February 12, 2014 GK Questions


Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on February 12, 2014 major events.

  1. Which player won the Asia’s first gold medal at the Sochi Olympic Games?
    • Mo Tae-Bum
    • Wang Beixing
    • Shusil Kumar
    • Lee Sang Hwa
  2. Answer

    Lee Sang Hwa: South Korean Lee Sang Hwa won Asia’s first gold medal at the Sochi Olympic Games as she claimed the women’s 500m speed skating event on Tuesday.

  3. Which among the following nation returns to Olympic fold after IOC lifts ban?
    • Australia
    • Pakistan
    • India
    • Malaysia
  4. Answer

    India: India has returned to the Olympic fold after the IOC lifted a ban on the country’s Olympic Association on Tuesday.

  5. Name the Hollywood actress who passes away at the age of 85 on 11th February 2014?
    • Judy Garland
    • Shirley MacLaine
    • Shirley Temple
    • Myrna Loy
  6. Answer

    Shirley Temple: Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history, died late Monday night. She was 85.

  7. Who has been appointed as co-head of the Goldman Sachs’ securities division?
    • Ashok Varadhan
    • Michael Houseman
    • Wyatt Harrison
    • V.N. Rao
  8. Answer

    Ashok Varadhan: Indian-origin Ashok Varadhan has been appointed co-head of the Goldman Sachs’ securities division, the largest and most profitable of the global investment bank’s four units.

  9. Which among the following country’s ambassador to meet BJP candidate for Prime Minister Narendra Modi after 12 years?
    • United States
    • Pakistan
    • China
    • Bhutan
  10. Answer

    United States: Nancy Powell, the US ambassador to India, will meet BJP candidate for prime minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, signaling a turnaround by Washington after years of shunning him over the 2002 Gujarat riots.

  11. Which Indian state police filled chargesheet against bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda in 1994 case?
    • Bihar
    • Maharashtra
    • Himachal Pradesh
    • Delhi
  12. Answer

    Delhi: Delhi Police today filed its charge sheet before a court here against top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda in a case lodged in 1994 in connection with recovery of explosive substances.

  13. Name the first officer from northeast to become Lieutenant General?
    • Nirmal Chander Vij
    • Konsam Himalay Singh
    • Shankar Roychowdhury
    • Joginder Jaswant Singh
  14. Answer

    Konsam Himalay Singh: Konsam Himalay Singh (56) has become the first Army officer from the northeast to be promoted to the Lieutenant General rank.

  15. Which country held their highest level talks for more than 60 years with China?
    • Russia
    • Scotland
    • Uganda
    • Taiwan
  16. Answer

    Taiwan: China and Taiwan held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.

  17. Who has been appointed as head coach of the Pakistan national cricket team?
    • Waqar Younis
    • Moin Khan
    • Dav Whatmore
    • Saeed Anwar
  18. Answer

    Moin Khan: Pakistan on Tuesday appointed former captain Moin Khan as the head coach of the national team for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 Cup tournaments in Bangladesh.

  19. Which country records its first polio case since 2001?
    • China
    • Japan
    • Malaysia
    • Afghanistan
  20. Answer

    Afghanistan: Afghanistan officials have launched a polio vaccination campaign after a young girl from Kabul was diagnosed with the disease the capital’s first case since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

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