February 18, 2014 GK Questions

Test and build your general knowledge on current affairs questions with answers based on February 18, 2014 major events.

  1. Which movie won the best Film award at Britain’s at this year’s BAFTA Awards?
    • 12 Years a Slave
    • Django Unchained
    • Lincoln
    • Glory
  2. Answer

    12 Years a Slave: The harrowing drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Best Film award at Britain’s at this year’s BAFTA Awards.

  3. Name the Kingfisher airlines chief executive officer who quits his post on 17th February 2014?
    • Neeraj Metha
    • Ankit Batra
    • Mohan Sinha
    • Sanjay Aggarwal
  4. Answer

    Sanjay Aggarwal: Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) CEO Sanjay Aggarwal has resigned and now the groundedsince-October-2012 airline has no non-UB Group person in its management as all the professionals hired from outside have quit.

  5. Who became the first Indian cricketer to take hat-trick in ICC Under-19 World Cup?
    • Mohammad Aftab
    • Kuldeep Yadav
    • Irfanullah Shaikh
    • Ajit Sheth
  6. Answer

    Kuldeep Yadav: Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian bowler to grab a hat-trick in the Under-19 World Cup against Scotland on Monday.

  7. Who has been won the best Actor award for 12 Years a Slave at the 2014 BAFTA Award in London?
    • Michael Fassbender
    • Steve McQueen
    • Chiwetel Ejiofor
    • Matthew McConaughey
  8. Answer

    Chiwetel Ejiofor: British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has won Best Actor at the Bafta’s for his role as Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.

  9. Who has been nominated as youngest prime minister of Italy?
    • Matteo Renzi
    • Pier Luigi Bersani
    • Silvio Berlusconi
    • Angelino Alfano
  10. Answer

    Matteo Renzi: Matteo Renzi was on Monday nominated to be the PM of Italy, the youngest in the European Union.

  11. Which university scientist discovered a new layer in the human cornea that could help cure blindness due to glaucoma?
    • University of Nottingham
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Birmingham
    • University of Leeds
  12. Answer

    University of Nottingham: An Indian doctor Harminder Dua from the University of Nottingham in Britain has discovered a new layer in the human cornea that could help cure blindness due to glaucoma.

  13. Who has been appointed as Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India?
    • Mishari Rashid
    • Saud Al-Shuraim
    • Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais
    • Abdul Basit
  14. Answer

    Abdul Basit: Pakistan on Monday appointed career diplomat Abdul Basit as its new High Commissioner to India, replacing former foreign secretary Salman Bashir.

  15. Who has been won the best Actress award for Blue Jasmine at the 2014 BAFTA Award in London?
    • Sally Hawkins
    • Cate Blanchett
    • Kate Winslet
    • Sandra Bullock
  16. Answer

    Cate Blanchett: Cate Blanchett won the award for Best Actress at Britain’s top film honours on Sunday for her portrayal of a riches-to-rags socialite in Woody Allen’s tragic comedy “Blue Jasmine”.

  17. Which among the following Hindi littérateur passes away at 89 on 17th February 2014?
    • Sri Lal Sukla
    • Chandrashekhara Kambara
    • Kunwar Narayan
    • Amarkant
  18. Answer

    Amarkant: Noted Hindi litterateur and Jnanpith award winner Amarkant on Monday breathed his last at his residence in Allahabad following a prolonged illness. He was 89.

  19. President Pranab Mukherjee has imposed President’s rule in-
    • Delhi
    • Jharkhand
    • Andhra Pradesh
    • Assam
  20. Answer

    Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has imposed President’s rule in Delhi and accepted the Arvind Kejriwal government’s resignation.

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