44. Who is the popular athlete with 12 toes to win a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games?

Swapna Barman


No.-45. In which book does the fictional town of 'Malgudi' first find a mention?

Swami and Friends

No.-46. During which century did the famous poet Kabir live?

15th century AD

No.-47. Which Indian authors have won the Man Booker Prize?

V S Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Aravind Adiga

No.-48. Who won the inaugural JCB Prize for Literature in 2018?

Benyamin for Jasmine Days (Translated from Malayalam by Shahnaz Habib)

No.-49. Who wrote 'The Jungle Book'?

Rudyard Kipling

No.-50. What is the pen name of Munshi Premchand?

Nawab Rai

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