3000 current and general knowledge solved mcqs

= video display
CRT = cathode ray tube
CRO Cathode Ray Oscillator
SARS Severe Accute respitoratry syndrome
BOT Built operate transfer
AMU Atomic mass unit
EMF Electromotive Force or Electromagnetic Field (Most
apt is Electromotive Force)
ADH Anti diuretic harmome
STP Standard Temperature and Pressure
NPT Network time protocol
CRT Cathode ray tube

SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
BOT Built Operate transfer
AMU Atomic Mass Unit
EMF Electromotive force
ADH Anti Diuretic Hormone
STP Standard Temperature Pressure
GeV Giga Electron Volt
NTP Normal Temperature
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
The ore of mercury metal.–cyanabar
SARS : severe acute respiratory syndrome
NTP : network time protocol
RQ : respiratory quotient
PVC : polyvinyl chloride
NPN : negative positive negative
WAN : wide area network
ECG: electro cardio gram
CPU: central processing unit
BCG : bacillus of calmette –Guerin
STP standard temperature and pressure/ Shielded Twisted Pair
ATP Adenosine Tri-Phosphate
PNP proton – neutron –
[Positive-Negative-Positive (transistor) ]
LAN local area network
KWh kilo watt hour
BTU British Thermal Unit
LDL Low-density lipoprotein
[commonly referred to as bad cholesterol]
ROM Read only memory

MAF million acre feet
SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
V.L.C.C stands for Very large crude carrier.
VTOL = vertical take off and landing
SETI = Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence = a
project to find Aliens
Fax is the short form of Facsimile which means
identical copy
SETI => Search for Extraterrestrial intelligence.
On the PH scale what does PH stand for-Potential Hydrogen
ABM: Anti Ballistic Missiles
ABVP: Akhil
Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad AC: Alternating Current; Ashoka Chakra ACU: Asian
Currency Union
AD: anno Domini;
in the year of Lord Christ ADB: Asian Development Bank
Aide-de-Camp; Access Deficit Charge ADF: Asian Development Fund
ADS: Air Defence
Ship AJT: Advanced Jet Trainer
AG: Accountant
General; Adjutant General AI: Air India
AIDS: Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome

AIIMS: All India
Institute of Medical Sciences AIR: All India Radio; Annual Information Report
AITUC: All India Trade Union Congress
AJT: Advanced
Jet Trainer ALH: Advanced Light Helicopter AM: ante meridiem; before noon
AMC: Army
Medical Corps; Asset Management Companies AME: Associate Member of the
Institute of Engineers
Agricultural Prices Commission APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APPLE: Ariane
Passenger Payload Experiment APPU: Asian Pacific Postal Union
ARC: Asset
Reconstruction Company ARDR: Agricultural and Rural Debt Relief ASAT:
Anti-Satellite weapon
ASC: Army Service Corps
ASCI: Advanced
Strategic Computing Initiative ASCII: American Standard Code for Information
ASEAN: Association of South-East Asian Nations ASEM: Asia-Europe Meeting
ASIMO: Advanced
Step in Innovative Mobility ASLV: Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle ASMA:
Antarctica Specially Managed Area
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry ATA: Air Time Authority; Allen
Telescope Array
ATC: Air Traffic
Controller ATM: Automatic Teller Machine ATR: Action Taken Report
ATV: Automatic Transfer Vehicle

AUM: Assets
Under Management AVC: Army Veterinary Corps AVM: Additional Volatility Margin
AWACS: Airborne Warning and
Control System
BARC: Bhabha
Atomic Research Centre BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation
BC: Before
Christ; Board of Control; British Columbia; Battery Commander BCG: Bacillus
Calmette Guerin—Anti-Tuberculosis Vaccine
BICP: Bureau of Industrial
Costs and Prices
BIFR: Board of
Industrial and Financial Reconstruction BIOS: Basic Input Output System
BKU: Bharatiya Kisan Union
BMD: Ballistic
Missile Defence System BOLT: BSE On-Line Trading (System) BOSS: Bharat
Operating System Solutions BPO: Business Process Outsourcing
BPR: Bottom
Pressure Records BRO: Border Road Organisation BSE: Bombay Stock Exchange BSF:
Border Security Force BSNL: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd
CA: Chartered Accountant
CABE: Central
Advisory Board of Education C & AG: Comptroller & Auditor General
CAIR: Centre for Artificial
Intelligence and Robotics

CAPART: Council
for People’s Action and Advancement of Rural Technology CAPES: Computer-Aided
Paperless Examination System
CAS: Chief of
Army Staff; Chief of Air Staff; Conditional Access System CB: Citizen Band
CBI: Central
Bureau of Investigation CBFC: Central Board of Film Certification
CCPA: Cabinet
Committee on Political Affairs CD: Conference on Disarmament
C-DAC: The
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing CDMA: Code Division Multiple
CECA: Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation Agreement
CERN: European
Organisation for Nuclear Research (Pronounced CERN in French) CFC: Chlorofluro
CFS: Container Freight Station
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting CIA: Central Intelligence Agency (of
CIBIL: Credit
Information Bureau (India) Ltd CIC: Chief Information Commissioner
CID: Criminal
Investigation Department C-in-C: Commander-in-Chief
cif: cost, insurance and
Commonwealth of Independent States CISF: Central Industrial Security Force
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITU: Centre of Indian
Trade Unions
CLASS: Computer
Literacy and Studies in Schools CLAWS: Centre for Land Warfare Studies
CM: Command
Module; Chief Minister CMP: Common Minimum Programme

CNG: Compressed
Natural Gas CNN: Cable News Network CNS: Chief of the Naval Staff CO:
Commanding Officer
COD: Central
Ordnance Depot; Cash on Delivery CPCB: Central Pollution Control Board
CPI: Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India (Marxists) CPU: Central Processing Unit
CR: Central Railway
CRAC: Cyber
Regulation Advisory Council CRDi: Common Rail Direct injection
CRISIL: Credit
Rating Information Services of India Limited CRM: Customer Relationship
CRR: Cash Reserve Ratio
CRPF: Central Reserve Police
CSIR: Council of
Scientific and Industrial Research CTBT: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
CTT: Commodities Transaction Tax
CVRDE: Combat Vehicles Research
and Development Establishment
DA: Dearness Allowance; Daily
DAVP: Directorate of
Advertising and Visual Publicity
DC: Deputy Commissioner; Direct Current in Electricity DDT:
Dichloro-Diphenyl Trichloro-ethane (disinfectant) DIN: Director Information
DM: District
Magistrate; Deputy Minister DMIC: Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

DMK: Dravida
Munnetra Kazhagam (a regional political party of Tamil Nadu) DNA:
de-oxyribonucleic acid
DO: Demi-official (letter)
DOD: Department
of Ocean Development DPEP: District Primary Education Programme DPI: Director
of Public Instruction
DRAM: Dynamic Random Access Memory
DRDO: Defence
Research and Development Organisation DST: Daylight Saving Time
DRES: Department
of Renewable Energy Sources DTH: Direct to Home (broadcasting)
ECG: Electro Cardio-gram
ECS: Electronic Clearing
Electro-convulsant Therapy (electric shock treatment) EDUSAT: Education
EEG: Electro-encephalography EET: Exempt Exempt Taxation EFA: Education
for All
EFF: Extended
Fund Facility e.g.: exempli gratia; for example
EHTP: Electronic Hardware
Technology Parks
ELISA: Enzyme
Linked Immuno Solvent Assay (used for testing AIDS) EMI: Equated Monthly
EMS: European Monetary System
Electric-Multiple Unit; Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit; (European) Economic and
Monetary Union E & OE: Errors and Omissions Excepted
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

ER: Eastern Railway
ERM: Exchange Rate Mechanism
Educational and Research Network ESA: European Space Agency
ESCAP: Economic
and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESMA: Essential Services
Maintenance Act
ESOP: Employee
Stock Option Programme etc.: et cetera (and other things)
EU: European Union
EVM: Electronic Voting Machine
FAO: Food and Agriculture
FBI: Federal
Bureau of Investigation (of the U.S.A.) FCNR: Foreign Currency (non-resident)
Accounts Scheme FDR: Flight Data Recorder; Fixed Deposit Receipt
FEMA: Foreign
Exchange Management Act FERA: Foreign Exchange Regulations Act
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry FII: Foreign
Institutional Investors
FIPB: Foreign
Investment Promotion Board (of India)
FLAG: Fibre Optic Link Around the Globe
FM: Field Marshal; Frequency Modulated
FPSB: Financial
Planning Standards Boards (India) FRBM: Fiscal Responsibility and Budget
Management FSSA: Food Safety and Standards Authority (of India) FTA: Free Trade
FTP: File Transfer Protocol

GAGAN: GPS-aided
Geo-augmented Navigation GAIL: Gas Authority of India Limited
GAIN: Global Alliance
for Improved Nutrition GATS: General Agreement on Trade in Services GATT:
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GCA: General Currency Area
GCC: Gulf
Cooperation Council GCM: Greatest Common Measure GEF: Global Environment Fund
GHQ: General Headquarters
GIC: General Insurance
GIST: Graphics
and Intelligence-based Script Technology GMPS: Global Mobile Personal
Communications System GMRT: Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope
GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
GNSS: Global
Navigation Satellite System GNP: Gross National Product
GOC: General
Officer Commanding GPO: General Post Office
GPRS: General
Packet Radio System GPS: Global Positioning System
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSP: Generalised Special Preferences
GST: Goods and Service Tax
GSTP: Global System of Trade
HAWS: High Altitude Warfare

HCF: Highest
Common Factor HDI: Human Development Index HDTV: High Definition Television
HE: His (or Her)
Excellency; His (or Her) Eminence; High Explosive; Horizontal Equivalent HITS:
Headend In The Sky
Mobility Multipurpose-Wheeled Vehicle HMS: Hybrid Mail Service
HP: Himachal
Pradesh; Horizontal Plane; Horse Power HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language
HTTP: Hypetext Transfer
HUDCO: Housing
and Urban Development Corporation HVDC: High Voltage Direct Current
International Airport Authority of India IAAS: Indian Audit and Accounts
International Agricultural Development Fund IAEA: International Atomic Energy
IAF: Indian Air Force
IAMC: Indian
Army Medical Corps IAS: Indian Administrative Service
International Air Transport Association IATT: Inland Air Travel Tax
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development IBEX: Interstellar
Boundary Explorer Mission
ICANN: Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICAO: International Civil Aviation
ICAR: Indian
Council of Agricultural Research ICCR: Indian Council of Cultural Relations

ICCW: Indian
Council for Child Welfare ICDS: Integrated Child Development Service
International Court of Justice (with Headquarters at the Hague) ICL: Indian
Cricket League
ICMR: Indian
Council of Medical Research ICPA: Indian Cricket Players’ Association
International Committee of the Red Cross IDA: International Development
Association IDBI: Industrial Development Bank of India IDSA: Institute of
Defence Studies and Analysis i.e.: id est; that is
International Energy Agency IES: Indian Economic Service IEX: Indian Energy
IFRS: International
Financial Reporting Standard IFS: Indian Foreign Service; Indian Forest Service IFTU: International Federation of
Trade Unions IFWJ: Indian Federation of Working Journalists IGNOU: Indira
Gandhi National Open University IIPA: Indian Institute of Public
Administration  IISS: International
Institute of Strategic Studies IIT: Indian Institutes of Technology
International Labour Organisation IMA: Indian Military Academy
International Military Education Training Programme IMF: International Monetary
International Maritime Organisation IN: Indian Navy; Intelligent Network
INA: Indian National Army

INK: International Newspaper
International Maritime Satellite Organisation INMAS: Institute of Nuclear
Medicines and Allied Sciences INS: Indian Naval Ship; Indian Newspaper Society
INSAS: Indian
Small Arms System INSAT: Indian National Satellite
International Police Organisation INTUC: Indian National Trade Union Congress
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IP: Indian Police
IPC: Indian Penal Code
IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change
International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour IPR: Intellectual
Property Right
IPS: Indian
Police Service; Indian Postal Service IPTV: Internet Protocol Television
Inter-Parliamentary Union IQ: Intelligence Quotient
IR: Infra-red
IRA: Insurance
Regulatory Authority IRBM: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile IREP: Integrated Rural Energy Planning
IRS: Indian Remote Sensing
Satellite; Indian Revenue Service
International Stabilization and Assistance Force (in Afghanistan) ISC:
Inter-State Council
ISCS: Integrated Smart Card
International Subscriber Dialled (telephone) ISH: Information Super Highway
ISKCON: International Society
for Krishna Consciousness

International Standardisation Organisation ISP: Internet Service Provider
ISRO: Indian
Space Research Organisation ISS: International Space Station
IST: Indian Standard Time
Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network ITDC: Indian Tourism Development
International Trade Organisation; Income-tax Officer ITU: International
Tele-communication Union
IUC: Interconnect User Charge
JCO: Junior Commissioned
JNNURM: Jawahar
Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission JPC: Joint Parliamentary Committee
JPEG: Joint
Photographic Experts Group JWG: Joint Working Group
KG: Kindergarten
Kg: Kilogramme
KPO: Knowledge
Process Outsourcing LAC: Line of Actual Control
LCA: Light Combat Aircraft
LDC: Least
Developed Countries LHC: Large Hadron Collider
LIC: Life
Insurance Corporation (of India) LLP: Limited Liability Partnership
LOAC: Line of
Actual Control LTA: Light Transport Aircraft
LTTE: Liberation Tigers of
Tamil Eelam

MAT: Minimum
Alternative Tax MER: Mars Exploration Rover
MBBS: Bachelor
of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MCF:
Master Control Facility
MEP: Minimum
Export Price MES: Military Engineering Service METSAT: Meteorological Satellite
MFA: Multi-Fibre Agreement MFN: Most Favoured
MIP: Moon Impact Probe
MMS: Multimedia Messaging
MMTC: Minerals
and Metals Trading Corporation of India MNC: Multi-national Corporation
Multi-purpose National Identity Card MODEM: Modulator-Demodulator
MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission MRTS: Mass Rapid Transit System
MSA: Maritime Safety Agency
MSCF: Maritime
Security Cooperation Framework Mss: Manuscript
MTCR: Missile
Technology Control Regime MTO: Multilateral Trade Organisation MVC: Maha Vir Chakra
MUNO: Maha Vir Chakra

NAA: National Airport Authority
NABARD: National
Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. (It helps rural development by
providing re- finance facility).
NACIL: National
Aviation Company of India Ltd NADA: National Anti-Doping Agency
NAEP: National
Adult Education Programme NAFTA: North America Free Trade Agreement NAG:
National Air Guard
NAM: Non-aligned Movement
NAMA: Non-Agriculture Market
NASA: National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (of the U.S.A.) NASDAQ: National
Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation NATA: Natural Aptitude
Test for Architecture
NATO: North
Atlantic Treaty Organisation NAV: Net Asset Value
NB: Nota bene;
note well, or take notice NCA: Nuclear Command Authority NCC: National Cadet
NCEP: National
Committee on Environmental Planning NCERT: National Council of Education
Research and Training NCR: National Capital Region
NDA: National
Defence Academy; National Democratic Alliance NDNC: National Do Not Call
NDPS: Narcotic
Drugs & Psychotropic Substances NDRF: National Disaster Response Force
NDTL: National
Dope Testing Laboratory NeGP: National e-governance Plan NEDB: North-Eastern
Development Bank NEP: National Education Policy

NEPA: National
Environment Protection Authority NFO: New Fund Offers
NHDP: National
Highways Development Project NHRC: National Human Rights Commission NIC:
National Integration Council
NIFT: National
Institute of Fashion Technology NIO: National Institute of Oceanography
NIS: National Institute of
NIT: National
Institute of Technology NLMA: National Literacy Mission Authority NMD: Nuclear
Missile Defence
NMDC: National
Mineral Development Corporation NPL: National Physical Laboratory
NPR: National
Population Register NPT: (Nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty NRBI: National
Rural Bank of India
NREGA: National
Rural Employment Guarantee Act NREP: National Rural Employment Programme NRF:
National Renewal Fund
NRI: Non-Resident Indian
NRR: National
Reproduction Rate NRSA: National Remote Sensing Agency NSA: National Security Act
NSC: National
Service Corps; National Security Council NSDL: National Securities Depository
NSE: National
Stock Exchange NSR: National Skills Registry
NTPC: National
Thermal Power Corporation NWDA: National Water Development Agency

NWRC: National Water Resources
Organisation of American States OAU: Organisation of African Unity OBC: Other
Backward Communities OBU: Offshore Banking Unit
ODA: Official
Development Assistance ODF: Open Document Format
ODS: Ozone Depletion Substances
Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development OGL: Open General Licence
Organisation of Islamic Countries OIGS: On India Government Service OIL: Oil
India Limited
OM: Order of Merit
ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries OSCE: Organisation for Security
and Cooperation in Europe OSD: Officer on Special Duty
OXML: Open Extended Marking
PAC: Political Affairs
Committee; Public Accounts Committee
PACER: Programme
for Acceleration of Commercial Energy Research PAN: Permanent Account Number
(of Income-Tax)
PATA: Pacific-Asia Travel
PCS: Public
Civil Service; Punjab Civil Service PIB: Press Information Bureau

Pin Code: Postal
Index Number Code PIO: Persons of Indian Origin
PLF: Plant Load Factor
PM: Post
Meridiem; after-noon; also Postmaster; Prime Minister; post-mortem (after
death) PMG: Postmaster General
PN: Participatory Note
PO: Post Office; Postal Order
POPs: Persistent
Organic Pollutants; Point of Purchase POTA: Prevention of Terrorism Act
POW: Prisoner of War
PP: Public
Prosecutor; Particular Person PRO: Public Relations Officer
PS: Post
Scriptum; Post Script; written after PSC: Public Service Commission
PSE: Public
Sector Enterprises PSLV: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PTA: Preferential Trade
PTI: Press Trust of India
PTO: Please Turn
Over; Privilege Ticket Order PUFA: Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids
PVC: Param Vir Chakra
PVSM: Param
Vishisht Sewa Medal PWD: Public Works Department
Q, R
QMG: Quarter
Master General QR: Quantitative Restriction RAF: Rapid Action Force
RAM: Random Access Memory

RBI: Reserve Bank of India
RCC: Reinforced
Concrete Cement RDF: Rapid Development Force RDS: Radio Data Servicing
RDSS: Radio Determination
Satellite Service
Rehabilitate, Educate and Support Street Children
RLO: Returned Letter Office
RLV: Reusable
Launch Vehicle RPM: Revolution Per Minute
RPO: Recruitment
Process Outsourcing; Regional Passport Officer RRB: Regional Rural Bank
RRPI: Rural Retail Price Index
RSS: Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh
RSVP: Repondez
s’il vous plait (Fr.) reply, if you please RTGS: Real Time Gross Settlement
SAARC: South
Asian Association for Regional Co-operation SAFTA: South Asian Free Trade Area
SAIL: Steel Authority of India
Preferential Trading Agreement SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SATNAV:
Satellite Navigation (Initiative)
SAVE: SAARC Audio Visual Exchange
SC: Security
Council; Supreme Court; Scheduled Caste SCI: Shipping Corporation of India
SCO: Shanghai Cooperation
SCOPE: Standing
Conference on Public Enterprises SDO: Sub-Divisional Officer

SDR: Special
Drawing Rights (created by the World Bank) SEBI: Securities and Exchange Board
of India
SFC: Strategic Forces Command
SGPC: Shiromani
Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India
SIT: Special Investigation Team
SITE: Satellite
Instructional Television Experiment SLR: Statutory Liquidity Ratio
SMS: Short
Messaging Service; Subscriber Management System SOS: Save Our Souls—distress
SPG: Special Protection Group
SPIN: Software
Process Improvement Networks SPV: Solar Photo Voltaic
Super-conducting Quantum Interference Device SRE: Space Capsule Recovery
SRV: Submarine
Rescue Vessel SSN: Social Security Number
STARS: Satellite
Tracking and Ranging Station START: Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
STEP: Science
and Technology Entrepreneurship Park STT: Securities Transaction Tax
SWAN: State-wide Area Network
SWIFT: Society for Worldwide
Financial Telecommunications
TA: Travelling
Allowance; Territorial Army TAAI: Travel Agents Association of India
TACDE: Tactics
and Air Combat Development Establishment TADA: Terrorist and Disruptive
Activities (Prevention) Act

TAPS: Tarapur
Atomic Power Station TB: Tuberculosis
TDC: Transport
Development Council TDS: Tax Deduction at Source
TDSAT: Telecom
Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal TERLS: Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching
Station TIFR: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
TIN: Tax Information Network
Information Exchange System TISCO: Tata Iron and Steel Company
TMC: Terrain Mapping
Camera TMO: Telegraphic Money Order
Tri-nitro-toluene (high explosive) TPP: 20-Point Programme
TRAI: Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India TRIMs: Trade Related Investment Measures TRIPS:
Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights TRP: Television Rating Points; Tax
Return Preparer
TRYSEM: Training
of Rural Youth for Self Employment TTE: Travelling Ticket Examiner
TTF: Tourism Task Force
UAE: United Arab
Emirates UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UF: United Front
Unidentified Flying Object UGC: University Grants Commission
ULFA: United Liberation Front
of Assam

UN: United Nations
UNCTAD: United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNDP: United Nations Development
UNEF: United
Nations Emergency Force UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO: United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNFPO: United Nations
Fund for Population Activities
UNHCR: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHRC: United Nations Human Rights
UNI: United News of India
UNICEF: United
Nations International Children’s (Emergency) Fund UNIDO: United Nations
Industrial Development Organisation UNRRA: United Nations Relief and
Rehabilitation Administration UNTAC: United Nations Transitional Authority for Cambodia
UPA: United Progressive Alliance
UPSC: Union
Public Service Commission UPTN: Universal Personal Telephone Number USA: United
States of America
USIS: United States Information
VAT: Value-added Tax
Vice-Chancellor; Vice Counsel; Victoria Cross; Vir Chakra VDIS: Voluntary
Disclosure of Income Scheme
VHRR: Very High
Resolution Radiometer VIP: Very Important Person
VLSI: Very Large Scale Integration VOIP: Voice Over Internet Protocol
VPN: Virtual Private Network

VPP: Value Payable Post
VRS: Voluntary
Retirement Scheme VSAT: Very Small Aperture Terminals
WADA: World
Anti-Doping Agency WAP: Wireless Application Protocol
WAVE: Wireless
Access for Virtual Enterprise WDF: Wasteland Development Force
WEF: World
Economic Forum WFP: World Food Programme
WFTU: World
Federation of Trade Unions WGIG: Working Group on Internet Governance WIPO:
World Intellectual Property Organisation WLL: Wireless in Local Loop
WMD: Weapons of
Mass Destruction WR: Western Railway
WTO: World Trade Organisation
(previously called GATT); also World Tourism Organisation
XML: eXtensible
Markup Language YMCA: Young Men’s Christian Association
YWCA: Young Women’s Christian
Established in 1988 by the World
Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (Une


Aero float is the airline of Russia.
Al-Italia is the Italian international airlines.
Royal Nepal’s Airline is the name of Nepal’s airline.
Transworld Airway (TWA) belongs to USA.
Scandinavian airlines operate in the countries Norway,
Sweden, and Denmark.
KLM is the oldest national airline.
JAL is an airline of
BOAC airline is of Great Britain.
Garada is the airline of Indonesia.
Qantas is an airline of Australia.
The famous airport Dum Dum is located in Mombai (India).
Chaklala airport is situated in Rawalpindi.
Orly airport is located in Paris.
Santa Cruz airport is in Mumbai.
KLM is an airline of Nether land.
LOT is the national airline of what country-Poland
TABSO is the national airline of which country-Bulgaria
Lufthansa is an airlines from Germany
Cathy Pacific is an airline of Hong Kong.
What is Belgium’s national Airline- Sabina
Vnukovo airport is in
Biman is the airline of Bangladesh.
Qantas is an airline of Australia.
Garunda is an Airline of Indonesia.
Asiana is the airline of … South Korea


Anatolia is the news agency of Turkey.
News agency AIP belongs to Afghanistan.
Interfax is the news agency of Russia.
Al-Hilal was stated in 1912 and closed in 1914, it was
founded by Abudul Kalam Azad.


1.  Tapaimukh
Dam issue is between India & Bangladesh.
2.  Foreign
Minister of Bangladesh is Dipu Moni.
3.  PM
of Bangladesh Shaikh Haseena of Awami League elected in December, 29,2008.
4.  Mongolia
has world’s 6% of Uranium reserves.
5.  The
Bofors case led to Congress defeat in 1989 Lok Sabha polls. Ottavio
Quattrocchi, an Italian businessman,
took bribes to sale Bofors howitzers to India in 1986.
6.  Mao
movement is connected with Naxalites.
7.  Black
Widow is a rebellious gang in Assam.
8.  US
intends to deploy US interceptor Missiles in Poland and radar in Czech Republic
to protect Europe from Iranian missiles.
9.  Chancellor
of Germany Angela Merkel belongs to conservative party.
10.  OECD
has 30 members and does ot include China.
11.  US
special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan is Richard Halbroke.
12.  Senator
John Kerry and Richard Lugar put forward Kerry-Lugar Bill.
13.  G-20
Summit was held at Pittsburg, USA in Sep: 2009.
14.  David
Lawrance Convention Centre arranges G-20 Summit.
15.  ISRO
is Indian Space Research Organisation.
16.  President
of Mongolia is Tsakhiagin Elbegdorj.
17.  Director
General of Int. Atomic Energy Agency is Mohammad Alberadi.
18.  US
Open 2009 won by Kim Clisjsters of Belgium and Juan Martin del Porto won men’s
singles titles.
19.  UEFA
president is Michel Platni.
20.  Dal
Lake is in occupied Kashmir.

21.  Shoe
thrower on Bush Muntazer al Zaidi worked for Al-Baghdadi newspaper, Egypt.
22.  President
of France is Nicolas Sarkozy.
23.  Mother
Tressa belonged to Albania and came to India in 1951. She died on Sep:5, 19997
and is burried at Kolkata.
24.  Sachin
Tendulkar completed 16000 runs in ODIs.
25.  President
of Russia is Dimitri Medwedev. PM is Viladamir
26.  World
Bank president is Robert Zoellic.
27.  US
Secretary of State is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
28.  Head
of WTO is Pascal Lamy.
29.  Garden
of Five Senses is in Delhi.
30.  Obama
is US’s 44th President.
31.  Danny
Boyle is the director of Slum Dog Millionaire.
32.  President
of Chechnia is Ramzan A. Kadyrov.
33.  Shasha
Obama (younger) and Malia Obama (elder) are two daughters of Barak Obama.
34.  Ahmadinejad
defeated Mir Hussain Moussavi in his re-election.
35.  Honduran
President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup. He was deported to Costa Rica.
36.  Brazil
beats US in Confederation Cup.
37.  Iceland
swears its first female PM Johanna Sigurdard
38.  Baitullah
Mehsud killed on Aug: 5, 2009.
39.  Serena
Williams and Roger Federer are Wimbeldon winners this year.
40.  ICJ
issued arrest warrants for Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir.
41.  President
of North Korea is Kim Jong-il.
42.  Jacob
Zuma won elections in South Africa.
43.  Abdullah
Abdullah contested elections against Hamid Karzai.
44.  Chinese
President is Hu Jintao.
45.  Mother-in-Law
of Obama is Marian Robinson.
46.  President
of Bangladesh is Zillur Rahman.
47.  Governor
State Bank of Pakistan is Syed Salim Raza.
48.  Pakistan
Ambassador to UN is Abdullah Hussain Haroon.

49.  President
of Sri Lanka is Mahinda Percy Rajapaksa and PM is Ratnasiri Wickremanyake.
50.  President
of India is Prathiba Patel, Interior Minister is Palaniappan Chidambaram.
51.  Michael
Jackson died on 25th June, 2009 at the age of
52.  LTTE
chief Prabhakaran killed on 18th May, 2009.
53.  Titanic
Museum opened in UK on 31st March, 2009.
54.  The
Internaitiona Airport of Washington DC is known as Dulles International Airport.
55.  Michael
Sleiman has taken over as the President of Lebanon.
56.  5th
World Water Forum concluded in Istanbul on 22nd March, 2009.
57.  China
celebrated its 60th Aniversary on 1st Oct: 2009.
58.  India
will hold the Common Wealth Games in 2010.
59.  Jill
Baden is the wife of Joe Biden, VP USA.
60.  Michelle
Obaman is the wife of Barack Obama.
61.  CIA
director is Leon Panetta.
62.  Secretary
General of OIC is Ikmalluddin Ihsan Iglo (Turkey).
63.  US
Ambassador to Iraq is Christopher Hill.
64.  Gilgit-Baltistan
Empowerment and Self Governance Order 2009 came on Sep:7, 2009. Qamar-uz-Zaman
Qaira made governer on 15th Sep: 2009.
65.  The
book “Jinnah- India, Partition, Independence” is written by Jaswant Singh.
66.  The
World Athletics Championship was held in Berlin in 2009.
67.  Justice
Hamid Ali Mirza is the new Chief Election Commission of Pakistan.
68.  Arab
League Sectary General is Amr Moosa.
69.  Commander
of ISAF forces in Afghanistan is General Stan Mc Crystal.
70.  Operation
Rah-e-Nijad conducted in South Waziristan on June 19, 2009.
71.  Operation
Rah-e-Rast began in Sawat in May 2009.
72.  NAM
Chairman is President Hussni Mubark of Egypt.
73.  ICC
chief is Haroon Lorgat of South Africa.
74.  First
East Timore President is Jose Gusmao.
75.  The
American Taliban captured in Afghanistan is John Walker Lindh.
76.  President
of Palestine is Mehmood Abbas.

77.  RAW chief is K.C Verma.
78.  Foreign
Minister of UK is David Miliband.
79.  FIFA
President is Joseph Sepp Blatter.
80.  Prime
Minister of Australia is Kavin Rid.
81.  US
Secretary of Defence is Robert Gates.
82.  Secretary
General of SAARC is Sheel Kant Sharma.
83.  OPEC
chief is Abdullah Salem al-Badri.
84.  NATO
Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
85.  Next
Olympics will be held in London in 2012.
86.  Next
Hockey World Cup will be held in India in 2010.
87.  Next
World Cup of Cricket will be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2011.
88.  Next
Football World Cup is to be held in South Africa in 2010.
89.  Burj
Khalifa — The Tallest Building in the World has 162 stories, 828 meters or
2,717 feet in height and was constructed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill,
inaugurated on 4th Jan: 2010.
90.  NRO
was promulgated on oct 5 2007 and has 7 sections.
91.  Baluchistan
Package was announced in joint Sitting of Parliment on 24th November.
92.  Pakistan
lift World T20 Cup, beat Sri Lanka by 8 wkts on 21 June 2009.
93.  When
kerry lugar bill was passed?Thursday, Sept 24,
94.  Luger
Bill will provide Pakistan an aid of…. 1.5
billion dollars annually
95.  Timeline
of withdrawal of forces from Iraq by Obama.. 2011
96.  The
Way Of The World: A Story Of Truth And
Hope In An Age Of Extremism by Ron Suskind
97.  A
book of 2008″A way of hope and extremism…… Ayesha
Who is elected as Costa Rica’s
first female president? Laura Chinchilla
· Who
is the Vice-President of World Bank (IBRD)? Anil Sood
·  Who
is the Chairman of UN General Assembly? Ali Triki
· Who
is the Director-General of UNESCO? Koïchiro
· Who
is the Director-General of FAO? Jacques Diouf
· Who
is the Director-General of (ILO)? Juan Somavia

· Who is the
Executive Director of (UNICEF)? Anthony Lake
· Who
is the Director-General of (WHO)? Margaret Chan
· Who
is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)? Antonio Gutrres
· Who
is the Administrator of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)? Helen Clerk
· Who
is the President of International Court of Justice (ICJ)? Hishashi Owada
· Who
is the President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)? Haruhiko Kuroda
· Who
is the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC)? Jacques Rogge
· Who is the
Secretary-General of Commonwealth? Kamlesh Sharma
· Who
is the Chairman of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)?: Martin I. Uhomoibhi
· Who
is the High Commissioner of UNHRC? Navnetham
· Who
is the President of International Cricket Council (ICC)? David Morgan
· Who
is the Secretary-General of African Union (AU)?Bingu wa Mutharika
· Who is the
Chairman of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)? Hosni
· Who
is the Secretary-General of UNCTAD? Supachai
· Who
is the Chairman of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and President of
Palestinian National Authority?
·  Mahmoud
·  Who
is the Secretary General of OPEC? Abdullah Salem ul Badri
·  Who
is the Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)? Yukiya Amano
·  Who
is the Secretary-General of NATO? Anders Fogh
·  Who
is the Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO)? Pascal Lamy
·  Who
is the Secretary-General of INTERPOL? Ronald
·  Who
is the Secretary-General of ASEAN? Dr. Surin
·  Who
is the Secretary-General of SAARC? Dr. Sheelkant Sharma
·  Who
is the President of International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)? Lamine Diack
·  Who
is the Secretary-General of Amnesty International? Irene Zubaida Khan
·  Who
is the President of World Bank (WB)? Robert Zoellick
·  Who
is the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF)? Dominique Strauss-Kahn

·  Which
of the following countries has introduced “Direct Democracy”? Switzerland
·  Inflation
occurs when aggregate supply is Less than aggregate demand · Which of the
following crops helps in nitrogen fixation? Beans ·
The term “Fourth
Estate” refers Press ·
At which of the
following place Rajiv Gandhi died of human bomb explosion? Sriperumbudur · The
Governor General associated with the abolition of slavery was Bentinck.·
World No-Tobacco Day is observed
on May 31 ·
Which one of the
following ecosystems covers the largest area of the earth’s surface? Marine
Ecosystem · Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease affecting – Blood ·
Polythene is industrially prepared by the polymerization of – Ethylene
Which one of the
following is not the official language of the United Nations Organisation?
Portuguese · Biological Oxygen demand (BOD) is used as a standard measure of
Oxygen level in water system · Which of the following Crops is of Kharif
Season? Soyabean ·
By which of the
following Acts were the Commercial Rights of East India Company Abolished?
Charter Act of 1833 ·
The acronym STD written on Telephone booth stands for Subscriber
Telephone Dialing · The disease diphtheria affects Throat · The Harry Potter
series is written by J K Rowling ·
The most common communicable disease is Influenza
·  Taoism is a
school of Chinese philosophy·
Hydrogen is used
instead of Helium to fill balloons for meteorology because of its low density ·
The most abundant element in the earth’s crust is Oxygen ·
Stainless steel
is an example of a metallic compound · The International Date Line is the 180°
Longitude ·
Who among the
following was the first Maratha Ruler to get legal recognition from the Mughals?
Sahuji · The average solar day is approximately 24 hrs ·
Cotton is a cellulose fiber·
Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium
·  Dengue
fever is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquito ·
Genome is the
key to tomorrow’s medical practices because It provides a new outlook into
medicine · Mahatma Gandhi started his struggle against apartheid in Natal ·
How may squares are there in a
Chess Board? 64 ·

“stones” formed in human kidney consist mostly of Sodium chloride ·
The study which deals with secret writing is known as Cryptology ·
The oceans cover——– of the surface of the earth 71% ·
Bond” is a character created by Ian Fleming · Bangalore is called the
“Silicon Valley of India” ·
The role of chlorophyll in
photosynthesis is Absorption of light ·
The first Europeans to start
trade relations with India were the Dutch ·
Process of breeding fish in
ponds and artificial reservoirs is known as Pisciculture ·
Why does diamond
shine at night? Diamond shines because it has tetrahedral molecular structure ·
The sea route to India was discovered by the Portuguese ·
Babur entered India for the first
time from the west through Sind ·
Of the total
water on the earth, fresh water reserves constitute approximately 2.7% · The
magnetic effect of electric current was first observed by Oersted ·
The percentage
of glucose present in the normal urine is 0.1% · Jahangiri Mahal is located in
Agra Fort ·
The relics of
Indus Valley Civilisation indicates that the main occupation of the people was
Commerce · Marish traveller, Ibn Batutah, came to India during the time of
Muhammed bin Tughlaq ·
The ancient name of Bengal was
Gauda ·
Protective foods in our diet
are Proteins and carbohydrates ·
Which of the
following types of clothes is manufactured by using petroleum products? Nylon ·
U Thant Award is given for Social service ·
Who among the
following were popularly known as Red Shirts? Khudai Khidmatgars · During the
period of Renaissance, the new style of architecture first developed in Italy ·
Srinagar is situated on the bank of the river Jhelum ·
The canal joining Baltic Sea to North Sea is Kiel Canal ·
High pressure subtropical calm
belts known as `Horse Latitudes’ lies between 30° and 35° ·
On 22nd
December, which of the following places has the largest day and shortest night?
Melbourne · Blue Revolution is related to fish production ·
Sphere of living matter
together with water, air and soil on the surface of the earth is known as
Biosphere ·

What is the birth date of Sonia
Gandhi? Answer: 9 December 1946·
Who is the IAS
Topper in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2010? Dr Shah Faesal, 26 year-old MBBS
graduate· Which metal is heavier, silver or gold? Gold·
Which state is the biggest in the
US? Alaska·
What is Aurora Borealis
commonly known as? Northern Lights·
Which is the
non-contagious disease that is the most common in the world? Tooth Decay · In
which country was golf first played? Scotland·
Which is the sport wherein you
would use a “sand iron”? Golf
· Who
was the writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Lewis Carroll · What is the
rhino’s horn made of? Hair·
Tea is said to
have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor · If you were to remove
your skin, it would weigh as much as 5 pounds · 90 % of all the ice in the
world in on Antarctica ·
Antarctica is DRIEST continent.
Antarctica is a desert · .
Antarctica is
COLDEST continent, averaging minus 76 degrees in the winter · Human thigh bones
are stronger than concrete. ·
Your heart beats
over 100,000 times a day · Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than
toenails! · Honey is the only food that does not spoil. ·
Earth is the only planet not
named after a god. ·
There was once
an undersea post office in the Bahamas. · Penguins are not found in the North
Pole ·
A dentist invented the Electric
Chair. ·
A whip makes a
cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound · Alexander
Graham Bell’s wife and mother were both deaf ·
Fish scales are
an ingredient in most lipsticks · Canada” is an Indian word meaning
“Big Village”. ·
1.7 liters of saliva is
produced each day ·
The Wright Brothers invented
one of the first airplanes. It was called the Kitty Hawk. ·

Venus is
nicknamed the “Jewel of the Sky.” Because of the greenhouse effect,
it is hotter than Mercury, even though it’s not as close to the sun. Venus does
not have a moon but it does have clouds of sulfuric acid! ·
Which strait
separates the North and South islands of New Zealand? Cook Strait· In which
city is the Doge’s Palace? Venice·
Which continent
has the larger land mass: Africa or North America? Africa· What name is given
to the art of preparing, stuffng and mounting the skins of animals to make
lifelike models? Taxidermy·
The name of
which Roman god means ‘shining father’ in Latin? Jupiter· Which theoretical
temperature corresponds to minus 273.15 degrees on the Celsius scale? Absolute
Who wrote Bleak
House? Charles Dickens· Ganymede is a satellite of which planet? Jupiter·
Which city was
the first in the world to have a population of more than one million? London
(circa 1811)· Which was the first element to be created artificially?
In computing,
what does ISDN stand for? Integrated Services Digital Network· The world’s
windiest place is Commonwealth Bay, Antartica. ·
The desert baobab tree can store
up to 1000 litres of water in its trunk. ·
The USA uses 29%
of the world’s petrol and 33% of the world’s electricity. · Tibet is the
highest country in the world. Its average height above sea level is 4500
meters. ·
The White Sea, in Russia, has the
lowest temperature, only -2 degrees centigrade.
The Persian Gulf
is the warmest sea. In the summer its temperature reaches 35.6 degrees
centigrade. · There is no land at all at the North Pole, only ice on top of
sea. ·
Over 4 million
cars in Brazil are now running on gasohol instead of petrol. Gasohol is a fuel
made from sugar cane.·
US Dollar bills are made out of
cotton and linen. ·
Giraffes and rats can last
longer without water than camels. ·
Your stomach
produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.
· A B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on
July 28, 1945. ·
The Declaration
of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper. · The dot over the
letter “i” is called a tittle. ·
Triskaidekaphobia means fear of
the number 13. ·
The ZIP in “ZIP
code” means Zoning Improvement Plan. · Camel’s have three eyelids. ·
Most lipstick contains fish
scales. ·

Orcas (killer
whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from underneath,
causing the shark to explode. ·
Over a course of
about eleven years, the sun’s magnetic poles switch places. This cycle is
called “Solarmax”. · The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is
672. ·
The average raindrop falls at 7
miles per hour. ·
It took Leonardo Da Vinci 10
years to paint Mona Lisa·
IBM’s motto is
“Think”. Apple later made their motto “Think different”. · A “jiffy” is the
scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
·  The
shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar
surrendered after 38 minutes.
·  Leonardo
Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items.
·  25% of a
human’s bones are in its feet.
·  A jellyfish
is 95% water.
·  The
strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (the heart is not a muscle)
·  Pearls
melt in vinegar.
·  Nepal is the only country that doesn’t
have a rectangular flag. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.
·  Humans use
a total of 72 different muscles in speech.
·  The
male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
·  Mercury
is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator. Venus and Uranus
are the only planets that rotate
opposite to the direction of their orbit.
·  The city of
Venice stands on about 120 small islands.
·  The
past-tense of the English word “dare” is “durst”.
·  Hummingbirds
can’t walk.
·  The
largest copper producing country in the World is Chile.·
The largest
museum in the world is the American Museum of Natural History. · The lowest
mountain range in the world is the Buena Bhaile. ·
The country known as the Land of
Cakes is Scotland. ·
The tallest
tower in the world is the C. N. Tower, Toronto, Canada. · The country famous
for its fish catch is Japan. ·
Montreal is situated on the
bank of River Ottawa. ·

The largest
church in the world is Basilica of St. Peter, Vatican City, Rome. · The tallest
statue in the world is the Motherland, Volgograd Russia. ·
largest railway tunnel in the world is the Oshimizu Tunnel, Japan. · The Angel
Falls is located in Venezuela. ·
The Victoria Falls is located
in Rhodesia. ·
Ice Cream was discovered by
Gerald Tisyum. ·
suffered from alurophobia which means Fear of cats. · The aero planes were used
in war for the first time by Italians. ·
The famous
Island located at the mouth of the Hudson River is Manhattan. · The founder of
plastic industry was Leo Hendrik Baekeland. ·
country where military service is compulsory for women is Israel. · The country
which has more than 10,000 golf courses is USA. ·
The famous
painting ‘Mona Lisa’ is displayed at Louvre museum, Paris. · The famous words
‘Veni Vidi Vici’ were said by Julius Caesar. ·
The practice of sterilization
of surgical instruments was introduced by Joseph Lister. ·
The number of
countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was
nine. · Mercury is also known as Quick Silver.·
Disneyland is located in
California, USA. ·
The country
which built the first powerful long range rockets is Germany. · Sewing Machine
was invented by Isaac M. Singer. ·
Adding Machine
was invented by Aldrin. · Archimedes was born in Sicily. ·
The largest temple in the world
is Angkor Wat in Kampuchea. ·
The largest dome
in the world is Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, USA. The largest strait in
the world is Tartar Strait.. ·
The largest city of Africa is
Cairo. ·
The Heathrow Airport is located
in London. ·
The neon lamp
was invented by Georges Claude. · The last letter of the Greek alphabet is
Omega. · The US state Utah is also known as Beehive state. ·

The Kalahari Desert is located in
Africa. ·
The Patagonian desert is
located in Argentina. ·
The person known
as the father of aeronautics is Sir George Cayley. · The most densely populated
Island in the world is Honshu. ·
The largest auto producing
nation is Japan. ·
The famous
‘General Motors’ company was founded by William Durant. · The country that brings out the FIAT is Italy. ·
The first actor to win an Oscar
was Emil Jannings. ·
The first
demonstration of a motion picture was held at Paris. · The first country to
issue stamps was Britain. ·
The world’s
largest car manufacturing company is Toyota Motors, JAPAN. · The White House
was painted white to hide fire damage. ·
The largest oil
producing nation in Africa is Nigeria. · The longest river in Russia and Europe
is Volga River. · The term ‘astrology’ literally means Star Speech. ·  Togo is situated in Africa.·
Coal is also
known as Black Diamond. · The lightest known metal is Lithium. ·
The Atacama
Desert is located in North Chile. · The oil used to preserve timber is Creosote
The US state known as ‘Land of
1000 Lakes’ is Minnesota. ·
The popular
detective character created by Agatha Christie is Hercule Poirot. · Yoghurt
means Fermented milk. ·
Yankee is the nickname of
American. ·
Victoria Falls was discovered
by David Livingstone. ·
The technique to
produce the first test tube baby was evolved by Patrick Steptoe and Robert
Edwards. · The oldest residential university of Britain is the Oxford
University. ·
The name of the
large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is called Big
Ben.· Prado Museum is located in Madrid.·
The number of keys in an ordinary
piano is Eighty eight

‘Man is a Tool Making Animal’ was said by
Benjamin Franklin. · The term
‘anesthesia’ was coined by Oliver Wendell Holmes. · The first man to reach
Antarctica was Fabian Gottlieb.·
The Kilimanjaro volcano is
situated in Tanzania. ·
The invention
that is considered to have built America is Dynamite. · What is the full form
of GPRS? – General Packet Radio Service ·
Which was the
first university established in the world? – Nalanda University · The country
that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world is
·  The country
also known as “country of copper” is
·  The coldest
place on the earth is Verkoyansk in Siberia
·  The
country which ranks second in terms of land area is Canada
·  The
largest Island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily
·  The
river Jordan flows out into the Dead sea
·  The
capital city that stands on the river Danube is Belgrade
·  The country
which is the largest producer of tin in the world is China
·  The
river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the Amazon River29
·  The city
which was once called the `Forbidden City’ was
·  The
volcano Vesuvius is located in Italy
·  The
largest bell in the world is theTsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow
·  The
biggest stadium in the world is the Strahov Stadium, Prague
·  The
world’s largest diamond producing country is South Africa.
·  Australia
was discovered by James Cook
·  Dublin
is situated at the mouth of river Liffey
·  The
Eiffel tower was built by Alexander Eiffe
·  The
Red Cross was founded by Jean Henri Durant
·  The
country which has highest population density is Monaco
·  The
national flower of Britain is Rose
·  Niagara
Falls was discovered by Louis Hennepin
·  The
national flower of Italy is Lily

·  The
national flower of China is Narcissus
·  The
gateway to the Gulf of Iran is Strait of Hormuz
·  The
first Industrial Revolution took place in England
·  Singapore
was founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
·  The
independence day of South Korea is celebrated on15th August
·  The
first President of Egypt was Mohammed Nequib
·  The
most famous painting of Pablo Picasso was Guermica
·  The primary
producer of newsprint in the world is Canada
·  The
person who is called the father of modern Italy is G.Garibaldi
·  The
founder of modern Germany isBismarck7
·  The
founder of the Chinese Republic was San Yat Sen
·  The
first woman Prime Minister of Britain was Margaret Thatcher
·  The
sculptor of the statue of Liberty was Frederick Auguste Bartholdi
·  John
F Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald
·  The
largest river in France is Loire
·  The
first black person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph Johnson Bunche
·  The
principal export of Jamaica is Sugar
·  The
largest library in the world is the United States Library of Congress,
Washington DC
·  Who
was the youngest President of the USA?Theodore
·  Who
invented the Light Bulb? Humphry Davy
·  Who
invented the washing machine? James King
·  Who
invented the first electric washing machine? Alva Fisher
·  Who
invented the Vacuum Cleaner? Hubert Booth
·  Who
is the CEO of search company Google?
Eric Schmidt
·  Who
was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Services? Satyendranath Tagore
·  Which two
countries have signed the Nuclear Swap deal with Iran? Brazil and Turkey
·  Who
is CEO of Yahoo? Carol Bartz
·  Who
is the first man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen? Phu Dorji
·  How
many words can you make from a five letter word by shuffling the places of each
alphabet? 120

·  Speed of
computer mouse is measured in which unit? Mickey
·  Barack
Obama’s birthday is on which date? August 4,
·  Which
bird is the international symbol of happiness?
·  Which
useful household item is made from naphthalene? Mothballs

Extra knowledge

1.  Samuel
Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley’s Comet can be seen.
During his life he predicted
that he would die when it could be seen.
2.  US
Dollar bills are made out of cotton and linen.
3.  The
57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the
company once had.
4.  Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage
annually. On average,
that’s 3 pounds a day per person.
5.  Giraffes
and rats can last longer without water than camels.
6.  Your
stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks so that it doesn’t digest itself.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close
family member or friend of the victim.
8.  A
B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July
28, 1945.
9.  The
Declaration of Independence was written on hemp (marijuana) paper.
10.  The
dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
11.  A
raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down
continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
12.  Benjamin
Franklin was the fifth in a series of the youngest son of the youngest son.
13.  Triskaidekaphobia
means fear of the number 13. Paraskevidekatriaphobia means fear of Friday the

13th (which
occurs one to three times a year). In Italy, 17 is considered an unlucky
number. In Japan, 4 is considered an unlucky number.
14.  A
female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
All the chemicals in a human body combined are
worth about 6.25 euro (if sold separately).
16.  In
ancient Rome, when a man testified in court he would swear on his testicles.
17.  The
ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan.
18.  Coca-Cola
contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.
19. A “2 by 4” is really 1-1/2
by 3-1/2.
20.  It’s
estimated that at any one time around 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
21.  Each
king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades =
David; Clubs = Alexander the Great;
Hearts = Charlemagne; Diamonds = Caesar.
22.  40%
of McDonald’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.
23.  Every
person, including identical twins, has a unique eye and tongue print along with
their finger print.
24.  The
“spot” on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
25.  315
entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
26.  The
“save” icon in Microsoft Office programs shows a floppy disk with the shutter
on backwards.
27.  Albert
Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their first cousins (Elsa Lawenthal
and Emma Wedgewood respectively).
28.  Camel’s
have three eyelids.
29.  On
average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents every day.
30.  John
Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
31.  Warren
Beatty and Shirley McLaine are brother and sister.
32.  Chocolate
can kill dogs; it directly affects their heart and nervous system.
33.  Daniel
Boone hated coonskin caps.
34.  Playing
cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked
in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
35.  55.1%
of all US prisoners are in prison for drug offenses.
36.  Most
lipstick contains fish scales.
37.  Orcas
(killer whales) kill sharks by torpedoing up into the shark’s stomach from
underneath, causing

the shark to explode.
38.  Dr.
Seuss pronounced his name “soyce”.
39.  Slugs
have four noses.
40.  Ketchup
was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
41.  The
Three Wise Monkeys have names: Mizaru (See no evil), Mikazaru (Hear no evil),
and Mazaru (Speak no evil).
India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
43.  If
you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze,
you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your
eyes open by force, they can pop out.
44.  During
the California gold rush of 1849, miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for
washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during
these boom years, it was deemed more
feasible to send their shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
45.  American
Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.
46.  About
200,000,000 M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out
during World War II were made of wood.
48.  Over
a course of about eleven years, the sun’s magnetic poles switch places. This
cycle is called “Solarmax”.
49.  There
are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.
50.  Upper
and lower case letters are named “upper” and “lower” because in the time when
all original print had to be set in
individual letters, the upper case letters were stored in the case on top of
the case that stored the lower case letters.
51.  There
are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
52.  The numbers
“172? can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar
bill, in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
53.  Coconuts
kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks.
Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
55.  The
name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before it.
56.  The
international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

The first bomb the Allies dropped on Berlin in
WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin
58.  The
average raindrop falls at 7 miles per hour.
59.  It
took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated
the painting.
Leonardo and
Mona had identical bone structures according to the painting. X-ray images have
shown that there are 3 other versions under the original.
60.  If
you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting
itself to death.
61.  Bruce
Lee was so fast that they had to slow the film down so you could see his moves.
62.  The
largest amount of money you can have without having change for a dollar is
$1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies cannot be divided into a dollar).
The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce
Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.
64.  IBM’s
motto is “Think”. Apple later made their motto “Think different”.
65.  The mask used by Michael Myers in the original “Halloween” was actually a Captain
Kirk mask painted white, due to low budget.
1.  The
original name for butterfly was flutterby.
2.  The
phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law, which stated that
you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
3.  One in
fourteen women in America is a natural blonde. Only one in sixteen men is.
4.  The
Olympic was the sister ship of the Titanic, and she provided twenty-five years
of service.
5.  When
the Titanic sank, 2228 people were on it. Only 706 survived.
6.  In
America, someone is diagnosed with AIDS every 10 minutes. In South Africa,
someone dies due to HIV or AIDS every 10 minutes.
7.  Every
day, 7% of the US eats at McDonald’s.
8.  The
first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles.
At that time, the most known player
on the market was Victrola, which Motorola got their name from.
9.  In
the US, about 127 million adults are overweight or obese; worldwide, 750
million are overweight and 300 million more are obese. In the US, 15% of children in elementary school
are overweight; 20% are worldwide.
10.  In
Disney’s Fantasia, the Sorcerer to whom Mickey played an apprentice was named
Yensid (Disney spelled backward).

11.  During
his entire life, Vincent Van Gogh sold exactly one painting, “Red Vineyard at Arles”.
12.  By
raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
13.  One
in ten people live on an island.
14.  It
takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
15.  28%
of Africa is classified as wilderness. In North America, its 38%.
16.  Charlie
Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
17.  Chewing
gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
18.  Sherlock
Holmes NEVER said “Elementary, my dear Watson”,
Humphrey Bogart NEVER said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca, and they NEVER
said “Beam me up, Scotty” on Star Trek.
19.  An
old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more
than 3 steps backwards while
20.  Sharon
Stone was the first Star Search spokes model.
21.  The
sound you here when you put a seashell next to your ear is not the ocean, but
blood flowing through your head.
22.  More
people are afraid of open spaces (kenophobia) than of tight spaces (claustrophobia).
23.  The
glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
24.  There
is a 1 in 4 chance that New York will have a white Christmas.
25.  The
Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen
from Public Libraries.
26.  Thirty-five
percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
27.  Back
in the mid to late ’80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered 100%
compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
28.  $203,000,000
is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
29.  Every
US president has worn glasses (just not always in public).
30.  Bats
always turn left when exiting a cave.
31.  Jim
Henson first coined the word “Muppet”. It is a combination of “marionette” and “puppet.”
32.  The
names of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with (not
counting the words “North” and “South).
33.  The
Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib. His name was Bibendum in the company’s first
ads in 1896.

34.  About
20% of bird species have become extinct in the past 200 years, almost all of
them because of human activity.
35.  The
word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word
you want.
36.  About
14% of injecting drug users are HIV positive.
37.  A
word or sentence that is the same front and back (racecar, kayak) is called a “palindrome”.
38.  A
snail can sleep for 3 years.
39.  People
photocopying their buttocks are the cause of 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide.
40.  China
has more English speakers than the United States.
41.  Finnish
folklore says that when Santa comes to Finland to deliver gifts, he leaves his
sleigh behind
and rides on a
goat named Ukko instead. According to French tradition, Santa Claus has a
brother named Bells Nichols, who visits homes on New Year’s Eve after everyone
is asleep, and if a plate is
set out for him, he fills it with
cookies and cakes.
42.  One
in every 9000 people is an albino.
43.  The
electric chair was invented by a dentist.
44.  You
share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
45.  Everyday,
more money is printed for Monopoly sets than for the U.S. Treasury.
46.  Every
year 4 people in the UK die putting their trousers on.
47.  Cats
have over one hundred vocal sounds; dogs only have about ten.
48.  Our
eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing.
49.  In
every episode of “Seinfeld” there is a Superman picture or reference somewhere.
50.  If
Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven
feet two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human’s neck.
51.  Rats
multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
52.  Wearing
headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
53.  Each
year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
54.  About
55% of all movies are rated R.
55.  About
500 movies are made in the US and 800 in India
56.  Arabic
numerals are not really Arabic; they were created in India.
57.  Title
14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations (implemented on July 16,
1969) makes i

illegal for U.S. citizens to have
any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles.
58.  The
February of 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
59.  The
Pentagon in Arlington Virginia has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary.
When it was built in the 1940s the state of Virginia still had segregation laws
requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
60.  There
is actually no danger in swimming right after you eat, though it may feel uncomfortable.
61.  The
cruise liner Queen Elizabeth II moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel
that it burns.
62.  More
than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
63.  A
shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
64.  There
are about 2 chickens for every human in the world.
65.  The
word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand
his cattle.
Eventually any unbranded calf
became known as a Maverick.
66.  Two-thirds
of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
67.  For
every memorial statue with a person on a horse, if the horse has both front
legs in the air, the person died in
battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died of battle
wounds; if all four of the horse’s legs are on the ground, the person died of
natural causes.
68.  On
a Canadian two-dollar bill, the American flag is flying over the Parliament Building.
69.  An
American urologist bought Napoleon’s penis for
70.  No
word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
71.  Dreamt
is the only English word that ends in the letters “MT”.
72.  $283,200
is the absolute highest amount of money you can win on Jeopardy.
73.  Almonds
are members of the peach family.
74.  Rats
and horses can’t vomit.
75.  The
penguin is the only bird that can’t fly but can swim.
76.  There
are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
77.  Winston
Churchill was born in a ladies room during a
78.  Maine
is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
79.  There
are only four words in the English language that end in “-dous”: tremendous,
horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

80.  Americans
on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
81.  Every
time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
82.  “101 Dalmatians” and “Peter Pan” are the only Disney
animations in which both of a character’s parents are present and don’t
die during the movie.
83.  You
are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider.
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84.  Hedenophobic
means fear of pleasure.
85.  Ancient
Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.
86.  A
crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
87.  Half
of all crimes are committed by people under the age of 18. 80% of burglaries
are committed by people aged 13-21.
88.  An
ant always falls over on its right side when
89.  All
polar bears are left-handed.
90.  The
catfish has over 27000 taste buds (more than any other animal)
91.  A
cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death.
92.  Butterflies
taste with their feet.
93.  Elephants
are the only mammals that cannot jump.
94.  An
ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
95.  Starfish
have no brains.
96.  11%
of the world is left-handed.
97.  John
Hancock and Charles Thomson were the only people to sign the Declaration of independence on July 4th, 1776. The last
signature came five years later.
98.  Rubber
bands last longer when refrigerated.
99.  Peanuts
are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
100.  The
national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.
101.  There
are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
102.  A
healthy (non-colorblind) human eye can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
103.  A
pregnant goldfish is called a twit

104.  Lizards
can self-amputate their tails for protection. It grows back after a few months.
105.  Los Angeles’
full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra
Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”. It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its
size: L.A.
106.  A
cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
107.  A
honeybee can fly at fifteen miles per hour.
108.  Tigers
have striped skin, not just striped fur.
109.  A
“jiffy” is the scientific name for 1/100th of a second.
110.  The
average child recognizes over 200 company logos by the time he enters first grade.
111.  The
youngest pope ever was 11 years old.
112.  The
first novel ever written on a typewriter is Tom Sawyer.
113.  One
out of every 43 prisoners escapes from jail. 94% are recaptured.
114.  The
cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
115.  The
average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs melted into it.
116.  A
rhinoceros horn is made of compacted hair.
117.  The
shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar
surrendered after 38 minutes.
118.  Elwood
Edwards did the voice for the AOL sound files (i.e. “You’ve got Mail!”). He is
heard about 27 million times a day. The recordings were done before Quantum
changed its name to AOL and the program was known as “Q-Link.”
119.  A polar
bears skin is black. Its fur is actually clear, but like snow it appears white.
120.  Elvis
had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis middle
name was spelled Aron, in honor of
his brother.
121.  Dueling
is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
122.  Donkeys
kill more people than plane crashes.
123.  Shakespeare
invented the words “assassination” and “bump.”
124.  There
are a million ants for every person on Earth.
125.  If
you keep a goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white.
126.  Women
blink nearly twice as much as men.
127.  The
name Jeep comes from “GP”, the army abbreviation for General Purpose.

128.  Right
handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left handed people do.
129.  There
are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
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130.  Cats’
urine glows under a black light.
131.  A
“quidnunc” is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip.
132.  The
first US Patent was for manufacturing potassium carbonate (used in glass and
gunpowder). It was issued to Samuel Hopkins on July 31, 1970.
133.  Leonardo
Da Vinci invented the scissors, the helicopter, and many other present day items.
134.  In
the last 4000 years no new animals have been
135.  25%
of a human’s bones are in its feet.
136.  David Sarnoff
received the Titanic’s distress signal and saved hundreds
of passengers. He later
became the head of the first radio network, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).
137.  On
average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
138.  Michael
Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than every Nike factory worker in Malaysia combined.
139.  One of the reasons
marijuana is illegal
today is because
cotton growers in the ’30s lobbied against hemp farmers (they saw it as competition).
140.  “Canada”
is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.
141.  Only
one in two billion people will live to be 116 or older.
142.  If
you yelled for 8 years 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough
sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. If you fart consistently for 6 years
and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
143.  Rape
is reported every six minutes in the U.S.
144.  The
human heart creates enough pressure in the bloodstream to squirt blood 30 feet.
145.  A
jellyfish is 95% water.
146.  Truck
driving is the most dangerous occupation by accidental deaths (799 in 2001).
147.  Banging
your head against a wall uses 150 calories an
148.  Elephants
only sleep for two hours each day

149.  On
average people fear spiders more than they do
150.  The
strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. (the heart is not a muscle)
151.  In
golf, a ‘Bo Derek’ is a score of 10.
152.  In
the U.S, Frisbees outsell footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined.
153.  In
most watch advertisements the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
154.  If
you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different
type of apple.
155.  Al
Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
156.  The
only real person to be a PEZ head was Betsy Ross.
157.  There
are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France.
158.  When
the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers plays football at home the stadium
becomes Nebraska’s third largest city.
159.  The
characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and
Ernie the taxi driver in Frank
Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
160.  A
dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
161.  In
Iceland, a Big Mac costs $5.50.
162.  Broccoli
and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are flowers.
163.  Newborn
babies have about 350 bones. They gradually merge and disappear until there are about 206 by age 5.
164.  There
is no solid proof of who built the Taj Mahal.
165.  In
a survey of 200000 ostriches over 80 years, not one tried to bury its head in
the sand.
166.  A
dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A quarter has 119.
167.  On
an American one-dollar bill there is a tiny owl in the upper-left-hand corner
of the upper-right-hand “1? and a spider hidden in the front upper-right-hand corner.
168.  Judy Scheindlin (”Judge Judy”) has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme
Court Justice Ruth Bader
Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.
169.  The
name for Oz in the Wizard of Oz was thought up when the creator Frank Baum
looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N and
170.  Andorra,
a tiny country on the border between France and Spain, has the longest average
lifespan of
83.49 years

171.  The
microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a
chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
172.  Mr.
Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.
173.  In
America you will see an average of 500 advertisements a day.
174.  John
Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
175.  You
can lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
176.  The
average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
177.  “The
sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue
twister in English.
178.  There
are 336 dimples on a regulation US golf ball. In the UK its 330.
179.  The
Toltecs (a 7th century tribe) used wooden swords so they wouldn’t kill their enemies.
180.  “Duff”
is the decaying organic matter found on a forest floor.
181.  The
US has more personal computers than the next 7 countries combined.
182.  There
have been over 600 lawsuits against Alexander Grahm Bell over rights to the
patent of the telephone, the most
valuable patent in U.S. history.
183.  Kuwait
is about 60% male (highest in the world). Latvia is about 54% female (highest
in the world).
184.  The
Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.
185.  In
10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear
weapons combined.
186.  At
the height of its power in 400 BC, the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens
and 500,000 slaves.
187.  Julius
Caesar’s autograph is worth about $2,000,000.
188.  The
tool doctors wrap around a patient’s arm to measure blood pressure is called a sphygmomanometer.
189.  People
say “bless you” when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.
190.  US
gold coins used to say “In Gold We Trust”.
191.  In
“Silence of the Lambs”, Hannibal Lector (Anthony Hopkins) never blinks.
192.  A
shrimp’s heart is in its head.
193.  In
the 17th century, the value of pi was known to 35 decimal places. Today, to
1.2411 trillion.
194.  The
bestselling books of all time are The Bible (6billion+), Quotations from the
Works of Mao Tse-tung (900million+),
and The Lord of the Rings (100million+)

195.  Pearls
melt in vinegar.
196.  “Lassie”
was played by a group of male dogs; the main one was named Pal.
197.  In
1863, Paul Hubert of Bordeaux, France, was sentenced to life in jail for
murder. After 21 years, it was
discovered that he was convicted of murdering
198.  Nepal
is the only country that doesn’t have a rectangular flag. Switzerland is the
only country with a square flag.
199.  Gabriel,
Michael, and Lucifer are the only angels named in the Bible.
200.  Tiger
Woods’ real first name is Eldrick. His father gave him the nickname “Tiger” in
honor of a South Vietnamese soldier his father had fought alongside with during
the Vietnam War.
201.  Johnny
Appleseed planted apples so that people could use apple cider to make alcohol.
202.  Abraham
Lincoln’s ghost is said to haunt the White House.
203.  God
is not mentioned once in the book of Esther.
204.  The
odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.
205.  Scotland
has more redheads than any other part of the
206.  There
is an average of 61,000 people airborne over the US at any given moment.
207.  Prince
Charles and Prince William never travel on the same airplane in case there is a crash.
208.  The
most popular first name in the world is Muhammad. The most common name (of any
type) in the world is Mohammed.
209.  The
surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.
210.  For
every 230 cars that are made, 1 will be stolen.
211.  Jimmy
Carter was the first U.S. President to be born in a hospital.
212.  Lightning
strikes the earth about 8 million times a day.
213.  Around
2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed
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214.  The “if” and “then”
parts of conditional (”if P
then Q”) statement are called the protasis (P) and
apodosis (Q).
215.  Humans
use a total of 72 different muscles in speech.

216.  If
you feed a seagull Alka-Seltzer, its stomach will explode.
217.  Only
female mosquitoes bite.
218.  The
U.S. Post Office handles 43 percent of the world’s mail.
219.  Most
household dust is made of dead skin cells.
220.  One
in about eight million people has progeria, a disease that causes people to
grow faster than they age.
221.  The
male seahorse carries the eggs until they hatch instead of the female.
222.  The
“countdown” (counting down from 10 for an event such as New-Years Day) was
first used in a 1929 German silent film called “Die Frau Im Monde” (The Girl in
the Moon).
223.  Negative
emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
224.  There
are seven suicides in the Bible: Abimelech. Samson, Saul, Saul’s armor-bearer,
Ahithophel, Zimri, Judas.
225.  A
mongoose is not a goose but more like a meercat, which is not a cat but more
like a prairie dog, which is not a
dog but more like a ground squirrel.
226.  Stephen
Hawking was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died.
227.  Mercury
is the only planet whose orbit is coplanar with its equator. Venus and Uranus
are the only planets that rotate
opposite to the direction of their orbit.
228.  John
Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson
died in the same year. Supposedly, Adams last words were “Thomas Jefferson survives.”
229.  The
Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Grover Cleveland’s baby daughter, Ruth, not
Babe Ruth the baseball player.
230.  Dolphins
can look in different directions with each eye. They can sleep with one eye open.
231.  The
Falkland Isles (pop. about 2000) has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).
232.  There
are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.
233.  While
many treaties have been signed at or near Paris, France (including many after
WWI and WWII), nine are actually known as the “Treaty of Paris”:
Seven Years’ War (1763), American Revolutionary War (1783), French-Swede War
(1810), France vs Sixth Coalition (1814), Battle of Waterloo (1815), Crimean
War (1856), Spanish-American War (1898), union of Bessarabia and Romania
(1920), establishment of European Coal and Steel Community (1951).

234.  Robert
Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln’s oldest son) was in Washington DC during his
father’s assassination as well as during President Garfield’s assassination,
and he was in Buffalo NY when President McKinley was assassinated.
235.  The
city of Venice stands on about 120 small islands.
236.  The
past-tense of the English word “dare” is “durst”.
237.  Don
Mac Lean’s song “American Pie” was written about Buddy Holly, Ritchie
Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big
Bopper), who all died in the same plane crash.
238.  The
drummer for ZZ Top (the only one without a beard) is named Frank Beard.
239.  Hummingbirds
can’t walk.
240.  When
movie directors do not want their names to be seen in the credits, they use the
pseudonym “Allen Smithee” instead. It has been used over 50 times,
starting with “Death of a Gunfighter”
241.  Four
different people played the part of Darth Vader (body, face, voice, and breathing).
242.  Pamela
Lee-Anderson was the first to be born in Canada on the centennial anniversary
of Canada’s independence (7/1/1967).
243.  There
is about 200 times more gold in the oceans than has been mined throughout history.
244.  William
Shatner is credited for being the first person on TV to say “hell” as
well as to have the first inter-racial kiss (with Nichelle Nichols), both in
episodes of Star Trek.
245.  While
the US government’s supply of gold is kept at Fort Knox, its supply of silver
is kept at the Military Academy at West Point,
246.  Alexander
Graham Bell’s wife and mother were both deaf.
247.  Compact
discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works.
248.  In
the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, if a man was not married by age 30, he
would not be allowed to vote or watch athletic events involving nude young men.
249.  Attila
the Hun (invader of Europe; 406-453), Felix Faure (French President;
1841-1899), Pope Leo VII (936-939), Pope John VII (955-964), Pope Leo VIII
(963-965), Pope John XIII (965-72), Pope
Paul II
(1467-1471), Lord Palmerston (British Prime Minister, 1784-1865), Nelson
Rockefeller (US Vice President, 1908-1979), and John Entwistle (The Who’s bassist,
1944-2002) all died while having sex

250.  Humans
and dolphins are the only animals known to have sex for pleasure.
251.  Pac-Man,
Namco’s 1979 arcade game, was originally called “Puck Man”. The name
was changed when they realized that
vandals could easily scratch out part of the letter “P”.
252.  Shakespeare
and Cervantes died on the same day, April 23,
253.  There
are about 7.7 million millionaires in the world (more than 1/1000th of the population).
254.  The
youngest mother on record was a Peruvian girl named Lina Medina. She gave birth
to a boy by caesarean section on May
14, 1939 (which happened to be Mother’s Day), at the age of five years, seven
months and 21 days.
255.  The
“middle finger” gesture originates back to 423 BC in Aristophanes
play “The Clouds”.
1.  Which
metal is heavier, silver or gold?
2.  How
many legs do butterflies have?
3.  Which is
the country with the most people?
4.  Which state
is the biggest in the US?
5.  Which
country has the largest area of land?
6.  Which
is the country hosting the 2008 Olympic Games?
7.  Which
indoor sport is the most popular in the US?
8.  Which
golf player’s mother is from Thailand?
9.  What
is Aurora Borealis commonly known as?
10.  Which
is the non-contagious disease that is the most common in the world?
11.  Which
was the album the Beatles recorded the last time together?
12.  Which
instrument did Miles Davis, the jazz musician,
13.  What
is the sport in which you could get into a headlock?
14.  In
which country was golf first played?
15.  Which
is the sport where you could be out ‘leg before wicket’ or ‘hit a six’?
16.  When did
baseball originate in the US?
17.  Which
is the sport wherein you would use a ‘sand iron’?
18.  What
is the largest mammal in the world?

19.  Which is
the country where reggae music originated?
20.  Who
was the creator of Jeeves and Wooster?
21.  Who
painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
22.  Who
was the writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
23.  After
which famous person was the teddy bear named?
24.  Which
is the smallest ocean in the world?
25.  What
is the rhino?s horn made of?
1.  Gold
2.  Six
3.  China
4.  Alaska
5.  Russia
6.  China
7.  Basketball
8.  Tiger Woods
9.  Northern Lights
10.  Tooth
11.  Abbey Road
12.  Trumpet
13.  Wrestling
14.  Scotland
15.  Cricket
16.  19th Century
17.  Golf
18.  Blue Whale
19.  Jamaica
20.  P.G. Wodehouse

21.  Michelangelo
22.  Lewis Carroll
23.  Theodore Roosevelt
24.  Arctic Ocean
25.  Hair
Some Facts
1.  Marie
Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of
radiation poisoning.
2.  The
volume of the Earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.
3.  The
first song played on Virgin Radio was Born to be wild by INXS!
4.  A
person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
5.  Polar
bear fur is not white, it’s clear.
6.  Yahoo!
was originally called ‘Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web’.
7.  It
is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
8.  How
does a shark find fish? It can hear their hearts beating.
9.  In
Ancient Greece, if a woman watched even one Olympic event, she was executed.
10.  Eighty
percent of Americans will be the victim of violent crime at least once in their lifetime.
11.  During
the Gold Rush in 1849, some people paid as much as $100 for a glass of water!
12.  C3PO
is the first character to speak in Star Wars.
13.  The
state sport of Maryland is Jousting.
14.  The
first patented condom was meant to be reused!
15.  King
Kong was Adolf Hitler’s favorite movie.
16.  A
sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!
17.  Justin
Timberlake’s half-eaten french toast sold for over $3,000 on eBay!
18.  An
egg will float if placed in water in which sugar has been added.
19.  7,000
new insect species are discovered every year.
20.  More
steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture
automobile bodies.
21.  The
Yo-Yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands during the sixteenth century.

22.  Dolphins
nap with one eye open.
23.  The
Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
24.  Out
of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory.
Here are some interesting, but
true facts for general knowledge, that you may or may not have known.
1)  In 1783 an
Icelandic eruption threw up enough dust to temporarily block out the sun over
Europe .
2)  About
20 to 30 volcanoes erupt each year, mostly under the sea.
3)  A
huge underground river runs underneath the Nile, with six times more water than
the river above.
4)  Lake
Bosumtwi in Ghana formed in a hollow made by a
5)  Beaver
Lake , in Yellowstone Park, USA, was artificially created by beaver damming.
6)  Off the
coast of Florida there is an underwater hotel. Guests have to dive to the entrance.
7)  Venice
in Italy is built on 118 sea islets joined by 400 bridges. It is gradually
sinking into the water.
8)  The
Ancient Egyptians worshipped a sky goddess called Nut.
9)  The
world’s windiest place is Commonwealth Bay, Antartica.
10)  In
1934, a gust of wind reached 371 km/h on Mount Washington in New Hampshire , USA.
11)  American
Roy Sullivan has been struck by lighting a record seven times.
12)  The
desert baobab tree can store up to 1000 litres of water in its trunk.
13)  The
oldest living tree is a California bristlecone pine name ‘Methuselah’. It is
about 4600 years old. The largest tree in the world is a giant sequoia growing
in California. It is 84 meters tall and measures 29 meters round the trunk. The fastest growing tree is the
eucalyptus. It can grow 10 meters a year.
14)  The
Antartic notothenia fish has a protein in its blood that acts like antifreeze
and stops the fish freezing in icy sea.
15)  The
USA uses 29% of the world’s petrol and 33% of the world’s electricity.
16)  The
industrial complex of Cubatao in Brazil is known as the Valley of Death because
its pollution has destroyed the
trees and rivers nearby.
17)  Tibet
is the highest country in the world. Its average height above sea level is 4500 meters.
18)  Some
of the oldest mountains in the world are the Highlands in Scotland. They are
estimated to be about

400 million years old.
19)  Fresh
water from the River Amazon can be found up to 180 km out to sea.
20)  The
White Sea, in Russia, has the lowest temperature, only -2 degrees centigrade.
The Persian Gulf is the warmest sea. In the summer its temperature reaches 35.6
degrees centigrade.
21)  There
is no land at all at the North Pole, only ice on top of sea. The Arctic Ocean
has about 12 million sq km of
floating ice and has the coldest winter temperature of -34 degrees centigrade.
22)  The
Antarctic ice sheet is 3-4 km thick, covers 13 million sq km and has
temperatures as low as -70 degrees centigrade.
23)  Over
4 million cars in Brazil are now running on gasohol instead of petrol. Gasohol
is a fuel made from sugar cane.


· The first recorded ancient
Olympics was held in 776 BC
· The ancient Olympic continued
till about 394 BC
· Who is said to be the rather
of modem Olympics? Pierre de Coubertin
· In which year did the first
modern Olympic Games take place? 1896
· In which year was the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) formed? 1894
· The headquarters of the IOC
is located at Lausanne.
· Which Olympic Games had to be
canceled due to World War-I? 1916
· Who is the International
Olympic Committee President? Jacques Rogge
· Which country led a boycott
of the 1980 Olympic games held in Moscow? USA
· The Commonwealth Games were
earlier called British Empire Sports Festival.
· When did the 1st Commonwealth
Games take place? 1930
· Where was the 1st
Commonwealth Games held? Canada
· The Commonwealth Games had to
be cancelled during 1942 and 1946.
· Normally the Commonwealth Games
are held at intervals of four years.
· In which year were the first
Asian Games held? 195

· Which country hosted the first
Asian Games? India
· Hamlet Cup is associated with?
· Which game is associated with
the Walker Cup? Golf
· Asafa Powell (Jamaica) is
associated with Athletics.
· Wightman Cup is associated
with Tennis.
· What was the former name of
Cricket World Cup? Prudential Cup.
· The term “Short Jenney”is
associated with Billiards.
· In cricket, Long Top is the
position before the bowler.
· Geoff Ogilvy is associated
with Golf.
· The term ‘Jump Ball’ in
sports is associated with Basketball.
· The term ‘Bogey’ is
associated with Golf.
· The place ‘Epsom’ is
associated with Horse Racing.
· The term ‘Pivot’ is associated
with Basketball.
· The term ‘rook’ is associated
with Chess.
· The term ‘stone walling’ is
associated with Cricket.
· How many
players lake part in each team in a volleyball match played under international
rules? 6
· How many players are there in
each side in a Baseball match? 9
· What is the duration of each
period before and after the tenminute break in a basketball game? 25 min
· When and where was the game
of Volleyball invented? USA. 1895
· How many players are there on
each side in a women’s Basketball game? 6
· U Thant cupis associated with
the game of TableTennis.
· ‘Play the game in the spirit
of game’ was said by Pt Nehru.
· Who was the first to win
Wimbledon Singles title five times in a row? Bjorn Borg
· Football (soccer) is said to
have originated in China.
· Lawn tennis is said to have
originated in France.
· With which sport is the term
‘Chinaman’ associated? Cricket.
· The ‘Wisden Trophy’ is
associated with cricket matches played England and West Indies.
· Which sport returned to
Olympics in 1985 after 64 years? Tennis

· Which sport was introduced in
the 2004 Athens Olympic games? Free-style wrestling (women)
· Cricket is the National Game
of which country? Australia.
· What is a Golden Duck in
cricket? Out on first ball.
· The Olympic
Flame was, for the first time, ceremonially lighted and burnt in a giant torch
at the entrance of the stadium at the Amsterdam Games (1928)
· The first Winter Olympic Games
were held at Chamonix (France) in1924.
· Who are the famous three W’s
in cricket? Weekes, Walcott, Worrell.
· Who has been chosen as the
Wisden Cricketer of the Century? Bradman.
· Who started the ancient Olympic
Games? The Greeks.
· Who has scored the slowest
century in tests? Mudassar Nazar.
· Durand Cup is associated with
the game of Football,
· Merdeka Cup is associated
with Football.
· Who has scored 400 runs (not
out) in a Test inningson April 12, 2004? Brian Lara.
· The five
intertwined rings or circles found on the Olympic flag made of white silk are
from left to right blue; yellow, black, green and red.
· The Olympic Games are formally
held at intervals of Four years.
· Sergei Bubka, an athlete,
belongs to Ukraine.
· ‘Gambit’ is a term associated
with Chess.
· Eisenhower Trophy is
associated with Golf.
· ‘Scratch’ is a term
associated with Billiards.
· The term ‘Smash’ is
associated with Badminton.
· ‘Cape Griz Zen Putney
Mort-Lake’ is a place associated with Rowing & Swimming.
· ‘Tobagganing” is a term
associated with Skiing.
· The term ‘Steeplechase’ is
associated with Horse Racing.
· The term ‘Ground Stroke’ is
associated with Tennis.
· ‘Bunker and Chukker’ are the
two terms associated with Polo.
· ‘Stymied’ is a term associated
with Golf.
· The standard distance to be
covered in a marathon race in the Olympics is 26 miles, 385 yards.
· The place ”Twickenham’ is
associated with Rugby Football.
· The trophy known by the name
of “Grand Prix” is associated with Motor-racing.

· How many players are there on
each side in the game of Basketball? 5.
· The height or the net in the
centre of the tennis court is 3 ft. 2 inches.
· The Olympic Flame symbolizes
Continuity between the ancient and modern games.
· Leroy Burrel is associated
with Athletics.
· Jules Rimet Cup is associated
with Football.
· What is the world’s oldest
sport? Boxing.
· In which game the word
‘carom’ is used? Billiards.
· In which game the word ‘Bull’s
Eye’ is used? Rifle Shooting.
· Davis Cup competition first
held in 1900.
· Who was the first woman to
win an Olympic goldmedal? Charlothus Cooper.
· For which sport the
“Nehru Trophy” is given? Hockey.
· Is Davis Cup, a cup? It is a
· Where was the Snooker played
for the first time in the world? India.
· With which game is the
Colombo Cup associated? Foot ball.
· When were women allowed to
take part in the Olympics? 1900
· In which game the expression
‘Banana kick’ is used? Football.
· What is the name of the
playing ground where baseball is played? Diamond.
· How many holes are there in a
golf playground? 18.
· ‘Hurlington’ is associated
with Polo.
· Which game is called .the king
of Indoor games? Carom.
· Who designed Olympic Flag?
Pierre de Coubertin
· Wellington Trophy is associated
with Rowing.
· Who introduced Volleyball?
W.G. Morgan.
· Where was Golf first played?
· Where was Ice Hockey started?
· Where is the largest gymnasium
in the world? USA
· Who wrote the book “My
Style? Ian Botham.
· Where was women’s cricket
first played? England
· When was hockey introduced in
the Olympic games? 1908

· Who composed Olympic motto?
Rev. Father Didon.
· Which is the world’s fastest
game? Ice Hockey.
· Who authored the book
“Living for Cricket”? Clive Lloyd.
· The term ‘Huff’ is associated
with Draughts.
· The term ‘Tee’ is connected
with Golf.
· Which is the national sport
of Canada? Lacrosse.
· “Subroto Cup” is
associated with Football.
· Where is the world’s biggest
playgroundsituated? Gulmarg
· Where is Ferozshah Kotla
Stadium? Delhi
· The term ‘Puck’ is used in
which game? Ice hockey.
· Who published the book ‘Bible
of Cricket’? John Wisden.
· In which game the term
‘Coxswain’ is used? Boating.
· The term “Bogey” is
associatedwith Golf.
· Who was called “The
Sportsman Poet”? Lord Tennyson.
· Water Polo is developed in
· Who was John Arlott? Famous
cricket broadcaster.
· In Asia, where was Olympic
games first held? Japan
· Which country won the Davis
Cup for the first time in the world? USA
· With which game is the Prince
of Wales Cup associated? Golf
· .King’s Cup is associated with
Air Racing.
· How many legs does a billiards
table have? 8.
· Olympic Games are played in
whose honour? Zeus of Olympus.
· ‘Finesse’ is term associated
with Bridge.
· Who was the first
Goldmedalist in the modern Olympic games? James Beconollyis.
· Paralympics
(the equivalent-of the Olympic Games for disabled people) was inaugurated in
· Where was the Olympic flag
first hoisted? Antwerp (Belgium).
· What is the colour of the
Olympic flag? White
· Who is called Typhoon in the
world cricket? Tyson

· Who
created a world record for the maximum number of dismissals in Test cricket as
a wicket keeper? Ian Healy
·  Where
is the biggest stadium in the world? Prague
·  Who
became Wimbledon Champion even at the age of 17? Boris Becker
·  Who
was the only king to win a Cold medal at the Olympics? Constantine
·  Who
created a world record in Test Cricket batting for the longest time? Jacques Kallis
·  Who
invented the Googly? Bosanquer
·  Ryder
Cup is associated with Golf.
·  ‘Little
Slam’ is a term associated with Bridge.
·  ‘Arthur
Walker Trophy’ is associated with Hockey.
·  What
is Nelson’s Eye in cricket? 111
·  Who
was the first batsman to be given out by the third umpire? Sachin Tendulkar
·  Who
wrote the book ‘ Farewell to Cricket’? DonBradman
·  Which
West Indian cricketer was known ‘Big Bird’? Curtly Ambrose
·  “Ever
Onward”is the motto of Asian Games.
·  The
Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ means Swifter, higher. stronger respeclively.
·  The
First SAF Winter Games were held at Himachal Pradesh (India)
·  The
term ‘Roll-in’ is associated with hockey
·  The
tennis player, Rafael Nadal, belongs to Spain.
·  Who
is the first bowler taken hat-trick in the first three balls of
·  The match?
Chaminda Vaas
·  The
national sport of Turkey is Wrestling.
·  Shogiis
a Japanese form of Chess.
·  Who
is the first cricketer to reach 10,000 runs in test matches? Sunil Gavaskar.
·  Soccer
World Cup Champion is Spain.
·  Next
Soccer World Cup to be played in 2014 in Brazil.
·  Next
Olympic Games are to be played in London in 2012.
·  Paralympic
games will be held in London in 2012.
·  Next
ICC world cup tournament will be held in 2015, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand


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