Karnataka GK & Current Affairs for KPSC Examinations

Karnataka

1.

Thaipusam festival is celebrated by which of the following communities?
[A]Tamil
[B]Telugu
[C]Marathi
[D]Malayalam

Tamil
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.

2.

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.

3.

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

Explanation

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.
4.

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

Explanation

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.
5.

U R Ananthamurthy is a eminent writer in _ :
[A]Telugu
[B]Kannada
[C]Tamil
[D]Malayalam

Kannada

6.

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

7.

Vidya Kolyur is a famous personality in which among the following fields?
[A]Singer
[B]Yakshagana Performer
[C]Athletic
[D]Poetess

Yakshagana Performer

8.

Atal Bihari Vajapayee Residential schools have been approved for how many revenue divisions of Karnataka?
[A]Two
[B]Four
[C] Five
[D]Seven

Four

9.

Controversial University for minorities is proposed to come up at which among the following locations in Karnataka?
[A]Mangalore
[B]Sri Rangapattana
[C]Belgaum
[D]Bijapura

Sri Rangapattana

10.

Karnataka Lokayukta Act was enacted in which among the following years?
[A]1987
[B]1984
[C]1986
[D]1990

1984