April 20, 2014 GK Questions

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  1. Who has been appointed as new head coach of England cricket team?
    • Ashley Giles
    • Peter Moores
    • Glen Chapple
    • Mike Watkinson
  2. Answer

    Peter Moores: Peter Moores was named England coach for the second time on Saturday as the cricket board continued its overhaul following the humiliating 5-0 Ashes rout in Australia at the start of the year.

  3. Which among the following country to build 1 km long world’s tallest tower?
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Nigeria
    • Japan
    • Australia
  4. Answer

    Saudi Arabia: Standing at over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet), the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia is set to become the world’s tallest tower, beating its closest rival Burj Khalifa in Dubai by nearly 600 feet.

  5. Name the Senior Pakistani journalist who was seriously injured in a targeted shooting in Karachi?
    • Najam Sethi
    • Talat Hussain
    • Zaid Hamid
    • Hamid Mir
  6. Answer

    Hamid Mir: Top Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir 47, was seriously injured after gunmen on motorcycles fired on his car as he left Karachi airport and was on way to his office on Saturday. Mir,who works with Geo TV, was shot thrice.

  7. Eight people were killed as truck runs over marriage party in-
    • Assam
    • Goa
    • Jharkhand
    • Andhra Pradesh
  8. Answer

    Jharkhand: Eight members of a marriage party died after they were run over by a speeding truck in Dhanbad in Jharkhand, police said on Saturday.

  9. Name the former Governor of Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh who recently passed away?
    • Kamla Beniwal
    • Urmila Singh
    • V.S. Ramadevi
    • Margaret Alva
  10. Answer

    V.S. Ramadevi: The former Governor of Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, V.S. Ramadevi, died here on Wednesday following a massive cardiac arrest. She was 79.

  11. Which among the following film director honored with Lifetime Achievement Award?
    • IV Sasi
    • Kaviyoor Ponnamma
    • Mohan Lal
    • Fahad Fazil
  12. Answer

    IV Sasi: Malayalam film-maker IV Sasi received the Lifetime Achievement Award instituted by Boby Chemmanur at a public function here on Friday. The award comprises a purse of Rs 10 lakh, a ‘ponnada’ and a citation.

  13. Which Indian state record first conviction in land grabbing case?
    • Assam
    • Karnataka
    • Gujarat
    • Tamil Nadu
  14. Answer

    Tamil Nadu: The first ever conviction in a land grabbing case was recorded in Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Two persons accused of grabbing the land of a farmer in the Marandahalli police station limits were awarded one year imprisonment.

  15. Which Indian-American student named as Boston suspect?
    • Pradeep Kumar
    • Sunil Tripathi
    • Jitender Mehto
    • Gaurav Pandit
  16. Answer

    Sunil Tripathi: Amidst the uncontrolled flow of information on the search for two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, a young Indian-American, Sunil Tripathi (22), became a casualty of media overzealousness after he was falsely named as a person of interest in the case.

  17. Which player beat Novak Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo Masters final against Stanislas Wawrinka?
    • Tomáš Berdych
    • Roger Federer
    • Juan Martín del Potro
    • Grigor Dimitrov
  18. Answer

    Roger Federer: Roger Federer beat an injured Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 to set up an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final with Stanislas Wawrinka after the Australian Open champion ousted David Ferrer 6-1 7-6 (3) on Saturday.

  19. World War II bomb found near Kalaikunda airbase in-
    • Sikkim
    • West Bengal
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Mizoram
  20. Answer

    West Bengal: A 450-kg bomb of World War II vintage was found three feet under the ground while digging for a lamp post near Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal.br>

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