Monday, April 18, 2011

General Awareness Q and A for 2day


1. Which of the following statements is/are true about the forthcoming Academy (Oscar) Awards according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?
I.   Will Smith and Reese Witherspoon will co-host the awards ceremony?
II.  This will be the 82nd Academy Awards
III. The Academy Awards will have ten nominations for the Best Picture Award
(a) I only
(b) I and II only
(c) II and III only
(d) III only
(e) I, II and III
2. Which Judge was in news recently for his voluntary withdrawal from the three member bench hearing the Reliance gas dispute case in the Supreme Court?
(a) Justice R.V. Raveendran
(b) Justice B. Sudershan Reddy
(c) Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan
(d) Justice P. Sathasivam
(e) Justice Markandey Katju

3. Who has taken over as the Director of Operations at the Bangalore based National Cricket Academy in place of his predecessor Dave Whatmore who joined IPL team Kolkata Knight Raiders recently?
(a) Kapil Dev
(b) Madan Lal
(c) Sanjay Manjrekar
(d) Sandeep Patil
(e) Karsan Ghavri
4. Which ship was in news recently for its detention along the Alang coast in Gujarat and its inspection by a Central technical team following allegations that it carried radioactive or hazardous waste?
(a) Gold Coast
(b) Expedition-I
(c) Cobalt-Ill
(d) Platinum-II
(e) Silver Pearl

5. Which ASEAN head of state was in news recently for appointing former Thailand Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra as his personal adviser?

(a) Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
(b) Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen
(c) Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak
(d) Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet
(e) Laos’ President Choummaly Sayasone
6. In which of his one day international (ODI) matches did Sachin Tendulkar become the first cricketer to reach the milestone of 17,000 runs recently?
(a) 412th
(b) 435th
(c) 447th
(d) 481st
(e) 513th
7. The government recently ordered the sending back of over 25000 unskilled and semi-skilled Chinese labourers working on projects in India because:
(a) They were illegal immigrants
(b) They were involved in protests against Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh
(c) They were working on business visas instead of employment visas
(d) They were working on employment visas instead of business visas
(e) Both (1) and (3)
8. President of which country in South America was in news recently for sacking the head of the armed forces after warning of a coup against him/her?
(a) Cristina Kirchner of Argentina
(b) Alvaro Uribe of Colombia
(c) Hugo Chavez of Venezuela
(d) Fernando Lugo of Paraguay
(e) Michelle Bachelet of Chile
9. What is the US Navy ship built with steel salvaged from the World Trade Center and put into service recently is named?
(a) USS Hudson
(b) USS New York
(c) USS Manhattan
(d) USS Atlas
(e) USS Arctic
10. Where was the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) organised recently and which President did not attend following his indictment by the International Criminal Court for war crimes?
(a) Aden, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(b) Istanbul, Omar al-Bashir of Sudan
(c) Algiers, Bashar al-Assad of Syria
(d) Jeddah, Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine
(e) Islamabad, Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan
Answers to the above questions
1. C    2. A    3. D    4. D    5. B    6. B    7. C    8. D    9. B    10. B


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