General knowledge on World Info

General knowledge on World Info. Here are some GK under World Info for your preparation of TET, UPSC,IPBS,RRB,SBI PO & Clerk, RBI, Railways, Postal and other Competitive Exams. In this post you are given more then 200 world info GKs. We will publish a quiz also in this topic soon. So memories them as soon as possible to take that quiz which will be published under GK Quiz Section.

No.QuestionAnswer
1The first Prime minister of Bangladesh wasMujibur Rehman
2The longest river in the world is theNile
3The longest highway in the world is theTrans-Canada
4The longest highway in the world has a length ofabout 8000 km
5The highest mountain in the world is theEverest
6The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world isMyanmar
7The biggest desert in the world is theSahara desert
8The largest coffee growing country in the world isBrazil
9The country also known as "country of Copper"is Zambia
10The name given to the border which seperates Pakistan and Afghanistan isDurand line
11The river Volga flows out into theCapsian sea
12The coldest place on the eartn isVerkoyansk in Siberia
13The country which ranks second in terms of land area isCanada
14The largest Island in the Mediterranean sea isSicily
15The river Jordan flows out into theDead sea
16The biggest delta in the world is theSunderbans
17The capital city that stands on the river Danube isBelgrade
18The Japanese call their country asNippon
19The length of the English channel is564 kilometres
20The world's oldest known city isDamascus
21The city which is also known as the City of Canals isVenice
22The country in which river Wangchu flows isMyanmar
23The biggest island of the world isGreenland
24The city which is the biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles in the world isDetroit,USA
25The country which is the largest producer of manganese in the world isUSA
26The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world isMalaysia
27The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world isMalaysia
28The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is theMississippi
29The city which was once called the `Forbidden City'wasPeking
30The country called the Land of Rising Sun isJapan
31Mount Everest was named afterSir George Everest
32The volcano Vesuvias is located inItaly
33The country known as the Suger Bowl of the world isCuba
34The length of the Suez Canal is162.5 kilometres
35The lowest point on earth isThe coastal area of Dead sea
36The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants ofNepal
37The largest ocean of the world is thePacific ocean
38The largest bell in the world is theTsar Kolkol at Kremlin,Moscow
39The biggest stadium in the world is theStrahov Stadium,Prague
40The world's largest diamond producing country isSouth Africa
41Australia was discoverd byJames Cook
42The first Governor General of Pakistan isMohammed Ali Jinnah
43Dublin is situated at the mouth of riverLiffey
44The earlier name of New York city wasNew Amsterdam
45The Eifel tower was built byAlexander Eiffel
46The Red Cross was founded byJean Henri Durant
47The country which has the greatest population density isMonaco
48The national flower of Britain isRose
49Niagara Falls was discovered byLouis Hennepin
50The national flower of Italy isLily
51The national flower of China isNarcissus
52The permanent secretariat of the SAARC is located atKathmandu
53The gateway to the Gulf of Iran isStrait of Hormuz
54The first Industrial Revolution took place inEngland
55World Environment Day is observed on5th June
56The first Republican President President of America wasAbraham Lincoln
57The country famous for Samba dance isBrazil
58The name of Alexander's horse wasBeucephalus
59Singapore was founded bySir Thomas Stamford Raffles
60The famous British one-eyed Admiral wasNelson
61The earlier name of Srilanka wasCeylon
62The UNO was formed in the year1945
63UNO stands forUnited Nations Organisation
64The independence day of South Korea is celebrated on15th August
65`Last Judgement'was the first painting of an Italian painter namedMichelangelo
66`Paradise Regained'was written byJohn Milton
67The first President of Egypt wasMohammed Nequib
68The first man to reach North Pole wasRear Peary
69The most famous painting of Pablo Picasso wasGuermica
70The primary producer of newsprint in the world isCanada
71The first explorer to reach the South Pole wasCap.Ronald Amundson
72The person who is called the father of modern Italy isG.Garibaldi
73World literacy day is celebrated on8th September
74The founder of modern Germany isBismarck
75The country known as the land of the midnight sun isNorway
76The place known as the Roof of the world isTibet
77The founder of the Chinese Republic wasSan Yat Sen
78The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize wasAbdul Salam
79The first woman Prime Minister of Britain wasMargaret Thatcher
80The first Secretary General of the UNO wasTrygve Lie
81The sculptor of the statue of Liberty wasFederick Auguste Bartholdi
82The port of Banku is situated inAzerbaijan
83John F.Kennedy was assassinated byLee Harry Oswald
84The largest river in France isLore
85The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law wasCatherine of Aragon
86The first negro to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize wasRalph Johnson Bunche
87The first British University to admit women for degree courses wasLondon University
88The principal export of Jamaica isSugar
89New York is popularly known as the city ofSkyscrapers
90Madagascar is popularly known as the Island ofCloves
91The country known as the Land of White Elephant isThailand
92The country known as the Land of Morning Calm isKorea
93The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts isBhutan
94The highest waterfalls in the world is theSalto Angel Falls,Venezuela
95The largest library in the world is theUnited States Library of Congress,Washington DC
96The largest museum in the world is theAmerican Museum of Natural History
97The lowest mountain ragne in the world is theBhieuna Bhaile
98The country known as the Land of Cakes isScotland
99The place known as the Garden of England isKent
100The tallest tower in the world is theC.N.Tower,Toronto,Canada
101The country famous for its fish catch isJapan
102The old name of Taiwan wasFarmosa
103Montreal is situated on the bank of riverOttawa
104The city of Bonn is situated inGermany
105The literal meaning of Renaissance isRevival
106Julius Caesar was killed byBrutus
107The title of Desert Fox was given toField Marshal Erwin Rommel
108The largest airport in the world is theKing Khalid Int.Airport,Saudi Arabia
109The city in Russia which faced an earthquake in the year 1998 wasArmenia
110The largest bay in the world isHudson Bay,Canada
111The largest church in the world isBascilica of St.Peter,Vatican City,Rome
112The largest peninsula in the world isArabia
113The largest gulf in the world isGulf of Mexico
114The tallest statue in the world is theMotherland,Volgagrad Russia
115The largest railway tunnel in the world is theOshimzu Tunnel,Japan
116The world's loneliest island is theTristan da cunda
117The word `Quiz'was coined byJim Daly Irishman
118The original meaning of `Quiz'wasTrick
119The busiest shopping centre of London isOxford Street
120The residence of the Queen in London isBuckingham Palace
121Adolf Hitler was born inAustria
122The country whose National Anthem has only music but no words isBahrain
123The largest cinema in the world is theFox theatre,Detroit,USA
124The country where there are no Cinema theatres isSaudi arabia
125The world's tallest office building is theSears Tower,Chicago
126In the year 1811,Paraguay became independent from Spain
127The cross word puzzle was invented byArthur Wynney
128The city which was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire wasPersepolis
129WHO stands forWorld Health Organisation
130WHO is located atGeneva
131FAO stands forFood and Agriculture Organisation
132FAO is located atRome and London
133UNIDO stands forUnited Nations Industrial Development Organisation
134UNIDO is located atVienna
135WMO stands forWorld Meteorological Organisation
136WMO is located atGeneva
137International Civil Aviation Organisation is located atMontreal
138The Angel Falls is located inVenezuela
139The Victoria Falls is located inRhodesia
140Ice Cream was discovered byGerald Tisyum
141The number regarded as lucky number in Italy isThirteen
142Napoleon suffered from alurophobia which meansFear of cats
143The aeroplanes was used in war for the first time byItalians(14 Oct.1911)
144Slavery in America was abolished byAbraham Lincoln
145The Headquarters of textile manufacturing in England isManchester
146The famous Island located at the mouth of the Hudson river isManhattan
147The founder of plastic industry wasLeo Hendrik Bakeland
148The country where military service is compulsory for women isIsrael
149The country which has more than 10,000 golf courses is USA
150The famous painting `Mona Lisa'is displayed atLouvre museum,Paris
151The earlier name for tomato wasLove apple
152The first President of USA wasGeorge Washington
153The famous words `Veni Vidi Vici'were said byJulius Caesar
154The practice of sterilization of surgical instruments was introduced byJoseph Lister
155The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens wasNine
156Mercury is also known asQuick Silver
157Disneyland is located inCalifornia,USA
158The country which built the first powerful long range rockets isGermany
159Sewing Machine was invented byIsaac M.Singer
160Adding Machine was invented byAldrin
161The national emblem of Spain isEagle
162Archimedes was born inSicily
163The total area of Vatican city is0.272 Sq.kms
164The largest temple in the world isAngkorwat in Kampuchea
165The largest dome in the world isLouisiana Superdome,New Orleans,USA
166The largest strait in the world isTartar Strait
167The Mohenjodaro ruins are found inLarkand District of Sind,Pakistan
168The largest city of Africa isCairo
169The founder of KODAK Company wasEastman
170The Cape of Good Hope is located inSouth Africa
171The Heathrow Airport is located inLondon
172The neon lamp was invented byGeorges Claude
173The last letter of the Greek alphabet isOmega
174The place known as the land of Lincoln isIllinois
175The US state Utah is also known asBeehive state
176The Kalahari desert is located inAfrica
177The Pentagonian desert is located inArgentina
178The person known as the father of aeronautics isSir George Cayley
179The most densely populated Island in the world isHonshu
180The two nations Haiti and the Dominion Republic together form the Island ofHisponiola
181The largest auto producer in the USA isGeneral Motors
182The largest auto producing nation isJapan
183The famous General Motors company was founded byWilliam Durant
184The country that brings out the FIAT isItaly
185The first actor to win an Oscar wasEmil Jannings
186The first animated colour cartoon of full feature length wasSnow White and Seven Dwarfs
187The first demonstration of a motion picture was held atParis
188The first country to issue stamps wasBritain
189The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of the silent movies isTom Mix
190The Pentagon is located atWashington DC
191The world's largest car manufacturing company isGeneral Motors,USA
192The world's biggest manufacturer of bicycles isHero cycles,Ludhiana
193The world's oldest underground railway is atLondon
194The White House was painted white toHide fire damage
195The largest oil producing nation in Africa isNigeria
196The longest river in Russia isOblrtysh
197The first Emperor of Germany wasWilhelm
198The last French Monarch wasLouis Napoleon III
199"History is Bunk"was said by Henry Ford
200The term ``astrology' literally meansStar Speech
201Togo is situated inAfrica
202Coal is also known asBlack Diamond
203The first Boxer to win 3 gold medals in Olympics wasLaszlo Papp
204The first ruler who started war games for his soldiers wasGenghis Khan
205The first cross word puzzle in the world was published in1924 by London Sunday Express
206The lightest known metal isLithium
207The atacama desert is located inNorth Chile
208The oil used to preserve timber isCreosote oil
209The founder of USA wasGeorge Washington
210The first talkie feature film in USA wasThe Jazz Singer
211The chemical name of laughing gas isNitrous oxide
212The US state Mississipi is also known asTar Heel state
213The US state Indiana is also known asVolunteer state
214The US state Missouri is also known asHoosier state
215The US state West Verginia is also known asBlue Grass state
216The US state known as`Pine Free State'isVermount
217The US state known as `Mountain state'isPensylvania
218The US state known as`Land of `Land of 1000 Lakes'isArkansas
219The popular detective character created by Agatha Christie isHercule Poirot
220The Pakistani President who died in an aircrash wasZia-ul-Huq
221Yoghurt meansFermented milk
222Yankee is the nickname ofAmerican
223The International court of Justice is located inHague,Holland
224The headquarters of World Bank is located atWashington DC
225Victoria Falls was discovered byDavid Livingstone
226The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved byPatrick Stepote and Robert Edwards
227The oldest residential university of Britain is theOxford University
228The name of the large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is calledBig Ben
229Prado museum is located inMadrid
230The number of keys in an ordinary piano isEighty eight
231`Man is a Tool Making Animal'was said byBenjamin Franklin
232The term 'anesthesia'was coined byOliver Wendell Holmes
233The first man to reach Antartica wasFabian Gotileb
234The Kilimanjaro volcano is situated inTanzania
235The invention that is considered to have built America isDynamite


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