Karnataka GK & Current Affairs for KPSC Examinations



Thaipusam festival is celebrated by which of the following communities?

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the month of January. It is mainly observe in countries where there is a significant presence of Tamil community such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand and Myanmar.


The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was set up on the recommendation of which committee?
[A]Sri Krishna committee
[B]K Santhanam committee
[C]L M Singhvi committee
[D]Gupta committee

K Santhanam committee
The Central Vigilance Commission was set up by the government in February, 1964 on the recommendations of the committee on Prevention of Corruption, headed by Shri K Santhanam, to advice and guide Central government agencies in the field of vigilance. The CVC is celebrating its Golden Jubilee on 11th-12th February, 2014.


Sayana, an important commentator on Vedas was associated with which among the following empires?
[A] Chola Empire
[B] Vijayanagar Empire
[C] Hoyasala Empire
[D] Bahmani Empire

Vijayanagar Empire


Sayana : was an important commentator on the Vedas. His commentary on the Rigveda was edited by Max Müller, 1849-1875.He flourished under the king Bukka I and his successor Harihara II in the Vijayanagar Empire of South India.

Which among the following waterfall is created by the Sharavathi River in Shimoga district of Karnataka ?
[A]Gokak Falls
[B]Kalhatti Falls
[C]Lalguli Falls
[D]Jog Fall

Jog Fall


Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India Located near Sagara, Karnataka, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 m (830 ft.), making it the second-highest plunge waterfall in Asia after the Nohkalikai Falls with a height of 335 m (1100 ft.)in Meghalaya. First highest waterfall in India is Dudhsagar Waterfall -Goa.

U R Ananthamurthy is a eminent writer in _ :



Who among the following is the recipient of “Basava Krishi Prashasti-2013″?
[A]Kiran Bedi
[B]Baba Ramdev
[C]Swami Agnivesh
[D]Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare


Vidya Kolyur is a famous personality in which among the following fields?
[B]Yakshagana Performer

Yakshagana Performer


Atal Bihari Vajapayee Residential schools have been approved for how many revenue divisions of Karnataka?
[C] Five



Controversial University for minorities is proposed to come up at which among the following locations in Karnataka?
[B]Sri Rangapattana

Sri Rangapattana


Karnataka Lokayukta Act was enacted in which among the following years?