January 15, 2014 GK Questions

  1. Which among the following country’s prime minister orders probe into link to Operation Blue Star?
    • Albania
    • Kiribati
    • Chile
    • United Kingdom
  2. Answer

    United Kingdom: British Prime Minister David Cameron has directed his Cabinet Secretary to establish the facts behind claims that Margaret Thatcher’s government may have helped Indira Gandhi plan Operation Blue Star in 1984.

  3. Which Indian state’s government withdraw the approval given by the previous government dispensation for FDI in multibrand retail?
    • Rajasthan
    • Delhi
    • Gujarat
    • Bihar
  4. Answer

    Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Monday withdrew the approval given by the previous Sheila Dikshit dispensation for FDI in multibrand retail in Delhi, saying allowing global retail chains like Walmart and Tesco to set up shops will result in large-scale job losses.

  5. Which company not to get power from Nathpa Jhakri power station?
    • BYPL
    • Tata Power
    • Adani Power
    • NTPC Limited
  6. Answer

    BYPL: Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd has regulated power supply to Reliance-backed discom BSES Yamuna. from January 1 to June 30, 2014. BYPL had earlier been barred power supply from this Himachal Pradesh-based power plant from October to December 2013, after defaulting on payments and now SJVN Ltd has extended this power regulation till June-end.

  7. Power Company Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam located at-
    • Delhi
    • Mumbai
    • Himachal Pradesh
    • Rajasthan
  8. Answer

    Himachal Pradesh: Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Ltd has regulated power supply to Reliance-backed discom BSES Yamuna from Nathpa Jhakri power station from January 1 to June 30, 2014, following non-payment of dues.

  9. Which among the following student topped CAT 2013 in Delhi?
    • Nidhi Sharma
    • Anirudh Batra
    • Manish Lamba
    • Rakhi Meena
  10. Answer

    Anirudh Batra: The lone topper from Delhi in CAT 2013 is Anirudh Batra. Anirudh (22) is a resident of Pachim Vihar andhas graduated from BITS Pilani in 2013. Anirudh had also topped CMAT in 2012.

  11. How many days protest to start by Delhi street vendors from 15th January 2014?
    • 3 Days
    • 10 Days
    • 7 Days
    • 14 Days
  12. Answer

    14 Days: Upset with government agencies’ negligent approach to problems faced by street vendors, city vendors have planned a two-week protest starting Wednesday.

  13. Name the former Supreme Court judge who set to file defamation suit against some media organizations in Delhi high court on Wednesday?
    • Justice Swatanter Kumar
    • Justice GS Singhvi
    • Justice RM Lodha
    • Justice Gyan Sudha Misra
  14. Answer

    ‎Justice Swatanter Kumar: Former Supreme Court judge and chairman of national green tribunal (NGT) Justice Swatanter Kumar, who was alleged to have sexually harassed an intern, is seeking Rs 25 crore as damages from the media organizations. Justice Kumar is set to file defamation suit against some media organizations in Delhi high court on Wednesday.

  15. Which State’s government lifted the ‘unofficial’ ban on English news channel ‘Times Now’?
    • Delhi
    • Tamil Nadu
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Andhra Pradesh
  16. Answer

    Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday lifted the ‘unofficial’ ban on English news channel- Times Now in the state. The UP government has given no official reason for blacking out the channel for 36 hours.

  17. Which Company buys Wi-Fi Thermostat Company Nest Labs for $3.2 billion?
    • Amazon
    • Google
    • Walmart
    • Bing
  18. Answer

    Google: Google buys Nest Labs, the home gadget maker founded by iPod inventor Tony Fadell, in a $3.2bn deal that could see it go toe-to-toe with Apple on new hardware.

  19. Which football club beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Monday to go back to the top of the English Premier League?
    • Southall United
    • Manchester City
    • Real Madrid
    • Arsenal Football Club
  20. Answer

    Arsenal Football Club: Arsenal beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Monday to go back to the top of the English Premier League with 48 points, one above Manchester City.

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