General Knowledge Questions

Q:

What device converts light energy to electrical energy?

A) Photodiode B) Photovoltaic cell
C) Thermocouple D) Heliostats
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Photovoltaic cell

Explanation:

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A device which is used to convert light energy directly into electrical energy is called as photovoltaic cell or a solar cell.

 

Heliostats convert light energy into heat energy.

 

A thermocouple is a device for measuring temperature.

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Q:

Which is the first payment bank in India?

A) Fino Payments Bank B) Airtel Payments Bank
C) Aditya Birla Payments Bank D) Paytm Payments Bank
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Airtel Payments Bank

Explanation:

Airtel Payments Bank is the first payment bank in India. A payments bank is a new category of banks conceptualized by the Reserve Bank of India, which operates at a smaller scale than an actual bank and doesn't involve any credit risk. It can carry out most banking operations but can't advance loans or issue credit cards.

 


The RBI as of date has given licences to 11 payments bank of which six are currently operational. These include

  1. Aditya Birla Payments Bank,
  2. Airtel Payments Bank,
  3. India Post Payments Bank,
  4. Fino Payments Bank,
  5. Jio Payments Bank (and)
  6. Paytm Payments Bank.
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Q:

From which direction does foul weather typically approach?

A) East B) North
C) West D) South
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) West

Explanation:

If the barometer rises, it indicates that good or fair weather is coming and if the falling barometer reading indicates that bad or foul weather is coming. Usually bad weather approaches from the west direction.

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Q:

A program in execution is called

A) Procedure B) Function
C) Process D) Instruction
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Process

Explanation:

We know that a computer program is a set of instructions to be executed. And if the instructions are in execution, then it is called as process. In brief, a program in execution is called as process.

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Q:

Starting or restarting a computer is called tasking the system.

A) TRUE B) FALSE
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) FALSE

Explanation:

False. The given statement that starting or restarting a computer is called tasking the system is not correct. 


 


We know that the starting or restarting a computer is called Booting the system.

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Q:

Demography is the scientific study of

A) Growth of population B) The well being of populations
C) Birth and death of population D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

Explanation:

Demography is the scientific study of Birth and death, The well being and the Growth of population. In brief, it is the study of human populations based on their size, composition and distribution across space – and the process through which populations change.

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Q:

What are proteins made from?

A) Nucleotides B) Nucleic acids
C) Aminoacids D) Ethylene
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Aminoacids

Explanation:

Proteins are made from chain of aminoacids.

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Q:

World Purple Day is observed on

A) 26 March B) 27 March
C) 28 March D) 29 March
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 26 March

Explanation:

World Purple Day is observed on 26 March which raises awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

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