Monday, April 18, 2011

General Awareness Q and A for today


1. Who was conferred with the “The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film” at the BAFTA/LA Britannia awards recently?
(a) Denzel Washington
(b) Clint Eastwood
(c) Roberto de Niro
(d) Kirk Douglas
(e) Danny Boyle

2. Who won the WTA championships at Doha recently?

(a) Kim Clijsters
(b) Maria Sharapova
(c) Ana Ivanova
(d) Serena Williams
(e) Venus Williams

3. Cabinet of which SAARC country recently approved the Vested Property Return (Amendment) Act 2009 for restoring property seized from minority groups decades ago?
(a) Bhutan
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Bangladesh
(d) Pakistan
(e) Nepal
4. Which country in Asia has decided to shift its capital to a different yet to be identified location after warning from seismologists that it is liable to be struck by a catastrophic earthquake in the foreseeable future?
(a) Astana, Kazakhstan
(b) Turkmenistan, Ashgabat
(c) Tehran, Iran
(d) Ulan Bator, Mongolia
(e) Tashkent, Uzbekistan

5. A new postage stamp was introduced on which of the following medical institutions by India Post recently?

(a) All India Institute of Medical Sciences
(b) Escorts Heart Institute
(c) Cipla Foundation
(d) Apollo Hospitals
(e) Armed Forces Medical College
6. Madhu Koda, who was in news recently for investigations into his amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, was the Chief Minister of Jharkhand during:
(a) Nov 2000 to March 2003
(b) March 2003 to March 2005
(c) March 2005 to September 2006
(d) September 2006 to August 2008
(e) August 2008 to January 2009
7. Home Minister P Chidambaram the passing out parade of the 61st batch of the IPS at the National Police Academy (NPA) recently. Where is the NPA based?
(a) New Delhi
(b) Mysore
(c) Manesar
(d) Bhopal
(e) Hyderabad
8. Which of the following statements about the third Asian Indoor Games organised recently is/are true?
I.   The Games were organised at Hanoi, Vietnam
II.  Vietnam finished second in medals tally behind China
III. India finished seventh in the medals tally
(a) I only
(b) I and II only
(c) II and III only
(d) III only
(e) I, II and III
9. Mark out the wrong combination of Ministers and their portfolios in Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s new Cabinet sworn in recently?
(a) Ajay Singh Yadav – Finance
(b) Home – Om Parkash Jain
(c) Randeep Singh Surjewala-Parliamentary Affairs
(d) Geeta Bhukkal – Education
(e) Paramvir Singh – Agriculture
10. Project Director of Chandrayaan-II moon mission, which will help in analysis of mineral composition and undertake terrain mapping of the moon, announced that it will be completed by 2012-13. Who is the Project Director of Chandrayaan-II?
(a) M. Pitchaimani
(b) K. N. Shankara
(c) S. R. Ranganathan
(d) S. K. Shivkumar
(e) M Annadurai
Answers to the above questions
1. C    2. D    3. C    4. C    5. D    6. D    7. E    8. E    9. B    10. E


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