Top 100+ GK Questions in English for All Competitive Examinations – 2023 Updated

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1. What is the name of our galaxy? – Milky Way Galaxy

2. According to the geocentric view, What is the centre of the universe? – Earth

3. According to its shape, what is the type of Milky Way Galaxy? – Spiral Galaxy

4. What is the name of the nearest large galaxy to Akash Ganga? – Andromeda or Messier 31

5. What does the Big Bang Theory explain? – Origin of the Universe.

6. Who propounded the Big Bang Theory of the universe? – Georges Lemaitre

7. What is the main hypothesis to elaborate on the origin of the universe? – The Big Bang Theory

8. Boson Particle is named after which Indian Physicist? – Satyendra Nath Bose

9. What is believed to root cause of the Universe? – God Particles

10. Who gave the God Particle to Higgs Boson? – Leon Lederman

11. Higgs Boson particle is related to which Indian Scientist? – Satyendra Nath Bose

12. In which year, Peter Higgs discovered the existence of a particle that explains why other particles have a mass? – In 1969

13. What is the time taken by the Sun to revolve around the centre of our Galaxy? – 25 Crore Years

14. Who was the first to see the Milky Way Galaxy? – Galileo Galilei

15. A particular pattern of Starts, Planets, and Satellites in the sky due to their position in space is called – Constellation

16. The limit beyond which the stars suffer internal collapse is called – Chandrasekhar Limit

17. Unit of measuring the distance between stars is – Light Year

18. If the stars are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, it is located on the – Equator

19. Which star is nearest to the Earth? – Proxima Centauri

20. The colour of the star indicates its – Temperature

21. Which of these is a celestial phenomenon occurring due to stars? – Black Hole

22. The group of stars that indicate the direction of the pole, is known as – Saptarishi

23. The Black Hole was first made known by whom? – S. Chandrasekhar

24. A Black Hole does not allow any type of radiation to pass through because of its – High Density

25. Solar eclipse occurs on which day? – New Moon Day (Amavasya)

26. One Astronomical Unit is the average distance between – The Earth and The Sun

27. Size of the Sun is how many times bigger than that of the Earth? – 109 times

28. Which planet takes the least time to orbit the Sun? – Mercury

29. What is the position of Mercury from the Sun? – 1st (First)

30. What is the number of days of the one year on Mercury? – 88 Days

31. What is the total number of Natural Satellites of Mercury? – Zero

32. Which of the planets of our Solar System has the least mass? – Mercury

33. Which satellite was launched by NASA to Study Planet Mercury? – Messenger Satellite

34. Which two planets of our Solar System do not have a satellite? – Mercury and Venus

35. Which planet is known as Morning and Evening star? – Venus

36. The Planets between Earth and Sun are – Mercury and Venus

37. Which spacecraft was launched by NASA to study the environment of Venus? – Magellan Spacecraft

38. Which is the hottest planet in the Solar System? – Venus

39. The Earth is located between which planets? – Venus and Mars

40. The cause of day and night on Earth is – Rotation of Earth on its Axis

41. Due to the existence of plants and animals, Earth is called – Green Planet

42. Which planet in Solar System has the largest density than any other planet? – Earth

43. Which star is nearest to the planet Earth? – Sun

44. What is the equatorial diameter of the Earth? – 12,756 km or 12,800 km (Approximate)

45. What is the name of the natural satellite of Earth? – Moon

46. The duration of which planet’s day and tilt of its axis are almost identical to those of Earth? – Mars

47. When was the phoenix Mars Lander landed on the surface of this planet? – 25th May 2008

48. Which is the largest planet in our Solar System? – Jupiter

49. The rings of Jupiter are made of which element? – Silicate

50. Who discovered the Moon of Jupiter? – Galileo

51. Which planet has the largest number of natural satellites? – Saturn

52. Titan is the largest Moon of which planet? – Saturn

53. Who discovered Uranus in March 1781 with a – William Herschel

54. Which is the farthest planet from the Sun in the Solar System? – Neptune

55. Tiny bodies found between Mars and Jupiter, which revolve around the Sun are called – Asteroids

56. What are larger asteroids called? – Planetoids

57. A comet is an icy smaller celestial body that revolves around – The Sun in Elliptical Orbit

58. Halley’s Comet reappears after every – 76 Years, Last Seen in 1986

59. Meteors are very small stone-like objects that are revolving around – Sun

60. Which scholar suggested the Earth’s origin from gases and dust particles? – Otto Schmidt

61. Heavier materials to have sunk towards which part of the Earth? – Center of the Earth

62. Starting from the surface to the centre, the layers of the Earth are – The Crust, Mantle, and Core

63. Absorption of CO2 occurred and oxygen was released and filled in the atmosphere by – Photosynthesis

64. The Geological Time Scale is a system of chronological measurement that relates stratigraphy to – Time

65. Great Ice Age is related to – Pleistocene Epoch

66. Which period has been considered to be the Little Ice Age? – 1650 AD to 1870 AD

67. The shape of the Earth is called – Geoid

68. The Sea of Tranquility lies on – Moon

69. On the surface of the Moon two people cannot hear each other because – Moon does not have an Atmosphere

70. Lunar eclipse occurs – When Earth comes between Sun and Moon

71. When two full Moons occur in a single month what is the second full Moon called – Blue Moon

72. In which year Chandrayaan-1 Mission by ISRO was launched? – 2008

73. In which year Chandrayaan-2 by ISRO was launched? – 2019

74. The movement of the Earth on its axis is called – Rotation

75. The Earth continuously rotates on its axis in which direction? – West to East

76. Earth takes how many hours to complete one cycle of rotation? – 23.59 Hours

77. How many degrees does the Earth rotate about its own axis in one hour? – 15 Degrees

78. Days and nights are of equal duration at what region of Earth? – The Equatorial Region

79. The Earth’s revolution around the Sun is in what shape of orbit? – Elliptical

80. Seasons over the Earth are the result of – Revolution of the Earth on its Inclined Axis

81. 1/4th day of each year is added as one day every 4th year, this year is called – Leap Year

82. The Sun does not set below the horizon at the Arctic Circle on – 21st March

83. At the winter solstice, the noon altitude of the Sun at the Tropic of Cancer is – 66.5 Degree

84. The shortest day length that occurs in the Northern Hemisphere is on – 22nd December

85. Countries Lie on the Equator – Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil

86. Countries Lying on the Tropic of Cancer – Algeria, Niger, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Chad, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Mexico, Bahamas, Mauritania, Mali, Hawaii Island, Taiwan

87. Countries Lie on the Tropic of Capricorn – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Australia, Tonga, French Polynesia

88. The imaginary cellular line running on the globe, which divides it into two equal hemispheres, is known as – The Equator

89. Which tropic line is at 23.5° North latitude and runs through Mexico, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and Southern China? – Tropic of Cancer

90. The Tropic of Capricorn runs through Chile, Southern Brazil, South Africa, and Australia, it is at which latitude? – 23.5 Degrees South

91. The Equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Capricorn all pass through which continent? – African Continent

92. The prime meridian known as the Greenwich line is at which latitude? – 0° longitude

93. Where is the geographical position of 0° latitude and 0° longitude? – In the South Atlantic Ocean

94. The difference in longitudes for two places is 90 degrees, then the time interval would be – 6 Hours

95. The local time of a place is 6 AM when the Greenwich Mean time is 3 AM, and the longitude of the place is – 45 Degrees East

96. International Date Line (IDL) passes through which ocean? – Pacific Ocean

97. The time of Cairo is ahead by 2 hours from Greenwich. Cairo is located at Longitude – 30 Degrees East

98. Which layer does the Lithosphere include besides the crust and the upper part? – The Mantle

99. What are the names of the three layers with which the structure of the Earth’s interior is layered? – Crust, Mantle, and Core

100. Which is thicker among the oceanic and Continental crusts? – Continental Crust

101. The maximum depth of Lithosphere is found in which ocean? – Pacific Ocean

102. A large body of magnetic material that cools in the deeper depth of the Earth is the crust and developed in the form of large domes is known as – Batholiths

103. What is another name by which the Sialic Layer is also known? – (Answer: Lithosphere)

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