Monday, April 18, 2011

General Awareness Q and Ans


1. The Michael Jackson concert documentary ‘This Is It’ was in news for crossing the $200 million mark in ticket sales worldwide recently. Who is the producer?
(a) Lakeshore Entertainment
(b) Universal Studios
(c) Vivendi Entertainment
(d) Sony Pictures
(e) Maverick Films
2. Who was in news recently for the autobiography titled entitled “Going Rogue”?
(a) Joe Lieberman
(b) Sarah Palin
(c) Walter Mondale
(d) John McCain
(e) Dick Cheney

3. Which country was in news for bombing raids in territories occupied by Shia rebels in neighbouring Yemen recently?
(a) Iraq
(b) United Arab Emirates
(c) Turkey
(d) Iran
(e) Saudi Arabia
4. Which Oscar award winning US director was conferred with the honour -’Commander in Legion of Honour’ by the French government recently?
(a) Martin Scorsese
(b) Kirk Douglas
(c) Clint Eastwood
(d) Robert Altman
(e) Steven Spielberg
5. Which of the following is/are incorrect about the data for the year 2008 released by the Registrar General, India recently?
(a) Birth Rate-22.8
(b) Death Rate – 9.4
(c) Population Growth Rate -15.4
(d) Infant Mortality Rate – 53
(e) Both (2) and (3)
6. Constitutional Court in which Western European country recently ruled as unconstitutional, a law that gave the President, Prime Minister and Speakers of the National Assembly and the Senate immunity from prosecution while in office?
(a) Germany
(b) Italy
(c) Spain
(d) Portugal
(e) France

7. Which of the following statements about eminent Hindi journalist Prabhash Joshi who passed away recently is/are true?

I.   He was the founder-editor of the newspaper Loksatta
II.  He began his career with Nai Duniya
III. He launched a weekly column ‘Aughat Ghat’ in Tehelka Hindi recently
(a) I only
(b) I and II only
(c) II and III only
(d) III only
(e) I, II and III
8. Who is the President of the Editors Guild of India?
(a) Raj at Gupta
(b) Prabhu Chawla
(c) Arnab Goswami
(d) Prannoy Roy
(e) Raj deep Sardesai
9. Who among the following is the judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in news recently for a clean chit in the “Rs. 15 lakh cash-at-door scam” after the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India K. G. Balakrishnan accepted the report of the Union Law Ministry?
(a) Justice Nirmal Yadav
(b) Justice Neelima Chandiramani
(c) Justice Mukta Gupta
(d) Justice Nirmaljit Kaur
(e) Justice Sujata Vasant Manohar

10. The Congress and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) announced their decision to contest the forthcoming State Assembly elections in alliance recently. Which former Chief Minister of the state is the founder of JVM?

(a) Babu Lal Marandi
(b) Arjun Munda
(c) Shibu Soren
(d) Madhu Koda
(e) None of the above
Answers to the above questions
1. D    2. B    3. E    4. C    5. B    6. B    7. C    8. E    9. A    10. A


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