April 23, 2014 GK Questions

Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on April 23, 2014 major events.

  1. Which BJP leader recently banned by Election Commission from campaigning in Bihar and Jharkhand?
    • Giriraj Singh
    • Sushil Kumar Modi
    • Nand Kishore Yadav
    • Ram Kripal Yadav
  2. Answer

    Giriraj Singh: The Election Commission has banned BJP candidate Giriraj Singh from campaigning in Bihar and Jharkhand for saying that those who oppose Narendra Modi “will only have place in Pakistan.”

  3. Who has been appointed as new interim manager of Manchester United?
    • Wayne Rooney
    • Paul Scholes
    • Robin van Persie
    • Ryan Giggs
  4. Answer

    Ryan Giggs: Manchester United sacked non-performing manager David Moyes after just 10 months in charge. Their Welsh international Ryan Giggs was named the interim manager till the end of the season.

  5. Which University scientists discovered an ‘upside-down planet’?
    • University of Washington
    • University of Maryland
    • Seattle University
    • University of California
  6. Answer

    University of Washington: University of Washington astronomer has discovered an ‘upside-down planet’ that reveals new method for studying binary star systems. A binary star system is where two stars are so close that their gravitational interaction causes them to orbit about a common centre of mass.

  7. Which country successfully test-fired short-range ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi)?
    • India
    • Australia
    • Pakistan
    • New Zealand
  8. Answer

    Pakistan: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a short-range surface-to surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290km that could cover parts of India.

  9. Which among the following country proposed to restrict imports of Indian drugs?
    • Vietnam
    • China
    • Sri Lanka
    • Italy
  10. Answer

    Vietnam: Vietnam is the latest country to hit back at Indian pharma companies, proposing to restrict the import of certain drugs. Vietnams move,is seen as the latest setback, after the US authorities cracked down against Indian giants such as Ranbaxy.

  11. Name the Sri Lankan head coach who recently resigned from his post?
    • Trevor Bayliss
    • Paul Farbrace
    • Martyn Moxon
    • Graham Ford
  12. Answer

    Paul Farbrace: Sri Lanka head coach Paul Farbrace has resigned and is set to take up the position of assistant coach of England, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Tuesday.

  13. Who has been won the world women’s senior snooker title 2014?
    • Reanne Evans
    • Umadevi
    • Gaye Jones
    • Chitra Magimairaj
  14. Answer

    Chitra Magimairaj: India’s Chitra Magimairaj on Tuesday won the World Snooker senior title (40+ years) at Leeds, UK. Chitra blanked Alena Asmolova of Belarus 3-0 in the best-of-five final.

  15. Name the former world indoor and outdoor triple jump champion who recently faced one year ban by USADA?
    • Alvan Adams
    • Walter Davis
    • James Edwards
    • Hubert Davis
  16. Answer

    Walter Davis: Former world indoor and outdoor triple jump champion Walter Davis was issued a one-year ban on Monday by an arbitrator for repeatedly failing to file his location with anti-doping officials. The ban announced by the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA).

  17. Which among the following country lifts ban on YouTube?
    • Pakistan
    • Iraq
    • Egypt
    • Namibia
  18. Answer

    Pakistan: Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on human rights approved a resolution on Monday to lift the ban on You Tube and other video sharing websites. This was the third time that the website was banned in the country.

  19. Which Bollywood actress recently engaged with Aditya Chopra in Italy?
    • Preity Zinta
    • Bipasha Basu
    • Rani Mukerji
    • Ameesha Patel
  20. Answer

    Rani Mukerji: Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji has married film-maker Aditya Chopra in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status. The couple, who were dating for several years, married in a ceremony on Monday night.

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