Published On: Fri, Nov 18th, 2016

Random General Knowledge Questions and Answers

Pushkalavati was capital of which of the following acient Kingdoms?

Ans: Gandhara

Pushkalavati was capital of ancient Kingdom of Gandhara. Its ruins are currently located in Charsadda, Pakistan, located in Peshawar valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (formerly NWFP). Pushkalavati was home of the Sanskrit grammarian Panini.

Which of the following Rigvedic deities represented Storm?

Ans: Maruts

Aryans, The Vedic Age – Religion : They personified force of nature and worshipped them as Vayu (air), Maruts (storm), Indra (rain), Varuna (water), Surya (sun), Agni (fire), Prithvi (earth), Aranyani (forest) etc.

 Who among the following was propounder of the Madhyamika Philosophy?

Ans: Nagarjuna Nagarjuna (ca. 2nd or 3rd century) was a patriarch of Mahayana and the founder of Madhyamika School

Who among the following was the first person to scale Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen?

Ans: Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner (German) is the first person to scale Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, along with Peter Habeler in 1978. He is also first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level, including the Mount Everest.

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