SSC CGL 2019


Shift-3 (General Awareness)


Q.1 Former union minister and former Karnataka CM, D.V. Sadananda Gowda is a cabinet minister in the current central cabinet (February-2020). What is his portfolio? 
1. Tribal Affairs
2. Law and Justice
3. Public Distribution
4. Chemicals and Fertilizers

Correct Answer: Chemicals and Fertilizers


Q.2 The city of Vijayawada lies on the banks of which of these rivers? 
1. Mahanadi
2. Tapti
3. Godavari
4. Krishna

Correct Answer: Krishna


Q.3 The American scientist Edwin Hubble's name is associated with which of these theories? 
1. Partial Coherence of Light Theory
2. Lattice Gauge Theory
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Quantum Chromodynamics Theory

Correct Answer: The Big Bang Theory


Q.4 When does the entire earth experience equal days and nights? 
1. Day of equinox
2. Day of winter solstice
3. At orbital plane
4. Day of summer solstice

Correct Answer: Day of equinox


Q.5 Bhavai and Kalbelia as traditional dance forms, owe their genesis to which Indian state? 
1. Punjab
2. Odisha
3. Assam
4. Rajasthan

Correct Answer: Rajasthan


Q.6 Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani was recently (2020) assassinated by the US military in ______. 
1. United Arab Emirates
2. Iraq
3. Pakistan
4. Saudi Arabia

Correct Answer: Iraq


Q.7 Which of the following is an Indian Research Station in the Antarctica Region? 
1. Maitri
2. Orcadas
3. Mawson
4. Hope Bay

Correct Answer: Maitri


Q.8 Only one Indian batsman has scored a triple century in test cricket other than Virender Sehwag. Name this batsman. 
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Rohit Sharma
3. Karun Nair
4. Ajinkya Rahane

Correct Answer: Karun Nair


Q.9 Who is the only scientist in the world to have won the Nobel prize in Chemistry twice? 
1. Linus Carl Pauling
2. Frederick Sanger
3. Roger D. Kornberg
4. Madame Curie

Correct Answer: Frederick Sanger


Q.10 The recently revoked 'Article 370'  is associated with which of these states of India? 
1. Assam
2. Sikkim
3. Nagaland
4. Kashmir

Correct Answer: Kashmir


Q.11 Who was the then Governor-General of British India, when ‘Sati Pratha’ became illegal and punishable? 
1. Lord William Bentinck
2. Warren Hastings
3. Lord Wellesley
4. Lord Cornwallis

Correct Answer: Lord William Bentinck


Q.12 Name the two Indian actors who shared the National Best Actor Award (Male) in the 66th National Film Awards 2019. 
1. Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal
2. Ranbir Kapoor and Akshay Kumar
3. Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor
4. Nana Patekar and Mohanlal

Correct Answer: Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal


Q.13 Which of the following is an INCORRECT sequence of Mughal rulers? 
1. Babur, Humayun, Akbar
2. Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb
3. Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan
4. Akbar, Shah Jahan, Jahangir

Correct Answer: Akbar, Shah Jahan, Jahangir


Q.14 From which of the following states does 2019 Padma Vibhushan winner, Teejan Bai hail? 
1. Chhattisgarh
2. Odisha
3. Gujarat
4. Telangana

Correct Answer: Chhattisgarh


Q.15 Which of these is the energy conversion that happens in the process called photosynthesis? 
1. Light energy to chemical energy
2. Potential energy to chemical energy
3. Heat energy to chemical energy
4. Heat energy to light energy

Correct Answer: Light energy to chemical energy


Q.16 The 3rd Khelo India Youth Games 2020 is hosted by which Indian state? 
1. Kerala
2. Punjab
3. Assam
4. Karnataka

Correct Answer: Assam


Q.17 Name the company that has acquired an online travel portal Yatra Online Inc., for an enterprise value of $337.8 million, in an all-stock transaction. 
1. Trip Advisor
2. Ebix Inc.
3. Make my
4. Trivago

Correct Answer: Ebix Inc.


Q.18 What is the name of the phenomena (driven by the scattering of light) in which mountain tops acquire a rosy or orange hue around sunrise and sunset? 
1. Circle of confusion
2. Barrel distortion
3. Brillouin scattering
4. Alpenglow

Correct Answer: Brillouin scattering


Q.19 Who among the following is  the current (January 2020) Governor of Kerala? 
1. Lalji Tandon
2. B.D. Mishra
3. Satya Pal Mallik
4. Arif Mohammed Khan

Correct Answer: Satya Pal Mallik


Q.20 Name the author of the 2019 released book - 'The Scent of God'. 
1. Himanjali Sankar
2. Saikat Majumdar
3. Githa Hariharan
4. Nayantara Sehgal

Correct Answer: Saikat Majumdar


Q.21 How many members did the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have as of January 2020? 
1. 164
2. 182
3. 174
4. 189

Correct Answer: 189


Q.22 What is the name of the phenomena in physics and astronomy which involves the splitting of a spectral line into two or more components of slightly different frequency when the light source is placed in a magnetic field? 
1. Raman Effect
2. Lumen Effect
3. Alpenglow Effect
4. Zeeman Effect

Correct Answer: Zeeman Effect


Q.23 Who is the author of the delightful and anecdotal history of Indian cricket titled - 'A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport'? 
1. Ramachandra Guha
2. Romila Thapar
3. Sanjay Singh
4. Bipin Chandra

Correct Answer: Ramachandra Guha


Q.24 Who among the following is known as the 'father of Muslim renaissance' in Bengal? 
1. Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan
2. Ameer Ali
3. Nawab Salimullah Khan
4. Nawab Abdul Latif Khan

Correct Answer: Nawab Abdul Latif Khan


Q.25 Four multi-storied illegal constructions - Jain Coral Cove, H20 Holy Faith, Alfa Serene and Golden Kayaloram - were razed to the ground in January 2020 following Supreme Court instructions. In which state did this happen? 
1. Karnataka
2. Kerala
3. Tamil Nadu
4. Goa

Correct Answer: Kerala