Tuesday, April 19, 2011

General Awareness Q and A (march. 12, 2011)


1. The Bahujan Samaj Party and the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) had a tie up for the Assembly elections in Haryana organised recently. Which former PM of Haryana founded the HJC in 2007?
a)    Bansi Lal
b)    Om Prakash Chautala
c)    Bhajan Lal
d)    Bhupinder Singh Hooda
e)    Banarsi Das Gupta
2. Four CUBESATs are among the foreign satellites launched by PSLV-C14 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Sept. 23, 2009 along with the main satellite – Oceansat-2. The four CUBESATs are educational satellites from European universities, each weighing around one kg and developed to perform technology demonstration in space. Which of the following is not among the four Cubesats launched by PSLV-C14?
a)    UWE-2 from the Universitat Wurzburg, Germany
b)    DTU-3 from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
c)    BeeSat from the Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
d)    ITU-pSATl from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
e)    SwissCube from Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland
3. English language publisher Puffin has ventured into comic book publishing with its comic book versions of stories from the famous Feluda mystery series. Which famous movie producer is the author of the Feluda mystery series?
a)    Buddhadeb Dasgupta
b)    Rituparno Ghosh
c)    Basu Chatterjee
d)    Subrata Sen
e)    Satyajit Ray
4. Which of the following statements about ‘India’s Got Talent’ award presented recently is/are correct?
I.    Aslam Khan & Group won the ‘India’s Got Talent’ beating ten other finalists
II.  The winners are from Ambapua village near Berhampur town in Orissa’s Ganjam district
III. The winners got Rs. 25 lakh cash award and a Maruti WagonR car
a)    I only
b)    II only
c)    III only
d)    I and III only
e)    II and III only
5. Who was elected President of the Broadcast Editor’s Association (BEA) that was set up to highlight and discuss issues of editorial importance in broadcast journalism recently?
a)    Arnab Goswami of Times Now
b)    Rajat Jain of India TV
c)    Pankaj Pachauri of NDTV
d)    Shazi Zaman of Star News channel
e)    Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN
6. ‘Handicrafts Development Corporation’ in which state runs showrooms under the name Lepakshi?
a)    Kerala
b)    Maharashtra
c)    Andhra Pradesh
d)    Arunachal Pradesh
e)    Assam

7. Where was the foundation stone for the Satyajit Ray Railway Stadium laid by Union Railways minister Mamata Banerjee recently?
a)    Howrah
b)    Burdwan
c)    Asansol
d)    Kolkata
e)    New Delhi
8. The Supreme Court restored to Prasar Bharati CEO the executive powers taken away by a recent order of the Delhi High Court recently. Who is the CEO?
a)    George Verghese
b)    Utpal Bhattacharya
c)    Sunil Dang
d)    Arun Bhatnagar
e)    Baljit Singh Lalli
9. Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma has taken over as the new Chief of the Indian Navy from Admiral Sureesh Mehta who retired recently. Which of the following statements about Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma is/are correct?
a)    He is an alumnus of Royal Naval Staff College in the UK, and the Naval War College in the US
b)    He has commanded the Naval Academy, Goa
c)    He was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Western Naval Command before his appointment as Chief of the Indian Navy
d)    His achievements include the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
e)    None of the above
10. The 17th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award was presented to Guatam Bhai for promoting communal harmony, peace and goodwill recently. He is associated with which of NGOs based near Yavatmal in Maharashtra?
a)    Sivananda Ashram
b)    Paunar Ashram
c)    Sadhu Vaswani Ashram
d)    Transcendental Meditation Centre
e)    Vipassana Ashram
Answers to the above questions
1.    c   2.    b    3.    e    4.    b    5.    d    6.    c    7.    d    8.    e    9.    c    10.    b
Answer 3: “A Bagful of Mystery” and “Beware in the Graveyard” are comic book versions of Satyajit Ray’s popular Feluda stories. Priced at Rs. 99 each, the Feluda comic books have text by writer Subhadra Sen Gupta and art by Tapas Guha. Slated for publication in 2010 are three more comic book versions from the Feluda series: “Murder by the Sea”, “The Killers of Kathmandu” and “Danger in Darjeeling”.
Answer 4: “Prince Dance Group” of Ambapua village located on the outskirts of Berhampur town in Orissa’s Ganjam district has won the grand finale of India’s Got Talent, the dance reality show on Colors entertainment channel. Led by their 26-year-old dance teacher Krishna Mohan Reddy the group won the Rs. 50 lakh cash award and a Maruti Suzuki Ritz car. The Group performed the dance version of Dasavatar, the great epoch of Hindu mythology. Rani Mukherjee and Shahid Kapoor declared the Orissa group as winner.
Answer 6: Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd runs the Lepakshi showrooms
Answer 8: Arun Bhatnagar is the Chairman of Prasar Bharati.
Answer 9: He was the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command before his appointment as Chief of the Indian Navy


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